Facial Acupuncture: The Natural Alternative to Botox & Fillers


Los Angeles is internationally known for Botox; it is the city where luxury apartments offer Botox injections as an amenity. However, I always search for natural anti-aging alternatives. I believe when we work so hard to remove toxins from our bodies, why voluntary add more toxins to it?

Cosmetic acupuncture is an Eastern anti-aging beauty secret that improves skin appearance in a natural and toxin-free way.

I am so grateful my favorite skin care clinic (Brigitte BEAUTÉ – read here) offers Cosmetic Acupuncture by Franck Joly Acupuncture Cosmétique.

Franck Joly is a physician of Oriental Medicine and the creator of the highly novel and effective anti-aging face and body treatment, combining the very best that Western and Eastern medicines have to offer for true rejuvenation and healthy aging. As the Medical Master Trainer of DermaConcepts (the US distributor of the Environ products), he offers trainings to plastic surgery and dermatology practices across the US. – Brigitte BEAUTÉ

Each session with Franck starts with a body and mind assessment. Based on the assessment, Franck treats the body symptoms before moving on to the anti-aging facial acupuncture. The body acupuncture treatment is designed to reduce inflammation and stress as well as builds up the immune system.

The facial acupuncture starts with cleansing and toning the skin (like any other facial). Then the main event – the cosmetic facial acupuncture.  The facial treatment involves insertion of fine needles into the face to increase collagen production and blood circulation, which will lead to tightening the skin. Franck utilizes a skin cool ice roller before the needle insertion to minimize pain.

After the facial acupuncture, Franck applies an anti-aging mask followed by red light therapy.  Based on Franck’s recommendation, I normally leave the mask on overnight. Finally, the facial acupuncture is completed with a vitamin treatment.

Franck exclusively uses Environ skin care products during the facial treatment. He developed the Environ brand on the West coast for 14 years and he is currently a consultant for DermaConcepts, the US distributor of the Environ products.


Franck Joly was also introduced to Percutaneous CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy), a highly innovative skin rejuvenation technique pioneered by Dr. Des Fernandes, a world leader in plastic surgery. This skin rejuvenation technique has now become a worldwide phenomenon. – Brigitte BEAUTÉ

Franck is also an expert in CIT aka medical skin needling or micro-needling. It is a new skin rejuvenation treatment designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles and scars. The technique involves the use of a device that contains fine needles to puncture the skin to create new collagen production. I still haven’t worked up the courage to try this new treatment but if you want to see results, just take a look at Franck’s skin.

Each session is 90 minutes. It usually takes five-six sessions to see results. The results are subtle; however, I noticed an overall brightness right away. I normally go in every few weeks for maintenance. I love the natural-looking results of brighter skin and firmer cheekbones.



(Featured Photo Credit: Brigitte BEAUTÉ)

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