Look AND Feel Younger!
Facial Rejuvenation | Neck Rejuvenation | Tummy Tightening
An all-natural rejuvenation technique added to regular acupuncture treatments to help you look AND feel younger. A great alternative to plastic surgery and other non-invasive techniques like botox and fillers. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lift sagging skin and improve overall quality of skin while also treating any health issues, such as menopause, anxiety or aches and pains.
Tiny, short acupuncture needles are placed in specific spots on the face to stimulate blood, collagen and elastin to allow the body to naturally rejuvenate itself. By also treating any underlying health issues with body points and herbal prescriptions, we help rejuvenate from the inside out as well. A healthier, happier you reflects on your skin!
Here are just some of the many benefits:
Improvement in fine lines and deeper wrinkles
Reduced under eye puffiness and dark circles
Softer, more moisturized skin
More even skin tone (reduction in spots, scars and sun damage)
Improved muscle tone and firmer jawline
Firmer, lifted skin
Reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne
Smaller pore size and less blackheads
Zero recovery time
Natural rejuvenation that doesn't alter your face. None of that "they had work done" look
Better digestion, reduced stress, more restful sleep and other added health benefits
We have three treatment protocols:
Facial Rejuvenation - reduced fine lines and deep wrinkles on the face plus more even skin tone and lifted muscle and skin tone for an overall younger face
Neck Rejuvenation - improve sagging skin and lines and wrinkles on the neck and jawline
Tummy Tightening - helps tighten skin around the abdomen and can aid in weight loss. Also reduced scars and stretchmarks in the area. Can help with digestive issues and fertility as well
Is It Safe?
Acupuncture is very safe when performed by a trained, licensed acupuncturist. The needles are stainless steel, hair-thin, single-use so there is virtually zero chance of infection, bleeding or allergic reaction. There is a chance of some mild bruising, but nothing some concealer can't cover up.
Can Anyone Get Cosmetic Acupuncture?
There are only a few health issues that we don't recommend cosmetic acupuncture for until we resolve those issues, such as bleeding disorders (you will just bruise a lot), migraines, and seizure disorders.
Does it Hurt?
There is a slight pinch in some spots that only lasts a split second and in some others you do not feel a thing. Most people fall asleep during the treatment and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
For best results, we recommend a series of 10 treatments, coming in twice a week. Everyone is different though, you may need less or more than the 10 treatments. It is then recommended to come in every 1 to 3 months for maintenance.
How Long Do Results Last For?
Most patients have reported results lasting a few years without any maintenance treatments, but returning once signs of aging start happening again for another full series. This is why we recommend maintenance treatments for continued results.
How Much Improvement Will I See?
Each individual will have different results, but most report significant results and that most of their friends, family or coworkers do mention a change in their appearance after the first few treatments. Just don't expect that at 80 you will end up looking like you're 40 again.
What Can I Expect at My First Session?
We will go in detail about your symptoms and health history, followed by a short physical exam to get a clear picture of any underlying health issues affecting your skin. After, you will receive a full acupuncture treatment. I know that it can be a little nerve wrecking not knowing exactly what to expect, so that first session I will talk you through what is going to happen and no surprises. You can expect to walk out feeling relaxed and with more clarity. This session will last between 1.5 to 2 hours.
Watch the short video below to learn more about Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, the unique system we use:
STEPS THROUGH THE TREATMENT PROCESS
This is the treatment process if you decide to just go the herbal medicine route.
Half-hour, free of charge session where we go over your case and goals, the treatment process and answer any questions you may have. This is to make certain treatment meets your expectations and that there is a high probability of success for you. We can also discuss which treatments are best for you.
Detailed Intake & Treatment Plan
At the end of the consultation we will decide if we move forward and schedule your full intake appointment (about 1.5 to 2 hours). This is when we do a detailed assessment of your health and skin in order to treat your body besides the Mei Zen Cosmetic protocol. After, we will continue with your first acupuncture treatment and cosmetic protocol.
Active Treatment & Symptom Reduction
You will then return for twice a week treatments for 5 weeks (a total of 10 treatments). Once the series is over and we feel there is no more room for improvement, we will move on to maintenance. Although rare, if we have not gotten any results in your skin after the first 4 treatments, we will discuss whether to work on just your health and continue later or other alternatives outside my office.
Stabilizing Symptoms & Maintenance
Although, some patients have reported their treatment lasting for years, we recommend coming in for continued maintenance treatment every 1 to 3 months. Other patients have opted to come back for the series after a few years when signs of aging have started again.
Taking Care of Your Friends & Family
Many of my patients are referred to me by past patients who have felt and looked younger and who want their loved ones to also benefit from my work. I look forward to helping your friends, family members and coworkers on their journey to a more joyful, prosperful life.