Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture utilizes the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with specialized facial acupuncture to help you look your best and improve your overall health and energy
What cosmetic results might people expect from the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System for the Face?
Improvement in the fine lines of the face and a diminishing effect on deeper wrinkles
Moisturized, softer skin and a more even skin tone
Improved muscle tone and firmer jaw line, as well as reduction in the beginning of jowls
Reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne
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Facts about Cosmetic Acupuncture
How does it work?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is the only healthy option for cosmetic improvements currently available. It is the “true anti-aging medicine”. Though the procedure is not well known or publicized in the United States, it has been used for centuries in China by Emperors and the wealthy. It is the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves your health.
From a Western medicine standpoint, Cosmetic Acupuncture works because the needling causes micro-traumas in the skin to which the body can respond by increasing blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin for wound healing. The needling, which is done at the level of the dermis, also may stimulate neurotransmitter production. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, Qi and Blood are being brought to the face, Qi is being lifted, and the body’s energetic systems are being put into balance. This is why the wonderful side effects occur. The procedure is a very low risk because the needling is so superficial; occasionally bruising occurs.
How much does it cost?
The standard fee across the country for cosmetic acupuncture is about $150 a session or $1500 for 10 sessions.
How long does it take?
Generally, the entire procedure takes 5 weeks with 2 visits per week.
What can I expect?
The benefits include having softer, firmer skin; reduction of deeper wrinkles; possible elimination of finer wrinkles; and improvement in jowl lines. Although not visually as dramatic as a surgical procedure, Cosmetic Acupuncture actually has a much more dramatic overall effect as we have seen a number of very healthy “side effects” occur. Besides the obvious visual changes, patients have reported improved digestion, better quality sleep, and a reduction of hot flashes, elimination of mild depression and anxiety, improved energy, and an overall sense of well-being. So patients leave not only looking younger but feeling younger and healthier. We think that it is only fair to say that this is the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves the health of the patient and that is why we are so passionate about what we do!
What happens during my appointments?
For your first appointment expect to be here for 2 hours. During this visit, we will do an intake process to get to know you by asking several questions. This intake process allows us to make our best Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnosis and to begin a treatment plan designed for you. After the intake will begin your treatment. Once the needle placement is done you will rest peacefully in our calm and serene rooms for approximately 30 minutes. Then we will come and remove the needles and start a mini facial massage with the official Mei Zen Skin revitalizing serum (that is also available for purchase along with a whole line of holistic skin care products). Post-treatment you’ll be feeling energized and ready to put your best face forward!
Whom does it benefit?
If you are in your thirties your skin is saying goodbye to that youthful skin of your teens and twenties. You may not be seeing wrinkles yet, but oil production is reducing which will leave your skin dry. Also, collagen and elastin start to decline which will lead to sagginess. Chinese Medicine is all about the preventative, so all you thirty-somethings come on in to prevent those wrinkles from forming early.
If you are in your forties, your dermis (a layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissues) is thinning. Cosmetic Acupuncture will slow this process. Also in your forties, there are hormonal changes to be aware of that can dry the skin making proper skin care a must do!
If you are in your fifties, there may be deeper lines and wrinkles which mean your dermis is thinner and you may appear to look a little saggy.
If you are more than 50+ you can still receive dramatic results! We have personally worked with patients in their 80’s and they were incredibly pleased with the results.
What happens after the 10 treatments?
After the series, we will order yours before and after pictures that are included in the price and then we will call you when they are ready for pick up. Also, it is highly suggested that you maintain your new vibrant look by doing maintenance appointments every quarter. For this, you would schedule to come in 2x during a 1 week period. If you follow this plan your results should last for 3-5 years. If you choose not to do the maintenance, you may choose to simply repeat the whole series every year to maintain a youthful, healthy, vibrant appearance!