Mei Zen™ Cosmetic Acupuncture
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, Empresses and the wealthy.
The obvious 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 on your health as beneficial “side effects” occur. As well as the obvious visual changes, patients have reported improved digestion, better quality sleep, 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 also feeling younger and healthier.
From a Western medicine standpoint, Cosmetic Acupuncture works when needling, done at the level of the dermis, stimulates neurotransmitter production. These transmitters initiate the body's natural response system to increase blood flow while stimulating cell reproduction and growth, and producing collagen and elastin used in wound healing as a result of the micro-traumas from the needling process. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, Qi and Blood are being brought to the face. When the Qi is lifted, the body’s energetic systems are being put into balance, muscle tone improves and skin becomes healthy. Your outward beauty and youthful appearance will be the result of inner health and balance.
The Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture system is a safe, natural way to rejuvenate your skin and bring it back to life with a youthful glow. The Mei Zen technique will not only revitalize your outward appearance but will also provide the liveliness that your body has been yearning for.
Cosmetic Results to expect:
A reduction in fine lines...they may even disappear
A "leveling" of deep lines. Deeper lines may never go completely away but they can "fill up" and look much softer, less harsh
The beginnings of jowls can be minimized. The Mei Zen technique will not make a waddle under the neck go away, but it will definitely define the jaw line
People see an improvement in acne and rosacea
Skin gets softer, more vibrant
Cheeks get smoother
Overall skin tone becomes more consistent. This technique may reduce any redness
Age spots have faded
Those "little hard spots on my face went away"
Wrinkles on the décolletage (vertical lines that some women get as a result of sun damage) have disappeared
Mei Zen is featured in "O": the Oprah Magazine! A beauty editor tries Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture in the article titled "The Art of the Needle." (May 21, 2010, pg 164.)
Treatment consists of meeting with your acupuncturist twice weekly to achieve consistent and plentiful production of collagen and elastin. Acupuncture is followed by application of an organic moisturizing products, selected especially for your skin type. Depending on other factors, the use of Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional supplements may be advised.
The treatment begins with an initial health assessment and acupuncture treatment. The first session usually lasts between 90 minutes to 2 hours (We recommend to first start with a body balancing treatment and then proceed with the Mei Zen protocol for the next consecutive 16 treatments). Over the next 8 weeks, you will receive two treatments a week, lasting from 60 to 90 minutes each treatment (It is very important to receive optimal results that the protocol of 2 times a week is followed!)
Benefits can be seen as early as five weeks. If you have not chosen a package program, You may choose to stop treatment when you feel you have achieved the benefits you desire. During the course of treatment, we recommend 2 - 3 facials with a like-minded professional esthetician. After treatment, monthly ‘tune-ups’ can maximize long-term benefits that can last 3 - 5 years!
First-time patients can save time during their visit by downloading, printing and completing the patient health care forms in advance. The information we request in the forms will be extremely valuable to our practitioners in providing new patients with the best possible care. Please bring the appropriate completed form with you to your first appointment.