Facial Rejuvenation is a gentle, safe, non-surgical method of using acupuncture to cosmetically enhance your facial complexion. Through the use of tiny, sterile, acupuncture needles, collagen is stimulated in the skin to reduce fine lines and give the appearance of younger, healthier skin.
Facial Rejuvenation provides an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face. Through the balancing techniques of acupuncture, your overall health will also improve. A study in The Journal of Clinical Acupuncture shares that, with cosmetic acupuncture, 90% of clients have marked improvement in their faces and experience an overall rejuvenation that not only effects their face. This is a good reason to call cosmetic acupuncture procedures "Anti-Aging Treatments" because they affect overall health in a positive way. Clients will look and feel younger. In essence, your body will be stronger, and systemic stress will be reduced. Outward beauty and youthful appearance will be the result of inner balance. Cosmetic acupuncture treatments promote the circulation of Qi and Blood in the face. Increased blood circulation to the face moistens the skin and promotes collagen production for increased muscle tone and elasticity. From a Western medicine perspective, it is thought that the needling creates production of more collagen and elastin in the face. Anti-aging Facial Rejuvenation is less expensive, healthier, and safer than the modern treatments. It's virtually risk free and there are none of the side effects of face lift surgery, lasers, and injections like numbness, scarring, possible atrophy, and lengthy recovery time. Clients' faces will never look stretched, burned, puffy, or "banded."
What is Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is akin to a natural facelift. The smallest acupuncture needles are inserted superficially on the face and neck, along with body points which are chosen according to the patients individual pathology. The Mei Zen technique utilizes acupuncture techniques to increases the flow of Qi and Blood to the face/neck, and increases the natural production of both Collagen and Elastin. The body points are chosen according to the patients state of disharmony, and serve to both strengthen and harmonize the entire body. The results include younger looking, rejuvenated skin and a stronger body. It may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face and neck, with results appearing after just a few treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes may be reduced, along with firmer jowls, an even complexion, increased muscle tone, tighter pores, reduced acne, and brighter eyes. The innate beauty and radiance of the patient is brought to life by the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture system.
Who would benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Anyone concerned with looking and feeling young and slowing down the aging process. The decision to begin treatment may be professionally or personally inspired or a combination of both. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Different methods are emphasized and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging. A person with excess puffiness, for example, would require a different treatment than someone with dry skin. The whole person is treated and evaluated on the body-mind continuum, which is the foundation of Chinese Medicine. The initial consultation with your practitioner will determine if your body is ready to begin the facial protocol. Occasionally, the body’s energy may need to be strengthened or balanced before starting the facial protocol. Also, dietary and lifestyle factors such as smoking will greatly influence results and may need to be addressed before the protocol is begun.
What is the course of treatment?
Just one or two treatments will lead to a brighter, more even complexion, and decreased fine lines. However, the most desirable results are seen when using the standard protocol of 10 treatments over a 5-week period. The patient should be prepared to come in twice a week for 5 weeks. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of 10 treatments, maintenance sessions done 2-3 times per year can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with proper diet and lifestyle which will be recommended according to the patients individual constitution.
Does the Facial Acupuncture protocol really make a difference?
Many sources indicate that acupuncture has been used for almost 5,000 years to treat a wide range of conditions. Having proven itself with literally billions of people, Acupuncture has survived the test of time. The use of Acupuncture in Cosmetology–especially in preventing and reducing wrinkles–has already attracted great attention in Japan, Hong Kong, and Sweden. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is due to its direct manipulation of the body’s energy system–balancing, removing blockages or adding energy when necessary. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation–not confined to the face. For more before and after result pictures, please visit: http://www.cosmeticacupunctureseminars.com/results-cosmetic-acupuncture-seminars.html.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture a new technique?
Hardly. For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. At least as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) Acupuncture rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. The Chinese discovered and utilized ways to change the energy flow within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation. According to a famous Chinese axiom, “Where qi goes, blood flows.” Even for those unfamiliar with the principles of Chinese Medicine, it is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better. Common sense would tell us that treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction to continue within the body.
Why choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over a contemporary surgical face-lift?
While not a replacement for surgery, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and is safe, virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery that may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. While Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture cannot reshape one’s nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face–safely and naturally while improving the patient’s overall health.
Are there any contraindications to Facial Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
Who is qualified to administer Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
The treatment should be performed by a licensed acupuncturist, with training in the specialization of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. Few acupuncturists are specially trained in facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Optimally, one should seek out a practitioner trained by an expert in this field. Naomi Campbell L.Ac is a certified Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncturist. This system was developed by Dr. Martha Lucas L.Ac of Denver, CO. Dr. Lucas currently travels the world teaching the Mei Zen system, and was featured in Oprah magazine in June 2011. See the article here.