Cosmetic Acupuncture is an anti-aging system to help you look and feel younger and improve overall health. Cosmetic Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China to prevent and treat the effects of aging. It was used on the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines as early as the Sung Dynasty (960 AD to 1270 AD). The Chinese have always known that beauty radiates from the inside out, which is why cosmetic acupuncture is not only done on the face but also the entire body to move the energy and blood to nourish the body and the skin. We use the Mei Zen style of Cosmetic Acupuncture because it is a holistic system with well known efficacy. It has been featured in Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, and USA Today.
Although most people use Cosmetic Acupuncture to reverse the effects of aging, it is also effective for prevention. The skin starts changing in the late 30s and that is the ideal time to start using Cosmetic Acupuncture for prevention. Even if you don’t “need” it, the treatments will revitalize your skin to reduce your first signs of aging and maintain your youthful skin for longer than if you do nothing. People in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s report looking up to 10 years younger!
Cosmetic Acupuncture is popular before special events such as weddings (brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride), graduations, high school reunions, family reunions, and family photos. But the most popular time of all is when women simply get tired of seeing their wrinkles, dull complexion, and jowls in the mirror and they finally decide to do something to bring back their beautiful, youthful, radiant look.
There was a study cited in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in 1996 where among 300 patients treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had significant effects with one course of treatment. These effects included the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, and overall rejuvenation.
These natural treatments work by inserting tiny needles into the face and neck, which causes micro-traumas in the skin that the body then heals by increasing blood flow to re-build the deeper layers of the skin. As the skin regenerates it creates new collagen and elastin for firmer, smoother, more vibrant skin. Unlike Botox that has many possible side effects, Cosmetic Acupuncture is totally natural and has no side effects, although occasional light bruising may occur.
Results of Cosmetic Acupuncture include:
• Brighter and more radiant complexion with smoother skin tone
• Improved elasticity for tighter skin with less sagging
• Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
• Fading of dark spots
• Reduction of smile lines and frown lines
• Reduction of crow’s feet
• Reduction of darkness around the eyes
• Reduction of general puffiness and bags under the eyes
• Improvement in jowls and neck waddle
• Reduction of wrinkles on the décolleté
• Lifting of drooping eyelids
• Reduction of eczema, acne, and rosacea
We offer Cosmetic Acupuncture in a 10 treatment package with treatments twice a week for 5 weeks since it takes 5 weeks for collagen to rebuild and stabilize. Depending on your area of focus, you may choose to focus on the face or the neck. In addition, we give recommendations for skin care, nutrition, and herbal formulas to achieve and maintain optimal results. Since we are also doing an overall acupuncture treatment at the same time, general health including digestion, sleep, energy, and moods will also improve. Not only will you look and feel younger, but your overall health will improve as well by balancing your body and mind to bring out the natural beauty within you. For accelerated results, we recommend using our organic herbal skin care products as well. After the initial 10 treatment package, a monthly maintenance treatment is recommended to maintain that youthful look for years to come. Most people report that the effects can last up to 5 years with monthly maintenance. We even take “before” and “after” photos so you can see the improvements for yourself!
We use specialized skin care products to enhance the anti-aging effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture. These products were developed by an acupuncturist/herbalist with an esthetician and contain almost all organic ingredients. They use essential oils, herbs, and products like retinol to improve skin elasticity by increasing collagen and elastin while improving skin’s youthfulness for a more radiant complexion, reduced hyper-pigmentation, minimization of wrinkles and fine lines, and healing of sun damage, acne, eczema, and rosacea. We love these products so much that we use them every day ourselves!