What is Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Using acupuncture needles on specific points on the face to enhance beauty and preserve a youthful appearance has been done for centuries in China and other Asian countries, but it's just started to become popular in the United States in the past decade or so, practitioners say. The positive side effect of facial acupuncture is that since some acupoints on the face correspond with many internal organ functions, a facial acupuncture session may lead to an increased inner balance as well. Inner harmony and outer beauty often go hand in hand.
The non-surgical Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture procedure is the beauty secret used by the Asian nobility for thousands of years. It is a holistic, natural and comprehensive skin rejuvenation program designed to restore, rejuvenate and relax. Drawn from the ancient texts of Chinese medicine, the Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is a natural technique. Small, less than hair-width acupuncture needles are placed in a precise configuration just under the skin's surface to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
What to Expect from Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture:
The results of cosmetic acupuncture anti-aging treatments reflect not only a change in external appearance, but also an improvement in total body wellness. Specifically, you may notice:
- More radiant, beautiful & firmer skin
- Disappearance of fine lines
- Enhanced overall appearance and health
Additionally, there are positive side effects to both the facial skin rejuvenation and neck cosmetic acupuncture procedures that include:
- A clearing of acne and rosacea;
- Reduced depression and less anxiety;
- Better digestion and sleep cycles; and
- Fewer hot flashes and night sweats.
The Benefits of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture:
Promotes blood and lymph circulation: increased circulation dilates peripheral blood vessels for better distribution of oxygen and nutrients as well as cellular regeneration.
Rehydrates the skin's external layers: through stimulation of the secretion of the sweat and sebaceous glands which encourages the regeneration of healthy skin cells.
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Allows healthy "breathing" of the skin: increasing the skin's protective ability to ward off infections and clogged pores.
Increases oxygen consumption of the skin's external layer speeding up the release of carbon dioxide and nitrogen at the cellular level, helping to keep skin deeply clean; contributes to reducing the accumulation of excess grease on the skin's surface.
Stimulates the production of elastin and 4 collagen proteins in the skin to firm, reduce and soften wrinkles.
Reduces and relaxes the tension in the nerves and muscles:improving the integrity of the skin resulting in improved overall facial appearance.
Success of Cosmetic Acupuncture & Facial Rejuvenation:
How successful is cosmetic acupuncture? A study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that of 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw marked results after one course of treatment. The acupuncturist Flora Najafi explains: "Fine wrinkles can disappear and deeper ones may 'level' out. Your basic facial ‘personality’ remains - except that you're happier and more vibrant looking. You retain the character in your face since the structure of your face isn't changed with Cosmetic Acupuncture."
How long your new look will last depends a lot on your lifestyle, and whether you are willing to address other areas that may need attention such as exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction. But at a fraction of the cost of other procedures, cosmetic acupuncture is a sound alternative that can restore your radiant glow both inside and out.
Mei Zen will make an ideal birthday and mother’s day gift. Gift certificates are also available.
Micro-Current Facial Rejuvenation & Bell's Palsy Reversal:
Micro-current has been shown to be effective when used to assist with cellular healing and regeneration. Studies show that Micro-current stimulates the body’s own natural rejuvenating powers which are lost as we age. Over time, collagen and elastin weaken leading to the physical signs of age such as fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone discoloration, uneven skin texture. When facial muscles lose their youthful tone and skin begins to fall and sag as a result. This is akin to a battery losing its charge. Micro-current helps the body recharge itself into a more youthful electric state.
Microcurrent has been very effective for this condition, especially when treatment is started in the early stages of the condition. Microcurrent facial rejuvenation, which is mainly used for aesthetic purposes, can help reverse Bell’s Palsy.
Micro-current emits subtle electrical frequencies that mimic the body’s own electrical signals (it is therefore physiologic and safe.), thereby increasing the amount of ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate, the chemical fuel of human cells) by as much as 500%. Such increased levels of ATP speed cellular metabolism; the result is a detoxification that increases the rate of waste and impurity elimination. Protein synthesis and cellular membrane transport are also increased, as well as the reconstitution of collagen and elastin.
The results of these processes can be seen in improved skin tone and coloration, the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, and the firming of sagging areas of the face and body.
Benefits of Micro-Current Therapy:
In addition to the increase in ATP, protein synthesis, and cellular membrane transport, clinical studies have consistently shown that Micro-current causes the following:
- 35% increase in blood circulation
- 40% increase in Gluconeogenesis (production of new glucose)
- 60% increase in fibroblastic activity. Cells that produce collagen and elastin
- 45% increase in the number of elastin fibers in the dermis
- 50% increase in the length of the elastin fibers
- 10% increase in collagen thickness in the connective tissue
- 35% increase in the number of blood vessels
- 28% increase lymphatic drainage
With each treatment, ATP levels are stockpiled or stored, which is why Micro-current Facial Treatment results are cumulative and become better as a series of treatments progresses.
Micro-current is sub sensory and is usually not felt while it is being delivered, since there is barely enough current to stimulate the sensory receptors.
Results that can be expected right after a micro-current facial are:
- Improved overall appearance of skin
- Relaxed and energized feeling that comes from a gentle massage
- Results are immediately noticeable and will last 7-10 days. (Remember Micro-current Treatment is a cumulative process)
Micro-Current Frequently Asked Questions:
Are there any side effects or down time after Micro-current Treatment?
No, there is no side effect reported by Micro-current treatments. Unlike laser, Micro-current do not rely on thermal energy sources; as result, there is no inflammation or redness, no downtime or recovery time involved. You can reapply make-up and go on your day right after treatment. Everyone can benefit from this remarkable non-surgical technology.
How soon can I see results?
You will see noticeable improvements with Micro-current. As we mentioned earlier above, Micro-current treatment is a cumulative procedure; major changes will be more lasting as your memorable facial strength is achieved with continues treatments.
How long do the results last?
Visible improvements are noticeable with only one treatment; however, such results may only last 48-72 (Individual case may vary) hours in the initial treatment, then 3-4 days as you reach your 4 or 5 treatment. By the 6 or 8 treatment, muscle memory takes over and progress becomes more rapid and longer lasting, until only a booster treatment is needed every 6-8 weeks to maintain the results. This is called “muscle re education”. We recommend our users to perform Micro-current treatment 2 times per week for the first 5 weeks; follow by only a booster treatment is needed every 2 months to maintain the results.
Is Micro-current treatment recognizable in the beauty industry?
Micro-current has been reported to be one of the hottest available in the market. In fact, industry expects predicted Micro-current treatment to be as popular as Botox and Microdermabrasion. Hollywood has chosen Micro-current treatment for celebrities in the weeks before the Academy Awards. (Micro-current was featured on an episode of “Pre-Oscar Makeovers”).
How is it performed?
By using 2 probes with cotton tips through which emits a very gentle micro-current pulses that promotes collagen and elastin production in your skin As the cotton tipped probes glide over very specific acupuncture points and muscles on your face, circulation is stimulated. The treatment is performed in a very individualized and specific sequence depending on your face and needs. The buildup in ATP explains the lasting effects of micro-current on re-educating the facial muscles to tighten and tone.
If you’re wishing to turn back the clock a bit but aren't interested in undergoing surgery, this treatment is for you!
The following is a chart depicting one aspect of how acupuncture or microcurrent stimulates increased collagen, skin repair and regeneration
Flora Najafi, L.Ac. Moab Acupuncture Clinic LLC Moab, Utah (435) 259-8483