Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture System
Welcome to the Muscle Therapy and Acupuncture Center. The following information is intended to help you better understand the ancient healing arts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, so that you can relax and get the most from your treatments. We want you to feel comfortable during your treatment and encourage your questions.
What is Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. The Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System uses a needling technique that is superficial versus other deep needle threading techniques. The needling increases vital energy (Qi) and blood flow to the face which helps the production of collagen and elastin. Since this system is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Mei Zen practitioner also uses acupuncture points on the body to complete the balancing of energy. This results in an overall rejuvenating effect of body, mind, and spirit. Diet, lifestyle, and skincare are also evaluated and addressed.
The protocol begins with a consultation to determine your overall health and if you qualify for the procedure. We will discuss your goals and tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. The appointments are scheduled for a minimum of once a week for 10 weeks or twice a week for 5 weeks, with a minimum of 24 hours between appointments. Depending on your age, and skin damage, 10 -15 treatments are necessary. Results can last for a number of years if one does regular monthly maintenance treatments.
What to expect from Cosmetic Acupuncture?
The results of cosmetic acupuncture treatments reflect not only a change in external appearance but also an improvement in total body wellness. Specifically, you may notice:
- More radiant, beautiful skin and the fading of age spots
- Disappearance and improvement in the fine lines of the face and a diminishing effect on deeper wrinkles
- Improved muscle tone and a firmer jawline, as well as the reduction at the beginning of jowls
- Reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne
- Moisturized softer skin and a more even skin tone
- Reduction of puffiness due to improved metabolism
What are the risks involved with cosmetic acupuncture?
Minor and temporary facial and neck bruising (although rare) are the most common side effects of cosmetic acupuncture, with most bruising disappearing within 2 weeks. Recovery time is fast and there is minimal risk of infections, swelling or scarring. We do not recommend cosmetic acupuncture is you are pregnant, have had recent botox injections, uncontrolled hypertension, are a smoker or have tanned recently.
A licensed acupuncturist, Christina (Tina) Schumacher, is trained not only in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System, but also in Korean technique and has taken Advanced Technical Training with top leaders in the Cosmetic Acupuncture Training Systems: Shelly Goldstein, Amanda Shayle, Matt Callison, Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, Lillian Pearl Bridges, Michelle Gellis, Carrie Anton Hart, Elizabeth Trattner, and Cathy Goldstein.