Our Chinese Medicine Practitioner Roy has a passion for cosmetic Acupuncture and is qualified in the Mai zen Acupuncture system (www.cosmeticacupunctureseminars.com/) which is the only cosmetic acupuncture system to have been featured on the Oprah network. Qualification in this system requires specific one on one training with the founder of the Mai Zen system, Martha Lucas, who is based in Colorado.
Mei Zen is a natural cosmetic procedure carried out over 5 weeks (10 treatments in total) that addresses the internal and external causes of aging. These factors are what impair our ability to age well and sustain good health throughout our lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does cosmetic Acupuncture work?
Yes. In fact during a study published in The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 90% of participants reported that they looked younger after their first treatment.
Q: What specific areas and features does cosmetic acupuncture aim to improve?
A: Cosmetic Acupuncture aims to:
-Improve muscle elasticity in the muscles of the face. Irregular facial muscle tension (either too tight or too loose) is one cause of wrinkles and unevenness.
-Reduce wrinkles. After a cosmetic acupuncture treatment your skin becomes more collagen and elastin rich as these vital substances are drawn to the micro-traumas caused by the strategically placed acupuncture needles.
-Reduce/prevent sagging jowls.
-Condition the skin to become more delicate and fair.
-Increase collagen production.
-Fade ‘age spots’.
-Reduce acne, rosacea and other dermatological disorders.
-Heal visible broken capillaries.
Q: Does cosmetic Acupuncture involve risks of any major side effects?
A: No! Unlike almost every other invasive cosmetic procedure, you don’t require any down time after undergoing a cosmetic acupuncture treatment, nor can you expect any adverse complications such as infection, irreversible or undesirable changes, deadened nerves, major bruising, burns or migrating foreign, toxic substances in your body. On the contrary, because Chinese medicine is a holistic therapy and brings about a more youthful appearance by addressing the internal and external causes of aging, you can expect to feel healthier and more peaceful after a treatment.
Q: What is the recovery time?
A: None required.
Q: Is there a scientific basis for why Cosmetic Acupuncture works?
A: Yes. Collagen and elastin are the substances found in skin and connective tissue that give these structures their full, smooth and youthful quality. Each year that we age, collagen production diminishes by 1%, resulting in more lines, wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. After a cosmetic acupuncture treatment your skin becomes more collagen and elastin rich as these vital substances are drawn to the micro-traumas caused by the strategically placed acupuncture needles.