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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Physicians' Choice Acupuncture Provides:

The "Mei Zen" Method of COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE"

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method which can reduce fine lines and soft wrinkles. It is an effective treatment for revitalizing the face and body. This treatment can improve muscle tone, increase circulation and stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and cellular metabolism. Common results of the treatment regimen are, firmer skin, reduced sagging and puffiness, and a more radiant complexion.

Benefits Experienced with Cosmetic Acupuncture
DELAYS FACIAL AGING
BRIGHTENS THE EYES
SOFTENS FINE LINES, FROWN LINES AND WRINKLES
GENERATES LOCAL BLOOD AND LYMPH CIRCULATION
TO MOISTURIZE THE SKIN
RESTORES A HEALTHY GLOW
HELPS REDUCE DARK CIRCLES, PUFFY EYES AND DROOPING EYELIDS
PROMOTES COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
IMPROVES HORMONAL BALANCE TO ADDRESS ACNE AND OTHER HORMONE RELATED SKIN
DISORDERS.
IMPROVES FACIAL TONE,COLOR AND REDUCES THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON THE FACE
REDUCES STRESS, TENSION, ANXIETY
NO SUBSTANCES ARE INJECTED UNDER THE SKIN
CALMS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

The Treatment Plan
Very fine, disposable acupuncture needles are gently placed in the face to stimulate and increase the local production of collagen and elastin which strengthen the structure of the skin. The result is a general contraction of facial tissue producing a smoother, firmer appearance. In addition, there is increased circulation of blood and lymph, improving the complexion.
Based on the principles of ‘Traditional Chinese Medicine, the face is understandably not considered to be separate from the rest of the body, hence acupuncture needles are also placed in specific locations on the body to support this Cosmetic Procedure.

The Treatment Protocol
Each course of treatment is administered twice per week for five weeks, for a total of ten treatments. Followed by a regimen of two treatments every six months.

Please note: This is "NOT" a replacement for Cosmetic Surgery, thus the results "MUST NOT" be compared to a Surgical Procedure. However, it is an excellent alternative. It is safe, the cost is a fraction of a Surgical Procedure, virtually painless, free of negative side effects and unlike Cosmetic Surgery, benefit’s the health of the skin.

Benefits of a Facial Rejuvenation Series:
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not usually suitable for people who have pituitary disorders, some heart disorders and diabetes mellitus. It is not suitable for individuals who have a pacemaker, or who suffer from excessive bruising or bleeding. It is also not recommended for people with a lot of broken capillaries on the face.

History:
The Chinese have known for thousands of years that the root of health and beauty comes from the inside. Acupuncture has been used to treat people for thousands of years. It is understood that cosmetic acupuncture was practiced within Chinese Royalty to enhance their appearance even as they aged. In recent years, cosmetic acupuncture has enthused North America. Raising interest in a natural way to rejuvenate the face.
As a result, researchers examined the effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture. In 1996, a report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture stated that among 300 people treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects after one course of treatment. The effects were improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, smoothing of wrinkles, brighter complexion and overall rejuvenation. Those not familiar with the concept of Chinese Medicine, should agree, that it is sensible to examine the cause of a condition, in this case, the skin, and formulate a treatment plan that addresses more than just the skin surface.

Are there any side effects ?
Unlike surgical procedures, there is absolutely no risk of disfigurement or trauma from Cosmetic Acupuncture. However, as with any acupuncture treatment, slight bruising may occur if a small blood vessel is involved. After a treatment, some redness can be evident due to the increase in local blood circulation. This lasts only a few hours and then disappears.

What you can expect from a treatment
Prior to commencing treatment, you will be evaluated to determine the best treatment option for you. This evaluation will include your Medical history, prescribed drugs, allergies etc. A nutritional and lifestyle review will be conducted and suggestions will be made to provide you optimal results. Once this initial evaluation is completed your Certified Cosmetic Acupuncturist will begin inserting acupuncture needles. All needles come pre-packaged and sterilized and are disposed of after each treatment.
Specialized acupuncture needles are placed in specific points to stimulate the appropriate acupuncture meridians (pathways) on the face and body. The acupuncture needles are left in place for up to 20 minutes then removed and discarded.