Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture?

Mei Zen is an innovative form of facial rejuvenation designed to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. Many refer to it as the Acupuncture Facelift.

What are typical results?

Some commonly seen results include

  • Reduction of fine lines/wrinkles
  • Reduction of puffiness under eyes and around face
  • Reduction of sagging jowls and eyelids
  • Reduction of dark circles
  • Improved facial muscle tone/elasticity
  • Reduction of acne, age spots and redness
  • Improvement of overall health

How long will it take to see results?

Results vary from person to person based on a wide range of factors, though most people begin to notice improvements after 3-4 sessions, with overall improvement of the skin in 10 treatments.

How long do the sessions last?

Your initial consultation will last approximately 20 minutes to see if you are a good candidate for the program. Follow up treatment sessions last about 60-75 minutes.

Is facial rejuvenation safe?

Mei Zen facial rejuvenation is generally regarded as safe and well tolerated by most individuals, read more about specific health conditions and medications below.

Are there any noticeable side effects?

Most patients do not experience any serious side effects, though mild bruising at the site of needle insertion is common. Ask your acupuncturist for more information if this is a concern.

How long does the complete Mei Zen treatment program last?

The complete program consists of 2 weekly consistant visits over the course of 5 weeks.

What should I do to prepare for my session?

Avoid wearing makeup and perfume, wash your face thoroughly and be sure to dress comfortably. You can read more on our website about preparing for your first session.

I’m not a fan of needles, is the treatment painful?

Most patients tolerate the sessions very well, though it would not be recommended for those with a strong fear of needles. All efforts are made to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

How does cosmetic acupuncture improve appearance?

Facial acupuncture creates a tiny micro-trauma that signals the body’s natural repair processes. It responds by increasing the production of collagen, elastin and other beneficial compounds in the areas affected.

How long will the results last?

Each patient’s results are unique, however when properly maintained the results can last anywhere from two to five years.

Can I have facial rejuvenation if I get Botox injections?

If you have been receiving Botox treatments, you will need to wait until all of the toxin is completely out of your system before beginning your facial rejuvenation sessions.

Are there any medications or health conditions that interfere with treatment?

Patients with a history of seizures, untreated high blood pressure and/or keloid scarring should avoid facial acupuncture. Additionally, those taking blood thinning medications, being treated for clotting or bleeding issues, suffering from chronic migraines or who’ve recently received Botox injections should seek medical advice and clearance before starting facial rejuvenation.

For complete information on cosmetic acupuncture, or any of the additional services we offer, call Ebb and Flow Acupuncture in Rochester today at 585-348-9838. You can also write to us via email through our website’s contact page.

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