Phone: (316) 946-0990
2909 N. 13th St., Wichita KS
SW Corner of St. Paul and 13th
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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Mei Zen in Chinese translates to Beautiful Person.   Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture uses the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine to provide a healthy alternative to people who are searching for a more youthful, healthy and vibrant appearance and want to feel better.  The benefits are more than skin deep, promoting both inner and outer health and radiance.  This safe, natural, nonsurgical and non-injectable approach does not have the side effects that are sometimes reported with plastic surgery, face lifts, and other injectables, or laser and chemical peel techniques, but still reduces the signs of the aging process with the added benefit of reducing the symptoms of the aging process as well, rejuvenating the body and spirit.

Increasing the flow of blood brings oxygen and nutrients to enhance the production of collagen and elastin.  This promotes the elimination of fine wrinkles, reduction of sagging, puffiness, and softening of deep wrinkles.  Increased muscle tone helps lift drooping eyelids, jowls, and double chins.  Besides firmer skin and more radiant complexion, people report a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.  Many internal problems often result in various skin conditions.  Your cosmetic acupuncture treatment will include addressing these contributing factors which impact the health of your skin and increase the effects of aging.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of benefits can I expect?

  • Improvement of fine lines and a diminishing of furrows and deeper wrinkles
  • Reduces bags & dark circles under the eyes
  • Improved muscle tone and firmer jaw line
  • Moisturized, softer skin and more even skin tone
  • Reduction in puffiness
  • Firmer skin
  • Lifting of droopy eyelids, jowls, and double chins
  • Reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne
  • Rejuvenation and vibrancy felt on the inside and seen on the outside

General health benefits include but are not limited to:  reduction in mild anxiety and/or depression, reduction in hot flashes, and increased energy and clarity, reduced insomnia, improved digestion, reduced sinus problems and headaches.                                                                                                                                                     

What is the fee for cosmetic acupuncture?

The facial and neck protocols are $1200 each for 12 acupuncture treatments and one nutrition consultation.
The abdominal protocol is $1800 and includes 18 acupuncture treatments and one nutrition and one stress management consultation.

What kind of maintenance will be required?

Ongoing maintenance is highly recommended, with a treatment once per month being ideal and 2 treatments at the end of each twelve month anniversary of completion of the program being the minimal.  People often look forward to the inner and outer benefits of maintenance treatments.  Results can last three to five years with maintenance.

How many treatments are needed?

For facial and neck protocols, typically 10-12 consecutive treatments (twice a week for 6 weeks) are necessary to achieve maximal effect.  Consecutive treatments are ideal, but if scheduling difficulties arise, optimal benefits can still be attained.  After an initial consultation session taking into consideration variables such as stress level, diet, lifestyle and age, the practitioner formulates a treatment plan and the twelve appointments are scheduled.  Included in the fee is a nutrition consultation, in addition to the acupuncture treatments.

The abdominal program begins with the same six week schedule as the facial or neck protocols, and is followed by six treatments at one per week for six weeks.

When will I notice results?

People usually notice positive changes after just a few treatments, including a radiance or glow that is noticed by others as well.  The results will not be as instant or drastic as plastic surgery or Botox injections.  One study in China showed that among 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture, 90% had marked beneficial results with only one course of treatment.

What are others saying about cosmetic acupuncture?

From Dr. Oz’s website:
Acupuncture has shown effectiveness in facial rejuvenation.  Adjunctive or stand-alone treatments are used for wrinkle reduction, age line reduction, and general facial muscle tone, health and wellness.  Acupuncture is also very effective in post-surgical recovery, especially in facial cosmetic surgery.  In addition, many herbal masks and washes are used to augment the treatment.  The usual treatment plan is weekly for eight to twelve weeks and results in substantial reduction of fine age lines and the improvement of skin and muscle tone.”

From USA Today:
            ”Cosmetic acupuncture patients swear by the results: Foreheads are smoothed, double chins become single once again and tummies are tucked.  Dr. Lucas, co-founder of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture, on why women prefer acupuncture:  ‘Women are afraid to take the chance they’re going to come out not only with an ice bag on, but with some potentially more serious side effects’.”

From Journal of Clinical Acupuncture:
              “With cosmetic acupuncture, 90% of clients have marked improvements in their faces and experience an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to the face.  This is a good reason to call Cosmetic Acupuncture procedures ‘Anti-Aging Treatments’.”


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As stated by Dr. Martha Lucas, developer of Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture and author of Vanity Calamity, "This Cosmetic Acupuncture approach does not have the side effects that are sometimes reported with plastic surgery, face lifts, and other injectables, or laser and chemical peel techniques, but still reduces the signs of the aging process with the added benefit of reducing the symptoms of the aging process as well, and rejuvenating the body and spirit."