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Welcome to Integrated Skin Wellness

February 01, 2018

Welcome to Integrated Skin Wellness

The new IO Facial Acupuncture Treatment at International Orange San Francisco is an acupuncture session with a special twist. It includes traditional body points to stimulate deep relaxation and detoxification, but hones in on the face to promote skin health. A masterfully crafted facial point strategy will stimulate collagen and elastin production while also lifting and sculpting the face.

This treatment is perfect for the client that is looking for an even more integrated approach to his or her facial services – and is especially desirable for those who wish for a non-surgical alternative to injections.

How are these radiant results achieved? 

After consultation, topical herbal blends and an acupuncture point prescription are tailored to the unique needs and desired results of the client.

The treatment begins with body acupuncture points to increase circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system- jumpstarting the detoxification process. The body points also boost endorphins, helping to release tension and guide the client to a sense of calm.

Next, facial acupuncture points target the vascular and nervous systems to deliver key nutrients and neuropeptides to the skin. Released and activated are cells such as keratinocytes, Langerhans cells, mast cells, and endothelial cells… all contributing to the repair, regulation and protection of the skin as well as lymph and blood circulation.

Muscle motor points are also targeted to lift and sculpt the face by releasing (wrinkle-producing) tension in the neck, jaw and forehead. In fact, TMJ and tension headaches can also be addressed with this treatment.

Collagen and elastin production is also encouraged. After point stimulation, the body’s natural process of cell reproduction and growth is triggered, inducing the release of cytokines and growth factors which promote cell communication and proper function.

Additionally, micro-channels are created through the outermost layer of the skin to prepare for the absorption of specialized East Asian herbs. The customized blend of Mee Ra Rituals skincare products are applied and worked in to the skin with a stimulating facial massage. The blend of products used will help reduce puffiness and smooth, brighten and soothe your skin, bringing out the most radiant version of you.