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Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupunture

Microneedling uses the MD needle pen to penetrate the skin into the dermis, encouraging the bodies own natural healing response. Fibroblasts arrive to produce collagen and elastin. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply. Results show improvement in skin tone, texture, and firmness. Acnes scars, stretch marks, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging all show marked change after a series of micro needling treatments. 

Slight stinging is felt with the microneedling procedure, therefore, numbing cream is available for those who are more sensitive. Microneedling treatments that cause bleeding and pain are absolutely not necessary. Puncturing the dermis at .5 mm depth is sufficient to create desired results. 

Use microneedling along with nanoneedling for best results. Nanoneedling is a less invasive approach to reducing fine lines and wrinkles in sensitive areas around the eyes and along the lip line. 

Microneedling is used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid and other herbal serums to hydrate and heal specific skin conditions like sun spots, dryness, acne, and aging mature skin. 

All needles used with the MD pen are disposable, one time use. 

One session per month for 4 months is recommended to see lasting results. 

Suggested: 1 treatment a month for 4 months

Total $1000 


Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture has been featured in OPRAH magazine and written about in the New York Times. It's popularity has put it at the forefront of cosmetic acupuncture. This safe and effective approach to looking younger is catching on!!


Look and feel younger with this non-invasive approach to healthier skin.  The use of acupuncture, herbs, essential oils, and nutritional supplements help to restore balance in the body from inside out.  Overall health and wellness reflects in a beautiful complexion.

Acupuncture works to improve circulation in the entire body but also increases circulation to the particular site where the needle is placed. Change in color of ones skin is seen immediately. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase collagen and elastin production when the dermis layer of the skin is penetrated.  Too much or too little of key hormones can affect the state of our skin, leading to acne, dryness, and decreased elasticity. Acupuncture and herbs work to balance hormones leading to healthier looking skin.


A typical treatment takes about one and one half hour and consists of the patient lying comfortably on a treatment table. Leslie then lightly inserts very thin, sterile acupuncture needles into the desired points. All needles are disposable, some as thin as a human hair. The patient then rests comfortably, for about 20-30 minutes. When the treatment is finished Leslie removes the needles and the patient is refreshed, free to go about regular daily activities.


For optimum results, 10 sessions are recommended at two times per week, for five weeks. Maintenance of one time per month acupuncture is recommended thereafter. Significant differences are usually noted after the sixth or seventh treatment. Facial rejuvenation results last anywhere from 2-5 years, depending on the age and condition of the skin.

Excerpt: "I looked for a more natural solution and I did find it with Mei Zen... now my skin looks younger, and healthy, and it's glowing, so I'm very happy with the results and I highly recommend it!"

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Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Increase supply of blood and nutrition to muscles and tissues

  • Helps to balance sebum to aid overly dry or oily skin and acne

  • Removes toxins and cellular waste from skin

  • Helps to break up scar tissue and adhesions

  • Decrease in length and depth of fine lines

  • Encourage skin cell renewal

  • Benefits eyes, ears, sinuses, thyroid, and brain

  • Reduces stress evident in the face

  • Reduces Inflammation

  • Stimulates nerve endings

  • Improvement of muscle tone

  • Decrease facial puffiness and discoloration

  • Diminished bags under eyes

  • Increase of collagen to surrounding area, improving elasticity of skin

  • Benefits TMJ


  • First visit: 30 minutes for $50 (consultation fee applied to package purchase)                 

  • 10 Session Package (90 minutes each): $1500

  • Follow Up Sessions: $135

Review: I recently completed the Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture series with Leslie Deems LAc of Awaken Balance Acupuncture located in Carlsbad and La Jolla California.  The results have exceeded my expectations.  I can see in the mirror that my appearance is less fatigued and younger than prior to the series and compared with friends my age.  My skin is healthier, with improved color and tone and slightly plumped.  I love that Mei Zen acupuncture encourages my face to build and replace my own collagen.  The treatments were not painful.  Once the needles were in place, I rested for approximately 30 minutes while they did their magic.  Part way through, I often felt a warm flush to my face for a short period of time.  Leslie is a wonderful acupuncture and health professional and I encourage you to consider this approach to optimize skin appearance and tone without “going under the knife.”     

-Mid-50’s La Jolla professional female

"I highly recommend Leslie, I've seen her for about six years for various things and I feel very confident about her capabilities!"
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