Mei Zen

Providing a natural approach to Youthful Appearance

Discover Facial Acupuncture and find the beauty secrets used by Asian nobility for thousands of years. Now you can harness this time-honored wisdom to reclaim a radiant and youthful appearance.  Reverse the aging process naturally, with no cosmetic surgery facelifts, Botox, or anti-aging laser peels needed to achieve beautiful skin.

Non-Surgical Facial & Cosmetic Acupuncture – A time-tested solution to an age-old problem

The non-surgical Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture procedure is a holistic, natural and comprehensive skin rejuvenation program designed to restore, rejuvenate and relax.  Drawn from the ancient texts of Chinese medicine, the Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture is a relatively painless, natural technique.  Small,, less than hair-width acupuncture needles are placed in a precise configuration just under the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It is an excellent natural and safe alternative to cosmetic surgery face lift and Botox treatments.

Theresa Rizzo-Ovia is certified in the Mei Zen Cosmetic acupuncture system


The results of cosmetic acupuncture anti-aging treatments reflect not only a change in external appearance, but also an improvement in total body wellness.  Specifically, you may notice:

  • More radiant, beautiful skin and the fading of age spots

  • Disappearance and improvement in the fine lines of the face and a diminishing effect on deeper wrinkles

  • Improved muscle tone and a firmer jaw line, as well as reduction in the beginning of jowls

  • Reduction or elimination of rosacea and acne

  • Moisturized softer skin and a more even skin tone

  • Reduction in puffiness due to improved metabolism

Additionally, there are positive side effects to both the facial skin rejuvenation and abdominal cosmetic acupuncture procedures that include:

  • A clearing of acne and rosacea

  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats

  • Reduced Symptoms of Depression & Mild Anxiety

  • Better Digestive and sleep cycles

  • Enhanced overall appearance and health


Promotes blood and lymph circulation; increased circulation dilates peripheral blood vessels for better distribution of oxygen and nutrients as well as cellular regeneration.

Rehydrates the skin’s external layers through stimulation of the secretion of the sweat and sebaceous glands which encourages the regeneration of healthy skin cells.

Helps exfoliation, aids the proliferation of new skin cells, increases nutrition to the skin’s surface, improves the quality of the skin and promotes a healthy glow.

Allows healthy “breathing” of the skin, increasing the skin’s protective ability to ward off infections and clogged pores.

Increases oxygen consumption of the skin’s external layer, speeding up the release of carbon dioxide and nitrogen at the cellular level, helping to keep skin deeply clean; contributes to reducing the accumulation of excess grease on the skin’s surface.

Stimulates the production of elastin and 4 collagen proteins in the skin to reduce and soften wrinkles.

Reduces and relaxes the tension in the nerves and muscles from stress, thus improving the integrity of the skin resulting in improved overall facial appearance.


A program is tailored to your individual needs incorporating:

  • Acupuncture, facial, neck and overall balancing

  • Herbal Tonic Therapy to restore balance and overall health

  • Food Therapy to maximize results

  • Western Eastern Nutritional Counseling

  • Organic Skin Care products

  • Facial Massages to increase circulation

I’m an esthetician at a local spa and decided to try Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture. I must say I’m amazed at the difference it’s made in my skin. The crow’s feet that I had at the corners of my eyes have disappeared and the deep lines around my mouth and forehead have minimized significantly. I highly recommend Mei Zen acupuncture and will be referring my clients in the future. Thanks Theresa.
— Vicki, Gainesville, FL


How successful is cosmetic acupuncture?  A study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that of 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw marked results after just one course of treatment.

How long your new look will last depends a lot on your lifestyle, and whether you are willing to address other areas that may need attention such as exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction.  But at a fraction of the cost of other procedures, cosmetic acupuncture is a sound alternative that can restore your radiant glow both inside and out.


A typical protocol begins with a consultation to determine your overall health and if you qualify for the procedure. We will also discuss your goals and which procedure you are interested in (facial vs neck). This consultation runs 15-30 minutes and is free of charge. This is usually conducted over the phone.

If you qualify for treatment, then a 1 and a half hour session is scheduled to include a complete evaluation, diagnosis, ad overall body balancing treatment.  We then schedule a course of treatments that run two times per week for five weeks.  During this time, herbs, vitamins, and foods will be recommended that are specifically tailored for your overall health and your stated goals for facial rejuvenation.  You will also be given qi gong exercises and recommendations for skin care.

If you want to look and feel revitalized while maintaining the essence of who you are, you are a great candidate for the Mei-Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System!