Are you ready to experience the best of East and West and Ancient and Modern when it comes to your skin? Whether you visit me in my Petaluma, CA office or online, I infuse all consults and treatments with my unique take on integrated cosmetology that is highly influenced by Chinese Medicine, Korean Beauty Rituals and Modern Technological tools. I call this comprehensive approach Beautypuncture® even though there are no needles needed!
Chinese Medicine For Beauty
“Officially” speaking the first mentions of using Chinese Medicine or purely for facial rejuvenation purposes dates back to the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC) They simply call it Mei Rong which loosely translates to “improve one’s appearance through cosmetics or beauty treatments”. Chinese medicine practitioners were employed to perform treatments on Empresses and the Emperors’ concubines to help them maintain a youthful appearance and delay signs of aging. Considered an imperial secret, this information was only available to the very wealthiest of the region.
However, Mei Rong has been mentioned in many classic Chinese Medicine texts including the first compilation of the Chinese Pharmacopeia (Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing) and the foundational classic medical textbooks such as The Yellow Emperor’s Classic (Huang Di Nei Jing 2600BC) It was in this book, that is still taught from today in every Acupuncture school around the world, that the relationship between enhancing the appearance and the function of the internal organs and meridians are explained for the first time.
In my practice I use a lot of these ancient rituals like Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, Facial QiGong and Facial TuiNa Massage.
Korean Beauty Rituals
You may have heard the buzz about Korean Skincare and K-Beauty Rituals in magazines and online. In the professional skincare space Korean skincare is known for its innovative and high quality ingredients. I always tell people that the Koreans are about 10 years ahead of us on skincare technology. Within K-Beauty there are true alternatives to more invasive modalities like microneedling and non-chemical options for peeling. Less downtime with better results? We can do that!
If you know me, you will know that I am a bit of an early adopter. Did you know that I use Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an optional enhancement to your treatment plan. Through my partnership with Coralai™ you can track your progress objectively between appointments securely and with ease.