Personalized Holistic Health and Natural Facial Rejuvenation
Refresh. Rejuvenate. Restore: This is Marisa’s signature 90-minute treatment, embracing a root-cause holistic approach to vibrant health and ageless beauty. Incorporating the principles of both science-based Functional Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Nutrition, Marisa addresses and treats both acute and chronic health issues with strategically-placed acupuncture points. As these harmonizing points do their work to balance your body, Marisa pampers your face with a comprehensive lifting and sculpting treatment. This facial component of the treatment includes an array of state-of-art techniques to diminish the signs of aging and give your face a lifted, youthful glow. This “Refresh Rejuvenate Restore” luxurious treatment includes lymphatic drainage massage and cupping to de-puff and Microcurrent technology to lift and re-educate the facial muscles. The latter part of the session incorporates LED light therapy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, while targeted gentle facial needling treats lines and wrinkles by stimulating your body’s own healing response. Marisa’s unique and totally personalized treatment is tailored to your individual needs and goals, and your input and requests are always welcomed.
$480. Discounted packages are available after the first consultation.
Although Marisa does not deal directly with insurance, she is happy to provide completed insurance forms with the appropriate diagnosis codes. Many of her clients are successful in being reimbursed for all or part of her treatments, depending on their particular plan.
Acupuncture for Wellness: This revitalizing treatment is the same comprehensive holistic acupuncture treatment as described above, effectively balancing the mind and body to achieve greater health and vitality. While these sessions may include facial acupuncture points which are naturally part of Chinese Medical meridians, these treatments do not include the use of the lifting and sculpting machines.
Initial consultation and acupuncture treatment for new patients: $200. Allow 90 minutes for this first session.
Follow-Up Acupuncture for Wellness Treatments: $160. Allow 60 mins.
Available at Bleecker Street Wellness Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
By appointment only.
Just like the muscles on your body need exercise to stay toned, vibrant and youthful, the same goes for the muscles on your face. “Use it or lose it” goes the saying, and that is also true for our facial muscles, which need to stay plumped, strong and firm in order to push out possible wrinkles and prevent sagging and jowls. Marisa is a seasoned microcurrent expert and has trained other practitioners on how to use this amazing technology. Microcurrent is completely painless (in fact it feels great) and does the facial exercise for you, as you relax with healing acupuncture harmonizing your body and regulating any systemic health imbalances you may have. Marisa does the multitasking for you, re-educating your facial and neck muscles back into their youthful integrity. These tiny currents target the origin and insertion points of the muscles, to firm and tighten the ones that have gotten lazy, and also to smooth out the ones which have become tightened, pinched, and stressed. With her extensive training and comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy, Marisa knows exactly how to manipulate the microcurrent probes on particular muscles of your face in order to get the best results. Microcurrent also increases ATP in the skin. ATP is the energy factory of your skin cells. So not only does this revolutionary “non-surgical face-lift” technology work on a muscular level, it also improves the actual health and quality of the layers of the epidermis and speeds up cellular renewal. After a series of treatments, your skin is radiantly healthier and your muscles are rejuvenated and literally re-educated to a more youthful state. And as the saying goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” so young women whose muscles are still in good shape can ensure with regular microcurrent treatments that they stay that way.
LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Marisa is delighted with her top-of-the-line Celluma Pro BioPhotas machine which she incorporates into all of her facial rejuvenation treatments. She also uses it for her regular wellness acupuncture treatments, since it has an effective pain setting which is helpful for patients with sore muscles and painful joints. What it does for the face is truly remarkable, however. LED light (not UV light, so you will not be tanning or burning) infuses cells with added energy to enhance cellular performance, thereby encouraging fibroblast cells to increase collagen and elastin production. LED light produces an immediate tightening and brightening effect which enhances the healthy and youthful glow you can achieve in Marisa’s treatment sessions.
The Science of Skincare
Marisa is proud to use Environ Skincare products in her facial rejuvenation treatments. Impressed by this award-winning, medical-grade, top dermatologist-designed skincare system, Marisa began to use it herself seven years ago and has converted her clients into being loyal fans as well.
Dr. Des Fernandez, world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, pioneered the use of vitamin A, in high effective doses, along with antioxidants, more than 25 years ago, establishing Environ as a leader in skin care. Dr. Fernandes realized that skincare products of the future had to contain adequate amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C and other antioxidants, along with peptides and growth factors, if we intended to help protect the appearance of our skins from the ravages of increasing UV irradiation and the stresses of modern-day life.
Environ is completely results-driven. The ingredients he uses and the techniques he creates all have a scientific basis for their inclusion into the Environ range. Always a generation ahead of others, Environ continually adds new products backed by clinical and scientific research.
Environ serums are known for their cutting edge “STEP-UP SYSTEM” ingredients in a variety of strengths and formulations, intended for use on all skin types, for people of all ages, all ethnicities and both genders. The products are manufactured from the highest quality ingredients. No preservatives are added during the manufacture and natural fragrance is only used when necessary. All Environ products are tested only by human volunteers, are cruelty-free, and meet requirements of all regulatory agencies worldwide.