Face Taping is a process developed to dramatically improve facial appearance in a minimum amount of time.
How is it done? First, we clean the face with a no-grit, no-chemical cream that rolls off dead skin. The cream (which we call “Orange Peel”) is composed of foodstuff, and it works really well. It’s all food. We don’t put anything on the skin you can’t take internally. Anything put on the skin gets absorbed into the body. Our exfoliating cream is made only of natural oil, fructose, and other natural things.
How did you come up with this cream? I came upon it quite by accident. I just tried peculiar combinations – and this combination ended up safely exfoliating of dead skin. Dead skin is technically leather, and it wrinkles easily. As you know, leather doesn’t do well when exposed to sun or wind and neither does the layer of dead skin on our face.
Dead skin wrinkles, live skin does not. Older people’s skin can look like a piece of leather in the sun, it’s drawn up into lines and wrinkles.
Why is wrinkling a problem later in life rather than early in life? We have more time to build up sun exposure. We shampoo with alkaline shampoos and rinses that cascade over the face. Hair dyes. We use a lot of skin care products that are too alkaline for skin. All this dries the skin. And skin will protect itself in the same way a foot will build a callous if it is rubbed by a shoe. If you put something on your skin that irritates it your skin will protectively build a layer of dead skin.
That is the natural reaction to pollutants and irritants? Yes, plus, we have this natural exfoliation that happens over the whole body because our clothes additionally rub off the old skin. We shed two and a half pounds of dead skin per year. But no skin is rubbed off our faces or our hands by clothing. That’s why faces and hands look older than the rest of the body.
What happens after the dead skin is rolled off? We wash the face and have the person lay down on his/her back, causing the face to fall into more youthful lines. As a point of interest, aging actresses often have their photos taken while laying flat on something, because they look younger. So, you lay them down so the face falls into the best possible position, face up. Then we take Micropore tape, a tape with many little holes in it, and we lift any sagging tissue off the jaw line, and push it up into the cheek area, which is where it’s fallen from. We put a piece of tape from the corner of the nose, under this tissue we’ve pulled up, and we tape it up to the top of the ear. We do the same on both sides. Then we take the Micropore tape and lift the eyebrows which tightens the skin above the eyes.
How do you address wrinkles? We run tape over all the small lines on the forehead and the lip area. If the corners of the mouth turn down, we tape them up. If the nose is crooked, we tape it into a straight position. We then wrap the face with our special mineral solution, and put mineral-soaked pads over the eyes, which helps with dark circles, which are usually just toxins or mineral deficiencies. The eye pads also reduce bags and puffiness around the eyes.
What happens next? The client, whose face is taped and wrapped, has their eyes covered with solution soaked pads, quietly relaxes for twenty minutes. Then we remove the pads and bandages, and replace them with new pads and bandages. Again, he or she relaxes for another twenty minutes. Finally, we remove the pads, bandages and the tape… then wrap one more time with just soaked bandages and eye pads. After five minutes, we unwrap them for the last time, and they’re done.
Is there a visible change? Yes…there is a visible, photographable, measurable change.
Why is tape necessary? Because we need to pull tissue up where it belongs and tape it and keep it in the correct position. If the nose is crooked, you’ve got to take that crooked nose and tape it. Let’s say it’s leaning to the left, then you’ve got tape it over to the right in an exaggerated fashion in order for it to end up even. You’ve got to pull the skin off the jowls and put it up on the cheekbone, put it where you want it, and then wrap it to compact it in that position.
How many taping sessions are needed? The face should be taped and wrapped once or twice a week in the above fashion, until the person is satisfied with the way it looks. Then a maintenance taping should be done every one to four months, depending on the person’s age and lifestyle. The face doesn’t hold it’s shape indefinitely, because we distort our faces..scream, laugh, scowl.. we stretch the skin a lot, plus the face is exposed to many damaging things.
How many wraps are generally needed to correct specific conditions like crooked noses and hanging jowls? It depends.. If it’s a crooked nose, maybe just one wrap. If it’s hanging loose skin, deeply lined, it may be ten sessions.
What are the most common conditions that are handled by this process? Wrinkles, double chins, puffy eyes, sagging jowls, loose skin above eyes, crows feet and lines around the mouth.
Can it handle any line on the face? Yes, but it may take multiple sessions to get the deep lines pulled out and we would have them using our exclusive peeling cream at home.
What about the lines above the forehead? Yes, we can handle those. And the lines between the eyebrows.
Can you take them out completely, or just reduce their intensity? You can get the the deep ones pretty flat. I wouldn’t say they’re completely gone. You can radically reduce them so that they’re almost unnoticeable.
How many face tapings have been performed? About 50,000 since 1995. But we been using the mineral solution for body slenderizing since 1969.
What kind of tape do you use for face taping? It’s surgical tape. It’s got hundreds of tiny holes to let the solution get through to the skin.
How long does a face taping session last? One hour.
Are any celebrities currently getting this treatment? Yes, we work with a lot of celebrities, most of whom wish to remain anonymous.