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Setting Realistic Expectations for Cosmetic Acupuncture Patients

By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DipAc When meeting with a new cosmetic acupuncture patient there are a lot of factors that come into play when it describing what sort of results they can expect and how long will it take. One question that I am frequently asked is “how many treatments before I start […]

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Facial Fascia: Its effects on appearance and function

By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Introduction. Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue that surrounds and holds our organs nerves, bones, blood vessels and muscles in place. It provides internal structure and has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as our skin. Fascia plays an important role in the structure, appearance,

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Microneedling and Chinese Medicine

Microneedling & Chinese Medicine Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Microneedling has become very popular in our profession as a form of treating skin level concerns. As an educator of facial and cosmetic acupuncture I am frequently asked how it fits within our scope of practice. The use of needles to beautify the skin has

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How does micro-needling stimulate collagen?

By Michelle Gellis AP MAc LAc DiplAc Collagen induction therapy or micro-needling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as

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Bringing Facial Acupuncture into your Practice Through Telemedicine and Beyond

-Michelle Gellis AP LAc DiplAc “The lines on our face are an outward manifestation of our inner world” Facial Acupuncture is a profitable and sought-after addition to your acupuncture practice. For the time being, due to concerns over covid-19, many of us have turned to telehealth to treat our patients. Adding Facial Acupuncture to your

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Benefits of Facial Gua Sha

By Michelle Gellis LAc MAc DiplAc Facial Gua Sha is a technique in which specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark

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Why are women more prone to lip wrinkles than men?

Have you ever wondered why women are more prone than men to form wrinkles around the mouth? There are several reasons for this, and Facial Acupuncture can provide a safe, effective solution. According to an analysis by dermatologists in the Netherlands*: Women (especially postmenopausal women) have fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands around the upper lip –

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Facial Acupuncture for Acne, Age Spots or Melasma by Michelle Gellis

As we age our skin goes through many changes. Some of these changes have to do with fluctuations in our hormones, which can cause acne or dark spots or patches (melasma). For many women in their forties and fifties, adult acne can appear along with winkles, causing a double whammy! Even if you did not

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Micro-Needle Dermal Roller Use

Recently micro-needle dermal rollers have been getting a lot of media attention. As a practitioner who specializes in acupuncture facial rejuvenation, I know that skin needling with a dermal roller (also known as collagen induction therapy), promotes the natural reproduction of collagen and elastin, making the skin feel smoother and tighter. Micro-needle dermal rollers have

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