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Microneedling for Acne and Acne Scars

Microneedling for Acne and Acne Scars Michelle Gellis LAc AP MAc DiplAC Microneedling has emerged as a widely embraced therapeutic modality for acupuncturists, offering diverse benefits ranging from addressing fine lines and wrinkles to treating conditions such as acne, acne scars, hair loss, melasma, and rosacea. This article focuses specifically on the application of microneedling …

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Treating Neuromuscular Facial Conditions Pt2

  Michelle Gellis AP discusses techniques for treating conditions such as TMJ, Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal neuralgia 

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Treating Marionette Lines

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Treating Marionette Lines with Cosmetic Acupuncture By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Treating Marionette Lines with Cosmetic Acupuncture can present some challenges. Recently I was asked on my Facebook group “Facial Acupuncture” how I treat them effectively. “Marionette” lines are a result of several factors. As we age the depressor anguli oris (DAO), pulls …

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Announcing 2024 class dates — learn facial acupuncture now!

Join Michelle Gellis for in-person, hands-on instruction in facial and cosmetic acupuncture—including use of the AcuLift™ Micropen professional microneedling device. Earn up to 44 CEUs! Our comprehensive training will equip you with skills that are immediately applicable in your acupuncture practice. Most classes include prerecorded video lectures that you complete before the hands-on day—and have …

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Harnessing the Power of Red Light Therapy for Cellulite Reduction

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By Michelle Gellis AP DiplAc LAc MAc Introduction to Red Light Therapy Red light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation or low-level light therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive procedure that has shown promise in its potential to contribute to the reduction of cellulite by targeting multiple underlying factors. Cellulite is dimpled skin often found on areas …

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Microneedle Derma Roller use for NeuroMuscular Facial Conditions

MIchelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Using a microneedle derma roller can provide several potential benefits for patients with neuropathy or neuromuscular deficiencies on their face, assuming they have been properly trained on how to use the device. Here are some ways in which a microneedle derma roller may assist in their recovery: Enhanced blood …

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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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What to look for in a microneedle device

By Michelle Gellis AP LAc MAc DiplAc Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment growing in popularity amongst acupuncturists. It involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. It’s a safe and effective procedure that can be performed using a variety of microneedling devices. With so many options available, it …

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Benefits of Green and Yellow Light Therapy

By Michelle Gellis AP founder Facial Acupuncture Classes Many health professionals are using red light therapy(~650nm +/-20) and blue light (~420nm +/-20) in their treatment rooms for theirs benefits of treating the skin, reducing inflammation and enhancing overall health. The AcuLift AcuLuma LED light includes Green light (~530 +/-20) and Yellow light (~580nm +/-20)as well to …

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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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Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture

Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture for comprehensive cosmetic acupuncture training

The Advanced Certificate in Facial Acupuncture program is a unique opportunity for acupuncturists and acupuncture students to acquire skills and knowledge necessary to qualify for basic facial acupuncture certification while working towards an advanced certificate in facial acupuncture. For almost 20 years Michelle Gellis has been teaching facial and cosmetic acupuncture classes internationally. She is …

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How does micro-needling stimulate collagen?

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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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