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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 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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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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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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New Recorded Webinar — LED/Red Light Therapy

LED Red Light Therapy for treating skin conditions

Earn 1 CA / 1FL CEU with this continuing education webinar on the use of LED/Red Light Therapy, presented by Michelle Gellis In this one-hour course I discuss: The benefits of LED therapy How to operate the AcuLift™ AcuLight red light therapy device Precautions and contraindications for LED therapy How to incorporate LED therapy into …

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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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Safety Concerns When Treating the Face and Neck-Michelle Gellis AP DiplAc

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Safety concerns when treating the face Treating the face and neck area with acupuncture is unique with regards to safety concerns. Needling the face can pose challenges due to its heavily vascularized anatomy, relatively dense innervation and delicate and complex muscularisation. There are more blood vessels per sq cm on the face than elsewhere on …

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