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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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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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Microneedling and Chinese Medicine

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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?

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

michelle gellis facial acupuncture classes treats mouth area

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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Bringing Facial Acupuncture into your Practice Through Telemedicine and Beyond

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-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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