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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 Neuromuscular Facial Conditions

The face is unique in many aspects. Heavily vascularized and with more muscles and nerves per sq cm than other parts of the body, it is suspectable to many Neuromuscular conditions such as Bells Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia. In part one of this lecture Michelle Gellis AP LAc DiplAc provides an overview of some protocols …

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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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Microneedling Concerns for Darker Skin Tones

By Michelle Gellis AP, LAc, DiplAc Microneedling has become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure for improving skin, texture, tone and firmness. However, for individuals with darker skin tones (4-6 on the Fitzpatrick scale), there are certain safety concerns that need to be considered before undergoing the treatment. One of the primary safety concerns for individuals …

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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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Free webinar! Cosmetic Acupuncture as a Source of Profit

Enjoy this FREE 30-minute webinar, presented in conjunction with the American Acupuncture Council on the topic – “How to make Cosmetic Acupuncture a reliable source of cash income for your practice”. Learn how offering facial and cosmetic acupuncture can increase your cash flow and offer lasting benefits to your practice! See more videos on my …

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