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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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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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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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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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Ethics in Facial Acupuncture – now available as a recorded webinar

Cosmetic Acupuncture Certification On-Demand

Earn 2 NCCAOM CEUs with this continuing education webinar on Ethics in Facial Acupuncture, presented by Michelle Gellis In this course I discuss: The ethics of touch Verbal and written contracts precautions & contraindications Setting realistic expectations Listening skills Documentation and before and after photos Register now! Ethics in Facial Acupuncture

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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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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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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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