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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

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

marionette lines

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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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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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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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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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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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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My Top 10 Favorite Facial Acupuncture Points – Michelle Gellis, AP

I am frequently asked what my most commonly used or favorite points are to treat the face and why. Here are my favorites. Some may surprise you! 1. Ear Shen Men Calms the spirit, relaxes the face in return. 2. GB41 – Foot Above Tears Allows for emotional release of frustration/anger Grounds the patient Spreads …

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