ATTENTION! Dr. Fernando Fernandes is going to provide Cosmetic Acupuncture Workshops in ORLANDO, Florida. Date: 15-16 November from 8am – 6pm. Invasive and Non-Invasive Cosmetic Acupuncture Techniques for Face and Body. How to use a Dermaroller. Acupuncture for Postoperative of Plastic Surgery. See the whole program here. For more information, please contact me under my facebook page or via e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org or contact directly ELLEN: ( 407) 967 9261, or CLAUDIA (407) 376-4719
A very interesting article was published this week on The Korea Times. The author, a Korean practitioner, explains the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture for patients.
According to him, nowadays we have more cosmetic treatment options. However, most of these options bring also some concerns about side effects, such as appearing unnatural or requiring a long time for treatment. These explain why so many people search for acupuncture as anti-aging treatment.
We have 6 meridian systems in face and the acupuncture points along them are stimulated through cosmetic acupuncture treatment, bringing the rejuvenation of skin and relaxing muscles of face.
Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture:
It doesn’t require anesthesia nor surgery;
No artificial prostheses nor drugs injected;
Daily activities can be resumed immediately after treatment;
There are hardly any side effects;
Rejuvenation of facial skin;
Laughter lines become less pronounced;
Improve lines around eyes.
The author also highlights that cosmetic acupuncture is for both face and body and promotes overall balance to the patient health. According to Oriental medicine, to have a healthy complexion and appearance, our organs must be in harmony. That explains why some practitioners prescribe herbal medication to treat body while doing cosmetic acupuncture is their patients.
You can also see my facial and body cosmetic acupuncture techniques reading my e-book and watching some videos in which I teach my methods. See below my recent videos on Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is under the media spotlight. Hollywood celebrities have been approved this ancient technique to maintain health and natural beauty.
Sandra Bullock gets cosmetic acupuncture
Those rejuvenation practices were employed for the Chinese Empress and nowadays we know, thanks to a 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, that in 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment (12-20 sessions).
Among celebrities, we know that Sandra Bullock receives acupuncture treatments three times a week. It is her secret weapon to looking and feeling young. To name a few other celebrities that reportedly do cosmetic acupuncture are Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery, and Madonna.
Jennifer Lopez dropped 15lbs utilizing acupuncture along with Chinese herbs and weight-loss treatments. Robert Downey Jr credits his good health to TCM. He says it has “had a profound impact in all areas of his life for many years” says Downey who received an award for being an advocate of TCM.
Gwenyth Paltrow once said acupuncture had guided her to a “new level” in life, helping her to find love with her husband and giving her the strength to cope with the death of her father.
Some of the Cosmetic Acupuncture benefits:
Reduction of appearance of fine lines
Tightening of neck
Better muscle tone of cheeks and jowls
Increased circulation, leading to better oxygenation of the skin
You had already seen in my previous post how facial rejuvenation with dermaroller works. Now you’re going to see two videos on Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dermaroller techniques.
See videos and video transcripts below.
Video transcript – Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dermaroller Part I:
– Good afternoon, Andrea. How are you?
– Good afternoon. It’s all right.
– Today we’re going to use the Dermaroller, a revolutionary technique. Dermaroller is the trademark of the device. It was invented in 2009, in Germany, and is making a revolution in cosmetic world. Mainly in Oriental Medicine and in Cosmetic Acupuncture. We’re going to perform a simple procedure. We roll the Dermaroller, that has 580 micro-needles, over the face. This will bring immediately the collagen from the dermis, the layer below the epidermis.
In some areas, our skin is very thin – about 0.05 mm. So we don’t roll the Dermaroller over the eyelid. Our skin has an epidermal layer of 1.5 mm. We’re going to roll the Dermaroller over the face. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes and a revolution will happen here. Ready?
Dermaroller is used to treat acne, wrinkle, stain… Dermaroller causes skin rejuvenation and fills in wrinkles using the collagen from the dermis. Those 580 micro-needles create little ducts that are going to stimulate the circulation of energy, blood and lymph according to our energy concepts. It leaves the skin fresher, increasing tonus and filling in lines and wrinkles. Are you ready?
– We’re going to use lidocaine oinment that is analgesic. It helps to minimize any discomfort with Dermaroller. This treatment is called collagen induction therapy by micro-needles. According to Oriental Medicine, this therapy is related to the increase and unlocking of energy channels that make easier the circulation of blood, lymph and energy.
I’ll spread the lidocaine over your face and it’ll bring comfort to you. We roll the Dermaroller over the face in four directions. Why Because we need to twist a little the tissue, causing a small tissue injury. That’s our goal, since we need to cause a little inflammation. The skin starts to redden. The positive point is that the recovery is very fast. It takes about 1 hour to these pores be closed. And here comes the stunning result.
At the end of this session, we’re expecting to get at least 60% to 70% in softening of wrinkles and lines, besides the increasing of tone. We also expect to improve the vitality of your skin around 60% to 70%. We roll the Dermaroller over the face in four directions – horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Is it comfortable?
– It’s very comfortable. Considering the number of needles, I figured it would be worse. It’s nice.
– The 580 micro-needles frightened you, didn’t it? But it’s nice. Your skin will blush, as if you had gone to the beach.
Now we can treat the neck, where we notice sagging and double chin sometimes. Note the reddening, a result of the inflammatory process that is our goal now. Your organism reacts and collagen comes from the dermis, the layer beneath the epidermis. We can roll it over the nose and give attention to this line. It would be great to remove this line near the mouth, wouldn’t it?
– It would be great.
– Let’s do it. Here we pull a little to get those wrinkles under the eyes. These ones are the eye wrinkles. You see… the application is smooth. I’m basically using the weight of the Dermaroller with a small pressure and we can already notice redness. Any pain? You feel like minor scratches, don’t you?
– It’s a painless device, created in 2009, in Germany. That’s all. It was quick. You can notice that is really smooth.
Video transcript – Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dermaroller Part II:
– Now we’re going to use the pearl powder. It’s made from the inner part of shell, the mother of pearl. It’s a rich substance which contains a lot of mineral salts, trace elements and skin penetrating capacity of 95% – 99%. It causes a cell multiplication, brightening skin, ensuring the skin restructuring and making a natural facelift. Pearl powder was first used by Chinese empresses 5,000 years ago.
In China, pearl powder is part of Chinese pharmacopoeia. It’s a substance used to treat inflammatory conditions, especially those related to stomach. It has a great anti-inflammatory effect. Here we’re using it for whitening and also to get an anti-inflammatory effect, after using the Dermaroller.
Therefore, the pearl powder is an extraordinary substance and widely used in China. When skin is very dry, we use the pearl powder with another substance. There are some specific Chinese creams to that, like this cream with Chinese herbs and very small gold particles.
This is to a very dry skin. For oily skin we use pure pearl powder. You see that it’s a quick and simple procedure with great effects. I’m going to use now a sunscreen. It’s important that you use it for 1 day. It’s a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 30, at least. Why do we use it? To avoid staining.
In TCM, our face is a reflex zone, as well as the ear. So, when you use Dermaroller you are working on several acupuncture points and acting in all the system. According to TCM, wrinkles are caused by an energy imbalance of some organs and viscera. As, for example, the wrinkles of liver, those ones that appear here. Or the wrinkles of energy imbalance from stomach, that appear here. And the worry lines, from spleen, that appear here.
Before wrinkles appear, there is an energy imbalance and this predicts the formation of wrinkles that join with the facial movement. We’re going to take care of your health and of your self-esteem at same time, since we need to treat the lung in order to treat your skin.
We need spleen to control tonus, and then you need to keep the appropriate energy levels of spleen. That’s it. Self-esteem and health at same time. This is our goal, that’s the differential of cosmetic acupuncture and the difference between Western and Oriental cosmetic.
It’s a treatment inside-out and outside-in, in other words, health and self-esteem.
– Thank you.
– Let’s see how much your skin had improved? Take a mirror. Look and say me how much you think the lines near the mouth are smoother – give me a grade from 1 to 10. From 1 to 10, how much do you think those wrinkles are better?
– They’re really better, grade 8.
– Improved 80%, right? Now, let’s evaluate the bloom of skin and the tissue nutrition. Touch your skin. The treatment enhances the nutrition of blood, lymph and energy. Evaluate the bloom of your skin now, from 1 to 10.
– 60%. Now contract your muscles. Move a little. Where do you think muscles become more tense?
– In this region, especially here.
– Ok, we can notice a lifting, a muscle contraction. It rose slightly. So, in general, how do you think it improved with this first session with Dermaroller – from 1 to 10?
– Considering all the aspects, it improved 70%.
– 70%. In this case, we would do 1 session per week. The whole treatment usually takes only 5 sessions, ok? With 5 sessions maybe we can get 10 years of rejuvenation. Is this ok for you? It’s comfortable, isn’t it? We use analgesic ointment.
Usually, patients notice a 60%-70% improvement in their skin with only one session. We notice that wrinkles are smoother. This line really rose, didn’t it?
Dermaroller is a beauty tool that increases the levels of collagen and elastin in patient skin. When rolling the dermaroller over the skin of the patient, the practitioner produces thousands of micro points into the dermis and the pores open temporarily.
Using a topical anesthetic, the practitioner can make the procedure more comfortable to patient. The skin will initiate a healing process because of those micro points opened by dermaroller and new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced.
It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen, but some patients notice results after the first session! And this process will continue over months with long lasting results.
What dermaroller is effective for?
Dermaroller was created in Germany and has been increasingly used as a cosmetic procedure in many countries. It stimulates collagen and elastin production for both men and women. It has been proved to be more effective than laser and surgery for scar reduction, in addition to stretch mark and wrinkle elimination!
Some of the problems dermaroller can treat:
Acne and surgical scars
Wrinkles and anti-aging
Ice pick and chickenpox scars
Treating or reducing cellulite
Lack of firmnes
Age spots & sun damage
Benefits of the dermaroller
It causes a 40% improvement in ageing and a 60% improvement in scar reduction in only 5 to 6 treatments!
It induces maximum absorption of your wrinkle cream or any anti-aging creams, giving you an ‘instant facelift’.
It destroys old skin cells and scar tissue, replacing them with brand new skin cells.
Highly effective treatment for surgery scars, burn scars, acne scars, chicken pox scars, pitting of the skin, large pores and much more.
Similar results to laser treatment, chemical peels and dermabrasion.
Remove loose skin, lines and wrinkles on the face.
Improve blood supply to remove cellulite.
Improve thinning hair and hair loss/alopecia.
The dermaroller lessens dimpling of the skin, improves skin colour and texture of aged skin.
In my Cosmetic Acupuncture Workshops I teach the Dermaroller techniques and also explain its benefits to the patients, in addition to others Cosmetic techniques that can improve the results. See the workshop program here.
Do you know that more than 3 million Americans receive acupuncture each year to relieve a wide variety of diseases? However, many of those patients don’t know that acupuncture is also effective in weight loss and many others cosmetic treatments.
Weight loss with acupuncture
Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a field of acupuncture used earlier by the Chinese Empress and Emperor’s concubines in Sung Dynasty (960AD – 1270AD). It promotes not only cosmetic benefits but also the health of the patient as a whole.
Cosmetic acupuncture is somewhat a non-invasive procedure and has really impressive results – improving your health as well as treating your beauty demands. Healthy ‘side effects’ include better quality sleep, less anxiety and good digestion – critical factors in weight loss.
Researches guarantee the benefits of acupuncture to lose weight
In 2003, The Journal of Medical Acupuncture published a study showing that those participants that received acupuncture treatment lost more than three times more weight than the control group.
In 1998, a research of the University of Adelaide pointed that 95% of the participants receiving electro-stimulation on acupuncture points reported appetite suppression. The acupuncture group was more likely to experience a reduced appetite and to lose weight than the control group.
How does acupuncture works in weight loss?
Acupuncture decreases appetite and food intake reducing the calorie consumption. In addition to this, it increases the metabolic rate of the body and stimulates the release of endorphins, a hormone that helps to reduce the body fat and insulin levels. Endorphins also have a relaxing effect, decreasing stress and anxiety levels.
You should combine acupuncture with Chinese traditional herbs in order to get more effective results. The number of acupuncture sessions varies. You can see more about those information and Acupuncture for Obesity and Acupuncture to lose weight in this video below.
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