Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture


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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

  1. 1. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Advanced Acupuncture, Inc. Wellness Class, 2009
  2. 2. Skin Anatomy <ul><li>3 layers: </li></ul><ul><li>Epidermis </li></ul><ul><li>Dermis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elastin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collagen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Subcutaneous </li></ul><ul><li> tissue </li></ul>
  3. 3. How does the skin keep healthy ? <ul><li>The body breaks down the old skin with enzymes: </li></ul><ul><li>Metalloproteinase </li></ul><ul><li>( MMP’s) chop up the fibers that form collagen. </li></ul><ul><li>Connective tissue makes up around 80% of normal skin. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What causes wrinkles ? <ul><li>Over the time, the dermis loses both collagen and elastin. </li></ul><ul><li>Skin gets thinner and has trouble getting enough moisture to the epidermis, </li></ul><ul><li>The fat in the subcutaneous layer that gives skin a plump appearance begins to disappear. </li></ul><ul><li>The epidermis starts to sag and wrinkles formed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Skin Aging Process (1) <ul><li>The sun’s rays- solar elastosis </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking-upsets the body’s mechanism for renewing skin: collagen production is reduced >40 % </li></ul><ul><li>Aging-skin cells divide more slowly, the dermis starts to get thin and reduces the elasticity and vibrancy of skin. Wrinkles and sagging appear. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Skin Aging Process (2) <ul><li>4. Radicals - free radicals can lead to wrinkles and skin discoloration </li></ul><ul><li>5. Heavy exercise – for those who do not use antioxidant protection </li></ul><ul><li>6. Botox develops new wrinkles - unconsciously recreating facial expression in the area where the facial muscles have been paralyzed can cause other nearby muscles to compensate creating new wrinkles. -Dr.Baker, Weil Cornell Medical College </li></ul>
  7. 7. Antioxidants & free radicals <ul><li>Molecules that ride the blood stream, gobbling up molecules of unstable oxygen called free radicals </li></ul><ul><li>They are good at killing bacteria, and controlling the tone of the smooth muscles, which regulate the blood vessels and internal organs. </li></ul><ul><li>When hordes of them run wild, unchecked free radicals will harm skin tissue, fostering premature signs of aging. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Skin damage by free radicals <ul><li>Oxidation caused by free radicals </li></ul><ul><li>Radicals are the main culprits in tissue damage, such as wrinkles, discoloration and aging. </li></ul><ul><li>Characterized by thinning of the skin, yellowing, mottling leathery dryness. </li></ul><ul><li>Antioxidants: Aloe Vera and grape seed can combat free radials. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vitamin C vs. Wrinkles <ul><li>Research has found applying Vitamin C cream typically will deliver 20-40 X antioxidant than orally absorption. </li></ul><ul><li>Applying 8 months or longer will reduce wrinkles and age spots. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Skin Aging Prevention <ul><li>Use Sunscreen </li></ul><ul><li>Do not go to tanning salon </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Drink lots of water or tea </li></ul><ul><li>Use hydrating skin care </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture facial rejuvenation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Daily Antioxidant Diet <ul><li>Eat little animal fat and avoid fried food </li></ul><ul><li>Eat plenty of grains and fresh fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Steam, don’t boil vegetables and eat lots of broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach and collard greens </li></ul>
  12. 12. Antioxidant Cocktail <ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>(15 oranges/day) </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin E </li></ul><ul><li>Beta-carotene </li></ul><ul><li>(3 cups of bitternut squash for beta-carotene) </li></ul><ul><li>Green Tea </li></ul>
  13. 13. Top Ten Anti-aging Fruits & Vegetables <ul><li>Avocado </li></ul><ul><li>Citrus </li></ul><ul><li>Berries </li></ul><ul><li>Grapes </li></ul><ul><li>Broccoli </li></ul><ul><li>Onions </li></ul><ul><li>Cabbage </li></ul><ul><li>Spinach </li></ul><ul><li>Carrots </li></ul><ul><li>Tomatoes </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tea-fountain of youth <ul><li>Green tea contains Catechin Polyphenols - epigallocatechin gallate ( EGCG) </li></ul><ul><li>Is a powerful anti-oxidant </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibits the growth of cancer cells (without harming normal tissue) </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers LDL levels </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots (thrombosis-cause of heart attacks and stroke) </li></ul><ul><li>Drink 3-5 cups of green tea per day </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Chinese Symbol for Face Clear & Beautiful
  16. 16. Facial Rejuvenation History <ul><li>Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270 AD) </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetic acupuncture to help health and beauty from within in the body to radiate to the outside </li></ul><ul><li>Acupuncture can rejuvenate your body and revitalize you, making you younger looking and feeling your best. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Asian Beauty Secrets <ul><li>The beauty secrets rely on: </li></ul><ul><li>Free flow of the energy (Qi) </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted blood circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate body fluid secretion </li></ul><ul><li>Overall health </li></ul>
  18. 18. Acupuncture- the new face lift? <ul><li>Makes the entire body younger by improving your body energy </li></ul><ul><li>Smooths outlines </li></ul><ul><li>Erases shallow lines </li></ul><ul><li>Softens deeper furrows </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3 Steps of Antioxidant <ul><li>Consume the right amounts of certain Vitamins in a combination of food and daily supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in frequent moderate exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Make your home, work and recreational environments as healthy as possible. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Why Facial Acupuncture? <ul><li>Increases collagen production to reduce the fine lines and diminish deep wrinkles. </li></ul><ul><li>Improves overall health and facial tone by stimulating weakened muscle fibers and relaxing muscle tensions. </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively minimizes double chins, firms up jowls and reduces frown lines and bags under the eyes as well as lifts droopy eyelids and eliminates facial puffiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Is an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery or Botox injections. </li></ul><ul><li>Is safe, basically painless, and without risks or side effects. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Our unique facial rejuvenation acupuncture <ul><li>Skin Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive acupuncture </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Herbal steam </li></ul><ul><li>3 layers of deep cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>3 layers of nourishing </li></ul><ul><li>Facial probe </li></ul><ul><li>Jade roller </li></ul><ul><li>Facial acupressure </li></ul>
  22. 22. Skin Evaluation & Treatment Plan <ul><li>Initial evaluation by computerized skin analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Customized treatment plan </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up re-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Skin care & dietary recommendations </li></ul>
  23. 23. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture <ul><li>Inserting of tiny needles at specific points, drawing response from the body </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting Qi (energy) flow & blood circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing collagen reproduction and tightening the facial muscles </li></ul>
  24. 24. Treatment at the “root” <ul><li>Address the underlying causes: </li></ul><ul><li>digestive problems </li></ul><ul><li>hormonal imbalances </li></ul><ul><li>emotional stress </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Mechanisms of Acupuncture <ul><li>Acupuncture induces brain (hypothalamus) to release chemicals: </li></ul><ul><li>Endorphins – relieve pain relieve & increase endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Corticoids – are anti-inflammatory </li></ul><ul><li>Substance P - repairs tissues </li></ul>
  26. 26. Facial Muscle Stimulation <ul><li>Electrical stimulation - </li></ul><ul><li>to contract muscle fibers and lift naturally. </li></ul><ul><li>Facial probe - to improve the local circulation </li></ul>
  27. 27. Skin Detoxification <ul><li>4 ways of deep cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Herbal steam </li></ul><ul><li>Aloe Vera Moisturizer </li></ul><ul><li>Organic enzyme peel </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C infusion </li></ul>
  28. 28. Individualized Herbal Mask <ul><li>Uses 11 different kinds of herbal mask to suit different skin condition needs </li></ul><ul><li>Nourishes, hydrates & moistures the skin </li></ul><ul><li>Repairs skin damage </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes skin cell rejuvenation </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a radiant color and glow to the skin </li></ul>
  29. 29. Acupressure/Jade Roller <ul><li>Acupressure techniques are applied to </li></ul><ul><li>enhance the acupuncture effects </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the micro blood circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate muscle contraction </li></ul>
  30. 30. What differences can be seen after one treatment?
  31. 31. Before & After
  32. 32. Acupuncture Face lift- Melts years away - NBC San Diego.com
  33. 33. You do not have to be a star to have a face lift
  34. 34. You, but younger!
  35. 35. Facial Massage <ul><li>Forehead </li></ul><ul><li>Nose </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Cheeks </li></ul><ul><li>Chins </li></ul><ul><li>Necks </li></ul><ul><li>Ears </li></ul><ul><li>Hands </li></ul>