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23/11/2023

Is Cosmetic Acupuncture the new alternative to Botox?

Botox is not a new beauty treatment by any means. For decades, people have been turning to the injectable cosmetic to freeze wrinkles in their tracks with the temporary fix. Since spending serious dough (sometimes up to $1500 per treatment) might not be realistic for everyone, a more natural approach to improve the appearance of wrinkles — facial acupuncture — is on the rise. And it might be the next Botox alternative.

Facial acupuncture involves small, specialized needles that are carefully placed between fine lines, bringing blood flow to hydrate and heal the area. The more stimulation (AKA poking) there is, the more collagen is produced, which leaves the skin looking plumper and firmer than before. Ultimately, a trusted doctor and/or licensed technician should recommend which procedure is right for you and your skin, but here are a few things to keep in mind when considering facial acupuncture.

Does facial acupuncture just target wrinkles? While Botox and other injectables like Dysport and Xeomin specifically tackle fine lines and wrinkles, facial acupuncture can also reduce redness and treat cystic acne. “I’m seeing a lot of cystic acne rooted in imbalanced hormones, so I target points directly over the glands that produce hormones in the body, like the Third Eye, where the pineal gland resides,” Karinn Gallagher, licensed acupuncturist at Retreat Acupuncture in San Francisco, says. Once blood flow is increased in that area, the body regulates itself and begins the healing process.

Which method has longer-lasting results? If you want to see and feel results with the acupuncture method, know that you’ll need to commit to consistent sessions. Gallagher recommends patients have initial sessions twice a week — much more frequently than one using Botox injections — and then scale back once they achieve results to monthly visits. “Facial acupuncture rejuvenation is cumulative and lasts from three to five years after a course of 10 treatments with maintenance, which can be done on a monthly basis,” Gallagher advises.

According to Arash Akhavan, dermatologist and director of The Dermatology & Laser Group in Manhattan, though, you can see more immediate results with Botox that’ll only last up to four months.

But how much does it cost? If you’re after the more cost-effective solution of the two procedures, facial acupuncture is it. “The cost of Botox would typically range from $500-$1500 per treatment, depending on the sites being treated,” Dr. Akhavan says. Facial acupuncture prices vary based on frequency. “An individual facial acupuncture treatment costs $165, including a health assessment, dietary and herbal feedback, needling, and facial massage. Follow-up appointments are reduced greatly in cost when one signs up for a package because it increases its effects greatly,” Gallagher tells us.
Are there any risks involved? Since you’re not actually injecting anything into your skin with acupuncture, there is less risk involved than with medication.

“Botox is a toxin and thus there are some inherent risks associated with the procedure such as allergic reactions, minor bruising, and the small possibility of temporary asymmetry or droop of facial muscles,” explains Dr. Akhavan. If you have sensitive skin, are prone to allergic reactions, and/or have a big event coming up, consider opting for the more natural wrinkle-busting approach — you don’t want to risk having any adverse reactions.

22/11/2023

Cosmetic acupuncture is my favourite beauty treatment because it addresses both the mind and body. A typical treatment begins with body needles to relax the mind and improve balance within the physical body. Ultra-fine needles are then gently administered to the entire face. From years of preforming facial acupuncture on my patients I’ve developed a protocol that visibly improves skin firmness, texture and tone. There are even points that can be added to clear acne and the results have been astounding, and almost immediate.

Delicate needles are inserted into muscles of the face to improve blood and energy circulation, nourishing the skin and increasing natural collagen production to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Then, fine needles called intradermals are inserted into superficial lines of the face. These tiny needle puncture the top layer of the skin to trigger the body to create new collagen and elastin, which fills in fine lines. I find this style of cosmetic needling to be much more effective than dermal rolling or general facial needling because it targets specific lines to fill in superficial wrinkles. How, I do use dermal rolling on my clients as well.

I also prefer this therapy to botox, for my patients, because it’s an all natural treatment that has been tried and tested for thousand of years. Botox, on the other hand, is anything but natural and actually comes from a toxin called botulism which paralyses the muscles of the face to inhibit expression. While botox eliminates movement in the face the goal of facial cosmetic is to improve the health of the skin while firming and tonifying facial muscles and increasing collagen production. This is why acupuncture is my favourite procedure to prevent aging of the facial skin and muscles.

You want to be stimulating collagen while it is naturally starting to decline, therefore fighting the aging process before it takes hold. Collagen declines by 1% every year after age 30, so I encourage my patients to start this treatment in their late twenties and early thirties. However, it’s never too late to start, because it boosts the health of your skin, which is beneficial to everyone.

I typically recommend a series of 10 treatments followed by 1 maintenance session monthly. However, I do have some patients that continue to get this treatment biweekly because they love how relaxing it is and how it makes their skin look and feel.

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29/09/2023

15 lessons from Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles:

1. Find your ikigai. Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "reason for being." It's the intersection of what you love, what you're good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. Finding your ikigai can give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment in life.

2. Live in the present moment. The Japanese call this "ichigocu ichie," which means "one time, one meeting." It's a reminder that every moment is unique and precious, and that we should savor it to the fullest.

3. Don't retire. The Japanese believe that it's important to stay active and engaged in life, even as we get older.

4. Surround yourself with good people. The people you spend time with have a big impact on your mood and well-being.

5. Get regular exercise. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress, improve your mood, and boost your overall health.

6. Eat a healthy diet. Eating nutritious foods gives your body the energy and nutrients it needs to function properly.

7. Get enough sleep.

8. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment.

9. Connect with nature. Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress and improve mood. Take a walk in the park, sit by a lake, or hike in the woods.

10. Express your gratitude. Taking the time to appreciate the good things in your life can help you to feel happier and more content.

11. Be forgiving. Holding on to grudges and resentment can cause a lot of stress. Forgive yourself and others for any mistakes they've made.

12. Live simply. Don't chase after material possessions or social status. Focus on living a simple and meaningful life.

13. Find your flow. Flow is a state of deep concentration and enjoyment in an activity.

14. Embrace community. Being connected to a community can give you a sense of belonging and support.

15. Don't be afraid to change. Life is constantly changing, and so should you. B

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16/09/2023

Detox your soul.

06/09/2023

"The sages did not treat those who were already ill but treated those who were not yet ill. They did not try to put in order what was already in disorder but tried to prevent disorder from arising in the first place. Treating disease after it has arisen is like starting to dig a well when one is already thirsty, or only starting to cast weapons once the battle has begun. Would these also not be too late?"
The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic (of Medicine), 200 BCE to 200 CE.

19/07/2023

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17/07/2023

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