Acupuncture Face-Lift Treatment w/ Complimentary Revitalization & Immune Boost Therapy.
Forbes Magazine calls Acupuncture the New Natural Botox and Dr Hiller uses the ancient technique for also lifting and relaxing all the small, but, significant muscles of expression in the face
Included in your Acupuncture Face-Lift is a 20 minute session of Red Light Therapy cued to the precise and warming/stimulating wavelength of 620-670 nm for the maximum ROS (reactive O2 species) responsible for increasing collagen production. The Following is an excerpt from an in depth study on Red Light Therapy for anti-aging (and healing) found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3926176/
Previous findings were able to correlate fibroblast activity and dermal matrix remodeling processes, with an increase in intradermal collagen density and reduced signs of aging.18 The proposed underlying mechanisms include the photostimulation of terminal molecules in the electron transport chain and the subsequent adenosine triphosphate (ATP) concentration increase,14 along with the selective light-driven activation of water molecules,19 thereby enhancing metabolic exchange and influencing the ion transporter systems found in cellular membranes.20 Detailed analysis of the gene expression profiles in human fibroblasts revealed an influence of low-intensity red light with a 628-nm wavelength on 111 different genes that are involved in cellular functions, such as cell proliferation; apoptosis; stress response; protein, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism; mitochondrial energy metabolism; DNA synthesis and repair; antioxidant related functions; and cytoskeleton- and cell-cell interaction-related functions.21 A specific role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in increasing fibroblast proliferation and motility has recently been reported, suggesting that the elevation of ROS via photodynamic therapy can enhance the cellular functions of dermal fibroblasts through specific mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in vitro.22The light-induced free radical formation in human skin has been investigated in detail, demonstrating that red light with 620 and 670 nm wavelengths increases the concentration of ROS even without the influence of external photosensitizers.2
Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Wagner, and Madonna are just a few of the celebrities claiming an acupuncture facelift has helped them simultaneously revitalize their skin and improve their health and well-being.
An acupuncture facelift is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure commonly touted as a holistic alternative to Botox injections or as an adjunct to help botox enthusiasts lower their annual intake of the toxin. Studies have shown it to induce collagen and elastin production, release tension and inflammation in the facial muscles (decreasing the depths of lines and wrinkles), increase circulation, and benefit brain and the vagus nerve’s calming effect, to boot!
During an acupuncture facelift, a patient receives 40-60 tiny needles in key areas of the face (There are ‘lunchtime’ facelifts utilizing 13 key points for lifting often done in 30 minutes) . Most report no pain at all, some feel a little pinch now and again, and there is generally no down time at all.
In addition to the lift and rejuvenation effects, an acupuncture facelift may be used to treat a variety of skin issues, including:
- Acne or other scarring
- Dull skin
- Puffiness/inflammation or water retention in the face
- Rosacea (skin disease that causes facial redness or red, pus-filled bumps on the face)
- Increasing hair growth at the hairline
- Tightening skin that is lax
A typical acupuncture facelift lasts between 45 minutes and one hour and 15 minutes. Most patients are very satisfied with a series of 5-12 weekly sessions in a row once or twice per year and then come for monthly during the remainder of the time for “maintenance”
Herbal Rejuvenation Therapy
Longevity / Anti-Aging Herbal Medicine Custom Formulas for specific Preventive protocols for each of a patient’s needs are offered at AEIM. Typical formulas include herbs for brain health, kidney and liver support, eye health, and muscle tonification. Customization can also include specific herbs for hair, skin, lung, and bladder health.
A new general formula by Dr. Hiller includes both Chinese and Ayervedic herbs (one ingredient used for improving memory in China for over 1500 years, now used to make a new Alzheimer’s drug, Qian Ceng Ta) is called Clari-Tea. This is a pleasant daily tea for giving your brain its best nutrition for Boosting Memory and maintaining cognitive health through middle and older age.
Collagen Induction Therapy
aka CIT, Micro-needling, or Micro-channeling
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CIT is the insertion of very fine short, sterilized needles into the face or body for rejuvenation. These tiny little ‘micro-injuries’ signal your body to send healing to the site with its own natural tools for rebuilding and exceeding the collagen that was there. Research shows this results in thicker, more plumped, and more youthful appearance of the skin.
Studies also show that deeper is not always better and that the old derma-rollers can tear at the skin causing more injury for the body to ‘clean up’ instead of getting right to the collagen building part.
We use state of the art sterile (single use) devices with customized targeted levels of depth for your particular best results along with customized serums and vitamins for your skin. At no additional charge, key spots on the face and body get accelerated healing boosts with cold laser and key calming body acupuncture points (painless Japanese needles)!
The bonus of trusting your skin to a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is that you get a customized acupuncture treatment to boost your healing time, immune system, and help you to manage stress better all in a single treatment for the same or less than you would pay and MD spa or aesthetician. You also get more care, more expertise, and a tailored consult for enhancing your inner health that will show on the outside, too!
Holistic Microneedling with Stem Cells for Hair Regrowth
Benefits of Microneedling for Hair Growth
To fully grasp the benefits of microneedling for the hair and scalp, we first need to understand the science behind microneedling. “Microneedling works by mechanical controlled micro-injury into the dermis,” Dr. Rabach tells us – a board-certified NYC dermatologist. (The word injury has a negative connotation. In this case, each “micro-injury” is minuscule, nowhere near large enough to cause pain or scarring. In most cases, the only physical change in the skin you should see is a little redness). “Specifically, we use tiny needles that get pushed perpendicularly into the dermis which causes a healing reaction in the skin.”
Growth factors that promote healing are released and these same growth factors in addition to our Chinese Herbal complex with stem cells, promote hair growth. The trauma of the microneedling will also stimulate stem cells to grow which are helpful to grow new hair – see our Research tab for studies!
This helps to explain why microneedling has emerged as a buzzy new treatment for alopecia and general age-related hair loss. Studies currently indicate that there are positive results when microneedling is used in concert with topical herbal treatments. When microneedling is utilized as an adjunct therapy for alopecia, results present an increase in hair density, thickness, and the quality of hair regrowth.” However, “Further research and studies are required to determine if microneedling is as effective as a standalone therapy for alopecia,” she notes.
What to Expect During a Microneedling Treatment
A typical microneedling session may last 45 minutes to an hour—give or take. First, we will cleanse your scalp or the exact area where you would like to stimulate hair growth. Then, using a topical herbal and stem cell serum we will disinfect and prepare said area so that the treatment is not painful. Finally, we will begin microneedling using an electric skin needling pen.
Following the procedure, you can expect to see new hair growth in as soon as three bi-monthly treatments – usually 3-4 months annually is enough to keep your new growth in tact!