Medical Acupuncture & Esthetician
Microdermabrasion / Deep Cleansing / Acne / Black Acne / Chemical Peel/ Intense Pulsed Light ( IPL ) Facial Treatment /Cosmetic Acupuncture
DERMATOLOGY-ANATOMY OF THE SKIN
Facts about the Skin:
The skin is the body's largest organ, covering the entire outside of the body and weight about six pounds. It serve as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection, the skin also:
Throughout the body, the skin's characteristics vary (i.e., thickness, color, texture). For instance, the head contains more hair follicles than anywhere else, while the soles of the feet contain none. In addition, the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands have much thicker layers.
The skin is made up of the following layers performing specific functions:
The epidermis is the thin outer layer of the skin. The epidermis itself is made up of thin outer layer of
The epidermis layer is made up of three sub-layers:
The epidermis also contains melanocytes, which are cells that produce melanin (skin pigment).
The dermis is the middle layer of the skin. The dermis is made up of the following:
The dermis is held together by a protein called collagen, made by fibroblasts (skin cells that give the skin its strength and resilience). This layer also contains pain and touch receptors.
The subcutaneous is the deepest layer of skin and is also known as the subcutaneous layer. The subcutis, consisting of a network of collagen and fat cells, helps conserve the body's heat while protecting other organs from injury by acting as a "shock absorber."
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is technically not a real Laser. IPL, unlike Laser, uses white light composed of many frequencies (colors of light) compared to Lasers that use only 1 wavelength (color) of light. IPL with multiple light wavelengths has the ability to effectively treat multiple problems within the skin. Your skin can appear more youthful, radiant and bright. IPL rejuvenates skin, all over the body, by painlessly using white light to penetrate into the skin’s dermis.
The IPL’s light, once within the dermis, uses different wavelengths of IPL light that are absorbed by elements (target) within the skin. One of the IPL’s wavelengths will be absorbed by age-spot pigment, another wavelength by the broken capillaries (actually IPL hits the pigment within the red blood cells within the capillary) and yet another wavelength, of the IPL, will be absorbed by the fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are responsible for making new Collagen within the skin. The above mentioned changes within the skin created by IPL Treatments effectively rejuvenate skin all over the body…for brighter, more beautiful skin.
I have seen just about everything and I can tell you that the trend today is away from Harsh Phenol and Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion and Deep Lasers as these can create pigmentary problems and prolonged down-time from healing.” “I have found non-invasive, no-downtime treatments with the IPL an ideal tool for safe, mild yet effective skin rejuvenation.
Intense Pulsed Light Treatments ( IPL) have the following indications:
Human body is made up of countless cells. Around all sorts of atom of which cell molecule is consisting, there are electrons moving unceasingly. This action produces human bio-magnetic field which is close related to and influences man's physical activities micro-computer instrument with functions of Bio-imitated, anti-aging, lifting-skin, dispelling-skin, makes use of low-frequency pulse current mode, high-frequency pulse mode which are not only the most popular, effective in modern word wild Beauty Academy, but also the mearest close to man's Bio-current. The current modes are of same function as amplifying man's Bio-current to give slack part compulsory treatment with view to relieve wrinkle and improve muscle healthy condition with advantage.
In Simple word, micro-current beauty instrument can make super effective micro-current inciting nerves of face and body with view to revive fame muscle and reach out for resisting and dispelling wrinkle.
The Non-Surgical procedure that offers an innovative way to rejuvenate your Skin without surgery. It involves the application of Micro-current to stimulate and create muscle contractions in the face. It adopts current modes with low/high Frequency pulse, which are proximal body current and the most popular and effective current modes in facial world to produce unbelievable facial effects.
This is our most popular skin cleansing and refining treatment! Face and neck (may also add chest, hands and back) microdermabrasion treatment is beneficial for fine lines, as well as improving the texture and clarity of skin. This treatment is also helpful with deep pore cleansing, the management of black heads and milias.
Teenage Facial (1 hour): This treatment is designed to improve the look and feel of adolescent skin. The facial consists of cleaning, toning, removal of blackheads and whiteheads, and cleaning clogged pores with steam. Light massaging, a mask and sunscreen are also included. Throughout, we provide medical advice on proper skin care based on your personal needs.
Acne Facial (1 hour): This facial is designed for treatment of inflamed, irritated acne skin. This is a cleansing with a light detoxifying massage, steam, extractions and a mask. It is concluded with treatment product and sunscreen.
Deep Pore Cleansing Facial (1 hour): An enzyme peel is used to help soften and remove excess sebum. It involves deep-cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, high frequency and a mask. It is included with treatment product and sunscreen.
Black Acne Facial (1 hour): Treated the same as acne facial. Treatment includes deep cleansing, detoxifying massage, steam, extractions and a mask. It is followed by treatment product and sunscreen.
Therapeutic Facial (1 hour): This therapeutic facial begins with deep cleansing, exfoliating and steam. Based on your skin needs, treatment will include a skin analysis, massage and a mask. Treatment product and sunscreen conclude the facial.
Chemical Face Peels are great as anti-aging treatments or as acne scar treatments. MCA Cosmetic Dermatology Center carries a large selection of chemical peels in a variety of acid percentages and pH levels to benefit any skin type.
Glycolic Acid Peel: An application of a high strength peel solution to aggressively treat sun damaged, aging skin. This is great as an add-on to any facial.
Facial Rejuvenation, known as an Acupuncture "Facelift" is becoming a more popular, non-surgical method for those who want not only to maintain beauty, radiance and vitality in the face, but also improve their overall health and well being. Facial rejuvenation using acupuncture improves overall skin and muscle tone while enhancing and increasing the elasticity of the skin. Acupuncture can reduce the signs of aging by strengthening and stimulating the circulation of qi within the meridian pathways, especialy those of the face.
Facial Rejuvenation is a holistic alternative to plastic surgery, Botox, and laser/chemical peels. This anti-aging procedure promotes the circulation of energy and blood in the face. Increased blood flow brings nutrients into cells and enhances collagen and elastic properties, increase muscle tone and elasticity help firm the skin. Improves the face's natural, healthy color and benefits of this treatment include reduction of wrinkles, sagginess and lifting of droopy eyelids.
You will look and feel more energetic, calm, vibrant and healthy. The best result is twice a week for 5 weeks and then twice per month to maintain the results.
Acupuncture may be combined with herbal supplements, exercises and acupresure in order to maximaize results.
What will be the benefits of the treatment?
Facial Rejuvenation has a rich history in Chinese Medicine. Strategies for achieving longevity through lifestyle, acupuncture and herbal treatment is an important mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine. By treating the body and the interplay of the organs, with particular attention to the meridians in the face, appearance can be optimized. Herbal formulas can help to reinforce the acupuncture treatment and give a sleeker, more relaxed look without the drastic changes of plastic surgery or injections.
Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses the same organs as Western Medicine, but has organized the treatment and understanding of them in a different way. The organs in Chinese Medicine have enhanced functions compared to Western Medicine. For example, the organ of the heart can be treated with acupuncture, but you can also treat the "spirit" through treating the Meridians of the heart.
During facial rejuvenation treatment heighten focus is placed on the five organ systems in Chinese medicine:
The Lungs: The lung system, of course, is involved in respiration. But in Chinese Medicine, the Lung controls the skin, with its external sense organ --the nose. (In Chinese medicine, it makes perfect sense that people have asthma, might also have rhinitis and eczema.) If the lung is not optimized, this will lead to dryness, wrinkles, and a withered-looking complexion, seen in the extreme with chronic smokers.
The Liver: The liver system plays a major role in the qi flow of all the other organ systems. It is key in the circulation of qi and blood and it can tend to become stagnant without proper exercise, breathing, diet, and control of the temper. The external sense organ of the liver is the eyes. If the liver is not optimized there will be wrinkles from the poor perfusion of the face, dark spots, and a dusky congested complexion. This can be noted in the extreme with chronic drinkers who can tend to have broken capillaries, red noses, and a congested look especially in the eyes.
The Spleen: The spleen dominates the function of making the food eaten into energy and blood. The external sense organ is the mouth. When the spleen is not optimized, the skin will be undernourished with a loss of skin tone, sagging and looseness. There can be a look of puffiness with eye bags. One can even see brownish dark spots on the face.
The Kidneys: The kidney system regulates the fluid balance in the body, the external sense organ is the ear. (In Western Medicine, it has long been observed that deformities in a newborn's outer ear can be associated with kidney abnormalities.) In Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are incredibly important besides their role in regulating water. Perhaps because of the proximity to the adrenal gland, the kidneys are seen as key in storing a substance called "essence" which is the basis of health, longevity, and reproduction. (Western Medicine now acknowledges the key role of stress, mediated by the adrenal gland, in health, mood, reproduction, and aging.)
When the kidneys are not optimized, one can see dark circles under the eyes, puffiness around the eyes. But if essence is diminished, one can see accelerated aging, loss of hair, and wrinkles.
The Heart: The heart rules the blood and blood vessels, but also the spirit, as noted above. If the spirit is altered, it can easily be reflected in the face. Many of the anti-wrinkle protocols will serve to calm the heart. The most common result of a heart function that is not optimized is low heart blood leading to poor perfusion and wrinkles. But if the heart blood is not strong, sleep can be affected and that can lead to accelerated facial aging.
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