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Acupuncture for quick facial rejuvenation?

Acupuncture for quick facial rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation: There is no clinical evidence that supports the use of acupuncture to achieve quick or sustained facial rejuvenation. The relaxation effect of acupuncture can be very beneficial for decreasing the frowns and wrinkles that are evident from facial muscle tension. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Whats a facial fillers treatment?

Whats a facial fillers treatment?

Facial filler: Facial fillers are cosmetic treatments performed in the office with minimal local anesthesia. Results are typically immediate and last for several months or years. Example treatment areas may include the lips, smile lines, cheeks, or under eyes. A large variety of facial fillers are available, such as restylane, (dermal fillers) juvederm, radiesse, sculptra, and belotero. ...Read more

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Facial liposuction permanent?

Facial liposuction permanent?

Yes.: Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however the remaining fat cells can increase in size if there is a weight gain. With aging there is usually a loss of fat in the face and with facelifts and facial procedures we combine fat transfer to the face. Therefore it is key to be cautious before removing fat in the face. ...Read more

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Are facial massages beneficial ? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds , sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message ?"

Are facial massages beneficial ? Some claim improvement in nasolabial folds , sagging ect? One specific program called "tanaka message ?"

Yes: Facial massages at least can be beneficial in terms of relaxation which has a wide range of health benefits. Should increase blood flow to facial skin which also may have some benefits. ...Read more

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Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens?

Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens?

Facial Rejuvenation: Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished with a variety of topical treatments, injectable products, lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. A small number of patients can be allergic to the treatments, injectables or medications used to facilitate lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. Inform your doctor of any allergies you have so that those allergens can be avoided. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for residual facial synkinesis?

Is acupuncture effective for residual facial synkinesis?

Possibly: Acupuncture can help with pain associated with residual facial synkinesis as well as atypical facial pain, in ~40% of people. Acupuncture is ineffective at restoring normal nerve connections to diminish synkinesis, however. Specific treatments by a speech therapist can stimulate facial muscles & nerve to help retrain your muscles and may be more effective to restore normal motion/function. ...Read more

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Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Is facial reconstruction different from facial plastic surgery?

Facial plastics: Facial reconstruction following trauma or tumor removal is performed to try to reconstruct the appearance to what is was prior to the trauma or tumor removal. Aesthetic facial plastic surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the patient in the absence of trauma or ablative surgery. ...Read more

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Does photo facial (photo rejuvenation) treatment work permanently?

Does photo facial (photo rejuvenation) treatment work permanently?

Not permanent: As previously answered, the results of photo facial treatment are not permanent. Maintenance treatments are highly recommended, as is daily use of a broad spectrum antioxidant sunscreen. ...Read more

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Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Is brow lift an uneven facial muscles solution?

Perhaps: It is common for one brow to sit lower than the other. This will be much worse if someone has weakness of the facial muscles as in bell's palsy. Certain brow lift operations might be able to improve the symmetry of the brows. Have a consult with a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Can plastic surgeron fix facial paralysis condition?

Facial paralysis: Yes. Please look into the plastic Surgery groups at Johns Hopkins or the university if Maryland. ...Read more

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Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Do board certified dermatologists typically offer skin tightening laser treatments?

Depends: While some board-certified dermatologist do perform these procedures others focus their practices and other areas and do not. It is import to find a center that has this treatment as an area of expertise and that can include a reputable med spa for plastic surgeons office as well. Be sure to ask for an review before-and-after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...Read more

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What is the advantage of fat grafting over other facial rejuvenation procedures?

What is the advantage of fat grafting over other facial rejuvenation procedures?

Only partially true: Fat injections have both advantages and disadvantages. The fat needs to be prepared properly or it will be resorbed quickly. The process must be done with excellent sterile technique to prevent infection. Results can be difficult to evaluate in the short term due to swelling and eventual loss of some fat. Fat is a natural product and very safe to use and has the potential to last a long time. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy and retinol effective for removing minor facial scarring?

Is laser therapy and retinol effective for removing minor facial scarring?

Yes: As with any recommendation it is necessary for you to seek out a qualified health care professional to answer your question specifically, however, in our practice retinol either of varying strengths, with or without laser therapy ( and vice versa) is quite effective. You should get very nice results. Co2 fractional laser has been wonderful in these cases. ...Read more

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Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Perhaps: Cleft chin is caused by the adherence of the skin in the middle of the chin to the deeper tissues. Correction requires releasing these strong attachments and placing a graft of fat or muscle to add volume. Filling agents injected under the cleft might be of some value, however, the results will be limited if the strong deep attachments are not released. ...Read more

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How effective are acupuncture facelifts?

How effective are acupuncture facelifts?

Facelift = Surgery: Be very skeptical of any "non-invasive" procedure that claims the same results as surgery. A facelift corrects loose skin, acupuncture effects nerves and muscles. Perhaps you can obtain acupuncture botox, but it won't work as well as actually injecting botox, and certainly it is not a facelift. ...Read more

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Acupuncture for quick facial rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation: There is no clinical evidence that supports the use of acupuncture to achieve quick or sustained facial rejuvenation. The relaxation effect of acupuncture can be very beneficial for decreasing the frowns and wrinkles that are evident from facial muscle tension. ...Read more

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What is the cost of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation?

What is the cost of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation?

Varies: Non-surgical facial rejuvenation ranges from botox, dermal fillers such as radiesse, juvederm, peels, monopolar, radiofrequency and laser skin tightening to fractional or total laser resurfacing. Depending on where you live, extent of correction desired and combination of treatments, you are looking at a cost of several hundred to several thousand dollars. Find a board certified cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the advantage of fat grafting over other facial rejuvenation procedures?

Only partially true: Fat injections have both advantages and disadvantages. The fat needs to be prepared properly or it will be resorbed quickly. The process must be done with excellent sterile technique to prevent infection. Results can be difficult to evaluate in the short term due to swelling and eventual loss of some fat. Fat is a natural product and very safe to use and has the potential to last a long time. ...Read more

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Which is the advantage of fat grafting over othe facial rejuvenation procedures?

Which is the advantage of fat grafting over othe facial rejuvenation procedures?

Volume: Fat grafting is the only way to naturally add volume to your body. As we age things sag and deflate. Surgery can lift tissues up, but fat grafting is the only procedure capable of adding lost volume. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens?

Facial Rejuvenation: Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished with a variety of topical treatments, injectable products, lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. A small number of patients can be allergic to the treatments, injectables or medications used to facilitate lasers, ipl or surgical procedures. Inform your doctor of any allergies you have so that those allergens can be avoided. ...Read more

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What to do if my face is ugly which is why my partner is not do desperate to marry me what do I do I can't afford a facial rejuvenation ?

What to do if my face is ugly which is why my partner is not do desperate to marry me what do I do I can't afford a facial rejuvenation ?

Dump him: Please forgive my frankness. Any man who cares more about your face than about who you are or the life that you should have together doesn't deserve your love. Forget a "facial rejuvination" -- there's no magic. Get the best education you can, learn useful skills, work hard, be in a position to help others, and you'll have no shortage of good men who'll beg for the privilege of loving you. ...Read more

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Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens? I have had allergic reactions to anti-aging creams, specifically those that contain retinol. I've also had reactions to hot wax when i've visited salons in the past. Are there methods of facial rejuvenation for

It : It is often a bit tricky to use a retinoid such as Retin-A without irritation. There have been studies that have shown applying a thin layer of a mild facial lotion prior to applying the retinoid can be helpful to reduce irritation. If you feel you are truly allergic as opposed to just irritated by cosmetic facial products, a visit to a dermatologist for possible allergy testing might be helpful. Also, make sure you are using a very mild soapless cleanser so you don't dry out your facial skin when cleaning it. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for someone to do diy acupuncture on your own face?

Would it be possible for someone to do diy acupuncture on your own face?

Trained: If you are adequately trained in the art/ practice of acupuncture - you can provide self treatment. I do. I wouldn't go around poking yourself in the face with needles if you don't know what you are doing. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture also reduce facial swelling?

Can acupuncture also reduce facial swelling?

Depends: This depends on the cause of the swelling. If you have significant facial swelling due to an infection - that should be treated by your physician. If you have swelling due to acute trauma - then acpuncture may expedite healing. Recommend having your family doctor check this and he or she can advise if this is a condition that is responsive to acupuncture. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for residual facial synkinesis?

Possibly: Acupuncture can help with pain associated with residual facial synkinesis as well as atypical facial pain, in ~40% of people. Acupuncture is ineffective at restoring normal nerve connections to diminish synkinesis, however. Specific treatments by a speech therapist can stimulate facial muscles & nerve to help retrain your muscles and may be more effective to restore normal motion/function. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help the healing hematomas on your face?

Can acupuncture help the healing hematomas on your face?

Yes: It can accelerate healing by improving circulation & lymphatic drainage in the area of the hematoma. It will also help to reduce both inflammation & pain. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had some facial acupuncture to try and help with muscle stiffness inand is no more severe, or if the acupuncture can cause a rash?

What do you advise if i had some facial acupuncture to try and help with muscle stiffness inand is no more severe, or if the acupuncture can cause a rash?

I have never: Seen a rash develop as the result of acupuncture needles that are placed briefly and then removed.. However, if a person is allergice to nickel and stainless steel semi-permanent needles are placed in the ears, this could lead to a reaction. This can be overcome by use of titanium, silver or gold asp needles. Take care. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture help with mytonia?

No: Acupuncture provides only temporary relief. It works similar to the concept of purposely promoting pain in one area to block pain impulses in another area. It's only fascinating because of the whole concept. Myotonia is an abnormality in the electrical conduction system in the region were the nerve meets the muscle. It may provide brief relief at best. ...Read more

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Does the acupuncture procedure hurt?

For some patients: In some patient's it can be painful, in some not at all. In fact some patients find the procedure incredibly relaxing and fall asleep during the treatment. ...Read more

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Who all can benefit from acupuncture?

Everyone: Acupuncture has had a fair bit of research supporting its useful role in modern medicine. Some reasonably good med schools such as harvard ;-) have even started offering it as an elective in their curriculum. Many insurance companies will even pay for it! give it a shot and see what can do for you. ...Read more

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How good does acupuncture work for pain?

How good does acupuncture work for pain?

It depends: For certain painful conditions acupuncture can be very helpful; major surgery has been performed using acupuncture as the only anesthetic! but every person/situation is unique, so the only way to see how it works for you is to try it. And, or course, there are different styles/techniques of acupuncture, so some acupuncturists may help you more than others. ...Read more

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Does insurance generally cover acupuncture?

Does insurance generally cover acupuncture?

Not generally: There seem to be more insurance companies that cover acupuncture in California. Some policies do cover acupuncture. Check your policy. Take care. ...Read more

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How many maladies can acupuncture be used to treat?

How many maladies can acupuncture be used to treat?

Multitude: There are villages in china that only have acupuncture medicine and herbal medicine. Acupuncture has been around since the second century bc and has been amazing in treating many maladies. ...Read more

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