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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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