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10 Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Since ancient times, acupuncture has been a popular method to help improve overall health and well being. Today, patients continue to undergo this treatment to address a variety of health concerns, often noticing improvements in their outward appearance!  This has lead to a rise in facial acupuncture, which combines whole-body rebalancing with targeted needle stimulation for glowing skin.

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

 Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been utilized around the world for centuries. Tiny painless needles are inserted in the different points in the body to treat a variety of aliments, from back, knee and shoulder pain, to infertility. However, the supplementary benefits might surprise you — especially if you decide to let your acupuncturist have a go at your smile lines. Enter: cosmetic acupuncture, the reportedly safer alternative to surgery or Botox.

 What are The Benefits of Micro-Needling?

Anyone hoping to get a better, rejuvenated skin can opt to go under the needles. But the benefits of skin needling would be more obvious when you use it for the followingMaking stretch marks disappear or fadeReducing scars caused by surgery, burns or acneDyspigmentation or fading dark spots to achieve an even skin toneReducing wrinkles on the skinSkin tightening

What is Micro-needling?

Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. It is essentially a minimally-invasive technique of facial rejuvenation that aims to exploit the healing effects of collagen on the skin. The microneedling process employs a device with fine needles to create controlled tissue damage. The injury to the skin tissues stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two substances with powerful skin healing properties. The treatment has actually been around for many decades and dermatologists with the know-how have used it to provide solutions to their clients’ skin problems. The recent surge in popularity may be attributed to the availability of personal microneedling devices that can be used at home, and of course, the influence of social media.

What Are the Causes of Skin Tags around the Neck? part 1

Skin tags on the neck are a type of benign growth, characterized by a small piece of soft hanging skin attached by a narrow stalk. Skin tags are composed of a core of fibers, ducts, nerve cells, fat cells and a covering or epidermis. There are many unrevealed causes for growing skin tags, however the most common reason for skin tags around the neck is skin-on-skin friction. Skin irritation by jewelry and  clothing.

The Top 5 Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Choosing laser hair removal over other techniques has many advantages. Below are the top five reasons why you may want to consider this treatment:1. Treatments are quick. Laser hair removal treatments are quicker than you might expect. For example, it only takes 20 minutes to perform a treatment on the underarm and Brazilian area.2. This is a cost effective alternative. You will save money in the long run as the permanent reduction of hair will eliminate the need to purchase endless razors, shaving and depilatory creams, tweezers, or costly monthly waxing. It is interesting to note that the cost of laser hair removal has decreased over the past ten years, while the cost of waxing services has increased. It’s a clear win-win solution as the results are far superior to waxing and the cost, over time, is much less.

Laser Hair Removal and Common Questions part 2

The benefits of laser hair removal are clear but you still have some unanswered question? This is very common so we’ve included a Q&A section based on popular client inquiries:Q: How many sessions will I need?A: Every body part has a different hair growth cycle and the time of the growth cycles can vary from 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the area of focus. After a couple of treatments, clients typically experience a significant reduction in hair along with an overall slower growth pattern. You can expect to see an average of 10 to 15 percent hair reduction after each session. An average of eight sessions are required for maximum hair reduction. It is important to keep in mind that the number of laser hair removal sessions you will need depends on many factors, including areas of the body being treated, skin colour, coarseness of hair, sex, hormones and any underlying health conditions.Q: How does laser hair removal work exactly?

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Laser Hair Removal and Common Questions (part 1)

For many people, hair removal is a dreaded and time consuming daily chore. Traditional methods only offer short term results and involve repeated waxing, tweezing and shaving, which also leaves behind unsightly bumps, nicks and ingrown hairs. However, technological advancements within the last decade have produced a hair removal system that eliminates all of these inconveniences.