The skin is the body's largest organ, with about an average of six pounds covering the whole body. The youth or aging of skin represents the status of other organs’ function.
As you can see in the picture:
- The outermost layer of the skin is the epidermis. The epidermis provides a waterproof barrier, immune protection, and creates our skin tone.
- The dermis, which is underneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, blood vessels, nerve, and sweat glands.
- The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue.
Aging of the Skin
Your skin’s health is supported by the normal function of your body’s water metabolism, circulation, tissue regeneration, nutrition support, and proper nervous system. Therefore, any of the following conditions will compromise the appearance and tone of the skin: sunlight, smoking, drugs, chemical toxins, digestive disorders, and improper diet (such as a diet low in protein and rich in simple carbohydrates or a diet low in fruits and vegetables), genetics (which could be overcome by better health preservation and life style), stress and lack of sleep.
A. Comprehensive approach: A proper Skin Rejuvenation program should focus on outer beautification through supporting inner health and vitality. At weMED Wellness, we focus on The 5 Pillars of Health to restore a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
The 5 Pillars of Health consist of:
- Brain Health - good sleep and a stable mood improves skin quality and appearance
- Hormonal Balance - natural methods without relying on synthetic or bioidentical hormone replacement
- Detoxification - improve liver and kidney function to eliminate heavy metals, inflammatory chemicals and extra weight, which lets your natural beauty shine through
- Fitness - individualized exercise programs based on hormone testing and patient constitution
- Nutrition and Gut Health - enhance your immune system, digestive system, and central nervous system to provide vitality and radiance to your skin. Balance healthy gut flora, eliminate pathogenic bacteria and yeast, and analyze 300 food items and 300 non-food item sensitivities, 80 nutritional deficiencies, and 80 heavy metal toxicities.
B. Stem Cell Injection
Medical practitioners often call stem cell therapy “a gift of science”. With this said, is this therapy a scientifically proven type of regenerative medicine?
Yes, it is!
There is a considerable amount of excitement about this therapy. Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize the concept of healthcare. Medical practitioners are capable of doing numerous things through stem cell therapy. Diseases such as strokes and diabetes will soon be treated by this therapy. Other areas where this therapy has worked wonders include facial rejuvenation, regenerating cartilage, tendon and ligaments!
Are Stem Cells Safe Enough?
Adipose tissue stem cells, cortisone injections, and other medicines offer a temporary cure for some of these injuries or diseases; while amniotic stem cells have the capability to restore the degenerative tissue and bone back to its original condition. One of the prime components of amniotic stem cell therapy is the hyaluronic acid that is known to lubricate your joints and tendons, easing pain and restoring your mobility.
C. Stress management through Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation, Qigong of Taichi, and Exercise is also our unique approach.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine, generally speaking, can:
- Increase Energy flow and replenish the body with its own natural healing agents
- Promote Blood and lymph circulation
- Promote body nourishment, increase collagen production
- Get rid of pain, enhance sleep quality, improve digestive function, eliminate mood swing and strengthen energy.
- Reduce stress, enhance immune system and improve overall health
More specifically, facial acupuncture can:
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, under-eye bags, and sagging
- Brighten your complexion
- Reduce skin redness and irritation
- Clear up pimples and blemishes
- Diminish dark spots and soften scars
- Reduce facial puffiness
- Improve and firm skin tone
- Help you look more rested and relaxed
For those who may have gone under the knife already, acupuncture can significantly speed up recovery time, reduce post-op pain and swelling, and minimize scar tissue formation. As with all medical procedures, please be aware that results may vary from one individual to another.
How does it work?
The first records of cosmetic acupuncture date back to ancient China, around the time of the Song Dynasty (960 A.D.). This involves the insertion of thin needles in acupuncture points on the face as well as on the body. Through this individually prescribed acupuncture treatment, the circulation and energy flow in the facial area increases, improving nourishment of the facial tissues, stimulating collagen production, and resulting in more elasticity and a more vibrant complexion. Besides the effects on the face, cosmetic acupuncture also helps to decrease stress and improve the immune system, which all contribute to the anti-aging effect.
One treatment will give your skin a "boost" and add color to your face. For optimum results, we recommend a course of 10-15 treatments in succession on a weekly or biweekly basis.
Who is it for?
Cosmetic acupuncture can benefit almost anyone. Many facial points can also benefit thyroid function, sinus issues, TMJ and headaches, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, dizziness, mood disorders, hair loss, and stress. If you are already in good health, eat a good diet, and get proper rest, it is likely that you will see results faster and keep the results over a longer period of time. If you are dealing with other health issues, it is highly recommended that you resolve those issues first through a more targeted acupuncture treatment course, then proceed with cosmetic acupuncture.
Because acupuncture can occasionally cause bruising and needles on the face will be used, it is not recommended to do treatments immediately prior to important events where photographs may be taken. Please always let us know if you take blood thinners or substances that tend to thin the blood like fish oil, ginger, and/or aspirin.
What’s my next step?
Before beginning a Skin Rejuvenation Program, you’ll want to meet with a healthcare practitioner for an in-depth consultation, evaluation, examination, and plan of action.
Our team at weMED Wellness are certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners (Texas Medical Board). For more information about our practitioners, click HERE.
To schedule your first visit, call 713-572-3888