The restorative and anti-inflammatory powers of acupuncture have been used for centuries in pain management and treating anxiety. More recently, they have also become popular in cosmetic treatments as an effective alternative to more invasive procedures.
Endpoint Wellness offers cosmetic acupuncture and holistic spa treatments to improve the appearance and health of our Albuquerque patients!
How cosmetic acupuncture works
Cosmetic acupuncture works upon the same principles as any other acupuncture treatment. By manipulating qi meridians, or the vital energy pathways in the body, we can restore balance to your body, improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
In cosmetic acupuncture, we identify and manipulate the acu-points of the body associated with your skin and face.
These cosmetic treatments can stimulate collagen production, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. Treatments leave skin looking refreshed, with a more even skin tone and tighter surface. Many patients see results like what you could expect from dermal fillers or even a facelift!
What can you expect?
By reducing inflammation and boosting blood flow, facial rejuvenation treatments can help your body produce more collagen. This in turn will improve the elasticity of your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Cosmetic acupuncture can also improve skin tone, providing a more even complexion.
In some patients, the results of cosmetic acupuncture can be very dramatic. Our facial rejuvenation treatments can be as effective as dermal fillers and even surgical facelift procedures.
However, the best results occur through prevention; by beginning facial rejuvenation treatments today, you can maintain a healthy glowing complexion and protect your skin from premature aging.
Holistic skin treatments and complementary therapies
Endpoint Wellness is more than an Albuquerque acupuncture clinic. We are a wellness center committed to helping our patients achieve greater health and well-being through holistic treatments. This includes our cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation.
We offer a combination of acupuncture and complementary treatments to help your skin look and feel healthier. Our holistic skin treatments are most effective when combined with the restorative power of regular facial acupuncture.
On site, we are proud to have Kristin Near, a licensed esthetician providing a variety of facials and peels using a holistic line of products and medical grade line for a more targeted approach. In addition, Kristin does brow shaping, facial hair removal, brow and lash tinting. Kristin is also a makeup artist. Together we do facial rejuvenation with Microlight therapy. To schedule an appointment with Kristin, please call (505) 235-7254.
A recent addition is Kai Theophilus LMT, CNMT, providing a wide range of massages and reflexology treatments. To schedule an appointment with Kai, please call (505) 668-5350
Alongside our other treatments, we offer Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Several herbal supplements can promote healthy skin, nails, hair and other cosmetic features. We can also advise you on herbal treatments for increased energy, stress relief and overall wellness.
Ask about our Herbal Medicine options and other holistic treatments when you contact our office today!
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation
Energy Light Rejuvenation™ (ELR) is the future of skincare technology. Developed from ancient healing traditions, ELR is where holistic goes high-tech!
Bridging Eastern technique and Western technology, ELR combines microcurrent with therapeutic light and color to provide a one-of-a-kind rejuvenation treatment that meets your specific needs. ELR is the perfect renewal remedy for those who want to hold the hands of time and age at their own pace.
Energy Light Rejuvenation™ Treatments:
- Encourage Collagen Production
- Smooth Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Firm Skin Tone
- Improve Skin Texture
- Diminish Blemishes and Breakouts
- Minimize Puffiness
- All this without surgery, needles, redness, flaking, downtime or discomfort!
ELR is a facial rejuvenation system that does not involve surgery or needles. It offers the advantages of:
- No Side Effects
- No Pain
- No Downtime for Healing
- It is the perfect renewal system for those who want to approach beauty from a more holistic and natural perspective.
ELR is much more than a cosmetic procedure. ELR is a revitalization process for the entire body designed to make you look and feel renewed.
Microcurrent is electric current in millionths of an ampere. It can relieve pain, increase the rate of wound healing, increase protein synthesis, stimulate the regeneration of injured tissue and stimulate lymphatic flow. Microcurrent flows at one millionth of an ampere and is therefore delivered at a scale similar to current the body produces on its own in each cell.
Microcurrent technology is the core of ELR. Microcurrent has been used successfully for decades by acupuncturists and other wellness professionals for pain management and the treatment of various medical conditions. It is an extraordinarily effective modality for meridian balancing, healing acceleration and non-needle acupuncture for needle sensitive patients.
What makes ELR different from other facial rejuvenation treatments?
Everything! ELR stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin tissue by working in harmony with the natural process of the body. ELR is holistic and high-tech. The rejuvenation process of ELR has no negative side effects – no swelling, redness, numbness or flaking. We only offer the side benefit of feeling as great as you look!
ELR is an effective, natural alternative to a surgical facelift. It involves the use of microcurrent stimulation combined with therapeutic colored light applied in a specific protocol which includes the use of acupuncture points on the face. This system was developed by Dr. Darren Starwynn, an acupuncturist and microcurrent researcher, and a team of health care and aesthetic professionals.
ELR works in harmony with the body’s natural energy systems. According to Dr. Starwynn, the lifting and rejuvenation effects take place through the adjustment of facial muscle tone, detoxification and cleansing of the skin, and stimulation of the acupuncture meridian system.
By combining specially selected colored light to the correct acu-points of the body, the specific needs of each individual client are effectively addressed. The combination of microcurrent and colored light provides positive and lasting results.
According to Dr. Starwynn, “Both microcurrent and light help restore the energy circulation and communication within the cells of the body. The amount of aging we see in our faces is in direct proportion to the blockage and reduction of this energy communication in our bodies.”
What are the expected results?
Most clients notice positive changes in their faces after the first session. A series of sessions is required to re-educate the facial muscles and accomplish rejuvenation of the facial tissues and energy systems.
How many sessions are required for lasting results?
Each person is different; for most clients, 10-20 sessions over a 5- to 7-week period will provide a gratifying, long-lasting effect. Ideal scheduling is 2-3 sessions the first week, 2 sessions in weeks 2 and 3, weekly sessions until the maximum benefit is achieved for approximately 10-20 sessions.
Patients under 40 years of age will generally need 10 treatments. Patients over 40 tend to need 15 or 20, depending on skin condition. Patients in their 30s can begin treatment as a preventative measure to slow the aging process; this works on a cellular level to keep the skin healthy. Smokers, drinkers, drug users and sunbathers usually need additional treatments beyond the initial 15 to 20 treatments.
How do I maintain the results?
To retain the full benefits, you should receive a maintenance treatment every 4 to 8 weeks after completing the initial series. The frequency of maintenance sessions depends on age and skin condition. They range from 4 – 10 weeks.
Additional Suggestions for Maintenance
- Talk to your wellness and health professional about your diet and exercise and discuss healthy lifestyle choices.
- Drink plenty of water, protect yourself from excessive sun exposure, eat fruits and vegetables high in anti-oxidants!
- Use proper cleansing, moisturizing and maintenance of your skin. Natural and organic skincare products free from harsh chemicals are recommended.
Factors that Contribute to the Aging Process:
- Pollution, makeup and/or poor cleansing habits can block pores; use a gentle yet effective cleanser every day. Clean skin is the first step to beautiful skin!
- The sun provides us with warmth, energy and supplies us with Vitamin D. However, overexposure to the sun can be harmful.
- Wear sunglasses, a hat and protective clothing when possible, and opt to sit in the shade.
- Smoking, alcohol, drug use and caffeinated beverages take their toll.
- Relax! Reducing stress and tension in your life will benefit your mind and body.
- Sleep well. Sleep rejuvenates the body and the mind.
Holistic treatments for wellness
In addition to acupuncture, Endpoint Wellness offers cosmetic treatments based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as modern Western concepts.
Our holistic treatments include Chinese herbal supplements to promote skin health and facial rejuvenation. We also have a licensed esthetician on staff to provide spa treatments and cosmetic services.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you choose the best treatments to look and feel your best.
If you’re interested learning more about our cosmetic treatments and other holistic services, contact us today.