Natural Ways to Have Younger Looking Skin. Spring Is The Perfect Time To Rejuvenate Your Skin

When you know how to treat your skin well, it shows! By learning to nourish your skin’s cells, you can help it stay firmer and smoother, with younger looking texture and tone.

Natural treatments are now available to help you feel and look your best without painful procedures.

By getting to know more about the skin, and new natural ways to care for it, you can restore your own healthiest, youngest-looking skin, and look and feel your best.

A Closer Look at Collagen and Elastin

If you’ve checked into skin care, you’ve heard about collagen and elastin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It grows as fibers that inter-connect to support all the other tissues and organs in our body — especially the skin.

Collagen and elastin are major skin components. Only about one-third of the protein in our muscles, internal organs and connective tissues consists of collagen. But, collagen makes up about 75-80% of our skin, says the Cleveland Clinic.

Elastin makes the skin elastic — just as the name suggests. It occurs in the skin along with collagen fibers. It is necessary to help the skin and other organs expand, stretch, flex, and return to their resting shape.

Think about how your cheeks get round as you smile, and then lay evenly on your cheekbones at rest. Or think about how your lungs and sides expand and relax as you breathe. Elastin, working with collagen, makes this possible.

Understanding Skin’s Layers

You don’t see them, so you may not know your skin is made up of three layers.

The skin’s outer layer is the epidermis, the innermost layer is the hypodermis, and the middle is the dermis.

The most collagen and elastin are contained in the deepest layers, the dermis and hypodermis. The dermis layer actually makes collagen and elastin. The hypodermis contains fat cells and collagen cells to support the two upper layers of skin.

When collagen and elastin break down, we see wrinkles, lines, cellulite, and sagging skin. To reduce wrinkles effectively, it helps to think about all the layers when considering treatments.

Why Skin Sags and Wrinkles

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Our skin creases, wrinkles, and gets more lax because starting about age 30 we lose collagen at a rate of about 1% a year.  As we age our bodies also decrease production of collagen when women reach menopause; there is a 30% reduction in collagen production in first 1-5 years of menopause. So, it is vital to take good care of the collagen and elastin you have now.

What can you do to take care of the collagen and elastin in your skin, to help it stay strong, flexible and even? Can you make more of these proteins when they break down? Skin care science has some positive news.

Yes, You Can Make Your Own Collagen!

Did you know it’s possible to stimulate your body to increase production of collagen and ok even decades after the body’s prime years?

Thanks to medical science, we now have treatments that stimulate the body to increase production of collagen and elastin naturally. Your skin can generate some of the proteins that have broken down, without painful, costly surgery. You just need to know how to get started making the right repairs – and how to keep enjoying the results.

It turns out the best handy-person to repair your skin is the body itself.

Begin by Stopping the Damage that Ages Your Skin

Wear Sunscreen

First, you need to limit the damage to your collagen and elastin. UVA and UVB rays generate free radicals that damage your skin — they are like little solar hammers that strike at collagen and elastin fibers. Using sunscreen is the best thing you can do to prevent degradation of collagen/premature aging.

  • Choose a sunscreen of SPF 50 or greater
  • Use broad spectrum UVA UVB SPF 50 (to block 98% of harmful rays)

Nourish the Skin

Use skincare products that provide antioxidants to deal with infrared and visible light. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, suppress collagen digesting enzymes, and help protect against damage from air pollution.

Antioxidants include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • COQ-10
  • Resveratrol
  • Green tea polyphenols

I recommend this great sunblock which gives you much-needed protection from damaging rays, and adds antioxidants as it moisturizes.

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Clean, Moisturize, and Keep Nourishing

As we age, the skin makes less moisture. Dirt and pollutants clog pores and increase the risk of acne and scarring.

Moisture helps skin cells remain hydrated and plump. Quality skin care (including sunblock) can help prevent premature aging and help repair and renew skin. Vitamin C, Retinol and Ceramides are a few clinically proven ingredients that support skin health. that break down collagen and elastin. Antioxidants reduce free radical’s power. Check out our personally developed line of medical grade skincare products.

Eat, Sleep and Exercise Well

Minimize processed foods, white sugar, and drinks with alcohol or caffeine. Foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins can help neutralize free radicals that damage the skin.

Drinking more water helps your skin cells stay hydrated and plump. Good muscle tone from exercise supports firmer skin tone. Getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep is essential to every beauty routine.

Next, Stimulate Collagen and Elastin Repair

Next, you need to wake up the body’s ability to make collagen and elastin. Fortunately, with treatments based on the latest science, you can stimulate collagen and elastin to grow in your skin naturally and safely.

These three medical aesthetic treatments deliver safe, fast results without surgery:

Micro Needling or Collagen Induction with SkinPen

One of the best treatments for acne scars and stretch marks, as well as wrinkles and lines is called micro-needling or collagen induction. This treatment uses a special device to make micro channels in the top two layers of the skin — the epidermis and the dermis.

The micro-injuries stimulate a number of healing responses. The outer layer of the skin begins to renew itself at a much faster rate. Unevenly pigmented areas therefore begin to look more even and youthful as new cells replace dark spots and age spots.

Your practitioner can focus on special areas such as acne scars and stretch marks, breaking up scar tissue. The body responds by forming fresh collagen and elastin, a process called skin remodeling.

The body’s natural response is immediate. Patients may see some redness, but results are often visible just after a treatment. While the treatment is not painful, some redness usually appears where the skin is treated. The body continues to require the use of specialized post procedure protocol skin care products that optimize collagen and elastin production to increase collagen and elastin for the 30 days following each micro needling.

A minimum of 3 treatments spaced a month apart is recommended for most patients. People with deeper acne scars or wrinkles will benefit for additional treatments. I provide collagen induction treatments with the SkinPen at the Optimal Wellness Center.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

This treatment helps firm and tone the skin painlessly with acupuncture needles. It also helps patients relax and enjoy a greater sense of well-being. Not only does it soothe the body as a whole, it improves appearance by:

  • Increasing blood flow to the skin
  • Stimulating skin cell regeneration
  • Relaxing muscles in the jaw, forehead and eyes

Cosmetic acupuncture can be especially effective for patients who want to firm skin and reduce frown and worry lines — and to ease the feelings that make them want to frown and worry. I am a well trained and experienced cosmetic acupuncture practitioner — find out more.

Therapeutic radio frequency energy with Venus Legacy For the Face , Neck and Body

For patients concerned about cellulite, stubborn fat deposits as well as lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin. Venus Legacy is often the treatment of choice.

Treatments stimulate collagen production using a combination of medically approved radiofrequency and magnetic pulses. An applicator directs gentle, safe heat energy through the layers of skin. Not only does it wake up the skin’s collagen and elastin production. It improves elasticity so that sagging skin becomes firmer and tighter, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also breaks down stubborn fat deposits, which the body eliminates naturally.

Venus Legacy gives excellent immediate and long term results with tightening of the skin, and with improved body contours.

Medical Aesthetic Treatments for Skin: Comparison Chart

To quickly sum up, you have a choice of natural ways to improve your skin, depending on the type of change you want to see.

A number of treatments help your skin repair collagen and elastin, give you smoother, firmer skin and reduce wrinkles.

But depending on your preferences, some treatments will have other advantages you may want to explore:

Advantages of Aesthetic Medicine Treatments at the Optimal Wellness Center

Reduce wrinklesImprove skin tone & textureReduce scars & dark spotsTighten sagging skinReduce celluliteImprove Contours; body sculptingIncrease Well-beingReduce stretch marks

SkinPen

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Venus Legacy

Find out more about the best treatment for you. If you are in the Ridgewood, NJ area, contact Dr. Keller, for a consultation to learn more.

 

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5 Reasons Why Sunscreen Is the Most Important Skin Care Product You’ll Wear This Summer

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Being outdoors and active is part of a healthy lifestyle. However, a tan is not a sign of skin health! In fact, a suntan or sunburn are signs that skin has already been damaged.

Of course we can’t totally avoid sun exposure, but a little goes a long way. Harmful exposure can happen after just 10 minutes in the direct sun, especially between 10AM and 4PM.

What’s Harmful About Sun Exposure?

By harmful exposure, we are talking about more than sunburn. There are several additional ways that too much sun exposure damages the skin. It causes:

  • Dark blotches / age spots
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Premature wrinkling
  • Premature sagging
  • Increased risk for skin cancer

That’s why I believe everyone should protect the skin with sunscreen, especially during the summer. Here are my top 5 reasons why sunscreen is the most important skincare product for you.

Top 5 Reasons To Use Sunscreen

1) Prevent Sunburn

Sunburn is the redness caused by enlarged blood vessels, and inflammation as the body responds to skin cell damage. It can be painful! People of all skin types and skin colors can get sunburn.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays causes damage to skin cells and DNA within the layers of skin. When damage is severe enough, the skin can blister, dehydrate, die off and peel.

Two types of UV rays cause sunburn and sun damage: UVA and UVB. UVA waves are long waves, and pass more deeply into the skin. UVB waves are shorter, and they do most of their damage to the skin’s surface.

Why is it important to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days? UVA rays pass through windows, clouds, and bounce around even in the shade. So even if you’re spending lots of time in the shade, get your lotion on.

The damage of sunburn will heal, but unfortunately, the body will still have to deal with the long-term harmful effects of UV rays.

2) Help Prevent Age Spots

Also called liver spots, these dark patches start showing up around age 50. For some people, they appear earlier — even decades sooner — especially for people who have spent more time in tanning lights or in the sun.

Age spots form when areas of melanin — naturally formed by the body — build up with repeated UV exposure.

Age spots settle in with time. They do not go away on their own. While not medically harmful, they cause an uneven, blotchy or speckled complexion that many people don’t want.

Prevention is the best way to avoid age spots. But, it is possible to lighten age spots effectively, with new treatments including:

  • Skin Pen: gentle micro-needle procedure that helps improve the absorption of skin lightening formulas, and stimulate the growth of healthier skin

3) Help Prevent Premature Wrinkling

Skin’s texture changes naturally as we age. But sun exposure can speed up this process drastically. Sun exposure is linked with the appearance of deeper creases and lines on the face: around lips, eyes, brows and forehead.

Creases form naturally when we smile and use our facial muscles. Younger skin becomes smooth again, thanks to collagen, a protein that supports the skin like a scaffold.

Collagen helps skin keep its shape and look continuous and even. As we get older, we have less and less collagen in the skin, because our bodies make it more slowly after age 20. UV rays break collagen fibers apart as they pass through the skin.

The more sun exposure, the more collagen breaks down. The body cannot naturally repair this fast enough. And so, creases and wrinkles begin to show where the collagen is too damaged to provide enough support.

4) Help Prevent Premature Sagging

As we age, skin becomes thinner and the youthful layer of fat below the skin tends to shift downward. Also, the skin naturally becomes less elastic with age. Elastin is a protein that helps restore the skin’s shape after stretching. Our body makes elastin more slowly, and replaces it more gradually as we age.

Over-exposure to sun degrades and weakens elastin much faster than the normal rate.

Sagging, sun-damaged skin causes many people to look much older than their real age. Unfortunately, the aging difference shows up many years later after the original over-exposure. A good sunscreen is one of the best things you can do to prevent long-term damage and keep your skin looking younger for years to come.

5) Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Protecting yourself from sunburn and harmful sun exposure is more and more important to help prevent skin cancer. Unfortunately, the rate of all forms of skin cancer is on the rise. Most notably, the rate of new melanoma cases in the US has tripled between 1975 and 2013, says the National Cancer Institute.

Melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — is related to UV exposure. Both UVA and UVB rays can contribute to melanoma, as a number of studies have shown.

Two other forms of skin cancer — basil cell and squamous cell — are not usually life threatening, but they do cause unwanted changes in the skin’s appearance. They are also related to sun exposure, and are very common. Between 40-50% of people aged 65 or over will be diagnosed with one or the other of these types of skin cancer, says the National Cancer Institute.

Make Sunscreen Part of Your Healthy Skin Lifestyle

Sunblock is not a magic cure-all, but it can help prevent a host of skin problems from sunburn to premature wrinkles, dark spots, sagging, and skin cancer.

It is important to include sunblock in your healthy skin strategy. Remember that UVA rays pass through windows, clouds, and even enter the shade.   Wear sunblock, protective hats, and plan indoor activities during the most dangerous hours of the day.

Now is the time to start protecting your skin. New sunblock formulations are available to help you care for and nourish your skin. I want to encourage you avoid harmful sun exposure, and enjoy your healthiest skin. You can do both with these quality sunscreen formulas and treatments available here at the Optimal Wellness Center.

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Skin Pen works by stimulating new collagen and elastin production, reversing years of sun damage, improving acne scars and enhancing the skin’s overall appearance. Discover Skin Pen.

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Lift and firm skin around chin and eyes; reduce wrinkles and fine lines. This ancient healing treatment improves the complexion and leaves the entire face a fresher-looking. Get Details

Collagen Induction Therapy for Younger-Looking Skin: Your Micro-needling Questions Answered

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What is micro-needling as skincare treatment?

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) also known as micro-needling, is a skin treatment that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. Micro-needling uses tiny sharp needles to create hundreds of micro-channels in your skin.

In response to these micro injuries, your body releases growth factors and cytokines, which trigger the wound healing process. During this process, the body produces more collagen and elastin, essential components of your skin that contribute to its structural integrity and elasticity. This revitalizes the natural structure of your skin, resulting in firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin with a healthy, even glow.

What is the device called the Skin Pen?

The micro-needling device we use is called the Skin Pen because it is shaped like a pen, but that’s where the similarity ends.

The device allows a medical professional to safely use a cartridge with 12 tiny surgical-grade needles, which makes microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface. The applicator is automated for precise, safe control. Each cartridge is only used once per person for each treatment — and discarded afterward.

What is a treatment like?

We gently clean the area of the skin being treated, and apply a numbing cream. You relax for about 20 minutes and the numbing cream is washed off before your procedure. Most patients find the treatments non-painful, as the numbing cream ensures your comfort. Some patients experience a mild sensation on the skin, mostly notably the vibration of the device as it glides over the skin. Micro-needling of your face takes approximately 30 minutes.

How soon will you see results?

There is some redness immediately after the treatment, which naturally begins to reduce within hours. A post-procedure skin care formula helps calm and nourish the skin for its natural repair and remodeling process.

The results continue to improve over time. As increased elastin and collagen form, you see a softer, smoother, more even complexion, reduced fine lines and wrinkles. Scars and stretch marks are also reduced as new collagen and elastin remodel the skin. Some patients see the greatest improvement starting from 2-4 weeks after beginning treatments. Those who are familiar with Skin Pen notice their skin continues to improve over time for up to 3-6 months after the last treatment.

What skin conditions can it improve?

Skin Pen is ideal for people with skin damage due to sun exposure, acne, or stretch marks.

Micro-needling benefits skin health by reducing

  • Age spots
  • Mild to moderate acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Hyperpigmentation (unusual uneven complexion)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

Benefits include:

  • Revitalizing your skin
  • Healthier younger skin
  • Improved skin appearance
  • New collagen to reverse years of sun damage

Where on the body can micro-needling be performed?

The procedure is an excellent treatment for the face, neck and décolletage. Unlike photo laser peels or chemical peels, micro-needling causes little if any peeling or sloughing of the skin. It can also be used on the arms, hands, legs, back, and abdomen.

Is there any downtime?

Each person’s experience will vary. Usually the treated areas are “pink “ to “light red” after the procedure. This usually quickly resolves over the first 24 hours, some patients may see redness for up to 48 hours.

We use Skinfuse post procedural skin care products that help reduce downtime. It is clinically proven to augment micro-needling’s ability to increase collagen and elastin, enhancing your results.

How many treatments are needed?

The number of recommended treatments will depend on the condition of the skin you want to improve.

For example, a treatment for mild scarring may need a series of 3 treatments about 4 weeks apart.

We work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your goals. Our aim is to plan only the treatments you need to give you the optimal results and help you maintain them.

Got more questions?

You can schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Betty Keller by calling the Optimal Wellness Center at 201-485-7930, or make your appointment online.

Visit or Skin Pen page on our website to see before-and-after photos and more information: See the Skin Pen at the Optimal Wellness Center.

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The Four Essential Supplements For Optimal Wellness

The Four Essential Supplements
by Dr. Betty Keller

The Four Essential Supplements
With so many vitamins and supplements available, what are the essential supplements we need for optimal health?
A good Multivitamin, a little insurance policy to ensure you are getting essential vitamins and minerals. Despite eating a healthy diet it is very difficult to get all the essential nutrients your body needs to function optimally.
A good probiotic, probiotics are naturally occurring “good bacteria” they are essential for your optimal wellness. They manufacture key nutrients, and limit unhealthy bacteria. Stress, poor diet and antibiotics can disrupt the balance, a good probiotic can return your intestinal tract to the proper balance. They improve digestion, strengthen your immune system, and help prevent inflammation, which can lead to chronic disease.
Fish oils, which are rich in essential omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to good health. These essential fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent chronic disease. They support the immune system, the cardiovascular system, and help with cognitive function, attention, mood, and memory.
Vitamin D is involved in playing an essential role in preventing disease. It is essential for muscle strength, helps build bones, strengthens the immune system and has both anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. Low vitamin D is associated with chronic pain, low mood and dementia. Having adequate levels is essential for optimal health.
Make sure you get good quality supplements, vitamins and that the fish oil is purified and free from heavy metals and other contaminants. I recommend using Metagenics brand for multivitamins, probiotics, fish oil and Vit D.

Discuss with your Doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements.
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Natural Ways to Firm Legs and Abdomen This Spring

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Do you want a flatter belly without surgery? Wonder how to get smoother thighs without painful liposuction or laser therapy?

If you don’t want to give up wearing shorts or your favorite beachwear, but are frustrated by the problem of belly fat and cellulite, here are some natural and cosmetic treatments that can help.

Eat Well; Drink More Water

How can drinking water and eating right help tone skin and manage cellulite? It helps to understand what causes skin to loosen and dimple.

“Cellulite is caused by fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle,” explains the Mayo Clinic. “As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.”

Inflammation and poor muscle tone can worsen the dimpling effect of fat under the skin. As the body works to rid itself of toxins and waste, fluids such as lymph accumulate under the skin.

Drinking water and eating healthy foods (to reduce toxins) helps your body reduce inflammation, burn fat, and nourish and hydrate your skin.

How Exercise Helps

Regular Exercise can be very beneficial to reducing the cellulite and firming skin. Without exercise, the body is less able to rid itself of excess fluids and wastes that build up and cause inflammation. Improving circulation and muscle tone helps the body flush this buildup.

Muscles that are firm and toned also do a better job of burning fat than weak, out of shape muscles. Smaller fat deposits help skin appear less baggy and be less dimpled.

Radiofrequency Therapy with the Venus Legacy System

Sometimes exercise and diet don’t do enough to reduce stubborn cellulite or loose skin. That’s when radiofrequency can be a very effective procedure without requiring painful surgery.

Radiofrequency therapy — with the Venus Legacy system — uses medically approved energy waves to firm the skin and reduce layers of fat and cellulite underneath.

The energy generates a gentle, safe amount of heat, which stimulates the body’s natural healing response. The healing response helps produce collagen in the skin, and break down fat deposits below.

Collagen is present throughout the skin and connective tissues and supports them. It allows skin to stretch in all directions and return to its original shape.

Skin sags because of a breakdown in collagen. But our bodies regularly make the most collagen only through about age 25. Afterward, the rate of production slows, and does not keep up with the wear and tear of sun exposure and the effects of free-radical damage and aging on collagen.

How It Works

Radiofrequency stimulation triggers the body to produce more collagen.

That is how the Venus Legacy system works. The procedure uses a safe applicator to gently warm the skin and cellulite layers. Not only does it stimulate the body to make new collagen. It also reduces the amount of fat underneath by causing fat cells to break down and shrink. The body removes the excess fat naturally as waste.

Radiofrequency has been used medically for years to promote deep-tissue healing. And because it is also so effective in firming and restoring younger looking contours, it has become a leading non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Venus Legacy is the radiofrequency system I use, with very satisfying results.

With Venus Legacy, I have seen patients lose inches from their waist, thighs and buttocks when they follow a recommended series of treatments. Venus Legacy provides more effective skin firming, cellulite reduction and body contouring than any known cream, or deep-tissue massage system. It is the most effective rejuvenating procedure to firm skin on the abdomen (and anywhere else) and reduce cellulite without surgery.

An additional benefit – it feels great! The gentle warmth of the treatments allow patients to relax and de-stress during the procedure. Results are visible immediately. There is no downtime and no pain, and patients return to their regular activities feeling — and looking — rested and rejuvenated.

Have Realistic Expectations

Changes in skin appearance and texture can be managed, but preventing all signs of change may not be realistic.

To some extent, looser skin and cellulite come with aging. Certain changes may run in the family. For example, if your mother’s hips and thighs became dimpled with cellulite as she grew older, your skin show similar changes as you approach middle age. It may not be realistic to expect to get rid of it completely, but you can take action to minimize its appearance.

When you take care of yourself, you can stay trim and feel great. You do not have to give up wearing shorts or your favorite beachwear, or feel embarrassed about the changes to your body over time. Now you know some simple healthy habits and procedures to help you enjoy a firmer looking abdomen and smoother thighs — and feel happier with the results.

For your Venus Legacy Consultation in Ridgewood, NJ, contact us online or call us at 201-485-7930

Want Beautiful Skin? Try Adding These Whole Foods To Your Diet.

        Want  Beautiful SkinTry Adding These Whole Foods To Your Diet.    

 

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There are many whole foods that can  help promote healthy beautiful skin. Eating a variety of these healthy foods can give your skin a natural glow! Whole foods provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to maintain skin health. Try adding these foods to your daily diet, your skin will thank you!

Green Leafy Vegetables, especially Spinach are loaded with phytonutrients and antioxidants that help provide protection from the damaging rays of the sun.

Citrus fruits, are loaded with Vit C, a powerful antioxidant that also helps support collagen production.

Berries, are full of antioxidants that help fight free radicals, which can age your skin prematurely.

Apples, in addition to having Vitamin C, which helps with collagen formation, apples also contains copper.  Copper is needed to produce melanin the skin pigment that helps protect your skin from UV damage.

Nuts,  walnuts are a good sources of omega three fatty acids, which help decrease inflammation in your skin. They also contain Vitamins B and E, which help prevent damage to your skin cells.

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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy - Dr. Betty Keller Acupuncture NJWhat is cosmetic

acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture can help to firm

and tone your skin, bringing about a

younger appearance and a greater

sense of well-being.

When applied to skin that is affected

by aging, cosmetic acupuncture helps

minimize wrinkles, lines and can help

to firm loose skin. With treatments, clients often enjoy additional benefits of

acupuncture, such as increased energy, better skin tone and a healthy glow

that comes from a deeper feeling of wellness.

Where is cosmetic acupuncture applied?

Cosmetic acupuncture is used on certain areas of the face.  Specifically,

it’s used to lift and firm up skin that sags around the chin and eyes,

reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It improves the complexion and

gives the entire face a fresher-looking appearance.

 How does cosmetic acupuncture help

you look younger?

The treatment uses acupuncture needles.  These are sterile, stainless

steel needles that are hair-thin. A medical acupuncturist inserts them

painlessly into the skin at specific points.  The body responds to the

insertion point as a micro-trauma, bringing better circulation, and

producing collagen and elastin in the immediate area.  This healing

response results in skin that becomes firmer, with a healthier glow,

and reduced signs of wrinkles.

Comparison to other treatments

Cosmetic acupuncture is much gentler than Botox or surgery.  It

requires no incisions or skin removal, acid peels or injections.

Acupuncture brings about subtle improvement. You will not get

the same results as a facelift, Botox or fillers. The results will also

not change your appearance the way that Botox, surgical facelifts

or under-skin fillers do.  You get a more youthful look naturally,

without the side effects or recovery time needed from these other

treatments.

Cosmetic acupuncture relies on the body’s healing process.  It does

not rely on drugs, chemicals or implants.  It has no side effects, and

avoids the need to spend time healing from more traumatic

procedures.

How many treatments are needed?

To get the desired results, it’s recommended to plan a series of

10 treatments.  Plan two treatments per week for 5 weeks.

Afterward, you can schedule just one treatment per month

as recommended to maintain your results. Results can last

from 3 to 5 years depending on your age and your schedule

of treatments.

Schedule your treatment at the

Optimal Wellness Center

Dr. Keller is trained in Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture and

practices at the Optimal Wellness Center, in Ridgewood,

New Jersey. You can start look younger using your body’s

own natural healing response, and feel better too.

Schedule a consultation to see if cosmetic acupuncture is

right for you and to discuss your expectations. Make your

appointment by calling 201-485-7930 or contact Us.