publication . Article . 2012

P02.77. Case series to evaluate the efficacy of facial acupuncture to decrease skin roughness and depth of wrinkles in the glabellar area

Brodsky, M; Prikhodko, S;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, issue Suppl 1, page P133 (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Methods Nine subjects aged 40-60 were recruited to participate in the study. Each participant received facial acupuncture treatments 2 times a week for 4 weeks for a total of 8 treatments. An impression of the glabellar area was taken on 3 occasions: 1 month prior to treatment, on the first day of treatment prior to the procedure, and at the conclusion of the final treatment. In this manner each of the participants served as his or her own control. On each of the 3 occasions, a Cuderm replica-locating ring localized the glabellar area, using the root of the nose and eyebrow ridges as landmarks. A negative replica of the skin surface was made using Silfo, a denta...
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Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Poster Presentation, General Medicine, Eyebrow, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Nose, Acupuncture Treatments, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Skin roughness, Acupuncture
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