Lesley Schofield ND MBAcC Introduces DEEP OSCILLATION® (BOISNIC, 2013) and ACUNPUNCTURE For Facial Rejuvenation
For effective and relaxing natural facial rejuventation
What happens during a DEEP OSCILLATION® Acupuncture treatment?
The client will first have a consultation with the therapist where they will have the opportunity to discuss the reason for the visit and highlight the areas of the face they are hoping to improve. At this stage the therapist will talk through the contraindications to ascertain that none of them apply. For the treatment itself the client is usually lying down to enable easy application from the therapist to the client. Firstly, via hygienic, vinyl gloved hands; utilizing all normal massage movements the face is massaged using DEEP OSCILLATION®. The pleasant vibrating sensation that the client feels throughout the treatment is very relaxing.
Following the facial massage tiny, hair-fine acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points and areas of the face. These together with the body points are then left in place for 20 minutes. The process is virtually painless and very relaxing.
A course of 6 to 12 treatments is recommended. Most clients will notice a difference after 2 or 3 treatments but they do tend to have a cumulative effect with the improvements becoming most noticeable and lasting after 6 to 8 treatments.
Effectiveness of DEEP OSCILLATION® for bags under the eyes and dark circles (Boisnic, 2013)
Effective, non-invasive methods of treating bags and dark circles under the eye have been very limited in the past. However, there are massive demand and high expectations from affected patients. Within the scope of their development work on DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy the positive effects to the skin tissue of which have already been proved in detail, Physiomed has designed specific applications to take these needs into account. In two clinical studies recently executed in France by the GREDECO Dermatology & Cosmetology Research and Evaluation Group under the direction of Dr Sylvie Boisnic (Dermatologist), the clear advantages and effectiveness of DEEP OSCILLATION® were proven for these indications.
Anti-inflammatory and draining effect of the DEEP OSCILLATION® device tested clinically and on a model of human skin maintained in survival condition (Boisnic, 2013)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory, toning and draining effect of the Deep Oscillation® device. The Deep Oscillation® device uses the forces of pulsed electrostatic attraction and friction to provoke oscillations that act on the epidermis, dermis, and sub-cutaneous layers of tissue. An ex-vivo study was first completed by using a model of skin maintained in survival condition. The draining and anti-inflammatory effects of the device were determined by pro-inflammatory cytokine assay and by histological analysis of capillary dilation. The analgesic effectiveness of the Deep Oscillation® was then evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis of TRPV1. To corroborate this data, a clinical study was conducted by selecting 20 subjects with periorbital bags or dark circles to undergo treatment with the device. Evaluations included photography, dermatological scores as well as ultrasound analysis. Using an ex-vivo model of human skin maintained in survival condition, the Deep Oscillation® device was effective in reducing inflammation with a significant reduction of dilated capillaries and IL8, while lowering sensory receptor levels. Clinically, the device was successful in reducing both dark circles and bags by an average of 40%.
Eur J Dermatol. 2013 Jan-Feb;23(1):59-63. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2012.1904. Authors: Boisnic S1, Branchet MC.
Sylvie BOISNIC, MD
Director of Laboratory Research