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We specialize in these conditions and treat many more:
Infertility | Back, Neck & Joint Pain | Facial Rejuvenation | Pediatrics | Allergies | Sports Injuries
Digestive & Stomach Disorders
| Menopause | Teen Acne
| Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions
Lyme Disease
| Cardiovascular Diseases

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Partial list of other conditions treated:

Acne and Skin Disorder

Acute and Chronic Pain

Allergies and Sinusitis

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Anxiety and Insomnia

Asthma and Bronchitis

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Bell's Palsy

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Cardiovascular Diseases

Chronic Fatigue

Common Cold and Cough

Digestive Disorders & Dietary Principles According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Facial Rejuvenation

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain

Infertility

Liver Disease and Hepatitis

Lyme Disease

Menopause

Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults

Pediatric Conditions

P.M.S. - Teens and Adults

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain

Shingles

Stroke and Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Substance Abuse

Smoking

Teen Acne

Weight Loss

Facial Rejuvenation

Deirdra Claiborne, L.Ac.

The Art of Aging Gracefully
is a Reflection of One's Inner Health.

Deirdra Claiborne, L.Ac. has more than
30 years' experience in Chinese medicine.


I offer an in-depth, comprehensive facial and body treatment. Nothing is overlooked. Not only will your face become more vital, so will your health.
Many of my patients over the years have requested facial rejuvenation treatments to improve skin tone, soften wrinkles and to promote a healthy, natural look. I restore the body's natural balance through acupuncture and herbs, enhancing one's beauty and health.
Facial rejuven
ation through acupuncture, herbal remedies and the latest microcurrent techniques (without needles) have proven to be beneficial in minimizing the effects of aging and creating a radiant glow.
Excellent results are also achieved without needles!

ABOUT FACIAL MICROCURRENT TREATMENTS
WITHOUT SURGERY

My microcurrent facial toning technology is a non-surgical alternative to facial cosmetic surgery. People all over the world are discovering a better way to achieve beautiful looking skin with a more natural look without the unnatural appearance that is often a result from cosmetic surgery.

Microcurrent facial toning is changing the way the world looks at non-surgical facial technology, because it does not rely on wounding the dermis to stimulate its anti-aging properties.

BENEFITS OF FACIAL REJUVENATION
* Reduces fine lines, creases and wrinkles
* Promotes hydration and revitalization, thus smoother and softer skin
* Improves facial color by increasing blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
* Firms, contours and lifts overall drooping features
* Increases collagen which tightens sagging jowls and chins
* Reduces and shrinks enlarged pores
* Reduces blackheads, acne, dry skin, rosacea
* Reduces scars and pitting
* Reduces dark circles and puffiness under eyes
* Reduces the appearance of facial stress
* Promotes innate beauty and radiance, resulting in a more youthful look

All this without the usual risks… no harmful side effects, no wounding, no abrasion, no soreness, and no pain. No harmful lasers. No recovery time.

 

 

OSMOSIS skin care

ABOUT FACIAL REJUVENATION

Most people want to feel and look their best and enhance their natural looks. The results of my treatment will be far more profound than simply improving one's appearance. My program treats the imbalances of the internal body as well as the outward signs of aging that appear on the face. Not only will the treatments encourage a healthy radiance. They will also restore your innate balance to good health. When there is a healthy change within the body, the face becomes clearer and looks more youthful. A face of natural beauty comes from a healthy body. Through this process of individualized treatments, I will work with you to slow the process of aging from within and to promote overall good health and well-being, resulting in a toned and vibrant face.

My facial rejuvenation treatments take into consideration your lifestyle, foods eaten, necessary rest and exercise, avoidance of excessive toxins, including sun, alcohol, smoking and emotional stress. The face is a reflection of the entire body and is a powerful diagnostic tool to show what is going on within. Because this program works from the inside out, as well as focused treatment to the face, balances and harmony within the body will occur, as well as a noticeable change to your appearance. When there is internal harmony, the face shows less stress and is more youthful and relaxed.

WHAT MAKES MY COMPREHENSIVE FACIAL REJUVENATION TREATMENT PROGRAM SPECIAL?

Where others often just insert body and facial needles, which are helpful, it is not comprehensive. I do a comprehensive evaluation of the skin and have found that most faces have different skin types in different areas, i.e., rosacea on one part of the face (which in Chinese medicine is considered a damp heat condition), and other parts may be dry due to yin deficiency.

These areas have to be treated individually with various herbal applications. The highest quality Chinese herb mixtures that I am applying to the face may have over 12 different herbs. Through my experience, I have found that by using Osmosis Skin Products in conjunction with the Chinese herbs create profound facial skin results. Because of my vast clinical knowledge in Chinese medicine, I am able to determine the internal conditions that may be exacerbating the external skin tone. Sometimes I find it necessary to apply a combination of specialized herbs to one part of the face and a different formulation of herbs to another. Gentle exfoliation is done with high-quality organic oats, herbs and fruit enzyme extracts.

My body acupuncture needling is customized for the needs of each patient. The points that I work with are extraordinary points and power points. The needling, if necessary, is based on my diagnostic perspectives, resulting in bringing good energy and circulation to the face. This type of needling calms the person into a deep state of relaxation where I believe rejuvenation and healing occurs.

The facial needling is based on a complex diagnostic evaluation. Needles are chosen individually for each treatment, especially as the patient’s health improves. The treatment will create a heightened facial awareness, such as tingling, skin tightness and warmth of circulation. Sometimes facial needling is not necessary. The herbs and microcurrent alone have a great influence on the skin.

After the gentle exfoliation, facial needling or herbal treatment, a customized facial infusion or skin serum with anti-aging herbal powder is used, in conjunction with several high-grade Chinese herbs. A hot towel is applied to enhance the absorption of the serums and powders. This creates a warm and soothing sensation to the face, which most patients really enjoy. The most advanced micro current technique enables my herbal facial infusions to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. These herbs, proteins, vitamins and herbal complexes promote a glowing skin tone. The last part of my treatment is something you'll look forward to because your skin will feel more alive and youthful.

COURSE OF TREATMENT

If your face is moderately aged, then once a month may be sufficient for maintaining a more youthful look. I will be able to access the frequency of treatment needed during the first consultation.

To achieve optimal results for aged skin, 10-12 treatments are suggested, once weekly or every other week, with a monthly maintenance program thereafter.

To look your best and feel more relaxed for a special event, such as a wedding, reunion or anniversary, try to begin treatment one month prior to the occasion. Even one treatment close to the event can work wonders.

FREE CONSULTATION WITH TREATMENT~ in-depth history using Chinese medical diagnostics including tongue, pulses, facial and skin evaluation. I have more than 30 years’ experience in Chinese medicine, and I will individually formulate the program according to your specific needs. I will also choose the appropriate herbs and acupuncture points (if needles are used) to obtain the best results.

OPTION 1  $150 (Deirdra's Signature Treatment): Facial Acupuncture with herbal treatments, body needles for balancing and microcurrent technique ~ approx. 1+1/2 hour sessions once a week, or once a month, depending on your skin condition.

OPTION 2  $125 (For those who don't want acupuncture needles): Facial microcurrent treatment with no needles, and herbal facial remedies ~ approx. 1+1/2 hour sessions once a week, or once a month, depending on your skin condition.

OPTION 3  $85: A facial herbal infusion is applied to your face to enhance tone and tighten skin. This treatment is very effective for anti-aging.


BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

Samples of other facial rejuvenation treatments

anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

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anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

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anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

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anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

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Samples of other facial rejuvenation treatments

Before and after image of patient for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging

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facial rejuvenation and anti-aging results

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anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

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microcurrent results for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging

              BEFORE                                 AFTER

anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

              BEFORE                                 AFTER

anti-aging results from microcurrent treatments

              BEFORE                                 AFTER

 

HISTORY OF FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

Chinese medicine has been practiced for almost 5,000 years and has proven to be a powerful healing modality. The Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside and, that by changing the energy flow within the body, healing and rejuvenation naturally occur. The Chinese say that where qi goes, blood flows. Where healthy blood flows, circulation is improved and the body feels and looks better.

It was noted in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 1996, that 90 percent of 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture had remarkable results with the first treatment. The report said there were fewer wrinkles, greater elasticity and tone of facial muscles.

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE OR MICROCURRENT TREATMENT VS PLASTIC SURGERY

Facial acupuncture is significantly less invasive than plastic surgery and has no known side effects or risk of disfigurement. Also, there is no extended recovery time or swelling and discoloration, although occasionally some temporary bruising may occur.

If one does choose plastic surgery, acupuncture can enhance the results and reduce the swelling as long as the surgery is without complications. I have worked with many patients who have had severe eye and nose swelling and pain after plastic surgery and have sought microcurrent to relieve those symptoms. The results have been profound.

SOME CONDITIONS OF THE SKIN THAT WILL IMPROVE WITH FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS

* Acne ~ a skin condition comprised of bumps and inflammation due to clogged pores, hormonal imbalances resulting in overactive oil glands, genetics, medication, food allergies, too much fried, fatty foods and excessive sweets, and use of poor-quality skin-care products.

* Rosacea ~ a skin condition causing swelling, inflammation and redness on the face due to genetics, excessive alcohol consumption or sun and wind exposure, or chemicals in soaps and cleansers. I see many patients with this condition, and I am proud to say that they have had significant improvement from my treatments. Special herbs are given to use nightly for this condition.

* Other Skin Conditions ~ Dry Skin, Eczema, Itching, Psoriasis, Rashes, Fungus

* Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
* Other Skin Conditions ~ Dry Skin, Eczema, Itching, Psoriasis, Rashes, Fungus
* Hyper pigmentation ~ a skin condition caused by the overproduction of pigment or melanin resulting in a darkening of the skin. It is relatively common, but for cosmetic reasons, most patients are trying to hide the condition. Sun exposure stimulates the production of melanin; therefore I recommend a mineral sun block with a lightening herbal treatment under the sun block.

Hyper pigmentation By Dr. Ben Johnson- (Founder of Osmosis Skincare Products)

Hyper pigmentation is most commonly the result of sun overexposure but a growing problem (and close second) is the epidemic of melasma. Both sources require highly effective tyrosinase inhibitors to get the job done but there is more to it than that. There must be a focus on reducing free radicals as they are the primary stimulus of unwanted pigment. Colon health also plays a role in cases like melasma where yeast overgrowth is a likely culprit. No matter what method you choose, just remember that melanocytes are what keep us young and keep our skin healthy so short treatment protocols are recommended where possible.

A common misunderstanding in the treatment of hyper pigmentation is in the adeptness of the melanocyte. Most tests on tyrosinase inhibitors are done in labs and show the activity of an ingredient over a limited time frame. More lengthy studies show that melanocytes may adapt to many of the more popular lightening agents rendering them ineffective. To combat this, Osmosis is taking only the best tyrosinase inhibitors and using all of them. The combination of multiple mechanisms of action and high percentages of Paper Mulberry (study showed 0.4% Paper Mulberry was equivalent to 5.5% Hydroquinone) make this a fantastic lightening agent.

Some may be surprised that we are not using Hydroquinone. There are very good reasons for not using this ingredient; first it is inflammatory and since inflammation activates melanocytes (pigment), the ingredient works against itself, second, its irritancy level can result in Exogenous Ochronosis, a permanent, deep bluish/black stain in the skin, and third, it often results in rebound hyperpigmentation once its use is discontinued. The most important factor is that there are better choices, especially for those with hormonal pigmentation (melasma) as they often have to use these products for many years. We also recognize the value of two additional ingredients in treating this condition; Retinaldisome and L-Ascorbic Acid. To combat the oxidation problem of L-Ascorbic Acid, we provide it in capsules that you simply mix with your products to get pure, 10% L-Ascorbic Acid every day. Retinaldisome is effective in many conditions and the use of retinols in the treatment of hyperpigmentation is well established. Our advantage is that you have Retin A activity levels without the irritation and much better penetration.

Enlighten - Fading/Pigmented Skin Serum
What makes this product so unique is its diversity. We approach skin color normalization with the attitude that first and foremost, free radicals need to be avoided. This starts with all-natural, chirally corrected ingredients. Secondly, antioxidants are provided in the form of pre-treatment with Replenish (in the Osmosis Hyperpigmentation Protocol) and then additional antioxidants in Enlighten such as THC, Rumex and GABA. I will not list all of the (12) lightening agents in the product here, but I will tell you that their varying mechanisms of action and the persistent potency of Paper Mulberry make this formula highly effective and fast acting. We have chosen to replace Hydroquinone with these better, safer alternatives because of its side effect profile.

Call 415.485.5834 for more information or an appointment.

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Acupuncture, Customized Herbal Remedies and/or Microcurrent Techniques
(with or without needles)
featuring award-winning OSMOSIS SKINCARE Facial Rejuvenation products and Chinese herbal skin products

Osmosis Skincare Products for facial rejuvenation by Deirdra Claiborne

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Acne and Skin Disorder
Acute and Chronic Pain
Allergies and Sinusitis
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Anxiety and Insomnia
Asthma and Bronchitis
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Bell's Palsy
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold and Cough
Digestive Disorders
Dietary Principles
Facial Rejuvenation
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension
Hip Pain

Infertility
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Liver Disease and Hepatitis
Lyme Disease
Menopause
Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults
Pediatric Conditions
P.M.S. - Teens and Adults
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain
Shingles
Stroke and Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Substance Abuse
Smoking
Teen Acne

Weight Loss

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