Eli Afshar BSc (Hons), MBAcC
7 Newcourt Street
Eli Afshar is a highly qualified Chinese Medicine Practitioner and a pioneer of cosmetic acupuncture and dermaroller therapy in London. She has also received specialised and certified training in Fertility and Menopause.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture or beauty acupuncture, acts like a natural facelift. It improves energy, blood and lymph circulation to the skin and muscles though the application of ultra-fine needles to key points on the face and body.
Acupuncture stops wrinkles forming and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Collagen production is increased, as is the secretion of growth hormone. The skin is more elastic, facial muscles plumped and puffiness/dark circles beneath the eyes are minimised. Highly effective, pain-free and with no downtime, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is regularly used by celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cher.
Eli begins each session by identifying and diagnosing the client’s general condition. Her holistic facial acupuncture treatment is a bespoke rejuvenating method that treats not just the face, but also the whole body including the underlying causes of ageing.
Diet, Nutrition and lifestyle advice is also offered as part of Eli’s holistic approach.
Facial Exercises may also be recommended to help maintain and enhance the effects of the treatment.
Dermaroller, also know as collagen induction therapy or micro needle therapy, provides results similar to Laser Resurfacing, Fraxel® and Chemical Peels but at a fraction of the cost and with no downtime.
The technique creates a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. Unlike with other resurfacing techniques, Dermaroller does not remove the healthy epidermis, which means that the treatment is relatively painless and there is virtually no downtime.
Dermaroller treatment is an extremely effective way of reducing the appearance of scars, especially pitted scars from acne, chicken pox, and other injuries. Only keloid and raised scars are not likely to benefit from the micro needle therapy.
Firmness and tightness can be restored to flaccid skin. Wrinkles, lines, folds and crow’s feet are reduced. Pigmentation marks are lightened.
Dermaroller is effective as a stand-alone treatment or as an excellent complement to Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
Training, qualifications & experience
Eli graduated from the University of Westminster with a B.Sc. Hons in Chinese Medicine and later qualified in Chinese patent herbal medicine from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
Eli is one of the few Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the UK to have completed a full time post-graduate degree in Chinese Cosmetology which encompassed advanced rejuvenating techniques for the body, hair and face. She has also attended several post-graduate courses in facial acupuncture from reputable institutions of New York, China and the UK. Eli is a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
She has received further specialised and certified training in:
- Japanese Acupuncture with Kiko Matsumoto
- Fertility and Labour Training with Zita West
- International Integrated Acupuncture seminars for Fertility and Obstetrics supported by the Royal College of midwives and the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health.
- Auricular Acupuncture, Yizhen Jia
- Electro Acupuncture and Laser machines with Acumedics
- Advanced Chinese Patent Herb course at Reading College
- Detoxification Program with NADA UK
- Sport Injuries at Reading College
- Soft practical application of Low Laser Therapy and Laser Acupuncture with
- Omega Laser Systems
From £60 to £100 for acupuncture (depending on the treatment)
£200 for dermaroller
Eli is based in Kailash Centre of Oriental Medicine which is in St John's Wood.
There is a reasonable amount of parking around the Kailash Centre, most of it on 4 hour meters. A good choice is the outer circle of Regents Park (just off Prince Albert Road) where there is 4 hour pay and display parking and it is only a 5 minute walk to Kailash. (Do give yourself some extra time to look for parking).
Buses and Tubes
By Bus: 274 stop Charlbert Street,
13, 82, 113 stop opp Lord's Cricket ground
46 & 187 stop St John's Wood tube station
By Tube: Jubilee Line to St Johns Wood Station, about 10 minutes easy walk.
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