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WHAT IS PRP?
PRP or platelet rich plasma, uses your own blood that is rich in platelets, which are essential to healing and contain growth factors, to stimulate new and healthy skin cells.
During PRP facial/ hair stimulation, blood is drawn from you and spun in a centrifuge which separates the platelet rich portion of the blood from other components, allowing for the most beneficial components of the blood to be used for skin rejuvenation.
When the PRP is injected into the desired parts of the face that needs replenishing, or into the scalp for hair stimulation, the renewal process begins. The process is also sped up since these concentrated platelets are full of growing and healing factors, which help repair and attract important stem cells needed to heal the damaged skin and tissue.
The injection areas can be targeted, such as under the eyes, nasolabial folds, cheeks, lips, jawline and neck or specific scalp areas with noticeable hair thinning, to allow for maximum benefit. The initial results are usually apparent within 4-6 weeks however the healing process is ongoing and skin/scalp will continue to be stimulated resulting in a more overall youthful appearance with time.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRP?
PRP stimulates elastin and collagen stimulation, resulting in tighter and smoother skin as well as reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, it boosts collagen resulting in overall skin rejuvenation, a more youthful appearance and long lasting results.
PRP is natural and safe since it is using the natural elements of your own blood, without the addition of any foreign products.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Results typically last 12-18 months after a minimum of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is an injectable muscle relaxer, used to temporarily paralyze muscles resulting in wrinkle reduction as well as wrinkle prevention. It can be used between the brows, on the forehead, around the eyes, under the eyes, bunny lines, on the jaw as well as the chin.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX?
The best candidate for botox treatments are people who are overall healthy, without any neuromuscular diseases, who are not pregnant or nursing, and who are at least 18 years in age.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Once injected, it takes about 2 weeks for optimal results that typically last between 3-6 months.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are gel like substances, most of them made up of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring component in our body. They are injected underneath the skin to restore lost volume or add additional volume to desired areas, as well as to smooth lines and enhance facial contours.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers result in immediate enhancement to your look with little to no downtime. They can be used to fill in superficial as well as deep wrinkles, plump certain areas of the face and restore lost volume. The results are long lasting, usually ranging from 6-12 months.
WHAT AREAS CAN I GET DERMAL FILLERS IN?
Fillers can be injected under the eyes, in the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, chin, jaw and hands.
WHAT IS HCG WEIGHT LOSS?
HCG is a hormone produced by placenta during pregnancy.
Depending on the desired weight loss, it can be used for 23 days or 35 days for up to 20-40lbs weight loss. Even though you are on a very low calorie diet, your appetite will be suppressed as a result of the hormone.
This service comes with biweekly Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1-B6 and Fat Loss injections.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
That depends on you. There is more than one phase to the diet, with the first phase consisting of a very low calorie diet, minimal exercise, avoiding certain types of food and staying adequately hydrated. Over the next phase, calories are gradually increased while still limiting certain products and adding them later on during the last phase.
The whole point is not just a quick weight loss, but it is also lifestyle modification to allow for weight maintenance after the initial goal weight has been achieved.
IF I GAIN SOME OF THE WEIGHT BACK, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
You can do another round of HCG after a minimum of 6 week break. If you choose not to do so, our Registered Dietitian can help you get on an alternative track with monthly follow ups.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF A VITAMIN B12 INJECTION?
Vitamin B12 injection helps your body use fat and carbohydrates for energy and make new protein. It is also important for normal blood, cells, and nerves. Aside from a boost in energy, it increases your metabolism resulting in weight loss as well.
WHAT ARE FAT LOSS INJECTIONS?
Fat Loss injections, or MIC, are made up of vitamins and amino acids consisting of Methionine, Inositol and Choline.
Methionine helps in breaking down of fat resulting in decreased fat buildup in arteries. It also aids in liver detoxification.
Inositol utilizes fat as a form of energy. It is also used for cellular nutrient absorption and keeping nerve signals healthy.
Choline controls blood cholesterol level and keeps the cells healthy. It also helps in maintaining the nervous system and assists in memory.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR VITAMIN B12 + FAT LOSS COMBO INJECTION?
A good candidate would be anyone desiring additional weight loss, including a decrease in cholesterol levels, a boost in energy, maintain healthy nerve impulses and aid in liver detoxification.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling involves using a device that pricks the skin with tiny sterilized needles creating multiple small wounds. Our spa uses one of the only FDA approved microneedling devices.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING?
Once the small wounds are created using the microneedling device, it stimulates your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heals your skin and gives an overall youthful appearance. In addition, it tightens the skin, reduces pore sizes, reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as helps with pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
CAN I GET MICRONEEDLING WITH OUT PRP?
Absolutely. You have the option to do microneedling therapy on its own. We use a serum prior to gliding the microneedle device across your face. Once done, all you have to do is let the skin heal properly while using adequate sunscreen if stepping outdoors. Optimal results will be apparent within a few days to a week.
WHAT IS A MEDICAL GRADE CHEMICAL PEEL?
A medical grade chemical peel is a peel that has been extensively researched and can only be used by a healthcare expert. It works by lifting away dead cells, allowing cell renewal and overall improvement in skin quality.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A MEDICAL GRADE CHEMICAL PEEL?
It will even the skin tone while reducing the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation, soften fine lines and wrinkles. The newly renewed/exfoliated skin will be more hydrated and brighter as well as able to soak up regular skin care products better. It is a great anti aging regimen to add to your other beauty regimen.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A MEDICAL GRADE CHEMICAL PEEL?
Anyone with Fitzpatrick skin type I through V.
Type I consists of pale white skin which always burns, does not tan. Type V is brown skin that rarely burns, tans dark easily.
People with Fitzpatrick skin type VI i.e., dark brown or black skin which never burns but always tans darkly, are not ideal candidates for this peel.
HOW OFTEN CAN I DO A MEDICAL GRADE CHEMICAL PEEL?
It can be done every 4 to 6 weeks.
HOW MUCH DOWNTIME IS REQUIRED?
Typically 3-5 days, depending on skin type.