HEALING THERAPIES USING YOUR OWN STEM CELLS
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP is the process of using your own stem cells and micro-needling them into your skin. This process encourages your fibroblasts to stimulate collagen re-growth with a faster healing time than micro-needling alone. This is why PRP is best paired with our SkinPen. PRP facial treatments (sometimes inadvertently referred to as Vampire Facelifts®) are comprised of natural substances your body already produces. There are no synthetic chemicals involved and the procedure takes under an hour. Unlike other treatments, which are used to target specific wrinkle lines or problem areas, PRP stimulates your own collagen renewal for complete rejuvenation, revealing a younger appearance and smoother skin. Because there are no unnatural components involved in the procedure, PRP treatments have a very low risk of causing adverse reactions.
What are the benefits of PRP?
A progressive non-surgical healing treatment used in a variety of fields
Easy to use, rapid and effective process that only requires a small sample of blood
Uses your own platelets as a natural stimulant for collagen (rather than synthetic chemicals)
What areas of the face and body can be treated?
Skin Pen and PRP can be performed on any area(s) of the face and body. Popular areas are creapy knees, loss of stomach elasticity, stretch-marks, tightening of the arms, firming of the hands, and more. The face, neck, and chest are areas that also respond very well. Collagen is restored, the tone and texture is improved, pores are minimized, and a more youthful appearance is achieved.
PRP is also used to stimulate hair growth for both men and women. PRP contains natural proteins to stimulate hair growth naturally. The treatment is non-invasive and has little to no downtime.
Sculptra Aesthetic® is a type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. Sculptra Aesthetic helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic – an average of three injection sessions over a few months – can last more than two years; so you have more time to see how sensational subtle can be. Discover anti-age for the modern age. For more information about Sculptra Aesthetic, please consult the Sculptra Aesthetic website.
ASK ABOUT INFUSING SCULPTRA WITH SKIN PEN, MICRO-NEEDLING!
Healing Therapies Using Medical Lasers
Erchonia Corporation began their commitment to conducting clinical research in December 1999, with Neck and Shoulder studies, as a means to prove viability to the FDA. Erchonia petitioned the FDA regarding a study, choosing neck and shoulder pain because it was one of the most common neuromuscular conditions of which few devices had been proven successful in treating.
The study began December 1999 and was completed August 2000. The data collected on pain control was impressive. Erchonia Corporation presented the results to the FDA in a 510(k) submission and for months the FDA said the study was good. However, in January 2001, owing to the FDA’s years of doubt regarding low-level lasers, they requested a second study: one that was more limiting. In the first study was a mix of patients suffering from both chronic and acute neck and shoulder pain. The FDA wanted a study to target either acute OR chronic patients.
Sensing the FDA’s hesitation based on their long held opinion, that low-level lasers were “experimental,” Erchonia Corporation took a proactive approach. Erchonia Corporation’s regulatory agent hosted a conference call with the FDA to discuss the strict inclusion criteria they wanted for the next study. Erchonia addressed all their concerns and ensured test criteria were included in the clinical trial matrix to address each of them. Erchonia Corporation again chose chronic neck and shoulder pain since they felt that if they proved this indication, it would demonstrate to the FDA, what was already known by Erchonia, the incredible healing power of the Erchonia (Zerona) laser.
The inclusion criteria consisted of:
· Pain on a visual analog scale
· Pain greater than 50 on a scale of 1 to 100
· Patient had to have had the pain longer than 30 days
· No pharmaceutical intervention for 30 days prior to and during the study
· No over the counter medication for 48 hours prior to the study
· Range of Motion measured using duel inclinometers, pre- and post
· Motor Strength testing (Hoppenfeld) of C-5 to T-1
The second, stricter study was completed January 2002. The results proved outstanding pain reduction, and increased muscle strength and range of motion. The overwhelming results were presented to the FDA in a 510(k) submission that led to the first low-level laser given market clearance by the FDA, awarded January 17, 2002. Not only did the Erchonia Corporation studies garner the first low-level laser indication for use, the Erchonia laser device initiated the need for the FDA to create a new regulatory category, NHN Biostimulation lasers.
Erchonia Corporation is proud to claim that because of their commitment to low-level laser technology and fortitude to prove their standing with clinical research, Low Level Lasers are a sanctioned medical modality.
Low Level Lasers are used at Body BeneFits for both pre- and post-operative procedures.
Low Level Laser technology may be used before surgery to soften the tissue. Thus, leading to less swelling, inflammation, and a faster recovery.
Low Level Laser technology is also recommended to be used after surgery. The laser expedites the healing process and aids with the reduction of possible scar-tissue formation.
Endermologie Pre and Post Operation
Lymphatic massage is recommended after most cosmetic surgery treatments. At Body BeneFits we use state-of-the-art Endermologie for lymphatic treatments to expedite the healing process post-surgery by reducing possible scar-tissue accumulation, reduce bruising, reduce swelling, and help to smooth and tone the skin while contouring the body. These treatments significantly increase circulation, allowing connective tissues to release built up fluids, water retention and toxins.
As a result, the collagen function of the skin is restored. It is important to note that a healthy lifestyle and diet further contribute to successful results.
Endermologie is best if done in a series of treatments. Usually performed 2 weeks after surgical procedures, Endermologie is used to enhance the results. Endermologie is not painful. The treatment feels like a gentle massage. Our licensed technicians will adjust the machines settings according to each client’s individual needs. Endermologie may be used for the face and/or the body, on both men and women.
Ultrasound Cavitation, Pre and Post Operation
Ultrasound has been used as a therapeutic modality for more than 30 years by multiple medical specialists, primarily for stimulating the repair of soft tissue injuries and relieving pain. It has also been used to treat post-operative swelling after liposuction and other procedures.
Recent studies have shown quicker healing, less post-operative discomfort, and smoother results by receiving ultrasound treatments after liposuction and other surgeries. This will help expedite the healing process of any excess bruising and swelling. Treatments are generally started about two weeks after surgery. The device is gently massaged over the treated area, releasing deep, soothing heat and ultrasonic waves.
The use of ultrasound before liposuction has also been reported to enhance the ability to extract fat, increase the amount of fat extracted, and decrease patient discomfort after liposuction. Recently, ultrasound has been associated with complete fat tissue disruption, including both adipose cells and collagen networks, making it useful for body contouring, especially in patients with fibrous and inveterate cellulitis.
Sudatonic Wrap – Infrared Healing
REDUCES STRESS AND FATIGUE
Perhaps the most immediate relief that SUDATONIC™ Infrared System offers, is simple relaxation as it melts away the stresses and tension of “modern” life. Just a few minutes in the warmth of the Sudatonic™ blanket, and you begin to have an overall massaging effect, soothing nerves and muscles. You’ll feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in both body and mind.
REMOVES WASTES AND TOXINS
Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing stored toxins and wastes. Daily sweating will help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of highly toxic heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other compounds.
IMPROVES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The SUDATONIC™ Infrared System’s deep heat raises your inner body temperature, inducing an artificial fever (mild hyperthermia). Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection. This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
RELIEVES PAIN AND JOINT STIFFNESS
The deep heat of the SUDATONIC™ Infrared System helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. In Europe, radiant heat is widely used to help those with many forms of arthritis. It has been proven effective in the easing of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculo-skeletal ailments. For athletes who push their bodies to the limit, creating lactic acid build-up, which often results in stiffness and pain, the SUDATONIC™ Infrared System offers sweet relief as it metabolizes and disperses the lactic acid. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, promoting greater flexibility and range of motion. Much of the stiffness aches and soreness that come with aging are reduced or eliminated.
BURNS CALORIES. CONTROLS WEIGHT AND REDUCES CELLULITE
As you relax in the SUDATONIC™ Infrared blanket, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. Referring to “old fashioned, traditional saunas,” the Journal of the American Medical Association stated, “in a single sauna session you may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes.” Saunas have traditionally been used by European beauticians to help eliminate cellulite. Since the radiant heat of the SUDATONIC™ Infrared System warms many times more deeply as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite.
Cell Surgical – Stem Cell Treatment
A mission to advance cell technology in order to improve the body’s ability to regenerate.
The affiliates of the Cell Surgical Network® (CSN) are devoted to advancing access and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine in order to help people suffering from a variety of inflammatory and degenerative conditions. Ask Sherry Summers-Ball for more information or visit CellSurgicalNetwork.com.
Tensage Stem Cell & Growth Factor Facial Products
As we age, the cells in our skin break down and the natural stem cells are less able to replace them. Even if we carefully avoid sunlight and other damaging conditions, this natural aging process will lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Tensage® Stem Cell Cream Features
CellPro™ Technology, a unique, natural ingredient extracted from the eggs of the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail in an exclusive, patented process, to help improve skin’s appearance during the aging process.
Tensage® Growth Factor features SCA Biorepair Technology, a special secretion from the Cryptomphalus aspersa snail, which contains growth factors combined with glycoproteins and antioxidants to help repair, maintain and protect skin from the visible signs of photo-damage.
Tensage® is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity and enhance texture, tone and luminosity. Tensage® has a complete line of products to help rejuvenate skin and reverse the visible signs of photo-damage.