5 Things You Didn’t Know about Microneedling with PRP

What is microneedling with PRP? Some people call microneedling a “collagen induction therapy”.  It is a non-invasive, non-surgical beautifying go-to for women and men of all skin variations.  It is used to treat:

  • Aging
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Acne Scars
  • Skin Tightening
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Minimize pore sizer

Have you heard of the PRP Vampire Facial?  That’s what some people call it.  There is not red blood all over your face as some people say.  During this procedure blood is drawn and spun to get the PRP (platelet rich plasma) which contains hundreds of proteins called “growth factors”.  This is the clear part of the blood – PRP.  The proteins promote clotting, cell growth, and healing.  PRP injections for face are especially beneficial in tightening the skin.

It has a higher price – but totally worth it!  If you’re already paying for micro-needling and other types of facials, the results achieved with PRP Micro-needling are more than worth it.

Here are the 5 PRP benefits you may not have known:

  1. Results are timeless.

Depending on what your desired results are, the PRP facial treatment comes with timeless benefits for any type of skin.  How do you know if PRP is working? Tight pores and lifted skin last for months.  Targeting age spots and acne scars, after a series or treatments, they will smooth out leaving lovely skin that keeps improving months after the procedure.

  1. Microneedling is Non-Invasive.

For the astounding effectiveness of the PRP microneedling procedure, a PRP facial is non-surgical and non-invasive compared with harsh, ablative lasers and cosmetic surgeries. The addition of PRP is a simple skin prick.

  1. It’s a Lot Less Painless Than You Think

It’s similar to a vibrating facial.  The only difference of a combination with PRP is a blood draw.  Studies show that using PRP after micro-needling is the most effective way to sink anti-aging in.  The PRP is massaged into your face after micro-needling.

  1. Little Downtime

A strong peel will keep you housebound for quite a while, and surgical procedures will have you cooped up for weeks.  With PRP facial rejuvenation there is very little PRP recovery time.  After about 24 hours of sunburn like redness, you’re back to normal, and many people return to work after a lunchtime procedure.  Your skin may feel tight and dry for a few days, but you’ll start to see a glow and rejuvenating results.

  1. Your Body is Actually Healing Itself

Collagen is an essential element of connective tissue and is responsible for skin elasticity and durability.  Over years, the collagen we produce naturally experiences degeneration leaving sagging skin, deepening, wrinkles, receding plumping, and a less youthful look and feel.  Our bodies produce new collagen which is why microneedling with PRP for wrinkles has become such a powerful instrument in one’s beauty regimen.  The added benefit of PRP for skin initiates specialized wound healing that stimulates cell replication of healing-capable stem cells to form new capillaries into the wound.  Essentially, a short, quick, and easy procedure enables you to tap into and unlock your own anti-aging abilities.

We all hate New Year’s resolutions! 

We all hate New Year’s resolutions! 

Most people hate the idea of New Year’s Resolutions to the point that we won’t even discuss them.  It is just a goal and to solve a problem that we have.  That could be at any time of the year, not only on January 1st.  What is supposed to be a positive change can trigger feelings of shame and guilt instead of hope and intended motivation.  Often it overwhelms us instead of motivates us.   

If you have a BIG PLAN to eat healthily and get in shape, by the 3rd day, we’re back in the fast-food drivethru and didn’t move our body at all.  Sometimes we should set smaller goals that we can accomplish and don’t seem overwhelming, but it begins to change our habits, and we get closer to our bigger goal.  For example, instead of committing to “get in shape,” try committing to doing five push-ups or using the stairs.  If someone wants to read more, that might mean reading one paragraph before bedtime.  In the case of meditating, it might be taking three calming breaths first thing in the morning. 

Make it so simple that you don’t have any reasonable excuse not to do it.  Even if you’re busy, or sick, or tired, you can still do it.  It’s hard to use the “I was too busy” excuse for not doing something that takes 1-2 minutes.   

Setting micro-goals to reach your larger goal gives you a sense of success rather than failure.   

We follow the Clean Start Weight Loss Program which is a combination of intermittent fasting and keto diet.  It allows you to live your life without confinement tio certain recipes, meal kits, or meal replacements.  It also allows you to socialize and go out to dinner.  This 8-week program is changing lives and getting people back in the game of being healthy. 

 

Are you tired of Yo-Yo Dieting?

Are you tired of Yo-Yo Dieting? Here’s how to end it for good. 

We’ve all done it before, and it is frustrating.  You get close or hit your goal and look and feel better.  Then a vacation comes, and we indulge in desserts, buffets, lounging on the beach, reasoning that we can treat ourselves since we have worked so hard.  After returning to work, it’s busy, and there is less time to exercise.  Now, we are not even sure if the clothes we bought months ago will even fit.  Time to go on another diet! 

Sound familiar?  We are all tired of yo-yo dieting or weight cycling.  Rather than only thinking about weight loss because of an important upcoming event, make it a part of your lifestyle no matter what’s going on. 

Easier said than done, you’re probably thinking.  It’s true, it takes time to develop new habits, so here are some ways to end yo-yo dieting for good. 

No matter how busy you get, there is always time to sneak in some exercise.  Even if you can only do a few minutes each day or only have time on weekends, any form of exercise is better than none at all.   

Recognize Gimmicks Don’t Work 

Despite what some campaigns say, there is no magic pill or supplement you can take to melt the pounds away.  Some show minimal results, but they are not long-term solutions that exercise and eating right can provide.  If you complete a program that is not sustainable to suit your lifestyle, all the weight will be gained back. 

Know Your Triggers 

You’ve had a bad day at work or with the kids, so you decide you deserve a cupcake to make up for it.  While it may make you feel better now, this type of mentality only perpetuates unhealthy eating habits and weight gain.  If other triggers such a stress or relationship problems can also make you overeat, try a healthier alternative instead, such as going for a walk, a hot bath to relieve stress.   

Start By Setting Small Goals for Yourself 

Making a lifestyle change is not easy, just like quitting a bad habit is hard.  Implementing a lot of changes all at once can backfire.  Instead, start by setting one or two goals a week.  For example, you can start by making a point to drink eight glasses of water each day.  The next week add a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood five nights a week.  You will start to feel better, notice a slimmer waistline, and have more energy. 

Avoid Situations That Encourage Overeating 

When you start your efforts, it will benefit you to remove yourself from situations where you tend to eat more than you need.  Or, if you are at celebrations or parties, know that your friends are not always encouraging.  Often, they say, “it’s her birthday; you have to have a piece of cake.”  Enlist the support of your friends, coworkers, and family to make it easier on yourself. 

If you want a proven medical weight loss program where you do not feel hungry and have cravings, we can help.  This is an 8 week program that follows the Clean Start Weight Loss Program.  It is a combination of intermittent fasting and keto diet.  The best part is that it allows you to continue with your life without being confined to meal kits and meal replacements.  It allows you to socialize and go out to dinner.   

Sugar Is Not Your Friend

Bursts of sugar send a surge through the body that significantly affects your mind and body.  We crave sweetness, but it is clear that too much leads to higher risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  In addition to Alzheimers and other degenerative brain disorders that thrive on chronic inflammation, sugar affects your mental state.  People like to separate the brain from the rest of the body, but studies have found a correlation between inflammation and mental health.  Did I tell you sugar is not your friend!   Most people eat two to three times the level recommended, which is one reason for a higher diagnosis of mood disorders.  We all know that sugar causes inflammation, but it also influences our mental health by affecting our nervous system’s neurotransmitters.  Some doctors classify sugar as an addictive drug because these refined white crystal triggers the pleasure and reward centers in our brain like a drug does.  That is why people indulge in higher and higher amounts to get the same euphoric rewarding feeling.  Sugar consumption has skyrocketed, with the average American consuming about 152 pounds of sugar a year.  That is almost ½ pound a day! 

That is why we use the Keto Diet along with intermittent fasting.  This plan is low in carbohydrates (which converts to sugar), so the body uses fat for fuel; thus, your body begins to burn fat.  There are many benefits to using fat as fuel for your body, including weight loss, burning fat even when you are sleeping, gives you energy and stabilizes blood sugar levels, and long-term health benefits.   

This plan allows you to lose weight without being hungry! 

Protein helps to stabilize blood sugar, which helps keep you out of fight or flight.”  Protein provides the building blocks for your neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine, and GABA.   

Our program is an 8 week medical weight loss following the Clean Start Weight Loss Program.  It is a combination of intermittent fasting and keto diet thus allowing you to live your life without the confinement of meal kits and meal replacements.  The foundation is old.  Low carb diet and closely related to the old Adkins Diet.  This is based on real food and simply avoids sugar and processed food relying on meat, fish, vegetables, and natural fat. It’s a super charged version of an old idea.