Month: March 2016

Botox Injections Indianapolis | Botox fillers Indiana | Guyer Institute Synergy Spa

Let’s face it- Crow’s feet look good only on crows!

Both women and men would agree that younger looking skin is something they would love to have. But nature is fighting us. Gravity, sun exposure, squinting, smiling and general aging cause a breakdown of the tissues that keep our skin looking young. Over time, wrinkles develop, causing the face to appear older.

You wake up one morning, look in the mirror, and see something unflattering!

It’s as if a crow has been doing the chicken dance around your eyes!

And if that isn’t insult enough, you also notice those “elevens” creases between your eyebrows!!

Relax- and realize it’s unavoidable.

You see, wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions that cause the skin to bunch together and form lines – crow’s feet, AKA “elevens”, are vertical frown lines between the eyes. Elevens, like forehead lines, are a natural result of muscle contractions.

Then, there are the added issues caused by sun damage, smoking, and old age, working against you even if you’re not screwing your face into a frown.

Fortunately, Guyer Institute’s Synergy Spa has ways to scare away the crows and eliminate the elevens with Botox and fillers treatments.

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botulinum is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. At Synergy Spa, we use BotoxCosmetic It is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in adults. Injections are administered by a certified PA and injector.

After administration of Botox, the muscles that contract and cause the skin to bunch together are temporarily paralyzed, reducing crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases. No, you won’t lose the expressiveness of your face, only the lines. With Botox, there is no downtime, and results tend to last 3-6 months.

Now, about those fillers…

Fillers are another popular treatment at Synergy Spa. Using the #1 selling filler in the US-Juvederm, your certified PA injects filler into areas where folds, wrinkles, or deep skin depressions are evident. The injections consist of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural ingredient found in the body. This adds subtle volume, resulting in a lifting and smoothing of the area. Discomfort is minimal and the treatment does not take long to perform. Aesthetic improvements are seen immediately. Treatment lasts between 18-24 months.

At Synergy Spa, our motto will always be…”crow’s feet (and those nasty “elevens”) are for the birds!

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

PRP facial | Microneedling facial treatment Indiana

Platelet-Rich Plasma: Using the life-giving essence of your blood to rejuvenate the skin!

There’s an old adage “What’s old is new again.”

This certainly applies to the use of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the rejuvenation of tired skin. You see, while we have known about these life-giving blood cells for over a hundred years, the use of plasma from our own bodies to regenerate skin and revitalize collagen is a relatively new procedure.

At Synergy Spa, PRP can be applied in conjunction with our popular micro-needling procedure. The combination accelerates tissue repair, cell growth and collagen production.

PRP is perfect for many skin conditions!

Is your skin tone simply not as healthy and smooth as it once was? Have you noticed fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars? Are you unhappy with the skin texture on your face, décolletage, and hands? The best recommendation for these types of skin issues is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.

You may be asking, “How is PRP obtained?

PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a small amount of blood is drawn from a patient into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing.

Then, the PRP is topically applied to the skin prior to the micro-needling procedure. The micro channels created by MD Pen micro-needling promote the absorption of the regenerative, collagen-producing PRP into the skin.

Denise Kaler, CEO of Synergy Spa, shared her thoughts on the restorative benefits of PRP this way:

I really appreciated the results of utilizing my own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) in conjunction with a micro-needling treatment. I think it’s great that even in my sixties, I’m able to achieve glowing skin, and really improve my complexion. I am super excited to try a PRP facelift next time, as it is non- surgical, and can’t wait to see those results.

PRP is a NEW application, attacking the OLD problem of tired, wrinkled skin. And, it is putting a new spin on “what’s old is new again!”

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

Rejuvenating facial | Spa facial Indianapolis

Will the first person who wants to look her age please step forward!

We can all remember, as children, our desire to be older than we were. This memory was rekindled this past holiday season when I talked to a young niece I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.

Taking a stab at her age, I asked, “Are you four, yet?

Her response was quick and emphatic…”I’m four and a half!

That response reminds me of a basic truth. While the very young desire to be seen as older than they are, the reverse is true of adults. Most of us really don’t desire to admit to our age. We reluctantly resign ourselves to signs in our image of increasing age.

As we mature, our skin begins to lose the radiant look of our youth. And, that’s why, ever since the days of the Romans, when women used swan fat to soften wrinkles, facials have remained popular treatments at ANY Spa. In fact, facials are one of the best ways to take care of your skin.

In the hands of an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician, dull, tired-looking skin can be cleaned, exfoliated and nourished. The result is a clear, well-hydrated complexion that transforms the skin to a younger and more radiant look.

At Guyer Institute’s Synergy Spa, several types of facials are adminstered by our certified licensed esthetician Christina “Cricket” Hemp. If you haven’t had a facial before, the process is simple. Christina will first consult with you regarding your skin problems. This is followed by a skin analysis to determine your basic skin type. From there, a recommendation will be made as to what type of facial is recommended.

The following is a brief listing of facials offered at Synergy Spa:

  • Classic Facial- very popular, this facial is a relaxing, deep cleansing treatment for overall improvement in the look of your skin
  • Custom Facial-focused on your primary concerns about your skin, this facial combines with two or four additional enhancements available as add-ons
  • High School Reunion Facial-perfect for ANY special event, this is our face-lift alternative.
  • Breakout Facial-a facial that can help eliminate the underlying causes of acne.
  • Gentleman’s Facial-this facial meets the needs and challenges of a man’s skin.

With a great facial from Synergy Spa, you may actually be proud to proclaim your age. And, maybe even add “a half” year to it!

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Indianapolis

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy- putting the amazing healing power of oxygen to work for YOU.

There is no more precious and life-essential element on the face of the earth than oxygen.

Oxygen, the most abundant chemical element in the Earth’s biosphere, is essential to most terrestrial life. We know that if we fast, we can live a few days without water and a few weeks without food, but we can survive only a few minutes without oxygen. To put it another way, without oxygen there would be no life.

While we can all understand the importance of oxygen to life, few of us realize or appreciate its therapeutic and healing power for the human body.

At Guyer Institute, we put these amazing properties to use in our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Using a high-pressure chamber located in a private area of our Synergy Spa, HBOT is effective in treating a wide range of disorders. Everything from wounds, burns, infections, illnesses, to sports-related injuries and inflammatory conditions are helped by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

For example, concussions in sports are presenting an increasingly prevalent issue. Guyer Institute has treated patients with this condition using HBOT. We posted a story on our Facebook page on Jan 4, 2016 entitled “3 Cheers for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” about Jacqueline, a Purdue cheerleader, who suffered a concussion. HBOT reduced her symptoms in just three treatments. She ultimately was able to resume her passion of cheerleading at the university.

The location of our Hyperbaric Chamber in our Synergy Spa makes it convenient for another use…to rejuvenate skin.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy dramatically diminishes the appearance of wrinkles in the skin and directly encourages overall skin health.

Have you ever peeked in the mirror after exercising? You may notice that your skin glows. Your entire face is flushed pink. This is a good sign, evidence that the outermost reaches of your cells have been bathed in oxygen-rich blood.

HBOT can renew damaged skin because it bathes the cells in your body with oxygen. And, because the chamber is pressurized, oxygen easily enters into every tissue of the body.

In a pressurized, 100% oxygen environment, HBOT improves circulation to your skin by supplying your cells with much-needed oxygen to improve sagging, wrinkles, and even age spots.

Not only can HBOT be used to treat a wide array of serious health conditions, it just makes you feel good, while serving as a popular alternative to abrasive creams, ointments, or harsh procedures for renewing aging skin.

More oxygen, anyone?

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

PRP facial | Microneedling facial treatment Indiana

Age is a fact of life…looking your age in NOT!

There’s a saying about age that we like.

“Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.”

The point here is simple…wrinkles eventually appear even on the most beautiful faces. They are an inevitable part of the natural aging process.

“Why is that?”

As we become older our skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic. It’s a “perfect storm” assault involving a decreased production of natural oils along with a loss of fat in the deeper layers of the skin. Dry, wrinkled and saggy skin results, with more-pronounced lines and crevices. Ultraviolet light and smoking can add further insult to skin quality.

The role collagen and elastin play in healthy-looking skin

Collagen and Elastin are two KEY proteins that play a critical role in the onslaught of wrinkles.

Collagen is a fibrous protein in the dermis that gives structure to the skin and provides the foundation for the retention of elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Elastin is an elastic protein that helps maintain shape, while hyaluronic acid cushions and lubricates to keep the skin moist. More collagen enables the presence of more elastin and hyaluronic acid.

With age and environmental damage, collagen and elastin are lost, and as time goes on, the body’s natural production continues to decrease. The damage to the underlying structure of the skin reduces the skin’s ability to maintain elasticity and retain moisture.

One solution is to produce more collagen and elastin.

At Guyer Institute’s Synergy Spa, our MD Pen micro-needling procedure offers a new, non-ablative skin regeneration therapy to increase the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.

Introducing MD Pen micro-needling- a technique that stimulates collagen and elastin

MD Pen micro-needling induces collagen and elastin through a controlled, minimally invasive process of puncturing the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin.

An added benefit is that the micro channels created by MD Pen enhance the skin’s ability to absorb medical grade topicals, like anti-aging serums and skin lighteners, when applied during or immediately after the procedure by our licensed esthetician Christina “Cricket” Hemp.

There’s no downtime with micro-needling

MD Pen micro-needling does not cause the same trauma to the skin as laser or peels, so there is no downtime. Any discomfort caused by the procedure is minimal. What’s more, following micro-needling, sun sensitivity becomes less of an issue.

By stimulating collagen and elastin, micro-needling helps you achieve a LOOK that defies your AGE. And, isn’t that what we all want?

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

Facial Peel Indianapolis | Facial spa Indianapolis

Removing the BLACK VEIL of FEAR associated with Facial Peels!

Okay, so you’ve been thinking about getting that first facial peel. But, you are gripped with fear. You have images of Samantha of Sex and the City wearing a black veil to cover a blotchy face, the results of botched peel treatment.

But, have no fear! When done right, face peels can work wonders on some of the most frustrating complexion issues, from acne to uneven skin tone.

The biggest misconception about face peels is that they all will leave the skin looking burned and bright. Yes, it is true that a mild to moderate, visible exfoliation is expected after a peel. But, when done by a trained aesthetician like Christina “Cricket” Hemp at Synergy Spa, the fear of having to leave a treatment wearing a veil like Samantha is unwarranted.

How They Work and What They Do

Face peels remove top layers of skin to exfoliate and expedite cell turnover. When new cells are formed, this creates a new layer of skin—one that is fresh and smooth.

Face peels can improve skin’s texture, even skin tone, minimize fine lines, and clear up acne by unclogging pores. One problem they can’t fix, contrary to popular belief: scarring (only lasers can to do that). Another misconception involves treatment for acne. Some people believe a peel causes the skin to overproduce oil and become more acne-prone. This is simply not true.

Like any skin condition, a skin analysis will first be done, and our licensed medical aestheticians on staff at Synergy Spa will then customized the peel to your specific needs.

At Guyer Institute’s Synergy Spa offers PCA (Physicians Choice Arizona) peels. This high-performance peel is the mot effective formula available in the range of moderate exfoliating treatments. A mild peel based on a combination of naturally occurring acids, it helps threat acne and pigment disorders. The inclusion of naturally sourced progesterone hydrates and plumps the skin.

There are many benefits to a peel

While a few peels may be needed to achieve the desired result, the benefits are immediate and include:

  • Refines the skin texture
  • Evens skin tone
  • Alleviates all grades of acne
  • Lightens pigment discoloration
  • Helps to unclog pores
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Helps improve menopausal skin, smoker’s skin, aging and sun-damaged skin
  • Firms all skin types

With all these benefits, isn’t it time you got your peel? Don’t worry, we promise you can leave your BLACK VEIL at home!

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

Can Beauty be found in a GUN?

When it comes to beauty, there’s an expression we’ve all heard…”beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” The meaning is clear, that perceptions of “beauty” are very subjective and personal. While I might think the epitome of beauty is reflected in the simple butterfly, your idea of beauty might be more along the lines of a renaissance-era painting masterpiece.

But, would you ever equate beauty with a gun?

Wow,” you say? NRA affiliations aside, most of us would be hard-pressed to associate a Smith and Wesson handgun with beauty.

But, what if the gun we had in mind was something other than a cold steel firearm? What if it was a new aesthetic device shaped like a gun, capable of transforming tired, wrinkled skin, into a vibrant, radiant complexion? We are referring to CoolLifting® (The Beauty Gun) now available at Guyer Institute’s Synergy Spa.

Fashioned in the shape of a gun (hence “The Beauty Gun”) CoolLifting® projects a powerful CO2 flow on the facial tissues, along with an extremely high concentration of atomized actives at a very high pressure and very low temperature.

CoolLifting® is non-invasive and thus, not painful.

Until now, treatments for facial wrinkles and facial rejuvenation have always involved long sessions with scarce results or timid results using traumatic and invasive treatments. CoolLifting®’s futuristic technology has changed all that. It is a fast and effective treatment that opens up a new spectacular, innovative anti-aging concept to fight wrinkles and rejuvenate the face. Patients notice an immediate smoothing of the skin and a reduction in deep skin-folds. It’s no wonder this comfortable, 5-minute, no downtime procedure has earned the motto …

“5 minutes to remove 10 years.”

For maximum results, we recommend a package of 3 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

CoolLifting®’s The Beauty Gun provides visible, intense collagen and elastin stimulation, dermis regeneration and skin texture and quality improvements.

Now, that’s proof that beauty CAN be found in a gun.

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

IV Vitamin Mineral Therapy Indianapolis

Is a THIEF robbing you of GOOD HEALTH?

We don’t have to tell you about the importance a good diet plays in overall health. More and more of us have jumped onboard the “healthy bandwagon”, paying closer attention to what we put into our bodies. We’re spending more time reading ingredient labels on food products and we’re buying more and more organic produce.

We have been educated that a diet high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fiber and amino acids – along with proper sleep, exercise and stress management techniques, are all necessary for retaining good health.

But, you may be saying to yourself…

“I follow this lifestyle, but I still feel unhealthy. Why?”

Perhaps you are frustrated by persistent tiredness that borders on chronic fatigue. You could be experiencing migraines or tension headaches. Or, you suffer from frequent bouts of allergic rhinitis or colds.

In reality, your lifestyle may not be at fault. The culprit could be a vitamin deficiency.

Like a “thief in the night”, deficiencies in specific vitamins and minerals could be robbing you of good health.

It’s a medical fact that proper levels of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are needed to maintain our immune function, energy levels, and normal body metabolism.

IV Therapy can help correct nutritional deficiencies that are the root cause of several health-related conditions.

At Guyer Institute, our IV Therapy procedure is used by many patients to eliminate a variety of symptoms related to nutrient deficiencies.

These could include:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with or without Epstein-Barr virus
  • Chronic depression
  • Acute or chronic muscle spasm
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension headaches
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Respiratory problems

The history of IV Therapy

Dr. John Myers of Baltimore, Maryland first developed the IV vitamin/mineral infusion therapy (aka the Myer’s cocktail) several decades ago to help his patients suffering from chronic inflammation, slow cellular or connective tissue healing, or body healing in general. Dr. Guyer learned of the therapy during his residency from another doctor who was a protégé of Dr. Myers.

Since it’s inception in the 1980’s, subsequent physicians expanded and further refined the use of IV Therapy. Today, Guyer Institute has performed well over 100,000 IV Therapies. Many of our patients notice immediate improvement. This is because infusing vitamins and minerals directly into the blood stream bypasses the limitation of the digestive tract and its own mitigated ability to absorb them.

Please note: A few infusions can correct a deficiency that would have required two to three years worth of oral supplements.

If you suspect a THIEF is robbing YOU of good health, get read of him! Our IV Therapy will banish the thief once and for all, while quickly restoring you to good health!

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

Cleopatra Gold Mask | Spa Treatments Facials Indianapolis

Cleopatra had her Golden Mask! But is it REALLY necessary?

One of the most fascinating figures from antiquity has to be Queen Cleopatra. It was her beguiling beauty that made Rome’s Mark Anthony choose to join forces with her to fight the mighty armies of Caesar.

She could turn the heads of many important men. As her fame continues to endure, we are left wondering: “What WERE the beauty secrets of Cleopatra?

There are many legendary tales about how the Queen of the Nile maintained her beauty. One is that she always washed her face, using a mixture of honey, almond oil, and the milk of a young donkey. Another is that she slept with a golden mask on her face!

Cleopatra clearly knew the importance of a great facial.

And we at Guyer Institute feel the same way. In fact, we’re sure she would be pleased with any of the facial treatments our Synergy Spa offers.

Situated behind a tranquil, beautifully landscaped courtyard behind the main offices of Guyer Institute, Synergy Spa is a restful, relaxing destination fit for any royal pampering.

Combining the treatments you would expect of a full-service spa with Dr. Guyer’s unique anti-aging approach to the use of medicine, Synergy Spa will leave you feeling refreshed and with a healthy glowing complexion.

Our trained esthetician Christina “Cricket’ Hemp will make even the most problematic skin radiate with beauty.  (The reality is, it’s the people with problematic skin that SHOULD be booking a facial each month). For everyone, having a facial at least once a season is recommended to keep the skin balanced.

Our popular classic facial always leaves you feeling refreshed. It will fully cleanse your skin in a way that you simply can’t at home. And, our custom facial takes this a step further, combining additional treatments. Don’t forget to ask us about our High School Reunion facial, perfect for any special event.

Of course, we can’t forget the gentlemen. We offer great facials for men. These are specifically formulated to male needs, which are often shaving-related, such as razor burn, or other conditions like skin sensitivity and dullness.

For peels, our Physicians Choice Arizona (PCA) products exfoliate dead skin cells and help healthy skin cells rise to the surface.

And, we’re one of the first spas in the Indianapolis area to use the CoolLifting® Beauty Gun. This gun projects a power CO2 flow, combined with an extremely high concentration of atomized actives at a very high pressure and a very low temperature. Patients notice immediate improvement in wrinkle reduction, increased hydration, skin radiance, and overall lifting of the skin. It also induces the production of collagen and elastin as it increases tissues oxygenation. Other services include CoolSculpting®, micro-needling, Botox and fillers.

At Synergy Spa, we say forget sleeping in a golden mask. Instead let our esthetician pamper you like the Queen (or King) you are!

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

DIY Facial | Facials Indianapolis Indiana

When it comes to facials- forget the DIY!

The DIY (Do-It Yourself) craze has become very popular in recent years. In fact, there is a television network completely devoted to this idea, called (as you might expect) The DIY Network. Shows with names like Rehab Addict and Renovation Realities show us how we can tackle projects like room renovations and backyard landscaping on our own.

Such shows make it look simple. While the level of difficulty involved really depends on the person’s level of skill and available time for such tasks.

Let’s face it – there are some things you really shouldn’t DIY..like facials! While it may seem like an easy task to DIY a facial, in reality, you need the right products – and the right training – to achieve a professional effect. Just think about it…You know when you go to a beauty store and someone tells you what to buy based on looking at your skin under fluorescent lighting? That’s not how we should be purchasing things. “And why is that,” you ask? Before buying any products, a licensed esthetician needs to “know” your skin. This can only be accomplished by examining it, cleansing it, assessing it, then treating it. It’s a matter of choosing a DIY facial or being pampered by a personal skin-care concierge!

At Guyer Institute Synergy Spa, or licensed esthetician Christina “Cricket” Hemp will provide personalized skin recommendations and a regimen that will address your individual concerns. Unless you’ve got big bucks and the proper degree, you can’t get that kind of treatment at home!

One such regimen involves the use of PRP for facials.

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a regenerative medicine technique utilizing your body’s, own growth factors to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, improving both skin texture and tone. PRP is an ideal treatment for the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.

PRP is often used in conjunction with another very popular treatment; micro-needling, taking that procedure to the “next level” in maximizing tissue repair, cell growth and collagen production.

You may be wondering, “How does PRP work?

A simple blood draw, similar to having a basic lab test, is all that is needed to prepare the PRP. Your blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from other components of the blood, which activates the platelet-rich plasma.

And, because it is your OWN blood, there is virtually no risk of intolerance or allergy. The PRP is then topically applied to the skin prior to the micro-needling procedure. The micro channels created by micro-needling promote the absorption of the regenerative, collagen-producing PRP into the skin.

Denise Kaler, CEO of Synergy Spa, shared her thoughts on the restorative benefits of PRP this way: “I really appreciated the results of utilizing my own PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) in conjunction with a micro-needling treatment. I think it’s great that even in my sixties, I’m able to achieve glowing skin, and really improve my complexion. I am super excited to try a PRP facelift next time, as it is non- surgical, and can’t wait to see those results.

Synergy Spa offers a full line of restorative treatment options. A visit will help you decide what options are best for your skin.

Then, you can get off the “DIY facial” bandwagon once and for all!

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

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