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Peptides: Revolutionizing Medicine?

From Alzheimer’s Disease and autoimmune conditions to erectile dysfunction and weight loss, peptide therapy is a rapidly evolving realm of anti-aging medicine that promises amazing healing and restorative benefits by tapping into the body’s own chemistry.

What Exactly are Peptides?

More than 70,000 kinds of peptides reside in the body, each one carrying out a highly specific function. Peptides are a short chain of amino acids linked together that make up a small protein. They bind to the surface of cells and give targeted directions to other cells and molecules. Insulin is one of the most well-known types of peptide, but there are endless others.

The pharmaceutical market for peptide medications continues to explode in popularity as these specialized molecules deliver therapeutic value to a multitude of patients. There are around 150 peptides in clinical development and hundreds more in preclinical testing stages. In 2017 alone, the FDA approved five new peptides for clinical use to help treat diseases like diabetes and symptoms caused by GI and thyroid disorders.

The Promising Potential of Peptide Therapy

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To keep up on advancements in this emerging science, I regularly attend anti-aging medical conferences and study recent developments in peptide treatments. This summer, I joined esteemed integrative doctors and scientists from around the world at the International Peptide Conference in California to learn about the latest innovations in peptide therapy.

The potential of peptides is tremendous. It’s the key to prolonging human lifespan, but more importantly, it opens an entire doorway through which we can drastically increase quality of life. Peptides redefine how we dispense medicine.

They’re naturally occurring, extremely targeted, and by tweaking biochemistry, can bring a body back into balance without the side effects or risks of traditional prescriptions. Once they’ve accomplished their mission, the body automatically recycles peptides without any accumulative or toxic affect.

How Peptides Are Administered

hand holding chemistry moleculePeptides come in various forms and doses. Traditionally administered only by syringe, recent scientific discoveries made it possible to dispense certain peptides by oral tablet, transdermal creams and nasal sprays.

At The Guyer Institute, we administer peptides in a variety of ways and witness wonderful results. We offer peptide medications through our on-site compounding pharmacy and supplement store, and also perform PRP Therapy, which uses peptide growth factors from a patient’s own blood plasma, to rejuvenate aging skin and tissue, repair scars and even regrow hair. 

If this type of medical therapy piques your interest, give us a call at The Guyer Institute today at (317) 580-9355!

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PRP for Hair Restoration- using the power of your own Platelets to stimulate hair follicle growth!

It’s a common scenario. And it’s easy to get freaked out.

You start seeing globs of hair in the shower drain.

The truth is, hair loss can be scary! It’s an important part of a person’s identity. And, it affects both men AND women. So, forget the sexist myth that hair loss is a man’s problem.

About 40–50% of women are affected by hair thinning,” says Nicole Rogers, MD, a hair transplant surgeon and board-certified dermatologist based in New Orleans.

In fact, about 50% of all women experience female pattern hair loss (yes, that exists) by age 50. The hair loss usually involves diffuse thinning right on top of the head. Decreased density on top of the head or even a widening part is a common sign of hair loss in women. It could be inherited or sparked by hormone changes or everyday aging.

For men, male pattern baldness has always been a common dilemma. About 30% experience significant balding by age 30. That number increases to about 50% by age 50!

Given our cultural focus on physical appearance, youth, and health, it’s understandable how hair loss can be traumatic for both men and women. While it’s a fact that the market is filled with hair-enhancing treatments, recent scientific research and technology has provided the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing, and by association, new ways to treat hair loss.

 

PRP is an affective, all-natural way to stimulate hair follicle growth.

As a result of these scientific studies, leading edge institutions like Guyer Institute are now offering hair restoration treatments using the amazing regenerative power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). http://www.guyerinstitute.com

First approved by the FDA 30 years ago for advanced wound healing, PRP has become an affective, natural treatment for hair growth.  And, when combined with micro-needling treatment, the results are even more effective.

PRP- the “healing power” within our blood!

The process is simple. At Guyer Institute, we harvest a patients own PRP by drawing their blood, using a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood cells, all within a few minutes.

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets). The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood.

It’s the protein growth factors of PRP that are the key

Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. In fact, separating PRP by centrifuge can result in a concentration of these growth factors 5 to 10 times greater than what is naturally found in the blood.

The application of PRP to the scalp involves two steps

The application of the PRP with highly concentrated growth factors to the dermis is a two-step process. First, after the skin of the scalp has been numbed, Dr. Guyer uses a very short fine needle to inject the PRP into the scalp.

Then, an additional application of PRP is applied externally to the scalp, followed immediately by a micro-needling treatment to the same area of the scalp.

The combination of the direct injections along with the additional penetration of PRP that can be achieved by using MD Pen micro-needling guarantees the maximum growth factors are embedded into the scalp where hair regeneration is needed. This will boost collagen production in the tissues and can revive shrinking hair follicles.

While this treatment cannot make hair grow where the follicles have already died, it can regenerate weak follicles to grow hair once again thereby achieving a thickening of hair in areas that previously were thinning.

Additional treatments can be performed every 4 to 6 weeks for a total of 3 procedures. Maintenance would then be one treatment once or twice a year for most clients.

So, if you are faced with thinning hair, put the regenerative power of your own blood to use. PRP can renew weak hair follicles, giving you a thicker head of hair once again.

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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

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