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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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New Year, New You, What Vampire Procedures Do For You!

With a new year comes change, and the hugely popular Vampire® procedures we have in place help you change for the better. Changes achieved through Vampire procedures can affect your appearance, your outlook, your energy, your health.

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, the extraordinary benefits available from using PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, have made Vampire the word of the year, this year and next.

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We provide these treatments, led by our expert Trish Wozniak, PA-C.

  • Vampire FaceLift®
  • Vampire Breast Lift®
  • Vampire O-shot®
  • Vampire P-Shot®
  • Vampire Hair Regrowth®
  • Vampire Scar Repair Treatment®

Trish has trained with the physician who pioneered the non-surgical Vampire® procedures – she is one of only six practitioners in Indiana certified to perform these procedures.

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“PRP is like a natural serum,” Trish says. “It’s an amazing FDA-approved injection process for natural growth, repair, and rehabilitation that uses your body’s own strengths to stimulate cellular restoration and rejuvenation.”

At The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, the Vampire Breast Lift® procedure bolsters tissue to enhance appearance, firmness and feel for women. The Vampire Facelift® (http://long-alarm.flywheelsites.com/vampire-procedures/vampire-facelift/) helps restore sagging skin, soothes wrinkles, and makes the face more naturally radiant.

Both of those procedures combine the PRP therapy with applications of hyaluronic acid fillers, which offers a unique, balanced approach to reviving your inherent beauty.

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The Vampire Hair Re-Growth® procedure is rapidly increasing in popularity as a non-surgical way to maximize your scalp’s ability to keep and re-grow hair as you age. (http://long-alarm.flywheelsites.com/vampire-procedures/vampire-hair-regrowth/

The Vampire O-shot® is giving women more comfort, stimulation and satisfaction in their sex lives, and even helps with urinary incontinence.

The P-Shot® helps men improve on difficulties achieving and maintaining erections, as well as helping to boost desire through using body’s dynamic cellular energy.

Finally, the Vampire Scar Repair® procedure at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa has assisted so many in easing the challenges of facial and other body scarring due to acne, illness, skin disorders, and the scarring effects of some cancer treatments.

The PRP Vampire procedures involve a blood draw and then with The Guyer Institute’s high-tech centrifuge equipment, the platelets are isolated and re-injected. A numbing cream and a micro-needling system minimizes discomfort.

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“If the procedures didn’t work and work well, women and men both would not be calling and coming to see us for consultations in the number they are,” Wozniak said. “The Vampire procedures have little or no downtime, are not painful, and are far more affordable for most patients than surgeries seeking similar results.”

Each PRP Vampire procedure has its own precise protocol, and our caring, collaborative team at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa work closely with patients so they know what to expect, and learn to monitor effectiveness.

2017 is the time to try a Vampire procedure – or more than one – to learn what all the excitement is about. Call us now a 317-580-9355 to set up your appointment. You can bet the new year will be busy!

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MD Pen Micro-Needling Stimulates Skin Rejuvenation

You’ve heard of PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, here at the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa. It’s a highly popular, uniquely effective treatment that uses the body’s nutrient riches, in the form of stem cells and growth factors, to help restore health and appearance naturally, not surgically.

But here at the Institute, we take PRP a step further. The platelet solution is one thing: getting the isolated, strengthening substances where they need to go is another. Directly to the face, hands, the neck, and chest.

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Our skin gets worn by sun exposure, environmental factors, and the unavoidable effects of aging. MD Pen Micro-needling targets skin imperfections such as uneven pigmentation, age spots, redness, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and sagginess.

It works with PRP to move you toward even-toned, soft, smooth, and taut skin. The focused, energized therapy can serve to regenerate skin and revitalize collagen levels.

MD Pen Micro-needling is non-ablative and rapidly creates a crisscross, then a diagonal pattern of micro channels just below the surface of the skin.

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Boosting the production of collagen leaves skin smoother, fresher, and more uniform. Then the micro-needling channels the platelet rich plasma already applied on the skin, which penetrates the sub layers of the dermis.

Its Easy To See

Denise Kaler, CEO of Synergy Spa, has received these MD Pen microneedling treatments. “I think it’s great that even in my sixties,” she says, “I’m able to achieve glowing skin and really improve my complexion.”

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The channels created with the MD Pen can also enhance the skin’s receptivity to absorbing medical grade topicals such as anti-aging serums and skin lighteners, particularly when they are applied during or immediately after the procedure.

Saying Yes To Youthful

Looking youthful is always in, and at the Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa, we are expert at combining the latest, safest medical technologies with the body’s organic healing and regenerative abilities.

While there are the surgical options such as facelifts and neck lifts, along with advanced laser treatments, these procedures can be expensive, invasive, and frequently require substantial downtime. They are also often cost-prohibitive.

md-pen-pic-5PRP therapy with MD Pen Micro-needling is just a simpler, smarter option to start with. Vibrancy comes from within, and our bodies have plenty of tools to help revive it…to give the skin more verve and appeal.

The Mirror Can Be Your Friend, Not Your Foe

Tissue repair, cell growth, and comfort to your skin that you may not have seen in years: it’s all possible at The Guyer Institute and Synergy Spa.

Your skin matters to you. And your health and well-being matter to us.

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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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Wrinkles are for wimps!

There’s an Irish proverb that goes like this: “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

Okay, we agree. We all want to ”grow old” in the sense of long life. It’s the appearance of aging that we have a problem with! More and more of us feel that, while aging is inevitable, looking old is not an option.

After all…who wants tired, saggy, rough-looking skin at any age?

Our skin is one of the largest organs of our body and provides a natural defensive barrier to the outside world. Skin can project a state of vibrant health or it can give the impression of a tired, worn-out person, even when that person is very healthy on the inside.

Cosmetic companies know this all too well.

Skin care makes up about 27% of the total cosmetic industry and includes skin moisturizers, cleansers, facial products, anti-acne, and anti-aging products. Those products don’t come cheap. A 2-ounce bottle can sell for more than $200.

With Madison Avenue chanting the mantra “Wrinkles are for wimps”, women and men both willingly spend big bucks in an attempt to keep their skin looking young. We dole out money, trying anything that will prolong and enhance a more youthful look.

While there are the surgical options of facelifts and neck lifts, these invasive procedures can be expensive and require downtime.

Fortunately, there is another way!

Introducing MD Pen Fractional Microdermal Needling.

Now available at Guyer Institute, this procedure is on the cutting edge of modern, skin regeneration technology. The perfect choice for acne scar treatment and anti aging skin care, MD Pen helps produce smoother and younger looking skin – without the side effects and downtime of cosmetic surgery and lasers.

The MD Pen device can be used on parts of the body where tired, aging skin is most visible, such as the face, hands, neck, and chest.

Following a crisscross, then a diagonal pattern, the MD Pen devise is used to create micro channels in the skin of the treatment area. These micro channels significantly increase the production of collagen and elastin to leave skin smoother, fresher, and more uniform in appearance.

Platelet-Rich Plasma: The Secret of the Stars!

If desired, an additional boost to rejuvenate of the skin can be achieved by combining an application of a patient’s own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to the skin during the micro-needling procedure. This procedure is very popular with celebrities.

The micro channels created by MD Pen allow for absorption of the PRP into the skin, promoting tissue repair, cell growth and collagen production. Afterwards, the remaining PRP is massaged into the skin.

So, pay attention to the mantra. If you agree that “wrinkles are for wimps”, give us a call. Your skin will thank you.

– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team

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