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Dr. Amber Bocknek

Skin rejuvenation

Did you know that your body already has most of what it needs to repair skin damage and rejuvenate your appearance? Today we have 2 options to unlock your repair mechanisms: PRP (platelet rich plasma – see below) and Microneedling with stem cell growth factor serums

Microneedling (also known as microchanneling)

Microchanneling treatments unlock natural skin repair mechanisms to tighten and smooth skin and restore a more radiant, youthful appearance. Safe on all skin types and everyone gets results with the power of our stem cell growth factor serums!

With little to no downtime, Microchanneling can achieve long-lasting improvements for a number of issues, including:

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Soften the appearance of acne scars
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Skin tone & tightening

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The microchannel tips create small channels in the epidermis which have been proven to increase serum absorption by up to 300%. The sterile, detachable, disposable tool tips vary in widths and sizes to provide the perfect amount of coverage for our clients while reducing any risk of backflow and cross-contamination. When used with our stem-cell based growth factor MicroChannel Delivery Serum and aftercare serums, the skin is stimulated to regenerate stronger and healthier than before.

The procedure involves Microneedling/microchanneling.  Microchanneling, is also known as collagen induction therapy by creating a purposeful injury in the skin which stimulates the natural wound healing cascade and hyper-activates collagen production.

In our office, we use ProCell serums.  The growth factors are derived from human stem cells (from healthy adult bone marrow donors) and contain a high concentration of natural human growth factors. These growth factors support cellular renewal and have potent regenerating properties to improve skin firmness, elasticity, and tone. Fine lines and wrinkles diminish over time, and skin looks and feels brighter, more luminous, and healthy.

The growth factors found in skin care products come from a variety of sources, including plants, adipose tissue, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and even snails! Only human stem cells help detect damaged skin and stimulate the skin’s own regenerative abilities. ProCell Serums contain growth factors derived from human bone marrow stem cell cultures, which demonstrate potent anti-inflammatory effects that may reduce healing time, hyper pigmentation, and scar tissue deposition.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

What Is PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Your own blood, specifically the platelets, can be used to reduce hair loss, skin laxity and for rejuvenation. Commonly treated areas are the scalp (for men and women in hair loss), and in facial, neck, décolleté, and hand rejuvenation.

Using a blood draw collection tube, the physician draws a small amount of the patient’s own blood and separates the red cells and white blood cells from the plasma via centrifugation.

The remaining platelet concentrate and plasma are then collected into a syringe and injected into the tissue of concern.

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Harness the Power of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Defined

PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma. Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.

Blood-Derived Growth Factors

The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors. PRP utilizes a leading-edge, patented technology that is specifi cally designed. With a simple, quick and advantageous process, your PRP professional is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma.

1. The practitioner draws an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
2. The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
3. The platelet-rich plasma is activated to release at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins. Platelet-rich plasma is a technology that deploys aspects of blood-based biochemistry. Because all constitutes retrieved in PRP are exclusively from the patient (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of intolerance. Nevertheless, before any treatment, disclose all the medications you are taking (including herbs) to your doctor.

Growth Factor Production Known Effects Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

Plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation during the remodeling phase. Stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production.

Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)

Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)

An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.

Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)

Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)

Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.

Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells

Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.

Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor

Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.

Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)

Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin.

Introduction to PRP

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Video Number Three: Injecting the PRP

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Video Number Two: Preparing- The PRP

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Video Number Two: Preparing the PRP
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Video Number Four: Immediately After the Treatment

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