Is it safe?
HCG is an FDA approved drug for medical conditions including infertility and hypogonadism. It has been used for many years by medical practitioners for weight loss. It is used as an “off label” drug in smaller doses of 125 units.
Are the injections painful?
No, the needle is a very fine gauge needle. It is injected in the abdominal area and most patients feel a slight discomfort which quickly disappears.
What can I eat?
You will be given a guide with foods to eat and a shopping list to help you choose your foods. There are also recipes which will be provided to you to help you with meal preparation.
How many pounds can I expect to lose?
Individual results will vary. Most of our patients lose an average of 0.5 to 1 lb per day and lose inches.
Can I wear make up or lotions?
You can use make up. We prefer you use non oil based products. We also discourage the use of body lotions containing oils. An alternative to your regular body lotion, aloe Vera gel or lotion.
Can I exercise?
Light exercise is okay but heavy rigorous cardio or weight training is discouraged. You may feel lightheaded and fatigued due to your lower caloric intake.
What happens after the diet?
We will guide you through the maintenance phase of your diet. You can continue to receive MIC/ slim injections to augment your weight loss. We will give you guidance on what foods to avoid. Encourage an exercise routine.
MICRO-NEEDLING AND PRP FACIAL
What is micro-needling?
It is a technique used to deliver micro–injuries to the skin delivered by our high speed automated tip. This micro-injury results in the production of new collagen and elastin by provoking the wound healing cascade. With the formation of microscopic channels, products like PRP or hyaluronic acid serum are absorbed by the skin 800 times the normal application of topical products.
Who is a candidate?
It is safe for all skin types. Our practitioners will perform a thorough medical screening and evaluation to ensure that you are a candidate before the procedure. It addresses a variety of skin conditions including reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and sun damage, stretch marks and cellulite and any areas on your skin in need of rejuvenation.
What is the downtime?
Most patients experience mild redness and facial flushing lasting 1-3 days. This will diminish over time. Patents may have some bruising although very rare. Flaking is also common days 4-7. Patients can resume normal skin care routine in 24 hrs.
How many treatments are needed?
Depending on your skin care needs, a series of 4-6 treatments are recommended with micro-needling at 4 week intervals.
With PRP Facial treatments, a single session can be beneficial. We recommend a series of 2 micro needling treatments with hyaluronic acid serum 6 months apart. This will augment and enhance the PRP procedure for optimal skin health. Results will vary per individual and skin health. Most will see noticeable results at 3 months post treatment but will continue to see subtle skin improvement in texture and tone and improvement in fine lines and wrinkles for up to 12-15 months. Skin is always aging and exposed to damaging factors which contribute to your skin health. You may repeat treatments as often as once per year to continue to optimize results and skin rejuvenation.
What is a PRP facial?
It is micro-needling using your own PRP. PRP is platelet rich plasma. PRP helps to heal tissue and grow new skin. It has several important growth factors necessary for wound healing and forming of new collagen and elastin. Collagen and Elastin are the tissues responsible for skins elasticity and firmness. With PRP used as serum, it enhances and speeds up
Can PRP facials be combined with others?
Botox, fillers, chemical peels, and ablative skin rejuvenation can be continued as a regular skin care regimen. It is recommended that these procedures be avoided for 1 month.
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