So if you’ve heard about Microneedling, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of all the success stories that credit this facial treatment for the incredible results seen. But has anyone explained the actual science behind these results? The benefits of a Microneedling Facial is the result of stimulating your body’s natural healing response. Microneedling works by creating micropuntures in the skin, creating a small, controlled injury that sends signals through the body that there has been an injury to that area. In response to this signal, the body sends more platelets and proteins to that area to repair the damage. These proteins and platelets form into collagen and elastin fibers, as well as other skin cells, which replace the damaged cells. The new cells are healthier and stronger, resulting in firmer, more elastic skin with fewer dark spots and discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, and rough or uneven textures. The punctures in the skin are mostly unnoticable, though some redness or irritation may be seen for a few hours after the facial treatment. Topical numbing cream is available to provide our patients with the most comfort possible.
The micropunctures in the skin are made at different depths depending on the thickness of the skin and the type of blemish being treated. A depth from 0.25mm to 1mm is used to treat the outermost layer of the skin, known as the epidermis.The cells in this layer include keratinocytes and melanocytes, which are responsible for the texture and appearance of the skin. Microneedling at this depth is used to treat fine lines, shallow scars, dark spots, rosacea, pore size, and other superficial blemishes. Creating a deeper injury, usually between 1mm to 2.5mm deep, can treat blemishes in the Dermis, which is the middle layer of the skin tissue. This layer is made up of collagen and elastin fibers, hair follicles, glands, and also contains the blood and nerve supply to the skin. The deeper punctures stimulate healing and rejuvenation to this layer to repair deeper blemishes like larger wrinkles, sagging skin, and deeper scars or pigment issues.
The visible results from Microneedling usually become apparent after 2-4 treatments, usually 4-6 weeks apart depending on the patient’s needs. For faster, more dramatic changes, adding Fractional Radio Frequency (RF), Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), or both is recommended. An RF Microneedling treatment penetrates deeper through the layers of the skin and stimulates a stronger healing response by the body compared to regular microneedling. It is also extremely beneficial for treating acne because the energy waves emitted by the radio frequency create heat that kills the bacteria in the pores that causes active acne vulgaris and shrinks sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands produce an oil called sebum, which is necessary for skin health and protection, but when the glands become overactive, they produce an excessive amount of sebum which results in oily skin and clogs pores. Shrinking the glands decreases the amount of oil they produce and reduces the potential of getting clogged pores and cystic acne. PRP is added as a serum after the micropunctures are made, offering the skin a surplus of platelets and proteins to amplify the rejuvenating response by the body. This facial treatment is popularly known as the “Vampire Facial” because plasma is the viscous portion of blood that contains platelets and proteins required for healing. Adding both, RF and PRP, to a Microneedling facial treatment is the superior solution to experiencing the fastest and most dramatic results possible.
Microneedling with PRP can also be used to treat Alopecia and other types of hair loss. The same way that Microneedling stimulates the repair and rejuvenation of skin cells, it stimulates the cells and hair follicles on the scalp. By increasing the health of the scalp and hair follicles, Microneedling helps regulate the hair growth cycle to prevent premature hair loss and it also stimulates a longer growth phase of each hair follicle. The PRP supplies the follicles with vital proteins and nutrients needed to produce a hair strand faster and improves the structure of the hair strand as it grows out of the follicle. The results of this treatment include a decrease of hair loss or thinning, new hair growth (even in areas of complete baldness), faster hair growth, and healthier, stronger individual hair strands. Results from this effective treatment typically become visibly apparent after 3 treatments, each about 4 weeks apart, and then maintenance sessions are recommended every 4-6 months to maintain the results.
The increase in cell turnover and the production of new collagen and elastin fibers makes Microneedling a viable treatment option for a vast array of skin problems, from acne and sun damage to wrinkles and aging skin and everything in between! Be sure to schedule your free skin assessment with one of Recharge Clinic’s qualified estheticians and find out if Microneedling is the answer to your skin concerns!
Recharge Male is a supplement designed to boost testosterone levels using extensively researched natural ingredients. These ingredients are a proprietary blend of Maca Root powder, Fenugreek Seed Extract, PrimaVie Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex, and Deer Antler Velvet powder. This combination boosts testosterone levels, playing a major role in increasing energy levels, mood, exercise performance, sexual desire, decreases depression and anxiety, and many other positive effects. Recharge Male is a cost effective supplement for those still unsure about making the jump to Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or TRT. It can also optimize the results of those currently on TRT, making it an excellent addition to a current treatment plan. The ingredients are naturally occuring, safe, and proven to boost testosterone levels, as well as other health benefits.
Maca Root has been used for centuries in the Peruvian Andes as an herbal medicine to treat many issues relating to improper hormone levels. Its bioactive markers - Macamides, Macaenes, and Glucosinolates - work in the body to increase testosterone levels, decrease inflammation, and increase the immune system thanks to their antioxidant properties. These benefits result in increased libido/sexual desire, increased fertility and semen volume, improved mood and energy levels, and increased stamina and metabolism.
Fenugreek Seed Extract is known to boost free and total testosterone levels in men, increase sexual desire and drive, and aid certain metabolic conditions like types 1 and 2 diabetes by increasing the body’s carbohydrate tolerance and improving insulin function. It is also known to help control appetite, decrease inflammation, and decrease bad cholesterol levels. Supplementing with Fenugreek Seed Extract has shown an increase in sexual desire and arousal, resulting in the number of erections going from 1 a week to 2-3 a week and sexual activity going from 1-2 times a month to close to once a week.
Deer Antler Velvet powder is a supplement actively being used to increase strength and endurance. It also contains antioxidants which combat oxidative stresses from free radicals throughout the body. This helps to improve the body’s immune system, promotes rapid recovery from illnesses, fights infections, and counters the physical effects that stress has on the body. It can also help sharpen cognitive function and protect the liver from toxins. It is a known aphrodisiac, and is used as a natural treatment for erectile dysfunction. It has also been proven to increase the production of red blood cells, improve vascular circulation, and reduce tissue, bone, and muscular degradation.
The PrimaVie Shilajit Fulvic Acid Complex has shown to produce a 20% increase in total testosterone and a 19% increase in free testosterone. Shilajit is a herbo-mineral exudate that contains antioxidant properties, as it leaks out of the blood vessels into the tissue of the testes, it reduces the number of free radicals that negatively affect the production of testosterone and sperm production. Combined with Fulvic Acid, this complex reduces oxidative stress throughout the body, resulting in improved immune system function, increased testosterone production, and it helps to promote physical and mental youthfulness.
This supplement is filled with Mother Nature’s powerhouse combination of testosterone-boosting ingredients designed to increase a man’s general health and well-being. By boosting testosterone levels and reducing oxidative stresses, Recharge Male can help increase libido and sexual drive, increase energy levels, improve mental clarity and mood, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. For best results, it is recommended that this supplement be taken in combination with a healthy diet and exercise routine as well as medically supervised hormone replacement therapy.
Beautiful Legs, Here We Come!
Do you have issues with the appearance of your skin? Let us help! Here at the Recharge Clinic we offer Acoustic Wave Therapy for the gentle and effective treatment of cellulite. Gynoid Lipodystrophy, commonly known as cellulite, is a term used to describe the appearance of dimpled, loose skin, usually in the hip and thigh region. This is caused by decreased collagen production, loss of skin elasticity, and an increased concentration of fat cells. This concentration decreases blood flow, which creates circulation problems that lead to even less collagen and a buildup of fat cells in the area. Most people believe cellulite is a sign of being overweight but that is only one factor that can cause cellulite to appear. Other factors that can increase its appearance are age, smoking, hormonal changes, a sedentary lifestyle, and even genetics. Acoustic Wave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses a probe, similar to those used for ultrasounds, to pass low intensity radial energy waves through the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis layers of the skin to target the fat cells and create micro-tears in the connective tissue. This therapy stimulates the breakdown of these fat cells by activating the cell’s membrane, making it more permeable, while the micro tears encourage collagen-rich blood flow to the area. It also stimulates lymphatic drainage of the newly permeable fat cells, which allows the body to naturally excrete the water and toxins that make them up. The increased collagen production tightens and firms the skin texture by repairing the microtears in the connective tissue with dense fibers. The end result of this therapy is the reduced appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and scars, better circulation, and improved muscle and skin tone. This therapy can be used on any part of the body with bothersome cellulite and stretch marks, and on average requires between six to ten sessions. We recommend using our Zo Skin Health Oraser Cellulite Control Crème in conjunction with the Acoustic Wave Therapy for long-lasting results of beautiful and smooth skin. Get started with treatments today so you can be ready for shorts and bikinis in time for summer!
If you’ve entered a gym recently or spoken to someone who exercises regularly, chances are you’ve heard the term BCAAs. But do you know what they are and what they do? BCAAs are a type of amino acid used by the body for many different purposes. Amino acids are required to create the proteins that form all types of cells and play a crucial role in regulating metabolism as well. There are 20 amino acids used throughout the body, 9 of which are considered essential and must be consumed through foods or supplements since the body cannot make them as it can with the other 11 amino acids. BCAAs are three of the essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These three play a role in exercise ability, muscle health, and muscle recovery.
BCAAs boost exercise potential in multiple ways. They lower the amount of serotonin released by the body during exercise, reducing feelings of relaxation and fatigue. While reducing the serotonin in the body, BCAAs also improve the body’s metabolism of foods to usable energy. They also lower the amounts of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase, which are factors that increase the rate of repair and replacement of muscle fibers for faster muscle recovery and increase lean muscle mass. This can be extremely beneficial for those who are trying to burn fat without catabolizing their muscle tissues. BCAAs also increase weight loss by regulating blood sugar levels which decreases the number of fat cells created to store sugars and also prevents the drop in blood sugar levels that stimulates cravings in the brain.
Since BCAAs have so many benefits, they can be taken at different times for different benefits. Taking BCAAs supplement before working out minimizes muscle tiredness and protects muscles from catabolising during fat burning/cardio-type exercises. Taking them during a workout decreases fatigue and boosts energy levels. Taking BCAAs after working out helps with muscle recovery and rehydration. BCAAs are also beneficial to those who do manual labor jobs or workout outside regularly, boosting energy levels throughout the day, fighting fatigue, and decreasing muscle soreness after a long day full of hard work. Recharge Clinic offers BCAAs in many forms! Our Recharge Super Blend injection has BCAAs in it as well as other amino acids and minerals designed to increase energy levels and weight loss, as well as decreasing muscle soreness and fatigue. This injection is an excellent way to receive these aminos in a form that has high bioavailability and boosts levels for days at a time. We also carry many oral supplements containing BCAAs, such as our KetoCharge and Perfect Whey protein powders, K-Sport pre workout, and Keto-Lyte and Recharge Rehydrate. Our Keto-Lyte and Recharge Rehydrate contain the highest amounts of BCAAs that we offer and are both excellent options to those looking for an excellent BCAAs supplement that truly works! Be sure to ask any of the Recharge staff for help picking the perfect product for your needs so that you can feel your very best, always!
One of the amazing services offered here at Recharge Clinic is regenerative therapy utilizing Platelet Rich Plasma, referred to as PRP. The human body has its own natural healing properties within the blood plasma that are sent to whatever part of the body that sends “repair” signals to the nervous system. The plasma carries proteins, cytokines, and autologous platelets to the signaling tissue and then begins repairing and replacing damaged tissue cells. This is extremely beneficial in treating joint, tendon, and ligament damage. These tissues are made up of very dense bundles of strong, thick fibers. Since they are designed to uphold structure they lack a good blood supply because capillaries weaved through the fibers would compromise the integrity of the fiber bundles and the tissues would not be strong enough to perform their intended duty. This results in a much slower healing process, and in some cases, prevent healing from ever occurring. This slow process also compromises the strength of the healing fibers, due to the amount of scarred tissue that builds up, making these fibers prone to reinjury.
By injecting PRP into these injury sites, platelets and various growth factors are able to begin repairing the damaged fibers at an immensely faster rate. This increases the potential for a full recovery in less time and decreases the potential for reinjury. Using PRP to treat damaged tissues is also easier on the surrounding muscles and joints since it greatly decreases the downtime required to achieve healing. Less downtime means that there is less muscle atrophy and stiff joints caused by lack of use. There are virtually zero negative side effects since the plasma is natural and bio identical. It is also beneficial in treating Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel, and other arthritic joints.
PRP treatment is also used to treat male and female sexual disorders. In men, PRP is a viable treatment option for patients suffering from erectile dysfunction. It is also used to increase blood flow and sensitivity, increase size and girth, enhance pleasure, and correct Peyronie’s disease. In women, PRP injections in the clitoris and vaginal wall increases sensitivity and libido and reduces incontinence. When injected into the labia majora, the PRP boosts collagen production to restore structure and elasticity, reviving the skin for a youthful appearance. The comfort and happiness of our patients is our number one priority here at Recharge so for all intimate PRP procedures patients are topically numbed to minimize the potential discomfort.
As if all of this wasn’t enough, PRP also serves as an incredible option for a variety of aesthetic procedures. It can be used to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, stimulate hair growth and reverse balding, dramatically increase the results of a microneedling facial, and can be injected subcutaneously in the face, breasts, and butt to stimulate the production of collagen to restore elasticity and firmness of the skin. The results reveal a beautiful, natural, and subtle facelift and breast/butt lift. Platelet Rich Plasma has become one of the most innovative and diverse treatment options currently available for medical and aesthetic applications. It is natural, safe, and effective, as well as completely noninvasive, making it a much easier option compared to surgical procedures. Whether you are suffering from arthritis or a torn tendon, or looking for the Fountain of Youth, don’t wait any longer, the search is over! Now is the time, set up your free consultation to discuss your next PRP procedure today!
The missing ingredient you didn’t know your body needed!
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, or NAD+, is a coenzyme produced by the human body to catalyze the reaction of Niacin into its active form used by the body. This active form is essential for the metabolization of food to energy used in the trillions of cells throughout the body. By supporting healthy cell function, NAD+ helps maintain a healthy nervous, digestive, and immune system. It also helps the integumentary system regenerate skin cells faster and healthier for improved skin appearance and fight the aging process. Extensive research has shown that NAD+ can also help with depression and anxiety by supporting brain cell function to improve mood, energy levels, and sleep cycles. It is also known to support the repair of cells damaged by alcohol and/or drug abuse to ease the recovery process. The antioxidative properties of NAD+ help fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Free Radicals’ molecular properties make it very easy for them to attach to healthy cells in the body. They destroy those healthy cells which leads to increased potential for illnesses and aging. NAD+ combats this by balancing the molecular properties of a Free Radical, thus preventing its ability to attach to a healthy cell. It can also help combat age-related diseases like Alzeihmer’s and dementia by supporting the regulation of gene expression. When gene expression of protein molecules is not properly regulated, genetic mutations are more likely to occur, increasing the risk of these diseases. Although NAD+ is naturally produced by the body, factors like aging, stress, alcohol, and poor diet can dramatically accelerate the decline of the natural production of this vital coenzyme. Supplementing with our NAD+ injections or IV can dramatically improve a person’s quality of life almost immediately. Let’s get you on track to a healthier, happier, and overall better life. Stop in for your first dose today!
Everyone always seems to get a little uneasy at the mention of steroid injections. It’s time to crush the stigma and discuss all of the amazing benefits Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) have to offer! Nandrolone Decanoate, commonly referred to as Decca, is an AAS that is formed from structurally altering the hormone testosterone. Nandrolone has a positive influence on calcium and protein metabolism and synthesis and Decanoate allows for a steady release of the Nandrolone in the body over a 2-3 week period on average. If increasing muscle mass and strength is the goal, Nandrolone Decanoate is an excellent option! Decca has high anabolic effects, which is the increase of soft tissue growth, and low androgenic effects, to promote a major increase in muscle mass. The formation of muscle growth is caused by the tearing of myofibrils, the fiber strands that are bundled together to form a muscle. When these tissue fibers are damaged and torn the body repairs them with new fibers that are thicker, resulting in muscle hypertrophy, or the increase of muscle mass. The result of this process is greater strength and increased muscle size. Androgenic hormones effect the development of male sex hormone characteristics. When a steroid has high angrogenic influences on the body it tricks it into thinking it has more of the sex hormones than it really does, and the body stops producing them naturally. This causes hair loss, fatigue, depression, and low sex drive in men. Since Decca has a low androgenic influence compared to other steroids available, it is a much more desirable option. The biologically active form, 19-norandrosterone, is synthesized in the liver, then sent to the target tissues in the body where it binds with cytosolic receptors, which activates cellular protein synthesis throughout those tissues. As the body repairs and replaces the damaged myofibrils, there is an increase in the amount of myofibrils produced and each one is much thicker and stronger than they would have been without the boost from Decca.
It also stimulates the production of Insulin Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), which is another major hormone required for the synthesis of bone and soft tissue cells, including muscle fibers, while also increasing the body’s metabolism of glucose, which results in a decrease in the number of fat cells in the body. Decca also increases the number of red blood cells in order to carry more oxygen and nitrogen to myofibrils to boost their rate of regeneration. So not only do muscle tissues heal stronger, they also heal much faster! It is important to note that the visible results of Decca take longer to notice than other popular anabolic steroids but the results are much easier to maintain after stopping its use so there isn’t any major mass fluctuation that is commonly experienced with other anabolic steroids.
The positive influence on calcium metabolism increases bone mass and has made Decca a promising treatment for patients suffering from Osteoporosis, combatting the deficiency that causes brittle and fragile bones. It’s also beneficial as a supportive treatment for those suffering from chronic debilitating diseases by increasing the rate of cell synthesis. Decca also increases the body’s natural collagen production, especially in cartilage, so it stimulates healing in joints and reduces inflammation and pain in joints. At a low dose, Decca can be used to treat these kinds of illnesses without experiencing the muscle mass growth effects commonly associated with AAS injections. Here at Recharge dosing is controlled and monitored closely by Dr. Tieche and his team of professionals so it is very safe and allows patients to receive all of the amazing benefits of this anabolic steroid. Be sure to ask about Nandrolone Decanoate during your next visit at either of our locations!
The Honeymoon injection, suitably named, is a peptide injection of PT-141 designed for increasing libido. Peptides are amino acid chains that are naturally occuring in the body; they are responsible for the stimulation of glands throughout the Endocrine system in the body. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies’ production of peptides declines and as a result there are less hormones being produced and secreted by the Endocrine system. Fortunately scientific research has discovered how to supplement these peptides and correct the hormone deficiencies we are lacking. In the case of PT-141, it is injected into the fatty tissue in the hip and then the magic begins. It travels through the central nervous system into the Hypothalamus gland in the brain. It then binds with the Melanocortin 4 receptor to trigger the production and activation of dopamine hormones to synthesize sex hormones through a process known as steroidogenesis. This hormone reaction increases sexual desire and performance and also stimulates sexual motivation.
PT-141 has been tested extensively to determine how it works in replacement of oral erectile dysfunction medications such as Tadalafil and Sildenafil (Cialis and Viagra). It has been proven to be successful because it treats ED in a safer and more effective way. Rather than just increasing blood flow so that an erection can be achieved, it actually increases sexual desire and motivation so much that an erection is achieved naturally. This is extremely important for those who suffer from high blood pressure or other vascular issues that would make them a high risk candidate for these oral medications. Now ladies, don’t feel like this is just for the men! This peptide injection is proven just as effective for women as well. If you suffer from decreased libido or another issue resulting in the inability to achieve arousal, this injection could be exactly what you need to regain that passion and desire you miss. This natural hormone-stimulating peptide is safe and effective for both men and women! That being said, a person who does not suffer from ED or any other libido inhibiting medical or psychological illness can still enjoy the benefits of the Honeymoon injection! For those interested in some extra excitement or a little extra spice in your sex life, this injection works just as well for you!
As with any peptide, the initial changes to the body’s hormone levels can potentially come with some slight side effects. Some people have noticed increased body temperature, slight nausea, and a flushed appearance for a few hours post-injection. These vary from person to person as our bodies are all different, but it is not something that should be expected every time you get the injection. After a few consistent injections, the body adjusts to the increased production of hormones and the side effects subside. On average, the desired effect of the Honeymoon injection occurs anywhere from minutes to a couple hours after the shot is received and lasts anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. This does not mean that you will walk around for two days in a permanent state of arousal! It will simply have your body prepared to release sex hormones when sexual stimulation is desired. So next time your significant other wants to surprise you and lock that bedroom door, you can feel confident and prepared without having to stop and take your medication, or focus so hard on achieving arousal that you don’t get to be present and enjoy the moment.
Do you have an old tattoo that didn’t age well? How about one that seemed like a great idea at the time but isn’t so great anymore? We can help you! Here at Recharge Clinic we offer laser tattoo removal using our top of the line Q-Switch Picosecond laser. The tattoo removal process can vary from person to person based on different factors. The size, location, and color of the tattoo can have an influence on how many sessions it can take for complete removal. Surprisingly, darker colors like shades of black and blue remove better than lighter shades like hues of red or yellow. The quality of the tattoo can also have an effect since it is more difficult for the laser to penetrate through scarred tissue to the ink underneath, a common sign of a lesser quality tattoo. The laser emits pulses of light energy through the layers of the skin to heat up and shatter the ink molecules into tiny particles in a process known as photothermolysis. After the molecules are broken down into these tiny particles, macrophages, which are a type of white blood cell responsible for cleanup of foreign pathogens in the body, transport the particles to the closest lymph nodes. Once the particles enter the lymph nodes the body’s natural filtering system, the lymphatic system, processes and removes the ink particles from the body. An optimized lymphatic system can greatly improve the results of a removal session. Drinking plenty of water and getting daily exercise are key to maintaining a healthy lymphatic system and increasing the rate at which tattoo ink is removed. On average it can take anywhere between five to ten sessions to remove a tattoo completely. A common concern about tattoo removal is about the level of pain caused by the heat from the laser pulses. Here at Recharge our patients’ comfort is our top priority, so we offer the option to numbed at no extra charge. So if you are considering removing a tattoo, stop in today for a free consultation with our experts on the topic: Dr. Tieche and our two wonderful Physician’s Assistants, Avery and Chuck. We hope to see you soon!
Let’s talk collagen! Collagen is an extremely important protein produced in the body as it is a major component in creating structure and strength in bones, tendons and ligaments, cartilage, blood vessels, and skin. As we age the body slows down its natural production of collagen, on average starting at around age 25. Sun exposure, sugars and refined carbs, smoking, and oxidative stresses from free radicals destroys existing collagen in the body. All of these factors combined result in the visual signs of aging. Skin becomes less elastic, fine lines and wrinkles become more prominent, texture becomes rougher, and skin tone becomes less even and bright. But don’t get worried just yet! We offer some amazingly beneficial facials and one of them is known as the Hydro Oxygen facial: designed to help combat aging, acne and inflammation, pigment discoloration caused by hyper- or hypo-pigmentation or scarring, as well as rough texture. The Hydro Oxygen facial utilizes a wand-like tool to deliver high-pressurized oxygen as well as serums into the skin. Delivering oxygen to the skin’s cells helps boost their production of collagen and increases blood circulation to help with the detoxification of oxidative stress-causing free radicals. This leaves the skin looking plump and healthy. When done consistently once every three to five weeks the boost in collagen production can improve the skin from within, revealing a brighter and more even complexion, smoother texture, and youthful, tight skin.
Acne sufferers should also consider the Hydro Oxygen facial for its bacteria killings effects. The acne-causing bacteria is anaerobic, meaning it thrives in multiplies in places where there is a lack of oxygen, making a clogged pore the perfect breeding ground. When the oxygen is forced into the pore it kills the bacteria, which decreases the visual inflammation and size of the blemish. When combined with the dermaplaning or high frequency, clearing acne of any type becomes a quick and effective process that can boost self confidence in anyone! Be sure to stop in today at either of our locations to receive a Hydro Oxygen facial and leave feeling refreshed and beautiful!