Semaglutide is an injectable peptide approved by the FDA in 2014 to use as treatment for type 2 Diabetes and weight management in obese patients. Over the years it has been discovered that Semaglutide has excellent weight loss benefits when combined with a diet and exercise program. This peptide has quickly become one of the most sought after options for weight loss due to the incredible results patients have seen, some even reporting that Semaglutide helped them lose up to 18% of their starting body weight!
Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor agonist, that stimulates the production of insulin in the pancreas, which is secreted into the bloodstream to reduce blood sugar levels. Insulin activates cell membranes to absorb the sugar that is being transported throughout the body in blood vessels. The cells then metabolize the sugar into usable energy required for the body to function optimally. By reducing the amount of excess sugar in the blood, blood pressure is reduced, energy levels can increase, and metabolism speeds up to improve weight loss and reduce the number of fat cells in the body.
Semaglutide’s influence on insulin is great for overall health but its weight loss specific interactions are even more incredible! This peptide also affects a patient’s food intake and appetite levels in a way that can boost a person’s weight loss results substantially. It slows the rate of digestion of food, which increases the length of time between meals that a person feels full, which can reduce the desire to snack and eat excess amounts of food every day. It also works in the brain to help block the hormone that stimulates hunger! Its appetite suppressing effects are achieved without causing stimulant-like side effects like other appetite suppressant medications that contain stimulant ingredients. This is extremely helpful for patients who would like an aid to their weight loss program but are unable to take any stimulant medications due to pre-existing conditions. Semaglutide’s weight loss results are only effective when combined with a diet and exercise program, weight loss is relatively unaffected when diet and exercise habits are not changed.
Benefits of Semaglutide (GLP-1) for weight loss include:
There are some potential side effects and limitations about who can take this GLP-1 receptor agonist. As with most types of peptides, the influence on hormone production can cause some patients to feel flushed, clammy, hot, and/or sweaty but these symptoms typically decrease as the body adjusts to the dose.
Common side effects include:
Most, if any, of the nausea, vomiting, constipation, and/or diarrhea typically occurs when the patient initially starts taking this peptide or when their dose is adjusted, but these symptoms typically subside once the body adjusts.
If a patient does experience these, it is recommended to make the following dietary adjustments to reduce these symptoms:
The gastrointestinal symptoms may be the result of the slowed digestion rate of foods. The increase in the length of time food is digested means that food is broken down more than normal. As the gut flora (which is the healthy bacteria in the stomach and intestines that breaks down food) works on breaking down the food in the digestive tract, there are small amounts of gas that gets released. So the slower the digestion rate, the longer gut flora breaks down food, thus increasing the amount of gas released into the digestive tract, resulting in bloating, burping, etc.
To reduce these symptoms, it is best to avoid foods that are often linked to intestinal gas, such as:
In some cases, these gastrointestinal symptoms can cause Gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the intestines, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, AKA chronic acid reflux. Both of these can be treated by drinking plenty of water daily, and medications if necessary.
Semaglutide does have a black box warning to ensure providers and patients are aware of the risk of developing cancerous thyroid tumors. In animal studies done before FDA approval in 2014, there were cases where rodents developed benign and malignant tumors on their thyroid glands that resulted in thyroid cancers, including Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC). It was not determined if this GLP-1 receptor agonist will cause these symptoms in humans but for safety precautions, patients with a personal or family history of thyroid tumors, MTC, or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome, type 2 (MEN2) should not use Semaglutide or any other type of GLP-1 receptor agonist.
Since Semaglutide for weight loss works best when added to an existing comprehensive weight loss program, Recharge Clinic is offering this peptide exclusively in addition to one of our many weight loss programs. It is safe to use in combination with all of our vitamin injections, appetite suppressants, including ones with stimulant effects like Phentermine, thyroid medications, and other weight loss supplements that we offer.
If you are interested in adding this safe, beneficial peptide to your current weight loss program or if you’re interested in starting one of our programs and receiving this injection, be sure to ask your weight loss coach about it the next time you’re here or give us a call to schedule a free consultation to get started!
Created by: Bailey
CofixRX is a nasal spray that acts as a virucidal and sanitizer in the nasal passages. The main ingredient of this over-the-counter nasal spray is Iodine, which has been used for decades in the medical field as a highly effective antiseptic/anti-pathogen cleanser for surgical prep and wound cleansing. Iodine is an essential mineral, meaning the body needs it for proper function but cannot produce it on its own, so it must be ingested from foods such as salt, shellfish and seaweed, dairy products, and eggs. It is essential for proper thyroid function and when used as a topical solution it is a powerful solution that destroys viral pathogens, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Povidone-Iodine 1.25% is the active ingredient in CofixRX and it also contains purified water, Vitamin D3, Gellan Gum, Xylitol, Carrageenan, Polysorbate, and Sodium Hydroxide. All of these FDA-approved ingredients are sourced from here in the United States and the nasal sprays are also assembled and manufactured in the United States.
The solution is sprayed into each nostril and binds to and coats the nasopharynx and oropharynx, which is where illness-causing viruses, including Covid-19, the flu, and the common cold incubate. The Povidone slows the rate of absorption of Iodine into the body, allowing it to remain in the nasal passages for up to 8 hours to provide protection from foreign pathogens and bacteria. If a viral or bacterial pathogen enters the nasal cavity, the solution attracts and traps the foreign body then destroys it. CofixRX reduces the viral load of the Covid-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, by 99.99% and destroys the flu and common cold viruses completely. The added Vitamin D3 provides 50mcg (2000 IU) per application to boost the body’s immune system. The way CofixRX works is actually quite a simple process. The Polysorbate and Sodium Hydroxide work as emulsifiers to stabilize the mixture of solutions, so the ingredients do not separate over time.
Utah State University’s Institute for Antiviral Research has performed extensive testing on CofixRX’s effectiveness on different illness-causing pathogens. One of their studies was a 7 day controlled experiment to determine CofixRX’s effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 (the Covid-19 virus), Influenza B (the Flu), HRV-14 (the Common Cold), and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). The results of this experiment after each virus was exposed to the CofixRX solution for 45 seconds determined that CofixRX is highly virucidal against all four viruses.
Based upon these results and other medical studies on CofixRX, it is believed that the proven virucidal effects of this product would have similar effects on different variants of these different viral pathogens and other illness-causing foreign bodies.
The usage instructions for CofixRX are very user friendly and quick, making this a great OTC preventative for most individuals. For adults and children 6 years of age and older, simply shake well then apply one spray quickly and firmly into each nostril, equaling a total dosage of ¼ of a milliliter, of which 1.25% is the active ingredient Povidone-Iodine. Do not tilt your head back during application as it will affect the solution’s ability to properly coat the nasal passages. Do not use this product if you have a Shellfish or Iodine allergy. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this product if you have or recently had nasal ulcers or nasal surgery, a nasal injury that is not healed, trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate, heart or thyroid disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. After spraying the solution in each nostril the user is protected for 8 hours and can reapply 2 more times throughout the day, totaling no more than 3 applications within a 24 hour period. If a person sneezes or blows their nose within one minute of application, they must immediately reapply the nasal spray to ensure the solution is effectively in place.
Although CofixRX is described as a preventative treatment, if a person is already sick they can use this nasal spray too! It will destroy any foreign pathogens and reduce the viral load in a sick person’s nasal passages, decreasing the number of infectious agents that the body’s immune system has to fight, and the Vitamin D3 will help boost the immune system’s abilities to fight off these infectious agents. Regardless of this product’s potent antiviral and sanitizing properties, it is still important to remember that the ultimate goal is to stop and prevent the spread of germs so it is highly recommended that people do not share their nasal spray with anyone else. Overall, CofixRX is a cost-efficient, safe, and powerful antiviral nasal spray that is an excellent addition to your daily illness prevention plan!
Created by: Bailey
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.
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!
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!