FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
ABOUT OUR SKIN TREATMENTS
Our microneedling involves the use of a device containing a fine needle used to lightly puncture the skin, creating a controlled “perceived injury.” Each puncture creates a micro-channel that triggers the bodies “wound response,” forcing the body to produce new collagen, elastin, fibroblasts and capillaries. It not only treats the superficial layers of the skin, microneedling restores the deeper layers without damaging or removing the upper layers.
HOW IS THIS TREATMENT DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS?
We have developed a technique that results in a targeted, precise and effective treatment, specific to the individual’s skin concern. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach here. We create a treatment plan that is customized to each client, and the results are magnificent.
IS MICRONEEDLING SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES?
Yes and in fact, is the least likely to create pigmentation issues, unlike lasers, peels and surgery.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
Medical researchers have long studied the ability of stem cells, which can regenerate and form almost any cell type in the body, to treat numerous chronic diseases. We now know that stem cells can deliver the powerful results in the cosmetics industry that they have in medicine, to repair damaged skin. Stem cells contain two key components: growth factors, which play a role in cell division, the growth of new cells, and the production of collagen and elastin; and proteins, which regulate that stem-cell division.
Our stem cells come from healthy adult donors to ensure safety and efficacy. We take only a small amount, and then utilize these cells to isolate the exact bio-signals (Stem Cytokines™) needed for your skin to heal and recover.
The stem cells used in our treatments uses these specialized signals and communicate to them in their own language, convincing your body to produce patterns of skin healing, anti-inflammatory actions, and anti-aging growth factors throughout the skin.
WHAT IS A STEM CELL?
A stem cell is a master/”mother” cell found within various tissues of the body. Stem cells have the unique ability to replicate over and over, as well as differentiate into specialized cells and tissues, such as: muscle, cartilage, bone, and nerves. One very special population of stem cells has the ability to repair and regenerate damaged tissue at any site of injury in the body – the Mesenchymal Stem Cell.
ARE THERE ACTUAL HUMAN STEM CELLS IN THE PRODUCTS?
The answer is “no.”
All cells, including stem cells, have very active “social lives,” where they communicate with nearby cells – by releasing special messenger proteins known as “cytokines” and “growth factors.” All cells (except red blood cells) “talk” to each other this way.
Our products do not contain cells or cell parts. It is the growth factors that are created from the stem cells that are conditioned media in a lab setting and used for treatments. You are not getting another person’s DNA.
WHAT KIND OF STEM CELLS ARE USED?
We use Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
WHO DONATED THE STEM CELL CYTOKINES?
Our stem cells cytokines are derived from humans, which is why the products work so well on humans. They are provided by paid volunteers, between 18-24 years of age. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, and causes only minimal discomfort. All donors are also extensively screened with blood tests to assure they are disease free. One sample provides enough cells to make abundant cytokines and growth factors for skin rejuvenation.
ABOUT CELLUSTRIOUS® HAIR FOLLICLE REJUVENATION
WHAT DOES CELLUSTRIOUS® CONTAIN?
Cellustrious® is a patent-pending, proprietary system that has been clinically tested to strengthen hair, and increase the appearance of fullness, thickness and volume. that consists of in-office treatments administered by licensed professionals.
The at-home treatments were devleoped to support and improve the in-office protocol. They include a Hair Follilce Serum, Leave-in Thickening Conditioner, and Scalp Replenisher.
IS CELLUSTRIOUS® A DRUG? INJECTION? SURGERY?
Cellustrious® contains biomedical, plant based ingredients that are derived from botanicals, peptides and cytokines. There are no synthetic ingredients or drugs, injections, or surgery involved.
The protocol, when combined with at-home products, is specifically designed to inhibit 5alpha reductase, reduce oxidative stress, increase micro-circulation and increase the activation of dormant hair follicle stem cells, as well as exfoliation the scalp.
IS CELLUSTRIOUS THE SAME AS PRP? IS IT AS EFFECTIVE?
PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) involves injecting a patient’s own platelets and re-injected into the scalp for the treatment of hair loss with medical needles. Results in published studies about PRP in hair regrowth are mixed.
When it comes to hair loss, PRP is considered a “shot gun” approach. There is no way to control what is in PRP to select those bio-signals most favorable to restore hair growth. Cellustrious® is more precise – utilizing a machine and products that have selected bio-signals with proven efficacy – and a more targeted approach, because of the use of smaller, precise needles and the less invasive application.
PRP, which can be very painful, on it’s own does not stop pattern hair loss. It can help someone with slow progression to possibly thicken up their hair. PRP derived from your own blood has been shown to help grow hair that may be dormant in the telogen phase of hair growth, and may stimulate growth, but that’s different from stopping pattern hair loss.
HOW DOES CELLUSTRIOUS® WORK?
In addition to using the latest combination of plant based derivatives that are designed to target the causes of hair loss, we require all of our technicians to be trained by Misti Barnes, the developer of Cellustrious®, to ensure the application will be consistently administered.
- We target the enzymes and triggers that cause hair loss in a way that uses no drugs, or the potential for side effects.
- Cellustrious® requires no injections and is relatively pain free.
- The treatment uses peptides and bio-signals that help the healing of the dermal papilla layer, as well as the scalp and skin.
- Cellustrious® cuts short inflammation, which is one of the main causes of hair loss.
ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
All of the ingredients have been tested in clinical trials, and Cellustrious® has been subjected to various stability and safety test, to have shown no known side effects.
WILL I LOSE MY RESULTS IF I STOP USING CELLUSTRIOUS®?
HAVE GENETIC HAIR LOSS. CAN THIS HELP ME?
This is a non-drug based protocol. A regimen to help improve the appearance of fine and thin hair. No matter the underlying cause, it can be used to encourage and rejuvenate follicles for healthy, thicker looking hair. Results depend upon the individual.