FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY INJECTABLE APPOINTMENT?
Please be aware that with any injectable there is the possibility of bruising. This is not considered an “adverse reaction,“ Only a side effect that some clients experience.
Avoiding certain supplements or medications (blood thinners) 10 days prior to dermal injections will help minimize the risk of bruising. However, prescribed medications should not be stopped until discussed with your physician.
Over the counter products most commonly responsible for bruising are:
Ibuprophen (Motrin, Advil)
Naproxin (Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox, etc)
Asprin or other non steroidal anti-inflammatories
St. John's Wart
Ginger and Cinnamon
The effects from these products and other prescribed medications may last as long as 10 days in the body so stopping them the day before may not help avoid the issue.
Alcohol consumption can also promote bruising so avoid it 2 days prior to your appointment.
For 2 days prior and 4 days after your procedure, some people find it helpful to take:
500 mg. Bromelain orally twice a day
30 c. of Arnica Montana sublingually, can take up to 5 pellets 3 times a day
Arnica gel applied topically up to 4 times per day
Auriderm gel (Vitamin K oxide) applied up to 4 times a day
Use of ice packs and head elevation after your appointment may be beneficial. Do not exercise, bend over, lift heavy objects, or over exert yourself for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure
Please feel free to discuss any concerns with our staff or Dr. Cadoux directly.
DNA CRYOSTEM SIGNAL PRO FACIAL
DNA CRYOSTEM SIGNAL PRO FACIAL FAQS
WHY SIGNAL PRO?
Previously, stem cells were the most powerful agent to heal damaged tissue and create new cells for skin regeneration. Now, DNA Skin Institute has developed a new serum--Signal Pro--the next evolution of stem cell technology. The new serum has been specifically sequenced to stimulate the growth of human dermal fibroblasts, which form new skin cells. The more fibroblasts that are available, the stronger and younger the skin looks and feels. Signal Pro replaces the previously-used bovine stem cells with a silkworm-derived protein (Amino Acid Signaling Complex) that is more dynamic than the bovine extractions, which means that there is a greater capacity for rejuvenation and repair within the skin itself.
HOW DOES THE SERUM WORK?
Freshly harvested silkworm protein and organic dermal fibroblast materials are combined in a cultured medium. As they interact, the cells secrete signaling factors--enzymes, mono and polysaccharides, proteins, and amino acids--which stimulate the growth of human dermal fibroblasts. These signaling factors will only affect the growth of your own skin cells. They cannot trigger the growth of any other type of cell. These compounds go into the extracellular matrix, the connective tissue that feeds skin cells.
The serum also contains vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, hyaluronic acid, low- and high-molecular weight essential fats, enzymes, and natural antioxidants. The combination of nutrients with the signaling factors have achieved a 71% growth of new skin fibroblasts in scientific experiments. Fibroblast growth occurs over a period of 144 hours after the application of the serum.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF SKIN REGENERATION?
As we age, normal cycles of tissue regeneration become compromised. Most experts and researchers posit that this is an effect of free radical damage. Oxidative stress damages the protein constituents that make up the genetic material in your body, making the DNA less efficient and less able to duplicate itself. Since the same resources are utilized to regenerate heart, liver, and brain tissue, skin replication is not the body’s highest priority.
The Signal Pro serum enters the skin through trans-dermal absorption, mostly through hair follicle and sebaceous glands. It ensures a concentrated and specific bank of resources which encourages and supports the replication of your own skin cells.
IS THIS A SAFE TREATMENT?
Yes. There are no side effects or risks with this treatment. The silk protein is sequenced specifically to human dermal fibroblasts and does not have any outside growth factors; the skin absorbs only the signaling factors and the vital nutrients and minerals. The serum is very specific and cannot cause harm or stimulate growth of any other type of cell. Foreign DNA does not enter the skin, and no genetic alteration or mutation occurs. The technology and system of delivery of the DNA Skin Institute products have been evaluated by the US FDA and have been deemed safe and compliant for consumer sale and distribution.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE SILK PROTEIN?
The silkworms thrive on a very relaxed and stable environment of all-organic compost and minerals at the University of Dublin in Ireland. The protein is obtained during a natural part of the silkworms’ life cycle--once every thirty days, the silkworms begin to shed their skin and secrete a silk protein, which is then collected without injury to the silkworms. New silkworms are introduced every 90 days from the Irish countryside.
ARE THE SILKWORMS HARMED DURING THE PROCESS?
No. This process does not harm the silkworms. The extracted protein is a natural secretion and is replenished by the silkworm every 30 days. Dr. Noel Aguilar at the DNA Skin Institute has always been at the forefront of animal and human rights.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED TO SEE RESULTS?
The results are virtually immediate. There will be a change in the skin after the first session, especially within the first 24-48 hours. The benefits from each treatment will progressively increase over a period of 144 hours (6 days) after each application. We recommend 6-10 treatments over a 90 day period. The number of treatments and time period may vary based on a person’s skin and health conditions. For optimal results Signal Plus ™ is also recommended for home use.
WHAT IS ULTHERAPY® AMPLIFY?
Ultherapy®Amplify, the newest Ulthera technology, is the only non-invasive treatment approved by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, face and brow. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime. This is a great “non-surgical facelift.”
HOW IS ULTHERAPY® AMPLIFY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRECEDURES?
Other procedures tighten skin but Ultherapy®Amplify not only tightens but also lifts the tissues that support the skin. It is the only non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen deep within the skin. The production of new collagen occurs over time, so results can become more apparent over three to six months. Ultherapy®Amplify also tightens the same deep membranes that are tightened with a surgical facelift. The procedure takes about an hour for most patients, and there is little to no downtime.
Ultherapy®Amplify by Ulthera is the only device that uses ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during the treatment and ensures the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.