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Hinsdale, Illinois  60521

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Contact / Dr. Christina E. Kim

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ANTI-AGING

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

One of the latest and most exciting advancements in regenerative medicine is Platelet Rich Plasma, known as PRP.  

BU Wellness & Med Spa is proud to offer PRP therapy for a variety of medical and aesthetic needs to our clients.

 

Platelet Rich Plasma is a fraction of your own blood drawn and spun down in a special centrifuge, and then reinjected into damaged areas to promote cell regeneration.  Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the blood clotting process.  They release multiple growth factors that stimulate tissue growth.  In particular, PRP stimulates the growth of collagen which is the main component of connective tissue.  This promotes healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair damaged tissues.

 

PRP needs to be prepared in a way to ensure the maximum amount of platelets along with a high concentration of growth factors.  The more growth factors that can be delivered to the damaged tissues, the more likely tissue healing takes place.  At BU Wellness Clinic, our PRP procedures incorporate significantly higher blood platelet concentration and are much purer than PRP offered at clinics utilizing a simple bedside centrifuge to process blood draws.  Our PRP therapy procedures produce the best possible patient results and fewer inflammatory side effects due to the purity of the PRP mixture.

STEM CELL

Stem cell treatment and research represent one of the greatest opportunities to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for millions of patients.  Stem cells are big news in medical and scientific circles because they can be used to replace or even heal damaged tissues and cells in the body.  They can serve as a built-in repair system for the human body, replenishing other cells.

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth.   In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person is still alive.  When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.

Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics: First, they are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves through cell division.  Second, under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with special conditions.

 

Stem cells are important for living organism for many reasons.  In the very early stage of embryo, the inner cells give rise to the entire body of the organism, including all of the many specialized cell types and organs such as heart, lungs, skin and other tissues.  In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, adult stem cells generate replacements for cells that are lost and damaged through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels can remove brown spots, improve skin tone, acne and diminish fine wrinkles. Our chemical peel treatments are performed by specialists in our clinic, who use solutions to improve and smooth the facial skin by removing damaged outer layers. It increases cellular turnover that results in a finer epidermis. At the same time, it nurses skin that is dry or oily, sensitive, acne prone and sun damaged. We are always on the lookout for ways to look much younger than our age. Because chemical peels are highly effective, more and more are visiting our clinic to get this treatment.

Venus Viva™

Diminish signs of skin damage

Venus Viva™ is a non-surgical solution for skin resurfacing that corrects signs of skin damage and improves the appearance of acne scars and other scars, stretch marks, rosacea, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and pigmentation.

BTL EXILIS™

The first and only family of elite devices to simultaneously combine radio frequency and ultrasound to tighten skin and address body concerns.

 

Using state-of-the-art patented technology, the BTL Exilis™ delivers controlled heat to the deep layers of the skin, causing new collagen fibers to form and tighten sagging skin.

The energy from the Exilis™ remodels existing collagen chains up to a depth of 3mm under the skin. These collagen chains repair and thicken over 10 – 12 weeks, resulting in tighter, firmer, and younger skin.

The BTL Exilis™ comes with two handpieces – one designed for the face, and a large applicator for the body. The large applicator for the Exilis Elite™ is also used to reduce excess facial fat such as chubby cheeks, saggy jowls, and double chins.

This large applicator is a unique handpiece designed to cool the surface of the skin and deliver high heat energy to the layers of fats under the skin. This cooling component ensures that high energy can be delivered without injuring the skin surface. It is also able to shrink and damage fat cells, which will then be naturally purged out by our body’s lymphatic system over time.

 

Which areas can be treated?
- Face (lower, mid, and upper face) for sagging skin and wrinkles
- Eyelids and around the eyes for droopy eyes and loose skin/wrinkles under the eyes
- Lips and around the mouth for fine lines and wrinkled skin
- Neck for sagging skin and lines (turkey neck)
- Double chin for reduction of excess facial fat and skin tightening.