Live With Vitality
For over 15 years Dr. Darter and staff have been focused on providing natural, non-surgical, therapies to improve the lives of their patients. This includes identifying and avoiding chemicals used in typical non-hypoallergenic & hypoallergenic skin care products and cosmetics.
Our passionate team is taking patient care a step further. We understand that overall health and wellness is often achieved by physical quality of life improving. Western conventional medicine has changed, and people are living longer. In fact, most American women today will live well into their 80s or 90s. While some remain in good health the quality of life for many starts to deteriorate very early. We often see this decline starting with a sedentary lifestyle or the loss of mobility, leading to something called sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass and function, which can lead to falls, decreased bone density, low glucose intolerance, functional and mobility limitations, chronic pain, fatigue, and obesity. It has been shown to begin as early as the 4th decade of life and decline in a linear fashion. A decline in hormones and skeletal stem cells around this time are thought to play a role, since they are important in the maintenance of muscle mass. Inflammatory pathway activation and loss of neuromuscular junctions are also thought to play a role, as well as declines in activity and nutritional intake. Sarcopenia is associated with chronic illness, diminished quality of life, loss of function and loss of independence.
Given that muscle mass accounts for 60% of body mass sarcopenia can be detrimental to our health and physical quality of life. The only way to combat sarcopenia is to build muscle and incorporate a nutrition plan. However, the ageing-related loss of ability to replenish and replace skeletal muscle is increasingly evident. This is because the skeletal stem cells, which are crucial to the regeneration of skeletal muscle appear to be compromised in older adults because of low integrin expression. This makes it more difficult to build muscle with traditional resistance exercise routines and until recently, this has been the only option. Earlier this year groundbreaking technology emerged with the use of high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to build muscle quickly in 4 30-minute sessions. EMSCULPT creates powerful, supramaximal contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions, which results in hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the muscle. In order to sustain this contraction, there is an immediate release of free fatty acids to fuel the muscle building process. As a result, the studies have shown an average of 16% increase in muscle mass and 19 % fat reduction at 3 months. These results are expected to improve further by 1 year. The studies were confirmed by CT, MRI and histology and were consistent. Based on the studies provided, EMSCULPT has the ability to build muscle and reduce fat, preventing and improving sarcopenia and improving physical quality of life for patients. This is our goal at Pure Derma, let us extend vitality for you!
Pure Derma was created to offer natural solutions for patients looking to improve their physical appearance and emotional wellbeing using the latest technology and care.
Katie is leading the way for Pure Derma and will be working directly with patients to ensure that their goals and expectations are met. She is certified with BTL and has continued her training with the National Procedures Institute.
Amber schedules all Pure Derma appointments and will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the treatments being provided. We know you will enjoy working with her as everyone else as she makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable!
She has provided excellent care to our infusion patients and will now will be extending her services to treat Pure Derma patients. She is medically trained and is certified with BTL Aesthetics.
Learn more about the BTL products that we offer, the facility where we treat our patients and the customer testimonials we have received!
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