Forever Labs – Three Questions

Posted May 2nd, 2017 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

As CEO of Forever Labs, I attend as many of our stem cell collections as I can and I talk with many of our clients. The majority of people that are interested in storing their young-adult stem cells with us have the same three questions.

Below are these questions and my typical answers:

Does it hurt?

In short, no. Most of our clients describe a fleeting cramp that runs from their buttock, down the back of their leg. It’s over in a matter of seconds. On a scale of 1-10, it’s most often given a 2 or a 3.

One client in San Francisco described it as, “less painful than a night out dancing in heels.” I think that’s a good thing? Either way, we’ve yet to have a client that hasn’t been glad to have gone through with it.

What is the best age to have the procedure?

I always reply the same way, and it’s not to be dismissive of the question, I just think it’s the best possible analogy. I’ll ask the client, “When is the best time to plant a tree?” Then, I will answer the question myself, “20 years ago, or today. The same is true of your stem cells.”

I am turning 40 years old in May, my cells that I have stored are forever 38. If I could have banked them when I was 28 that would have been even better. There is a diminishing return the longer you wait to store your cells. That said, there’s scientific evidence to suggest that your 60 year old cells could still be a boon to your 70 year-old self. My 59 year-old father recently banked his cells with Forever Labs and I’m very grateful that he did. Don’t put it off.

How much does it cost?

This one is simple. It’s $3500 for the procedure and $250 a year for storage. Or, you can pay $7000 for the procedure and lifetime storage.

There are a number of other questions that our clients have and I enjoy answering all of them, but these are the big three.

If you have any questions about Forever Labs, what we are doing or why it’s important. Let us know, or reach out to me directly: steven at foreverlabs dot com

Remember, your stem cells will never be as young as they are right now!

Dr. Schenden performs stem cell extractions at our office here in Troy. Contact us for more information or go to foreverlabs.com

Exciting New Procedure (Stem Cell Aspiration and Banking)

Posted January 12th, 2017 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

Dr. Michael J. Schenden has partnered with Forever Labs™ to be the first plastic surgeon in the Nation to offer this procedure. The goals of both organizations are simple. We endeavor to put you in the driver seat for your own health. Of course, for the best overall health and longevity, there is no substitute for diet and exercise. But is there more that can be done? Yes, we are dedicated to the idea that modern science has given us a unique opportunity to maintain a piece of our youthful selves well into the future. We sit at an inflection point for health and wellness that we predict will change some of the ways in which people think about their own health.

As you may have guessed, we are talking about stem cells, specifically, those from your bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cells contribute to the health of a myriad of systems in the body. They help make your blood, rebuild connective tissue, and create a good deal of your immune system. More and more, we are seeing stem cells employed in clinical practice for things such as joint healing and cosmetic procedures for skin. The downside is that these treatments rely on using your stem cells as they currently exist.

Unfortunately, as we age we tend to lose our stem cells. The good news is that when you’re relatively young and healthy, your stem cells have the remarkable ability to replenish themselves. Storing the young cells today makes sense. This procedure simply takes your youthful stem cells and stores them for future use to fight age related disease or future rejuvenation therapies.  Our mission is to let everyone access their own stem cells as late in life as they wish, and these cells will be as fresh as the day they were stored. Each year, more treatments that are based on stem cell therapy become available. It is our contention that there is no better donor than your younger, healthier self, and there is no better time than today.

This procedure will be offered to all surgery patients and is a simple add on procedure or can be completed as a standalone procedure that takes only 30 minutes—and you are able to walk out within an hour.

For more information call our office today 248-524-0620 or check out our website and Forever Labs website at www.drschenden.com or www.foreverlabs.co

Are you confused about Skin Resurfacing Lasers?

Posted November 30th, 2016 by Dr. Schenden and filed in Uncategorized

You may have heard about lasers for your skin but find yourself confused about how they work and the benefits. First of all you need to ask yourself what are your biggest concerns with your skin?   Is it that you feel you need tightening and firming or are you bothered by redness or brown sunspots? We are able to treat your concerns with our full line of top rated lasers.  Fall is the perfect time for laser treatments; for optimal results skin should not be tan from the sun.

 

Brown Spots/Rosacea

If you are currently regretting using baby oil and basking in the suns rays because you now have discoloration to your skin, then the IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatment may be for you.  Not only does it target pigment but it also targets redness.  IPL can also help treat rosacea and help with those pesky small capillaries on your face that bother you the most.  IPL is used most commonly on the face, neck, chest and hands.  This procedure takes about 20 minutes and has minimal downtime.  You may need 3-5 sessions for optimal results.

 

Firming and Stimulating Collagen

Now if firming your skin and stimulating collagen are your major concerns then looking at our ResurFx Laser or Active FX laser would be great options for you.

 

ResurFX Laser is used for softening and diminishing fine lines and improving skin texture and overall skin appearance.  This procedure has minimal downtime as you will have some redness and possible mild swelling for only a day or two. ResurFX stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin.  Optimal results are seen after 3-5 treatments and you will continue to see results up to six months following the treatment.

 

You can also combine the IPL and ResurFX on the same day for a Photofractional laser result, which works to minimize pigment and/or redness and tighten the skin while stimulating collagen. Combining these lasers may provide quicker results of the ResurFX.

 

Active FX Laser provides the maximum treatment you get in a single treatment setting. This laser uses a high-energy beam of light that causes the skin’s upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of healthy new skin.  This achieves a dramatic effect; however, it does require approximately five days of downtime, as your skin will have associated redness and peeling.  You will see a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a softening of deeper lines. You will also see improved skin tone and texture, immediate contraction of the skin with reduction in pore size, and because it stimulates new collagen, you will see plumping of the skin up to six months after the procedure.

 

To find out more about each of these fabulous options and discuss what may benefit you and your skin the most, please call and schedule a free consultation with me at 248-524-0620.  I hope to see you soon.

Step Into Our Time Machine

Step Into Our Time Machine
by Dr. Clarissa Kroese. DO, Aesthetic Medicine

Do you want fewer wrinkles, tighter skin and an even balanced skin tone?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have the answer for you, Active FX Laser Treatment. The FX laser is the new gold standard CO2 laser skin tightening and resurfacing system. This laser offers immediate wrinkle reduction due to tightening of existing collagen. Improvements continue up to six months due to new collagen formation and remodeling.

The Active FX laser has shown great improvement for people with hyperpigmentation (aka brown/sun spots). We have also seen improvement in people struggling with melasma.

If you would like to turn back time by having fewer wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and increased firming and “plumping” to your skin, call our office today and set up your free consultation. Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment.

For additional information:
Doctor’s Name: Dr Clarissa Kroese, DO, Aesthetic Medicine
Consultation Contact: Margaret Randall
Phone number: 248.524.0620
Practice/Website: Dr. Michael J. Schenden, MD – www.DrSchenden.com
Address: 201 W. Big Beaver Rd Ste 1130, Troy MI 48084