Thursday, November 13, 2014

What IS A PEPTIDE and what it does to help your skin ?

What is a PEPTIDE & what it does to help your skin?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that help to form proteins (like blocks to develop tissue). One of the most important proteins for healthy skin is COLLAGEN, then peptides can help significantly to increase collagen and elastin production.
Some of the best peptides for skincare are Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 trademark Matrixyl3000 one of the powerful peptide molecules found in the latest generation of high-end wrinkle products. The active ingredient in M3000 is also called Micro-collagen as found in our MATRIX SKIN REPAIR serum. Also the most recently discovered "neuropeptide" hexapeptide-8 or argireline as found in our ARGIRELINE 20% FORMULA - Intensive smoothening serum.
Collagen makes up 75% of the skin, is crucial for the appearance of youthfulness; this naturally-occurring substance makes the skin strong, plump and smooth. Our body's production is significantly decreased as we age. That is why we need to help our body with amino acids intake and application. Most peptides function as agents that have theoretical cell-communicating ability to help skin repair itself.

There are multiple peptides available in the skin care market, but consumers need to know that concentration and purity are very important factors in the effectiveness of the substance.
Unfortunately, many prestigious companies use very good peptides but with very limited concentration and high content of preservatives. They are big producers and they need to use preservatives to protect their products from spoiling. On the other hand, prices are significantly elevated to cover all the advertisement and distribution expenses but price not always reflects the quality or concentrations of the substance.
The consumers must learn to read the ingredients and content of the products they apply to their skin just like the food we ingest.
For skin care, we highly recommend serums because their great absorption capacity. For best results never apply combined substances since the molecules will fight for channel penetration. In other words, skin care products that promote multiple substances content to solve multiple skin problems might fail in their effectiveness. Peptides must be applied on skin before the moisturizers to ensure appropriate penetration.
Peptides can be great anti-aging ingredients for skin care but they're not the only ones you need to make your skin appear as young and healthy as you'd like. There are other amazing ingredients that are important for every individual case. Healthy diet and exercise combined with a good quality of skin care products plus daily sun protection, all are crucial elements for a healthy appearance of your skin.
 In OJARI we will assess the needs of your skin with the minimum purchase of products. Just call to set up an appointment.
To buy or for more information about our skin care line of products you can visit or call 805-563-0450
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Diamond Micro-dermabration.


Give your skin the natural beauty and clarity of diamonds
With the help of Diamonds!
(Professional / Medical grade - Skin resurfacing treatment)
Microdermabration or skin resurfacing is a technique for removing the topmost layer of the skin leaving it supple and vibrant. In our center we have the DiamondTome Wand system that is crystal-free and gently removes this layer of skin by exfoliating with natural diamond chops, while at the same time is vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells.
Resurfacing using a DiamondTome Wand is similar to any other microdermabration and chemical peels in its results but without the adverse effects of chemicals or loose particles, irritation and skin reaction.
This treatment is a wonderful alternative to laser or chemical peels because it is non-invasive, non-surgical and requires no down time after treatment. Normal activities may be resumed immediately. Your skin will have a radiant glow; most of the patients experience softer, smoother and cleaner skin after the first treatment.
Treatment series vary from five to ten sessions depending on the condition being treated and the type of skin. It is recommended for:

  • Sun Damage
  • Age spots
  • Reduction of minor early aging fine lines
  • Blending of cosmetic surgery or laser treatments
  • Reduction of acne scarring
  • Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads
  • Minor scar revision
  • Hyper-pigmentation reduction
  • Oily skin
  • Rejuvenation and skin health


Common concerns:

How much discomfort will I experience?

The treatments are painless yet effective.

How many sessions do I need for acne scars?

We recommend a series of 6 to 10 treatments to achieve your objective, same for wrinkles & hyperpigmentation problems. Every case should be evaluated individually. 
How will I look after the treatment?

Your skin will look slightly flushed immediately after the treatment but you should return to normal in 10-30 minutes. Your skin will look and feel smoother even after the first treatment and will continue to improve with additional treatments.


For more information or for an appointment please contact us @
221 West Pueblo St. Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA. 93105
PH (805)563-0450 or e-mail:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the surgery patients.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOt)

Pre & post Surgery Support Program

Mind and body approach               
The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy before and after surgery can reduce healing time up to 50 %   Hyperbaric oxygen is the only treatment that allows a high percentage of oxygen molecules to penetrate in severely injured cells.
Multiple studies have been published testifying the remarkable healing of wounds with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOt). The most important effects of hyperbaric oxygen for the post-surgery patients are:
* Increased Collagen formation & fibroblast proliferation which are critical in any wound healing and rejuvenation process.
*Accelerated Revascularization of ischemic tissues, optimizing cellular level of oxygen and nerve function.  Crucial aspect to prevent complications during any injury or surgery, therefore;  improves post-surgery nerve repair
*Stimulation of leukocyte for microbial control.

hyperbaric oxygen therapy can reduce healing time.

There is scientific evidence   that suggests that pre-surgery stress alters the functioning of the body’s endocrine and immune systems. These changes affect the release of important chemicals in the brain, which in turn may affect wound healing and other post- surgery processes.
When oxygen is under pressure, it acts like a drug and has drug-like effects on the DNA & other components of each cell, bringing about permanent change in the cell and surrounding tissue. Over the decades of experimentation with HBOT it has been discovered that its secret of success is its cumulative effect, meaning that after a series of at least 25 treatments, the body’s tissues have been permanently changed.
Steps can be taken to help prepare a person for a surgery and reduce post-surgery complications, while promoting a quick recovery.
Multiple factors will determine how quickly you will recover from surgery or any injury. (Age, Health, Chronic conditions, smoking history, poor blood circulation, poor immunity, etc.)
HBOt can have a profound impact on recovery factors, removing the barriers to healing and helping to prevent complications, reducing the severity of conditions that develop over the time.
“Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a wonderful tool in a comprehensive wound healing program.”
Our Surgery Program includes:
before surgery. (highly recommended, it helps the body for immediate injury response )
  • 1 (90 min)   hyperbaric oxygen treatment  
after surgery.
  • 4 or 5 (90 min) hyperbaric oxygen sessions.  ( Surgeons will evaluate each case individually )
 “The patients that have received hyperbaric oxygen therapy report:  less pain, less bruising, less swelling, less scars and less down time.”

HBO t is highly recommended after:      
* Plastic surgery.
*Liposuctiontummy tuck
*Laser peels & micro-dermabration
*Fat & hair transplants
*Chemical peelings
*Skin fillers
*Anti-aging / stem cells stimulation.
* Former smokers will have better healing
HBOt  is frequently used for :
*Diabetic foot /ulcers.
*Burns & Skin grafts.
*Fractures & Sport injuries.
*Skin damage from Radiation exposure.
*Brain injury / Stroke.
*Toxic - Chemical exposure
* & other multiple indications

Hyperbaric Medical Center

221 West Pueblo St. # B    Santa Barbara, CA. 93105   (805) 563.0450
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Monday, March 24, 2014


Did you know that The number of Patients suffering of Attention Deficit disorder ADD & Hyperactivity ADHD are more frequent than we think?

Kids forgetting homework, day dreaming at class, misbehaving at all places, adults having a hard time following simple instructions, or getting in trouble for making inappropriate comments at inappropriate times, with hyperactivity problems, all those are also signs of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), which can affect the patient’s ability to learn and get along with others. A disorder that without professional management will affect radically the patients life and their family.

Don't you think that diagnosing ADD - ADHD correctly would be fundamental before to take any medication? Why not to test the patients before any prescription?

Don't you want to know if your child really have ADHD?
Can an adult have ADD?
As a clinician, do you want to find a better way to measure attention than only rating some one's behaviors? Something that's objective?

Have you heard about the TOVA test? or  Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®)
If you or somebody you know are dealing with similar problems, you should know about the TOVA test.  Is an objective, neurophysiological measure of attention, not a subjective rating of behavior. It is a 21.6 minute long, very simple "computer game" that measures your responses to either visual or auditory stimuli.

The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®) is a computerized test of attention that assists in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of attention disorders, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is used at all the states of USA and now can be found at some other international countries.

The cost of the test ranges between $115 to $170, you can inquire about it to you physician or to an expert in the field.

Plus, TOVA test can be repeated to evaluate how the patients are responding to the treatment, since every case is different, with the help of the test Doctors & Parents can monitor the progress of the patient.

A big problem is that many patients are undiagnosed & many others are just getting pills because their doctor thinks that it may be ADD and think that medication is the only solution they can offer, the fact is that it is very important to find out if the patients are appropriately diagnosed, because often they are prescribed with some medications that might have serious secondary effects.

If you want to take the test & know more about the test? feel free to contact our office @ Santa Barbara CA. for 805-563-0450