By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2014
Jenny Guthrie, APRN, CNP, offers clients a more youthful appearance.
“We cannot stop the aging process, but we can slow it down,” says Jenny Guthrie, owner of Glow Medical Aesthetics. For the past three years, the advanced practitioner registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner has been helping clients look their best at any age with safe and effective medical cosmetic procedures in a relaxing atmosphere.
The latest offering on her long menu of skin care services is platelet-rich plasma. PRP is an emerging treatment in regenerative medicine. The treatment has been used in other medical venues for about 20 years, but recently its benefits were put to use in aesthetics. PRP works on the premise that the human body has an inherent ability to heal itself. In the simplest terms, platelets and plasma from the patient’s blood are spun and then reintroduced in facial areas to help restore volume.
“PRP releases eight essential growth factors that stimulate the body to grow collagen to improve tone, texture and elasticity, reduce fine lines, and strengthen the skin,” Jenny explains. “It can even be used around the eyes.” Because all the elements retrieved in PRP are exclusively from the patient, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance. Patients typically see results in six to eight weeks.
Other skin care offerings at Glow include Botox, antioxidants, facials and a variety of chemical peels. Men and women from their 20s to 80s come for help to reduce wrinkles, diminish skin lines and improve skin texture in general. Each patient’s history plays a big part in the health of their skin. Smoking, sun or tanning damage can show ill effects on the youngest of faces. Acne scars make a big difference, too.
“A lot of times patients tell me they are asked if they are tired, even when they aren’t,” she says. “Cosmetic fillers can help them look more refreshed.” Inflammation, redness, sunspots and uneven pigmentation are other common problems that she helps to minimize.
The long-time medical professional says she takes great pleasure in creating beauty from a combination of art and science. Her artistic ability is backed by 18 years as a registered nurse, 13 years as a nurse practitioner in family practice and internal medicine, five years in aesthetics, and three years in her own business. She understands the scientific principles of the techniques and products she uses and can explain why each of them was recommended for that patient.
Jenny’s professional, individualized approach enables her to customize a treatment and maintenance plan that fits each patient’s condition, goals and budget. A broad range of medical grade skin care products are also available for at-home use. New patients who want to look their best at any age are invited to call Glow Medical Aesthetics for a consultation appointment.
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Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.