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HRS FIRST DUAL COURSE

Harper Restoration Systems offered its first ever Dual class in Santa Fe last weekend. It was an amazing success.  Our guest instructor was the lovely and talented Dr. Carmen Mora. Dr. Mora is a rapidly rising star in the world of Aesthetics. She has a very successful practice in Phoenix, Az.   And as if that weren’t enough she is also part owner in a very hip restaurant which just opened in downtown Phoenix, called Centrico.

Dr. Robyn Benson, owner of Santa Fe Soul, was our host for the weekend. We had 8 attendees. Dr. Harper spent Friday going over Differential Diagnosis, Injection Sites, and Biologic Allograft, and the importance of safe practices, language and patient expectations.  Saturday Dr. Mora wowed the crowd with many techniques and injections to improve male and female reproductive health, such as Prostate health, incontinence, loss of sensation. All using Biologic Allograft. The afternoon was more cosmetic applications, safety issues and we ended the day with a demonstration of several facial techniques using the Biologic Allograft. She showed a few simple techniques that make an amazing impact, and with the Biologic allograft it is causing continuing regeneration versus filler alone. She also gave us a Demo of the Hollywood rage which for men is kind of the “Brad Pitt” look, chiseled check bones and jaw line which she demonstrated on Dr. Harper.  I encourage all of you to go to our website and watch the videos of Dr. Harper and Shirley getting the facial treatments! You won’t want to miss this!!

Our next class will be in Phoenix, Az. April 13-15th don’t miss it!! Dr. Mora will be there as well as Brendan Cochran and Dr. Erik Lundquist. Please call Stevie Curry @ 208-827-2803 to Register stevie.staffharper@gmail.com

 

We Are Working On An Injection (Brown Fat) That Will Stimulate Fat!

Brown adipose tissue (BAT) plays a key role in the evolutionarily conserved mechanisms underlying energy homeostasis in mammals. It is characterized by fat vacuoles 5–10 µm in diameter and expression of uncoupling protein one, central to the regulation of thermogenesis. In the human newborn, BAT depots are typically grouped around the vasculature and solid organs. These depots maintain body temperature during cold exposure by warming the blood before its distribution to the periphery. They also ensure an optimal temperature for biochemical reactions within solid organs. BAT had been thought to involute throughout childhood and adolescence. Recent studies, however, have confirmed the presence of active BAT in adult humans with depots residing in cervical, supraclavicular, mediastinal, paravertebral, and suprarenal regions. While human pluripotent stem cells have been differentiated into functional brown adipocytes in vitro and brown adipocyte progenitor cells have been identified in murine skeletal muscle and white adipose tissue, multipotent metabolically active BAT-derived stem cells from a single depot have not been identified in adult humans to date. Here, we demonstrate a clonogenic population of metabolically active BAT stem cells residing in adult humans that can: (a) be expanded in vitro; (b) exhibit multilineage differentiation potential; and (c) functionally differentiate into metabolically active brown adipocytes. Our study defines a new target stem cell population that can be activated to restore energy homeostasis in vivo for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders. Stem Cells 2014;32:572–581