Sunday, October 16, 2016

Introducing PRP "Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy" for total skin rejuvenation!

831 459 7546

Peggy Humphries LE.
Functional Skincare Therapy©

Dr. Laura Enfield, ND, L.Ac.
Naturopathic Doctor

PRP "Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
unretouched actual PRP results after 3 treatments

 Butterfly Esthetics
Functional Skincare Therapy©
age seamlessly

What is PRP?
PRP "Platelet Rich Plasma" Therapy is a treatment utilizing one’s own blood to stimulate epidermal repair and regeneration. PRP is a cutting edge technology for creating exponential collagen production and cellular growth (thickening) of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) which translates into beautiful healthy, long lasting anti-aging.

When we speak about anti-aging in reference to PRP, we mean, your skin has the accelerated ability to reduce lines, scars, discoloration, dryness and overall fatigue. PRP is an advanced treatment protocol designed to increase the function of the skin and repair mechanisms innately present in the regenerative area (epidermal junction) of the skin. PRP is the ONLY treatment at this time which does not cause harm to the skin while stimulating and promoting epidermal regeneration all without any side effects and virtually no down time.

PRP is a mechanism employed by the utilization of one's own blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, then applying it to the epidermis and injecting it into lines, wrinkles and the hollows of the eyes. PRP secretes various growth factors with roles in skin regeneration, it has been demonstrated that PRP induces the synthesis of collagen and other skin matrix components which produce collagen, thus, rejuvenating the skin. 

How safe is PRP? 
When PRP is handled and processed properly and administered with aseptic technique by a certified professional, PRP is completely safe. PRP is made from the client's own blood, thereby, virtually eliminating the possibility of adverse reactions. 

Who is administering the PRP?
Peggy Humphries, licensed esthetician and Dr. Laura Enfield, ND L.Ac. (naturopathic doctor) will be processing and administering the PRP per certification standards. It is out utmost concern that we are trained in the most advanced techniques, up to date protocols and medical standards for the safety of our clients and maximum results.

What is the cost?
It is recommended to receive 3 to 6 treatments every 4-6 weeks to obtain maximum results for your anti-aging, repair, and regeneration desires. Your initial treatment includes not only the blood processing necessary to administer the PRP treatment, it also includes an important lab test. This lab test will tell us which minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants your body is lacking or showing low levels. With this information we will customize a Nutritional IV included in the cost of your next two treatments to help optimize these essential nutrients to assist in the regeneration process for greater results. If more than 3 treatments are necessary, we will re-test and customize once again according to the newest results. 

In order to prolong youthful skin, those whose skin is healthy and want to maintain youthful skin can utilize this treatment a minimum of once per year. This will ensure maximum levels of collagen production and optimal essential nutrients for the health and innate function of the skin for extended anti-aging ability.

What is Nutritional IV Therapy?
Nutritional IV Therapy is the process of replacing missing or low levels of essential minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. We infuse the body through IV therapy the most pure and assimilable forms of essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. This procedure optimizes the body’s innate ability to repair and regenerate the skin by replacing lost or low levels of essential nutrients caused by dietary, lifestyle, or environmental factors.

Can I continue with IV nutrition when I finish my PRP treatments?
Yes, in fact, it is recommended to continue with IV Nutritional Therapy once the PRP treatments are complete to continue to optimize the skins ability to repair and regenerate. In example, collagen production is dependent on Vitamin C, therefore, a low level of Vitamin C could inhibit the production of collagen. Collagen is responsible for the youthful look of our skin and facial features. One reason we think young people look so great is because they have optimal levels of collagen giving them the youthful appearance we so desire.

In conclusion.
PRP is a wonderful, effective treatment to support the health of your skin as well as repairing and regenerating lost collagen associated with youthful skin. PRP is safe and minimally invasive, it takes the place of invasive procedures such as; face-lifts, laser resurfacing, deep chemical peels. PRP is an advance regenerative treatment everyone can utilize to achieve beautiful, healthy, younger skin!

Please contact Peggy Humphries, LE. Functional Skincare Therapy© 831 459 7546   

Friday, February 10, 2012

Silica and Beautiful Skin!

Silica and Beautiful Skin!

I am always asked... What do you do to your skin?... Well it's not necessarily what I am doing to my skin but yes I do have a very advanced and strict topical skincare regime, but most importantly what do I do for my skin from the inside out...

There are numerous supplements and foods that are specific to the beautification of the skin. I have posted many suggestions over the years and have had many conversations and even taught a class on the subject. One of the basic elements to enjoy a beautiful complexion, hair, bones and teeth is Silica.  One bio-available form is from a food grade source called Diamtomaceous Earth. I know  what you're thinking, if you are or have been a gardener you know DE is used to kill snails so how could I be suggesting DE as a beauty supplement. Well I will tell you, the same component of DE which is sharp and shaped like diamonds (9) and DE (7) (the numbers correlate to the hardness) is what kills the snails and cleans your intestines of the harmful bacteria, parasites, hardened mucosa, removes toxins and heavy metals which in turn allow the body to absorb nutrients more effectively. DE is 85% Silica which is the "MAGIC" component to achieve all the health benefits stated above for Heathy Beautiful Skin, Hair and Bones. 

Overseas, DE is used extensively as a health and beauty product for hair, skin, nails, bones, and joints. Tissue degeneration accelerates due to aging when connective tissue develops an increasing inability to retain moisture when left unassisted. Silica can help slow the degenerative process of connective tissue. With silica, vitality and life, which are often lost as the years accumulate, can be naturally maintained or even restored to your skin. Collagen, largely made up of silica, is the glue that holds us together. If our body has enough silica, the collagen will make us look younger. Silica helps with skin problems and injuries including itching, rashes, abscesses, boils, acne, calluses, warts, eczemas, burns, frostbite, benign skin sores, insect bites and bed sores. If you regularly follow a silica regimen, your skin will keep its young look. (More than Alive,

I believe a healthy diet rich in organic foods, minerals, vitamins and fresh clean water are essential not only for Beautiful Skin but for the health of our bodies. You can not have healthy skin without having a healthy internal system, all systems are one and when one is out of balance everything is out of balance. I always teach my clients that you must be healthy inside to be healthy and radiate on the outside, the skin is the biggest organ! Take care of yourselves not only with foods and supplements but  Spiritually, mentally and emotionally!

Diatomaceous Earth can be ordered at

Health = Beauty

Be well,
Peggy Humphries
Licensed Esthetician

Butterfly Esthetics
     the nature of change
1045 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA. 95062

Friday, November 11, 2011

Grape Seed Oil

It's 11.11.11, what does that mean to you?

Grape Seed oil benefits and sources.

Grape Seed oil made by cold-pressing the grape seeds after they have been used to make wine. The benefits of grape seed oil, it has the same antioxidants as green tea, black tea, berries and wine. Grape seed oil can do wonders for the health of your skin both topically and taken internally. The antioxidants in the oil are known for their health giving properties, and are more powerful than vitamin C and E, although these vitamins should be included in your daily intake. Grapes seed oil is highly bioavailable and are active in the body as tremendous free radical scavengers. These powerful antioxidants protect collagen, which is the foundation for blood vessels and all connective tissues. Grape seed oil has been indicated as the best choice.

Grape seed oil contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants. Polyphenols can slow the process of aging, as well as having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Grape seed oil contains high amounts of linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid essential for the health of skin and cell membranes. Along with vitamin C, grape seed oil is able to help the skin with the production of collagen.

Grape seed oil is very rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, and can be found in many beauty products such as soaps, hair care, cosmetics, facial creams, body creams, bath oils and lip balms. Grape seed oil is a wonderful moisturizer as it really nourishes the skin, helping keep it smooth and subtle by locking in moisture. It is great for all skin types including acne as it does not leave the skin feeling greasy. It's ability to be absorbed instead of sitting on the skin's surface gives it the ability to fight free radicals and stop some of the enzymes that destroy collagen, elastin and other connective tissue.

Grape see oil is a natural oil highly prized and beneficial for the health of the skin it has the ability to inhibit fine lines and wrinkles caused by the loss of collagen and elastin!

Heath = Beauty

Be well,
Peggy Humphries
Licensed Esthetician
Certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician

Butterfly Esthetics
1045 Water St.
Santa Cruz, CA. 95062
831 459 7546

Friday, May 13, 2011

Organic KeraGeen Hair smoothing System!

KeraGreen Keratin Smoothing Treatment and Formaldehyde

Butterfly Esthetics is the exclusive service provider for this 100% Formaldehyde Free Organic Hair Smoothing System!

"At Butterfly Esthetics we truly believe that what we are delivering to you are the most unique and purest product ingredients available anywhere in the world."

Since May of 2010, Organic Salon Systems has been searching for the ideal keratin smoothing treatment that offered superior performance without the toxic chemicals typically contained in such products. From the beginning, the process was keenly focused to identify the product best meeting OSS’ four primary selection criteria which are (1) having superior performance without the harmful chemicals; (2) being a completely non-diverted, professional-only product line; (3) containing certified organic ingredients that will provide a benefits to the health of the hair and scalp without interfering with the primary cosmetic purpose of the product; and (4) was made by a company which shares our value and respect for the environment and consistently strives to minimize their overall environmental footprint

Because of our general concern for formaldehyde, as well as all aldehydes and aldehyde derivatives including those ingredients that decompose into formaldehyde when heated (commonly known as “formaldehyde releasers”), manufacturers had to provide certification that their products did not contain any such agreements before being accepted for consideration.

In June of 2010, Organic Salon Systems had identified several keratin smoothing treatments and began performing extensive due diligence research and tests on each of them, including keragreen manufactured by Lord Beauty Designs. After substantial research, review, and discussions; Organic Salon Systems made the determination that KeraGreen best fit the company’s selection criteria and provided the safest, most natural and organic product while being formaldehyde free and produced in an environmentally conscientious manner. Although KeraGreen was a relatively new product to the market, OSS felt that Lord Beauty Design’s founder and President Diana Tirado was uniquely qualified to continually innovate the product as she was a career hairdresser who herself had experienced ailments related to her in-salon use of products containing formaldehyde which had left her hospitalized on several occasions. In September 2010, Organic Salon Systems entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for KeraGreen with Lord Beauty Design as detailed in this press release. During the due diligence process, Organic Salon Systems received ingredients lists, Manufacturing Safety Data Sheets, formula disclosures, and other such product and ingredients related documentation on which to rely on throughout the distribution period.

In October 2010, just weeks after entering into this agreement, Organic Salon Systems became aware of a report issued by Oregon OSHA citing 16 different brands of keratin smoothing treatments that were tested by them to contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers, including KeraGreen. Organic Salon Systems immediately contacted Lord Beauty Designs for an explanation and demanded further documentation certifying the ingredients of KeraGreen’s smoothing treatment and absence of formaldehyde in the product. Lord Beauty Designs’ described that their chemists were skeptical about Oregon OSHA’s testing methodology, but remained committed to providing a comprehensive response. Lord Beauty Designs remained dedicated to standing behind their product.

Four national laboratories were engaged to perform comprehensive tests on KeraGreen, all of which resulted in trace levels of formaldehyde much lower than what Oregon OSHA had concluded. The certified results of these lab tests, and details about the process, are included here. A closer review of Oregon OSHA’s test revealed that (1) only two samples of KeraGreen were tested, while many (19 – 37 in some cases) samples were tested of the other products and the results were averaged; (2) the sample was likely performed on a bottle of KeraGreen that pre-dated Organic Salon Systems involvement with the product and at a time when Lord Beauty Designs may have been changing their formula; (3) Lord Beauty Design’s chemist theorized that certain organic raw materials in the formula may release formaldehyde when heated over 450 degrees fahrenheit; and (4) a more thorough and accurate methodology for testing the formula may have been available. Lord Beauty Designs has notified Organic Salon Systems that it has had discussions and worked directly with OSHA and has since made slight revisions to their formula to address these concerns and remains committed to continuing their efforts to providing the best performing and safest, most natural and organic Keratin Smoothing Treatment possible. Since then, KeraGreen has been provided to other governments and organization for testing and neither Lord Beauty Designs or Organic Salon Systems has any indication that KeraGreen has not been in compliance with any local, state, or national guidelines.

The Environmental Working Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. Organic Salon Systems supports and applauds the important work the EWP does, especially the environmental awareness the group has raised since their founding in 1996 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles. On April 8, 2001; the Environmental Working Group issued an important press release entitled “National Academy of Sciences: Formaldehyde Causes Cancer” which Organic Salon Systems celebrated and applauded as it provided additional validation and support for our posture against the use of formaldehyde in salon products.

On April 2, 2011 the Environmental Working Group issued a report on Keratin Hair Straighteners that contained formaldehyde. In the report, the group cited the October 2010 report issued by Oregon OSHA which Organic Salon Systems believes, at least, outdated information, and at most, erroneous information. Organic Salon Systems has asked Lord Beauty Designs to send a letter, along with the independent lab results performed on KeraGreen and a sample bottle of KeraGreen to perform with which can be used to perform their own tests, to the Environmental Working Group. In this letter, Lord Beauty Designs and Organic Salon Systems will ask the Environmental Working Group to reconsider including KeraGreen in this report as well as offer any cooperation they may require in their efforts to complete their important investigation into this critical industry matter.

As with all keratin smoothing treatments, please exercise caution and good sense when performing a chemical keratin smoothing treatment and only perform the treatments in a well ventilated space while wearing gloves.

Thank you for reading and educating yourselves!

Peggy, Holly, Jet, Nadia and Seanna

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A fresh new start!

Hi Everyone,

I'm finally up and able to communicate to whole wide world!

These days are filled with anticipation for many reasons. We are all keeping an eye on the state of affairs in our country, enjoying spring, hitting the farmers markets and planning our summer get aways!

I've been up to a lot myself as I continue to help family and friends create a healthy image for themselves. My work is centered around healthy aging and what that means. In short health = beauty, I have coined that term to be clear about my position in the field of skin care. Beauty is not what the media wants to feed us, beauty is what we feed ourselves on all levels of life. What is it that we feed ourselves? I hope we feed ourselves clean healthy food, pure clean water, a deep sense of spirituality, healthy relationships with others and mostly ourselves. My goal is to provide information and support for my clients to come to an understanding of what beauty is to them. I never want to project where someone wants to take their skin, which means their health. I like to think that I provide information so my clients can make informed choices thus creating a skin care management program to acheive the results they desire!

My product is a pure botanical line using only the highest professional strength formulas designed for RESULTS! I specialize in sun damage, premature aging, ALL levels of ACNE and corrective peels to bring the skin back to health! I like to focus on diet and supplements as well because what happens on the inside of our bodies reflects on the appearance of our skin.

The skin is alive if you give what it needs it will change, you don't need to force all you need to do is gently ask and it will change!

Thank you for your support!

Peggy Humphries

Butterfly Esthetics
1010 Water St. Suite B
Santa Cruz, CA. 95062
831 429 0721