I met Dr. Sabrina Solt when I first moved to Scottsdale and in addition to her looking airbrushed in real life (literally, her skin is FLAWLESS), we bonded over scars from breast explant surgery! Her scars were basically non-existent looking and I HAD to know what her secret was. Come to learn, she is a naturopathic doctor who is also a genius with needles – from peptides to regenerative therapies, to prolotherapy, skin treatments and more!
First off, nobody goes to medical school for any other reason than they want to help people. But what you have heard from me and soooo many of my expert guests is that a lot of times, western medicine just masks the problem with symptom relief. No one really gets to the root cause of things (like my parasite blood sugar story – remember that?) Unfortunately, so much of how traditional medicine functions is because their hands are tied by the way insurance bills and are left without much freedom.
THIS is why I personally LOVE naturopathic medicine – they are NOT dictated by insurance, so while it can be more expensive out of pocket, you are working toward SOLVING the problem not just TREATING the symptom of the problem while leaving it to turn into more. I am a huge huge advocate for naturopathic and functional doctors and medicine.
Scars can involve multiple tissue layers. Some common scars like explant, c-section, and hysterectomy, we are talking about going through ALL of the layers. When that scar readheres, all of those layers are kind of mended together in place. In a normal body, these layers glide on top of each other for free movement. When you have scars, it’s binded, so you might start to get a lot of “restriction” pain. There are several different options for helping scarring and referral pain that might be a result.
- Prolotherapy injection
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection
- GHK-Cu topical
Prolotherapy involves injecting a substance into an area where it acts as an irritant and your body then sends immune cells and other healing chemicals to the area, which starts your body’s natural healing process. Someone can go from being unable to lift their arm, to full movement, no pain, and no need for surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma is basically a large amount of platelets concentrated into a small volume of separated plasma. PRP provides various growth factors which aid in quick wound healing. PRP facials are also highly recommended by Dr. Solt, and is one of the secrets to how she has such beautiful skin (she does a couple per year).
The ideal time for either of these injectable treatments is around 6-12 weeks post surgery.
However, if you’re looking for something like a topical peptide that you can use a bit sooner to help with skin remodeling, you can try something like GHK-Cu (the copper peptide) which you would apply topically. This peptide is great for wound healing, scars, loose skin, and hair loss!
Sun, Sunscreen, Seed Oils, and Your Cells
The answer is NOT to stop wearing sunscreen and get burnt. The SAFEST solution to sunburn is safe sun exposure, period. Yes, your skin absorbs what you put on it and a ton of sunscreens ARE toxic. Even the more natural mineral based options can cause issues. Dr. Solt has actually had someone present with toxic zinc levels from someone who had JUST started using a zinc sunscreen daily. On the same hand, skin sunburn is a pathological response and it DOES cause oxidative damage (possible DNA damage). Spending the average amount of time outside for safe sun exposure should be fine, HOWEVER, there are some things that could make someone higher risk to burning.
It has to do with the integrity of the cell membrane. If a person has a diet high in seed oils or polyunsaturated fatty acids, this can make your lipid bilayer of your cells way more sensitive to getting oxidative damage from things like the sun. The most basic way Dr. Solt can explain this is that we are at room temperature and our fat is solid. We have saturated fat that we are generally made up of. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are always liquid at room temperature – they are not as stable as our natural fat. When we are consuming these, they influence how we are rebuilding our cells because that is what we are feeding our body to regenerate. The cells become less stable and can make them more easily damaged from things like the sun that otherwise might not phase us.
This and SO much more on peptides including peptides (like semaglutide) on this episode!
Dr. Sabrina Solt has specialized in regenerative and anti-aging medicine since 2013. In 2020, she founded Stem Cell Therapy Professionals, a clinic in Scottsdale, AZ that is dedicated to providing the highest level care in the industry.
So what does that mean for you? With thousands of completed treatment sessions, she provides a high level of skill, expertise, strategy, and elegance. Dr. Solt assists people from all over the world who want to recover from musculoskeletal pain, in addition to other concerns. She focuses on optimizing her patient’s health to look, feel, and become biologically younger. On behalf of the entire team, we are thrilled to be an option for your healing journey.
In this episode, you will learn:
- The importance of peptides & growth hormones
- What are some things you can do to stop inflammation
- How to utilize anti-aging techniques
- Natural ways to age in reverse
- Is stem cell therapy right for you?
- How seed oils affect our cells
- Is Semaglutide good or bad?