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MEDICAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

In your first visit you will be evaluated by a Weight Loss Counselor and the physician to review your health profile and customize the most appropriate medical weight loss plan for you. Body mass index and body composition and EKG will be completed to set goals on losing weight safely. Losing weight and keeping it off can increase quality of life and reduce the many health risks such as high blood pressure, heart disease, joint pain, and diabetes.  

APPETITE SUPPRESANTS

  • Phentermine: FDA approved appetite suppressant prescribed by physicians that will help patients lose weight when used with a healthy diet and exercise. It is used for people who have been unable to lose weight with diet and exercise alone and need a weight loss aide to give them the added support for lasting weight loss. Phentermine is taken once a day in the morning and most individuals experience a decrease in appetite and an increase in the amount of energy.  
  • Phendimetrazine: Another FDA approved appetite suppressant. It will help patients lose weight when used with a healthy diet and exercise. It is used for people who have high blood pressure. Phendimetrazine is taken up to 3 times a day and most individuals experience decreased appetite and less cravings for junk food.

INJECTIONS

  • Lipotropic (fat-burning) injections are a combination of B vitamins and amino acids (Methionine, Inositol and Choline). Lipotropic injections help increase metabolism and break down fat in the body. Methionine removes heavy metals from the body and can be converted to cysteine which aids in detoxifying the liver. Inositol aids in fat metabolism, hair growth, reducing blood cholesterol levels, and regulating estrogen levels. Choline prevents excessive fat from storing in the liver.  
    • LipoBASIC: contains Methionine, Inositol, Choline, L-Carnitine, and Adenosine. 
    • LipoPOWER: Lipobasic plus boost of vitamins B12 and B6 which gives it one of the highest levels of effectiveness. Vitamin B6 can increase energy levels and prevents the accumulation of fat which may increase the body’s weight.   
  • B-12 (Methylcobalamin) injections are weekly energy booster shots. It also promotes formation of blood/memory/concentration/immunity, boosting mood, slows down the aging process. 

Love yourself enough to live a Healthy Lifestyle.

REJUVAPEN MICRO-NEEDLING

Rejuvapen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art device that utilizes Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as Micro-Needling.
By creating a controlled injury and thousands of micro-perforations in the skin’s dermis, Rejuvapen utilizes the body’s own natural healing response to increase your skin’s collagen matrix resulting in firmer, tighter skin and a reduction in pores, fine lines and wrinkles.  In addition, it’s a great treatment for acne scars and stretch marks.

Rejuvapen – PRP – PRFM

More and more, people are looking for ways to keep their skin looking young and healthy without resorting to invasive procedures with lengthy downtime. We are introducing three new cutting-edge, no-downtime treatments into our practice with this desire in mind.
Rejuvapen Micro-Needling
Rejuvapen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art device that utilizes Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as Micro-Needling.
By creating a controlled injury and thousands of micro-perforations in the skin’s dermis, Rejuvapen utilizes the body’s own natural healing response to increase your skin’s collagen matrix resulting in firmer, tighter skin and a reduction in pores, fine lines and wrinkles.  In addition, it’s a great treatment for acne scars and stretch marks.

 

Rejuvapen with PRP

Let’s take this to the next level now by adding platelet rich plasma (PRP) to a micro-needling treatment.
Within your own body lies the power to heal and regenerate collagen in your skin!  Growth factors in the platelets from your blood stimulate a stem cell response, which repairs and regenerates damaged skin, improves the appearance of scars, and slows & reverses the signs of aging.  Two growth factors in particular, FGF and PDGF, promote cell growth, tissue repair and the production of new collagen.  PRP injections have been used for years in sports medicine to help athletes heal faster from injury.  We are simply using the same concept to help your skin appear more youthful!
 
This new procedure incorporates your body’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) into a Rejuvapen treatment by using micro-needling to infuse the PRP into the skin.
 
The result is a youthful “glow” that will last about 24 hrs.  You will begin to notice a subtle “plumping” of the skin as the collagen regenerates over the next 4 weeks.
Micro-Needling with PRP, is getting incredible results and is even being used by many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian.

Who is a candidate for micro-needling?

Everyone can benefit from micro-needling!  It is safe for all skin types because there is no risk for post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
However, precautions should be taken for the following conditions:
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers.
  • Active acne, open wounds or skin infections
  • Active skin cancers or pre-cancerous lesions
  • Eczema, psoriasis and rosacea conditions
  • Precaution should also be taken for those with a history of Herpes Simplex infections. Patients with a history of cold sores with start anti-viral treatments 2 days before treatment.
Discuss with the physician if you have undergone any other cosmetic treatments in the past 30 days.  i.e. Botox, filler, peels, IPL, or laser treatments.

What are the benefits of micro-needling and PRP?

  • – Rejuvapen utilizes your body’s own natural healing response to increase collagen production resulting in firmer, tighter skin and a reduction in pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • – Treats: Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.
  • – Use in combination with PRP in order to achieve maximum efficacy since this will introduce growth factors found in the platelets from your blood to stimulate a stem cell response and extra collagen production.
  • – No downtime. You can resume your daily activities immediately afterwards

 

What should I do to prepare for a Rejuvapen or PRP treatment?

  • – Refrain from alcohol the night before your procedure.
  • – No Accutane for the past 6 months.
  • – No Retin-A or Retinol products 24 hours before your procedure.
  • – Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • – If you are having PRP  in combination with the Rejuvapen procedure, drink plenty of water the day before and the morning of your treatment to help with plasma production.

What should I expect to look like right after a Rejuvapen or PRP treatment?

Immediately following your treatment, you will look like you have a moderate to severe sunburn.  Your skin may feel tighter or warmer than usual.  This usually subsides within 24-48 hrs.  You may also experience some mild peeling over the next 72 hours.  After treatment, it is recommended you continue on a regimen of daily sunblock.
For patient’s having PRP in combination with the Rejuvapen procedure, they may notice a “glow” immediately after treatment.  However, due to the natural process of skin repair it will be several weeks before you see the full result.
Treatments are typically scheduled 3-4 weeks apart for 3 months, and then maintenance treatments are performed biannually thereafter as needed. You can expect to continue seeing results for 6-8 months after the last treatment as your skin’s collagen matrix continues to improve.
Are Rejuvapen micro-needling injections painful?  What does it feel like?
Before the micro-needling procedure a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area.  The anesthetic cream numbs the skin and makes the treatment very comfortable and almost painless.  You may experience some sensitivity, particularly on the forehead and lips.  Many patients describe the micro-needling sensation as that of an electric toothbrush or clairsonic device.
For those patients having PRP  in combination, there may be some slight discomfort when drawing your blood, but this is short lived.
What skin care and make up products can I use following a Rejuvapen or PRP  treatment?
  • Mineral based makeup is safe to apply immediately after treatment to cover resulting redness.
  • Sunscreen will be applied post treatment and daily afterwards as part of a healthy skin care regimen.
  • Only gentle skin care products (i.e. FaceMD) should be used for the first 48 hours.
  •  No Clairsonic brushes or washcloths for 36-48 hrs.
  • Avoid glycolic acids, retinols, Vitamin C serums and any products that claim to have “active” ingredients for 36 hrs.
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