Frequently asked questions

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone imbalance is very common for women of varying ages. This imbalance can occur throughout a person’s life when hormone levels tend to fluctuate such as: puberty, pregnancy and menopause. The key to restoring these levels is by first properly diagnosing the imbalances that are present and then introducing all natural Bio-Identical Hormones to replenish and balance the body.

Bio-Identical Hormones are all natural and plant derived. They have the same chemical structure as the ones made in your body therefore, they are extremely safe and effective when properly prescribed and have many benefits for your overall health. Many common health and emotional symptoms can be directly related to hormonal imbalance. Once bio-identical hormones are introduced into the body many symptoms generally ease away and patients begin to feel a sense of themselves once again.

Common Symptoms:
Hot flashes, Night sweats, Irritability, Depression, Anxiety, Mood swings, Mental fogginess

Decreased libido, Weight gain, Decreased muscle mass, Fatigue, Sleep disturbance

​Benefits: The benefits of natural bio-identical hormone replacement are experienced as a result of restoring our natural sense of well being. By keeping the hormone foundation restored, we are supporting our immune system and reducing inflammation which can lead to health concerns and diseases. This has tremendous positive benefits on our brain, heart muscle, bones and sleep. For women, hormone replacement helps maintain the mental and analytical edge while maintaining a healthy weight, cholesterol level and natural libido.

What to Expect: Preliminary testing is done with either blood, saliva or both to determine hormone imbalances and is repeated every 3-6 months, depending upon physician recommendations. Once results are received, patients are seen in the office to formulate a customized treatment plan to address specific areas that need improvement. For women, whether pre or post menopausal, hormone replacement will reduce the symptoms associated with menstrual cycles and menopause that can consume your life and state of well-being. Each and every patient is unique, therefore; it is difficult to determine how long it will take to notice results in each patient. Some patients notice results very quickly within a week while others may need additional time and monitoring before experiencing remarkable results.

​Is there a specific age when hormones need to be tested?
Hormones can be tested on women at virtually any age. If hormone imbalance is suspected it is advised to complete a symptoms checklist to help determine if hormone imbalance is present. Hormone levels can be tested by utilizing either blood or saliva samples. I encourage my patients to test with saliva since it is considered to be the gold standard in testing by providing extremely accurate results that typically match perfectly with symptoms that the patient is experiencing.

Is microdermabrasion invasive?

The Dermaglow particle skin exfoliation treatment is ideal for both men and women seeking to turn back the effects of time and desiring healthy, younger-looking skin. This treatment is ideal for people who are unwilling or unable to undergo existing laser or chemical treatments, due to the high cost, potential side effects, discomfort and long recovery period.

What types of veins can be treated?

The Cutera Coolglide can remove unsightly veins from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (or telangiectasia) can be treated quickly without bruising or complication. Spider veins and large blue leg veins can also be treated with excellent results, Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. A careful evaluation will help you determine which vessels can be treated and the best course of treatment.

Is Laser Hair Removal safe for ALL skin types?

In the past, only fair skinned people could successfully have unwanted hair removed with a laser. Now, Cutera’s CoolGlide breakthrough technology allows us to treat a wide range of skin types, including Asian, Indian, and African American, for both men and women. We can remove unwanted hair from virtually all body parts including legs, arms, face, underarms, backs and bikini lines and more.

The CoolGlide hair removal system delivers short pulses of laser light through a cooled handpiece. This handpiece is placed on the skin and gently glides along while it quickly and comfortably disables hair follicles, impairing their growth.The contact cooling system provides an extremely gentle, safe, soothing and comfortable treatment with long lasting results.

Using the Candela GMax we are able to utilize a larger spot size and treatments are now faster, more comfortable and easier than shaving. If you have ever thought about laser hair removal, now is the time.

What can I do to tighten my skin?

MORPHEUS8 is our newest treatment to enhance skin tightening. MORPHEUS8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process.

What can be done to reduce premature signs of aging?

The number one way to reduce premature signs of aging is to have a skincare routine that includes sunscreen SPF.

In addition, we offer Clear + Brilliant®. Though results vary, patients frequently report younger-looking skin and a radiant glow after treatment.

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