Can Weight Loss Medications Help You Reach Your Goals?

Any goal in life that you hope to achieve must be approached with a variety of strategies and techniques, and weight loss is no exception. If you are trying to lose a significant amount of weight, you know that healthy eating habits and consistent exercise are both integral components of your plan. But did you know that you can also utilize prescription appetite suppressant medication to accelerate your weight loss progress and bring your goals within reach?

Are You A Candidate For Weight Loss Medication?

Since weight loss medications are prescription drugs, they need to be used for medical rather than cosmetic reasons. As such, the best candidates are obese or overweight and are struggling with medical conditions as a result of their weight. Prescription options include Belviq, Contrave, Phentermine, and Qsymia. Though each medication has side effects and contraindications, proper and strategic use can result in a decrease in blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, and five to ten percent of overall weight. Continue reading “Can Weight Loss Medications Help You Reach Your Goals?” »

Which Do You Need – Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus?

From Juvederm and Radiesse to Belotero and Sculptra, there are a wide range of dermal fillers on the market formulated to meet your every skincare need. In fact, it may feel overwhelming trying to determine which filler is best suited to deliver the results you want. This is especially true of Juvederm, which isn’t one single product but a family of dermal fillers that offers a variety of products and uses. By understanding the difference between each Juvederm variation, you can make a more informed decision. So which is better for you, Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus? Continue reading “Which Do You Need – Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus?” »

Two Surprising Uses of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are the darlings of the cosmetic industry because they gently, subtly, and quickly deliver results that minimize or even reverse unwanted signs of aging. Most people know fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse for their ability to fill unsightly wrinkles and add volume back into the cheeks, but there are a few other lesser-known uses of dermal fillers that might just rock your world.  

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Everything You Never Knew about PDO Threads

Combating signs of aging and maintaining a vibrant, youthful appearance doesn’t have involve the use of invasive cosmetic procedures. Though facelift surgery may have been one of the only options to lift and tighten skin in the past, we are fortunate to live in a time of rapid cosmetic advancements. PDO threads called Nova Threads are the most recent innovation to transform what is possible in the realm of cosmetic enhancement. If you haven’t considered a PDO thread treatment before now, you certainly will after this! Continue reading “Everything You Never Knew about PDO Threads” »

The Best Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin after a Long Summer

Summer is a wonderful time of year for many reasons, but not for the damage it causes to the skin! This is especially true in the Tampa area, where the sun’s harmful rays are often inescapable. As summer comes to a close and fall sits just around the corner, it’s a great time to schedule an appointment to revive your damaged skin and rejuvenate your overall complexion. The following treatments can quickly and effectively deliver the results you want. Continue reading “The Best Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin after a Long Summer” »

Skinade: A Drinkable Skin Rejuvenation

The cosmetic industry is filled with all kinds of anti-aging products that can make your skin look younger, from creams and lotions to supplements. Skinade is a unique liquid drinkable supplement manufactured and developed in the United Kingdom. The serum boosts the natural production of collagen in the skin and improves the density of fibroblasts, which are important cells that rebuild connective tissue. Skinade is made of essential micronutrients and fresh water fish that helps repair skin minimizing the signs of aging and contains mangosteen giving it a natural peach taste. Skinade is less than 35 calories and free from any artificial ingredients, harmful chemicals and toxins. Continue reading “Skinade: A Drinkable Skin Rejuvenation” »

All About the Updated, Non-Surgical Nose Job

If you’re unhappy with your nose, but you’ve begrudgingly assumed that you can’t change it, you are not alone! So many men and women wish that they had a simple way to adjust the appearance of their nose without resorting to a full surgical rhinoplasty. Thanks to dermal fillers, this is actually now a very real possibility! Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse make it surprisingly easy to resolve many common cosmetic nose problems without any invasive surgery.

What Should You Know About the “Dermal Filler Nose Job”?

Dermal fillers have become a very common cosmetic enhancement tool because they use hyaluronic acid and other ingredients to restore lost volume under the skin. When used around the face, fillers can plump the cheeks and lips, make wrinkles and folds disappear, and provide an overall boost of youthfulness to your appearance. The filler continues working for as long as two years before being safely absorbed into the body. Dermal fillers can now be used in the same way to alter, enhance, and augment the shape of the nose. Continue reading “All About the Updated, Non-Surgical Nose Job” »

How to Achieve a Facelift without the Surgery

Not long ago, an invasive facelift was the only way to lift sagging skin and wipe away unwanted signs of aging. The procedure came with many risks and a painful recovery period. Fortunately, science and technology have evolved significantly within the last decade, and it is now possible to achieve the results of a facelift without any surgery at all! Which of the following options might be the best choice for you?

The “Liquid Lift”: Fillers and Botox

Dermal fillers like Radiesse and neuromodulators like Botox have become some of the most popular cosmetic procedures requested by patients who want to look younger in a subtle, natural, and effortless way. When the two treatments are combined, the result is a “liquid facelift” that turns back time without any nipping or tucking. Continue reading “How to Achieve a Facelift without the Surgery” »

What Should You Know about Optifast?

If you’ve been struggling for years to lose weight, or feel frustrated by all of the “fad” diets that don’t deliver sustainable results, Optifast could be the weight loss solution that you need. Optifast is far more than a diet. It’s a comprehensive weight management program that includes meal replacement shakes, lifestyle education, counseling, and personalized support. There are two forms of the Optifast program, called Optifast Full Meal Replacement and Optifast Supplements Plus One Meal Per Day. By working with a weight loss expert like Dr. Hermann at Hermann Wellness in Tampa, Florida, you can determine which Optifast program is best suited to meet your needs and help you lose weight. Continue reading “What Should You Know about Optifast?” »

The Use of Human Stem Cell Growth Factors is a Must in Skin Rejuvenation

The use of human stem cell growth factors in skin care and esthetic medicine has generated a lot of buzz over the last couple years. Your skin cells are constantly turning over and undergoing repair. This remodeling, correcting and regenerating requires multiple cellular processes to work.

Factorfive scientists carefully culture human stem cells and capture their potent factors in effort to help your skin replace and boost the factors that decrease with age and also help with preventing and fighting the visible signs of aging. As we age, there is a natural decrease in the levels of growth factors and cytokines that maintain the youthful appearance of our skin. Growth factors are a must in achieving younger and more vibrant skin. Many of these growth factors are abundantly produced by our stem cells which decrease in number as we age. Continue reading “The Use of Human Stem Cell Growth Factors is a Must in Skin Rejuvenation” »