Even people who hate needles can handle microneedling using the Dermapen®. Microneedling is essentially a collagen induction therapy that rejuvenates the skin. This minimally invasive procedure uses extremely fine needles to puncture the skin for a controlled injury. Every needle puncture generates a “micro-wound” that the body repairs with new collagen and elastin while also creating new capillaries. In this manner, the skin can naturally heal its own scars, rejuvenate damaged skin, reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and even tighten sagging skin. Continue reading “Three Reasons to Choose Dermapen Microneedling” »
We have all heard of the “Big T” testosterone, the hormone found mainly in men that is responsible for the sex drive. But fewer people realize that testosterone impacts far more than a healthy libido; it also plays a role in other vital bodily functions. More men than ever are becoming concerned about low testosterone levels. If you’re a candidate, testosterone therapy is a realistic option to regain your natural health.
Testosterone therapy occurs with injections, a patch, or gel. Treatment leads to regained energy, normalized libido, and much more. It’s a simple and painless solution that proves it’s not quite time to give into the aging process. Continue reading “4 Signs You Need Testosterone Therapy” »
What is the difference between synthetic versus natural thyroid medications? Natural Thyroid formulations such as Nature-Throid, Armour, and WP Thyroid are derived from desiccated porcine (pig) thyroid glands which contain not only T4 like in synthetics but also T3. Natural thyroid from desiccated thyroid have been used to treat thyroid problems for more than 100 years as reported in medical journals and books. Natural thyroid formulations also target T2, T1 and Calcitonin which can be beneficial. Synthetic thyroid medications such as Synthroid and Levothyroxine contain Thyroxine (T4), which is the identical hormone produced by the thyroid gland.
Synthetic formulations contain only T4 which must be converted to T3 by the body for it to work. This conversion is done by the de-Iodinase enzyme and in some people this enzyme is deficient or not working. In these patients despite thyroid Continue reading “Understanding Synthetic versus Natural Thyroid Medications” »
Optifast for Teens is ideal for the adolescent with a BMI over 30 wanting to lose weight for personal and/or health reasons. Teen Optifast is similar to Optifast for adults except that the program is designed to address the unique nutritional, medical, psychological, and behavioral needs of an obese teen. The goal of the Teen Optifast program is to aid adolescents in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight by changing and adopting healthier lifelong behaviors. Continue reading “Optifast: A Weight Loss Option for Teens” »
You may find that despite following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and making smart lifestyle choices, you still feel sick and weighed down. Due to the continual contamination of our environment, many people unknowingly suffer from high levels of heavy metal exposure like lead, mercury, and aluminum. The body can only cope with so much toxicity until it begins to suffer from acute and chronic issues, like damage to the central nervous function and vital organs.
It’s now possible to test your toxicity levels to determine if your body is suffering from too much dangerous exposure. Continue reading “Why Test Your Toxicity Levels” »
If you’re noticing wrinkles and lines on your face with increased frequency, age could be catching up to your skin. Since the face is exposed nearly constantly to the harsh sun and environmental toxins, it ages faster than other parts of the body. Approved by the FDA in 2007, Radiesse is a powerful dermal filler that plumps the skin to fill in those wrinkles and creases. While other dermal fillers can also reverse signs of wrinkles, Radiesse distinguishes itself from other by actually serving not one, but three purposes. Continue reading “With Radiesse, Healthy, Youthful Skin is Yours” »
In the world of Western medicine, acupuncture may raise a few eyebrows from time to time. For every person who swears by acupuncture as an effective treatment, there is another person who doesn’t know much about acupuncture but is curious to learn. If you fall into the latter category, here are all of your questions finally answered.
What is the Purpose of Acupuncture?
Invented 3,000 years ago in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture was documented in America in 1997 as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. It’s even now covered by many insurances! The main purpose of acupuncture is to relieve pain and improve sleep, digestion, and emotional well-being. Continue reading “The Top Acupuncture Questions You Need Answered” »
Many of us have always had a list of foods that just “don’t agree” with us, and often that list grows over time. Over the holidays, we tend to forego our normal diets and indulge in foods at gatherings and restaurants that confirm our suspicions of having food sensitivity.
Food allergies and food sensitivity symptoms can manifest themselves in the most obvious ways, such as indigestion, upset stomach and pain, irregular bowel movements, hives… Sometimes in less obvious ways that you may not even associate with foods, such as migraines, joint pain, fatigue and cognitive impairment. Continue reading “What the Alcat Test Will Do For You” »
We’re excited to be offering KYBELLA® here at Anne Hermann Wellness! KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved treatment that is used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), commonly called a “double chin.” Kybella is a non-surgical, minimally invasive injectable treatment that PERMANENTLY dissolves fat cells!
Submental fullness, usually referred to as a “double chin,” is a common facial aesthetic condition affecting both women and men that can be caused by aging, weight gain, and sometimes it’s just genetics. Some people who have never struggled with weight gain are just “born with it.” Many who have struggled with weight gain find that even with diet and exercise, they can’t lose that “extra chin.” Continue reading “ALL ABOUT KYBELLA®” »
Our patients at Anne Hermann Wellness, MD, PA have been very pleased with their results of micro-needling treatments. The entire procedure is done in-office and takes approximately one hour. What does it feel like? Patients have likened the feeling to that of having an electric toothbrush rolled over their skin. We are now offering PRP treatment in conjunction with micro-needling for maximum neocollagenesis and wrinkle reduction. Come in for a FREE consultation, and we’ll discuss with you how micro-needling therapy, PRP therapy, and our full range of cosmetic, integrative medical, holistic and functional medical services can make you look, feel and live healthier! Here’s how it works:
Micro-needling therapy, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure used effectively for reducing scars caused by acne, chicken pox, injury, surgery, burns, for reducing fine and deep wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, fading stretch marks, correcting dyspigmentation, and overall facial rejuvenation. The procedure involves the use of an electronic, wand-like micro-needling device to create a minor and controlled skin injury which in turn encourages your skin to produce collagen to repair the treated area. Continue reading “What is Micro-needling Therapy and What Does It Feel Like?” »