New Year, New You: Look Better, Live Better, Love Better
Stop! Don’t make that New Year’s resolution! Make a goal instead. Goals are specific and actionable while resolutions tend to be vague and difficult to define. According to Forbes magazine, only 25% of people who makes New Year’s resolutions after just 30 days and only 8% achieve their resolutions. We at Rejuvenated Medical Spa and Maverick Male Medical (our brother Men’s health clinic), want you to make achievable and lasting goals to live a better life by working toward wellness.
Wellness is a healthy balanced mind, body and spirit. So what do I mean when I say we want optimal wellness? I mean, we want to make choices to give us our best life. This means we want you to eat well, exercise regularly, be happy about the way you look, have energy and have the best quality of life you can have. So how can we help you do that? At our clinics, we focus on the whole you. We want to do everything we can to help you look great, feel better and live longer. Personalized wellness – we can help you achieve your wellness goals. There is no one size fits all with us! You are unique and your wellness plan should be developed for you specifically. We can help you achieve your optimal wellness by helping with weight loss, hormonal balance, increased energy, a more youthful appearance, and improved sexual health. We use a blend of functional, regenerative, and aesthetic medicine to help you look and feel your best.
Medical Weight Loss
Who doesn’t have a few extra pounds after the holidays or have a problem area such as a little extra fat in the belly, love handles, or thighs? Obesity is a major health issue, resulting in numerous diseases, specifically increased risk of certain types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, as well as significant increases in early mortality and economic costs. According to the CDC, the obesity rate for adults over age 20 in the U.S. has steadily increased from 23% in 1962 to 39.6% in 2016. Obesity in an adult is defined as a BMI of 30 and above. If you include overweight (BMI 25.01-29.99) adults, the number is staggering at 63.8% of adults in the U.S.! We can help get you on the right track with the right nutrition, prescription medications, a customized supplement plan, and can even refer you to fitness trainers to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Almost everyone has some “problem area” when it comes to their body. Maybe it is a double chin, extra belly fat, love handles or thighs. With weight loss, fat cells shrink but the number stays the same. The great thing about CoolSculpting is that it permanently destroys fat cells, reducing the number of fat cells in the treatment area by 20-25%. CoolSculpting can treat: belly, love handles, inner/outer thighs, double chin, upper arms, and more. No down time, no surgery and permanent results. Yes please!
You may ask how appearance is related to wellness? Everyone wants to look good right? More importantly, having a positive body image and feeling good about the way you look can improve self-esteem and mood. This is vital to your overall mental wellness and will lead to benefits at work, with friends and with your family. We offer an extensive list of aesthetic treatments to help you look your best.
- Medical grade skin care: we can help you develop a skincare regimen to make your skin look its best.
- Botox/Dysport can improve the appearance of wrinkles
- Dermal fillers can restore youthful volume to the cheeks and face
- Laser treatments can remove sun spots and pigment, reduce fine lines/wrinkles, remove unwanted hair and more
- Silhouette Instalift – I am the only provider for this non-surgical facelift in Fayetteville, AR and we see great results with minimal down time.
As we age, most hormones in our body steadily decline. This greatly contributes to the feeling of getting older. As we age most of us experience decreased energy, mental fog, fatigue, weight gain, decreased muscle mass, loss of sex drive and performance, depression and many more symptoms. Unfortunately, due to our high stress lives and exposure to environmental toxins we are seeing decreased hormones in patients as young as 30! Men and women are trudging through their daily lives without living fully!
BHRT uses natural hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones in your body to replace and optimize your hormonal systems, which can restore your health and enhance your life. BHRT can be given in various forms such as topical gels/creams, pills, injections, and even pellets that are inserted under the skin 3-4 times per year. Unlike mainstream medicine that looks at hormone levels as “normal” or “abnormal”, BHRT is individualized to YOU! Lab hormone levels do not take into account age, lifestyle, or individual patient goals. BHRT does not focus on the numbers but is custom fit to you to provide optimal health and quality of life. We can help determine which hormones and method is best for you.
Bioidentical VS Synthetic Hormones
Tradtionally synthetic hormones are isolated from sources such as the urine of a horse and then altered so that they will function in the human body. This can produce limited benefits and serious side effects. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and structurally identical to the hormones in your body and therefore provide much stronger effects without the significant side effects of synthetic hormones.
Customized Supplement Program
According to the Scientific American and FDA, over 75% of adults take at least one supplement. Are you taking high quality supplements? Are you taking the right supplements for you?
Questionable Quality of Supplements
Under the umbrella of the FDA, all supplements are regulated under guidelines known as DSHEA – the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. According to these regulations, manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are safe and correctly labeled. While the FDA has authority to remove supplements from the marketplace, they simply do not have the time and resources to oversee the $50 billion dollar per year (just in the U.S.) supplement industry. Basically, this means that there are many supplements of poor quality on the market and many are on shelves at stores where you regularly shop. Unlike drug makers, supplement makers do not have to submit proof of safety or efficacy before bringing the product to market. In 2015, the New York State Attorney General office filed a law suit against four very well-known retailers: Walmart, Target, CVS, and GNC. Remember, according to regulations, the supplement makers are responsible for the ingredients in the bottle (not the retailer). According to the lawsuit, 79% of the supplements tested had no DNA evidence of the active ingredients claimed or had significant contaminants (https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2015/ag-schneiderman-asks-major-retailers-halt-sales-certain-herbal-supplements-dna). We only carry supplements from companies certified by Good Manufacturing Practices (c-GMP), and are also NSF certified for sports. We are very selective when considering supplements for our clinics. Our supplements are individually tested for purity and strength of active ingredients. The majority of our supplements are from Douglas Laboratories, Pure Encapsulations, and Metagenics.
Which Supplements Should You Be Taking?
Even if the supplements you are taking are high quality, which ones should you be taking? The types of supplements needed for each person is based on a combination of age, lifestyle, diet, genetics, medications, and more. At our clinics, we use a combination of physician history, blood, and urine micronutrient testing to determine which supplements are best for you specifically.
Sexual Health and Wellness
The World Health Organization broadly defines sexual health as “a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality”. We offer treatments for sexual wellness for both men and women. A healthy sex life can improve your life in many ways. Regular sexual activity can improve mood, enhance confidence, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Physical intimacy builds connection, improves emotional intimacy and strengthens relationships. We help patients get their sex lives back on track in many ways.
Female Intimate Health
Many of our female patients suffer from dryness, pain, reduced libido, and the reduced ability to climax. We can help to improve many of these symptoms so that you can focus on your love life and enjoy the many benefits of improved intimate wellness.
- BHRT: bioidentical hormone replacement can help improve libido, dryness and get your intimate life back on track.
- O Shot: a simple treatment using growth factors from your own blood to improve blood flow to your intimate areas for better sensation, lubrication, and to improve urinary incontinence
- FemCelz: a 1 hour procedure using your own stem cells to improve sexual function and urinary incontinence
- ThermiVa: a painless treatment with no down time that uses radio frequency to help tighten the vaginal canal, improve lubrication, and improve urinary incontinence.
Male Intimate Health
Our brother site, Maverick Male Medical, can help men improve libido and sexual function.
- Testosterone therapy: optimal testosterone levels help our patients with mental clarity, energy,
- Gainswave: a painless treatment using shockwaves (soundwaves) to improve blood flow by reducing plaque within blood vessels and stimulating the formation of new blood vessels for improved erectile function
- P Shot: a simple treatment using growth factors from your own blood to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and increase sensation for improved erectile function
- Caverstem: a 1 hour procedure using your own stem cells to improve sensation and blood flow for improved erectile function
I hope this blog finds you and your family happy and healthy in the new year. Please contact us with any questions that you may have. We look forward to serving you and helping you improve the quality of your life.
Yours In Health,
Nick Gentry, M.D.
Rejuvenated Medical Spa
Maverick Male Medical