What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-Identical hormones are hormones that are an exact match to what your body makes on its own. They are all natural plant based derivatives so patients do not need to worry about putting harmful chemicals in their bodies. Bio-Identical Hormones are compounded for each patient at specialty compounding pharmacy based upon their individual needs. No person is the same and neither are their hormones. BHRT allows physicians to identify the unique needs of each patient and address them with hormones that are specific deficiencies and excesses.
Is there a specific age when hormones need to be tested?
Hormones can be tested on both men and women at virtually any age. We all go through hormone changes throughout our lives including: puberty, after childbirth, menopause and andropause to name a few. If hormone imbalance is suspected it is advised to complete a symptoms checklist to help determine if hormone imbalance is present. Hormone level 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 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. In addition to this, we have a Zimmer system which cools the skin further during the procedure, thus reducing discomfort and enhancing safety.

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?
The new Cutera Titan Skin Tightening gives you an all-natural option to enhance skin tightening. Titan utilizes a safe infrared light to heat the dermis well below the skin’s surface. The light-based approach provides a more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other energy sources, such as radiofrequency. During the procedure, the skin’s top surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling with the Titan handpiece. Patients have been treated on many areas of the body. The most common areas treated are the jawline, under the chin, and the abdomen. With no pain, no downtime, no anesthesia and plenty of results, it is becoming a very popular part of our practice.
What can be done to reduce premature signs of aging?

Laser Genesis skin therapy is an innovative, technologically advanced way to promote vibrant and healthy looking skin in men and women. It is a painless and safe procedure performed exclusively with the CoolGlide Vantage Laser from Altus Medical. Utilizing breakthrough technology, this fast and effective procedure is a non-invasive way to promote healthy looking skin. This is accomplished by selecting parameters that combine a gentle warming of the skin while specifically targeting fine structures in the dermis.

This procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine line wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness and scars. Our patients have been extremely satisfied with this. Their overall appearance is healthy, young and vibrant.

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