While there are many surgical and minimally invasive procedures that can help remove fat cells or contour the body, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight. Many of our patients are interested in reaching a healthy weight by adopting a suitable diet or through some type of supplements, but are unsure of where to start or what solution may be most effective for them. Because everyone has a unique lifestyle and body type to consider, our expert technicians offer three types of weight loss plans to help our clients reach a healthy weight.

Customized Diet Programs

Most people at some point in their lives have tried a fad diet, and these typically lead to little success. That’s because these one-size-fits-all diets don’t address your individual needs. Laser Skin & Wellness offers customized diet plans that meet your needs, using scientifically-proven diet plans that will be effective for you. Our Nutrition Educators will supervise the entire process, checking in with you throughout your weight loss journey and creating custom menus that work for your body type, lifestyle, and eating habits.

Customized diet programs can include both specific menus and weight-loss methods such as the ketogenic diet, in which the body begins burning fat rather than carbohydrates, intermittent fasting, which relies on eating only during certain hours of the day, and a gut cleanse diet, which helps your digestive system heal and checks for any food allergies or sensitivities you may not be aware of.

MIC-B Injections

It’s not uncommon for people to find that traditional dieting and exercise are not enough to meet their weight loss goals. In some cases, it can be beneficial to turn to supplementing with various injectable treatments to assist in fat breakdown and more. Our technicians can guide you to find out what the root cause of your fat retention may be, and suggest various injections to help address the issue. You may have a build up of fat in the arteries, which can be addressed through Methionine injections, for example. Or, you may also be dealing with an inefficient conversion of carbohydrates to energy, in which case Thiamine (or vitamin B1) may be a solution. Our technicians will work to understand the best plan to help you reach your healthiest self.

HCG Diet

The HCG Diet is a plan that was first developed in the 1950s, and combines a strict eating routine and diet plan with injections of HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. The plan consists of three stages:

  • Loading, a two-day period of eating high-fat, high-calorie foods
  • Weight loss, during which you restrict calories to 500 a day for 3-6 weeks
  • Maintenance, a three-week period of gradually increasing food intake.

This plan can be altered depending on the amount of weight you wish to lose.

Schedule a consultation

To determine the best weight-loss plan for you, schedule an appointment with one of our Health and Nutrition experts. Call (561) 641-9490 to learn more.

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The HCG diet is a popular weight-loss regimen that pairs altered eating habits with HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin hormone injections. The diet allows for rapid weight loss of up to a pound a day without feeling exceptionally hungry throughout the plan. HCG dieting is completed in three phases:

  1. Begin taking HCG and eat high-fat, high-calorie food for two days
  2. Continue taking HCG and limit food to 500-600 calories a day for 3-6 weeks
  3. Stop taking HCG and gradually increase food intake, avoiding sugar and starches for three weeks. 

If you have a lot of weight to lose, you may be advised to follow the diet for longer periods of time and to repeat the three-phase cycle multiple times until you have reached your weight loss goal. 

What is HCG?

HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is produced naturally by the body to help heal and maintain tissues. This hormone is protein-based and is typically associated with pregnancy, but has multiple restorative functions in the body. 

What should I eat on the HCG Diet?

During the second phase of the HCG diet, it’s recommended that you eat 3 meals that each contains 4 ounces of lean protein, such as chicken or fish, and a serving of non-starchy vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli or cucumber. Also, you are allowed 2 small snacks mid-morning and mid-afternoon consisting of a breadstick or Melba toast or a serving of fruit, such as berries or an apple. Throughout the diet, you may also drink as much water, tea, or coffee as you wish. 

To learn more about the HCG diet, schedule a complimentary consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call (561) 641-9490 or contact us online.

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Votiva is one of the latest innovations specifically for women’s health. It is a machine by InMode that provides many solutions to an array of concerns women have for vaginal health. This technology is safe, effective, and minimally invasive. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we are offering this new instrument to help women feel great once again.

What is Votiva?

Votiva is a workstation with a variety of machines included, all of which assist in providing a feminine makeover by addressing a range of concerns. Votiva uses radiofrequency energy to heat and stimulate the cells of the vagina and vulva. It increases collagen and elastin fiber production. The Votiva workstation includes three different technologies: the FormaV, Morpheus8, and Aviva. The FormaV helps to improve blood circulation to help with muscle relief pain and relaxation. This therapeutic device addresses sexual dysfunction. The Morpheus8 focuses on subdermal tissue remodeling, dermal treatment, and epidermal resurfacing. Aviva is a minimally invasive procedure that is an alternative to a traditional labiaplasty. Together, the Votiva machine can:

  • Enhance the vaginal tone, strength, and control
  • Tighten the vaginal canal
  • Increase sensation during intercourse
  • Reduce vaginal dryness
  • Reduce stress urinary incontinence
  • Improve the appearance of the labia

Who is a Candidate for Votiva?

Women of every age can benefit from Votiva. Many women experience changes in their feminine health due to childbirth and menopause. Loss of vaginal tone, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse are all common concerns that women face. Votiva is an extremely versatile treatment that can help women feel normal once again.

How Long Does The Votiva Treatment Take?

Depending on your individual needs and concerns, the sessions last anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. There is very little downtime associated with this treatment. Women will need to abstain from intercourse for at least 3 days following their Votiva sessions. Also, it is important to avoid hot tubs, pools, and baths for those 3 days as well. Your specialist at Laser Skin & Wellness will go over any and all questions you may have regarding this treatment during your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Votiva and our feminine rejuvenation treatments, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. You can do so by calling or texting our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 427-0900 or request an appointment through our online form.

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Increasingly, patients are choosing non-invasive cosmetic treatments over surgery. Dermal fillers are growing in popularity, as they can treat signs of aging such as wrinkles and lost volume without the long recovery periods associated with plastic surgery. In addition, dermal fillers can be used to augment the lips, nose, or earlobes. 

At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer a variety of dermal fillers including Restylane®, Versa, and Radiesse®. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about dermal fillers. 

How Do Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers are typically made using hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that naturally occurs in the body and gives skin a plump appearance. Fillers are injected into the skin to increase fullness and regain a plump appearance. They can be used to build volume or to “fill in” wrinkles. 

How Long Do Fillers Last?

The ingredients in dermal fillers are eventually broken down by the body, then safely and naturally flushed away. The results of filler injections are not permanent, but the duration varies between individual products. Some dermal fillers break down within six months, while others last up to two years.

Do Dermal Filler Injections Hurt?

Dermal fillers can be slightly uncomfortable, but topical anesthetic is typically applied to the treatment area to relieve pain from injections. Some brands of dermal filler products have anesthetic included in their formulas as well.

What’s the Difference Between BOTOX®/Dysport® and Dermal Filler?

BOTOX® or Dysport® and dermal fillers can be used to minimize wrinkles, but they work in different ways. BOTOX® or Dysport® temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, so wrinkles can’t form or worsen as the patient makes facial expressions. Dermal fillers, however, plump the area they are injected into, effectively “filling in” the wrinkle. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will determine which injectable is best for you during a consultation. 

Schedule a Consultation

To get started with dermal fillers, and to find out which product is right for your goals, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 641-9490 or fill out our online form to request an appointment. 

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Laser skin resurfacing is one way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten the skin in a minimally invasive treatment. The procedure is most commonly performed on the face. The Laser Skin & Wellness Center uses Fractional 1540 Laser technology to achieve skin resurfacing. Here, we’ll answer a few of the most common questions about this treatment. 

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

Laser skin resurfacing treatment uses light energy to create hundreds of micro-columns of damage in the tissue. This stimulates natural collagen production in the treatment area, which strengthens the skin and helps to even out texture such as wrinkles, scarring, or enlarged pores. The treatment can be completed in as little as thirty minutes. 

What is the Healing Process Like?

Healing from laser skin resurfacing treatment takes about one to two weeks to be fully complete. Immediately after treatment, the skin will look and feel similar to a sunburn. For that reason, it’s important that patients limit sun exposure and wear protective clothing and sunscreen until redness and puffiness subsides, usually after 48 hours. 

Do Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments Require Multiple Sessions?

The number of sessions required to reach final desired results varies based on the severity of the patient’s wrinkles or scarring. Some patients only require a single treatment. Regardless, laser skin resurfacing is most effective if sessions are done four to six weeks apart. 

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?

Each patients experience varies, based on pain tolerance. However, this treatment is generally well tolerated.

Can Laser Skin Resurfacing be Combined with Other Treatments?

Laser skin resurfacing is often combined with complimentary treatments such as Genesis, Titan, or injectables to achieve the best results. The Laser Skin & Wellness team will develop a custom treatment plan that’s right for you. 

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about laser skin resurfacing, and to see if it’s a suitable treatment for you, schedule a consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness. Call or text our Lake Worth, Florida office at (561) 641-9490 or request your appointment through our online form

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HCG Diet:

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is an old diet created by Dr. Simeon that has
been gaining popularity as a successful option for a medically supervised weight loss
program. HCG is a naturally occurring anti-aging hormone created in the human body
that plays a critical role in protecting and controlling the metabolic functions of the body.
In fact, women produce massive amounts of HCG during their pregnancy because it pulls
non-essential fat storage from mom to nourish the growing fetus. When used as a diet
adjunct, HCG specifically targets unhealthy visceral fat that negatively impacts our
health. After a consultation with a health professional, a qualified candidate will receive a
supply of injectable HCG doses, which will be self-administered on a daily basis for a
period of 23 or 40 days, depending. The HCG in conjunction with a very low calorie diet
(VLCD) consisting of real, whole foods allows the body to pull non-essential fat from its
stores and utilize it as energy. As a result, the average person can expect to lose
anywhere between 0.5-2.0 lbs. of fat per day, with no adverse side effects, hunger or
cravings. Interestingly, patients undergoing HCG consistently lose circumference–
typically in hips or abdomen–at a constant rate of close to 1 cm. per kilogram of weight
lost. Following a strict maintenance phase, an individual can consume as many calories
as necessary and re-introduce new foods back into their diet, while establishing a healthy
“set-point” long-term. In general, 60-70% of those patients who follow the recommended
guidelines and adopt healthy lifestyle habits can maintain their weight permanently.

HIIT:

The best exercise is the one that you will stick to. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
is not a new concept, although it is getting a lot of hype recently as people are attracted to
the idea of more efficient ways to burn fat and build muscle tone in as little as 15 minutes
per day. HIIT offers a fast, effective way to get people on board with exercising and can
be easily modified to accommodate special conditions or individual fitness levels. HIIT
workouts can burn more calories than conventional workouts and research shows that an
additional 6-15% more calories are burned post-workout over a two-hour period. To be
effective, HIIT should include periods of sub-max (or >80% of predicted maximal heart
rate) where the exercise feels “hard” to “very hard” followed by a brief period of rest (or
40-50% of predicted maximal heart rate) where the individual feels “comfortable” to
prepare for the next bout of interval training. Examples of workout modes that can
incorporate HIIT include: walking, sprinting, cycling, aqua training, elliptical cross-
training and group exercise classes. Benefits of HIIT can be achieved by doing as little
as 15 minute sessions per day, 2-3 times per week. It is important to work with a personal
trainer and consult with a physician when starting any exercise regimen, for health and
safety concerns.

Benefits of HIIT include:

  • Aerobic & anaerobic fitness
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Insulin sensitivity (helps the muscles utilize glucose for fuel to make energy)
  • Improved cholesterol profiles
  • Reduction in visceral fat and body weight
  • Increased muscular tone and hypertrophy

References

The HCG Diet, (2017). Human Chorionic Gonadotropin & Metabolism Reset. Retreived
from http://www.hcgplan.net

Kravitz, Len, (2017). ACSM Information on. High-Intensity Interval Training. Retrieved from
https://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/high-intensity-interval-training.pdf

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Getting Up Close and Personal with IV Vitamin Therapy

Irrespective of the fact that the human body is an awesome machine that heals itself, defends itself against a myriad of bacteria, and performs a host of other wonders, our day-to-day strains can compromise the natural functions of our internal systems. Just take into consideration everything we consume on a daily basis, from sugary soft drinks and salty snacks, to the fat-laden fast foods, and alcoholic beverages. Not only that, but our energy stores are depleted and key vitamins are used up on a day in, day out basis, forcing our bodies to compensate – often yielding unfortunate, unwanted symptoms.

IV Vitamin Therapy restores our nutrient levels to their optimal state. Indeed, for those who have never heard of the approach, it can sound strange. This treatment has actually been studied for quite some time now, with medical professionals acknowledging that medications could be injected intravenously since the 1600s.

A Brief History

Before we delve into the multitude of benefits IV therapy brings to the medical landscape, let’s look at the science that inspired this evolution – and revolution, for that matter – in the field of intravenous healing.

It was Dr. Thomas Latta in the 1930s who came to the conclusion that salt water injected into the bloodstream could help combat cholera, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that IV therapy really began to take hold and become mainstream, so to speak. Dr. John Myers developed a “cocktail” of vitamins and minerals which were injected into patients who suffered from a sweeping range of conditions. Essentially, due to a lack of scientific methods, original attempts to deliver IV fluids and drugs were met with little success, yet it was two World Wars that ushered in the era of modern IV therapy…with the greatest advancements in drugs, equipment, and procedures occurring in the last 25 years.

Purpose, Benefits and More

The primary purpose is to improve the quality of life, as vitamin deficiencies can yield a number of problems, including:

  • Decreased physical activity
  • Decreased cognitive function
  • Headaches
  • Heightened sensitivity to light
  • General illness
  • Decreased recovery times
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight gain

Here’s the bottom line

When your body receives the vitamins and nutrients it requires to thrive, you can turn your attention to what matters most – living the most fulfilling life possible. What’s more, by restoring your body to its optimum nutrient and vitamin levels, you can reduce or otherwise eradicate the aforementioned symptoms.

In fact, we have heard from some patients who report feeling better within mere minutes of receiving a treatment. Now, because the symptoms of vitamin deficiencies vary so widely, so do the benefits of receiving IV therapy. Ever since the also-aforementioned Myers “cocktail” was invented in the ‘60s, new concoctions have been developed to help combat specific deficiencies. Alas, IV therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. It is tailored to each patient’s individual needs, with a primary benefit being that it delivers the key vitamins to patients where they need them.

Additionally, IV drip therapy benefits include:

  • Enhanced complexion
  • Reduced instances of migraines
  • Weight loss
  • Improved physical stamina
  • Improved mood and cognitive function
  • More restful nights of sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Cold/flu defense
  • Increased recovery times
  • Reduced signs of aging

Schedule a Consultation

Request an appointment with a Laser Skin and Wellness expert to learn more about what IV vitamin therapy can do for your well-being. You can contact us by phone or by filling out an online form.

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Both men and women deal with the lack of toned muscles and excess fat, especially around the abdomen and thighs. Even if you adopt the right diet plan and do the right exercises for muscle toning, it can feel like it’s not always enough. However, the cosmetic industry is advancing constantly, coming up with better tools, techniques, and technologies to help providers produce amazing results. EmSculpt is one exciting new treatment you should know about for toning muscle and reducing fat.

What is EmSculpt?

EmSculpt is a non-surgical treatment method used for muscle toning and fat reduction by stimulating muscle contractions using high-frequency electromagnetic energy. As a non-invasive body shaping procedure, EmSculpt is a quick and effective way to tone your favorite areas and reduce fat. In studies, patients lost an average of 19% fat and increased muscle by 16%. This makes EmSculpt an effective alternative to some surgical procedures like a tummy tuck or butt lift.

How EmSculpt Tones Muscles

EmSculpt relies on high-intensity electromagnetic energy to stimulate the muscles and cause them to contract beyond what your body can achieve on its own. This causes the muscles to build mass and burn fat as energy. EmSculpt is FDA-approved for treating the stomach and buttocks and can also be used to strengthen the thighs. Each 30-minute treatment is the equivalent of doing 20,000 crunches or squats!

How many treatments will I need?

It’s important to note that EmSculpt works best as a package of four or more treatments performed a couple times a week. There’s no downtime, however, so you can return to your regular schedule and workout routine afterwards.

Why Should I Opt for EmSculpt?

There are a lot of benefits that come with EmSculpt like its excellent results without any downtime. Many patients are excited to discover that EmSculpt can produce results similar to a surgical procedure without the risks or recovery. EmSculpt can be a great accompaniment to your workout regimen and produce results faster than exercise and diet alone. Additionally, EmSculpt requires only a quick, 30-minute session, meaning you can easily fit it into your schedule.

To get started on your unique EmSculpt treatment plan and begin toning your favorite areas, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to improve the outer layer of skin and promote smoother, healthier skin beneath. Laser treatments act as a noninvasive way to rejuvenate the skin, using targeted laser energy to heat deeper layers. Laser systems continue to advance, allowing patients several different treatments to choose from. At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer the 1540 fractional laser system, one of the most popular in skin resurfacing technology. The 1540 laser offers the following unique benefits:

Improve a range of common skin concerns

Fractional laser resurfacing targets the outer layers of skin to remove sun damage, age spots, dead skin cells, and other surface-level imperfections. At the same time, deeper layers of skin are treated, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. With a boost in collagen, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, stretch marks can be improved, acne scars are faded, and the overall skin texture and quality is enhanced. The treatment takes just 30 minutes to complete, with more improvements as the skin cells begin to regenerate.

No downtime or recovery

The effectiveness of the 1540 laser system is comparable to CO2 laser resurfacing, but without the lengthy downtime and side effects. After CO2 laser resurfacing, you have to be ready for several weeks of downtime. During the days following treatment, the skin will ooze, crust over, and eventually peel to reveal your new skin. However, for most, this means feeling unpresentable for up to a week, not being able to wear makeup, and having sensitive skin for several months. You also must avoid sun exposure for up to 6-months, which can make summer treatments nearly impossible!

Fractional laser resurfacing offers an effective alternative to the CO2 laser, for great results without the downtime and side effects. With the 1540 fractional laser, micro-beams are used to create controlled damage in the skin, while leaving small gaps of untreated skin. By leaving these gaps of healthy tissue, the damaged areas heal more quickly and allow for less downtime and fewer side effects. After treatment, you can expect some mild swelling, redness, and stinging similar to a sunburn. These should only last about 48 hours, and sun exposure should be avoided during this time, but all other activities can be resumed. Over the next several weeks, you can expect smoother skin as your collagen production continues to increase.

Risk of scarring

Along with fewer side effects and a quicker recovery, the fractional laser reduces any risk of scarring. With more aggressive CO2 lasers, there is some risk of pigment changes or scarring after treatment. This occurs due to the ablative nature of CO2 lasers and the crusting and peeling it induces. With the fractional laser, these risks are not associated with treatment. Fractional laser systems are non-ablative, leaving the top layer of healthy skin intact.

Find out for yourself what makes the fractional laser so unique! To learn more about our laser system or to get started on your customized laser skin resurfacing treatment, contact our office today and schedule your consultation with Laser Skin & Wellness.

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Are you tired of having to go to the salon every couple of weeks to go through the painful process of waxing away unwanted hair? The cost of constant waxing can be detrimental to your finances. This short-term solution isn’t working. It’s time to get a permanent solution for that unwanted hair with laser hair removal at Laser Skin & Wellness.

At Laser Skin & Wellness, we use the CoolGlide laser and ProWave770 to achieve the safe removal of unwanted hair from multiple parts of the body.

How Long Does it Take?

Depending on the amount of hair, thickness, and area, you may need around 5-6 treatments or more to fully remove the hair from the desired body part. The treatments themselves take around 10 minutes to do each time and cause mild redness that goes away easily, much like waxing. The removal process is designed to attack hairs at the roots while they are in the stage of growth, to disable them.

What Parts of the Body Does it Treat?

Much like waxing, laser hair removal can treat all parts of the body. The most popular being:

  • Legs
  • Face
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Bikini Area

Laser Hair Removal is the best way to help you get rid of all the unwanted hair, long-term. It is completely safe to get and will leave you feeling so confident while cutting down on shaving/waxing time.

Make an Appointment

Get ready to have more time on your hands with improved confidence! No longer feel the pain and financial burden of waxing every month by getting rid of the hair once and for all. Call the team at Laser Skin & Wellness and make an appointment to get rid of that unwanted hair.

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