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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There are many different ways to get tighter, firmer skin. However, most of these include some invasive surgery that can leave you feeling sore with limited mobility. Well, now there is another way. Titan Skin Tightening is a nonsurgical form of skin tightening. This can help you get rid of some loose skin around the cheeks, chin, neck, and jowls. It isn’t fun aging, but what’s even worse is when your skin makes you look older than you are. By getting tighter skin around the face and neck, you will look years younger.

Traditional Procedures

In the cosmetic field, there are so many procedures that address loose, sagging skin on the face and neck. These include facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift, and liposuction. These types of procedures, while having great results, are not great options for everybody. Some of the cons of these procedures are:

  • Scars
  • Long Recovery
  • Invasive Surgery
  • Surgical Risks

But with Titan Skin Tightening, you do not have to undergo any of that! It is a completely innovative type of procedure to help you feel and look your best.

What is Titan Skin Tightening?

Titan Skin Tightening is a laser treatment that works by using targeted light to gently heat the skin and tissue of the treatment area. This then causes contraction of the collagen in your body and stimulates the growth of new collagen underneath the surface of your skin, tightening the skin.

Benefits of Titan Skin Tightening

  • Non-surgical
  • No scars
  • Minimum downtown
  • Quick process

This procedure is an all-new type of skin tightening procedure. Although results may take a little more time to see, it is an overall great option if you want to get firmer, younger skin. This treatment can be done at the office of Laser Skin & Wellness in less than an hour.

Results

Results can be seen within two-three months of the treatment and can last up to two years. It may need some maintenance in order to keep the skin looking great as it continues to age. If you would like to know more, contact the team at Laser Skin & Wellness and make an appointment today. Call 561-641-9490 to make a complimentary consultation.

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Are you unhappy with your tattoo? If so, you’ve probably heard of laser tattoo removal. However, did you know that not every tattoo removal treatment is alike? At Laser Skin & Wellness, we offer the Enlighten system by Cutera for the best possible results.

The enlighten system is an industry-leading tattoo removal platform for effective and quick results. This system offers many benefits over its competitors, including:

Dual Wavelength

In the past, multiple lasers were needed to remove a tattoo with multiple colors. However, this laser offers two wavelength options to remove various colors of ink from a single tattoo.

Dual Pulse Speed

Enlighten also offers two pulse speeds: picosecond and nanosecond, which makes it easier and quicker to remove tattoo ink. These pulse speeds lower the chance of side effects while eliminating ink as quickly as possible.

Wide Spot-Size Range

This laser can go from 22mm to 8mm, making it easy to treat both small and large tattoos with ease.

What to Expect After Treatment

After your enlighten treatment, the area will be red and small blisters will develop after 48 hours. These will resolve within 2 weeks, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. Be sure to cover the treatment area and keep it out of the sun. We will provide you with specific post-op instruction. Most patients need a series of treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart for best results.

If you are interested in learning more about tattoo removal, contact our office today to get started.

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When you look in the mirror, are you tired of looking at lax or loose facial skin? If so, you may believe that your only option is a surgical procedure – but this is not the case. The Titan Skin Tightening treatment at our office is a great nonsurgical solution that can help you achieve a more youthful looking you! Read on to learn more about this treatment option.

The Titan Treatment

This treatment can be used on many areas of the body to tighten the skin, including the face, jowls, neck, and under the chin.

Individuals who are looking to achieve tighter, younger-looking skin can often benefit from this treatment. However, individuals who are pregnant or who have been on Accutane within the last three months should not receive this treatment.

How Does Skin Tightening Work?

The Titan uses safe infrared light technology to gently heat the skin below the surface, stimulating collagen production and immediate contraction. After the procedure, collagen growth continues, resulting in smoother, more youthful skin over time. The number of treatments needed will vary, however, three treatments over a three-month period are often recommended. Once treatment usually takes about 60 minutes to complete.

Results

Results are gradual over two to three months. Benefits can last up to two years, however, maintenance treatments are recommended.

If you are interested in learning more about the Titan Skin Tightening treatment at Laser Skin & Wellness, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.

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If you’re looking to make a big impression this holiday season, then Emsculpt might be the best option for you. This new non-surgical treatment can simultaneously burn fat and tone muscle with just a few treatments, making it the perfect complement to your healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the greatest benefits of this effective treatment.

Two-for-one results

Although there are many different body sculpting technologies out there, Emsculpt provides the most effective and desirable results. It not only reduces fat and enhances contours, but it’s the only system that simultaneously builds and tones muscle at the same time. The best part is that this occurs with only a few treatments, so it’s a great option for patients looking to put the finishing touches on their weight loss goals or jumpstart a new, healthy lifestyle.

Painless treatment

Although the technique might sound scary, Emsculpt is completely painless and only causes the same achiness as an extended exercise session. Emsculpt works by sending electromagnetic energy to the muscle, causing it to contract harder than it could achieve on its own. This technique causes the muscle to build mass to adapt to the contraction and shed fat at the same time. This means you can enjoy some quiet time as you sculpt and tone your figure without the hassle.

Fewer treatment sessions

The biggest benefit of Emsculpt is that most patients see results with only a few treatment sessions. We usually recommend patients undergo a series of four treatments at twice a week, with touch-up sessions every few months to maintain great results. This offers huge benefits over other body sculpting treatments which can require far more treatment sessions spaced further apart. With the holidays coming up, Emsculpt can sculpt your fatty areas and build muscle without anyone else knowing.

Emsculpt is one of the best options when it comes to refining and toning your body. The best way to begin planning your Emsculpt treatment package is by contacting our Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens offices to schedule a consultation by calling or filling out our online form.

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There are many different body sculpting treatments out there that don’t require surgery, so it can seem overwhelming trying to pick the right one for you. There are some things you should know about EMSCULPT, though, because it’s one of the best options available when it comes to achieving your ideal body.

What is EMSCULPT?

EMSCULPT is a non-surgical body sculpting treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscles, causing them to contract. This technique creates contraction beyond what the body can achieve on its own, causing the muscle to adapt by building mass and burning fat. This means EMSCULPT has benefits beyond traditional body sculpting systems, which only focus on reducing fatty areas. Because of this, EMSCULPT can be the perfect treatment to complement your diet and exercise routine for boosted results.

What areas can I treat?

EMSCULPT is FDA-approved for use on the stomach and buttocks, which are areas that commonly experience fatty deposits and weakened muscle mass. EMSCULPT can have great benefits in treating the abdomen by strengthening the core muscles, leading to greater support and all-around strength. It can also have the same effect as a tummy tuck procedure in tightening loosened muscles as a result of pregnancy or weight gain. Additionally, EMSCULPT is sometimes known as the non-surgical butt lift, since it can tighten and tone the buttocks while also reducing fat.

What is treatment like?

EMSCULPT requires only a few painless treatment sessions in order to see best results. Most patients undergo two treatment sessions for two weeks, with additional maintenance treatments around a few months later. Many patients see results within the first few treatments, even. EMSCULPT is not painful, and only feels like a mild muscle contraction when the nodes are applied to the skin. Afterwards, many patients report feeling like they’ve undergone an intense workout. Treatment sessions only take around thirty minutes, and many patients choose to catch up on their book or show. After treatment, you won’t need any downtime.

EMSCULPT is one of the greatest new innovations in the non-surgical treatment market. To see what EMSCULPT can do for you, schedule a consultation with our expert technicians by contacting our offices.

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