PDO Thread Lift : A Note from Brian Whaley, ARNP-B

I have spoken here before about the importance of maintaining facial volume to offset the effects of aging. Fillers have been an important part of this therapy and the types and uses of fillers vary. I am a proponent of bioactive products because of the longevity and efficacy of them. Many years of many patients who are happy with their results have proven this to be true.

The one drawback that can occur is when a person becomes overfilled, also known by the slang terms “pillow-face” and “cat eyes”.  With a skilled provider this dreaded side effect is usually avoidable and is anticipated long before it ever occurs.  Measures such as decreasing the amount of filler used or the frequency of use can help to avoid this effect.

I have found that the best way to avoid this effect and to improve an already great volume correction is to use the PDO Thread Lift technique. This ligature lifting technique has been around for more than two decades. The suspension of tissues throughout the body has always been part of surgical corrections. Recently however, better instrumentation and technology has made this a non-surgical office procedure and the benefits are similar. This lifting and filling combined is one of the most anti-aging corrections I have ever encountered.

PDO (ploydioxanone) technology lifts sagging skin by using dissolvable sutures and small needles placed subcutaneously in specific areas to tighten and contour all over body. The face is an obvious place to use these tools but also the decolletage, above the knees, underarms and neck. They can be used as a filler around the lips or a way to lift the brows. The uses are practically unlimited.

These lifts will last six months to a year but what is left behind is the collagen your body makes as they are absorbed so over time less and less is required.  This is a bioactive material, so the body benefits from its own regeneration abilities. The goal is that we maintain the contour of our best adult faces longer into our later years. We maintain our bodies very well these days and contour our bodies better than many people half our age. The idea of maintaining our facial contours is just as important if not more so, to our sense of wellbeing socially and emotionally long into our golden years.

Every year brings new things and I have strived to keep up with current technologies and apply what I think is best for you and me as well.  I want to just give a hint as to what’s next this new year.  The FDA has allowed the use of Embryonic Stem Cells in many types of pathology and the science is breathtaking in what is being accomplished. I have had great success as a patient and a provider in the alleviation of pain using Embryonic Stem Cells, while practicing in Seattle. We have recently developed protocols in wellness and anti-aging using Embryonic Stem Cells, here at Essentials and we’ll be rolling out our program early in this new year.

So from my desk to you and your whole family, Happy New Year and may GREAT health be yours for years to come!

PDO Thread Lifts: an Exciting New Service Offered at Essentials Medispa and Salon in Melbourne, FL

What is a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic technique that lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue through the use of polydioxanone threads (PDO).  A POD thread lift is the latest viable alternative to the costly and invasive option of a facelift.  In a PDO thread lift, very fine, absorbable surgical suture threads are implanted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin to provide an intentional grid for targeted collagen production.  These threads remain embedded in the skin causing micro-injuries that stimulate collagen growth and tissue contraction.  In a matter of 6-8 months, the threads are absorbed into the body leaving new threads of your body’s collagen in their place.

How is a PDO thread lift performed?

A local anesthetic (usually lidocaine) is injected into the treatment area to minimize the discomfort of the procedure.  Next, a small stylist is used to permeate the skin and insert the PDO threads.  Through precise placement, the PDO threads are internally anchored under the surface thereby creating external effects which mimic a plastic surgeon’s re-draping procedure.  However, because the procedure is minimally invasive, the entire process takes between 45-60 minutes to complete and requires nominal recovery time. Hence the marketing verbiage of “have a facelift over lunch.”

 

What issues are addressed by a PDO thread lift?

A PDO thread lift can be used to address issues of structural improvements, volume improvements and overall lifting of the skin.  Also, a PDO thread lift improves the amount of collagen in the skin as the PDO thread converts directly to collagen. Often a PDO thread lift is the next level of solutions once fillers and injectables are no longer sufficient.

 

What is the PDO thread lift process at Essential Medispa and Salon?

At Essential Medispa and Salon, an initial consultation occurs with our ANRP Brian Whaley in which your specific issues and concerns are addressed.  Because every face is unique and individual, Brian will create a long term treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.  Visit our Facebook page for a Live interview with Brian in which he explains the process in further detail.

How Can I Slow or Reverse the Effects of Aging?

They say aging is inevitable, but no one says it has to be noticeable.  Every day we live ages us, but how can we slow down the effects on our bodies? Social media shows retouched images of supermodels and photos which use filters to defy the natural consequences of aging. Mainstream media promotes expensive procedures that are not available to the average American.  Isn’t there something that can be done that is affordable and available to all?

The simple answer is “yes a healthy lifestyle can slow aging, but stopping the progression will require professional intervention.” 

Does Water Improve the Appearance of Aging Skin?  

The skin is about 30 percent water, but there is little evidence indicating that drinking more water every day (such as 8 to 10 glasses) will flush toxins from the skin and generate a “glowing complexion,” as is widely touted in the beauty industry.  Adequate skin hydration won’t prevent wrinkles or other signs of aging related to genetics, but it will assist in keeping skin supple and reduce dryness.  (1) 

Can Supplementation Slow Down the Effects of Aging?

Free radicals are the leading culprit in accelerating the appearance of aging.  Dermatologist say “The best prevention strategy against the harmful action of free radicals is a well-regulated lifestyle, with low-stress conditions and a balanced nutritional diet, including anti-oxidative rich food.” (2) The standard American diet often falls short in supplying the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to combat free radicals effectively.  Supplements to consider in your fight for a youthful appearance are Vitamins C, D, E as well as Carotenoids which are derivates of Vitamin A.  Polyphenols, Coenzyme Q10 (known as CoQ10), Essential fatty acids, some proteins, and lactobacilli have also been referred to as “agents capable of promoting skin health and beauty.” (2) 

How Does Poor Sleep Accelerate Premature Skin Aging? 

“Our study is the first to conclusively demonstrate that inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health and accelerates skin aging. Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure,” says Dr. Elma Baron. (3)  Research shows poor sleep manifests itself through fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced skin elasticity. Studies also show that those who enjoyed quality sleep were more quick to recover from stressors to the skin such as sun and environmental toxins. “This research shows for the first time, that poor sleep quality can accelerate signs of skin aging and weaken the skin’s ability to repair itself at night,” said Dr. Daniel Yarosh. (3) 

Can Facials Help Diminish Aging? 

Yes, facials can make a big difference in skin tone and appearance.  The licensed staff at Essentials Medispa & Salon can “renew and invigorate your skin by providing deep cleansing and delivering essential nutrients to thirsty skin cells.”  Regular facial treatments condition, restore moisture, and increase elasticity to leave you with a healthy, supple, radiant glow.

What About Using Injectables and Dermal Fillers? 

Injectables and dermal fillers are incredibly useful in addressing many issues of aging skin. Whether it’s fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin or thin, brittle skin, dermal fillers can make a significant difference.  Essentials Medispa & Salon is a state-of-the-art cosmetic center that offers multiple fillers that address many signs and issues of aging.

What Other Options Are Offered at Essentials Medispa & Salon?

Although you can make an impact on your skin with healthy living, to indeed reverse the effects of aging, you will need professional help.  Essentials Medispa & Salon offers dermabrasion, chemical peels, micro needling and more to address signs of aging.  The best option to knowing how to improve your appearance is to schedule a consultation with a licensed skin care specialist at Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne. We provide excellence in skin care treatments for our patients in Orlando and neighboring areas in Central Florida. 

(1) – Sinatra, S. Why Water is Key for Anti-Aging.  Retrieved from https://heartmdinstitute.com/health-and-wellness/water-important-anti-aging/

(2) – (2012 July 1). Discovering a Link Between Nutrition and Skin Aging. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/

(3) – Emling, S. (2013, July 24).  Sleep Deprivation Linked to Aging Skin, Study Suggests.  Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/sleep-deprivation-effects-aging-skin_n_3644269.html

How do I get rid of my wrinkles? – Contours of Youth

How do I get rid of my wrinkles?

When it comes to the cause of facial aging, the blame has usually rested with the old standby culprit- THE WRINKLE!  This is not the case! Especially when most people are asking, “How do I get rid of my wrinkles?” The greatest culprit in the appearance of an elderly face is the loss of facial volume. Just like a container holds volume, we need to think of our face as a container for the tissue (fat pads) that lifts our skin off of the bone and creates beautiful cheeks and jawlines. Hollow facial concavities give an aged and tired appearance.

Why does my face wrinkle? What has been done to treat wrinkles in the past?

Facial fat pads become atrophic (shrink) in our middle years as a normal part of the aging process. Early treatment by implants and collagen were less than satisfying, so alternatives were developed. Fat transfers were available but a part of the population did not want surgery. In the early 2000s, hyaluronics like Restylane were introduced. These were well received by the public and volume replacement became common. Collagen and implants became less utilized, although fat transfers are still used in surgery. Unfortunately, over time injection techniques became more superficial and less effective. Instead of volume replacement, superficial lines were being targeted. This is a poor substitute for volume replacement, due to the short duration and lack of contour creation. The average aesthetic patient was becoming a line chaser instead of a volume replacer. Facial contouring is not chasing lines, it is replacing lost volume, creating contour, and treating the cause – not the symptoms of facial aging. Lines are caused by volume loss and if nothing is done, the face will become emptier and more skeletal as time goes on.  

How can I have a longer lasting wrinkle correction result?


Fortunately, the answer to volume loss has been discovered and we have many options at Essentials Medispa and Salon to address this problem. Products such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Versa, and Lyft are well tolerated and effective volume replacements. The duration of these products varies, but when injected properly and with proper amounts they can last up to two years. Essentials Medispa’s Rejuvenation Director, Brian Whaley recommends one year as the time frame to come in for a touch up. It is not advisable to allow treatments to wear off completely.
 
Another long lasting treatment for volume loss is found within bioactive formulas. Unlike hyaluronic medications, bioactive medications cause significant collagen growth. Collagen is the longest lasting form of volume replacement. Sculptra is our bioactive medication of choice here at Essentials Medispa and Salon in Melbourne, Florida. Once injected, patients can expect up to five years of volume correction.  Together with your practitioner, a maintenance schedule is setup so that a ¾ full approach is maintained. Volume replacement for facial rejuvenation is like the gym is for our bodies. It is best to first get to the place we want, so that we can then focus on maintaining our new body!

Is my testosterone low?

It seems that testosterone is a favorite topic of conversation these days. TV commercials, lead articles in men’s health magazines and even ads on the radio bombard us with the shocking headlines that men are losing testosterone at alarming rates. According to the latest news and media reports, this is a new and overwhelming situation. Is there really an epidemic happening around testosterone?

What is testosterone and why do men need it?

Testosterone is a vital hormone found in the male bloodstream and body that is responsible for the changes that happen to a boy during puberty – facial and chest hair growth, increased muscle mass, deepening voice, and ultimately all things related to sex drive and sexual organ development. Testosterone is highest in boys during their teen years and decreases as they age. It is normal for men to begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone as they enter their 30’s ultimately resulting in a significant decrease by the time they reach their 80’s. Declining levels of testosterone is not a new phenomenon and is an unavoidable part of aging.

How can I tell if my testosterone is low?

Men who are wondering if they have decreased production of testosterone generally site the same symptoms which may include: low sex drive, fatigue, and insomnia, hair loss, reduced lean muscle mass, increased body fat, irritability, erectile dysfunction, and depression.  Although these are all symptoms of Low-T (low testosterone), there may be other potentially severe conditions for these symptoms, so it is wise to get blood work done and seek medical assistance in determining the root cause of the symptoms. At Essentials MediSpa & Salon we offer testosterone testing.

Are some men more prone to TD (testosterone deficiency) than others?

TD is more common in men who have diabetes or who are overweight than in men of the similar age within the optimal weight range. In one research study, 30% of obese men had Low-T, compared to only 6.4% of those with normal weight. The same study found diabetes to be a risk factor for TD.  In another study, 24.5% of men with diabetes had Low-T, compared to 12.6% of those without diabetes. (1)

How can I increase my testosterone production?

  1. Increase your exercise and start lifting weights.
  2. Eat a balanced diet high in protein, healthy fat and low in carbs (in other words, lay off the processed foods).
  3. Minimize stress and cortisol spikes.
  4. Make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D through sunshine or supplements.
  5. Take a high-quality daily multivitamin.
  6. Prioritize restful sleep for a minimum of 8 hours every night.

If you do not see an improvement in your symptoms and your overall quality of life after making these lifestyle changes, then you should consider some pharmaceutical assistance to elevate your testosterone production. (2)

So is Low-T an epidemic? No, it’s a natural part of the aging process which, for some men, has been accelerated due to lifestyle choices and unavoidable stress.  It is not a new reality, but with the help of media, it has become a mainstream topic where it once was only admitted and discussed behind closed doors.

 

 

 

 

  1. What is Low Testosterone?Retrieved from https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/low-testosterone
  2. Mawer, R. (2016, May 20).8 Proven Ways to Increase Testosterone Levels Naturally. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-ways-to-boost-testosterone

The Low Down on Brazilians with Nara, Master Waxer at Essentials MediSpa and Salon

Brazilian Wax in Melbourne, FL

So many people are curious about Brazilian waxing, or Boyzilian waxing for men, and at one time or another the idea of whether or not to get this treatment will probably cross your mind. Some individuals tend to be both curious and embarrassed when contemplating Brazilian waxing, and this can make it difficult to get accurate answers. I can help to eliminate embarrassment and curiosity in this very candid blog about Brazilian wax procedures.

Growing up in a Brazilian household and working as a professional Master Waxer five days a week at Essentials MediSpa and Salon has provided me with more than enough experience in this area of expertise.

Part of being raised in a Brazilian household included my mother heating up a green block of the most foul-smelling wax you could imagine on a regular basis. We would use it to wax our eyebrows, upper lips, under arms, legs, and yes…our “Brazilians.” Simply put, it was part of our culture. Over the years many people have asked, “Why do they call it a Brazilian?” And my reply is always, “Have you ever seen what Brazilian people where at the beach?” Therefore, starting from a young age I was very accustomed to this procedure and didn’t think twice about it. So, to put your mind at ease I’m going to go over the most common questions that I am asked:

Which parts on the bikini area get waxed when you get a Brazilian (for both men and women)?

It depends on the client. More than likely when this service is booked it will be a full wax on both the front and back. Some prefer to leave a little more on the front, which easily can be accomplished.

Does it hurt?

It is a tolerable pain and usually takes less than an hour. Keep in mind that everyone’s pain tolerance is different. However, for most people that are being waxed for the first time tell me that they were very surprised it didn’t hurt as badly as they initially thought it would. This can also be credited to the fact that I have been waxing for over 25 years, so there’s a tremendous amount of experience that I bring to the table (literally). In addition, we use a hard wax that is top notch for this procedure that is also infused with essential oils from France. Don’t worry, I promise I won’t subject you to the stinky wax my mom used on us.

Does waxing make the hair grow back thicker?

No. Keep in mind, that if you shave or use a cream for hair removal, it is only removing the hair on the surface of the skin. Those hairs will continue to grow back thicker and pricklier. When waxing , the hair is pulled from beneath the skin. This means that over time, and with regular waxing treatments, clients find that the hair grows back softer and thinner.

How often is it necessary to get waxed?

I advise most clients to wax every 4-5 weeks. If you shave on a regular basis and want to book an appointment, wait at least 3 weeks. This way, the hair is long enough to guarantee that most of it will be removed with the wax. It is better to have longer hair than shorter when you wax for the first time.

If you still have any reservations about getting a full Brazilian or Boyzilian for the first time, you can ease yourself into it by booking a “bikini” wax, and then the “teeny bikini” wax. After that a “quickie Brazilian,” which is everything in the front, but nothing from the back. This is the best way to slowly work your way to a full Brazilian. Of course, you can always book a free consult with me at Essentials MediSpa and Salon to go over these options and which is the best fit for you and your lifestyle.

How does CBD oil work?

CBD Oil in Melbourne, FL

Available Now At Essentials MediSpa & Salon

CBD is the abbreviation used for cannabidiol, which is a compound extracted from the cannabis plant. By diluting the extract with an oil, such as coconut or hemp seed, CBD can be used for therapeutic use. Even though CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it does not contain THC (the psychoactive compound that is found in marijuana). Just as many flower families include several variations, there are different forms of hemp in which these compounds derive. CBD oil can provide therapeutic relief in many forms, with many individuals reporting feeling healthier in areas of sleep, appetite and digestion, mood, immune function, pain, motor control, as well as pleasure and reward centers in the brain. Essentials MediSpa & Salon has the distinguished ability to serve clients on a variety of levels, now adding CBD oils to the list.

So many have asked, “How does CBD oil work?” Well, after several decades of research scientists have discovered that the mammalian body and brain house an endocannabinoid system (ECS) with specific receptors located in the brain, central and peripheral nervous systems, digestive tract, immune system, and endocrine system. This is a unique communication system within the body that affect many functions, including how a person may react, think, and move. It is similar to a lock and key model with two primary receptor points. The first primary cannabinoid receptor is CB1 and the second is CB2, both functioning as lock models. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system. Endocannabinoids are specialized keys that unlock the possibilities of the ECS, and strive for optimal balance, or homeostasis, within the body and brain.

Interestingly, humans do have the ability to synthesize endocannabinoids, especially through our diet; Omega-3 fatty acids can assist the body with production of endocannabinoids. However, some factors, including diet deficiencies or poor enzyme function, can throw the ECS out of equilibrium. This can possibly cause unpleasant or exacerbated symptoms in daily life. Fortunately, there are multiple delivery methods in which an individual can receive CBD oil products, whereas some supplements are limited and can eliminate a population of individuals based on that fact. Here at Essentials MediSpa & Salon we offer one of the top five brands of CBD products in the country called Elixinol. This Colorado based provider stands out as one of the best in their “field” due to the care that is put into each bottle produced. Overseeing production from seed to consumer, anything that is short of perfection is discarded, maintaining consistency and a highly regarded reputation for CBD products. Elixinol products are located in the Essentials MediSpa & Salon boutique, hosting a variety of delivery methods and serving sizes. Knowledgeable spa consultants are here to assist you with any questions you have, including recommendations for products to suit your individual needs.

So many have asked, “How does CBD oil work?” Well, after several decades of research scientists have discovered that the mammalian body and brain house an endocannabinoid system (ECS) with specific receptors located in the brain, central and peripheral nervous systems, digestive tract, immune system, and endocrine system. This is a unique communication system within the body that affect many functions, including how a person may react, think, and move. It is similar to a lock and key model with two primary receptor points. The first primary cannabinoid receptor is CB1 and the second is CB2, both functioning as lock models. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system. Endocannabinoids are specialized keys that unlock the possibilities of the ECS, and strive for optimal balance, or homeostasis, within the body and brain.

Interestingly, humans do have the ability to synthesize endocannabinoids, especially through our diet; Omega-3 fatty acids can assist the body with production of endocannabinoids. However, some factors, including diet deficiencies or poor enzyme function, can throw the ECS out of equilibrium. This can possibly cause unpleasant or exacerbated symptoms in daily life. Fortunately, there are multiple delivery methods in which an individual can receive CBD oil products, whereas some supplements are limited and can eliminate a population of individuals based on that fact. Here at Essentials MediSpa & Salon we offer one of the top five brands of CBD products in the country called Elixinol. This Colorado based provider stands out as one of the best in their “field” due to the care that is put into each bottle produced. Overseeing production from seed to consumer, anything that is short of perfection is discarded, maintaining consistency and a highly regarded reputation for CBD products. Elixinol products are located in the Essentials MediSpa & Salon boutique, hosting a variety of delivery methods and serving sizes. Knowledgeable spa consultants are here to assist you with any questions you have, including recommendations for products to suit your individual needs.

Safe Sun!

The summer and the surrounding months are great for outdoor activities. Many people love to enjoy the sunlight at the pool, on a hike, at the beach, or even in their own backyard. Regardless of how you choose to spend your summer, it’s all about soaking up the sun and enjoying the warm weather. Unfortunately, many people neglect to properly protect themselves from the sun, resulting in sunburns, skin damage, and other unwanted effects. Sometimes, this sun damage can even lead to skin cancer and other severe health issues. If you’re going to be spending time in the sun this summer, protection is key for staying safe and healthy. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while making the most out of the summer months.

Sunscreen & More Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the best way to guarantee protection from harmful UV rays. You should always wear sunscreen if you are going to be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time. You should apply sunscreen before going outside and reapply every two hours. You may want to reapply more often if you are swimming or sweating. To make sure you are getting the best protection, stick to sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Cover Up the Skin

Covering up the skin and other sensitive areas can be a great way to limit harmful sun exposure. Long sleeve shirts and hats with brims are an excellent option, providing significant coverage and protection from the sun. You may also want to use sunglasses while you’re outside, which help protect the eyes from sun damage.

Relax in the Shade

There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from the hot sun to cool off in the shade. During the middle of the day, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the sun’s rays are at their strongest. Hanging out in the shade can help you limit your exposure to harmful rays, and it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors while staying cool and comfortable.

What’s So Bad About Sun Damage?

Excessive sunlight can cause sunburns, sun spots, and other unwanted problems regarding skin health. For more information on protecting yourself from the sun or treating sun damage, contact Essentials MedSpa & Salon today. We offer a range of cosmetic and health services, serving patients from Orlando, Melbourne, and the nearby areas of Florida.

Laser Hair Removal During Summer

The summer is full of sunshine and fun activities, finding many people at the beach, pool, and other outdoor locations. Unfortunately for some of us, the summer season also consists of shaving and waxing more often to prepare for these gatherings. Both women and men shave or wax to eliminate hair under the arms, around the bikini line, on the back, and in other visible areas to make sure we’re looking our absolute best in that new swimsuit. Shaving every few days and making regular waxing appointments can be exhausting, which is why so many people are turning to laser hair removal to keep themselves smooth and hairless during the summer months.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an effective solution for permanent hair removal. This advanced treatment uses gentle and precise laser energy to target and eliminate hair follicles in even the most sensitive areas. It can be used on the face, the bikini line, and any other area where a patient would like to eliminate hair. With laser hair removal, patients can achieve long-lasting results that eliminate the need to ever wax, pluck, or shave again.

When to Get Laser Hair Removal

Many people want to achieve permanent hair removal for the spring and summer months when they are frequently in a bathing suit or vacationing. This means that you need to plan ahead with your laser hair removal treatments. In most cases, patients will need up to 6 treatments (4-6 weeks apart) to completely remove hair in the targeted areas. Patients often schedule their first appointment months ahead to give them enough time to obtain their desired results. Additionally, laser hair removal treatments can make the skin sensitive immediately after treatment. This means patients will have to limit sun exposure as the skin recovers. It is best to begin your laser hair removal treatment towards the end of summer or early fall to make sure you are ready to rock by the time spring rolls around.

Where Can I Try Laser Hair Removal?

If you are considering laser hair removal and are located in Orlando or the surrounding areas of central Florida, contact Essentials MedSpa & Salon today. We offer laser hair removal and other advanced cosmetic solutions to help you look your best every day of the year.

So Much More Than Weight Loss

What About Me?

When did weight loss programs become a thing? Well, if we look at history, I guess we can figure that out for ourselves. For generations people didn’t have weight loss programs because they didn’t need them. Living in the society of today everything is fast-paced, and we want results yesterday. We are stretched thin with our jobs, kids, social media, and all the responsibilities of being an adult. When did we lose sight of ourselves, and how did we fall so low on the totem pole of priorities? You probably make sure you meet deadlines at work, return emails promptly, and get your kids to their extracurricular activities on time, but here’s a question. How often do you show up for yourself? At Essentials MediSpa & Salon you will do that and so much more!

Medical Weight Loss in Melbourne, FL

So Many Options

The reality is that there are plenty of weight loss programs out there that can greatly restrict your calorie intake and, yeah, you’ll drop some weight quickly…but then what happens? Without learning the right way to eat, when to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat your weight loss will more than likely not be sustainable. The truth is that since there are so many different diets out there and multiple weight loss programs, how are you to know with this generation of sensory overload which program is right for you? And let’s be honest, since consuming 500 calories per day is not a sustainable way of living and will more than likely make you feel lethargic and cranky. Consequently, many individuals easily revert to their previous habits thus gaining the weight back. This is so horrible for your internal organs and the elasticity of your skin. Your weight goes on a yo-yo frenzy that leaves you confused, upset, and overweight yet again.

Let’s Talk Sustainable Balance

What’s great about the medical weight loss program that we at Essentials MediSpa & Salon offer is that it is all about you. Our team of professionals want to educate you on the right way to eat and incorporate exercise for long-lasting results. To be fair, there’s probably a piece of pizza, serving of mashed potatoes, and slice of birthday cake somewhere in your future. Ok, so let’s learn the best ways to incorporate these foods instead of saying “sorry, I can’t eat that, I’m on a special diet.” These are some of the most hated string of words that could ever be spoken. Finding balance is a practice just like anything else, and you can find it here at Essentials. The more foods that are eliminated from your diet the more you will crave them, and more than likely binge. Making healthy changes for weight loss is an absolute necessity and adding exercise will make the process that much easier. Especially if your bestie calls you to go out for a cocktail and dinner. Unlike before, you will have the tools in your tool box that give you the freedom to gladly accept and not eliminate all your progress. With the medical weight loss program at Essentials MediSpa & Salon you will learn how to reduce your craving and portions, increase your energy, get weekly hands-on support, and results that LAST!