Weight Loss and Wellness
My personal Before and After Pictures
Why am I so passionate about helping others with the struggle of weight loss? Because, I have been there too and understand the struggles all too well. This is my personal before and after picture. I lost 130 pounds over fourteen years ago and have managed to keep it off. I got there by going through the 5 stages of change and would love to personally help you too.
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the most natural way to deliver hormones to both women and men. A pellet is placed under the skin, that will consistently release small doses of bio-identical hormones over several months, providing optimal therapy.
- Increase in strength
- Regain energy and improve mental clarity
- Increases in bone density and muscle mass
- Improves performance and sexual health
Bio-identical Hormone Pellets are made up of either estradiol or testosterone. The hormones, estradiol or testosterone, are pressed or fused into very small solid cylinders. These pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a ‘Tic Tac’. In the United States, pellets are made by a licensed compounding pharmacist and delivered in sterile glass vials.
Your provider will diagnose the best levels of hormones to be administered. Lab work is evaluated before therapy is started. The insertion of pellets is a simple and a relatively painless procedure. The incision area is numbed with local anesthetic before the procedure to insert the pellet. The pellets are usually inserted in the lower back or buttocks region through a small incision, then the area is taped closed. The pellets do not need to be removed. They completely dissolve on their own.
After pellets are inserted, patients may notice that they have more energy, sleep better and feel happier. Muscle mass and bone density will increase while fatty tissue decreases. Patients may notice increased strength, co-ordination and physical performance. They may also see an improvement in skin tone and hair texture. Concentration and memory may improve as will overall physical and sexual health.
For decades, physicians have been prescribing Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for those who have experienced problems or have other concerns about the use of synthetic hormones.
Bio-identical Hormone Pellets have the same exact molecular structures as the hormones your body naturally makes.
Bio-identical Hormone Pellet Therapy is safe but there are some mild side effect associated after insertion. There may be mild, temporary breast tenderness when you first start hormone therapy; which will get better on its own. There may be temporary water weight gain which will also resolve on its own. Patients may experience a mild form of “puberty” as their hormonal levels come up into normal ranges.
HCG 21 Day Program
Our hCG Program is the most progressive weight loss regimen on the market today. Very low doses of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG is combined with a customized low-calorie diet to initiate rapid weight loss, consuming abnormal fat deposits while sparing fat deposits that are normal.
- Suppress appetite and cravings
- Helps reduce stubborn weight loss
- Easily loss weight
- Easy to follow customized low-calorie diet
hCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone, but during pregnancy the levels double every two days. This hormone allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of hCG to capitalize on this same mechanism. Using hCG in this way does not mimic pregnancy; in fact, both men and women can safely use it.
Prior to treatment, your provider will generally request blood tests and perform a general health assessment. For individual injections, generally no preparations are required. If you are self-injecting, specific sterilizing processes are involved and are provided to reduce any discomfort of injections. When a low-calorie diet is used in conjunction with the hCG, the hormone signals the body to use stored fat for energy and eliminates excess fat reserves. It’s a natural process, so no ill effects on your metabolism will result. The result is that your body is burning thousands of calories of fat from your body each day, which is the reason hCG dieters lose 0.5-2.0 pounds of fat or more, per day.
hCG makes it easier for you to cut back calories because it acts as an appetite suppressant. During the first few days of the program, you might experience mild hunger after reducing your food consumption. By the second week, however, most people find small servings of food to be quite satisfying. This is partially because the hCG helps to release calories from your stored fat and these calories then circulate throughout your body. In addition, your hypothalamus makes adjustments to your metabolic rate, which helps you feel full faster.
Reduction in weight and inches is safe and comfortable for guests, provided that they meticulously follow the prescribed diet. Any deviation from the protocol is likely to not yield the desired results. Even minor deviations may cause unwanted setbacks. The diet actually helps you do body contouring without exercise.
hCG is extremely safe. All women experience very high levels during the nine months of every pregnancy with no adverse effects. The small amount we use for weight loss has absolutely NO side effects. Men do very well of hCG and it is equally safe for them.
Contraindications to starting the hCG program.
hCG is contraindicated for clients who have had these specific hormone related cancers: breast, ovarian, uterine, prostate. Also hCG is contraindicated for clients who have had or currently have kidney or liver failure.
Because lipotropics directly aid fat breakdown and are closely related to B vitamins, when used together they are thought to intensify each others’ effects. They are usually injected separately, but as part of the same overall injection cycle. The amino acids that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism. These injections temporarily boost the metabolic power of the body. Injections can be administered up to twice a week.
Lipo Shot contains essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that help boost the metabolism and assists those struggling with weight management. Lipotropic shots are highly effective when paired with a healthy diet and fitness routine but they can still make a significant impact when you do not utilize these healthier habits
Lipo Shots are a quick and easy way to boost your metabolism and boost energy needed to burn fat. A needle is quickly inserted into the deltoid muscle in the upper arm. Like any injection, there is some discomfort during the treatment but it is minimal.
Lipo Shots are a great aid in boosting your energy, increasing your metabolism and suppressing your appetite. Alone they can help you lose weight but you will see the best results when you combine these injections with a healthy weight loss diet program.
Lipo Shots are a safe and effective way to boost weight loss or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Not only will they contribute to the success of your weight loss plan, they’ll also give you a boost in energy.
Medical Lymphatic Massage Therapy
Benefits of lymphatic massage
Painful overuse of your hands after hard work or swollen legs from standing can cause many ailments that massage may relieve. Some of these are stress and fluid build-up from the inflammation of bursitis, arthritis or autoimmune disorders, or lymphedema.
Potential benefits include
- decreased joint pain
- less arthritis pain
- mood and energy boost
- less-frequent infections
- improved skin conditions
- may alleviate migraines
- may help menstrual cramps
Lymph is a clear fluid produced by an estimated 500 to 600 lymph nodes in your neck, chest, underarm, groin, and abdomen. This lymphatic system supports your body’s immune system, working with your spleen, tonsils, thymus, and adenoids. This system is your body’s filter for dangerous toxins and disease-promoting bacteria, and its health is crucial to your body’s ability to heal. Functionally, it helps detoxify the body, carrying waste products away from tissues back toward the heart. In the same way, lymphatic massage encourages this natural, healthy flow of lymph throughout the body.
Danish physiologists Emil and Estrid Vodder developed lymphatic massage stimulation in 1932. As a consequence of this massage, opening of the lymphatic glands results in an increased lymph flow. Lymphatic massage focuses on the upper body, the face, neck, and underarm regions. Light, rhythmic hand movements and a gentle application of pressure mimic the natural rhythm of the lymphatic system, resulting in a simple, non-invasive stimulation of lymph flow.
- cardiac problems
- liver problems
- kidney problems
Mesotherapy involves the injection of certain medications into the mesoderm layer of the skin. Mesotherapy is a very good treatment for localized fat deposits of the chin, saddle bag, abdomen, and thighs. The medication (PC/DC) is composed of naturally occurring proteins and enzymes that emulsify and destroy fat cell membrane and its structures that keep the fat together. Once the mechanism of action occurs, the detroyed fat is absorbed back into the body. Some are reused by the liver, some digested by other cells, and the rest are excreted by the kidneys. Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is the active ingredient and each injection covers a treatment area about the size of a quarter. Multiple injections (# of treatments) are required every 2 weeks and may not work effectively on older patients, lax skin, and for patients looking for instant gratification. The treatments are very effective at melting layers of fat away but are a series of injections over a period of weeks to months. This is one of the most effective off-label treatments for localized fat and results are dependent upon compliance of following through the series of injections.
Adults between the ages of 18 – 75 and in good health are candidates for Mesotherapy for weight loss, spot weight reduction, and cellulite reduction.
Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, patients who are on blood thinners, insulin dependent uncontrolled diabetes, any active cancers or in remission, any active infection or skin disease, or anyone who is immunosuppressed, patients with AIDS, patients with coronary artery heart disease, heart dysfunction or arrhythmias, with a history of blood clots or strokes, patients with autoimmune diseases or organ transplant recipients and patients with skin conditions including: herpes & psoriasis
Area underneath the eyes and chin, arms, chest, abdomen, love handles, Bra bulge, saddlebags, and thighs, inner thigh bulge, back, buttocks, knee pads, double chin, face and neck. Cellulite can be treated as well.
Anywhere from 1 to 10 treatments. The number will vary depending on the area you are treating and your treatment goals.
Needles are small and thin (similar to acupuncture needles) in addition to topical anesthesia, most patients do not notice the injections themselves.
Most patients will feel sore, warm, and swollen in the area treated. This usually lasts 1-5 days. Most patients do not need to take any pain medications, but if needed, Tylenol is usually sufficient.
No. A low salt diet is recommended to limit the swelling after the treatment. Drink 6-10 glasses per day to assist in flushing away the broken-down fat.
Mesotherapy results are measured in inches and results will vary from patient to patient. For cellulite, there will be fat reduction as well as the skin will appear significantly smoother with less dimpling. The speed of results depends on the area treated and the extent of the problem. Fat under the eye will usually show visible improvement after the first 1- 2 treatments. Cellulite and fat should show visible improvement after 2 – 4 treatments.
For the results gained from localized fat removal to be permanent requires the patient maintains their weight. A regular exercise regime, including cardio and resistance training and the implementation of a healthy diet, that places emphasis on lean protein and low carbohydrates.
Mesotherapy is minimally invasive. There’s no surgery and no downtime.
Mesotherapy is not FDA approved for off label purposes. However, the individual medicines used are FDA approved for their own individual use. For example, phoshotadylcholine (PC), is FDA approved as an intravenous treatment to break down fat emboli in the bloodstream.
Prescription Weight Loss
Includes Sermorelin with GHRP2 Injections, Xynomax, Phentermine, and more…
Appetite suppressants are prescribed medications to make you feel full, suppressing the appetite. These pills trigger hormonal responses, which interrupt the brain’s signals telling you that you feel hungry and it’s time to eat. This includes a thorough medical consultation with our board certified nurse practitoner and four B12 injections, price does not include the cost of the prescription and labs.
Suppresses appetite and cravings
Helps reduce stubborn weight loss
Easily lose weight
Easy-to-follow, low-calorie diet
Appetite suppressants work by tricking your brain into believing that you are not hungry and that your stomach is full. One way that they do this is by increasing the levels of the ‘feel-good’ hormone serotonin, which is responsible for regulating your mood, appetite and sleep patterns, among other things. If your brain thinks you are full, you won’t feel hungry, and therefore you are likely to eat less.
Prescription appetite suppressants are typically prescribed for patients with abnormal BMI and ⁄ or abnormally high body fat percentage. Appetite suppressants work by targeting the hunger centers in the brain to help you feel full while following a low-calorie diet. While taking prescription weight loss medications, it is important to begin making small behavioral and lifestyle changes, such as increasing your amount of daily physical activity and avoiding processed foods and sugar.
Appetite suppressants on their own are not a successful long-term weight loss strategy, but when used under the medical supervision and in combination with dietary and lifestyle changes and exercise, appetite suppressants can help you change habits to achieve your long-term weight loss goals.
Appetite Suppressants are safe under professional supervision. With all medications, there are risk factors involved taking appetite suppressants. Any side effects will be discussed with you at your initial visit.
Ultrasound Cavitation & Radio Frequency Therapy
Are you looking for a perfectly contoured body for any upcoming event?
Don’t wait to look toned and fit without wasting a lot of time with our revolutionary body contouring solution known as UCRF.
Ultrasound cavitation using Radio frequency is a weight-loss treatment that uses low-frequency sound waves to burst and remove fat cells from the body. This ultrasound cavitation and radio frequency is proven, pain-free and completely safe procedure to flush out stubborn fat from areas like upper and lower abdomen, hips, love handles, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, bra and back rolls, buttocks, baby bulges, and can be used for small areas like cheek and chin which are immune to diet and exercise.
The process involves heating the fat layer located just below the skin using ultrasonic radiations and liquefying the fat cells which gets released from body naturally.
The technician uses a hand-held device on the targeted area (covered with gel) in To and Fro motion that leaves a warm sensation on the target area. This makes skin look sculpted just after first session. Anti-inflammatory gel or cream is used to reduce the redness at the targeted area for best results.
You can see noticeable results without feeling any pain or facing any downtime, it gives you desired results in few sessions and works for a variety of problem areas.
The results are lasting and can vary from person to person.
Slimming studios has latest tools and technology helping you lose weight quickly and safely with our proven weight management treatments.
The Ultrasonic Cavitation therapy works through the application of ultrasonic treatment to very specific areas forcing a powerful soundwave that goes directly to the fat cell membrane. The ultrasonic soundwave destroys the fat cell membrane reducing it to liquid and ejecting it to the body’s normal metabolic process through proper eating and exercise. Because the fat storage is significantly reduced or completely eradicated, weight-loss is the result. Radio Frequency is similar in that it sends energy to areas of fat by driving controlled heat deep into the fat cells and subsequently destroys the fat cells.
We recommend that you do not exceed one treatment within a three-day period.
Is there a spot better to treat than others?
We encourage patients to have the treatment target areas that they really want to focus on.
Does it damage skin cells?
No, the treatment does not harm skin cells.
Many of our patients feel the results 4 – 6 sessions after their treatment. The immediate results will vary from person to person as physiological body types differ, but if patients combine clean eating and exercise, they will experience success with this treatment.
The treatment takes 45 minutes.
You can absolutely do other shots or take supplements with this treatment. When you work with our consultants, they will put together a complete program for you that will help you achieve your weight-loss goals.
Infrared Wellness Cocoon coming soon to Beauty IQ.
This will only cost you $50.00 for a thirty minute treatment.
Beauty IQ is proud to offer our wellness clients the latest in thermal technology with the Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod, which emerging research suggests has multiple positive effects on your body. With its triple IRTM (3-in-1) for near, mid and far infrared benefits, the Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod soothes, heats and raises the core body temperature with deep warmth called resonance that can keep your metabolism elevated for 4-12 hours after your session
The Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod provides the ultimate relaxation and wellness therapy by using a dual dry heat and infrared multisensory sauna system. The Cocoon combines both dry heat and infrared heat with vibratory massage, aromatherapy, and salt air for the ultimate body transformation and relaxation experience.
The Hyperthermic conditioning works to develop your muscle strength and tone your muscles while you burn calories.
Many users simply cannot believe that these results can be achieved without movement of the body. Scientists explain, however, that sweating is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body involving significant increases in cardiac output (stroke volume and plasma volume), heart rate and metabolic rate. When Cocoon users undergo high-heat sessions, heat from the ambient air inside the cabinet is absorbed by the body causing the body temperature to rise. The body automatically modulates the resulting increase in core temperature via a process called “thermogenesis”.
This process — which ultimately cools the body by the evaporation of sweat –consumes approximately 586 Kcal per gram of water lost in perspiration. Studies have shown that a moderately heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams during a single session.