What is Anti-aging regenerative medicine and how does it apply to me?
Regenerative medicine, without the industry lingo, is simply the techniques and methods used to put back into your body valuable and beneficial chemicals that are naturally produced by your body.
As we grow older, our bodies slowly use up the finite (limited) supply of certain naturally occurring chemicals and hormones, which causes a variety of symptoms including sagging skin, crow’s feet, the loss of that youthful, healthy glow and many other negative effects on the body. The aging effect is often felt as early in life as the late 20’s and early 30’s, depending on many different causes such as stress levels and other environmental factors.
A correctly applied regimen of hormone replacement therapy treatments, used to restore the levels of the correct balance of naturally produced chemicals and hormones can slow or sometimes even reversing the signs of aging.
As you may or may not know, Dr. Nikolas Chugay is board certified in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. Utilizing their combined skills and expertise, both Dr. Nikolas Chugay, who is a well known pioneer in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery as well as regenerative medicine, along with Dr. Paul Chugay are helping both women and men stay young and vibrant well into their later life using healthy, natural and safe non surgical techniques.
Anti-aging medicine has come of age; and at Gravity Medical Spa, we are embracing it fully by offering free, no obligation consultations. Simply call us today or fill out our inquiry form to book an appointment.
What are the Benefits to Non Surgical Anti Aging Techniques?
Both surgical and non surgical anti aging techniques are valid, and each have their place. Neither solution is going to be perfect for everyone, and which solution is best for you is going to be a highly personal decision. You may only be in your early 30’s and feel that a vertical face lift surgery is a little bit extreme just to get rid of a few early forming lines in the lower face.
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However if you’re over 50 and breast fed three children regenerative medicine (sometimes called hormone therapy or hormone replacement therapy) is not going to give you the perfect, perky C cup breast – this is where a breast lift would likely apply. However, the hormone therapy may be used as an adjunct as it can still definitely benefit you by helping to increase energy levels, develop a more youthful skin tone, and regain sexual stamina.
Determining whether cosmetic surgery or anti aging hormone therapy is right for you should be discussed thoroughly with Dr. Paul or Nikolas Chugay before making a decision. To give you a better idea about exactly what anti aging medicine has to offer for both men and women please keep reading and then call or fill out our form for your free, no obligation consultation.
With women, as the estrogen and progesterone levels go down, a myriad of symptoms appear from emotional upsets, to thinning of the skin and hair, and many changes that can result from decreases of youthful hormones. Most physicians recommend using supplemental progesterone and estrogen, but those compounds are often made from synthetic products which may lead to higher risks of cancer of the cervix and cancer of the breast. We do not use any synthetic compounds. We use bio-identical hormones, meaning they are exactly the same structure and consistency as your own body hormones. Bio-identical hormones such as estrogen are easy to administer and have helped many women increase their energy levels, develop a more youthful skin tone, and regain their sexual stamina.
Just as for women, men also have options to help them regain their youth. We offer bio-identical hormone supplements, particularly testosterone. Exogenous testosterone has helped men regain sexual stamina, increase their daily energy levels, and regain that youthful appearance that has begun to fade.
We also replace growth hormone in some patients as this too decreases with age.
Growth hormone is administered intramuscularly and patients are often able to administer this medication themselves once a proper, safe assessment of the required levels for each individual has been made. Growth hormone also helps raise energy levels; it thickens the skin, and helps to burn fat more efficiently.
A lot of my male patients are on growth hormone and they feel like new men. Men in their 70’s and 80’s are still doing mountain climbing, tennis, hiking, and skiing due to the fact that they feel so much more youthful.
Another hormone that we frequently replace is thyroid hormone. As we age, thyroid hormone levels decrease as well. Thyroid is very important for so many functions of your body. People will frequently feel tired when they have low thyroid hormone levels. They feel that they are dragging their bodies around in a listless way. People with low thyroid hormone have skin that has become coarse and unattractive. Some also complain that their thinking slows down. Thyroid is absolutely necessary and it can be replaced with a simple thyroid pill.
DHEA is another hormone that we frequently replace. This is a precursor hormone for many of your sex hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
Mineral and vitamin supplementation is extremely important. Testing for vitamins and minerals will help us to see what might be deficient in your body. Nutritional supplementation is very important because unfortunately our diet is deficient in vitamins and minerals due to the highly processed foods that many North Americans consume.
Please do not ever try to self medicate with hormones. Although naturally occurring in the body, a miscalculation in dosage or if used in combination with other drugs without the knowledge of your doctor can cause an adverse reaction. Severe cases can result in death. Always consult with your doctor and inform them of any and all prescription or over the counter drugs you are taking, pregnancies or STD’s.
Weight Loss Program
At Chugay Cosmetic, we offer a complete program for safe, fast, and easy weight loss.
Our western diet is definitely a junk food diet. An estimated 75 million of Americans are on a diet of some sort (most of them just as UN-healthy & saturated with negative chemicals as the foods they eat that made a diet necessary in the first place), and 68% of Americans are overweight.
We will help you lose weight safely and efficiently. We will teach you how to eat right, and take care of yourselves as we age. Exercise is a factor that is extremely important in our weight loss program. We have a personal trainer that is affiliated with our clinic that will work with you to develop your own personal training exercise program. In addition, we have a psychologist available to help you with behavior modification to address food addictions that may plague some patients.
As you see our anti-aging program is pretty comprehensive! We can really help you to stay young and vibrant into your more mature years. Call us now to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive physical and health profile to determine what therapies might work best for you.