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Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men And Women
Hormones play an important role in the balance of our lives. Most adults begin significant loss of testosterone and other hormones after their early 20’s. As a result, the following symptoms may occur:
- Fatigue/Lack of Energy
- Weight Gain
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Night Sweats
- Painful Intercourse
- Reduced Libido & Performance
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Hot Flashes
- Anxiety/Mood Swings
- Loss of Drive & Competitive Edge
If you have any of the above symptoms, you’re probably a good candidate.
ReNew You MDs focus is to restore, rebalance and optimize your hormones to a healthy physiological level. Your journey begins with a comprehensive blood profile analysis, exam and evaluation. The goal for every patient is to achieve “optimum” hormone levels for a balanced, healthy and rewarding lifestyle that make negative symptoms decrease or disappear altogether. We offer customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans for both men and women.
Is It Safe?
There are significant differences in the risks, benefits, and safety between natural and synthetic hormonal replacement. Bioidentical Hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones naturally found in your body. They are known to be safer and more effective than chemically similar synthetic versions.
What To Expect?
The following are expected benefits of a well-balanced Hormone Restoration and Optimization Therapy Program:
- Feeling youthful & vibrant
- Increased muscle mass – decreased body fat
- Increase mental clarity and focus
- Increase motivation, energy levels and self-confidence
- Rebirth of sexual desire & performance
- Cellular regeneration & resilience
- Restful R.E.M. sleep
- Improved skin, hair & nails
Extended Release Pellets?
About the size of a grain of rice, pellets are injected just beneath the skin, usually in the hip or buttock area in a simple, 15-minute office procedure. This method enables your circulatory system to distribute and absorb the hormones consistently throughout the lifecycle of the pellet, 24/7. Hormone pellets are completely customized to you, 100% natural and do not contain fillers or additives.
Before Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is recommended, an in-depth consultation is scheduled with our Nurse Practitioner to discuss your specific symptoms. A comprehensive blood test is also completed to gain a bench work analysis of hormone levels. Throughout the therapy, a combination of regular office visits to check-in and follow-up blood work analyses ensure you receive the proper dose at the proper frequency to attain and retain optimal results.
Have you begun to notice changes in the look and feel of your vagina? You’re not alone! Most women begin to experience changes in the tightness, sensitivity, and appearance of their genitals as they grow older. Fortunately, ReNew You MD now offers our patients access to state-of-the-art vaginal rejuvenation treatments: FemiLift™, FemiTight™ and the extremely popular O-Shot ™.
ReNew You MD is proud to provide patients in the Houston area of Texas with an extensive array of effective cosmetic treatments. Contact us today to learn more about any of the procedures we offer, or to schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff, and click here to learn more about FemiLift™.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
As women grow older, both their sexual confidence and satisfaction can begin decline. This is in large part due to the biological changes that occur in the vagina as the result of the passage of time, childbirth, or other factors. These biological changes can leave the internal vagina loosened and diminished in sensitivity, while also altering the appearance of the outer labia.
Fortunately, there is now a simple, non-invasive way for us to correct these issues and help our female clients look and feel their best. FemiLift™ and FemiTight™ are both vaginal rejuvenation procedures that use CO₂ laser energy to stimulate tissue renewal.
During a FemiLift™ treatment, laser energy is directed into the inner vagina using a rod-shaped applicator. This applicator delivers energy to the inner vaginal tissues that is split into micropixels, so no one area of the inner vagina is exposed to laser energy for a harmful amount of time. Each session typically takes no longer than 15 minutes to complete, with optimal results being acheived after just three sessions.
This treatment can be used to:
- Tighten internal vaginal laxity
- Improve sexual pleasure
- Provide relief from minor urinary incontinence
- Lessen pain during intercourse
- Lessen itching and burning
FemiTight™ is a similar treatment to FemiLift™, with the only difference being the area of vaginal rejuvenation that it addresses. While FemiLift™ treatments focus on tightening the inner vagina, FemiTight™ addresses changes to the external labia majora that can occur over time. Each treatment takes about 10 minutes to complete and brings patients no downtime or discomfort. Typically, we recommend that patients undergo at least three treatments to see optimal results.
Nearly any woman experiencing minimal to moderate problems with the look, feel, or tightness of their inner or outer vagina is a potential candidate for our vaginal rejuvenation treatments. If you think these treatments could benefit you, contact ReNew You MD today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!
The O-Shot®, or Orgasm shot is a nonsurgical in-office procedure that can be very beneficial in maintaining sexual wellness among women. Some women may find that becoming aroused and enjoying sex is increasingly difficult due to a variety of factors. Regaining vaginal sensation and an enjoyable sex life is possible with The O-Shot at Renew You MD.
The O-Shot in Houston, Texas uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) which is extracted from the patient’s own blood and injected into the clitoris and the anterior vaginal wall, proximal to the G-spot. The O-Shot adds volume to the treated area, in turn increasing sensation and sensitivity. Injections are quick and little pain, if any, is experienced due to the area being numbed prior to the injections. There is near zero risk and is performed within 15-20 minutes.
After a few weeks, the stems cells and tissues in the injected areas grow and regenerate, causing an increase in blood flow and tissue rejuvenation in the clitoris and vaginal walls. The Houston O-Shot is for women of all ages who suffer from dull vaginal sensation, vaginal looseness due to age or childbirth, women who have never had an orgasm and women looking to improve sensation during sex. The O-Shot can also help with urinary incontinence and women suffering from common sexual disorders.
Because The O-Shot utilizes Platelet-Rich Plasma from a person’s own blood and is not a chemical or synthetic substance, it is completely safe.
The O-Shot at Houston’s Renew You MD Can Help:
- Increase sexual desire, arousal and libido
- Tighten the vaginal opening
- Decrease painful intercourse
- Create stronger and more frequent orgasms
- Increase ability for vaginal orgasms
- Increase vaginal lubrication
- Decrease urinary incontinence
- Women experiencing sexual disorders such as: Dyspareunia, Female Orgasmic Disorder, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
THE O-Shot Outcome
You can expect an increase in lubrication, more youthful tissues of the vagina, more enjoyable sex with stronger and more frequent orgasms, decreased pain for those with painful sex (dyspareunia), increased ability for a vaginal orgasm and a tighter vaginal opening that may also provide more pleasure for your partner and little or no urinary incontinence! Many women enjoy benefits of the O-Shot almost immediately as the growth factors begin to return your sexual wellness. Results will vary depending on each woman’s individual issues. The O-Shot procedure can take days and sometimes weeks to fully develop. The effects can last for 12-24 months usually, however, this is an individual process. Some women like the feeling of stronger orgasms and want the relatively inexpensive O-Shot more often. It’s an individual choice.
Hair Restoration – PRP Therapy
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. At ReNew You MD, we have been performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss.
How Does PRP Work?
The physician draws a small amount of blood and isolates the red cells from a platelet concentrate, embedded in its own plasma. The entire process takes less then 10 minutes. As the PRP is processed from the patients own blood, there is no risk of allergy or rejection with this treatment. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. It has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. No claim can be made of its efficacy. While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil. But it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.
How Do You Perform The Procedure?
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.
The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. An anesthesia block is given to nerves of the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance. No sedation or any medication is given during the procedure to inhibit the ability to drive or use machinery.
PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three (3) to four (4) months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments that may stimulate hair growth.
The Science Of PRP
PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
Inside the Platelets are many intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.
PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation;
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,
- Insulin Like Growth Factor – (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body
Does PRP Work?
Individual results vary with each patient. No guarantees of success can be made but PRP preliminary studies indicate patients can respond to PRP therapy. Some hair restoration surgeons apply PRP to the scalp for those patients who are not surgical candidates every three (3) to four (4) months. Other protocols will use PRP before or during surgery to insure graft survivability.
PRP is a potential emerging non-surgical based therapy for natural hair follicle stimulation for thinning hair. Larger clinical studies are pending but the current medical literature contains numerous optimistic results. Although a few controlled studies exist, anecdotal and case reports are the primary sources reflecting success with PRP therapy.
Who Should Not Have PRP Treatment?
Patients with history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use. Medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders.
Is PRP For Me?
PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation with a physician. PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified or changed, and it will not be rejected by your immune system.
Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.
Can I Use Other Medical Therapies Concurrently?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a nonsurgical approach for those patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. As a non-surgical treatment option, we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil and DHT blockers or for those patients who can not tolerate or have side effects with these medications.
In summary, PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth for those patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment. For our surgical patients PRP therapy is performed at the same day as the hair restoration surgery. Results will vary from patient to patients, and PRP as a non-surgical option has not been offers patients with miniaturization and hair thinning improvement in hair caliber and thickness.
HCG Medical Weight Loss
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that’s often used to treat infertility, but physicians in recent years have studied its effects when used for medically-overseen weight loss.
We pair it with a restricted diet, so that the combination of this natural hormone plus low calorie intake triggers the body’s system to release stored fat and burn it. This means, simply, that for people who have struggled with weight loss through diet and exercise on their own, HCG can offer the boost needed to finally make progress with stubborn body fat. What’s more, it even adjusts how the body responds to fat in the future, helping “reset” the body to burn it better.
How Does It Work?
This approach is based on research that discovered that pregnant women, whose bodies are releasing HCG, rely on stored fat for energy instead of storing fat as usual. When non-pregnant people, including men, take HCG, their bodies respond the same way, releasing fat that in some cases has been stored for many years. This results in a rapid, yet safe and effective weight loss, overseen by medical professionals.
What to Expect
The first step is medical evaluation from Dr. Yarish and our staff to ensure HCG is an appropriate treatment for you. There are medical conditions that would make HCG weight loss unhealthy or unlikely to succeed, which we would screen you for. We also design a diet plan with healthy nutritional foods and recipes that suit you personally.
Prescription HCG is self-administered at home in injection form, which our medical staff will educate you on how to do properly. It’s not a long-term treatment; a complete course of HCG weight loss protocol lasts just a few weeks, as rapid weight loss at longer term would not be healthy, and also increases the risk of unwanted side effects. Throughout the treatments, patients are guided by ReNew You MD Medical Spa staff to ensure injections and the diet both stay on track for the best results.
What Happens Afterward
Unlike many diet programs that results in muscle loss or fast weight regain afterward, patients should not regain any weight after finishing an HCG treatment. The goal is to permanently reset the body’s metabolism to burn fat differently, correcting its long-imbalanced process of storing too much fat. This means you see sustainable results, as long as a healthy diet and exercise plan is in place following the weight loss. You’ll also have continued support from our staff with training on maintenance and help transitioning off the HCG diet.
To find out whether this program is right for you, contact us at either the Houston or Lake Jackson locations for more information.