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Secret RF is a new microneedling treatment that improves signs of aging skin, fine lines, wrinkles and scars with little to no downtime. Learn more…
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Titan laser treatments produce collagen and improve your skin’s elasticity, leading to a more youthful appearance. Learn more…
Treatment of the top and deeper layers of the skin, leading to improvements in skin clarity, smoothness, and softness. Learn more…
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Smoothies are a versatile and convenient way to pack essential nutrients into your medical weight loss plan, but it’s crucial to maintain a balance between taste, nutrition, and calorie count. By carefully selecting ingredients and following a few simple guidelines, you can create delicious, nutritionally balanced smoothies without a high calorie count.
Begin with a low-calorie base such as unsweetened almond milk, coconut water, or plain water. These options are not only hydrating but also low in calories, ensuring your smoothie remains light.
Opt for fresh or frozen fruits that are naturally low in calories and high in vitamins and fiber. Berries (e.g., blueberries, strawberries), kiwi, and watermelon are excellent choices. They add natural sweetness and a burst of flavors without a calorie overload.
Sneak in nutrient-rich vegetables like spinach, kale, cucumber, or celery for an added health boost. Vegetables are low in calories but high in fiber and essential vitamins, making your smoothie more nutritionally complete.
Include a source of protein such as Greek yogurt, plant-based protein powder, or a tablespoon of chia seeds. Protein not only aids in muscle repair and growth but also helps keep you feeling full for longer, preventing overeating throughout the day. If you’re following a medical weight loss plan, attaining the right amount of protein in your eating plan is paramount.
Incorporate a small portion of healthy fats to enhance satiety and provide essential fatty acids. Avocado, a spoonful of nut butter, or a sprinkle of flaxseeds are great options without contributing excess calories.
Spices and Flavor Enhancers:
Utilize spices like cinnamon or vanilla extract to add flavor without extra calories. These can give your smoothie a delightful taste without resorting to high-calorie sweeteners.
Be mindful of portion sizes to control the overall calorie count. Use measuring cups or a food scale to accurately measure ingredients, ensuring your smoothie remains within your calorie goals.
Limit Added Sugars:
Avoid adding refined sugars or sugary syrups to keep your smoothie healthy. The natural sugars from fruits should suffice to sweeten your creation.
Remember, the key to a successful low-calorie, nutritionally balanced smoothie is a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients. Experiment with different combinations, be creative, and tailor your smoothies to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs.
With careful ingredient selection and mindful portioning, you can enjoy a delicious and healthful smoothie that fits seamlessly into your medical weight loss plan. They can also save you a lot of time! But if you need more guidance on creating nutritionally appropriate meals, don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment.
Many individuals embarking on a medical weight loss journey often find themselves facing the hustle and bustle of workdays, presenting unique challenges in adhering to their dietary plans. There are instances where packing a lunch is forgotten, or socializing with colleagues at a nearby eatery becomes irresistible. Additionally, time constraints due to work and other commitments can hinder the ability to prepare a home-cooked dinner.
As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, there’s one iconic beverage that signals the arrival of autumn: the pumpkin spice latte. While the Starbucks version is delicious, it’s often loaded with sugar and calories. It’s not the best beverage for someone following a medical weight loss plan. But fear not! You can enjoy this seasonal treat in a healthier way by making your own at home. Here’s a simple recipe to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings without compromising your health goals.
SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM is the first and only FDA-approved microdroplet injectable for improving skin smoothness in the cheeks. It increases hydration and provides a glow that can last up to six months.
SKINVIVE is suitable for all skin tones.
SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM is the first and only injectable treatment that delivers microdroplets of hyaluronic acid to the skin of adults over the age of 21. Unlike other facial injectables that enhance and augment the treatment area, SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM improves skin quality in the cheeks by smoothing the skin and increasing hydration. Patients treated with SKINVIVE report high satisfaction with their skin, and use words like “glowing,” “refreshed,” and “healthy” to describe how their skin looks after treatment and over the course of six months.* SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM is brought to you by the makers of the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers.
*Lasts 6 months with optimal treatment. Glow was reported by patients using a satisfaction questionnaire which included how radiant their skin looked.
How long does it take to be treated?
Treatment typically takes about 10-15 minutes, with minimal to no downtime.
What is the treatment like?
First, you’ll meet with a clinician to chat about your medical history and treatment goals. This will help us determine if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment. (Pro Tip: come to the office without makeup on!)
Then, we will examine your facial skin, take photos, and—if they think you’re a suitable candidate—offer up a few different options for pain management.
Next, the treatment area will be cleaned and prepared with an antiseptic, and we may use a pen to mark and identify the areas we’d like to treat. After the first injection, we will wait a few seconds before moving forward with treatment.
SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM contains lidocaine to reduce injection site pain, and this break in treatment allows time for the anesthetic to take effect. Then we will inject microdroplets into the treatment area. Afterwards, we may massage the area gently to make sure that the product is evenly distributed, then apply ice to minimize swelling and reduce pain.
Does it hurt?
During your SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM consultation, ask about numbing options—especially if you are sensitive to needles— because there may be minor discomfort during and after the treatment.
As previously mentioned, SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM contains lidocaine to reduce injection site pain, but we may also choose to numb the treatment area with a topical or injected numbing agent to further minimize discomfort. Ice may be applied for a brief period following treatment to minimize swelling and reduce pain.
When will I see results?
SKINVIVE by JUVÉDERM provides results over the course of six months, without requiring a recurring series of treatments. In clinical studies, 56% of participants in the treatment group showed long-lasting, enduring improvement in skin smoothness on their cheeks at 6 months after treatment/touch-up.
Not only that, 84% of subjects were satisfied with how healthy their skin looked at one month, and 83% at six months (in comparison, only 38% of subjects felt this way pre-treatment). Overall, patients reported how glowing, hydrated, refreshed, and healthy their skin looked after treatment. (As measured using the Satisfaction with Skin module of the validated FACE-Q questionnaire. Glow was reported by patients using a validated questionnaire that included satisfaction with how radiant their skin looked.)
Are the results permanent?
Results typically last through six months with optimal treatment. Once the effects wear off, you’ll need another treatment to maintain results. Consistent re-treatment can help add HA, which increases hydration in your skin. While individual results may vary, results may last for six months. Individual results may vary. A touch up treatment may be required to achieve desired goals.
What should I do (or not do) after treatment?
For the first 24 hours after treatment, avoid alcoholic beverages, strenuous exercise, and exposure to extensive sun and heat (as these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site). Consult with us for further aftercare guidance.