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Myths and Facts About Laser Hair Removal Dec 31st, 2019

If you’re looking for ways to say goodbye to your unwanted body hair, laser hair removal is an effective option. But that doesn’t mean you should trust just anyone with your treatment or jump in without getting the facts. Our skilled team at Weight Loss and Vitality is highly qualified...

When to Consider a Medical Weight Loss Program Nov 30th, 2019

You’ve tried every diet and exercise fad out there, but the weight still won’t go away. Even when you do manage to drop a few pounds, the weight always comes right back. Weight loss is no easy task, and there’s no shame in asking for help. At Weight Loss and...

Key Prevention Factors for Young Healthy Looking Skin Nov 25th, 2019

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin that once said, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Humbly, I would like to contribute to the opinion of Mr. Franklin and argue for the certainty of death, taxes, AND… the inevitable moment you find yourself...

Stop the Nightly Grind Nov 6th, 2019

Neurotoxin for Jaw Pain “Bruxism” is a sleep related disorder that results in the clenching or grinding of your teeth at night unbeknownst to you while you sleep. Of course, jaw clenching or grinding can also occur during wakeful hours and is usually associated with feelings of anxiety or stress....

Powering Through Plateaus "10 Tips that Might Help" Nov 4th, 2019

Powering Through Plateaus  Routine is the enemy: To really change your body, your training must be consistently intense and varied. If you do the same class every day, your body is going to adapt. You must keep creating a challenging stimulus so your body can’t get too accustomed to what...

The ZO®Principles of Skin Health and Restoration Nov 2nd, 2019

Skin Barrier Function: Correcting epidermal weakness and dryness by restoring water, lipid and protein balance, preventing trans-epidermal water loss and regulating natural skin exfoliation. Stimulation: Initiating cellular activity and general repair to improve both the epidermis and the dermis through the use of retinoic acid. Stabilization: Normalizing epidermal and dermal...

What Adds Years to your Face? Nov 2nd, 2019

We can tell a lot from a person’s face. Clean-shaven or bearded? Tanned, sunburnt, or pale in complexion? Nicely trimmed or plucked eyebrows, or a uni-brow and wild hairs? Bright-eyed and vibrant looking, or bags under the eyes and a double chin? Smooth skin, or pock marks and acne? The...

Don't Let Your Wrinkles Keep You From Smiling: Juvéderm® Can Help Oct 31st, 2019

Does your reflection in the mirror have you feeling less than your best? If you don’t like what you see, you’re not alone. Skin changes with age, lines and wrinkles form, and you might be feeling older than you’d like. Although everyone experiences aging skin as the years go by,...

Fortifying and Protecting our Body to Weather the Anxiety Storm Oct 21st, 2019

Racing thoughts. Restlessness. Irritability. Rapid heartbeat. Shaking. Sweating. Feelings of impending doom. The signs and symptoms of anxiety paint a picture of an ominous, threatening storm on the horizon. When the symptoms present, we batten down the hatches and pray for the sun to come in. In our world, feelings...

The Treatment That's a Game Changer for Women with Urinary Incontinence Oct 15th, 2019

The Treatment That’s a Game Changer for Those With Urinary Incontinence BTL EMSELLA™– the only device available to target a woman’s entire pelvic floor region for the treatment of incontinence. This unique technology revolutionizes the women’s intimate health and wellness category by providing those suffering from incontinence with a completely...

Autoimmune Mechanisms in the Gut are Silent Drivers of Parkinsons's Disease Oct 15th, 2019

New findings in mice suggest autoimmune mechanisms that originate in the gut are silent drivers of Parkinson’s disease 12 AUG 2019 | GMFH Editing Team Parkinson’s disease is caused by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons and recent studies have widened the immune system and the gut microbiota‘s contribution to the disease....

Feeling Run-Down? IV Vitamin Therapy Can Give You a Boost Sep 30th, 2019

Do you frequently feel run down in the middle of the day? Unsure of whether your body is getting the right amount of nutrients? You may be a good candidate for IV therapy, offered by the caring staff at Weight Loss and Vitality in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia. A...

Botox®️ vs. Fillers: Which Is Right for You? Aug 31st, 2019

Are you looking for an effective treatment option to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines? You know about Botox®️, and you may have heard about dermal fillers, but did you know both treatments can significantly improve the appearance of your face, making it look firmer, younger, and...

Repair Summer Skin Damage with a Chemical Peel Aug 2nd, 2019

Bright, warm summer days are best spent in the sun at the pool or beach, or on the trail or the sports field. However, all that time in the sun can cause major damage to your skin and seriously dry it out. Exposure to saltwater, sweat, and dirt can have...

Testosterone Therapy in Women Jul 27th, 2019

Testosterone Therapy for Women A woman's hormone levels fluctuate throughout her lifetime.  Levels can change hour to hour and day by day.  However, it is well known that during the normal aging process a woman's hormone levels will begin to decline with age.  A multitude of clinical research studies have...

Why Blepharoplasty Continues to be Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries Jul 22nd, 2019

Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as an eye lift, is the third-most popular cosmetic surgical procedure worldwide — outpaced only by breast augmentation and liposuction. While women continue to dominate the market, a growing number of men opt for cosmetic procedures as well, and blepharoplasty is their biggest request.  Dr. Alicia Sanderson...

5 Signs You’re Suffering From Low Testosterone Jun 12th, 2019

It can be said that testosterone is what makes men. The stereotypical traits of chest hair, strong muscles, and a deep voice all owe their existence to the male hormone testosterone. A normal level in most adult males is between 350-850 nanograms, which a simple blood test can determine. Most...

Why Medically-Supervised Weight-Loss Programs are Significantly More Successful Than Going it Alone May 31st, 2019

With over 90 million Americans struggling with weight-loss and obesity, you’re not alone if you’ve tried to take and keep pounds off without much success. As with any fundamental lifestyle change, the self-discipline necessary to achieve effective and lasting results can be difficult to maintain. Support is crucial to success,...

Smartlipo May 23rd, 2019

SmartLipo The alarm’s persistent beeping interrupts your dream. It’s dark, even the sun is still in bed. The sheets are warm and inviting but you climb out nonetheless and put on your workout clothes. This is your routine. You exercise faithfully. You eat a healthy diet. Yet, there are those...

“DIET FOODS” THAT DO NOT AID IN WEIGHT LOSS Apr 30th, 2019

Included in these diets are foods that you may think would help you lose weight, but actually do not burn fat and can even increase caloric intake. For example, if a food is labeled “low fat” or “fat free” it is expected that it is good for you. However, this...

Aesthetic Medicine The Aging Face Apr 25th, 2019

AESTHETIC MEDICINE FACIAL AESTHETICS IS ABOUT FEELING AS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE AS YOU DO ON THE INSIDE Restorative facial aesthetics is about looking good for our age, looking well rested and healthy. As we age we lose volume in our face and gravity causes sagging of our facial structures....

Don't Let My Eyebrows Fool You Apr 19th, 2019

By now, we are all mostly familiar with the glorious benefits of neuromodulators and fillers. Most notably they keep us beautiful and preserve our youth. They soften the visible lines (smile lines, laugh lines) that are testament to a life well lived. Plus, it makes for a good selfie. It...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey With a Noninvasive Body Contouring Procedure Apr 17th, 2019

You’ve sweated it out at the gym, cut out some of your favorite foods, taken your medications and supplements, and your hard work is finally coming to fruition. But you’re still just a little bit shy of your weight loss goals. Why not let us take over from here with...

10 Reasons to Consider Growth Hormone Peptides to Promote Weight Loss Apr 17th, 2019

Growth hormone peptide (GHP) therapy is a safe & effective alternative for improved weight loss. It may seem intimidating or overwhelming at first, possibly even risky. However, the truth of the matter is there are a lot of misconceptions about what peptide therapy can really do for improved quality of...

10 REASONS TO CONSIDER IV VITAMIN THERAPY Apr 5th, 2019

Why we need micronutrients: There are many fad wellness gimmicks including supplements, procedures, etc.. out there - but one thing is certain, micronutrients often referred to as vitamins and minerals are essential to healthy and normal body function.  They help our body to provide millions of necessary operations every day...

Importance of Strength Training Apr 4th, 2019

Many Benefits - Strength training is not just about bodybuilding, sculpting muscle or flexing your biceps.  It can benefit people of all ages and may be particularly important for people with health issues such as arthritis or a heart condition.  There are many other reasons to exercise, too.  Protecting your...