24. March 2017 · Comments Off on Warwick Rhode Island Juvederm Injections · Categories: Uncategorized

Warwick Juvederm Injections

For our Warwick clients with questions about Warwick Juvederm injections, we have detailed some of the more frequently asked questions about Warwick Juvederm injectable. Warwick Juvederm provides amazing volume to areas lost by age.

What is WARWICK JUVEDERM?

Warwick Juvederm is a high performing facial rejuvenation filler. It is made from simple sugars called hyaluronic acids that occur naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acids are found in almost every living thing and are essential for the body’s day-to-day functioning. When suspended in a gel-like material, such as Warwick Juvederm, these sugars act to support the structures of the face; almost like an inflated cushion under the skin. The results are instantaneous and can last up to one year.

Who makes Warwick Juvederm?

Allergan, Inc., the same company that makes Botox cosmetic.

Are Warwick Juvederm injections painful?

Juvederm is mixed with lidocaine to prevent discomfort. Most patients are very comfortable and receive injections without the use of ice or topical numbing. Patients who compare receiving injections of both Botox and Warwick Juvederm generally say that Warwick Juvederm is less painful.

What areas can Warwick Juvederm treat?

Warwick Juvederm can be used to treat a number of areas including smile lines, (creases from the bottom of the nose to the chin), eye hollows (darken areas underneath the eyes) and for the jaw, chin and lip augmentation and volume loss in the hands.

When should I see the results of Warwick Juvederm?

While a noticeable result is instantaneous, patients will generally see complete results after ~2 weeks.

What are the side effects of Warwick Juvederm?

Warwick Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body. Side effects are mostly due to the procedure and not the filler itself. These usually minor and self-limiting side effects range from redness, pain or tenderness, swelling, bruising, discoloration, lumps/bumps or itching at the injection site.

What if I receive injections and do not like the results of my Warwick Juvederm?

While most patients love the results, those that do not most likely have not used enough product. If for some reason the results are not what you desire, Warwick Juvederm can be removed by injecting an enzyme to break it down.

Do I need downtime for Warwick Juvederm injections?

While no downtime is required, patients should allow for the possibility of mild bruising and swelling following their injections.

Is there anything I can do to reduce bruising from Warwick Juvederm injections?

Our Warwick Juvederm Patients should try to avoid fish oil, flax seed oil, multivitamins, NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen and alcohol (including beer wine and liquor) at least 3 days before injections. You should consult with your physician about stopping aspirin, coumadin or other blood-thinning medications. These medications increase the risks of bruising and should be stopped about 7 days before your injections if possible.

Certain over the counter remedies that have helped reduce bruising in my patients are Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Arnica Montana should be taken at least 2 days before receiving injections. Three tablets are usually placed under the tongue. Bromelain is a substance found in pineapples and helps prevent bruising. Some of my patients will eat pineapple or drink pineapple juice 2 days before receiving injections.

How much will Warwick Juvederm cost?

Our Fall River Medical spa will be able to give you the correct and updated pricing over the phone. Please call (508) 674-4000 for pricing.

How many syringes of Warwick Juvederm will I need?

This will depend on the area that you would like treated. A little amount and a conservative approach to fillers can give a great result, but best results are always seen with the appropriate amount of a given area in order to create the fuller, smoother look desired.

Juvederm RI Fuller Lips

The average number of syringes needed per area:

Tear troughs, 1-2 Syringes

Cheeks, 2-3 Syringes

Nasolabial folds, 1-2 Syringes

Marionette lines, 1-2 Syringes

Lips, 1.5 Syringes

What are my post care instructions after receiving treatment with Warwick Juvederm?

Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours, direct sunlight, excessive heat, and strenuous exercise. All of these things have the ability to cause additional bruising.

If you develop a bruise it will resolve like any other bruise. It is ok to use cold compresses but direct skin contact with ice should be avoided.

Any lumps, bumps or small needle sticks should subside within a few hours. It is ok to cover the areas with makeup if needed.

When should I follow up after my injections?

I am always available for questions and follow-up after your injections, however waiting for two weeks to see the end result is preferred before deciding if you need more treatment.

Although extremely rare, follow up immediately if you develop intense pain, draining, or extreme heat at an injection site. This could be an infection or reaction to the filler itself.

How long will my injections last?

Warwick Juvederm lasts up to one year.

DO NOT USE JUVEDERM INJECTIONS IF:

You have an active skin infection, including cold sores.

Are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Have had reactions to Warwick Juvederm in the past.

Have an allergy to lidocaine.

Have a history of keloid scarring.

Call Agape Medical To Schedule Your Juvederm Consultation

24. March 2017 · Comments Off on Warwick Rhode Island Juvederm Injections · Categories: Uncategorized

Warwick Juvederm Injections

For our Warwick clients with questions about Warwick Juvederm injections, we have detailed some of the more frequently asked questions about Warwick Juvederm injectable. Warwick Juvederm provides amazing volume to areas lost by age.

What is WARWICK JUVEDERM?

Warwick Juvederm is a high performing facial rejuvenation filler. It is made from simple sugars called hyaluronic acids that occur naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acids are found in almost every living thing and are essential for the body’s day-to-day functioning. When suspended in a gel-like material, such as Warwick Juvederm, these sugars act to support the structures of the face; almost like an inflated cushion under the skin. The results are instantaneous and can last up to one year.

Who makes Warwick Juvederm?

Allergan, Inc., the same company that makes Botox cosmetic.

Are Warwick Juvederm injections painful?

Juvederm is mixed with lidocaine to prevent discomfort. Most patients are very comfortable and receive injections without the use of ice or topical numbing. Patients who compare receiving injections of both Botox and Warwick Juvederm generally say that Warwick Juvederm is less painful.

What areas can Warwick Juvederm treat?

Warwick Juvederm can be used to treat a number of areas including smile lines, (creases from the bottom of the nose to the chin), eye hollows (darken areas underneath the eyes) and for the jaw, chin and lip augmentation and volume loss in the hands.

When should I see the results of Warwick Juvederm?

While a noticeable result is instantaneous, patients will generally see complete results after ~2 weeks.

What are the side effects of Warwick Juvederm?

Warwick Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body. Side effects are mostly due to the procedure and not the filler itself. These usually minor and self-limiting side effects range from redness, pain or tenderness, swelling, bruising, discoloration, lumps/bumps or itching at the injection site.

What if I receive injections and do not like the results of my Warwick Juvederm?

While most patients love the results, those that do not most likely have not used enough product. If for some reason the results are not what you desire, Warwick Juvederm can be removed by injecting an enzyme to break it down.

Do I need downtime for Warwick Juvederm injections?

While no downtime is required, patients should allow for the possibility of mild bruising and swelling following their injections.

Is there anything I can do to reduce bruising from Warwick Juvederm injections?

Our Warwick Juvederm Patients should try to avoid fish oil, flax seed oil, multivitamins, NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen and alcohol (including beer wine and liquor) at least 3 days before injections. You should consult with your physician about stopping aspirin, coumadin or other blood-thinning medications. These medications increase the risks of bruising and should be stopped about 7 days before your injections if possible.

Certain over the counter remedies that have helped reduce bruising in my patients are Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Arnica Montana should be taken at least 2 days before receiving injections. Three tablets are usually placed under the tongue. Bromelain is a substance found in pineapples and helps prevent bruising. Some of my patients will eat pineapple or drink pineapple juice 2 days before receiving injections.

How much will Warwick Juvederm cost?

Our Fall River Medical spa will be able to give you the correct and updated pricing over the phone. Please call (508) 674-4000 for pricing.

How many syringes of Warwick Juvederm will I need?

This will depend on the area that you would like treated. A little amount and a conservative approach to fillers can give a great result, but best results are always seen with the appropriate amount of a given area in order to create the fuller, smoother look desired.

Juvederm RI Fuller Lips

The average number of syringes needed per area:

Tear troughs, 1-2 Syringes

Cheeks, 2-3 Syringes

Nasolabial folds, 1-2 Syringes

Marionette lines, 1-2 Syringes

Lips, 1.5 Syringes

What are my post care instructions after receiving treatment with Warwick Juvederm?

Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours, direct sunlight, excessive heat, and strenuous exercise. All of these things have the ability to cause additional bruising.

If you develop a bruise it will resolve like any other bruise. It is ok to use cold compresses but direct skin contact with ice should be avoided.

Any lumps, bumps or small needle sticks should subside within a few hours. It is ok to cover the areas with makeup if needed.

When should I follow up after my injections?

I am always available for questions and follow-up after your injections, however waiting for two weeks to see the end result is preferred before deciding if you need more treatment.

Although extremely rare, follow up immediately if you develop intense pain, draining, or extreme heat at an injection site. This could be an infection or reaction to the filler itself.

How long will my injections last?

Warwick Juvederm lasts up to one year.

DO NOT USE JUVEDERM INJECTIONS IF:

You have an active skin infection, including cold sores.

Are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Have had reactions to Warwick Juvederm in the past.

Have an allergy to lidocaine.

Have a history of keloid scarring.

Call Agape Medical To Schedule Your Juvederm Consultation

22. March 2017 · Comments Off on Fall River Juvederm Injections (Fall River MA) · Categories: Uncategorized

Fall River Juvederm Injections

For our Fall River  clients with questions about Fall River Juvederm injections, we have detailed some of the more frequently asked questions about Fall River Juvederm injectable. Fall River Juvederm provides amazing volume to areas lost by age.

What is FALL RIVER JUVEDERM?

Fall River Juvederm is a high performing facial rejuvenation filler. It is made from simple sugars called hyaluronic acids that occur naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acids are found in almost every living thing and are essential for the body’s day-to-day functioning. When suspended in a gel-like material, such as Fall River Juvederm, these sugars act to support the structures of the face; almost like an inflated cushion under the skin. The results are instantaneous and can last up to one year.

Who makes Fall River Juvederm?

Allergan, Inc., the same company that makes Botox cosmetic.

Are Fall River Juvederm injections painful?

Juvederm is mixed with lidocaine to prevent discomfort. Most patients are very comfortable and receive injections without the use of ice or topical numbing. Patients who compare receiving injections of both Botox and Fall River Juvederm generally say that Fall River Juvederm is less painful.

What areas can Fall River Juvederm treat?

Fall River Juvederm can be used to treat a number of areas including smile lines, (creases from the bottom of the nose to the chin), eye hollows (darken areas underneath the eyes) and for the jaw, chin and lip augmentation and volume loss in the hands.

When should I see the results of Fall River Juvederm?

While a noticeable result is instantaneous, patients will generally see complete results after ~2 weeks.

What are the side effects of Fall River Juvederm?

Fall River Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body. Side effects are mostly due to the procedure and not the filler itself. These usually minor and self-limiting side effects range from redness, pain or tenderness, swelling, bruising, discoloration, lumps/bumps or itching at the injection site.

What if I receive injections and do not like the results of my Fall River Juvederm?

While most patients love the results, those that do not most likely have not used enough product. If for some reason the results are not what you desire, Fall River Juvederm can be removed by injecting an enzyme to break it down.

Do I need downtime for Fall River Juvederm injections?

While no downtime is required, patients should allow for the possibility of mild bruising and swelling following their injections.

Is there anything I can do to reduce bruising from Fall River Juvederm injections?

Our Fall River Juvederm Patients should try to avoid fish oil, flax seed oil, multivitamins, NSAID’s such as Ibuprofen and alcohol (including beer wine and liquor) at least 3 days before injections. You should consult with your physician about stopping aspirin, coumadin or other blood-thinning medications. These medications increase the risks of bruising and should be stopped about 7 days before your injections if possible.

Certain over the counter remedies that have helped reduce bruising in my patients are Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Arnica Montana should be taken at least 2 days before receiving injections. Three tablets are usually placed under the tongue. Bromelain is a substance found in pineapples and helps prevent bruising. Some of my patients will eat pineapple or drink pineapple juice 2 days before receiving injections.

How much will Fall River Juvederm cost?

Our Fall River Medical spa will be able to give you the correct and updated pricing over the phone. Please call 508- 674- 4000 for pricing.

How many syringes of Fall River Juvederm will I need?

This will depend on the area that you would like treated. A little amount and a conservative approach to fillers can give a great result, but best results are always seen with the appropriate amount of a given area in order to create the fuller, smoother look desired.

Juvederm RI Fuller Lips

The average number of syringes needed per area:

Tear troughs, 1-2 Syringes

Cheeks, 2-3 Syringes

Nasolabial folds, 1-2 Syringes

Marionette lines, 1-2 Syringes

Lips, 1.5 Syringes

What are my post care instructions after receiving treatment with Fall River Juvederm?

Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours, direct sunlight, excessive heat, and strenuous exercise. All of these things have the ability to cause additional bruising.

If you develop a bruise it will resolve like any other bruise. It is ok to use cold compresses but direct skin contact with ice should be avoided.

Any lumps, bumps or small needle sticks should subside within a few hours. It is ok to cover the areas with makeup if needed.

When should I follow up after my injections?

I am always available for questions and follow-up after your injections, however waiting for two weeks to see the end result is preferred before deciding if you need more treatment.

Although extremely rare, follow up immediately if you develop intense pain, draining, or extreme heat at an injection site. This could be an infection or reaction to the filler itself.

How long will my injections last?

Fall River Juvederm lasts up to one year.

DO NOT USE JUVEDERM INJECTIONS IF:

You have an active skin infection, including cold sores.

Are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Have had reactions to Fall River Juvederm in the past.

Have an allergy to lidocaine.

Have a history of keloid scarring.

Servicing Towns and Cities Of Rhode Island:
Barrington, Rhode Island Bristol, Rhode Island Burrillville, Rhode Island Central Falls, Rhode Island Charlestown, Rhode Island Coventry, Rhode Island Cranston, Rhode Island Cumberland, Rhode Island East Greenwich, Rhode Island East Providence, Rhode Island  Exeter, Rhode Island Foster, Rhode IslandGlocester, Rhode Island Hopkinton, Rhode Island Jamestown, Rhode Island Lincoln, Rhode IslandLittle Compton, Rhode Island Middleton, Rhode Island Narragansets, Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island New Shoreham, Rhode Island North Kingstown, Rhode Island  Pawtucket, Rhode Island Richmond, Rhode Island North Smithfield, Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island Portsmouth, Rhode Island Scituate, Rhode Island Smithfield, Rhode Island  South Kingstown, Rhode Island Tiverton, Rhode Island  Warren, Rhode Island Warwick, Rhode Island Westerly, Rhode Island West Greewich, Rhode Island West Warwick, Rhode Island Woonsocket, Rhode Island
26. January 2017 · Comments Off on A Harvard expert shares his thoughts on testosterone-replacement therapy · Categories: low T, low testosterone, TRT

A Harvard expert shares his thoughts on testosterone-replacement therapy

Read the whole  interview with Abraham Morgentaler, M.D. READ MORE

It could be said that testosterone is what makes men, men. It gives them their characteristic deep voices, large muscles, and facial and body hair, distinguishing them from women. It stimulates the growth of the genitals at puberty, plays a role in sperm production, fuels libido, and contributes to normal erections. It also fosters the production of red blood cells, boosts mood, and aids cognition.

Over time, the testicular “machinery” that makes testosterone gradually becomes less effective, and testosterone levels start to fall, by about 1% a year, beginning in the 40s. As men get into their 50s, 60s, and beyond, they may start to have signs and symptoms of low testosterone such as lower sex drive and sense of vitality, erectile dysfunction, decreased energy, reduced muscle mass and bone density, and anemia. Taken together, these signs and symptoms are often called hypogonadism (“hypo” meaning low functioning and “gonadism” referring to the testicles). Researchers estimate that the condition affects anywhere from two to six million men in the United States. Yet it is an underdiagnosed problem, with only about 5% of those affected receiving treatment.

Studies have shown that testosterone-replacement therapy may offer a wide range of benefits for men with hypogonadism, including improved libido, mood, cognition, muscle mass, bone density, and red blood cell production. But little consensus exists on what constitutes low testosterone, when testosterone supplementation makes sense, or what risks patients face. Much of the current debate focuses on the long-held belief that testosterone may stimulate prostate cancer.

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the director of Men’s Health Boston, specializes in treating prostate diseases and male sexual and reproductive difficulties. He has developed particular expertise in treating low testosterone levels. In this interview, Dr. Morgentaler shares his views on current controversies, the treatment strategies he uses with his own patients, and why he thinks experts should reconsider the possible link between testosterone-replacement therapy and prostate cancer.

Symptoms and diagnosis

What signs and symptoms of low testosterone prompt the average man to see a doctor?

As a urologist, I tend to see men because they have sexual complaints. The primary hallmark of low testosterone is low sexual desire or libido, but another can be erectile dysfunction, and any man who complains of erectile dysfunction should get his testosterone level checked. Men may experience other symptoms, such as more difficulty achieving an orgasm, less-intense orgasms, a smaller amount of fluid from ejaculation, and a feeling of numbness in the penis when they see or experience something that would normally be arousing.

The more of these symptoms there are, the more likely it is that a man has low testosterone. Many physicians tend to dismiss these “soft symptoms” as a normal part of aging, but they are often treatable and reversible by normalizing testosterone levels.

Aren’t those the same symptoms that men have when they’re treated for benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH?

Not exactly. There are a number of drugs that may lessen sex drive, including the BPH drugs finasteride (Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart). Those drugs can also decrease the amount of the ejaculatory fluid, no question. But a reduction in orgasm intensity usually does not go along with treatment for BPH. Erectile dysfunction does not usually go along with it either, though certainly if somebody has less sex drive or less interest, it’s more of a challenge to get a good erection.

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26. January 2017 · Comments Off on Rhode Island Testosterone Clinics For Low T and Comprehensive Testosterone Replacement Therapy TRT · Categories: Uncategorized

Rhode Island Testosterone Clinics For Low T and Comprehensive Testosterone Replacement Therapy TRT

 

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Run-down Feeling
Guys like to make jokes about testosterone, but testosterone deficiency is no laughing matter. The latest research suggests that guys without enough of the hormone face a higher risk of several serious illnesses, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. A simple blood test can reveal whether a guy has low testosterone but there are plenty of other clues that a problem exists, as you’ll see. It may start with that feeling like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Low Sex Drive
Testosterone is what fuels a man’s sex drive. If he’s low on “T,” he’s likely to become less interested in having sex. “Testosterone is what’s responsible for ‘the g factor,” says Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Testosterone for Life.” He says men differ in how frequently they like to have sex. But for men with low testosterone, he says, “it’s completely absent.”

Erectile Dysfunction
Erections are triggered by the body’s release of a tiny molecule called nitric oxide. But testosterone is what’s needed to trigger this release, and if there’s not enough of it, well, nothing much happens down below. Either erections are impossible or they are not firm enough intercourse.

Orgasm Trouble
A Testosterone Deficiency can cause big medical problems, including Diabetes, Osteoporosis and Heart Disease.

Low Fluid Level
Three parts of a man’s body work together to produce the sperm-containing fluid that’s released when he ejaculates: the prostate, the seminal vesicles and the testicles. Each of these parts needs a good supply of testosterone to produce a normal ejulatory volume of 1.5 to 5 cubic centimeters. A man with waning testosterone may notice a sharp decline in his “volume.”

Genital Numbness
Guys with low testosterone often complain of feeling numb down below. They may not be completely numb, but a touch of the penis or scrotom fails to elicit that feeling of “electricity” needed to spark sexual encounters – and make sex so pleasurable, says Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Testosterone for Life,” touching the area “just feels wrong to them.”

Fatigue
It’s perfectly normal for a guy to feel tired at the end of a busy day. But guys with low “T” feel completely depleted. These guys complain of being more tired than they think they ought to be. “My tank is empty,” is how some guys put it.

Decreased Energy
In addition to feeling severe fatigue, guys with low testosterone often lose their drive and initiative. Guys who used to be up and at ’em all day long are sidelined on the sofa.

Mood Problems
Even if they’re not experiencing clinical depression, men with low testosterone often feel down or blue. They feel less optimistic than they used to feel.

Irritability
Low testosterone can cause guys to be grouchy and irritable. Sometimes the problem is more apparent to friends, family members and colleagues – than to the men themselves. “A guy might say he’s fine,” says Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, associate clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Testosterone for Life,” but the people around him know otherwise.

Reduced Muscle Mass
It’s not like they become weaklings, but guys with low testosterone often feel that they’re not as strong as they once were. Some men actually notice shrinkage in their arm and leg muscles, and in their chest. And if they try to build muscles with weight-lifting, they often find it frustratingly difficult to build muscle mass.

More Body Fat
Low testosterone often results not only in reduced muscle mass, but also in increased body fat. Some guys add weight around the middle. Others develop gynecomastia, a.k.a “man boobs. “Treating testosterone deficiency is not about improving men’s lives at a superficial level, as some people mistakenly believe, but plays a crucial role in the management of chronic diseases. Many men start experiencing a dip in their testosterone levels when they hit their 40s. This syndrome manifests as lethargy, moodiness and irritability, weight gain, low libido, abdominal obesity and erectile dysfunction.

Testosterone Replacement Center of Rhode Island
49 Seekonk Street
Providence, RI
www.trcenter.net