IV THERAPY FAQ’S
1. How painful is IV Therapy?
2. Do I feel the effects right away?
3. Why take vitamins intravenously rather than orally?
4. How does it work? (logistics)
5. What are the potentially negative side effects?
6. What do I need to do before I do IV Therapy?
1. What is BHRT?
2. How do I know if I need the treatment?
By discussing your medical history, symptoms and lab work with our Medical Experts, you can decide together if BHRT is right for you. How do you know if you should see your medical expert in the first place?
If you are a woman and experiencing any of the following: hot flashes, insomnia, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, fatigue, difficulty with concentration or memory, unexplained weight gain, new depression or anxiety.
If you are a man and experiencing any of the following: decreased muscle mass, hair loss, mood changes, increased body fat, fatigue, low libido, difficulty with erection, difficulty with concentration or memory.
3. How long does the process take?
First, you will meet with one of our medical experts to discuss your goals, symptoms, and medical history. Then you will get a blood test so the medical experts can see your hormone levels and rule out any other risk factors. The medical expert then determines which hormones are appropriate for you and the starting dose. The BHRT prescription is submitted and the medication will arrive at your house within a few days to a week. We will also make sure you have full instructions for the form of the hormones that were prescribed to you. It may take up to 3 months to feel the full effect of your BHRT and you may need to work with your medical experts during that time to achieve the right dosage for your body. Once the effective dose is attained, you will check in with your medical experts every 3 months to rerun blood work and check for symptoms.
4. How does it work?
5. How do I know if the treatment is working?
You will know it is working by noticing a difference in your initial symptomatology and your medical experts will see changes in your lab work. For some patients, it can take up to 3 months to feel the full benefit. Because everyone is unique it can take some communication with your medical experts to get your dosages just right for best results.
6. Are there any side effects?
As with anything, if the dosage is too high for you, you may experience new symptoms such as:
For women: facial hair growth, irregular bleeding, mood changes, breast tenderness, headaches or bloating.
For men: acne or oily skin, fluid retention, breast enlargement, prostate swelling decreased the testicular size, mood swings, aggression.
Your medical experts will work with you to prevent these side effects and please contact your medical experts immediately if you are experiencing them.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) FAQ’S
1. What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
2. What is PRP used for?
Joint Pain: shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hip, knee, ankle, and toes.
Degenerative joint diseases: osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, partial meniscus and labrum tears
Ligament laxity: partial ligament tears: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial/lateral cruciate ligament (MCL/LCL), and Sacroiliac (SI).
3. Why PRP than any other treatment?
4. Does It Hurt?
5. How does it work?
Average blood has a platelet concentration of about 200,000 per microliter. The Platelet Rich Plasma can exceed 2 million platelets per microliter. By injecting the PRP into the treated areas, we are not only providing an area with little vascular support nutrients but also 10x the average amount. This leads to a decrease in pain, decrease in healing time, and increase the integrity of the structures.
When the PRP is injected into the body, the inflammation causes some cells in the area to be damaged. When these cells are damaged, they release cytokines. Cytokines are messengers to the body that something has gone wrong, and that growth factors and stem cells should be brought to the area to heal the damage. In this sense, PRP not only gives direct support through the platelets in growth factors in the solution, but it encourages the body to remodel the site that has been injected.
6. How long does the process take?
7. Can I see/feel results right away?
8. Are there any risks?
9. When can I return to work or exercise?
PRP FACIALS FAQ’S
1. What is it? How does it work?
We draw your blood and process it to extract the growth factors and collagen building cells. Those cells are placed over the face and a micro needling pen is used to place those cells in the dermis layer of the skin.
The combination of the growth factors and cells combined with the micro needling process tell the skin to build collagen from the bottom up, smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, and other imperfections.