Hormone Replacement

Produced by endocrine glands such as the thyroid, pituitary, pineal, ovaries, testicles, and adrenals, hormones regulate all essential functions of your body including temperature, growth, reproduction, recovery, healing, immunity, and aging.

Optimize Your Hormones

When hormones are optimal and balanced, the body functions well from a physical, psychological, and emotional standpoint. When hormones are altered due to injury, disease, age, or medications; then patients exhibit a noticeable decline and deterioration.

Hair Restoration

Hair loss is a very common and frustrating problem for both men and women. As you age, thinning hair can be a discouraging problem. There’s an encouraging and surprising natural solution… PRP, or platelet-rich plasma. Now we can stimulate natural hair growth with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

Non-Surgical Hair Restoration

Men and women! No more receding, thinning or bald spots. We offer a simple outpatient procedure that requires less than one hour from start to finish with improved hair growth that can be measured in weeks.

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function.

Regenerative Medicine

We offer a wide range of regenerative medicinal services such as Prolotherapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, Stem Cell therapy, Hormone Balancing, and Testosterone Management with the goal to help your body Rejuvenate, Replace and Regenerate damaged cells and tissues.

Nutrition and Weight Management

Exercise and nutrition form the foundation for implementation of a treatment regimen for your ailments and deficiencies. This includes orthopedic abnormalities, functional weakness and dysfunction, hormone imbalances, sexual health dysfunctions, and aesthetic problems.

Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Management

Exercise is regenerative and restorative medicine. Regular activity and exercise may extend the lifespan by at least five years. Exercise improves the number of mitochondria in the cells. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell and provide energy via respiration.

Sexual Health and Rejuvenation

Sexuality and sexual health are topics typically ignored in the vast majority of healthcare evaluations. Sex is one of our most intimate experiences often solidifying relationships, providing means to share joy, and improving communication between partners.

Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction

The beauty of managing sexual problems is the deeper connection that may occur with the patient and their significant other. If we are able to solve these dysfunctions, then the trust between us multiplies exponentially and we move closer to the goal of maximizing your health.

Aesthetics, Injectibles and Anti-Aging

Botox®, Juvederm®, Dysport®, and Restylane® are prescription injectables that provide temporary improvement and removal of facial fine lines and wrinkles. We can help you restore and rejuvenate your youthful beauty while maintaining your natural and normal expressions.

Regenerative Skin Care

We deliver natural-looking results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds providing subtle lip enhancement and smoothing the lines around the mouth and adding lift and volume to the cheeks. Your frown lines are minimized but not your expressions. Add volume, shape and contour to your lips.

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Regenerative Medicine Specialists

Prolotherapy

An injection therapy using dextrose to help regenerate tendon, ligaments, soft tissues and restore stability to a joint.  The treatment promotes inflammation via injection of the fluid which causes local trauma and recruits growth factors and fibroblasts (cells that release proteins critical for healing).

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Growth Hormones

Growth hormone (GH) is an endogenous substance that is synthesized, stored, and secreted by the pituitary gland.  Growth hormone has various functions in the body. Typically secreted at night to stimulate growth, repair, and cell regeneration, it also has a  profound effect on bone health as it stimulates osteoblasts and bone growth via retention of calcium.  It is the most potent substance that may be used to fight bone loss.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelets are endogenous cells in the blood that respond to injury and trauma by becoming activated and helping with clotting. Platelet-Rich Plasma is used to promote an inflammatory response and release growth factors to start the rebuilding process thus promoting anatomical and functional restoration.

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Hormone Replacement

Hormones are chemical substances produced by endocrine glands such as the thyroid, pituitary, pineal, ovaries,  testicles, and adrenals. These chemicals regulate all essential functions of the human body including temperature, growth,  reproduction, recovery, healing, immunity, and aging. When hormones are optimal and balanced, the body functions well from a physical, psychological, and emotional standpoint.

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Stem Cells

Stem cells are biological cells found in multicellular organisms which can differentiate into other types of cells and/or may divide into more of the same type of cells. Adult stem cells are found in various tissues in the body, and they act as a repair system for the body with the goal of replenishing tissues.

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Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone that is essential for ideal function in both men and women. In men, the hormone is produced in the testes (95%) and the adrenals (5%). In women, it is primarily produced in the ovaries and adrenals.   In men, lower testosterone levels cause hypogonadism or andropause. In women, testosterone is vital for a number of functions and it is equally as important for them as it is for men.

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Hormone Specialists

Thyroid Deficiencies

Thyroid hormone deficiencies are fairly common and consistently undertreated in our current healthcare system.  The disconnect occurs as physicians fail to treat symptoms of hypothyroidism and only focus on the numbers. The numbers used however are insufficient for providing a  diagnosis and treatment plan. The medications used are also inadequate to optimally treat the problem and provide relief of the symptoms for a thyroid gland functioning sub-optimally.  The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck above the trachea.

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an excellent supplement but also works in the body primarily as a hormone. It is a steroid hormone that is generated in the skin via sun exposure from cholesterol. Vitamin D may also be supplied by food and by supplementation. Vitamin D has multiple positive effects on the body similar to the other hormones that we have discussed. Vitamin D plays a significant role in bone health by increasing the intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate.  It also promotes the healthy growth and remodeling of bone.

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Estrogen Restoration

Estrogen restoration is the treatment that initiated the field of hormone replacement therapy. This hormone is responsible for a number of health benefits for women, but also in men. The loss of this hormone during menopause in women and with age in men has many negative and deleterious effects.  These include an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, cholesterol abnormalities, Alzheimer’s disease,  memory loss, osteoporosis, skin atrophy, depression, weight gain, vaginal atrophy (women), and urinary tract atrophy  (women).

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Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone that is the natural partner of estrogen in women… Progesterone is the Yang to the Yin of Estrogen. Progesterone in menstruating females typically rises in the second half (last fourteen days) of the cycle to prepare the lining of the uterus for a potentially fertilized egg. If no fertilization occurs, then progesterone drops and bleeding occurs. If pregnancy occurs, then the progesterone levels remain elevated to carry the child to term.  If progesterone levels drop, then this causes difficulty carrying a baby to full term and may lead to miscarriage.

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DHEA

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone potentially as well as a hormone precursor that has the ability to convert into estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.  DHEA is formed in the adrenal gland and has the effect of shifting catabolic (breakdown) processes to anabolic  (building) activities. DHEA is the most abundant hormone in the body with multiple health benefits. The most interesting fact associated with this hormone and the primary reason for monitoring levels lies in the fact that it is the best biochemical marker of age.

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Sexual Health and PRP Procedures

O-Shot®

The O-Shot® is a simple, non-surgical procedure that uses growth factors to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation to activate the Orgasm System. The O-Shot® also serves as a simple solution to female urinary incontinence. Roughly 50% of women experience some degree of low libido and dysfunction in their lifetime.

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Vampire Facial®

The Vampire Facial® is a simple, quick, and painless four-step process combining PRP with microneedling. The first step is for the practitioner to isolate growth factors from the patient’s blood. Then a micro-needling device is used to create multiple micro-punctures – both driving the isolated growth factors into the skin & creating a stimulus for tightening and rejuvenation of facial collagen.

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Botox®

BOTOX® is a quick and minimally invasive procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. We determine exactly where to administer these injections to achieve the best results for you. No anesthesia is required, though we may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward.

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P-Shot®

The Priapus Shot ® (P-Shot ®) is a simple, fast, non-surgical procedure developed to deliver lasting improvements in sexual performance to men, especially those who have lost function due to an enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, the after-effects of surgery, drug side effects and other conditions such as diabetes.

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Vampire Facelift®

Cosmetic surgery can remove excess skin and make you appear younger. But, a surgical facelift can be more than what’s needed for some people (especially when loss of shape without extra skin is the main problem). The Vampire Facelift® is a great non-surgical alternative that uses PRP and HA fillers to rebuild volume, tighten skin, and give you a natural, younger-looking skin and face.

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Juvederm®

JUVÉDERM® is one of the most recent hyaluronic acid fillers approved by the FDA. This treatment helps to fill, reduce, and smooth aging lines and wrinkles, enhances the lip border, size, and shape of the lips, and minimizes the appearance of some acne and surgical scars. JUVÉDERM® temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother, natural, younger-looking appearance to the face.

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Hair Restoration

Hair loss is a very common and frustrating problem for both men and women. As you age, thinning hair can be a discouraging problem. There’s an encouraging and surprising natural solution… PRP, or platelet-rich plasma. Using a non-surgical procedure, mow we can stimulate natural hair growth with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

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Vampire Breast Lift®

The Vampire Breast Lift® is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that uses the growth factors in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate the growth of breast tissue and help reduce sagging that comes with age and tissue loss. This procedure may also improve the appearance of the breast after augmentation if the tissue is thin and the implant can be felt or seen.

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Altar Skin Therapy®

A team of physicians and scientists expanded the science of the Vampire Facial® & Facelift® in multiple studies to create new strategies for correcting scars and healing some issues that can cause sexual dysfunction. Now, using new science as the result of literally millions of dollars of research in the area of tissue repair comes the next huge step… the perfect compliment to the Vampire procedures.

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  • I can’t say enough about the care Josh put into a plan to get me back on track. From the initial blood work to implementing a supplement and diet approach that was more lifestyle based it was all a home run. 1 year later the results speak for themselves. Feel better, sleep better, look better!

    Dave Naylor

  • A fantastic business with a fantastic approach: do everything possible to help clients be as healthy as possible, in order to live life to the fullest! Love this place!!

    Scott Chatham