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Magnetic Muscle Stimulation

How to achieve a sculpted body with definition

Despite rigorous diet and exercise, it can be a challenge to achieve a sculpted body with definition on your own. The majority of the non-invasive body contouring procedures will help decrease subcutaneous adipose tissue and improve skin texture producing great cosmetic results. However, this approach does not address the muscles that lie beneath. The Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology, as used in CoolTone, uses electromagnetic therapy to generate supramaximal muscle contractions. These intense rapid muscular contractions are stronger than what an individual could ever achieve naturally even in the most strenuous exercise. The body responds to these intense contractions by toning, strengthening and enhanced definition.

 

How MMS Works

The human body has multiple layers of skeletal muscle serving different functions, making movements, stimulation and training very complex and difficult. Fortunately, with the MMS technology all of these muscles within the targeted area are stimulated for a time efficient stimulus for muscle enhancement. For example, while treating the abdomen with MMS the rectus abdominis, transverse abdomonis, external oblique, and internal oblique all contract simultaneously. The intense congruent contraction strengthens and develops the muscle fibers within the target zone simultaneously. This technology can be used on a variety of areas including the buttocks, abdomen and thighs.

Not only does this magnetic muscle stimulation create a chiseled appearance, it significantly improves athletic performance. Athletic teams are using this technology to complement traditional training practices to help their athletes achieve peak performance.

 

Is MMS Right for Me?

Patient selection is very important when performing these treatments. For optimal results, a reduction in adipose tissue in the area is beneficial. Unlike cryolipolysis, there is no fat cell injury or death with magnetic muscle stimulation. Therefore, a healthy diet and exercise are still important factors when trying to achieve optimal results. These sessions usually last about thirty minutes and are administered twice a week but the results can last up to at least six months. Additional treatments are recommended to enhance and maintain results.

 

Do you have questions regarding Magnetic Muscle Stimulation? 

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Slow Down Hair Loss with PRP

male pattern hair loss

Who Experiences Hair Loss?

Hair is always top of mind for patients when asked about aging concerns. Hair loss and thinning of the hair is a common complaint of millions of women and men around the world. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 45% of all men suffer from visible hair loss by the age of 35 and will continue to do so with age. 40% of women will suffer from visible hair loss by the age of 40. Hair loss is a major concern whether being from age, stress, genetics, hormones or medical conditions. With new technologies emerging in the field of regenerative medicine, numerous therapies have been produced to combat this issue. A state-of-the-art treatment known as Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, does a remarkable job to slow down and reverse the signs of hair loss.

Treating Hair Loss with PRP

How PRP Can Stimulate Hair Growth?

The rationale for the use of PRP therapy is to mimic the healing process that normally occurs in the human body. PRP is a safe option because it is prepared from the patient’s blood so it eliminates the risk of immune reactions or infections. PRP acts as a source of growth factors to stimulate cell growth but also strengthens the cells in the area. This is ideal for hair loss patients to strengthen the follicles to promote regenerative hair growth.

Is PRP the Right Treatment for You?

PRP therapy is ideal for essentially any patient suffering from hair loss. However, those with early hair loss have the most favorable results. PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is defined as the pattern of hair loss due to genetics. In men, this condition is known as male pattern baldness. Hair loss that occurs at the temples, hairline and crown of the head. In women, hair loss occurs throughout the entire scalp but the hairline does not recede. These patients have weak hair follicles that are easily strengthened by the effects of PRP therapy.

What Other Issues Arise from Hair Loss?

Hair loss can also be contributed to an unhealthy scalp that inhibits the growth of healthy hair. Poor scalp health includes conditions such as dry skin, clogged hair follicles, dead skin, and lack of circulation. Cleansing and exfoliating the scalp while promoting circulation to deliver growth factors and skin proteins is good for the scalp health just as proper facials promote the health of facial skin. Hydrafacial Keravive treatments are relaxing and nutritive and used in combination with PRP therapy will result in thicker, fuller, healthier-looking hair under the right conditions.

Hair Loss: Next Steps

Proper diagnostics in each patient to be certain of the type and the cause of hair loss are essential. In addition to naturally promoting growth with PRP and scalp care, combined treatment options with oral prescription medications and topical or injectable medications can also help maximize outcomes.

Are you experiencing hair loss? Contact CMA Medicine today for a complimentary consultation with our experienced staff.

Nutrients and Your Immune System

Now more than ever is the time to be thinking about ways to build your immune system. What you eat is an essential part of keeping yourself healthy. Food is the fuel that influences how your body will respond to stressors. Choosing foods that contain nutrients proven to support a healthy immune system should be a way of life if you are looking to reduce your risk of disease. To help you make good choices we have compiled a list of great immunity boosting food options. Scientific research agrees these 5 types of nutrients are highly important in maintaining a healthy immune system.

 

Vitamin C

A powerful antioxidant known for fighting free radicals which are unstable molecules in our body that damage the immune system. To add more vitamin C in your diet try these foods.

  • Citrus and Fruit Juices
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Red and green peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Strawberries
  • Vitamin E

Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals in the body. Research suggests that Vitamin E can even help protect the body against several infectious diseases. It also suggests maintaining ample levels of vitamin E is crucial especially among older people. To get your fill of vitamin E, look to these foods:

  • Wheat germ oil
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Citrus fruits and juices
  • Peanut butter

 

Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral involved in the production of certain immune cells. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) caution that even mildly low levels of zinc may impair your immune function. Here are some top food sources of zinc:

  • Oysters
  • Baked beans
  • Cashews
  • Raisin bran
  • Chickpeas

 

Carotenoids

Another type of antioxidant, carotenoids are a class of pigments found naturally in a number of plants. When consumed, carotenoids are converted into vitamin A (a nutrient that helps regulate the immune system).Carotenoids are better absorbed when cooked
or eaten with fat.

Look to these foods to boost your carotenoids:

  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Apricots
  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Sweet potato
  • Spinach
  • Collard greens

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of essential fatty acid known to suppress inflammation and keep the immune system in check. Although it's not known whether omega-3s can help fight off infections (such as the common cold), research suggests that omega-3s can protect against autoimmune disorders like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Try these omega-3-rich foods:

  • Oily fish (including mackerel, tuna, salmon, sardines, herring, and trout)
  • Flaxseed
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds

Although good food choices are a large part of a healthy immune system, we should be reminded of 2 other key lifestyle factors that play a role. Get plenty of sleep and stay hydrated. Also keep in mind that taking a vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplement is no replacement for eating a variety of healthy food. There is limited evidence that supplements beyond filling nutritional gaps, make a difference. Make no mistake about it; eating healthfully — at least most of the time — is your best defense against diseases. And the best part? Good nutrition really does taste great.

 
 

1.Chun OK, Floegel A, Chung SJ, et al.Estimation of antioxidant intakes from diet and supplements in U.S. adults.Journal of Nutrition. 2010;140(2):317–324.
2. STEFANI SASSOS, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN Registered Dietitian Stefani Sassos is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.
3.Harvard Health Publications: “How to Boost Your Immune System.”
4.Beta-carotene. (2017).medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/999.html
5..Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, nutrition and physical activity director, American Cancer Society.

 

Don’t Run Out of Your Favorite Skincare Products

YOUR FAVORITE SKINCARE PRODUCTS

You don’t have to run out of your favorite skincare products while you are practicing social distancing. Now  you are able to order your essential ZO products and Alastin products from the comfort of your home. In addition, we are currently offering FREE shipping!

 
What better time to have an in-home facial or peel? Contact us (904) 772-5828 and we will help you select the products to pamper yourself at home and rejuvenate your skin for spring.
 

 

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

Also, let’s remember everyone’s skin is different and not one product works for all of us. It takes the right ingredients and right combination to get optimal results with skin care. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a COMPLIMENTARY virtual skin care consultation. We would like to help you choose the best skin care regimen for your needs.
 

 

CONVENIENT CURBSIDE PICK UP

We will be offering curbside product pick up every Friday at 11am-2pm. Give us a call and we will bring the products right to your car.
 
Lets continue to #flattenthecurve while working on our skin at the same time ????  
 
Wishing you health, Dr. Schallen and the team at CMA Medicine
 

COVID-19 Update

In the interest of community health, CMA Medicine will remain closed until May 8.
 
During this time, we will be available for virtual consultations, product purchase, and curbside pick up. If you have a scheduled appointment, we will reach out to reschedule. If you have any questions, please call us at 904-772-5828 or email us at info@cmamedicine.com
 
We are committed to continue to serve our patients and look forward to seeing you well.
 
Wishing you health, Dr. Schallen and the team at CMA Medicine