Dr. Rachna

Aesthetics Services


Although we try to bring out your inner beauty at our center through Mind, Body and Spirit approach, we do offer some aesthetic services at our office. Realizing that in today's world of appearances looks do matter- in social and work place environment especially, and if you are among the small percentage of people who genetically are predisposed to early wrinkles, deep lines and furrows but want to keep a competitive edge at work place or in social settings. Please call our office so we can help meet your needs. Our Philosophy is for our patients to " Live, Feel and Look Younger- Longer. "

Botox & Fillers

BOTOX®

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced under strict quality control standards and is injected in extremely dilute dosage, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. If you're angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, you develop permanent deep lines over the area.
Fortunately, treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. An improvement can be seen within few days and may last up to 4 months, although results may vary. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better in less than a month after treatment.
Your doctor will administer several tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
Your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals. No anesthesia is required, although your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. BOTOX® cosmetic is the world's number one procedure.
BOTOX® treatment is safe and when given in small dosages by experienced physician is practically pain free and often without complications. Mild bruising however may occur occasionally. BOTOX® is not recommended in pregnant and nursing mothers or patients with neurological disorder

Therapeutic Indications for use of Botox

Over the years doctors have discovered various non cosmetic uses of Botox. We now are able to inject Botox into various muscles for the purposes of:

1. To prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine lasting 4or more hours each day in adults over 18 years.
2. To treat increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist and stiffness in fingers as well as upper limb spasticity.
3. To treat marked stiffness in the neck muscles causing pain.
4. To treat spasm of the eye muscles.
5. To treat severe sweating in your armpits also known as hyper-hydrosis.

Prior to getting the treatment with Botox you must inform your doctor of all muscle or nerve conditions you may have, any breathing problems and any history of severe allergic reactions. Also disclose all medications you are taking and if you have taken any Botox or Myo bloc, Disport in the last couple of months.


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Juvederm

Juvederm

As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. But, with Juvéderm™ injectable gel, you don't have to just sit back and let it happen!
Juvéderm™ is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring chemical in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm™ injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds)"the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
Juvéderm™ has a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also creates a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin during the injection process and provides a smooth, natural look and feel so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! Only Juvéderm™ is so smooth. Other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gel.
Before you take the treatment it is recommended that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Ask your healthcare professional what he or she recommends.
Besides Juvederm there are variety of other fillers such as Restylane, perlane, collagen, fat implant which has recently gained popularity.

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Weight loss

Obesity presents one of the greatest threats to healthy aging, almost 3 out of every 10 adults in the USA are obese, and obesity as a disease of the Western society is expected to continue to increase markedly over the next few decades. Obesity is defined by two factors: An increase in the number and size of adipocytes in fat tissue Body Mass Index (BMI ) of 30 or more While body shape is largely determined by genetics, life style choices can have an enormous influence on body weight. Eating on the run and lack of exercise definitely contribute towards Obesity. Other causes as nutritional imbalance, hormone imbalance and or resistance, lack of sleep, stress, smoking are important factors also.

Risks Of Obesity

Marked increase in cost of healthcare Significant increase in the risk of all major causes of death in the U.S. - heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer 50-100 % greater risk of early death Obese women are 50 % more likely to die of cancer Obesity causes - silent inflammation the biggest factor underlying diseases of aging Obesity also leads to osteoarthritis, gall bladder diseases, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome The Fact Remains That longevity is shortened by over weight- Obesity

What do I do?

Any patient diagnosed as over weight is a candidate for weight loss therapy. Moreover, the presence of any of the following conditions warrants weight loss therapy.

  • Hypertension
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemic Metabolic syndrome
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Degenerative joint Disease

Patient Assessment and Planning

At Mehra Wellness and Longevity Center we provide a complete and Comprehensive consultation including family, medical and nutritional life style history and meal journal Assess your physical conditioning/ fitness, body weight, body composition and overall health Complete nutritional analysis Reach a shared understanding of the decisions together with you regarding treatment program Educate our patients regarding Obesity being a chronic disease requiring lifelong treatment You are also advised to make changes in behavioral modification, diet and activity patterns, estimated length and frequency of therapy, prognosis and expectations Establish goals of therapy and preferred treatment plan together with you our patient such as setting a timeline, appropriate date to start, keeping a nutritional journal and keep a log of diet, weight loss and activities Provide motivational counseling and encouragement and celebrate every positive change in weight. Discuss the need for and importance of various vitamins and minerals during weight loss Monthly F/U visits with the doctor Pre and Post Photos
At Mehra wellness center we endorse the HCG weight loss program. Ask us for details!

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