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Vampire (PRP) Facial

What is the difference between Microneedling and the Vampire (PRP) Facial? Microneedling This 45 minute, minimal to no downtime, collagen inducting treatment uses a handheld device with 9 micro needles to penetrate the skin (at varying depths from .25 mm to 2.5 mm) to treat active acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, uneven skin tone, stretch marks and poor skin elasticity. We recommend a series of 3 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart and for optimal results, complete in conjunction with laser and other collagen stimulating procedures. Collagen response deceases was we age and the ultimate goal with every...

Suncreen

Summer is here! 90% of premature aging (wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots) is caused by environmental damage. We all know sunscreen is the #1 most essential product to any skincare regimen, however, which one is the right one? Yes – our sunscreen portfolio at aNu is HUGE. It is that way for a reason! The more options we have, the more likely you will find the sunscreen that is best for you that you’ll actually enjoy wearing everyday. A 2013 study found that 14.3% of men and 29.9% of women in America reported that they regularly use sunscreen. UNACCEPTABLE! SUN: UVA/UVB UVA rays induce...

Self Care

Self Care There are a lot of things you probably care about and spend time on in your life: your job, your friends, your family, etc.  Are you putting as much effort into self-care as you are caring for everything else?  If you’re feeling run down, tired, stressed out and irritable, the answer might be no.  Read on to find out why and how to make self-care a priority in your life. Making self-care a priority can make a huge difference in your life.  What is Self-Care, and Why Is It Important? Self-care is exactly what it sounds like —...

PCOS

PCOS is an extremely common, complex endocrine/metabolic condition in women, much if which is still unknown. It affects 15-20% of women.   Signs and symptoms include cysts, acne, overweight (elevated BMI), hair growth in male pattern (called hirsutism) and irregular or no periods.   Insulin resistance is often a fundamental driver of PCOS.   Comorbidities include obesity, type II diabetes, gestational diabetes, infertility, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune thyroid disease; increased risk for breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers.    There is clearly a genetic component, as sisters share a higher incidence of PCOS. It is a heterogeneous, heritable disorder that affects...

Acne

     10 steps to eliminate acne: Avoid milk and dairy.   Avoid sugar and wheat. Eat a low glycemic load, low sugar diet. Sugar, liquid calories, and flour products all drive up insulin and testosterone and may cause breakouts.   Eat an anti-inflammatory diet consisting of more fruits and vegetables. People who eat more veggies (containing more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds) have less acne. Make sure you get your 5–9 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day. Leafy greens are loaded with folate & magnesium – throw them in your smoothie!   Get more healthy anti-inflammatory fats. Make...

Mood Disorders and Nutrition

Nutrition and Mood Disorders have something in common?? 26% of Americans have mood disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc. Did you know that Functional Medicine uses a different approach to treating them? Instead of treating SYMPTOMS with medications, we discover and treat the CAUSE.   The CAUSE of mood disorders is multifaceted and includes biological, psychosocial, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Nutritional status is one of the key factors in proper brain development and normal cognitive function. Diet quality has been associated with common mental disorders, including depression and anxiety, and certain nutrients have been found to be particularly important. What...

O-Shot

The O-Shot® Some women may find that becoming aroused and enjoying sex is increasingly difficult due to a variety of factors. Regaining vaginal sensation and an enjoyable sex life is possible with The O-Shot® at aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness! The O-Shot uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) which is extracted from the patient’s own blood and injected into the clitoris and the anterior vaginal wall, proximal to the G-spot. The O-Shot adds volume to the treated area, in turn increasing sensation and sensitivity. Injections are quick and little pain, if any, is experienced due to the area being numbed prior to the...

Fat Melting Procedures

Fat Blasting Marketing Set to Explode in 2017 After all, who doesn’t want all their fat removed without surgery or dieting!     Who wants these procedures? It is a fact that most people have some insecurity regarding their bodies. For some it is their love handles and for others it may be the shape of their buttocks. Fat deposits in any body zone can significantly spoil a figure, and for aesthetically conscious people - it is a nightmare. With the advent of a new generation of non-invasive body contouring and fat elimination equipment, we can effortlessly get rid of...

Fundamentals of Adrenal Fatigue

Excerpts By: Dr. Michael Lam, MD, MPH; Dr. Justin Lam, ABAAHP, FMNM One of the most common health complaints today is the experience of fatigue and lethargy. If you have fatigue along with other symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, insomnia, inability to lose weight, feeling anxious, allergies, or brain fog, Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS) may be at the root of the problem. Adrenal Fatigue consists of many nonspecific but debilitating symptoms. The onset of this condition is often slow and insidious. Sufferers are told that they are stressed and need to learn to relax more. Yes, we all know that...

Hormones

Why do I need hormones, vitamins, and supplements?   Well, simply put, it is the first step to get you feeling like your younger self again.   At the very least, you’ll try something new and amazing. At best, it could change your life!   And how could it change everything?   Well, let’s talk about what’s going on with you. Does this sound familiar?   You’re trying to take all the right steps; eating ‘healthy’ foods and being as consistent as possible with your exercise routine, but are still experiencing weight gain or difficulty losing weight, hot flashes, sleep...