Are There Any Hair Restoration Techniques that Work?”

A discussion with Dr. Nadia Mostovych of Belcara Health Yes! I’m so glad you asked this important question! There is no longer any reason to suffer the embarrassment of thinning hair. The advances in hair restoration technology available today can allow you to enjoy thick, full hair that looks natural, once again. Thinning hair is very common among both men and women of all ages and can be highly distressing for those afflicted. There are various conditions that can cause this, but the most common is androgenetic alopecia, or gradual male /female- pattern hair loss. In the past, most hair […]

I’m overweight and Considering HCG

Is it safe and does it really work? A discussion with Dr. Eric Nager of Belcara Health By Dr. Eric Nager If you want to lose weight, an HCG diet program can be a great way to jumpstart your weight loss journey. It involves a very low-calorie diet, combined with injections of HCG, a naturally occurring hormone that has been used to assist with weight loss for decades. HCG helps by allowing men and women to lose weight rapidly, without hunger pains, weakness, irritability or muscle loss. HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone that women produce when they become […]

I love smooth skin but hate shaving Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

A discussion with Kierstin McClanahan, RN, of Belcara Health by Kierstin McClanahan Yes! There is no need to suffer through another waxing appointment or contend with ingrown hairs and bumpy, irritated skin. Laser hair removal is a fantastic way to get rid of unwanted hair and enjoy silky-smooth skin. We all have hair we don’t want. In fact, men and women have been striving to remove unwanted body hair for centuries. Traditional solutions – like razors, tweezers, depilatory creams, and wax – work well enough, but they must be repeated frequently, making them inconvenient, time-consuming, and relatively expensive when added […]

‘I am a trans female looking to have my Breasts Enhanced What should I expect?’

A discussion with Dr.  Michael Cohen of Belcara Health By Dr. Michael Cohen Beautiful breasts represent beauty and femininity for many women. For trans women, enhanced beautiful breasts can also represent a greater confluence of their inner and outer selves, confidence, and help them to blend into society more effectively. Breast augmentation is a common, safe, cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts, allowing both cis and trans women the opportunity to enjoy the body of their dreams. Breast augmentation is an important step in many male-to-female transitions. It can be performed at any stage […]

How Can I Look Great for the Holidays? and start the New Year right?

A discussion with Dr. Nadia Mostovych of Belcara Health By Dr. Nadia Mostovych The holidays can be magical, but they can also be quite stressful. As our social calendars fill up and our to-do lists get longer, we can quickly become overwhelmed and tired. The opportunities to indulge in high-calorie, low nutrition meals, and stray from our healthy physical routines are ample – and the reality of January’s New Year’s resolutions looms just ahead. Now is the time to prepare and invest in ourselves so we can fully enjoy the holidays and start the new year at our best. Here […]

Scar Prevention & Treatment

A discussion with Dr. Ciro Martins of Belcara Health by Dr. Ciro Martins Q: “What can I do to make the scars from my upcoming transition less noticeable?” A:  I’m glad you asked because there is quite a lot you can do to minimize scarring after transitioning. Gender reassignment often requires multiple surgeries to alter the appearance and function of existing sexual characteristics. These “top” and “bottom” procedures are all major surgeries that involve incisions and the inevitable scars can be upsetting. Fortunately, there are proactive changes you can make, as well as, many scar repair treatment options, to reduce […]

Body Contouring

By Dr. Gary Vela Q: “I work out all the time but still have belly flab. What can I do?”  A: I hear this frustration frequently! Many people who eat well and exercise regularly still don’t get the results they want. This visible excess fat is called subcutaneous fat (the jiggly, pinchable fat located just under the skin). It can be difficult to lose, especially in the abdominal area. Fortunately, there are several body contouring procedures that can help you gain the fit, firm, smooth tummy you desire. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, and CoolSculpting are all designed to improve the shape […]

Treatments for Discomfort During Intimacy

A discussion with Dr. Andrew London of Belcara Health   Q: Intimacy has become more and more uncomfortable. Can laser treatments really help? A: In most cases, yes! Specialized laser treatments have shown to be highly effective for reducing discomfort during intercourse, especially for menopausal women. Painful sex, clinically known as “dyspareunia,” can be caused by a wide range of physical and psychological conditions, but the primary cause is vaginal dryness, a common symptom of menopause. Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs when a woman’s menstrual cycles end, usually somewhere around age 50. During menopause, the body’s natural production […]

Erectile Dysfunction and Your Health

Q: Can erectile dysfunction (ED) be indicative of a more serious health concern? A: Yes! Thank you for this important question, for most men are unaware that erectile dysfunction can be an early indicator of more serious health problems, most of which can be addressed with the proper treatment.  Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection long enough to have sex. Most men find the condition highly emasculating and difficult to discuss, even with professional health care providers. This is unfortunate because ED can be alleviated or cured when properly treated and it is critical […]

Anti-Aging Solutions

A discussion with Dr. Nadia Mostovych of Belcara Health Q: “What are the most effective anti-aging solutions?” A: Aging is inevitable, but aging well is something we can control. The science and technology of skincare has become so advanced that we can now enhance, refine and restore our individual beauty in ways that were never possible. In addition, well-established procedures, a proliferation of next-generation surgical and non-surgical anti-aging solutions are now available, providing patients with a variety of customizable options. These include preventative treatments for those in their 20s and 30s and restorative procedures for those looking to reverse the […]