“Anti-aging Medicine” is a trend mostly associated with holistic or alternative medical specialties. Conventional physicians outside of the cosmetic medical field have been slow to align themselves with this area of medicine, and rightly so – there is little evidence proving beneficial outcomes. Despite the claims of regenerative health from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy, most “anti-aging” treatments are very expensive and do little for your long-term health and wellness. With that said, there is emerging evidence for therapies that may be beneficial, and we at the Men’s Clinic focus on those.
Cosmetic enhancements live at one end of the spectrum of “anti-aging” medicine. The “anti-aging” therapies in the aesthetics world promise patients short-term, superficial results for a price. Lasers. Infusions. Injections. We believe that making someone’s skin look younger is NOT antiaging medicine. It does not enhance longevity or slow disease progression. At the opposite end of the spectrum are evolving (and sometimes controversial) uses of prescription medications initially designed to treat other medical conditions. These can, for example, modify your immune system or alter the way your body uses glucose. Most antiaging drug therapies are very cutting edge and not FDA-approved for these purposes, although ongoing research studies show promising outcomes.
We focus on treatments that are supported by the clinical research of relevant and renowned experts in the field. It is important to note that the practice of antiaging medicine is not mainstream. There are no established guidelines or agreements within the medical community on many of the strategies employed in this emerging field. These treatment strategies are evolving and derived from groundbreaking and off-label applications of accepted, advanced practice and scientific research. We are here for one reason: to take care of our patients. We are not interested in selling you therapy or a product that doesn’t provide a high likelihood of enhancing your longevity and health. We seek to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients. As part of our Concierge Wellness Plan, we’ll review your wellness needs and determine if you are a candidate for any emerging anti-aging therapies.
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