2017 Progress Edition
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Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center
Helping You Look and Feel Your Best
Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center's Drs. Jackson and Shelton had a vision when they opened three years ago: to bring the latest, research-proven, most innovative non-surgical aesthetic treatments to the region. Patients from 16 states have come to the TriCities for those services, including one patient from Long Island, New York, who came to Changes last year for the Fotona 4D nonsurgical laser facelift, which was not yet available near her. According to Dr. Richard Jackson, Medical Director, their goals are simple: To offer services that are state of the art, affordable, efficient, safe, and that have little or no downtime.
“Our personal business philosophy guides everything we do, every day. We treat everyone like family and have a friendly, welcoming environment. We listen, and explain recommendations and alternatives, and do not pressure or rush patients. As Medical Director, I'm on-site daily, which is not the case at most medical spas.” said Jackson.
The goal of providing innovative laser services has been more than met, with Changes being the only place in the region, sometimes one of the first in the nation, offering these new treatments:
SculpSure and TightSculpt lasers, for fast, permanent elimination of unwanted fat,
Fotona 4D Non-Surgical Face Lift, and a new fractional laser resurfacing & rejuvenation procedure,
IntimaLase, immediately-effective vaginal rejuvenation post-menopause, and vaginal tightening post-childbirth,
IncontiLase treatment, for female stress urinary incontinence,
NightLase procedure, for snoring and sleep apnea,
miraDry, for the permanent elimination of unwanted underarm sweat, odor, and hair, in only 1 – 2 treatments.
According to Dr. Shelton, "Our patients' needs, and those of the community drive our continual growth and training." And the latest new service offering is no exception: Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) using all natural hormone pellets and products for preventive healthcare, to reduce the effects of aging, and to correct hormonal imbalances in both men and women. Changes Medical is partnering with the top BHRT company in the country, bioTE Medical. Natural hormone correction has been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's Disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, loss of bone mass and osteoporosis, and painful arthritis. The patient's unique needs are determined through blood tests, which are much more reliable than saliva tests. The physician implants precise doses of estrogen or testosterone pellets beneath the skin. The hormones are slowly released, maintaining safe, efficient, natural levels for 3 - 5 months. Thyroid hormone levels are also monitored, and treated, if necessary, with natural thyroid, which may be more effective than commonly used forms. We also check for other deficiencies, and natural vitamins and supplements are utilized.
The ten most common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:
Difficulty Sleeping Fatigue and lack of energy
Reduced mental focus and memoryMoody, anxious, depressed
Weight gain, especially belly fatDifficulty losing weight
Decreased muscle strengthMuscle or joint pain
Reduced sexual desire and performanceHot flashes and menopause symptoms
Drs. Jackson and Shelton encourage anyone with any of these symptoms to contact Changes at 423-328-0488 for a free consultation about getting back to feeling and looking, your best.
YOU’LL LOVE YOUR CHANGES!
Serving East TN, Southeast KY, Southwest VA, Southern WV, and Western NC