HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is more than just a weight loss diet. HCG is a hormone that is made by the body during pregnancy. It is a natural, protein hormone that acts as a precursor in the bodies of both men and women to produce hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormones. The act of stimulating these hormones in very low levels appears to help the body sustain lean body mass while dieting. Normally, a very low calorie diet will produce weight loss, however there will be a loss of muscle and lean tissues. The HCG appears to help counteract that. There is also a reported anecdotal loss of appetite. This takes a couple of days since the hormone takes approximately 48-72 hours to build in the bloodstream to the typical therapeutic dose. Therefore, when starting a medical regimen of HCG for weight loss, it is advised to not start the diet until 2-3 days after beginning the HCG injections.
The HCG Diet Plan involves the use of a carefully planned diet of healthy, quality foods for nutrition and tiny amount of the pro-hormone, HCG administered through injections, originally published by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in his manuscript, Pounds and Inches, the diet initially called for a rigid protocol with little flexibility, lack of exercise recommendations, and a specific list of allowed foods. Times have changed however, and the HCG Diet has evolved into a number of modern protocols. Today’s HCG Diet involves a low calorie diet with an expanded food list, exercise and a strong focus on learning healthy habits for lifelong weight maintenance.
How Does The HCG Diet Work?
There has been much confusion about how the HCG Diet works but there is a simple explanation: HCG does NOT cause you to lose weight. The carefully planned diet and menu are what results in the weight loss. So what is the point of using HCG? HCG simply changes HOW your body loses the weight by keeping your body from going into “diet mode”. Rather, the hormone stimulates your body’s natural metabolic cycle to run continuously by maintaining muscle mass and stimulating the body’s natural hormone cycle. Comparatively, other diets trigger your body to use muscle mass as fuel and slow the body’s metabolism in what is known as “starvation mode.” Our program is customized based on your weight-loss goals, your current weight and your lifestyle needs. Our treatments will jump start your weight loss to make reaching your goals easier.
If you are looking for a highly effective way to target problem areas of fat and cellulite on your body, Unique Weight Loss and Family Practice has the answer for you. Mesotherapthy is a new procedure that has been used at our clinic to treat cellulites, “love handles”, abdominal fat, double chin, buttocks, thighs, upper arms, and anywhere else you need help with toning.
History of Mesotherapy
Mesotherapy is a localized, fat-burning technique, invented in 1952 by Dr. Michel Pistor, where medication is injected into the mesoderm, the layer of fat and connective tissue under the skin. Over the past 50+ years, in excess of 25,000 physicians worldwide have used Mesotherapy regularly for a variety of purposes, including overall weight loss, spot weight reduction, cellulite reduction, hair loss, scar revision and wrinkle elimination. In 1987, the French Academy of Medicine recognized Mesotherapy as an inherent part of traditional medicine. Mesotherapy is a technique using very small doses of compounded medications that injected into the mesoderm (the middle layer of the skin) using the syringe or a device called a Mesogun.
What areas of the body can be treated with Mesotherapy?
Love handles, Stomach, Saddle bags, Bra bulge, Inner thigh bulge, Outer thighs, Buttocks, Abdomen, Knee pads, Double chin, Eye fat pads, Face and neck, Arms, Back, Legs, Hands & Waist, Head, Alopecia, Wrinkles, Face, Neck & Chest.
Which patients are suitable for Mesotherapy?
Generally, most healthy adults 18 to 80 may have Mesotherapy for body sculpting and weight loss, cellulite treatment & “mesolift” skin rejuvenation.What are the side effects of Mesotherapy?
Possible side effects – Generally mild and may include a short period of burning or itching, as well as temporary soreness which can last from a few minutes to as much as two days. Temporary bruising is common yet most bruises fade within one week and certainly by two weeks they should be completely gone.
Potential general effects – Tenderness – Pain – Swelling.
Potential side effects – Flushing – Vagal response – Allergy – Nausea.
Potential local effects – Hematoma – Necrosis – Abscess – Hyperpigmentation – Infections.
Exclusion criteria may include: Women who are pregnant, People on blood thinners, Insulin Dependent Diabetics, People with Cancer, People with AIDS, People with coronary artery heart disease or heart dysfunction, People with arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms), People with a history of blood clots or strokes or people with immune-compromised and/ or organ transplant recipients. Cancer patients in remission must also be careful.