What is Sarcotropin and why is it so popular?

A:Sarcotopin IPA comes from Greek origins - 'Sarco' means 'muscle', 'Tropin' means 'growth' and IPA stands for Ipamorelin.  It comes in the form of oral drops.  Ipamorelin is a type of growth hormone.

Sarcotropin IPA includes a high dose of Vitamin D3, Gabba which improves mood, DMAE (dimethyl amino ethanol) which acts as a skin tightener, rosacea plum juice which is a natural source of ghrelin that suppresses appetite.

It can also keep you mentally alert, and allow you to enjoy wonderful sleep by resetting your circadian rhythm.

What are some different weight loss medications?

A:Phentermine: FDA approved for obesity treatment; a controlled substance; can be habit forming; take only on fasting days, such as M/W/F or weekends; can take for 90 days max before 30 day break is required; Side effects such as insomnia and anxiety common. Safe in large clinical trials. Contraindicated in high blood pressure, seizure, drug abuse, heart, lung or vascular disease history. Do not take on consecutive days, rather, alternate dosing.

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN): Reduce insulin levels and body fat set point; improves sleep and chronic pain, depressed mood, PTSD, anxiety etc. Important for patients who have been on diets before and regained their weight.

Thyroid Hormone: Approximately 80% of patients will need T3 added to their regimen to boost weight loss. T3 boosts metabolism, improves body temperature, reduces insulin levels, reduces leptin levels and increases energy and sense of well-being.

Lipo-Mino-Mix (LMM) weekly injections: LMM shots boost energy levels and boost mitochondrial energy production leading to an increase in metabolism. 50% of patients struggling with weight have low B vitamins.

Vitamin D injections: Research has shown that 40% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Overweight patients with Vitamin D deficiency (D<30) who had their D replaced lost substantially more weight than those who took placebo. Bottom line, check D levels on all overweight patients and replace per protocol:50,000 units IM weekly x 4 then monthly ongoing. Injectable is far superior to oral formulations.

Tru-Niagen: (nicotinamide riboside) capsules: Boosts levels of NAD+, thus aiding in repair of mitochondria, DNA, cellular physiological components, neurons; net effect is clearer memory, faster recovery from workouts, optimized immune system, better sleep.

L-Carnitine capsules: L-carnitine is an amino acid essential for the transport of fatty acids into the cell mitochondria. Research has shown that L-carnitine stimulates the use of fat for fuel and boosts metabolism, which plays a key role in weight management. L-carnitine has also been found to support cardiovascular health and to increase aerobic capacity during exercise.

Sermorelin injections: Raises Growth Hormone levels, boosts testosterone, thyroid and other endocrine systems affected by age. Increases LMM, Lowers PBF, younger skin, hair and nails. Can raise appetite so often goes with Paleo lifestyle or phentermine.

Sarcotropin oral drops: oral type of growth hormone peptide called Ipamorelin with other botanicals and vitamins. Very popular among patients who use it. One bottle lasts 2 months typically.

7-keto DHEA capsules: Raises metabolism, warmth, LMM, energy, no side effects of DHEA

Testosterone Optimization: Improves mood, immune system and libido; lowers body fat, increases lean muscle mass and energy; lifts depression, gives hope and courage. Can be given as a weekly shot, pellet, or cream.

*For thyroid hormone supplementation, need TSH, free T4, total T4, TPO and free T3 levels on file.  Testosterone requires Estradiol in men, PSA in men, total and free testosterone levels on file.

What makes Belle Moi Wellness Center better?

A: We use the latest techniques and equipment available in the United States.  All our staff are certified by LPG®.  Our normal session is 55 minutes versus others are only 30 minutes.  We use the exclusive LPG® Scan application to track and verify your progress.  (You can still get results from other lesser systems, [i.e. Keymodule] but they will require many more treatments over a longer period of time.  Make sure the machine they are using is from the LPG® INTEGRAL model series.)

Does Endermologie really work?

A: Yes, it does work, as demonstrated over the past 12 years in thousands of case studies from around the world. It was enough proof for the FDA to authorize the manufacturer to claim a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. The FDA is renown for its strictest scientific standards worldwide.

How many treatments can I have in one week?

A: The average number of treatments is two per week. If you are simultaneously in the process of losing a significant amount of weight or if you have a long-term problematic cellulite condition, one treatment per week is recommended More than two sessions per week will not bring faster results.

How many sessions before I see results?

A: Usually people see changes within 5 or 6 sessions, but 14 are the average number of suggested treatments. Monthly maintenance sessions are suggested thereafter.

Does Endermologie® help me lose weight?

No, the Endermologie® machine has not been proven to help with weight loss. The FDA allows the following claims in relation to beauty: to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite and to reduce circumferential body measurements in cellulite-treated areas, it is not a weight-loss device. In fact, the results of Endermologie will likely be enhanced if you are at your ideal body weight.

Does this replace exercise?

A: No. In fact, it is highly recommended that you add diet and exercise to the routine you follow while undergoing Endermologie® treatments. In most cases, this improves results.

Does this treatment work on men also?

A: Definitely. Our clinical experience has shown excellent results for problem areas such as "love handles" and loose pectoral tissue.

Does the machine tone the skin?

Clients have been thrilled with the results, and have themselves also claimed an improvement in skin tone and appearance of stretch marks. Such claims, while entirely subjective and not documented by medical evidence, nonetheless demonstrate the extent of patient satisfaction.

Why are bodysuits worn when receiving treatments?

A: Bodysuits allow the Endermologie® treatment head to glide more easily over the body and ensures optimal hygiene.

What is the difference between Endermologie® and liposuction? Can it be used instead of liposuction?

A: Endermologie®, unlike liposuction, does not involve breaking through the skin in any way. Some people try Endermologie® first and then choose to wait to receive liposuction. Some choose to receive both as part of a dual treatment to their problem. Endermologie® is being used and studied by some of the most well-known practitioners of liposuction in the world.

What sensations will I experience during the treatment?

A: The sensation is similar to a deep massage. Most clients find it quite pleasant. The strength of the treatment can be individually adjusted to your comfort level.

What will I feel afterwards?

A: Most clients report a feeling of relaxation and an increase in energy. Since the Lymph system is stimulated, it is important for the success of your treatment that you drink at least two litres of water every day during the duration of your treatment in order to aid in elimination.

Are there any side effects?

A: A number of side effects can occasionally occur: these include and are not limited to:  Dizziness, Nausea, Headaches, Bruising.  There is also the possibility that other side effects not presently known, recognized, described or understood may develop in the future.

Can I receive treatments if I am pregnant?

A: No correlation has been found between Endermologie® and complications in pregnancy. However, it is recommended that during pregnancy you do NOT receive treatments.

Can I have Endermologie® treatments if I'm planning to have liposuction?

A: Yes! Endermologie is recommended by many plastic surgeons before and after liposuction (especially after). Endermologie® counteracts the rippling and hard fat deposits than can occur with liposuction.

What is Pressotherapy?

Answer: Pressotherapy is a medical and beauty treatment that promotes lymphatic drainage by using air pressure on different parts of the body. By alternating between compression and decompression, it effectively stimulates the lymphatic system.

How does the Pressotherapy equipment work?

Answer: A computer-controlled pump inflates the individual sections of the multi-chambered garments, which are positioned around the limbs. The pump inflates each chamber of the garment individually. Once a chamber has been inflated, its pneumatic circuit closes. This enables the pump to maintain the preset level and avoid the balancing of pressure with the other chambers. When one chamber is inflated, this causes an increase in pressure of the previously inflated chamber, creating an Automatic Double Pressure Gradient.

Question: What are the benefits of Pressotherapy?

Answer: You can enjoy many positive health and beauty benefits from applying pressure waves. You will see improvements to circulatory system disorders and venous issues like varicose veins, tired legs and heavy limbs.

If you are thinking about getting fit and losing weight, this type of treatment may be for you. By combining pressotherapy, diet and exercise, you will see better results in less time. You can also treat swelling or drain the toxins, fats and liquids that cause cellulite. You will recover skin elasticity, increasing oxygen flow to the body's tissues and helping them regenerate.

The treatment also stimulates the immune system, building up your defences against pathogens, and can even help you lower your blood pressure if you have hypertension.

Pressotherapy can also help with digestive problems; when the treatment is applied to the abdomen it stimulates bowel transit and relieves constipation issues.

Elite athletes also use pressotherapy to improve their physical fitness. It is the perfect complement for toning muscles and joints. But it also relaxes the muscles, reducing muscle fatigue and preventing pain and cramping. Moreover, it strengthens connective tissues, alleviates stress and tension and reduces muscle spasms.

Who should use Pressotherapy?

Answer: You don't have to have a health or beauty problem to receive this treatment. You can receive pressotherapy sessions to improve your health and well-being.

However, it can be quite useful for people with cellulite, bloating, varicose veins, circulatory or intestinal issues, obesity, tired legs, rheumatism or menopause. It is also suitable for all ages.

Are there any Contra-indications?

Answer: There are practically no contraindications, but there are cases for which the treatment is not recommended. You should not receive pressotherapy if you suffer from deep vein thrombosis, infections in the areas to be treated, body pain or numbness, if you are a cancer patient or have a pacemaker, if you have heart disease or if you are pregnant. But the treatment would be very useful after giving birth and during postpartum recovery.

Practising sports is not recommended before or after receiving the therapy. If you have any questions, please contact a professional in the field for personalized advice.

How often should Pressotherapy be used?

Answer: You'll need to do more than one session to see the results of pressotherapy. But after the first session, you will feel a clear improvement to your physical fitness, especially in terms of the elasticity and flexibility of the tissues. The professional will then assess how many sessions you need.

What is an infrared sauna?

Answer: In the infrared sauna, infrared light penetrates several inches into the body and creates heat, resulting in a whole-body hyperthermia on a cellular level to make you sweat.

What are the benefits of being in the infrared sauna?

Answer:

Sweating is the best way to rid the body of toxins (toxic drugs, pollutants, pesticides and heavy metals), which in turn improves the immune system and overall health.

Sweating is also a great way to increase metabolic rate and reduce stress -- it's like a workout without the work -- burning 600+ calories per session.

The infrared sauna helps you detoxify, improves circulation, lymphatic drainage and cardiovascular health, reduces pain, increases your metabolic rate to jumpstart weight loss, rejuvenates your skin, and reduces stress and cortisol levels.

Repeated exposure to heat from infrared light results in cumulative health benefits.

Is this like a regular steam sauna?

Answer: Nope! Invisible light heats the body, not the surrounding air, so it is more comfortable and allows you to enjoy a longer session than with traditional steam saunas.  

Is infrared sauna for anti-aging?

Answer: Yes! The infrared sauna is great for reducing wrinkles and crow's feet, and it helps improve overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.

Is the infrared sauna safe?

Answer: Yes! Unlike sunbathing, exposure to infrared heat therapy is safe and won't cause the skin to burn.

How long do you recommend for each infrared sauna session?

Answer:

We recommend working your way up to 30- to 40-minutes.  

Your sweating and detoxification continues after you get out of the sauna for about 30- to 60-minutes afterwards, so it is not recommended that you shower right afterwards as it will shorten the benefits of the detoxification process.  

I've heard about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) -- is your infrared sauna safe from EMFs?

Answer:

EMFs are like invisible energy emissions that come from any object that uses electricity. Most common electrical objects give off such low levels of EMF that they pose no risk to humans.

Though infrared saunas are large and powered by electricity, the technology used in our infrared sauna keeps EMF in an extremely low range of 0.2 to 0.3 mG. For context, the Environmental Protection Agency has previously proposed a safety standard of 3 mG, with anything below 3 mG being deemed as safe. Read more here.

 

What do I wear in the sauna?

Answer:

You can wear a bathing suit or a towel.

How should I prepare for my infrared sauna experience?

Answer:

Obviously with all the sweating, you want to make sure to rehydrate!  Please come to each session well-hydrated, not hungover or after drinking alcohol.  

Drinking water is available in the sauna room.

Is it clean?

Answer:

Yes! Our saunas are sanitized after each use. Infrared light kills all bacteria and any airborne germs.

Who cannot use the infrared sauna?

Answer:

Infrared Sauna use is not recommended for people who are pregnant, children under 12, those who cannot handle temperature extremes, those with hemophila, fever, insensitivity to heat, and those under the influence of alcohol or who abuse alcohol.