Google the words “healthy aging” and more than 9.5 million search results will turn up. Talk about information overload! How are you supposed to sort through what’s real and what’s a hoax? And more importantly, with all the information out there, how do you know what treatment or program is right for you?
“In this world of modern medicine and technology, healthy aging should matter to everyone,” says Ismael Beloso, D.O., ABOFP, and board certified family medicine practitioner. “A focus on awareness of one’s options to promote early prevention of life-threatening diseases is greatly encouraged. After all, your health is your wealth and the key is making the right informed choices.”
That’s the goal of Changes Medical & Wellness Spa, the office of Dr. Beloso. He and his team of expertly trained staff share the exciting developments in medicine and technology with their patients to help them open the doors to happy, healthy aging.
“The idea that disease prevention, antioxidant supplementation and robotic biotechnology can lead to our generation living over 120 years of age may be more foretelling than just a fairytale,” says Mary Frias, R.N., of Changes Medical & Wellness Spa.
For instance, in the ever changing world of weight loss, options now exist for less invasive procedures in cellulite reduction and body toning. “Breakthroughs in radiofrequency, infrared, and vacuum technology allow for healthy lipolysis (breakdown of fat tissue) which helps patients lose inches in a matter of several treatments without surgery or liposuction,” says Frias. “Machines that utilize electrical stimulation can even enhance muscle toning that help with long-term weight management by increasing a person’s metabolic rate and reducing fat percentage.”
New laser technology provides options for facial skin rejuvenation that result in less downtime and more lasting results. One can essentially reverse the signs of aging with the fractionated CO2 skin resurfacing laser. “The laser contracts the skin’s inner and outer layers, eliminating scars, reducing wrinkles and improving texture,” says Dr. Beloso. “Years of sun damage can be reversed with just five treatments scheduled one month apart. Those same lasers also exist to remove stretch marks, erase hyper-pigmented lesions and tighten sagging skin.”
But, that’s not all the lasers can do. Different wavelengths of light can, on one hand, be utilized to destroy unwanted hair follicles to enhance hair reduction, while other wavelengths of light can be used to stimulate hair growth in a person seeking hair restoration.
You may have heard that the progression of many diseases is influenced by one’s nutritional state. Studies have shown that good nutrition can reduce length of illness, reduce hospital stays and thwart diseases. What you may not have heard is that developments in laboratory testing now permit patients to go beyond the traditional investigations utilized by health care providers to diagnose disease.
What does that mean for you? “By a simple blood test, telomere analysis allows one to analyze their actual age on a cellular level,” says Dr. Beloso. “Micronutrient testing provides a list of vitamin or antioxidant deficiencies prompting individuals to take a cocktail of supplements that specifically addresses their needs.”
While aging is inevitable, there is no reason why advancing years must be associated with unwanted wrinkles, stretch marks or a debilitating disease. “Make the connection between your healthy behaviors today and the impact of these choices later in life,” advises Frias.
So do yourself a favor and take the time to discover and ask questions about today’s most advanced technology for a healthier and beautiful tomorrow.
To learn more about how Changes Medical & Wellness Spa can help you, contact their office today.
Changes Medical & Wellness Spa
12780 Waterford Lakes Parkway, Ste. 100
Orlando, FL 32828
407.282.7300 – www.ChangesMedicalSpa.com
Article by Corey Gehrold