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By The Fountain Clinic
January 16, 2018
Category: Procedures

It’s not easy to live day to day with the many symptoms that come with the general aging process. Thankfully the practitioners at Rocky hormone replacementRiver Med Spa-The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH, offer a solution called hormone replacement therapy, for both men and women. Find out more about this anti-aging treatment and how it can help you or someone you love get back to your life.

What Does Hormone Replacement Do?
Hormone replacement therapy helps patients rejuvenate themselves when they’re feeling the many adverse effects of aging. It traditionally has been used to help women who are struggling with the symptoms of menopause. However, hormone therapy can also help men restore their vigor, energy, and muscle function by supplementing naturally occurring hormones.

How Does Hormone Replacement Work?
First, you’ll visit a practitioner at The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River for a consultation to explain your concerns and talk more about the therapy, including any risks. The next step is a hormone evaluation lab panel, which will tell your doctor if you’re a candidate for this program. At the next appointment, your doctor will consult with you about your results and do a thorough physical, which will include an EKG. Once you pass your physical, you’ll receive a prescription for the hormones to take as suggested by your doctor.

Why Should You Choose Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider hormone replacement therapy:

  • You're feeling tired or fatigued often and need more energy.
  • You're a woman going through menopause, experiencing hot flashes and mood swings.
  • You want to lower your risk of osteoporosis (may improve bone density).
  • You’re a man interested in improving libido or reproductive ability.
  • You have concerns about aging skin or lack of muscle tone.

Seek Treatment Today
If you’re interested in hormone replacement therapy, your next step should be to contact a specialist at Rocky River Med Spa-The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH, for an initial consultation. Call (216) 503-8517 today for an appointment with Dr. Curt Birchall.

By The Fountain Clinic
November 13, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser Hair RemovalExcess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.

With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.

In-Office Laser Hair Removal

Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles.  Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.

Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.

It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs and expectations.   

Visit our practice for a successful diagnosis and treatment for excess hair and experience the long-lasting results available with laser hair removal.

By The Fountain Clinic
May 11, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Wrinkles   SkinTyte   anti-aging  

SkinTyte is a laser skin rejuvenation treatment offered in Rocky River, OH, by Dr. Curt Birchall of The Fountain Clinic. It is used to anti-agingrejuvenate and tighten the skin. This laser treatment offers dramatic results, but subtle ones on the jowls or loose neck skin. The procedure can also tighten skin on the chest between the neck and the breasts or on the abdominals, arms or legs.

More about the Laser SkinTyte Procedure

Perhaps the biggest benefit of this laser skin treatment is that it is painless. This non-invasive treatment has no downtime, meaning patients can go back to work with their new look. Patients will see immediate results and even more in just three months’ time. Laser skin rejuvenation treatment in Rocky River has proven to be successful for all of Dr. Birchall’s patients.

SkinTyte uses broad band light (BBL) to gently but quickly heat the skin’s upper layers with intense light pulses known as photo-coagulation. There is no surgery or cutting requires as this is a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure. The procedure recoils or tightens the loose collage in the skin. This causes both short and long term results for patients. Patients notice tighter skin with fewer wrinkles immediately because of the heating of the collagen and swelling of the skin because of the light energy.

After the laser skin tightening procedure, the collagen will gently continue to tighten over the next few months. Not only do you get instant results, but gradual ones too. Results will depend on hormone deficiencies, diet, smoking or even sun exposure. Multiple treatments may be necessary to get the desired results each patient is looking for.

To learn more about Laser Skin Rejuvenation or other cosmetic laser treatment procedures in Rocky River, OH, from Dr. Birchall, schedule an appointment today at The Fountain Clinic by calling 216-503-8517.

By The Fountain Clinic
September 12, 2016
Category: Procedures

Learn how getting hormone replacement in Cleveland could help you.

Declining hormone levels can affect nearly every aspect of your life, but you don't have to live with the unpleasant changes. Bio-identicalHormone Replacement Therapy hormone replacement therapy offers a safe, natural way to improve hormone balance. Dr. Curt Birchall of The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland, OH explains how both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement.

What are bio-identical hormones?

Bio-identical hormones feature the same molecular structure as the hormones your body produces and act just like your natural hormones do. Bio-identical hormones come from natural sources, such as soy and yams. Because they're completely natural, they're often easier for your body to metabolize and don't have the same unpleasant side effects as prescription hormones.

How can bio-identical hormones help me?

As you age, your hormone levels decline, whether you're male or female. Bio-identical hormone treatment improves your health and vitality and offers these benefits:

Less Fat and More Muscle: Although you may associate testosterone with males and estrogen with females, both men and women have varying levels of these hormones in their bodies. When testosterone levels decline, muscle mass decreases. Taking bio-identical hormones prevents the loss of muscle mass and helps you keep your muscles strong. Changing estrogen levels trigger the body to store more fat, which can make it harder to stay in shape. Bio-identical hormones restore your natural hormonal balance and make it easier to lose extra pounds.

Better Moods: Mood swings are common if your hormones are imbalanced. Taking bio-identical hormones can decrease anxiety, depression and anger.

Improved Sleep: It's harder to get a good night's sleep as you age. Luckily, bio-identical hormones can help regulate sleeping patterns, allowing you to get the rest you need.

Increased Libido: Dropping hormone levels cause your libido to suffer. Bio-identical hormones offer a natural way to restore your interest in sex.

Fewer Menopausal Symptoms: Menopause triggers a variety a changes in your body, including hot flashes, decreased vaginal lubrication and drier skin. Hormone replacement therapy offers a simple way to relieve these unpleasant symptoms.

Special Benefits for Men: Taking bio-identical hormones can reduce thinning hair and improve erectile function.

Dr. Birchall can create a bio-identical hormone regimen that addresses your unique needs and helps you achieve your goals. Call The Fountain Clinic in Cleveland, OH at (216) 503-8517 to schedule an appointment to learn more about hormone replacement.

By The Fountain Clinic
July 13, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: weight loss  

Losing weight is a process that takes dedication, patience, and plenty of will-power. However, weight loss does not have to be a solo endeavor. With help from The Fountain Clinic in the Cleveland, OH area, you can find a method of weight loss that fits you and your lifestyle. Learn more about how you can lose weight with help from Dr. Curt Birchall.Weight Loss

The Diet Science Program in Cleveland 
The Diet Science Program is a diet customized for each individual patient based on how much weight they wish to lose. Developed by Dr. Birchall, the Diet Science Program can help patients lose weight regardless of if they have 10 or 100 pounds to lose. The program is supervised by Dr. Birchall, a weight counselor, a personal trainer and a dietician to provide lasting results and keep you healthy during the weight loss process.

The process begins with testing to determine if you are a good candidate for the Program. Various testing tells the Fountain staff if you are in good general health and fit to undergo the Diet Science Program safely. If so, the initial physical examination and weigh-in take place. From there, you will receive your customized diet plan. You may receive prescription medications or supplements to work alongside the diet itself. Dr. Birchall can help you determine what treatment plan is best for you.

Other Weight Loss Procedures at The Fountain Clinic
In addition to the Diet Science Program, The Fountain offers other cosmetic weight loss procedures to remove fat and tighten the skin as you go through your weight loss journey. The Exillis procedure melts body fat and tightens the skin in problem areas such as the arms, love handles, neck and thighs. Treatments last around 45 minutes with no downtime afterward. Most patients require four to six treatments. The Fountain also offers Skintyte laser skin tightening procedures to firm the skin on the neck and face.

For more information on weight loss in the Cleveland, OH area, please contact Dr. Birchall at The Fountain Clinic. Call (216) 503-8517 to schedule your appointment today!