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The Anti-Aging Blog

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

estrogen-dominance2-pdDid you know that a main cause of hormone-related health problems in women is not due to the deficiency of estrogen or progesterone but rather the ratio of estrogen to progesterone?


BioIdentical Hormone replacement therapy with estrogen alone without an opposing progesterone should be avoided.

It is important to have both your estrogen and progesterone levels tested at the same time.

Some Symptoms of Estrogen dominance are:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Irregular / abnormal menstrual periods
  • Bloating
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Headaches (especially during PMS)
  • Mood swings
  • Weight and/or fat gain (around the hips)
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Trouble sleeping/insomnia
  • PMS

If you are interested in exploring your options to decrease estrogen dominance or would like a second opinion if you are being treated with only estrogen, contact our clinic to set up a consultation with Dr. Sinda. 

Restoring Lips with New Hyaluronic Acid

A new product just came to the market for restoring the lips! It is called Juvederm Volbella XC and it is unlike any other product I have used for enhancing the lips.

 

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Vobella contains an advanced formula of hyaluronic acid. It is a smooth gel that has been specifically made to give the lips a soft, natural, hydrated feel while smoothing the lines in the body of the lip. The fill can last up to a year and contains lidocaine as an ingredient making treatment more comfortable.

My personal experience with Vobella:

I have naturally fuller lips and did not want to add more volume to them. However, I do have etched lines in my lips that peel and crack even with numerous application of lip balms. I injected Vobella into both my upper and lower lips. I was very impressed with the outcome. My lips do not look bigger or pouty, they look smoother and restored. I was very happy to notice when I wore lip color it did not gather in my lip lines! In addition, I did not have swelling the first day as I have seen in my clients with the other lip fillers! (Please keep in mind every person’s inflammation response if different).

I am very excited about this product! It is FDA approved to last up to a year and can also be used in the lines around the lip.

If you want a subtle smoothing of lip lines and softer more hydrated lips, this is the product for you! Make an appointment to come see me and together we can take a look and see if Vobella would be a good option for you!

Jill Porter, RN / Injection Specialist

Slim Your Chin – Removing Extra Fat

liposculpture-collage-cleddyAccording to a survey conducted by the America Society for Dermatologic Surgery in 2014:

“68% of people say they are bothered by submental fullness “chin fat”.

 

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, a double chin or jowls may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you actually are.

We have a non-surgical solution for you – LipoSculpture!

 

 

 

What is LipoSculpture?

LipoSculpture is a soy formulation of phosphatidyl choline and deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat.

When injected is causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Is LipoSculpture right for me?

LipoSculpture may be right for you if:

  • You’re bothered by fullness in your lower face and chin area
  • You prefer not to have a surgical treatment
  • You eat well and exercise, but the jowls and neck fat do not go away

How is LipoSculpture Administered?

LipoSculpture is typically a 30 minute in-office treatment. After a soothing ultrasound treatment to the area to improve the liquefaction of the fat cells, our nurse injector gives a series of injections into the fat under your chin and/or in the jowling areas. Most of our patients only need 1 treatment to achieve desired results.

Is There Downtime?

There is a significant amount of swelling that occurs the first few days after the treatment and some tenderness. Often, patients have the treatment on a Wednesday or Thursday and return to work by Monday. After the swelling subsides, the fat gradually breaks down and is excreted out of your body creating a smoother jawline, a slimmer chin and more youthful look. Patients frequently tell us that their friends and family keep asking them if they have lost weight. Patients return to our clinic 10-12 weeks later to review the slimming results.

For more information about LipoSculpture and how you can schedule your appointment, call our office at (952)922-2345 or email info@idinhealth.com.

 

You can also view more information on our website at http://idinhealth.com/facial-and-body-sculpting/liposculpture/

 

Fountain of Youth for the Face

KSTP TV Twin Cities Live Reports

You have choices when it comes to smoothing out your skin. Twin Cities Live TV Reporter, Kelli Hanson, investigates Bellafill, a promising treatment on the market. Find out why, Innovative Directions in Health’s Injector, Jill Porter says Bellafill offers permanent results lasting over 5 years and how it provides the most natural looking results on the market for wrinkles and replacing volume.

Could Bellafill be the “fountain of youth” for the face? 

Bellafill is unique – not only does it immediately fill out your skin, but it’s specially formulated to ensure the injections don’t disappear through absorption into your body. Instead, it is a dual-acting filler and its microspheres vitalize your own skin to produce more collagen, which continue to lift up the skin to its natural height, fading lines and wrinkles and restoring skin texture. This is the key to Bellafill’s long-lasting results – new collagen that is yours to keep.

Watch the news report video:

Jill Porter is a trainer for Bellafill providers and is one of the top Bellafill injectors in the Nation. Schedule a complimentary consultation to see how your appearance could benefit with Bellafill.

 

You Can Make this Vege Soup

Vege soup2Home Made Veggie Soup

 

This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious hearty vegetable soup. Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet but also taste fantastic, especially when made into soup. This soup is very easy to make – even if you have never cooked.

Stop by the farmers market to pick up your fresh veges. ENJOY!

-Sarah, Nurse at Innovative Directions in Health

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 16 oz. bag of frozen peas
  • 1 6 oz. can of water chestnuts
  • 1.5 cups of brown rice spiral noodles
  • 2 large cartons of vegetable broth
  • Seasoning of choice to taste (I used hot sauce, white pepper, cumin, garlic and salt)

Directions:

Add carrots, celery, peas, water chestnuts and broth to pan and simmer for 45 minutes. Add brown rice noodles and simmer 5 more minutes.

Get Involved by Joining us to Donate

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We’ve teamed up again with the American Red Cross Blood Drive to Save Lives!

October 4 | 9 – 3pm

 

Join us for our 6th Blood Drive located in our building, the Edina Business Plaza on France Avenue in Edina. 

Our goal is to collect 50 pints of blood.

This event is open to everyone – patients, family members, friends, etc! Please help us spread the word and join us on October 4th to donate blood and help us reach our goal!

 

Donating got easier with RapidPass!

RapidPass allows you to start the blood donation process from the comfort of your home or office and save time at the donation site. The process is simple, complete the interview questions online, then print your RapidPass and bring it with you or show it on your mobile device. Click here for more info!

 

Interesting Facts about Blood Needs:

  • Patients can’t take a break from needing lifesaving blood. The need is constant!
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
  • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
  • Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S.
  • The Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
  • A need remains for donors with types O negative, A negative and B negative blood.

Please roll up a sleeve and donate with us!  Your donation may help give hospital patients in need the chance to spend more time with loved ones.

 

REGISTER HERE (Sponsor Code = CBBIDH)

or contact Lisa at (952)922-2345 or lisa@idinhealth.com

 

The Longest Lasting Collagen Infused Filler – Bellafill

Belladiamond IDHBellafill is the newest revolutionary dermal filler that grows your own collagen naturally replacing volume, treating smile lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

Jill Porter, RN is a bella Diamond injector. She is 1 of 30 providers across the Nation to achieve this elite status.

What does bella Diamond mean for you? It means Jill is a recognized Bellafill leader among physicians and other Bellafill providers. She performs significant volume of Bellafill treatments so has the experience to deliver beautiful, natural and long lasting results.

Jill is also a Bellafill Trainer and trains physicians as well as other injectors on the best placement of Bellafill to help to avoid complications and achieve optimal results.

 

Unique Collagen Filler with Immediate Results lasting for up to 5 Years

Bellafill is made up of 80% purified Bovine Collagen gel which gives immediate lifting and filling results and 20% PMMA microspheres which provides structural support for collagen growth and smoother-looking skin. The results can last up to 5 years. 

Long Safety Record

The microspheres are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a biocompatible material that has been used in medical implants for 65 years. Bellafill has been proven safe through 5 years in the largest and longest dermal filler study ever conducted.

FDA-Approved for Acne Scars

Acne scars are very difficult to treat. Bellafill stimulates collagen at the site of scars, filling them in. Small scars can also be released using our subcision technique. This helps free the root of the scar allowing the depressed area to be released. We often recommend combining the treatment with MicroNeedling to restore the skin’s texture from the inside and out.

Finally a Beautiful Option for Difficult Areas (under the eyes and lip lines)

One of the most difficult areas to treat is under the eyes and the vertical lip lines above the mouth. With Bellafill, we are able to inject in those areas and grow your own collagen. The results are smooth and natural! The new layer of collagen not only gives you volume but improves your skin tone, firmness and texture brightening complexion.


Discover the benefits of Bellafill, attend one of our informational sessions or call (952)922-2345 to schedule a consultation with Jill. 

 

Bellafill Celebration Event

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Innovative Directions in Health has achieved bella Diamond status, placing our clinic among the top 1% of Bellafill providers in the United States.

CELEBRATE with us as we receive our Elite bella Diamond Award at our Bellafill Transformations Open House

Wednesday, September 28 from 6 – 8pm   |   RSVP Below

at Innovative Directions in Health Clinic | 7550 France Ave S, #215, Edina

Bellafill is a natural, 5 Year FDA approved wrinkle filler with results that last and actually improve over time. This filler corrects smile lines, wrinkles, acne scars, volume restoration and more.

Belladiamond IDHOur Nurse, Jill Porter, attributes this award to her clients…

“Client satisfaction is what drives our clinic.  I always strive to provide my clients with the best possible treatment option according to their needs.  That’s why I love using Bellafill — it creates elegant, natural-looking results that our clients love. Clients look refreshed and not done. They love coming back for follow-up visits to show me their continued improvement and how their skin has changed with the new collagen.”

 

 

Learn about the longest lasting collagen infused filler ** Bellafill** and discover breakthrough technology in Regenica skincare.

You’ll also…

  • See Transformation Before and After Pictures
  • Hear from our patient, Susie Ries, tell about her Bellafill treatment experience
  • Meet the client who received Bellafill during the Twin Cities Live TV News interview
  • Watch a LIVE Bellafill Treatment
  • Enjoy Refreshments
  • Take Advantage of Event Only Pricing
  • Raffle! Win a Bellafill Treatment ($800 value), Regenica Skincare & More!!
  • Dr. Sinda will also be at the event! This will be a great opportunity to meet him and to get some of your questions answered about bio-identical hormones and preventive medicine.

 

RSVP today to be entered to WIN a Bellafill Syringe!

Must be present to win.