Few things are guaranteed in life, but there is one thing that you can count on for sure: as time goes on, your body is going to age. While most men in their late teens through their twenties might feel invincible, it's only a matter of time before age starts to play a role in everyday life. Injuries take longer to recover from, hangovers take longer to dissipate, aches and pains become a normal part of life, and intimate time with your partner can be compromised. If you have experienced any of the symptoms above, don't worry - it's completely normal to slow down as you get older.
The question is, what are you going to do about the aging process? For years, men were told to just "live with it". The time to fight back is here, and there has never been a better opportunity to live your best life than now. Nobody understands the effects that aging can have on men but our team of professionals at Better Life do. That is why we invest all of our time developing innovative, effective men's health solutions: to give men a chance to change their future and live like they did while they were in their prime. If you're ready to take a stand against ED and live a more energetic, youthful life, know that you're not alone. At Better Life Carolinas, we are here to help by providing the most scientifically advanced treatments on the market today.
When it comes to men's health, the topic of sex can still feel taboo, especially when there are performance issues involved. At Better Life Carolinas, we have heard just about every story you can imagine regarding erectile dysfunction or ED. So if you're embarrassed and angry about your performance in the bedroom, we understand how you're feeling. In the past, men had to take strange drugs or sign off on expensive surgeries to help correct their ED, adding to their feelings of shame and hopelessness.
The good news? If you're a man dealing with ED, you don't have to settle for antiquated treatments like those referenced above. There's a new product on the block: a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that is the first of it's kind. It's called GAINSWave®, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it isn't like anything else you have tried before.
Unlike most ED treatments, this unique approach does not require drugs or surgery. Instead, it relies on high-frequency acoustic waves to open the penis's existing blood vessels, encouraging the growth of new blood vessels while eliminating micro-plaque. To put it simply, GAINSWave® increases blood flow and gives you a chance to reclaim your libido and live life like a man in his prime.
GAINSWave® isn't a sketchy, quick-fix pill found behind the glass at a gas station. It is a comprehensive erectile dysfunction treatment with an incredible 76% success rate. With virtually no side effects, it's no wonder that men throughout the Carolinas and across the United States trust GAINSWave® to solve their ED and Peyronie's disease problems.
It might sound like GAINSWave® is too good to be true, but the fact is this kind of erectile dysfunction treatment in Ballantyne, NC uses scientifically-backed, time-tested technologies and applications to improve male sexual performance. Technically referred to as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT), our GAINSWave® procedure goes right to the crux of the issue. Low-intensity sound waves break up plaque formation in your penis while stimulating new blood vessel growth. These new blood vessels help get more blood to your penis, ultimately improving your ability to perform. This incredible treatment not only increases blood flow - it also causes new nerve tissues to grow, making your penis more sensitive and easily stimulated.
It all happens through a process called neurogenesis, which increases penis sensitivity. What sets GAINSWave® apart from others is the use of low-intensity sound waves to achieve increased blood flow and sensitivity. Because this procedure is completely non-invasive, you won't ever have to worry about expensive insurance claims or unsightly scarring. All you have to worry about is enjoying life like you used to, without having to undergo surgery or putting harmful substances in your body.
Here are some quick facts about Better Life Carolinas GAINSWave® treatments:
If you have ever wondered why GAINSWave® treatments are so popular with men, the answer is simple. Prescription drugs meant to help ED often come with side effects that can diminish your peace of mind and day-to-day life. While some men swear by the "little blue pill," many guys aren't aware of the hidden risks associated with drugs like Viagra. The following ailments can happen both in the short term and long term:
If you are having problems with erectile dysfunction, you should understand why it's happening. The primary cause of ED is associated with a lack of blood flow to the penis, making erections difficult to get and maintain. Rather than relying on a prescription pill for a quick fix, many men are using GAINSWave® treatment in Ballantyne, NC for a natural solution with no ill side effects. ED doesn't have to be your "new normal," and neither does suffering from strange side effects from popping too many "little blue pills."
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the world. Over the last year, millions of Americans have had to change their lifestyles and alter daily routines to better protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. While COVID-19 causes a litany of negative side effects, new research shows that men who contract the virus can triple their risk of developing erectile dysfunction. Because the human body is unfamiliar with this kind of virus, it responds by sending a large immune response. During this process, the body uses massive amounts of chemicals to eliminate the virus, causing horrible collateral damage in the form of cell destruction and inflammation.
Contracting COVID-19 and suffering from ED at the same time might sound like a death sentence. However, if you are a man experiencing ED during or after contracting the COVID-19 virus, don't lose hope.
Clinical trials have shown that shockwave therapy, better known as GAINSWave®, has been shown to lower inflammation and boost vascularity by creating angiogenesis and improving endothelial function. Simply put, GAINSWave® treatments can help reverse symptoms of ED brought on by COVID-19. To learn more about how GAINSWave® can help you get back to a normal sex life after developing COVID-19, we recommend contacting our office today.
Though Peyronie's Disease affects about 9% of men, it is a little-known disease that can cause physical and aesthetic issues. It is characterized by fibrous scar tissue, which forms underneath the surface of a man's penis. When this disease is left untreated or treated improperly, it can be very difficult for men to have a normal erection. This is because Peyronie's Disease can cause painful curvatures in the penis, making it nearly impossible for afflicted men to have sexual intercourse at all.
The cause of Peyronie's Disease is currently unknown. However, most cases stem from physical trauma like acute injuries after vigorous sex. Other causes include prostate surgery, autoimmune disorders, and family history. Unfortunately, traditional treatment options range from a "wait and see" approach to prescription drugs and even surgery.
Symptoms and signs of Peyronie's Disease include:
Fortunately, for men who are looking for a non-invasive, natural erectile dysfunction treatment in Ballantyne, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Ballantyne breaks down scar tissue affecting your penis, helps create new blood vessels, and opens up existing ones. As a result, blood flow is increased, which minimizes penis curvature and fixes the problems associated with erectile dysfunction.
Most guys will tell you that their penis is the most important part of their body. While that is not totally true from a physiological perspective, we get where they're coming from - after all, a man's penis plays a big role in his personal life and overall wellbeing. When a man has problems achieving and maintaining an erection, his quality of life can suffer dramatically, resulting in lower self-esteem and even depression. If you are a man and suffering from ED or Peyronie's Disease, you can rest easy knowing help is only a phone call away.
In addition to GAINSWave® treatments, Better Life Carolinas also offers the Priapus Shot or P-Shot® for short. Originally used to treat wounds and sports injuries, our P-Shot® is an all-natural treatment that fortifies your body through cellular repair and rejuvenation. P-Shot® treatments have shown very promising results for men who have suffered from prostate cancer, enlarged prostates, the side effects of surgery, drug side effects from prescription pain killers, and even diabetes.
You might be asking yourself, "How does the P-Shot® work?"
This ED solution works by using platelet-rich plasma or PRP from your own body. The proteins and growth factors released by the large number of platelets activate your stem cells, which begins cellular regeneration and repair wherever the PRP are used in your body. Tissue repair in your penis is further aided by the formation of new blood vessels and collagen production.
In many cases, men who use the P-Shot® to correct erectile dysfunction or the effects of Peyronie's Disease can resume sexual activity a few hours after the treatment is applied.
Benefits of Better Life Carolinas' P-Shot® include:
BALLANTYNE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Come September, construction sounds will be replaced with musical performances at a state-of-the-art amphitheater in Ballantyne.“We posted the announcement on social, and the engagement has just been incredible!”Punk Rock Bands All Time Low and Gym Class Heroes will perform live on September 26th, helpin...
BALLANTYNE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Come September, construction sounds will be replaced with musical performances at a state-of-the-art amphitheater in Ballantyne.
“We posted the announcement on social, and the engagement has just been incredible!”
Punk Rock Bands All Time Low and Gym Class Heroes will perform live on September 26th, helping to set the tone for this 535-acre property currently under construction.
“It’s a 3,500-person capacity venue,” said Hailey Rorie, director of community relations at Northwood Office. “Outdoor, tiered lawn, dedicated food truck parking, concessions,” she listed, “we have a high-tech sound and lighting system, we have a dedicated green room space.”
Construction for The Amp wraps up this summer, but the larger project, Ballantyne Reimagined, will continue for years.
Northwood office believes they’re tapping into something residents in south Charlotte have wanted for a while.
“The entire project is just so amazing for this community,” Rorie told Queen City News. “The dining and retail district is opening early next year; we have OMB coming with their one-acre beer garden at the bowl, we have more retail announcements coming soon, really unique dining experiences, some soft goods retailers coming within the next year.”
Here’s the timeline:
Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the 6-acre stream park, which will open this summer.
The Amp will open in late summer or early fall.
Retail and dining options will start opening in early 2024.
The plan for the campus is to become an economic driver for the Ballantyne community.
“We just want to be that go-to source for quality fun, meaningful experiences,” Rorie said. “We’re all about bringing the community together, and The Amp is just one example of that.”
Regarding getting tickets to All Time Low and Gym Class Heroes – VIP tickets go on sale tomorrow and general admission at 10 a.m. on Friday. The park, Ballantyne’s Backyard, already attracts a few thousand people with their cover bands, so organizers are anticipating tickets to concerts at The Amp to sell out.
Casa del Tequila is now open in Ballantyne, serving Mexican food classics such as burritos, fajitas and specialty tacos — along with a variety of tequilas, of course.The Mexican restaurant opened in late 2022 in Ballantyne Village, right next door to where Crispy Banh Mi recently opened a new location. Ballantyne Village will ...
Casa del Tequila is now open in Ballantyne, serving Mexican food classics such as burritos, fajitas and specialty tacos — along with a variety of tequilas, of course.
The Mexican restaurant opened in late 2022 in Ballantyne Village, right next door to where Crispy Banh Mi recently opened a new location. Ballantyne Village will also be the home to Hestia Rooftop, a new restaurant serving modern Asian cuisine, when it opens in the spring.
The food: You can find all the usual suspects. There are fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and chimichangas.
But there’s more. A variety of steak and seafood dishes are on the menu, as well. The Tequila Steak ($22.95), is a grilled ribeye with shrimp, topped with tomatoes, bell peppers and onions that comes with rice and a cheese enchilada. The Aguachile ($19.95) is shrimp submerged in citrus juices with cucumber, red onion and avocado, and seasoned with chili peppers, salt and cilantro.
The drinks: As you’d expect, there’s a fair number of margaritas on the menu. House margs are made with Sauza, triple sec and Gran Gala, plus the house mix — and are available in lime, strawberry, mango, peach and piña colada ($7.95 for a small, $10.95 for a large and $24.95 for a pitcher. Special varieties listed separately, such as the pomegranate or cucumber watermelon margaritas, are available only in large ($15) or by the pitcher ($35).
Tequila connoisseurs can also select their favorite one from the house list and ask for it to be smoked with cherry, apple or mesquite.
The space: A few TVs hang on the wall, turned to sports, emphasizing a relaxed atmosphere. White walls and black-and-white leather seating provide a clean backdrop for Mexican artwork hung throughout the space.
VelTree Vegan, which moved last December from University City to Ballantyne Village with big plans for expansion, is the latest victim of the Covid pandemic. The owners on Thursday announced on Instagram their plans to close just before Christmas.“2020/21 and the pandemic devastated the restaurant industry especiall...
VelTree Vegan, which moved last December from University City to Ballantyne Village with big plans for expansion, is the latest victim of the Covid pandemic. The owners on Thursday announced on Instagram their plans to close just before Christmas.
“2020/21 and the pandemic devastated the restaurant industry especially small businesses, but because of our faith we continued to press through, but No one could know the full impact that Covid would leave on businesses around the world,” wrote chef Velvet “Vel” Kelty-Jacobs, who owns the restaurant with her wife, Treona “Tree” Kelty-Jacobs.
Inflation, staffing shortages and supply chain issues “created a recipe for a perfect storm, that has led to our decision to close the restaurant,” she wrote.
The restaurant, which received accolades from celebrities such as Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu and Nick Cannon and has been named a top restaurant by PETA, will close its doors for the last time Dec. 23.
VelTree opened in 2018, becoming the city’s first Black-woman-owned vegan soul food café.
“First, let me say thank you to everyone that have supported us from day one. When we opened in 2018 we had no idea of the levels of success we would reach,” Kelty-Jacobs wrote.
CharlotteFive featured VelTree in an article this summer, in which the women recognized they had something special.
“As Black, LGBTQ+ business owners — and women of faith — we recognize that we represent many communities and we can positively impact their lives just by being here,” Kelty-Jacobs said.
They had planned to use the restaurant as a platform to give back to the community. The new, larger Ballantyne site offered more room for open mic nights, karaoke, yoga workshops and other special programming, as well as networking events.
But recently, VelTree has had to close multiple times due to staffing issues. On Dec. 7, the restaurant thanked customers for their patience. It added, “We are not feeling well and as with many businesses right now we’re already short-staffed which makes it impossible to open and run the store efficiently.”
Editor’s note: This story is developing and may be updated.
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday; closed Mondays
This story was originally published December 15, 2022, 5:09 PM.
Reach Fertility will open its third location in early 2023.CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Reach Fertility, a leading fertility treatment and research practice, announces it is opening a new location in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC. The practice will be located at 14135 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC and will begin accepting patients in early 2023.Reach Fertility's new, nearly 5,000 square foot location will offer multiple spaces for consultations and monitoring as well as its own HSG suite, a...
Reach Fertility will open its third location in early 2023.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Reach Fertility, a leading fertility treatment and research practice, announces it is opening a new location in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC. The practice will be located at 14135 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC and will begin accepting patients in early 2023.
Reach Fertility's new, nearly 5,000 square foot location will offer multiple spaces for consultations and monitoring as well as its own HSG suite, and laboratory. The office will be open Monday-Friday and offer a comprehensive scope of fertility procedures on site. According to Patrick Mc Phillips, Reach's executive director, "Since opening our doors over thirty years ago, Reach Fertility has developed deep roots in the Charlotte community. We are now very excited to open our new Ballantyne facility to better serve prospective parents residing in the southern areas of North Carolina and in South Carolina. Fertility treatment often requires several visits and this new location will offer more convenience for patients coming from the surrounding areas. The practice is situated just off main highways and provides plenty of free parking." This location joins Reach Fertility's main practice in the Dilworth area of Charlotte, and its northern site located in Mooresville, NC.
Reach Fertility has been a leader in treating patients with fertility issues in the Southeast since 1988. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, Reach Fertility has achieved some of the highest pregnancy rates in the region. Reach is also known for providing compassionate patient care, individualized treatment plans and the most cost-efficient options.
The practice's fertility specialists—Dr. Seth E. Katz, Dr. Joseph G. Whelan, III, Dr. Richard L. Wing, Dr. Jack L. Crain, Dr. Tyl Taylor, Dr. Jennifer Patrick, Taylor Holt, PA-C, Ann Morris Merline, PA-C, Grace Perez, PA-C, Daminica Mc Phillips, NP- BC and Molly Oaten, WHNP are nationally recognized as leaders in the field of reproductive medicine and provide the most compassionate and technologically advanced patient care.
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A new location of Crispy Banh Mi has opened in Ballantyne Village, offering a fourth spot for fans of the restaurant’s banh mi and Vermicelli bowls to grab a meal.Customers can expect to find the same menu as the other Crispy Banh Mi locations, which have steadily expanded since the first family-owned restaurant opened in 2016. Its hours have expanded, too — the shops ...
Customers can expect to find the same menu as the other Crispy Banh Mi locations, which have steadily expanded since the first family-owned restaurant opened in 2016. Its hours have expanded, too — the shops were previously closed on Mondays but are now open daily.
There are 11 banh mi sandwiches to choose from, including the Crispy’s Favorite (with ham, pork roll, head cheese and grilled chicken), grilled pork or chicken, and a vegetarian option. Each comes with carrots, daikon, cucumbers, cilantro and jalapenos, and you can add on avocado, a fried egg or more meat for an additional charge.
Other options on the menu include chicken wings and fries, salads and cold Vietnamese rice vermicelli noodle bowls with lettuce, cucumber, mint, cilantro and pickled carrots and daikon.
The restaurant is also known for its wide variety of drink options, including coffee, tea, frappes, smoothies and slushies — plus juices.
Location: Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 175, Charlotte, NC 28277 (now open)
Location: 934 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
Location: Ayrsley, 2130 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28273
Cuisine: banh mi, Vietnamese, sandwiches
This story was originally published January 9, 2023, 11:02 AM.
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