Get with the Program
Before we get to our services for women, let’s talk about the elephant in the room: sex. When it comes to this topic, people tend to clam up. Here’s the thing: you aren’t going to tell us anything we haven’t heard before. After 20 years of listening to women talk about how it just doesn’t feel the same anymore, we know how to handle these conversations.
We’re empathetic, we care and we’re great listeners. The sooner we’re able to talk about these sensitive topics and discuss your intimacy the quicker we can rule out some things and address others. The days of “living with it” have come and gone. Today we’re able to treat most common sexual or urinary issues in a pain-free, non-surgical way. There’s simply never been a better time to “Get with the Program” and address whatever issues are not allowing you to live your best life.
Now, here’s what we offer:
Microneedling with PRP
Despite the mysterious name, the cosmetic procedure itself is quite simple. A few vials of blood are drawn from the recipient’s arm, then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then applied to the face. See? Not scary at all!
The platelet rich plasma’s growth factors work to stimulate new collagen growth, often resulting in skin that appears tighter, smoother and younger! And because the patient’s own platelet rich plasma is used, there’s very little risk of a negative reaction.
The Viveve™ procedure is commonly used to restore vaginal tissue, thereby improving tightness and reducing urinary incontinence symptoms. For women who are experiencing less vaginal lubrication, or a decrease in sexual sensation as a result of loose vaginal tissue, this can make a noticeable difference.
Viveve™ is also beloved for its ability to not just address the embarrassing and inconvenient involuntary leakage that occurs when sneezing, laughing, coughing or exercising, but for improving a woman’s self-esteem and helping her to feel more confident in her body.
This simple procedure utilizes platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate new tissue growth. Because a woman’s own PRP is used, the Better Sex Shot boasts no side effects! The health benefits are numerous and a reinvigorated sex life is just one of them!
The Better Sex Shot earned its name by increasing a woman’s intensity during orgasm, but it is also a natural approach to treating the following:
Stress or urge urinary incontinence
Lichen sclerosus (White Spot disease)
Lichen planus (inflammatory condition)
Postpartum fecal incontinence
Chronic pain related to child birth trauma or mesh
The BTL Emsella™ is a revolutionary breakthrough treatment for men and women suffering from urinary incontinence. The “kegel throne” is suitable for those who desire treatment for urinary incontinence and improvement in their quality of life. This non-invasive treatment uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate the entire pelvic floor. In just one single session, the BTL Emsella chair delivers more than 11,000 supramaximal pelvic flood muscle contractions or “kegels” to build muscle strength and restore support to the pelvic floor.
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Hormones affect nearly every aspect of a person’s emotional, physical, and psychological development. This can include everything from how well they sleep, how they deal with stress, how alert and awake they are, and how happy they are on a regular basis. The body relies on hormones for nearly every bodily function.
When your hormones are in a healthy balance, you look and feel your best; when your hormones levels fluctuate, they can have a number of adverse effects on your health and happiness. Because of how closely your hormones are tied to your overall physical and emotional well-being, accurate hormone assessment is an absolutely essential part women’s age management plans.
It takes a lot of courage to start a weight loss plan. It requires willpower and determination to stick with it. However, if you are like so many other women, you have hit the dreaded weight loss plateau. No matter how hard you work out or how well you eat, you don’t lose weight. Our medical team can then use your resting metabolic rate to determine the required amount of calories a person must consume per day as well as the ideal balance of caloric input and output in order for you to lose weight.
Stress & Fatigue
What’s happening? You’re always too fatigued to do, well, just about anything. Grouchy days are more frequent than happy days. Stress is creeping up where it never used to be. And fun…hey, remember when you used to be that? You’ve resigned yourself that this is what getting older feels like. But did you know it doesn’t have to be this way? These signs of stress and fatigue are not unusual, but can be reversed with hormone therapy. Balance can be restored to your normal body functions. Don’t wait. It’s never too late, or too early, to get back to a better place.
Many women experience changes in focus, concentration and overall productivity with aging that may be secondary to hormonal or nutritional imbalances. Brain fog isn’t a medical condition itself, but rather a symptom of other medical conditions. It’s a type of cognitive dysfunction involving memory problems, lack of mental clarity, poor concentration and/or an inability to focus. Some people also describe it as mental fatigue. Depending on the severity of brain fog, it can interfere with work and every day life. But it doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture in your life.
At Better Life, we don’t just work to improve the health of our clients — we also strive to help them look a way that makes them feel confident and empowered. Because we know that wrinkles, fine lines and hair loss can be one of the most difficult parts of getting older, we’re proud to offer our patients aesthetic treatments.
Regenerative therapy is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs. Advances in developmental and cell biology, immunology, and other fields have unlocked new opportunities to refine existing regenerative therapies and develop novel ones. Regenerative medicine holds the promise of health care solutions that heal the body from within.
Stay sharp with our precision program. Precision Health Evaluation is designed to give you a complete and total picture of your current state of health. This comprehensive evaluation sets the metabolic, endocrine and physiologic baseline for your personalized healthy aging program. In-depth testing provides diagnostics far beyond any routine annual checkup focused on health, lifestyle, exercise and nutrition. Testing performed during this evaluation includes Comprehensive Blood Work, VO2 Max, Body Composition Scan, CIMT, Cognitive Testing, Omega-3 Index, Physical Examination, and a “Gold Standard” Exercise Assessment.
Also included are a one hour consultation with your Age Management Physician, Exercise & Nutrition Consultation, Balance Assessment, and a Customized Age Management Program created specifically for your optimal health, goals, and lifestyle. At the conclusion of the Precision Health Evaluation, you will leave with a definitive plan to achieve your healthcare goals.
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Better Life offers several options to customize your health plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Better Life Carolinas different?
We continuously invest our time and resources into providing our patients the most scientifically advanced treatments available, such as regenerative stem cell therapies, Viveve, Vampire Facelift and the Emsella chair.
How can I participate in the program if I don’t live close to a Better Life office?
In-office evaluations are only required once per year. Your initial and quarterly labs will be completed where you live. Quarterly lab results will be reviewed with the physician by phone.
What if I don’t need help with exercise and nutrition?
Everyone has unique needs when it comes to exercise and nutrition. Our exercise and nutrition specialists are qualified to raise the bar for even the most accomplished athlete.
Do I have to sign a contract for a specific amount of time to participate in the program?
Programs are month to month, and may be canceled with 30 days written notice.
Can I use recent labs completed prior to becoming a Better Life patient?
Patients are welcome to provide previous labs as medical history, but labs completed prior to becoming a Better Life patient cannot be used in place of Better Life labs.
With our spa like offices in Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC, our team is ready to serve you. Schedule your consultation today!
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Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
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Charlotte, NC 28226
EXISTING PATIENTS: 843-577-8484
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