Finally, the holiday haze of stress and overindulgence are in the rearview mirror, while the dawn of a new year is firmly in our sights. It’s time to re-evaluate our lifestyles and carefully determine how we can improve our health and overall appearance.
Here’s the good news. When it comes to redefining ourselves in 2016, the possibilities are endless. Who knows? Change might just come in the form of bright and radiant skin, a slimmer, sexier figure, or freedom from unwanted hair on certain body parts.
Fortunately, Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa can make all these new year dreams come true.
The practice, which has offices serving The Villages and Ocala is operated by Dr. Michael Holloway and his wife, Shannon, and offers medically directed, result-based weight-loss services, as well as medical spa services such as CoolSculpting®, Botox®, Restylane®, Laser Hair Removal and Skin Resurfacing as well as a variety of treatment-based facials including the HydraFacial MD® to name a few.
Think of Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa as a medical practice with a day spa mentality.
None of the procedures are gimmicky or unproven. Dr. Holloway and Shannon pride themselves on offering only evidence-and outcome-based models of care.
“We’ve done our due diligence by carefully researching the technology and procedures we use,” Dr. Holloway said. “More importantly, we’ve assembled a highly certified and credentialed staff to perform these procedures. Those are the reasons we have such an incredible success rate in everything we do here.”
Here’s a detailed look at some of those treatments.
There are many reasons to lose weight. Perhaps you want to get your body fine-tuned so you can walk the beach in a bathing suit without being embarrassed. Or, you may wish to minimize health risks, such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other conditions, that can stem from obesity.
Whatever the reason, the physician-directed weight loss program at Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa helps patients achieve desired results—all in a structured, healthy manner without undergoing surgery or a crash diet.
“We tailor the program to the individual needs of our patients,” Dr. Holloway said. “Our program does not focus on a diet; instead, we teach patients how to live a healthier lifestyle in a realistic and sustainable way.”
Starting with the free initial consultation, Dr. Holloway provides medically based guidance each step of the way. The program includes individualized nutritional counseling, exercise and behavior modification techniques, prescription appetite suppressants when indicated, comprehensive lab workup and EKG. Patients are also offered Lipotropic and HCG injections as part of the program—both of which help increase fat burning and metabolism.
To say patients enjoy stellar results would be an understatement.
“We have one patient who was overweight and using a wheelchair,” said manager Rosanna Whitehead. “Now, she’s walking with the assistance of a walker, and every time she walks into the office she’s smiling and singing. It has been amazing to see her transformation.”
Of course, Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa also offers other services to complement your weight loss and help you look and feel your best.
You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression “melt the fat away.” Lifestyle Solutions offers a much “cooler” way to eliminate unwanted fat.
That’s because the practice offers CoolSculpting®, a revolutionary technology that targets fat cells to get rid of those annoying bumps and bulges of unwanted fat. During each hour-long session, the device, which is FDA approved, freezes fat cells without hurting the skin. The noninvasive, no downtime procedure does not involve any incisions, tubes or drains and is very well tolerated with little to no bruising following the procedure.
“It can be used to treat all areas of the body, including the abdomen, the inner and outer thighs as well as the latest FDA approved applicator that eliminates that undesirable double-chin,” Shannon said. “Patients see a significant reduction of fat in areas that are diet and exercise resistant. And because we have two CoolSculpting® machines, patients can have two areas treated at once rather than come in for separate appointments.”
Patients can enjoy peace of mind knowing the procedure is performed by highly trained and certified technicians. In addition, the treatment is administered in one of Lifestyle Solution’s spa rooms, where patients can maximize relaxation by gazing skyward at the glimmering fiber optic star dome ceiling and watch a movie or TV series of their choosing, if desired.
Sometimes, patients need more than a basic facial to treat skin that is wrinkled and dry.
Lifestyle Solutions offers a procedure known as the HydraFacial MD®, an advanced medical-grade skin care treatment that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the skin. The treatment, which is performed by a licensed esthetician, also extracts and cleans out pores making the skin much smoother in its appearance. This noninvasive, age-defying procedure is soothing, moisturizing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
Palomar Icon® Laser
Another way to improve your appearance without surgery is with the Palomar Icon® Laser. This FDA-approved laser technology is the latest example of how Dr. Holloway and Shannon provide the most advanced, effective and safest aesthetic treatments available.
It’s used for a wide range of aesthetic concerns, including sun spots and pigmented lesions, melasma, rosacea and facial veins, and hair removal from head to toe.
Equally effective is the Palomar Icon® Fractional Laser hand piece, which delivers heat to the deeper layers of the skin, thus promoting new collagen and elastin production. This technology is ideal for eliminating scars (surgical and otherwise), stretch marks and acne scars and smoothing out wrinkled skin via skin resurfacing.
Come See Us
Lifestyle Solutions offers a slew of other treatments, including Botox®, Restylane®, facials, body wraps, massage, body scrubs, peels and microdermabrasion.There are two spa treatment rooms with a butterfly garden out back, which makes for a perfect “spa party” for two that includes lunch or an afternoon snack and beverage. The practice also offers some of the latest skin care product lines, including iS Clinical®, a global leader in cosmeceutical skin care products that repair and rejuvenate aging and acne-prone skin.
But despite the vast array of state-of-the-art technologies, patients are equally satisfied by the high level of care and attentiveness provided by the warm, caring staff.
“We’re like a big family here,” said Dairelys Lugo, medical assistant and lifestyle coach. “After finishing an appointment, patients often sit in the lobby and enjoy a cup of coffee because they like engaging in conversation with us.”
Manager Gina Chancellor echoed those sentiments.
“We’re happy to be here in The Villages, and in only two months, our patient base has doubled. If you haven’t met us, we encourage you to stop by so we can give you a free tour of the office and explain everything we do.”
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8550 NE 138th Lane
2139-B NE 2nd St.