Blog Archive

Are Your Joints Hurting? It Could Be a Hormonal Imbalance Sep 1st, 2021

The endocrine system is a messaging system extraordinaire — your pituitary, thyroid, and other glands produce hormones and send them to keep your body’s systems humming along and fully functional.  When your hormones become imbalanced, such as during the transition to menopause if you’re a woman or, for men, as...

Benefits of Botox Aug 11th, 2021

Impressive strides have been made in anti-aging treatments over the last couple of decades, but one of the most impactful was the development of Botox® treatments for freezing wrinkles, stopping them in their tracks, and beautifully freshening your face. The irony about Botox is that it’s made from the bacterial...

Prepping Your Teen for Her First Gynecological Visit Jul 21st, 2021

If your daughter is between the ages of 13 and 15, this is the recommended time for her first appointment with a gynecologist. As we know, every woman should be under the care of a gynecologist throughout her life.  Your gynecologist offers well-woman care and routine screening for cervical cancer...

Should I Be Worried About Uterine Fibroids? Jun 23rd, 2021

Are you one of the many women who suffer with uterine fibroids — commonly benign, muscular tumors that develop on your uterine wall? Fibroids are very common, with 20-80% of women experiencing them before age 50.  Since some women experience no noticeable symptoms, you might not even be aware if...

The Many Benefits of Phoenix Thera-Lase May 3rd, 2021

The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth, and when a person lives with chronic pain or limited mobility  from a traumatic injury or as a result of muscle overuse, getting relief from that pain undoubtedly feels like being born again.  There’s actually an innovative treatment that enhances healing and reduces...

How to Enhance Your Vaginal Health With Viveve Treatments Apr 5th, 2021

During a woman’s lifespan, many of the typical transitions she goes through are momentous: menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause. Our bodies are absolutely amazing, but hormonal changes and age can thin vaginal tissue, and that leads to uncomfortable dryness, painful sex, especially after menopause, and comrpomised sensitivity. Don’t resign yourself to...

6 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance Mar 7th, 2021

Our endocrine system is simply a marvel of nature. The sophisticated chemical messaging system within our bodies enables certain organs and glands to produce hormones that regulate so many of our systems, from metabolism and physical development, to our sleep cycles and sexual reproductive functions. When our hormones aren’t in...

Bothered by Acne Scars? Consider a Chemical Peel Feb 4th, 2021

It’s typically teens who suffer the embarrassment of acne, but unfortunately, this skin condition can leave a lasting, visible reminder on the faces of those who struggled with the condition: permanent scarring. Depending on the severity of your acne, you may have a few tell-tale scars, or they could have...

The Best Face Areas for Fillers Jan 6th, 2021

Dermal fillers — injectable solutions that fill in areas on your face that have thinned over the decades — are wildly popular, for good reason. They’re safe, minimally invasive, and refresh your face noticeably, yet don’t create an “overdone” or unnatural look.  That said, they shouldn’t be used just anywhere...

Is Leaking Urine Normal? Dec 1st, 2020

You may have wondered for a while, after dealing with the unpredictability, discomfort, and embarrassment of urine leakage when you laugh or sneeze, whether you’re the only one experiencing it. Fortunately for you, but unfortunately for other women, the answer is a resounding “No.” You also might have to “go”...

What Can Phoenix™ Thera-Lase Do For Me? Nov 4th, 2020

You may have heard of regenerative medicine, but do you know what it can really do? Regenerative medicine is an exciting field that features a range of treatment modalities designed to work in partnership with your body’s own healing capabilities. Some examples of this are platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) and...

Is Genetic Testing Right for You? Oct 6th, 2020

A now-popular gift is genetic testing that determines your ethnic makeup, and some tests are even able to pinpoint the area of the country your family originated in centuries ago. Many are surprised when their test results differ from family lore, and long-lost family members have also been known to...

Clear Away Old Acne Scars With Laser Therapy Sep 13th, 2020

Acne scarring is a constant reminder of the ravages of teen acne, and sometimes you struggle with acne most of your life. In fact, up to 95% of those who’ve had acne may live with some sort of scarring — an ever-present and sour reminder of those skin eruptions from...

Turn Down the Heat: Tips for Dealing With Summertime Hot Flashes Aug 20th, 2020

Hot flashes are a nearly universal symptom that menopausal women experience, and they’re usually incredibly annoying. They come on like a storm: sudden, intense, and climate-changing! The most inferno-like type of hot flash is one that occurs in summer because the heat’s turned up on both levels, inside your body...

You Don’t Have to Live With Painful Sex Jul 27th, 2020

You’re certainly not alone if you’ve experienced pain during sex, but knowing other women have dealt with it doesn’t solve your problem. This issue causes friction in even the closest relationships because of the complicated feelings associated with it: confusion, disappointment, and guilt. Dr. Pamela Kimbrough and the team at ...

Botox for Wrinkles: What You Need to Know Jun 17th, 2020

Frown lines, the creases that form from furrowing your brow, and forehead lines can not only age you prematurely, but they also can cause you to look worried or displeased, even when you’re not. BotoxⓇ was one of the first cosmetic treatments aimed at alleviating these problems, and it’s become...

Can Laser Therapy Help Rosacea? May 26th, 2020

Rosacea is a challenging, hard-to-treat skin condition whose hallmarks are facial redness and obvious broken blood vessels. It can really cramp your style, as it affects how you feel about the one and only face you present to the world. If you’re discouraged by your rosacea, you’re not alone. About...

Vaginal Dryness: 5 Solutions Apr 24th, 2020

You may think that only postmenopausal women need to worry about vaginal dryness, but there are quite a few other things that cause this troubling and uncomfortable symptom. The accompanying itching and pain can really cramp your style in terms of feeling vital, energized, and sexy. Dr. Pamela Kimbrough, MD,...

Still On the Fence About Microneedling? Learn Why It's So Popular Mar 20th, 2020

You may have heard about microneedling as a means of getting younger, more vibrant-looking skin, but were turned off by the mere mention of a needle. Don’t be too hasty in casting this innovative facial treatment aside. It’s safe, painless, and it works! What could be better? Dr. Pamela Kimbrough...

Why Getting a Routine Pap Smear is Vital to Your Health (and Could Save Your Life!) Feb 1st, 2020

Most of us have heard of the Pap test, or Pap smear, a routine women’s health screening that monitors your cervical health. But is it really necessary? In terms of women’s health, isn’t a mammogram more important? When it comes to women’s health, screenings definitely aren’t “either or.” Your breast...

Finally, a Hormone-Free Solution to Vaginal Problems and Bladder Leakage: Viveve® Jan 1st, 2020

Mother Nature sometimes has a warped sense of humor when it comes to women’s health — most notably, the passage through menopause. This transition signals the end of your reproductive stage, which means you’re no longer dealing with monthly periods or the possibility of pregnancy. But rather than enjoying this...

Finish Off Your Weight-Loss Journey with CoolSculpting® Dec 5th, 2019

In a world where 2 out of every 3 adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, shedding pounds and improving muscle tone is not an easy journey. At times, it can be downright frustrating — especially when you’re so close to your ideal weight, but those stubborn...

EXERCISE--IS IT ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE?? Jul 30th, 2019

>  Stress Reduction--exercise actually changes your brain chemistry.  The production of endorphins in our brain increase, and the sensitivity to the neurotramsmitters serotonin and norepinephrine increase.  These changes result in decreased anxiety and depression, as well as increased positive feelings and a decrease in pain perception. >  Energy Increase--exercise serves as a...