At Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center, we don’t just treat all skin tones, we celebrate them. For the past ten years, we have built a reputation for treating every color of skin and providing beautiful, natural-looking results for a broad range of ethnicities throughout Charlotte.
Led by skin care expert and medical aesthetician Rachel Roff, every member of our highly-trained staff strives to enhance the beauty and self-image of our patients with sincerity, respect and world-class care. Our advanced technology and commitment to excellence can help you achieve the youthful appearance and inner-confidence you deserve.
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If your dimpled thighs ever stopped you from wearing a short skirt or caused you to keep your cover-up on at the pool, you’re not alone: 90% of women have cellulite. Ladies, the quest to get rid of cellulite IS OVER!
The evolution of the wrinkle filler has led to an amazingly effective product called Sculptra. But Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, it’s a volumizer. It replaces the natural volume (fat) loss that occurs as we age.
WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
Sculptra is a FDA-cleared dermal filler used for treatment of facial volume loss. Made with poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra replaces lost collagen and works well to reduce pockets and wrinkles on the face. This product has been widely used around the world since 1999 and the treatment has been performed on over 200,000 patients in more than 30 countries.
With a series of treatments over several months, Sculptra is injected directly into the affected area. Gradually, it stimulates collagen and fills out the depleted tissue. Results of Sculptra can last as long as 2-5 years. Eventually, the product is harmlessly absorbed by your body.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Watch as Sculptra is injected into the buttocks for a fuller appearance. Sculptra is a dermal filler that is commonly used for the face and can be used for other areas of the body including the buttocks. This filler can add desired volume to the buttocks and it stimulates the body’s natural collagen production over time for fuller effects. Results can last up to 2 years depending on each patient.
We fill in the dimples and creases associated with the cellulite with injections. The correction is seen immediately but that subsides rather quickly because it is mostly saline. Over the next several weeks, collagen is gradually built up from the PLLA injected, and the cellulite appearance improves. Severe laxity and “cottage cheese” of the skin is not correctable.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
After your cellulite treatment, we will send you home with instructions for post-operative care. Please follow instructions carefully and feel free to ask questions after your appointment. If necessary, we’ll schedule any recommended follow-up treatments before you are discharged.
A Sculptra treatment may cause initial side effects like minor bruising, bleeding, swelling, or bumps. We also perform a quick massage of the treated area, so the product is evenly distributed. If you are concerned about Sculptra side effects, please ask for more details during your consultation.
Weight Loss Natural Supplements
Weight Loss Natural Supplements
BioCitrin is a combination of Garcinia Cambogia and Chromium. These ingredients have been shown to be beneficial in aiding in weight reduction.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia Cambogia is a dual action organic supplement. This means, aside from functioning as an appetite suppressant, it is also considered a ‘fat burner’. It’s oxidizes the fat cells through the utilization of ant-oxidants, suppling more energy for the body.
It stops fat accumulation and helps the body burn more fat cells.
The main ingredients which is HCA (hydroxycitric acid), is known as an appetite suppressant.
Enhances the serotonin levels for a better mood.
HCA assist in managing the cortisol (stress hormones)
Boosts the energy, endurance and mood.
Helps in controlling the unwanted cravings for sugar and other unhealthy foods.
What is Chromium?
Chromium is a trace mineral that plays an important role in metabolism and other functions of the body. It is found naturally in foods such as mushrooms, yeast, whole grains, live and broccoli. A deficiency of Chromium in the diet can impair the body’s ability to maintain proper blood sugar levels.
Does Chromium Work?
Chromium reduces sugar and carbohydrate cravings thereby helping to regulate hunger. It also suppresses the appetite, which is how it can help lead to weight loss. It also plays a factor in maintaining blood glucose levels.
How Much Weight Loss Will Chromium Give Me?
Studies show that you need the best diet and exercise plan tailored to you, in order to have the most weight loss with Chromium.
Lipo BC is a lipotrophic formula with B-complex. It contains 3 key nutrients, choline, inositol and biotin. These powerful ingredients act by both increasing your metabolism to burn fat, and y aiding in removing and transporting fat out of your body. Lioptropics literally means “fat-loving” and the term is used to refer to substances that are able to help the liver metabolize fats and remove them from the blood stream.
Feature and Benefits
Increases activity of nervous system
Essential for acceleration of cell renewal
Enhances red blood cell production
Assists in stress management
Improves concentration & memory
Reduces toxic levels of homocysteine(a contributing factor in heart disease and stroke)
Importance of B-Complex
The vitamin B- Complex refers to all of the known essential water-soluble vitamins except for vitamin C. These include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid and the cobalamins (vitamin B12).
Each member of the B-complex group has a unique structure and performs unique functions in the human body
Vitamin B1, B2, B3 an biotin participate in different aspects of energy production.
Vitamin B6 is essential for amino acid metabolism and the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Vitamin B12 and folic acid facilitate the steps required for cell division, metabolic functions, energy production and immune response Both participate in the conversion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy.
Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is essential for normal body processes, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins and the production of glucose. It assists in the breakdown of fats and the production of cholesterol and certain hormones.
Vitamin C is also included in this unique formula and adds a synergistic affect by:
boosting immune system
protecting against inflammation
fighting fatigue & stress
promoting healthy cholesterol
Probiotic & Digestive Enzymes
Our Probiotic & Digestive Enzymes is a unique combination of the superior, room temperature probiotic, a digestive enzyme blend and ginger root extract. This combination has been designed to improve digestive function,which in turn leads to an overall healthier body and metabolism.
The Probiotic is a room temperature stable from of Bacillus Coagulans. Each Capsule contains one billion spores of Bacillus Coagulans, which activate to the vegetative form once they reach the favorable environment of the digestive system. This restricts the growth of harmful microbes by competing for nutrients and generating lactic acid. This may help:
Manage Lactose Intolerance
Improve Immune Function
The Digestive Enzymes contains a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes derived from microbial sources. These enzymes assist in the breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The unique enzyme formula includes:
Amylase (Starch enzyme)
Cellulase (Cellulose enzyme)
Lipase (Fat enzyme)
Lactase (Lactose enzyme)
Ginger extract is included as a digestive aid. The extract is produced from the root of the ginger plant and standardized to 20% gingerols. Gingerols provide many health benefits including:
Immune system support
Acne breakouts at all ages have become more common than ever. Environmental factors such as bus exhaust, pollution, and bacteria from cell phone use can wreak havoc on your skin. As men and women age, hormone levels tend to fluctuate leading to breakouts, texture, and pigment changes. No matter what the cause, Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center remains sensitive to your acne issues while taking a medical approach to correct the underlying problem.
There are some acne cases that require more than esthetic services and /or prescription strength products. If your acne isn’t improving, it may be time to consider a prescription acne medication. Meet with our medical practitioner so you can make an informed decision.
Dark circles are noticeable because they appear on the most delicate part of your face, making you look aged and fatigued. Your under eye skin is ten times thinner than that of your face, making vessels appear more prominent. When treated properly, those dark circles can be erased.
Several factors such as stress, sun exposure, lifestyle, and genetics factor into aging skin. These factors cause dehydration of the skin cells, collagen breakdown, and loss of elasticity that accelerate pre-mature aging. There are many treatments available at Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center to reduce and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give you a more youthful look from your face, neck and chest, even down to your hands
Since 2009 Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center has been offering Lipotropic infused Vitamin B12 Injections and Supplements. As of 2014 they also added in Vitamins B6 and B1. This combination of Amino acids and potent vitamins help to improve energy levels, lethargy, and even some countries use it for depression. 1-2 weekly Lipo B12 injections also improve and speed up metabolism to help you achieve your weight loss goals. In addition to these injections or supplements we also offer Prescription Weight loss Medications that also improve energy level.
Possible treatments for Thinning Hair:
Hair Restoration Therapy with PRP
Pores are the openings of the sweat glands that secrete oils to hydrate the skin. The T-zone is most noticeably problematic area that requires the most attention. Genetics, age, sun exposure and hormones all play a factor in pore size. Typically, those with large pores require a series of corrective treatments and then maintenance and a proper at-home regimen specific to your skin’s needs.
Melasma is a hormone induced skin condition commonly caused by birth control or pregnancy. However sun exposure and genetics can also play a role. Melasma looks like Darkened patches of skin on different areas of the face. Often seen above the lip, the upper cheeks, and/or forehead. Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center offers not only expert advice on this skin condition but a multitude of treatments to help to improve and control this skin condition. The use of a daily Regimen from our Line Urban Skin Rx is necessary to use during and after your treatments with us to maintain your results.
Men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past. Eliminate razors and ingrown hairs whether it be Laser Hair Removal with the newest technology or through waxing. Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center has been the Industry leader in safe and effective laser hair removal for ALL skin tones since 2006. We use a GentleYag or Cool Glide Yag laser. Our state-of-the-art noninvasive hair removal lasers allow us to safely and effectively treat every skin type and tone ranging from very light to very dark. We cannot perform laser hair removal on grey, white, blonde or light brown hair.
Severe acne can leave its mark for years. After acne has healed, it can leave behind indentations as well as skin discoloration. Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center offers the latest advancements in skin care to retexturize the skin and give the appearance of a smooth and healthy complexion.
A common complaint among the aesthetic industry is a sagging or loose neck. Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center offers multiple treatments to improve the appearance of your neck. The Exilis Treatment is FDA approved for skin tightening. And in 4-6 sessions can improve elasticity and collagen in the neck. Certain placement of cosmetic injectables such as Voluma can restore loss of volume in the face and jawline which helps to lift and to contour the neck. A series of micro needling treatments can repair damaged loss, crêpe skin by boosting collagen levels to smooth the appearance of the neck.
The law of gravity is inevitable but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Exilis is the only FDA-cleared procedure to non-invasively lift the eyebrow, neck and under-chin. Now, FDA-cleared to improve loss of elasticity post birth of children.
Weight gain, genetics, and pregnancy can leave its mark for years. These Stretch marks have a range of appearances. Some have indentations, loss of pigment, red pigmentation or dark brown pigmentation. Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center offers the latest advancements in skin care to retexturize the skin and give the appearance of a smooth and healthy complexion. The longer the stretch marks have been there, how much sun exposure they’ve had and the severity of them can play a role in the number of treatments a patient would need to get they’re desired result.
Hyperpigmentation/Sun Spots/Age Spots is a direct result of sun damage, hormonal shifts, aging and acne, due to an excess production of melanin. Hyperpigmentation most commonly affects the face, chest and the back of hands making you look older than your true age. There are many treatment options to erase brown spots to reveal a more youthful appearance.
Uneven skin tone is the number one complaints from our clients. It can make you look older then you are or leave you feeling like you have to wear makeup every day. Hyperpigmentation, acne, scarring, hormonal shifts, and many other conditions can contribute to the uneven appearance of your skin. Urban Medspa & Weight Loss Center team of professionals will determine the cause of your uneven skin tone and create a customized treatment plan to achieve even skin tone and regain a youthful and healthy complexion.
Our medical weight loss programs offer the behavioral/wellness coaching, prescription appetite suppressants, injections, food plans and supplements you need to experience healthy and significant weight loss success, maintain your results, and transform your life! Our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Medical Assistants will help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals and healthy lifestyle changes. We offer all Weight loss Clients our SECA Scale which will do an internal reading of your body composition, muscle mass, water mass, and Basal metabolic rate. This reading allows our team to customize a treatment plan just for you.