San Jose Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Arbella Sarkis, M.D. at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness is a San Jose Bioidentical Hormones Specialist that looks at the big picture when treating patients.
Taking a comprehensive medicine approach, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. is trained to find the source of a patient’s health concern, and her mission is to lead patients back to health in a safe, natural, and non-invasive way, using the latest advances in medicine.
She endeavors to educate patients about their health and make them proactive partners in their healing. Successfully treating countless patients in the Santa Clara County and Los Gatos, California areas with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy throughout her 27-year medical career, San Jose Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. offers solutions that lead to long lasting results.
What Makes the Med Spa Experience Different?
If you aren’t familiar with a medical spa, think of it as a combination between a traditional medical clinic and a day spa. While a medical spa offers many more clinical services than any day spa would, we at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness desire to provide a wide range of treatment options in a relaxing atmosphere and safe atmosphere like that of a day spa. One quote that people often use to describe a medical spa is “a place where luxury and medicine meet in the middle.”
Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness operates under the supervision of skilled Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. a medical professional who believes in a patient-centered approach to healthcare. This means you can expect to be treated as a real person with real physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. At Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer a wide array of services to help our clients look and feel their best. We understand that discussing medical and aesthetic concerns can be a very personal and intimate experience, and who better to trust with that sensitive information than a practicing physician who understands all of your medical needs and concerns. Whether you are interested in aesthetics, anti-aging therapies, skin rejuvenation or hormone optimization with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. and the entire staff of Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness can help.
To provide our patients with a large selection of treatments and therapies to help them look and feel their best, Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness offers the following services:
Hormone Optimization: Whether as a natural side effect of aging, or as a result of physical or environmental factors, hormones that are out of balance can cause a myriad of undesirable side effects. Determining the cause of these hormone related conditions and identifying and effective Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to restore optimal hormone balance is one of Doctor Sarkis’ areas of expertise
Medical Aesthetics: Like many of your peers, you are probably starting to see some of the physical effects of aging. Perhaps there are dark circles under your eyes that didn’t used to be there or extra folds under your chin even though you haven’t gained any weight. Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness provides patients with numerous options for addressing these problems so they can look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside.
Laser Treatments: Both patients and doctors alike prefer the use of a laser for minor procedures. Laser therapy is also effective in removal of spider or varicose veins. These are tiny red, blue, or purple veins that appear very close to the skin’s surface. While many of our patients want to remove spider veins because they find them unattractive, there are also good medical reasons to do so. This problem tends to get worse over time and may eventually cause severe pain and swelling.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy as Part of our Integrative Medicine Focus
Because aging is not a disease, doctors in the field of traditional medicine don’t know what to do when their patients complain of multiple symptoms of hormone imbalance as a result of the aging process. For women who are experiencing perimenopause, which is the stage of life leading up to menopause that may last several years, the resulting hormonal imbalance can cause problems in many areas of life. While every woman who visits Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness has different symptoms and needs, the following issues are most prevalent in middle-aged females:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Rapid mood swings
- Decreased interest in sex
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight gain
Men don’t fare much better when it comes to dealing with the effects of hormonal imbalance. In the decade before he turns 40, the average American man loses up to 10 percent of his testosterone hormones. This can result in symptoms like erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, and many similar symptoms experienced by women in menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats. What many doctors who practice a disease model fail to realize is that most or all of these issues are traceable to hormones and can be treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
If you want to learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. of Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness or one of her associates takes a blood or saliva test to determine the current functioning of your sex hormones as well as your thyroid hormone and adrenal glands. Arbella Sarkis, M.D. utilizes this information in creating a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy that is individualized to correct your specific hormonal issues. Since the main ingredients come from soybean and yam plants and replicate human hormones with amazing consistency, using Hormone Replacement Therapy as a wellness tool is an excellent choice for most patients.
All hormone levels must be in balance in order for optimal levels of health to be achieved, and Arbella Sarkis, M.D. performs testing on all essential hormone levels in order to determine imbalances. After assessing hormone levels, medical history, personal health goals, and lifestyle, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. will develop an individualized treatment plan, incorporating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, nutrition, and supplements. Delivering Bioidentical Hormones in the form of injections, cream, drops, pellets, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. will prescribe the patient’s preferred method of administration. After beginning a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, patients will receive continued support.
To learn more about individualized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs, contact San Jose Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Arbella Sarkis, M.D. at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness today to schedule a free consultation!