Metabolic Aesthetics Clinic at the Center for Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC
We are now the DMVs premier destination for anti-aging and metabolic aesthetic treatments which allow our patients to look and feel younger from the inside out. While plastic surgery and medspa treatments are effective ways to achieve your aesthetic goals, they are not the only path to success. The metabolic treatments we offer can be used in conjunction with more traditional aesthetic procedures to maximize aesthetic outcomes, allowing even better results. CPS offers both Peptide Optimization Therapy and Hormone Replacement Therapy, with both helping our patients to not only look but to feel better.
Our new clinic is run by our Physician Assistant Tyler Chavez, under the oversight of our experienced surgeons. Tyler has over 10 years of experience providing care to patients in the contexts of surgery, aesthetics, and wellness, and will help plan and guide your metabolic therapy. To speak with Tyler, please call us at (703) 560-2850 or send us an email from the contact form below.
Peptide Optimization Therapy
Peptide therapy is proven safe and is highly customizable, allowing us to tailor your treatment to your physiology and goals. Peptides are essentially “messenger molecules,” which when in optimal balance help to make your body function more efficiently, including (but not limited to):
- Increased longevity
- Promotion of weight loss
- Acceleration in increasing lean muscle mass
- Improved skin texture
- Promotion of wound/incision healing
- Promotion of hair growth
Peptide therapy involves introducing into your body chains of amino acids which signal your cells to perform more efficiently, decreasing the effects of normal aging. Peptides can be administered in many ways including orally, topically, and via small injections, which are similar to insulin injections. Peptide therapy can help treat the following indications:
- Slow metabolism
- Thinning hair
- Aging skin
- Tissue damage from injury or surgery
- Hormone imbalance
- Diminishing sex drive
For instance, Semagultide is an FDA-approved peptide that is used for effective weight loss by improving the way your body regulates the use of blood sugar and by limiting appetite. Ipamorelin is another peptide used to promote the synthesis of growth hormone by your body, which naturally decreases as we age. CJC-1295 boosts protein synthesis and helps fuel the growth of muscle tissue. These are just a few examples; the metabolic aesthetics clinic offers quite a few additional peptides that positively affect a person’s body in various safe and positive ways.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is indicated for both men and women who are found to have low levels of one or more hormones in combination with one or more of the following symptoms:
- Low energy
- Low sex drive
- Decreased sexual performance
- Decreased muscle mass
- Diminished ability to metabolize body fat
We will order conventional blood testing for you, which will allow us to evaluate your hormone levels and prescribe therapy to increase any low levels detected. Hormone levels in both sexes decrease as we age, and while male hormone levels don’t fall as suddenly as women in menopause, they still fall significantly over time. Thus, both sexes can benefit from HRT as they age – and we are here to help.
Our HRT programs – including testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are carefully customized to each individual patient based on their bloodwork and symptoms. At the consultation we will do the following:
- Discuss the symptoms you are experiencing
- Perform blood tests
- Analyze your body composition
- Consider additional medications which may complement your therapy
An effective HRT or TRT program can result in patients having noticeable results in as little as 2 weeks.
For our surgical patients, adding these therapies to their surgery can produce both faster healing and a better aesthetic result. We work with our surgical patients to come up with a treatment plan including IV therapy, peptide therapy, and nutritional support to maximize the outcome of our patients’ cosmetic and reconstructive results.
Watch This Space
Check back soon, as we will be adding an expanded section of our website to get more into detail on the metabolic services offered by CPS, and how they can help you look and feel better and younger.