Mark Twain was quaint and characteristically clever when he said: "Age is just a matter of mind - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter." But when you're watching your skin sag, your muscles loosen, your libido wane and your memory fade, you do mind and it does matter.
The truth is, we humans are living longer, and, while aging does demand certain non-negotiables, there's no reason to give up on all the physical, sexual, and intellectual adventures life continues to dangle in front of our eyes.
What to accept, and what to resist? That is the question that our anti-aging team at the Grand Rapids Men's Clinic can help you answer as you forge your custom approach to aging. We practice holistic Anti-Aging Medicine - our treatments are meant to enhance your quality of life, in any way you see fit, by putting you in the driver's seat of your aging journey.
We look past the symptoms to help you address the underlying causes to help your body regain its youthful appearance, strength, and stamina. No pithy aphorisms here - aging isn't easy, but our discreet experts will fight it as much as scientifically possible. If you want to learn how to look younger at 40 and beyond, call us at (616) 226-6966 or contact us online!.
The aging journey starts in different locations for every man, but wherever your signs may show up first, hormones are likely to blame. These chemical messengers regulate our metabolism, growth, and sexual response. So unbalanced hormone levels can cause a ripple effect of health issues like:
At Grand Rapids Men's Clinic, our specialists are dedicated to knock out as many of these symptoms as possible by targeting their root causes to make you feel and look like you're celebrating your 39th birthday again and again.
We practice the following integrative treatments as non-invasively as possible, to synergize them with your body's natural healing process:
Dermatologists have been using microneedling (or collagen induction therapy) for years before it became a Kardashian endorsed trend. The treatment is delivered via small handheld dermaroller that pricks tiny, needle-sized holes in your skin, causing micro-trauma to your epidermis. This gentle procedure encourages your skin to produce more collagen. By delving into the lower levels of your skin, it can also break up old tissue to encourage healing.
First, your skin specialist will apply an anesthetic cream or a light layer of water to lubricate your skin and enable the dermaroller to glide more smoothly across it.
The collagen created as a result of microneedling causes your skin to appear firm and supple, while resolving acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. This safe procedure isn't just for the face - it can also be used on the arms, neck, legs, abdomen, back and hands. Our specialists can customize microneedling to the desires of each patient. You may experience redness or swelling a day or two after this anti-aging treatment. Many patients see results within 1-2 weeks.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is blood plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets than regular blood does. Platelets are your body's natural healers, as they play an important role in clotting your blood when you experience an injury.
A sample of your blood is spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelets and create a regenerative plasma. This plasma is then injected into the injured tissue where the growth factors stimulate cells to regenerate collagen and tissue.
At Grand Rapids Men's Clinic, we apply PRP to help treat hair loss, a common aging phenomenon. PRP has been shown to stimulate weak or inactive follicles to grow new hair and help retain existent hair. Side effects are minimal, and you should see results within several weeks.
The level of testosterone in a man's body drops by about 1% every year after the age of 30 - slowly taking with it his vigor, stamina, muscle mass, and sexual performance. Men commonly mourn the loss of testosterone, but many don't realize it's not the only hormone that needs to be optimized in order to revive the lifestyle and libido of their younger years.
Our hormone specialists will perform blood, saliva, and urine testing to determine base levels of these crucial hormones:
After determining your baseline levels, our specialists will supplement deficient hormones via BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy). Unlike synthetic hormones, these are made from natural plant sources, and are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces. At Grand Rapids Men's Clinic, we offer BHRT testosterone and HGH in the form of creams, gels or injections.
HGH levels can also be revitalized through injections of sermorelin: a synthetic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GH-RH). These injections stimulate the pituitary gland to naturally create more HGH with minimal side effects.
Custom levels of hormone supplementation can revive you with:
At Grand Rapids Men's Clinic, we know that age is a matter of mind - the mind of science. We've studied and practiced anti-aging medicine for decades, and are prepared to help you look and feel like you're 39 - again. For a discrete consultation with a highly skilled anti-aging specialist, call us at (616) 226-6966 or contact us online!.