Gina Thornton, DNP, RN, FNP-C is our leading wellness provider. Gina obtained a bachelors with honors and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Saint Mary College. She is certified as a family nurse practitioner, thus enabling her to serve individuals across the lifespan. Nutrition and wellness have been the cornerstone of her academic and professional career. She spent four years conducting research on the nutritional gaps of young and middle aged adults. Gina brings her passion for nutrition and holistic, functional medicine to the wellness program here at Pam Chaney Aesthetics.
Sarah McKay is our lead wellness provider. She is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in weight management, with 13 years of experience in this field.
She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is certified as a personal trainer as well. Her passion is helping her clients reach and maintain their wellness goals long-term, whatever those may be.
We start by meeting to discuss your goals and review your medical history. We will then check fasting blood work and perform an InBody body composition analysis to assess your overall current health and wellness. At our second visit, your lab work results are reviewed, and we will work together to personalize a plan for you. Plans typically include monthly visits where we monitor your meal plan, exercise regimen, body composition, blood work as needed, and medication adjustments as needed.
Semaglutide is one of the tools that we can use to help you reach your wellness goals. It is an injection given once weekly underneath the skin, typically in the abdomen or thighs, and is generally well tolerated. Your dose will be personalized throughout the program. Semaglutide is similar to your naturally occurring GLP-1 that helps with satiety/ hunger control, and improves blood glucose levels. Weight loss varies from person to person, but typical results in studies are 15-20% total body weight loss.
This will be evaluated at your consultation with InBody. Elevated body fat percentage is a key indicator of someone who is a good candidate. We prefer to use this rather than the traditional BMI (body mass index), as body composition is a more accurate indicator of general health.
Contraindications are few but include:
We truly care about you and helping you reach your goals. Our focus is to treat you like we would want to be treated and as a family member. We believe that overweight/ obesity is a chronic medical disease and requires a life-long multifactorial plan that includes nutrition, physical activity, stress management, gut health, hormone balancing, sleep management (aka general well-being), in addition to medication management as appropriate.
$12-$14/unit (10-20 units)
Say goodbye to horizontal forehead lines! Dysport or Botox can keep your face looking youthful and vibrant by preventing or treating wrinkles and lines on your forehead. A balanced and natural effect is often achieved by treating the scowl lines with the forehead.
$12-$14/unit (20-25 units)
Scowl lines are those pecky wrinkles between the eyebrows, sometimes called '11's, and usually visible when you furrow your eyebrows. Scowl lines can be treated with Botox or Dysport to create a more youthful appearance.
$12-$14/unit (6-12 units)
Bunny lines are the wrinkles you get when you scrunch your nose. A quick injection treatment with Botox or Dysport will remove those little lines and wrinkles, leaving you with smooth and beautiful skin.
$12-$14/unit (4-10 units)
Using Botox/Dysport can provide a quick solution to tired eyes! Botox/Dysport can help relax the muscles around the eyebrows, leading to a brow lift. A little neurotoxin can help diminish wrinkles in this area, along with the appearance of tired eyes.
$12-$14/unit (12-30 units)
Platysma muscles run vertically down your neck, visible when clenching the jaw. The lines, known as "Turkey Neck," can be diminished with Botox or Dysport. Even though results may be visible right away, it may take a few weeks for the injections to take full effect.
$12-$14/unit (50-100 units)
Is excessive sweating a problem for you? You may benefit from Botox! Approved by the FDA, Botox helps reduce excessive sweating under the arms, palms, and the soles of the feet. Botox blocks the nerve impulses that cause the sweat glands to activate. When the nerves are blocked, the sweat glands can't produce sweat.
$12-$14/unit (6-8 units)
Dysport/Botox can be used to treat the dimpled or "Orange Peel" look on the chin. Just a small amount of neurotoxin is injected into the muscle on each side of the chin. Smoothing the chin's skin can result in a youthful and relaxed appearance.
$12-$14/unit (30-100 units)
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching are common habits. When used in higher doses, Botox / Dysport relaxes the masseter muscle, improving TMJ symptoms and slimming the face. The procedure is considered safe because it prevents only clenching and not chewing.
$12-$14/unit (30-50 units)
Injecting Botox / Dysport into the face, scalp, and neck areas helps relieve muscle tension, resulting in fewer headaches. Botox / Dysport is a neuromodulator that helps relax the muscles. It can be used to prevent headaches, as well as to treat chronic tension headaches.
$12-$14/unit (12-20 units)
Crow's feet are the little lines etched on the outer corners of your eyes. These lines are often the first signs of aging and can make you look older than you are. You can keep your eyes looking young with a few units of Botox or Dysport.
$12-$14/unit (4-8 units)
Botox/Dysport can help reduce the fine lines around your smile. It is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes to perform. The results can last up to six months. We also offer Lip Flips. Botox/Dysport is injected into the lip line to give lips a plumper, fuller appearance.
Do you have any other ideas you would like to talk about? We'd love to hear them! There are so many different uses for Botox and Dysport. Please make an appointment with one of our experienced injectors so we create a customized treatment plan for you today!