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By St. Mary's Medical Clinic
February 25, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Weight Loss   HCG  

If you are struggling to lose weight, our HCG Weight Loss Program could do so much for you. The HCG Weight Loss Program at St. Mary’s Medical Clinic can help achieve your weight loss goals by safely losing weight and keeping it off under the supervision of a doctor. Weight Loss ProgramThe program utilizes a high-quality HCG supplement to reduce your appetite and promote weight loss. At St. Mary’s Medical Clinic in Monroe, NC, Dr. Awa Igbinadolor is your doctor for medically supervised weight loss!


HCG Weight Loss Program

Losing weight can do so much more for you than simply boosting your confidence by helping you feel better about your appearance. Losing excess weight can improve overall health by reducing your risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other weight-related health problems. However, we understand how challenging it can be to lose weight and keep it off. At St. Mary’s Medical Clinic, we utilize the HCG Weight Loss Program to help you lose weight and keep it off.

The program utilizes a high-quality HCG supplement to promote weight loss. When used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and healthy eating, the HCG supplement can help you achieve your weight loss goals. HCG is a hormone that helps with weight loss by calming feelings of hunger, reducing appetite, reducing hunger-related fatigue, and promoting the release of certain types of fat cells. Dr. Igbinadolor, your Monroe weight loss doctor, can help you decide if the HCG Weight Loss Program is right for you.

There are several benefits associated with the HCG Weight Loss Program available through St. Mary’s Medical Clinic. Benefits of the program include:

  • It is entirely supervised by a professional physician
  • Only quality pharmaceutical strength HCG is used
  • HCG supplements reduce appetite, helping you eat in moderation
  • Achieve rapid weight loss of up to one pound per day
  • HCG help you maintain weight loss by resetting your metabolism

To learn more about weight loss in Monroe using the HCG weight loss program, schedule an appointment with Dr. Igbinadolor by calling St. Mary’s Medical Clinic at (704) 225-0211.

By St. Mary's Medical Clinic
February 01, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Keratosis Pilaris  

Keratosis Pilaris can cause bumps on your armsCould those rough, white bumps actually be Keratosis Pilaris?

If you are dealing with rough patches of skin on your body, then you may be dealing with a condition known as keratosis pilaris. While this is a fairly common and non­threatening dermatological issue it can be hard to effectively treat. Luckily, most cases of keratosis pilaris go away by the age of 30. However, find out everything you need to know about this condition and how to manage your symptoms properly.

Are you noticing any of these symptoms?

  • Rough, scaly patches that are sometimes itchy
  • White or red bumps that look like acne
  • Bumps on the arms, legs, cheeks or butt
  • An increase in symptoms during the winter

If you’ve said “yes” to any of these symptoms above, then your bumps may be the result of keratosis pilaris. Luckily, this isn’t a serious condition and often won’t require treatment. However, some people feel embarrassed by how their skin looks. If this is the case, then consult your dermatologist.

Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

There is no one treatment that effectively helps those with keratosis pilaris. However, your dermatologist might recommend a medicated exfoliant, a retinoid cream or gel, or laser treatment. While using these medications may improve the look of your skin, if you stop taking this medication there is a significant chance that the problem will return. The biggest issue with this dermatological condition is that it lasts for many years.

Self­Care Measures for Keratosis Pilaris

While your treatment options might not sound ideal, there are also some easy things you can do at home that can improve the look of your skin.

  • Avoid scrubbing or rubbing your skin, which can further aggravate your condition.
  • Always pat your skin dry and never rub. This will also help to maintain moisture.Apply a moisturizer after getting out of the shower. This can further help to improve the appearance of dry, irritated skin.
  • Look for products with urea or lactic acid. Both of these ingredients can be found in over-the­counter skin care products and they remove excess keratin from the outermost layer of the skin.

Talk to your dermatologist about which prescription medications and lifestyle changes would improve your condition. Even though this condition isn’t serious you can still seek medical advice and treatments to help with your problem.