20% off Laser Hair Removal for Face and Body

20% off Laser Hair Removal Packages for Face and Body.  Sale ends 9/3o/2020.

No Razor bumps.  No ingrown hairs. No hassle.  Ditch the razor and enjoy smooth, silky skin year round!  Our state of the art laser technology gives you safe, effective, permanent hair reduction anywhere on your body including the face, legs, underarms and bikini areas.

How does laser hair removal work?

During laser hair removal, energy is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth. The follicle absorbs the energy and is damaged, slowing down the growth process.

Benefits of our state of the art laser hair removal:

  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Convenience (no more shaving/waxing/tweezing!)
  • Fast
  • Easy
  • No more unsightly ingrown hairs or bumps
  • Safe
  • Amazing, smooth results

For pricing and details, schedule your complimentary consultation

$150 OFF Laser Resurfacing + Facial

happy hour $150 off laser + facial aug 2020

Laser + Facial Combo Treatment: $150 OFF.  Ends 8/31/2020

$550 Regular/ SALE $399

60-Minute Deep 1540 Laser Resurfacing + Facial  

1540 laser treatment for advanced results:

  • boosts collagen
  • tightens skin
  • reduces fine lines/wrinkles
  • reduces scars
  • improves skin texture/tone

Customized mask 

  • strengthens and soothes skin
  • works synergistically to improve results
  • replenishes compromised skin
  • speeds down-time

Schedule a complementary consultation today.

$200 OFF EMSELLA for Bladder Control

SALE: EMSELLA treatment $200 OFF package.  Ends August 31, 2020.

Emsella is FDA-Cleared for all types of urinary incontinence (bladder leakage).

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EMSELLA?

  • 95% patient satisfaction
  • painless
  • simple (you sit on a chair!)
  • non-invasive
  • no downtime
  • remain fully clothed
  • 4-week treatment
  • FDA-cleared

TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE EMSELLA TREATS:

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control or leaking urine.  EMSELLA for urinary incontinence treats all types of incontinence:

  • stress (leak urine with a cough or movement)
  • urge (leak urine after you cannot suppress the urge to urinate)
  • mixed (the combination)

WHAT IS THE EMSELLA TREATMENT LIKE?

EMSELLA takes all the work and time out of strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.  The EMSELLA chair strengthens the pelvic floor muscles by focusing electromagnetic waves causing the muscles to contract and relax, exercising them in a similar way to Kegel exercises.  Each 28-minute session will provoke contractions equivalent to performing 11,200 Kegel exercises!

WATCH THIS ANIMATED DEMONSTRATION:

 

SALE: Integrative Wellness Programs

Take advantage of our summer sale: $50-$100 OFF all TLC™ Integrative Wellness Programs!  Sale ends August 31, 2020.

Programs can incorporate tele-health visits, if preferred.

What is Total Lifestyle By Couri, TLC™

TLC™ is a customized lifestyle program based on traditional and integrative medicine principles. Total Lifestyle by Couri is science-based and incorporates your lab results, detoxification, nutrition, physical/exercise goals, and infrared sauna therapy. Together, your provider and our Registered Dietitian/Certified Personal Trainer, prepare a wellness program based on in-depth labs including:

  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Hormone balancing/labs
  • Metabolic and expanded lab profiles

Whether you need a boost to lose weight & improve eating habits or a comprehensive wellness program, our experienced team can help guide you.

In 2012, Dr. Couri, MD, graduated from a 2-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of the all-inspiring Dr. Andrew Weil. Inspired to share the integrative principles gleaned from her Integrative Fellowship, with her patients, Total Lifestyle By Couri was born. The TLC™ program combines the power of Integrative Medicine with the foundation of traditional Western Medicine for an unsurpassed experience that you will benefit from for years to come.

Is TLC™ a one-size-fits-all program?

No. TLC™ is completely personalized and programs can incorporate tele-health visits, if preferred.  At your complimentary consultation, we’ll help you determine what best suits your needs:

  • Integrative Consultation: 60-minute consult with nutrition/labs/detox/exercise
  • TLC™ Core: 12-appointment program
  • TLC™ Plus: 15-week program

Each is customized just for you. Some also utilize our infrared sauna therapy. Schedule your complimentary consultation for details and to review pricing options.

How do I get pricing and learn more?

Dermaplaning:  What Is It & Why You Should Try It.   By Ashley Gardewine, LE, Laser Technician

If the idea of dermaplaning or shaving your face sounds a bit strange to you, it is understandable. Isn’t shaving the face a manly thing? After all, what about the age-old myth that if you shave your face, your hair will grow back thicker and darker? I’ll answer that question and explain what I mean by dermaplaning and why it may be your key to gorgeous, glowing skin.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermatologists and plastic surgeons have practiced Dermaplaning for over 40 years; it can be found in many clinics today  by a trained skincare specialist or esthetician. Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe. It essentially shaves your face by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (better known as peach fuzz), leaving your skin smooth, supple, and vibrant. But it’s far more than just ‘shaving.’

How does dermaplaning work?

Your trained practitioner takes the special scalpel and carefully runs it over each part of the face in small strokes. Dermaplaning removes dead skin in a way that an at-home exfoliator simply cannot achieve. Before starting the treatment, the practitioner will remove makeup, cleanse, and tone the face to make sure it is free from as much bacteria and dirt as possible, and then begin the dermaplaning on dry skin. For best results, I recommend having dermaplaning once every 4-6 weeks.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

  • Immediately rejuvenates the skin!  Peach-fuzz and dead skin cells can cause the skin to look dull.  The exfoliation process of dermaplaning boosts collagen production making it highly effective for minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars while leaving the skin radiant and soft.
  • Helps prevent acne from forming.  By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, dermaplaning prevents oils, dead skin and debris from being trapped inside the follicle.
  • Increases the absorption of skincare products, and helps procedures (peels, laser, enzyme treatments) work even better. If you suffer from acne, for example, the products you use to combat it will be able to work more effectively.
  • Creates smooth, glowing skin.  Dermaplaning makes your skin the perfect canvas for makeup application! You end up using less complexion products like foundation, concealer and powder because they work more effectively on smooth, exfoliated skin.  Amazing! And the great thing is there is no downtime, no pain, and no irritation, so it’s perfect for any special occasion.  It sounds like a dream treatment, right?

Does shaving really make your hair grow back thicker and darker?

No, this is physiologically impossible. Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing, or any other depilatory form of hair removal, cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area. So, if this has been putting you off, rest assured you will not be looking like Chewbacca a few weeks down the road. I have personally had dermaplaning done for several years now and can vouch for this.

Dermaplaning at home vs. with a licensed professional/clinic?

Though there are tools that promise effective at-home dermaplaning, a razor (or at home tool) is not the same as a dermaplaning scalpel used in a professional setting.  Plus, there is no substitute for a licensed professional with years of dermaplaning training and knowledge of different skin conditions! Firstly, as a medically trained practitioner, I have years of experience using a surgical blade and can, therefore, safely perform the treatment that ensures results. Trying it at home, having never used such a sharp tool is a bad idea and can lead to damaging your skin and a lot of pain – no thanks! Secondly, you won’t get the same results at home using a razor, and you might experience nicks, stubble, or ingrown hairs.

Schedule your complimentary consultation:

Now that I have addressed all the ins/outs and many benefits of dermaplaning, I’m sure you are anxious to see how dermaplaning can improve your skin! I hope to see you very soon. I am in the office M-F 8-4:30, and I also offer free consultations to answer any further questions.

To healthy, happy skin,

Ashley Gardewine, LE, Laser Technician

Restoring Acne Facial

Restoring Acne Facial 30-Minutes

Deep oxygenating treatment purifies congested pores, stimulates healthy cell turnover, soothes inflammation.

Double cleanse + exfoliation + extractions + high frequency + acne mask.

Ideal for both teenage & adult/hormonal breakouts.

Schedule now

Dermaplane Express

30-minute Dermaplane Express now available at the Aesthetic Studio at the Couri Center

Dermaplaning is a gentle exfoliation procedure removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a sterile surgical blade. With no downtime, dermaplaning promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skincare products while making the skin look smoother and also reducing acne scars. The treatment also works to remove facial hair that can trap dirt and oils that lead to enlarged pores.

Benefits of Dermaplaning:

· Provides deeper product penetration

· Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils

· Promotes smoother, glowing skin

· Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and vellus hair

· Reduces the appearance of acne scars

· Diminishes the look of fine lines

· Works on all skin types

· Instant results and no downtime

· Minimizes pore size

· Aids in smoother makeup application

 

Scheduling

For pricing and details, schedule your complimentary consultation with our Licensed Esthetician (309) 692-6838 or click below.

 

COVID 19: The New Era of Women’s Health By Dr. Alexandra Mathern

In this new COVID-19 era of medicine, we are led to think that less contact is safer, not only socially but especially in the healthcare realm. The implementation of telemedicine has been a great resource in this time of uncertainty to continue providing some level of care to our patients, but has it been enough? Or will it be enough moving forward during our new normal? As a gynecology office, we provide several services that screen for often asymptomatic precancerous or cancerous conditions. However, these services are reliant on a physical exam, particularly the dreaded vaginal and pelvic exam. In the last few years, lines had been drawn in the sand between certain medical societies about the importance of a pelvic exam. In 2017 the USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) published a guideline stating there was insufficient evidence to weigh risks and benefits of annual pelvic exam in those that are asymptomatic and not pregnant. Recommendations for exams are still indicated for pap smears and STI evaluation, but that annual pelvic at the yearly exam when the above were not needed were not found to be beneficial (nor harmful). Later that same year AAFP or American Academy of Family Physicians took the USPSTF recommendation and went a step further, actually recommending against an annual screening pelvic exam for asymptomatic and non-pregnant females. The reasoning behind these recommendations is that the most common conditions that cause potentially serious issues for women either present with symptoms or the pelvic exam is not sensitive enough to detect them.

As gynecologists, however, we respectfully disagree on the account that most gynecologic precancerous or cancerous conditions are asymptomatic, or symptoms are so vague they are often ignored. For GYN providers (pre-COVID) who performed upwards of 10-20 pelvic exams daily, the rate at which abnormalities were found is likely higher than a general practitioner. In the light of COVID and less in-person exams, it is concerning to think about the potential delay in the diagnosis of potentially cancerous diseases.

Gynecologic societies such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Gynecologic Oncology recognize that the data presented across a number of different specialties does demonstrate annual pelvic exams often do not identify the high-risk conditions before symptoms. However, we still strongly recommend at least a discussion of the importance of the pelvic exam in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of all organ systems for women.

It is not infrequent for us as gynecologists to recognize small and, at times, significant changes during the pelvic exam that the patient was unaware of, some benign and others not. From cervical polyps to HPV lesions, from the reassurance of normal anatomy to vulvar melanoma to name examples in my own practice alone.

As providers, we take an oath to do no harm. In these uncertain times, we are challenged with the seemingly impossible task of balancing this new public health threat and continuing to provide comprehensive women’s health. As we start bringing patients back into the office for routine and follow up exams, please know that it is you and your health that are our main priorities and that providing you with the most comprehensive gynecology care we can, just include a short stint in the stirrups.   Don’t delay.  Schedule your pelvic exam today.

 

Be Empowered with EMSELLA

The pelvic floor consists of layers of muscles that stretch like a supportive hammock.  Being pregnant and giving birth stretches these pelvic floor muscles-the muscles that keep your bladder from leaking.  If your pelvic floor muscles are weakened, you may find that you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise. Urinary incontinence (bladder/urine leakage) is very common, but you don’t have to live life wearing pads, or avoiding certain activities and exercises!

Be empowered with EMSELLA: A revolutionary, FDA-cleared treatment for urinary incontinence.

TYPES OF URINARY INCONTINENCE:

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control or leaking urine.  EMSELLA for urinary incontinence treats all types of incontinence:

  • stress (leak urine with a cough or movement)
  • urge (leak urine after you cannot suppress the urge to urinate)
  • mixed (the combination)

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EMSELLA?

  • painless
  • simple (you sit on a chair!)
  • non-invasive
  • no downtime
  • remain fully clothed
  • 4-week treatment

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION:

Schedule your consultation today or call 692-6838.  

T By Couri: Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men

Our hormones change as we age. Testosterone, the most critical hormone the male body produces, decreases around age 40 and continues to decline by about 1% each year.  A normal part of aging, low Testosterone (Low-T) can significantly impact the quality of life.  The good news is that our safe, simple pellet therapy can reduce these undesirable symptoms.

SYMPTOMS OF LOW T:

  • Decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep disorders such as insomnia
  • Loss of strength and muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Decreased bone density
  • Low energy levels, fatigue
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Loss of self-confidence, loss of vitality
  • Trouble focusing, memory issues
  • Irritability/moodiness
  • Loss of facial or body hair

Schedule an Evaluation:

Get back in the game with our simple, proven bioidentical pellet therapy.  If you experience any of these undesirable symptoms, it’s easy to get your hormone levels checked. Take control of performing your best life with our simple, proven bioidentical pellet therapy.  Call the Couri Center 309-692-6838.