As a full-service PRIVATE MEDICAL AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CLINIC, we partner with our patients to deliver solutions that help solve their most complicated medical needs. Our services are designed specifically to help individuals who want to improve their current health, feel well and function optimally into their old age. Dr Frame is ABAARM and NAMS certified to help with hormone adjustments appropriate for lifestyle and medical conditions. Men too, are enjoying the benefits of time with the doctor. Consultations include brain health,cardiac assessment, men’s & women’s hormonal health, cancer risk evaluation as well as bone and muscle aging. By utilizing two decades of medical experience and clinical expertise, Dr Frame’s Medical Management Consulting goes beyond the norm, to develop new insights, drive results, and help you age in a healthy way.
Our goal is to help YOU look and feel confident with your aging face and body. The consultation enables us to explain what is possible for you and offer you realistic possibilities. The non-surgical cosmetic world is continually evolving. We will work with you to help solve your problems, while understanding that you have specific needs, resources and budget. Upon completion, we will present to you a written assessment of our recommendations for improving your look, your self confidence and your signs of aging. Sign up today.
One of our professional medical staff members will help evaluate your present medical or cosmetic health needs. We will make recommendations for improvements, and assist you to understand what options are available.
FIGHTING THE EFFECTS OF GRAVITY WITHFILLERS & THERMAGE CPT
There are new filler techniques being used by Dr Frame to address the effects of gravity and the break down of the skin’s support. These new filler techniques that offer a more youthful appearance.
Many patients are complaining of “the tired look,dark circles under the eyes, the drawn and sunken cheeks.” What they are really seeing is facial volume deficit. Often this results in naso-labial folds that are increasingly deepening and darkening. In reality these folds themselves are the results of a breakdown of the facial structure higher on the cheeks. The bones remain, while the fat pads drop and shrink. Most people previously had well formed, rounded cheeks that filled a smooth area from the nasolabial fold to the hairline. With aging, facial tissues drooping becomes less flattering. Rejuvenating with fillers, offers the face support in flattering places and creates a more youthful appearance, as your cheeks are back in place. You can remain cheeky after all.
To treat this concern, Dr Frame offers hyaluronic acid fillers that lift and volumize the depleted areas. This used to be a problematic treatment, because many needle pokes were needed and the sharp needle could cause bruising. The new technique of canula is safer and enables Dr Frame to get closer to the teartrough without causing harm. The treatment is more comfortable, although a little strange for first time users. The results are fabulous! See for yourself!
Immediately following filler treatment with microcannula
Before filler treatment with microcannula
Fillers take on a truly corrective feature. They last 8-18 months, depending on your metabolism. So you may want to check in every 10 months for a maintenance treatment so as to not allow your body to dissolve it all, and you optimize your cosmetic budget and look.
Coming soon to our new website is a video with Dr Frame doing these treatments. We will keep you posted.
(Adapted from North American Menopause Society (NAMS) advice by Dr Frame, who is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner)
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) safe?
There is a CRITICAL WINDOW!– Latest analysis of large studies show that HRT is generally safe for menopausal women under 50 AND within 5 years of menopause. There is a window of opportunity when HRT actually improves risk of dementia. A recent study showed that estrogen therapy reduced Alzheimers Disease risk by 30% if started within 5 years of menopause onset – but not if started after 5 years. The first five years after menopause are the safest years to take hormones. Does this mean you should take estrogen to protect your brain? No … but you shouldn’t fear hormone therapy if you need hormones to manage troublesome and disruptive menopause symptoms.
TYPES OF HRT – Not all HRT’s are equal. Route of estrogen and type of progesterone is important. Transdermal estrogen shows lower risk of leg and lung clot than oral estrogen. Furthermore, oral progesterone showed lower clot risk and lower breast cancer risk than synthetic progestins like Provera or medroxy-progesterone acetate (MPA). – E3N Study from France
*Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) showed transdermal estrogen (applied to skin) lowered fasting blood sugar while oral estrogen did not. Transdermal estrogen improved libido and orgasmic quality. – Presented at the North American Menopause Society Annual Meeting on October 3, 2012
Go to our website and complete the Menopause Questionnaire. This will help you decide whether to treat your menopausal symptoms or not. Book now for a Women’s Health Consultation with Dr Frame. A comprehensive evaluation is needed ensure safety and to tailor your own individual hormone replacement programme.
Is Alcohol Good for Menopause, or Not?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) drinking levels for women are:
Light: less than one drink per day
Moderate: one to two drinks per day
Heavy: more than two drinks per day
GOOD – Moderate drinkers have lower risk of:
ischemic heart disease
type 2 diabetes
BAD – Heavy drinkers have more:
breast cancer (light to moderate drinking is a slight risk)
ischemic heart disease
apple-shaped (belly) obesity
type 2 diabetes (especially binge drinkers)
worsening of depression
more alcoholic damage to heart muscle, nerves, liver and brain than men
Some women find that alcohol triggers hot flushes.
THE BOTTOM LINE :
If you drink alcohol, enjoy yourself, but make sure your drinking is light to moderate, less than seven drinks a week and never more than three in on day. This Christmas and Hanukah, keep your drinking under control, and enjoy all of the benefits. Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.
Dr Frame offers sessions to assist you with your Cycle of Life transitions. He offers consultations that address hormonal changes, hormone optimization and preventative health guidelines that are based on bloodwork, family history, genetics, neuro- and cardiovascular health. All of this and more is available at the Anti-Aging Clinic.
In the meantime, book a private health assessment and call us at 604-261-9121.
Deanna is a welcomed, warm and caring medical receptionist. With her years of experience in a cardiology office, she has translated her expertise to taking care of all the medical support work that Dr Frame requires for our private preventative health care programs. In addition Deanna offers a warm welcoming smile at our reception, whilst she attends to your bookings and your service. She is looking forward to meeting you.
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS OF STAFF 604 261-9121
ALL COSMETIC TREATMENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE WITH our trusted and reliable technicians.
DEBBIE – LASER TECHNICIAN
MARLEE – LASER TECHNICIAN / MARKETING
COSMETIC CONSULTATIONS ARE STILL AVAILABLE WITH:
KATHI – RN
NADINE – CONSULTANT
Although for years I have attended conferences and researched our machines, been trained on them… attended training sessions on skin care products I thought it best to leave the consults to our wonderful experts. I have discovered a new passion for myself, I love the interaction with patients and enjoy the process of visualizing what can be achieved with fillers, Botox and textural machines that smooth, repair damage, re-texture and tighten. My years of being an artist is paying off, I now have a new medium. And the reward is great – happy and healthy looking faces. Sculpting lives with health and cosmetics is a beautiful art.
I am loving the work we do here at the Anti-Aging Clinic.
I thank you Dr Frame for trusting me to work with your patients, under your guidance; and I thank you, the patients who have offered me time and such beautiful feedback that has made me feel so comfortable in my new role at the clinic.
ALL TREATMENTS ARE UNDER THE GUIDANCE AND CARE OF DR GIDON FRAME
Dr Frame, Nadine, and all of our staff, wish you all a healthy, happy and festive season. If we do not see you in the next few weeks, we wish you a happy new year as well.