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Stefanie A. Schultis, M.D.
Covington, LA

The Juliet™ Intimate Laser treatment is a gentle solution to rejuvenate your femininity. It is a fast, non-hormonal, painless procedure with no downtime and no need of anesthesia. I perform this procedure in my office in less than 30 minutes.

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Here is a Worth It Review from a patient to realself.com.

“Juliet has more than just your back.....

After having my three children accompanied by menopause it goes without saying that changes were noticed and those changes were accompanied by self esteem issues that strongly impacted the decline of a once active sex life both my husband and I once new.

I was experiencing pain and dryness that prescriptions from my OB didn’t help anymore than her saying “welcome to getting older “

My three girlfriends and I all are in our 50’s have botox and laser treatments, and while we were all talking one day and one our friends said ladies it’s time to introduce your menopause to my good friend Juliet. I am posting on behalf of the three of us. We each had 2-3 treatments and we all agree that we started noticing changes after the first treatment and after subsequent treatments things have continued to improve. personally I don’t even need to go the last session.

The actual treatment itself is not really all that uncomfortable and there was only a couple of days of downtime. Results exceeded all of our expectations.”

Learn more https://www.stefanieaschultismd.com/julietwomensintimatehealth

1. Well-Woman Visit

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends women visit their gynecologist yearly for their annual examinations. This exam may include obtaining vitals, performing a pelvic exam, screening for disease and counseling. It helps your gynecologist assess your overall health, and it plays an important role in preventative care for women of all ages.

2. Irregular Periods

It’s important to see your gynecologist any time you experience abnormalities in your monthly cycle. If your period is irregular, painful, heavy, lasts longer than seven days or if you experience spotting between periods, schedule a visit with your physician as soon as possible. These could be signs of an underlying issue such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic infection or other serious conditions.

3. Lower Abdominal Pain

Experiencing abdominal pain or discomfort may be a sign that something’s not right, and your gynecologist can help determine the cause. If you experience pelvic pain, sharp abdominal pain, abdominal pain after intercourse or severe menstrual cramps, make an appointment with your gynecologist.

4. Problems Down There

If you notice unusual discharge, vaginal bumps, burning when urinating, vaginal itching or vaginal odor, see your gynecologist ASAP. These types of symptoms could point to a problem such as a urinary tract infection, yeast infection or sexually transmitted disease.

5. Breast Health

Annual breast exams are recommended for women over 40, and younger women with a family history of breast cancer. It’s also important to contact your gynecologist should you experience any unusual issues such as breast pain, lumps or discharge. Your doctor may want you to undergo further screenings such as an ultrasound or mammogram to rule out breast cancer.

6. Birth Control

If you’re sexually active but not wishing to have children, it’s critical to discuss contraception with your gynecologist. Besides the pill, there are many options available such as patches, vaginal rings, IUDs and barrier methods. With your gynecologist’s help, you can find the best method for your lifestyle.

7. Pre-Pregnancy Planning

A preconception visit with your OBGYN is very beneficial if you’re planning to start a family. You can discuss ways to stay healthy and improve your chances to conceive. Any potential risks and medical issues can also be addressed before you become pregnant.

Call us today to schedule an appointment. 985-898-1940

Most people are aware of the hormone imbalances that women may experience but, men suffer from low hormone levels too! Men may have alterations in their testosterone levels as early as their 20s. In fact, some men may lose 1 to 3% of their testosterone by the age of 30. Decreased levels of hormones in men can be detrimental leading to more serious long-term health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Many men do not realize that low testosterone levels may be the reason for the changes that they feel. Signs and symptoms of low T maybe loss of mean bone and muscle mass, weight gain with increased fat mass, loss of hair, changes in their skin, mental and/or physical fatigue, mood disorders, signs of depression, memory loss, insomnia and sexual dysfunction with loss of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction. They will often tell me that they get tired much sooner during the day at work than they used to and just feel rundown. Their body shape begins to change developing the beer belly they never had and most do not realize that their testosterone levels are changing an appropriate balance can help them.

There are men who take testosterone – like products to enhance their body for bodybuilding not realizing that these can cause long term harmful effects without the proper bio identical testosterone and monitoring negative effects may increase.

At Schultis Healthcare, we have been providing men's services for many years including laser hair removal, tattoo removal and aesthetic procedures.

Several years ago, when I trained with Hormone Therapy Centers of America, I realized I was uniquely qualified as a hormone expert to help men as well deal with hormone imbalance. I have found a great deal of satisfaction in helping men who many times will not seek medical attention and suffer in silence.

We perform a full consultation to understand each man's own individual situation including blood panel with a PSA level, and take a complete history including documentation of each man's medical conditions and medications. We can then determine if indeed his testosterone levels may be contributing to his symptomatology and determine what dosages of bioidentical hormone therapy would be best for him.

Many men have tried non bio-identical forms of testosterone and have found them to not be useful, or inconvenient to place a daily gel or receive regular intramuscular injections.

In my office, we are acutely aware of how private these concerns may be and provide a comfortable setting to encourage men to take advantage of Bio identical Hormone Pellet Therapy.

Bio identical Hormone Pellet Therapy is a quick painless procedure where small individualized dosages of bioidentical hormone pellets are inserted under the skin. Fortunately for men, they may only require two insertions six months apart per year. We follow lab work as needed for safety and fine-tuning treatment. We also encourage them to have regular check ups with their primary care physicians and/ or urologists.

Many of our male patients also take advantage of another procedure performed here at Schultis Healthcare called The Priapus® Shot. This painless and safe procedure involves the use of PRP (platelet rich plasma) obtained from a man's own blood to enhance his sexual experience by rejuvenating his penis with his own growth factors leading to improved blood flow and stem cell proliferation.

Of course, not all people will experience the same results with any treatment and not everyone is a good candidate for hormone replacement. However, the majority of men with low testosterone do feel like their old selves again and research indicates that they are healthier with normal hormone balance. This has been a very fulfilling experience for me.

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So, if you or someone you know may suffer with hormone imbalance from low testosterone levels please call my office for a consultation and discover if bioidentical hormone pellet therapy may be right for you! My office number is 985-898-1940 and please refer to our website for much more information at www.stefanieaschultismd.com.