Chances are you’ve heard about peptide therapy, which has soared in popularity in recent years because of its powers to help with everything from building muscle strength and minimizing wrinkles to improving libido. These treatments are safe and convenient, and they are one of the many treatments available at Balanced Bodies Anti-Aging Clinic in Sandy Springs, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are essentially chains of amino acids. They’re important because they help the cells in our bodies communicate more effectively with each other, and as a result, peptides influence the way our bodies react to things like exercise and changes in eating habits.
Peptides help our bodies perform efficiently, but they often decline naturally as we age. That’s where this treatment comes in. This effective and versatile treatment can be used to support health and wellness in a variety of ways as we age.
How Does Peptide Therapy Work?
Peptides can be used for very specific purposes, including building muscle and energy levels, reducing inflammation, and helping you sleep. Peptides can also be used to boost your immune system or speed your recovery after surgery. Peptides are usually administered between five and seven days a week, depending on the condition being treated. They can be taken orally using capsules or dissolvable tablets. They can also be self-injected.
How Does This Differ From Human Growth Hormone Treatments?
Like peptide treatments, human growth hormone treatments can also be used to strengthen muscles, reduce fat, and improve the adult body in various ways. And like peptides, human growth hormones are often injected. However, there are key differences between the two. Peptide therapy does not involve the injection of growth hormones. Instead, peptides are proteins that, once in the body, stimulate the body’s natural production of human growth hormones.
Human growth hormone treatments also have side effects that peptides don’t, and they tend to be a more expensive treatment.
How Long Have These Treatments Been Around?
Peptide treatments are not a brand new concept; they’ve been around since the 1920s! But today’s peptide treatments are more effective and can be used to treat a broader range of conditions. There are many peptides available for use today and even more that are currently in research trials. Peptide therapy is often referred to as a secret fountain of youth.
Are These Treatments Safe?
Peptides occur naturally in the body. And although the ones that are part of your treatment will be synthetic, they will be nearly identical to the natural ones. That makes this a safe treatment that offers consistent results. Many peptides have also been approved by the FDA.
This treatment offers the best results when all of your hormones are balanced and when you stay active, eat healthfully, and commit to a healthy lifestyle.
What Can Peptide Treatments Help With?
Better Mental Focus
Are you experiencing age-related memory loss? Does it feel as though you can’t focus or concentrate as well as you once did? These are normal symptoms of aging, and they sometimes are due to a decline in the proteins that keep brain tissue healthy and vital. Peptides can naturally improve your memory and your ability to focus.
Fewer Wrinkles and Healthier Hair
The onset of wrinkles and gradually thinning hair are two of the more frustrating aspects of getting older. They take a toll on self-confidence and betray your age. Peptides can revitalize hair follicles and correct thinning hair. They can also be used to stimulate collagen production, which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles all over your body.
Increased Sex Drive
It’s not uncommon for the bedroom to become a little less fun as we age. A gradual decline in libido is very common in both men and women. Fortunately, peptide treatments can help by increasing desire in patients, and can also help with male erections.
Faster Recovery From Injuries
Does it take you a little longer to bounce back after an injury than it once did? It’s frustrating to spend time on the sidelines, but peptides can help with that in a variety of ways. Peptide treatments can improve bone density, strengthen muscles and your cardiovascular system, and even rebuild nerve tissues. You’ll be able to recover from injuries and surgeries faster.
Easier Fat Reduction
As metabolism slows with age, it’s easy to pick up a little extra padding in the abdominal area or elsewhere on the body. When combined with healthy lifestyle choices like working out and eating right, peptides can make it easier to lose unwanted fat.
A Natural Tan
Tan skin exudes health and confidence, and peptides make it easy to accomplish this without the help of chemicals and tanning beds. Certain peptides can increase melanin production in your skin, giving you an effortless tan even in the dead of winter.
Deeper, More Restful Sleep
It’s hard to overstate the benefits of a good night’s sleep. Among the many bodily functions that peptides can regulate is sleep. Although they don’t function as sedatives, peptides can help you sleep well, which offers a whole host of health benefits.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re an Athlete
Peptide treatments are an ideal choice for athletes and bodybuilders because they can be just as effective as steroids, but they’re much safer. Peptide treatments naturally coax your body to produce more of what it needs to perform at a high level, allowing you to maximize the results of your workouts.
The results peptide treatments offer tend to develop more slowly than steroids, and that’s a good thing. Gradually building and improving your body gives your cardiovascular system and your joints time to grow and offer adequate support to the muscles.
You’re Middle Aged
Middle-aged adults make great peptide treatment candidates because the body starts to produce fewer amino acids as we age. As a result, adults who are starting to age stand to benefit greatly from the work that peptides will do once injected into the body.
You’re Ready To Take Action
Peptide treatments are a good option for patients who are tired of coping with fatigue, declining bone density, weak muscles, or any of the other conditions these injections can help with. For patients who are frustrated and ready to take action, peptide treatments can be a terrific choice.
Is It Difficult To Inject Peptides at Home?
If we recommend an injectable version of a peptide for you, it will be easy for you to administer at home. You’ll want to carefully read all the instructions that come with your peptide and follow a few simple tips.
Carefully Pick the Injection Site
Give some thought to where you want to perform the injection. Subcutaneous shots are most frequently administered in the upper arm, abdomen, or thigh. Vary the injection locations so you’re not hitting the same spot every day. Depending on which peptide you’re using, there may be specific instructions regarding the location of the injection.
Follow Safety Protocols
Even though you’ll be self-injecting in the comfort of your own home, it’s still important to follow clinical safety protocols. Be sure to wash your hands before starting, and clean the injection area with alcohol first. You’ll also want to keep the area where the injection was performed clean after the shot. Finally, don’t be tempted to reuse needles. Use a new one every time, and then dispose of it safely.
Pinch Your Skin
To administer a subcutaneous injection, pinch one or two inches of skin and then insert the needle. If you can pinch plenty of skin, you can probably insert the needle at a 90-degree angle. If you can only gather an inch of skin at most between your fingers, you may need to use a 45-degree angle. Removing the needle at the same angle it went in at keeps it from breaking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Soon Will I See Results After an Injection?
The length of time it takes for results to develop varies by patient and by the specific condition that is being addressed. However, peptides should not be viewed as an overnight fix. Most patients notice changes in their bodies within the first several weeks, and those improvements continue to develop over time. The full effects of the treatment are evident in three to six months.
Does This Treatment Work Better for Men or Women?
Peptide injections are an effective option for both male and female patients.
Are the Injections Painful?
No. If we recommend an injectable peptide, the injection will be small and will easily penetrate fatty tissue.
What Is the Best Age To Start Peptide Injections?
There is no magic age at which to start peptide treatments, although many patients are middle-aged or older before they start to develop the conditions these injections can address. The right time to start is whenever you’re bothered enough by a concern and are ready to take action about it.
How Should I Store My Peptides at Home?
We generally recommend that peptides be kept in a cool, dark, dry spot. For the best results, keep them refrigerated.
How Can I Get Started With Peptides?
If you’re interested in getting started with this treatment, the best thing to do is schedule an initial appointment at our clinic. We’ll meet with you, evaluate your health, and talk with you about the conditions that are bothering you.
We will probably run a simple blood test that will give us a better understanding of the hormone and protein levels in your body. Based on those results, we can help you decide if these injections are right for you, and we can help determine which peptide will be ideal. For some patients, a combination of peptides may be recommended.
How Many Different Peptides Does Your Clinic Offer?
We’re proud to offer 10 different peptides that can help with everything from burning fat and maintaining a natural tan to minimizing wrinkles and boosting your immunity.
A Healthier New You Is Just a Phone Call Away
If you’ve been searching for the fountain of youth, peptide therapy may be the perfect solution. This is an easy, convenient treatment that delivers noticeable results. What are you waiting for? Call Balanced Bodies Anti-Aging Clinic in Sandy Springs, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA, and schedule your consultation today!