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Presented by Santé MD : The Mind-Body Connection: Integrating Health and Wellness to Achieve Your Best Self

| July 16, 2019 | Lifestyle Feature

In an age where many strive for the sometimes-elusive mind-body connection, it’s important to invest in yourself. Whether that means taking a 10-minute mental break in the middle of a busy workday or finally getting that facial you’ve been meaning to get for the last year, there is no time like the present to get started.

SantéMD, one of Atlanta’s newest and hottest medical and aesthetics centers, believes beauty and wellness exist in symbiosis, the body connected from the inside out. As a leading destination for transformative beauty, health and wellness, they define beauty in the form of wellness.


To achieve your best this summer, SantéMD recommends six ways to invest in yourself:

Medical Weight Loss
The SantéMD team of experts takes a collaborative approach to weight loss. Their state-of-the-art facility houses the latest-generation assessment equipment, including the Fit3D® Body Scan, hailed as the most accurate way to take external body measurements and track your fitness and weight loss progress.

The center takes a functional medicine approach to weight loss, seeking to identify and address the root causes of each guest’s unique weight loss struggles and focusing on the body as an integrated system. Everyone is different, and the reasons behind one person’s inability to lose weight can be vastly different than another. For example, a low functioning thyroid gland could be the cause of your metabolic slowdown, whereas another individual could be eating too many inflammatory foods and not exercising enough.

The team utilizes cutting-edge labs such as nutritional testing, food sensitivity testing and microbiome testing to achieve more targeted results than conventional approaches. Through functional medicine, they can customize and tailor specific strategies to your particular needs.

Who wouldn’t want more youthful, radiant skin to help them look and feel their best? A HydraFacial® at SantéMD uses patented technology to remove dead skin cells and extract impurities while simultaneously cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing the skin. HydraFacial® is beneficial for fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, texture, enlarged pores and more, and is the newest advancement in non-laser skin resurfacing. Each treatment can be tailored by adding in award-winning super serums to address specific skin concerns. HydraFacial® delivers long-term skin health and instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. SantéMD offers completely customizable HydraFacial® treatments, from the classic to hydration deluxe to acne teen facial options, along with enhancements such as dermaplaning, an exfoliating treatment to remove peach fuzz and dead skin. No SantéMD signature facial would be complete without the photodynamic therapy (light therapy LED) mask for healthier looking skin.


The concept of microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. As a beauty treatment, it is used to rejuvenate the skin and improve its surface by reducing fine lines, expression lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and acne scars. A cascade of growth factors is released, in turn, stimulating cell turnover. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin without side effects and downtime. SantéMD microneedling services include SkinPen®, an FDA-approved microneedling device with a unique ability to fade scars, revive sluggish skin and rejuvenate the overall complexion, and Vivace® RF Microneedling, a microneedling procedure designed for all colors and types of skin.


Vitamin Hydration Therapy
Whether you’re looking for healthier skin, an immune system boost, fatigue relief and more, vitamin hydration therapy can help improve and support your overall health while treating a variety of health conditions. Everything from headaches to chronic depression to athletic performance can be improved with vitamin hydration therapy. SantéMD’s Vitamin IV program offers a variety of options to choose from. The knowledgeable staff will work with you to customize this service specifically to your concerns and needs. In addition, guests can select add-on boosts of additional vitamins and antioxidants and even aromatherapy oxygen.

Everyone has trouble spots on their body that won’t seem to change, no matter the amount of dieting and exercising. For these problem areas, SantéMD counts among its body contouring solutions CoolSculpting®, the number one non-surgical fat-reduction treatment used by doctors. This fat-freezing technology reduces pockets of fat in trouble spots such as the abdomen, flanks or under the chin. One treatment with CoolSculpting® can reduce up to 20%-25% of the fat cells in the treated area in two to six months. Results are proven, noticeable and lasting, and there is little to no downtime after treatment.

Massage Therapy
It’s no secret that massage therapy has a multitude of benefits. From stress to headaches to injuries, massages can provide relief for all kinds of issues. Treat yourself to a massage with SantéMD’s leading massage therapist, Kristen, a former Olympian, who will customize full 60-, 90- or 120-minute massages to your individual needs and goals. SantéMD massage services include Swedish, sport, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage and prenatal. All are customizable and can incorporate aroma and heat therapy.

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and wrinkles become more visible. Ultherapy® is the FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the skin to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy® is scientifically proven to stimulate new collagen and elastin, which can reverse signs of aging by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundation layer without disrupting the surface of the skin. SantéMD offers treatments for the face, neck and more. Ultherapy® can help counteract the effects of gravity and sun exposure in just one non-invasive treatment.

Want to look and feel your very best this summer? The knowledgeable staff at SantéMD can help you do just that via a curated suite of non-surgical and surgical solutions to help you achieve and celebrate a balanced and beautiful life. To begin your SantéMD journey into beauty, health and wellness, call 404-682-6663 or visit

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