Peptide Therapy

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Peptide Therapy services offered in the Ashland, KY area

If you want to lose weight, have more energy, and feel your best, consider peptide therapy. This complementary technique uses peptides –– or chains of amino acids that form essential proteins –– to perform a wide range of therapeutic applications. At AIM Wellness, hormone replacement therapy specialist Jeannine Parikh, MD, provides peptide therapy to people ages 20 and older. To make an appointment, call the office in Ashland, Kentucky, or book online today.

Peptide Therapy Q & A

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy is an anti-aging treatment designed to boost your energy levels and general health. It involves an AIM Wellness provider injecting a solution of peptides –– the building blocks of proteins –– beneath your skin. 

Once the peptides enter your body, they help regulate various biological functions, including your heart rate, digestion, and hormone levels. Peptides also play a vital role in immune system function and neurological activity.

Unfortunately, the amount of peptides in your body decreases as a result of the natural aging process. With fewer peptides running through your bloodstream, you’re more likely to experience age-related side effects, like mood swings, low libido, and loss of muscle mass.

What are the benefits of peptide therapy?

Undergoing peptide therapy may provide various benefits, including:

  • Increased muscle mass
  • Balanced hormone levels
  • Better sleep
  • Increased sex drive
  • Healthy immune function
  • Lower blood pressure

Peptide therapy may even reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

Am I a candidate for peptide therapy?

Before recommending peptide therapy, your AIM Wellness provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and conducts a physical exam. They also order lab tests, including blood work and urinalysis, to assess your current peptide levels. 

If you experience symptoms like weight gain, low libido, or fatigue, you may also qualify for the treatment. 

What does peptide therapy involve?

AIM Wellness administers peptide therapy on-site during a quick, outpatient visit. Peptide therapy is typically administered with subcutaneous injections, but it’s often offered in other options as well, including nasal sprays, topical gels, and oral supplements. 

To ensure a positive treatment outcome, your AIM Wellness provider develops a custom care plan designed to help you achieve your goals. 

How long does it take for peptide therapy to work?

The time that it takes for peptide therapy to work varies from person to person. Some people experience a significant reduction in symptoms within a few days, but for others, it takes up to three weeks*. Be patient, attend each of your checkups, and follow your AIM Wellness provider’s instructions accordingly.

Is peptide therapy safe?

Peptide therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. Since your body naturally produces peptides, there’s little risk of any side effects.

To see if you can benefit from peptide therapy, make an appointment at AIM Wellness by calling the office, or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary