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Why Am I Losing My Hair, and What Can I Do About It? Sep 27th, 2022

Throughout history, people have desperately tried to solve the problem of hair loss. Wigs cover up bald spots, and countless creams, tonics, and medications promise to coax new sprouts to emerge. Some folks even resort to painful surgical procedures to transplant strips of skin with healthy follicles to areas with...

How a PRP Facelift Works Aug 4th, 2022

People have been searching for the fabled fountain of youth throughout history, desperate to turn back the clock on their aging skin. Although some treatments are marginally successful, the holy grail of renewed skin has been elusive — until now.  The emerging field of regenerative medicine has some amazing applications...

I Don’t Like My Double Chin: Can You Help? Jul 7th, 2022

Although being overweight can contribute to your double chin, age and genetics are two of the most common influences — and you can’t do anything about them. You can, however, do something about the stubborn fat you have hanging out under your chin. Dr. Michael Tachuk and our team at Viva Wellness...

Restore Quality Sleep With Vitamins May 3rd, 2022

Staying up too late, getting up too early, and tossing and turning all night can wreck your health. Sleeping is as critical to good health as diet and exercise. If you don’t get enough, you may develop serious health conditions over time. At Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego,...

Understanding How CoolSculpting Works Apr 5th, 2022

CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive procedure designed to eliminate those stubborn pockets of fat around your belly. At Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California, Dr. Michael Tachuk is highly experienced in customizing treatment plans using CoolSculpting technology to slim you down without a single incision or a minute of downtime. Why...

Are Wrinkles Inevitable? Mar 1st, 2022

If you’ve looked at your parents’ and grandparents’ skin and reached the conclusion that you’re doomed to inherit their wrinkles, you could be right, but it’s not a foregone conclusion. Whether or not you’re going to end up with shriveled skin depends on multiple factors. Here, Dr. Micahel Tachuk, our...

Is PRP Right for Me? Jan 18th, 2022

Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, but sometimes the process is slower than you’d like. While you wait, you suffer through pain and limited mobility. With a little boost from your own blood, you can shorten your recovery time from injuries and surgery. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy...

Do You Have These Symptoms of Low Testosterone? Jun 14th, 2021

They say that the only constant in life changes, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to your body. From the moment you were born, you’ve been transforming daily, developing from a baby to an adolescent to a young man in his prime. But once you hit your...

6 Benefits of Skin Tightening Apr 1st, 2021

It used to be that surgery was the only way to truly lift and tighten your skin, but modern science has changed that. Today, advanced technologies make it possible to reclaim tighter, smoother skin without the need for scalpels and scars. A leader in the field of skin tightening, Dr....

Help! I’m Struggling to Lose Weight Mar 8th, 2021

Weight loss can be one of the most frustrating endeavors in life. You’re constantly bombarded with the newest fad diet or the latest miracle pill that promises to melt away fat overnight. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for years, we don’t need to tell you that those tactics...

How to Choose the Best Dermal Filler Feb 27th, 2021

You know the term “baby fat” — that plumpness that fades away during adolescence. What you may not realize is that it keeps waning, and once you pass your 20s, you start to notice and wish you had it back. With each passing year, you lose more volume and your...

When to Consider Vitamin Injections Dec 11th, 2020

Poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies are a huge problem in the United States. In fact, about half of American adults have a chronic disease that could have been prevented with better nutrition. Not only does neglecting your vitamin intake raise your risk of developing chronic conditions, but it also causes...

5 Exceptional Skin Tightening Treatments Nov 4th, 2020

What’s the No. 1 telltale sign of your age? Your skin. You can color your gray hair, stay in shape, and wear trendy clothes, but your skin always gives you away.  At Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California, Dr. Michael Tachuk and our team specialize in bringing you...

Want Tighter Skin? Here Are Your Options Apr 23rd, 2020

Crepey, loose skin is one of the classic signs of aging, but it’s not one you have to live with. Gone are the days when surgery was your only option for correcting that telltale symptom of growing old. Today, you have multiple noninvasive and minimally invasive choices for tightening your...

What Does a Liquid Face-Lift Entail? How Dermal Fillers Restore a More Youthful Appearance Mar 3rd, 2020

If you’re discouraged by the aging face you see in the mirror every morning because it no longer matches your youthful spirit, you’re not alone. The natural aging process leads to frustrating facial lines and sagging skin, yet most people don’t want to invest the time and money or take...

What Is ThermiVa®? Feb 16th, 2020

Vaginal dryness can affect women at any age, and it’s very common as you get older, affecting 50% of women ages 51-60. Vaginal laxity is also common after giving birth vaginally and as a result of the natural aging process. Mild to moderate urinary stress incontinence also affects many women...

Why Customized, Multi-Approach Weight Loss Programs Are so Successful Jan 21st, 2020

The risks of carrying excess body weight are many: Obesity and being overweight are linked to heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and more.  Unfortunately, losing weight isn’t easy. Habits are hard to break, especially when they involve veering from your usual routine...

Forget Surgery: Take Years Off Your Appearance with PDO MEDiTHREADS Dec 4th, 2019

The PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift is a non-invasive treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin without going under the knife. The threads are introduced into the deeper layers of the skin resulting in 3 effects:  Skin tightening. By contracting fat tissue. Collagen stimulation. Which promotes cellular renewal and improves skin...

Why CryoSlimming™ is the Best Way to Freeze Away Stubborn Fat Nov 8th, 2019

Fat in some areas of the body — regardless of your gender or age — just won’t leave no matter how low-fat your diet is or how many spin classes you take. For such pesky problem spots, Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California, offers the most advanced and...

9 Signs You Could be Suffering From Low Testosterone Oct 16th, 2019

Testosterone is a hormone frequently called a “sex hormone,” because it plays a significant role in male sexual development and function. Its what puts hair on a man’s chest and is the force behind his sexual drive. But that’s not all it does. Like most of the body’s chemical messengers,...