How Many Laser Hair
Removal Treatments Do I Need?

Tired of shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair? Embarrassed by the quantity or thickness of hair on certain parts of your body? Long-term hair removal could be the solution you’re looking for. At Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics, we use the cutting-edge Soprano ICE System to achieve lasting results you’re sure to love.

How Does It Work?

The Soprano ICE System uses dual wavelength technology to remove unwanted hair on the face, underarms, legs, or bikini line with minimal pain, side effects, or downtime. You’re able to return to your active lifestyle immediately. The Soprano ICE emits low energy at a high frequency to target the base of hair follicles with heat, damaging the follicle to prevent hair regrowth. You’ll feel minimal heat on surrounding skin thanks to the cool housing around the laser window, and the quick, but constant sliding motion to provide full coverage.

A few weeks after your initial appointment, hair will begin to fall out at the root, and new growth in the treated area will appear more sparse and thinner.

How Many Treatments Are Necessary?

The treatments are safe and effective for a range of skin tones and hair types. The Soprano ICE System’s technology allows treatment on light, dark, or tanned skin. The length of your visit will vary with treatment area and size. However, the Soprano ICE System is one of the fastest lasers for hair removal on the market. Small areas can be treated in seconds, and larger areas, such as the legs or back, can take up to 8 minutes.

For the best outcome, most patients require 4-6 treatments, scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. With minimal side effects, such as redness or swelling for a few hours post-treatment, there’s virtually no downtime. Major sun exposure throughout the treatment process should be minimized or avoided entirely if possible.

Throw away your razors and cancel those expensive waxing appointments. Our trained staff at Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics can help you with a long-term solution for that hair you’ve always wanted gone.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about Laser Hair Removal? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (831) 600-8117.

Remove Summer Sun Damage
with RF Needling or Pixel CO2
Laser Treatments

Sun damage is one of the most common factors to age our skin. When UV light penetrates too far into our dermal layer, it breaks down collagen and elastin, resulting in a reduction of skin elasticity and an overall appearance of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots, and a degraded texture. Thankfully, RF Needling or Pixel CO2 laser treatments can remove summer sun damage with little to no downtime.

What is RF Needling?

Most micro-needling treatments create micro-injuries to the skin with hair-thin needles, using the body’s own healing process to fill in new cells and reduce skin damage with new growth. At Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics, our RF Needling treatment uses ultrasound technology and advanced radiofrequency energy to penetrate sun damaged skin without needles to stimulate collagen and elastin production and heal damaged cells dried out and discolored by the sun.

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How RF Needling Works

Because our technology doesn’t penetrate the skin with needles, patients can avoid the painful bruising and sunburn-like effects micro-needling treatments can produce. The RF energy is delivered more deeply, so more damaged skin is healed than with other procedures, chemical peels, or topical treatments.

Pixel CO2 Laser Treatments

The Pixel CO2 laser treatment is another non-surgical option for reversing the effects of lasting sun damage. Using both ablative and non-ablative technology, the Pixel CO2 laser treatment resurfaces the topmost layer of the skin using thermal energy. This has the combined effect of removing damaged and dead skin cells as well as stimulating collagen and elastin production. The immediate result is smoother, softer skin and over time, fine lines and wrinkles fill in with new cell growth while the underlying collagen contracts, giving skin a tighter, more youthful appearance.

The Addition of Stem Cells

Stem Cell Serum added to either procedure has the benefit of more collagen production and increased skin cell growth. An at-home stem cell topical serum can be applied for 60 days to ensure your skin has everything it needs to recover from sun damage, and give you back your youthful glow.

Take The Next Step

Interested in learning more about RF Needling or Pixel CO2 treatments? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by requesting an appointment or calling us at (831) 600-8117.

Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics: Who We Are

At Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics, we believe the body is amazing in its capacity to heal. While Western medicine does the best it can to treat disease and alleviate symptoms, the body is capable of so much more when Western medicine and holistic practices are combined.

Our Integrative Medicine approach to healing and restoration supports the body’s amazing ability to relieve symptoms and naturally recover balance to the immune system, the nervous system, the digestive system, the hormonal system, and the cardiovascular system. The best part of combining a holistic approach with a modern medical approach is that side effects are virtually nil because it works with your body instead of overriding its natural healing processes.

Our Staff

Our medical staff, led by Dr. Lester, take the best of modern medicine and holistic medicine to provide our patients with topnotch care and attention. We offer state-of-the art Integrative Medicine treatments, such as pairing stem cell therapy with Constitutional Prescribing Homeopathy to get to the root cause of illnesses instead of addressing only symptoms, our Harmony XL Pro laser procedures with our Medical Weight Management Lean To Wellness program and Bioidentical Hormone Balancing Therapies with Hormone Receptor repair.

California Academy of Homeopathic Medicine

We believe so strongly in our Integrative Medicine approach that we offer training to other medical professionals seeking to learn more about homeopathic medicine and how it best works with traditional therapies. Our California Academy of Homeopathic Medicine courses offer information on the mechanism in which homeopathy works, the remedies available for a variety of ailments, and video presentations specifying treatments for skin conditions, migraines, asthma, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.

Whether you’re a patient seeking treatment for hormonal, cardio-metabolic, or aesthetic concerns, or a medical professional interested in integrating a homeopathic approach to your modern medical practices, Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics is here for you.

Take The Next Step

Interested in learning more about our Integrative Medicine approach to science-based natural healing? Schedule your consultation with Trilogy Medical & Aesthetics today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (831) 600-8117.

Fish Oil Reverses Behavioral
Problems in Teens

Behavioral problems in children don’t disappear when your child graduates from the “terrible twos” or middle school. Teen years can actually be very challenging for some parents.

If your teen loves to constantly argue and lie, your buttons have probably been pushed once too many times. And, though your child has a need for his independence, making informed and thoughtful decisions could be lacking. He just hasn’t matured the way you’d like. You see, he hasn’t learned how to control his impulses or make decisions yet. This leads to risky behavior that may include drinking, smoking, and promiscuity.

You want your teen to do the right things. After all, it’s not easy disciplining someone who is nearly your size or even bigger. You can’t just put him in time-out as if he’s a toddler. But, there is a much more effective way. Feeding your child’s immature brain and bad behavior with nutrition supplements (specifically fish oils) may help.

Proven Benefits of Fish Oil Supplementation

Omega-3 fish oil is a powerful nutrient that detoxifies and heals the body. Fish oils have been proven by many studies to heal and prevent many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Research has also shown it to heal the brain.

Because of Omega 3’s special ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, it extraordinarily reduces inflammation on the brain. Proven benefits have been shown to lower:

• depression
• emotional lability
• oppositional behavior

If your child has behavioral problems from an autism spectrum or attention deficit disorder, fish oil supplementation may also help.

Study Shows Teen Behavior is Linked to Omega-3 Deficiency

Your teen may have a nutrient deficiency that is causing him to behave badly. According to researchers from the University of Oxford, childhood malnutrition is associated with attention, aggression, and socialization problems. A deficiency in omega fatty acids may be to blame. However, research shows that bad behavior may improve when those deficiencies are corrected. (Note: Omega fatty acids are comprised mostly of cold-water fish oils.)

Researchers studied 196 “typically developing” teens (ages 13 to 16) for 12 weeks to determine behavioral outcomes after supplementation. The teens were broken into two groups whose nutritional profile was measured. Both groups of teens had a low baseline of vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. The first group was treated with those exact supplements, while the second group was given a placebo.

Changes in blood levels of the teens were tracked throughout the study. Marked changes were seen in the first group as Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels were significantly improved. Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D levels were also greatly improved.

Behavioral changes were also measured in both groups of teens. Typical measurements such as disciplinary records, as well as Conners’ teacher ratings for disruptive behaviors, were used. The first group showed significant improvements in behavior while the placebo group worsened.

Choosing the Right Fish Oil Supplement for Your Teen

Your child’s wellbeing matters, and choosing the right fish oil supplement is important. Therefore, you can count on professional grade OmegAvail™ Synergy softgels. This unique omega fatty acid formula contains a blend of wild deep-sea sourced fish oils containing both EPA and DHA as mentioned in the University of Oxford study.

OmegAvail™ Synergy also carries the TruTG™ seal which guarantees a minimum 90 percent triglyceride-bound (TG) Omega-3 fish oils – a level that is 40 to 50 percent higher than the industry standard for most TG fish oil concentrate products.

To ensure purity, OmegAvail™ Synergy fish oils are molecularly distilled and filtered which removes heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, PCBs, and other contaminants.;jsessionid=A90DAC317CCD09037A67407F0DD15A1C.journals?aid=10071075&fileId=S0007114515004390

Pea Protein Pushing Whey
to the Sidelines

Have you been told that whey protein is the best supplementation source for strength and muscle gains, as well as weight loss? While whey has earned its place in the fitness and supplementation market, a new study reports that vegetable pea protein may have its own advantages to training. Other studies make its claim on weight loss.

With the new reports, pea protein is gaining popularity quickly. Food manufacturers enjoy the cost-effectiveness of pea protein, which also benefits you as the consumer. Additionally, the athletic and fitness communities enjoy pea protein’s amino acid profile which is rich in leucine, arginine, and glutamine – the structures that make up protein to build the body and keep it healthy.
New Research on Muscle Gain and Strength

In a 2015 study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, both pea and whey proteins promoted the same muscle and strength gains.[1] Volunteers of the study were made up of 161 men aged 18 to 35 who were formed into three groups: protein, whey, and placebo. After being broken into their designated groups, the young men underwent resistance training for the upper body – specifically arms. They also ingested 25 grams of protein or a placebo twice per day. After 12 weeks, results showed significant muscle gain and strength in the pea protein group compared to the placebo group – especially for the men who were just starting out or returning to exercise. According to the study, the pea protein group measured up to whey’s standards.

Stop the Sugar Cravings and Hunger Pangs

Vitamin Rich Health Beverages

In general, protein can curb appetite. The effects of pea, whey, and milk proteins were studied for changes in hunger, satiety, and intervals between meals. The pea protein group won on all three levels compared to whey. With higher satiety, pea protein supplementation may also promote weight loss according to studies published in the International Journal of Obesity and Nutrition Journal. [2]/[3]

Other Benefits of Pea Protein that Outweigh Whey

Both pea and whey proteins are great for providing the body with amino acids. However, pea protein has many advantages over whey-based dietary products. This animal-free protein is a great alternative for vegetarians and people who have an allergy or intolerance to dairy products. The Trilogy Medical Centers for Integrative Medicine recommends a natural pea protein isolate that offers a high level of functionality and nutritional benefits. Non-genetically modified yellow peas are grown in North America and produced naturally without chemicals. They are also easily digestible, gluten and fat-free, and dissolve efficiently when mixed with water.


With its many advantages, you may find pea protein to be a better supplement source for your needs. It’s also a great source of energy when you’re on the go or after your workout. Just mix it up and go, or add it to your favorite veggie or fruit smoothies.

[1] Babault, N., Paizis, C. & Deley, G., et al. (2015). Pea Proteins Oral Supplementation Promotes Thickness Gains During Resistance Training: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial vs. Whey Protein. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12(3). doi: 10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5.

[2] Diepvens, K., Haberer, D. & Westerterp-Plantenga, M. (2008). Different Proteins and Biopeptides Differently Affect Satiety and Anorexigenic/Orexigenic Hormones in Healthy Humans. International Journal of Obesity, 32, 510-518. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803758.

[3] Abou-Samra, R., Keersmaekers, L. & Brienza, D., et al. (2011). Effect of Different Protein Sources on Satiation and Short-Term Satiety When Consumed as a Starter. Nutrition Journal, 10(139). doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-10-139.

Science Proves Body
Transformation by Altering
Protein and Carb Intake

If you’ve been fighting with your weight scale, you can finally make peace and say good-bye to yo-yo dieting. You no longer have to wonder which diet is the right diet. The scientific community has recently proven body transformation is a result of specific foods. Surmounting evidence demonstrates a correlation with proteins and carbohydrates and how the combination impacts your weight. By making a few changes, you can actually love your scale again!

New Research Proves Protein Has a Positive Effect on Weight

The April 2015 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published findings from a large study that demonstrated small changes in the diet can have huge impacts on body weight.[i] The study followed 120,784 volunteers for 16 to 24 years. In the beginning of the study, researchers found that a high glycemic load was associated with more weight gain. Foods that have a higher glycemic load effects the body negatively as it raises blood sugar. The higher the blood sugar levels, the more prone the person is to health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and other metabolic syndromes and diseases. High glycemic foods are predominantly made up of pre-packaged and processed starches like breads, pastas, cakes, cookies, and other sweets.

The researchers then followed up on volunteers every four years to analyze the effect protein could have on glycemic load and long-term weight gain. They found that intake of certain proteins, like processed meats, contributed to body fat. However, weight loss was detected with quality proteins like skinless chicken, seafood, and yogurt.

The study also showed there was no association with weight gain for other proteins like milk, eggs, and regular cheese. The fat content of dairy products did not affect body weight. However, regular cheese and high glycemic foods eaten together did show weight gain. In fact, participants of the study consumed more carbohydrates when they opted for low-fat dairy foods.

Weight gain was also detected when other lean proteins, like red meat, were eaten with high glycemic foods like bread and pasta. All in all, the study proved that quality protein is important for weight loss and should be eaten with low-glycemic carbohydrates like vegetables.
Eat a Protein-Rich Diet

By focusing on a diet that is rich in protein and low in starchy and sugary foods, you can finally change your body composition. The Trilogy Medical Centers for Integrative Medicine has had great success by helping their clients make small changes with their Lean to Wellness Program. Like their clients, you too can make small changes. Increasing your protein intake doesn’t need to be difficult. Incorporating one or two quality protein shakes or smoothies into your daily meal plan can help raise your protein level which in turn lowers your cravings for starchy carbs.[ii]
Quality Proteins

Lean beef, skinless chicken and turkey, fish, seafood, egg whites, cottage cheese, and Greek yogurt are all quality proteins you may incorporate in your daily meal plan. A quality protein powder can also be used, especially when you are on the go. Before you hit the road to go to work in the morning, spend a couple of minutes preparing a quick shake or smoothie. Then drink it on your way to work or the gym. The scientific community has proven that eating a protein-rich breakfast can reduce glycemic responses and weight.[iii]/[iv]

If you opt for a protein powder, be sure it is free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other chemicals. Pea, beef, and whey proteins are great options. Like any diet, you may get bored eating the same thing each day. Therefore, having an assortment to choose from will keep you from getting bored. Plus, you’ll receive the benefit of several nutrition panels by having a variety. Best of all, they come in several flavors!

Weight loss can be established with a diet concentrated in quality proteins and low glycemic carbohydrates like breads, pastas, and sweets. Be sure to have protein at every meal and snack, and start your day with a protein shake or smoothie to control your appetite for the rest of the day.

[i] Smith, J., Hou, T. & Ludwig, D., et al. (2015, April 8). Changes in Intake of Protein Foods, Carbohydrate Amount and Quality, and Long-Term Weight Change: Results from 3 Prospective Cohorts. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.100867.

[ii] University of Missouri-Columbia. (2013, November 14). Protein-Rich Breakfast Helps Curb Appetite Throughout the Morning. Science Daily.

[iii] Wang, S., Yang, L. & Mu, Y. (2015). High-Protein Breakfast Promotes Weight Loss by Suppressing Subsequent Food Intake and Regulating Appetite Hormones in Obese Chinese Adolescents. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 83(1), 19-25. doi: 10.1159/000362168.

[iv] Institute of Medicine of the National Academics (2005). Energy. National Academy of Sciences. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (114). Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Improve Your Metabolic Efficiency by 11 Percent with Green Tea Extract

How would you like to increase your energy or improve the way your body burns fat? Maybe you don’t need to lose weight and just want to boost your endurance training for a special event. Whether it’s to lose inches or win the gold, you have the opportunity to increase your performance with a very special natural supplement by nearly 11 percent. Green tea extract has proven to give you that oomph to help you achieve your goals.

According to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, researchers have proven that green tea extract can improve exercise performance by increasing metabolic efficiency – the way your body burns fat.[i] While drinking green tea has benefits, you would need about six to seven cups of it per day to elicit the same effects of the extract. Needless to say, the capsulated decaffeinated green tea extract formula used in the study is a much more practical means.

Led by Justin Roberts, 14 recreationally active men were recruited by researchers for the new study. The average age of the men was 21 years. For the four weeks of the study, the men either received green tea extract or a placebo. During this time, the men cycled for one hour three times per week. However, the men cycled a longer distance during the last week of the study. In contrast to the placebo group, the green tea extract group showed a performance improvement after the final week. In fact, they had a 10.9 percent increase!

Additionally, the study resulted in increased fat oxidation which is the breakdown of body fat to be used for energy. It also showed decreased body fat with the green tea extract group. Fat oxidation rates increased by nearly 25 percent while body fat decreased by 1.63 percent.

Reap the Benefits of Green Tea

The 2015 study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition adds an ever-growing body of science to support the benefits for improved endurance training. What makes green tea so special are its polyphenols. Polyphenols are potent antioxidants, anti-virals, anti-inflammatories, and anti-carcinogenics that provide protection against harmful substances taken into the body, as well as some diseases such as heart disease and cancer.[ii] Green tea contains between 30 to 40 percent of water-extractable polyphenols. Black tea pales in comparison at only 10 percent.
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition research

Polyphenols found in green tea are divided into four primary groups. Within one of these groups is the most important active ingredient called Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCg for short. Green tea’s EGCg promotes thermogenesis and fat oxidation. Thermogenesis is a process in which your body generates heat. By producing more heat, your body burns fat faster. In the new study, 571 milligrams of decaffeinated green tea extract was used on participants. This also provided a daily dose of 400 milligrams of EGCg.

According to researchers, the observed impact of decaffeinated green tea extract on endurance training performance supports green tea extract’s effectiveness. Therefore, you may want to try it if you’re looking to achieve better endurance results. With a healthy diet, it will work for you whether you’re an athlete or just someone wanting a little more oomph during exercise or other activities. You may even lose a little body fat if needed. Read more about green tea extract at Trilogy Medical Centers for Integrative Medicine.

[i] Roberts, J., Roberts, M. & Tarpey, M., et al. (2015). The Effect of a Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract Formula on Fat Oxidation, Body Composition and Exercise Performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 12(1). doi: 10.1186/s12970-014-0062-7.

[ii] Middleton, E., Kandaswami, C. & Theoharides, T. (2000, December 1). The Effects of Plant Flavonoids on Mammalian Cells: Implications for Inflammation, Heart Disease, and Cancer. Pharmacological Reviews, 52(4), 673-751.