Peptide therapy is a medical treatment using small chains of amino acids (known as peptides) to rebuild cellular pathways naturally. The treatment can be used as hormone replacement, to treat certain diseases, and to manage chronic pain for many different types of patients. Peptides can be utilized in almost all fields of medicine including neurology, oncology, dermatology, and disease management. Introducing certain peptides back into the body after their depletion can be highly beneficial, especially as a patient ages. (1)
Board-certified in regenerative medicine, Dr. Christopher Asandra specializes in anti-aging treatments and cutting-edge hormone therapeutics. He and his talented staff members provide quality care for his patients in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, CA. If you are interested in learning more about how peptide therapy can assist you through the aging process, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Asandra today by calling (424) 542-8881. You may also fill out our convenient contact form and we will get back to you shortly.
All About Peptide Therapy
One of the first instances of what is now referred to as peptide therapy is exemplified by the discovery, isolation, and production of insulin in the 1920s. This life-saving discovery started a long journey of creating amino acid chains that are identical to the ones found in the human body. It became a solution for replacing hormones in patients who do not produce an adequate amount on their own. (2)
Peptides have come a long way since the early 1900s. In modern medicine, these amino acid chains can be created and used to stimulate and support many different bio-processes. Their interaction with biological targets is extremely selective, making them particularly useful at replenishing depleted hormones. The longer the amino acid train, the closer a peptide gets to being identifiable as a protein. (3)
Human Growth Hormone Therapy
As we age, we lose the ability to sufficiently produce these proteins naturally, leading to many different symptoms like low hormone levels and bone metabolism. When the body is introduced to a growth hormone (GH)-releasing peptide, it starts to produce new hormones that can help regulate bodily functions that have depleted with age. (4) Dr. Asandra performs GH therapy for many of his patients to help them naturally replenish their own peptides while supporting other essential bodily functions. This is one of the main uses for peptide therapy in regenerative medicine.
Dr. Asandra offers therapy with Sermorelin, a peptide that stimulates the production of the human GH necessary to maintain a healthy body. When patients get older, the loss of certain GHs leads to the loss of muscle mass, bone strength, and often a decline in mental health. Dr. Asandra is one of the leading physicians working to create customized Sermorelin treatment plans for his patients. To feel your best by replenishing important biological peptides, therapy using Sermorelin could be your first step forward.
Benefits of Peptide Therapy
Including replacing necessary growth hormones, peptide therapy provides many benefits. This treatment can help patients by supporting:
- Lean Muscle Mass
- Healthy Body Weight
- Low Cholesterol
- Cardiovascular Health
- Strong Bone Density
- Immune System
- Blood Pressure Regulation
- Reduced Inflammation
Peptide therapy can improve your athletic abilities and support your overall mental and physical health. (4) Steady treatment with Dr. Asandra can improve your quality of life, especially if you are getting older and are not feeling yourself.
Ideal Candidates for Peptide Therapy
Peptide therapy may be right for you if you have the following symptoms:
- High body mass
- Low levels of lean muscle
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Little to no stamina
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- Low libido
If your natural peptide levels are decreasing, it can lead to resistance to diet and exercise, low bone density, and a weakened immune system. If you are noticing any of the aforementioned signs of aging and hormone depletion, peptide therapy can help you get back to feeling like your normal self.
To be a good candidate for this treatment, you must also have reasonable expectations and patience. Dr. Asandra will create a customized treatment plan that fits your needs, but it will take a while for your body to regulate itself during peptide therapy. This treatment is best carried out when the patient has carefully evaluated their health and wants to improve their overall well-being.
During your first meeting with Dr. Asandra, he will evaluate you closely to determine if peptide therapy is right for you. Come prepared to talk about your medical history and any symptoms you are noticing. He will perform a complete examination, making sure to ask you many questions about your overall health.
If he determines that peptide therapy will work for you, he will create and explain a detailed treatment plan for you to follow. At the end of this initial meeting, a member of the AsandraMD staff will assist you in scheduling your future appointments to keep you on track.
Results of Peptide Therapy
Most patients see improvement in their symptoms and early results within the first month of peptide therapy. You may notice an uptick in your energy levels fairly quickly, and certain activities like exercise or working your job may be noticeably easier after the first couple of weeks.
Dr. Asandra will carefully determine the length of your peptide therapy. He will monitor your progress throughout your treatments to make sure you stay on track. Since the process can take some time, Dr. Asandra understands the importance of making sure your hormone levels start to increase, yet still stay at their most optimal levels.
If you are curious about hormone therapy, peptides, or other anti-aging treatments offered at AsandraMD, make sure to follow our blog for more information.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a specialized treatment designed to address the symptoms and effects of low testosterone levels in men. As we age, it is not uncommon for testosterone production to decline, leading to a range of physical and emotional changes that can impact overall well-being and quality of life. The advantages of TRT are numerous. Patients often report increased energy levels, improved mood and mental clarity, enhanced sexual desire and performance, increased muscle mass and strength, as well as a reduction in body fat. These benefits can contribute to overall well-being and a more vibrant, youthful appearance.
TruSculpt iD is a leading body sculpting technology that harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy to target and permanently destroy stubborn fat cells in those trouble areas that seem resistant to diet and exercise. This innovative procedure not only reduces unwanted pockets of fat but also tightens the skin, resulting in enhanced body definition and a more youthful appearance.
The truSculpt iD treatment works by delivering precise and controlled heat to the targeted fat cells, causing them to gradually break down and be eliminated by your body’s natural processes. The radiofrequency energy used in this procedure ensures that surrounding tissues remain unharmed, making it a safe and effective option for non-surgical fat removal.
Cost of Peptide Therapy in Los Angeles and Orange County
The best way to determine your potential costs for peptide therapy is to schedule and attend a private consultation with Dr. Asandra. Once you have a solid treatment plan in place, he will guide you through your specific costs.
To take the first step towards a better you, schedule your consultation with us today by calling our main office at (424) 542-8881. With two locations in both Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, patients in Southern California can get in touch with the office closest to them. We also offer a contact form to fill out at your leisure.
How effective is peptide therapy?
The effectiveness of peptide therapy can vary depending on the specific peptides used, the dosage, and individual patient factors. However, many patients report significant improvements in their symptoms and overall well-being after starting peptide therapy. To maximize effectiveness, it is crucial to work closely with a knowledgeable healthcare professional who can customize the treatment plan based on your unique needs.
How is peptide therapy administered?
Peptide therapy can be administered through various routes, including subcutaneous injections, oral capsules or tablets, nasal sprays, or transdermal creams. The specific administration method will depend on the type of peptide used and the desired therapeutic outcome.
Can peptide therapy improve my sleeping schedule?
Growth hormone regulation can greatly impact a patient’s sleep, allowing them to get back to a healthy schedule even if they have had trouble sleeping for many years. Once your hormones are balanced, your body will feel more refreshed and your mental clarity will improve, allowing you to sleep through the night better than before.
Can peptide therapy improve my aging skin?
Certain peptide treatments have proven to tighten and brighten the skin when used consistently by the right patient. You may inquire about this possibility during your consultation.
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