Health and Wellness

Dr. Sheila Farhang at Avant Dermatology & Aesthetics in Tucson/Oro Valley and Beverly Hills offers a variety of health and wellness options for a holistic approach to antiaging that encompasses lifestyle choices and wellness practices. She is dedicated to supporting and enhancing your skin health from the inside out. Here is a list of health and wellness options to consider:

Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy and near-infrared light, also known as photobiomodulation, uses red low-level wavelengths of light for various dermatological purposes.

How does it work?

  • Cellular Level Effects: Red light therapy is believed to work by acting on the mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, thereby increasing the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This enhanced ATP production may promote cellular regeneration and repair.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Action: It can reduce inflammation, a common pathological process in many skin conditions.
  • Collagen Production: The therapy stimulates collagen production, crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and integrity.

How is it used?

  • Rejuvenation: Treatment increases blood flow and activates stem cells to improve tissue repair, healing, and rejuvenation. Therapy protects against solar UV damage, increases collagen production, improves fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin texture.
  • Acne and acne scars: It can help reduce acne lesions and aid in healing acne scars.
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Hair Regrowth
  • Wound healing

What are the benefits?

  • It is non-invasive
  • It is pain free, and
  • It is safe for most skin types.

Avant IV Drips

Intravenous (IV) therapy enhances aesthetic appearance and overall skin health. It’s part of a broader category of IV drip therapies used for wellness. The IV route ensures direct delivery of nutrients into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. This is believed to result in better absorption and efficacy, especially when oral supplementation is not as effective.

IV drips blend vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and hydration fluids.

View our menu of IV drips

Dermatologist Recommended Supplements

Dr. Farhang will recommend certain dietary supplements from manufacturers she has taken the time to evaluate and can recommend knowing the products are safe and effective. She has access to the most current medical research and is the most familiar with your health history. She can help you determine if a dietary supplement is right for you. Common dietary supplements she recommends include:

  • Antioxidants – Oxidation is a main driver of aging. Antioxidants can protect us from free radicals that age us.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids are anti-aging and smooth and moisturize the skin.
  • Vitamin D is essential for overall skin health and can reduce inflammation.
  • Biotin is beneficial for stronger hair, skin, and nails.
  • Hyaluronic acid supplements plump the skin from the inside.
  • Pre- and probiotics can improve the gut microbiome and reduce inflammation.
  • Collagen supplements can help improve skin elasticity and wrinkles and promote healthy skin and hair.
  • Vitamin C is an essential building block of collagen.
  • Nicotinamide is a form of vitamin B3. It is an evidence-based treatment for actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancers. Applied topically, it can treat acne, rosacea, and aging skin. It is safe and affordable and is not associated with undesirable side effects.
  • Zinc
  • Collagen

Speak with Dr. Farhang about these and other vitamins and minerals that may help your skin, hair, and nails.

Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy and Zepbound and Oral Semaglutide

These popular weight loss medications mimic the hormone GLP-1, which stimulates insulin secretion and can reduce appetite. Speak with Dr. Farhang to see if these medications can help you lose weight.

Dr. Sheila Farhang is a board-certified dermatologist in Tucson/Oro Valley and Beverly Hills who integrates wellness and health into her dermatology practice at Avant Dermatology & Aesthetics. Contact her to schedule a consultation to learn how she can help you achieve and maintain healthy skin beauty.