As the situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolves, Advanced OBGYN continues to adapt and to plan how to best take care of our patients. COVID-19 is currently spreading through the community of Houston. We are available to patients who need Obstetrical and Gynecological services, however, we also would like to protect our staff and patients from exposure and spread of the virus. Keeping that in mind, we ask the following…
Do NOT visit our office if you have any of the following:
- If you are feeling ill in any way
- If you have recently traveled
- If you have a known sick contact
If you are visiting our office, we ask the following:
- Do not bring visitors with you to your visit
- Practice good hand hygiene
- Use a tissue if you do sneeze or cough, and then throw the tissue away.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding symptoms, testing, or treatment, please visit the following websites for the most up-to-date information.
It isn’t just your typical period pain
As we all know, periods can be painful, especially with intense cramps that often accompany them. Because of this, it is sometimes hard to distinguish between the typical monthly discomfort most women feel or if it could be something else. With endometriosis, however, the pain from cramps can be debilitating, almost to the point where you do not want to get out of bed. Other symptoms of endometriosis include pain in the back or legs, pain during or after sex, painful bowel movements, bleeding in between periods and fatigue.
It can take a very long time to be diagnosed and treated
An endometriosis diagnosis can be particularly tricky, usually because symptoms vary from woman to woman. In fact, it can sometimes take an upwards of 10 years to successfully diagnose the condition because women are commonly misdiagnosed. There are also sometimes no symptoms, and not everyone with period pain has endometriosis. Another possible indicator is that it can run in families. If you have a first degree relative with endometriosis, you may have a higher risk (about 7%) of getting it. Ultimately, the only way to diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy.
It does not mean that you can’t have children
Endometriosis does not necessarily mean kids are off the table. Most women who have this condition can go on to have children. On the whole, though, it is believed that the chances of fertility complications increase with the severity of endometriosis and with age.
The condition cannot be cured, but it can be treated.
One of the most common treatments for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision surgery, in which a doctor can remove lesions. However, these can be difficult to remove because the tissue is attached from both above and below. Another method used is hormone birth control, which can aid in the thinning of uterine tissue, which can prevent swelling and cramping.
Finding the right doctor to help is imperative
It is important to find a doctor with experience in treating endometriosis. This person should take the time to carefully go through all of your symptoms and ask the proper, detailed questions necessary to appropriately diagnose the condition. They should also be able to express any surgical options and any other alternative treatment options.
For more information on endometriosis and a team of experts skilled in treating this condition, please contact Advanced OBGYN.
Ever wonder how you can help the redness in your face, the broken blood vessels you see around the nose and cheek area, or how about all that discoloration???
They call this Three For Me because in one treatment you can help three different skin issues. IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treats your discoloration for a more even skin tone. This could range from brown spots, freckles or even age spots that we get from years of sun exposure. At the same time, it can treat your facial veins/redness in the face. Those stubborn broken blood vessels can be so annoying! Next, you have Frax, which is a “microbeam” laser technology that will help give your skin have a smoother looking appearance. It helps with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and texture of your skin.
Welcome to the new era of combining treatments
safely in one sitting to help your utmost skin concerns!!
Say hello to Three For Me from Cynosure’s Icon technology!!
You may have some slight discomfort as some patients may describes as a “rubber band snap”. You do have the option for numbing (usually for about 30 minutes long) and this does make the procedure more comfortable for you, but plan on being in our office for roughly an hour. After the treatment is done, you will experience that of a “sunburn” like effect, slight swelling and redness for about 2-3 days. However, you may apply ice packs to help and you can definitely wear makeup to help conceal some of the redness.
At Advanced OBGYN-Med Spa, we do recommend a series of at least 3 treatments to achieve optimal results about 4-5 weeks apart with maintenance treatment to follow in the future. Once you complete your treatments, enjoy the beauty of Three For Me and see how much smoother, brighter and more radiant your skin is.
Blue light sound familiar to you?
Probably not, it is also known as high energy visible (HEV) light. It comes from your computers, TVs and smart phones.
As published in Shape Magazine’s November issue; HEV is said to penetrate the skin more deeply than UV rays and damage collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. There is some evidence that the light may also worsen pigmentation problems, such as Melasma (brown splotches). There is no true evidence tying it to skin cancers and deep wrinkles. Although it is still too new for long-term study results. Even if you wear your sunscreen daily, many formulas don’t protect against HEV. ZO Skin Health, by Dr. Zein Obaji,MD introduces the latest skin care science to deliver at-home products with in-office strength. Ossential Daily Power and Defense was recognized in Shape Magazine as “definitely worth investing in”.
DPD is working double duty to help hydrate and protect against HEV light. It’s great for all skin types to help DNA repair and antioxidant protection.
At Advanced OBGYN- Med Spa we are thrilled to have ZO Skin Health in our office and are able give our patients not only the treatment, but the protection their skin needs!!