Monday, May 23, 2016

Xymogen Professional Supplements

All of us at some point take supplements. We want to decrease our risk of heart attack, or have more energy or sleep better or take something that helps us deal with the myriad of stressors in our life these days. We buy them at the grocery store or the local health food store, or like me, buy them on Amazon for convenience sake. I buy well known brands, but I've learned that may not be enough to guarantee quality and safety. There have been multiple reports of supplement induced medical crises. In 1989 the FDA began a large scale recall of all tryptophan containing products due to an outbreak of eosinophilia-myalgia syndromw (EMS). Toxic oil syndrome swept Spain in 1981 due to contaminated rapseed oil. So.....when I learned about Xymogen supplements, I decided to make the switch for myself, my family and what I recommend to patients.

All Xymogen products have an ePedigree. What is an ePedigree? An ePedigree is a record, in electronic form, that traces the changes in ownership of a pharmaceutical product. It begins with the manufacturer and documents the transactional history of the product until it reaches the person or organization administering or dispensing it.
Pedigree laws are being enacted because of the increasing prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs in the U.S., intermingled with the legitimate drug supply. As XYMOGEN’s market presence increases, so does their possibility of becoming a target for product counterfeiting. Although Pedigree laws do not affect natural health and supplement companies, the many benefits to patients were too great to ignore. These benefits are why Xymogen decided to become the first company, that I'm are aware of, in the nutraceutical industry to implement an electronic track and trace program.

Online sales of Xymogen products are prohibited. They must be purchased through a physician.They contain therapeutic doses of nutrients backed by rigourous clinical studies. Many of their formulas are exclusive and patented. I can recommend supplements for you or tell you which products you need to replace your current ones with. There are supplements for many, many conditions...thyroid support, heart, bone or blood sugar support, male and female health, and detox....just to name a few. Not only do you want safe supplements, you want effective ones as well, or you're just wasting your money. You can order them online, directly throught Xymogen with my physician access code, which I can give to you AFTER making recommendations......
Call today for a consult! 501-228-6237
Anne R Trussell MD

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fantastic Raffle for the Children's Tumor Foundation

Sei Bella Med Spa Supports the Children's Tumor Foundation

As many of you know, I run on the NF Endurance Team for the Children's Tumor Foundation and I serve on the advisory board for the Arkansas Chapter of the Children's Tumor Foundation. Our mission is to raise awareness and research dollars for neurofibromatosis (NF) research. NF is a genetic disease that affects 1:3000 births. It causes tumors to grow on nerves through out the body and can cause blindness, deafness, disfigurement, pain, learning disabilities, congenital heart defects and even cancer. Currently there is no cure. 

I have some great prizes for this raffle as you can see! And 100% of the money goes to the Children's Tumor Foundation! The drawing will be held on July 12th at Sei Bella Med Spa. We are having a big party that day to celebrate the fact I made it to 50!! We hope you can join us then, but you need not be present to win.

You can purchase raffle tickets with cash or check either in person or by mail. Please make checks payable to the Children's Tumor Foundation and mail to me at:

Anne R Trussell MD
10310 West Markham, Suite 202
Little Rock, AR 72205

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Why should I choose Sculptra?

Volume loss is now recognized as a major component of the aging face. Volume loss is a process that includes fat loss, bone thinning, muscle wasting, collagen loss and gravity effects. Sure you can get a face lift, but this doesn't address the volume loss, only the sagging and wrinkles. Treatments that replace lost volume are used for contouring and rejuvenating. Sculptra is an effective, and extremely safe collagen stimulator for the face that is clinically proven to last up to 25 months, and in some, even longer than that. Sculptra provides a foundation for facial rejuvenation and is easily combined with other injectables and procedures for overall renewal and rejuvenation. As you can see in the photos below, Dr. Trussell can choose exactly where to place Sculptra for the best results. The goal is to give your face the shape of an inverted triangle like you had before age and gravity set in. As we age, we lose fat in our cheeks, skin becomes lax and we develop jowls, thus our face takes on a triangular shape. Sculptra is unique in that it can be injected in areas other fillers can not.

Why would I choose Sculptra over a dermal filler like Radiesse or Voluma or Juvederm?
The great thing about Sculptra is that it can be used alone or in combination with other treatments and injectables. Unfortunately we have to accept the fact that there is not one single treatment or product, a "magic pill" if you will, that will do everything we need as we get older. The other great thing about Sculptra is that it will last at least 25 months. Results are very soft and natural looking. And results are gradual and less sudden.

How soon can I expect to see results?
There is an initial transient correction of your volume loss, but the effects are gradual over a few months. Think of Sculptra as planting grass seeds or a garden. The poly-l-lactic acid of Sculptra is reconstituted in sterile water, injected in the face and then we wait for the collagen to grow. This is much like planting grass seeds or a garden, watering it, and waiting for your beautiful lawn or plants to grow. If you're looking for immediate results, I can always use a little dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm to treat particularly bothersome areas. You can also continue to get your Botox or Dysport. You will experience minimal or no bruising nor pain with injection and minimal or no tenderness after a treatment.

What kind of results can I get with Sculptra?
Everyone will respond to the collagen stimulationg effects of Sculptra. How well you respond depends on your age, initial volume loss, whether or not you smoke, and sun exposure. Improvement is gradual over a few months and appears very, very natural. Sandy, Dr. Trussell's nurse, has now had four vials of Sculptra over a 9 week period. Her skin looks healthier, more supple, feels thicker and certainly has fewer areas of volume loss. One of Sandy's biggest compaints was about lines that look like ripples in a pond that form outside of the smile lines and marionette lines (see below). You're only long lasting, narural looking, nonsurgical options for this are Sculptra and Ultherapy, which by the way, work fabulously together. 

How long will my results last?
Results with Sculptra will last at least 25 months as long as you take care of yourself. Smoking and excessive sun exposure without sunscreen will break down your new collagen quicker, just as it broke down the collagen you were born with. Weight loss will cause you to lose fat in your face, so you may see new volume loss that needs to be treated.

How much does Sculptra cost?
Each vial is $700. How much you need is something we determine at your consult. Some say you need a vial per decade of life. However, budget is always something we consider and we can prioritize areas we treat. A 50 year old won't necessarily need 5 vials. Everyone is different. We would never do more than two vials per session and we put 4-6 weeks between treatment sessions. It all depends on your budget and level of satisfaction after a treatment. 

Call today for your appointment with Dr. Trussell....501-228-6237

Anne R Trussell MD
Sei Bella Med Spa

Over the last few years, there have been a number of important changes in how we appreciate and
understand the aging face. Volume loss is now recognized as a major component of facial aging.
Treatment options that replace lost volume are increasingly used for recontouring and rejuvenation of the
aging face.
Over the last fers, there have been a number of important changes in how we appreciate and
understand the aging face. Volume loss is now rec

ognized as a major component of facial aging.
Treatment optionhat replace lost volume are increasingly used for recontouring and rejuvenation of the
aging face.