It’s said that in order to find and sustain true love, you must first love yourself. While it’s what’s in your heart that’s most important, what you see in the mirror may impact your self esteem and confidence. Aging and the stresses of daily life can result in unwelcome changes in how you see yourself. Luckily, we live in an age with many options for looking your best. CapizziMD, the cosmetic surgery and aesthetics practice of Dr. Peter Capizzi, a double-board certified plastic surgeon based in Charlotte, NC, has three tips you may want to consider.

“For patients who want to regain a more youthful and vibrant appearance there are some terrific non-surgical options available,” says Dr. Peter Capizzi. “We’ve recently added Sculptra® and are one of the very few providers of Profound® in North Carolina.”

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, Sculptra is an injection that helps the body naturally reproduce its own collagen and elastin in the face. Two treatments, usually six weeks apart, offer results that can last more than two years!


A single treatment procedure with a 100% response rate, Profound is a unique laser treatment that meets the growing demand of non-surgical neck tightening – “text neck,” anyone? It is clinically proven to improve three vital skin elements: elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid. These major skin building blocks work to create dermal volume in one minimally invasive procedure.

“My approach to patient care, the Capizzi Method™, involves helping my patients lead a healthy lifestyle to ensure they achieve the results from the treatments and procedures we perform,” notes Dr. Capizzi. “This is particularly important when a patient is considering a breast augmentation or liposuction, which means shedding weight and eating well. That’s why I’ve added the HCG Weight Loss Program to my practice.”

HCG Weight Loss Program

HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a protein hormone found in pituitary glands that triggers the body’s metabolism to burn fat deposits. Doctors can now inject the hormone to accelerate the fat loss mechanism, releasing unwanted pounds. When combined with a healthy diet and an exercise plan, HCG injections can help keep the weight off permanently, as hunger is suppressed and the body’s natural metabolism is reset.

While there have been multiple attempts to create the same great results with a HCG pill, spray or ointment, so far injection is the only delivery system that works. Therefore it is imperative to work with a seasoned medical professional.

Additionally, because weight loss is so accelerated on the HCG plan – often a pound per day – you will need a doctor you can trust as you navigate the transformation process. Make sure to carefully assess the practice you’re considering– you deserve a team of top-notch RNs, medical assistants and specialists to ensure you are comfortable, well-informed, and prepared from your first consultation to your final results.

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About Dr. Peter Capizzi, M.D.

A nationally renowned, widely published leader in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Peter J. Capizzi is regarded as the preeminent choice for surgeries and cosmetic procedures of the breast and body. He has performed over 7,000 breast augmentations, with a patient satisfaction rate of over 90 percent, including over 1,700 of the innovative “Gummy Bear” shaped implants.

He is the creator of the Capizzi Method™, an approach to providing world-class cosmetic surgery, aesthetic treatments and procedures to ensure patients achieve optimal results. Dr. Capizzi completed his plastic surgery training at the renowned Mayo Clinic and is double-board certified in both plastic and general surgery. Since 2012, he has been named “Charlotte’s Top Doctor” annually, based on peer surveys, by Charlotte.