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About Face Health and Wellness: Hormone replacement therapy for men and women

Posted at 7:33 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 13:36:56-04

About Face Health and Wellness, PLC is a paid sponsor of Sonoran Living.

Dr. Robin Parry is a nurse practitioner and the owner of About Face Health and Wellness in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has been providing women's health care to women from puberty to menopause and beyond in Scottsdale for approximately 14 years. She believes in giving her patients ample time to discuss their health and wellness concerns at each visit.

Dr. Parry is also very passionate about hormone replacement therapy for both women and men using hormone pellet therapy. She shares that many women experience a significant decrease in quality of life in the perimenopause and menopausal periods. Symptoms associated with menopause are hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, mental fogginess, decreased libido, mood changes, weight gain, depression, anxiety and vaginal dryness. The symptoms of menopause can mimic depression and anxiety as well and women are often treated with anti-depressants for these symptoms. While antidepressants are definitely appropriate for some people, the side effects associated with many antidepressants are decreased libido and weight gain - symptoms they are already experiencing, much to their dismay. For many of these women, hormone replacement may be the best option.

Dr. Parry also treats men with low testosterone and has been doing so for 9 years. She trained with Dr. Irwin Goldstein at San Diego Sexual Medicine to get a perspective from the men's health community and obtain procedural training for pellet insertion. Men suffer from many of the same symptoms women do during menopause when their testosterone levels decline or are low - with the most common complaints being fatigue, lack of initiative, and increased mid-belly fat. Testosterone therapy can significantly increase quality of life for a high percentage of men.

Dr. Parry recognizes that sexual health is very important and her patients know that they can discuss any issues with her. When women receiving the hormone replacement therapy realize an improvement in sexual drive, it is clearly more advantageous if their partners also experience good libido. In sexual health, the saying goes "if neither party is interested, it isn't a problem, however, if only one person is interested, it is a significant problem."

About Face Health and Wellness also provides aesthetic services including Botox and Dysport, Juvaderm and Restylane products, along with Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Laser services. She believes that feeling and looking good are a combination she can offer her patients. Her goal is to provide patients with the treatments that are directly related to their areas of concern and to achieve the most naturally looking result. While getting older is inevitable, looking old is not.

Laser services provided include IPL to treat age spots, rosacea, and telangiectasia (spider veins on the face). Improving the skin tone is an integral part of facial aesthetics. The office also performs laser hair removal.

About Face Health and Wellness, PLC
14202 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 361-6655