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The Rejuvenation Clinic
A Cosmetic Medicine & Laser Clinic - Dr.Pettigrew

PLEASE GO TO OUR NEW WEBSITE AT  WWW.REJUVENATIONCLINICMD.COM


 

NanoLaserPeel-- "The Weekend Peel"


Show up for a quick treatment on Friday and Showoff your results on Monday. As simple as that!

Show up for a quick treatment on Friday and Showoff your results on Monday. As simple as that!

SCAR TREATMENTS


DEEP AND DEFORMING SCARRING FROM ACNE AND OTHER DAMAGE TO SKIN CAN BE TREATED BY MULTIPLE MODALITIES INCLUDING LASER, BROADBAND LIGHT TREATMENTS, CHEMICAL THERAPY AND SURGICAL TREATMENTS. RECOLORING OF WHITE SCARS AND REMOVAL OF REDNESS CAN ALSO BE ACCOMPLISHED.

Weight management

FEEL CONFIDENT THAT YOU CAN FIT INTO YOUR CLOTHES

 

Prescription Appetite Suppressants

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, now is the time to start. Sometimes you need help to eat less and shed the pounds. Prescription appetite suppressants are for short term use and help you reduce your calorie intake without feeling sluggish and constantly looking for food. Our physician-supervised weight loss program will help you reach your goal weight and maintain it at a reasonable cost – just $50 each monthly visit.

An appropriate medication will be prescribed to help you get started and effectively lose weight. Taking your health history and goals into account, appetite suppressants can make a significant difference in your weight loss program. (These medications are not suitable for those diagnosed with hypertension.)

If you are not able to take appetite suppressants or don't like the side effects, then consider The HCG Diet.

THE HCG PROTOCOL DIET-  "It Works!"

lose up to a pound a day with this tried and true medical protocol

The hCG diet is not new or experimental. It's been helping women lose weight for decades. It was discovered in 1954 by Dr. Simeons. He discovered that a natural hormone found in the body called human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) could accelerate fat mobilization from certain areas of the body if combined with a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). hCG has the effect of “unlocking” the body’s fat stores so that the metabolism can burn these energy reserves to power daily bodily functions. This in turn helps to maintain one’s muscle mass during weight loss. Healthy dietary lifestyle changes begin to increase the body’s metabolism, which can then more efficiently metabolize and remove body fat with the help of hCG.

hCG may also help to reshape the body’s fat deposits, particularly targeting the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, neck and face. It has also been suggested that hCG plays a role in establishing a new weight “set point” for the body, making one less likely to return to one’s previous body weight.

Those who have taken hCG while dieting, report that it is much easier to stay on the diet and they seem to lose inches rapidly from the primary fat stores, in particular: the belly, buttocks and thighs. There have been no reported adverse side effects to this substance.

How it Works

Your friends and family are certainly going to ask how the hCG protocol and diet work. They will no doubt be amazed at how anyone can survive on 500 calories of protein and vegetables (with a piece of fruit or two per day).

A benefit to the use of hCG is that it releases about 1,500 – 4,000 calories per day into your system. You add that to the 500 calories you’re eating, and your body thinks it’s taking in 2,000+ calories a day. The result is you are not hungry, and your body doesn’t go into starvation mode. Dr. Simeons found that eating 500 (or less) calories per day is the optimum for weight loss. It you eat an extra 100-200 calories, you will not lose, and have a high likelihood of gaining weight. Why? While your body is under the influence of hCG, it’s considered an “open system.” Which means even a tiny bit of extra starch or sugar can result in an immediate 2-3 lbs. weight gain. Another benefit to completing the hCG protocol is that it may reset your metabolism to a “normal” level, allowing you to actually eat more food, without gaining weight.

You get results: Most people lose ½ to 1 pound per day while doing the diet program. They feel great, have energy, and their appetite is decreased naturally. During the program, they learn and develop habits that will help them keep the weight off. The quick weight loss is a motivation that helps you to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.

Long term weight loss: After you have lost the weight you desire, we will help you continue your weight-loss by discussing permanent lifestyle changes. Don’t revert back to those bad habits that put the excess weight on you! You’ve worked too hard to reduce and shed the fat that bothered you. Keep it off by using our permanent weight management guidance to help you to maintain your success for the rest of your life. The HCG program’s goal is to reset your metabolism to a normal level.

 
 
 
 

 

Botox and Xeomin

Aesthetic Services

NO DOWNTIME,  GO BACK TO WORK IMMEDIATELY

A safe, widely-tested and FDA approved way to relax muscles and decrease wrinkles

Botox® and Xeomin® are both injections that temporarily treat dynamic wrinkles. These dynamic wrinkles are formed with various facial expressions such as scowling, squinting or raising eyebrows. Botox® and Xeomin® work by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle, which reduces muscle activity and temporarily prevents contraction of the muscles that cause wrinkles. Preventative treatment is also recommended to relax the muscles to keep wrinkles from forming.

The most common areas treated are:

  • Glabella — the area in between the eyebrows, Gets rid of the "mean look'
  • Forehead
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Smokers Lines
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Wrinkles on the Nose
  • Neck Lines / Wrinkling

Wrinkle Relaxers
Botox/Xeomin… $12 per unit


Fillers

INSTANT CONFIDENCE COMES IN A SYRINGE, NOT A JAR

Dermal fillers are used to literally “fill” areas that have lost volume.  The new fillers are made of natural ingredients, such as calcium and hyaluronic acid.

Some of the more popular brands of dermal fillers include:

  • Restylane®
  • Radiesse®
  • Juvéderm®
  • Allofill®
  • Versa®
  • Voluma®

  Fillers normally last 6-18 months, depending on the individual and the filler used.

The most common areas where filler is used are:

  • Nasal labial folds — the lines from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth
  • Marionette lines — lines from the corners of your mouth that run toward your chin
  • Lips
  • Facial wrinkles
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Corners of the mouth
  • Tear troughs (hollowing out under the eyes)

Cost will vary depending on the amount needed and the type of filler.


Forever Young Program (BBL)

SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, BUT IT IS TRUE! BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS POSSIBLE!!

Forever Young BBL™ is the only device that has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. With regular Forever Young BBL™ treatments, your skin will look clearer, smoother, and much younger.

Stop the Clock on the Appearance of Aging Skin

Forever Young BBL™ is an innovative technology that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.

Forever Young BBL™ treats a wide variety of conditions. For skin rejuvenation, Forever Young BBL™ removes age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels and more. Forever Young BBL™ can also be used to reduce unwanted hair and control active acne. All areas of the body can be treated.

 

BioTe hormonal OPTIMIZATION

What is the goal of bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT)?

With BHRT most patients experience:

  • Increased Energy – mental and physical
  • Stronger Metabolism – to build bones, to build muscle and to lose fat
  • Improved Body Functions – sleep, relaxation and mood
  • Improved Sexual Function –  enhanced libido, increased vaginal lubrication

How is the BHRT administered ?

We prescribe bioidentical hormones in the form of BioTe Pellet Therapy. Progesterone, when indicated, is given as an oral capsule. There are pros/cons to each method. Our experience and the medical literature has shown that the subcutaneous pellet delivery system delivers consistent, physiologic levels of hormones, therefore maintaining a steady, constant and optimal level, and avoiding the fluctuation of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery.  When pellets are used, testosterone and/or estrogen pellets are placed in a fatty area of the body, usually the buttocks.  They are very small, usually painless to insert, and provide a steady hormone level for 3-4 months for most women.

How long do I continue BHRT?

You can stop BHRT at any time, which will cause your hormones to drift back to your pre-treatment levels. Hormone deficiency symptoms will return.  There is no age limit on treatment. 

If I balance my hormones, will all my symptoms resolve?

It’s not always that simple. There’s more to us than just estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  There are several factors that are essential for a successful BHRT program.

Things to consider for optimal BHRT results are:

  • Clean Eating/Healthy Diet/ Avoid all Processed Food
  • Regular exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stress Management and Treatment of Adrenal Dysfunction
  • Regular Bowel Movements
  • Sound Sleep (7-8 hours/night)
  • Food sensitivity testing, dietary changes
  • Optimal Thyroid function

 

The Rejuvenation Clinic & Laser Center

Our mission is to help you live happier healthier lives by providing hormonal optimization, improving sexual function and helping you like the way you look.

REJUVENATE YOURSELF and BE CONFIDENT!  If you feel better and are happy with the way you look, you will be more confident. When you are more confident, you can accomplish so much more.- Dr. Pettigrew

At The Rejuvenation Clinic we understand women. We know what women want, how women feel and the problems that women have to cope with. We know because we are women and we have the compassion and expertise to help you. Some of the most common problems that women request help with are weight loss,  lack of sexual interest and satisfaction, skin problems and hormonal disturbances that are causing fatigue, mood swing and hot flashes.

All of these issues that women request help with are simply things that affect their self-confidence and well-being. These are things that distract us from the more important things in our lives.

The services that we offer have been researched extensively, tested to be safe and effective, and all are pure confidence boosters that help you feel better. But, just as important as offering a desired and successful service, we understand that all women are very busy and don't want any down time.  Quality is our number one goal, but we also strive to get you back to your life as soon as possible, looking and feeling better......but, most of all feel better and MORE CONFIDENT.

Dr. Carmela Pettigrew at our Open House September 2017

Dr. Carmela Pettigrew at our Open House September 2017

I understand you.   i know you.  I am you.

Dr. Pettigrew is a native of Southern California but grew up in South Carolina, near Charleston. She attended the University of California San Diego, in La Jolla, California where she earned a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering:Applied Mechanical and Engineering Sciences. She went on to receive her medical degree from the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in Columbia, S.C. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Savannah at Memorial Hospital. She has delivered over 3000 babies! She specializes in Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and has been performing Aesthetic and Cosmetic procedures for more than 10 years.  Because of patient requests and the advances in Laser Technology, like the diVa Procedure, Dr.Pettigrew decided to expand the Cosmetic side of her practice. She is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

 She is board certified and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She holds state medical licenses in Georgia and South Carolina.

She was voted Best OB/GYN in Savannah multiple times by Savannah Magazine and Connect Magazine most recently in 2017.

 

Phone

(912) 355-7766

 

Location (inside Savannah OB/GYN Specialists)

600 E. 70th Street
Savannah, GA31405

(Across the street from Candler Outpatient Surgery)

 

 

Hours

M-Th 8a–5p
F 8a–12p
Sat   available by request

Su closed

GENERAL FAQs

1. I already have a gynecologist that I am happy with; Can I still come to your office for services only and stay with my current  gynecologist?

Answer: Absolutely, yes.  Worc is located in the same building as Sav. OB/gyn specialists, but is completely separate from the ob/gyn practice. anyone is welcome, whether they are part of the ob/gyn practice or not.

We see many clients from other practices for specialty procedures, like labiaplasty and diVa, because they are not offered other places. Afterwards, they continue with their established doctor. WORC has the only diVa Laser in South Georgia, considered to be the "Ferrari of Vaginal Lasers"

2. Does insurance cover any of the services at worc?

Answer: none of the services are covered by insurance


DiVA FAQs

1. How old do you have to be to have the DIVA Laser Therapy?

Answer:  You must be at least 25 years old

2. What are the benefits of the DiVa procedure over surgery?

Answer: DiVa is not the best treatment for everyone, because some problems can only be fixed with surgery. If you have significant prolapse (uterus, bladder or rectum is hanging out of the vagina) DiVa will not treat this.   It will help dryness, help vaginal looseness, help incontinence and improve sensitivity.                                                                                                          Compared to surgery, there is no pain, no needles, no hospital expenses (vaginal repair and incontinence usually costs $8000-$12000), no loss of work (2-4 weeks needed off for surgery), no pain medicine needed and none of the common side effects or possible complications associated with surgery. You can go back to work right after having DiVa.  Some women report significant savings from not needing to buy pads for leaking urine anymore.

3. How many treatments needed?

Answer: Three treatments needed every 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Each of the three treatments is different and individualized for each woman. Multiple factors are taken into account,  including your individual goals. The settings used for DiVa are chosen based on the results desired and the treatment that best suits each woman. In short, all women are different and DiVa is the only technology that is fully customized to suit individual needs.

4. What if I have never had a baby or never delivered a baby vaginally?

Many women can develop vaginal looseness from just changes in their weight, especially if you have had weight losses and gains greater than 50 pounds. Also, the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy cause tissue laxity, even if you don't deliver vaginally. There is no doubt that a vaginal delivery causes significant permanent changes in a woman's vagina.

5. Can it help leaking urine?

Answer: It will stop mild stress incontinence (i.e. leaking with exercise, coughing, sneezing, etc.) Some women report benefit with urge incontinence (urgency followed by leaking, women suffering from this usually wear a pad all of the time and this is usually treated with medications)   Women love not having to worry about leaking urine when they exercise or play sports.


Labiaplasty FAQs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DiVA Tyte FAQs

1.  How long will I need to be out of work?

Answer: 3-5 days, depending on how extensive the treatment needed

2.  How much does it cost?

Answer: The price varies on the difficulty of surgery, from $2500.00-$4500

3. What method for Labiaplasty is used?

Answer: There are several different methods that can be used and your procedure will be personalized to the look you desire based on your own anatomy. Some women want smaller labia, some want one side smaller to achieve symmetry and some women want very tiny labia and want them essentially removed.

4. How long do I need to wait to have sex and other activity after my Labiaplasty ?

Answer: sex in about 4-6 weeks, tampons in 2-3 weeks, soaking baths lasting less than 15 minutes in 7 days. No pools, ocean, lakes or rivers for 4 weeks.

5. Can I get Labiaplasty and DiVA treatment on the same day?

Answer: Absolutley yes


1. Is the procedure painful?

Answer: It is not painful, but there are times during the procedure that the area will feel hot as the tissue is heated up to the needed level with the broadband light

2. Can I get DiVA Tyte and DiVA on the same day?

Answer: Absolutley yes

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