I hope it’s off to a fantastic start! Whether you are starting your journey towards reaching a new goal or sticking to a plan you already have in place, this is the perfect time of year to reflect on what you want to accomplish over the next 12 months. So where does VPFW fit in? We want to be a part of helping you be the healthiest you can be, so here are the top five resolutions we hope you’ll include for 2018:
So it’s time for your first visit to the gynecologist! How do you know when it’s time to go? What can you expect? What questions do you need to ask? How can you make it an easier experience? For all women, their first visit to the gynecologist can be intimidating but I’m here to tell you it should not be scary or painful.
You may be asking “Why is my OB/GYN offering medical spa procedures?” Good question! As technology improves and procedures become less invasive, more women (and men!) are interested in utilizing these affordable options to improve their areas of concern. Knowing that people would be getting these treatments, we wanted to make sure they had a trusted provider they could turn to–a place less interested in their wallets and more interested in ensuring their safety and health while providing optimal results.
We’re proud to offer a variety of different medical spa procedures and products at The Renewal Center at VPFW. When you come in for a treatment here, you can expect the same incredible patient care and attention that you always receive at VPFW. You can also expect to get the best prices in town.
“From start to finish VPFW Renewal Spa was amazing, making me feel at ease and very accommodating with scheduling appointments! Jessica was fantastic with my Botox and Juvederm! She answered all my questions and made me feel extremely comfortable. She listened to all my concerns and during the process she actually let me hold the mirror and give my opinion! (Very much appreciated!) My lips are better than ever and I’ve gotten so many compliments! Some ask “what’s different?”, while my close friends and family want all the details on who and where I went! Thanks again and I’ll see you guys soon!”
“Kelly Buttner is AWESOME! She is knowledgeable, thorough, helpful, compassionate, and empathetic. She is a real superstar!!!”
The Renewal Center at VPFW is conveniently located in our Short Pump office.
Services Available at The Renewal Center at VPFW
Do you want to eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or downtime? Then CoolSculpting may be the solution for you! It’s safe, effective, and FDA-cleared. The best part? We offer free assessments.
Injectables like Botox and Juvederm can help erase the signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance by adding volume and smoothing wrinkles.
An innovative and advanced skincare line, SkinMedica products can address a number of concerns, including signs of aging, sun damage, acne, and more.
This non-surgical procedure uses dermal heating to subtly smooth facial fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t see a need for that yet? Lucky you! Keep it up and use this treatment for prevention.
This non-surgical, vulvovaginal treatment improves your collagen to help alleviate menopausal symptoms and decrease or eliminate pain during intercourse, restoring confidence from the inside-out.
2019 is underway and we at VPFW hope that some of your resolutions are still intact! If you have convinced yourself that you need to eat low fat “diet food” and force yourself into the gym five days a week, I am here to tell you that there is another way. So often women are held to an impossible standard and an artificial picture of what “healthy” looks like. We encourage you to love your body, embrace it, and learn to take care of it. Everyone’s weight loss journey is unique to them; however, I do know what it feels like to struggle with my weight & self-image and to want to make a change.
VPFW was officially deemed the BEST OB/GYN by the Richmond Times Dispatch! After over 300,000 votes throughout the Richmond community – we were voted number 1! Our 30 physicians and staff provide excellent patient care and are committed to be your partners in women’s health. We are truly honored to receive this recognition. Thank you Metro Richmond and the Tri-Cities for being a part of our VPFW Family!
As women, we have many obligations to not only ourselves but our family, career, and social life. This, unfortunately, can cause us to feel overwhelmed – like no matter what we do we cannot catch up. However, our outward appearance does not always match our deepest emotions. The need to be everything to everybody might force some to pretend all is okay, when indeed help is needed. Education is key in finding resources to gain knowledge and help for depression.
The common misconception is that young females do not need to see a gynecologist until they are sexually active. However, education on topics such as healthy relationships, regular menstrual cycles, and the human papillomavirus can guide adolescents to good health.
Our mothers and grandmothers called it “The Change”—the mysterious process during which females become unpredictably moody, irritable, short-tempered, and most of all—HOT. We now refer to this time period as “perimenopause,” and it can last from 2-5 years. These years can feel like decades to some, as the symptoms of menopause can be very uncomfortable as you transition from the childbearing years to menopause. Women find themselves standing in front of the open freezer door longer than necessary, and they begin dressing in layers. Turtlenecks are tucked away in the back of the closet, and many women cool their homes to frigid temperatures in an effort to combat the sudden flashes of heat that engulf them.
Annual exams, also known as well woman visits, should be an important part of any woman’s health care routine. Annual appointments not only include important physical exams and preventive screenings but also offer an opportunity to discuss any changes, concerns, or future plans with your physician.