Weight Loss Management


In a culture steeped in both fitness and physical attractiveness, weight loss (or at least weight maintenance) is an almost constant concern for most people. Fortunately, in recent times, there are many programs and procedures to assist those attempting to lose weight and keep it off. At Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center we are dedicated to helping you achieve your potential in terms not only of physical appeal but in terms of health as well. We have several methods to promote appetite control, help you keep properly nourished, and stimulate the appropriate hormones to keep your body in balance.

Advantages of Nonsurgical Weight Loss

As most of us are aware, there are a great many benefits to reaching a healthy weight and maintaining it. Among these are:

  • Becoming more attractive
  • Achieving a maximal level of fitness
  • Preventing chronic life-threatening illnesses
  • Increasing your energy level and vitality
  • Elevating your self-esteem

Nonsurgical weight loss is obviously preferable to “going under the knife,” since you take far less risk and don’t have to worry about recovery or complications. When you’re involved in a professionally guided program of nonsurgical weight loss, you have the advantage of following a tried and true pathway to success.

Stages of Weight Control

At Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center, we help you to get started on the road to successful weight loss by performing a thorough evaluation of your physical health and your lifestyle. Once we understand your strengths and weaknesses, we are able to design an individualized diet and exercise program just for you. You will be given full support by our staff in reaching your weight goal and maintaining it. Personal follow-up is always an important part of the process.

Noninvasive Weight Control

For many people weight loss is a lot more difficult than it sounds. Not only do destructive habits interfere with the process, but metabolic or hormonal issues may make losing weight frustrating and seemingly impossible. For such individuals, medical weight loss makes sense, since it is designed to remove some of the roadblocks to healthy weight loss, Dr. Harvey-Dent helps to activate the process by using:

  • Oral medications to control appetite
  • Natural Supplements to ensure that your nutrition is optimized in terms of vitamins and minerals
  • Lipotropic Injections, containing vitamin B12, to promote the burning of stored fat and increases the energy level to help prevent fatique.

Proper nutritional supplements and weekly lipotropic injections stimulate the production of hormones that will cause the release of stored fat, accelerating weight loss and resulting in dramatic reduction in areas of fatty deposits (e.g. hips, abdomen, buttocks).


CoolSculpting is an innovative, nonsurgical treatment for targeted fat removal. The name “CoolSculpting” is descriptive of the process which uses controlled cooling to remove fat that stubbornly remains in certain areas of the body. coolsculpting-baThe only nonsurgical fat reduction method approved by the FDA, CoolSculpting has a proven record of clearing away fatty deposits from areas that seem otherwise destined to retain them despite diet and exercise. There are several advantages to CoolSculpting:

  • It’s the the worlds #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure.
  • NO Surgery, NO Needles, NO Downtime
  • Permanently eliminates fat cells
  • Targets areas of stubborn diet and exercise resistant fatZeltiq-Certification-Seal-blue
  • Leaves the skin unaffected while targeting the fat cells beneath

There is an important difference between fat reduction and weight loss. When an individual loses weight, the size of the fat cells decreases, but the number of fat cells in the body remains the same. This means that when the same individual gains weight, those same fat cells enlarge again. With the process of CoolSculpting, the actual number of fat cells decreases.

BMI Calculation

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an estimate of how much body fat you have based on your height an weight. It can help you make a plan for reaching your health goals. Goal BMI: 18-25

BMI Classifications
18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity
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If excess weight is becoming, or has become, a serious problem for you, it is best to address weight concerns promptly with a trained medical professional. At Unique Dermatology & Wellness Center, we are well-prepared to help you lose the weight without surgical intervention or trendy starvation diets, by designing a program well-suited to your individual needs and lifestyle. We service clients all throughout the greater Tampa area in Florida including those from Valrico and Brandon. For more information don’t hesitate to contact us.