Rockstar Wellness clinic offers pathway to finer physique
Achieving an ideal body image is a journey. For some, the journey can be more tedious, due to factors that can't be controlled.
Whether it's a hormonal imbalance, a bit of sagging skin or low hydration, Rockstar Wellness, 2836 Malvern Ave., possesses all the tools to help people achieve their ideal body image and leave the clinic feeling great.
Felice Story owns and operates Rockstar Wellness Clinic LLC alongside her assistant, Ashley Erskine. The pair have helped clients reach their beauty goals through services like Botox, hormone replacement therapy, and weight loss treatment since August, and have already built up a small following across the state.
Story decided to open the clinic to help combat the growing obesity problem after she saw the need while working as a nurse practitioner. She believed if the issue of obesity is addressed, many common diseases and health problems would be eliminated.
The clinic specializes in medical weight loss, Botox and fillers, hormone replacement therapy, customized I.V. hydration drips and weight loss treatments. They work closely with a com- pounding pharmacy to ensure their clients' treatment plan is top tier.
“All of us are different, so it only makes sense to have customizable dosing,” she said.
A first-time client will undergo a series of tests and lab work the first time they enter the building, which will help Story formulate a specific game plan to help a client reach their goal. They will start by having their body mass index measured and blood work done, all inside the clinic.
The results of the tests show Story and Erskine, a registered nurse, the client's starting line. They look for specific factors that may inhibit weight loss and offer supplements to restore hormonal balance.
“Some people, if they exercise and eat right will still go without seeing any results. If they have any type of imbalance with any of their hormones, they are kind of defeating the purpose and they wont get anywhere until those imbalances are corrected,” Story said.
Two different methods of weight loss are offered at the clinic. One uses a special cocktail of hormones and FDA-approved medicines to enhance the client's diet and exercises plan, while the other uses non-ionizing radio frequencies to destroy fat cells.
BTL Vanquish Me uses non-ionizing radio frequencies to safely target fat cells below the skin and destroy them in a timely and painless manner. The process is done once per week for four weeks, and Story said they have seen some amazing results.
The FDA-approved treatment is simply sculpting and contouring several areas on the body through fat removal.
It is a no-contact, noninvasive and painless treatment typically lasting between 30 and 45 minutes.
Story said she feels the weight-loss treatment serves as motivation for people to change their lifestyle and eating habits. It also greatly helps people that struggle to lose weight due to an issue with their thyroid or hormones.
Hormones are factors in many of the problems people face when attempting to lose weight, but that can also be linked to issues with mood swings, insomnia and low libido. Compounded hormone replacement therapy pinpoints the cause of such problems and uses a moderated level of hormones to restore the balance within the body.
Story plans to soon offer hormone pellets. The pellets are inserted into the body, providing a more level response in the body, according to Erskine.
Other services offered include rehydrating I.V. drips that help treat fatigue and speed up the recovery process for a person getting over physical illnesses, and Botox and fillers that tighten and firm the skin. The clinic will also soon offer laser hair removal treatments.
The clinic is the only one of its kind in the area. Story said some of her clients were traveling from as far away as Dallas to have the treatments, but now she has people from across Arkansas coming to her clinic. Within the first month of operation, they have had roughly 30 clients.
“I want to see people leaving the clinic within a healthy weight range, increased activity and improved quality of life they can continue to uphold,” said Story.