Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine Services
Robert Grafton, M.D. is a local Detroit functional medicine specialist who will work in partnership with you to discover the root cause of your health imbalance. By working with the root cause of what is causing you to feel unwell, you are able to eliminate multiple uncomfortable symptoms by treating one condition. This approach to healthcare reduces the chances of you being treated for multiple symptoms that all have the same underlying cause. Functional medicine doctors are able to work this way because they understand that health is complex and interrelated to each person’s biology, genetic predispositions, lifestyle and environment. By taking each aspect of your health into consideration, you are given a treatment plan customized to you that heals you at the deepest level.
As part of a functional medicine treatment plan, your doctor offers a wide-range of services to ensure that your unique needs are met. Each different service addresses separate aspects of your health so that you are able to heal on all levels. Your functional medicine doctor works diligently to address the root cause of your disease. Don’t get stuck treating each separate symptom when you can treat one condition that heals them all! Talk to Dr. Robert Grafton today in Oakland County, about how to begin your functional medicine treatment plan.
As we age, we stop being able to absorb the minerals and nutrients we need to stay healthy. Because your food must be digested before nutrients can be absorbed, many important amino acids, vitamins, and minerals are not able to get used by your body. Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy circumvents your digestive system by depositing the nutrients your body needs directly into your blood, allowing your body to immediately absorb the nutrition it is missing. When your body is not getting the nutrition it needs, it doesn’t function, look or feel as good as it should. Your local functional medicine practitioner works with you to identify exactly what nutrients you are missing, and in what amounts, so that you are able to get a customized IV Therapy treatment plan started. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy treats the common cold, helps muscles repair faster after workouts, and hydrates, energizes, and heals.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) may be a part of a functional medicine treatment plan. As your body ages, the stresses of daily life catch up with you and your body stops being able to produce hormones as well as it used to. When your endocrine system does not function as it should, we do not get the correct hormones in the correct doses when we need them. This causes a whole host of problems that affect your physical, emotional and mental states. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, unlike synthetic hormone therapy, uses hormones that exactly match the chemical composition of the hormones produced by your body. Dr. Grafton, Oakland County’s Functional Medicine and BHRT practitioner, specializes in using these natural hormones to balance your body without any unwanted side effects. By bringing your body back into hormonal balance you will feel better, look healthier, and be revitalized. Read more about how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you.
Dr. Robert Grafton offers the HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) Medical Weight Loss Diet as part of the full range of holistic services offered. HCG is a hormone produced naturally by the body. When prescribed by a qualified physician, the HCG hormone can assist in healthy, fast-acting weight loss that stays off. Because this diet is overseen by a medical weight loss professional, you get the added benefit of a diet that is customized to the needs of your body and lifestyle. Whereas many fad diets get you stuck in a pattern of losing weight and then quickly gaining it back—the HCG diet helps you lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Grafton, Oakland County’s Medical Weight Loss Practitioner, makes sure you get the nutrition and exercise you need to keep you at your ideal weight and feeling and looking your best. Read more about the HCG Diet and the benefits of medical weight loss programs.
Comprehensive List of Anti-Aging Services Offered by PSI Medical Group in the Detroit Metropolitan Area
- Thermography is a technology that safely scans the body for inflammation. PSI Medical’s highly specialized Infrared Camera is able to find inflammation via differences in thermal (heat) patterns in the body. Humans, and everything that is alive, give off Infrared Heat, so the Thermography camera looks for irregularities in ‘normal’ thermal patterns of the body. Inflammation is the beginning to ANY degenerative disease, so where we find inflammation we find the initial stages of disease and disorder. Detecting disease in its earliest stages, as we all know, leads to prevention.
- Breast Thermography
At PSI Medical, we offer Breast Health Screenings to check the breasts for inflammation. Toxicity in women shows up in the breasts, so by scanning the breasts looking for inflammation we are able to work with the patient to lessen toxicity, inflammation, and thus disease.
Your Thermogram is done by a female Thermographer behind a privacy curtain. There is no touch, pressure or radiation with this scan. After your images are taken, they are read and interpreted by a Medical Doctor. Finally, you have a consultation with the Thermographer and Dr. Robert Grafton to go over your Thermography Report and answer any questions you may have. During this consultation, you will discuss your health goals with Dr. Grafton and we customize a health plan that is designed specifically for you.
- Cardiac Health Screenings
The number one killer of men and women in America is Cardiovascular Disease. PSI Medical offers Cardiac Health Screenings to check for the beginning signs of heart attack and stroke. Thermography enables us to see decreased flow of infrared heat along a narrowed artery, usually due to atherosclerosis.
- Facial Fillers
- As we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Sun exposure and years of muscle movement such as smiling, chewing or squinting gradually contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin. Fortunately, there are innovative cosmetic procedures to help ease this aging process and rejuvenate skin to that of one’s youth. Facial fillers, which are also known as “dermal fillers” and “injectables,” are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available in the United States; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
BOTOX® Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes to administer. Once treatment has occurred you will should notice a distinct improvement in moderate to severe frown lines in the brows. The effects can last up to as long as 4 months meaning you can continue to enjoy your active lifestyle without taking time out of your daily schedule.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. In 2005, almost 3.3 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic. When it comes to selecting a physician-administered aesthetic treatment, chances are you’ll want proof, not just claims. The proof for BOTOX® Cosmetic is in the number. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results can last for up to 4 months, and may vary.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65, and almost 3.3 million procedures were performed in 2005 alone. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked BOTOX® Cosmetic as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical and nonsurgical combined).
- Acne Programs
PSI Medical has developed several concentrated formulas specific to the treatment of various types of acne. Everyone’s skin poses unique challenges. As a result we have created a step-by-step program and custom products specific to your acne challenges and skin. Dr. Grafton’s unique three-step program can help patients recover from acne and the effects of acne.
Your first step in treating any type of acne is to repair the damage done. This phase consists of two Formulas: Formula A PM ( Evening ) and Formula B AM ( Morning ). Custom formula Formula A PM serves two important purposes. It contains hydrocortisone which helps control the swelling that can be caused by killing acne bacteria and Retinoic Acid which helps to brings new cells to the surface. Formula B AM works to replenish and sustain your skin and has been customized towards exposure experienced during daylight. This unique combination of elements contains strong cleansers and anti-bacterials to reinforce your skin cells and maintain a healthy glow as you go about your day.
During this phase you will be prescribed Formula B AM and Formula B PM. PM works just like Formula A PM, by repairing damage and replenishing skin with new cells. A key difference between the PM formula in phase one and this formula is the absence of hydrocortisone. In most cases it is unnecessary to treat swelling after the initial phase of therapy.
Phase three of treatment contains all the necessary components to avoid new outbreaks of acne while rebuilding new replenished skin. Expect acne to surface because it has nowhere to go, in this case add additional hydrocortisone 1% to face twice daily for first week and it will remove the inflammation as soon as 2 days. Expect dryness as the medicine works hard to fulfill new cells. This can be remedied with our hypoallergenic moisturizer gel. Apply daily and avoid dryness immediately.
- Additional Services
- Medical Marijuana Certification
- Facial Aesthetics
- Oxygen Therapy
Learn how a functional medicine approach to your health can heal you! Call Robert Grafton, M.D. in Oakland County and begin the process of identifying the underlying cause of your uncomfortable health symptoms.