REBALANCE

Medical Weight Loss Program

REBALANCE is SkinSpirit’s proprietary answer to doctor-supervised, medical weight loss.

Because we believe in realistic lifestyles, the REBALANCE diet regimen is not actually a “diet” at all. It is a live-healthy, eat-healthy medical weight loss program that encourages patients to eat real, nutritious foods from all food groups. This may require a change in eating habits, but it does not prevent patients from eating real foods obtained from their local grocer. Ultimately, REBALANCE’s small lifestyle changes can have a tremendous impact on your metabolism and your body’s natural ability to burn fat and build muscle. We offer this service at all three of our Palo Alto, Walnut Creek and Mill Valley locations.

What is REBALANCE?

REBALANCE is a medically supervised weight loss program designed by our physician and dieticians to help you safely and effectively lose 2-5 pounds a week.

How it works:

Our program was designed by Dr. Dean Vistnes, after years of research and planning.

All initial assessments are conducted by a medical doctor, physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. During this visit, you will receive:

  • A detailed and comprehensive body composition analysis
  • An EKG to evaluate heart rhythm
  • A requisition for fasting blood work (to be completed off-site)
  • A review of your medical health history
  • A customized nutrition and diet plan tailored specifically for you

We also offer the option of medical-grade appetite suppressants that will be dispensed from the office at no extra charge. But medications are not required for the REBALANCE program. The medication we typically prescribe is phentermine, an FDA-approved appetite suppressant that has been used for over 30 years to safely help curb your appetite during the acute weight loss phase of the program.

Next, a medical professional will start you on a sensible, balanced, low-calorie diet that is based on your weight loss goals and metabolic evaluation.

To track your success, you will come in for weekly visits. During these visits, you will have a weigh-in, a vital sign check, an optional injection of nutritional supplements (like Vitamin B12) and if appropriate, a refill for your appetite suppressant. Your progress will be reviewed—and we’ll supply you with suggestions and education material to aid you in your continued success.

This program is not appropriate for patients:

  • with glaucoma
  • with uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • with severe heart disease
  • over 65 or under 18 years old
  • who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or breast feeding
  • who need to lose more than 75 pounds

Anticipated Results:

This safe, effective, science-based, physician-supervised medical weight-loss program is medically proven to help you lose up to 2-5 pounds a week.