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Undo Summer Damage to Your Skin With TempSure Sep 20th, 2020

Whether you stayed close to home or made an escape this summer, the odds are high that you spent some time enjoying the fresh air. Soaking up the sun helped you savor the season, but you might be paying for it now.  That’s because the sun is one of the...

Wave Goodbye to Flabby Arms Aug 13th, 2020

Everyone has different problem areas they want to address on their bodies. But if your trouble zone is your arms, it can feel especially burdensome. While other people can hide their loose skin or excess fat under clothes, summer weather makes it hard to keep your arms out of sight. ...

Balancing the Fat in Your Diet Jul 19th, 2020

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or eat healthily, you might be wary of fat — and for good reason. Some types of fat pose a serious health threat to your body. But as the Harvard School of Medicine puts it, “Fat is an important part of a healthy diet.”...

Collagen and Your Aging Skin Jun 23rd, 2020

Your skin is a complicated matrix of components that continually changes in response to exposure to things like sun and pollution. It’s no surprise, then, that a lot can go wrong in your skin over the years, leading to the development of wrinkles. Fortunately, your body has a way to...

Understanding Cellulite — And What We Can Do About It May 22nd, 2020

If you’re living with cellulite, you should know that you’re not alone. As many as 90% of women deal with cellulite at some point during their lives. It can also affect men, but it’s less common because of the way the male body’s connective tissue contains fat cells. Whether you’re...

Say Goodbye to That Double Chin With WarmSculpting By SculpSure Apr 20th, 2020

Even if you eat right and work out daily, your body might accumulate fat in specific places. That’s especially annoying when it results in a double chin. While people often associate a double chin with excess weight, it’s possible to have this unwanted facial fullness even if you’re at a...

5 Tips to Keep Your Skin in the Pink of Health This Summer Mar 19th, 2020

Summer’s knocking at the door. That means more sunlight hours and more vacations, plus far less of a need to pack a jacket. As the warming weather calls for lighter fabrics and fewer layers, more of your skin will be exposed, so make sure it looks its best. That can...

Which Diet is Best for Your Lifestyle? Feb 1st, 2020

There are countless diets available today, each claiming to have a unique approach to help you reach your weight loss goals and feel great. There’s keto. There’s Atkins®. There’s the Mediterranean diet. And more and more diet plans are sparking interest all the time (Nordic diet, anyone?). It’s a lot...

Is Skin Tightening Best for You? Jan 3rd, 2020

Even if you’ve reached your goal weight, you might be facing another issue that can make you look heavier and older than you feel: sagging skin.  Skin laxity anywhere on your body or face can leave you looking tired and aged. It can keep your clothes from fitting as well...

Are You a Candidate for Body Contouring? Dec 12th, 2019

As you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with your body even after you’ve lost weight — especially those key trouble spots? Perhaps extra fat seems to linger on your belly, or maybe it’s around your thighs or love handles. Today’s modern body contouring technology enables you to get...

Here's Why Nutrition Is the First Step to Successful Weight Loss Nov 1st, 2019

Even with the glut of diet information available at our fingertips, an alarming 34% of all adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Sadly, childhood obesity rates are climbing, too. Nearly 13 million kids have a problem with excess weight. At our private practice in Ruston, Louisiana, acclaimed...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Oct 3rd, 2019

When you think about losing weight, you might focus on fitting into your favorite jeans. However, improved health is known to be the biggest motivator behind making the life changes necessary to lose weight and keep it off. In fact, some 73% of Americans want to lose weight to avoid...

Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of These Common Conditions Sep 6th, 2019

It’s easy to put on a few extra pounds and have trouble dropping them. It isn’t a big problem, but as the pounds increase, so does your chance of developing a number of other medical conditions. Losing weight can improve your overall wellness in a number of ways.  You may...

The Secret Ingredient to Weight Loss: Water Aug 1st, 2019

If you want to lose weight, it turns out that water is key to your success – especially if you’re significantly overweight or obese. That’s because water not only plays a vital role in how your body functions, but also because it can be hard to stay properly hydrated when...

Nonsurgical Anti-Aging Treatments to Help You Turn Back the Clock Jul 22nd, 2019

You have to accept that aging is just a part of life, but you don’t have to accept the fine lines and wrinkles that come with it. At Dr. Rel L. Gray’s clinic in Ruston, Louisiana, our anti-aging experts offer two revolutionary, noninvasive anti-aging treatments that can help you turn...

How Do Your Hormones Affect Your Ability to Lose Weight? Jun 12th, 2019

In a world where weight gain is seen as a moral failing, it can be easy to get down on yourself about your inability to shed weight. But what if it isn’t a failure on your part? What if it’s your hormones could be getting in the way of your...

How TempSure Tightens Loose Skin Post Weight Loss Using Radiofrequency Energy May 14th, 2019

Summer’s just about here, and in Louisiana, that means lots of warm, humid weather. If you’ve spent the winter months slimming down, it also means it’s finally time to reveal the slimmer, sleeker you. The thing is, if you’ve been successful in dropping a lot of extra pounds, it can...

Finish off Your Weight Loss Journey With Noninvasive SculpSure Body Contouring Apr 18th, 2019

You did it. You worked hard at making lifestyle and nutritional changes, you exercised, and you followed your weight-loss plan. Your efforts are paying off. You love how you look and feel in your new and improved healthier body, but still … those stubborn trouble spots don’t seem to budge....

Making a New Patient Appointment for Weight Loss Apr 4th, 2019

If you would like to schedule an appointment to become a weight loss patient with Dr. Gray, the first thing you'll need to do is come in, fill out the paperwork, and pay the initial fee! Then we can book your appointment for our next available date. If you cannot...

What Are Appetite Suppressants and How Should They Be Used? Mar 14th, 2019

You already know that being overweight isn’t good for your health. But did you know the extra pounds bring an increased risk for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and arthritis? Body mass index (BMI) uses your weight in relation to your height to define where you...

What Makes Our Weight Loss Approach Different and So Successful Feb 21st, 2019

Whether you’re interested in dropping a few stubborn pounds or shedding a considerable amount of body weight, you want your efforts to yield more than just a smaller size or a lower number on the scale. You want to do away with the excess fat that derails your confidence and...