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Metabolic Aesthetics is an extension of the Shafer Clinic, where the focus is on improving the metabolic functions of the body. Our programs assist patients in restoring optimal cellular functions by targeting specific cell signaling pathways. By fine-tuning these pathways we can help restore the metabolic functions of the body. This can be useful in balancing and optimizing hormones, assisting in weight management, accelerating wound healing for our surgical patients, improving sexual health, aid in hair restoration and optimizing the body’s immune response.

We offer a comprehensive initial consultation including physical examination, body composition analysis and bloodwork. We review patients health histories, nutritional, lifestyle, social habits and assess short and long-term health goals.

Creation of individualized longevity and wellness programs involving:

  • Sexual health
  • Epigenetic Testing
  • Pre and post operative/procedure wound healing protocols
  • Hair restoration


Aging is one of the leading non-modifiable risk factors in all chronic diseases. It negatively effects our bodies ability to fight against disease. We can now “fine-tune” how our cells respond, substantially improving our immune systems.

Customized programs combining IV infusions, various oral and injectable peptides, targeting various cell signaling pathways, improving the body’s immune response.

We offer long and short-term immune system support programs.


  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
    • Testosterone is what makes men, MEN. It is the life source of the male body. In recent years testosterone levels in men have been declining at an accelerated rate. Studies suggest that this is because of environmental factors such as pollutants and chemicals. Some of the signs and symptoms associated with decreased testosterone levels include: Lack of focus, increase in abdominal fat, increased fatigue, decreased sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, depression, poor mood, decreased energy, and sleep disturbances.
    • Our TRT programs are carefully custom-tailored to each individual patient. We closely monitor patients to keep their hormones balanced, maximize outcomes and avoid unnecessary side effects. This is NOT a “one size fits all” approach!
  • Growth hormone releasing peptides
  • Growth hormone releasing hormones


Individualized weight management plans tailored for each patient. Patients undergo a thorough consultation where we assess their health history, perform a physical examination, do bloodwork, and use a high-tech machine to perform a comprehensive body composition analysis.

Using the information gathered from their consultation we customize a plan consisting of cutting-edge medications, supplements, dietary and exercise advantages.
Patients are monitored in the office every 6 weeks to reassess their plan and make changes if necessary.

The concierge nature of this program gives patients access to our medical staff by telephone or in person at no additional cost.


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Dr. Shafer has integrated this depth of clinical knowledge and advanced technique into his Manhattan-based practice that offers both surgical and non-invasive solutions. Dr. Shafer is a National Master peer trainer for fundamental and advanced techniques on BOTOX® and new dermal fillers such as Juvederm® VOLUMA XC.

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