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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:

  • Hormone replacement
  • Peptide Optimization
  • Sexual health
  • Weight management
  • Hair restoration
  • Immune system support
  • IV Vitamin Infusions
  • Epigenetic Testing
  • Pre and post operative/procedure wound healing protocols


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.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy has shown to:

  • Increase sex drive
  • Strengthen erections
  • Increase lean muscle mass and muscular strength
  • Decrease body fat and abdominal fat
  • Increase energy, focus, and concentration
  • Improve sleep
  • Improve mood

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!

Start feeling improvement within 2-3 weeks!

Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone/Peptides

As we age, the amount of growth hormone we make naturally declines. By age 55, blood levels of growth hormone are about one-third lower than they are in people ages 18 to 35.

A few signs of decreasing Growth Hormone are decreased muscle mass and increased body fat.

Growth Hormone is very important to:

  • Improve cellular efficiency
  • Improve cellular function
  • Improve cellular repair
  • Decrease overall body fat
  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Increase healing and recovery time

AND…typically when these processes improve, you feel better, function better, look better, and have better defenses against illness!

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Very simply put, Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as signaling molecules, instructing other molecules and cells on what to do.

There are over 7,000 discovered peptides inside our bodies. There are many FDA approved medications available today that contain peptides.

Various Peptides can be used to:

  • Increase sex-drive and function in both men and women
  • Assist in weight loss/ metabolizing body fat
  • Improve metabolic function
  • Treat hormonal imbalance
  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • Improve skin appearance (reduce wrinkles/ fine lines)
  • Increase hair growth
  • Significantly improve wound healing
  • Significantly strengthen the immune system

Peptides are administered via injections, nasal spray, topical creams, and oral forms.

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New solutions to treat sexual dysfunction in women and erectile dysfunction in men!

  • Increase sexual arousal
  • Improve sexual performance
  • Increase strength of erections in men
  • See which option or combination therapy is right for you

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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.


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.


Genetics is the study of our DNA (our Genome).

Epigenetics means the study above and beyond our DNA (Genome). We are studying the changes to your DNA and how it actually affects the body.

This allows us to see how the genetic material in your body behaves instead of just seeing what it contains.

The link between epigenetics and health has been linked through biological age. This is important because aging is THE leading risk factor for multiple chronic diseases and disorders. Therefore, finding a way to slow the biological aging process is essential.

Our epigenetic clock is the most accurate measurement of biological age and age-related disease risk!

Epigenetic aging can be reversed, so it is crucial to understand DNA methylation changes through utilizing TruAgeTM. Since we know that it can be reversed, we can apply changes to our lifestyles and use TruAgeTM to show that we are reducing YOUR risk of incidence of disease and death.

Developments in science have created another measurement of age called biologic age.This measurement of age is based on years of statistical research which can predict how healthy you are and even when you might pass away.


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