By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2010
Malissa Spacek and Dr. James Campbell have joined forces to create Looks by Malissa Medical Spa and Weight Loss Center in Broken Arrow.
In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the last 20 years, the number of overweight people in the United States has ballooned in comparison to previous decades in our country’s history. And according to Malissa Spacek of Looks by Malissa in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma particularly struggles with this issue, ranking 49th in a recent study of overweight ratios, with only one state having a higher rate of overweight persons.
“Being overweight is one main contributor to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure,” Malissa states. “And these conditions of course cause our health costs to skyrocket.”
That’s why Malissa and Dr. James Campbell have joined forces to provide an affordable weight loss program for those who are struggling with this issue, opening Looks by Malissa Medical Spa and Weight Loss Center. Dr. Campbell, a family practitioner, has 30 years of experience in the weight loss business, and Malissa has spent the last five years in the medical spa business, setting up several successful medical spas and cosmetic surgery practices in the Tulsa area. At Looks by Malissa Med Spa and Weight Loss Center, Malissa and Dr. Campbell bring a united commitment to personalized treatment plans. These plans are customized for each individual, whether for weight loss or medical aesthetics, which provide real results and happier, healthier clients.
The weight loss program consists of a combination of appetite suppressants (Phentermine) and HCG shots. HCG is an important part of the process, as it helps speed up metabolism and burn brown fat deposits, which are typically difficult to get rid of. Before starting patients on the program, Dr. Campbell runs a panel of blood work, testing areas such as thyroid function, lipids and iron levels, to make sure everything is in a normal and healthy range. According to Malissa, the initial appointment takes 30 to 45 minutes. Once the patient has been cleared for the program, appointments only take 10 to 15 minutes. “Our goal is to provide a weight loss program that is affordable and time efficient," says Malissa.
Looks by Malissa provides other medically supervised services that can help “enhance your natural beauty,” as Malissa says. Botox injections, dermal fillers including Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane and Radiesse, and Latisse (for darker and thicker eyelashes) are all on the menu at Looks by Malissa. The center offers permanent makeup for brows, lips and eyes, and permanent makeup can be a solution for scar camouflage, hairline alopecia, and vitiligio as well. If you are in a hurry and would just like a quick “pick me up” for your skin, you can come in for a lunch time peel or a one-hour facial. Or if you really want to pamper yourself, make an appointment for an hour-long massage. As with the weight loss program, Malissa strives to keep these popular services affordable and accessible to clients.
If you are one of those Oklahomans who are grappling with weight loss issues, Malissa encourages you to make an appointment right away. “Losing weight automatically improves your health,” she says. “A healthy weight contributes to longevity, and there’s no better time to get started than now.”