When Dr. Ryan Greene invites you to come test out the latest and greatest cosmetic and regenerative health treatments at his practice Metro MD, you go! Dr. Greene is not only a great person across-the-board, but he is also one of the most knowledgeable people we have met when it comes to integrative medicine and anti-aging.
We had the absolute pleasure of visiting his practice in Hollywood, California and trying out some amazing non-invasive treatments (24kt gold facial anyone?). We left the office literally glowing! We both found that we didn’t even need to wear makeup following our treatments because our skin felt so rejuvenated. You can check out the video above to see how our whole visit at Metro MD went, and what treatments we tried … For more information on Dr. Ryan Greene, and clinical explanations of each treatment, see below.
Britt + Cyn
WHO IS DR. GREENE: Dr. Greene is an osteopathic physician (D.O.) specializing in human performance, sports medicine, nutrition and the most cutting-edge recovery methods available. Dr. Greene’s principal belief is that integration of a constantly collaborative, holistic, evidence-based practice amongst health and wellness practitioners is crucial for an individual’s sustained success.
Here is what we got to try out at Metro MD, and a little bit more about each treatment:
Esthetician Celeste Rodgrigues
24K GOLD FACIAL: This facial is a unique combination of pure 24k Gold leaf mask and is often described as the ultimate rejuvenation facial. Gold is well known for it’s ability to chelate toxins, slow collagen degradation, increase in skin elasticity, lighten complexion, improves dermal circulation and ultimately slow the appearance of aging. It has been noted to improve the appearance of age spots by helping to slow the production of melanin, accelerating cell renewal and decreasing skin inflammation. This is the perfect treatment to resurface, lift and enhance the skin’s natural glow.
MICRONEEDLING WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP): Microneedling is a cosmetic facial treatment that involves the puncturing of the skin with tiny, sterile needles to trigger an inflammatory healing response leading to repair as well as replacement of damaged collagen. Split-face dermatologic studies have repeatedly demonstrated greater long-term benefit in subjective and objective outcome measures. Utilizing the body’s own growth factors by extracting PRP and applying topically during the procedure can enhance a patient’s results as well as decreasing overall healing time.
IV THERAPY: With the advancement in understanding of the gut-brain and gut-body connection through emerging research on the microbiome, IV vitamin therapy has proven to be an efficacious and cost-effective strategy to ensure an individual can receive an exact vitamin dosage based on their needs while avoiding digestive/absorptive uncertainty the first-pass effect of the liver. This ensures maximum vitamin benefit while also supplementing an individuals hydration need if necessary.
MORE ON DR. GREENE: Dr. Greene serves as principal medical advisor at Monarch Athletic Club in West Hollywood, the first private, sustainable health and wellness facility delivering traditional training services combined with physician directed, evidence-based integrative medical intervention. The facility’s key principles include training, recovery, nutrition, metabolic/genetic optimization, and mind-body enhancement. Dr. Greene is responsible for overseeing the Monarch Recovery Protocol and Monarch Nutritional Recovery programs, individualized I.V Therapy programming, periodic metabolic and body composition evaluation, Comprehensive Metabolic Blood/IgG Food Allergen analysis, and certain on-site aesthetic procedures.
Additionally, Dr. Greene currently serves as the corporate medical advisor for The Madera Group, where his focus is not only on offering concierge health and wellness consultations to The Madera Group and its employees, but also as a medical consultant on menu development across the group’s culinary concepts: Toca Madera, Tocaya Organica and the newly launched delivery-only concept, M|O|M (Modern Organic Mexican). Dr. Greene strives to ensure the nutritional soundness of every menu item at each of the group’s venues.
Dr. Greene earned his Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Physiology, Immunology and Human Nutrition at University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign). He completed post-graduate medical training at Dartmouth and The Mayo Clinic during which time he collaborated with a wide array of leading medical experts culminating in numerous published research efforts. He is currently a fellow of the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil, MD.
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