Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Skin Care Institute in Tulsa is proud to announce that they will now be offering the Antigen Leukocyte Antibody Test (ALCAT), a blood test designed to detect and identify environmental and food intolerances, such as gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, sensitivities to food additives and colorings, environmental toxins like molds, certain herbs and more.
These sensitivities are different than food allergies, though they can significantly decrease an individual’s quality of life as well as be the underlying cause of internal inflammation. Internal inflammation can result in gastrointestinal distress (such as nausea, constipation, vomiting and diarrhea) as well as numerous conditions that are triggered or worsened by food intolerances, such as difficulty losing weight, insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), migraines, chronic fatigue, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and more.
The ALCAT test works by incubating blood with potentially harmful agents. After a period of time, the change in number and size of leukocytes and platelets are re-examined. A patient is determined to be intolerant to an agent when the leukocytes in their blood have increased by 10% or more after exposure.
After Skin Care Institute facilitates the test, patients will receive a detailed report of their results as well as an informative packet titled “Understanding Your Results.” The practice can also coordinate phone calls with a dietician/nutritionist from ALCAT as well as monthly coaching calls for customized recipes and meal plans, though at a separate cost.
“The ALCAT test at Skin Care Institute can be a powerful tool in re-gaining or achieving optimal health and wellness, especially for those who have not been able to discern the cause of their health problems in the past,” says Judy Alexander, the Executive Spa Director of Skin Care Institute. “We’re excited to have ALCAT testing join our existing health and wellness services of reflexology, natural healing, naturopathy, Vitamin B-12 injections, The Standard Process® body purification program and more.”
Interested in learning more about how you can benefit from food sensitivity (food intolerance) testing in Tulsa, OK? Schedule a consultation by calling 918-494-8300 or emailing ljack(at)skincareinstitute(dot)net.
About Skin Care Institute, Wellness & Medical Spa
The Skin Care Institute’s mission is to provide both men and women with the best in skin care and wellness. Dermatologist, Jeff Alexander, MD, is always seeking the newest, safest and most effective technology for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging. A balanced blend of science and aesthetics is the foundation for the services provided by the Skin Care Institute Medical & Wellness Spa, established in 1999. Two years ago, Skin Care Institute added a "wellness" component to their medical spa.
Skin Care Institute’s licensed professionals provide the finest in treatments and products in the relaxing and soothing atmosphere of a modern spa setting. With this combination, Skin Care Institute has become Oklahoma’s premier medical spa, offering treatments like Vectus laser hair removal, BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®,laser hair reduction, Ultherapy®, Clear + Brilliant™, IPL Photo Facials, chemical peels and more.
Skin Care Institute, Medical & Wellness Spa, is located in the Kelly Medical Building at 6565 South Yale Avenue, Suite 110 in Tulsa Oklahoma.
About Dr. Jeff Alexander, Medical Director of Skin Care Institute
Jeff Alexander, MD, is the owner and medical director of Skin Care Institute medical spa in Tulsa, OK. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has over 30 years of experience in skin care.
He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School and the University of Oklahoma Dermatology Program. He has served as President of the Oklahoma Dermatological Society and the Tulsa Dermatological Society. He is currently the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He has served on the speaker’s bureau for GlaxoSmithKline, SkinCeuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and SkinMedica. He has also served as assistant clinical professor and dermatology instructor for medical students and residents at the University of Oklahoma.
In 1999, Dr. Alexander opened the first medical spa in Oklahoma, Skin Care Institute. By combining cutting edge laser technology with aesthetic and medical procedures, he paved the way for others in the industry. As medical director of Skin Care Institute in Tulsa, Dr. Alexander introduced laser hair removal and intense pulsed light FotoFacial™ rejuvenation to Oklahoma. In addition, he was also the first to bring Ultherapy to Tulsa.
He was awarded the prestigious honor of being one of the top two in North America for best skin tightening and overall results by Reliant Technologies, manufacturer of the Fraxel re:pair™ laser. In 2011, Dr. Alexander became the first in Oklahoma to offer CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™. This FDA-approved, fat- freezing system is a non-invasive procedure with little or no downtime.