Peptide therapies have grown in popularity as safe, effective, and sustainable alternatives to traditional treatment options for addressing a wide range of health problems for men and women of all ages and lifestyles.

At Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, we have added peptide therapy to enhance our ability to provide personalized medicine to our patients and to ultimately empower them to own their individual health and wellness journey.

What is a Peptide?

A peptide is a molecule that signals other cells and molecules within the human body to perform a specific function. It is made from a short chain of naturally-occurring amino acids (usually less than 40 amino acids long). There are hundreds of different types of peptides found in cells and tissues that play important roles in biological processes across the human body.

Why are peptides important for my overall health?

Peptide levels can be affected by the aging process, the development of sickness or disease, or other outside insults. If peptide levels become low enough, signaling within and between the body’s different organ systems and cells can be lost. If this signaling is disrupted, the result is impaired function and the development of symptoms.

Examples of symptoms which can result from disrupted peptide levels:

  • Poor sleep quality

  • Fatigue

  • Poor sport performance or recovery

  • Aging

  • Poor immune function

  • Sexual dysfunction

  • Decreased cognition or memory

  • Poor ability to build muscle

  • Joint or muscle pain

  • Low mood or anxiety

  • Poor metabolism

  • Poor recovery from injury or wound healing

  • Increased inflammation

What is peptide therapy?

Peptide therapy, at its core, performs one critical action in the body: it restores signaling.
By supplementing an individual’s peptide levels with replacement therapy, the body can repair and restore its own signaling, allowing it to heal and reach “homeostasis”.

Homeostasis is a term describing the body’s way of keeping its internal conditions stable and balanced, for optimal health and function, despite changes in the external environment. 

Depending on the individual’s treatment goal, a therapeutic trial of peptide(s) and alternative/traditional therapy options can be combined to correct whole-body signaling and treat the source of the problem or condition. Therapy aims to provide both symptom relief and improved quality of life for the individual.

In what ways have peptides been used in medicine?

Peptides therapies have been used across a wide range of fields and diseases.

One well-known example is insulin, an injectable peptide derived from an animal pancreas, that was first used to treat diabetes in 1921 by scientists from the University of Toronto.
Other examples of peptide treatments include using oxytocin to induce labor in pregnant women and the use of semaglutide for the control of blood sugar in diabetics or weight loss in non-diabetic patients.

Other specialties that currently utilize peptide therapeutics in combination with traditional and alternative treatment options include:

  • Oncology

  • Cardiology

  • Endocrinology

  • Allergy/Immunology

  • Dermatology

  • Orthopedics

  • Pain Medicine

  • Gastroenterology

  • Neurology

Peptide therapy can be used to treat a variety of concerns and symptoms:

  • Improve sleep quality

  • Increase energy levels

  • Improve sport performance

  • Promote healthy immune function

  • Reduce signs of aging

  • Stimulate hair growth

  • Enhance cognition, mental focus, and memory

  • Improve sexual function

  • Promote lean muscle mass

  • Improve bone density

  • Decrease joint and muscle pain

  • Promote tissue repair

  • Reduce cardiovascular risk

  • Support healthy weight

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Promote adequate healing and recovery

  • Provide pain relief

  • Improve hormone balance

Peptide Support

Florida Aesthetics and Wellness offers a personalized supplementation plan to be used alongside peptide therapy based on the individual’s treatment goals. Peptide support allows the individual to meet specific nutrient needs, provides a strong foundation to support peptide therapy, and has been shown to improve clinical results. Your Wellness Specialist will provide counseling and personalized recommendations for your peptide support.