The Anti Aging and Wellness Clinics are becoming very popular with North American medical tourist here in Costa Rica.  The clinics concentrate treatments in the latest anti aging technologies, including bio-identical hormone replacement, facial & skin rejuvenation, medical weight loss plus vitamins and supplements to get you where you need to be. The clinics are conveniently located in one of the most trendy parts of Escazu, just blocks away from MultiPlaza Mall, Avenida Escazu and world class hotels like Hotel Intercontinental.
ANTI AGING | HGH | Testosterone Replacement (pellets, injectable, creams) | BOTOX | Facial Fillers | DermaPen Micro-Needling
Our clinics work hard to help you live younger longer. Costa Rica stays on the cutting edge of all anti-aging procedures. The doctors stay current on all the latest Anti-Aging therapies and do their best to always bring the best and newest to Costa Rica. Most people (especially men) are surprised to learn that testosterone levels have been in decline on average for decades. In fact, on average, levels of testosterone have dramatically declined in men since the 1920s. Since the 1980s, levels are reportedly down over 25% on average according to a major study in Boston. Nobody knows exactly why, but logically it is cause for concern, especially for any modern male that desires to avoid some of the negative side effects of Low-T.
The fact remains men with Low-T are 52.4% more likely to be obese, 50% more likely to develop diabetes, 42.4% more likely to have high blood pressure, and 40.4% more likely to have high cholesterol and that is directly associated with cardio vascular disease.
Human Growth Hormone is another critical component of the anti-aging and wellness movement. It is the rejuvenation hormone responsible for cell rejuvenation and healthy growth. As it declines, both men and women will experience symptoms such as increased fat, decreased muscle mass, less bone density, decreased skin elasticity, decreased immune resilience, and an over all lower sense of well-being. Equally surprising, HGH declines at a rate of 14% per decade on average after age 30. By age 60, your levels are only at 25% of what they were when you were in your twenties. At this point, your body is aging rapidly and it is loosing its capacity to overcome the symptoms described above. These declines can be treated and great results are achieved for those individuals that faithfully follow a good anti-aging program, which includes: proper diet, exercise, stress management and an overall healthy lifestyle.
Aging is a process that occurs over time and is a gradual decline in the human and animal body that leads to a decline in normal function and appearance. Aging is a result of changes at the cellular level (miotic, post miotic, and fibroplastcells) along with bone structure and muscle tissue. These changes manifest themselves with the ultimate decline in key organs (liver, lungs, kidneys, and heart). Also biological systems like the central nervous system, digestive, and reproduction gradually decline leading to the ultimate death of humans and animals.
As follows are criteria for aging:
Disease like aging is defined as the decline or damage to the normal function of the body. The aging process leads to ultimate biological decline. Diseases contribute to the aging process and failures of organs and biological systems are often diagnosed as a specific disease. Diseases associated with aging process, such as coronary disease indicate that there is a correlation between aging and disease.
Definition of Aging
The progressive incremental transformation in the form and functionality of human beings and animals, that gradually proceed over time. These changes are not due to illness or random accidents or injuries. These transformations in the form and viability of the human or animal body ultimately result in death.

Anti Aging Costa Rica

The specialty of Anti Aging Medicine is a relatively new specialty in the medical field. The American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine was established in 1992 to facilitate the promotion, support, and growth of this new specialty.
There is a general consensus among medical practitioners that about sixty-five percent of our health as we age is dominated by predetermined genetics or DNA. The remaining thirty-five percent is determined by environmental and life style factors that accumulate over time as we become older.
At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas we focus on the thirty-five percent of our health that is effected by environmental and lifestyle choices people make as they advance in years through life.
At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas we focus on six basic categories to insure that our patients can maximize the quality of their lives as they advance through the aging process. These categories are prevention, nutrition, exercise, hormone replacement, emotional well-being , and mental acuity.
Prevention: Unfortunately most male patients in their thirties, forties, fifties, and sixties do not visit a medical doctor until they have a problem and often the problem can have progressed to a grave condition with a negative prognosis.
At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas all of our patients participating in our anti aging program are required to have a thorough medical exam and a panel of blood tests one time per year. This insures our patients that early signs of cardiovascular disease, prostrate cancer, and diabetes can be detected in the early stages and cured without requiring invasive surgeries or expensive medications.
Nutrition: At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas all patients body weight, percentage of body fat, metabolic weight, and metabolic age are measured and documented. Goals are established for our patients body fat levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Patients have the opportunity to meet with our nutritionist to design a custom diet plan suitable to the patients current state of health and their goals. Patients are educated as to what food products can be detrimental to their health and long term well being.
Exercise: At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas all patients make a commitment to a well-rounded exercise program incorporating aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training. Under the guidance of one of our licensed physical trainers patients have a custom designed exercise program to insure that they can fulfill their goals to look and feel younger.
Hormone Replacement: At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas our goal is to elevate our patients levels of human growth hormone HGH and testosterone to the levels they had in their early twenties. Our goal is to elevate human growth hormone levels to a IGF – 1 factor of 350 and a total testosterone level of 1200. The combined effects of hormone replacement yield a substantial amount of benefits including increased recovery and healing. Increased energy and stamina, muscle mass, declines in body fat, increased bone density, increased libido are just some of the benefits derived from hormone replacement.
Emotional Well Being and Mental Acuity: It is important for all retired patients to be engaged socially and mentally. Having a significant other and maintaining regular social contact with family and friends insures emotional stability and a feeling of well being and happiness. Mental acuity can be maintained by engaging in provocative behavior such as reading, writing, painting, hobbies, math games, learning a new language or instrument. Excess time invested in watching typical network television programs does not provide the same level of stimulation as engaging in activities that require focus and concentration.
Aging is inevitable, however, looking and feeling old for your age is your personal decision. At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas our goal is to enable our patients to have long active and fulfilling lives. Patients that embrace our formula will maximize the quality of their lives.
Anti-Aging Therapies: Anti aging therapy is one of the fastest growing areas of medicine in the world. It is important to know the truths from the myths when it comes to your body. For starters, there’s not a magic pill, or secret formula that will completely reverse the affects of time. There are however, therapies available that have been proven to show evidence of anti aging effects. It should strongly be understood that anti aging therapy is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Eating the right foods is important to slowing the aging process. Foods that you eat are digested by your body and create energy, this energy lets your body create free radicals. These free radicals, in turn, facilitate disease and aging. Your body counters this process with antioxidants. Vitamins, minerals and enzymes are also part of the digestive process. It’s believed that antioxidants prevent diseases that damage the heart and facilitate diabetes. These antioxidants come from fruits and vegetables, as well as supplemental vitamins. While a healthy diet will extend life, it will not completely halt the aging process. Hormone Replacement, the replacement of aging hormones is a popular theory that many in the medical community believe will slow, halt, or reverse the aging process. DHEA, short for dehydropiandrosterone, is the most common androgenic hormone the adrenal glands produce. When you’re born, DHEA levels are at their highest, and they slowly decline throughout your life. Through research, science has discovered methods to replace your natural DHEA with synthetic hormone that can have realistic results on muscle mass and your immune system. There are other anti aging supplements that include Testosterone that has the ability to increase daily energy and overall sex drive. Another is Melatonin, which helps regulate your sleep and enhances sexuality. Human Growth Hormone, which helps burn fat, build muscle, and increases energy. Of course, there is no uniform ‘one size fits all’ treatment. A medical consultation is needed to determine which appropriate doses are necessary for each patient. Medical professionals must diagnose and determine which shortage levels require the most attention.
Human Hormones
The human endocrine system produces the vital hormones necessary to regulate the human body’s plethora of functions. Hormones are necessary to control, signal, and coordinate the body’s nervous system, digestion, reproduction, liver , kidneys , pancreas, and fat cells. These functions can be categorized as: Regulation of Physiological Energy Levels Reproductive System Growth and Maturation Homeostasis Response to Environmental Stress and Injury The endocrine system is comprised of a vast network of organs and glands that create, store , and distribute vital hormones into the blood stream. Hormones are specific chemicals produced by a cell group that influence various tissues in the organs of our body. Endocrine glands manufacture vital hormones that are used inside the organs of the human body. Different glands produce substances such as the saliva in our mouths which reach the outside of our body’s. Our endocrine glands are like pharmaceutical labs that produce the hormones necessary for our bodies to function and release them as they are needed. The blood stream carries these necessary hormones to the organs and tissues that require them to remain healthy. To function properly our body needs a healthy gland system and a healthy blood stream to deliver the vital hormones to their appropriate location in the body. When the endocrine system has problems with functionality a variety of excesses or shortages can results in unbalanced levels of specific hormones causing a variety of unwanted symptoms. There can be problems with specific receptor sites in organs that impede the hormones from reaching the designated organ. Certain hormones naturally decline with age and produce symptoms commensurate with aging and ultimately death. Here at The Anti Aging Institute of The Americas we focus on optimizing two important hormones. Human growth hormone HGH or somotropin and testosterone. Human growth hormone HGH is produced in the anterior pituitary gland. At the age of 25 the production of HGH by the pituitary gland begins to decline slowly and gradually. By the time we reach middle age these lowered levels of human growth hormone HGH are manifested by a variety of symptoms . Some of these symptoms are looser skin , thinner skin, declines in bone density, longer rates of recovery and slower healing as well as declines in metabolic rate. When we are in our early twenties our HGH levels measured by a factor called IGF – 1, are about 350. When we are in our fifties this factor declines to a range of 120 – 150. Testosterone ( in males ) is produced in the testicles and production begins to decline when males reach age thirty. The declines are gradual and by the time we reach middle age our levels can be noticeably lower than when we were thirty. Males in their fifties will show total testosterone levels ranging from a low of 300 – 700. Typical symptoms of lowered testosterone levels are declines in energy, stamina , loss of muscle mass and definition, and declines in sex drive. When we are in our late twenties are total testosterone levels are about 1200. Hormone replacement therapy utilizing human growth hormone HGH and testosterone is the core service of the Anti Aging Institute of The Americas.
Human Growth Hormone – HGH Costa Rica
What is human growth hormone? Human growth hormone is a prduct of the pituitary gland, the master gland of the body. As the name implies, it promotes linear growth in children and adolescents. After the body stops growing taller, the levels of HGH decline quickly and often become very low in adult life. Many of the effects of HGH are brought about through a second hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1 made by the liver. HGH si given  by daily injection, and is quite expensive. Alternative release, have not been proven to have any benefit.
Why should HGH work as an anti aging therapy?
HGH has effects on body composition, not just growth. People who have a significant HGH deficiency, generally due to pituitary disease, have increased body fat and decreased muscle mass and decreased bone density. These changes inHGH deficient patients mimic aging. Interest in using growth hormone to reverse these age related changes in healthy adults dates to a study by Dr. Rudman and others published in 1990 in the New England Journal of Medicine. This study found that a small number of older men who were given Human Growth Hormone saw improved muscle mass, decreased body fat, and better bone density.
HGH in Costa Rica is a peptide hormone that stimulates human growth, cell production, and regeneration of tissue in humans and other vertebrate animals. It is a specific mitogen which only affects certain types of cells. HGH is an amino acid, single chain polypeptide that the body synthesizes, stores, and secretes by using somatotropic cells in the lateral wings of the anterior pituitary gland.Biosynthetic human growth hormone is also known as recombinant human growth hormone, it’s also commonly referred to as somatropin, or rhGH.The effects growth hormone has on tissues of the body are generally described as anabolic, or the process of building up. As is the case with many other protein hormones, HGH acts by interacting with specific cell surface receptors. The most widely known effect of growth hormone is height growth, but it serves multiple metabolic functions as well. Growth hormone increases calcium retention and strengthens bone mineralization. Muscle mass can also be increased by new muscle cell creation. Which is quite different than hypertrophy. HGH also promotes lipolysis, which reduces adipose tissue, most commonly known as body fat. With the exception of the brain, HGH increases protein synthesis and stimulates growth in internal organs.The results of HGH deficiency vary significantly depending on age of occurrence. It causes failure of growth in children, resulting in shortened height. Leading to genetic conditions and congenital malformations. Sometimes leading to delayed sexual maturity. For adults, the symptoms are usually much more subtle, including physical weakness, lack of energy, reduced bone mass, and higher risk of cardiovascular problems. Sometimes causing structural lesions or trauma. However, the most noticeable effects of HGH deficiency are decreased muscle mass, weight gain, and decreased energy. The identification, purification, and eventual synthesis of HGH is largely credited to Choh Hao Li. The companyGenentech pioneered the initial use of recombinant human growth hormone for humans in 1981. In 1985, biosynthetic human growth hormone replaced pituitary derived human growth hormone for therapeutic use in the United States and elsewhere. A sustained release from of human growth hormone was approved by the FDA in 1999, allowing for fewer injections. HGH Costa Rica:
Testosterone is produced primarily in the testicles in males and ovaries in females. Typically males have testosterone levels of more than seven times that of females. Testosterone levels rise in pre-puberty at the end of child hood causing the onset of body odor, oily skin and hair, a growth spurt in bone size and mass and the formation of hair on the lips and sideburns. Testosterone in Costa Rica.

During puberty testosterone levels rise above normal adult levels as a myriad of changes occur in the body. During this stage the development of pubic hair, facial hair, leg hair chest hair begins. The sex drive develops along with reduced facial fat changes in the bone contours of the face as jaws become more prominent along with larger cheek bones. The voice also deepens, muscle mass grows and fertility becomes possible.

At the age of thirty testosterone production begins to decline and the total testosterone level which is normally 1200 for a male in his twenties begins to decline. Slowly but surely testosterone levels decline and by middle age many males have substantially lower levels than what they had in their twenties and can experience various symptoms of low testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels can cause declines in energy and stamina, reduced muscle mass and definition, increased body fat, declines in libido and loss of bone density and mass. Some males can also experience depression and a declining sensation of well-being and happiness. At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas testosterone replacement is one of our core services. All patients receive a medical exam and an extensive panel of blood tests prior to beginning testosterone replacement therapy. Our goal is to elevate our patient’s level of testosterone to 1200.

We monitor our patients testosterone levels during the year with periodic control blood tests.

Some of the benefits of testosterone replacement are increased libido, increased muscle mass, decreased body fat, enhanced sense of well-being, retardation of osteoporosis, increased energy and stamina, lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

At the Anti Aging Institute of the Americas we offer testosterone replacement in three different delivery systems.

Pellet Implant procedure using 100 mg pellets, usually 6-10 pellets per implant procedure. Inject-able oil based testosterone 250 mg per ml concentration of testosterone, usually 1.0 ml per week. Gel based topical cream with concentrations ranging from 6 to 20 %.

We recommend the pellet implant procedure and the inject-able as the best and most reliable delivery mechanisms.

Anti Aging is hormone replacement plus healthy nutrition plus a good exercise routine.

Aging is inevitable but looking and feeling old for your age is your personal decision.