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Get Ready for the Summer WITH PERSONALIZED COACHING - Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center’s Innovative New Program Will Get You Motivated

03/20/2024 08:48PM ● By MERYL SIEGMAN
In last Spring’s Health issue, we shined a spotlight on Bare Medical Spa and Laser Center . We focused on their recent introduction of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BioHRT), which uses processed hormones derived from plants to treat people whose own hormones are low or unbalanced.

Now a year later, with Alexis Cochran, MD, as their new medical director, Bare Medical Spa remains on the cutting edge of new technology in its pursuit of helping clients achieve their cosmetic goals and enhance their well-being.

Two other new additions to Bare Medical’s staff are Jaimi Wells, a certified health and wellness coach, and Ashley Birtz, a certified physician assistant and injector. They were brought on board to develop and administer the clinic’s innovative new Health Coaching and Body Transformation program.

Jaimi describes the clinic’s latest offering with great enthusiasm, explaining, “Our goal is to help people learn healthy habits and maintain the wonderful outcomes they have achieved through our treatments.”

While Ashley oversees the medical weight loss aspect of the program, which includes vitamin therapies and medications, Jaimi is responsible for the accountability side, consulting with clients about their nutrition and exercise plans and helping them overcome the obstacles that prevent them from getting to their ideal weight. She says, “The Body Transformation Program is a comprehensive and personalized way to help our clients achieve the results they are striving for. They will have the option to discuss medical weight loss with Ashley to see if they are eligible.

We will also be providing one-on-one health coaching sessions along with a supportive Facebook group.

“We really want to give our members the best support we can during their journey to optimal health and make the road a little less bumpy along the way,” she says.

Ashley comments, “The coaching program is personalized for each client. Depending on the individual, we can layer the plan with some of the many treatments we offer. After age 25, we all become more insulin-resistant, so it becomes increasingly difficult to shed body fat. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. We are so happy to have the opportunity to help them reduce that risk.”

Jaimi and Ashley explain that the introduction of next-generation weight loss medications is new to Bare Medical, just one more tool in their toolbox to help patients manage their weight. They also point out that all medication is administered following the guidelines of Dr. Cochran and medical protocol.


The clinic also offers three state-of-the-art treatments that can be included in their customized wellness plans, each one with its distinct benefits. 


Coolsculpting is also known as cryolipolysis. It uses cold temperatures to break down fat cells. With the amusing tagline, “If you can squeeze it, you can freeze it,” it’s a non-surgical procedure that can be used on many parts of the body. It works by using suction to hold the targeted area in place and then freezing it for 35 to 40 minutes. The treated spot is then massaged by the therapist.

“It’s used for areas of bulges that refuse to go away even after you lose weight,” Jaimi explains. “After the treatment, fat cells are broken down and die.” Ashley adds, “With weight loss alone, you can’t target which area of the body is going to lose fat first. CoolSculpting treats those stubborn areas. Its biggest benefit is that it destroys 25 percent of treated fat cells, so it’s a lifelong fix.” This treatment can work in as little as one session, although most clients book a second session for additional fat loss. 


Another of the center’s new treatments, Emsculpt Neo helps eliminate fat cells and build muscle in one treatment. Using high- intensity radiofrequency that contracts muscles, it can work on legs, glutes, abdomen, and arms.

“The radiofrequency prevents the buildup of lactic acid,” Jaimi says, so it doesn’t make you feel sore like after a traditional workout.” The treatment results in 25 percent muscle gain and 30 percent fat loss, the equivalent of doing 20,000 sit-ups or squats, depending on the area being treated. “Emsculpt is ideal if you want tone, definition, and added muscle,” Ashley adds.


You would choose this non-surgical treatment as part of your coaching program if you wanted to get rid of cellulite and tighten skin. Emtone uses radiofrequency, simultaneously delivering both thermal and mechanical energy to combat all the factors that contribute to cellulite and laxity.

“Clients use it for wherever they have cellulite, such as the stomach, thighs, or arms,” Jaimi explains. “You can see improvement after a single session.”

Clients must keep in mind that there is no quick fix to weight loss and getting in shape. “Medications and treatments don’t replace a workout regimen and healthy eating,” Ashley says. “What we offer is in addition to a healthy lifestyle. You must first create a foundation with diet and exercise.”

That’s where the Health Coaching and Body Transformation program comes in. Ashley continues, “With medical advances and studies, we are learning more all the time about how to achieve and maintain an ideal weight. There’s no magic bullet out there.”

At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center, they are thrilled with what they have achieved and how much more can be done. Ashley concludes, “We’re seeing great improvement in lab results. We have clients who have lost over 90 pounds and sustained it while experiencing less pain and inflammation. It’s a whole-body/mind approach.”


100 Bank Street, Suite 700

Burlington, VT 

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