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Hormonal optimization can play a key role in resolving many of the concerns that bring patients to Dr. Jason Emer’s medical practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Emer, a board-certified dermatologist and facial and body sculpting expert, often incorporates hormonal optimization into anti-aging, body contouring, and sexual rejuvenation treatment plans to support long-term improvements.
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Hormonal optimization can improve how we feel, how we look, and how we function in our daily lives. Hormones are responsible for regulating many systems of the body. When hormone levels are balanced, the body can function as it should. Patients with optimized hormone levels often report having more energy, feeling sexier, getting great sleep, and having a more positive state of mind.

However, when even just one hormone is out of balance, we can experience a cascade of unpleasant effects. Hormone imbalance can quickly diminish your quality of life, and if left untreated, can put you at risk for serious health complications. Fortunately, hormonal optimization can get you back on track and feeling your best.


Many factors can disrupt hormonal balance, including our exercise habits, exposure to environmental toxins, our diet, our stress levels, and our genetics. Additionally, both men and women experience age-related hormonal changes that can dramatically influence how we look and feel.


Since hormones dictate the way many systems of the body function, hormonal imbalance can manifest in many ways. Common signs of hormonal imbalance in men and women can include:
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased energy levels
  • Muscle and/or joint pain
  • Changes in heart rate (increase or decrease)
  • Anxiousness
  • Depressed mood
  • Low libido
  • Increased hunger and/or thirst
  • Brittle and/or thinning hair
  • Poor sleep or inability to sleep


Our hormone optimization experts treat female patients for a range of hormonal conditions, including estrogen dominance, low testosterone, overproduction of cortisol, and thyroid hormone imbalance. Female-specific symptoms of hormonal imbalance can include:

  • Headaches
  • Hair loss
  • Excessive hair growth on the face or chin
  • Acne on the upper back, chest, face
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Discomfort during sex
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Depressed mood


For males, optimizing testosterone levels is extremely important. Without adequate testosterone, men may experience:

  • Difficulty maintaining muscle mass
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Gynecomastia
  • Decreased facial and body hair growth
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of motivation
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Depressed mood



If hormone imbalance is suspected, Dr. Emer will recommend a consultation with one of his hormone optimization experts. In the consultation, you will share your cosmetic and/or functional concerns, treatment goals, medical history, and information on any medications you take. It is also important to discuss your diet and exercise habits. Our expert will consider all of these factors when determining your optimal hormone levels and how you can achieve them.

Comprehensive lab work is crucial for hormonal optimization. Through an evaluation of the metabolic and hormonal factors in your blood, our hormone optimization experts can identify overproduction and underproduction of specific hormones. This in-depth analysis is conducted in the context of the patient’s lifestyle, medical history, medications, diet, and fitness habits in order to accurately diagnose and resolve hormonal imbalance.


Imbalances in hormone levels can lead to a variety of health problems, including weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, and decreased libido. Peptides work by binding to specific receptors in the body that are involved in the production and regulation of hormones. Here are some types of peptides can can help hormonal imbalance:

AOD 9604

Weight loss/growth hormone | Oral

AOD may aid in fat loss and weight management by stimulating the breakdown of fat cells and increasing metabolic activity.


Weight loss/Growth Hormone | Injectable

Sermorelin is a growth hormone analog with higher efficiency of decreasing abdominal fat


Muscle mass/healing | injectable

CJC/Ipamorelin can enhance natural growth hormone protoduction, improving muscle growth, fat loss, and overall vitality


Anti-aging | injectable

Epitaolon may help extend the length of temomeres, which are associated with aging, contributing to longevity and overall health.

BPC 157

Recovery | Injectable or oral

BPC is a very popular peptide providing anti-inflammatory effects & has been shown to help improve connective tissue injuries – such as ligament tears, tendon sprains, and joint injuries. It works to decrease inflammation – helping alleviate pain, healing digestive disorders, and providing a powerful way to decrease any inflammatory condition the body is under.

Thymosin Beta 4 & BPC-157

Weight loss/Growth Hormone | Injectable

Surgical recovery/Joint recovery | injectable | Thymosin Beta combined with BPC 157 promotes immune system health and tissue repair making it a great combination for pre and post op.


Skin/Weight loss/Energy | injectable

(nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a coenzyme found naturally in human cells involved in over 500 biochemical pathways in the body. It is particularly important for energy production, cellular repair, longevity, as well as neurological and metabolic function. Therefore, NAD+ therapy can help to slow down the aging process, boost metabolism, enhance brain function, and protect cells against oxidative damage!


Tissue recovery/collagen production | injectable

GHK-CU stimulates collagen production, promoting firmer, more youthful skin. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing skin elasticity. GHK-Cu peptide also exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, aiding in the management of skin conditions. With its potential to support wound healing and tissue repair, this peptide is your secret weapon for healthier, more radiant skin.


Brain Support | oral

DIHEXA is a natural nootropic peptide. This peptide stimulates the neurotransmitters in the brain to fire efficiently. This peptide is sometimes called the “natural adderall ”


Nootropic | injectable

Selank has been found to have anxiolytic and mood-enhancing effects, offering a sense of calm and improved mood. It also has mild nootropic effects, thus enhancing cognitive function and mental clarity.

PT 141

Libido/sexual desire | Intranasal

PT 141 may address sexual dysfunction in both men and women by enhancing libido, increasing sexual arousal, and sexual function. Semaglutide | Weight loss | injectable | Semaglutide is an FDA approved peptide for managing diabetes and obesity by regulating blood sugar levels, reducing appetite, and improving weight loss. Semax | Nootropic/Mental Clarity/Productivity | Injectable or intranasal | Semax may enhance cognitive function and focus, making it a potent nootropic for improving mental clarity and alertness



Dr. Emer often recommends hormonal optimization to enhance the results of anti-aging protocols, body sculpting and fat reduction procedures, and sexual rejuvenation treatments. Hormonal optimization can result in more noticeable, sustainable results from cosmetic treatments, including:
Tightening, beautifying, and enhancing the vaginal area can often be just one component of improving a woman’s sexual experience. Hormonal optimization can provide long-term improvements for hormone-related vaginal dryness, lack of sensitivity, and low libido.
Penile enhancement procedures can provide aesthetic improvements and increase sexual pleasure. However, suboptimal hormone levels can interfere with the patient’s sexual drive and performance. Hormonal optimization can be a precursor to the patient being able to enjoy his new look and new confidence to the fullest.
Regenerative medicine therapies can prevent and slow signs of aging, reduce inflammation, and improve the body’s overall function. When hormone levels are optimized, the benefits of these therapies are often more noticeable and longer-lasting.
Hormonal imbalance can cause persistent weight gain throughout the body and/or increased belly fat, which means patients may not be able to achieve or maintain their desired results from fat reduction treatments. Resolving the imbalance can improve fat reduction treatment outcomes and make it easier for the patient to maintain a healthy weight.


Our hormone optimization experts create a customized protocol for each patient’s unique needs. Lifestyle changes often provide the foundation for hormonal optimization. Our experts may recommend dietary changes, nutritional supplements, altering your exercise regimen, and/or practicing stress reduction techniques as part of your treatment.

Hormone therapy in the form of topical creams, injections, or patches can deliver specific hormones to the body to create a more balanced hormonal condition. Our expert practitioners are meticulous about monitoring your body’s response to the treatment and adjusting the therapy as needed.


Hormonal optimization treatments are customized for each individual patient, so pricing varies from patient to patient. The cost of hormonal optimization is determined by the type or types of treatment required to balance your hormone levels.


If you no longer have the energy, motivation, and exuberance you once had, you may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our West Hollywood office. Dr. Emer and his hormonal optimization experts are here to help and will work together to leverage their knowledge and find solutions that address the internal and external factors keeping you from living your most fulfilling life.