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Anti-aging clinic brings latest in anti-aging medicine to Costa Rica

Anti-aging clinic brings latest in anti-aging medicine to Costa Rica
Anti-Aging is not just for the Hollywood Elite anymore. As science continues to develop in the area of bio-identical hormone replacement, skin rejuvenation and advances in medical weight loss, many are flocking to anti-aging clinics around the world to turn back the clock. Costa Rica is no exception.

With the opening of the Anti Aging and Wellness Clinic located in Escazú, blocks away from Multiplaza Mall, fine hotels, and CIMA Hospital, locals and tourists alike can easily get access to new, cutting-edge treatments that promote longevity and wellness.

The clinic operates under the leadership of Dr. Leslie Mesen, its Chief Medical Officer, and the most experienced Anti Aging physician in Costa Rica.

Beginning back in 2007, Dr. Mesen has played the leadership role in all prior Anti Aging and Age Management Clinics in Costa Rica, and has treated over a thousand patients in the area of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, facial rejuvenation and medical weight loss. He has also trained in the United States and is fluent in English and Spanish.

The Clinic is the largest such facility in Costa Rica for treating patients. It consists of three treatment rooms with rooms, plus ample area to grow as additional procedures are added. Presently the
clinic specializes in the following treatments:

• Preventive Care and Anti Aging Consultation
• Complex and detailed Blood Panels & Analysis
• Bio identical Hormone Replacement Therapies
• Comprehensive treatments for men with Low-T
• Nutrition and Medical Weight Loss
• Facial rejuvenation, Botox, Dermapen, others
• Testosterone Pellets, Gels, and Injections
• Human growth hormone replacement therapy
• Latest Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy (PrP)
• Same day appointments (when available)
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The Escazú location

All treatments offered by the clinic follow closely to the protocols recommended and promoted by The American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine (, which consists of a group of 26,000 physicians and scientists from 120 countries, of which Dr. Mesen is a long-standing member physician.

Approximately, 70% of the patients are expatriates or actually medical tourists who combine their anti-aging treatment with some form of other care, such as dental care. Costa Rica is making its mark on quality care at affordable prices, and anti-aging medicine is no exception.

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US Toll Free +1.800.657.7950
Costa Rica +506.2289.3626
Costa Rica Address:
Golden Plaza Office Center, Local 28
500 Metros Sur de Rotonda Multiplaza Mall
Escazú – in front of  BMW Auto


Sometimes the patient needs a full mouth restoration

By Dr. Telma Rubinstein*
Special to Medical Vacations in Costa Rica

There are several reasons why a person needs a full mouth restoration. The procedure is performed when a person requires all of the upper and lower teeth to be rebuilt, either because of trauma, fractured teeth or disadjustments in the bite.

If a person is missing or has stained teeth, if the person is a grinder, if there is a bite disadjustment, or even if it is only for esthetic and cosmetic reasons, they can be candidates for a full mouth restoration.

There are several ways of restoring a person´s mouth:

Crowns completely caps or encircles a tooth. They are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. There are several types, such as, base metal frame, pure porcelain, zirconium and high noble metal, among others.

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure made to reshape a chipped or broken tooth, for tooth discoloration, to extend the length of a tooth, to make teeth whiter, to reshape the line of your teeth or to give a beautiful new smile. Veneers cover the visible portion of the tooth or teeth and are usually performed on the upper and lower front six teeth.

Inlays are used to replace mercury or amalgam fillings for a more esthetic appearance When a cavity is too big, an inlay is used to prevent the tooth from getting fractured or breaking.

Dental implants have become a popular and successful option used by professionals for restoring missing, severely damaged or diseased teeth. They are usually made from titanium and resemble an actual tooth root. They can also improve or restore chewing or speech problems that can be caused or be related directly to missing teeth.

Four elements need to be evaluated prior to performing a full mouth restoration.

First is the condition of every tooth in the person´s mouth. With a full clinical exam the doctor will be able to determine what restorative procedures are adequate for the patient´s case, whether it will be crowns, veneers, bridges or implants with crowns on top of them.

Secondly, the doctor will check for periodontal disease causing unhealthy gums to ensure that the teeth that will be reconstructed will have a solid base before proceeding any further. Often scaling and root planning will be performed and in more severe cases bone and gum graft may be necessary.

Third, the esthetics part of the process is very important. Color, shape and size should be discussed with the patient, and it is the doctor´s responsibility to help him or her in making the best decision as far as appearance although ultimately the last call is made by the patient. It is a sort of counseling or guidance for the patient in what will esthetically result best on them.

Finally, an adequate bite is absolutely necessary to ensure the restoration will be successful and will last throughout time. Wearing down of teeth is very common due to grinding. Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles, and occlusion must be adjusted in the process of restoration. This way the doctor will have the guarantee that his work will be protected. A custom made mouth guard is made for the patient in most cases after the restoration has been completed.

The extent of the work will be determined by the specialist after having performed the full clinical exam and treatments may require to be done in several phases, in cases taking up to 10 months for being completed.

A full mouth restoration will not only improve the appearance of a person´s mouth, it will make them healthier and will allow them to chew foods that they might have not been able to do so before. It can also help improve speech problems caused by missing teeth. It will give them back the confidence to smile whenever they want to without hiding, feeling ashamed, or restricting themselves, and give them the joy of having a healthy, beautiful looking smile.

* For any questions readers can contact Prisma Dental at 2291-5151 or

— Aug. 1, 2013