Sometimes a life that seems to be solidly headed in one direction takes an unexpected turn. Such was the case for one popular local Ob/Gyn who discovered she had more—much more—to offer her patients than traditional obstetrics and gynecology. We’re talking about Dr. Shelena Lalji, medical director of Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she spent over 10 years building a thriving local practice. But as she connected with her patients, she saw a need in so many of them for a wellness advocate who would help empower them to be the best they could be in mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Shel (as she’s affectionately known) decided that being that advocate and impacting lives positively worldwide was her renewed mission. Since then she has divided her time between practicing, writing, speaking nationally and internationally, and educating her male and female patients as well as other medical providers about optimum health through self-care. “Too many women feel guilty caring for themselves,” she said. “But we should be giving ourselves the same care we give our children.”
“Our mission is to provide the most innovative integrated medical treatments and the latest aesthetic technology to help patients attain both inner and outer wellbeing,” Dr. Shel said. “Understanding our patients, their symptoms, and their wellness goals, and helping them feel their absolute best is our main priority. Integrative medicine & functional medicine can never be one-size-fits-all, as each of our patients is a unique individual deserving of highly-customized red-carpet service tailored specifically to them. And that’s what they receive.” Toward that end, Dr. Shel offers a full menu of wellness services from nutrition, weight loss, IV nutritional therapy to bio-identical hormone therapy, detox and more innovative wellness therapies.
Weight Loss & Detoxification
Looking to lose weight and keep it off? Of course you are. Dr. Shel offers fully-customized weight-loss programs including hCG, nutrition services, lifestyle counseling, supplementation and detoxification under the guidance of a medical professional. “Any wellness program should include detoxification to improve the overall state of health and well-being through internal cleansing and purification,” Dr. Shel said. “Not only do our patients experience weight loss and all of the noticeable improvements that come along with it, but their overall health greatly improves, with many able to forego medication for diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and more.”
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
One of the most common issues affecting women’s health today is hormonal imbalance, the symptoms of which can include depression, weight gain, hair loss, insomnia, anxiety, low libido and fatigue. “Many of my patients are told that their symptoms are an acceptable part of aging,” Dr. Shel said. “They may be prescribed medications such as antidepressants or sleeping pills—among other things. I’ve found that once I balance their hormones and thyroid they feel revitalized, energized and sexy once again.” Dr. Shel employs natural, bio-identical hormones individually customized for each patient, rather than synthetic hormones. She also focuses on optimizing thyroid, nutrients, supplements and lifestyle modifications.
Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
At Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center, she treats conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, adrenal fatigue, cancer, arthritic pain, allergies and sinus infections—even the common cold—with several types of Intravenous Vitamin Therapies, such as Vitamin C Infusions, Myer’s Cocktail, Migraine IV, Athletic Performance IV, Skin Brightening IV and Glutathione. “Glutathione is our master antioxidant, and this IV Therapy aids in protecting the cells of the body from harmful toxins, helping to prevent cancers and other chronic diseases,” Dr. Shel said. “We’re seeing tremendous improvements in our patients’ health.” Treatments typically last less than an hour, after which patients can return to their normal routine feeling rejuvenated and revived.
One of the most common issues Dr. Shel sees in her ever-growing population of male patients is low testosterone or “Low T.” During Andropause (or male menopause), a man’s testosterone naturally declines. He may suffer from loss of muscle mass, weight gain, irritability, insomnia, brain fog, low energy and lower sex drive. “Men are often uncertain what to do about these symptoms and are even reluctant to discuss them,” Dr. Shel said. “We work closely with them to replace testosterone if needed, and help them balance nutrients, lose weight and balance their lives with the appropriate protocols to help them regain vitality, drive and overall wellbeing.”
60-70% of women report sexual dysfunction and low libido. The unfortunate part is women are told by most practitioners that it is a part of aging and nothing can be done about it. Dr. Shel and her team have addressed this issue for thousands of their patients effectively. “We optimize all of the hormones, including women’s estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, thyroid, cortisol and testosterone naturally, so that our patients can get their energy, drive, moods, sleep and sex drive back—this in turn gives them their lives back.”
Dr. Shel is one of the only doctors in Houston with the Mona Lisa Touch Laser, BTL Ultra Femme, Intimilase and Incontilase. These lasers treat a variety of conditions non-surgically such as vaginal dryness, atrophy, laxity, stress urinary incontinence, and sexual dysfunction. It is also very effective for labial rejuvenation in women without any creams, hormones, or pain. These procedures are FDA cleared and are a huge advancement for women’s sexual health. Dr. Shel further customizes her procedures by offering the O-shot (to increase orgasms) and the G-shot (to enhance the G spot). Women need to suffer no longer in silence.
Gluten & Food Sensitivity
Gastrointestinal issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Acid Reflux and Colitis affect millions of people but can be greatly improved by eliminating reactive and inflammatory foods such as gluten, yeast and dairy. So can chronic fatigue, headaches, brain fog, constipation and other issues. “We conduct thorough and advanced testing to check for gluten and other sensitivities, such as yeast overgrowth and allergies—to determine the true cause of gut health issues and identify the root cause of patients’ symptoms,” Dr. Shel said. “Then we customize a healthy eating program and treat the gut with medical-grade probiotics and necessary enzymes. The results are remarkable. My patients are truly getting their lives back.”
Because Dr. Shel understands that looking your best is an integral part of feeling your best, she offers numerous state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments such as these below:
CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical treatment which freezes fat and reduces volume to eliminate areas of stubborn body fat, including on the abdomen, flanks, and thighs, non-invasively. Depending on the person, 20-37% of fat cells are permanently removed from the area treated by going through natural apoptosis. The procedure is relatively painless, and patients can resume their daily activities immediately. She also offers Vanquish ME for fat reduction using radiofrequency in addition for patients that may be larger or are not good candidates for coolsculpting.
Micro-Needling with Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is used to treat moderate acne, fine lines, wrinkles, lax skin, burns, scars, broken capillaries and stretch marks, improving the texture and color of skin by encouraging new tissue growth. This treatment reveals incredible results by infusing your own collagen rich growth factors and cytokines back into skin.
Ultherapy Skin Tightening
Ultherapy aesthetically tightens, lifts and tones skin non-surgically with little risk and no downtime. The only FDA-cleared procedure for non-surgical neck, brow and under-chin lifts, it uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the body’s own collagen to lift and tighten skin. Patients see an incredible result and feel as though many years have been taken off their face and neck… without surgery.
“My mission is to reach as many patients as possible through the art of beauty and the science of wellness,” Dr. Shel said. “These are key ingredients for a vital and balanced life. I consider it a blessing every day to be able to help my male and female patients attain true health and well-being—inside and out—and to make a marked difference in people’s lives… mind, body and spirit.”
What are you waiting for? Call Dr. Shel’s office at 281-313-7435 or visit DrShel.com to schedule your wellness or aesthetic consultation today.
- Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
- Hypothyroidism Treatment
- Vitamin IV Therapy
- Low Testosterone Treatment
- Adrenal Fatigue / Chronic Fatigue
- Weight Loss / Detoxification
- Sexual Health / Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Urinary Incontinence Treatment
- Gut Health / Yeast Overgrowth
- Seasonal Allergies
- Gluten & Food Sensitivities
- Nutritional Testing & Supplementation
- Fat Reduction (Vanquish / Coolsculpting)
- Skin Tightening (Ultherapy / Exilis Ultra)
- Skin Rejuvenation (Laser Genesis / Microneedling / Pearl)
- Body Contouring (TightSculpting / Exilis Ultra)
- Cellulite Reduction (Cellutone / Reaction)
- Pain Free Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Spider Vein Removal
- Acne Treatments
- Botox & Xeomin
- Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero
- Facials & Peels
- Hair Regrowth
1437 Highway 6, Suite 100
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
By Meredith Knight