At Work With Nfocus: Nick Sieveking

What do you do for self-care? I exercise a few times a week. I have been gluten-free for over seven years, which has really transformed my health. I take supplements and use peptide therapies that are all based on blood testing that we provide at our office.

What’s one grooming product you can’t live without? Like most men, I want to keep skin care quick and easy. I don’t like having to use multiple products. I have created my own skin care line called Bio-Identix, and my favorite product in the Bio-Identix line is called Scruff Scrub for men. Scruff is truly a one-and-done product for men. Scruffing gives a deep exfoliation, moisturizes, kills bacteria and helps shed dead skin cells on the surface. For added moisture, I have a topical CBD product that smooths and hydrates.

What’s one beauty or cosmetic treatment everyone should try?There are a few that men and women alike will love: Botox, Ulthera and regular HydraFacials.

What’s one new habit everyone should try to form this year? Eat to live; don’t live to eat. Food sensitivities testing can help define our diets, reduce systemic inflammation and boost immunity. GI health is critical to preventing disease and chronic illness, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, dementia, joint pain and more.

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Having a better balance between work and spending time with my wife and children. These are precious times. One positive from 2020, the year of COVID, is that most of us have slowed down and are enjoying more time at home with family — more time for family dinners and movie nights at home.

What’s your favorite comfort food? Pizza. I am gluten-free, but we’ve discovered a gluten-free pizza called Against the Grain (at Publix or Whole Foods), which is as good as any wheat pizza gets.

What’s your go-to healthy snack or meal? A double-shot oat milk latte with honey.

What do you do to unwind? Outside of being in the operating room, which actually is unwinding for me, I like to spend time with my family doing projects on our farm. There is never a shortage of projects. Being on my tractor and helping my wife, Libby, take care of our variety of animals is very relaxing for me.

What’s the most bizarre beauty/health tip you swear by? This tip is not necessarily bizarre, but it is advice you typically do not hear from a plastic surgeon: To not only feel strong and youthful, but to also have a youthful glow to your skin, balance your hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol and growth hormone. Don’t struggle with age with the handicap of hormone deficiency. It works from the inside out. My secret skin care tip is to work a topical CBD product into your daily skincare regimen. CBD is an amazing moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores. Plus, it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties to take away redness and reverse sun damage.

What’s one thing everyone should do for their skin? Sunscreen

What’s one new treatment or procedure everyone should know about? We have dozens of skin-tightening, wrinkle-erasing and fat-reducing treatments that work very well. But everyone needs to learn about peptide infusion therapy. Peptides are shorter chains of amino acids [that are] not quite long enough to be called a protein. There are over 300 peptides in clinical trials that are being evaluated for their specific effects on the body. The peptides we commonly use at Ageless Solutions assist our patients in achieving weight loss, improving sex drive, boosting our immune system, building muscle, reducing inflammation, optimizing skin health and more.

What’s one common mistake people make when it comes to cosmetic treatments/procedures? Going too big or getting pulled too tight is a mistake that is hard to fix. Be wise when planning cosmetic surgery. Also, although cosmetic surgery can make you look years younger, if you don’t treat what is causing excess inflammation on the inside, you will still feel old and tired, even after cosmetic surgery. So, while you are making plans to make youthful changes on the outside, consider anti-aging therapies that can make you actually feel years younger. Feel as good as you look.