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Give Yourself the Gift of Skin Tightening this New Year Feb 1st, 2020

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and designed to protect your internal organs and tissues from the outside elements. Unfortunately, many of these elements, like the sun, contribute to the visible signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Though you can’t stop the years from...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Jan 1st, 2020

The journey of menopause changes you at multiple levels. In addition to changes in your reproductive and hormonal biology, life changes at this transitional moment can feel intense or unpredictable. For people with existing mental health conditions, menopause can change underlying needs and symptoms. Even if you don't typically struggle...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — Now What? Dec 1st, 2019

If your Pap smear results come back anything but normal, it can be a little disconcerting. Dr. Lena Speck Hopkins is an experienced OB/GYN located in Harlingen, TX. She can reassure you and recommend the best care for your gynecologic health needs in the event your Pap test shows atypical...

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Nov 1st, 2019

Pelvic pain is something many women deal with every day, and some simply believe it comes with having a female reproductive system. If you’re among those women, we have some good news for you.  Constant, consistent, and/or severe pelvic pain shouldn’t be something you have to endure, and it can...

Genetic Tests Can Identify Your Risk for Developing Cancer or Carrying Genetic Diseases Oct 1st, 2019

Genetic testing can empower you. Results that confirm your risk for developing cancer can help you act proactively about prevention, early screening, and treatment. Knowing whether you carry a gene mutation that could affect your children can allow you to make important decisions about the way you build a family....

How Sottopelle® Pellet Therapy Can Make Menopause Manageable Sep 1st, 2019

You’re not alone if you’re frustrated by the occurrence of hot flashes. Up to 75% of all women experience these sudden increases in body temperature that can come without warning. While hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, they’re often accompanied by headaches, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and...

Myths and Facts About Skin Tightening Aug 1st, 2019

What if we told you skin tightening treatments could reduce the signs of aging without any pain or downtime? Would you believe it? In the Harlingen, Texas area, Dr. Lena Speck Hopkins offers this treatment with the TempSure™ Envi platform. Here, we discuss the myths and facts about skin tightening...

5 Reasons to Consider WarmingSculpting™ with SculpSure® Before Bikini Season Is Over Jul 3rd, 2019

Diet and exercise can help us look and feel good. But sometimes eating well and working out aren’t enough to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Now there’s a great solution that can help you get rid of unwanted fat. WarmingSculpting™ with SculpSure® can help you get the toned body of...

11 Tips for Surviving Pregnancy During Summer in Texas Jun 1st, 2019

Pregnancy is a beautiful stage of your life, but enduring the hot Texas summers during that time can be challenging. Dr. Lena Speck Hopkins, MD, is an experienced and compassionate OB-Gyn who is well-versed in treating pregnant patients in the state of Texas. She also understands the angst that comes...

TempSure™ Envi: Tighten Loose Skin Without Surgery May 1st, 2019

Many people consider turning to a surgical procedure when they realize their skin is starting to show the signs of aging. Fine lines, wrinkles, and especially loose skin are often the last straw for those who’ve been holding out against this type of anti-aging option. Surgery is not your only...

5 Solutions to Common Menopause Symptoms Apr 9th, 2019

While menopause is a normal and natural time in a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years, the body changes and symptoms resulting from lowered estrogen production may feel anything but normal or natural. Hot flashes are perhaps best known and most common, but every woman seems to...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey by Eliminating Stubborn Fat Rolls with SculpSure® Mar 18th, 2019

When you hit the wall on your weight-loss journey, it’s easy to get frustrated and want to throw in the towel. Unfortunately, your genes can keep you from fitting in your jeans. Dr. Lena Speck Hopkins established her clinic to help women in Harlingen, Texas, look and feel their best...