Hi, I’m Dr. Gary Knighton. On a daily basis, I see patients that are frustrated with their bodies or their skin, often feeling powerless and painfully aware of their appearance and insecurities. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have them. Sadly, our society feeds and negatively validates dangerous eating habits, fad diets (such as hCG, starvation or both). Our patients come in loaded with concerns and leave with a smile on their face, feeling better about themselves and looking great! Our patients are why we do what we do as we help them take control over their life and future.
I am a skilled physician and am known around the valley and state as a Bariatric and Aesthetic Skin Physician. We focus on non-invasive cosmetic treatments (Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Volbella®, Voluma®) helping to change each patient’s appearance and life. As a Weight Loss Physician (Bariatrician) and long-standing member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, I believe in using a multi-faceted approach combining a balance of nutrition, activity, proper vitamin supplementation, and medications to help my patients shed the the extra weight. Let’s face it, we no longer live in a primarily agrarian society doing hard labor in the fields from sunrise to sundown. Based on genetics alone, if diet and exercise were sufficient enough for most people to lose weight and keep it off, we would all look like movie stars or professional athletes. There are plenty of circumstances which we have little or no control over such as sedentary work environment, stress, genetics, hormones (menopause, previous hysterectomy, PCOS, low thyroid, and low testosterone in men and women). Interestingly enough, over 2/3 of the population in the United States is considered over-weight or obese. As a matter of fact, obesity and its related co-morbidities, have become the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. I believe that more than half of those that are overweight are so because of genetics, stress and a low metabolism and not because of diet alone. Each person is different and needs to be treated individually for true success to occur long-term. Our Weight Loss Program has helped thousands achieve dramatic results and, chances are, I helped someone you know! I am committed to going stride for stride with you as you achieve a happier, healthier and more confident you!
Who comes to see Dr. Knighton?
The ages vary widely from late teens to the aged, new moms to men at midlife, former professional athletes to former models, etc. All of them realize the affects of age, genetics and a changing metabolism, life situations and changes in physical activity. The reality is that we ALL need help sometimes in our life. Getting help is not a weakness; it is smart, and if it helps to accomplish our own life goals, then it is a welcome advantage!
We’re here for you.
If you desire a younger, more radiant looking you without the risks or stigma associated with Plastic Surgery, then you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Knighton’s suite of weight loss, anti-aging, corrective and regenerative skin procedures can give you confidence in your appearance and the ability to turn your life around.