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Stigma and discrimination toward obese and overweight persons are pervasive and pose numerous consequences for psychological and physical health. People fear admitting to their friends and family that they want to pursue a weight loss program. Some assume that only obese people want to lose weight. We understand this all to well at The Youth Fountain and are here to help you reach your weight loss goals and encourage you to keep those unwanted pounds off. No matter the reason, at The Youth Fountain, we offer several non-surgical weight loss programs to help you lose weight in a safe and effective way to match you with the perfect service for your needs.


hCG is the pregnancy hormone found in the human body. When used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet it has been shown to aid in the burning of fat, reduction of inches and a more sustainable weight loss than with the reduced diet alone.


hCG we prescribe at The Youth Fountain is a self-administered daily injection. We believe the injection is more effective for weight loss and can be accurately administered and proper dosage as compared to sublingual drops. Prior to prescribing the medication, we make sure you are 100% comfortable with administration of hCG and show you this with a practice injection.


Prior to starting the hCG diet, Dr. Shakov will do a thorough medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for the hCG weight loss plan. During the consultation, Dr. Shakov will explain how The Youth Fountain hCG program works and will review the special diet plan in detail. We will get a baseline measurement, of your hips and waist and a body composition analysis using the InBody body composition analyzer. You will then schedule your mid-diet visit, during which you will be given a weigh-in and an optional lipotrophic injection to help with energy levels and nutrient absorption.

The hCG plan is typically done for 28 consecutive days but can run longer depending on your weight loss goals.

Any man or woman who has at least 15 pounds to lose and is in good general health and no contraindications for hCG. You must be willing to adhere to a strict diet.

It is important that you follow Dr. Shakov’s instructions and the hCG diet exactly as it is prescribed to avoid discomfort, hunger, and potential damage or injury to yourself. There is a slight risk of reaction at the injection site, possible allergic reaction, or risk of blood clots. Some other possible side effects are headache and swelling.


Dr. Rada Shakov and Dr. Emil Shakov are the finest doctors around. They are not only knowledgable in their field but are also incredibly kind, helpful, and care tremendously about their patients. So happy with my outcome and I would highly recommend them and their wonderful office staff to anyone. I'm so glad I found them!


I cannot recommend the youth fountain enough. It was my first time getting fillers, and they made me feel more comfortable than any of my doctors ever have! They explained everything, and didn't even bat an eye at my anxiety. If it's you're first time, or you're experienced, the youth fountain is the place to go!!

Kayla Small

Highly recommend The Youth Fountain. Very accommodating for an appointment. I went for a facial consultation and the doctor was very patient and explained all my options, he made me very comfortable.

Viviane Ferreira

I’ve been coming here for a few months for Botox. Very happy with the result. The doctor is very nice and knowledgeable. She doesn’t pressure me and answers all my questions. The staff is very friendly, and the office is clean.

Jen Ferrarese

Dr Rada Shakov is the absolute best. Hands of gold. Professional, explains everything thoroughly. She really knows what works best and makes me look 10 years younger. I really appreciate her knowledge and skill. I've tried botox with others, and no comparison. She is the absolute best. Highly recommend her.

Lana Brodsky

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