Does my insurance pay for my cosmetic procedure?
No, commercial health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid does not pay for cosmetic procedures.
What is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox?
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and fill lines and wrinkles. Botox is injected into the muscle in order to paralyze it. If the muscle is paralyzed, you are unable to make the facial expression that creates the unwanted lines.
How much Botox will I need?
This depends on the area being treated and the strength of the muscles involved. It can range from 2 units to 40+ units.
How long does Botox last?
Typically, 3-4 months.
What is the difference between Juvaderm & Voluma?
Both are fillers, however Voluma was specifically designed to add volume to the cheeks. It is injected deeper so that it sits right on top of the cheek bones. Juvaderm is injected more superficially and is predominately used in the lips, nasolabial folds (parenthesis), and marionette lines.
What is the downtime for Smart Lipo?
True downtime is 2-3 days. Many of our patients have the procedure on a Thursday or Friday and return to work on Monday.
What is the difference between fractional CO2 and Erbium laser resurfacing? Downtime?
The erbium laser is a fully ablative laser which removes the entire top layer of skin from the face. There is at least 5 days of downtime which would require that you stay home.
The fractional CO2 laser has a fractionated beam, meaning that only a percentage of the skin surface is treated. It basically drills microscopic holes in the skin. As they heal, they are filled in with new skin. This is not as an aggressive treatment as the Erbium resurfacing. Downtime is only 1-2 days.
Do you have financing?
Yes, we accept Care Credit.
How soon can I be seen?
Usually within a week.
Will I need a driver for my procedure?
That depends on the procedure. For fillers and Botox, no. For resurfacing and Smart Lipo normally, yes. That depends on whether you choose to be pre-medicated for the procedure. Most patients elect to do so because it helps you relax.