All of our services are supervised by a physician. The following page should answer questions regarding Hormone Therapy, Lipo-Ex, permanent hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, and botulinum injections. Please feel free to call us if you have further questions (252-969-0025).
What is Lipo-EX?
YouTube Video: Lipo-Ex Video. Lipo-Ex is an FDA approved cutting edge technology designed to melt away fat, reduce cellulite and tighten your skin.
How does Lipo-EX work?
When can I schedule a consultation?
A consultation is about 15-20 minutes. We would like for you to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out necessary paperwork. Please have the target area easily accessible, ie. Wear loose clothing. Consultations are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays and Saturdays by appointment.
What areas can be done?
Most people target the abdomen. However, we can decrease volume and/or sculpt the thighs, face, neck, buttocks and arms, as well as, soften scars in most parts of the body.
Does Lipo-Ex hurt?
NO. YouTube Video: Lipo-Ex Treatment Demonstration
In general, the treatments feel like a warm stone massage. You may feel a sensation of warmth. After an abdominal session, you may feel like you’ve just completed a number of crunches.
How many Lipo-Ex sessions will it take until I see a result?
Although some patients experience results during the first or second session, most patients start to see the results after the third appointment.
How long does each Lipo-Ex session take?
Expect to be here for approximately 45min to 1 hour, depending on the target area.
What kind of results can I expect?
Results will depend on the body part being targeted, the amount of treatments and whether the individual is hydrating themselves, eating right, refraining from smoking and exercising. We generally see at least a 3 inch reduction in the abdomen after 8 sessions.
How long do the results last?
The results will last as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, if you return to excessive eating and a lethargic lifestyle, you could regain some of what you’ve lost.
Are there any guarantees?
Most patients see excellent results, however, there are no guarantees.
Are there any medical conditions that would exclude me from getting Lipo-Ex treatments?
We do not recommend Lipo-Ex to people that suffer from liver disease ( Cirrhosis, Hepatitis), kidney disease , are heavy drinkers, pregnant or have metal in the area that we are targeting.
How will I know if Lipo-Ex is right for me?
Lipo-Ex is great for most patients who want to shed inches, sculpt their body and/or tighten skin. A Lipo-Ex consultation is the best way to determine if Lipo-Ex is right for you.
What happens if I miss an appointment?
We expect you to give us 24 hours advance notice if you need to reschedule an appointment. If you miss an appointment more than once, you will forfeit that session.
Permanent Laser Hair Reduction/Treatment
Am I a candidate?
There is no one laser ideal for all skin types. Currently we have two permanent hair reduction
machines, the Lumenis Lightsheer and an Alma Harmony . We are able to treat brown or black hair however we are not able to treat red or blond hair or people with significantly dark pigmentation.
What kind of safety precautions do you use?
We use a patented cooling device so that we can give you the most comfortable treatment without any anesthetic. In addition, we protect your eyes by giving you eye shields to wear during our procedures.
What areas can I have done?
We can treat the face, chest, back, bikini area, legs, arms, underarms and buttocks.
How many treatments does it take?
Everyone’s hair grows differently so some people take more and some people take less treatments. We recommend at least 4-6 treatments which will be at least a month apart.
Do you have free consultations?
We offer consultations to see if you are a good candidate and to go over your needs. We will get your medical history and inspect the area you are interested in. We will most likely do a spot test the day of your consultation so we ask that the area is clean and shaven.
What should I expect?
Patient must be clean shaven in all treatment areas. A charge of $50 will be added if our technician needs to shave the area.
Patient cannot have bleached, waxed or plucked the hair in areas to be treated within two weeks prior to appointment
No depilatory (cream, gel or foam hair removal product) can be used for 2 weeks prior to appointment
Patient must avoid intense sun exposure ( including tanning beds) 14-30 days before and after treatment depending on which machine is being used
Patient cannot have taken Accutane within the last year
Patient cannot have used prescription topical Benzoyl Peroxide Medications or Retinoids in the area to be treated
What is the cost?
The cost varies for each treatment site.
What areas can be treated?
We can do botulinum injections for facial wrinkles, hyperhydrosis of the underarms ( excessive sweating) and spasticity.
What can I expect?
We will do a consultation to discuss your needs and pictures and a brief history will be taken. We will cleanse the area, apply anesthetic if necessary and then inject botulinum in the area of interest (Glabellar, Frontalis, Lateral Canthal Rhytids, Nasalis, Perioral, Chin)
Intense Pulsed Light
What is IPL and how does it work?
The IPL system uses light energy to target pigmentation in your skin to rejuvenate your face, hands, decolletage. In this way we can reduce the brown spots sometimes referred to as sun spots or liver spots as well as the redness and broken capillaries in Rosacea. We are proud to offer the Alma Harmony IPL system.
Is the IPL right for me?
Our technology works on most skin types however there is a higher risk of skin hypopigmentation among those with dark skin. If you have have burns, significant discoloration from continued tanning or a skin disorder, you may not be a candidate. All clients fill out a questionnaire and speak to a consultant before treatment starts.
How many treatments are required?
It depends on how much skin damage you have. In general most people with moderate skin damage require at least 3-4 treatments.
Is there any downtime?
This is a comfortable procedure and requires no downtime. You can return to regular activities and or apply make-up immediately after the procedure. We do ask you to wear sunblock and/or decrease your sun exposure between treatments.