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Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Don’t see the answer you might be looking for? No problem, contact us today!

Laser Hair Removal: How many treatments will I need?

Number of sessions for hair removal with our Harmony XL Pro varies, on average 6-10 sessions depended on the patient’s skin color, hair type and the area being treated.

Laser Hair Removal: Is laser hair removal painful?

Our Harmony XL Pro laser offers SHR in-motion technology which is virtually painless. In some instances “stamping” an area may be used to ensure best results. This can feel like a quick rubber band snap.

Laser Hair Removal: Is it permanent?

Due to hormones, growth cycles and other factors, it is possible that over time the treated area may regrow hair. Re-treatment may be required.

Laser Hair Removal: How should I prepare for my treatment?

Be sure to shave the area well that is to be treated. Also, before your first treatment it is advised to stop waxing or plucking 3 weeks prior to your appointment.

Medical Weight Loss: What is the medical weight loss program?

Our medical weight loss program is six month program using a variety of tools to help you lose weight and keep it off. During the 6 month program you will be counseled on diet, exercise, receive vitamin injections, and you may be given prescription to help curb your appetite.

Medical Weight Loss: What do I have to do to join?

Contact us, call or stop by our office.

Medical Weight Loss: How much does it cost to join?

A non-refundable enrollment fee of $60 and a monthly membership fee of $60, $70, or $80 which is based on your age.

Medical Weight Loss: What is included in my membership fee?

Your membership has a variety of benefits, not limited to the medical weight loss program. You will also have access to our providers at Abbott Family Medicine to assist with all of your Primary Care needs.

Medical Weight Loss: What other fees will I pay while on the weight loss program?

You will pay for vitamin injections $20 and the for the prescription $50-60. (if prescribed by provider)

Medical Weight Loss: Is there a required amount of time I have to be in the weight loss program?

The program has been designed as a six month weight loss program. We recommend staying on the program to get the best results possible.

Medical Weight Loss: Are my results guaranteed?

As with any weight loss program, your results will vary. Our providers, with your dedication, will do our best to help you achieve your goals.

Medical Weight Loss: Is it safe to take the weight loss prescription long term?

Yes, the prescription is proven to be safe as a weight loss tool up to 2+ years.

Medical Weight Loss: My medication makes me nauseous, is this common?

Yes, some patients say that they experience nausea when starting the medication. The nausea should pass after a few weeks. Contact our office if the nausea persists.

Botox: Will I see results quickly?

You may begin to notice results within as little as 3 days, seeing your full results around 7-10 days.

Botox: How long do treatment effects last?

Your results can last up to three months

Botox: I have a medical condition, can I still receive injections?

Patients with muscle or nerve conditions such as Mutiple Sclerosis, ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Botox: Can I receive Botox treatments if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?


Botox: Will my face look frozen?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.

Botox: Will there be swelling and bruising?

Occasionally, there is some post injection swelling and bruising that is temporary. Our providers suggest not having pictures or special events for 2 weeks following your treatment.

Botox: Will it hurt?

Receiving Botox feels like a quick pinch. If you are concerned about discomfort, you can request a topical numbing cream before receiving your treatment.

Botox: What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?

Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Botox Warning and Medication Guide and talk to your specialist.

Coolsculpting®: Is Coolsculpting® treatment right for me?

CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction treatment for men and women who want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body CoolSculpting® is NOT a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical alternative that has little to no downtime.

Coolsculpting®: How much does it cost?

That all depends on what areas you treat and how many treatments you have. Many patients choose to do CoolSculpting® on multiple areas to reach their ideal end result. Typically, CoolSculpting® will cost anywhere between $2000-$4000 for a personalized treatment plan. When you meet with a CoolSculpting® consultant, they will work with you to find a personalized treatment that fits your body and your budget.

Coolsculpting®: Can Coolsculpting® reduce fat on every part of my body?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.

Coolsculpting®: How many treatments do I need?

While you will see up to a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, it depends on the person and the area being treated.

Coolsculpting®: When will I see results?

You’ll start to see changes as soon as 1-3 months post-treatment. Final results may take 6 months or more.

Coolsculpting®: What happens to the frozen fat cells?

CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, which is just a technical way to say fat-freezing. When fat cells freeze, they die and are then naturally eliminated through the body’s natural process. Don’t worry: This process happens so gradually, you won’t necessarily notice a difference in your day-to-day life.

Coolsculpting®: Who should not have Coolsculpting®?

The CoolSculpting® treatment is not for everyone. You should not have it done if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss treatment.

Coolsculpting®: Are there any side effects after a treatment?

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. Paradoxical hyperplasia (visibly enlarged tissue volume in the treated area) may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® is right for you.

Coolsculpting®: Can I gain weight after having a Coolsculpting® treatment?

The CoolSculpting® treatment helps eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. But, since CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment, it is possible to gain weight post-treatment if you don’t keep up your healthy habits. This kind of weight gain will most likely happen evenly throughout your body, not just in treatment areas.

Coolsculpting®: Will my health insurance cover a Coolsculpting® treatment?

Because CoolSculpting® is a voluntary cosmetic treatment, it is not normally covered by insurance providers and FSA companies. Check directly with your insurer to learn what is covered under your plan benefits.

Coolsculpting®: Do you offer payment plans?

No, However we do take Care Credit as a way to pay for your treatments. You can apply in our office or apply at

If you have any additional questions, contact us today!