Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to our common questions about botox injections, skin therapy and other aesthetics proceedures. If you can't find an answer to your question, please contact us and we will be happy to provide them to you.
What benefit do I get from laser hair removal?
Reveal smooth skin and rid yourself of unwanted or excess body hair with our patented laser hair reduction system available for all skin types. Clients generally need 4 to 6 sessions on each area to achieve maximal hair reduction to cap.
What is Skin Rejuvenation?
Skin rejuvenation is term that is used to refer to multiple or series treatments that return your skin to its healthiest, most youthful and glowing condition, no matter your age. It often involves a stepped approach that combines laser treatments for pigmentation, veins and scarring, peels for replenishing new skin, and microneedling for helping the skin naturally produce new collagen.
What is Laser Photofacial?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is used to treat sun damage, excessive redness, and hyperpigmentation. The face is numbed with a topical cream to reduce the discomfort of the treatment and is cooled immediately post-treatment to decrease mild redness and swelling. Most patients are able to return to work the same day.
What is Laser Resurfacing?
Skin resurfacing treatments use quick, non-invasive laser technology to create tiny channels in the skin to allow for new collagen production and skin repair. This modality best treats vascular lesions and uneven pigmentation. The best part? There’s minimal, if any, downtime. The area is numbed with a topical cream to reduce the discomfort of the treatment and is cooled immediately post-treatment to decrease mild redness and swelling. Most patients are able to return to work the same day, some experience mild swelling and redness for up to 48 hours.
About Scars/Keloids/Stretch Marks
Scars are a natural part of the body’s healing process. A scar results from the biologic process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues. Most wounds, except for very minor ones, result in some degree of scarring. Scars can result from accidents, diseases, skin conditions such as acne, or surgeries.
How Do Scars Form?
Scars form when the dermis (deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The body forms new collagen fibers (a naturally occurring protein in the body) to mend the damage, resulting in a scar. The new scar tissue will have a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue. Scars form after a wound is completely healed.
There are different kinds of scars. Most scars are flat and pale. However, in cases when the body produces too much collagen, scars can be raised. Raised scars are referred to as hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. These scar types are more common in younger and dark-skinned people. Some scars may have a sunken or pitted appearance; this kind of scarring occurs when underlying structures supporting the skin (for example, fat or muscle) are lost.
Scars also can appear as stretched skin. These scars result when the skin stretches rapidly (for example, growth spurts or during pregnancy). In addition, this type of scar can occur when the skin is under tension (near a joint, for example) during the healing process.
What are some scar treatments?
Some treatments for scars are found here:
Can you get microneedling when breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to get microneedling when breastfeeding unless you are willing to get the procedure done without topical numbing cream first being applied to the area. While still possible, most patients indicate that the treatment discomfort level is much higher without the numbing cream and thus generally do not opt to get the treatment without it.
Can you get microneedling when pregnant?
It is not recommended to get microneedling when pregnant unless you are willing to get the procedure done without topical numbing cream first being applied to the area. While still possible, most patients indicate that the treatment discomfort level is much higher without the numbing cream and thus generally do not opt to get the treatment without it.
Will microneedling help with acne?
Microneedling may help with acne by stimulating collagen production which can help to improve the appearance of the skin. If experiencing active acne breakouts, it is best to consult with a licensed skincare professional to ensure that microneedling is right for you and to ensure that acne will not spread to other areas of the skin.
How Do I Know What iV Therapy is Right for Me?
Prime MD’s nursing staff will review your medical history, symptom log and laboratory results, if needed, to make iV therapy recommendation customized to your metabolic requirements.
How is PrimeMD Different Than Other Retail iV “Drip Lounges”?
Each client receives a consultation with our trained clinician to discuss any concerns and how you are generally feeling. Then we customize your iV with a proprietary mix of essential and composite amino acids, nutrients, vitamins, and metabolism boosters which may aid in: Boosting metabolism by pulling fat from storage to use as muscle fuel (lipotropic agent) Cleansing the liver of fat and detoxifying liver tissue. Stimulating nerve conduction – focus and concentration booster, reduces anxious and depressive symptoms – used in treatment of ADHD, bipolar, autism, dementia, and nerve pain. Raising acetylcholine levels during workouts to keep energy consistent during workouts. Building and repairing tissues, making chemical and proteins needed by the body, and for repairing the immune system– given to kidney patients to prevent tired blood, post heart surgery patients to aid recovery, to chemotherapy patients to alleviate metabolic side effects, to prevent memory loss, to treat arthritis, to treat dementia, and to treat male infertility. Increasing androgen receptors to use proteins promoting new muscle growth. Destroying homocysteine in the body which can slow coronary heart disease and strokes. Enhancing energy and boosting endurance in those with low B vitamin levels.
What Can I Expect When I Come for iV Therapy?
Our compassionate staff of registered nurses will ensure that your experience is first-class and comfortable. PRE-PROCEDURE: Review your medical history. On your first visit, will consult with you and discuss medical conditions and medications, as well as any cosmetic procedures you have had in the past. Discuss your expectations. We will talk about your goals, motivations and expectations, as well as potential risks. DURING PROCEDURE: We will prepare the iV site with medical cleanser then an iV catheter will be placed into appropriate vein, usually in the forearm region. The treatment is infused with a liter of normal saline, some folks report a mild flushing or light-headed sensation during the session. Treatment usually takes 20 to 40 minutes based on flow rate, you will be seated in a comfortable recliner during the infusion. The iV is removed and a Band-Aid is placed at the site, you may drive yourself home. AFTER PROCEDURE: After a treatment, you are free to perform any usual activities without restriction. Some report a caffeinated effect on energy and mood as well as increase in urine production.
How do I know if my hormones are out of balance or low?
We check hormones using fasting blood levels and correlate the results with your age and medical history and symptoms to devise a treatment plan to optimize your health and improve your symptomatic complaints.
What type of treatments do you offer for hormone issues?
Using laboratory results and your symptoms, we customize a cost-effective hormone plan that may involve oral medications, creams, or injection therapy that are best suited for your lifestyle.
Why are hormones important to my health?
Hormones are important for metabolism regulation, prevention of chronic disease states, improvement in libido and sleep and function capabilities. The right balance of hormones can have a significant impact on overall health.
At PrimeMD we are doctors and nurses who care for your health, nutrition and beauty so you can be well and thrive.
Our promise to you is:
- to care
- to listen
- to help
- to solutionize - proactive, collaborative, solution-based focused approach to your health
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