Frequently Asked Questions
The information you need to make the decision that's right for you.
While skin rejuvenation and treatments have been around for quite some time, the techniques continue to change. At the Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center Skin Renewal Suite, we believe that it's important for you to have all the information you need to be an active participant in the treatments you'll receive and the care your skin will require to preserve its youth, beauty and health for years to come. Here are just a few of the questions we are frequently asked:
How long do treatments take?
Treatments take between 15 and 60 minutes depending on the procedure.
Are services covered by insurance?
With the exception of BOTOX® Therapeutic for medical problems, services are considered cosmetic and not covered under insurance.
Who performs the treatments?
All laser treatments are performed by our nurse practitioners, all of whom have been trained by the Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Microdermabrasion is performed by our licensed aesthetician.
Is Laser Hair Removal painful?
Our revolutionary laser hair removal is virtually painless. The system's unique IN-Motion™ technology, along with the sweeping motion of the laser, safely and gently heats the targeted area under your skin while you stay comfortable. More information can be found on the Almalasers website.
How many treatments does Laser Hair Removal take?
People usually get the greatest results within 4 - 8 treatments.
Are there any side effects to receiving BOTOX®?
The most common side effects following injection include redness, mild bruising and swelling at infection site. Our providers are certified injectors & these side effects are rare.
Will I be able to make facial expressions?
Although you may see a marked improvement, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic does not make you look like you've had "work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
How long will a treatment last?
The average amount of time a treatment lasts varies by patient and product. Below are some average treatment durations:
Botox – about 3 months
Dermal fillers – 6 months to 2 years
Kybella – lasts for years after first treatment
Are Botox injections painful?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward. Discomfort is very minimal & brief.