Insight Health Spa & Aesthetics Center FAQ

A: A medical spa or MedSpa is a hybrid between a doctor’s office and a day spa. Insight Health Spa patients have the option of getting medical services like BOTOX®, laser hair removal, and therapeutic skin treatment therapies. Our staff is licensed, educated and trained to ensure the highest level of care for each and every guest.

A: Initial consultations at Insight Health Spa with our staff are complimentary.

Insight Health Spa is a medical facility and because so we adhere by HIPAA. Your visit is 100% confidential and whether you receive treatment with us or not, your visit will not be discussed.

A: Most cosmetic procedures are not considered to be medically necessary by insurance carriers. Therefore, charges must be paid at the time of each visit. Some procedures may be approved by your insurance carrier or flexible spending account. The spa will provide you with necessary receipts and forms to include with your claim submission. Your insurance carrier will reimburse you directly for any covered services.

A: The laser beam is made up of precisely controlled pulses of energy; it is absorbed by the melanin or pigment in the hair and reaches into the hair follicles that lie beneath the skin. The energy heats the hair, right down to the bottom of the root, safely destroying it without damaging surrounding tissue or skin.

  • Because the laser targets pigment, the laser is not effective on white, grey or red hair.
  •  Although the treatment is safe, it is advised that pregnant woman wait until after theirpostpartum check-up before proceeding.
  • Anyone who suffers from conditions such as keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring should not have Laser Hair Reduction.
  • Laser Hair Reduction cannot be performed over any tattoos of permanent make-up.

A: Though individual cases may vary. Hair grows in 3 different phases. Laser treatment can only affect hair in the active growth phase (anagen stage) – at any one time. 90% of follicles with be in the stage, so a course of treatment is need to ensure that all follicles are permanently affect and will not produce anymore hair.

As pain tolerance differs from person to person this question is relative to the individual. However, while some people say they feel no pain others say the pain can be described as an elastic band being snapped on their skin.

Redness or some swelling to the skin are short term side effects following each treatment and this usually settles within a few hours. If the skin is a more sensitive type, it may take a few days for the redness to disappear completely.

Keep the skin as natural as possible. You should avoid:

  •  Sun Exposure to treatment area
  •  Sun beds
  •  Tanning Products
  •  Also if you are taking tablets for acne such as RoAccutane, it must be discontinued prior to
  •  Also stop any waxing, tweezing, hair removal creams, or hair bleaching agents two weeks
  •  Though the above methods are not recommended, we do require

BOTOX® is a purified protein derived from Botulin Toxin A. BOTOX® works by preventing the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscle therefore relaxing the facial movements that create facial lines. Cosmetic injections can be used to treat wrinkles of the face (forehead wrinkles, frown lines, crow’s feet). Before BOTOX® Cosmetic was used for cosmetic purposes, it was FDA approved for alternative treatments including migraine headaches, low back pain, excessive sweating, muscle spasticity, neck spasms, facial spasms, and vocal cord spasms.

BOTOX® can last up to 4 months depending on the area that is treated but each person is different, so duration of results may vary.

A: A filler is an injectable gel that contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. Fillers help contour and add volume to areas of the face that can be diminished by aging and weight loss.