Frequently Asked Questions

  • Halo Pro™

    • Q: What results can I expect?

      Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines*, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.

      *only with full face resurfacing treatments

    • Q: What happens during the treatment?

      Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your esthetician may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. The clinician will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo handpiece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.

    • Q: What does Halo™ feel like?

      With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.

    • Q: How soon after my treatment can I return to normal activities?

      For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your esthetician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.

    • Q: When will I see results?

      You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.

    • Q: How long will my results last?

      Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better-looking skin.

    • Q: How much does a Halo treatment cost?

      Every Halo treatment is customized for your skin, and your lifestyle. Depending on your needs, your esthetician may recommend a single treatment, or a series of treatments. In order to find out which is the best option for you, please visit our MedSpa for a FREE consultation.

  • Forever Young BBL™

    • Q: What areas can be treated?

      Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. Most people ask for treatments on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

    • Q: How many treatments will I need?

      The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, and our licensed esthetician will personalize a plan based on the level of improvement you desire.

    • Q: What will happen during the procedure?

      Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Typically, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however our licensed esthetician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.

      You may feel a quick, warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

    • Q: How long will it take to recover?

      This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to apply makeup, return to work and resume most of your activities immediately.

    • Q: What should I expect after the treatment?

      You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, pores will appear less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated.

      It is important to follow our esthetician’s post treatment plan. She will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

  • BBL™ (Broadband Light)

    • Q: How many treatments will I need?

      The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your esthetician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your esthetician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

    • Q: How long does the treatment take?

      It can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat, as well as the treatment you are receiving. Treatment time varies from patient to patient.

    • Q: What will happen during the procedure?

      Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your esthetician will discuss all of your options with you including the benefits, risks and what to expect.

    • Q: Will it be uncomfortable?

      The procedure is non-invasive, typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your esthetician may choose to use it depending on his/her patients’ sensitivities.

    • Q: What should I expect after the treatment?

      You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your esthetician if it does not. For some spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Results depend on your skin type, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your esthetician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.

    • Q: How long will it take to recover?

      This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, and resume most of your activities immediately.

    • Q: What aftercare do I need?

      It is important to follow your esthetician’s instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

  • SkinTyte™

    • Q: What is the treatment like?

      A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be done within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the size of the area treated. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your esthetician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.

    • Q: What should I expect after the treatment?

      You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive there is typically no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following the treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.

    • Q: What results should I expect?

      SkinTyte procedure results may vary from patient to patient. SkinTyte is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to
      undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months

    • Q: How many treatments will I need?

      The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your esthetician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.

    • Q: What aftercare plan do I need?

      No special skincare regimen is required following the treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your esthetician will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

  • DiamondMD

    • Q: What results can I expect?

      Our patented DiamondTome® wands are designed to accomplish two goals. First, to improve general skin health, for an overall more rejuvenated appearance. Secondly, they target specific skin conditions including: sun damage, age spots, fine lines, acne scarring, blackheads and whiteheads, oily skin, and hyperpigmentation.

    • Q: How many treatments will I need?

      Many patients see a visible improvement after their very first treatment. However, for longer lasting and more significant changes, additional sessions will likely be recommended by our licensed esthetician.

    • Q: What happens during the treatment?

      Treatments are considered “lunch hour” procedures. They take about 25 to 45 minutes. You may appear slightly flushed and red in the treatment areas after your appointment, though these effects should disappear within half an hour. You’ll need to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure for several days to protect your skin, which will be more sensitive and susceptible to damage immediately following this procedure.

    • Q: Can I return to normal activities after treatment?

      You will be able to return to work and your normal day activities right away.

    • Q: When will I see results?

      In terms of results, many patients see a visible improvement after their very first treatment.

  • Vascular & Redness Reduction

    • Q: How long will it take to recover?

      Your healing time will depend upon your actual treatment. In most cases, there is virtually no downtime and you may resume daily activity immediately. You may experience some redness after the procedure. Our licensed esthetician will answer questions about temporary changes on your skin color and how they may be camouflaged.

    • Q: What happens during the treatment?

      Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Laser energy will be delivered precisely to the area of your skin being treated. You may briefly feel a warm or hot
      sensation as the laser pulses are absorbed by the unwanted vessels. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.

    • Q: Will it be uncomfortable?

      You will feel minimal to no discomfort; however, it varies from patient to patient. Your esthetician may place a topical ointment on your skin to reduce the sensation during treatment.

    • Q: What should I expect after treatment?

      Your skin will be pink temporarily but it will resolve over time. Any vessels denatured by the laser will be reabsorbed by your body over a period of time in a natural cleansing
      process. Most small capillaries will become invisible almost immediately, since they will no longer contain blood.

    • Q: What aftercare will I need?

      It is important to follow our esthetician’s post treatment plan. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. She will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

  • Forever Bare BBL™

    • Q: What is the treatment like?

      Treatments are comfortable and safe. A clear gel will be applied to the skin. Then, the BBL™ energy is delivered with a cooled applicator so there is minimal or no discomfort. Our licensed esthetician may choose to glide the applicator on the skin or stamp it depending on size and location of treated area. During the treatment, some patients experience a warm or stinging sensation in the treatment area. For your safety, your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses.

      Personal sensitivity varies from patient to patient. Discuss your sensitivity with your esthetician before treatment. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be done within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the size of the area treated. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your esthetician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.

    • Q: How long does a Forever Bare BBL Treatment take?

      Treatment time will vary depending upon the size of the area treated and your hair and skin type. Typically, a smaller area only takes a few minutes while a large area can take 15 minutes or longer. Forever Bare BBL™ is a comfortable treatment with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you can resume your normal daily activities immediately.

    • Q: What should I expect after the treatment?

      You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within a few hours. A few days to a week after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Most of these hairs are actually being shed as a result of your Forever Bare BBL treatment and are not growing back. Minimal aftercare is needed.

    • Q: How many treatments will I need?

      Most areas require 4-8 treatments applied at approximately 6 week intervals to achieve optimal benefit. Long-term results depend on multiple factors such as hair thickness, the area treated and the hair’s growth cycle. The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your esthetician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.

  • Forever Clear BBL™

    • Q: How long does the treatment take?

      Forever Clear BBL™ is generally an effective comfortable, fast, and safe treatment. It can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat. You can expect to see an improvement after just one treatment, but treatment time and total number of treatments needed vary from patient to patient.

    • Q: Is the treatment uncomfortable?

      The procedure is non-invasive and typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, our esthetician may choose to use it depending on your needs.

    • Q: What should I expect after the treatment?

      You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your esthetician if it does not. Your treated skin will look clearer and pores will be less noticeable. Your esthetician will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

    • Q: What is the recovery time?

      There is typically no downtime. Most patients can wear make-up and resume normal activities immediately. Please follow your esthetician’s aftercare plan until skin is completely healed – typically about one week after the treatment.

  • BOTOX®

    • Q: How does BOTOX® cosmetic work?

      BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Our licensed medical professional will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity.

    • Q: Will BOTOX® cosmetic make me look like I have had work done?

      You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy like the licensed medical professionals at The Vein Center Laser Treatment & MedSpa. It is important to talk to our licensed medical professionals about the results you want from your treatment.

    • Q: Does BOTOX® cosmetic treatment hurt?

      Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your licensed medical professional may use ice to numb the treatment area or may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment if you are concerned about discomfort.

    • Q: How many injections will I receive?

      A licensed medical professional will talk to you about the results you expect to achieve and make recommendations based on the severity of your crow’s feet or frown lines. Typical injection amounts vary for each person depending on muscle strength and size. The 3 main areas injected are the forehead, in between the brows and crow’s feet. forehead:  3-8 injections (6-15 units) brows: 3-5 injections (6-20 units) crow’s feet: 1-4 injections (2-10 units each side) It would not be uncommon for a patient to need 20 to 30 units of BOTOX® in a treatment session.

    • Q: How long is the recovery time after my treatment?

      After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and a licensed medical professional may give you specific aftercare instructions.

    • Q: When will I see results?

      You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.

    • Q: What were the common side effects seen in clinical studies?

      Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies. For other possible side effects please go to www.botoxcosmetic.com and talk to our on-staff licensed medical professionals.

    • Q: How long does the treatment take?

      A licensed medical professional will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial
      analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.

    • Q: Do men receive BOTOX® cosmetic treatments?

      Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In
      clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

    • Q: What is the average treatment cost?

      Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    • Q: How can I save on treatment?

      You can enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program at The Vein Center Laser Treatment & MedSpa to save money on BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments.

  • Dermal Fillers

    • Q: What is the treatment experience like?

      A licensed medical professional will take your medical history and provide a facial analysis. Be prepared to discuss your aesthetic areas of concern. This is not a surgical treatment. Actual treatment with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels can take 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on which area of your face is being treated.

    • Q: Does it hurt?

      JUVÉDERM® injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to
      help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. You may also ask for a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.

    • Q: What is hyaluronic acid?

      The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.

    • Q: When will I see results?

      You will see results immediately/instantly.

    • Q: How long do the results last?

      Results may last one to two years, with optimal correction and depending on the formula used.

    • Q: Are there any reasons I should not receive injectable JUVÉDERM® Gel Fillers?

      Do not receive JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers if you have a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the proteins (Gram-positive bacterial proteins) used to make hyaluronic acid (HA) in JUVÉDERM® injectable gel fillers.

    • Q: What are possible side effects?

      The most commonly reported side effects with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels included injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For a complete list of possible side effects go to www.juvederm.com and talk to one of our licensed medical professionals.

    • Q: What is the average treatment cost?

      Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the licensed medical professional who is administering your treatment. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” JUVÉDERM® collection —if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    • Q: How can I save on treatments?

      You can enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program at The Vein Center Laser Treatment & MedSpa to save money on JUVÉDERM® injectable gels. You earn points on each JUVÉDERM® treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments.

  • Veins

    • Q: How do non-surgical vein procedures differ from surgery?

      Surgery involves considerable preparation, general anesthesia and a lengthy recovery. The state-of-the-art technology used by The Vein Center eliminates all of that.

      • First, it’s “minimally invasive,” meaning the entry point through which our physician inserts the treatment catheter to the target area is extremely small requiring no stitches.
      • Second, there is minimal to no downtime. In fact, you’ll be up and walking as soon as it’s over and able to return to normal activity.

      Thermal ablation uses a high-energy heat source to deliver energy to the targeted vein, causing the incompetent vein to close while your body automatically routes blood to other healthy veins restoring venous circulation back to the heart and eliminating venous congestion in the legs.

    • Q: What is the actual procedure like?

      It takes only 60-90 minutes and no general anesthesia is required, just local anesthetic injected to numb the treatment area. The procedure is performed in the office. After numbing the treatment area, a thin treatment catheter is inserted into the problematic vein and the thermal energy is delivered to the vein through the catheter heat. While you might feel mild pressure, it should not be painful.

    • Q: Is thermal ablation safe?

      Thermal ablation procedures have been proven safe and effective in many medical studies and with several years of clinical use. These procedures offer less risk and downtime compared to conventional surgery.

    • Q: Will they last?

      Varicose veins are not curable, but we can help you manage your venous disease and maintain your treatment results. In clinical trials, thermal ablation has been proven to be up to 98% effective in closing treated veins permanently. Follow up procedures such as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy may be required to treat your abnormal veins in completion.

    • Q: Will my insurance cover it?

      Varicose vein treatment is covered by most insurance companies as long as your symptoms and severity meet medical criteria. Our staff will assist in verifying coverage before any treatments are performed.

    • Q: Do I need a doctor's referral?

      Although many of our patients are referred by doctors, you may make an appointment without a referral. If you are experiencing symptoms but aren’t sure if they are due to varicose veins, you are welcome to schedule a consultation to find out more.

    • Q: Why should I get my veins treated at The Vein Center, aren't all treatment providers the same?

      There are many physicians that treat veins including: general surgeons, dermatologists, vascular surgeons and interventional vascular radiologists.

      The doctors at our Vein Center are Interventional Vascular Radiologists and all of our providers are members of the American Vein and Lymphatic Society. We specialize in medical and cosmetic comprehensive vein treatment.

    • Q: Why do I need to wear compression stockings?

      The first step toward medical vein treatment is conservative management (required by most insurance companies), which includes daily use of compression stockings prior to invasive vein treatment. While we don’t expect compression stockings to cure your veins, they do help to manage the symptoms of venous hypertension.

      Compression stockings are also required for up to two weeks following procedures to ensure complete closure of the treated veins.

    • Q: How do I know which vein procedure is right for me?

      Following an initial consultation and possible ultrasound evaluation, patients will receive a personalized treatment plan which may include thermal or adhesive catheter ablation, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and micro-phlebectomy.

    • Q: Will I be awake during the procedure?

      We do not use general sedation for these procedures and you will be awake throughout. However, we may occasionally prescribe oral sedatives to ease anxiety. We request that you walk immediately following procedures to keep risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) low and avoiding general sedation makes this possible. You can also drive yourself to and from your procedure!

    • Q: Do I really need to treat my veins? Isn't it just cosmetic?

      While some people may not feel any symptoms from their varicose veins, recent studies have found an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis associated with the presence of superficial vein disease, which may be fatal or lead to severe chronic disability. For more information click here.

    • Q: What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?



      If blood doesn’t flow properly through your veins, it can pool in your blood vessels and the platelets may stick together, forming a clot. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein inside your body. This is most likely to happen in your lower leg, thigh or pelvis but it can occur in other parts of your body too.

      DVT can lead to major health problems. If a blood clot breaks free and moves through the blood stream, it may become lodged in a blood vessel in your lungs (resulting in a pulmonary embolism or PE), heart or brain and can be fatal.

    • Q: Can you help me if I have varicose veins in other places besides my legs?

      Yes. We also treat pelvic congestion syndrome and deep pelvic veins resulting from abnormally dilated veins deep within the pelvis which may cause pelvic pain, unexplained vaginal bleeding or painful intercourse.