Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Skin Therapeutics
Q: Is your Medical Director on-site?
Yes, we are a part of Apple Valley Medical Center and actually have physicians on site at all times. We are fortunate to have multiple doctors to go to in the event we have a question or concern.
Q: Are these procedures safe?
Yes, while we have all been trained on our procedures and products, there can be post-care instructions we send home with the patients to follow as well. We find if patients are compliant and follow their instructions, we have excellent outcomes.
Q: Is laser hair removal permanent?
While some follicles can be permanently damaged, we also have dormant hair follicles that are not affected throughout the course of someone’s treatments so we always educate our patients to expect about a 75-80% reduction in hair growth after a series of treatments.
Q: What is the difference in “Medical Grade” skincare products?
The skincare product lines we use and recommend are only distributed in a medical facility with the signature of the doctor. The products can have higher levels of active ingredients and therefore are more effective and also can need some specials instructions to ensure they are not too aggressive for patients.
Q: How long will my results last?
No matter what procedure you are doing, we all continue to age so we like to explain it as turning back the clock, but with the understanding you will need to maintain this improvement with proper at home care as well as maintenance treatments down the road.
Q: What is the BEST procedure to do if I have to pick just one?
This is a common question we get with all of the options and new technology out there. The answer is it depends upon your desired results and your specific concerns. Most likely you will want to do a combination of treatments for the overall improvement you are looking to achieve.
Should Ask Questions about Clinical Skin Therapeutics
Q: How can I help my results last longer?
While your skin will look younger and healthier due to procedure outcomes, this newly rejuvenated skin will also continue to age. It is a daily process to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. It starts with sunscreen and a few quality products that make a difference and continued maintenance down the road if you want to keep your skin this way.
Q: Other than products and procedures, what else can I do to help my skin?
In addition to a quality daily skincare regimen and a couple procedures, you can help your skin out by eating a healthy diet, drinking enough water, avoiding too much sun exposure, avoiding outside elements (free radicals) such as sun, smoke, and pollution where possible. It has been said that while the sun is our skin’s worst external enemy, sugar is our skin’s worst internal enemy (bummer right?)
Q: Who will be performing my procedures?
The entire staff at Clinical Skin is trained in every procedure we perform. We are all Laser Technicians so we can answer any questions you may have over the phone or when your provider may be busy. The Medical Directors along with the Department Manager have established protocols and parameters that allow independence within the treatment room, yet responsibility and accountability to the clinic at the same time.
Q: Who are your Medical Directors and are they on-site?
We operate under the direction of the Apple Valley Medical Family Physicians right inside the Medical Center so that our Doctors are on site at all times. This is something we take pride in knowing we have medical support to seek out with any questions.
Q: What is the difference in your skincare products from anything else I have tried?
We carry and use what is called “medical grade” skincare which simply means our products can contain a higher level of active ingredient, a higher quality or grade of ingredients than over the counter, along with proven studies to show it really works. Marketing claims can be extremely misleading and we hope to be able to sort through the “buzz” and educate you on what really works and would benefit your concerns.
Q: How long will it take me to get in for an appointment?
If you have daytime availability, we can typically get you in within a week, but if you need an evening appointment, it can take a week or maybe 2. We take pride in keeping our schedules running on time with good availability.
Q: How much time will you spend on my treatment?
Because every treatment is different, appointment times vary, but on average patients are here for an hour for most facial treatments.
Q: Do I have to purchase services in large packages, or do I have the option to pay each visit?
We always offer bundled packages at a special rate to allow our patients to save, but we are more than happy to also accommodate a pay per visit payment structure as well.