FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will my visit include when I come to Dandelion Medical Aesthetics?
A consultation is first on the list. During your complimentary consultation your goals for treatment are evaluated. All possible treatment options are discussed and decided upon between you and your provider. A consent form will be signed and will outline the treatment plan and finally the treatment is performed.
Can I complete my required consultation and my treatment in the same visit?
Yes! All treatment appointments begin with a consultation. During the consultation, your treatment goals are discussed and evaluated and a treatment plan is outlined for you with your input. Also during the consultation, all of your questions will be answered, you will have before pictures taken and your informed consent and aftercare instructions are discussed and signed. You are under no obligation to complete the treatment/procedure after the consultation. All consultations whether followed by the treatment or not are complimentary. You may also schedule a consultation alone without the option of treatment.
Does Dandelion Medical Aesthetics partner with Brilliant Distinctions and Aspire rewards?
Brilliant Distinctions is the rewards program offered by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic, the Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers and Kybella. Dandelion Medical Aesthetics will gladly issue you Brilliant Distinctions points for your Botox, dermal filler and/or Kybella treatment. If you do not already have an established Brilliant Distinctions account, Dandelion Medical Aesthetics will establish one for you. Learn more about Brilliant Distinctions HERE.
Aspire Rewards is the rewards program offered by Galderma, the makers of Dysport and Sculptra. Dandelion Medical Aesthetics will gladly issue you Aspire Rewards points for your Dysport or Sculptra treamtent. If you do not already have an established Aspire Rewards account, Dandelion Medical Aesthetics will establish one for you. Learn more about Aspire Rewards HERE.
What if I don’t want or need the whole syringe of dermal filler?
If you purchase a syringe of dermal filler, you purchase the entire syringe for yourself. If you have left over filler, it may, in some cases be held for you for future use. Filler is only held for 60 days (to limit the risk for product degradation or contamination). After 60 days it will be discarded and no refunds are given for unused filler. There is a $100 injection fee to inject remaining/held dermal filler. Every attempt is made to use the entire syringe in a single visit.
May I split a syringe of dermal filler with a friend or family member?
No. If you purchase a syringe of dermal filler, you purchase the entire syringe for yourself. Dividing a syringe of dermal filler may impair the integrity of the filler itself and causes risk for contamination.
What if I cannot keep my scheduled appointment?
We understand that conflicts can arise and get in the way of scheduled appointments. You are kindly asked to call/text (720-471-7017) or email (email@example.com) if you cannot make your appointment and we will gladly reschedule your appointment for a more convenient time. If you fail to call, email or text to reschedule and miss your appointment, you will be charged a $100 re-schedule fee. If you have not received a phone call/text/or email confirmation, then your communication was not received. The BEST way to contact us regarding schedule changes is via text. Dandelion Medical Aesthetics sends appointment reminder texts to ensure you are aware of an upcoming appointment.
Why do I need to sign a consent form?
The treatments and procedures performed at Dandelion Medical Aesthetics are medical procedures and the consent form allows for you to not only give your permission for the treatment but to know what to expect in your treatment as well as making note that you do not have any reasons the treatment or procedure should not be performed. Co nsent forms are signed electronically and we are happy to provide the documents you will sign at your visit. Please email us to request these at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is down time?
Down time is the expected period of time that it maybe socially uncomfortable for you engage in activities like work, shopping or social events due to the healing process following facial injections or skin treatments. The expected down time for specific treatments or procedures varies and will be discussed at your consultation. It is advised you complete your treatment two weeks before any major professional or social event. Brides are encouraged to complete their treatment at least four weeks before their wedding. The most common cause of social down time is swelling and bruising. Highly-concentrated chemical peels involve complete and total peeling of the skin in the area treated.
Why Jan Marini Skin Research?
Dandelion Medical Aesthetics evaluated many skin care treatment programs before ultimately deciding to include the Jan Marini Skin Research product line because we found it is able to offer clinically proven results through research and science. While some skin treatment lines are manufactured by companies that include multiple products, Jan Marini Skin Research focus is solely on topical skin care and treatment.
Why do I need to prepare my skin before a peel?
The peels offered by Dandelion Medical Aesthetics are medical treatments and utilize highly concentrated ingredients to achieve the best results possible. The Jan Marini Skin Research Skin Care Management system is designed to prepare the skin through proper cleansing, exfoliation, treatment and hydration to allow the peels to work at an optimal level and deliver the results you’re looking for. Without the properly preparing the skin for 2-4 weeks before the desired peel, you are likely to have poor results. Dandelion Medical Aesthetics offers packages to allow for the appropriate products to be used prior to your peel at the most affordable price available.
Can you bill my insurance?
No. Insurance companies do not pay for elective cosmetic treatments. Dandelion Medical Aesthetics will not bill your insurance company directly. Often times you may find our fees for diagnosis and treatment of medical problems to be comparable or better than your insurance’s defined co-pay for specialist treatment.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is a medical provider that is able to evaluate, diagnose and treat medical conditions much like a physician. They can order lab tests, write prescriptions and evaluate detailed information to make medical treatment decisions for patients. In general, a nurse practitioner will have worked as a nurse for many years and acquires additional education, certifications and experience in order to practice as a nurse practitioner. Many years of research have found that nurse practitioners offer an equivalent level of care or better than physicians. Nurse practitioners can specialize in different areas of health care through experience and on-going education. According to the annual Gallop Poll, nurses have been named “The Most Trusted Profession” in the United States for the last 15 years.
As medical professionals, nurses and nurse practitioners are educated in the anatomy and physiology of the face and skin. This allows them to be better equipped to safely treat cosmetic concerns delivering results superior to those without a medical/nursing background and education.
All cosmetic treatments at Dandelion Medical Aesthetics are considered medical procedures and therefore we not only have the treatments available to treat the extremely rare adverse reactions/complications immediately but also the medical expertise.