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Lotus Healthcare and Aesthetics provides a comprehensive range of healthcare and aesthetic services, including medical consultations, wellness programs, aesthetic treatments, hair loss solutions, professional teeth whitening, and more. Our goal is to cater to various aspects of your holistic well-being.
Yes, all treatments at Lotus Healthcare and Aesthetics are conducted by experienced professionals using advanced techniques. We prioritize safety and effectiveness in every procedure, ensuring that our clients receive quality care with optimal results.
Booking an appointment is simple. You can contact us via phone or email, or visit our website to schedule an appointment. Our team is ready to assist and guide you through the process.
Absolutely. We understand that each individual’s needs are unique. That’s why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to address specific concerns, ensuring a customized approach for every client.
Yes, Lotus Healthcare and Aesthetics welcomes new patients seeking quality healthcare and aesthetic services. Whether you’re looking for routine check-ups or specialized treatments, our team is here to assist you on your journey toward total well-being.
Our weight loss clinic functions as a specialized center that offers tailored programs and support to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. Here’s the breakdown of how the weight loss clinic generally operates:
- Initial Assessment: You’ll undergo an initial evaluation where healthcare professionals assess your current health status, weight, medical history, lifestyle, and goals. This assessment helps in designing a personalized weight loss plan.
- Customized Plan: Based on your assessment, the clinic will create a personalized weight loss plan that may include a combination of dietary guidelines, exercise routines, behavioral therapy, and usually prescribe medications or supplements. We will work with your insurance company to prescribe medications which are covered by your policy. However, in the event your insurance does not cover the cost of medications, we have available medication in our office for purchase such as Semaglutide and Tirzepatide.
- Regular Monitoring: You’ll have regular check-ins and monitoring to track progress, adjust the plan if necessary, and provide support and guidance. This involves scheduled office visits typically every 4 weeks, either telehealth (virtual) appointments, in person visits or a mix of both.
- Education and Support: Our providers and team provide education on nutrition, portion control, meal planning, and behavioral strategies to help you make sustainable lifestyle changes. They might also offer counseling or support groups for motivation and accountability.
- Medical Supervision: Our clinic provides access to medical professionals who oversee your progress and address any health concerns or challenges that arise during your weight loss journey.
- Long-term Maintenance: After achieving your weight loss goals, the clinic provides guidance on how to maintain your weight in the long term, offering strategies to prevent weight regain and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
At Lotus Healthcare and Aesthetics, we are committed to providing exceptional care and personalized services to assist you in achieving your health and wellness goals.
Please note that our clinic operates on a cash-pay basis and does not accept health insurance. While we understand the importance of insurance coverage, this approach allows us to focus on delivering high-quality, individualized care without the limitations imposed by insurance regulations.
Our cash-pay model enables us to offer comprehensive and customized programs tailored specifically to your needs, ensuring the utmost attention and dedication to your well-being throughout your journey with us.
We value your understanding and are dedicated to assisting you in navigating the financial aspects of your care. If you have health insurance, it will likely cover any labs/imaging/or covered medications as with using a clinic that accepts your insurance.
If you have any questions or need further clarification regarding our payment policies or the services we provide, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to support you every step of the way.
We are dedicated to providing convenient and accessible healthcare options to support your well-being. We offer telehealth appointments, allowing you to receive expert care from the comfort of your own home.
Telehealth appointments provide a secure and convenient way to connect with our healthcare professionals. Whether you seek a consultation as a new patient, follow-up appointments, or have questions regarding your health or weight loss needs, our telehealth services enable us to deliver personalized care without the need for an in-person visit.
To schedule a telehealth appointment or inquire further about this service, please contact our team at 850-252-6161. If you prefer to self-schedule, you may also use our convenient online scheduling. Our staff will assist you in setting up an appointment time that suits your schedule and provide guidance on the simple steps to prepare for your virtual visit.
We are committed to ensuring that you receive the highest quality of care and attention, whether in person or through our telehealth platform.
We are committed to supporting your journey towards better health and wellness. We are pleased to offer comprehensive services that include guided personal training and nutritional counseling.
Our trained professionals specialize in providing tailored exercise routines and individualized fitness plans to suit your specific needs and goals. Whether you’re aiming for weight management, improving fitness levels, or targeting specific health concerns, our guided personal training sessions are designed to assist you every step of the way.
Additionally, our nutritional counseling services focus on educating and empowering you to make informed and sustainable dietary choices. Our experts will work closely with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan that aligns with your lifestyle, preferences, and health objectives.
Exercise training cost is $150/month or combined nutritional/exercise plans cost $200/month
To explore these services or schedule an appointment for guided personal training or nutritional counseling, please contact our team at 850-252-6161. We provide you with the tools and support necessary to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Botox parties are social gatherings where attendees receive Botox injections in a more casual setting, often hosted at a private residence or a specified venue. We can also host them at the office. The location is chosen by the host of the party. A minimum of 5 guests in addition to the host are required. Here’s how they typically work:
- Invitation and RSVP: Hosts send out invitations to friends or acquaintances who are interested in receiving Botox treatments. Attendees confirm their attendance in advance. We do request the host of the party have an estimate on the numbers of attendees so we can prepare accordingly.
- Setting: The party is usually hosted in a relaxed environment like a home or a spa. A licensed medical professional, a Nurse Practitioner trained in administering Botox, is always who will perform the injections.
- Consultation: Before the treatment, each attendee will have a brief consultation with the Nurse Practitioner to discuss their desired outcomes, address any concerns, and ensure they are suitable candidates for Botox.
- Treatment: The medical professional administers the Botox injections to the attendees in a designated area, often a private room or a sectioned-off area for privacy.
- Post-Treatment: After the injections, attendees might socialize, enjoy refreshments, or wait for any initial side effects, like slight redness or swelling, to subside.
- Follow-Up: Depending on the individual’s response to the treatment, they may schedule follow-up appointments for touch-ups or additional treatments.
- Cost: All attendees receive discounted prices. The host of the party will receive treatment at ½ cost for 5-9 guests. Hosts will be treated FREE when they have 10 or more guests.
It’s important to note that although Botox parties can offer a social and relaxed atmosphere for cosmetic treatments, safety and professionalism are never compromised. A qualified and licensed medical professional will always perform the injections in a clean and controlled environment, ensuring proper hygiene and adherence to medical standards. Additionally, individuals should be aware of the potential risks and side effects associated with Botox and make informed decisions about their treatments.
Lipo B12 injections are a combination of ingredients that typically include:
- Vitamin B12: This is a water-soluble vitamin essential for various bodily functions, including energy production, red blood cell formation, and neurological health.
- Lipotropic agents: These are compounds that help break down fat in the body. Common lipotropic agents found in Lipo B12 injections include methionine, inositol, and choline. They’re believed to assist in metabolizing fat, promoting weight loss, and improving overall liver function.
These injections are often marketed as a way to boost energy levels, aid in weight loss efforts by enhancing metabolism, and potentially improve overall health due to the combined effects of B12 and lipotropic agents. You can safely take these injections as often as once weekly.
IV therapy, or intravenous therapy, involves administering fluids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an IV line. The benefits can vary depending on the specific formulation used and individual health needs. Our medical providers will consult to determine the appropriate medications/vitamins to meet your needs. Here are some potential benefits:
- Hydration: IV therapy delivers fluids directly into the bloodstream, effectively hydrating the body. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who are dehydrated due to illness, intense physical activity, or inadequate fluid intake.
- Nutrient Absorption: IV therapy can provide a quick and efficient way to deliver vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream. This method bypasses the digestive system, potentially allowing for better absorption compared to oral supplements, especially for individuals with digestive issues or malabsorption problems.
- Boosted Energy: Some people report feeling increased energy levels after receiving IV therapy, particularly when the formulation includes B vitamins or other energy-boosting nutrients.
- Support During Illness: IV therapy may be used as a supportive treatment during illness or recovery. For instance, it’s sometimes used for rehydration in cases of flu, food poisoning, or other conditions causing dehydration. We may also administer antibiotics, nausea medications, or steroids for acute illness.
As for frequency, how often one can receive IV therapy depends on various factors, including individual health needs, the specific formulation used, and the recommendation of a healthcare provider. Typically, it’s not recommended to have IV therapy too frequently without medical necessity, as excessive use might lead to imbalances or unnecessary nutrient levels in the body. Healthcare professionals can advise on the appropriate frequency based on individual health goals and needs. Most nutrient replacements may be done every 1-2 weeks safely.
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Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to target and destroy hair follicles, reducing or eliminating hair growth in the treated area over time.
The laser emits light energy that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles. This energy heats up and damages the follicles, inhibiting or delaying future hair growth. When performed by a trained professional, laser hair removal is generally safe. However, some temporary side effects like redness, swelling, or mild discomfort might occur, which typically resolve within a few hours to days.
Avoid Sun Exposure: Refrain from excessive sun exposure or tanning beds for at least a few weeks before your appointment. Sun exposure can make your skin more sensitive to the laser and increase the risk of complications.
Avoid Hair Removal Methods: Avoid plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for 4weeks before the appointment. The laser targets hair follicles, which should be present for effective treatment.
Shave the Treatment Area: Shaving the area is recommended 1-12 hours prior to each treatment session. This ensures that the laser energy is directed toward the hair follicles and not surface hair, reducing discomfort during the procedure.
Cleanse the Skin: On the day of your appointment, ensure the treatment area is clean and free of lotions, creams, or makeup. Clean skin helps the laser penetrate more effectively.
Avoid Certain Products: Avoid using products that could increase skin sensitivity, such as exfoliants or products containing retinoids, a few days before your appointment. If you are taking antibiotics please notify the clinic – we may need to reschedule depending on the medications as several antibiotics can increase your skins’ sensitivity.
Dress Appropriately: Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment, ideally allowing easy access to the area being treated.
Laser hair removal can be used on various body parts including the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, chest, back, and more.
Several sessions are usually required for optimal results. The exact number varies based on factors such as hair color, skin type, and the treated area. On average, it might take 6 to 8 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
While it significantly reduces hair growth, it’s often referred to as long-term hair reduction rather than permanent removal. Some hair may regrow over time, but it’s typically finer and lighter. Hormonal changes such as pregnancy or taking hormone replacement treatments may affect long term results.
The sensation varies from person to person. Some describe it as a mild discomfort or a snapping sensation, while others might feel a slight stinging or warmth during the procedure. Most people tolerate it well.
Generally, there’s minimal downtime. You might experience redness or mild irritation in the treated area, but you can typically resume your regular activities immediately after the procedure. Any areas of treatment will need to be protected from the sun with SPF or covering the skin as they may be more sensitive to sunlight and prone to sunburn while undergoing treatments.
Individuals with darker hair and lighter skin typically respond best to laser hair removal due to the contrast between hair and skin color. We ask that there is no waxing or plucking of the treatment areas 4 weeks prior to treatments.
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TRT is a medical intervention designed to address low testosterone levels in individuals. It involves the administration of testosterone to restore hormonal balance and improve various aspects of health.
nitial appointment will entail a blood draw only. The cost for initial lab work is $225. We do not accept health insurance for labs within the office. If you would like to have your lab work done at an outside lab and utilize your health insurance, we can provide you with an order for your labs at no cost. If another HCP has given you an order for “hormones” please check with our office to ensure the correct labs have been ordered to ensure a smooth transition into the office.
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Tattoo removal is a process of eliminating or fading unwanted tattoos using various techniques, such as laser treatment, to break down the ink particles in the skin.
Laser tattoo removal involves using specific wavelengths of light that target the tattoo pigment. The light breaks down the ink particles into smaller fragments, allowing the body’s immune system to gradually eliminate them.
The sensation varies from person to person. Most individuals describe it as uncomfortable, with sensations similar to rubber band snaps or pricking. Topical numbing creams or injections of lidocaine are often used at the discretion of your medical provider.
The number of sessions required varies depending on factors such as tattoo size, ink colors, location, and individual skin characteristics. On average, multiple sessions (usually 6 to 12) spaced 4-8 weeks apart are needed for significant fading or removal. Age of the tattoo, location, size and other factors will affect the treatment plan.
Complete removal cannot be guaranteed for every tattoo. Factors such as ink colors, depth, quality of the tattoo, and individual skin response can impact the final outcome. However, significant fading or removal is often achievable.
Potential side effects include temporary discomfort, redness, swelling, blistering, or changes in skin pigmentation. Serious risks such as scarring or infection are rare but possible.
Results vary, but you might notice changes immediately after treatment, such as fading or slight blistering. However, it takes time for the body to eliminate the fragmented ink particles, so the full effects of each session may take weeks to become apparent.
Certain ink colors, particularly darker ones like black and blue, respond better to laser removal. Lighter colors like yellow, green, or white can be more challenging to remove and may require additional sessions.
Follow the aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner. This might include keeping the treated area clean, applying ointments or creams as directed, avoiding sun exposure, and protecting the area from irritation. You will receive individualized after care instructions at your appointment. You should plan to be out of the beach water, saunas, hot tubs for 1-2 weeks until the skin heals.
Tattoo removal procedures should be performed by trained and experienced professionals. Our clinic offers laser certified Nurse Practitioners providing treatment.