FAQ Skybalance Med Sap


What is PRP?


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood that can be used to trigger a healing response. It was initially developed in the 1970s and has been used since the mid-1990s to aid bone healing after spinal injury and soft tissue recovery following plastic surgery. More recently, PRP has become popular for healing sports injuries and for cosmetic procedures to increase collagen and improve skin tone. Recent studies have also shown PRP treatment can stimulate stem cells for hair re-growth on the scalp.


What should I expect after PRP injection?


Following PRP treatment, an “achy” soreness may be felt near the area of injection. This soreness is a positive sign that a healing response has been set in motion. This effect typically lasts 1-2 days and gradually decreases as healing and tissue repair occurs. It is important that anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin be avoided following PRP treatments. These medicines may block the effects of the intended healing response facilitated by the injection itself. It is acceptable to use Tylenol and apply ice as needed. Most patients will be permitted to resume normal day-to-day activities and light exercise following injection. It is suggested that patients avoid strenuous lifting or high-level exercise for 1-2 days after the injection.


As with any injection, bruising may occur. It is best to plan PRP beauty treatments at least 7-10 days prior to any special events.


This treatment is not a “quick fix” and is designed to promote long-term tissue regeneration. The growth of new collagen may take up to six months and best results are seen with multiple treatments. Most patients see best results when they perform a series of 3 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals.


Is PRP Treatment Safe?


Research and clinical data show that PRP injections are extremely safe, with minimal risk for any adverse reaction or complication when administered by a fully trained physician. There is little chance for rejection or allergic reaction because the substance is autologous.


Who should not have PRP treatment?


To undergo PRP therapy, you should be in general good health and have realistic expectations of the outcome. Most people are suitable candidates for PRP therapy. Individuals with platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic infections and chronic liver pathology are not suitable candidates for PRP therapy. Those undergoing anti-coagulant therapy are also not suitable candidates. Smoking interferes with the growth factors and tissue healing. If you smoke, you will not experience the full benefit of PRP treatment.


How can I maximize the results of PRP?


There are several nutrients and cofactors necessary for optimal healing and health. The ideal way to get the nutrients you need for optimal health and a radiant complexion is eating a whole-foods diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and quality sources of essential fatty acids and protein. Targeted vitamin, mineral and nutrient supplementation can also be beneficial, especially if you are under chronic stress or exposed to high levels of air pollution, second-hand smoke, or other harmful chemicals. Other factors that have an important impact on the health of your skin include adequate sleep, hydration, and exercise.

IV nutrient therapy

Why give IV nutrient therapy?


IV nutrient therapy is a way of bypassing the GI tract and bringing vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the bloodstream. There are many conditions where the body is so depleted, that oral supplementation is insufficient. This is especially beneficial for malabsorption conditions such as IBS, IBD, gastritis and ulcers. IV nutrient therapy is also beneficial for boosting immune function and post-operative wound healing.


Are there any contra-indications to IV therapy?


While most people can safely tolerate IV nutrient therapy, conditions such as kidney or heart disease and high blood pressure are contra-indicated. There is also a rare possibility of an allergic reaction to a nutrient. For this reason, a comprehensive history, physical exam with laboratory tests are completed prior to IV treatment.


CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions


Am I a good candidate?


Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.


How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?


The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.


How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?


We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.



What does it feel like?


As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.


Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?


The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.


Are there any side effects?


During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.


Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?


Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.


When will I see results?


You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.


Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?


No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.


What happens if I gain weight down the road?


Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.1


Do you accept insurance?


Nearly all of our procedures are cosmetic and elective, hence we do not accept medical health insurance at our facility.


Vein Treatment

What Causes Varicose and Spider Veins?


The main reason why you may be noticing that you are developing spider or varicose veins is often a genetic predisposition or a hereditary trait that weakens your vein walls and valves, with a 60-80% chance of someone in your family having the same venous disorder. In addition, conditions such as a sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy or birth control, obesity, aging or long periods of inactivity during your day to day life can cause or accelerate the disease.


How Many Treatments Will I Need?


Each patient’s individual treatment needs are different. Treatment will depend on the number, size and location of the failing veins, as well as how fast you heal, and the level of cosmetic results you desire. After an initial consultation, we can give you a rough estimate of the number of treatments you will need.


Can I Seek Treatment if I am Pregnant?


If you have recently birthed a child, then you may be eligible for treatment, but we do not recommend venous treatment for pregnant women.


Can a Laser Be Used for Veins in the Leg?


If you have recently birthed a child, then you may be eligible for treatment, but we do not recommend venous treatment for pregnant women.Lasers are used to treat veins within the outer fascia of the skin, but do not deliver consistent or satisfactory results for spider veins in the legs. Sclerotherapy remains the most optimal way to remove spider veins, but this can be combined with skin laser therapy known as Endolaser (EVLA, EVLT) or endovenous laser ablation treatment that will enhance the results of laser therapy.


Are Spider and Varicose Veins a Condition that Only Affects Women?


Women are up to twenty times more likely to suffer from varicose or spider veins in their life time, but when men develop the condition, it is often far more painful. Traditionally, only surgical procedures such as ligation and stripping were available as treatment options, but as newer, less invasive procedures, such as Endovenous Laser Ablation, have been made possible, more men are seeking treatment for venous conditions.


Once Treated, Will Varicose Veins Reappear?


We cannot treat your genetic predisposition to develop varicose or spider veins so that new veins may reappear in the same area or other areas. Usually, a touch-up treatment to remove new veins will be needed every 1-3 years.


Will My Varicose or Spider Veins Disappear After One Treatment?


Spider veins are more difficult to treat than varicose veins, so more than one treatment is required for you to see the desired results. When seeking sclerotherapy, we offer a discount that you can use at any point in order to have your spider veins treated. This means that if your spider veins come back, then you can resume treatment at your will.


Do My Vein Treatments Need to Follow a Schedule?


No. You can be treated for your spider or varicose veins on a schedule that suits you. However, if you are a patient from out of town, then we can set up the appointment schedule that will allow you to maximize the time you have at our clinic. We recommend an intensive treatment schedule when possible so that you see the most optimal results straight away, reducing the chances of requiring additional treatments in the future.


When Should I Seek Varicose Vein Treatment?


Venous disease is progressive, which means that as time goes by, your condition will worsen. Without treatment, your veins will get worse and increase the chance of you requiring additional treatments. We advise that our patients seek treatment as soon as possible after developing spider or varicose veins. Given that you often require multiple treatments, the sooner you begin treating them, the more effective the results will be. You will also enjoy fewer complications and faster healing time.


Will My Insurance Reimburse Me?


Venous disease is progressive, which means that as time goes by, your condition will worsen. Without treatment, your veins will get worse and increase the chance of you requiring additional treatments. We advise that our patients seek treatment as soon as possible after developing spider or varicose veins. Given that you often require multiple treatments, the sooner you begin treating them, the more effective the results will be. You will also enjoy fewer complications and faster healing time.


How Many Treatments Does it Take to Get Rid of Varicose Veins?


Endovenous laser ablation (Endolaser, EVLT) is the most effective treatment for varicose veins, often requiring only one treatment in order for them to disappear. However, you may need several treatments in order to take care of the additional smaller spider veins that may be present.


Botox treatment

How does Botox treatment work, and what are its benefits in Schaumburg?


To put it simply, Botox makes it so that the muscle it is injected into cannot contract. This causes wrinkles and fine lines to soften and smooth out.

What is Restylane, and how does it rejuvenate the skin in Schaumburg?


In a Restylane treatment, a natural substance called hyaluronic acid is injected under the surface of the skin. This substance smooths out wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment requires very little aftercare and can last for over 6 months.


What is Emsculpt, and how can it help with body contouring in Schaumburg?


Emsculpt uses an FDA-cleared technique utilizing a specific type of magnetic field to non-invasively sculpt the body. Unlike other aesthetic treatments which mainly focus on eliminating fat, Emsculpt also focuses on strengthening and building muscle. This leaves patients with healthier, more shapely physiques.

Facial Services

What services does your med spa in Schaumburg offer?


Our med spa in Schaumburg offers Coolsculpting, Botox, and Fillers, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, Laser treatments, EMSCULPT®, DiamondGlow®, Hair Restoration, Vein Therapy, and IV Therapy.


How does Dermaplaning contribute to skin health in Schaumburg?


Dermaplaning helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars and other imperfections by gently shaving off the topmost layer of skin. Some people get this minimally invasive procedure done to get rid of unwanted hairs or to uncover a younger-looking layer of skin. Dermaplaning can offer essentially a clean slate for your skin, by getting rid of old skin cells.