CARE ADVANTAGE MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Care Advantage and some of the MedSpa services and wellness treatments we provide.
If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please use the contact us page.
Why are costs for medspa treatments and services not listed?
Care Advantage believes it is best to share costs of your treatment in your consultation after you receive an evalation. This way we can set expectations and create a personalized treatment option specific for you.
Are my treatments covered under insurance?
Some treatments are covered under insurance and will be discussed during your consultation. Care Advantage accepts Care Credit and Medical Flexibile Spending Accounts, as well as all major credit cards, checks, and cash.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, due to COVID-19 all services are by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted. You may contact us at 321.362.6267 to make an appointment or you may fill out the general inquiry form on our contact page.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
A 24-hour cancellation notices applies for all appointments. A $25.00 fee will be charged to the customer's credit card or to next treatment if not given the required notice.
What if I have an adverse reaction to a procedure or treatment?
If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911. Otherwise, please contact us immediately at 321.362.6267 so we can discuss any concerns you may be having.
Is IV Therapy Safe?
Care Advantage provides a clean, safe, sterile and comfortable environment while administering these highly-beneficial treatments. We use the same fluids, medications, and equipment that is used in hospitals and emergency rooms.
Does IV Therapy Hurt?
Care Advantage only staffs well-trained nurses and paramedics. Most patients barely notice anything and at most feel a small pinch.
Are there any side effects to IV treatments?
Side effects are usually minor. Potential side effects may include minor bleeding from the injection site, bruising and mild soreness. These symptoms can be avoided by holding direct pressure after removal of the IV. Far less common side effects may include infection and anaphylaxis, a very rare allergic reaction. Our highly-trained medical professionals are experienced in diagnosing and treating any and all side effects.
What type of results can I expect with Shockwave Therapy?
Most patients experience benefits only after one or two treatments and there is no downtime after the procedure. 91% of patients report being pain-free and reduced pain after treatment. Others report increased mobility and improvement of quality-of-life.
How many Shockwave treatments are necessary for maximum effect?
The number of sessions depends on the condition being treated. Typically for pain treatments 3 to 5 treatments are sufficient for pain relief. Other treatments like cellulite smoothing and skin tightening treatments may take more sessions to be fully effective. Each treatment session roughly takes between 10 and 20 minutes depending on the condition being treated.
Are there any side effects to Shockwave Therapy?
There are no side effects some patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days or during the procedure but there is no downtime of work or all other activities.
Who is a good candidate for Shockwave Therapy?
Most anyone is a good candidate for shockwave treatments however, if you were pregnant have a pacemaker or current cancer patient you are not eligible for this treatment.
What kind of side effects can I expect from Plasma Fibroblast?
As with most cosmetic procedures, patients are likely to experience some minor side effects in the first five to ten days after treatment. There will be some tiny brown marks in the treatment area. This is the result of scabbing and will flake away over a week or so, exposing a pink layer of healthy new skin. Some swelling may occur three to five days after, especially with eyelid treatment. There is no damage to surrounding areas or deeper skin layers. To avoid sides effects, follow the aftercare instruction given to you by your medical professional.
Is skin tightening treatment painful?
Plasma Fibroblast is a relatively safe treatment, particularly when compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures. An aesthetic numbing cream is applied to the area being treated prior to the procedure to minimize swelling, bruising, and pain.
What is the length of Plasma Fibroblast treatment?
Depending on the area being treated, the treatment itself could last 15-20 minutes. The larger the area treated, the longer the treatment time. The aesthetic numbing cream will be applied prior to treatment and can take 35-45 minutes to take affect.
Are bioidentical hormones safer than traditional synthetic hormones?
Yes, a variety of research shows that bioidentical hormones have little in common with the side effects of synthetic hormones. There is a large body of evidence that supports the safety of natural bioidentical hormones and their association with lowering a patient’s baseline risks for breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Other research has found that bioidentical hormones have favorable action on blood vessels and decreasing the risk of dementia.
What are the long term benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
There are both short term and long term benefits. Natural hormone therapy helps men and women reduce the risks of many of the diseases associated with aging, including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and senility.