Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment FAQS:
What is a Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment?
A Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment is a visit type that allows our medical providers to examine your legs, make a recommendation about the best cosmetic options, and perform your first cosmetic treatment; all in the same visit.
This type of visit offers an efficient way of making sure you’re signing up for the right procedure and allows you to get answers to any questions/concerns you may have. Importantly, this visit type allows your first treatment to be performed the very same day.
Most commonly our medical providers end up recommending cosmetic sclerotherapy or cosmetic laser, and we move forwards with your first procedure without delay. Occasionally we identify people who may be better served with alternate procedures (eg. phlebectomy), or require more extensive diagnostic work-up. If this applies then we typically coordinate these services on a future date, as scheduling allows.
A Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment is a quick easy way to assess your options, and determine if cosmetic treatment is a good fit for you.
If sclerotherapy or laser is recommended, can I get the treatment the same day?
If your appointment is set up as a Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment we allocate enough time for our medical provider to perform the initial cosmetic consultation and perform the first cosmetic treatment.
I’m really on the fence about “same day treatment”, what are my other options?
Some people prefer the option of getting a free Cosmetic Consultation well prior making the determination whether they want to proceed with cosmetic treatment. We get it! If this applies to you, you’ll probably be well served with our brief free Cosmetic Consultation (consultation only). This visit type will give you the opportunity to explore your options, without any expectation of moving forwards with cosmetic treatment on the same day.
Do I get an ultrasound test as part of a Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment?
No, our free Cosmetic Consultations with Same Day Treatment do not involve ultrasound, or any form of diagnostic imaging.
What should I expect at the time of my Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment?
The basic structure of a Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment is as follows:
1. You sign a one-page HIPAA form / general consent form
2. We provide you with our cosmetic treatment consent forms for you to review
3. You’ll be escorted to a private consultation room
4. You’ll be offered the option of changing into loose fitting examination shorts (optional)
5. The Vascular Solutions Medical Provider examines your legs
6. The Vascular Solutions Medical Provider reviews your options and answers any questions you may have
7. Assuming you agree with the plan you’ll get your first cosmetic vein treatment and be on your way to better looking legs!
What do I need to do prior to my Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment?
We recommend that you show up 10 minutes prior to your appointment to sign the HIPAA form/General consent form and review the cosmetic treatment consent forms. We also recommend that you not apply any artificial tanning products that may obscure the providers view of smaller leg veins.
How long will the Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment take?
Our Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment visits typically take about an hour.
How do I set up a Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment?
You can request a cosmetic consultation with Same Day Treatment in one of several ways:
1. Call our front desk / scheduling team: 704-544-7535
2. Email an appointment request: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Click on this link: Request appointment, which will take you to our online appointment scheduling portal.
A Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day treatment sounds great, but don’t I need an ultrasound?
This is a common question. Current guidelines recommend that ultrasound only be used if you have leg symptoms (eg. pain, aching, leg heaviness, early leg fatigue, leg restlessness or cramping), or if you have visible evidence of advanced vein problems (progressive skin discoloration, skin thickening above the ankle, skin wounds above the ankle).
If you have small leg veins (eg. spider veins) that are bothering you cosmetically, and you don’t have any leg symptoms, then it’s entirely reasonable to skip the ultrasound. This saves your time and money, and avoids performing a test that’s not going to change management. In this situation a Cosmetic Consultation with Same Day Treatment is a great option.
My concerns are mainly cosmetic, but I’m also having leg symptoms, is this a good visit type for me?
If you’re having anything more than very mild or very infrequent leg symptoms then you’re probably going to be better served (and more satisfied) with a comprehensive New Patient evaluation. This will allow us to fully evaluate the underlying vein anatomy and present you with the full range of treatment options.
As Charlotte’s premier center for vein treatment our team at Vascular Solutions is dedicated to getting you the best results.
We look forward to seeing you soon.