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Just to keep you in the know, we took a look at some of our policies and have upgraded them for efficiency and service. Part of running a business is to constantly take a look at what works, and what doesn’t. We want to do right by each of you and provide exceptional care when you are in our chair! So, take note, all are in effect as of 1/1/23.

Neurotoxin Appointments: The current trend is to charge for toxin treatment "by the area", rather than the unit. I'm not super keen on that concept, though it's a solid business move and I understand why it's hot. We will be sticking with per-unit pricing at RediscoverdU, but minimum number of units per session will be 25 (Botox equivalent units), up from 20. A baby nudge to keep the doors open. So far, there has not been any announcements from manufacturers regarding planned increase in cost like we saw last year...let's keep our fingers crossed!

Time is precious, so let's mutually respect one another's! A valid credit card is required to be on file to hold time for your visit. Think of it as a pinky swear, you'll be there. It doesn't get charged unless changes are made less than 48 hours from a scheduled appointment. Late change or no show will be charged and/or invoiced at $100 per 30 min booked. Bummer for sure, but an empty chair means someone else couldn't come, and drives up overhead. The full policy can be found on our website, and Is part of your booking confirmation as well. No exceptions. If the cc on file fails to run, I’ll send an invoice via QuickBooks that you can pay online—once done, you’ll be free to rebook. Please let me know If you have any questions.

While a standard tox treatment has a 25 unit minimum, dose adjustment appointments do not. We sure try to get It right the first time, but if you need an adjustment tweak It can be done between 2 and 4 weeks from your original session and will be charged per-unit (no freebies). If you go beyond 4 weeks from your original treatment, you'll be asked to wait until your next full session so that we limit unnecessary exposure to medication and don't leave you with weird wear-off patterns that are impossible to predict. No one wants self-induced tox-resistance!

Yes! We offer virtual consultations! If you're not sure what options are best for you after you've taken a look at our website and read our very crafty blog posts, you can totally book a consultation for customized planning! The fee for consult Is $75 for 30 minutes: that gets you the best of my medical specialty brain, and you can ask me anything you'd like! I'm not here to upsell, I simply want to learn about you, your lifestyle, your goals, and what services match your individual style. If I think you're better suited for a service we don't offer at RediscoverdU, I'll tell you that too!

Our HIPAA compliant patient portal keeps all your information safe, and allows you to schedule and reschedule your appointments 24/7 (since we aren’t open every minute of every day, and we have a 48-hour change policy, it’s beneficial to you to adjust on your own to avoid late fees). However, it’s just computer software, and sometimes the algorithm isn't very friendly to sneaking things in. Please do what you can online, as we prefer to tend to YOU when you're in the chair Instead of fussing with the phone... but if you get stuck you can always text the business line and we'll do what we can to find you a spot or reset a password or see if we can tuck you into a hand-crafted spot! 360-994-0565

Want to know more about body contouring?

Wonder if you are a good candidate?

Okay, sure. I was SUPER excited to learn more about this treatment. I mean really—who of us doesn’t have that stubborn area of pooch that we don’t like. And at least for me, as I get older, new collections of the fluffy stuff have arrived and I am NOT happy about it! So, if you are not satisfied with the strength of your core muscles (abdomen); the shape of your buttocks; the tone of your arms or calves…you just might want to learn more!

The EMSCULPT-NEO is a series of non-invasive treatments where a paddle is strapped to the area of interest and non-invasively (it doesn’t poke you) provides lipolysis (breakdown of fat) and enhances muscle tone. It has been approved by the FDA for improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of firmer abdomen; for strengthening, toning and firming of buttocks, inner thighs, saddle bags, calves and arms. This improvement of muscle tone and firmness, for strengthening muscles are also known as “on label” indications…. though other areas may be considered appropriate for treatment.

The most commonly recommended number of treatments for a single area is four—so you guessed it, they’re sold as a package! Each session is typically about 20-30 minutes, with individual sessions separated by 5 to 10 days. Completing a full treatment series is necessary to maximize treatment efficacy and get you where you want to be. You may add on additional treatments, depending on your goals and what you start with. If you clear the questions below, we should meet in person for a consultation where I can answer specific questions (consultation is bookable online). There I can discuss your personal treatment goals and expectations.

Before the treatment, you are not required to do anything special, however, keeping your body well hydrated is strongly recommended. On the day of the treatment, you are asked to wear comfortable clothing, allowing flexibility for correct positioning during the treatment. You will be asked to remove all metallic accessories and electronic devices.

There are certain medical conditions that are no-go’s for this procedure. It is very important to discuss this with your provider honestly—we both want you to be happy you’re your results! Take a minute to see if any of these things apply to you, and if so, let us know!

Absolutely nots:

▪ Metal or electronic implants

▪ Cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, implanted neurostimulators

▪ Drug pumps

▪ Pulmonary insufficiency

▪ Current cancer or malignant tumor

▪ Blood infection or respiratory cavity infection (empyema)

▪ Any chronic or recent sudden inflammatory response

▪ Whole body or local infection such as osteomyelitis or tuberculosis

▪ Currently pregnant?

▪ Surgical procedures w/in 6 months? (muscle contraction may disrupt healing)

If the above describes you, it's probably not your best option.....

We should talk more if you have the following:

▪ Contagious skin disease

▪ Fever/high body temperature

▪ Are you in your post-partum period (w/in 6 weeks post delivery or cesarean in the past 6 mo)?

▪ Are you currently breast-feeding?

▪ Grave’s disease

▪ Hemorrhagic conditions

▪ Heart disorders

▪ Epilepsy

▪ Do you have any areas of the skin which lack normal sensation

Also worth knowing: successful treatment outcome can be affected by smoking or excessive alcohol consumption and eating disorders or on-going medication. While no special diet is required, you are encouraged to eat healthy to help promote and maintain results.

The treatment does not require anesthesia. During the application, you will feel intense muscle contractions and heating sensation in the treated area. The procedure doesn’t require any recovery time. Typically, you can get back to your daily routine right after the treatment.

Pregnancy is contraindicated, and pregnant women cannot undergo the treatment.

As is the case with every heat-based therapy, in rare cases, an occurrence of localized overheating of tissue cannot be excluded. The applicators must be in full contact with the bare skin. I am aware that no therapy can't be performed through clothing.

Part of the treatment includes before and after treatment photographs, measurements and weighing, as this will help for medical evaluation of the results of the treatment. Information will be acquired for medical records and with additional permission might be used for marketing purposes (but you get to say no too!).

The results may vary from person to person and that an exact result cannot be predicted. Completing a full treatment series is necessary to maximize treatment efficacy. It is very unlikely, but it is possible that you will not feel any recognizable result after the procedure. I acknowledge the results may not meet my expectations. Results are not guaranteed.

Gotcha excited, haven’t we! Available on beautiful Bainbridge Island!

Body contouring is NOW right here on Bainbridge Island!

There’s a good chance you have heard of many slimming/firming devices on social media—and you should know my decision to enter this arena was not taken lightly!

After scouring the literature, I finally decided the EMSCULPT NEO belonged in my practice! I’m scientifically driven. And let me tell you, there are MANY studies on this device that support fat reduction of 30%, and increased muscle by 25% (of course, all on average, because none of us comes to the table with exactly the same plate!). Sculpting and enhancement of areas such as your abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms and/or calves are all possible (with super specialized love handle and bra roll treatment coming soon)! This particular technology is incredibly innovative – allowing simultaneous treatment directed at both muscle and fat in the same session to impressively change the tone and appearance of the target area in one fell swoop! EMSCULPT NEO works with dual technology: radio frequency to liquify and reduce fat/stimulate collagen—AND simultaneous High Frequency Electro-Magnetic contraction (HIFEM) to stimulate muscle stress growth factors encouraging increased muscle tone in the treatment area. With optimized energy in an amazingly short period of time, you can see better results and improved confidence for less cost than with some other devices (blah, blah, blah, nothing is guaranteed—but come talk to me and I’ll give you my professional expectation chat).

I’ve considered body contouring for years—but was always hesitant because of the variable outcomes with other devices. This one has been on the market for a couple of years now with VERY CONSISTENT RESULTS. AND, it’s 30 min of your life, once a week for about 4 weeks (dependent on your body and your goals, the number of treatments per area can vary, but you can also treat more than one area on the same day!). We can cram it together quicker, but there are more rules for you to follow—it isn’t just US, this is a team effort! No other device currently offers both fat loss and muscle building at the same time. And other devices do have some rare, but unacceptable potential side effects that I was very interested in avoiding.

At RediscoverdU we simply want a natural enhancement of your already present gorgeousness. That includes supporting your confidence both inside and out. This is NOT a replacement for healthy choices—we still want you to eat healthy, drink adequate water, moisturize and use SPF (duh)! This machine is a perfect fit with our philosophy because when you look good, you feel better and YOU DO MORE! Life is short, so bring it on! I look to this a motivating kick in the keester to keep us wanting to make healthy choices.

One of my favorite features of Emsculpt Neo is the muscle building component. When you strengthen muscle by crazy mechanical repetition (think 20,000 sit ups in a minute with no effort) you not only build new fibers and increase the density of the muscle fibers you already have, but you also increase your metabolism (and who doesn’t need that as we get older?)! It has also been suggested that inflammation is reduced and sleep can be improved as well. When you strengthen muscles above and below, you also support a joint. This machine can decrease belly fat on the outside AND that which surrounds your organs. I’m personally particularly interested in improving my abdominal and buttock strength to support my spine and balance (especially after my rear-end accident in 2021; so ask me what I think when you see me!)

Bottom line who doesn’t want their body to both look and feel better?

Emsculpt Neo

Requires consultation/initial treatment visit—for appropriateness, goal setting, photos and treatment.

Common independent treatment areas: Abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, inner thigh, outer thigh

Anticipate: 4+ treatments per area (variability based on anatomy and goals)

Treatment duration approximately 30 min per session, spaced 4-7 days apart

Maintenance session 1-2 x year after at goal

Does not replace healthy lifestyle—but a BEAUTIFUL adjunct!

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