Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CONSULTATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

What can I expect at my consultation?
During your consultation, Jenine, Chris, or Laura will discuss your aesthetic goals, concerns and current skincare routine. From there, they will create a custom treatment plan specifically targeting your areas of concern.

Do I NEED a consultation? I’ve received this treatment before!
Yes! Every new patient is required to meet one-on-one with our providers to create a customized treatment plan. It helps us get to know each other!

How much does a consultation cost?
Consultations with Jenine, Chris, and Laura are free!

How much do treatments cost?
You will receive customized pricing information for all appropriate treatments and skincare during your consultation as part of your treatment plan.

How far in advance do I need to book my appointment?
While our schedule varies, we are currently booking 4-6 weeks out.

Is that really your first available appointment?!
Yes! We appreciate your patience. Good things come to those who wait.

Do you accept Care Credit?
Yes!

Will my insurance cover this?
We do not accept insurance for any service at Sirena Medical Aesthetics.

How can I pay for my service?
We accept cash, all major credit cards, and Care Credit. We do not accept checks at the time of service. Check payments must be pre-paid a week prior to treatment.

INJECTABLES

What is Botox/Dysport/Xeomin?
Botox and Dysport are both types of botulinum toxin injections. When injected directly into muscles they provide a smoothing effect on moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles.

How long does it last?
The effects from Botox/Dysport will last approximately three to six months. As the muscle movement gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear. That’s when you know the area needs to be treated again.

What is a dermal filler?


What fillers do you carry?
We carry Restylane, Juvederm, Bellafill, and Radiesse dermal fillers.

How long does filler last?
There is a vast array of dermal fillers can last between 6 months to 5 years. Based on your goals, budget, and medical history, Jenine will help you choose the dermal filler that is best for you.

What is the difference between Botox and filler?
The primary difference between the two is that Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Botox is the better choice for dynamic wrinkles that occur when the face is in motion or making expression, as it will reduce their motion and visibility. Facial fillers, however, replace volume that is lost through the aging process by plumping and lifting the skin.

Can I go back to work after my injection? Will I be bruised?
There is always a chance of slight bruising for up to two weeks after an injection. Following your post-care instructions and using topical or capsule-form arnica can help with bruising.

What is a “Liquid Face-Lift”?

HALO/BBL - LASER TREATMENTS

What is the difference between HALO and BBL?
Why should I pick one treatment over the other? Can I do both? How many treatments will I need to see results?
How long do results last? Do I need maintenance treatments? What is the downtime?
Does it hurt?

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Is laser hair removal permanent?
No, but laser hair removal will cause hair reduction. You can expect finer, lighter hair.
How many treatments will I need?
You will generally need 4-8 treatments. It’s possible you will need future maintenance treatments.

COOLSCULPTING


What makes me a good candidate for Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting is specially designed for those who wants to remove unwanted fat in targeted areas. Good candidates have noticeable, pinchable bulges that have been resistant to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is not for everyone! You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. It is not a weight loss program. In fact, most patients do not lose weight after Coolsculpting.

How long does the treatment take?
The length of your CoolSculpting appointment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during the visit. Each treatment ranges from 35 to 75 minutes. Most patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit.

What areas can I treat?
In the United States, CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm.

Where does the fat go?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body.

What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. The area generally goes numb within 10 minutes of treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment. After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are able to return to normal activities following their appointment.

When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

DR. JOHN C LEE MD, FACS

How much does a consultation cost?
Cosmetic consultations are always free.

Can I see Before and After pictures of Dr. Lee’s work?
Our consultations are designed to be as informative as possible! As part of your consultation, you will have the chance to speak with Dr. Lee about the procedures you are interested in, ask questions, see before and after photos, and receive financial information.

What procedures does Dr. Lee do?
Dr. Lee performs many aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries both in the office and in the operating room. Common procedures include skin cancer excision, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty (“nose job”), and liposuction.

What insurance companies do you work with? Will my procedure be covered?
Insurance coverage depends on the procedure. Please call our office for any specific insurance questions!

What hospitals does Dr. Lee operate in?
Dr. Lee operates at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, CT and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. He will also operate at Pequot Surgical Center in Groton, CT and Middlesex Surgical Center in Middletown, CT.

What is included in the price of surgery?
The cosmetic surgery fee includes your consultation, procedure, complication insurance, post-operative care appointments, and scar treatment.