Frequently Asked Questions.
Why choose Melamed Weight & Wellness?
We pride ourselves on the custom treatment plans we develop for our patients’ and their unique cosmetic goals. We always review previous and current medical needs, and we’re careful to accommodate budgets and schedule requirements. The combination of our cutting-edge tools and expert staff members yields truly stunning results.
Our experienced staff will walk you through your treatment options—including the capabilities and limitations of each—so together we can achieve your desired outcome. It’s our goal to ensure that you actively participate in your treatment plan, so you feel confident, at ease, and understand what to expect. Whether it’s your first cosmetic treatment or you’ve done it before, it’s important to us that you walk away feeling satisfied and safe.
Below, we answer your questions about Botox, weight loss, vitamins & supplements, medications and diets.
When should I start getting Botox treatments?
Some patients start Botox treatments around 30 years old, while others begin treatments in their 20s. Benefits from preventative Botox can be seen as early as 25 years old.
If you want to prevent lines from becoming deeper and more visible, we recommend starting Botox treatments when you first notice them. If deep or persistent lines have already formed, we recommend Botox treatments in order to diminish their appearance and halt their progression.
If I get a Botox treatment, do I have to keep getting them or can I stop after one treatment?
No, you don’t have to keep getting Botox treatments. However we do recommend considering your long-term aesthetic goals when making this decision. The effects of each treatment last approximately 3 months and slowly fade over time. In our experience, people tend to continue them on a regular basis once they see the positive results.
Do Botox treatments hurt?
Botox treatments typically yield a small level of discomfort. We encourage you to choose a provider who not only has many years of experience, but who also has a delicate and precise technique that will minimize or eliminate your discomfort entirely.
I’ve been wanting to enhance my lips, but I’m afraid it’ll look overdone or distorted. How do I know if lip enhancements are right for me?
It’s critical to have a highly trained and experienced injector. With experienced staff on your cosmetic team, your results will be natural and unsuspecting. Keep in mind there can be swelling and/or slight bruising, so we always suggest scheduling the treatment when your calendar is less busy.
I’m beginning to notice signs of aging on my face. What are my options and how much do they cost?
At around 30 years old, we begin to experience changes to our facial structure. We lose fullness, our skin’s color and texture quality decrease, and our bones begin to thin. However everyone ages differently and will experience these changes in different ways. Our treatments can help slow down the aging process and restore or maintain a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Since each person’s treatment plan varies, the only way to receive a treatment plan and price breakdown is by booking a free consultation visit with us. During this visit we’ll discuss all of your treatment options, answer all of your questions, and provide an exact price for the services we recommend. It’s our goal to develop a treatment plan that will fit your aesthetic goals as well as your budget.
I’m seeing brown spots on my face, neck, and chest, and they seem to be getting darker. Can you remove these?
Yes! We treat what are known as sunspots with state-of-the-art lights and lasers every day. We see significant improvement in as little as 1 treatment, but they often require periodic treatments to maintain results.
I feel like I look a lot older than my friends. Why is that and what can I do to look as good as I feel?
Everyone ages differently, and there are a lot of factors to consider. One of the most significant factors is the amount of time spent in the sun. Other things, such as smoking, stress, heredity, and lifestyle, also affect the aging process. We offer several treatment plans that will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and youthful.
When starting the treatment process, we often address the color and texture of your skin first. After that we look at volume loss in the face, as well as lines and wrinkles. These can be softened with a careful selection of what are known as fillers and Botox. We are happy to recommend the best treatment plan for you, just give us a call and book your free consultation.
My workplace has become very competitive, and I need to look younger. The thing is I have to go to work every day and can’t afford to take time off. What can I do?
We have treatment plans that let you return to work quickly, and in some cases the very same day. We’ll work with your schedule so you can maintain your competitive edge.
When should I start getting chemical peels, and can I go to work the next day?
Many people start receiving chemical peel treatments when they’re teenagers to help with acne. For others, you can benefit from chemical peels as early as 18 years old.
By choosing the right chemical with the right strength and applying it over an optimal number of treatments, we can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire without interfering with your schedule. And yes, we also have chemical peels available should you need to look your best the very next day.
I’m looking for a facial treatment plan that addresses the aging process slowly and more naturally. Can you help?
Definitely. One of the most amazing products currently available is Sculptra Aesthetic. Treatments with this product differ from other dermal fillers because it restores your facial volume and improves your skin structure by slowly stimulating production of your existing collagen over several months.
Results from this product last longer than other hyaluronic fillers by up to 2 years! It’s known as “the secret”—the perfect treatment for someone who wants a younger appearance without others knowing.
Why am I always hungry?
What causes hunger?
I only need to lose a few pounds. Do I really need to get testing and be on a weight loss medication?
When is medical weight loss needed?
I’m obese, and I feel like it’s my fault. Is that true?
Why bother with diets, medications, and other things that take so long to work? Why shouldn’t I just try bariatric surgery and be done?
I eat right, but I don’t feel “fit.” It must be my metabolism. Can you check for that?
Can hormone imbalances cause weight gain?
What’s the best exercise for losing weight?
Can poor sleep cause weight gain?
Can stress make me gain weight?
How do I know if the number on my scale reflects fat loss or water loss?
What causes belly fat in women?
What is the difference between BMI (body mass index) and body composition?
Is inflammation bad?
Vitamins & Supplements
What are the best supplements for inflammation?
What are the best supplements for muscle cramps?
What are the best supplements for sleep?
What are the best supplements for joint health?
Do joint supplements really work?
What are the benefits of vitamin D?
What are the symptoms of low vitamin D?
Do probiotics do more than promote a healthy gut?
They’ve even been shown to help reduce upper respiratory infections and protect against oxidative stress caused by over-exercise. Studies also show certain healthy bacteria found in the stomach and intestines are directly related to neural function, mood, and behavior, alleviating anxiety, stress, and depression.
It’s important to understand what probiotics are best before you start any particular type of product. Different types of probiotics are used for different health issues. See our nutritionist to learn more about how the use of probiotics can benefit your health.