Most frequently asked questions


A consultation is $90. That charge is then applied as a credit (down payment) towards any product of service. We like to think of it as a gift card to yourself!

  • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to appointment to complete paperwork. The paperwork is also available on our website  under forms.
  • Prepare a list of all your prescription medications as well as over the counter meds like allergy medications, aspirin, herbal supplements and fish oil
  • Please prepare a list of all previous surgical procedures
  • Please be prepared to complete a medical history form for both past and present conditions
  • Please note any allergies including food, medication or latex

No, most treatments both surgical and non-surgical require specific body measurements that are obtained during an in-person visit

You can call our main office number. In addition you can go to the contact us section of this website and send us an email.

Long term data shows that patients with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above have an increased risk of wound healing. Therefore, unless there are special circumstances you must be a BMI of 30 or below

Smoking has a detrimental effect on wound healing so Dr. Peterson will require you to be non smoking for one month prior to and through recovery of any surgical procedure.  This includes any nicotine product (gum, patches) as well as vaping, marijuana and second hand smoke.

The length of time will vary depending on the surgery. In most cases anywhere from 5-14 days and then limitations on lifting and exercise which will usually be 2 months.

The length of time will vary depending on the procedure but the typical recovery concern would be potential bruising. This risk can be minimized by discussing any medications that you take prior to your procedure with us.

We have very specific post surgery instructions for management of incision lines. While any surgery will create some type of scar, we are very aware of the need for incision line management and make it part of any procedure.

We ask surgical patients to wait 30 days post surgery prior to airline travel. Vehicle travel is fine.

We accept cash or check, money order, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit. There are also third party financing companies that we partner with to make your goals a reality.

Med Spa

Both products are both classified as endotoxins which means they are injected into muscle to prevent contraction.  They are simply competitive products made by different companies.

Those stubborn lines on our forehead, crow’s feet around our eyes and the (1,2,3) lines between our eyebrows are all because when we make facial expressions it’s like folding a piece of paper over and over. Endotoxin helps prevent the muscle contraction that creates these lines.

Most patients report that 3 months is when they notice its time to see Dr. Peterson.  High activity levels (long distance runners) may have a shorter duration

The idea behind filler is to create volume. Most fillers are HA (hyaluronic acid) which is naturally occurring in the body and will ultimately break down and be absorbed back into the body.

There are multiple filler products available on the market and each product has its own best practice location. During a consultation, Dr. Peterson and spa staff will evaluate and make recommendations based on your concerns and budget

Fillers will last 6-12 months or more depending on the location of the injection.

We offer 1ml syringe product only.

While it is always a possibility, we try to minimize risk . We will evaluate any medications (for example, aspirin or nonsteroidal like ibuprofen) or any foods or herbal supplements that may increase the risk of bruising and ask they be discontinued for a week. These include green tea, fish oil, ginger, ginkgo and ginseng.

There are no studies available for either endotoxin or HA fillers on pregnant/nursing patients. So with an abundance of caution, we do not treat while pregnant or nursing.

The best patient for laser hair removal will be one with light skin and dark hair.  During a consultation Dr. Peterson will evaluate your skin type and review any medications. The setting for the laser treatment will be customized to you.

Each treatment will usually result in about a 25-30% reduction in hair follicles. you can continue to minimize hair but it is never zero.

We offer multiple choices for minimizing any discomfort. These include numbing medication placed on skin prior to treatment, ice packs or Frozen C cryotherapy.


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