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Microneedling – What it is and How much it costs

Microneedling treatment
Microneedling – What it is and How much it costs What is microneedling? Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny needles. The small wounds cause the body to make more collagen and elastin to improve the appearance of the skin for a more youthful look. Is microneedling painful?...

LASIK – What it is and How much it costs

Lasik surgery
LASIK – What it is and How much it costs What is lasik? Lasik – laser in-situ keratomileusis – is laser vision corrective surgery. What is lasik used for? Lasik is used to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (imperfect curvature of the eye’s cornea or...

Fillers – What it is and How much it costs

Facial fillers
Fillers – What it is and How much it costs What are fillers? Fillers are injectable gel-like substances – commonly containing hyaluronic acid. What do fillers do? Fillers are injected below the skin to raise it and smooth out wrinkles for a more youthful look. How long do fillers last? Most fillers last...

Botox – What it is and How much it costs

Botox injections
Botox – What it is and How much it costs What is Botox? Botox comes from a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that has been purified for use as a treatment. What does Botox do? Botox paralyzes the muscles in the area of the body where it is injected. How long does Botox last? The effects...

Mammogram – What it is and How much it costs

Mammogram – What it is and How much it costs What is a mammogram? A mammogram is an imaging technique that uses low-energy x-rays to examine each breast for possible cancer. The breast is placed on a level surface of the mammogram machine and briefly squeezed between two paddles for a few seconds. Some...

Health Insurance Injustices

Health insurance industry abuses

Bert Vorstman, MD and Leah Houston, MD

Health Insurance Injustices Health insurance injustices suffered by patients, employers and physicians at the hands of the domineering health insurance industry are discussed in our podcast attached below. What are health insurance injustices? Health insurance injustices are abuses of power that...

Ultrasound – What it is and How much it costs

Ultrasound – What it is and How much it costs What is an ultrasound scan? An ultrasound (sonogram) scan is an imaging method that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. How long does an ultrasound take? A typical ultrasound study takes about 30 minutes or so. Some water...