Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

We do not take insurance and here is why. 

We believe this gives us the ability to work with even greater autonomy to provide you with the care you need and deserve instead of what insurance says you may or may not need.

Can I use as HSA or FSA card for services?

If you have HSA or FSA accounts, you can contact your account provider to see if you are able to use these accounts for your wellness services.

How does aging affect skin?

Did you know men and women start to lose the ability to replenish collaged by about 1% per year starting around age 25? And that by around age 40, collagen is no longer producing naturally? This leads to one of the hallmark signs associated with visibility aging, wrinkles.

Let’s face it, skin changes happen as we age. At Vibrance Medspa we offer professional skin care products from PCA Skin and Elta MD. We can combine these with our professional services to create a personalized skin care routine that enhances your natural beauty and boosts self-confidence.

How can using professional skin care products help me?

Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is a powerful ingredient in anti-aging skin care. It works by stimulating collagen production, promoting skin cell turnover, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Using high-quality retinol-based products consistently can help improve skin texture, elasticity, and overall firmness.

Discoloration serums are specifically formulated to target uneven skin tone and help reduce the appearance of dark spots. These serums often contain ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin, promote cell turnover, and inhibit the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin coloration.

Hyperpigmentation refers to the darkening of specific areas of the skin, which can be caused by various factors like sun damage, hormonal changes, or acne scars. Good quality skin care products can include treatments like brightening creams or serums that contain ingredients like kojic acid, licorice extract, or arbutin. These ingredients work by inhibiting the production of melanin, leading to a reduction in hyperpigmentation.

Melasma is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that occurs due to hormonal changes, often resulting from pregnancy or birth control pills. A good quality skin care routine can incorporate products containing ingredients like azelaic acid or hydroquinone, which help fade melasma spots and prevent their recurrence.

In summary, good quality skin care products and a well-established skin care routine can effectively address skin concerns like discoloration, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and signs of aging. They can help achieve a more even skin tone, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and enhance the overall youthfulness and radiance of the skin.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone in men?

Did you know testosterone levels in men start to gradually decline by about 1% per year starting somewhere between age 30-40?

The most common symptoms of low testosterone in men may include:

  1. Reduced sex drive or libido
  2. Erectile dysfunction or difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection
  3. Fatigue or decreased energy levels
  4. Decreased muscle mass and strength
  5. Increased body fat or weight gain
  6. Mood changes, such as depression, irritability, or decreased motivation
  7. Decreased facial and body hair growth
  8. Reduced bone density or osteoporosis
  9. Difficulty concentrating or memory problems
What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

While testosterone deficiency is less common in women compared to men, the symptoms of low testosterone in women may involve:

  1. Decreased sex drive or libido
  2. Fatigue or decreased energy levels
  3. Reduced muscle mass and strength
  4. Mood changes, such as mood swings, irritability, or depression
  5. Vaginal dryness or discomfort during intercourse
  6. Hot flashes or night sweats
  7. Increased body fat or weight gain
  8. Decreased bone density
  9. Disturbed sleep patterns
  10. Wrinkles and thinning skin

It is important to note that these symptoms may overlap with other medical conditions and hormone imbalances.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause is a normal process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, with an average age of around 51. During menopause, a woman’s ovaries gradually stop producing eggs and her hormone levels, particularly estrogen and progesterone, decline. 

Common symptoms of menopause include:

  1. Weight gain
  2. Fatigue or decreased energy levels
  3. Brain fog and changes in memory or concentration
  4. Mood changes, such as mood swings, irritability, or depression
  5. Vaginal dryness or discomfort during intercourse
  6. Hot flashes or night sweats
  7. Changes in arousal or desire
  8. Decreased bone density
  9. Disturbed sleep patterns
  10. Changes in urinary function such as urgency to urinate, urinary incontinence, or urinary tract infections

It is important to note that these symptoms may overlap with other medical conditions and hormone imbalances.

There are various treatment options available to manage the symptoms of menopause, including hormone therapy and lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and stress reduction, can also help alleviate menopausal symptoms.

It’s important for women to consult with their healthcare provider to discuss their symptoms and determine the best course of treatment for them. Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life, and while it can be challenging at times, it does not have to negatively impact a woman’s overall well-being.

What are the symptoms of perimenopause?

Perimenopause refers to the transitional phase before menopause that typically begins in the late 30s to early 40s. During this time, hormones such as estrogen and progesterone fluctuate leading to various symptoms.

Some common symptoms of perimenopause include:

  1. Irregular periods and reduced fertility
  2. Hot flashes or night sweats
  3. Changes in weight
  4. Feeling tired and lack of energy
  5. Dry hair and skin
  6. Breast tenderness
  7. Brain fog and changes in memory or concentration
  8. Mood changes, such as mood swings, anxiety, irritability, or depression
  9. Headaches
  10. Reduced interest or desire for sexual activity
  11. Disturbed sleep patterns such insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, or waking up frequently during the night
  12. Joint and muscle aches
  13. Digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion, or changes in bowel movements

It is important to note that these symptoms may overlap with other medical conditions and hormone imbalances.

It is important to note that the severity and duration of these symptoms vary from woman to woman and may be influenced by individual factors such as overall health, genetics, and lifestyle choices. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is advised to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

What is BHRT, HRT, and TRT?

BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a natural approach to restore hormone imbalances in the body. This is also sometimes referred to as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). It can help alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as menopause, perimenopause, and andropause.

BHRT is effective in managing hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, low libido, fatigue, and sleep disturbances frequently observed during these phases of life. Additionally, it can assist in diminishing symptoms of hormonal imbalances related to thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue, and menstrual irregularities.

By providing a personalized treatment using hormones that closely resemble those naturally produced by the body, BHRT aims to promote overall physical and emotional wellbeing.

Why are nutrition and lifestyle habits so important?

Nutrition and lifestyle habits are important to health and hormones because they directly impact the body’s ability to function optimally, including hormone production and regulation. This is especially true if you are on hormone therapy. When your body is at its healthiest, it’s much more likely to get the benefits of the hormones and less likely to have the risks.

Are all vitamins and supplements the same?

The short answer is no. Here’s why:

It’s important to use high quality supplements and nutraceuticals for several reasons:

  1. Safety: High quality supplements undergo rigorous testing and quality control procedures to ensure that they are free from contaminants, toxins, and harmful substances. Poor-quality supplements may contain impurities or adulterants that can have negative health effects.
  2. Efficacy: High quality supplements are formulated with standardized ingredients and optimal dosages, making them more effective in providing the desired health benefits. On the other hand, low-quality supplements may include inadequate or incorrect dosages that do not deliver the intended results.
  3. Bioavailability: High quality supplements are designed to maximize the absorption and utilization of the nutrients by the body. They often incorporate advanced delivery systems or specific formulations to enhance bioavailability. This ensures that the nutrients are effectively absorbed and utilized by the body, increasing their overall effectiveness.
  4. Nutrient content: High quality supplements typically contain pure and potent forms of nutrients, ensuring that you receive the intended amount of vitamins, minerals, or other beneficial compounds. Low-quality supplements may use inferior ingredients or fillers, diluting the nutrient content and reducing their efficacy.
  5. Trustworthiness: Using high quality supplements and nutraceuticals from reputable manufacturers or brands gives you confidence in their reliability and adherence to quality standards. These manufacturers often have rigorous quality control procedures, third-party testing, and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure consistency and reliability of their products.
  6. Health outcomes: High quality supplements, when used as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, have the potential to support various aspects of health and well-being. Whether it is enhancing immune function, supporting cognitive health, improving cardiovascular health, or aiding in nutrient deficiencies, high quality supplements can play a positive role in achieving optimal health outcomes.
  7. Value for money: Although high quality supplements may be more expensive than their low-quality counterparts, they offer better value for money in terms of their efficacy, safety, and reliability. Investing in high quality supplements means you are more likely to experience the desired health benefits and avoid the potential risks associated with low-quality products.

In summary, using high quality supplements and nutraceuticals is essential for their safety, efficacy, bioavailability, nutrient content, trustworthiness, impact on health outcomes, and overall value for money.

Please reach out to us if you cannot find an answer to your question.