frequently asked questions
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- All Questions
- Nutrition Services
- Emsculpt Neo
How long does the scan take?
A Dexa scan takes between six and eleven minutes. We then sit down with you for a comprehensive consultation to go over the results, create a personalized plan of action and answer all of your questions.
How often should I get a DEXA scan?
If you are setting big goals, incorporating changes to your diet or exercise routine, we recommend one scan every month or two to track your progress, ensure you are doing what YOUR body needs to reach your goals. If you are making smaller changes to your lifestyle, we recommend having a scan done every 3-4 months.
What should I wear for my DEXA scan?
It is best to come in workout wear or sweats and a t-shirt. Avoid wearing clothes with zippers or metal buttons. Remove jewelry.
Are there any risks associated with having a DEXA scan?
No, there are no risks associated with having a DEXA scan done.
How long does an RMR test take?
An RMR test takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, followed by a 20 minute consultation to discuss your results and answer any questions that you have.
How do I prepare for my RMR test?
The better prepared you are the more accurate your results, we want to provide you with the highest quality analysis. No food, alcohol, caffeine or tobacco a minimum of five hours before your test. In addition, no exercise 12hours prior.
Why get an RMR test?
RMR is a key tool for weight monitoring. There are many formulas that exist that one can use to estimate your daily caloric needs, however these formulas are not person specific, often being off the mark by more than 10%. That error rate could equal to pounds gained for someone trying to control their weight. Having an RMR test will provides you precise results and lets you know exactly how many calories you need to consume to reach your goal, whether that goal is maintenance, weight loss or weight gain.
How often should I get an RMR test?
As our bodies change, and if we lose weight or gain muscle mass our caloric needs change. Changes in weight or lean mass equals changes to your metabolism. If you are no longer seeing results, it is time to get your metabolism tested again.
What can I expect?
You will be asked to lie down, expose your upper right ribs, and put your right hand above your head. A water-based gel will be put on your skin. A probe will be placed over the top right area of your ribs, where your liver is. The probe will take at least 10 readings of the stiffness of your liver.
What happens after the scan?
After the test, the technician will talk about the results with you. After your appointment you will be able to go home and continue with your normal daily activities.
How do I prepare?
You must be fasted for 2 hours prior to your appointment. You cannot consume any alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Are there any risks associated with having a FibroScan?
No, there are no risks associated with having a liver scan.
How often should I get a liver scan?
If you trying to reverse liver damage and you want to track your progress you should return for a subsequent scan after three months of incorporating lifestyle changes.
How long does a Fit3D test take?
Quick and simple; simply stand on a platform, grab the handles, stay still for 40 seconds, the machine does the rest! Fit3D takes a complete 360, 3D body scan, taking exact measurements.
What does the Fit3D measure?
Fit3D takes over 200 measurements of your body, including circumference, heights, lengths, widths, volumes and surface areas.
How do I prepare for my Fit3D test?
Wear very tight fitting clothing, to ensure the most accurate results, such as sports bra, bike shorts, tights or bathing suit.
What is the difference between a Nutritionist and Dietitian?
The title “registered dietitian” is protected by law and only those who have completed specific training and met certain education standards can use this title (unlike the term “nutritionist”). Registered dietitians complete an undergraduate degree at an accredited university followed by a dietetic internship. They are regulated health care professionals and must be a member of their provincial College or regulatory body in order to legally practice in their respective province.
How will a Dietitian help me reach my goals?
Registered dietitians have the skills to help guide you in setting appropriate health goals and building habits and eating behaviors to support your overall health. As your “nutrition coach”, the dietitian is there to educate you and provide support. Making changes to improve your eating habits and health can be challenging. We will assist you in establishing a road map to help you along your health journey.
How many sessions will I need with the Dietitian
This is person specific. Certain individuals require only 1 session where as others like to touch base as many as 1-2 times a month. I recommend at least 3 sessions. this will hold you accountable until your next “check in date” and will give you a chance to see what strategies worked and what did not work. I highly recommend 3 sessions Session one sets the foundation Session 2 lets us see what works, what doesn’t work and reasons why and allows us to re-strategize or come up with new methods. At this point, you may already have new goals in mind. Session 3 holds you accountable to your check in date and will further let us see if you are in the maintenance phase of your new dietary lifestyle or if further intervention is needed. Many times more sessions are needed depending on the complexity of an individual’s life and dietary goals. My main goal is to help you meet your goals in a sustainable way that gives you full autonomy over your eating habits.
Is this covered?
Many private health insurance plans cover the cost for registered dietitian services. Please contact us to determine whether you have coverage through your provider and if you are eligible for direct billing.
Do I need a referral?
You not need a referral to see me. However, your insurance provider may require a referral to be on file prior to your first claim submission.
What is medical nutrition therapy?
Medical nutrition therapy uses food to help prevent or mitigate a chronic condition in conjunction with other treatments you may be receiving. Always discuss a new diet with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you.
Which conditions do you provide medical nutrition therapy for?
Medical nutrition therapy is provided for the following chronic diseases: fatty liver, osteopenia/osteoporosis, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, IBS, diverticular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and gout. Others conditions include menopause, weight management, building lean muscle, disordered eating and emotional eating. Please call to inquire about a specific condition that is not listed to determine if we can provide the right care for you.
If you are looking for a 7 day/week meal plan, I highly recommend getting either: Nutrigenomix testing. This test offers 1 – 2 month meal plans that are based on your results. This is also a great learning tool as the recipes and food options given in the Nutrigenomix meal plans are specifically geared toward optimal nutrition based on your genetics. I can go over your test results with you and help you strategize timing of meals and how to swap ingredients for your preferences. Depending on the diet we decide on, other options for meal plans can be discussed.
Does the Emsella treatment hurt?
No. There is no pain during or after your session. You will feel strong contractions of the pelvic floor, they are intense but not painful.
Do I have to get undressed?
No. The sessions are done with you fully clothed. We recommend you wear something comfortable such as leggings, yoga pants or light sweatpants.
Is there any downtime?
No. Come in for your treatment, walk out and continue on with your day.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t get an Emsella treatment?
Those with an implanted electronic device (pacemaker, cochlear implant, diabetes pump), women who are pregnant or nursing. Clients who suffer from heart disease or who currently have cancer, those with metal hip replacements, surgical staples in the pelvic area or a metal IUD or other surgical metal are not eligible for the Emsella treatment– dental work, plastic IUD and knee replacements are fine.
What to expect post treatment?
You may feel mild tingling, fatigued pelvic muscles and possible tenderness in the area.
When will I see results?
Some people start to see some relief of symptoms during the first three weeks. Optimal results occur 4 weeks after your completed treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
Each session takes 30 minutes, scheduled 5-10 days apart, and is supervised by a certified Emsculpt Neo operator. We recommend 4 sessions for optimal results, with maintenance every 2-4 months.
When should I expect results?
You begin to feel tangible results immediately after the treatment. Results vary by client, final results are seen 3 months after your last session.
What does Emsculpt therapy feel like?
You will feel intense muscle contractions and a comfortable heating sensation on the treated area. Emsculpt Neo treatments may feel intense but should never be painful.
Will I lose weight with Emsculpt Neo?
No, the therapy is used to reduce fat and build muscle.
What should I wear for the sessions?
The Emsculpt Neo requires direct contact with the skin on the targeted area; therefor, a t-shirt that you can be pulled up or underwear that you can move aside to access the glutes are best.
How do I get started?
Book a complimentary consultation with one of our Emsculpt technicians by calling us at 204-691-1887.
What is EMFACE?
EMFACE is the first and only needle-free, hands-free procedure that simultaneously treats facial skin and muscles in a 20-minute session. EMFACE utilizes the simultaneous application of Synchronized RF and HIFESTM technologies to affect facial skin, muscles, and connective tissue. The end result is less wrinkles, more lift, naturally and without needles.
How does EMFACE work?
EMFACE is the first device on the market utilizing patented, hands-free, applicators to simultaneously emit both Synchronized RF and HIFESTM energies. Synchronized RF remodels & smooths skin by heating the dermis and increasing the levels of collagen and elastin fibers. HIFESTM technology restores & elevates support facial tissues by selectively contracting muscles and increasing density & quality of muscle structure. EMFACE clinical studies showed on average increase in collagen by 26%*, doubled amount of elastin in the tissue and increase in resting muscle tone by 30%*. The simultaneous effect of these technologies leads to less wrinkles by 37%* and more lift by 23%.
Who is the right candidate for EMFACE?
Anyone who is looking for less wrinkles and more lift may be a candidate for EMFACE. Ask your provider for more details.
What areas can be treated with EMFACE?
EMFACE applicators are intended to be applied over the forehead and the cheeks. Effects of EMFACE are visible in overall facial appearance
Does EMFACE really work?
Yes! EMFACE and the embedded Synchronized RF & HIFES technologies have been clinically tested for safety and efficacy through nine clinical studies*.
How is the EMFACE procedure performed?
The EMFACE procedure is simple and easy. Aside from facial cleansing there is no pre- or post-preparation required for this procedure. You will lay down while the applicators are applied over the treatment areas for 20 minutes. During the treatment you will feel muscle contractions along with a heating sensation which is comparable to hot stone massage. Once the procedure is completed, you can immediately get back to your daily routine.
What is the treatment protocol?
Treatment protocol consists usually of four 20-minute treatments, scheduled 5-10 days apart.
How long does it take to see the final result of the EMFACE procedure?
You begin to feel tangible results right after the treatments. Optimal results are usually reported in 90 days after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatment.
Is there any downtime?
EMFACE is a non-invasive procedure that requires no recovery or downtime.
Are there any special supplements or diets I need to follow before or after the EMFACE treatment?
The EMFACE treatment does not require any pre-treatment preparations. You can resume your regular lifestyle right after the treatment. It is recommended to follow a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, and proper hydration for best results.
How does EMFACE compare to surgical facelift and non-invasive device alternatives?
A facelift cannot be compared with EMFACE as EMFACE is a completely non-invasive procedure. It does not require surgery, needles, anesthesia, or any downtime. There is no other device in the aesthetic field that uses Synchronized RF simultaneously with HIFES muscle stimulation to reduce wrinkles and lift facial contours in four 20-minute sessions.
What if the patient doesn’t have any deep wrinkles? Is there a benefit for younger patients?
Everyone can benefit from the EMFACE treatment. EMFACE doesn’t only work on visible facial wrinkles, but treats deep facial skin layers and selected muscles so it can be used as a preventive procedure.
Can I have EMFACE therapy if I have injectables?
Having injectables does not rule you out for receiving EMFACE. Consult your provider to tailor the right treatment plan for you.
What does Thermage do?
Thermage consists of a single treatment that can smooth and tighten skin on any area of the body. Lessening fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin on the face, around the eyes or any area of the body.
What’s the downtime?
Thermage requires no downtime. You can resume your normal activated right after treatment.
Is Thermage right for me?
Thermage is an excellent option for people in their 20’s to 60’s with medium laxity in the skin. Thermage is not for individuals who have severe sun damage or have electronic implants in the body.
What to expect?
Your appointment will last between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on area being treated. You will need to remove all makeup and jewelry.
When will I see results?
Some clients see improvement immediately after their treatment, and you will continue to see improvement over the next six months.