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Side effects have been shown to be infrequent and minimal. Some women report transient breast tenderness for seven to ten days following their first treatment, but rarely after repeat treatments. Other rare side effects include the incidence of mild acne and some hair loss from testosterone therapy, both of which subside when treatment is discontinued. Facial hair growth is also rare and has been demonstrated to occur no more frequently than in post- menopausal women with no hormones.

  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
  • Increases mental clarity, focus and ability to concentrate
  • Improves memory, recollection is easier and automatic
  • Enhances your libido and/or increases sexual drive
  • Reduces fatigue and increases energy levels
  • Promotes emotional stability and decreases feelings of anger, anxiety, and irritability
  • Relieves nervousness and depression
  • Increases vitality and creates a sense of overall well-being
  • Gains in lean body mass and decrease in body fat
  • Enhances capacity for getting in shape

Receiving bioidentical hormone therapy is a straightforward, single-visit process in which each minuscule hormone pellet is slipped painlessly just beneath the surface of the skin, usually in the hip area. A mild, local anesthetic is used and the procedure is completed in five to ten minutes. Bioidentical hormone pellets are long lasting, making repeat treatments a simple matter of visiting your physician just a few times per year. That’s all!

Women typically possess only 10% of the testosterone levels found in men, but its role in women’s health is still quite significant. Testosterone reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, prevents Alzheimer Disease, enhances mental clarity, alleviates depression, enhances libido, increases sexual drive, improves muscle tone and increases muscle mass. Women with low testosterone levels frequently complain of disorientation, weight gain, lack of libido and poor muscle growth.

Estrogen is the matriarch of women’s hormones, governing sexual and reproductive development, regulating the menstrual cycle and affecting everything from external attributes like skin, bones and hair to vital systems such as the urinary tract, blood vessels, heart and brain. As such, maintaining optimal levels of estrogen is a key factor in promoting women’s health and protecting against maladies like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and stroke.

Simply put, bioidentical hormone therapy can make you feel fantastic again! By directly addressing the underlying cause of hormone imbalance, women can experience swift relief from the chronic and debilitating effects of menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms. Treatment with bioidentical hormone pellets can restore women to the hormonal health, well-being and physiological state of their 30’s! Imagine a healthy, sexual and re-energized state is no longer just a wishful dream. With bioidentical hormone therapy, the state of optimum health is now a reality.

Bioidentical hormone pellets are derived from soy and other natural, plant based ingredients. Hand-compounded by pharmacists in accordance with the highest industry standards bioidentical hormones are biologically identical to the estrogen and testosterone produced by the female body. These pure, biologically equivalent pellets are produced without the use of animal ingredients, artificial stimulants or synthetic pharmaceuticals and are formulated to provide the female body with vital hormones it can no longer produce on its own.

It is an effective treatment that involves the painless insertion of bioidentical hormone pellets just beneath the surface of the skin. These pellets, measuring the size of a grain of rice, are all-natural, biological equivalents that work in partnership with your body 24/7, releasing a safe, measured dosage of hormones directly into the bloodstream whenever the body requires them. This enables a woman’s body to control the release of hormones just as it did when her ovaries were functioning normally. Unlike other treatments that require careful monitoring and consistent application bioidentical hormone pellets work automatically, responding naturally to the body and providing an uninterrupted supply of hormones that contribute greatly to a woman’s vitality and sense of well-being. There are no additional creams, pills, patches or injections to use and the benefits of treatment can last for up to six months.

An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a statement that you receive from your insurance provider that details recent services and their charges along with your plan’s benefit payments. It is not a bill and you are not expected to make any payment based on its receipt.

Medicare defines this term as: “Services or supplies that are needed for the diagnosis or treatment of your medical condition and meet accepted standards of medical practice.” Medical necessity refers to the decision by your insurance provider that your treatment, test, or procedure is necessary for your health or to treat a diagnosed medical problem. A service will be covered by your insurance provider given that it is deemed medically necessary and is a part of your benefits plan.

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If you receive a bill from Quest Diagnostics it is most likely a result of your insurance provider not fully or partially covering your blood tests. If this happens, then directly contact your insurance provider for more information as to why the tests were not covered and if there can be a way to resolve it. In many cases, the claim for your blood tests can be updated and resubmitted with diagnoses that meet the terms of “medically necessity” and are approvable for payment by your insurance provider. If that is the case, then give us a call and we will assist you in the process.

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Our patients never pay for blood tests rendered by Boston Heart Diagnostics or Health Diagnostic Laboratory, even if your insurance doesn’t cover all it. Please take note that if you received a statement from your health insurance provider for blood tests that is labeled “Explanation of Benefits” (EOB), that it is not a bill. An EOB is a statement that details recent services and their charges along with your insurance plan’s benefit payments. It is not a bill and you are not expected to make any payment based on its receipt. The ONLY instance when you would receive a bill from one of these facilities is if your insurance provider sent your benefits check to you instead of to the lab that rendered services. If you should receive a check for those services, you are obligated to forward the payment to the lab facility that processed your blood tests.

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The medical billing claim submission process can be fairly complex at times, and in these cases, claims may require a number of adjustments and resubmissions in order for us to obtain payment approval from a health insurance company. If you are receiving a bill for services that dates back to months ago it is most likely because your claim had to be adjusted and resubmitted more than once in order for us to obtain an approved payment. Another frequent reason is because your insurance company may be holding the claim in review, which in turn delays any kind of payment or response. There are a number of reasons why claims can be delayed for payment or processing, which in turn delays your statement, but we are always doing our best to get your claims processed in a timely manner.

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There are many distinct types of codes for different kinds of services when it comes to medical billing. In many cases, more than one code is used in order to identify or represent the type of service(s) that you received on your visit.

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The new codes that you are finding on your bills are preventive care and obesity counseling services that have been created recently due to and mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The healthcare professionals of Heal n Cure have always performed these types of services for our patients; however, these codes were not made available for our billing use until recently. Now that these service codes have been created, we can now bill for these frequent services.

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Every service in the medical industry is represented by a code called a CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code. These codes are used on a patient’s medical claim to represent the services they received, which is ultimately submitted to insurance providers for processing and payment.

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If you received a letter regarding your balance requesting a prompt reply and payment, then please contact our office for any questions, payments, or concerns as soon as possible. We generally will wait at least 120 days after mailing a patient’s initial statement before beginning to consider an account for Collections.  We are always willing to work with you regarding any owed account balances, so please don’t hesitate to call.

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Contractual adjustments reduce the physician’s original charge amount of a service on your claim, which ultimately reduces the overall amount you will owe as a patient for a claim.

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Yes, we do accept patients who do not have health insurance. Those patients who do not have insurance are considered “Self Pay” patients. Generally, patients who are “Self Pay” pay a fee prior to meeting with the physician on their scheduled visit. What a patient’s Self Pay rate will be is decided prior to the scheduled visit or transaction so that both parties are aware and comfortable with the payment conditions.

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Every health insurance plan has different benefits and inclusions and exclusions. Firstly, our physician must be in network with your plan in order for you to be eligible for coverage. Always contact your insurance before any initial visit to any medical facility to find out if the physician is in network with your plan and to also know what you should expect when it comes to your coverage regarding certain specific services. It is your responsibility as a patient to educate yourself and become knowledgeable of what your insurance benefits cover and is the key to preventing surprise charges from arising due to insurance non-payment.

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Our statements are sent by mail and very soon our patients will be able to access our patient portal online to view their statements.

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You can make a payment by credit, debit, or check card by calling us at (847) 686-4444 or you can mail a check to our payment address which is P.O. Box 68 Techny, IL 60082. Please feel free to drop in at any time between working hours to make a payment in person at Heal n Cure as well. Our office address is 1122 Willow Rd Northbrook, IL 60062.

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You can reach our billing department at 847-686-4444 EXT 714 or you can email us at billing@healncure.com.

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At Heal n Cure, physicians evaluate a patient as a whole instead of focusing on one specific problem and effectively provide guidance on the root cause of health issues. Whether your goals are to lose weight, manage or reverse a chronic condition, or to improve the overall health, beauty and wellness; get a head start by setting up your complimentary consultation with one of Heal n Cure’s health, wellness and weight loss practitioners.

Here are the top 10 reasons to schedule an appointment with Heal n Cure:

  1. The most refined, comprehensive approach to weight loss, health and wellness with focus on patient education.
  2. Personalized treatment programs
  3. Blue Tier Award winner for Excellence in care.
  4. Winner of Highest designation for Physicians from United Healthcare for excellence in care
  5. We provide guidance on the root cause of your health issues
  6. American Board of Bariatric Medicine, ABBM Certified physicians
  7. No surgery, no downtime, safe, clinically proven results
  8. State-of-the-art equipment
  9. Complimentary personalized consultations
  10. We accept all PPO insurance plans

At Heal n Cure, we offer a variety of educational and informational classes, including screenings and one-on-one education in cooperation with our partner hospitals. In addition, we offer a wealth of information on our Patient portal packed with the latest research, statistics and resourced developed to keep you informed and educated about various health and wellness-related topics. Please take a moment to visit our Patient portal. Feel free to conduct your own search utilizing our Search function above.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our Top Tier physicians.

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Our AMA (American Management Association) patient surveys place us at the top tier in patient satisfaction. Most of our patients come from referrals from existing patients. We take pride in the patient satisfaction. If you are not 100% pleased with the care provided or a service rendered, we would appreciate an opportunity to let us know. Please give us a chance to rectify the problem. Please call the Practice Director at (847) 686 4444 or email practice_director@healncure.com directly.

We strive for 100% patient satisfaction during your every visit. If there is anything we can do to improve our quality of service, let us know. We would welcome an opportunity to improve and appreciate that you took the time to share your suggestion. Please drop a note in the suggestion box, or call the Practice Director at (847) 686 4444 or email practice_director@healncure.com directly.

To provide a testimonial, please speak with a Heal n Cure associate. You can also drop a note in the suggestion box, or call the Practice Director at (847) 686 4444 or email practice_director@healncure.com directly.

When visiting your physician’s office, bring your health identification card and co-payment, if applicable.

You can call (847) 686 4444. Please visit our registration page and fill out the medical history form at your convenience, and bring it with you to your first appointment. We also welcome email scheduling requests sent to mailbox@healncure.com

Most of our exclusive INSPIRE Core Wellness program’s services are usually covered by major PPO insurance plans. BLISS & LUSTRE Programs are not covered by insurance. Our ‘self pay’ fees are competitive and cover your appointment with the physician, materials, and your medication. You are not required to purchase any nutraceuticals to complete our health and wellness program. We also offer ‘Care Credit’ for certain services.

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As a convenience to our patients, we accept major PPO insurance plans. We are also the Top Tier healthcare provider from Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and United HealthCare, for quality of care. Most of our exclusive INSPIRE Core Wellness program’s services are usually covered by major PPO insurance plans. BLISS & LUSTRE Programs are not covered by insurance. Please be informed that not every course of treatments and procedures can be covered by your insurance plan. For your convenience, we also have flexible payment plans available.

It is your responsibility to understand what your plan’s copay and annual deductible is, and whether you have met your deductible for the current year. The exact coverage for other treatments and medical procedures depends on the types of treatments and services provided, as well as your eligibility on the date of service, and the benefits as outlined in your insurance plan.
We understand that dealing with insurance companies can be confusing, and our staff is only a phone call away to assist you with any questions that you may have.

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No. During the 2 week treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it, which can decrease your results.

Yes, for some clients. Heal n Cure does not recommended these treatments for patients with thyroid disease, diabetes or any other disorders where the metabolic system could be impaired and/or their lymphatic and hepatic system is unable to process the fat. We actively monitor the FDA releases and alerts regarding any treatment we recommend. If you’re concerned about possible complications, make sure you discuss treatment safety with our Board Certified Physician specializing in non-invasive procedures.
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist.

Yes, with the Zerona® treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, an average loss of 3.64 inches was seen in the clinical trial on the waist, hips, and thighs. This enhanced weight loss and body contouring program has delivered dramatic results of up to 29 inches loss within only 6 treatments!

At Heal n Cure, we have developed an integrated and complete approach to ultimate weight loss and body sculpting with our exclusive Zerona Lipo Laser program called BLISS. Our clinically proven, non-surgical BLISS program can reduce fat in just two weeks! This program takes advantage of a cold laser called Zerona, the latest FDA cleared non-surgical breakthrough. It is a non-invasive laser to receive FDA market clearance in the U.S. for circumferential reduction of the stubborn inches in waist, hips, and thighs.
The non-surgical Zerona laser helps reduce fat without any pain, scarring, discomfort, or downtime. Zero Downtime, Zero Pain, Zero Recovery are some of the incredible benefits of our BLISS program. This program takes advantage of a cold laser called Zerona, which is the latest FDA cleared non-surgical breakthrough. The non-surgical Zerona laser helps liquefy fat without any pain, scarring, discomfort, or downtime. Click here to learn more about our exclusive program that delivers amazing results.

Yes, for some clients. Heal n Cure does not recommended these treatments for patients with thyroid disease, diabetes or any other disorders where the metabolic system could be impaired and/or their lymphatic and hepatic system is unable to process the fat. We actively monitor the FDA releases and alerts regarding any treatment we recommend. If you’re concerned about possible complications, make sure you discuss treatment safety with our Board Certified Physician specializing in non-invasive procedures.
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist.

Some can see results after only a few treatment sessions as their clothes fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too, within the 2 week Zerona® program.

We prefer that you set up your appointments in advance. Appointments are usually available the same day for urgent illnesses (if you are sick, you need to be seen promptly) and within a few days for routine medical care.

Please sign in at the front desk with your initials, and have a seat in our reception area. You will be greeted by one of our medical assistants who will take your weight and then you will be directed to an exam room, the medical assistant will take your vitals including Blood Pressure, Pulse and Oxygen. At this time during your visit the medical assistant will perform a series of test on you including EKG, Spiro, UA, and Blood Work. The Doctor will then see you and a comprehensive medical review and a full Physical will be performed.

Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that the Zerona® low level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.

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It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona® treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol, which includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be taken in by the fat cells again.

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona® treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.

Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used, and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

The Zerona® treatment can be used effectively on essentially every part of the body where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. Most patients start with treating the waist, hips and thighs, which can all be targeted in 1 treatment. Other areas include upper arms, bra-line fat, inner knees, back fat and buttocks

No, Zerona® treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

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There is little to no downtime after the aesthetic laser procedure. You will be able to immediately return to work or normal activity after your treatment. However, if you get sun burnt very easily you might experience sun burnt-like redness and possibly some swelling might occur within 1-7 days. Please keep in mind that older, more fragile, thin skin is more sensitive to a laser treatment. Please be sure to let the practitioner know about your sensitivity and recommendations to minimize downtime.

No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.

The Zerona® has been used in studies since 2008 and has been used by physicians in practice since early 2009. The same Erchonia® Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely assist with tumescent liposuction since 2001 as it is proven to cause fat to be released from fat cells immediately prior to liposuction surgery. From this important experience, the Zerona® technique was developed for effective, totally non-invasive body slimming.

Yes, with the Zerona® treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, we saw an average loss of 3.64 inches reported in our clinical trial on the waist, hips, and thighs.

The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal, multiple treatments are required, as the process is most effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase. Other conditions may clear up in only one treatment, but factors impact the efficacy of the individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated. It can take anywhere from 3 to 6 sessions per area, depending on your hair type.

By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. Zerona® is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat %, or those who want to use the Zerona® and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.

You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with the laser hand piece. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes or as long as an hour, depending on the area to be treated.

Some can see results after only a few treatment sessions as their clothes fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too, within the 2 week Zerona® program.

Some patients might feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, this discomfort resolves very quickly. For some patients a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. These treatments might result in slight reddening or swelling. Overall, our laser aesthetic procedures are safe, effective, gentle and relatively pain-free. They rarely cause any type of pain after the treatments.

Most people are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches. Be sure to discuss your health background with the physician and ask any questions about your particular areas of concern.

At Heal n Cure, our objective is to provide exceptional service that exceeds your expectations in quality care, reliability and expertise. Whether your goals are to lose weight and/or improve your overall wellness, get a head start by setting up your complimentary consultation. Take your first step towards achieving your optimal BEAUTY and wellness by calling us today to set up your comprehensive, no-obligation consultation. Call now at (847) 686 4444 or request it online, please mention your preferred time.

Laser aesthetic treatments are suitable for both men and women and are excellent for treating acne scarring and the hyperpigmentation (dark spots) caused by acne scarring. However, we would need to make sure we have the acne under control before proceeding with laser treatments so that we do not cause flair up. Other types of treatments include:

  • Unwanted hair
  • Ingrown hair (PFB)
  • Photo rejuvenation
  • Skin tightening
  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Angiomas
  • Fine lines
  • Blemishes
  • Scar revisions
  • Sun and age spots
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Acne clearance

…and various other treatments.

In addition, our BLISS program can be also fully integrated with our exclusive INSPIRE Core Wellness program to help you achieve ultimate results. The INSPIRE Core Wellness™ program is clinically proven on thousands of patients we have worked with. You will have the benefit of the latest clinical research, body composition analysis, diagnostics and nutraceuticals. The Core Wellness program includes a personalized plan of nutrition, exercise, behavioral therapy and, when necessary, the prescription of appetite suppressants and other appropriate medications.

Areas that can be treated include forehead, unibrow, ears, cheeks, sideburns, legs, feet, lip, chin, chin strap, underarms, hands, back and neck. Our laser aesthetic treatments are designed for collagen remodulation, which will treat the wrinkles around your mouth and “plump” the skin. You may also see some resolution with pigment issues. With the production of your own collagen you should see a more youthful appearance.

At Heal n Cure, we constantly push the boundaries of laser aesthetics. We represent the best of what modern laser technology has to offer, combining state-of-the-art laser technology with extensive medical expertise. The purpose of the LUSTRE program is to help you eliminate any unwanted hair from your body with our state-of-the-art laser hair-removal process and a series of genteel aesthetic laser treatments that are extremely effective and long-lasting!

The INSPIRE Core Wellness™ program effectively serves as a health and wellness program personalized for each patient through a physical examination and a study of the patient’s medical history, biochemistry analysis, and bio-impedance-analysis. Our physicians and staff will help ensure your weight loss goals are met by tracking your progress and addressing the underlying causes of the disease. At Heal n Cure, our Top Tier physicians evaluate a patient as a whole instead of focusing on one specific problem and effectively provide guidance on the root cause of health issues.

The INSPIRE Core Wellness™ program effectively serves as a health and wellness program personalized for each patient through a physical examination and a study of the patient’s medical history, biochemistry analysis, and bio-impedance-analysis. This program is uniquely tailored to each patient. However, there are some key components that are integrated into this program.

Yes, for some clients. Heal n Cure does not recommended these treatments for patients with thyroid disease, diabetes or any other disorders where the metabolic system could be impaired and/or their lymphatic and hepatic system is unable to process the fat. We actively monitor the FDA releases and alerts regarding any treatment we recommend. If you’re concerned about possible complications, make sure you discuss treatment safety with our Board Certified Physician specializing in non-invasive procedures.

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist.

MicroPulse-1064™Technology pulse duration is shorter, so energy is delivered much faster into the targeted tissue structures (follicles, vessels, etc.). Targeted tissue has less time to lose heat through conduction to the surrounding skin; therefore the targeted tissue reaches a higher temperature. A higher temperature in the targeted tissue translates into greater tissue destruction (follicles, vessels, etc.)

Yes, you should be aware of following Important Facts:

  • Numbing creams are rarely used. The treatment is easier than waxing or tweezing.
  • Thick or stiff hair is not an issue.
  • All skin types can be treated, from fair to dark.
  • The technician will perform test spots before doing entire area.
  • All skin types can be treated.

No, Lustre – Genteel Aesthetic Laser treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

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An effective treatment requires a clear target (hair follicle) for the laser. Your treatment area should be shaved recently to provide clear targets. Please shave within two to three days prior to your laser aesthetic treatment to ensure smooth and effective procedure. Prior to your procedure please discuss with us any hormonal issues.

For optimal outcomes please don’t expose your skin to sun for an extensive period of time or tan before the procedure. We recommend to wait until the tan fades, although you can still achieve great results while having a tan. Patients scheduled for hair removal should avoid plucking, electrolysis or hair waxing for six weeks prior to their laser aesthetic treatments. Your skin should be clean and thoroughly cleansed and dried prior to the procedure. Note: Sun burnt skin cannot be treated.

Our laser incorporates exclusive Micro-Pulse technology that enables gentle treatment by taking into account the thermal relaxation time (TRT) of your skin. The effectiveness is optimized using selective photothermolysis technology. The 1064nm laser light is attracted to a combination of melanin, hemoglobin and water in the skin tissue the laser energy passes through the epidermis and selectively targets specific tissue structures without effecting surrounding skin.

The type of treatment is dependent on the individual skin type. The procedures harness the power of pulsed light to blast away superfluous hair. The type of laser that Heal n Cure utilizes for the hair removal procedures eliminates any unwanted hair in a growth and present stages.

One of our physicians is always on call when the office is closed and can be reached by calling our Heal n Cure’s answering service at 847 686-4444. We encourage our patients to call us with urgent care questions to avoid unnecessary and expensive trips to the Emergency Department.

Preventing kids from becoming overweight sometimes means adapting or changing your family’s overall approach to health, wellness, exercise and nutrition. Changing the way the family understands nutrition and incorporates it into their daily life makes a huge difference in their health and their future wellbeing. Helping kids lead healthy lifestyles begins with parents who lead by example. At Heal n Cure, we develop personalized weight-loss and wellness programs and offer therapeutic treatments for the entire family.

We have a Family practitioner on board with an extensive experience working with adult and pediatric patients in outpatient as well as inpatient settings. That gives them an advantage of treating the whole family, which oftentimes makes it easier for family members to go through the weight loss program and improve their health. Our programs impact the entire family.

Among children aged 6 to 11 years, the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled over the past three decades, rising from 6.5% in 1980 to 17.0% in 2006. The rate among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years has more than tripled during the same period, increasing from 5.0% to 17.6%. (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) Surveyed United States high school students exhibited the following unhealthy behaviors on a daily basis:

  • More than 70% ate fruits and vegetables less than five times.
  • More than 30% drank a non-diet soda at least once.
  • More than 50% did not meet recommended levels of physical activity.
  • More than 30% watched three or more hours of television.

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Body mass index (BMI) uses height and weight measurements to estimate how much body fat a person has. To calculate BMI, divide weight in kg by height in meters squared; for pounds and inches, divide weight by height squared and multiply the result by the conversion factor 703. An easier way to measure BMI is to use a BMI calculator. Once you know your child’s BMI, it can be plotted on a standard BMI chart. Kids fall into one of four categories:

  1. Underweight: BMI below the 5th percentile
  2. Normal: BMI at the 5th and less than the 85th percentile
  3. Overweight: BMI at the 85th and below 95th percentiles
  4. Obese: BMI at or above 95th percentile
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Dyslipidemia (high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Stroke
  • Liver and gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gynecological problems (abnormal menses, infertility)

We fill almost all prescriptions electronically, either on-line or by fax.  Refills are usually completed after our patients contact their pharmacist, who can send us an electronic refill request for prompt processing. If needed, patients can call our office at 847 686-4444.

We are confident that with our exclusive and carefully selected protocol for weight loss, you will maximize your weight loss and lose at least 4 inches on the waist, hips, and thighs (*Results may vary). View our patient testimonials and see how easy it is to lose weight.

The latest FDA cleared model is a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. Treatments cause no bruising, scarring and zero downtime. The latest FDA cleared model carries IEC 60601-1-2 EMC and Safety, and IEC60825-1 Laser Safety rating. Click here to see a short video showing Zerona in action *LINK*.

Yes, for some clients. Heal n Cure does not recommended this treatment for patients with thyroid disease, diabetes or any other disorders where the metabolic system could be impaired and/or their lymphatic and hepatic system is unable to process the fat. We actively monitor the FDA releases and alerts regarding any treatment we recommend. If you’re concerned about possible complications, make sure you discuss treatment safety with our Board Certified Physician specializing in non-invasive procedures.

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona® treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.

 

The Zerona® laser is the only completely safe and effective non-invasive treatment for body slimming on the market today. There is no possibility of injury. No technician will be pushing on you or using any device against your body. You will simply relax beneath the Zerona® lights.

Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Zerona® may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.

Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Zerona® low-level laser therapy, and it is being considered as a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage ,which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like the Zerona®. The Zerona® treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Zerona® treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician or physician about any discount programs that may apply.

It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Zerona® treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.

Our referral program is the perfect reason to tell your friends and family about the advanced aesthetic laser technology, therapeutic programs and treatments we provide. Transition yourself and your friends and family members into a world of rejuvenation, anti-aging, renewal, health and wellness with Heal n Cure! There is NO limit to the number of referrals you may submit. The more referrals you submit, the more complimentary laser treatments and weight loss therapies you could receive to use toward service at Heal n Cure, just like cash! Click here *LINK* to find out how you can save more money with our referral program.

You can expect 40 minutes to relax, read or do absolutely nothing. The Zerona® treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. Each treatment you will be met by our physician or trained technician who will position the laser at the desired areas of the body, he/she will step out for 20 minutes while the front of your body is treated, and then will return to reset for the backside of your body for an additional 20 minutes. Once you are done, you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom-free process except for losing unwanted inches *Results may vary.