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With a focus on excellence in physician-led skin care and hCG Medical Weight Loss, Cova Medspa, directed by Dr. Jennifer Cova, provides customized aesthetic procedures and medical grade skin care products to optimize your appearance. We offer non-surgical facial rejuvenation and customized weight management to fit your budget and lifestyle. You should never refer to Cova MedSpa as “just a medspa.” We are so much more. 

With a focus on excellence in physician-led skin care and hCG Medical Weight Loss, Cova Medspa, directed by Dr. Jennifer Cova, provides customized aesthetic procedures and medical grade skin care products to optimize your appearance. We offer non-surgical facial rejuvenation and customized weight management to fit your budget and lifestyle. You should never refer to Cova MedSpa as “just a medspa” We are so much more.

VISIA Complexion Analysis is a facial imaging system that measures spots, pores, wrinkles, evenness, porphyrins, UV spots, and photo damage.  Dr. Cova recommends this for all patients for the optimal skin care and rejuvenation regimen.  Learn more. COVA medspa offers the most recent state of the art VISIA Complexion Analyzing System.  VISIA’s advanced technology provides meaningful skin evaluations with on-screen and printed reports to provide you the optimal regimen for optimal results.

  • Find out how your skin rates compared to peers of the same age and skin type

  • See how your face can age over the next 3 to 5 years

  • Analyze your skin’s texture through VISIA’s 3D viewer

  • Inspect whether or not a lash treatment has been working using the eyelash analysis

  • Get a customized report of your VISIA results.

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At COVA medspa our licensed medical estheticians offer a variety of superior medical grade services including customized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

Healthy skin is an integral component of a youthful, beautiful look and an important adjunct to any successful cosmetic procedure. As the skin ages, many unwanted changes occur. These include an increase in skin laxity and sag as well as changes in the skin’s pigmentation, texture, and overall appearance.  In an effort to provide non-invasive skin enhancing treatments, Dr. Cova created the COVA medspa.  Dr. Cova and her staff provide a full spectrum of non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments under her supervision.

Cova Medspa Services

Anti-Aging Medical Grade Chemical Peels

Chemical skin peels accelerate the removal of dead cells to improve tone and texture for softer, younger looking skin. A chemical peel exfoliates the skin to help improve the effects of aging, blotchy pigmentation, spots and pore size. Patients interested in chemical peel treatments at our Centerville office and meet with a skin care specialists to determine the appropriate treatment plan for their unique needs.

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COVA Medspa recommends the VI PEEL.

You are NOT a good candidate if any of the following apply at the peel site:

  • infection or disease
  • cut or broken skin
  • sunburn
  • currently have an active herpes simplex 1 sore
  • if you are nursing or pregnant
  • if you have taken Accutane in the last 6 months
  • if you currently have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea you are not a suitable candidate if you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: retin-a, renova, prescription skin care products, products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin lightening agents, or other acid products.

Microdermabrasion improves the appearance and texture of your skin, reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, and revitalizes dull skin. MicroDermabrasion is a gentle, gradual exfoliation of the skin’s surface cells that reduces damage caused by age, sun and other environmental and hereditary factors. Microdermabrasion combined with a chemical peel is one of the most effective ways to improve your skin’s appearance. Our diamond tip micro-dermabrasion machine gently and effectively removes surface debris and allows our esthetician to work the eyes and nose areas with more success. After a single treatment, you can typically expect your skin to feel smoother, look more radiate and even, and less oily. However, a series of treatments are needed for more complex skin issues like acne and sun damage.

 

CoolSculpting Certified Practice

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CoolSculpting Before/After

Now offering a non-surgical and natural way to eliminate stubborn fat.

CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary, non-surgical contouring treatment. CoolSculpting® freezes stubborn fat, which is then naturally eliminated from your body. There is no need for needles, no special diets, no supplements, and no surgery. Most importantly, there is no downtime when you choose CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting® Say goodbye to muffin tops and love handles.

CoolSculpting® is the most innovative, non-surgical way to lose stubborn fat. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells to prompt a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges.

Unlike many other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting® involves no needles, surgery, or inconvenient downtime. Patients often spend their procedure time reading, working on their laptops, or simply relaxing.

CoolSculpting® is safe, effective and approved by the FDA. Results look completely natural and can be seen as early as three weeks. The most dramatic results occur from one to three months.

Schedule your consultation today to find out if CoolSculpting® is right for you

CoolSculpting® FAQS

What are the results of CoolSculpting®?
Many patients are satisfied after one treatment. However, during your consultation, we can discuss a treatment plan that will meet your specific treatment needs.

What happens during the treatment?
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.

Can I return to normal activities after the treatment?
Yes. CoolSculpting® is completely non-surgical. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, though this is temporary and will resolve completely. Patients often return to work after the session.

When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment. You will experience the most dramatic results from one to three months after your treatment because your body is still flushing fat cells (and will continue to do so for about four to six months after treatment).

Are the results permanent?
Yes. During CoolSculpting®, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.

How do I get started?
Call us today to set up your consultation. We’ll see if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. If you qualify, we’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan.

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CoolSculpting in the News: See what all the excitement is about.

Before/After: Real Housewife of OC star, Gretchen Rossi, is raving about CoolSculpting. The New York Times Calls CoolSculpting the leader in non-invasive body contouring. Check out Coolsculpting featured on CBS News

HydraFacial™ is a breakthrough in skin care treatments. As the name suggests, it hydrates!  Good hydration is the foundation of healthy skin. The HydraFacial™ separates itself from all other skin resurfacing treatments because of how it hydrates and improves the appearance of the skin without irritating it.

The HydraFacial™ resurfacing procedure addresses all aspects of your skin’s health through a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration AND the addition of antioxidant protection and anti-aging skin rejuvenation. It is the trifecta of effective facial treatments, combining:

  • The exfoliation and resurfacing of microdermabrasion.
  • The skin renewal of a chemical peel.
  • The hydration and extractions of a deep-cleansing facial.
  • Patients leave a HydraFacial™ treatment with immediate results: clearer, soothed, moisturized, non-irritated, more beautiful skin.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The HydraFacial™ uses a unique five-step approach.

1. Vortex-Cleaning™—The patented HydroPeel® tip hydrates the skin with a nutrient-rich solution that deeply cleanses the pores and softens and lifts away impurities.

2. HydroPeel® Exfoliation—The HydroPeel® tip uses its multiple abrasive edges to exfoliate the skin several times with each pass to achieve better, more even skin resurfacing without irritation.

3. Painless Vortex-Extraction™—The vortex (powerful circulation of liquid) effect easily dislodges and removes blackheads, whiteheads, and sebum for quick and painless extractions.

4. Vortex-Fusion™ of Antioxidants—The unique spiral tip employs a patented method for infusing hydrating skin solutions and potent antioxidants into the skin, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, oily skin, and hyperpigmentation.

5. LED Light Therapy—Light therapy provides additional benefits after the HydraFacial™ treatment. LED light therapy uses specific types of light, which give off energy that stimulates your cells, thereby increasing your skin’s production of collagen and elastin. In turn, your skin becomes firmer, less wrinkled and younger looking. The treatment’s red LED light helps improve the appearance of skin firmness and resilience, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other signs of aging. The blue LED light is extremely beneficial for people who suffer from oily skin or breakouts. And the combination of red and blue LED lights is helpful in reducing the appearance of rosacea.

6. Facial and Body Lymphatic Therapy—The versatile HydraFacial MD provides a gentle suction for lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage is the natural function of the lymphatic system, which is an essential part of immunity.  This treatment encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery.  It can also help you heal more quickly from a cold or shake off fatigue, cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness, and acne.

WOULD A HydraFacial™ BE GOOD FOR ME?

The HydraFacial™ is designed and effective for most skin types, so the majority of women—and men! easily can tolerate the treatment.  The HydraFacial™ serums specifically target your skin issues, including sun damage, blackheads and whiteheads, enlarged pores, acne, brown spots, uneven skin tone, and the fine lines and wrinkles of early aging.  The best part: it’s not just a quick-fix-it procedure. The HydraFacial™   improves the quality of your skin, actually helping to making it healthy—long term.  The HydraFacial™ is excellent for:

  • Sun damage, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone;
  • Fine lines, wrinkles, dry or dehydrated skin;
  • Improving skin’s clarity, resilience and firmness; and oily, acne-prone skin, congested pores and enlarged pores—which is very common in men and teenagers.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Most people see results after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last for five to seven days—or even longer. A series of six treatments is recommended for fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne.

The HydraFacial™ has been a favorite pre-red-carpet treatment for the stars and even the Prince of Monaco. This breakthrough skin resurfacing procedure has been featured on Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as on the magazine pages of Allure, Essence, and InStyle Wedding.

Latisse is a prescription lash growth treatment for inadequate lashes.  It is the only FDA-approved treatment to grow eyelashes longer, fuller and darker.

 Lash fullness, darkness, and length decreases with age.  Eyelash growth products are the hottest new categories and they produce excellent results.  The results from prescription strength eyelash growth products go beyond mascara to produce longer lashes with improved thickness and fullness.

If you notice your lashes have changed over the years, Dr. Cova can determine if Latisse is right for you.

COVA medspa offers carefully selected medical grade products that have extensive research and proven results for anti-aging.  We offer a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatments for everyone regardless of skin condition, age, or ethnicity.

At COVA medspa we offer a variety of medical grade skin care lines to best suit your individual skin type. Depending on your needs we are able to recommend the most appropriate product choices.

Reasons for Considering Medical Grade Skin Care Products

  • Appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Recurrent troublesome acne breakouts
  • Uneven skin tone resulting from hyperpigmentation and redness
  • Noticeable skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits

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SKINMEDICA

As we age, collagen production diminishes, skin thins and elasticity decreases causing facial sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. SkinMedica® products are scientifically formulated and clinically tested to rejuvenate skin and help rekindle your skin’s youthful appearance.SkinMedica® chooses scientifically proven ingredients such as growth factors and other compounds to formulate advanced skin care products with antioxidants and retinoids that enhance the natural appearance of your skin by helping to prevent free radical damage.

Now you can earn Brilliant Distinctions® points every time you make a SkinMedica® purchase here at Cova Medspa. You can redeem those points anytime for instant savings on SkinMedica® products and other Allergan® company facial aesthetic treatments and products. You can start earning BD points and redeeming coupons today. It’s our way of saying thanks for making SkinMedica® a part of your daily skin care regimen.

Dr. Cova has extensive training and is an experienced BOTOX injector providing superior outcomes.  In addition, Dr. Cova is experienced with injecting a variety of fillers including Radiesse, Boltero, Juvederm, and Voluma.  These dermal fillers can be injected in various areas to add volume and stimulate collagen production.  BOTOX cosmetic has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation.  Phenomenal improvements in your appearance are noticed within days of receiving this treatment.

BOTOX COSMETIC is an injectable treatment to minimize lines and wrinkles on the face.  The FDA has now approved the use of BOTOX for forehead creases and crow’s feet.

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BOTOX FAQs

WHAT IS BOTOX COSMETIC

Botox is a purified form of Botulinum toxin, which was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing wrinkles.

HOW DOES BOTOX WORK AND HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

BOTOX works by preventing the release of messengers (acetylcholine) at the junction of the nerves and the muscles.  Without the release of these messengers, the muscles are temporarily paralyzed. All it takes is one 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement, which can last up to 4 months.

WHAT LIMITATIONS DO I HAVE AFTER TREATMENTS?

Following your Botox treatment at COVA Medspa, you can resume much of your normal routine.  Dr. Cova will ask that you remain upright for several hours and to avoid alcohol, exercise, and sun exposure.  Your skin may be sensitive or you may experience some mild bruising following the treatment, but most side effects are minimal and short-lasting.

HOW MANY UNITS OF BOTOX ARE TYPICALLY REQUIRED?

The number of units depends on a variety of factors.  Averages are listed below:

  • crow’s feet: 18-24
  • glabella (between eyes): 18-24
  • forehead: 10-20
  • lateral eyebrow lift: 4-6

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS PROGRAM?

Dr. Cova is a participating provider with the BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS PROGRAM (logo).  As a member of the Brilliant Distinctions Program our patients have the opportunity to earn points for all ALLERGAN products including BOTOX, Juvederm, and Latisse.  These points can be used for discounts on future BOTOX cosmetic treatments.

DERMAL FILLERS FAQs

WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS USED FOR?

Genetics, sun damage, and aging all contribute to facial wrinkles as well as hollowing and volume loss.  Dermal fillers are used to treat deep wrinkles or folds on the face, enhance the appearance of the lips, and replace overall volume loss, which occurs with aging.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DERMAL FILLERS?

There are many different dermal fillers available today.  Most dermal fillers are composed of either hyaluronic acid or calcium-based microspheres. The particular type of filler used depends on many factors such as location and severity of facial folds.

WHAT IS JUVEDERM XC?

Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid filler FDA approved to last up to one year.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin.

WHAT WILL TREATMENT WITH JUVEDERM XC ACCOMPLISH?

Juvederm XC injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Once treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year.

WHAT AREAS ARE COMMONLY TREATED WITH JUVEDERM XC?

Juvederm XC is used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as ‘smile lines’ or ‘parentheses’ (nasolabial folds) and ‘marlonette lines’ (oral commissures.  Juvederm XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

WHAT IS JUVEDERM Voluma?

Juvederm Voluma is the Juvederm specialty product for volumizing.  It is designed for injection in the deep dermis to treat age-related facial volume loss. It is indicated for volumizing of the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin.

WHAT IS BELETERO BALANCE DERMAL FILLER?

It is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler that is ideal for treating delicate areas such as vertical lip lines.  Results are noticed instantly upon injection and may last 6 months or more.

WHAT IS RADIESSE VOLUMIZING FILLER?

Radiesse volumizing filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. Once injected it immediately adds volume but over time Radiesse begins to stimulate the production of the body’s natural collagen for results that may last a year or more.

WHERE CAN RADIESSE VOLUMIZING FILLER BE INJECTED?

RADIESSE Volumizing filler can be injected into nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and corners of the mouth.  It is ideal for the pre-jowl are as well as mid-face volumization on the cheekbones.

At COVA medspa we offer a variety of leading-edge laser and IPL treatments to improve skin texture and tone, improve fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and redness. We use Palomar technology for treatment of stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, pores, pigmentation, and redness.  This fantastic new treatment uses fractional lasers and intense pulse light to penetrate below the skin’s surface, causing trauma, accelerating the promotion of collagen and the natural healing process of the skin, which will create healthy tissue eradicating the signs of scarring.  The results are smoother, better-looking skin and minimal downtime.

Palomar ICON system

The new ICON aesthetic system offers multiple skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing technologies.  It includes a fractional non-ablative laser for wrinkles, resurfacing, scars and striae; a fractional ablative laser for wrinkles and resurfacing; and a pulsed light device for treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions.  There is now FDA clearance to combine both non-ablative and ablative fractional lasers during the same treatment.  This specific collection of skin resurfacing and Photofacial technologies allows Dr. Cova to tailor a complete skin rejuvenation regimen for each client.

Palomar technology can help to treat the following concerns:

  • Hyperpigmentation/brown spots
  • Facial vessels
  • Acne scarring
  • Rosacea and redness
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars

Rosacea and facial redness:

Some of the most common concerns for the medical aesthetic patient include diffuse facial redness and telangectasias resulting from UV exposure and rosacea.  Intense Pulsed Light devices work by eliminating wavelengths that target unwanted veins and vessels just under the skin.

Stretch marks and scars:

 The Palomar 1540 fractional laser is used to treat scars (both acne and surgical) and stretch marks. It is currently the only laser treatment that is FDA approved for the treatment of stretch marks.  Dr. Cova is proud to provide this service and it has proven to be an excellent aesthetic solution to improve the appearance of stretch marks or Striae.

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation that utilizes a specialized instrument designed to scrape away accumulated dead skin cells and vellous hair. It is a comfortable, relaxing procedure that can be combined with other services to improve their efficacy. The results are immediate.

Immediate Results

Dermaplaning gives you the instant results you’re looking for. Skin is smoother, softer and glows with a more youthful radiance following dermaplaning. Active ingredients in corrective home care products penetrate deeper into the skin making them more effective. Makeup glides on effortlessly so less is needed for a more natural look.

 

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Excellent Skin Prep

Provides a deeper and more even penetration of chemical peel solutions. Improves penetration of infusion products during micro-needling. Topic numbing creams take effect in 1/2 the normal time allowing laser treatments to begin much quicker.

What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

  • Immediate improvement in skin tone, texture, and appearance.
  • Removal of dead skin cells and vellous hair (peach fuzz).
  • Makeup glides on easily so less is needed for a more natural look.
  • Great for all skin types and colors.
  • Will not aggravate telangiectasia (broken capillaries).
  • Unlike waxing, can be performed on clients using Retinols.
  • Minimal risk of post-procedure breakouts.
  • There is no downtime.
  • Perfect for social events.

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Dramatically improves the appearance of aging, damaged, and post-procedure skin with a highly concentrated formula that transforms skin cells to a younger state and fortifies the skin’s ability to repair DNA damage that causes signs of aging.

Recovery Serum enhances the skin’s natural process of regeneration and repair. It stimulates collagen production, healthy circulation, antioxidant activity, and cellular renewal. With regular use, fine lines and wrinkles will be diminished, and skin will look and feel softer and firmer. The soothing formula helps relieve irritation from bruising after cosmetic procedures, reduces the appearance of broken capillaries, and greatly decreases post-procedure redness. It is excellent for use after clinical skin procedures to shorten downtime, speed healing, and improve end results. This nourishing serum also helps to diminish the appearance of rosacea, soothe skin traumas associated with first-degree burns, and reduce post-procedural discomfort associated with chemical peels, surgery, and laser treatments. The pure, clean-smelling Recovery Serum will not clog pores, leave a greasy feel, or irritate sensitive skin.

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed.  At COVA medspa our staff is exceptionally trained and skilled to treat all skins types including ethnic skin to ensure optimal results.

At COVA medspa, we use Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation, the most comprehensive laser hair removal system available today.  Since it’s designed for all skin types, we can treat the broadest range of clients for laser hair removal.

The Elite removes unwanted hair with unsurpassed efficacy and client comfort. Its revolutionary technology combines two optimal wavelengths in one system.  The 755 nm Alexandrite laser and the 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser to offer the best in laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. Unwanted hair grows on various regions of the body. Often, individuals find the presence of hair in certain regions of the body unsightly or embarrassing. In other instances, individuals wish to lessen the need for shaving, waxing, tweezing, or other methods of hair removal. Most commonly, laser hair removal is used to reduce hair growth on the face, back, legs, forearm, underarm, and bikini line. However, laser hair removal can be used to permanently reduce the amount of hair on any area of the body.

Before you learn how laser hair removal works, you need to understand how hair grows. Hair grows from deep within hair follicles, which are thin cavities embedded in the dermis. Hair does not grow continuously, but grows in a three-phase cycle. While the rate at which hair grows differs by individual, the length of the hair growth cycle generally depends on the type of hair. For example, the active growth phase of the hair on your head may last several years, while hair on the body has an active growth phase that may last only a few months. For this reason, a series of several treatments is required to optimize results.

Procedure Preparation

Prior to the start of your procedure, the physician may choose to shave or trim the hair in the area. Often, the physician will apply a cooling gel to the treatment area, which will help prevent heat produced by the laser from damaging your skin. In contrast, the physician may use a laser with a special cooling tip that applies a coolant during the procedure. Although the procedure is not typically painful, you may request a topical anesthetic if you are especially sensitive to pain. You will likely be given eyewear to protect your eyes from the intense light produced by the laser. The length of a laser hair removal procedure depends on the treatment area. A procedure in which hair is removed from a small region, such as the underarm, may take only minutes, while a larger area, such as the legs, may last approximately one hour.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Most patients require a series of 6 treatments for 80% hair reduction. Some patients may require up to 12 treatments to achieve optimal results.

What skin types can be treated for Laser Hair Removal?

Our CYNOSURE Apogee Elite can accommodate all skin types.

How long does the laser hair removal procedure last?

Length of treatment will be determined based on the size of the area treated . For example to laser an upper lip, it will take no more than ten to fifteen minutes. A larger treatment area like a full back or legs can take up to an hour.

Will I be sore after the procedure? What tips do you have for me to ease discomfort?

At COVA medspa, we utilize the Zimmer Cryo 5 cooler. This minimizes pain and thermal injury during laser hair removal treatments. Unlike other cooling methods the Zimmer Cryo 5 can cool the epidermis before, during, and after non-invasive laser treatments. Additionally, we provide the option of using a topical anesthetic cream for application prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort. Following a laser treatment, most people do not experience soreness. Some people will experience a histamine reaction where redness and/or itching may occur. Most of the time, over the counter cortisone cream will quickly resolve these issues.

Will I have dressings or bandages after the procedure?

No dressings or bandages are required following laser hair removal treatments.

Are there special instructions for eating, sleeping, or bathing?

There are no restrictions regarding eating or sleeping before or after a treatment. Patients may return to their normal skin care regimens after treatment, but any harsh lotions, for example, salicylic acids or retinols need to be avoided for 72 hours following treatment. The area treated also needs to be kept as cool as possible following treatment for 24 hours. This includes no hot tubs, hot baths, or extensive working out.

What products are recommended pre and post laser hair removal treatment?

We recommend that all patients use a post procedure cream or serum to help soothe the skin, which you can purchase over the counter. For your convenience, we carry several medical grade products for optimal post procedure care. For those that experience a histamine reaction, we recommend an antihistamine such as cortisone cream. Aloe is also very soothing to the skin following a treatment. Sunscreen is a must have while completing a series of laser treatments. A medical grade sunscreen is recommended to prevent adverse reactions pre and post procedure treatments.

Will I need to come back for appointments after the procedure?

The laser hair removal treatment is a multi-visit process… The laser can only kill the follicle when the hair is in the active phase of the growth cycle. The growth cycle comes around about every six weeks for most people. Therefore, you will have a total of six treatment six weeks apart.

What color hair may be treated?

The laser is not as effective on blonde, red, or gray hair…. As with all lasers they are color seeking. Blonde, white and gray hair is more difficult to treat due to a lack of melanin, which is the laser’s target.

What are the recommendations for sun exposure before laser hair removal treatments?

Light to medium skin typed individuals should avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks. Medium to dark skin typed individuals should avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks.

Our CYNOSURE Apogee Elite laser significantly diminishes the unsightly appearance of small spider veins.  This laser is drawn to the color of the veins.  The heat from the laser coagulates small amounts of blood in the vessel.  The body slowly reabsorbs the blood. Afterwards expect a bruised appearance for about 2-4 weeks.  Most veins require about 2-3 treatments.  The CYNOSURE Apogee Elite laser works well with fair to medium skinned clients. Our skilled laser nurses are able to comfortably use this laser with ethnic skin.

Spider Vein Treatment Q&A

What causes unwanted veins?

Red, blue or purple leg and facial veins can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, age or genetics.

How does laser treatment work?

A cosmetic laser emits a prescribed dose of energy to the vein.  The laser “selectively” targets the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas.  After treatment, the vessel will naturally disappear.

How many treatments are required?

Typically only one or two treatments are required and results can be seen in 3-4 weeks.  Treatment time usually varies between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated.

Is laser leg vein removal painful?

The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Any redness or swelling should be gone within a day and you’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately.

Our medical weight management program includes several options ranging from our injectable hCG Rapid Weight Loss Program, detoxification programs, and non-medical weight loss coaching We also offer pharmaceutical grade supplements and B-12 Lipotropic injections.

With over 68% of the population overweight or obese, the demand for safe and lasting weight loss has never been greater.  At any given time, there are over 72 million Americans dieting.  At COVA medspa we utilize the most effective, long-term, rapid weight loss programs.  Our customized programs are managed by licensed healthcare professionals to oversee the highest desired outcomes.  Dr. Cova and her staff are committed to providing you the highest quality of care and compassion when choosing the medical weight management program for you.

hCG Medical Weight Loss Program

Why Cova MedSpa for your injectable hCG Weight Loss Program

The benefits for choosing Cova MedSpa for your hCG Rapid Weight Loss Program are many. Our program is managed by Dr. Jennifer Cova and other licensed healthcare professionals to oversee you through the entire process. We offer pure, high-quality injectable hCG, available by prescription only. The injectable form of hCG is the only stable method that will safely result in rapid weight loss by targeting the abnormal fat, not the healthy fat that your body needs to survive. The injectable hCG diet allows you to feel satisfied on a restricted calorie diet and not experience annoying hunger pains.  The injectable hCG diet allows your body to burn your fat stores for energy, and because you won’t be hungry keeps you from over eating.

After your hCG consultation, your program is personalized to meet your individual needs.  In addition to your hCG injections, you will also receive a weekly B-12 Lipotropic Injection. These injections include vitamins and amino acids that optimize fat burning, which make it an important part of your weight loss program. We can also recommend metabolic detoxification programs and pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements to enhance your results.  When choosing your injectable hCG weight loss program, keep in mind that at Cova medspa, our staff is committed to providing you the highest quality of care and compassion.

Our goal at COVA medspa is for every patient to maintain their weight loss.  For this reason nutritional guidance and diet planning is offered in the transitional phase after completing the hCG program.  The goal of optimizing the transitional phase is to avoid rapid return of weight gain which can happen if the proper diet is not followed.

Your personal hCG package includes:

  • Initial consultation
  • Health history and blood work
  • Medical evaluation with Medical Provider
  • Prescription hCG injections
  • Weekly nutritional support
  • Weekly in-office visits for B-12 Lipotropic Injections( additional cost)

Be aware of hCG programs that are unsupervised, which can lead to unsatisfactory results and possibly other health risks.  It is dangerous to enter into a low-calorie diet without hCG and weekly physician supervision. hCG, when properly supervised, allows you to lose weight without the typical problems such as muscle loss, sagging skin, weakness, dizziness or excessive hunger.

Please note that the HCG, along with many other weight loss regimens, are not FDA approved.
We have provided some additional information below in videos from the Dr. Oz Show on the HCG diet.  Dr. Oz takes a much closer look at the HCG phenomenon and gives his opinions in the following video series.

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Metagenics

 

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