It's hard to believe, but we are nearly at the end of the first month of 2024. It seems like Christmas was yesterday. The Super Bowl and Valentine's Day are around the corner. The 31st signifies the end of "Dry January" for many and congrats to those of you who succeeded! For me, the end of the month is a reminder that I've already failed on my goal to be more timely with the blogs, lol.
At the office, we've successfully installed the new laser, which we are so excited about. It's the updated version of our previous laser, which proved to be such a workhorse and an asset to our patients. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I decided to simply replace it with the 2023 model, which has the advantages of greater speed and power. This means that laser hair removal services can be completed in less time, which hopefully equates to greater comfort for the patient. The increased energy delivery is also helpful in treating larger spider veins than possible with the old laser and we are the only plastic surgery office in the area with the technology! To show our excitement for this new laser even more we are offering 30% off laser hair removal packages through the end of February! As a friendly reminder, the winter months are a great time for laser, microneedling, and chemical peel treatments when people are not soaking up the SC sun.
Speaking of weather, January saw some crazy volatility in terms of temperature swings. It never seems to fail that these weather extremes go hand and hand with colds and the flu. We have been running specials on B12 shots, which are a great way to boost that immunity! Please follow us on social media to stay up to date on the latest specials!
With the start of the new year, the office instituted some changes with regard to participation in insurance plans. As a result, you may be asked to update the insurance information we have on file at the office, especially if you are coming in for reconstructive services. Also, we kindly ask you to update us on any insurance coverage changes should they arise, and please double-check that we are (still) participating in your plan. Rachel and Connie have an ever-changing list of the plans we accept. The health insurance landscape seems to get more complicated and frustrating for both patients and providers, but we will do our best to help.
This past weekend I visited my daughter at the University of Florida for the official kickoff of the collegiate tennis season. At a local diner on Sunday, I heard the song "Cats in the Cradle," which struck me as ironic and apropos. Sophie was rushing me through breakfast so she could get on with her busy day, just like the song lyrics. Since I am forever amazed at how fast time is racing by, I leave you with this classic from Harry Chapin. Have a great week, and never hesitate to call the office if you have any questions!
'Til next time,