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1. What is the medical difference at Cosmetic Solutions?

Cosmetic Solutions is headed by Dr. Johanna J. Abernathy, M.D. and is staffed by professionally licensed and experienced medical personnel including Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) and Licensed Medical Estheticians. Our first priority is your health, and all our recommendations take into consideration important factors such as your medical history, prescriptions you are taking, allergies, and other health conditions and concerns.
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2. What is the history of Cosmetic Solutions?
Cosmetic Solutions Laser and Skin Care Center is an affiliate of OB-GYN Associates, P.C., which has been serving women’s healthcare needs in the Cedar Rapids area since 1971. Building on this history of high quality care and experience, Cosmetic Solutions’ state-of-the-art aesthetic laser center simply provides yet another value-added service.
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3.What kind of services do you provide?
Cosmetic Solutions offers the latest in laser hair removal, vein therapy, laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening, sun spot removal and laser skin rejuvenation. In addition to our state-of-the-art laser center, we offer a complete menu of skin care services and medical-grade skin care products.
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4. What is “The Science of Beauty”?
The Science of Beauty describes Cosmetic Solutions’ unique approach of combining advanced medical expertise and experience with the fine art of skin care and beauty.
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5.Is Cosmetic Solutions just for women?
Not at all. Cosmetic Solutions state-of-the-art aesthetic laser center provides confidential services to both men and women.  
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6.Is there a “right” age to receive treatment?

Not really.  We provide our wide range of laser and aesthetic services for teens through older adults.  We spend time talking with you to understand your concerns and treatment goals. Some treatments may be appropriate for different ages, and this will be determined during your initial consultation.

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7.Where are the treatments performed?

We offer our highly effective, state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic treatments in the comfort of our private treatment rooms at Cosmetic Solutions.  Our goal is to provide these services so you experience minimal side effects and are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after your procedure.

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8.Who will perform my treatments?

Our procedures are performed by our professionally licensed and experienced personnel including an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), a Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Medical Estheticians.  The staff provides care under the medical direction of Dr. Johanna J. Abernathy, M.D.  Dr. Abernathy is a board-certified OB-GYN physician who has been practicing in the Cedar Rapids area for more than 26 years.

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9.What if I’m not sure what the best treatment options are for me?

At your initial consultation, we will take time to talk with you and understand your treatment goals.  We will evaluate your concerns and objectives, and then explain your options.  Our goal is to help you find the laser or aesthetic treatment that you feel comfortable with and best meets your needs.
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