FAQ

Skincare

What facial treatment should I get?

        If you are unsure on what facial treatment is best for you, we recommend starting with our custom blend facial or coming in for a free 15 min consultation with one of our licensed Estheticians.

What to do before I come in?

       The only time you need to prepare for a facial is if you are getting a chemical peel, microderm, or dermapen. We recommend discontinuing use of all vitamin A products and BHA/AHA products to avoid any extra irritation.

What contraindication are there with facials?

       We do not recommend getting a facial if you are going through chemo or radiation therapy, as your skin is more sensitive due to these medical treatments. We also do not recommend getting a facial if you are accutane for acne. Please let us know if you are pregnant or lactating so we may use appropriate products during your service.

Massage Therapy

What should I expect during a massage?

      Each therapist will customize your treatment to your liking. We can do anything from a full body massage to avoiding areas you choose. You will be covered during your treatment to your comfort level. Therapist will have open dialogue with you throughout for change in pressure. 

Can I get a massage while pregnant?

     Yes, however you must be in your second trimester with no health problems. If you are unsure if you should get a massage please check with your physician first. Prenatal massages are a great way of relieving back pain and making moms feel relaxed.

What is the difference between Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue?

     The difference is between the massages is pressure at which the massage is performed. Swedish is a classic style of massage meant for relaxation with a smoother, softer touch. While, deep tissue gets deeper into the muscle using heavier hands, and trigger point technique. Deep tissue is more strenuous on the therapist therefore making the increased price.

New to massage?

     If you have never had a massage before we recommend starting with a Swedish Massage.

What Therapist should I pick?

     Ask our front desk to recommend a therapist for you. We will ask what type of pressure you like and what you are looking to achieve and will pair you with the therapist we think will be best for you. We also recommend you trying all of our therapists so you can find the perfect fit.

Waxing

What should I do before I come in?

     You should discontinue use of any Vitamin A or BHA/AHA products 5-7 day prior to being waxed to avoid irritation. If you are getting a body part waxed please allow 14 days of growth before scheduling.

Does waxing hurt?

     Waxing can be uncomfortable in certain areas of the body. We switched to hard wax, which is a lot more tolerable for the client.

Spray Tanning

What should I do to prepare?

     We recommend that you are showered, shaved, and exfoliated before you come in for your spray tan. Please removed all makeup and deodorant prior to coming in.

What should I do after my tan?

     Please do not shower for at least 12-24 hours after receiving a spray tan. We also suggest you use lotion after you shower to keep your tan fresh. Tans that are taken well care of can last anywhere from 5-10 days.

Laser Hair Reduction

Please see the Laser Hair page for any questions you may have or set up a free consultation with our laser specialist.

Botox and Filler

How many units or vials do I need?

     We can not recommend treatment plans over the phone. Please call to schedule a free consultation with our Board Certified Physician.

How often do I need Botox and fillers?

     Botox is recommended every 90 days. Fillers range from 9- 24 months depending on the type and how many vials you purchase.

Who will be performing my treatment?

 

Dr. Cynthia Hoffmeier is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners. She specializes in cosmetic dermatology and specialty care of the skin.  

     She graduated in 1981 from Gannon University with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and went on to complete her Doctor of Osteopathic Medical Degree in 1985, from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville Missouri.

     She has been practicing medicine in Clarion, PA for 29 years, and owns the Simply Skin Medical Spa.

     She has been in the forefront of aesthetic enhancing procedures, for two decades and has distinguished herself as a Master Injector by Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm.

She is committed to helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals with the most natural and aesthetically beautiful results possible.

     Dr. Hoffmeier gives every patient personal attention and uses a unique sense of artistry to achieve the highest level of patient satisfaction.

     Dr. Hoffmeier is certified to inject Botox, The Juvederm family of products, Radiesse, Belotero, Sculptra, Dysport, The Restylane family of products, and Kybella.  She is also certified to treat spider and varicose veins, and in the use multiple aesthetic lasers.

     Dr. Hoffmeier is excited to join the Bella Spa and Beauty to bring to the community additional options for facial rejuvenation and beauty.

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