Monday, October 1, 2012
Hoping this newsletter finds all of you settled back into the school routine if you have kids. I would ask you if you’re enjoying football season, but if you’re a Hogs fan, unfortunately I already know the answer. On the bright side….Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and these are always fun times for families.
So what’s new this month?...... Qsymia….. Some of you have heard of it and asked me about it already. It is the new weight loss medication that has hit the market. You can read details about it on www.qsymia.com
I will be prescribing it under some strict FDA guidelines. Briefly, all new prescriptions and refill prescriptions require an office visit. Office visits are $85 and must be paid at the time of the visit. Strict guidelines regarding birth control must be followed as there is a significant increase in birth defects in women who are pregnant and taking Qsymia. Women who are breast feeding can not take Qsymia. You are responsible for obtaining birth control. Dr. Trussell does not prescribe birth control pills. You must meet BMI criteria to be prescribed Qsymia and you must meet the ongoing weight loss requirements to continue it. You may be required to take a pregnancy test prior to a new or refill prescription of Qsymia. Your cost for the pregnancy test will be $20, must be done in Dr. Trussell’s office and paid for at the time of the visit in addition to the cost of the office visit. If you have struggled with weight, I would encourage you to visit www.qsymia.com and read more about it. We will be happy to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trussell for you by calling 501-228-6237.
With the holidays coming up, now is a good time to get touch ups on your Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse. We get very busy closer to the actual holidays and we take time off to allow Dr. Trussell and staff time with their families, so call sooner as opposed to later.
It’s also a great time to think about getting rid of the summer sun damage with a VIPeel and/or IPL. Goodness knows after a trip to the beach this summer, I’ve had mine done!
Also, all of our facial and body products will be 10% off the month of October. This includes Sonya Dakar, Jan Marini, Bionet and Obagi. We have some Arbonne left as well. Mention you saw this in the newsletter when you check out. The Obagi holiday gift sets are in as well. There is a hard side travelling jewelry box, plus a full size Elastiderm eye cream (reg. $85) and a full size Elastilash (reg. $55) included. All for $100. We have gift certificates for any amount or service.
Have a wonderful week and we hope to see you soon!
Anne R Trussell MD