Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the medical difference at Cosmetic Solutions? 

Cosmetic Solutions is headed by Dr. Alvina A. Discoll, M.D. and is staffed by professionally licensed and experienced medical personnel including registered nurses and Licensed Medical Estheticians. Our first priority is your health and safety, 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.

3. What kind of services do you provide?

Cosmetic Solutions offers the latest in laser hair removal, vein therapy, skin tightening, sun spot removal, laser skin rejuvenation as well as laser tattoo removal or revision, pigment removal and melasma treatments. We are the areas leading certified CoolSculpt providers for body contouring. We offer a complete menu of skin care services and medical-grade skin care products including the most up to date injectable facial fillers, BOTOX®, and makeup options.

4. What is "The You, You'll Love"?

The You, You’ll Love describes Cosmetic Solutions’ unique approach of combining advanced medical expertise and experience with the fine art of skin care and beauty.

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.

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.

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 after your procedure.

8. Who will perform my treatments?

Our procedures are performed by our professionally licensed and experienced personnel including Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Medical Estheticians. The staff provides care under the medical direction of Dr. Alvina A. Driscoll, M.D. Dr. Driscoll is a board-certified OB-GYN physician who has been practicing in the Cedar Rapids area for more than 35 years.

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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No Show Policy

We schedule our appointments so that each patient receives the right amount of time to be seen by our physicians and staff. That’s why it is very important that you keep your scheduled appointment with us, and arrive on time. As a courtesy, and to help patients remember their scheduled appointments, Cosmetic Solutions sends text message reminder 1 day in advance of the appointment time. If your schedule changes and you cannot keep your appointment, please contact us so we may reschedule you, and accommodate those patients who are waiting for an appointment. As a courtesy to our office as well as to those patients who are waiting to schedule with the physician, please give us at least 24 hours notice.

If you do not cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 24 hours notice, we may assess a $50 “no-show” service charge to your account for 2 “no-shows” in a row. This “no-show charge” is not reimbursable. You will be billed directly for it. After three consecutive no-shows to your appointment, our practice may decide to terminate its relationship with you. I understand the “no-show” policy of Cosmetic Solutions and agree to provide a credit card number, which may be charged $50 for any no-show of a scheduled appointment. I understand that I must cancel or reschedule any appointment at least 24 hours in advance in order to avoid a potential no-show charge to the credit card provided.