Here are some FAQs answered.
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of their employment. Dr Allen abides strictly by the Privacy Act.
Do I need a referral from my GP before my appointment with Dr Allen?
What should I expect during my first visit?
Dr Allen will have an initial consultation with you to determine if you will benefit from this treatment. An examination would be required in most instances.
What fees can I expect to be charged?
If Dr Allen determines that your symptoms are treatable and you wish to proceed, the cost is $750 per treatment or $2000 for a series of 3 treatments. We are not a Bulk Billing practice and therefore require payment at the time of consultation. All consultation visits to the rooms are deemed “out-patient” services and are therefore partially refundable under Medicare. These Rebates vary according to your position re the Medicare Safety Net threshold.
Will my health fund cover the Mona Lisa Touch?
Probably not as the treatment is so new to Australia there is not yet a designated item number. Some funds offer special extras and may offer some kind of cover.
Does this treatment hurt?
Is there any downtime?
No, you can resume normal activities immediately. It is however recommended to refrain from sex for 5 days post treatment.
How long will it take?
The length of the initial consultation varies from person to person. The MonaLisa Touch Treatment takes about 5 minutes per treatment.
How long will the benefits last?
This varies from person to person, but usually after 3 treatments the beneficial affects last for 12 -18 months. Then possibly one top up treatment is required per year.