Frequently Asked Questions

We understand getting to know a new provider can be intimidating. That is why we try our best to answer your inquiries and ensure that you are left with more answers than questions.

Disclaimer for New Patients

Please be advised that we require a credit card at the time of booking for new patients. Your credit card will not be charged until after the completion of your service unless our cancellation or no-show policy is violated. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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What is the difference between a medical spa and a regular spa?

The difference between a medical spa and a regular spa is that medical spas are overseen by medical professionals and offer a wider variety of advanced treatments. At a medical spa, you'll find cutting-edge technology used for skin resurfacing, collagen rejuvenation, fat reduction, and more. Regular spas focus on relaxation and basic beauty treatments, while medical spas provide more intensive procedures with professional oversight.

What type of treatments do med spas offer?

Medical spas offer a wide range of treatments to address various skin and cosmetic concerns. At Fresh Face Bethesda, we treat conditions like acne, acne scarring, enlarged pores, melasma, rosacea, loose skin, stretch marks, sun damage, unwanted hair, wrinkles, and even excess sweating. Our treatments include neurotoxin (botox) injections, dermal fillers, microneedling with RF, laser facials, medical-grade chemical peels, and more.

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Does insurance cover med spa treatments like botox or weight loss?

In most cases, medical insurance does not cover Botox® or other medical spa treatments. However, there are exceptions, such as insurance coverage for botox (neurotoxin) treatments for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). If you're considering botox injections for hyperhidrosis, it's advisable to contact your insurance company to inquire about coverage options.

Regarding weight loss, it's important to note that insurance coverage varies. At Fresh Face Bethesda, our approach involves a consultation fee, which includes ordering labs to assess eligibility. If eligible, we order medication from Preston's Pharmacy. However, pricing for medication is determined by the pharmacy and is beyond our control. Nevertheless, we're here to guide you through the process and support you on your weight loss journey.

Are medical spas only for women?

Our goal is to provide a comfortable and caring environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity.

Absolutely not! Medical spas cater to all genders. At Fresh Face Bethesda, we welcome male patients as well. Many men visit us for treatments like neurotoxin, filler, laser hair removal, microneedling with RF and various other aesthetic procedures. Just like women, men are susceptible to aging concerns and deserve to feel confident in their appearance.

At our med spa, we welcome patients of all genders and identities. Our clinic is known for being LGBTQ+ friendly, and we are open to anyone seeking to improve their self-care. We believe in inclusivity and accept people from all walks of life. Whether you're male, female, nonbinary, or anywhere in between, our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where everyone can feel comfortable pursuing their aesthetic goals. 

How are med spa treatments different from plastic surgery?

Med spa treatments differ from plastic surgery in that they are minimally or non-invasive. While both can address similar aesthetic concerns, med spa treatments offer a less aggressive approach for those who prefer to avoid surgery. At Fresh Face Bethesda, we empower you to start your journey at whatever stage of life you're in and believe in the power of preventative medicine.

For example, we offer treatments like the Morpheus8, Sculptra, and Radiesse, which stimulate your body's natural collagen production for a rejuvenating effect. These non-invasive procedures focus on preventative and maintenance, unlike surgical facelifts, which provide more dramatic results but involve incisions and significant downtime.

What should I look for in a medical spa?

When choosing a medical spa, it's crucial to know what to look for to ensure you're visiting a qualified and experienced practice. With so many options out there, consider these key factors:

  • Is the med spa supervised by an involved medical professional?
  • What kinds of services do they offer, and how much experience do they have performing those services?
  • What do their online reviews say, and how many reviews do they have?
  • Does their customer service make you feel comfortable and confident in their care?
  • Are their facilities pristine and well-maintained?

By getting answers to these questions, you can better determine the quality of the med spa you're considering.

Why should I choose Fresh Face Bethesda over other area med spas?

When considering why to choose Fresh Face Bethesda over other area med spas, it's our commitment to education, excellence, and delivering an unparalleled experience that truly sets us apart. Our providers undergo continuous advanced training, ensuring they remain at the forefront of the latest techniques and technologies in the industry. Led by Cheryl Royce NP, our team specializes in anti-aging and nonsurgical procedures, leveraging advanced knowledge of facial anatomy to achieve outstanding results. Areesha Khan MS will personally guide you through your experience, ensuring your comfort, enriching your patient journey, and ensuring you have a thorough understanding of your procedure from start to finish.

At Fresh Face Bethesda, we offer more than just treatments – we offer an experience. Our med spa provides a relaxing retreat away from life's worries, where you can unwind and rejuvenate. We value connection and community, which is why we love engaging with our patients and fostering a sense of belonging. From hang-out experiences to community events promoting wellness, we're dedicated to creating a supportive environment where our clients feel valued and empowered.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Unfortunately, our practice is unable to offer walk-in appointments. However, we do offer a wait-list option on our booking website. If a spot opens up, we are more than happy to fit you in! 

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Do you offer financing on medical spa treatments?

At Fresh Face Bethesda, we understand that cost and budget are top concerns when considering medical spa treatments. We believe that budget constraints shouldn't stand in the way of pursuing your aesthetic goals. That's why we offer financing through Cherry, which provides instant credit approval and hassle-free monthly payments. This allows you to seamlessly incorporate self-care into your budget and get the treatments you desire without financial stress.

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Do I have to arrive early to my appointment?


To ensure a smooth arrival, arrive 15 minutes before your appointment for parking on Chestnut Avenue

Additionally, certain services require pre-treatment numbing for comfort. Please note: This time does not include parking duration.
Arrive at least 30 minutes early for the following treatments:

  • Lip Filler, Lip Dissolve, Female Rejuvenation, Urinary Incontinence Treatment

For the following appointments, please plan to arrive 1 hour early:

  • Morpheus8 Face, Morpheus8 Body

This will ensure that we are able to treat you as close to your appointment time as possible!

Can I schedule my appointment online?

We've made booking your appointment easy and convenient. You can schedule your consultation online through our website at We welcome everyone to experience Fresh Face Bethesda, where exceptional care and personalized service await.
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