Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Premier Care?
Premier Care provides a range of therapies, used alone or in conjunction, to meet your individual needs. Oftentimes, the psychological effects of nicotine addiction are not addressed in other programs. This can lead to very poor success rates and frustration for individuals who have made up their mind to break the cycle of nicotine addiction. Premier Care's innovative approach addresses both the psychological and physical aspects of nicotine addiction, to help you quit smoking for good.
How long will my appointment last?
An appointment may last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and half depending on individual treatment needs. You will complete an information form when you come in, and your personalized plan will be developed. After discussing the wide range of treatment options available, our nicotine treatment specialist will answer any questions you may have and will proceed with your chosen treatment program.
How does nicotine replacement work?
Nicotine is delivered through topical patches, gum, or other method to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings when you quit smoking. The problem is many individuals continue to smoke while using nicotine replacement. With our personalized plan and clinical support, you can significantly improve your chances of success with this method.
How does laser therapy work?
Premier Care uses low level laser therapy; also known as a cold laser, to stimulate acupuncture points on the head, face, ears, arms and hands which promote the release of the body's natural endorphins. Cravings and withdrawal symptoms are greatly diminished or completely gone, which increases your chances of a successful recovery.
How many treatments will I need?
Most individuals can quit smoking for good in 1-2 visits.
Is laser therapy safe?
We use low level laser therapy and the FDA has ruled that a non-significant risk is associated with the use of these devices. There is no pain, needles or heat associated with the use of low level laser therapy. In fact, low level lasers have been widely used throughout the world for over 30 years to treat skin conditions, pain management, wound healing and many other applications.
Is laser therapy covered by medical insurance?
Laser Therapy for smoking cessation is not eligible for health insurance coverage at this time. The cost of Premier Care's Laser Therapy Program is very affordable when compared to a smoker's typical annual cigarette expenditure of approximately $2000.
What health or medical conditions would prevent me from using low laser therapy?
If you are pregnant, have cancer or epilepsy, use a pacemaker/defibrillator or are taking photosensitive medication, laser therapy should not be used. Our professional staff will provide a comprehensive assessment to determine if you are appropriate for laser therapy.
What type of clothing do I wear for my appointment?
You may wear whatever clothes you normally wear. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
You may bring a friend or family member with you and have them present during your laser treatment if you prefer.
Am I able to drive myself home after treatments?
You will be able to drive yourself home after any of our treatment options with no restrictions.
Why use alternative therapies?
Not everyone responds to or is successful with the same treatment option, which is why Premier Care offers such a wide range of services specifically designed to treat nicotine addiction.
Are treatments guaranteed?
As with any treatment program there is always a possibility of a relapse. Each client has a unique level to his/her addiction, which is why Premier Care provides on-going individualized support to each client while achieving their goals.