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  • How does it work?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines.
  • Will I look overdone or unnatural?
    BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
  • Will I see results quickly? How long does it last?
    You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your physician will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.
  • Is there any recovery time?
    Treatment requires minimal downtime. So you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our office.
  • What are possible side effects?
    Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies, one percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies, and one percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
  • Does it hurt?
    The treatment is minimally invasive and generally painless. A numbing cream is applied to your skin before the procedure which can minimize any discomfort, and you will also be awake throughout the procedure and able to let us know if anything bothers you.
  • What is the recover time?
    Your skin will usually look a little flushed and feel like you have been in the sun too long immediately after the procedure. Most patients completely recover and enjoy the effects of the treatment within 24 to 72 hours after the procedure. If you plan to be outside, you will want to use sunscreen and a hat during the recovery time to protect your skin during healing.
  • How many treatments to see results?
    Most patients require one to three treatments before they begin to see results, within four to six treatments you will see improvements in acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
  • How long does it last?
    Everyone responds differently to the treatment. Some patients see effects sooner than others and likewise the effects last longer in some patients than in others. While not permanent, the procedure does offer long-lasting and natural results.
  • What does it do?
    PRP microneedling renews the skin and addresses signs of aging. Microneedling can also be used to treat problems like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.
  • What is a HydraFacial?
    The HydraFacial™ technology removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously infusing healthy serums and moisture into the skin. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective. It reduces the effect of aging and environmental irritants on skin and brings renewed younger look.
  • Am I a good candidate?
    The HydraFacial™ treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial™ treatment. We may choose specific treatment serums and customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs.
  • Is there any downtime?
    The treatment is often described as a feeling like “a cool paintbrush moving over the face”. You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.
  • What results may be expected?
    Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment.
  • What can Juvederm be used for?
    JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels are for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC injectable gel is for adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is also for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and correction of perioral lines, and for injection into the undereye hollows to improve the appearance of undereye hollows in adults over the age of 21.
  • How long does it last?
    The answer is that it depends on the type of dermal filler you're using. Some dermal fillers can last for six to twelve months, while other dermal fillers can last up to five years. Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that aids in the production of collagen and elastin
  • Does it hurt?
    Pain tolerance varies from person to person, but most of our clients find that the treatment is more comfortable than expected! All clients are numbed using a topical cream that works before the injection, plus our products also contain lidocaine in them so you will begin to feel numb from that too.
  • How to prepare?
    Like any injection, fillers can result in some slight bruising so it’s best to stop taking blood thinners like aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) for a week prior to treatment. Additionally, avoid alcohol, fish oil supplements, vitamin E, and herbal supplements for a few days prior to the procedure, unless medically necessary
  • What can I expect after?
    We ask that you please plan your treatments with enough time ahead of special events (NOT the day before your wedding) because bruising, redness, swelling or tenderness in the treated area are all normal/expected side effects of injections and will generally take a few days to disappear. Regarding immediate after-care, be sure to apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not apply ice directly to skin) for approximately 5-10 minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment. Avoid any pressure or heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers.
  • How many sessions are needed?
    Morpheus8 begins to stimulate changes almost immediately after the first treatment. A series of 1 to 3 treatments are recommended, depending on the results the patient wants to achieve. For best results, these treatments should be done 4-6 weeks apart.
  • Is there downtime?
    There is minimal downtime. You can expect the skin to be red and or swollen for 1-5 days post treatment.
  • Does it hurt?
    There is minimal discomfort. You will be provided numbing cream before treatment to make it more comfortable.
  • Who is a good candidate?
    People who have: Mild sagging in the face and neck Uneven or rough skin texture Acne scarring Deep lines and wrinkles Sun damage Enlarged pores Stretch marks
  • How long does it last?
    It takes 28 days to form new collagen. During those first 28 days, your skin will be reorganizing and remodeling deep into the subcutaneous layer of tissue. So, sit back and wait for the transformation! After just one Morpheus8 treatment, you can expect to continue to see changes in your skin for up to 3 months. Once the remodeling has occurred, you may opt for a 2nd treatment to further your improvement. Nothing will freeze you in place forever, however, it does give you a new starting point! Morpheus8 bridges the gap between surgery and topical lotions/treatments.
  • What areas on the body can Morpheus treat?
    Morpheus8 microneedling with radio frequency is most often used on the face and neck to help with deep wrinkles and lines, jowls, double chin, turkey neck, thick neck, undereye bags, smoker’s wrinkles, crow’s feet, large pores, crepey skin and forehead wrinkles. It is also used on other areas of the body such as the stomach, legs, and arms to decrease crepey skin, tighten skin and decrease fat. It is also used for hyperhidrosis (sweating under the arms).
  • What areas of the body do you treat with Lumecca IPL?
    You can use it everywhere on the body to achieve a clear complexion. The most common places are the: face, neck, décolletage, and hands as these areas are often exposed to the sun. However, arms, legs, shoulders, bald heads, and backs are becoming quite popular requested areas to be treated as people are looking to tackle sun damaged skin.
  • Does Lumecca IPL treat acne?
    Yes! Not only will the Lumecca IPL help with acne discoloration, but it also kills surface bacteria and decreases pore size helping to minimize trapping of oil.
  • Does Lumecca IPL treat large pores?
    Yes, Lumeccca IPL will tighten the skin and decrease the appearance of pores improving the overall appearance of your skin.
  • What is the treatment like? Does it hurt?
    During your Lumecca IPL treatment, there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca device which produces a sensation similar to that of a light rubber band snap. Redness and warming of the skin are normal after treatment, and usually subside within an hour. Most patients find the treatment to be quite tolerable.
  • How many sessions are needed?
    An improved skin tone appearance can be achieved in as little as one IPL treatment session, however, most patients elect to undergo a minimum of three treatments with our Lumecca IPL, typically providing even better results. The IPL treatment regimen is determined based on the severity of skin damage, skin type and specific type of treatment needed.
  • What are the side effects?
    While side-effects vary, patients receiving an IPL treatment like Lumecca may experience a slight warming sensation and redness immediately following the IPL treatment, however, this typically subsides within hours. Most patients will experience a darkening of pigmented spots within 24 to 48 hours of their treatment. These dark spots will then flake off throughout the following week. Some patients find their skin is sensitive to sunlight immediately after the treatment. We recommend you avoid direct sunlight or tanning for at least 6 weeks following your IPL treatment.
  • How does it work?
    Diolaze XL has a built-in cooling surface while a diode beam passes through the skin towards hair follicles. The penetrating energy hears up the root of the hair, preventing future growth.
  • Does it hurt?
    Diolaze XL’s has one of the largest built-in skin cooling surfaces in the industry. This increases the level of the comfort that patients experience. Patients often describe their sessions as “virtually painless.”
  • How many sessions are required?
    Treatments work best when hair follicles are in their mature stage. At any given time, your hair is in various stages of growth, so most patients experience noticeable results after 4-6 sessions. Your hair color, hair type, body area, and skin tone can also play a factor in the number of sessions you may require. Diolaze XL can be safely used on most areas of the body that have unwanted hair.
  • Does it work on light hair?
    Compared to lasers that use just the 810 nm wavelength, the Diolaze XL is more effective on light blond and fine hairs. The result is the very quick and efficient permanent removal of pigmented and minimally pigmented hairs.
  • How do you prepare for Diolaze?
    For at least six weeks prior to undergoing laser hair removal treatment, avoid waxing and plucking. These forms of hair removal remove the hair at the root, which is needed for laser hair removal to work properly. Shaving prior to treatment is okay.
  • What makes CoolPeel effective?
    CO2 lasers are the gold standard in treating wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes as well as tighten skin and balance tone. Damaged skin tissue is removed, or ablated, stimulating new collagen production and heat energy is delivered to tighten the skin. Sounds great but CO2 treatments are often accompanied by considerable downtime and risk while damaged skin heals. Many advances have been made to improve the side effects of CO2 treatments but ONLY the CoolPeel® can deliver a fractional ablative treatment without the downtime. There is minimal risk of hyperpigmentation, demarcation or induced infection.
  • How does CoolPeel work?
    A CoolPeel® laser treatment can only be done using the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser. The Tetra is the latest, most advanced CO2 laser from DEKA, a global leader in aesthetic technology. Only Tetra can control its output to deliver high energy in extremely short-pulses to deliver impressive superficial, skin resurfacing results without the lingering heat that would traditionally damage the surrounding skin. The lack of unnecessary heat is why we call it cool – get it? – and how you get an immediate aesthetic effect with minimal downtime.
  • Who is a good candidate for CoolPeel?
    You are a good candidate for a CoolPeel® laser treatment if you are looking to reduces the appearance of fine lines and sun damage, minimize pores and improves skin texture. Your skin will look healthier and younger.
  • What is my recovery time?
    One of the main benefits of a CoolPeel®, is that there is minimal downtime. You should expect to be a little red, as if you have a sunburn, for a day, or two, but nothing should prevent you from returning to your normal daily activities. Your skin may feel dry and scaly as it heals so it is important to keep the skin hydrated.
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