F.A.Q.’s

Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. It is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. 

How does it work?

Botox targets the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. It will be injected into these muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity. 

How long does it take?

The injection process takes about 10 minutes. 

When will I see results?

You may see results 24 to 48 hours later but give it up to two weeks for the finished product. 

What is the difference between Botox and fillers?

The primary difference is that Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that causes wrinkles. Fillers fill the trouble areas with collagen, which helps to stimulate collagen growth in the face as well as plump and lift the skin to replace collagen loss. 

When choosing between the two, it’s important to consider what kind of wrinkles you want to get rid of and how. Botox is the better choice for dynamic wrinkles as it will reduce their motion and visibility. Dermal fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which are visible even when your face is relaxed and making no expression. 

How long does Botox last?

It’s recommended that you come back every three months. 

Dermal Infusion

How many treatments do I need?

A package of six is recommended, spaced two weeks apart. After that, one treatment every four weeks for maintenance. 

How long does it take?

30-45 minutes. 

What skin type is best for this treatment?

The Dermal Infusion works with all skin types. There are different serums to fit the needs of your skin. 

Is there downtime with this treatment?

Nope! As soon as you’re finished you can proceed with work or any everyday activities. 

Dermaplaning

What does it do?

Our licensed esthetician will take a surgical blade and gently scrape your face. It exfoliates the dead skin cells off the surface of your skin as well as removing the vellus hairs (peace fuzz) on your face. 

Does it hurt?

Absolutely not! It’s actually kind of relaxing! 

What are the benefits?

This treatment evens out your skin tone and your makeup will glide on. The end result to dermaplaning is an incredibly smooth feel to the skin and a radiant appearance. 

How long does it last?

30-45 minutes.

How often should I get it done?

Every four weeks is recommended. 

Are there post treatment instructions?

Don’t use any acids for 24 hours after. (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, etc.)

No scrubs or aggressive brushes for 7 days after. 

Hydrafacial

What is the difference between the Basic and the Elite? 

The Basic will exfoliate, extract and infuse boosters into your skin, depending on your skin type. When you’re done, you will see your dirt, blackheads and bacteria in a jar! 

The Elite has the same thing, but ALSO offers lymphatic drainage to drain excess liquid from your face, slimming it down and contouring it. It offers boosters depending on your skins needs. Lastly, it offers LED light therapy (red and blue). The red light is used for redness and inflammation, and the blue light is used for acne and bacteria. 

How many treatments do I need?

A package of 4 is suggested. After you complete that, we just ask that you keep up with it consistently for best results, typically every 4 weeks. 

How long does it take?

45 minutes for the Basic, 1 hour for the Elite.

What skin type is best for this treatment?

The HydraFacial works with all skin types. 

Is there downtime with this treatment?

Nope! As soon as you’re finished you can proceed with work or any everyday activities. You may be a bit red but it should only last a few hours and you can apply concealer if necessary. Avoid putting on makeup as long as you can after the treatment, as it has just cleansed your skin. 

Laser Hair Removal

Anything I need to do before my procedure?

You must shave the area 24 hours before your treatment. 

Are there any post care instructions?

– Don’t shave for 72 hours
– Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area

Are there any limitations on who can receive this treatment?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is a contraindication and you cannot have this treatment done.

 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars. This technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, removing skin layer by layer. 

The two types of lasers most commonly used are the C02, and erbium. Each laser vaporizes skin cells damaged at the surface level.

Who is a good candidate? 

If you have fine lines or wrinkles, acne scarring, or non-responsive skin after a facelift, you may be a good candidate. 

What is the difference between Microneedling and Laser Skin Resurfacing?

It takes more treatments with Microneedling to get a better result than it does a laser. Laser Skin Resurfacing addresses pigment and capillaries where Microneedling doesn’t. You will also have less downtime with Microneedling than you would with a laser because Microneedling does not use heat, whereas lasers do.

Laser Tattoo Removal

What is tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal is the process of getting an area of permanently injected ink from a section of skin on the body. 

How does it work?

Our lasers work by short, quick bursts to break apart the ink particles. For the laser to break down the ink, it has to be set to the right wavelength. Tattoos with different pigment will need to use more than one adaptor to break down every type of ink particle.

How long does the tattoo removal last?

Laser tattoo removal is generally an effective procedure, and almost everyone who undergoes it will be able to completely get rid of their tattoo (or come extremely close). 

How many sessions do I need?

Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, you may need 3-6 treatments. 

Between each session, you’ll need to give your body at least six weeks to heal. Remember, the laser just breaks down the ink particles; you still need to give your body enough time to flush them out and recover from any (temporary) damage done by the laser.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

What does the treatment consist of?

The MonaLisa Touch treatment is performed using a special C02 fractional laser, specifically designed for this type of application. The procedure is carried out in the office and usually does not require anesthesia. It does not involve incisions or sutures. The sessions last 15-20 minutes. 

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia. Some patients may experience some discomfort the first time the probe is inserted, but the actual treatment is not painful. 

What type of results can I expect?

Most patients report a reduction in dryness, burning sensation and pain during intercourse, which contributes to a substantial improvement in the quality of life. These results are possible thanks to the stimulation of the mucosa, which regenerates and rejuvenates. This process involves cells and tissues and requires a few weeks to be completed. Results are more noticeable one and a half months after the session. 

When will I see results?

Most patients feel improvement after the very first treatment, although the procedure calls for 3 treatments over a 12-week period. 

How long does it last?

Patients should expect to come back annually for a maintenance treatment in order to make the results last over the course of time. 

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation allows for functional restoration of the vagina, which helps fight and reduce symptoms related to vaginal atrophy, a widespread problem among pre and post-menopausal women. Thanks to it’s action on facts that determine dryness, fragility and loss of mucosal elasticity, this treatment can eliminate troublesome itching, irritation and pain, which become acute during intercourse. The interaction with the laser, is the ideal method to stimulate the collagen contained in the vaginal walls for the rehydration and functional tissue restoration. Its beneficial action can contribute to improve self-confidence and sexual pleasure.