FAQs of Cosmetic Services


What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Boxtox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

How does Botox®Cosmetic work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

When will I start to see the effects of Botox® Cosmetic?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days. Individual results may vary.

How long does Botox® Cosmetic last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.

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How is a chemical peel performed?
Most chemical peel procedures begin with prepping the skin either with skin care treatments or with microdermabrasion. Depending on the procedure, the solution is left on your face for a certain period of time before the product is removed. Then your skin will be wiped clean and an antibacterial cream will be applied to help with comfort and healing.

What is the recovery time for a chemical peel?
Recovery time after a chemical peel is dependant on the type of peel. After a chemical peel procedure, your skin may feel tight or sunburned. The proper skin care regimen is important to speed up the healing process, enhance results, prevent infections, and skin color changes. Cleansing, moisturizing, using sunscreen are highly recommended after a chemical peel. Avoid sun exposure during the early healing period. In addition, do not attempt excessive facial expressions for a few days after the procedure, which can lead to tearing and bleeding of the skin. And do NOT peel off any loose skin, as this can result in scarring.

What results should I expect?
The results of a chemical peel vary depending on the peel that you receive. A superficial peel only slightly reduces the signs of aging and skin damage and the results are minimal. Medium peels are effective in reducing signs of sun damage and fine wrinkles. A deep peel noticeably tightens the skin and eliminates wrinkles and the effects are commonly dramatic.

Will a chemical peel help my skin?
A chemical peel is a procedure that rejuvenates skin. Most individuals find benefit from the application of glycolic acid. In almost all cases, patients will notice a improved vitality of skin.

Will a chemical peel remove deep lines or wrinkles?
A glycolic acid peel will not remove deep lines. However, a peel will often improve the tone, texture, smoothness and appearance of skin.

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What are cosmetic fillers?
They are injections that fill out wrinkled or uneven facial areas, gently smoothing wrinkles and restoring bulk to the curves of the face.

What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the line from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

What is Restylane® made of?
Restylane® is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.

How is Restylane® different than other hyaluronic acid-based products?
Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acid-based products, Restylane® is free from animal proteins. This quality limits the risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction. Restylane® contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and should not be used by patients with a history of allergies to such material.

How long does Restylane® last?
Restylane® is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Restylane® effects generally last for 6 months. Restylane® stabilization technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone.

How often should I have Restylane® treatments done?
Treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect.

How is Restylane® different from Botox® Cosmetic?
Restylane® is natural, cosmetic filler that plumps up the skin to smooth away facial wrinkles. In contrast, Botox® Cosmetic is a drug that relaxes the muscles underlying wrinkles.

What is Juvéderm®?
Juvéderm® is an injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" .

What does Juvéderm®do?
Juvéderm® injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

Does the correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

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What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a microinjection procedure to treat spider veins. The procedure involves injection of a sterile solution (called a Sclerosing Solution) into the small veins using a very fine, thin needle. This solution irritates the vein lining causing it to undergo fibrosis and eventually disappear. Multiple veins can be injected at each session. The sclerosing solution used may be either hypertonic saline or sodium tetradecylsulfate.

What chemicals are used for Sclerotherapy?
The spider veins are destroyed by injecting a small amount of a chemical in the vein. The sclerosants is either hypertonic saline or sodium tetradecyl sulphate. The chemical irritates the small vein and causes it to undergo fibrosis and eventually disappear.

Can Sclerotherapy be used to treat large varicose veins?
Unfortunately, sclerotherapy is generally used for the very small superficial veins next to the skin. Sclerotherapy is not effective for large veins and requires large amounts of the sclerosants with the potential to be absorbed. When large veins are treated with sclerotherapy, a stronger solution and a higher volume is required. Following the treatment for larger veins, compression hose stockings are usually recommended to be worn for at least 2 weeks. It is best to get spider veins treated in the winter months as one can easily wear stockings.

How many Sclerotherapy treatments are required?
It varies from individual to individual but typically 2-4 treatments are required for the best results. In patients with milder cases, 1-2 will suffice. The treatments are more when there are more veins or slightly larger veins.

Do I have to limit any activity after the treatment?
Walking is highly recommended soon after the procedure. But any high activity sports should be avoided for the first 2-3 days.

What happens after Sclerotherapy treatment?
There is some mild pain which can easily be overcome with Tylenol. The injected site will appear bruised and swollen for a few days. Continual wearing of the ace bandaged will relieved the swelling and pain. The bruising usually disappears in 2-3 weeks. One will have no problem with walking. After the first 2 days, most patients can resume their normal activities.

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