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Botox Cosmetics
What is Botox?

Botox 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). Botox Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows. Individual results may vary When will I see results from a Botox Cosmetic treatment?

When will I see results from a Botox Cosmetic treatment?

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, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.

How does Botox Cosemetic work?

Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muschles and used to improve the look of the "11s," the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

How long does Botox Cosmetic last?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary - be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.

Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you've "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Is treatment with Botox Cosmetic painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your healthcare provider may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician's office without downtime following Botox Cosmetic treatment.

Cosmetic Microcurrent
What is Microcurrent?

Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors the body's own natural current. It's proven and accepted properties and potiential range of applications from wound healing, muscle rehabilitation, macular degeneration, to lymphodema continue to assist medical practitioners with amazing results. The intended use for The Bio-Ultimate Platinum device is to aid in the battle of anti-aging by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture and appearance of the skin, re-educating and toning facial muscles, and reducing the overall appearance of aging. It is a popular non-invasive service that gives you the freedom to attain anti-aging goals without the revovery, downtime, and expense of surgeries

How does it work?

This low level of electrical current (500 microamperes) works in harmony with the body's natural healing processes. At a cellular level, microcurrent stimulates activity in the cell to create massive amounts (a 500% increase) of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP), known as the "energy of life". ATP drives a number of biological processes including muscle contraction/re-education and protein (collagen and elastin) synthesis. Facial toning is achieved through muscle re-education, working a muscle from its origin and insertion inward to shorten slackened muscles (such as in the cheeks or forehead), and working from the belly outward to lengthen contracted muscles (such as the muscles that pull the corners of the mouth downward). Microcurrent also offers specific iontophoresis which allows superior penetration of serums into the skin.

Is this a new technology?

No. It has been widely used in the US and has been approved by the FDA

How often can I recieve this treatment?

It depends on the condition of the skin and muscles and is largely determined by your age. To obtain the maximum results, a series of ten to fifteen treatments should be performed at least twice weekly, with regularly scheduled monthly maintenance treatments. Your skin care practitioner will determine how many sessions will be required.

What type of skin can benefit from Microcurrent?

The Bio-Ultimate Age Defying Facial is a complete esthetic system that aids in reducing the signs of aging of all skin types with specialized products and microcurrent technology. Togehter, the system of products and technology firms and smooths the skin, offering an outstanding age-defying facial. Skin is re-hydrated, circulation is improved, and revitalized appearance is achieved after the first application.

Who can perform these treatments?

This varies from state to state, however it typically requires a license issued by the state such as a licensed Aesthetician or Medical Professional.

Is this treatment painful?

No. In most cases it is sub-sensory, and many people find it quite relaxing.

How long does each treatment take?

Most facials take approximately 60 to 90 minutes.

How soon will I see some improvement?

Although a remarkable difference is seen after the first treatment, the benefits of microcurrent are cumulative, and as such, microcurrent treatments are typically performed in a series to gain maximum anti-agin results.

Is the treatment safe?

Yes. The entire treatment is a performed in a clean enviroment with disinfected tools The Bio-Ultimate Platinum device is FDA approved and FDA Registered Class 1 device.

Is microcurrent for everyone?

While most people can benefit by the application of microcurrent, there are some absolute contraindications; it cannot be performed on persons with epilepsy, pacemaker, pregnant women, or anyone with active cancer.

How long will the results lasts?

After you have completed the Age-Defying Series maintenance treatments at 3 to 6 week intervals are recommended to retain your results.

Cutera Laser Hair Removal
What is Cutera?

Cutera has been the pioneer in establishing the “all skin type” hair removal practice. With years of experience behind us, safety, versatility, efficacy and speed top the wish list from physicians who are incorporating hair removal into their practice. We have all of it!!! Cutera’s multiple hair removal devices include Alexandrite, Diode and Nd:YAG treatment modes – for all skin types. Hair removal is still the #1 requested aesthetic procedure. Our philosophy is to make certain that the customer has exactly what they need to make their investment productive – above all, with satisfied patients.

What is CuteraCoolGlide?

The Cutera CoolGlide was designed to be the most outstanding laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.

What do CoolGlide treatments feel like?

As the name implies, the CoolGlide handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.

How many treatments will I need?

Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of CoolGlide treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors - hair thickness, the area treated and your hair's growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. CoolGlide treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following your CoolGlide treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

What are the possible side effects?

Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

Juvéderm
What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm XC is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to lat up to 1 year after initial treatment. Juvéderm XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to istantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your "smile lines" or "praentheses" (nasolabial folds) --the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth Juvéderm XC comes in two formulations---Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC

What is Juvéderm XC indicated for?

Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses)

Why does Juvéderm XC come in two formulations?

Juvéderm XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique need. Juvéderm Ultra XC provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.

How is Juvéderm XC injectable gek used in treatment?

Your healthcare provider eases Juvéderm XC injectable gel into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as "smile lines." or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) and "marionette lines" (oral commissures). Juvéderm XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface

Is treatment with Juvéderm XC injectable gel painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm XC allows your healthcare provider to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvéderm XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Additionally, Juvéderm XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. Your healthcare provider may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.

What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm XC injectable gel?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and thier duration is short lasting (7 days or lesss). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as reness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures thre is a risk of infection.

Permanent Cosmetic Makeup (Maquillaje Permanente)
What is Permanet Cosmetic Makeup?

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing. The specialized techniques used for permanent cosmetics are often referred to as “micropigmentation”, “micropigment implantation” or “dermagraphics”. The cosmetic implantation technique deposits colored pigment into the upper reticular layer of the dermis.

How are Permanent Cosmetic Procedures Performed?

Permanent cosmetics procedures are performed using various devices, including the traditional tattoo coil machines, the pen or rotary machine (includes the digital rotary machines) and the non-machine or hand device. The process includes a consultation, the application of pigment, and at least one or more follow up visits for evaluating the healed design work and color of the pigment.

Who Benefits from Permanent Makeup?

People who meet minimum age requirements and have the ability to heal properly from minor wounds can benefit from the liberating benefits of permanent cosmetics.Interest in this service spans the young to the more mature; those who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance. It is especially valuable to people who can’t wear traditional cosmetics due to allergies and skin sensitivities; active people who want to look their best for sports activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, tennis, aerobics; and those who don’t want to worry about “sweating off” or reapplying cosmetics.

What Type of Permanent Cosmetic Procedures can be Done?
  • Scar Camouflage, Beauty Marks, Hair imitation, Lash Enhancement, and Areola Repig
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyeliner, Top and Bottom
  • Lip Liner, Lip Color, and Blend
Are Permanent Cosmetics Really Permanent?

Permanent cosmetics procedures are considered permanent because pigment is tattooed into the upper reticular part of the dermal layer of the skin and cannot be washed off. However, as with any tattoo or colorant (pigment) in general, fading can and often does occur, requiring periodic maintenance referred to as color re-enhancement or color refreshing. The scientific structure of pigments and the requirement for periodic refreshing is identical to that of tinted hair color; faded material on furniture that may be located near a window and subject to sun exposure; house paint that is exposed to the sun and other environmental elements; pigment implanted in the skin may fade with time.This colorant periodic maintenance requirement is a good opportunity to reevaluate one’s color and design preferences. While the concept of permanent, without any change, may seem like a perfectly good idea, think about how your tastes have changed over the years. From time to time likely you have made subtle or dramatic changes in your clothing preferences, your hair color and style, and if you wear topical makeup, those colors have changed as well.

Is It Painful?

Most people experience some discomfort. This will vary according to each individual’s pain threshold.There are different methods available, however, to help with discomfort management, including various topical anesthetics that are specifically developed for our industry. Your permanent cosmetic professional

Is It Safe?

If proper sterilization and disinfection guidelines are met, permanent cosmetics should be completely safe. Professionals in the permanent cosmetic industry routinely attend Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes to become well versed on safety principles.

Are There Any Side Effects During or After the Procedure?

While eyebrows may show little after effect, eyeliner and lips may show slight to moderate swelling. This is very dependent upon the amount of work performed.As examples; an eyelash enhancement will show very little response to the tattooing procedure compared to a more moderate response when wide eyeliner is performed. The same philosophy applies to lip color procedures. A lip liner or blended lip liner will show less effects of the procedure than that of a full lip color. Also, some people swell more from minor skin infractions than others.

What’s a Touch-Up and Do I Need One?

Often the tattooed color is not perfect after the initial procedure heals. Permanent cosmetic procedures are a process and at least one follow-up to the initial procedure should be scheduled.It is recommended that any required detail work to the original procedure be performed no sooner than four weeks after the original procedure.The minimum standard for follow-up detail work for lip procedures is six weeks. Lips have a different healing agenda than procudures performed on other parts of the face due to their delicate nature

Ulthera
What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical face and neck treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift and tone loose or sagging skin without any downtime.

What is unique about this procedure?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment that can specifically target the deep foundation below the skin that is addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. It is also the only procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment and ensure the energy is deposited precisely to where it will be most effective.

What kind of technology does Ultherapy use?

Ultherapy uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology, which has received FDA clearance for use in this new type of medical procedure to lift skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.

What does the ultrasound therapy do?

Ultherapy deposits focused ultrasound energy below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s creation of new collagen. As a result, skin will actually begin to lift and tone over time.

What does collagen do? How does Ultherapy stimulate the creation of collagen?

Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed, toned and elastic. As we age, collagen loses its elasticity and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Ultherapy jump starts a natural repair process that produces fresh, new collagen.

Is Ultherapy surgery?

No. Unlike a facelift, Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that addresses the skin and support layers below it, but doesn’t entail cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

Can Ultherapy replace a face lift?

Ultherapy is an “uplift” not a “face lift.” While it is not a replacement for surgery, it is a viable option for those not ready for a facelift or those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.

How is Ultherapy different from lasers?

Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer and the foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery that lift and lend support to the skin. Therefore, the two technologies are quite complementary!

Is Ultherapy safe?

The procedure has been cleared by the FDA after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and over 100,000 treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.

Who is a good candidate for Ultherapy?

A good candidate for Ultherapy is someone with skin that has "relaxed" to the point of looking, and often feeling, less firm. Sagging skin on the eyelids, on the neck or under the chin, for instance, are often the first signs of “maturing” skin. Typically, those in their thirties and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity are candidates.

How long does the ultrasound treatment take?

A full face and neck treatment takes 60-90 minutes, and a partial face or brow lift treatment can take around 30 minutes–neither with any downtime.

What problem areas does Ultherapy target? What kind of results do you get?

Ultherapy addresses mild to moderate loose or sagging skin on the face and neck. Specifically, by reconditioning and renewing the skin from within, Ultherapy will lift the brow, which in turn reduces excess skin on the lids, opens up the eyes, and gives a more refreshed look overall. Ultherapy is also used to lift and tighten sagging skin on the neck and under the chin, addressing the “turkey gobbler” and “double chin,” which many patients are trying to eliminate.

How long until I see results?

Patients may enjoy some initial effect but the ultimate lifting and toning will take place over 2-3 months, as tired collagen is replaced with new, more elastic collagen. As this collagen-building process continues, further improvements can appear up to 6 months following a procedure.

How long do results last?

Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen after a year’s time following the procedure, but skin continues to age. Future touch-up treatments can help keep pace with the aging process, which varies by individual.

Will I need more than one treatment?

The majority of patients only need one treatment; however, some may benefit from more than one treatment (depending on how much laxity they have and their body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process). Your physician will be able to recommend the right treatment plan for your needs.

Is there any downtime?

Ultherapy is an entirely non-invasive procedure and as such, there is no downtime. You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take.

Will I feel the ultrasound during the treatment?

Yes. What you are feeling during the treatment is actually tiny amounts of focused ultrasound energy being deposited below the surface of the skin.

What does it feel like?

Patients have noted there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered, but it is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated.

Is Ultherapy painful?

Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient, but there can be some discomfort while the ultrasound energy is being delivered. This is temporary and a positive signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come!

Exciting advancements have recently been implemented, including a new-and-improved treatment approach that is proven to increase patient comfort of the procedure without impacting efficacy. Of course, your practitioner will consult with you prior to your skin treatment to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Are there any side effects?

There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so following the treatment, and a small percentage of patients may have slight swelling, tingling or tenderness to touch, but these are mild and temporary in nature. There is always the possibility for other less common post-procedural effects, which your practitioner will review with you.

Velashape
What is VelaShape?

Velashape is the only FDA cleared device that effectively and safely contours, shapes and slims the body by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas in as little as 4 treatments.

How Does VelaShape Work?

VelaShape uses combined energies know as elõs to precisely target and heat fatty tissues within the treatment area. In addition, the vaccum and tissue manipulation evens out the skin to reveal a smoother figure.

On what body areas can I be treated for Circumference Reduction?

With VelaShape , you can be treated on body areas such as the thighs and buttocks. The two applicators (VSmooth & VContour) on the VelaShape device are designed for large and small body areas; therefore, treatment is safe and effective.

How quickly will I notice a change?

Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment - with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother. Results in Circumference and Cellulite Reduction will be most apparent 6-8 weeks following the final treatment session.

How many inches can I reduce from my circumference?

In clinical studies, patients report an average reduction of about 1 inch post treatment series. In clinical trials, the range of Circumferential Reduction was between 0.5-3 inches.

How do I improve and maintain the VelaShape results?

Following your complete treatment regimen, it is recommended to get maintenance treatments periodically. Like all non-surgical or surgical techniques, results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Is treatment safe?

FDA cleared the device as safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Short term effects can include mild bruising or redness.

Does this treatment suit me?

The majority of the population is suitable for receiving the VelaShape treatment.

What is the feeling during treatment?

Most patients claim that the treatment is pleasant, followed by a deep heating sensation beneath their skin.

Does the treatment hurt?

Most patients find VelaShape treatments comfortable - like a warm deep tissue massage. The treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear redder than usual for several hours.

How will I feel after treatment?

It is normal to have an inner heated sensation for up to a few hours post treatment. In some cases, mild redness can be observed.