GENERAL QUESTIONS

Botox cosmetic works by relaxing the muscles to temporarily reduce facial lines and wrinkles

Effects of Botox injections can last from 4 to 6 months.

Injection site bruising and swelling, droopy eyelid ,rare but serious problems with breathing or swallowing are side effects of Botox. Most these side effects can be prevented if the injections are done by an experienced physician.

After you consult with one of our physicians, they can determine how many units of Botox is needed for your skin. For example the minimum amounts for treatment of frown lines is 20 units but it can go as high as 60 units depending on the type and quality of skin and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers ( Juvaderm, Voluma,Vobella ) are made of a protein called Hyaluronic acid that can add volume to the skin and improve the wrinkles appearances.

Juvaderm and Vobella last about 12 months and Voluma can last up to 24 months. 

Bruising and bleeding are the most common side effects. A rare but serious side effect is blockage of the arteries if the fillers are injected into blood vessels. 

Yes, Kybella can permanently decrease the fat pad in the area under the chin ( known as double chin).

Most people would need at least 3 treatments to see a significant difference. These treatments are done in 6 week intervals.

The best way is to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians who can tell you if you are a good candidate for Kybella treatment.

Yes, laser can permanently remove the hair by damaging the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that are the hair roots.

Depending on the type of laser all types of skin can be treated  , but darker skins are at a higher risk for developing scars (hypopigmentation) therefore it is very important for these procedures to be done under medical professionals’ supervision.

CO2 laser resurfacing is performed to improve appearance of fine wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes as well as sun and age spots. The results are permanent but it can take up to 3 months to see the full effect of these  treatments.

You can have about 5-7 days of downtime due to significant peeling of the skin after a CO2 resurfacing procedure.

Chemical peels can improve sun damage, skin discolorations, acne scars and help to treat and prevent acne.