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Anti-wrinkle injections

Anti-wrinkle injections

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You can’t expect big changes overnight, but if you stay consistent, you can see results. Set your expectations and then do little treatments over time to get the best results. It’s an investment.

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Does anti-wrinkle injection hurt?

The majority of consumers only experience a slight pinch of discomfort throughout the injection procedure. If you are concerned about the discomfort level, we do provide topical numbing.

How long until I see results from anti-wrinkle injection?

Results from some brands of anti-wrinkle injections can be seen in as little as 24 hours. Other brands takes a little longer; the initial effects usually take 24-72 hours to appear. Around fourteen days are needed to see the full effects. I just had anti-wrinkle injections, however I didn’t get the results I was hoping for.

Can I come back for more treatment?

We ask that all clients wait fourteen days before coming in for a follow-up anti-wrinkle injection treatment. Re-treatment prior to 14 days may cause facial asymmetry because full benefits cannot be seen prior to that time.

How much anti-wrinkle injection do I need?

Every face is unique. A consultation with our skilled Nurse Injector will enable us to accurately estimate how many units you will require to achieve your desired result. There is no obligation to buy anything during the consultation.

How long is the downtime with anti-wrinkle injection?

Following treatment, the majority of clients resume their normal activities. We only ask that you avoid strenuous physical activity on the day of your treatment and refrain from applying make-up over the injection points for 12 hours.

How long do anti-wrinkle injection treatments last?

Again, everyone is unique. Most people’s results start to fade after three to four months.

Do fillers hurt?

Discomfort levels vary depending on your personal pain tolerance and where you use the filler. To make all filler injections as comfortable as possible, we use a medical strength topical numbing agent. The majority of people report only minor discomfort.

How much does filler cost?

We stock a variety of fillers for various facial areas and concerns. Depending on the area being treated, most people use at least one syringe, and the thicker/longer-lasting the product, the more expensive it is.

As with anti-wrinkle injection, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our Nurse Injector to get the most accurate estimate of how much your treatment will cost.

How long is my filler going to last?

Again, this is entirely dependent on the circumstances. It will always depend on the product you buy, the area you are treating, and how fast your metabolism is. Fillers typically last between 6 and 12 months. The thickest, most expensive fillers may last longer — 18-24 months on average. When you are treated, we can estimate how long your specific filler will last.

Will my filler appointment leave me bruised or swollen?

Bruising and swelling are unavoidable side effects of any filler. We provide you with pre and post-operative care instructions in order to reduce your chances of bruising as much as possible. We will provide you with ice after your appointment to reduce swelling, and we can also recommend natural supplements to help with this process. Any swelling or bruising that occurs will usually go away in one to two weeks. If you have any concerns, we encourage you to contact us again.

Will I be able to see results right away after my appointment?

Filler can produce immediate results. Because filler injections cover a larger area than anti-wrinkle injections, you may experience temporary bruising or swelling, particularly in the lip area. After 1-2 weeks, you can expect the swelling to subside and you to see the true results.

Are fillers reversible?

The majority of the fillers we offer are reversible Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers. If you want to dissolve some of your filler, you can do so in-office during a short visit.

What Is IPL Treatment?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as photo facials, is a non-surgical way to improve the color and texture of your skin. It can reverse some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure, which is known as photoaging. It may be most noticeable on your face, neck, hands, or chest.

If you have red, brown, or splotchy skin as a result of a medical condition, IPL may be beneficial.

How Does IPL Treatment Work?

When your skin is heated, your body eliminates unwanted cells, which eliminates the condition you’re being treated for. Unlike lasers, an IPL device emits multiple wavelengths of pulsating light. It can treat multiple skin conditions at once.

Because your skin tone is more even after IPL, you may appear younger. And because the light does not harm other tissues, you can recover quickly.

Who Should Get IPL Treatment?

It is most effective on pale or light brown skin. Consult your aesthetician if you want to reduce or eliminate:

Acne

Birthmarks

Stretch marks

Liver or age spots

Broken blood vessels

Brown spots, also called liver or age spots

Dark spots from hormonal changes

Discolored skin

Fine wrinkles

Freckles

Redness from rosacea

Scars

Spider veins

Unwanted hair

Who Shouldn’t Get IPL Treatment?

Consult your aesthetician first if you:

Are pregnant

Have a skin condition

Take medication for other conditions

IPL is not recommended if you:

Are light sensitive

Have you recently tanned your skin through the use of sunlight, tanning beds, or tanning creams?

Skin cancer is possible.

Make use of retinoid cream.

Are extremely dark-skinned

Do you suffer from a skin resurfacing disorder?

Have extensive scarring

Have keloid scar tissue

Is IPL effective?

The effectiveness of IPL depends on what you want the treatment to correct.

Light therapy can remove 50-75 percent of broken blood vessels in most people after one to three treatments. They may completely vanish. While treated veins do not reappear, new ones may appear later.

If you have rosacea and your face flushes, IPL can be a good alternative to laser therapy. You may achieve better results if you:

You’re under 40 years old.

Your condition ranges from moderate to severe.

Sun damage: You may notice 70% less brown spots and redness caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Hair removal: If you have light skin and dark hair, you will benefit the most. If you have dark skin or blond hair, it may not work for you.

Acne: IPL may be beneficial if you have acne or the scarring that it causes. Six sessions may be required to see a difference. 

Are there any Risks or Side Effects with IPL treatment?

IPL side effects are typically minor and transient. It’s possible that you’ll encounter:

Redness

Swelling

There is some bruising.

Itching

Peeling Scabbing

More serious IPL side effects, such as burning, blistering, or scarring, have been reported in some cases. When they occur, these side effects are more common in patients with darker skin.

Following pre-and post-operative instructions, as well as selecting a reputable practitioner, will greatly reduce your chances of experiencing negative side effects.

What Are The Advantages Of IPL Over Traditional Laser Treatment?

One of the primary benefits of IPL is that a single treatment can treat a wide range of skin conditions rather than requiring multiple treatments (e.g., laser skin tightening, laser resurfacing, etc.).

IPL treatments are typically less expensive (averaging $200-500 per treatment) than most laser treatments ($1300-2100 for laser skin resurfacing treatments) and pose a lower risk of burns or permanent scarring.

How soon will I see the results?

Your skin will feel smoother and have a more even tone after your first treatment. These improvements will be visible after each treatment and will be gradual. For best results, five treatments are usually administered. Additional treatments will be beneficial to some patients.

What to Expect from IPL Therapy?

When you arrive, a technician or dermatologist will apply gel to your clean skin. To protect your eyes, you’ll put on dark glasses. The handheld IPL device will be placed directly on your body. The session will most likely last 20 to 30 minutes. Large areas could take an hour or more to complete.

While most people tolerate the light pulses, the treatment may sting slightly. It might feel like someone is snapping a rubber band on you. Your aesthetician can provide you with numbing cream to apply 30-60 minutes before treatment begins.

Are IPL Treatments Painful?

IPL treatments are delivered with the sensation of heat from the hand piece, which is operated by your technician. Patients can expect to feel a short, quick zap of energy to the treated area. The sensation is that of a light snap from a rubber band. IPL treatments cause very little discomfort and are usually tolerated very well.

Is There Post-Treatment After-Care Instructions Associated With IPL?

The recovery from IPL treatments is very short and quick, as there was minimal damage caused to the skin during the treatment. The following are precautionary recommendations following IPL treatments:

– No sun tanning outside or inside

– No hot baths or showers

– No wet or dry sauna use

– No swimming in chlorinated pools, hot tubs, and spas

– No perfumed lotions or soaps on the treated skin

– No AHA, glycolic, salicylic, or depilatory creams on the treated area

What IPL Treatment Recovery Looks Like?

After you finish, you may feel like you have sunburn feeling for 4-6 hours. You can feel better by using ice packs or a cool washcloth.

For a day or two, your skin may be red or bruised. Some of your brown spots may darken, but they should fade in a few weeks.

While you’re recuperating:

If your skin is in pain, avoid wearing makeup.

Apply a moisturizing lotion.

Use sunscreen to protect yourself. Check for an SPF of at least 30 and a physical blocker such as zinc. Even if it’s not sunny outside, reapply it every 2 hours.