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BOTOX

What is Botox?
Botox is a FDA approved treatment designed to diminish the appearance of wrinkles between the brows and around the eyes.

 

How does Botox work?
Botox is a muscle-paralyzing agent, which temporarily relaxes muscle activity beneath the skin's surface. The result is a reduction in the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.

 

What areas can be treated with Botox?
The most common areas treated with Botox are: Frown lines between the eyes, forehead lines, crow’s feet, and lipstick lines. Botox can also be used to treat Hyperhidrosis, or profuse sweating.

 

Are you a good candidate for Botox?
Botox is recommended for candidates who are in overall good health, who have wrinkles that they want to smooth and who have realistic expectations for the procedures results.

 

Is Botox painful?
Botox injections are very small therefore pain is minimal. Most patients report that a Botox injection feels like a slight pinch. 

 

Does Botox require anesthesia?
Botox does not require anesthesia. Our specialists at Skin Thesis® use ice packs to numb the targeted area before treatment. However, a topical numbing cream can also be applied to the treatment area to eliminate any possible discomfort.

 

How is Botox Administered?
Your Skin Thesis® specialist will use a tiny needle to inject Botox directly into the targeted muscles.

 

How long does Botox take to perform?
After your Skin Thesis® specialist performs a quick facial analysis and discusses your personal treatment goals. The actual injection process only takes about 15 minutes. 

 

What should you expect after treatment?
Botox requires no downtime. You will be able to return to your normal routine immediately after receiving treatment. Slight swelling, redness and bruises may be visible around the injection site but this will rapidly begin to disappear. 

 

How soon can you see results from Botox?
You may start to see results from Botox as early as 3-4 days after treatment. However, the full benefit from Botox peaks two post treatment.

 

How long does Botox last?
Botox effects can be different based on the individual, but typically lasts about 3-4 months. When treating Hyperhidrosis

(profuse sweating), Botox Cosmetic can last for up to 6-7 months.

 

What are the risks of Botox?
Botox is considered very safe. The risks associated with the injections are minimal, these include bruising, redness, headaches and temporary numbness.  

 

Who should NOT receive Botox injections?
Patients with neurologic conditions or other health problems should consult their doctor before receiving Botox. Anyone with an allergy to Botulinum Toxin should avoid Botox. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should not receive Botox.
 

 

BELOTERO

What is Belotero?
Belotero is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. It is designed to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles while also restoring volume to facial areas that have lost natural fullness as a result of aging.

 

Are you a good candidate for Belotero?
Belotero is recommended for candidates who want to soften deep static wrinkles and add volume to depleted, flat areas of the face. Patients should be in overall good health and have reasonable expectations for the results of the treatment.

 

How is a procedure with Belotero performed?
During a short consultation, your Skin Thesis® specialist will discuss your treatment goals. Once your goals have been established, Belotero will be injected into the targeted facial areas using a fine needle. 

 

How long does Belotero take to perform?
After an initial consultation, a Belotero treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete.

 

How long does Belotero last?
Belotero lasts about six months or more depending on the amount of product used and the area it is injected into. 

 

Is Belotero painful?
Belotero injections are relatively painless. For those patients who would like additional comfort, a local or topical anesthetic can be applied.

 

Does Belotero require anesthesia?
Anesthesia is not necessary when receiving Belotero. Our specialists at Skin Thesis® use ice packs to numb the targeted area before treatment. 

 

How long is the expected recovery time after Belotero?
Belotero does not require any down time. Most patients are able to immediately return to their daily routine after receiving Belotero. Mild swelling, redness and bruises may appear around the injection site but these should quickly begin to fade. 

 

What are the risks of Belotero?
Belotero is a safe dermal filler. Side effects are mild and may include redness, itching, and bruising.  While rare, more serious complications can include facial asymmetry or nerve damage.

 

Who should NOT receive Belotero?
During your consultation a Skin Thesis® specialist will verify your medical history. Patients in poor health and patients who have a history of allergic reactions to bacterial proteins, or Hyaluronic Acid fillers should avoid receiving Belotero. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should not receive Belotero.

 
DYSPORT

What is Dysport?

Dysport is a noninvasive procedure, proven to help smooth wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements.

 

How does Dysport work?

Dysport is a muscle-paralyzing agent designed to temporarily reduce specific muscle movement and contractions. Dysport softens and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

 

What areas can be treated with Dysport?

Dysport effectively treats: frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead Lines.

 

Are you a good candidate for Dysport?

A good candidate for Dysport will want to eliminate wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movement. They will be in good overall health, understand the treatment, and will have reasonable expectations for the results.

 

Is Dysport painful?

Dysport is not painful. The majority of patient’s report feeling a slight pinch when receiving Dysport injection.

 

Does Dysport require anesthesia?

Dysport does not require anesthesia. Our specialists at Skin Thesis® use ice packs to numb the targeted area before treatment. However, a topical numbing cream can also be applied to the treatment area to eliminate any possible discomfort.

 

How long does a Dysport procedure take?

After your Skin Thesis® specialist performs a consultation and quick facial analysis and discusses your personal treatment goals. The actual injection process only takes about 15 minutes.

 

How soon can you see the results of Dysport?

Results of Dysport may be noticeable within a few days of receiving treatment. However, the full benefits of the injections should be visible within 10-14 days.

 

What should you expect after treatment?

Dysport does NOT require any downtime. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately after receiving treatment. Slight swelling, redness and bruises may be visible around the injection site but this will rapidly begin to disappear.

 

How long will the results from Dysport injections last?

Dysport results vary and last between two and four months.

 

What are the risks of Dysport?

Some risks associated with the injections include bruising, redness, and temporary numbness. In rare cases some eyelid drooping may occur.

 

Who should NOT receive Dysport?

Anyone with an allergy to Botulinum Toxin should not get Dysport injection. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should not receive Dysport.

 

JUVEDERM

What is Juvederm XC?

Juvederm XC is a gel filler made of Hyaluronic Acid that instantly smooths deep wrinkles and also adds facial volume.

 

How does Juvederm XC work?

Juvederm is comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a leading component of youthful skin.  As we get older, Hyaluronic Acid decreases which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. Juvederm replaces the Hyaluronic Acid and immediately adds fullness under the skin.

 

What areas can be treated with Juvederm?

Juvederm is an FDA approved filler for placement in the Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines. Juvederm can also add volume to the cheeks and jawline.

 

Are you a good candidate for Juvederm?

Anyone who wants to smooth wrinkles and diminish fine lines, as well as counteract the loss of facial volume. Ideal patients will be in overall good health and will have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure.

 

Is Juvederm painful?

Juvederm XC contains Lidocaine, which ensures that pain is minimal. 

 

Does Juvederm require Anesthesia?

For added comfort, a topical may be applied to the target area as well as ice, before receiving treatment.

 

How is Juvederm performed?

Skin Thesis® specialists inject Juvederm into the desired area using a tiny needle. 

 

How long is a Juvederm treatment?

The average Juvederm treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete.

 

What should you expect your Juvederm recovery to look like?

Juvederm requires no down time. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine after receiving Juvederm. Slight redness, swelling, and bruising may appear around injection site. However, these symptoms should fade quickly.

 

How soon can you see the results of Juvederm?

You will immediately see the benefits of Juvederm after receiving the injections. The results of the injections will continue to improve as the possible swelling or bruising subsides.

 

How long does Juvederm last?

Juvederm can last from 6 months to a year (or more) depending on the amount of product used and the area injected.

 

What are the risks of Juvederm XC?

Juvederm is considered safe. Minor side effects include: bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. In rare cases an allergic reaction to the bacterial proteins in Juvederm may occur.

 

Who should NOT receive Juvederm injections?

During your initial consultation a Skin Thesis® specialist will verify your medical history. Patients in poor health and patients who have a history of allergic reactions to bacterial proteins, or Hyaluronic Acid fillers should avoid receiving Juvederm. Also patients who are pregnant should not receive Juvederm.

 

JUVEDERM VOLUMA

What is Voluma?

Voluma is an injectable gel filler made of Hyaluronic Acid that instantly adds volume to the cheeks and face.

 

How does Voluma work?

Voluma combats aging by subtly lifting and sculpting certain areas of the face.  As we age, Hyaluronic Acid decreases causing skin to lose structure and volume. Voluma immediately replaces the depleted Hyaluronic Acid resulting in a noticeably younger appearance.

 

What areas can be treated with Voluma?

Voluma is used to re-volumize: the cheeks, the cheek bones and the chin. Voluma can also restore facial contours and add more structure to the jawline.

 

Are you a good candidate for Voluma?

Voluma is recommended for patients who want restore volume, structure and contouring to their face. Ideal patients will be in overall good health and will have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure.

 

Is Voluma painful?

Patients generally report only mild discomfort when receiving Voluma. Voluma is also formulated with lidocaine to ensure minimal discomfort.

 

Does Voluma require Anesthesia?

For added comfort, a can may be applied to the target area before receiving treatment. However, anesthesia is not required.

 

How is Voluma performed?

Skin Thesis® specialists inject Voluma into the targeted area using a tiny needle. 

 

How long does a Voluma treatment take?

A treatment of Voluma takes about 30-45 minutes to perform.

 

What should you expect your Voluma recovery to look like?

Voluma does not require any down time. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine after receiving Voluma. Slight redness, swelling, and bruising may appear around injection site. However, these symptoms should fade quickly.

 

How soon can you see the results of Voluma?

The results of Voluma are immediately noticeable and will continue to improve as the any possible swelling or bruising subsides.

 

How long does Voluma last?

Juvederm can last from six months to two years or more depending on the amount of product used and the area it is injected into.

 

What are the risks of Voluma?

Juvederm is considered very safe.  Minor side effects include: bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection site. In rare cases an allergic reaction to the bacterial proteins in Juvederm may occur.

 

Who should NOT receive Voluma injections?

During your initial consultation a Skin Thesis® specialist will discuss your treatment goals and review your medical history. Patients in poor health and patients who have a history of allergic reactions to bacterial proteins, or Hyaluronic Acid fillers should avoid receiving Voluma. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should not receive Voluma.

 

KYBELLA

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved injectable, used to decrease and eliminate and submental fat that hangs below the chin. This fat sometimes referred to as a “double chin”.

 

How does Kybella work?

Kybella (Keoxycholic acid) is a manmade form of Deoxycholic acid, a substance your body naturally creates to absorb fat. Kybella works by dissolving fat cells in the targeted areas where it is injected.

What areas can be treated with Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved to decrease the submental fat below the chin.

 

Are you a good candidate for Kybella?

A good candidate for Kybella is one who is in good health, understands the procedure and who has realistic expectations for the treatments end results.

 

Is Kybella painful?

Kybella is not considered to be particularly painful. However, ice is used prior and post treatment.

 

How is a Kybella performed?

After your Skin Thesis® specialist discusses your personal treatment goals. A series of small injections will be administered. The number of injections varies from patient to patient. However, the majority of patients receive 20-30 injections per treatment.

 

How long does Kybella take?

Before beginning a treatment of Kybella your Skin Thesis® specialist will perform a quick facial analysis to determine your treatment goals. Once your goals are established, the actual procedure takes about 30 minutes (injections 5 minutes).

 

What should you expect your Kybella recovery to look like?

After receiving Kybella, the chin may be swollen with slight redness and possible bruising. However, these symptoms will diminish during the first week.

 

How soon can you see the results of Kybella?

Results are not immediate; however, many patients report an improvement in their submental fat after 3 weeks post treatment and 1-2 treatments.

 

How long will the results from Kybella last?

The results of Kybella are permanent!

 

What are the risks of Kybella?

Kybella is a safe and effective treatment of submental fat. However, the risks associated with Kybella include: bleeding, difficulty swallowing, and temporary numbness to occur.

 

Who should NOT do Kybella?

Patients who are in poor health or who have a history of bleeding disorders should not do Kybella. While Kybella is beneficial for the majority of patients, it may not be suitable for those with excess skin or scar tissue below their chin and jawline. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should avoid using Kybella.

 

RESTYLANE

What is Restylane?

Restylane is a dermal filler, made up of Hyaluronic Acid. Restylane not only smooths severe lines wrinkles caused by a decrease in the body's tissue elasticity, but it also stimulates natural collagen production.

 

Who is the ideal candidate for Restylane?

The ideal candidate for Restylane will have static wrinkles and loss of facial volume that they wish to combat. They will be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about Restylane end results.

 

How is a Restylane treatment performed?

After a quick consultation, a Skin Thesis® specialist will inject Restylane into the target areas using a tiny needle.

 

How long does a treatment with Restylane take?

Restylane takes about 30 minutes to perform.

 

How long does Restylane last?

The results of Restylane are immediately noticeable and can last anywhere from 6 months to a year depending on the targeted area and the amount of product used.

 

Is Restylane painful?

Restylane contains Lidocaine (a local anesthetic) which ensures that pain is minimal. However, a topical anesthetic and ice can be applied to avoid any potential discomfort.  

 

What should you expect your recovery from Restylane to look like?

Restylane does not require any downtime. Patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after receiving Restylane. Slight redness, swelling, and bruising may appear around injection site. However, these symptoms should fade quickly.  

 

What are the risks of Restylane?

Restylane is considered a safe dermal filler. In rare cases complications from the may include bleeding, scarring, and facial asymmetry.

 

Who should not receive Restylane?

Patients in poor health should not receive Restylane. Also patients who are pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should not use Restylane.

 

SCULPTRA

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a dermal filler designed to give the skin a strong and youthful structure. It contains Poly-L-Lactic Acid, which is an acid that promotes the skin's natural molecules to bind together.

 

Are you a good candidate for Sculptra?

If you would like to increase your facial volume, are in good health, and clearly understand the Sculptra treatment process, then you are an ideal candidate for Sculptra.

 

How is Sculptra performed?

Sculptra is injected into the targeted area using a thin needle.

 

How long does Sculptra take?

A full treatment of Sculptra takes about an hour.

 

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra results vary and can last up to two years. Several treatments are necessary for lasting results.

 

Is Sculptra painful?

Lidocaine can be combined with the products to ensure that pain is minimal. However, a topical anesthetic and ice can be applied to avoid any potential discomfort.  

 

Does Sculptra require anesthesia?

Because Sculptra is premixed with Lidocaine, it does not require anesthesia.

 

What should you expect your Sculptra recovery to look like?

Slight swelling, bruising and redness may appear around the injection site right after getting Sculptra. These symptoms should disappear within a couple days.

 

What are the risks of Sculptra?

Sculptra injections considered to be safe and effective when administered by a professional. However rare complications may arise which include: nodules under the skin, allergic reaction, and facial asymmetry.

 

SKINMEDICA ILLUMINIZE, VITALIZE,  AND REJUVENIZE PEELS

What are SkinMedica Peels?

Illuminize, Vitalize and Rejuvenize are chemical peels formulated to be gentler on the skin than other traditional peels. They smooth and eliminate your skin's imperfections resulting in a vibrant more youthful appearance.

 

Why choose SkinMedica Peels?

These peels are painless and do not require little to no downtime. They are perfect for treating uneven pigmentation, eradicating fine wrinkles and acne scars, and minimizing sun damage.

 

Are you a good candidate?

Patients with mild skin imperfections are the ideal candidates for Illuminize with no downtime. Patients with deeper, more noticeable imperfections would be the ideal candidates for Vitalize or Rejuvenize.

 

How are the peels administered?

Each peel takes about 20 minutes to administer. After receiving a peel, patients can immediately return to their daily routine. It is also recommended that patients rinse their face six hours after receiving a Rejuvenize peel.

 

Are the peels painful?

SkinMedica peels are gentle and are not considered painful. However, patients do report feeling a tingling sensation on their skin during application.

 

Can makeup be worn after a peel?

Illuminize is mild and doesn’t cause a lot of peeling, therefore a light mineral makeup can be worn. Rejuvenize however, does cause peeling and so moisturizer rather than makeup is recommended after receiving the peel. 

 

What can you expect your recovery to look like?

Illuminize peels do not require any downtime. A mild redness may appear after treatment slight dryness 3 to 4 days later. The majority of Vitalize and Rejuvenize patients begin to peel 2 to 3 days after receiving treatment. Peeling may last for 2 to 3 days. All peels leave the skin looking vibrant, smooth, and more youthful.

 

How do long do the benefits of the peels last?

To elongate the benefits peels, a combination of additional treatments is recommended. A patient can receive an Illuminize peel once every two weeks, and a Vitalize/Rejuvenize once every six weeks.

 

How quickly can the results be seen?

The benefits of both chemical peels can be seen almost immediately. The Vitalize and Rejuvenize peel has the most effect after 28 days. After the peel, the treated skin will appear tighter and more youthful.

 

Who should avoid peels?

Chemical peels are not recommended for patients who have incredibly sensitive skin, are recent sun exposure, or who have open wounds.  Patients who were recently on Accutane or who are being treated for cancer should also avoid chemical peels. Lastly, anyone who is pregnant, nursing or hoping to become pregnant should not receive SkinMedica peels.

 

VI PEEL

What is a VI Peel?

A VI Peel is a chemical peel made up of several different acids. The peel effectively smooths and enhances the skin's overall appearance.

 

Why choose a VI Peel?

Unlike other chemical peels a VI Peel is considered safe for any skin type and tone. The VI Peel shrinks enlarged pores, smooths uneven or acne scarred skin, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and treats areas of hyperpigmentation (including melisma).

 

What areas of the body can the VI Peel be used on?

VI Peels can be used on the face, hands and chest.

 

How do VI Peels work?

A VI Peel is comprised of unique chemical acids that are designed to peel away the dead and dry skin molecules found on top of the skin's surface. Eliminating old excess skin allows new and vibrant skin to show. A VI Peel also stimulates natural Collagen production.

 

Are you a good candidate for the VI Peel?

The VI Peel is safe for any skin type and ethnicity. Therefore, the VI Peel would be a great treatment for anyone who is looking for brighter and more vibrant skin, and improves acne.

 

How is the VI Peel administered?

The VI Peel only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Once the peel has been administered, patients are given easy, step by step instructions on how to apply the post peel pads for the following day. After four hours, patients can wash their face by gently rinsing and drying the skin. Finally, patients should apply Skin Thesis’s® recommended products to enhance the benefits of the peel.

 

Is the VI Peel Painful?

The VI Peel is a gentle peel that causes minimal discomfort. Some patients report a mild tingling sensation when the peel is initially administered but this subsides almost immediately.

 

Can you wear makeup after receiving the VI Peel?

Once the VI Peel is rinsed (after 4 hours), you can apply a light mineral makeup.

 

What should you expect your VI Peel recovery to look like?

Full recovery from the VI Peel takes about a week. Your skin will begin to peel about 3 days after receiving treatment. Peeling can last up to 3 more days, at which time the fresh, healthy skin will appear. The skin may be slightly red after receiving treatment. However, the redness subsides within the hour almost. After receiving a VI Peel, patients should minimize their sun exposure and strenuous exercise. Patients should also refrain from picking, peeling, or exfoliating the peeling skin. Skin Thesis® specialists recommend wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. 

 

How long do the benefits of the VI Peel last?

The lasting results of a VI Peel vary based on a patient's skin type and their skin care regime. A VI Peel can be repeated up to three times a year depending on the client's skin.

 

How soon will you see the results of a VI Peel?

The initial results of a VI Peel can be seen after 1 week post treatment. The full benefits of the peel will be noticeable within 28 days.  As healthy new skin develops the results will continue to become more apparent

 

Who should NOT receive a VI Peel?

After a consultation your Skin Thesis® specialist will determine if the VI Peel is right for you. While the VI is considered gentle enough to be used on any skin type and skin tone; your current skin condition and medical background must be evaluated first.

 

What are the risks of a VI Peel?

The VI Peel is very safe. Mild side effects may include temporary redness and peeling of the skin. In rare cases hyperpigmentation can appear, but can be treated and fade.

 

LASER FACIAL

What is a laser facial?

A laser facial combines advanced technology with a traditional facial in order achieve more vibrant and youthful skin. It is an all in one treatment that includes exfoliation of the skin, opening of the pores and a gentle non-invasive laser to stimulate collagen.

What are the benefits of a laser facial?

A laser facial safely stimulates collagen, eradicates the bacteria that causes acne, decreases pore sizes, minimizes fine lines, smooths out skin texture and tone, diffuses redness and scars, and evens out overall skin complexion.

How Laser does the laser work on my skin?

The laser uses advanced science to specifically target the deeper layer of the skin where collagen is generated. It gently heats the skin, which stimulates new collagen production. This result in the continual increase of natural collagen over time, tighter pores, smoother skin and more even skin tone.

Who is the Ideal candidate for a laser facial?

Laser facials can be safely administered to the majority of skin types and tones. Laser facials are recommended for candidates who are in overall good health, who want to increase their natural collagen production and who have realistic expectations for the procedures results.

Is a laser facial painful?

Laser facials are not painful. Many patients report that the laser feels like warm water gently washing over the skin. In many cases the warmth continues for to up to thirty minutes after the procedure.

 

How long does a laser facial take to perform?

After your Skin Thesis® specialist performs a quick facial analysis, discusses your personal treatment goals, and preps the skin. The facial takes about 45 minutes.

 

What should you expect after treatment?

Immediately after receiving a laser facial, the treated area may appear flushed and feel warm. This should subside within minutes.

 

Does a Laser Facial Require downtime?

The Laser facial is noninvasive and does not require any down time. The treated skin might appear flushed for about five to ten minutes after the procedure however this will quickly disappear. Patients can immediately resume their daily routine after the procedure.

 

How often can and should you receive laser facials for optimal results?

While results can be seen after just one facial, a series of six facials: one facial, for six consecutive weeks is highly recommended in order to achieve optimum results. Depending on the concern being addressed, your provider may recommend other treatments in conjunction with Laser Genesis, such as Vitalize Peel or Titan non-surgical facelift. These may be alternated with Genesis if needed.

 

What are the risks of a Laser facial?

When receiving any laser treatment, it is important to protect your eyes.  Your Skin Thesis® specialist will provide protective eyewear in order to guard your eyes from accidental exposure to the laser.  In rare cases the treated skin can become either hypo pigmented (lighter), or hyper pigmented (darker), in color compared to the surrounding skin. 

 

Who should not receive Laser facial?

While the laser facial is compatible with most skin types and tones, Accutane and cancer patients should not receive Laser Facials.

 

BROADBAND LIGHT (BBL)

What is BBL?

BBL is one of the most advanced and integrative light laser technologies. BBL utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results to treat acne, mild redness, rosacea, vascular, cherry angiomas, sun spots, and benign pigmented lesions.

 

What are the benefits of BBL?

BBL has many amazing benefits. It stimulates new cell growth which systematically restores the skin to its natural texture and tone. BBL effectively minimizes the appearance of sun spots, freckles, scarring and acne. 

 

Who is a good candidate for BBL?

After a brief consultation, you Skin Thesis® specialist will determine if BBL is the right treatment for you. Patients with uneven skin tones and texture are generally good candidates for BBL, however BBL may cause hyper pigmentation in patients with darker skin tones.

 

What areas can be treated with BBL?

BBL can be used to treat almost any area of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

 

Is BBL painful?

BBL is generally not considered painful. Many patients report that at the treatments most intense, it feels equivalent to having a rubber band lightly snapped on the skin. If desired, a numbing cream can be applied to the treated area thirty minutes before the procedure. Sciton BBL is the least painful laser treatment on the market. Patients have likened the treatment to having a rubber band lightly snapped on the skin. The BBL’s safe and precise thermoelectric technology cools the laser to keep heat at a comfortable level throughout the treatment, and the adjustable filters allow large areas of skin to be treated with each flash of light making treatment as fast and pain-free as possible. A numbing cream may be applied to the area about 30 minutes before treatment to make the procedure more comfortable.

 

Does BBL require any downtime?

BBL is a noninvasive laser and requires little to no downtime.

 

What should you expect after a BBL treatment?

After receiving a BBL treatment, the skin may temporarily appear darker, slightly red and flushed. Patients with darker pigmentation may experience some mild flaking and peeling about one week after receiving a BBL treatment.

 

How long does a BBL procedure take to perform?

The length of the procedure varies based on the size of the treated area. BBL treatments can take between 15 minutes to about an hour.

 

How quickly can you expect to see results?

The results from a BBL session take time to appear and can be seen about two weeks after receiving treatment.

 

How may BBL sessions do you need to achieve results?

The number of treatments required to achieve your desired results depends on a variety of factors. All of which will be discussed during your consultation before the procedure.  However, the majority of BBL patients receive 3 to 5 treatments, with about two to four weeks between each session.

 

Who should not receive BBL?

Patients taking medications which increase the skins sensitivity to light and patients who have been on Accutane with in the past six months should avoid BBL Treatments. Patients with darker skin tones should consult with a Skin Thesis® specialist before receiving treatment as, BBL has been known to cause hyperpigmentation in patients with tanned darker skin tones. Cancer patients and patients who are pregnant should not receive BBL.

 

LASER VASCULAR

What is Laser Vascular?

Laser Vascular is a noninvasive laser that can be used to treat broken capillaries, rosacea, red scars, spider leg veins, stretch marks, hemangiomas and warts.

 

What are the benefits of Laser Vascular?

Laser Vascular is a fast, easy and noninvasive way to minimize the appearance of veins, broken capillaries, hemangiomas and warts.

 

What areas can be treated with Laser Vascular?

Laser Vascular can be used to treat almost any area of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

 

Is Laser Vascular painful?

Laser vascular is not considered painful. Many patients report that at the treatments most intense, it feels equivalent to having a rubber band lightly snapped on the skin. If desired, a numbing cream can be applied to the treated area thirty minutes before the procedure. Sciton BBL is the least painful laser treatment on the market. Patients have likened the treatment to having a rubber band lightly snapped on the skin. The BBL’s safe and precise thermoelectric technology cools the laser to keep heat at a comfortable level throughout the treatment, and the adjustable filters allow large areas of skin to be treated with each flash of light making treatment as fast and pain-free as possible. A numbing cream may be applied to the area about 30 minutes before treatment to make the procedure more comfortable.

 

Does a Laser Vascular treatment require downtime?

A laser vascular treatment requires little to no downtime. However, upon receiving treatment slight bruising may occur.

 

How long does a Laser Vascular treatment take to perform?

Laser vascular treatments usually take between 30 and 45 minutes to perform.

 

How quickly can you expect to see results?

The results from a Laser Vascular treatment appear overtime and can usually be seen in about one to two weeks after receiving treatment.

How many treatments of Laser Vascular do you need?

The number of treatments required to achieve optimum results varies from patient to patient. Most patients receive a series of three treatments administer one month apart. 

 

Are you a good candidate for Laser Vascular?

The ideal candidate for Laser Vascular treatments have broken blood vessels, veins or growths on the face, legs or other parts of your body. Before receiving a Laser Vascular treatment, a Skin Thesis® will examine the skin to determine if Laser Vascular is the right treatment for you.

 

What are the risks of Laser Vascular?

Side effects from a Laser Vascular treatment may include temporary bruising which generally fades within a week.  In rare cases the treated skin can become either hypo pigmented (lighter), or hyper pigmented (darker), in color compared to the surrounding skin.  Laser Vascular can permanently remove existing spider veins, however it does not prevent new ones from forming.

 

Who should not receive Laser Vascular?

Patients who have been on Accutane with in the past six months should avoid Vascular Laser Treatments. Patients with darker skin tones should consult with a Skin Thesis® specialist before receiving treatment. Cancer patients and patients who are pregnant should not receive Laser Vascular Treatment.

 

ENDYMED PRO

What is EndyMed Pro?

EndyMed pro is a state of the art multi-source Laser used to reverse signs of aging caused by wrinkles and skin laxity. EndyMed pro uses radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen contraction and trigger new collagen growth.

 

What are the benefits of EndyMed Pro?

EndyMed Pro focuses on non-ablative skin rejuvenation and skin tightening. It improves the skin’s texture and tone resulting in smoother, tighter, more youthful skin.

 

What areas can be treated with EndyMed Pro?

Endymed can be used to treat almost any area on the body.  The most common treatment areas include: face, neck, décolletage, upper arms, thigh, abdomen, hips and buttocks.

 

Is EndyMed Pro Painful?

EndyMed Pro is a highly effective treatment with minimal pain and discomfort. If desired, a numbing cream can be applied to the treated area thirty minutes before the procedure. Sciton BBL is the least painful laser treatment on the market. Patients have likened the treatment to having a rubber band lightly snapped on the skin. The BBL’s safe and precise thermoelectric technology cools the laser to keep heat at a comfortable level throughout the treatment, and the adjustable filters allow large areas of skin to be treated with each flash of light making treatment as fast and pain-free as possible. A numbing cream may be applied to the area about 30 minutes before treatment to make the procedure more comfortable.

 

Does EndyMed Pro require any downtime?

Endymed is a noninvasive laser and does not require any down time.

 

What should you expect after an EndyMed Pro treatment?

Immediately after the procedure the treated area may appear slightly red and flushed. This is temporary and should disappear within a few hours. After receiving a treatment, patients can return to work or their regular daily routine.

 

How long does EndyMed Pro take to perform?

The length of an EndyMed procedure depends on the size of the treatment area. Treatment times vary but are usually between one to two hours long.

 

How quickly can you expect to see results after treatment?

The regenerative process takes time, after about a week you may start to see subtle changes. These changes will become more and more amplified with each treatment.

 

How many treatments will I need before I see results?

While you may see results after just one treatment, we recommend a series of three to six treatments once a month for optimum results.

 

Are you a good candidate for EndyMed Pro?

If you want to combat the loss of elasticity in your skin, then you may be an excellent candidate for EndyMed Pro treatment.

 

Who should not receive EndyMed Pro?

Patients who have been on Accutane with in the past six months should not receive an EndyMed Pro treatment. Patients with darker skin tones should consult with a Skin Thesis® specialist before an EndyMed Pro laser is administered. Cancer patients and patients who are pregnant should avoid receiving laser treatments.

 

ENDYMED INTENSIF

What is EndyMed Intensif?

EndyMed Intensif is an addition to the EndyMed Pro system that uses micro-diameter needles to strategically apply radio frequency energy deep into the skin. This process stimulates new collagen production and causes existing collagen to contract and tighten

 

What are the benefits of EndyMed Intensif?

EndyMed Intensif successfully treats and minimizes the appearance of severe acne scarring, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, dilated pores and fine lines. The Intensif Micro needling is customized each unique skin type and skin tone for long lasting results.

 

What areas can be treated with EndyMed Intensif?

Endymed Intensif can be used to treat almost any area on the body.  The most common treatment areas include: face, neck, chest, upper arms, thigh, abdomen, hips and buttocks.

 

Is EndyMed Intensif Painful?

EndyMed is an incredibly effective treatment with minimal discomfort. To ensure the utmost comfort during the procedure, a Skin Thesis® specialist will apply a topical numbing cream to the targeted area approximately 20 minutes before the treatment.

 

Does EndyMed Intensif require any downtime?

EndyMed Intensif requires little to no downtime. Immediately after the procedure, the treated skin may appear red and swollen. The redness and swelling should subside within 24 to 48 hours.

 

What should you expect after an EndyMed Intensif treatment?

Following an EndyMed Intensif procedure, the targeted area may appear temporarily swollen and red. After treatment, patients are able to return to their daily routine without any interruption.

 

How long does EndyMed Intensif take to perform?

The length of an EndyMed Intensif procedure depends on the size of the target area. Treatment times vary but are usually between one to three hours long.

 

How quickly can you expect to see results after treatment?

While the benefits of an EndyMed Treatment can sometimes be seen the same day, the results are amplified with time. The results will continue to improve and become more noticeable as collagen growth is stimulated during the weeks that follow.

 

How many treatments of EndyMed Intensif will I need before I see results?

For optimal results, we recommend that patients complete a series of three treatments, two weeks apart.

 

Who is a good candidate for EndyMed Instensif?

The ideal candidate for EndyMed Intensif is anyone who wishes to diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles, scarring, skin laxity and stretchmarks.

 

Who should not receive EndyMed Intensif?

Patients who have been on Accutane with in the past six months should not receive an EndyMed Pro treatment. Patients with darker skin tones should consult with a Skin Thesis specialist before an EndyMed Intensif is performed. Cancer patients and patients who are pregnant should avoid receiving laser treatments.

 

OXYGEN FACIAL

What is an Oxygen Facial?

Our Oxygen Facial combines the latest in skin care technology with opulence to deliver radiant result The treatment uses pressurized oxygen to infuse a serum of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and peptides into the dermis to instantly hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.

 

What are the benefits of an Oxygen Facial?

After an Oxygen Facial fin lines and blemishes virtually disappear giving the skin a soft dewy glow. In addition, ailments such as acne, rosacea, stretchmarks and scarring may be visibly improved as well.

 

Is an Oxygen Facial Painful?

Oxygen Facials are soothing and completely painless.

Does an Oxygen Facial require downtime?

Oxygen Facials do not require any downtime and are often administered before red carpet events and special occasions.

 

What should you expect after an Oxygen Facial?

After an oxygen facial the skin will feel hydrated, fresh and balanced. it will also appear radiant, dewy and glowing. These results continue to improve several days after the treatment.

Are you a good candidate for an Oxygen Facial?

An Oxygen facial can be administered on any skin type and tone. It is the ideal treatment for patients with post inflammatory pigmentation, dry, sensitive and problem prone skin.

 

How long does an Oxygen Facial take to perform?

After cleansing and preparing the skin, an Oxygen Facial takes about 30 minutes.

 

How often can and should you receive an Oxygen Facial?

For optimum results, we recommend receiving an Oxygen Facial once a month.

 

Who should not receive an Oxygen Facial?

An Oxygen facial is completely safe for all skin types and tones. However, we recommend speaking with your doctor before receiving an Oxygen facial if you are nursing, pregnant, or are a cancer patient.

 

LED

What is an LED?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a non-invasive, soothing treatment that utilizes multi-wavelength technology light to stimulate and support your body’s own natural cellular processes, including the production of ATP.  Just as plants absorb and convert sunlight into cellular building blocks, skin absorbs therapeutic light and uses it as a source of energy to stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells.

 

Which light is the best for me?

We are proud to offer two of LightStim’s signature LED light treatments. The Combo LED and the Red LED. The Combo light is used to treat acne. It heals and calms existing blemishes, inflammation and redness and helps minimize future breakouts. The Red LED stimulates collagen and elastin to prevent the early signs of aging to restore an overall radiant, healthy glow. It can accelerate healing and diminish bruising after lasers, peels, injectables and surgery. This light will give you that radiant glow of flawless skin.

 

What are the benefits LED Treatment?

A LightStim LED treatment is a quick and painless way to stimulate natural collagen production and accelerate healing. LightStim also effectively eliminates bacteria that may lead to future breakouts.

 

Is LightStim Led Painful?

LED treatments are soothing, fast, and completely painless.

 

Does LightStim require downtime?

LightStim is a soothing noninvasive treatment and does not require any downtime

 

How long does an LED treatment take to perform?

LED session is 30 minutes long.  

 

How often can you receive an LED treatment?

LightStim can be used every day. LightStim offers hand held units, available for home use.

 

Who should not use Lightstim?

LED treatments are completely safe for all skin types and tones. However, we recommend speaking with your doctor before receiving treatment if you are nursing, pregnant, or are a cancer patient.

Micro Needling

 

What is Microneedling?

Micro-needling also known as collagen induction, creates micro channels in the skin to initiate an increase in cellular regeneration and collagen production. Using MD Pen medical grade stainless steel device and needles, it is non-ablative causing no trauma to lift and tighten while diminishing wrinkles, photo aging, pore size, acne scars and stretch marks.

 

How does Microneedling work?

The MDpen microneedles gently move over the skin, prompting collagen induction and strengthening elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

 

What areas can be treated with Microneedling?

While micro needling is most commonly administered on the face, it is not limited to just the face. Any area with scaring, stretch marks and uneven pigmentation will benefit from Microneedling.  

 

Are you a good candidate for Microneedling?

The ideal candidate for Microneedling is one hoping to minimize the appearance of scarring, stretch marks, enlarged pores and uneven pigmentation. All skin types and tones can benefit from needling. 

 

Is Microneedling painful?

A Numbing cream will be applied 20 minutes prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort and pain during the procedure.

 

Does Microneedling require anesthesia?

Microneedling does not require anesthesia. Your Skin Thesis® Specialist will apply a topical numbing cream 20 minutes before the procedure.

 

How long does Micro needling take to perform?

After the skin has been prepped and numbed, Microneedling can take between 30 minutes to one hour depending on the size of the treatment area.

 

What should you expect after treatment?

Immediately after receiving a Microneedling, skin may be swollen, red and sensitive. This is normal and should subside within 48 hours. The targeted area may flake and peel about three days after the procedure. Do not pick or pull the skin but rather let the skin fall off naturally.

 

Does Micro needling require downtime?

The skin will be red and slightly swollen for about 24-48 hours. Many patients report that their skin looks and feels a lot like sunburn after receiving a treatment.  Patients with very sensitive skin type may experience these post procedure side effects for about a week.

 

How soon can the results Micro needling be seen?

While the benefits of a Microneedling often be seen a few days after the treatment is perform, the results are amplified with time. The results will continue to improve and become more noticeable as collagen growth is stimulated during the weeks that follow.

 

How often can you get Micro needling?

The recommended number of Microneedling sessions varies from patient to patient and depends on an individual’s treatment goals. For optimum results we recommend a series of three to six treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart. 

 

Who should NOT receive Micro needling?

Patients who have used Accutane within the past six months, patients with open wounds, abrasions or skin infections, as well as cancer patients and patients that are pregnant or nursing should not receive Microneedling.

 

PRP (VAMPIRE FACIAL)

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma exhilarates the skins natural healing process by promoting new tissue growth. When used in conjunction with Microneedling, PRP stimulates and dramatically boosts collagen production, resulting in new healthy skin tissue that looks smoother, firmer and more vibrant.

 

Are you a good candidate for PRP?

Microneedling with PRP is a safe and effective treatment for anyone who wants to minimize the appearance of scars and stretch marks while improving the overall texture and tone of their skin.

 

Is PRP painful?

A Numbing cream will be applied 20 minutes prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort and pain during the procedure.

 

What does a PRP procedure entail?

During a PRP treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge to separate

the red blood cells from the platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then refined and administered with a Microneedling pen for more efficient absorption and better results.

 

How long does PRP take to perform?

Depending on the size of the treatment area, Microneedling with PRP takes about an hour to perform.

 

Does PRP require downtime?

A PRP treatment requires minimal downtime. The treated skin may appear slightly red and swollen for about one to three days after receiving treatment.

 

How soon can you see results from PRP?

Patients typically notice visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks after receiving PRP. However, results can continue for up to 6 months and are amplified with follow up treatments.

 

How often can you get PRP?

For optimum results, we recommend a series of three PRP treatments about four to six weeks apart.

 

Who should NOT receive PRP?

Patients who have used Accutane within the past six months, patients with open wounds, abrasions or skin infections, as well as cancer patients and patients that are pregnant or nursing should not receive PRP.

 

DERMAPLANING

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaining is a non-invasive method to exfoliate the skin leaving it smooth, hairless and radiant. This special treatment includes gentle exfoliation and treatment to abrade the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells, dirt, oil and vellus hair giving your face an ultra-clean and brighter complexion.

 

How does Dermaplaning work?

Our Skin Thesis® Specialist gently remove up to two to three weeks of rough, dead skin with a fine surgical-grade scalpel for deep exfoliation.

 

What areas can be treated with Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaining is most commonly performed on the face.

 

Are you a good candidate for Dermaplaining?

Anyone who wants to eliminate rough, dry skin, vellus hair, and mild acne scarring may be a good candidate for Dermaplaining.

 

Is Dermaplaning painful?

Dermaplaining is quick and completely painless.

 

How long does Dermaplaning take to perform?

After the skin has been cleansed and prepped, Dermaplaining takes about 30 minutes to perform.

 

What should you expect after a treatment?

Immediately after the procedure the treated skin may appear slightly pink, this should subside quickly. Dermaplaining will leave the skin smooth, radiant and glowing.

 

Does Dermaplaning require downtime?

Dermaplaining does not require any downtime. Patients can return to work and resume their daily routine after receiving treatment.

 

How often can you get Dermaplaning?

We recommend a treatment once every four weeks.

 

Who should NOT receive Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaining is a safe and effective treatment for the majority of skin types. However, patients with active acne or hyper sensitive skin should not receive Dermaplaining.

 

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