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Frequently Asked Questions About Anti Aging Treatments

PRP Therapy

1.Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment hurt?

The PRP treatment, also known as the “PRP Facelift” is a popular skin rejuvenation method that is virtually painless. In order to help trigger the natural process of collagen production, your skin will be painlessly treated with an advanced medical micro-needling gun to inject platelet-rich plasma and rejuvenate the skin.

2.How much downtime is required for a PRP procedure?

PRP treatment has become largely popularized for two significant reasons: natural results and minimal downtime compared to other procedures. The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. And although there is minimal downtime with this treatment, you will be asked to stay out of the heat for 24-48 hours following the procedure and to avoid washing the treated area with water until the next day. Some minor bruising and swelling might occur.

3.Can the treatment be repeated?

As far as PRP is concerned, some people are likely to achieve the best results from just one treatment. Others may require more treatments to achieve the same results. Furthermore , some doctors may recommend a combination treatment like PRP+Laser Genesis Rejuvenation/Laser Spectra Peel for optimum results.

4.Are there any side effects?

In exception for light swelling (which will go away a few days after the procedure), there are no side- effects. PRP treatment uses your own body’s physiological factors that are responsible for growth to treat aging problems. Therefore, there is very little chance of your body rejecting the treatment. The “PRP Facelift” can be applied all over the body, including your limbs and stomach—not just on your face.

5.How many PRP treatments are necessary?

You will notice improvement in skin tone and texture within three weeks. It is recommended that you receive three PRP treatments performed four to six weeks apart to get the desired results. We also recommend a yearly follow-up treatment to maintain the youthfulness of your treated skin.

6.How does PRP therapy differ from other injections or fillers?

During PRP therapy, the centrifuged platelet-rich plasma is injected into your skin for total rejuvenation, via collagen growth, as opposed to individual fine line or wrinkle improvement using hyaluronic acid fillers. PRP therapy helps to fill areas which otherwise cannot be reached or aren’t safe to fill using other fillers or injections.

7.What’s the difference between applying PRP with needle injections and with micro-needling?

The results of PRP with micro-needling are better than those achieved using needle injections. Micro-needling is less painful and requires comparatively less down time. Moreover, it allows for complete PRP penetration into more planes of the skin as opposed to other injections where it’s isolated to one area.

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Hollywood Spectra Peel

1.How long will the results of a Hollywood Spectra Peel last?

Although the Hollywood Spectra Peel is known to have lasting results, they aren’t permanent. To maintain results, it is recommended that you avoid prolonged sun exposure and abide by the recommended post-care instructions.

2.What kinds of risks are involved in a Spectra Peel laser treatment?

The Spectra Peel laser treatment is a safe procedure that involves exfoliation of the outermost skin layer followed by gentle heating to stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration. Having said that, there is nothing to worry about. Many patients have little downtime and may only experience an initial feeling of tightness on the treated area, which should go away after a day or two. In the end, your skin will be healthier, tighter and smoother—even according to Hollywood standards.

3.What are the benefits of Spectra Peel?

The Spectra Peel laser treatment will leave you with smooth, even-toned skin. It can also provide advantageous anti-aging and anti-acne benefits, including:

  • Reduce large pores
  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Shrink scars
  • Reduce acne nodules and papules
  • Control sebum production
  • Effective management of skin cell layering

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Genesis Laser/IPL

1.How will my skin look immediately after a treatment?

Genesis laser facials involve the use of lasers (not light) as opposed to radiation, to eradicate fine-line wrinkles, scars and other similar skin problems. There may be slight redness on the treated skin, but it should disappear after a few hours, leaving you your skin tight, warm and rejuvenated.

2.Are laser facials effective for darker skin types?

No wonder it’s called Genesis! Yes, people with darker complexions can enjoy the peerless benefits of this skin rejuvenation treatment which differs from other laser skin treatments. It can also be used as an alternative treatment for those who have had Intense pulse light (IPL) or Fraxel lasers as a means to address sun spots and broken blood vessels.

3.How long does the photorejuvenation treatment take?

Treatments generally last 30 minutes or less even without the need of anesthesia. This is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment because it requires “little” to “no” after-care, has no downtime and is extremely safe

4.What does photorejuvenation feel like?

After a three to six treatments that take place one to two months apart, you will feel your sun-damaged, ageing skin will appear noticeably smoother and more youthful. While the results of an individual treatment could take time to reveal, multiple treatments produce impressive results.

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Non-Surgical Facelift and Crow’s Feet Eye Wrinkle Reduction

1.Who is a candidate for a non-surgical facelift?

Anyone who displays signs of aging typically opt for non-surgical facelifts. Nonetheless, more young men and women are having non-surgical facelifts, hoping to remove signs of aging before they begin to appear. Other candidates include people with sun damaged skin or regular smokers.

2.What is the recuperation period for a non-surgical facelift?

Even after eight weeks of receiving a non-surgical facelifts or double chin treatments (15 minutes each or 25 minutes combined) there is little recovery period. Be consistent and faithful to your weekly sessions.

3.Will a radio frequency treatment reduce under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet?

Yes. Our risk-free radio frequency (RF) treatment has minimal recovery time and is a sure way toward eliminating your aging signs, such as under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. This treatment can complement your non-surgical facelift or double chin reduction treatment. Again, consistency is key.

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Skin Tag Removal

1.Will skin tags grow back?

Not necessarily. The skin tag removal procedure involves the use of a laser that is targeted at the area to be treated. Within two days or so, your skin tag will simply fall off after being lightened and shrunk by the laser treatment. This is a completely safe procedure which requires no excision or cutting, and can be performed even during your lunch time.

2.Will skin tag removal leave any scarring?

This simple, fast and effective laser treatment has been successful for years—you will have very little chance of scarring. The treated area will be slightly darker, but it won’t take long to fade as your skin tag begins to loosen up and shrink in size.

3.Is there anything special I have to do after the procedure?

This “lunch time” laser treatment is so effective and risk-free that there is little to no downtime. As a common precaution, you will need to wear a sunscreen for at least six weeks post-procedure.

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Laser Hair Removal

1.How should I prepare for the procedure?

Be aware of non-medical laser hair removal practices in spas and salons. Choose only an industry certified institution for your laser hair removal. You should have an initial consultation with the doctor as they review your medical history and discuss the procedure. While preparing for the treatment, stay out of the sun and avoid common hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, plucking and electrolysis.

2.What can I expect after the procedure for laser hair removal?

Each laser hair removal session lasts about 10 to 20 minutes. You might feel your skin heat up during the procedure due to the “laser killing” of your hair roots. However, it does not last long. The doctor might apply a gel to the treated area to keep your skin cool after the treatment. Expect to leave the clinic with smooth, gorgeous and hair-free skin.

3.Are the results permanent?

The results will vary according to the treated area of your body. For best results, four to 10 treatments taken four to six weeks apart are recommended. Although some professionals believe the possibility of hair regrowth, our powerful industry lasers—220v—almost nullify that possibility.

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Spider Veins Removal

1.What can I expect after a laser vein removal treatment?

In most cases, one to two sessions are all that is required to remove the spider veins. You can return to your regular routine following the simple laser treatments and the recuperation time is very short. When treating larger varicose veins in the legs, however, you may be asked to wear compression stockings. In this case, a duplex ultrasound may be used during a follow-up visit to assess the success of the treatment.

2.What type of laser is used to eliminate spider veins?

Our clinic uses the FDA approved Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, which has brought about some amazing results. The laser targets the spider vein, causing it to collapse and forcing the body to repair the area.

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Microdermabrasion

1.Which areas can be treated with microdermabrasion?

Almost every area of your body can be rejuvenated, including the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back and limbs. Our microdermabrasion systems have the polishing action of diamond chips and the cleaning action of a vacuum.

2.What sort of follow-up care is needed after microdermabrasion?

Since your skin is sensitive after the procedure, it is important to avoid the sun, swimming pools and substantial exercising for the first few days and apply sunscreen for the first 48 hours after treatment. You may be required to follow-up after the treatment based on the doctor’s preference and most importantly, the depth of your skin’s peel.

Chemical Peel

1. What are the pre-treatment protocols of a chemical peel?

Make sure to cleanse and moisturizing your skin twice a day and apply sunscreen to your skin before heading outside. Many doctors recommend using ProDerm products as pre-treatment to chemical peels. They are said to help reduce the negative effects of skin aging and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin.

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