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Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Units Does it typically take to treat an area?
Frown Lines typically take 15-35 units for females and up tp 80 units for males
Crows Feet typically takes 16-25 units to treat
Forehead Lines typically take 10- 30 units to treat
Brow Lift typically takes 8-12 units
Lip Lines take 2-4 units to treat
How Long Does Botox Last?
It works great for 3-4 months and then slowly fades back to normal over 5-6 months
How Long does it take Botox to start working?
It is not instant and requires 7-14 days to see the maximum affect
How many syringes does it typically take?
This depends on your age, amount of sun damage,and the amount of collagen loss in your face. It is best to get a consult to determine this. But typically the more sun damage and the older you are, the more filler it will require to get you back to a youthful appearance.
How long does it take to start working?
The hyaluronic acids like Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane are all instant!
Is there typically alot of swelling or bruising?
Yes you can expect at least 1 small bruise. If you are injected below the eyes or around the mouth expect to have bruising that may take 1-2 wks to resolve.
If you have your lips injected they will swell instantly and remain swollen for a few days.
Things to Avoid Prior to a Procedure to decrease the risk of bruising include :
Ibuprofen or other NSAID
St Johns wort
Do they hurt?
It varies on the acid used and every individual, but it can vary from a mild itching sensation to an intense burning. It also depends on your skin type, if you are fair the pain level tends to be more intense.
Will I be red or look bad after a peel?
This depends on your skin type, the type of chemical peel/acid applied to your skin, any medications you might be taking, recent sun exposure, and certain medical conditions.
Typically, a light peel looks like you were in the sun with mild redness and a light flaking or appearance of dry skin for a few days. A deep peel has intense redness and you can actually see the separation of the skin that is going to peel off, with redness and an overlying white appearance of the face. The deeper peel will then progress to a dark brown color and become scaly prior to peeling off and down time is usually required.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects include pain, a deeper peel than expected( if you do not disclose all info about yourself and your skin correctly), dark or hyperpigmented areas called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, skin infection, or scarring.
What Should I do before a chemical Peel?
Avoid any sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to a chemical peel and discuss all of your medications prior to a chemical peel.
Stop the use of topical retinol, glycolic acid, and hydroquinone 2 days prior to the chemical peel.
Occasionally, certain medications will be prescribed to help prepare or stabilize your skin before and after a chemical peel to improve results and minimize potential side effects.