Frequently Asked Questions

    General FAQ

    What is Semaglutide?

    Semaglutide is a long-acting analog of a naturally occurring hormone in the body (GLP-1) and was FDA approved in 2021 for the treatment of obesity and well as readily prescribed for the treatment of diabetes since 2017.

    Who is a candidate for Semaglutide?

    Almost anyone who has weight to lose and has had difficulty losing the weight on their own.

    What is the Semaglutide protocol?

    The specific protocol will be discussed during your consultation. However, the general construct includes a progressively increasing dosage of a once-a-week subcutaneous injection.

    Will I feel an energy deficit?

    No, you should not feel energy deficient while taking Semaglutide.

    What can I eat?

    While a healthy diet is recommended, there are no specific food restrictions.

    What is the knowledge on safety and side-effects of Semaglutide?

    There are rarely side effects reported while using Semaglutide for weight loss. The most common reported side effect is light nausea, but dosage adjustments can be made to help reduce those effects throughout treatment.

    Where can I learn more about Semaglutide?

    Contact us (link) and we'll tell you more about Semaglutide!

    What is GLP-1??

    Glucagon-like peptide-1 (or GLP-1) is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that is secreted in the gut and targets multiple receptors throughout the body related to appetite and hunger.

    Who is NOT a candidate for Semaglutide?

    Semaglutide is not recommended for those who have ever had (or have a family history of) a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or if you (or a member of your family) have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). Semaglutide is also not recommended for those who have had a serious allergic reaction to Semaglutide or any of the ingredients in semaglutideTM. Semaglutide is not recommended for those with Type I diabetes.

    How long is the treatment and what does it include?

    The length of treatment depends on the amount of weight you desire to lose.

    Will I be hungry?

    Most patients do not experience issues with uncontrolled hunger. You will find even smaller servings to be completely satisfying.

    Can I exercise daily?

    Yes. There are no exercise restrictions on this diet program.

    When can I schedule my appointment?

    Contact us (link) and we'll schedule an appointment very shortly!



    Botox FAQ

    What is Botox?

    • Botox is an injectable, a non-surgical treatment Wrinkle Muscle Relaxer. It uses Botulinum Toxin type A for temporarily paralyzing the muscles, resulting in decreased wrinkling.
    • It is FDA approved, minimally invasive, safe plus effective.

    How it works? ​

    • Botox works by intercepting the transmission of neural signals from the nerves to the muscles of fascial contraction resulting in their relaxation.
    • The target area relaxes and creates smooth, less wrinkled surface.

    How long does a Botox Last?

    Its effects starts to appear after two weeks of injection, maximum for three or four months lasting up to 6 months. Being regular in your appointments will help Botox effect to eventually increase with each treatment session.

    How to prepare for the Appointment

    Now you know much about BOTOX so its time to guide you about your Appointment.

    It better to talk to your Physician before procedure and get guidance from them and ask any questions you have in your mind. Inform your doctor about any medical history or allergy.

    'Things to do before procedure'
    • Don't take any blood thinners week before the injection.
    • Don't do any strenuous activity the day before the procedure.
    • Apply ice pack on area which will get injected.
    • Cleanse your face before treatment.

    Post procedure care

    • Do NOT massage or apply pressure on the treated area for 6-8hrs after treatment since Botox may migrate to areas of undesirable effectiveness.
    • Do NOT lie down for 6 hours after treatment. Also Do NOT lean forward, shower, cook over a hot stove.
    • You MUST keep your head UPRIGHT for at least 6 hrs after injection.
    • Avoid yoga or other rigorous exercise activities, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages for the 1st 24 hours after treatment. This may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the sites of the injection.
    • Avoid facials and saunas for 24 hours after treatment since this will decrease the chance of your blood pressure rising and thus decrease the chance of minor and temporary bruising.
    • Try to exercise your treated muscles for about 2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work Botox Cosmetic® into your muscles. It will NOT negatively impact your treatment if you don't do this.
    • Headaches are common. Botox is even used to treat headaches. However, if you have a headache we recommend you avoid aspirin or aspirin containing products. You may opt instead to use Motrin, Tylenol, and/or cool compresses. If headaches continue or worsen, contact your physician.
    • Avoid taking Advil, Vitamin E, Ginger, Ginko, Bilboa, Ginseng, and Garlic for 2 weeks since this may increase the risk of bruising. You may shower and do most other regular daily activities.
    • Note that any bumps or marks will go away within a few hours. If you do develop a bruise it will resolve like other bruises you have had in about a week. There is occasionally some mild pain, swelling, itching, or redness at the site of injection similar to most other injections. Redness may last for 1-2 days, rarely longer. You may apply cold compresses or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce swelling or discomfort.
    • Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect although many people will recognize the benefits in 3-5 days after treatment.
    • Botox Cosmetic® is a temporary procedure. In most people the benefits of Botox last about 6 months. Sometimes a few wrinkles may start to return in 2-3months. The effectiveness of Botox will last longer with successive treatments.
    • Initially, the physician may want to see the patient between 2-4 weeks for a brief "touch-up" and checkup of the procedure. If you allow Botox Cosmetic® to completely wear off, it is difficult for the doctor to be able to see how your individual muscles reacted and therefore optimal results for your face can be more difficult to achieve.
    • Makeup: It is recommended that you wait 12 hours after the treatment before applying make-up.
    • Cold compresses may be used 10 minutes on 10 minutes off to reduce swelling 2-3x per day during the 1st 1-2 days if needed.

    Candidates for BOTOX ​

    Young to middle aged men and women between 18 to 70 years of age.

    Side effects

    Sometimes side effects might occur, consult your expert about that. These could be
    • Swelling
    • Tiredness
    • Neck pain
    • Dry eyes
    • Rash or itching

    Types of BOTOX available

    There are 4 types available:
    1. Botox
    2. Dysport
    3. Xeomin
    4. Jeuveau

    • These all use Botulinum toxin, BOTOX, will last longer than others while DYSPORT, is slightly quicker to act than Botox.
    • The third type XEOMIN, doesn't have any additive so doesn't need to be refrigerated. It's pure with much better results.
    • The new buzzword is JEUVEAU, it is becoming popular due to its quick effect and for those who are becoming resistant to BOTOX due to long-term use. It might be helpful to switch to JEUVEAU if resistant to Botox.

    The best type will be decided by the expert so that there are optimum results.

    Botox, how it is Revolutionizing the Cosmetic Industry ​

    Botox, how it is Revolutionizing the Cosmetic Industry

    Some Other Aesthetic benefits of Botox which are being used are

    Jawline Reshaping
    It is becoming famous for its jawline reshaping capability which offers desired appearance by blocking nerve transmission causing relaxation of muscles resulting in reduced jaw size.

    Facial modification
    After the success of jawline reshaping it can help to modify other parts of face as well which clients find un attractive.

    Hyperhidrosis
    It is excessive sweating and Botox can treat this too by the same mechanism.

    How long after having Botox can you see the results?

    Full results might take 2 weeks.

    How much does it cost?

    It varies from client to client, it depends on how many injections have been used and on the area being treated.

    Dermal Fillers FAQ

    What are dermal fillers?

    • Nowadays it is a popular treatment of choice, which produces smooth skin on face by injecting gel like substance in areas which have wrinkles. This procedure produces puffiness in scarred or wrinkled area of skin giving it a youthful appearance.
    • It is minimally invasive and safe.

    How it works?

    With aging skin there is loss of fat and proteins in the skin layer. These dermal fillers help in increasing the volume and fullness to skin.

    Target areas for dermal fillers

    It depends on the types of area being injected and also the kind of dermal filler, which we will discuss next.

    Best act in the following areas
    • Non-surgical nose job
    • Chin enhancement
    • Naso labial folds
    • Cheek augmentation
    • Lip augmentation
    • Marionette lines
    • Tear troughs
    • Forehead
    • Hands

    Types of dermal fillers

    They are of the following types

    Hyaluronic Acid
    It has gel like consistency lasting for 6 to 12 months.

    Collagen stimulator
    It is polylactic acid which stimulates natural collagen production in your body.

    Calcium Hydroxyapatite
    It is mineral like compound with life span of 9 to 15 months.

    Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres
    These are considered long term solution than above mentioned and much time is required for filling it in an area.

    Autologous fat injection
    These are harvested from the client's body, its natural and lasts forever.

    Man-made biodegradable polymer (Sculptra).

    How long will filler last?

    It depends on the type of filler material ranging from 6 months to forever.

    How to prepare for the Appointment

    Get prepared for your appointment by taking into consideration following points.
    'Things to do before injection'

    Do talk to your expert about any questions and take following steps
    • Avoid any blood thinners one week before the injection.
    • Avoid any supplements like vitamin E.
    • Avoid applying topical products on that area like Tretinoin or any anti-ageing products.
    • Avoid alcohol intake one day before the procedure.
    • Talk to your physician if you had any cold sores.
    • Cleanse your face and apply no makeup.

    Post procedure care

    • Swelling, bruising, tenderness, numbness, and areas of firm nodules may occur.
    • Cosmetic fillers are long lasting, but not permanent. Longevity depends on the areas treated and your body's metabolism.
    • DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING TO THE SKIN UNTIL THE DAY AFTER TREATMENT: No cleanser, moisturizer, or makeup!
    • DO NOT massage, touch, or manipulate the injection site. Avoid heavy exercise the day of your treatment.
    • Ice packs may be used to the treated area during the first 12 hours. Ice for 15 minutes on every hour.
    • Avoid dental work for 30 days after filler injections.
    • Avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for 24 hours post-treatment to prevent dispersing the product. We recommend you sleep elevated on your back and use pillows to stabilize yourself.
    • If experiencing swelling, sleep with head elevated for 2-3 days to decrease swelling.
    • You may take acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort.
    • Wait a minimum of four weeks (or as directed by your provider) before receiving any skin care or laser treatments.
    • For most patients, the benefits of dermal fillers can be enhanced by using a medical-grade skincare system. Please contact your provider or a member of the staff for product recommendations.
    • If you experience bruising, Arnica Montana natural supplement can be taken to help bruising to resolve at a faster rate; take 5 tablets three times per day (this can be started 1 week prior to injections).

    Benefits

    These are
    • Improved appearance of scars, softening of fascial lines
    • Enhancement of shallow contours
    • Plumping of thin lips
    • Reconstructing contour deformities

    Side effects

    The side effects are minimal and can be,
    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Itching
    • Pain

    In case of unusual side effects contact your expert doctor.

    What's the difference between Botox & Dermal Filler?

    The Botox uses toxin and paralyzes the muscle while fillers are gel like substances which are injected underneath the skin.

    PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads FAQ

    What is PDO threads?

    It is a less invasive procedure using dissolvable threads or sutures to tighten the skin.
    PDO composition helps in lifting the skin which makes it look wrinkle free and firm.

    These threads are also of different types, which are preferred according to the procedure or target area.

    How it works?

    PDO stimulates neo collagenosis which is actually synthesis and production of new collagen,

    Plus it causes production of elastin and hyaluronic acid which are important factors for young look.

    Target Areas for PDO Threads

    It can treat any area of face, these include
    • Jawline
    • Cheeks
    • Crow's feet
    • Jowls
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Marionette lines
    • Eye brows
    • Under eye area
    • Nasojugal folds
    • Neck

    Benefits

    It is not invasive , only injections are used
    It treats any part of face or neck that is sagging and needs uplift.

    Preparation for the procedure

    You should talk to our experts before this procedure if you have any concerns.

    'Things to do before procedure"
    • Avoid high intensity work out 2 to 3 days before the treatment.
    • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
    • Don't use blood thinners one week prior to treatment.
    • Avoid vitamin E and retinol.
    • Avoid saunas or steam rooms.
    • Keep yourself hydrated.

    What to expect on the day of treatment?

    Your doctor will cleanse that area and make it numb by a local anesthetic.
    • Your expert will fix threads in the desired area with minimal invasive technique and securing thread at its place.
    • One can go home shortly after procedure.

    Post procedure care

    DO:

    • DO know that it is common to feel some tugging and soreness as you move the treated area. These feelings diminish after a week or two.
    • DO go back to everyday life (i.e. driving, eating (avoiding aggressive or prolonged chewing), walking, etc.) right after the procedure. See notes about exercise in “Don’t” section.
    • Do apply a cool compress ( in 30-minute increments over the first 24 hours to reduce swelling. Please be aware that using ice on newly injected skin, or thin and fragile skin, can cause injury. Frostbite can occur from ice left on the skin too long. Note: do not ice over the entry point.
    • Do use Arnica for bruising. The bruising will dissipate over the next 7-14 days depending on your individual healing process. You can purchase bromelain at Facial Aesthetics on the day of your treatment.
    • Do use bromelain for swelling that has not dissipated in 24 hours. You can purchase bromelain at Facial Aesthetics on the day of your treatment.
    • Do sleep on your back (if possible) for the next 3-5 days to prevent movement of threads
    • Do return to your skin care program after 24 hours.
    • Do (if prescribed) take your full prescription of your antibiotic or anti- viral medication.
    • Do manage any pain or discomfort by taking only Tylenol as per recommended dosing instructions. Due to threads being placed in the skin, there may be discomfort and tightness in the area for several days after the procedure, this will decrease over time.
    • Do contact your injector following the Thread Lift procedure if you develop any new or worsened swelling, tenderness, warmth, or  redness  in the treated area, or if you’re experiencing any discharge from the  entry point(s).
    • Do make a follow-up appointment with your injector 1-week post- treatment – communication is so important.

    DON’T:

    • DO NOT touch your entry points for 48 hours. If applying a cool compress, avoid contact with the entry points.
    • Do not massage the treatment area or receive deep facial massage for the next 2 months.
    • Do not pick at the tiny scab that will form at the entry point over the next few days. If it itches, hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip may be gently applied to the site, or an oral antihistamine such Benadryl can be taken.
    • Do not lay down either on your back or on your stomach for 4 hours after the procedure to decrease the possibility of the movements of threads.
    • Do not exercise for 4 weeks. This includes all strenuous workouts. Walking is permitted.
    • Do not take a shower or wash your hair for the first 24 hours. Avoid hot showers for one week.
    • When washing face after 24 hours, gently wash the required area with cleanser (recommended by your injector) and water. It is fine to shampoo and wash over the entry point and to towel off the area.
    • Do not take a hot tub, or sauna for one week.
    • Do not smoke or consume alcoholic beverages (includes wine) for 1-2 weeks. Smoking and drinking will slow down the healing process.
    • Do not apply skin care products/makeup for 24 hours post treatment.
    • Do not apply makeup over the entry point until you see your clinician at your follow-up appointment.
    • Do not make exaggerated facial expressions for about 2-3 weeks. Avoid aggressive or prolonged chewing, wide yawning, or smiling too large for  up to 1 month.
    • Do avoid dental work, including cleanings, for 4 weeks. Should you have  a dental emergency, please contact your injector.

    How long will PDO thread lifting last?

    It causes facelift and contouring for a temporary period and its maintenance is required by frequent sessions after every 6 to 9 months.

    Side effects

    No serious side effects have been noted.
    Sometimes complication might occur like infection, visible threads, blood snapping or salivary gland injury.
    Talk to your doctor if you note any unusual changes.

    How soon will I see the results?

    Your skin will look tighter after a week of procedure.

    Is it safe for facial uplift?

    Yes it is FDA approved and safe to use.

    VI Peel FAQ

    What is VI peel?

    • VI peel is a medium depth chemical peel which goes under your skin and works by exfoliating inducing production of new proteins.
    • It is a gentle procedure which is safe to use on all skin types.

    How it works?

    • VI peel uses blend of ingredients, that gently breakdown the upper layer of skin and Reveal healthy flawless skin underneath.
    • The ingredients used are Trichloracetic acid, phenol, vitamin c, tretinoin and salicylic acid which work for different skin problems.
    • It breaks down the top layer of your skin triggering a natural healing process inducing collagen and elastin.
    • It penetrates the damaged area and causes rapid cell turn over.

    VI peel Benefits

    • It treats skin concerns that are discoloration and acne related problems.
    • Melasma
    • UV induced pigmentation
    • Sun damage
    • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation
    • Acne scarring, acne with hyperpigmentation, adult acne and excessive oil.

    Preparation for VI peel

    'Things to do on procedure day'
    • It doesn't require any preparation of skin, you have to see your expert doctor if you have any questions regarding VI peel.
    • Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid this procedure.
    • Cleaning of face is required and no makeup or any other agent on skin on the day of procedure.

    What to expect on the day of Treatment?

    • Our team will take your history and then start preparing you for the procedure.
    • Our experts will cleanse your face and apply VI peel solution.
    • First session will be longer 30 minutes maximum followed by short appointments.
    • The peel will come off after 3 to 4 days giving immediate improvement of your skin concerns.

    Post Procedure Care

    Treatment Day 1

    Do not wash, touch or apply make-up to treated areas for 4-6 hours.

    • In the rare case an adverse reaction develops prior to the 4 hour time period, Contact our Derma Health Provider. (ex. Hives, excessive inflammation, etc) Cleanse treated areas with mild cleanser like Green Tea or over-the-counter Cetaphil and water. Apply cool gauze to treatment areas.

    After the 4-6 hours have passed:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)
    • Apply a layer of V.I. SPF 55
    • Mineral Make-Up may be applied

    Evening:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)

    Day 2 and 3

    The first and second day after your office appointment

    Morning:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)
    • Apply a layer of V.I. SPF 55
    • Mineral Make-Up may be applied

    Mid-Day:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)
    • Apply a layer of V.I. SPF 55
    • Mineral Make-Up may be applied

    Evening:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply one of the moist V.I. Peel Precision Plus post peel towelette (Light Green). Swipe over the entire peeled surface. Avoid contact with the eyes
      • If discomfort or reaction occurs, cleanse the areas with a gentle cleanser and water. Apply the V.I. Post Peel Protect and ice. You may also take ibuprofen. Do not continue to step 4
    • 30 minutes after applying the Light Green towelette, apply one of the V.I. Peel Post Peel towelette (Dark Green). Swipe over the entire peeled surface.
      • If discomfort or reaction occurs, cleanse the areas with a gentle cleanser and water. Apply the V.I. Post Peel Protect and ice. You may also take ibuprofen.
    • 15 minutes after applying the towelettes, apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)

    Day 4, 5, 6 and 7

    Morning:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)
    • Apply a layer of V.I. SPF 55
    • Mineral Make-Up may be applied

    Mid-Day:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)
    • Apply a layer of V.I. SPF 55
    • Mineral Make-Up may be applied

    Evening:

    • Cleanse once with mild cleanser as above
    • Pat dry
    • Apply a thin layer of the V.I. Post Peel Protectant (Moisturizer)

    Day 8 and beyond

    Start Regular daily skin care regimen

    • NOTE: When peeling begins, DO NOT SCRUB, PICK OR PULL AT SKIN. Scrubbing, picking, or pulling at skin can result in infections, redness, irritation, or hyperpigmentation. Permanent damage can be caused to the skin.

    RF Microneedling FAQ

    What is Microneedling and Pep factor?

    Microneedling is a laser technology and it has been combined with Pep factor a protein, to help in skin rejuvenation as well as healing.

    How it works?

    • Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) which produces collagen and elastin by repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny sterile needles. While skin remains intact the microneedling procedure causes small microscopic wounds that induce Growth Factor production.
    Collagen and elastin are the two skin proteins which then come into play to make skin firm and glowing.
    • Similarly Pep factor is bioidentical growth factor protein complex that causes Collagen growth.
    • Pep factor solution is used on microneedle to create tiny wounds in the tissue resulting in increased amount of collagen and elastin.

    Benefits

    It helps in the following conditions
    • Acne treatment
    • Stretch marks
    • Improves skin tone and discoloration
    • Scarring
    • Fine lines
    • Sagging
    • Skin tightening
    • Wrinkly knees
    • Dark eye circles
    • Collagen regeneration
    • Full face rejuvenation
    • Hair growth
    • Minimizing the appearance of sun damaged areas

    How long will it last?

    The results are long lasting depending on how you maintain your skin after the treatment. Booster treatment are recommended for longevity of youthful skin after every 12 to 18 months.

    Preparing for Microneedling with Pep factor procedure

    There is a treatment plan that you need to discuss with our Experts. Initial consultation is done so that you can ask questions about this procedure if any.

    Things to keep in mind before the procedure are:
    'Things to do before procedure day'
    • Microneedling with Pep factor cannot be performed if someone has already injected Botox or fillers within 2 weeks of treatment.
    • Discontinue any scrubs or exfoliating products.
    • Check with your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
    • Stay out of sun and avoid any tanning.

    What to expect during treatment?

    Our experts will be using a pen like device on area to be treated to produce micro punctures about 2mm deep while keeping the skin intact.
    Pep factor is being applied with this micro pen needling it into your skin.
    Client notice an immediate glow after the procedure with visible changes shown in coming weeks.
    Multiple treatment s 4 to 6 weeks apart are required for better results.

    Post procedure care

    Immediately Following Treatment:

    • Do not apply anything to the skin for 6-8 hours after treatment. This includes make-up, SPF or products of any kind.
    • Avoid clothing, headbands, hats or scarves on the treated area. If clothing is to be worn over the treatment area, we recommend cotton clothing that hasn’t been treated with fabric softeners or dryer sheets.
    • Redness and/or swelling is common and will resolve within 1-2 days.

    8 Hours After Treatment:

    • Cleanse skin then apply hyaluronic acid serum using the products recommended to you by your clinician. Do not apply anything else to the skin.

    Days 1-6 Post Treatment:

    • AM Routine-Cleanse skin then apply hyaluronic acid serum using the products recommended to you by your clinician. Follow with SPF.
    • PM Routine- Cleanse skin and apply hyaluronic acid serum using the products recommended to you by your clinician.
    • Bruising, pinpoint bleeding, minor scabbing, minor breakouts, swelling and/or redness may occur and will resolve within 7-10 days of treatment.·
    • Do not pick, peel, rub, scrub or irritate your skin in any way while it is healing, as this may cause scarring.
    • Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity; this includes exercise of any kind.
    • Do not use an electric or manual facial brush of any kind (i.e. Clarisonic or something of the like).
    • Mineral make-up may be worn, however, we recommend leaving skin clean for this time period if possible.

    Days 7+:

    • You may resume your regular skin care routine as long as peeling/flaking has subsided. If you are still peeling/flaking, be patient and allow your  skin the time it needs to heal before starting back on your routine.

    Results

    Wrinkles, acne scars, fine lines, uneven skin tone seem to be reduced after first treatment. Results continue to improve in coming weeks up to 6 months. Better if clients remain compliant with the schedule of treatments.

    Side effects

    Short term swelling, redness or bruising is noted which can last for a few days.

    Does this procedure hurts?

    No we apply skin numbing cream to avoid any discomfort.

    How much sessions of treatment are required?

    Usually 3 to 4 treatment sessions are required depending upon the clients skin problem.

    Kybella FAQ

    What is Kybela?

    • A non-invasive, FDA approved injection procedure which dissolves fat under the skin of chin and also back.
    • It has shown good results after second or third session.

    How it works?

    Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in bile which absorbs fat, similar is the working mechanism of Kybella.

    It uses synthetic Deoxycholic acid which dissolves packets of fat occurring under chin.

    Target Areas for Kybella

    Clients who have fat under their chin Submental area are usually the candidates of Kybella.

    How long will Kybella last?

    Clients usually report no recurrence of fat as this procedure dissolves fat and that area becomes unable to hold it.

    Preparing for Kybella procedure

    There are some very important things to be discussed before this procedure with your expert.
    • Our experts must know if there had been any surgery of your face before.
    • Any swallowing issues.
    • If you are breastfeeding.
    • If you are planning pregnancy or are pregnant.
    • Avoid procedure in case of infection in injection area.

    'Things to do before procedure'
    • Avoid any blood thinner medications one week before surgery
    • Stop taking multivitamins.
    • Give proper history to your doctor as this procedure has some side effects.

    Post procedure care

    Post-Treatment Instructions:

    • Avoid extreme temperatures of heat for 24 hours post treatment (i.e. Jacuzzi, hot showers etc.).
    • Do NOT consume alcohol or sodium for 3 days post treatment to avoid excess swelling.
    • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment.
    • Sleep on your back with your head elevated to decrease swelling.

    What to Expect:

    • You will experience swelling and bruising for 3-5 days post treatment, which will begin decreasing over a period of a few weeks. Swelling can last 4-6 weeks.
    • Many patients need 2-3 treatments for desired results, please schedule a follow-up appointment 4-6 weeks after your first treatment.
    • Ice packs may be used to the treated area during the first 12 hours. Ice for 15 minutes every hour. However, icing can be discontinued if uncomfortable.
    • Do NOT massage the injection site. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, numbness, and areas of firm nodules may occur and will resolve over time without intervention. Results are not immediate. Results may be seen as early as 4-6 weeks post-treatment, but full results will not be noticed until 12 weeks post-treatment. Numbness can last up to 12 weeks.
    • Do not wrap the treated area, and do not take anything to prohibit swelling the day of the treatment or for the days following treatment.
    • You may feel a sense of heaviness following the treatment, especially when laying on your back. This sensation may make you feel short of breath. However, Kybella® does not compromise your airway. Notify our office if any significant swelling, bleeding, pain, dusky discoloration, difficulty swallowing or smiling, or if fever occurs.

    Benefits

    • Eliminates chin fat
    • Time it takes is only 20 mins.
    • No downtime needed
    • Made up of natural ingredient.

    Side effects

    Swelling, pain, numbness and bruising has been noted which goes away with time.

    How many treatments does one need?

    Usually up to 6 treatment session are conducted.

    Is Kybela best for me?

    Only the Expert can give you the answer. It is not recommended for people under 18 years.

    Liquid Face-Lift FAQ

    What is liquid facelift?

    It is a combination of injectable basically, wrinkle reducers and dermal fillers that are combined in appropriate amount help in tightening as well as producing wrinkle free skin. Usually Botox or fillers are used in liquid facelift.

    How it works?

    It works by inducing collagen and elastin production which results in tight and youthful skin.

    Target areas

    • These are the same as discussed in Botox and fillers but the candidate must have mild sagging or wrinkles.
    • Cheeks, temples, jowls
    • Under the eyes, near eyebrows,
    • Round scars, folds between nose and mouth.

    Side effects

    Pain, swelling and redness occurs which fades away in 3 days.

    What to expect after a liquid facelift?

    After the procedure take care of your skin by not applying anything on procedure side and put ice if swelling occurs.
    Avoid touching injection area for 3 days.

    How long will it last?

    It will last depending on the kind of filler used usually 6 to 24 months. Its maintenance requires regular sessions.

    It's important to notice that it is advised for mild aging that is mild wrinkling or sagging.

    How is liquid facelift performed?

    It is done by injecting dermal fillers in multiple sites of face according to the patient's need.

    Who is good candidate of liquid facelift?

    Person who has lost facial volume, has folds or wrinkles, also sagging resulting in jowling.

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    Post Procedure Care

    • Do not smoke for 48 hours
    • Avoid foods and beverages that stain (red sauce, blueberries, juice, coffee, tea, etc.
    • Mild sensitivity to hot or cold liquids may occur. This usually passes within 1 - 2 days. If sensitivity persists, we recommend taking over the counter pain medication. We recommend combining two Ibuprofens (such as Motrin) with two Acetaminophens (such as Tylenol).
    • If you experience gum sensitivity do not brush the afflicted area while brushing your teeth.
    • Immediate whitening results can be quite dramatic due to minor dehydration of your teeth. It is normal for the color to tone down somewhat after treatment when your teeth rehydrate to a natural white tone.
    • Long term results vary from patient to patient. This can depend on the original shade of your teeth and include habits such as smoking or drinking colored beverages (red wine, coffee, tea, etc.)
    • home with take-home trays and Pola whitening gel to use as needed for touchups. More whitening gel can be purchased as needed.
    • Existing fillings, crowns, bonding, etc. will not whiten. Therefore, these may need to be changed in order to match your new smile.

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