Frequently Asked QuestionS
Do these facial treatments hurts?
These facial treatments may hurt depending on the tolerance of the patient. Patients may feel uncomfortable due to the tingling sensation from the chemicals and laser treatments. But these are done by our medical professionals under controlled conditions to make sure that all our patients get the best care.
How long to wait before the results are seen?
The results may vary depending on the skin condition of the patients. Another factor to consider is how the patient’s skin responds to the treatment. But here in our clinic, we ensure to give the best treatment plan to make sure that our patients get the best result in the least amount of time.
How much does a treatment cost?
The cost of our treatment depends on the plan that our medical professional will create for our patients. Some patients may need more procedures while others may need minimal treatment.
Are these procedures done by Medical professionals?
We take pride in our service that is why all our procedures are done under the supervision and care of a licensed medical professional.
Is PicoWay safe?
PicoWay is an FDA-approved laser treatment making it a safe option for the removal of unwanted pigments on the skin.
What are the side effects for Picoway?
Side effects include swelling, redness, tingling sensation and pinpoint bleeding. However, these are all common side effects which will disappear.
How soon can the results be seen? (Picoway)
The results depend on how the skin reacts to the treatment. Some patients exhibit great improvement after the first session while some patients need multiple sessions.
Is Vbeam safe?
Vbeam is the first FDA-cleared pulsed-dye laser making it a safe option for the treatment of almost 20+ skin conditions.
How often can the Vbeam procedure be done?
This procedure should be done with 4 weeks interval in between sessions.
What are the side effects of Vbeam?
Side effects include redness, swelling, purplish skin and skin darkening. These are all common side effects that will disappear.
What is the downtime for CO2RE?
CO2RE is a fast treatment with little or no downtime.
What are the side effects of CO2RE?
After the treatment, the skin will feel swollen and raw. A cool compress can be applied to the affected area to reduce discomfort.
Is Accent Prime safe?
Accent Prime is a safe procedure that can be done not only to the body but on the face, neck and decolletage as well. Gradual heating and a built-in active cooling system make the treatment more comfortable.
What are the side effects of Accent Prime?
There are no side effects after the treatment.
How many sessions are needed to see results? (Accent Prime)
This is depending on the area that needs treatment but the recommended sessions are about 4 to 6 times. Positive effects can be seen after the second treatment.
Does Thermage hurt?
There will be a brief heating sensation when the tip of the device touches your skin. But it will be followed by a cooling sensation to reduce the discomfort.
How long does Thermage effect last?
The effect of the treatment will last from 1 to 2 years depending on the skin’s aging process. It is best to follow the physician’s aftercare advice to maximize the effect of the treatment.
Does Ulthera hurt?
There is a slight heating sensation that can be felt during the treatment. This is the ultrasound energy being delivered to the skin.
Are there any side effects? (Ulthera)
The treated area may appear red and swollen but this will disappear after a few hours. Some patients may feel their skin to be delicate and tender to the touch but this is a normal reaction to the treatment and will disappear.
Does lifting work?
Lifting procedures have been proven to work in giving plumpness to the sagging skin and smoothening out wrinkles. Surgical and non-surgical lifting procedures may differ in execution but both procedures are proven to achieve promised results.
How long does a lifting last?
Generally, non-surgical lifting procedures can last from 6 months to more than a year while surgical lifting may last longer for years. This depends on the natural aging process of the skin. It is best to understand that our skin age as we grow older and cosmetic treatments can only slow down the process of aging but not eliminate it.
How much does a procedure cost?
All the procedures mentioned above are customized to the needs of the patients hence there is no fixed price on the treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Bruising may be seen after the injections for non-surgical lifting. Redness and swelling may occur which will disappear. Allergic reactions may also occur so it is important to inform the physician of any allergens that may trigger an attack. Bacterial infection may also happen when the wound from the injections or surgical procedures so it is important to follow the aftercare advice that the physician will give after the procedure.
Which is more effective? Non-surgical lifting or surgical lifting?
All of the procedures mentioned above are proven effective in lifting sagging skin and eliminating wrinkles. Some patients prefer non-surgical procedures to avoid going “under the knife” while some patients choose surgical operation for a longer-lasting effect.
Are there any side effects?
Generally, all our injectables are safe with minimum side effects. Some patients can go back immediately to their normal routine right after the treatment. Other patients experience redness, swollen skin and purplish bruise on the spot where the injection occurred.
How long before the effect can be seen?
Positive effects can be seen in the first few injections.
How much does one injection cost?
Our service is custom to the specific needs of the users hence there is no fixed price. A treatment plan will be created by our physicians which will include the number of injections a patient needs. (this needs verification. I am not sure how they price the service if per injection or per package.)
How long does the effect of the treatment last?
The effects of these injectable fillers last from 6 to 12 months. It is important to follow the aftercare procedures that our physicians will give to maximize the effect of the treatment.
Are injectable fillers safe?
Yes, they are safe. All the injectables used in our clinic are clinically tested safe for injection to humans.