FAQs

GENERAL FAQs

Want to know a little more about the treatments we offer?

BOTOX

  • What is a unit of botox?

    • A unit of Botox ® is the language used to refer to the measurement of Botox ® once diluted in saline to provide a standard measure of potency for muscular treatment.

  • What are the side effects?

  • usually most side effects of Botox ®  are minor and  can include bruising, redness, pain at the injection site, and muscle stiffness. Other more serious but rare and typically not permanent side-effects include ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), double vision, trouble swallowing/speaking/breathing which would also depend on where the botox was injected.

  • For further information visit https://www.botoxcosmetic.com/.

  • Will I still have movement.

    • Yes, our intention is to use the least dose in the most appropriate distribution to reduce fine lines and wrinkles without immobilizing the muscle.  The results are variable from patient to patient with regards to residual muscle activity.

  • How much does it cost

    • The cost of treatment varies for each patient based on what your treatment goals are. These are reviewed during your individualized personal consultation prior to your treatment. 

    • Typical treatment areas and costs will be covered in detail by our staff at your intake visit.

  • Will my wrinkles become worse after the Botox ® wears off

    • No. After the Botox has worn off, gradually, you will notice that your lines have returned just as they were before. Botox ® does not worsen your wrinkles.

  • How long do the results last?

    • typically results will last almost 3-4 months.  The duration is dependent on the areas treated and what dosing was used.  It also is affected by blood flow (ie an athlete may notice it lasts less time) and severity of static lines prior to treatment.

FILLERS

  • What is a filler

    • Fillers are a synthetic hyalaoronic acid- the same product that your face had that gave it such a youthful fullness when you were younger.  These compounds are cross-linked to give them density and durability which is useful when the physician is choosing the product and location for treatment.

  • How does filler treatment work?

    • Fillers are injected into areas of the face where volume loss is common; often these are sites where fat pads have naturally degraded leaving skin saggy and deflated. We can use either direct injection or cannula (a long, blunt needle) to inject the fillers into the desired regions

  • Will I experience any side effects?

    • with any treatment you can experience swelling and bruising.  This is reduced when we use a cannula for the procedure.

    • Most patients will experience some numbing (from lidocaine in the product) and slight discomfort post procedure.  Lip fills may result in swelling for a day or two as well.

    • Rarely, fillers can occlude a blood vessel causing skin necrosis.  Your physician injector is very aware of the symptoms of vascular compromise and has hyalorinidase on hand to manage any vascular complications.

  • How many fillers will I need?

    • This is always a complicated question.  It depends on what we're trying to achieve and where we are starting from.  This is a conversation that you will have in detail with our intake staff and our physician to ensure we are treating the right areas with the right product and the right amount! Typically we don't do more than 1-2 cc/session.

  • How long will the results last?

    • most fillers can last 12-15 months. Again this is dependent on many patient factors such as age, hydration, volume loss and weight.  Come in for a chat and we can advise you on what results might be reasonable for you!