Botox

  • What is Botox?

    • Botox is a purified protein that is FDA approved to temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes and crowfeet.​​​ Botox Cosmetic or Dysport are currently offered. 

  • What is a treatment like?

    • Treatments are quick! Several small injections are made in the treatment area with a very tiny needle. Total treatment time for established patients is 10-15 minutes.​ 

  • What are potential side effects?

    • Reactions are rare however most common side effects are injection point swelling, tenderness and bruising, headache, flu like symptoms, itching or dry eyes, allergic reactions

  • How long does a Botox treatment last?

    • 3-4 months​

  • Who should not get Botox?

    • Pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding ​

Dermal Filler

  • What are dermal fillers?

    • Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face that we lose as we age. A common ingredient in fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin.​

  • What is a treatment like?

    • Prior to injection that treatment areas is numbed with a numbing cream or a combination of numbing cream and localized numbing injections. Treatment areas are cleaned well then the filler is injected. Ice is applied immediately after the procedure. Results are immediate! Swelling develops for 2-10 days following the procedure. ​

  • What are potential side effects?

    • Bruising, redness, swelling, pain, and itching. Additional side effects include: infections, lumps and bumps.

  • How long does a treatment last?

    • 12-18 months depending on the filler product used.

  • What is recovery like?

    • Swelling is likely to develop over the week following the procedure. After two weeks swelling should be fully resolved. ​

  • When is a good time to start?

    • When it is the right time for you! There is no right or wrong time.  ​

Chemical Peel

  • What is a chemical peel?

    • A chemical peel helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime​. Chemical peels help to brighten and improve the overall appearance of skin by accelerating skin turn over. Peels help improve fine lines, sun damage, melasma, scars and uneven tones. 

  • What is a treatment like?

    • Your face will be cleansed. Chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated. 

  • What are potential side effects?

    • Redness, irritation, skin sensitivity, scaring

  • Contradictions to chemical peels?

    • Pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding ​

 

Microneedling

  • What is Microneedling?

    • Microneedling creates thousands of microchannels that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact

  • What is the procedure like?

    • A numbing cream will be applied over the face and neck if being treated. Then the microneedling device will be used to make thousands of micro​punctures in the skin creating channels to stimulate the healing process. Treatments take between 30-45 minutes including time for numbing cream. 

  • How much down time do I need?

    • Skin will appear slightly red, like a sunburn ​ other common side effects include dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications. Skin is typically less red within 24 hours of treatment

  • What are contradictions to getting the procedure?

    • Pregnant or nursing. Active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics; a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction; or are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane).

Hair restoration 

Hair restoration is an exciting non-surgical intervention for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair.

Natural growth factors have been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades now. They have been used effectively in many specialty fields including oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and burn and wound care medicine, sports medicine and orthopedics. In the field of hair restoration it is an up and coming treatment option to help promote hair growth naturally.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENTS?

Blood is drawn in our office and spun in a centrifuge for 7 minutes. The concentrate we’ll obtain contains platelets and growth factors which assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Factors include:

  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)

  • Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGFb)

  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)

  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

  • Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 (FGF2)

  • Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF)

These growth factors can stimulate hair growth and reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles which is noted in both male and female thinning and hair loss.

HOW ARE THE INJECTIONS PERFORMED?

Once your own growth factors have been obtained, it is injected during the same visit in 10-12 injections into the areas of thinning hair in your scalp. Before each injection with a very thin needle, we will spray the site with a topical anesthetic, resulting in a completely painless injection. You will then be free to go about any daily activities you wish, including a return to work.

HOW OFTEN ARE THE INJECTIONS PERFORMED?

We recommend injections every month for the first 4 months and then every few months for maintenance and increased growth.