Frequently Asked Questions
Clinic protocols will be discussed prior to your appointment.
We are sanitizing the office/treatment rooms, and protective measures will be taking place. We have a few more forms for you to fill out once you are here:
- Informed Treatment COVID-19 Consent
- Informed Release
A Few points to remember before your appointment:
- You will be asked to wait in your car before your appointment. You will receive a call or text when we are ready for you.
- Sanitizing in between patients may take a little extra time to ensure your safety.
- Only bring your essentials with you (phone, method of payment, car keys only). No jacket or purse please.
- Sanitize your hands and wear a face mask when entering the clinic.
- Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate family members/friends at your appointment. Please come alone.
- Contactless infrared temperature will be taken upon arrival. If temperature is 37.6°C or higher, we will not be able to treat you.
- If you are sick, have runny nose, cough, fever/chills, sneezing, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, nausea/ vomiting or are just not feeling well, please do not come to your appointment, and we will be happy to reschedule.
- We will keep masks on during the appointment. You will take the mask off only in the treatment room.
These points will be addressed before your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.
What is Botox?
Botox is a highly purified preparation of botulinum toxin A, a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is injected as a treatment into very specific muscles, in very small amounts. It blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles, thereby paralyzing (relaxing) them. It is used cosmetically to flatten and soften wrinkles.
Is Botox considered safe?
Common Botox side effects may include:
• muscle weakness near injection site
• you may have some issues with swallowing if platysmal bands are injected
• muscle stiffness, neck pain, pain in your arms or legs
• blurred vision, puffy eyelids, dry eyes, drooping eyebrows
• dry mouth
• headache, tiredness
• bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, or swelling where the injection was given
These common side effects can occur and should subside within a few days of your treatment.
When can I start Botox?
Preventative Botox can start as early as your early twenties. Once your dynamic lines start occurring over time and age, they don’t bounce back as easily and start creating static lines. Those lines will soften and go away if you start early enough.
How soon after treatment does Botox start working?
Studies have shown that neurotoxin effects start as early as 3-4 days after treatment. However, maximum results take around 10-14 days to show.
How long does Botox last?
The effects usually last between 3-4 months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. However, the lines and wrinkles may appear to look less pronounced than they did before your treatment. Muscles do shrink once treated.
How much does Botox treatment cost?
This varies for each client’s needs. The cost is usually calculated by $ per unit.
How long will my appointment take?
If this is an initial consult appointment, it should take a maximum of 45 min.
Is the clinic hygienic?
We only use one-time use syringes and needles that are supplied to us from a medical supply company. Fillers are only one-time use, and all FDA approved. All come in sterile packages and are discarded once used.
Questions About Micro-Needling Platelet-Rich Plasma
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
Talk to your physician for a proper diagnosis and to create a treatment plan.
How many treatments are required?
Treatment will vary based on your need. Initially, your provider map recommend several treatments spaced 1 month apart. After the initial treatment, many physicians suggest maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year.
Is the PRP for hair restoration process time consuming?
No, collecting the PRP usually only takes 10-15 minutes. And the PRP treatment itself is even faster. It often takes as little as 3-5 minutes.
Does the procedure hurt?
There may be some sensitivity. However, most physicians utilize effective anesthetic solutions, such as cold ambient air or a topical analgesis to minimize any potential discomfort. Talk to your physician about the right option for you.
Is there any recovery time?
There is no downtime or a long recovery process. You may take a warm shower the evening of the treatment. In addition, it is advised to avoid using any harsh dyes or chemicals on your hair for 48 hours.
Is this a cure for baldness?
PRP is not a cure for baldness (Androgenic Alopecia). The genetic medical problem will always remain. However, there is great evidence that regular treatments can significantly slow down the effects of Androgenic Alopecia and even work to increase hair density.