FAQ

Restylane®

What is Restylane?
Restylane is a natural substance that already exists in the human body called Hyaluronic Acid that restores fullness and smoother contours to your face.

Does it correct all of my wrinkles?
You will have an 80 to 100% improvement in the appearance of the injected lines and wrinkles temporarily.

How long does it last?
Since everyone"s body metabolizes differently it can last from 6 months to one year.

Does it go away completely?
Yes, if you stop getting the injections the material is degraded by the body, leaving no traces of the dermal filler in the body.

Is there any pre-treatment required?
Avoid any products containing aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John"s Wort or high doses of Vitamin E for 1 week prior to treatment to help decrease bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Is there any post treatment required?
You will need to leave the area alone for 6 hours after treatment and refrain from aerobic exercise for 24 hours. There might be redness, swelling and minor bruising at the injection sites.

Does it hurt?
There is minimal discomfort, but a topical or local anesthetic is available if needed.

Botox®

What is Botox?
A natural purified protein produced by Clostridium botulinum bacterium.

Is it dangerous?
No. It is a purified form of the protein and is injected in very small amounts so there is virtually no risk.

How does it work?
It is injected into a muscle to temporarily paralyze the muscle to prevent movement and assist wrinkle reduction. It is the repeated movement of muscles that causes wrinkles so by preventing movement it helps reduce or soften wrinkles.

Is there any pre-treatment?
You need to not take any medications with aspirin, ibuprofen and/or Vitamin E in them for 1 week prior to treatment. This will decrease the bruising at the injection site.

Is there any post treatment?
You will need to keep your head up for 4 hours after treatment, but that is it.

Does it hurt?
There is very minimal discomfort, no local or topical anesthesia is necessary.

Laser Hair Removal

Is it permanent?
It is permanent hair reduction. Every person is different, therefore we can’t promise complete hair removal but most experience 50-90% permanent hair reduction. Maintenance sessions may be necessary in some cases.

Is there any pretreatment?
You can not pluck, wax, use a depilatory or have electrolysis in the areas you want to treat for 6 weeks prior to laser hair removal. Do not tan the areas for 4 weeks prior to treatment. Avoid using self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment.

What post treatment is necessary?
You will need to wear sunscreen regularly during your laser treatment package and for 6 weeks after completing your packages. Avoid irritants for seven days after treatment.

Does it hurt?
There is minimal discomfort. It feels like a rubber band snap. Topical anesthesia can be used for areas that are more sensitive.

IPL Photorejuvenation

What is IPL?
Intense Pulsed Light; is a broad spectrum light that evens out the skin color and treats vascular or pigmented imperfections.

What types of things can be treated?
Broken capillaries, sun damage, hyper/ hypopigmentation and Rosacea.

Is there any pre treatment necessary?
For darker skin types, pre treatment with a skin lightening agent might be necessary for 1-2 weeks to decrease the melanin production.

Is there any post treatment necessary?
A good sun block is required daily while in treatment and for 6 weeks after treatment.

Does it hurt?
There may be some discomfort. No anesthetic is necessary. Most patients rate it at a 5 on a scale of 10. Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen prior to the treatment may be helpful.

How will I look and feel after the treatment?
You won’t look much different immediately after the procedure, but over the next 24 hours your skin will probably become somewhat pink and a bit swollen, similar to sunburn. The skin may also feel sensitive: these side effects are normal and expected, and will subside after about 48 hours. Most guests are delighted with the outcome, even after just one treatment. Typically skin is younger and healthier looking.

Corrective ACNE Treatment and Chemical Peels

How do they work?
Salicylic Acid and/or Glycolic acids are used to remove the dead skin cells, improve skin texture, fine lines and overall appearance of the skin.

Are they painful?
There maybe mild discomfort with some of the stronger peels. Most guests say there is a stinging or itching sensation depending on the type of peel you are having.

Is there any pretreatment necessary?
No.

Is there any post treatment necessary?
Use of sun block is recommended. There will be some mild peeling or redness after the treatment. A home care regimen will be explained to you to follow to maintain the benefits of the treatments.

DNA Live Stem Cell Cryo Therapy

Where do the stem cells come from?
They are obtained from bovine (cow) amniotic fluid. A special herd of bovine is raised under controlled conditions in France. They are organically fed, nurtured and no vaccines or hormones are administered to ensure the highest standards of health. The extractions are carefully timed to achieve maximum amounts of stem cells, which have not become specific to the bovine genetic composition but contain the DNA information to convert to human genetic composition, specifically that of human skin. Science already knows that animal cultivated organs have made medical history while co-existing with the human body once implanted. This compatibility also applies to human skin.

Are the bovines harmed during the extraction?
No. This process has not and will never harm animals. The amniotic fluid is quickly replenished by fresh fluid.

How are the stem cells preserved?
The cells are cryogenically (frozen) preserved. Keeping them frozen allows them to stay fresh and active.

Is this a safe therapy?
Yes. It has been extensively studied and tested to meet the strictest of consumer safety standards. It has also been approved by the FDA since 2000.

How do the stem cells work?
Stem cells are the most powerful living thing that can reorganize, heal and create new tissue for skin regeneration. When the stem cells come into contact with living human skin it begins to reorganize and share its biologically flawless information with the aged and/or damaged cells. This allows future generations of skin to regenerate much stronger and younger looking skin.

How many treatments do I need to see results?
The results are virtually immediate. You will see a change after the first treatment. The benefits from each treatment will gradually increase over a period of 144 hours (6 days) after treatment. It is recommended that you have a series of 6 treatments and after the 6th treatment you will have affected 6 generations of skin.