Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions 2018-03-13T14:40:57+00:00

Questions About Botox Treatments

Careful Botox injections by a trained health care professional who understands anatomy minimizes any risk of this happening. Do not rub the areas of your face that have been injected for at least 4 hours so that you will have less likelihood of this happening. Ask your health care provider for eye drops to correct eye droop if it happens to you.
Botox treatment is a CHOICE you make that will help relax muscles that cause frown lines that occur with natural facial expression. Many people notice that after regular treatment with Botox, lines become softer because the muscles do not contract as much.
Most people experience 3 to 4 months of softened lines of facial expression with each Botox treatment. People who exercise intensively may notice that the effects of treatment do not last as long. It is important to discuss this with the health care provider who treats your facial lines of expression.
Some people bruise more easily than others but you can decrease your chance of bruising by limiting alcohol intake for 48 to 72 hours before and after treatment. Ask your health care provider about over-the-counter topical creams and gels that can help alleviate bruising more quickly. Plan your Botox treatments so they do not coincide with important events whenever possible.
Everybody’s pain threshold is different and injections into different areas of the face may be more uncomfortable than others. You may ask your health care provider to use topical numbing cream to help with the discomfort of needle sticks with a tiny needle.

Questions About Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm

It is important to talk with your health care provider about your treatment goals. A trained health care provider can advise you about the effects that you can expect from the treatment. Proper placement of various consistencies of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers by a trained health care professional is important in order to achieve a natural look.
It is important to discuss your treatment goals during a consultation with your health care provider. Selection of the best consistency of hyaluronic acid dermal filler depends on careful evaluation of your unique facial and lip structure. Your health care provider can shape and mold the appropriate lip product so you can leave the office with the look you prefer on the day of your treatment.
Several Juvederm hyaluronic acid dermal fillers contain a numbing agent to decrease the amount of discomfort each person feels. Everybody’s pain threshold is different and injections into different areas of the face may be more uncomfortable than others. You may ask your health care provider to use topical numbing cream to help with the discomfort of needle sticks with a tiny needle or cannula.
Some people bruise more easily than others but you can decrease your chance of bruising by limiting alcohol intake for 48 to 72 hours before and after treatment. Ask your health care provider about over-the-counter topical creams and gels that can help alleviate bruising more quickly. Plan your treatments so they do not coincide with important events whenever possible.

Generally it is better to avoid intense exercise for 24 hours after treatment. It may also be helpful to sleep with your head slightly elevated during the first 24 hours to limit swelling of the face and lips.

Gentle cleanser in the morning and at night. You may apply makeup 4 hours after treatment with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. It is important to use clean makeup applicators and brushes. Most importantly, wash your hands well before touching your face.

Questions About Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments

The Platelet Rich Plasma treatment BEGINS to work 2 weeks after you receive the injections. Your body will gradually create new collagen, blood, nerves, and fat in the treated areas over the next 3 to 6 months. Many people continue to experience changes up to 1 year after the initial treatment.
One of the advantages of receiving the PRP Wave for Women or the PRP Wave for Men rather than surgical treatments is that the recovery time is minimal to none. Sexual activities such as intercourse and oral sex are safe following the PRP treatment. Only you can determine when you are ready to comfortably engage in sexual activities. Remember to practice safer sex by protecting yourself as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Contact your health care provider for information about protecting yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections, or for more information you may visit: www.CDC.gov
It is important that you seek an experienced health care provider to provide you with Platelet Rich Plasma treatments. A certified provider of these treatments has received training to inject Platelet Rich Plasma in a manner that causes you MINIMAL discomfort. Ask your provider about measures that will ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Each person responds uniquely to medical interventions. Most individuals are able to resume their routine daily activities immediately following the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment.
It is important to know your body and gauge your activities accordingly. You may wish to engage in lighter exercise than usual for the first 24 to 48 hours to allow your body to recuperate fully. It is always beneficial to check with your health care provider before starting any new or unusually strenuous activities, regardless of whether you choose to have Platelet Rich Plasma treatments.
Mild bruising, minimal and temporary swelling and/or nodules can occur with injections of Platelet Rich Plasma into your body’s tissues. These side effects generally resolve within one to two weeks, if and when they occur.

Platelet Rich Plasma treatments have been researched and safely used for approximately 30 years in various fields of medicine such as “… orthopedics, sports medicine, dentistry, ENT, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, urology, wound healing, cosmetic, cardiothoracic, and maxillofacial surgery” (Sampson, Gerhardt, Mandelbaum, 2008).

Platelets are a component of the blood that carry growth factors and stem cells, and when activated in the body, they promote healing by creating new collagen, blood supply, nerve regeneration, and fat in the tissue being treated with Platelet Rich Plasma. According to the Cellular Medicine Association, thousands of procedures have been performed using Platelet Rich Plasma with no reported adverse consequences (Runels, 2017). Anthony Sclafani, MD and Plastic Surgeon (2011) asserts that autologous Platelet Rich Plasma is a “… a well-tolerated, excellent choice” for use in the face. Runels, inventor of the Vampire FaceLift, Vampire Breast Lift, O-Shot, and P-Shot cites Sclafani, saying that greater than 8,000 research studies have been performed with no reported adverse effects (Runels, 2017).

Runels, C. (January 2017). Cellular Medicine Association.org

Sampson, S., Gerhardt, M., Mandelbaum, B., (2008). Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review. Current Review Musculoskeletal Medicine 1:165-174, DOI 10:1007/s12178-008-9032-5. Published online, Humana Press, 16 July, 2008.

Sclafani, R. (2011). Safety, Efficacy, and Utility of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix in Facial Plastic Surgery. Archives Facial Plastic Surgery. 2011;13(4):247-251, DOI:10.1001/archfacial.2011.3