Perlane: FAQ

How is Perlane different from Restylane? Both Perlane and Restylane are composed of hyaluronic acid. The primary difference between Restylane and Perlane is that the hyaluronic acid gel particles in Perlane are larger than those found in Restylane. This gives Perlane additional ability to lift and fill the areas of injection that require a denser formulation. Perlane and Restylane are … Read More

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Juvederm: FAQ

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR JUVEDERM VOLUMA? Virtually anyone with volume loss in their midface is a candidate for treatment with Voluma, as well as individuals with poorly defined cheekbones. Patients in their 30s, 40s, and 50s may not be appropriate candidates for surgery, but may benefit instead from Voluma treatment. Patients in their 60s and beyond who have more … Read More

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Photodynamic Therapy: FAQ

What is Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)? PDT is the use of light-activated drugs which produce singlet oxygen to treat diseased tissues. The drug undergoes a chemical reaction when light of a particular wavelength and intensity is applied, resulting in a therapeutic effect. Is the PDT a laser? No, the PDT is not a laser. Lasers deliver light as coherent beams, while PDT … Read More

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Microneedling: FAQ

What is Medical Micro-Needling? For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shaped studded with 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation … Read More

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VBeam: FAQ

How do V-beam laser treatments work? During a V-beam laser treatment, an intense pulse of light will be sent into the skin. The blood vessels below the skin will absorb the light, thus destroying the blood vessels and allowing them to be reabsorbed into the body. The destruction of these blood vessels results in a reduction of the appearance of … Read More

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Encore CO2 Fractionated Laser: FAQ

What is CO2 Laser Facial Resurfacing? CO2 Laser Facial Resurfacing with the Ultra Pulse Encore laser provides a controlled laser peel of the skin’s epidermis while also stimulating deeper collagen production, and is especially suited for patients who have deep scars, deep wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, and loose facial skin. What are the benefits of the CO2 Laser? … Read More

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Fillers: FAQ

What is a filler? It is an injectable medicine that is used to smooth moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles on your face. Upon injection, it quickly and evenly integrates into your skin. Is this like a botulinum toxin treatment? No, Filler acts in a totally different way. It fills in areas within the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles, … Read More

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Sculptra: FAQ

How much does Sculptra Aesthetic cost? There are a few factors that figure into how much treatment with Sculptra Aesthetic will cost. Some of these include: — How many treatment sessions are needed — How much Sculptra Aesthetic (number of vials) your physician uses per treatment — The degree of correction you and your physician decide upon — Your physician’s … Read More

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BuffRx: FAQ

Why do I have to complete a medical questionnaire to buy most BuffRx products? Because some of the products are prescription strength, and this requires that you have a medical record, speak to our medical staff, and send us a facial photo. Which BuffRx products are right for my skin? Fine Lines Anti-aging Cream Renewal Cream Gentle Renewal Cream HydraGlo … Read More

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Buccal Fat Pad Extraction: FAQ

What is buccal fat extraction? Buccal (pronounced BUCK-ull, as in belt buckle) fat extraction is the removal of a part of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks. These fat pads are located in the lower cheeks and can contribute to an overly round or plump face, sometimes referred to as “chipmunk cheeks.” At what age can a buccal fat … Read More

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