FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

WHAT ARE PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOTOX?

Come to appointment 15 min early with a fresh clean face (if you can) if not, we can remove makeup with wipes. We want to see the canvas as-is before adding any product. Tox can take anywhere from 3-14 days so fully kick in so plan accordingly for events.

NO working out for 24 hours after Botox, so plan accordingly.

WHAT IS THE POST TREATMENT CARE FOR BOTOX?

Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following. There are a few things to keep in mind post treatment:

  • NO WORKING OUT 24 hours following injections

  • Do not apply pressure to injection site (headband covering forehead) or touching, manipulating area after injections.

  • Remain upright 2-4 hours post injection.

  • No face down massages or facials for 5-7 days post treatment.

  • The most common side effect of Botox is headache, you may use Tylenol but refrain from using advil to avoid bruising.

  • Botox will take 3-14 days to fully kick in with an optimal result with day 10-14.

  • TOUCHUPS: Botox touchup is complimentary between days 7-14 post injection.

  • You want to allow a full 7 days to kick in before scheduling touchup. Touchup only complimentary within 14 days of initial injection.

APPOINTMENT HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?

According to the FDA, Botox like injections can typically last around 3 months. Contributing factors are amount used, patients metabolism and physical activity. The wrinkle-reducing effects from botulinum treatments will vary depending on the patient, the area treated, and the product used, but results will typically last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

HOW LONG DOES FILLER LAST?

Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be the most temporary option, and therefore are often recommended for first-time filler patients. These will typically last from 6 to 18 months.

WHICH FILLER IS BEST FOR ME?

With so many dermal filler products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an experienced cosmetic surgeon’s guidance. Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. During your consultation, Dr. G will evaluate the area and will determine what product is best for you.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?

During your consultation, Dr. G will evaluate your area of concern and go over your medical history. Even though there is little risk of major complications for most patients, it is still imperative that you share your medical history fully and openly with your provider before treatment, as certain allergies, skin and neurological conditions, or medications can make treatment unsuitable for a patient. For instance, you need to make note if you have been taking NSAIDs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) or blood thinners.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT MY FILLER APPOINTMENT?

Just before the actual treatment, the area will be cleaned, and you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Many filler products also contain lidocaine, a mild anesthetic, which is intended to help minimize discomfort during and after your treatment.

Dr. G will then inject a precise amount of filler strategically beneath the skin.Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections.

WHAT ARE PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLER?

Before your appointment there are a few things you should know:

Avoid: Advil, Avacado, Blood thinners (as provided by your Physician) 2 weeks prior to your appointment . Alcohol 48 hours.

Come to appointment 15 min early with a fresh clean face (if you can) if not, we can remove makeup with wipes. We want to see the canvas as-is before adding any product. Healing can take anywhere from 3-14 days so plan accordingly for events.

WHAT ARE POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLER?

Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but depending on procedure we may ask you to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.

About Our Services

Botox

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.

It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.

Fillers

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually have choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.

Non-Invasive

TCA peel is a cosmetic treatment using Trichloroacetic acid to remove the top layer of the skin and reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun damage and acne scars. Usually you begin to notice the peel on the 3rd day and it peels 3-5 days. It varies between patients. Popular areas are face, neck and decollete. A series of 3-5 treatments is recommended but not required. Results start to show after the first treatment