The length of time that dermal fillers last are different for each person because each person is unique, but on average, you can expect your dermal filler to last for up to one year. However, factors such as smoking or drinking excessive amounts of coffee, tea, and soda can reduce the length of time that your dermal filler lasts. Individual results will vary from person to person. The results of injectables like dermal fillers are not permanent, so follow-up appointments are required to maintain the look and feel of the procedure.
The safety of dermal fillers has been extensively studied and researched. In fact, their safety is so well-known that hyaluronic acid injections are approved by the FDA for the treatment of facial wrinkles in patients over the age of 21. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should wait until you are no longer nursing or pregnant to receive any injectable filler treatments.
Microneedling with PRP improves firmness, reduces visible pore size, levels out deep acne scars, Collagen Induction Therapy, and leaves you with smooth, unblemished skin. This treatment requires minimal downtime yet is highly effective at treating numerous skin concerns on all skin types and shades.
In short, microneedling with PRP improves your skin tone and texture to give you radiant, younger-looking skin. We recommend between three and six treatments of microneedling with PRP, each 4-6 weeks apart, for the best results.
There may be some possible side effects of treatment with chemical peels. In most cases, patients report that the discomfort of a peel is tolerable and temporary. The tingling or stinging sensation of the skin may last a few days, but most patients are able to tolerate this well. Some patients report having sensitivity to the sun after treatment, so it is important to use broad-spectrum sunscreen after treatment to protect your skin from sun damage. Patients may also experience some mild irritation during the initial healing phase as the skin heals. Overall, these side effects are minimal and should not impact the quality of your life. However, many patients also choose to treat their symptoms with over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers and topical gels. Talk to our aesthetician about your concerns and how to address them.
Waxing and threading are both temporary hair removal methods, but sugaring is a more permanent solution. You can easily wax and thread your hair at home, but you need to go to a professional to get sugared. Threading may even leave some hair behind in the follicle, where sugaring will remove the hair from the root. This is why sugaring is more effective at halting hair growth. While it may take a few sessions of sugaring to permanently stop hair growth, it can last for up to 6 months.
No, sugaring is a gentle treatment that removes hair without irritation to the skin. This is because the paste is applied in the same direction the hair grows out, so it does not pull at the skin or cause ingrown hairs.
However, it is important to remove hair from the root to prevent regrowth. Because of this, expect a few sensitive days post-treatment as your body adjusts to the procedure and the hair begins to grow back. During this time, taking ibuprofen and applying ice packs can help ease symptoms.
The number of sessions you will need depends on a range of factors, including your hair type, color, and thickness. If you are dealing with light-colored hair, you will likely only need one or two treatments to achieve complete results. However, people with dark hair and skin types that are prone to pigmentation issues may require more treatment sessions. Your specialist can give you a better idea of how many sessions will be necessary during your consultation at our med spa in Portland, OR.
A common misconception about laser hair removal is that it is unsafe. However, this is a completely safe option that has been used by both men and women for many years.
While some people may be concerned about the pain of laser hair removal treatments, this is not actually something that patients deal with during this type of procedure. Patients feel only minimal discomfort during treatment and are able to move forward with their day immediately afterward.
Yes, it is safe to use, assuming you are using the services of an experienced professional. That said, you may experience some side effects, such as tenderness, swelling, and bruising in the treatment area. These side effects usually resolve within one week to ten days after the treatment session. Be sure to follow aftercare instructions from the provider to ensure a smooth recovery process.
Patients with soft tissue deficits or volume loss in the nasolabial folds, mid-face, and lips are ideal candidates for treatment with dermal fillers. Patients who have fine lines around their mouth can also benefit from these treatments since dermal fillers are an effective means of smoothing out wrinkles.
Patients who are interested in augmenting their cheeks with dermal fillers should be in good overall health and have no existing allergies to the materials found in injectables. Candidates should also not have any active skin infections in the area to be treated. Patients should also be aware that the results of cheek fillers are not permanent since they are eventually absorbed by the body. However, touch-up filler appointments can help maintain results as subtle changes in facial volume occur naturally over time.
Recovery from this procedure can take anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on the condition of one’s lashes and the health of one’s eyes. Many patients are able to resume their normal day-to-day activities the day after their treatment. However, they can expect to see some redness as well as slight swelling and irritation for the first two days following the procedure. Most patients are able to use makeup and contact lenses after the procedure, but those with particularly heavy makeup or those who wear contacts should wait at least eight hours after the procedure before doing so. Those who do not adhere to this aftercare protocol may end up damaging their results.
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