Q. Do you charge for consultation?
A. Yes, you pay a consultation fee. You will be advised of the price when you book your appointment.
Q. How long does the consultation take?
A. The consultation can take anything from 15mins to an hour.
Q. Do I need to do anything before treatment?
A. You will be given detailed information by the doctor on any preparation needed before treatment.
Q. How much do the treatments cost?
A. The cost of these treatments will vary. You will be offered a price estimate at the time of your consultation.
Q. Will I be able to go out in the sun after a peel?
A. Your skin will be more susceptible to sun damage up to 4 weeks after the treatment as the peels resurface the skin. We recommend a sun protection cream of at least SPF 25 is worn permanently to reduce the effects of sun damage and ageing.
Q. Are the peels good for scarring?
A. Yes, skin peels are an ideal treatment for the reduction of scarring. They can be especially effective against acne scarring, however it may take more than one peel to achieve the optimum results.
Q. Are wrinkle relaxing injections dangerous?
A. No, wrinkle relaxing injections are not dangerous; they have been used for cosmetic purposes since the 1970’s, worldwide, with very few complications. The relaxant used is licensed within 13 different countries and is FDA approved; all injections are administered by a highly qualified doctor.
Q. How does exilis tighten the skin and improve skin texture?
A. Exilis uses a patented technology to precisely target te skin using dual energy exposure to rejuvenate collagen
Q. Is Exilis FDA approved?
A. Yes. Exilis is currently FDA approved for primary treatment of dermatology and general surgical procedures for non-invasive treatment.
Q. Is Exilis treatment painful?
A. No. the treatment does not require any topical or al aesthetics. No medicines are needed prior to the treatment to relax as compared to other tightening devices. You will feel some heat to the tissue which can be adjusted quickly to the patient’s own.
Q. What is Microdermabrasion?
A. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, non-chemical, non-invasive method of skin resurfacing that utilizes fine crystals to provide effective exfoliation and rejuvenation of the superficial layers of the skin.
Q. How does the treatment work?
A. The skin is washed to remove excess oil and dirt. Then, a medical professional targets a stream of fine aluminum oxide crystals over the area. The crystals abrade away old, dead skin cells, which the vacuum then picks up with gentle suction. This promotes the growth of collagen and new, rejuvenated skin. Moisturizers and sun block are then applied to the treated area.
Q. How many treatments are required?
A. Initially 5 to 8 treatments spaced 7-10 days apart are recommended for most people. Acne scars and or discolorations may require more treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments every 2 or 3 months may be necessary to maintain results.
Q. Is Microdermabrasion safe?
A. Microdermabrasion is a safe and common procedure. Unlike laser resurfacing or chemical peels, this procedure is not traumatic and therefore there is no downtime to allow for healing and recovery. But, as always, provide your full medical history and follow your pre and post-treatment instructions.
Q. What Conditions do Chemical Peels Treat?
A. Chemical peels have been proven to:
- Improve the texture and appearance of skin
- Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
- Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
- treat acne scars
- Proven acne treatment
- Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melisma.
Q. Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?
A. If you are looking to improve the texture and appearance of your skin due to damage from aging, the sun, acne, acne scarring, or dark spots from pregnancy, you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. If it is your first time using a chemical peel, A Specialist is available to assist you with any questions you may have about chemical peels and whether gylcolic , jessners, lactic, salicylic, TCA peels and formulas are right for your skin type.
Q. Who is NOT a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
A. You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:
- Infection or disease
- Cut or broken skin
- Currently have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
- If you are nursing or pregnant
- If you have taken Accutane in last 6 months