Frequently Asked Questions
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic treatment that involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles to stimulate the body's natural healing response and promote the production of collagen and elastin. The needles used in microneedling are very small and range in size from 0.5 to 3 millimeters.
During a microneedling session, we use a handheld device that contains multiple sterile needles. The device is rolled over the skin, creating tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. These punctures trigger the body's natural healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are used to restore volume to the face, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features. They are made of various substances, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and calcium hydroxylapatite, which are injected into the skin to add volume and lift the skin.
How often do I need to get Botox or Dysport?
The recommended time frame between treatments is 3 to 4 months. Lasting affects can vary from person to person.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. We will use a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape across the skin's surface at a 45-degree angle. The procedure removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells and hair, leaving the skin smoother and brighter. It can help with issues such as dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and can also help to make makeup application smoother and more even.
If I start Botox or Dysport, do I have to keep up with it?
No, you will not need to keep up with the injections. It has preventative action, so if you stop you will still get some benefit. Also, when you stop and still get wrinkles, it’s because “time waits for no man”, it’s not because you stopped the injections.