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Yes! Each treatment will be customized to fit your unique body and facial anatomy. Since we do not treat patients as “one-size-fits-all”, our aesthetic provider will meet with you in person to go over your treatment plan. Even if you have had the treatment done in the past, a consultation is required.
All consultations are in person so the provider can speak with you directly, examine and evaluate you closely to make a better diagnosis, and proceed with the treatment should you be the right candidate.
Our consultations range anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the treatment type and degree of enhancement needed.
We are partnered with CareCredit to offer our patients payment plans for dermatological, non-surgical, and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and procedures.
All procedures in our office are elective, therefore insurance does not cover our services. However, you can check with your insurance prior to your appointment.
We accept all major credit cards, cash, and CareCredit as a method of payment. Check payments must be pre-paid a week in advance.
Yes! Our office staff will send you a reminder text two days prior to your appointment and the morning of your appointment. If you would like additional reminders, please let our staff know and they will be happy to accommodate you.
Botox & Dysport
Yes, a consultation is required so our provider can determine the best treatment plan for you. Our provider will begin by taking a full medical history and assessment of your facial features by asking you to exaggerate and animate your facial expressions with different views to determine the proper dosage for treatment.
Avoid rubbing or massaging the affected area and remain upright for at least 4 hours after treatment. We advise avoiding alcohol and participating in any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours. Avoid heavy sun exposure, facials, microdermabrasions, and exfoliating scrubs.
Botox is a great solution to your aging concerns. It can delay the aging process by reducing repetitive movements of the muscles, slowing down the formation of excess wrinkles, and improving the appearance of pores.
There is no age limit to seeing results from Botox. As long as the wrinkles are dynamic, the Botox will work.
The number of units you need for the frown lines, forehead, and crow’s feet, ranges from 15-35 units each area. Every patient is unique and individual results vary.
Botox and Dysport are safe and effective muscle relaxants that provide a smoothing effect on moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles when injected into muscles.
The unit size of Dysport is smaller than the unit size of Botox, therefore 60 units of Dysport is about the same as 20 units of Botox.
You will begin to see results 2 to 3 days after treatment, with optimal results taking effect 2 weeks after treatment.
The effects of Botox & Dysport can last anywhere from 3 to 5 months, depending on the patient. The best way to maintain your results is to have a regular schedule for your treatment (every 3-5 months).
Off-label uses of Botox are not considered FDA approved for human use. Some off-label uses of botox would include: brow lifts, acne scarring, excessive sweating of hands and feet, TMJ (jaw pain), migraines, and facial slimming.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid or Poly-L-Lactic Acid and are used for static lines where volume has been lost through the aging process. They can also be used for lip augmentation, contouring the cheeks, and defining the jawline and chin. Fillers can also stimulate collagen production under the skin.
Essential Aesthetics uses Juvederm collection of fillers, Restylane family fillers, and Sculptra.
The number of fillers you need depends on the area being treated and your desired results.
Dermal fillers will essentially smooth fine lines and replenish lost volume for a more youthful appearance. Fillers can have many advantages such as plumping thin lips, enhancing and filling shallow areas of the face, decreasing shadows or wrinkles under the eyes, and filling in or softening recessed scars or static wrinkles.
Dermal filler results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. It depends on the type of filler used, the location, and how quickly your body metabolizes. We recommend patients come every year to maintain their results.
Dermal fillers will not cause sagging. Dermal fillers are mainly used to replace lost volume as we age. Losing volume of dermal filler is similar to losing volume from aging or weight loss.
Common side effects include bruising, swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection sites. These typically resolve after a few days to a week. We recommend avoiding blood thinners such as Advil and Motrin before and immediately after treatment to reduce the chance of bruising occurring.
& Laser Resurfacing
Both Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and laser resurfacing treatments are non-ablative lasers used to rejuvenate the skin, but in different ways. IPL technology targets pigmentation and vascular imperfections such as age and sun spots, freckles, birthmarks, rosacea, and broken capillaries. Laser resurfacing treatments work by stimulating deep collagen regeneration to help with skin texture concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scarring, pores, and much more. You can also receive both treatments for the best outcome.
At the time of your consultation, PA Ellie will assess your skin concern(s) and determine which laser will give you the best results. In some patients, a combination treatment of both IPL and resurfacing can give amazing results.
The number of treatments needed depends on the skin concern and type being treated. With pigmentation treatments, patients begin seeing results as early as 2 sessions. Resurfacing treatments can take anywhere from 4 to 10 treatments to see optimal results. Schedule your appointments a month apart to give your skin time to properly recover. After you are fully satisfied with your results, we recommend maintenance sessions twice a year.
Immediately after treatment, you may experience redness or swelling which typically go away within a few hours to a few days after the procedure. It is important to protect your skin from the sun for a few days following treatment and use sunscreen.
Brown spots that have been treated will typically get darker over the next 24 hours then slowly fade over the next 1-2 weeks. After an IPL rosacea treatment, you may experience redness and swelling for 2-5 days after treatment. If you have slight bruising it will subside within 1-2 weeks.
We advise applying sunscreen daily and limiting your exposure to the sun for at least 2 weeks before and after treatment. Do not use retinol products or exfoliants one week before and after treatment. Use a gentle cleanser, avoid using any electric facial cleansing brushes and hot water.
There is very little risk of damaging the skin when receiving an IPL treatment in skin types I-III (very fair skin to fair skin). IPL treatments are not recommended in skin types V-VI (dark brown to black). It’s a non-invasive treatment that saturates the surface of the skin with light to target areas to reverse signs of aging and damage.
We will apply a topical numbing cream prior to treatment to help with any discomfort. You may feel a warm or prickling sensation during treatment. After treatment, your face will feel hot, but we will apply a cooling mask to help with this.
IPL can improve lackluster skin for any age and skin type. It’s a non-invasive way to improve skin texture and reduce hyperpigmentation, tighten pores, and minimize redness. IPL treatment will also stimulate collagen growth by treating the deeper layer of skin to improve texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
IPL treatments are typically spaced out 4-8 weeks apart. We recommend coming in twice a year for maintenance after completing a series of 6-8 sessions.
We guarantee permanent hair reduction after completing your recommended number of sessions, but we cannot guarantee permanent hair removal. Depending on your hair and skin, you may need to purchase more than one package to achieve desired results.
It is required that you shave prior to your appointment. We recommend shaving the night before your appointment. If you come to your appointment unshaved, we charge an additional fee to shave the treatment area.
Depending on your hair type and skin tone, you may need anywhere from 6 to 12 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals. Please note that even after completing a series of treatments, you may still need to come in for maintenance sessions.
Patients will experience minimal discomfort during and after the treatment. There’s little to no post-treatment downtime required. We advise to avoid tanning after treatment to reduce the risk of unwanted pigmentation.
Both chemical peels and laser treatments are skin resurfacing procedures that promote new skin growth and are commonly used to minimize acne scars and hyperpigmentation, correct sun damage issues and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical Peels use acid solutions to treat the outer layer of the skin whereas laser resurfacing uses beams of light to penetrate deeper layers in the skin to stimulate new collagen.
Patients with skin types I-IV who want to see improvement in skin texture, reduce fine lines, reverse the damage caused by sun exposure, reduce the appearance of mild scars, and treat certain types of acne.
Chemical peels can also be applied to other parts of the body such as the hand, chest, legs, back, buttocks to remove acne or acne scarring, keratosis pilaris, and more!
Depending on your skin concerns, skin type, and ultimate goal for your skin. You can get a chemical peel every 2-6 weeks.
One of our trained CoolSculpting specialists will perform your treatment.
At our clinic, we approach CoolSculpting with a “Fire and Ice” method. After the CoolSculpting procedure is done we follow up with an RF massage which helps tighten and contour the skin after treatment.
CoolSculpting permanently reduces fat cells but cannot prevent the formation of new ones. Ideal for patients who can commit to healthy habits to maintain results.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that requires no recovery time.
CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 15-20 percent of fat cells in a given area.
You will begin seeing results as early as 4 weeks after treatment and with optimal results within three months.
The body’s lymphatic system will naturally and gradually dispose of fat cells and the skin will gradually return to normal.
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Kybella is identical to something in your body called deoxycholic acid which helps absorb fat.
The process should be repeated every 1-3 months with noticeable differences after 12 weeks or at least 3-5 sessions.
It’s commonly used for the double chin, but Kybella can also be used to treat stubborn fat in the armpits, jowls, and brat fat. Although these uses are not FDA approved, it is up to your aesthetic provider’s discretion.
Kybella kills fat cells so fat won’t come back in the treated area. Same with liposuction, if you normally gain weight it may come back in a new area.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, niacin supplements, high sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbs, spicy foods, and cigarettes for at least 24-48 hours after treatment.
With a single treatment, patients can see a reduction in fat as much as 20-30 percent.
The platelets are a component of blood that is extracted into more concentrated platelets to inject into the targeted area to accelerate healing. When using PRP injections for your hair it can increase blood circulation to stimulate hair growth and increase the thickness of the hair shaft.
Patients can notice results after just 4 to 6 treatments. However, it may take up to a year to see the most optimal results. It is recommended to space out your treatments 1 month apart.
Results of PRP will vary depending on the patient’s condition and results of initial treatment. It is suggested to have maintenance injections every 3 to 6 months once hair loss is contained.
PiQo4 is a powerful system effective for a wide range of pigmentation issues by using four different wavelengths to destroy the targeted pigment. PiQo4 is the ideal option for tattoo removal, it allows the lasers to target and destroy every popular tattoo ink color of any skin tone. Once the pigments in the skin are destroyed, they are naturally removed by the body.
Depending on the age of the tattoo, location, size and pigments used— for optimal results, PiQo4 treatments may clear tattoos in about 8 to 12 treatments.
PiQo4 should be spaced out 6 to 8 weeks apart. The time in between treatments gives your skin time to properly heal and remove ink particles.
In most patients, tattoos are able to be completely removed. However, there is a slight chance a tiny amount of pigment can reside. Microneedling and fraxel treatments can improve results.
It is best to wait at least 2 weeks before receiving a RF lymphatic massage.
RF massages are usually comfortable as a slight heat sensation may occur. Patients often compare it to a hot stone massage.
Also known as “chemical ablation” sclerotherapy injects sclerosis agent directly into the veins. A sclerosis treatment is a chemical that triggers a series of biological reactions that target the given area.
Sclerotherapy injections provide faster resolution of problem veins, typically with less treatment sessions with lasers. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive way to treat spider veins and varicose veins and reticular veins smaller than 1mm.
Sclerotherapy injections can begin to work immediately. Spider veins can fade away as soon as they receive an injection.
Microneedling uses fine, sterile needles to penetrate the skin, causing micro-wounds that stimulate the wound healing process and collagen production. RF microneedling combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling to amplify collagen and elastin production by reaching deeper layers of the skin. RF microneedling can treat more problems than traditional microneedling such as fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, skin laxity, and much more. RF microneedling is also a more customizable treatment because the puncture depth and RF energy can be adjusted from patient to patient.
RF microneedling can treat a variety of skin concerns including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, pores, acne scarring, keloid scarring, stretch marks, skin laxity, texture, and much more.
RF skin tightening can treat lax skin anywhere on the body, cellulite, and wrinkles.
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that is not produced in the body. It is mainly found in animal products such as fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy. It is a water-soluble vitamin which means it is not stored in the body and must be replenished regularly.
B12 is an important vitamin for healthy nerve cells, and can be used as treatment for fatigue, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, herpes, anxiety, brain fog, and anemia. B Complex is a cocktail of different B Vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6. It plays an important role in keeping our bodies running like a well-oiled machine by converting our food into fuel.
You may experience a small bruise or soreness at the injection site, which is normal and goes away within a few days. Pink or orange urine 1-2 days post treatment is normal. Although rare, you may experience an allergic reaction after treatment. These are typically easy to recognize and our medical providers are trained and prepared to treat any adverse reactions.
Everyone’s body responds differently after receiving a vitamin injection, but patients typically feel noticeable benefits within 24 hours.
The more depleted you are, the faster your body will go through the nutrients. Patients generally start by coming in twice a week, at the beginning of their treatment. After you begin to see an improvement in symptoms, it is recommended to come in weekly or twice a month.
Common signs to look out for Vitamin B deficiency include lethargy, headache, depression, irritability, weakness, fatigue, nerve pain, moodiness, cognitive decline, or tremors.
There are no contraindications with any medications.
Sculptra is an injectable that stimulates and replaces lost collagen, restores fullness and refines the appearance of folds and wrinkles.
We offer a variety of uses with Sculptra such as facial rejuvenation, butt lift, and treatment for cellulite.
Patient results may vary since Sculptra uses your own body to stimulate collagen. Typically, patients may see results in an average of 6 weeks.
There is very little downtime after Sculptra butt lift, patients can resume with normal activities.
We advise to avoid aspirin, garlic supplements, green tea, flax and fish oil, vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids as they might increase the chances of bruising.
We recommend that after Sculptra our patients massage the area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days to help disperse the treatment and to avoid any collagen from clumping.
Sculptra adds volume by stimulating collagen production and does not affect fat metabolism.
The number of vials may vary depending on the area of the body that is being treated and the amount of correction desired. PA Ellie Zarnegar will create a customized treatment plan for you and it may require multiple vials to be injected a few weeks apart.
Our clinic offers different vaginal rejuvenation procedures depending on concern. We offer labial rejuvenation, g-shot amplification and labia augmentation.
The upkeep varies from every patient. For labia augmentation, we recommend coming once a year and for patients who receive a g-shot amplification, it is recommended to come every 4-6 months.
Before the procedure we offer a topical numbing cream for best comfort. Although, there is little to no discomfort during or after the procedure.
There is very little downtime needed after vaginal rejuvenation. Patients are recommended to prepare to wear a tampon and refrain from any sexual activity for at least 4 hours after g-shot treatment. Otherwise patients are able to resume with daily activities.
We advise patients to avoid drinking alcohol, strenuous activity and sexual activity before or after the procedure.