BOTOX

The Basics
Avoid laying down for 3 to 4 hours and wait 24 hours to workout (including yoga) or to get a massage. You can resume your normal skin conditioning and hydrating routine today.

Why does my head hurt?
Headaches happen after about 10% of injections and are completely normal. If you are not bruising, we recommend taking 500mg of Tylenol and 200mg ibuprofen; you can also try some caffeine.
               
When Will I See Results?
You should start to see / feel results in 4-7 days. Some people are faster than others and some take up to two weeks for final results to settle in.

Why do I have small bumps on my skin?
Little bumps are completely normal and should resolve within 30 mins of injection. Occasionally, a bump can last a day or two, often the result of a bruise. Try icing the area.

Am I going to bruise?
Bruising is uncommon with Botox injections. If you do think you are getting a bruise, avoid caffeine, ibuprofen and alcohol -- these can make it worse! Try icing the area or taking an Arnika pill (we have these available for purchase!) to heal faster.

Why do I feel so bubbly?
You may be experiencing the *champagne effect*! Botox has shown to make people feel a bit bubbly and more confident.

Think you need a touch up?

While we do recommend waiting two weeks for final results, if you do feel like you need a follow up let us know via text/email or pop-in for a look!

CHEEK FILLER

I’m Feelin’ Cheeky! What Happens Next?

Your results are immediate, so our guess is you’ll be checking your cheeks out quite a bit! The filler will settle and look more natural over the next two weeks.

How long does it last?

Typically cheek injections last 1-2 years depending on multiple factors including product used.

Numbness and Swelling

You may experience slight numbness for the next 2-3 hours. You may have slight swelling for up to two weeks; severe swelling is fairly uncommon. We are happy to provide an "anti-swelling medication" if needed.

What can I take for discomfort?

We suggest Tylenol, but we can also recommend herbal supplements that may help heal you faster. Ice will help reduce inflammation and help with discomfort.

Will I Bruise?

Some people are predisposed to bruise. We suggest that you avoid vitamins, alcohol, and ibuprofen products to minimize the chance of bruising. Bruises can last 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks depending on type and location. Arnica pills ($50) can be purchased during your visit that can help heal bruises. Occasionally, we may suggest a follow up laser appointment to help speed up more severe bruises.

When can I work out?

Tomorrow!

Can I fly?

Yes, but remember flying increases swelling.

What if I want more?

You’re in luck! We offer specials on follow-up syringes within the first month of treatment. The optimal dose of filler is different for everyone. It is very common in this area to want another syringe!

LIP FILLER

Congrats! You’re considering lip filler. The below should answer a majority of your questions, but we’re here to help should you have additional.

What will my lips look like? Can my lips look just like HERS?

First and foremost, everyone is different. Different aesthetic goals, different lip structure, different metabolism, different genetics, different risk factors, etc. Do NOT compare yourself to someone else, you are your own lip, your own architecture, your own volume, be proud of your uniqueness! It's what makes us different.

How long does it take?

Lip procedures are blocked for 30 minutes to give you the time you need. General appointment breakdown is 10 minutes of topical numbing and 15 minutes of procedure.

Is it painful?

Most clients have minimal discomfort, on a scale of 1-10, they are a 2-3. This is less painful than laser hair-removal, thanks to our unique numbing technique.

My lips are huge! Is this the final result?

The immediate results are a view into the future of your results. If you like your filler right away, you’ll love it in two weeks as the work begins to settle. While you may have some soreness initially, the area will start to feel and look more natural in no time!

How long does it last?

Lip injections last around six months depending on multiple factors including the product used. We have seen people that have had fillers last as little as two months and as long a year.

When can I resume normal activities?

You can resume normal activities, including working out, in 24 hours. You can fly the same day.

What are some common side effects?

Bumps: These can sometimes happen with lip filler. Most bumps are small resolving bruises or a build up of the product. These can be massaged out or, in rare instances, we can use a small droplet of a dissolver.

Swelling: depends on multiple factors and just because you didn’t swell one time, does not mean you will not swell the next time you do a treatment. Sometimes an anti-swelling medication will be given after your injection. Major swelling typically lasts less than 4 days, while minor residual swelling can last 14-21 days. Yes, please ice them!

Bruising: Some people are predisposed to bruise. We suggest that you avoid vitamins, alcohol, and ibuprofen products to minimize the chance of bruising. Bruises can last 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks depending on type and location. Arnica pills ($50) can be purchased during your visit that can help heal bruises. Occasionally, we may suggest a follow up laser appointment to help speed up more severe bruises.

Why do they look uneven?

An uneven lip appearance is typically due to swelling. We can re-evaluate the symmetry once the swelling subsides (7-14 days), but this self resolves 95% of the time.

What can I do to keep my lips looking amazing?

Adequate hydration, topical creams and serums as well as collagen stimulation at home or in office. Ask us about these treatments!

What if I want more?

You’re in luck! We offer specials on follow-up syringes within the first month of treatment

GENERAL FILLER INFO

Is this the final result? The immediate results are a view into the future of your results. If you like your filler right away, you’ll love it in two weeks as the work begins to settle. While you may have some soreness initially, the area will start to feel and look more natural in no time!

When can I wear makeup? What about work out? You can apply makeup ~30 mins after your procedure. We suggest waiting 24 hours before working out.

What are some common side effects? Bumps: These can sometimes happen with lip filler. Most bumps are small resolving bruises or a build up of the product. These can be massaged out or, in rare instances, we can use a small droplet of a dissolver. Swelling: depends on multiple factors and just because you didn’t swell one time, does not mean you will not swell the next time you do a treatment. Sometimes an anti-swelling medication will be given after your injection.
Bruising: Some people are predisposed to bruise. We suggest that you avoid vitamins, alcohol, and ibuprofen products to minimize the chance of bruising. Bruises can last 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks depending on type and location. Arnica pills can be purchased during your visit that can help heal bruises. Occasionally, we may suggest a follow up laser appointment to help speed up more severe bruises.

What if I want more?

You’re in luck! We offer specials on follow-up syringes within the first month of treatment.

When to seek medical attention Increasing redness or intense pain is not normal. Please text us.

TIRED EYES

The Basics

Prepare to be complimented on how rested you look -- the results of your Tired Eye treatment should keep you looking refreshed for about 9 months. Swelling and minor bruising can last up to two weeks, with swelling lasting longer than bruising. Make sure you ice the area and have patience!

Side Effects

We’re all different, so some people experience bumps easier than others. Bumps typically happen from needle pokes (these go away in about a day or so), bruises (2 days to 2 weeks), swelling (2 days to 2 weeks), and rarely from the product itself (can be corrected if needed after 2-3 weeks). Some people are predisposed to bruise. We suggest that you avoid vitamins, alcohol, and ibuprofen products to minimize the chance of bruising. Bruises can last 2-3 days or up to 2 weeks depending on type and location. Arnica pills ($50) can be purchased during your visit that can help heal bruises. Occasionally, we may suggest a follow up laser appointment to help speed up more severe bruises.

When can I resume normal activities?

Wait 24 hours before wearing glasses that push on the area of injection or resuming normal activities including working out. You can fly the same day!

What can I do to keep my eyes looking great?

Most important: stay hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. We also recommend Neocutis Under Eye Cream ($100), Skinceuticals’ topical vitamin C hydration cream ($110), microneedle home device for collagen stimulation ($80) or collagen stimulating masks ($150).

Anything else

We highly recommend our *Eye Recovery Package* including Arnika pills, Prednisone steroids and specialty eye masks and serums. These will all help with the recovery, longevity, fine lines and dark circles.

Additional Plump treatments to consider?

HydraPlumped ($250/session) is our newest offering. It’s a non-invasive treatment that removes dead skin and extracts impurities while hydrating and moisturizing with specialized serums.

KYBELLA

The Basics Kybella degrades fat permanently and leaves your skin tighter and fresh. You can expect relatively obvious swelling, mild bruising and numbness at the injection site.

How long does swelling last? Severe swelling lasts 5 days and residual swelling lasts another 2-3 weeks.

Will I Bruise? Bruising can last up to 2 weeks but most clients experience mild bruising lasting only a few days.

Numbness? Numbness can last a month or longer but does not usually interfere with daily life.

How long before I start to see results? Kybella works to dissolve fat molecules, a process that takes time. Most candidates will see noticeable results and skin retraction in about 6 weeks.

How many treatments do I need? Most clients need 2-3 treatments to obtain optimal results.

Can I ice?

Yes, ice will help reduce inflammation and discomfort.

What should I take for discomfort?

Tylenol is generally good for this, we also recommend some herbal supplements that can help heal you faster.

Additional Plump treatments to consider?

HydraPlumped ($250/session) is our newest offering. It’s a non-invasive treatment that removes dead skin and extracts impurities while hydrating and moisturizing with specialized serums.

MICRONEEDLING & PEEL TREATMENT GUIDE


MICRONEEDLING:

Loved that! What just happened?

We just punctured hundreds of tiny needles in your skin to encourage your body to go into “healing” mode and jumpstart your collagen and elastin production. Translation? Over the next 4-6 weeks, you’ll be producing more of the stuff that makes your skin beautiful. It can also help with acne marks, scar reduction, stretch mark reduction, skin tightening/wrinkles and pigment reduction.

What do I do next?

Wash your face with a mild soap and water to remove any excess dry skin/scabs and allow your skin to breathe and heal faster!

When can I start wearing makeup? What about skincare? Aim to wait 24 hours before applying makeup. Moisturizer and SPF are good to go, as is vitamin C (although it may sting a little!) Avoid retinol-based products for 5-7 days.

How long will I be red?

Most people experience some redness for 24 hours or less. Depending on skin type and depth of procedure performed, your redness and healing may take up to a week.  

How often can I get treatment? We recommend a series of 3-5 treatments about 1 month apart to reveal optimal results.

PEELS:

Peels are one of the most underutilized treatments in many cosmetic practices. Peels help tone, texture, fine lines, scaring and most importantly sun-damage/melasma.

How long does it take? Approximately 15-20 minutes.

Is it painful?
Compared to other chemical treatments, the VI Peel does not cause discomfort. Patients may note a slight stinging sensation when it is immediately applied, but this will diminish almost immediately.

What's the most common complaint?
Although complaints with VIPeel are uncommon, patients sometimes experience itching he first night (usually relieved by Benadryl).

How long does it last?
Results are semi-permanent.

When can i go back to normal activities?
After about 48hrs you can resume normal activities.

Can I fly after the procedure?
Yes, but keep in mind that flying makes you dehydrated so try to avoid salty foods and drink tons of water.

What can I do to keep the results looking great?
We recommend a topical vitamin C based serum from Skinceuticals for adequate hydration ($135), consider a micro-needle home device to help stimulate collagen ($80) and Triluma Topical Cream ($140).