How long has laser hair removal been available?

Laser hair removal has been in use since the late nineties, and has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction. The effectiveness of this practice is generally accepted in the dermatology community, and numerous papers have been published on its safety and efficacy.

Are there certain hair types that work best?

Yes. The laser works best with dark, coarse hair as the practice itself depends on the selective heating of darker regions of the skin. For this reason, light skin and dark hair is the perfect combination for the procedure.

How does laser hair removal compare to electrolysis?

Past research suggests that laser hair removal can be up to sixty times faster, less painful, and more reliable than electrolysis.

What are some alternative skin conditions that IPL/photo rejuvenation can be used for?

Photo rejuvenation can also be used in the treatment of such things as sun damage, stretch marks, solar keratosis, or even what is commonly known as “spider veins.”

What is the advantage to using photo rejuvenation instead of a chemical peel or dermabrasion?

The use of a laser allows the surgeon to alter the procedure depending on different areas of the patient. Thus, the patient is able to receive a treatment specific to the features of their body.

What are the possible side effects of IPL?

Immediately after the treatment, minor side effects may be noticed, although they are rare. These include such things as the darkening of brown pigmented spots, an increase in the visibility of capillaries, and the targeted skin appearing flushed. For best results, and to reduce side effects, it is recommended that exposure to sun be limited several weeks prior to and after each treatment.

Is Botox® a popular procedure?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox® was the most popular cosmetic operation within the past few years. With 4.6 million procedures undergone in 2007 in the US alone, Botox® is widely available around the world, and can be used to treat many other issues.

Will my face appear frozen with Botox®?

No. Your face will appear normal, and you will have control over typical muscle activity in the target areas. Botox® merely reduces the activity of the muscles that cause such things as frown lines, which results in less visible wrinkles.

What is important when considering Botox®

One of the main concerns when considering Botox® should be the experience of the staff involved. Many of the complications that arise from Botox® procedures are results of improper injections, and this can be avoided with an experienced staff.

Is Juvederm safe and effective?

Yes. Since 2003, injections of hyaluronan, which Juvederm is designed from, have been recognized by the FDA as an effective treatment for such things as facial wrinkles.

Is Juvederm derived from animals?

No. Juvederm is obtained through the bio-fermentation of non-animal components.

How often would I need Juvederm injections?

Unless it is decided by your specialist during a follow-up visit, new injections are not necessary for at least nine to twelve months after an area is treated.

How does pixel resurfacing work?

By triggering the body’s natural healing process to encourage the growth of new, healthy skin tissue, pixel resurfacing is able to remove skin imperfections while allowing the body to replace them with healthier, smooth tissue.

Are there certain skin types for which pixel resurfacing will not work?

No. Pixel resurfacing works well for most patients of any skin type. In fact, since the procedure is targeted specifically at unhealthy tissue, it can also be used in many sensitive areas of the body.

How long is the pixel resurfacing procedure?

Depending on the decision of your specialist, several sessions may be recommended every four weeks or so. Typically, two to four sessions provide the best results.

How is Sclerotherapy performed?

The treatment is performed by our fully trained and qualified nurses. A vein light is used to assist the nurse to precisely inject the targeted vein using a very fine needle. The sessions last approximately 20 minutes and treatments are booked 2 to 3 weeks apart.

How effective is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a very effective way to treat unwanted veins. Most patients can expect to see 50% to 90% improvement with a series of treatments and by following post treatment instructions.

How do I prepare before having Sclerotherapy treatments?

It is required that you have a consultation with the nurse before you have your first Sclerotherapy treatment. A consultation will provide the necessary information that you need regarding Sclerotherapy. Specific instructions on pre and post care will be given and explained to you in detail.

How often Are Sclerotherapy treatments performed?

Treatments are booked 2 to 3 weeks apart, depending on how fast the patient heals.

What will my legs look like immediately after treatment?

After each vein is injected, a small cotton roll is applied and taped to the skin to prevent bleeding. You will notice that the treated area may be bruised for approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment.

Are Sclerotherapy treatments painful?

There is mild discomfort associated with Sclerotherapy treatments. There can be a burning sensation when the Sclerodex solution is injected into the vein, but this will subside soon thereafter.

Is the skin tightening procedure safe?

Yes. Since the pulses of light are able to target specific regions of skin, minimal to no skin damage occurs. The ability to target areas so precisely not only increases safety, it also removes the need for cooling methods after the treatment.

Why pulsed light versus other available methods?

Many of the conventional methods to tighten the skin are unable to fully restore the collagen in its inner layer, which is an important step for prolonged effects. As well, some treatments may lead to swelling and redness, while the use of pulsed light has minimal side effects. Finally, many of the resurfacing treatments lead to a prolonged recovery time, which is unnecessary through the use of pulsed light.

Is skin tightening painful?

Described as being similar to a rubber band snap, the use of pulsed light typically requires no anesthesia, though both topical anesthetics and cold compresses are provided as an option.

Where does the fat go in the CoolSculpting procedure? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does the CoolSculpting procedure feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.


After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.

Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting procedure?

The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.