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FAQs About Our Anti -Wrinkle Treatments

What are anti-wrinkle injections used for?

Anti-wrinkle injections – commonly referred to as Botox – are used to reduce wrinkle lines to create a more rejuvenated, younger and more youthful appearance for patients. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process and as you get older, it’s likely that skin will start to get thinner and drier. As a result of this, wrinkles and lines on the skin begin to form. Furthermore, wrinkles can also form as a result of sun exposure, smoking, dehydration and genetic factors.

What areas can be treated with Botox/Dysport?

There are multiple areas that can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections. Common facial areas where anti-aging injections are used include between eyebrows and on the forehead. Other areas also include the outer areas of the brow, perioroal lines – also known as smoker lines – and the muscles located around the mouth. When you visit us for your initial consultation, we’ll discuss all your aspirations and what you’re looking to achieve with this treatment

What can I expect after the anti-wrinkle injection treatment?

You can expect to see the results of anti-wrinkle injections – also known as Botox – as early as 3 to 4 days after injections. However, most patients will have to wait up to two weeks to see maximum results. After treatment and the following days & weeks, patients generally feel younger and happier. Self esteem and confidence are also common benefits that patients brag about.

Who shouldn't used anti-wrinkle injections?

Although anti-wrinkle injections are popular for patients looking to temporarily remove or reduce wrinkles, there are particular types of people that we strongly recommend to avoid the injections. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should NOT have anti-wrinkle injections. Furthermore, you should also avoid this treatment if you’re taking certain medicines or if you suffer from a neuromuscular condition. If you’re unsure if you’re the right candidate for anti-wrinkle injections, please call Mitri Aesthetics today!

What is the aftercare advice for anti-wrinkle injections?

After you’ve had anti-wrinkle injections, we will give you thorough instructions on how best to look after your skin and achieve maximum results. On the day of getting ‘Botox/Dysport’, you should relax for the full day, maintain a normal heart rate and avoid touching or applying pressure to the affected area. Anti-wrinkle injections require little recovery time and you should be able to get back to normal day-to-day activities within 24-48 hours.

What are Forehead lines? What causes them?

Some of us frown, some of us frown a lot!

Those that do will tend to be more affected by frown lines. Especially those of us with fair skin who could be better at applying sun-protection. 

A frown is caused by activation of our glabellar complex. Multiple muscles depress our inner brow, something that is important during our occasional day of sunshine. Regular use of this muscle complex gives us what are often referred to as our “11’s”.

Wrinkle relaxing injections finds its commonest use here. Not only can it make a significant reduction in these lines but there is now evidence that it can actually treat depression!

Are anti-wrinkle injections painful?

Anti-wrinkle and Botox treatments are minimally invasive and cause minimal pain. Of course, it’s important to highlight that everyone experiences pain differently. However, the average person is able to tolerate the needles really well without any issues at all. Here at Mitri Aesthetics, we also offer numbing creams before the injections to any patients who request it. Anti-wrinkle and botox treatments are minimally invasive and cause minimal pain. Of course, it’s important to highlight that everyone experiences pain differently.

Are there any side effects to having Anti-wrinkle injections?

The risks and side effects of having anti-wrinkle injections are relatively minimal when done by a suitably qualified practitioner. After the injections, patients are more than likely to suffer from mild bruising, swelling and redness from where the needles appeared in the skin. Furthermore, patients may also experience temporary weakness in facial or treated areas. Minor side effects subside in most patients after 24-48 hours.

How long do the results from anti-wrinkle injections last?

The duration of anti-wrinkle injections can vary from patient to patient and depends on a few variable factors such as the treated area and how different skin types reach to treatment. However, the full effects of anti-wrinkle injections typically last anywhere for between 3 and 4 months, and sometimes a lot longer in some patients. After treatment, it’s important that you look after your skin in the best way possible to get maximum results.

Will Botox/Dysport remove all lines and wrinkles?

It’s a common misconception within the industry that anti-wrinkle injections can remove existing wrinkles permanently. The injections are used to only diminish and reduce their appearance by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles that contract and cause wrinkles on facial area. This is why ant-wrinkle injections are NOT a permanent solution and regular courses are necessary to achieve maximum benefits.

What are Frown lines? What causes them?

Forehead lines are caused by use of the muscle that raises the brow. Some individuals use these muscles more than others and, along with sun-damage and cigarette smoking, this causes formation of deeper lines as we age.

It is important that your practitioner is able to properly assess you and verify that use of prescription only medicine is appropriate and in your best interest. Unfortunately, when used in the wrong patient, the brow can drop, resulting in difficulty seeing out! Of course your practitioner will guide about different areas as they have an effect on each other.

FAQs Regarding The Use of Sculptra® Aesthetic

Which areas does Sculptra Aesthetic treat?

Sculptra Aesthetic is used to correct shallow to deep wrinkles and folds on the face. Administered with the appropriate injection technique from a trained specialist, Sculptra Aesthetic is clinically approved for:

  • Deep folds between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), also called “smile lines”
  • Lines framing the mouth (marionette lines)
  • Chin wrinkles
  • How soon will I see results?

    Sculptra Aesthetic is designed to give you noticeable results that emerge gradually and can last more than two years.* Don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. A few days after treatment, you may look as you did before treatment. This is normal and temporary. The Sculptra Aesthetic regimen delivers its full effects with an average of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months. Because results happen gradually, you’ll see subtle, yet noticeable, results in the reduction of facial wrinkles and folds by comparing images before treatment and a couple months following treatment.**

    See What to expect after treatment for more information.

    *Individual results and treatment sessions may vary. Clinical trial ended at 25 months.
    **Safety and effectiveness of Sculptra Aesthetic have not been evaluated in areas other than nasolabial wrinkles and folds.

    Is Sculptra Aesthetic safe? What are the side effects?

    Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA approved in the United States and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

    Since Sculptra Aesthetic does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.

    Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported. The types and duration of side effects may vary. If you are experiencing side effects, talk to your doctor.

    Please read our Safety & Side Effects section, as well as our complete Important Safety Information.

    How much does Sculptra Aesthetic cost?

    There are several factors that figure into how much treatment will cost, including:

    Number of treatment sessions needed

    Number of Sculptra Aesthetic vials used per session

    Degree of necessary correction determined by you and your specialist

    Specialist fees

    Discounts and special offers

    Geographic market

    Since injection costs will vary from person to person, the best way to determine projected costs is to visit with your doctor. Average total treatment package costs can range from $1,500 to $3,500, depending on many factors, including those listed above.

    Comparing the cost of facial rejuvenation options can be challenging, because so much depends on desired results, the amount of product your doctor recommends, your response to treatment and the amount of time results last.

    A facial filler treatment that lasts up to three to six months may cost less up front than one that lasts much longer, but it will generally require additional treatment sessions to maintain the effect for the same duration as one longer-lasting treatment. You may want to consider the total cost over time.

    How many treatments are required?

    On average, a series of three treatment sessions over the course of a few months may be needed. The number of injections at each session will vary, depending on the degree of correction needed and the treatment plan determined by you and your specialist.

    How soon after treatment can I wear makeup?

    If there are no complications, you may apply makeup several hours after treatment. Be sure to consult your doctor after treatment. For further aftercare instructions, please visit our aftercare information section.

    Who can inject Sculptra Aesthetic?

    Specialists who have been trained to inject Sculptra Aesthetic and are licensed to practice within the state may administer treatment. This can include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other trained personnel.

    Galderma offers an extensive training program, because we believe that proper injection technique and aftercare are crucial to optimizing patient outcomes.

    Training sessions are led by experienced Sculptra Aesthetic specialists around the country, offering a unique opportunity for dermatologists, plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons to learn from their peers in a hands-on forum.

    The training program undergoes continuous observation and refinement as the number of trained specialists grows. The goal is to help optimize patient outcomes.

    FAQs About PRF Hair Rejuvenation

    Is PRF Hair Restoration Therapy Right For Me?

    Prior to performing the treatment, we will conduct a complimentary consultation to help you determine if PRF therapy is right for you. Ideal candidates are those who are currently experiencing thinning hair.
    Those who have a history of heavy smoking, drug, or alcohol use or chronic infections, liver, skin, or other blood diseases may not be ideal candidates.

    Both men and women can suffer from hair loss due to a number of factors ranging from genetics to hormonal imbalances. In any case, there is no reason to simply accept hair loss as a side effect if you are uncomfortable with it. We are eager to work with you to make hair loss one less thing to worry about!

    Does PRF work for hair loss?

    PRF works best in patients with hair loss patterns typical of AGA and in patients that started experiencing hair loss within the last five years. The earlier PRF is started the better the results will be.

    Is PRP or PRF better?

    The biggest reason why PRF is that much more effective than PRP is  it gives patients the same benefits as PRP, while also releasing more growth factors overtime which means that it continues working for you even after the procedure is done.

    Who is a good candidate for PRF hair treatment?

    Studies have shown that the best candidates for PRF therapy are those whose hair loss is recent since it can be difficult to revive long-dormant hair follicles. Ideally, a patient’s scalp will feature areas of so-called “weak-quality” hair growth where functioning hair follicles remain.

    Post-Procedure: What To Expect With PRP Therapy For Hair Restoration

    This treatment involves the collection of your blood which is then spun down using a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelet portion using a special filter. The PRF portion is then injected into your scalp to rejuvenate hair cells.

    It is quite normal to experience mild soreness and possible swelling in the area of injections. However, most patients report that it diminishes the next day. Below are the post-procedure instructions to optimize the results of your PRF for Hair Restoration treatment.

    • Shampooing: please wait to shampoo your hair the day after your procedure.
    • Hair Coloring: it is fine to color your hair three days after the procedure.
    • Supplements: Do not use blood thinning agents such as Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Ginkgo, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids at least one week after your treatment.
    • Alcohol: Avoid alcohol for the next three days.
    • Smoking: Avoid cigarettes for the next three days, if possible. Smoking slows the healing process.
    • Medications: Avoid Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for three to seven days after your procedure. We want inflammation to occur as this is one mechanism by which PRF works. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed.
    • Exercising: Avoid strenuous exercise or anything to cause sweating in your scalp for three days.
    How is PRF treatment done?

    PRF is taken from your own blood. Prior to the treatment, one vial of blood is drawn. Next, the blood is placed inside a centrifuge designed to separate PRF from other blood components. After spinning, the PRF is harvested from the top of the vial into a syringe.

    Can PRF regrow hair?

    PRF treatment is a non-surgical medical procedure where concentrated plasma rich in growth factor and nutrients separated from your own blood are injected into parts of your scalp that need hair growth. It is a safe and effective way to reverse hair loss and activate new hair growth.

    How long do PRF results last?

    In most patients, the results last up to 18 months. The effects of PRF are not permanent but effects can last up to 18 months on average with a maximum of 2 years. However, most may resort to a re-touch of the treatment once a year.

    Pre-Procedure: What To Expect With PRF Therapy For Hair Restoration

    This treatment involves the collection of your blood which is then spun down using a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelet portion using a special filter. The PRF portion is then injected into your scalp to rejuvenate hair cells.

    • Supplements: Do not use blood thinning agents such as Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Ginkgo, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids at least one week prior to your treatment.
    • Alcohol: Avoid alcohol at least three days prior to your treatment.
    • Smoking: Avoid cigarettes for at least three days prior to treatment, if possible. Smoking slows the healing process.
    • Medications: Avoid Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for three to seven days prior to your procedure. We want inflammation to occur as this is one mechanism by which PRF works. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed.

    Your Questions About I-PRF Answered

    Is this the same as PRP? What is the difference between IPRF and PRP?

    Both PRP (platelet rich plasma), and PRF (platelet rich fibrin) are platelet based growth factor treatments that are extracted using centrifuge. PRF is different from PRP in that there is no anticoagulant(blood thinner)​ added during the spin.

    And here is the technical detail:​The avoidance of clotting is physiological and is achieved through negative charge of the collecting tube to mimic the conditions within our own blood vessels (their lining is negatively charged) that prevent fibrin from creating a clot within them, thus, obtaining a platelet rich injectable fibrin. Once PRF is injected in the tissue it transforms from liquid into a gel, which not only lead to filling of voids in folds and wrinkles but also provide a powerful regenerative matrix that releases platelets’ growth factors in a physiological controlled slow manner that enhances tissue regeneration is a better way than PRP.

    In addition, the enrichment of platelets in these two products is not the same. In PRP, the platelets are enriched two to four times above the physiological concentrations available in blood and there are very few circulating blood stem cells. In contrast, PRF contains all the platelets with no elimination of the powerful regenerative matrix (fibrin) in addition to another very rich source of growth factors and tissue regeneration: the circulating blood stem cells.

    What is the Aesthetic Regenerative use of PRF?

    Platelet growth factors in a fibrin scaffold is the first response to injury observed in all human tissue. Thus, the applications of PRF for healing and regeneration is not limited only to skin. Accelerated healing, new blood vessels and proliferation of cells producing collagen (fibroblasts) have been well demonstrated in biomedical research investigating the basic functions of this regenerative products. The vast clinical applications have been well documented in the literature by peer reviewed systematic reviews, Dr. Trigg will discuss with you upon consultation how PRF could be used sole or in combination with other treatment to address your aesthetic regenerative concerns from skin rejuvenation to tissue regeneration.

    Why is Fibrin important?

    Research explains that Fibrin functions as a matrix that traps the platelets and controls their release of growth factors “very slowly and continuously over a time period of more than one week”. Growth factors release rate into the target tissue is important for tissue receptors to respond over a prolonged period of time following treatment.“It’s not the amount of growth factors that’s the most important, but it is released rate into the site. To treat severe infection, antibiotics can be injected drop by drop in an IV perfusion, ensuring that a stable concentration is maintained. This is the same in PRF biology—to obtain the most important function a stable concentration must be maintained. The best is a drop-by-drop infusion”.

    What is IPRF Hair Growth Treatment?

    This is an all-natural non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who suffer from hair loss or thinning. iPRF can enhance the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing and accelerates the rate and degree of tissue regeneration, resulting in new hair growth and thickening of existing hair.

    FAQs About Microneedling(Cit Therapy )

    What Exactly Is Microneedling Treatment?

    This treatment is also known as collagen induction, and that’s because it induces collagen growth! The tiny, hair-thin needles of the medical pen we use for your treatment make microscopic injuries in your skin. These injuries aren’t enough to hurt you, but they are enough to signal to your body to marshall its repair and rejuvenation forces and send them right to the skin of your face. Over the next few weeks, your body will repair your epidermis, making it thicker. It will also build the extracellular matrix, giving your facial skin a firmer foundation to sit on. You’ll also notice new, fresh skin replacing places where you have sun damage, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation. As this happens, your wrinkles and fine lines will soften and you’ll look years younger.

    How many Microneedling treatments does it take to see results?

    Most people need between three and six treatments to see their final results. For younger people, one to two treatments are often enough. It all depends on your body’s unique cellular turnover rate, your age, and how you’ve treated your skin in the past.

    How many skin needling sessions do I need?

    Skin needling is best delivered in a course of 4 to 6 sessions. A minimum of 4-6 sessions is required for skin rejuvenation and 6-8 sessions for pitted acne scarring however more may be needed for more sun damaged and aggressively scarred skins.

    Are Microneedling results permanent?

    The effects of a microneedling pen are not permanent, so clinicians recommend a maintenance program that could include quarterly procedures to keep skin looking it’s best.

    Who can do Medical Microneedling?

    The FDA Defines 2 Types of Micro-needling: Medical & Cosmetic. Medical micro-needling is done in a doctor’s office and goes deeper than cosmetic needling. It is done at a depth of greater than 0.3 mm and can only be done by a  licensed medical provider.

    How many Microneedling treatments do you need?

    Microneedling typically requires nine months of treatment. During this time, you’ll need three to six treatments spaced out every two to six weeks to see full results. The exact number of treatments and the time between them will vary by type, location, and skin concern.

    Do you see results after one session of Microneedling?

    As soon as the deepest layers of your skin are penetrated by the needles, “micro-wounds” are created. This triggers your body’s wound healing processes to heal your micro wounds immediately. However, the most dramatic results will not be visible until four to six weeks after treatment.