This FAQ page answers some of the most commonly asked questions about aesthetic treatments. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us
Generally, injectables are very well tolerated and relatively pain-free, though the discomfort can very depending upon the procedure and the area being treated. For example, due to the vascularity and nerve branches within the lips, lip filler injections tend to have some discomfort associated with them, though many clients tolerate this very well. Prescription strength numbing cream, vibrational devices and ice packs are methods used to reduce the amount of discomfort and ensure the most comfortable experience possible. This will be one component discussed during the complimentary consultation.
There is usually little to no downtime at all with neuromodulator injections. An ultra fine needle is used that creates a tiny hole in the skin, and while there may be minor redness or swelling, these generally resolve in a few hours and you are free to return to work or play right away (though there are some important restrictions to be mindful of after this procedure, such as not being able to lie down or exercise for a period of 4 hours post-injection). Dermal fillers are slightly more invasive and the potential to bruise or swell is slightly higher. This is again dependent upon the area being treated and your predisposition to these things; some people swell and bruise, others do not. Always plan any major events at least two weeks after a filler (or wrinkle relaxing) injection to ensure there is no remaining bruising or swelling. Other procedures, such as fat dissolving injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), facials or chemical peels all have differing downtime which will be discussed thoroughly with your clinician.
Consultations are complimentary and a crucial component of an injectable procedure. Not everyone is a suitable candidate. It is important to be honest about your past medical history including any previous surgeries, as well as cosmetic and injectable procedures, what herbs, vitamins, supplements and medications you take, etc. All information shared will always remain confidential between the injector and the patient, so honesty is extremely important. During the consultation, you will be asked about your particular aesthetic concerns, your skin care routine, as well as your goals and expectations for treatment. It is crucial that expectations are managed and you are fully aware of what is, and what is not possible, in terms of injectable treatments and procedures. Based on this discussion, a treatment plan will be proposed which will include the total estimated number of units (Botox/Dysport) or syringes (dermal filler), other treatments (i.e. facials) or medical grade skincare products that will be required to help you achieve your aesthetic outcomes.
There are many factors that contribute to the cost of an injectable procedure, including the desired goals and objectives for treatment, as well as the amount of product or number of sessions required to achieve those results. It is best to book a complimentary consultation to fully understand the cost required to achieve your desired medical or cosmetic treatment outcome. A treatment plan will be recommended during the consultation which will encompass all fees associated with the treatments. For current pricing, please visit the booking webpage for up-to-date information.
Luckily, a thorough consultation and carefully curated step-by-step treatment plan helps to ensure you are fully informed as to the exact procedure and what you can expect in terms of results and so very rarely is this an issue. With wrinkle relaxers (i.e., Botox, Dysport, Nuceiva), the majority of issues that arise (such as asymmetry) are easily corrected at the follow-up appointment and the muscle relaxation achieved with these treatments is never permanent. With respect to dermal fillers, all fillers used at Royal Treatment are made of hyaluronic acid, which means that the filler can be carefully and safely dissolved by an enzyme called Hyaluronidase, to restore the pre-procedure appearance.
Treatment results with neuromodulators last approximately 3-4 months, while the longevity of dermal filler is dependent upon the area treated as well as the product used and number of syringes injected. It is important to note that with both neuromodulator and filler treatments, longevity is very unique and depends upon a variety of other intrinsic factors such as metabolism, age, and the rate at which your body naturally breaks down the products. Results from other medical procedures very tremendously. Please speak with your clinician or contact us for more information.
In order to optimize yourself for an injectable procedure, you should follow these steps to minimize pain, bleeding, bruising, and ensure optimal results:
One week before treatment:
Avoid other skin procedures or treatments, such as lasers, other injectable procedures, facials, waxing/sugaring/hair removal, chemical peels, microneedling, microdermabrasion. Anything that would elicit a response from the skin or contribute to redness, swelling, irritation, etc. should be avoided in the area in which you are looking to have an injectable, at least one week prior to the injectable procedure.
48 hours before treatment:
Avoid taking any of the following medications: Aspirin (ASA), Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Celebrex, Aleve, Omega-3 and other fish oils, green tea, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E or other medications that can thin the blood and worsen bleeding and bruising. Note: Any medications prescribed by a health care provider for the treatment or prevention of a disease or illness should NOT be stopped unless authorized by that provider for the purposes of receiving an injectable procedure. Please always discuss with your provider prior to stopping ANY prescribed or therapeutic medications.
Do not consume alcohol.
If you are prone to cold sores and are receiving a lip injection, it is prudent to discuss whether antiviral medications should be started either two days before or the morning of your procedure. Please speak with your primary healthcare provider to determine whether this is right for you.
Please ensure there are no major events planned for two weeks after injectable procedures to ensure any bruising or swelling has resolved, or that your neuromodular is fully functional, ensuring you look your BEST for the big event!
Please refrain from scheduling any dental work (cleanings and otherwise) for two weeks after lower face treatment with dermal fillers, as sometimes manipulation of the lower face is necessary during dental treatments and the filler needs at least two weeks to fully settle and integrate in with the skin.
Please provide at last 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment.
Consultations are always complimentary and are strongly recommended to ensure you understand exactly how to prepare for the treatment you will be receiving.
With any medical aesthetic procedure, there may be redness, swelling, itching, bleeding or bruising at the treatment area. These are generally considered a normal part of treatment and should resolve within a few hours to days.
With some treatments (wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, fat dissolving injections), there may be slight asymmetries noted early after treatment. It is advised to wait two weeks after your procedure to have a touch-up, as these asymmetries usually resolve.
Upon completion of the aesthetic procedure, post-care instructions will be provided that are often specific to that individual treatment. Following these instructions will minimize the occurrence, or worsening of adverse reactions as well as swelling and bruising and overall downtime, if applicable. It is important to follow these instructions to ensure an optimal outcome. These instructions will be reviewed with you in person and an electronic or paper copy will be provided for your further review and uploaded into your online patient profile.
For first time patients, or if treating a new area for the first time, it is necessary to have a two week follow-up for both filler and neuromodulator procedures to ensure your best outcomes are achieved. With other treatments, such as microneedling, PRP or fat dissolving, follow-up is recommended after 4 – 6 weeks. This appointment is complimentary unless additional product is used.
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