Radiesse™ is a new generation Dermal Filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite that has both immediate effects and benefit of collagen formation. Thus, aside from the advantage of seeing the results immediately after the treatment, you’re assured of longer lasting results (up to 2 years!) and better filling action because of its property of stimulating your own body’s collagen formation. It’s used to improve wrinkles, restore facial and hand volume and to improve deep scars like acne and chickenpox scars.
This patient had very deep Nasolabial folds that bothered her and made her look older than her age. Radiesse™ injection rejuvenated her appearance instantly! And this will last for up to 2 years!
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WHAT ARE RADIESSE® FILLERS?
Radiesse® are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Radiesse® is also used for correcting volume loss in the face and in the back of the hands. Radiesse® is likewise proven to form collagen which can help in treating deep scars like atrophic acne and chickenpox scars.
HOW DOES RADIESSE® WORK?
Radiesse® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. Radiesse is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse® continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last 15 to 18 months or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting. Moreover, since collagen is being formed underneath the deep scars with the injection of Radiesse®, there is a significant long lasting reduction of the depth of deep scars like atrophic acne and chickenpox scars.
WHAT IS RADIESSE® MADE FROM?
RADIESSE® is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.
WHAT MAKES RADIESSE® DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DERMAL FILLERS?
Radiesse® is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres, and has been shown to stimulate the natural production of collagen, for results that may last 15 to 18 months or more in many patients. In addition, 30% less Radiesse® may be needed for correction when compared to other hyaluronic acid injectables. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse™ will not migrate to other areas, which can lead to unsightly bulging/beading underneath the skin. In clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that Radiesse® patients were more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.
IS RADIESSE® PAINFUL?
Radiesse® is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that can be done over the lunch hour. Radiesse® is also FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic), which means the procedure will be much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with Radiesse® mixed with lidocaine.
HOW SOON CAN I SEE THE RESULTS?
Immediately upon injection, Radiesse® restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results may last 15 to 18 months or more in many patients. For deep scars like atrophic acne scars, results are even longer lasting.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RADIESSE®?
The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature.
WHAT IS VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™?
It’s a revolutionary facial treatment from France, with 3 high tech ingredients that act rapidly on facial wrinkles:
1. “No Age VXN” – anti-oxidant that slows down wrinkle formation
2. “BTX” – synaptic agent that relaxes skin contraction, leading to wrinkle smoothing
3. High-molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid – fills in wrinkles. It is able to mobilize water up to 1,000 times its weight, thus making the skin plumper and more supple, softening the wrinkles, giving it a more youthful appearance.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™?
VXN Anti-Aging facial™ has the benefits of Botox™ and other anti-aging skin treatments such as lasers without the risks of injection and the downtime of lasers.
ARE THE RESULTS INSTANT?
After the facial treatment, you will notice a skin tightening sensation. You will notice that your fine lines will smoothen, making your face look more relaxed. There will be some skin lifting effect as well as brightening of your skin for that more youthful appearance.
IS THERE A DOWNTIME FOR THE VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™?
There is no redness and swelling involved in the facial treatment, thus there is no downtime.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? IS IT PAINFUL?
The facial treatment has no side effects. It is very comfortable and relaxing, there is no pain involved in the treatment.
HOW MANY FACIAL TREATMENTS DO I NEED? DO THE RESULTS LAST?
For longer lasting results, we recommend around 5 VXN Anti-aging facial treatments, done every 1 to 2 weeks. Results will last for up to 8 to 10 months.
WHAT IS INFINI™?
Infini™ is a microneedle RF treatment device, which means it uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling to provide dramatic skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. Infini™ provides a non-surgical face lift by using microneedling fractional radiofrequency (MFR). Gold-coated microneedles are used to create controllable and fractioned radiofrequency thermal coagulation zones, which cause damage to the reticular dermis; this then results in long-term dermal remodelling, new elastin tissue formation, new collagen formation and dermal thickening, without causing epidermal injury.
WHAT ARE THE SKIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY INFINI™?
Infini™ is the ideal device for performing non-surgical cosmetic treatments on the face and neck. A number of different skin problems can be improved with Infini’s innovative microneedle and radiofrequency combination technology. Infini™ skin treatment includes:
▪ Skin tightening
▪ Improvement of Wrinkles and fine lines
▪ Skin rejuvenation
▪ Treatment of Active inflammatory Acne
▪ Improvement of Enlarged pores
▪ Improvement of Acne scars
▪ Scar treatment
▪ Treatment of Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating
▪ Improvement of Stretch marks
▪ Improvement of Excessive Sebum or Oil secretion
HOW COMFORTABLE IS THE INFINI™ TREATMENT?
This depends on the type of procedure and individual, each person has his or her own pain tolerances. However, the INFINI was designed to maximize comfort for the patient with patented flow needling technology. Compared with other MRF (Microneedle Radiofrequency) and SRF (Superficial Radiofrequency) devices, many find the Infini™ more comfortable.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER INFINI™ THE TREATMENT?
Infini’s precise intra-dermal RF delivery with the MFR approach eliminates thermal damage to skin surface providing faster healing without downtime, and as a result lowers the risk of dark pigmentation after the treatment for all skin types. Typically, the treated area is red and appears “sunburned” or “wind chapped” for up to 24 to 48 hours. Patients may also experience minimal swelling. Following treatment, patients can resume all normal activities. We advise that patients wear adequate sun protection before going outdoors.
HOW MANY INFINI™ TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments depends on age, condition of skin, amount of laxity, and desires. In general, most people should consider 3 treatment sessions, but some have been satisfied with less. With only one session of Infini™ treatment most patients will already see results.
IF I WOULD NEED MORE THAN 1 SESSION OF INFINI™, HOW OFTEN WILL THE TREATMENT SESSIONS BE?
Interval of sessions is 3-6 weeks apart. Interval of sessions can be extended to 8 weeks if needed.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM INFINI™ TREATMENT?
Complications or negative side effects are remarkably low with the Infini™ treatments. Patient selection should be appropriate and the settings and technique should be done by a trained and licensed dermatologist. Pre-treating the skin with a balanced medical skincare regimen will also optimize the response to Infini as well as reduce the possibility of any side effects. Problems such as hyperpigmentation which can be frustrating with laser treatments in darker skin types are not typically seen with Infini™ treatments.
LaseRenu combines a sophisticated laser system (fractional Thulium laser) together with an exclusive line of cosmeceuticals, engineered to provide an ideal environment for the medicines to be absorbed into the skin to speed healing from within.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASERENU BY LASEMD?
LaseRenu can address these different types of dermatological problems:
– Dark skin pigmentations including Freckles, Melasma
– Wrinkles, Sagging skin
– Dry, Rough skin
– Scars, Keloids
– Stretch marks
– Hair loss, Alopecia
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE THE TREATMENT?
Treatment can be done every 2 to 4 weeks.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
For optimal results, we recommend minimum of 5 sessions.
DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
You will feel a warm slight pricking sensation during the procedure, which is tolerable.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Immediately after the treatment, there will be some slight pinkish hue to the skin which disappears in a few hours.
After a few days, you will notice your skin getting brighter, mild wrinkles improving, and dark spots lightening. More improvement will be noticed after the 3rd treatment session.
For treatment of hair loss/alopecia, you will notice more hair growth after 1 month.
WHAT IS FACTORFIVE™ SERUM?
Factor Five™ serum is a breakthrough blend of regenerative cytokines, polypeptide complexes & potent human Growth Factors from human fats, touted to fight the 5 signs of aging & help promote youthful skin.
WHAT ARE THE 5 SIGNS OF AGING & HOW DOES FACTORFIVE™ SERUM HELP?
2. Sun spots, Age spots
3. Loose/sagging skin
4. Thinning of skin
5. Skin roughness/dryness
Factor Five™ serum hastens collagen formation & skin regeneration to achieve the following:
• Wrinkles & fine lines diminish
• Skin becomes more youthful & clear
• Skin becomes smoother & plumper
• Skin shows decrease in hyperpigmentation & sun damage
THERE ARE PRODUCTS IN THE MARKET THAT ARE MADE OF PLANT STEM CELLS. ARE THEY THE SAME AS HUMAN STEM CELLS? WHICH IS BETTER?
It’s very simple, you’re not a plant. Human derived growth factors work best on human skin. FactorFive’s human stem cell growth factors work like a lock & key with the receptors on your skin cells, promoting an increase in collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and other beneficial skin proteins, which lead to a healthy and youthful appearance. While some plant extracts do contain vitamins and antioxidants that can help your skin, they simply do not compare to the powerful cytokines and growth factors produced by human stem cells.
WHAT TYPE OF STEM CELLS ARE USED IN FACTORFIVE™?
FactorFive sources stem cells exclusively from ethical sources. We only use fresh human adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) that have been acquired with consent from lipoaspirate, the fat from liposuction that is typically discarded after surgery. Also, our human ADSCs have been through multiple, rigorous safety and efficacy checks. No embryos, human eggs (oocytes), bone marrow, or other controversial tissues are used to produce FactorFive™.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE RESULTS?
It only takes 4 weeks to see the results with Factor Five™ serum! In clinical studies after 4 weeks of use, patients exhibited:
• 73% improvement in skin texture/smoothening
• 71% reduction in skin redness/ pigmentations
• 29% improvement in wrinkles & fine lines
• 29% reduction in age spots
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY SHOULD I APPLY THE SERUM?
We recommend that you apply it twice a day. We also recommend that you apply your sunblock after applying the serum before going out in the daytime.
IS FACTORFIVE™ SERUM HYPOALLERGENIC & DERMATOLOGIST-TESTED?
FactorFive™ serum has been the product of intensive studies and testing by US scientists. Ingredients are US FDA-approved, certified hypoallergenic & dermatologist-tested. Quality is assured since it’s formulated and made in the USA.
WHAT IS PICOSURE?
PicoSure is the world’s fastest, safest and revolutionary laser specifically designed to treat tattoos and pigmented (brown) spots. It is also very effective laser for treating acne scars, rejuvenating and tightening the skin and reducing wrinkles.
HOW DOES PICOSURE WORK?
PicoSure laser focuses on your problem areas whether it’s brown spots, sun damage, freckles, pigmented lesions, aged & wrinkled skin or acne scars. In the past, lasers have relied on intense heat energy to remove pigment from the skin, which may be painful and lead to significant skin redness and downtime. Now, with the breakthrough picosecond technology of PicoSure, the results are more dramatic and much better with less pain and less downtime than traditional lasers.
WHY IS PICOSURE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHER LASERS?
PicoSure offers a gentler treatment, because of its patented technology of delivering ultra short pulses that create an intense impact with less trauma to the skin.
• Treatments using a PicoSure laser are more comfortable
• Fewer treatments are required
• The skin’s recovery time is shorter
WHAT ARE THE SKIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY PICOSURE?
• Tattoos (All colors)
• All other kinds of pigmentations (e.g. Dark underarms, Dark scars)
• Acne scars
• Wrinkles/ Aging skin
• Uneven skin tone
IS PICOSURE PAINFUL?
There is some pain associated for tattoo removal using PicoSure although this less painful than traditional tattoo removal. We use numbing medication, applied topically 30 minutes prior to the procedure.
PicoSure for melasma, freckles, dark scars/spots and for wrinkles is not painful since the intensity for this is lower than for tattoo removal.
HOW LONG WILL EACH TREATMENT SESSION BE?
Sessions average about 15 minutes each; your actual session length will depend on the size of the tattoo or the treated area. Each session is scheduled about 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to naturally clear away the pigment of the spot or the ink between treatments.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The number of treatments is based on the color of the tattoo or the dark spot, the type of tattoo ink used and your skin and the severity of the skin problem (wrinkles, acne scars, melasma, etc.). You will see results even after the first session. For example, brown spots may need 2-4 treatments; tattoos may take 3 or more treatments (depending on the type of pigment); acne scars may take 1 to 3 treatments; wrinkles/aging skin may need 1-2 treatments, again, based on your individual situation.
WHAT IS VENUS FREEZE™?
Venus Freeze is a device used to treat wrinkles, tighten skin, reduce cellulite and body fats. Using (MP)2 technology, this device delivers multi-polar radiofrequency and Pulsed Magnetic Fields to the skin to produce a dense and uniform heat matrix. This causes collagen synthesis and contraction, fibroblast proliferation, new blood vessels formation and fat destruction.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
The face, neck and entire body can be treated with Venus Freeze™.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS WILL I GET FROM VENUS FREEZE™ TREATMENTS?
You will attain tighter skin, softening of wrinkles, plumper, fuller and more youthful appearance, reduced cellulite and a more contoured silhouette.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL? HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
Venus Freeze™ treatments are non-invasive and painless, with many patients comparing the treatment to a hot-stone massage. The treatment is also very quick and effortless– only 15 minutes for the face and 40 minutes for the body.
IS VENUS FREEZE™ SAFE?
Radiofrequency and Magnetic Pulses have been used in medicine for many years and are proven, safe and effective technologies. Your treatment provider will review your medical history and your aesthetic goals to see if Venus Freeze™ is the right treatment for you.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The number of treatments required will vary patient to patient, but typically, 5-6 treatments for the face and 6-8 for the neck and body.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT?
During a Venus Freeze™ treatment, you will feel a warm sensation as the machine moves over your skin and concentrates on the affected areas. You should have a warm feeling and some slight heat from the treated area for about a few hours after the procedure. Although very rare, you might have some minimal bruising from a treatment, but this should be very light, if any. Treatments require no patient downtime and you can return to work or other normal activities immediately.
WHAT IS SPECTRA™ SOFT LASER PEEL?
It is the newest, non-invasive laser stimulation technique, using low-level Q-switched Nd:Yag laser, leading to natural peeling of skin using carbon lotion as photo-enhancer to achieve pore tightening, oil control, reduction of wrinkles, and skin rejuvenation. In addition, it reduces acne-causing bacteria deep in the pores to treat moderate to severe inflammatory acne.
This is a video animation to explain how Spectra™ Soft Laser Peel works:
WHAT IS SPECTRA™ LASER TONING?
It is a safe, gentle and effective treatments, using low-level Q-switched Nd:Yag laser, for the improvement of certain hyperpigmented conditions, such as,melasma and post-inflammatory pigmentation (dark scars). Laser toning also improves texture, evens skin tone and reduces pores.
This is a video animation to explain how Spectra™ Laser Toning works:
WHAT ARE THE SKIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY SPECTRA™ SOFT LASER PEEL?
• Acne scars
• Open/Enlarged pores
• Wrinkles/Ageing skin
• Oily skin
• Uneven skin tone
WHAT ARE THE SKIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY SPECTRA™ LASER TONING?
• Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (Dark scars)
• Other kinds of Pigmentations such as Dark Underarms
• Uneven skin tone
• Open/Enlarged pores
IS SPECTRA™ SOFT LASER PEEL & LASER TONING PAINFUL?
There is no pain with the treatment. No anesthesia is required.
HOW LONG WILL EACH TREATMENT SESSION BE?
Soft laser peel & Laser toning typically requires less than 30 minutes.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?
There is no downtime with Laser Soft Peel and Laser toning. Some patients may experience slight redness that may last several hours. Sometimes patients may experience mild flaking for a few days. Make-up can be applied immediately. Normal activity can be resumed right away, but your face should be protected from the sun.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Patients should start noticing significant improvement after the 3rd session of Laser Soft Peel and Laser toning. Typically, 5 treatment sessions are recommended, done every 2-3 weeks. However, some patients may need additional Laser Soft Peel or Laser toning treatments to achieve satisfactory cosmetic outcome.