1.) What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is an FDA approved product to treat and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is widely used, safe, and effective.
2.) How long does it last?
Botox Cosmetic usually lasts 3-4 months.
3.) What are the contraindications to Botox Cosmetic?
Patients who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding should not get treated with Botox. Patients who have a neuromuscular disorder, allergic to any of the ingredients in the product, or have an infection at the injection site should also not get treated w/ Botox.
4.) Does Botox treatment hurt?
The treatment is virtually painless! It feels like a small mosquito bite.
5.) Are there any side effects to Botox Cosmetic?
The most common side effect is some potential bruising at the injection site. Some patients experience a mild headache after treatment but this typically subsides within 24 hours.
6.) How does Botox Cosmetic work?
Botox works by relaxing the muscle, preventing the contraction of that muscle, which causes fine lines and wrinkles.
7.) How long is the recovery process after a Botox treatment?
There is essentially no downtime. It is recommended that you avoid any facial treatments, massage, or physical activity for 24 hours. It is also recommended you remain upright for 4 hours, avoid alcohol, and avoid hats/headbands during treatment day.
8.) What is Dermal Filler and what is it used for?
The Dermal Fillers used at Roddy MedSpa are Hyaluronic acids, which are a naturally occurring substance that delivers nutrients to the skin, helping the skin retain moisture and softness while also adding volume.
9.) How long does dermal filler last?
It varies based on what kind of filler is used, but dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6-24 months.
10.) What is the difference between Dermal Filler and Botox?
Dermal filler was created to restore volume where it lacks or was lost (ie smile lines, cheeks, lips). Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the treated muscle and preventing contraction of that muscle.
11.) What are the contraindications to Dermal Filler?
You should not get Dermal Fillers if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies, history of anaphylaxis, or if you are allergic to lidocaine.
12.) Are there any side effects to Dermal Filler?
After your treatment, you can experience mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment site. This normally subsides within the next few days. It may be normal to feel a “firmness” at the injection site for the first few days, and then soften and settle leaving you with a natural, soft look.
13.) Are Dermal Filler treatments painful?
There is minimal discomfort involved but these fillers contain Lidocaine, making the process tolerable. Roddy MedSpa also uses numbing cream and ice for the comfort of our patients.
14.) What is the downtime after a Dermal Filler treatment?
There isn’t much of a downtime! It is however recommended you avoid strenuous exercise for the next 24 hours. Avoid drinking alcohol for the next 12 hours as this may contribute to swelling and or bruising. We recommend waiting at least 1 week before getting any laser or skincare treatments.
15.) When do you see results after a Dermal Filler treatment?
Results are immediate and you can enjoy your rejuvenated look right away!
16.) What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a highly safe, efficient physical exfoliation procedure used to take away dry, dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz). This procedure enhances the health and appearance of the skin. It is also a great add on prior to a peel or botox.
17.) What are Peels?
SkinMedica® Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. SkinMedica® offers a range of different strength chemical peels that can be selected to provide the optimum treatment.