Once your first BELKYRA™ treatment session is scheduled, we recommend that you limit your alcohol intake and stop taking anti-inflammatory medications at least one week prior to your appointment. This is not mandatory, but will help make for a smoother recovery.
While this is a non-invasive procedure and you can return to your daily activities immediately afterward, you may experience some redness, bruising and swelling for a few days afterward. We suggest that you schedule your treatment near the end of the week, or over the weekend.
When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll take a few “before” photos so you’ll be able to see the difference once the BELKYRA™ has had a chance to do its job.
Next, we’ll apply either a topical analgesic or give you a local anesthesia injection to make your BELKYRA™ treatment more comfortable. Then we’ll place a transparent grid onto your chin that will act as a guide for your injections to follow to ensure accuracy and increase the probability of smooth, balanced results.
The treatment only takes a few minutes, and you can be on your way! If you experience any discomfort, you can apply an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes afterward. This will also help reduce swelling.
If you and your injections decided you would undergo more than one treatment, your next BELKYRA™ treatment appointment will be booked to take place four to six weeks after your initial treatment. On average, two to six sessions are required to achieve optimal results.
Body Contouring & Tightening
As we age, we stop producing collagen, and sun exposure destroy what we have.We use radio frequency to tighten and contour the body through a special dual-layer thermotherapy and add our Cellulite Blaster to really amp up your results. The system works by gradually heating the dermal and sub-dermal tissue to tighten and re-contour both superficially AND volumetrically. We are melting/killing fat cells with every treatment!
*Collagen fibers contract and multiply, which firms and improves laxity.
*Connectivity tissue contracts to improve the skin’s contour, texture, and architecture.
*Circulation improves and retained fluids drain subcutaneous adipose tissue to reduce edema, erythema and overall volume.
*Treatment does not require anesthesia, surgery, pain, or downtime.
Why is Botox injection performed?
Your doctor may recommend Botox injections if you are middle-aged, younger than 65, and want a more youthful look of the face and possibly the neck. You should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations of temporary improvement, not perfection.
A Botox injection can improve the appearance of the following signs of aging for three to four months:
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Neck wrinkles and bands
Who performs a Botox injection?
Many types of doctors and other professionals perform Botox injections. It’s important to find the right professional to give you a Botox injection. Choose a professional who is licensed and specializes in facial aesthetics (cosmetics) and has experience in injecting Botox, such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A dermatologist specializes in the medical and surgical care of the skin, hair, and nails. A plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
How is a Botox injection given?
Your Botox injection will be performed in a clinic setting. The procedure includes the following steps:
- Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for Botox injections. This includes performing an examination, taking a medical history, and asking about your goals and expectations for Botox injections.
- Your doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss it with you.
- Your doctor may numb your skin in the injection area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
- Your doctor will use a tiny needle to inject Botox into the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Each injection takes a few seconds.
Step 1 – Facial assessment & mapping
If you choose to utilize packaged soft tissue fillers, the plastic surgeon, or his specially-trained nurse, will evaluate your facial appearance and skin tone and examine the areas of your face to be augmented.
Strategic points on your face may be marked as the appropriate injection sites for the filler. Photographs may be taken of the areas to be treated.
Step 2 – Cleansing & anesthetizing
The injection sites will be cleansed with an antibacterial agent.
Pain at the injection site may be ameliorated by use of a very cold instrument to chill the skin, anesthetic ointment to numb the skin or injection of local anesthesia.
While not painless, the injections are usually easily tolerated.
Step 3 – The injection
Injection usually takes only a few moments per site. The process of injecting, massaging, and evaluating the result is performed, and additional filler added as needed.
Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the whole process may be as short as 15 minutes, or as long as an hour.
Step 4 – Clean up & recovery
Once the results are deemed satisfactory, any markings will be cleansed off.
You may be offered an ice pack to reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort. Although the area may feel a bit tender for a day or two, it is usually not painful enough to require any medication.
In skin peel treatment, the texture of the skin is smoothened out by using chemicals that remove the outer layer of the damaged skin. The most common chemical peel treatment is the glycolic peel, which is a natural ingredient of sugar cane and lactic acid found in milk. Apart from the face, cosmetic peels are also used to smoothen out damaged skin, on the neck as well as hands.
Chemical peel treatment is an effective procedure that successfully helps in visibly reducing acne scars, acne, freckles, rough and patchy skin. It also helps in reversing signs of aging like dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Scarring from injuries, skin damage from prolonged exposure to sun and uneven pigmentation can further be address with chemical peeling procedure.
Chemical Peeling Procedure
Skin peel treatment is an outpatient procedure where no hospitalization is required.
AHA (Alpha hydroxyl acid) peels. There are usually five fruit acids like citric acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid and tartaric acid. This treats fine wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and acne.
During the chemical peeling procedure, the area to be treated is cleansed thoroughly. After this the doctor will apply one or a combination of chemical solution like glycolic peel, lactic peel or another chemical solution to a small portion of the skin. This is done to observe if the skin is accepting the chemicals without any resistance or adverse reaction. If no reaction is observed, then the doctor will proceed to apply the chemical solution on the area to be treated.
Skin Peeling Treatment Aftercare
The duration of recovery will differ from one person to the next and on the type of chemical peel used. Redness, scaling, blistering, swelling and reaction similar to sunburn can be expected for about 3 to 14 days after the procedure.
To get best results, it is important to follow doctor’s advice on chemical peel treatment aftercare. You can also be advised to avoid exposure to sun for a few months as the new skin will be fragile and more prone to damage.
Chemical Peeling Side Effects
Skin peel treatment is relatively a safe procedure to perform but is not completely risk free. Chemical peeling side effects include unfavorable scarring that can be permanent, development of infection at the treated area, permanent or temporary change in skin coloration and abnormal pigmentation. In rare cases, cold sores can get reactivated if the patient has a medical history of herpes.
It is important to understand that any form of medical procedures do come with their own share of risks. To avoid such chemical peeling side effects it is important that you have a detailed discussion with the doctor about your medical history.
Cryosurgery is a useful office therapeutic method for treating diverse benign unaesthetic skin diseases. Treatment of acne, acne scars, idiopathic gutatte hypomelanosis, infantile hemangiomas, flat warts, freckles, lentigo simplex, photoaging, pyogenic granuloma, rhinophyma, sebaceous hyperplasia, seborrheic keratosis, skin tags, solar lentigo, spider nevi, trichoepithelioma, and venous lakes is addressed.
Most conditions require a single, less than 30 s long, 1 mm margin treatment cycle. Avoidance of overtreatment and careful patient selection can minimize potential adverse effects such as hypopigmentation or scarring. Combination with other treatment modalities can improve aesthetic outcome.
Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive subcutaneous fat-reduction technique indicated for the flanks and abdomen that needs further evaluation. When properly applied, cryosurgery is a fast, safe, effective and economical tool for the treatment of most unaesthetic dermatoses.
What Is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract (tighten). Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime, making this an increasingly popular procedure. Additional skin tightening occurs over the next few months, but optimal results usually require two or three treatments about a month apart.Laser skin tightening is an FDA approved method for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. While laser skin tightening results may not be as dramatic as those of a face lift, patients enjoy moderate results with no downtime. An added benefit of laser skin tightening is that it is safe and effective for restoring a more firm, youthful appearance to skin all over the body. Read on to learn more about the benefits of laser skin tightening treatment.
Skin tightening treatment also encourages the growth of new collagen in the treated areas and promotes the absorption of more collagen from surrounding, untreated areas. With the regeneration of natural collagen, laser skin tightening patients immediately begin to notice smoother, softer skin and a more youthful appearance. The effects continue to improve over the next few months following laser skin tightening treatment, as the skin’s natural stores of collagen are gradually replenished.
What to Expect During a Laser Skin Tightening Session
Before a skin tightening treatment session, it is important for a patient to remove all make-up, oils, sunscreens, and any other substances that may be on the skin. Then, the laser skin tightening practitioner will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the area to be treated and supply the patient with protective eyewear. Because of the non-ablative nature of laser skin tightening treatment, no further anesthetic should be needed, though patients who have a particularly low tolerance for discomfort may wish to take an over-the-counter pain medication prior to treatment.
Laser skin tightening takes place in the office of a cosmetic dermatologist or other highly trained skincare professional. During a laser skin tightening treatment session, the practitioner uses a handpiece to apply brief pulses of laser energy to the skin. A continuous burst of cool air from the laser will ensure the patients’ comfort. Most laser skin tightening systems require the practitioner to go over the treatment area three times for optimal results. Sessions normally last from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size and location of the area to be treated.
After a laser skin tightening treatment, patients are able to return immediately to work or other regular activities. Side effects are minimal, and may include a warm sensation to the skin, redness, or minor swelling. Side effects of a skin tightening treatment usually resolve themselves naturally within a few hours.