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Michael Sinclair, MD

 


 

Q. How many spider vein treatments will I need?

Most clients see significant improvement with one or two treatments. Maximum improvement typically takes 2-3 treatments, more for larger veins. If new spider veins are treated early, less treatment will be needed.

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Q. Do I need to do anything differently before I get injected with Restylane?

Restylane® requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using St. John's Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen prior to treatment with Restylane, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with your physician. He or she may consider prescribing a medication to minimize recurrence.

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Q. Can I combine a Photofacial with Laser Hair Removal? with BOTOX®? with a dermal filler?

It is perfectly fine to have a photofacial and BOTOX® and dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse and Juvederm on the same day. It would be unwise to have a Photofacial and a treatment for facial permanent hair reduction on the same day because of the amount of heat that will be delivered to the skin. If you wish to have facial permanent hair reduction and a Photofacial, discuss it with Dr. Sinclair so you can be scheduled appropriately.

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Q. Do I need to do anything differently before I get injected with Radiesse?

Radiesse® requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using St. John's Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen prior to treatment with Radiesse, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, discuss this with your physician. He or she may consider prescribing a medication to minimize recurrence.

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Q. How often can I be treated with BOTOX®?

Typically clients will be treated with BOTOX® every 3-6 months. Others are happy with an annual BOTOX® treatment. Some of our clients are professional models who get treated every 8-10 weeks with BOTOX®.

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