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Q. Can Fractional Resurfacing be performed on any areas below the neck?

Yes. Most of the treatments are done on the neck and face, but the treatment could be used on almost any area of skin.

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Q. Can Juvederm be used in place of Botox?

Juvederm is intened to be used in the lower face. Botox is intended to be used in the upper face. Although there are exceptions, it is usually not a good idea to try to use Juvederm in the upper face, especially in the area between the eyebrows.

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

Perlane® 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 Perlane, 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. What is Fractional IR Skin Tightening?

Fractional Infrared Skin Tightening is the process by which infrared heat is used to tighten the skin, while simultaneously protecting the skin's surface.

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Q. Will being out in the sun ruin a Photofacial?

Sunlight is what causes most of the damage to facial skin. The more sun you get, the more damage will recur. There is simply no such thing as a healthy tan.

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