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Michael Sinclair, MD



Q. Can Perlane® be used in place of Botox®?

Perlane® 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 Perlane® in the upper face, especially in the area between the eyebrows.

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Q. Is IPL acne treatment a permanent cure?

Each client's response to the treatment is highly variable. Typically the result should last for months to years.

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Q. How long does each Fractional IR Skin Tightening treatment take?

The treatment time is directly related to the size of the area being treated. An area about the size of the front of the neck or the area around the belly button can be treated in about 30-45 minutes. Faces take a little longer to treat because of the bony structures that have to be avoided, such as the chin, nose and cheek bones.

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Q. Can I get a discount if I need less than the whole tube of Restylane?

Restylane comes in 1 cc tubes or syringes. Unfortunately, there is no safe way to "give" your unused Restylane to anyone else. If we know in advance that you only need a very small amount of Restylane, we can order a special "touch up" syringe of Restylane which is smaller and costs less.

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Q. What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is a suspension of poly-L-lactic acid that causes thin skin to get thicker. It is intended to improve the appearance of the face where volume loss makes the face look too thin (hollow cheeks).

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