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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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Q. What makes the Mixto Laser so much less painful than the Fraxel?

The Mixto laser uses a computer controlled scanner to move the laser beam around in a pattern that allows the skin to cool in between the pulses. By separating the location of the pulses as much as possible, the Mixto allows each pulse to cool for as long as possible before another pulse is placed nearby. This prevents the heat from accumulating which is why this laser is much more comfortable. When patients are asked to judge the pain associated with Mixto laser treatment on a scale from 0-4 (0 = can't feel any sensation, 4 = unbearable), the average score was 1.8....without any anesthesia! To make it even more comfortable, we usually apply topical anesthetic to the skin.

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Q. Can I get botulism from BOTOX®?

No. Botulism is caused by bacteria that make huge quantities of botulinum toxin. There are NO bacteria in vials of BOTOX®.

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Q. How long do the results of Restylane treatments last?

Improvements with Restylane last about 6 months, sometimes longer. Because lips move so much (talking, eating, drinking, kissing etc) lip enhancements with Restylane generally don't last quite as long.

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Q. Why don't you offer a guarantee?

The results of any cosmetic procedure are largely subjective. We make every effort to give you the best possible result. But each client is different, and so is their response to treatment. We do our best to underpromise and overdeliver. We aren't happy until you are bragging about the results of your treatment to family and friends.

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