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Q. What kind of side effects can I get from Perlane® injections?

Perlane® injections, just like any other injection, can cause some bruising and swelling. The swelling and bruising usually lasts for a few days. We have some special techniques that we use to minimize the swelling and bruising associated with Perlane® injections. More serious side effects such are possible but very rare.

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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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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. What areas and problems can be treated with Radiesse®?

Radiesse® can be used to fill the nasolabial folds (the crease between the corner of the nose and the corner of the mouth). Radiesse® can also be used to enhance cheekbones, enhance the chin and hide the bump on the bridge of the nose. Radiesse® can be used to fill in hollow cheeks. Although there are exceptions, Radiesse® should NOT be used to enhance the size or shape of the lips.

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Q. What is Perlane®?

Perlane® is a cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid which means that Perlane® injections are very safe.

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