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Q. How long do I wait between IPL treatments for acne?

Treatments can be scheduled anywhere from two per week to one treatment every two weeks.

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Q. What can I do to make my eyelashes grow?

There is an FDA approved product called Latisse that has been proven to make your eyelashes grow thicker and fuller. Latisse takes a few months to work because the hairs that are already there need time to be replaced. This is not mascara! Latisse will cause you to grow your own thicker and fuller eyelashes.

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Q. What medications affect a Photofacial?

Any medication that can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight will increase the chances of side effects with a Photofacial. These medications include: Retin-A, Accutane® and any form of tetracycline.

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Q. Is there a cure for Rosacea?

No, there is no cure for Rosacea (yet). Rosacea is a chronic disease which can be managed and reduced. If you have Rosacea, you will probably need some kind of treatment for many years.

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Q. Which treatment for spider veins hurts more, sclerotherapy or YAG laser therapy?

Neither treatment is very painful. The needles we use are extremely small, and the liquid we inject is designed to minimize discomfort. The YAG laser we use chills the skin before during and after each pulse, which also minimizes discomfort. As a rule, larger veins are a bit more painful to treat than smaller veins. Most patients who've had both forms of treatment describe the sclerotherapy as less painful.

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