Frequently Asked Questions
Botox Cosmetic is a treatment designed to relax muscles that cause wrinkles through small injections administered to target areas. Botox Cosmetic has been FDA approved for use for the temporary improvement in the appearance of:.
- Moderate to severe glabellar lines (between the brows) associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity
- Moderate to severe lateral canthal lines (crows feet) associated with orbicularis oculi activity
- Moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis activity
Off-label Uses: Other areas that our Botox Bar can be injected for improvement include:
- Lip Flip: Injection above upper lip to give the appearance of a fuller upper lip
- DAO: Injection below corners of the lower lip for improvement in a “turned down smile”
- Axilla: Injections under the arms for improvement in excessive sweating
A lip flip is performed using Botox or Dysport around the mouth, usually the upper lip. This helps relax the muscles around the mouth allowing the “pink lip” to pull up & show more. A lip flip is quick, easy, and inexpensive when compared to lip filler. It is a great way to “test the waters” if you are interested in having a fuller lip but aren’t quite ready to commit to lip filler.
Dysport injections and Xeomin injections treat moderate to severe frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows).
Though results vary, most users report seeing improvement within 5-7 days.
Dysport has been trusted to remove fine lines around the brow for over 25 years. Additionally, 97% of Dysport users have reported natural-looking results with a plan to continue treatment.
Xeomin was developed with a uniquely purified formula without unnecessary proteins. Because of the simple make-up of this toxin the body is unlikely to become resistant to the results of this treatment.
One treatment of Dysport typically provides results for 90-110 days.
Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin are all brands of toxins and can be used interchangeably.
Typically, we choose Xeomin for new, young clients or clients who have a lot of pre-existing medical conditions (that aren’t contraindications). Xeomin is a “pure toxin” so there’s less chances of growing tolerance to the product.
We use Dysport if clients are looking for a more natural look. Dysport is known to be “natural looking & natural feeling”.
Botox is the most well-known toxin and is frequently requested, but we generally recommend a treatment plan that is most suited to the individual, which may mean advising a different toxin.
Each brand is FDA approved for specific areas on the face but all three can be used in all the same areas. They all “kick in” in about 5-7 days but with full results in 2 weeks and they all last about 90 days.
This treatment focuses on removing the problematic outer layer of skin, which stimulates new skin to grow. The procedure can eliminate scars, wrinkles, lines, pigmentation, rough skin, and more.
Individuals may encounter a range of side effects after their skin resurfacing session. These may include sun sensitivity, dryness and peeling, itching, skin that feels raw, swelling, and some skin discoloration. Make sure you receive your treatment from a reputable, certified provider to reduce your risk of complications.
Most patients generally get silky-smooth skin, which lasts between 3 and 5 years after receiving skin laser therapy. Patients typically maintain their treatments by ensuring regular returns for touch-ups or additional skin treatments.
Some people who receive laser skin resurfacing treatments may see results instantly. Depending on your preferred laser treatment plan, you can notice a difference within a few weeks. Although you might not see immediate improvement after your session, your initial results will keep improving throughout the year.
The number of treatment sessions you’ll require primarily depends on your skin condition and specific needs. Since it may take up to four weeks for your skin to heal, people who need multiple sessions often limit their sessions to once a month. If you’ve always taken proper skin care, you may only require a single treatment to eliminate all blemishes.
RF microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. The treatment creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production. It also delivers radiofrequency energy into the deeper layers of the skin, promoting tightening and rejuvenation.
Common side effects of skin tightening include mild redness or swelling, numbness, itching, or burning sensation. These generally subside within a few hours or days after the procedure. Other less common side effects may include skin texture and color changes, scarring, bruising, and sagging of the treated area.
The effects of skin tightening can last up to two years, depending on the type of treatment used and other factors such as lifestyle choices. Laser treatments typically provide more long-lasting results than non-invasive procedures like radiofrequency or ultrasound therapy. However, it is essential to remember that these treatments do not stop the natural aging process, and regular maintenance is recommended to maintain the effects of skin tightening.
The effects of skin tightening treatments can be seen almost immediately, with the full results appearing within a few months after your final treatment. Depending on the extent of sagging or loose skin, you may need multiple treatments over time to achieve your desired outcome. During this post-treatment recovery period, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in skin laxity and a more youthful, firmer-looking appearance. Your skin will also feel smoother, tighter, and better hydrated. Ultimately, you should be pleased with the results of your skin tightening treatments as they can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines while enhancing your overall complexion.
When it comes to skin tightening treatments, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Skin aging and laxity can occur at different rates depending on factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle habits, and skincare routine. As such, the ideal schedule for skin tightening treatments will vary from person to person. Generally, it is recommended to start with a series of treatments at 3-4 week intervals for optimal results.
Collagen builders are tremendously effective in treating an extensive range of concerns, such as crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles between the brow. This ability to treat these clear signs of aging is why people tend to turn to this treatment, as it helps in restoring that youthful glow.
While we understand that some people have a fear of needles, you must remember that the injections we use in this treatment are very fine, resulting in a relatively painless procedure. Our team of certified professionals will also ensure you feel safe and comfortable during the treatment and will stop if you are feeling any excessive discomfort.
Although collagen builder treatments are tremendously safe with minimal side effects, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising in the area we treat. Additionally, any side effects you notice are generally temporary and subside within a few days. However, if you discover that your side effects are beginning to worsen, you should reach out to your provider as soon as possible.
Depending on the condition you are treating, the effects of a collagen builder treatment can last for several months. The results will also vary depending on your skin type and the area of the face we treated. To maintain your new glow, we also suggest popping by for some follow-up treatments.
Most people generally begin to notice a change in their appearance within a few weeks of their collagen builder treatment, with that lustrous glow coming after a couple of months. However, these results will vary depending on several factors, such as the collagen builder you use for your treatment.
The frequency of your collagen builder sessions will generally depend on the condition you aim to treat. However, you will generally need several treatments to ensure maximum results. If you choose to have your collagen builder treatments at 4esthetics Lounge, you will have a detailed discussion with one of our certified professionals, which will help them craft a treatment plan for you.
Dermal fillers create lift, add volume, and restore a youthful appearance to areas of the face that show signs of aging.
Restylane and Juvedermare are made of a soft gel consisting of non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in the human body, and it is found in our skin. It helps hydrate and adds volume to the skin. It is naturally broken down by our own bodies.
Aging causes a loss of volume in key areas of the face contributing to folds, wrinkles, hollow temples, thinning lips, sunken eyes, and an overall older appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume loss, smooth out folds and wrinkles, and improve contours to achieve natural results without altering facial expression. Certain fillers can also be used to correct scars.
Dermal filler effects are long lasting but not permanent. Results last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the patient’s age, area treated, type of filler used, quantity of filler used, and lifestyle.
Most patients experience only mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to the treatment for a more comfortable experience with dermal fillers.
In general, dermal fillers are considered very safe. The most common reactions are redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and tenderness and resolve on their own within 1-7 days.
PRP & PRF Treatments
PRF injections treat a type of hair loss called androgenic alopecia (baldness) in men and women. The treatment prevents regressive hair loss and promotes new hair growth. PRF injections also stimulate new hair growth after hair transplants.
You should complete a series of 4-6 treatments to achieve the best PRF hair treatment results. The treatment lasts up to 24 months as you enjoy new hair growth. PRF treatment is temporary. We recommend frequent touch-ups to ensure you achieve your goal.
The effects of PRF last up to one year, while PRP injections last for 6-9 months. You enjoy improved skin quality and texture, more lip volume, new hair growth, and fewer dark circles.
PRP and PRF are extracted from your blood, making them safe for use. The side effects of these injections include irritation, pain, bleeding, redness, swelling, and bruising around the treatment area. They subside within a few days.
PRP and PRF serums have healing properties that target the cause of dark circles and under-eye bags. The most notable effect on dark circles and bags is collagen production. Collagen plumps up your skin to improve dark circles and makes your skin more elastic to resolve under-eye sagging.
PRP and PRF can treat numerous skin conditions like hair loss, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and lines, sun damage, stretch marks, uneven skin tone or texture, and skin sagging.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin, (AKA- lose that double chin).
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, preventing the cells from storing or accumulating fat. Learn more about double chin removal.
Because Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, the affected cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, you will not need further treatment.
A chemical peel is a procedure that uses non-invasive chemical solutions to enhance and smooth the texture of the skin. Chemical peels are used to remove the top layers of the skin and reveal new, healthy skin beneath.
Here are more benefits of a chemical peel:
- Help reduce fine lines
- Correct sun damage
- Help improve acne
- Improve the appearance of scars
- Better skin tone and texture
- Treats wrinkles and freckles
Yes. Chemical peels remove the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. It can help to decrease skin damage and make the skin appear more youthful and flawless. It aids in the generation of collagen for younger-looking skin, as well as the enhancement of skin color and tone and the healing of specific skin conditions like acne and fine wrinkles.
The strength of the peel and the quality of the service are the most important elements in determining how long the results of a chemical peel will last. Chemical peels might leave you looking younger for a month or several years. The effects of a light peel usually last one to two months. While results of a medium peel will last two to six months. With properly taking care of your skin and a good skincare routine, the results of a deep peel can last years.
A chemical peel is a process that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layers and dead skin cells. This chemical solution causes exfoliation, which causes your skin to peel away, revealing younger, regenerated skin to form. The overall goal is to achieve a more youthful appearance by having newer skin.
In general, a chemical peel can cause some discomfort. Depending on the patient’s tolerance, the discomfort might range from minor to moderate. Tingling and burning is the most prevalent sensation. When the procedure is over, these sensations will go right away. Deep peels, on the other hand, can be more uncomfortable, and some people may require pain medication. This is because deep peels target the deeper layers of the skin and tissues rather than superficial layers.
Yes. One session of our chemical peel is generally sufficient. You will see the peel’s remarkable effect after a 7-day healing period. The effect of a chemical skin peel can last years, depending on the type of treatment.
A certified chemical peel specialist will determine how often you can get chemical peels based on your skin condition. Light chemical peels are normally recommended every four to six weeks. However, certain peels can be done every two weeks until you achieve the desired results.
It all depends on the chemical peel you choose. If you’ve had a minor chemical peel, your doctor may tell you that you can apply makeup the next day. With medium or deep peel treatment, your skin will require more time to finish the treatment procedures since it continues beneath the skin’s surface for some time. It’s advisable to wait till the 7-day recovery time is over before applying makeup.
After a dermaplaning procedure, there is no need to plan any downtime. During the two or three days following the procedure, you might experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped. It’s common to notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after a dermaplaning treatment, but it typically takes a few days for you to see what the complete transformation looks like. In the days following your procedure, you’ll be able to see more clearly the results as any redness subsides. The effects of dermaplaning don’t last forever. The procedure removes three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. The effects of the procedure will fade over three to six weeks.
Absolutely! You can achieve a much smoother and brighter complexion by exfoliating and removing your hair. The treatment eases hyperpigmentation and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Acne scars may also be treated with the procedure.
Right after a dermaplaning facial, your skin may feel sensitive and vulnerable. Here are a couple of things to avoid after the procedure:
- Don’t expose yourself to the sun or extreme heat
- Scrubs and other exfoliants should not be used
- Swimming pools and chlorine should be avoided
You shouldn’t feel any pain when you undergo dermaplaning. You may feel a tingling sensation while the procedure is being performed.
The benefits of dermaplaning are best achieved throughout ongoing treatments, although you may see some results after just one treatment. It is usually recommended to have a treatment every four weeks to eliminate the buildup of dead skin cells. You may notice a notable improvement in the look of your skin after the treatment.
Dermaplaning does not require you to have downtime after receiving the procedure. Therefore, you can get on with your day right away and apply makeup. You will be able to apply makeup smoothly once the treatment gets rid of all the hairs and dead skin tissues on your face!
Hydrafacials are a painless process to extract impurities and dead skin cells from harsh environments while also hydrating sensitive pores. It’s a guaranteed painless extraction, so you only get the best results every session. Our treatment involves cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating, so you get the perfect skin you deserve.
Our minimally invasive hydrafacials help improve the overall skin quality and appearance to get you to achieve facial rejuvenation. Hydrafacial treatments are definitely good for your skin.
Every skin is different, but most treatments will last from four to six weeks. It is advisable to get multiple sessions in order to thoroughly show the treatment its wonders. Our professional team will assure every client that they will have significant skin enhancement in every hydrafacial session.
A hydrafacial basically cleans your skin deep enough to remove micro-substances and impurities in your face. With that, exfoliation takes place. As the exfoliation gets deeper in the epidermis, new cells in the skin are triggered to replace old and oxidized ones.
After your first hydrafacial session, your skin will show a smoother and more radiant glow without any signs of irritation. You’ll feel a cleaner face and an even skin tone, too.
The number of sessions given to clients depends on their specific skin type and condition. Hydrafacial treatments may be repeated every four weeks, but others are encouraged to have two-week session intervals. Our cosmetic experts will help assess how frequently you’ll get treatments.
We highly recommend not to apply any cosmetics after a hydrafacial session. If you do, make sure you don’t put excessive makeup on. When taking makeup off, wash your face as gently as possible as your skin needs time to heal. Use hypoallergenic products, and don’t scrub your face with a towel.
You can see the results of your microneedling treatment in as little as seven days. Take note that the exact timeframe may vary from patient to patient, based on the natural healing ability of their body. On one hand, most patients will start noticing skin improvements in as short as one week. On the other hand, major changes may be revealed within a span of three to four weeks. Collagen induction therapy involves making small pricks in your skin so your skin will need time to heal itself. The full results of your microneedle sessions will be evident in a few weeks once the collagen production process has been completed.
Yes, microneedling is good for your skin. This cosmetic therapy enhances the texture and appearance of your skin. The skin improvement is not merely superficial, but also substantial because of the treatment’s positive effect on both the outer layers and the internal collagen production of your skin.
Avoid activities, situations, and products that will irritate your freshly exposed skin after your microneedling sessions. Do not expose your skin heavily to the sun to prevent sun damage. Steer clear of saunas, swimming pools, and other areas where you tend to perspire heavily. Make sure not to touch your face with dirty, unwashed hands. Resist the temptation to wear makeup while your skin is still healing.
Microneedling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. The process entails making tiny punctures in your skin using a SkinPen device with fine needles. These little wounds stimulate your body to produce more collagen and elastin. In turn, the collagen and elastin heal your skin from damage and signs of aging. That’s why microneedling is considered a form of collagen induction therapy. It can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and large pores.
Microneedling does involve some pain because your face will be pricked by a SkinPen tool during the treatment. However, the pain is minimal in comparison to invasive surgical procedures. To further reduce the pain, numbing cream will be applied to your facial skin before each microneedling session.
Clients should undergo treatments every 4-6 weeks to achieve the best results for your skin. The exact number of sessions that the 4esthetics Lounge team will recommend for you will depend on your unique skincare needs.
It is not recommended that you wear makeup after a microneedling session. While it may be tempting to cover the mildly red skin with makeup, it might irritate your tender skin further by blocking the pores.
Medical facials are often administered by certified nurses or nurse practitioners (Hydrafaicals, Chemical Peels, Microneedling), while a licensed esthetician performs honey enzyme or fire & ice facials. Facials involving chemical peels or hydrafacials can have a more significant impact to reduce signs of aging and other skin concerns. Honey enzyme facials and fire & ice facials are more focused on exfoliation and revitalizing complexion.
At home facials are a great way to supplement your skincare routine several times a week. They can be quick and convenient, depending on the treatment plan and products recommended by your esthetician. Professional med spa facials offer deeper cleansing and extraction with an emphasis on eliminating fine lines and creating a holistic health to your facial skin.
Your skincare needs are unique! The most effective treatment for you will depend on your skin type and problem areas that you’d like to address. Our honey enzyme facials and fire & ice facials are good for all skin types! Additional treatments, such as hydrafacials, chemical peels, and microneedling, should be discussed with your esthetician during your free consultation.
The best facial treatment for aging skin will depend on your skin type and regular skincare routine. Preventing aging skin is easier than reversing aging skin, so be sure to start your treatments early. This may mean anything from a deep cleanse to a chemical peel to toxins. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your personalized treatment plan with a certified professional.
Yes, anti-aging facials can help with fine lines and wrinkles. Facials for aging skin improve circulation by stimulating the lymphatic system, which helps to remove toxins from your body.
Yes! Facials can be very beneficial to rosacea because they remove dead skin cells, which helps reduce redness and inflammation in the face. Facials also help prevent acne breakouts, which is often a symptom of rosacea, by removing excess oils and bacteria from the skin.