Frequently Asked Questions | Toxins
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 Botox® Cosmetic 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
Botox® Cosmetic Injections are a quick procedure with zero downtime and a relatively pain-free experience! Additionally, you can rest assured that 4esthetics Lounge uses Comfortox Syringes, specifically designed for facial esthetics, which leads to the most comfortable Botox® experience available.
When a product has been trusted by as many doctors as Botox®, you can trust them too. Botox® leaves minimal redness post-injection which can occur and resolve within minutes to hours.
The effects of Botox® Cosmetic will begin to kick in around 1-week after injections.
Effects last about 3 months and then you will need re-treatment.
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.
Yes! When Botox® Cosmetic is injected superficially it inhibits the effects of sweat production, thus leading to anhidrosis—NO MORE SWEATING! Notice improvement in symptoms in 2 weeks, with effects lasting as long as 9 months!
Dysport and Xeomin treat moderate to severe frown lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows).
Though results vary, most users report seeing improvement between the brows within 2-4 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 3-5 months.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions | Dermal Fillers
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. 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions | Kybella
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions | Skincare Treatments
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 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.
Because hydrafacial treatments are minimally invasive, hydrafacials won’t hurt the skin, even after a few sessions. The process only cleans and hydrates the skin and does not damage sensitive skin cells.
After your first 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. 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 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.