Results are often noticeable immediately after the procedure, but the full effects become more apparent as collagen production increases over the following weeks. Optimal results can be seen within 2 to 3 months.
Recovery time is minimal. Some patients might experience mild swelling, bruising, or discomfort for a few days. You can resume regular daily activities shortly after the procedure, but it's recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for about two weeks. You should avoid any face treatments (facials, chemical peels etc) as well as [...]
PDO threads are inserted into the skin using blunt cannulas. Once inserted, the small barbs on the threads create a support structure that helps lift and tighten the skin and deep fat pads of the face. Think of PDO threads as scaffolding for the deeper face structure. Over time, the threads [...]
In many cases, insurance dictates treatment options. For instance, this means that despite what the doctor may think is the best course of therapy for your health concern, insurance will only cover specific treatment approaches. An example of this is chronic back pain. Although there is an abundance of research supporting [...]
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to restrict the number of health concerns that can be addressed at each visit with the doctor. For instance, this means that if you are experiencing anxiety, high stress, irritable bowel syndrome, and painful periods, you may not have the opportunity to discuss all [...]
Most doctors in the insurance model have a minimal amount of time to spend with each patient – typically 5-15 minutes. However, this is not enough time to conduct a thorough past and present health assessment, let alone discuss lifestyle factors like diet and exercise. Therefore, this creates a huge obstacle [...]
Absolutely not! All sun exposure should be avoided for up to 2 weeks post peel.
Yes, but individuals with sensitive skin should be cautious when receiving chemical peels. Consult with a licensed professional before receiving a chemical peel facial. They can assess your skin's condition and determine if a chemical peel is appropriate for you. They may also recommend a milder, gentler peel that is less [...]
Yes, there are several alternatives to chemical peels that can be used to address various skin concerns. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that uses a diamond-tipped wand or a stream of fine crystals to gently exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique that uses a [...]
In general, individuals may start to see some improvement in their skin's texture and appearance within a few days to a week after a chemical peel. This may include a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, a more even skin tone, and a brighter complexion. However, the full benefits of the [...]