Q: What is BOTOX®?
A: Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Q: Is BOTOX® safe?
A: Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. The most common side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms.
Q: How quickly will I see results with BOTOX®?
A: The botulinum toxin is administered by diluting the powder in saline (sodium chloride) and injecting directly into neuromuscular tissue, The toxin requires 24-72 hours to take effect, reflecting the time necessary to disrupt the synaptosomal process. In very rare circumstances, some individuals may require as many as five days for the full effect to be observed.
Q: How long will the results last?
A: The effect of Botox wears off in 4-6 months so a repeat session is recommended after every 6 months if you wish to maintain your current look.
Q: What is PDO Therapy? How quickly will I see results with PDO?
A: PDO is an excellent and effective cosmetic technique to lift and tighten sagging skin tissues. It re-defines facial contours and induces collagen production. The tread forms part of integrated support structure for the tissue of the face due to collagen synthesis. The lifting effect is at its peak 6 months later when collagen has formed around the threads. The lifting effect lasts between 1-2 years.
Q: Is PDO safe?
A: PDO (polydioxanone) is a long used material for suture threads in cardiac surgery, general surgery and vascular surgery. It is a completely safe medical device, completely reabsorbale and hypoallergenic.
Q: Can I combine PDO with other fillers and BOTOX?®
A: Yes, PDO fine thread therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments to deliver optimal results eg, dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, peels and other treatments.
Q: Which areas are treatable with PDO threads?
Thighs and abdomen
Q: How long will the results last?
A: The lifting effect is at its peak 6 months later when collagen has formed around the threads. The lifting effect lasts between 1-2 years.
Q: What is Mesotherapy?
A: Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenate the hands and neck.
Q: Is Mesotherapy safe?
A: The safety of the procedure is dependent on who injects the Mesotherapy product and how it is injected. At Skin Renewal, mesotherapy treatments are only performed by doctors and strict medical protocols adhered to. Hundreds of treatments have been administered to our patients with great results and minimal downtime and side effects. Mesotherapy was recognized by the French National Academy of Medicine in 1986 as an integral part of traditional medicine. Each day, thousands of doctors worldwide use Mesotherapy to help tens of thousands of patients.
Q: How quickly will I see results with mesotherapy?
A: You will have to have at least three treatments once every 2 weeks to begin to see a difference. The treatment is ongoing as well. Once you have had your first series of treatment, you will have to go on a maintenance program to maintain the effects.
Q: How often do I need to have the treatment to maintain the results?
A: There are different protocols. You can have 6 sessions (one session a week/10 days) every year or 1 session every two months.