Q: Is the VelaShape procedure painful?
The VelaShape treatment is not painful, and is in fact considered enjoyable. Patients say it feels like a warm massage. After the treatment, the feelings of warmth as well as some redness may last for a couple of hours.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
The length of the procedure can vary depending on the number of filaments inserted and how much sagging the patient wants to improve. Typically it only lasts about one hour, which makes it perfect for a lunch break.
Q: How long to the results of the thread facelift last?
The results of the thread lift vary from patient to patient depending on their age at the time of the procedure and the amount of sagging that the procedure corrected. Typically the results last for approximately 3 or 4 years, and this procedure is best suited for women and men between age 40 and 60.
Q: What areas can be treated with a thread facelift?
Thread facelifts can treat areas of the face including a sagging neck, sagging cheeks, and sagging eyebrows. The procedure can be customized and tailored to suit a patient’s individual needs and goals.
Q: What health issues are associated with having low levels of testosterone in the body?
With low testosterone levels, men may have a lower bone mass, uneven fat distribution, decreased muscle development, lower energy levels, low fertility, and decreased sex drive.
Q: Are there any side effects of testosterone hormone therapy?
As with any medical procedure, there are side effects that can be associated with this treatment. However, they are rare. Side effects may include worsened sleep apnea symptoms for those who suffer from sleep apnea before the procedure, decreased testicular size, fluid retention, a decrease in sperm count, increased red blood cells, acne, and enlarged breast size.
Q: Is there an age limit for receiving testosterone hormone treatment?
Before getting this treatment, a doctor must test the patient’s hormone levels to see if he qualifies for this procedure. Otherwise, there is no age limit for testosterone hormone replacement.
Q: How are the sunspots treated?
Often spots that are pigmented such as sunspots, age spots, and freckles can be treated with a laser.
Q: What are the side effects of sunspot removal?
A common side effects is hair loss at the treatment spot, as well as the darkening of the skin immediately after the procedure, and temporary skin pigment changes may occur.
Q: Are the results from sun spot removal permanent?
While the sun spots and other pigmented marks can return because of the sun’s contact with the skin, the sunspots are typically permanently removed and will not come back.
Q: What are some possible side effects of Sculptra?
Possible side effects include bruising, asymmetry, overcorrection, and infection. However, these side effects are not common and can be avoided with an experienced medical practitioner.
Q: When will I see results from Sculptra?
Because Sculptra stimulates collagen production gradually, patients will not see results right away. The results will start to be visible around 3 months after the procedure, and will peak around 4-6 months after the treatment.
Q: How long is the recovery for a Sculptra treatment?
Sculptra is minimally invasive, so most patients can return to work the following day after the procedure. Some bruising and swelling may persist, but only for 1-3 days after the procedure.
Q: What are some common side effects of the Restylane treatment?
The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, pain, and tenderness around the treatment site, which usually disappear within a week of the procedure.
Q: Is the Restylane treatment painful?
Some patients experience mild pain from the procedure, but the clinician often offers a topical or injected anesthetic to help manage the pain.