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    Q. How long do mesotherapy results last?

    A. You may need initial treatments every 2 weeks for 2-3 treatment courses. After the initial effects are reached, treatment can then be administered every 2-3 months.

    Q. Is mesotherapy treatment painful?

    A. mesotherapy treatment is not very painful at all. Topical anesthetic is used before the injections, and the subsequent soreness can be treated with ice and rest. You may feel a stinging or burning sensation, but it will not last for long.

    Q. Who should perform mesotherapy treatments?

    A. If you are considering mesotherapy treatments, find a qualified doctor with as much experience as possible with the procedure. Ask any potential doctor how long they have done mesotherapy, what kind of training they have, and so on. The answers will give you the information you need to make a good decision.

    Q. How is mesotherapy used?

    A. The doctor numbs the skin with a cream, then does a number of tiny injections under the skin. The solution breaks down the fat beneath the skin and dissolve bands of cellulite to smooth out the skin, while facial mesotherapy tightens and rejuvenates the skin.

    Q. I can’t get mesotherapy in my area. What can I do instead?

    A. Some of the alternatives include treatments such as microdermabrasion, Botox, dermal fillers, peels, skin tightening, laser resurfacing, and facelifts. Taking care of your skin can help lessen or eliminate the need for mesotherapy altogether.

    Q. How long does it take to recover from mesotherapy?

    A. You can resume normal activities immediately after mesotherapy. If you experience any unmanageable pain or progressive or symptoms other than bruising and soreness that does not disappear in a week, call your doctor right away.

    Q. What are the side effects of mesotherapy?

    A. The most common side effects of mesotherapy include bruising and soreness. These side effects can be treated with ice packs, and usually go away within a week.

    Q. How much is mesotherapy?

    A. Mesotherapy costs can change depending on the doctor you see and the number and types of compounds used in the solution. You can expect to pay $250 to $350 for mesotherapy injections.

    Q. I want to see mesotherapy before and after photos. What should I be paying attention to?

    A. Look for natural photos. And remember, your results might be different than the ones that you see. Take a look at Epione’s photos on this site.

    Q. What is mesotherapy?

    A. Mesotherapy injects a problem areas with medications to treat it. In fact, the procedure gets its name because the medication is injected into the skin, fat or tissues of the mesoderm, the middle layer of skin.

    Q. Should I look at before and after photos?

    A. Absolutely. Ask the doctor if he or she has unretouched photos, which will give you a more realistic view of before and after results. Epione also has its own photos.

    Q. Is laser tattoo removal treatment painful?

    A. Laser tattoo removal is no more painful than getting the original tattoo; some people have described it as being splattered with hot grease or being snapped with a thin rubber band.

    Q. How long will it take to completely eliminate my tattoo?

    A. Depending on the size and detail of your tattoo, you might need to have up to ten sessions in order to fully remove all of the ink.

    Q. How is laser tattoo removal used?

    A. Laser tattoo removal lessens, and occasionally eliminates, unwanted tattoos on the skin. It is one of the most popular and most effective methods of doing so.

    Q. If I decide not to use laser tattoo removal, what can I choose instead?

    A. Laser tattoo removal is one of the best options, but intense pulsed light therapy is another choice. Dermabrasion and excision are additional options, but these are rarely ever used, except in extreme cases.

    Q. How long will it take to recover from laser tattoo removal?

    A. It will take roughly four weeks for your body to recover from each treatment. This allows your immune system to do its work and for your body to repair some of the damage done to the skin.

    Q. Can any doctor perform a laser tattoo removal?

    A. Any medical professional can perform a laser tattoo removal, but only specific doctors should do so. Here are a few questions you should ask any potential candidate: What medical school did you go to and when? How long have you been practicing laser tattoo removal? What other medical procedures do you perform? What has been your success rate with laser tattoo removal? What medical concerns should I be aware of when getting laser tattoo removal?

    Q. What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?

    A. Side effects may include hypo or hyper pigmentation (skin becomes darker or lighter) Excess treatments can lead to blistering of the skin, painful sores on your skin, scabs and even scarring. Thanks to technological advances, however, the risk of scarring has been minimized considerably.

    Q. How much is laser tattoo removal?

    A. Each session costs in the range of $250 to $850. This may vary, depending on where you choose to receive your treatment and the doctor who treats you. Be sure to get a laser tattoo removal artist who is qualified.

    Q. How does laser tattoo removal work?

    A. Laser tattoo removal targets the tattooed area with pulses of concentrated light that break the ink fragments up into tiny particles which are then removed by your immune system. Your white blood cells will get rid of the fragments over time.

    Q. How long will blue light therapy treatments last?

    A. Touchups may be needed every 3-4 weeks. Over time, the skin flaws will disappear. The number of treatments needed will depend on the type and location of treatment, and is best determined by your doctor.

    Q. Do blue light therapy treatments cause pain?

    A. Blue light therapy can cause discomfort, but most patients compare it to a mild sunburn. You can always request a topical anesthetic if you feel it may be too uncomfortable.

    Q. Who should perform blue light therapy treatment?

    A. A qualified doctor is the only one who can perform blue light therapy. Plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

    Q. How is blue light therapy used?

    A. Blue light therapy is used to get rid of acne. It can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions including pregnancy mask, freckles and hyper pigmentation, varicose veins, spider veins and rosacea.

    Q. What other options do I have other than blue light therapy?

    A. The Photofacial Pulse light laser is an alternative to blue light therapy.

    Q. How long should I expect to take to recover from a blue light therapy treatment?

    A. There is minimal recovery from a blue light therapy treatment. You can return to work or play right after a session.

    Q. Does blue light therapy have any side effects?

    A. Yes, but they are fairly easy to treat. The most common side effects of blue light therapy include headaches, eye irritation, and slight nausea. Most side effects usually disappear within hours after the procedure.

    Q. How much are blue light therapy treatments?

    A. Different areas will charge different prices for blue light therapy, and different doctors will also charge different fees for the same treatment. You can expect to pay $500 TO $4000 for blue light therapy treatments.

    Q. I’d like to see some before and after photos of people who have used blue light therapy. What should I know?

    A. Make sure the pictures are not Photoshopped, airbrushed or retouched in any way. Unretouched photos will let you see actual results. And, of course, the results you see may be different for you than for someone else. For examples, look at all the photos on this site.

    Q. What is blue light therapy?

    A. Blue light therapy is visible light treatment It is based on research that shows that acne responds positively to the blue bands of light in sunlight.

    Q. How long do Coolbeam results last?

    A. For best results, Coolbeam treatments should be received every 3 to 6 weeks.

    Q. Is Coolbeam treatment painful?

    A. Coolbeam treatment is not very painful at all. Topical anesthetic is used before the injections, and the subsequent soreness can be treated with ice and rest. You may feel a stinging or burning sensation, but it will not last for long.

    Q. Who should perform Coolbeam treatments?

    A. If you are considering Coolbeam treatments, find a qualified doctor with as much experience as possible with the procedure.

    Q. How is Coolbeam used?

    A. The doctor numbs the skin with a cream, then cools it using a special device. The doctor then passes a low intensity laser light over the skin. This light destroys one ten millionth of an inch of the flawed tissue. This allows new skin to grow back in its stead.

    Q. I can’t get Coolbeam in my area. What can I do instead?

    A. Some of the alternatives include treatments such as surgery, other laser treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, or over the counter creams.

    Q. How long does it take to recover from Coolbeam?

    A. You can resume normal activities immediately, but stay out of the sun; otherwise, you may find your skin very prone to sunburns and may take longer to heal. If you experience any unmanageable pain or progressive or abnormal symptoms, call your doctor right away.

    Q. What are the side effects of Coolbeam?

    A. The most common side effects of Coolbeam include bruising and soreness, with occasional transient pigmentation change. These side effects can be treated with ice packs, and usually go away in a couple of days.

    Q. How much is Coolbeam?

    A. Coolbeam costs can change depending on the doctor you see and which areas are treated. You can expect to pay $3,000 to $18,000 for Coolbeam treatment.

    Q. I want to see Coolbeam before and after photos. What should I be paying attention to?

    A. Be sure that the pictures you examine are not retouched. The pictures will be much more realistic than their Photoshopped counterparts. Also, your results might be different than the ones that you see. Take a look at all the photos on this site.

    Q. What is Coolbeam?

    A. Coolbeam is a cooling laser treatment used to treat certain skin flaws, such as stretch marks and wrinkles.

    Q. How long do Laser Hair Removal results last?

    A. For best results, Laser Hair Removal treatments work best after 4-7 treatments. Give your skin a chance to fully rebound from the procedure before going to the next treatment; this will take six to eight weeks minimum.

    Q. Is Laser Hair Removal treatment painful?

    A. Laser Hair Removal treatment can be somewhat uncomfortable, in particular depending on the area, but this is easily treated. Ice packs and aspirin can help reduce swelling and pain. Also, talk to your doctor about using numbing creams during the procedure.

    Q. Who should perform Laser Hair Removal treatments?

    A. If you are considering Laser Hair Removal treatments, find a qualified doctor with as much experience as possible with the procedure. Two important questions to ask are “Do you own your own lasers?” and “Where did you get your training?” Ideally,the answers will show you that the doctor does this procedure regularly and is well trained in it.

    Q. How is Laser Hair Removal performed?

    A. The doctor zaps each hair with a laser down to the roots, damaging the follicle and allowing for lighter hair growth. Lighter skin with dark hair is more responsive to the treatment than darker skin with dark hair, since the laser is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair. The process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

    Q. There are no offices that do Laser Hair Removal in my area. Do I have any other alternatives?

    A. Some of the alternatives include treatments such as shaving, waxing, or over the counter chemical hair removal. Tweezing and other forms of depilation are also alternatives.

    Q. How long does it take to recover from Laser Hair Removal?

    A. You can resume normal activities immediately. If you experience any unmanageable pain or progressive or abnormal symptoms, call your doctor at once.

    Q. What are the side effects of Laser Hair Removal?

    A. The most common side effects of Laser Hair Removal include bruising and soreness, with occasional transient pigmentation change. These side effects can be treated with ice packs, and usually go away in a couple of days.

    Q. How much is Laser Hair Removal?

    A. Laser Hair Removal costs can change depending on the doctor you see and which areas are treated. You can expect to pay $3,000 to $18,000 for Laser Hair Removal treatment.

    Q. I want to see Laser Hair Removal before and after photos. What should I be paying attention to?

    A. Be sure that the pictures you examine are not retouched. The pictures will be much more realistic than their Photoshopped counterparts. Also, your results might be different than the ones that you see. Take a look at all the photos on this site.

    Q. What is Laser Hair Removal?

    A. Laser Hair Removal is a cooling laser treatment used to treat certain skin flaws, such as stretch marks and wrinkles.

    Q. How long will Coolaser treatments last?

    A. Coolaser treatments will last for roughly three to six months. This depends a great deal on the depth of the facial flaw and how well the patient takes care of the skin. As mentioned before, staying out of the sun gives best results.

    Q. How is Coolaser used?

    A. Coolaser is usedto get rid of wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars. Unlike other forms of laser treatment, Coolaser has had excellent results with patients of color.

    Q. Do Coolaser treatments cause pain?

    A. Coolaser treatments may sting; many patients compare the discomfort to a sunburn. This is easily remedied by the use of an ice pack, some antibiotic ointments and by staying out of the sun till healing is complete.

    Q. What other options do I have other than Coolaser?

    A. Other alternatives such as microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, Thermage and Cooltouch are options that you can choose instead of Coolaser.

    Q. How long should I expect to take to recover from a Coolaser treatment?

    A. You will need 1-5 days of recovery before returning to work. To do more strenuous activities, 1 week is the average. It will take 1-3 weeks for the redness to fade, and 2 weeks till light sun exposure is allowed. If you have been given oral medication for pain or sedation, you must not drive until the next day.

    Q. I’d like to see some before and after photos of people who have used Coolaser. What should I know?

    A. First and foremost, ask to see unretouched photos. You will be able to make a better decision seeing photos that reflect actual results rather than those that are artificially enhanced. Also, remember that the results you see may look different on your skin. For examples, see the photos on this site.

    Q. Who should perform Coolaser treatments?

    A. A qualified doctor is the only one who can properly administer a Coolaser treatment. Plastic surgeons or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

    Q. How much are Coolaser treatments?

    A. Fees for Coolaser treatments will change depending on location and doctor. You can expect to pay $2,000 to $7,000 for Coolaser treatments.

    Q. Does Coolaser have any side effects?

    A. Yes, but most side effects disappear soon after the procedure. The most common side effects of Coolaser include a transient pigmentation change, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area.

    Q. What is Coolaser?

    A. Coolaser is a resurfacing procedure that is used to eliminate wrinkles and stretch marks, and lessen scarring from severe acne. It combines a laser and a cooling method.

    Q. How long do Restylane results last?

    A. Restylane results last for about six months. They can last longer if the patient takes care of their skin, i.e. staying out of the sun. Following postoperative instructions may not only help patients to recover faster, but may also help preserve results.

    Q. Is Restylane treatment painful?

    A. Restylane treatment is not very painful at all. Topical anesthetic is used before the injections, and then they are practically pain-free. You probably will not even feel the needle go into the skin.

    Q. Who should perform Restylane treatments?

    A. If you are considering Restylane treatments, consult a qualified doctor about your goals and expectations. Some things to remember are to review the doctor’s credentials, to find out the dosage that will be given to you and the number of treatments you’ll need, among others.

    Q. How is Restylane used?

    A. The doctor picks a couple of injection points for each location, and a topical anesthetic is applied. The doctor then decides the best amount of Restylane for the treatment. The filler is injected beneath the skin and the water in the filler adheres to the skin. This helps the skin retain volume under the surface. The acid attracts more water and helps preserve it.

    Q. What are alternatives to Restylane?

    A. There are a number of alternatives to Restylane. Some of these alternatives such as dermal fillers, laser treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, or over the counter creams. Your doctor may also recommend Botox as an alternative. Other treatments that can be used along with Restylane include chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, or microdermabrasion.

    Q. How long does it take to recover from Restylane treatment?

    A. You can resume normal activities immediately, but your doctor may advise you to stay out of the sun. Immediately report to your doctor any unmanageable pain or symptoms that are progressive or abnormal.

    Q. What are the side effects of Restylane?

    A. The most common side effects of Restylane include bruising and soreness, mainly because there’s no anesthetic combined with the treatment. These side effects usually goes away in a couple of days.

    Q. How much is Restylane?

    A. Restylane costs can change depending on the doctor you see and can also depend on the areas of treatment. You can expect to pay $350 to $800 per area for Restylane treatment.

    Q. What do I need to look for in Restylane before and after photos?

    A. Ask your potential doctor if you can look at unretouched before and after photos. This will help you see more realistic results, and give you the ability to make a more informed decision. Remember, patient results may differ from treatment to treatment. Take a look at all the photos on this site.

    Q. What is Restylane?

    A. Restylane is a clear gel made from hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring substance in the body. Unlike other fillers, it isn’t made from human or animal sources. Because of this, Restylane is less likely to cause negative reactions to patients.

    Q. How long will Juvederm treatments last?

    A. Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA approved to last for a year. However, touchups might be needed to maintain results. The frequency may vary depending on many different factors.

    Q. Do Juvederm injections cause pain?

    A. When a Juvederm injection was previously given, the patient might have received an injection of Lidocaine to numb the area. Now, Juvederm XC allows patients to have the comfort of Lidocaine and the joy of Juvederm results combined in one shot. Patients barely feel a thing during the process.

    Q. Who should perform Juvederm injections?

    A. A qualified doctor is the only one who can purchase and give injections of Juvederm. Plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

    Q. How is Juvederm used?

    A. Juvederm is used to fill in deep lines and wrinkles in the face, including , or nasolabial folds. It has shown excellent results for use with patients of color.

    Q. What other options do I have other than Juvederm?

    A. Other alternatives dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Perlane, may be good options. Laser treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, or over the counter creams may also be good choices.

    Q. How long should I expect to take to recover from a Juvederm treatment?

    A. There is minimal recovery from a Juvederm treatment; temporary swelling and itching can be minimized by following doctor’s orders. It should take a week at the most to recover fully from all side effects.

    Q. Does Juvederm have any side effects?

    A. Yes, but they are fairly easy to treat. The most common side effects of Juvederm include swelling, bumps, firmness, and redness and pain at the injection points. Most side effects usually disappear within days after the procedure.

    Q. How much are Juvederm treatments?

    A. Different areas will charge different prices for Juvederm, and different doctors will also charge different fees for the same treatment. You can expect to pay $741 per area for Juvederm treatments.

    Q. I’d like to see some before and after photos of people who have taken Juvederm. What should I know?

    A. Ask your doctor if his or her photos are unretouched. If they are, you stand a better chance of making an informed decision, because you will be looking at actual results. Bear in mind that even though before and after pictures are important to view, the results you see may be different on your skin than on someone else’s. For examples, look at all the photos on this site.

    Q. What is Juvederm?

    A. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body. Because of its natural origins, Juvederm is less likely to cause allergic reactions in people that use it.

    Q. Should I look at before and after photos?

    A. Absolutely. Ask the doctor if he or she has unretouched photos, which will give you a more realistic view of before and after results. Also, feel free to look at photos on this site.

    Q. Is Radiesse treatment painful?

    A. Radiesse may sting slightly when injected, but the doctor may inject a small amount of Lidocaine to eliminate this pain. It is no more painful than any other filler.

    Q. When will I need a touchup?

    A. Radiesse can last up to a year, but if touched up at the three month mark, it can last up to two years. It seems the layering effect allows Radiesse to be more effective over time.

    Q. How is Radiesse used?

    A. Radiesse fills and smooths out lines by building up collagen under the skin. It bulks up tissue, and when used properly in the lip area, can last longer than any other product on the market.

    Q. If I decide not to use Radiesse, what can I choose instead?

    A. Juvederm, Restylane and other dermal fillers may be a better fit, depending on the area that you choose to treat. Over the counter creams and laser skin resurfacing may also work.

    Q. How long will it take to recover from Radiesse?

    A. You will recover from Radiesse almost immediately. There is no hospital time necessary. Side effects should disappear within hours, if not weeks, of treatment.

    Q. Can any doctor perform a Radiesse injection?

    A. Any medical professional can perform a Radiesse injection, but only specific doctors should do so. Always find a qualified doctor with experience with Radiesse to perform your injections.

    Q. What are the side effects of Radiesse?

    A. Patients can expect bruising, swelling and redness, as well as pain at the injection points. Since Radiesse tends to trigger these effects more so than other fillers, ice packs and other anti swelling treatments should be used as soon as possible after treatment. Other solutions can also be mixed with Radiesse to lessen these side effects.

    Q. How much is Radiesse?

    A. The price for Radiesse is $650 to $800 per syringe. This may vary, depending on where you choose to receive your treatment and the doctor who treats you.

    Q. How does Radiesse work?

    A. Radiesse promotes collagenesis, or the rebuilding of collagen, under the skin. As a result, it helps skin create its own natural filler.

    Q. How long has Botox been around?

    A. Early on, Botox was once only used to treat eys strabismus and blepharospasm. Now its use has been expanded to many other applications, including wrinkles and treatment of migraines. Botox has been used since 1980 for medical use.

    Q. Does Botox have side effects?

    A. Every medical procedure has some risk or side effects, and Botox is no exception. We at Epione understand your concern, and take this into account with every patient. Botox has been carefully reviewed by the FDA, and approved for specific medical uses. Your doctor will be able to tell you more about the complications, remedies and risks. Common Botox side effects include pain at the injection points, redness, flu-like symptoms and nausea and headache. On occasion, patients may experience muscle weakness or drooping of the upper eyelid muscles. These symptoms normally disappear within days, or occasionally months, after the procedure. If you begin feeling a great deal of pain or experience unusual symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

    Q. Is Botox safe to use?

    A. Botox is made from a toxin naturally occurring in the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The FDA has deemed it safe for medical use. Other conditions can be treated with Botox, including dystonia, hyperhidrosis and medically based migraine headaches. Standard use is for cosmetic reasons, such as facial lines and wrinkles.

    Q. What should I think about when I’m looking for a doctor?

    A. First of all, think about what your own expectations are. Then, talk to your doctor to be sure they’re realistic. Here are a few things to consider when it’s time to look for a doctor:

    Q. How long should I wait between treatments?

    A. It depends on a lot of factors. For instance, the amount of Botox you get, how the bottle was reconstituted or mixed, and how deep the wrinkles or lines are can all play a part in how long the treatment lasts. Deep lines will only fade for 3-4 months, while fine ones could disappear for up to six. And if you exercise on a daily basis, you’ll note that Botox tends to wear off a lot faster.

    Q. I’m looking through before and after pictures of Botox patients. Anything I should know?

    A. Yes. Are the photos natural or retouched? Natural photos give you a better idea of what the actual results are. Be sure to ask the doctor about this. Also, remember that your body will accept Botox differently from other people, so your results may not be the same. Take a few minutes and go through all the photos on this site.

    Q. Does it hurt?

    A. No more than the average pinch or bug bite. If you don’t want any pain at all, ask your doctor for a topical anesthetic, which will numb your skin and prevent you from feeling the needle.

    Q. What can Botox be used for?

    A. Not only can Botox be used for cosmetic reasons, but it can be used to treat medical conditions too. In fact, years ago, Botox was only used for medial treatments of the eys strabismus and blepharospasm. Now, thanks to additional study, it’s being used for many different problems and especially for the treatment of facial wrinkles.

    Q. How long will it take me to go back to work/school?

    A. Botox treatments are pretty fast (around 30 minutes), so you’ll be ready to get back to work or school almost immediately. Talk to your doctor to get a better idea of risks, complications or remedies, and definitely call if you have unusual pain or strange symptoms.

    Q. I’m still nervous about Botox. What can I do instead?

    A. Botox isn’t the only way to treat lines and wrinkles. Other options may suit you, such as dermal fillers, laser treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, or over the counter creams. If you’re using Botox, your doctor may suggest a few other treatments to use, like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, or microdermabrasion.

    Q. Are there side effects? Should I worry?

    A. Just like any drug, Botox has side effects. The most common ones include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms and redness and pain at the injection points. Sometimes, patients may feel weak or their upper eyelid muscles might droop. Fortunately, this usually disappears in a few days, or sometimes months later.

    Q. How much does it cost?

    A. The average cost is around $200 to $500 per area. Botox costs can vary a lot depending on where you are and your doctor, as well as where the Botox is being injected. Any certified doctor can do a Botox treatment, but not all doctors are experienced.

    Q. What the heck is a Botox treatment, anyway?

    A. Botox is the purified form of a protein (botulinum toxin-a), found in the bacteria that causes botulism. It’s used to treat cosmetically based age lines or wrinkles, and other health problems like dystonia, hyperhidrosis and medical grade migraine headaches.

    Q. Who should perform the Botox treatment?

    A. The person performing the treatment must be an authorized doctor, since Botox must be purchased through prescriptive authority. But even more importantly, Botox must be injected by a doctor trained to do so. The skills needed to do an accurate and successful treatment can only be learned through proper training.

    Q. How long do Botox results last?

    A. Ask how many units you will receive and how the bottle was mixed or reconstituted. This will help you determine how long the shot will last. Your skin will also play a part; the deeper the lines, the shorter the results. For instance, deep frown lines will disappear for 3-4 months. Fine lines can stay away for up to 6 months. Lastly, physical exercise will eliminate Botox from your system faster, thus shortening the time for results.

    Q. Hi, I was just wondering when will the Coolbeam laser be available in Asia and also Botox for hair loss as I’m from Malaysia it would cost a fortune traveling for treatments in the U.S. I’ve have been suffering with hair loss since I was 16 and also have stretch marks on most parts of my body. How effective is Botox for hair loss and Coolbeam for stretch marks? Please do answer my questions as it would really help me in some ways knowing there is hope. Thanks.

    A. The Coolbeam treatment is very successful in treating stretch marks as resurfacing the skin produces collagen production which in turn improves the overall texture of the skin.

    Q. Do you specialize in mole removals? Will it leave a scar after?

    A. We use laser to remove moles. The laser causes the cells or tissue to heat up, causing the mole to break apart allowing the body to re absorb it during the healing process.

    Q. What’s the side effect of Botox?

    A. Botox has some side effects such as droopy eyelids (this can last a few weeks), headache and stomach upsets and sometimes feeling that you have flu.

    Q. I was wondering, how much does it cost for Botox procedure?

    A. You will pay roughly $200 to $500 per area. The specific cost may vary depending on your region and which doctor you choose. And remember to ask if they have had the proper training to do Botox injections.

    Q. I have been using Latisse for 3 weeks and I still don’t see any results. Is it not working?

    A. Don’t worry. Latisse definitely works it just takes time. On average most users say that after 4 weeks you will start noticing more length, after 8 you will see more thickness, and after 10 they become darker. Just keep using it every night and you will see results.

    Q. I am really afraid of needles, but my friends are telling me that Botox is awesome and I have to do it… Does it hurt and am I going to freak out?

    A. It is totally normal to be afraid. The good news is if you close your eyes during treatment you won’t have anything to fear. The needles used for Botox are TINY. You will probably not feel a thing, and you’ll be so glad you did it!

    Q. How often should you do a Botox treatment?

    A. In the beginning it is best to do treatment every 3 months. Consistency matters. If you do it once a year, you will not get the full benefits. Consistent usage of Botox cosmetic therapy can relax the muscle so that a lower dose and a longer interval are possible.

    Q. Does age or race affect someone’s Botox treatment?

    A. Depending on your race, genetics, age and prior sun exposure, you may begin to experience premature aging of your skin that could greatly benefit from Botox cosmetic therapy. Typically, for fairer skinned people (Caucasians) Botox cosmetic therapy should be started in early thirties to avoid development of wrinkles between the brows. For dark skinned individuals (African-Americans) Botox cosmetic therapy maybe unnecessary as they are unlikely to develop any significant wrinkling.

    Q. What does a mesotherapy session feel like?

    A. During mesotherapy sessions you might feel a slight pinching or burning sensation. A topical anesthetic cream can be applied to help alleviate any discomfort. After the session you may experience slight bruising which resolves over one week.

    Q. What exactly is in a Mesotherapy injection?

    A. Mesotherapy is a series of injections of microscopic quantities of homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals, natural plant extracts, agents and vitamins into the skin. The doctor selects a customized formula designed to treat each individual problem area. Mesotherapy can be used to treat cellulite and reduce fat including spot reduction.

    Q. I’m turning 50 this year and looking to do a little damage control. Is a non-surgical facelift is right for me?

    A. If you have noticed the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, if your skin is losing its elasticity and firmness, if you have sun damage or age spots, hollowness under the eyes or a little extra fat under your chin a non-surgical facelift is for you. These treatments can be exactly customized to meet your individual needs.

    Q. I am planning to come in for Coolaser treatment. How many days will I need to take off work?

    A. It varies from person to person, but if you have your treatment on Friday, you could be back to work on Tuesday.

    Q. I have a tattoo on my ankle that I want to get taken off. Do you guys do that? How long would it take?

    A. Yes! We offer tattoo removal. The number of treatments required would depend on the darkness and colors of your tattoo. Black and blue are easier to remove than yellow, orange, red and green. You would need to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments.

    Q. I’d like to to Botox on my lunch break. How long is the recovery time from a Botox treatment?

    A. Botox treatment requires minimal time to recover (normally less than 1 hour). The use of very tiny needles and there is little, if any, redness or swelling on the injection site. Most people who receive Botox return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.

    Q. Not to as a dumb question, but is Botox treatment only for women?

    A. Nowadays both men and women are increasingly realizing the benefits of Botox cosmetic as an important factor in their facial appearance. Therefore, Botox treatment is for both men and women in their professional and personal success.

    Q. I really want to have my lips done. Is there one filler that is best to use?

    A. We would discuss which fillers meet your needs best based on cost and duration.

    Q. I have had dark circles for as long as I can remember. Would the non-surgical facelift take away my dark circles?

    A. Dark circles are caused by a variety of reasons. The doctor will determine what the factors are in each individual case and choose the best course of action for treatment.

    Q. How do I know if a non-surgical facelift is right for me?

    A. If you have noticed the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, if your skin is losing its elasticity and firmness, if you have sun damage or age spots, hollowness under the eyes or a little extra fat under your chin a non-surgical facelift is for you. These treatments can be exactly customized to meet your individual needs.

    Q. What is a non-surgical facelift?

    A. This is a treatment option used to achieve the results of a facelift without having to go “under the knife”. Using a combination of laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, Botox and mesotherapy, you can take years off your face without the risks associated with surgery.

    Q. Is Botox cosmetic treatment popular?

    A. More than a million people have had Botox cosmetic therapy since its approval by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and this is not just for movie stars and models but for all types of people. This number is expected to rise as the practice becomes increasingly popular.

    Q. Can you tell me when does Botox start to work, and how long does it last after treatment?

    A. Botox treatment takes about three to ten days before the results appear. After treatment the muscles will take another three to five months before they start to gradually regain their action. Another treatment is repeated once the frown line starts to reappear, to maintain the smooth and soft skin.

    Q. I have always wanted to go for a Botox injection. How much will a typical Botox treatment cost me?

    A. Botox treatment is done on various parts of the face, therefore the cost of Botox treatment will depend on how many areas you have treated. Different offices will vary in pricing, but you could expect to pay between $100 to $300 per area.

    Q. How can I know if Botox treatment is right for me?

    A. If you are conscious about how you look, Botox is for you. Many people, including movie stars and models, who are appearance-conscious have already discovered the benefits.

    Q. I am thinking of getting Botox treatment in the next few days, how long does the treatment take?

    A. Normally it takes less than an hour to complete.

    Q. Will my facial appearance continue to look natural after a Botox treatment?

    A. The results will be visible but it will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done”.

    Q. Hey there, What’s Juvederm?

    A. Juvederm is a dermal filler utilized to smooth skin, plump lips, diminish acne marks, remove lines and fill in wrinkles.

    Q. Hi, What’s Botox?

    A. Botox treatments are an injectable solution that is used for the reduction and or removal of vertical lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Other areas that can greatly benefit from treatment are horizontal lines in the neck, laugh lines on the nose, and even Migraine headaches. Epione offers Botox treatments in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.