MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED TREATMENT QUESTIONS
Fraxel Dual® Laser
How does a Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment work?
Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser treatment targets aging and sun-damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into your skin to expedite your body’s remodeling of collagen. And since the laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, it leaves the surrounding tissue intact, which promotes very rapid healing. Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out.
What precautions should I take after a Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment?
Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you're in the sun.
How long do the positive effects of Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatments last?
It depends on your particular condition and how you care for your skin. Once your skin is treated, continue to protect it as described above. Your physician will give you specific advice based on your individual needs.
Does a Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment hurt?
Most patients describe an increased sensation of heat during the treatment. To minimize discomfort, topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure. After the treatment, most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.
How many Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?
Clinical studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 to 5 sessions spaced about 2 to 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and the physician may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for healing and the production of new collagen to replace damaged tissue.
How are Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatments performed?
First, your skin will be cleansed. Then, about 60 minutes prior to treatment, a topical anesthetic ointment will be applied to the treatment area. The Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 procedure takes 20 to 25 minutes for a full face.
What FDA clearances has Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment received?
Wrinkles around the eyes (periorbital wrinkles)
Age spots/sunspots (pigmented lesions)
Melasma (irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose)
What are the benefits of Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatments?
Smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin
Improved tone and texture
Reduction of unwanted brown spots
Reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
How much does a Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 treatment cost?
Treatment pricing will vary depending on individual skin conditions and desired clinical outcomes, as well as regional location and preferred provider. Please visit our Physician Locator to find providers in your area who can provide accurate pricing information.
Laser Hair Removal
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, we recommend you avoid the gym, sauna, steam room, or hot tub for 48 hours. After 48 hours you can return to your normal activities! Some redness may occur following treatment. Sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition, your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type.
Is laser removal with Cutera HR really worth it?
While traditional methods of hair removal are still the go-to methods for many, these methods are all temporary and must be repeated on a frequent basis... forever! Cutera HR laser hair removal is a quick and efficient solution to rid yourself of unwanted hair.
What are possible side effects?
Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically fade after a few hours.
How do Cutera hair removal treatments compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depliatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. Treatment with Cutera systems provides permanent hair reduction for lasting results.
How does it compare with electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, the Cutera systems effectively treat an area in just seconds that would take over an hour with electrolysis.
Why choose hair removal with a Cutera system over other laser hair removal solutions?
Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, the Cutera laser can rapidly treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies. Cutera's systems use longer wavelengths allowing them to be used safely and effectively on patients with light or dark skin as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems, it can treat the fine hair on a woman's upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man's back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reaction commonly seen with other lasers.
Are there any side effects following the treatment?
Most patients experience redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin.
Why are multiple sessions required?
Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Depth, age, size, and color of the tattoo also impact the number of treatments needed.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?
In many cases, yes. However, it is very important to know that some ink colors are more difficult to clear than others. Consult with your provider to determine if the Cutera Enlighten tattoo removal laser is right for you.
Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
Patients can return to regular activities immediately following the treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
Some patient's experience a slight reddening and local swelling of the skin. These side effects typically disappear after 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Most patients find that the majority of treated veins have shown significant signs of improvement within two to six weeks. However, your final results may not be apparent for several months.
How many treatments will I need?
Often, patients find that one or two treatments are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color and size of the vessels being treated.
Do the treatments hurt?
Most patients experience a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the laser.
Pico Genesis Skin Therapy
How many treatment sessions are required?
A series of two to three Pico Genesis treatments are required to achieve optimal results. Ongoing maintenance treatments are encouraged to sustain results. Skin protection, when exposed to the sun, is highly encouraged on an ongoing basis.
What areas can be treated?
You can treat hands, face, and other areas of the body with noticeable sun damage and excess pigmentation.
Do the treatments hurt?
You will feel the tip of the laser device touch your skin. As the laser energy is applied, you will feel a sensation that patients often describe as an "electric rain" sensation. Most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, but if you do your treatment provider may apply a topical anesthetic. Immediately after the treatment, you may apply cold air or an ice pack for a short time. You should keep the treated area out of the sun and/or apply sunscreen for protection.
Is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
Although you may experience mild redness and swelling for a few hours following treatment, you can expect to return to regular activities following the treatment. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.
What are possible side effects?
Some patients experience mild redness and swelling immediately following the treatment. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve in several hours. Over the course of a few days, the treated sun spots and freckles will become darker and flake off as they heal, revealing a new, even complexion.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment times vary from client to client, but a typical appointment lasts about 30 minutes.
Can I return to normal activities?
You can return to normal activities immediately after your treatment. We encourage you to continue protecting your skin from the sun after your treatments.
How many treatments do I need?
Each client is different and your treatment plan will be determined and modified throughout your treatment schedule. We recommend a minimum of three treatments, spaced four weeks apart.
What is HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
Why is HydraFacial good for my skin?
Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. HydraFacial is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.
Am I a candidate for this treatment?
The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. Your physician or skincare professional may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. Consult your physician or skincare professional for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test.
How long does the treatment take? Is there any downtime or pain involved?
Our goal is to help support you in a balanced lifestyle. That’s why HydraFacial is a fast, efficient treatment that takes 30 minutes – 1 hour. You may put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.
What results may be expected? How many treatments are needed to see results? How long do the results last?
Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. We don’t believe in quick fixes, so one treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin. Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results.
How long do the treatments last?
Treatments take 15-30 minutes depending on the areas being treated.
Does the treatment hurt?
Because microdermabrasion only works on the surface layers of the skin, it should not be uncomfortable in any way, and most patients feel it is quite a relaxing treatment.
How long do the effects last?
Results from your microdermabrasion series of treatments can last for six to twelve months, but may last longer depending on how well you take care of your skin after the treatment and if you minimize sun damage.
How long does it take to heal from a chemical peel?
Every chemical peel is different. Ask a Revive team member about specific healing times for your skin type.
Does a chemical peel hurt?
You may experience a light tingling, tightness, or change in temperature during your procedure. It is important to follow the post-peel instructions to ensure that you do not irritate your freshly resurfaced skin.
How do chemical peels improve the skin?
Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
How should I protect my skin post peel?
Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.
How often can dermaplaning be performed?
We recommend coming in every four weeks to maintain healthy results and continue to see improvement.
How long do treatments take?
Treatments can be as short as 30 minutes or can be part of a 60-75 minute facial treatment. Your aesthetician will determine a custom combination of products to help you maximize results.
How soon will I see results?
Results are immediate.
How long until I see results?
Most patients see results after the first treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment.
Do you peel after Microneedling?
It is normal for the skin to peel after microneedling treatments within a few days. ... A new layer of skin is produced and the old skin begins peeling off. The peeling will be minimal, similar to a mild sunburn.
Does the procedure hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with microneedling, but a topical cream can be applied prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Will my face be red afterwards?
Yes. There will be some redness due to the combination of the two treatments.
Does the treatment hurt?
There is some minor discomfort, but it is tolerable for most clients.
How Long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions will last indefinitely with routine re-lashing every 2 or 3 weeks. The natural eyelash grows in, matures and sheds on a natural cycle, typically every two to three months. The lash extension will shed with the natural eyelash. Relashing addresses this natural shedding to maintain a full beautiful set of lashes. Prior to the application, your Lash Extension Stylist will conduct a thorough consultation to design a set of customized lashes suited specifically for your eyes.
Will I Receive Mink Lashes?
When looking for lash extensions nearby, make sure to find out what types of materials are being used by your Lash Stylist. Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions are faux mink lashes, meaning that they are made from synthetic fibers that look and feel like a natural lash. Real mink lashes come with several disadvantages. For one, some people have an allergy to real mink. Also, mink lashes require frequent curling after application because they do not hold the curl. Due to these disadvantages and others, Xtreme Lashes chooses to provide faux mink lashes.
Lash + Brow Tint
Should You Try It?
If you’d like a break from your morning makeup routine or if you’re looking for fuller lashes and brows, tinting is for you! It’s also great for those with lighter eyebrows/lashes who are looking to create a more dramatic look.
Does it hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with waxing. Our experts are trained to complete your waxing procedure with minimal discomfort.
How long until my hair grows back?
Depending on your hair type, waxing results usually last 4-6 weeks. Hair tends to thin out with repeated waxing.