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  • What are PDO Threads?
    Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are thinner-than-hair medical grade absorbable threads that lift and tighten sagging skin tissues. These threads are implanted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using small needles or cannulas. Once the threads are inserted, the skin looks rejuvenated, filled and lifted. And the threads we use are FDA approved. PDO Max threads can provide many of the same benefits as a facelift and numerous other surgical procedures depending on how and where it’s applied.
  • How does a PDO Thread lift works?
    A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that helps tighten a person’s skin. Without the need for big incisions, unlike most facelift procedures, PDO thread lifting uses small needles to insert fine threads under the skin. These PDO threads are especially designed to anchor the sagging skin and lift it upwards. The threads also stimulate collagen production, which further diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • How long does it takes to recover from the procedure?
    Since PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is quick. Most people who get this procedure done return to their normal activities after a day. Minor inflammation and bruising may occur in the first few days, but they usually resolve after two weeks.
  • Does PDO Thread lifting have any side effects?
    If a PDO thread lifting procedure isn’t done by a professional like Inna Prokopenko, it may result in thread protrusion and puckering of the skin. These happen when the PDO threads aren’t properly implanted. This is why you should visit a true professional like Inna Prokopenko, who not only practice but also trains and gives lectures all over the world on safe use of PDO threads.
  • How long do the results of a PDO thread lift last?
    The PDO threads dissolve after six to nine months, but their effects can last up to two years, thanks to the production of collagen.
  • If I start Dermal Fillers, but stop later, will I look worse?
    Absolutely not! The effects of dermal fillers are not permanent, and they will eventually be absorbed by the body over time. The duration of the effects of a filler can vary depending on various factors, including the type of filler used, the area it was injected into, and the individual's skin type, among others. When the filler is no longer present, the skin will return to its original state. This means that if you have had filler injected to add volume to your cheeks, for example, your cheeks will return to their previous state once the filler has been fully absorbed. It's important to keep in mind that the process of aging and skin changes will continue, regardless of whether or not you have had dermal fillers. So, if you have had filler to correct a specific issue, it is possible that other signs of aging or changes in your appearance may become more noticeable over time. So, if you have had dermal fillers and you stop treatment, you will not look worse. Your appearance will simply return to its pretreatment state. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure like dermal fillers, it's important to have realistic expectations and understand that they are not a long-term solution.
  • Why don’t you recommend permanent filler since it's just one and done?
    As we age, our face changes and your filler should be adjusted over time. This is not possible with permanent fillers. You may get something that looks great now, but will not necessarily look good in five or ten years. For this reason, I do not recommend having any permanent treatments in the face such as cheeks implants or permanent fillers.
  • Why do you recommend addressing the full face instead of just treating my lips?
    The face is like a Rubik's Cube. If you change one thing, everything else shifts. Lips are the only part of the face that is not attached to bone, it is supported by the pyriform aperture and chin. So, if you make your lips fuller without proper support it will start to look unnatural. This is true for all parts of the face. For example, if you are looking to achieve chiseled jawline, you will need proper cheek support as well as chin projection.
  • How long will my results last after Botox treatment?
    The effects of Botox injections are not permanent . The duration of Botox results can vary between individuals, but on average, the effects of Botox can last anywhere from 3-4 months. After this period, the muscle activity gradually returns, and the treated area may regain its previous appearance. It's important to note that individual responses to Botox can vary, and factors such as the dosage, injection technique, and individual metabolism can influence the duration of the results. Some people may experience longer-lasting effects, while others may find that the effects wear off slightly sooner. To maintain the desired results, it is generally recommended to schedule follow-up appointments for additional Botox treatments before the effects completely wear off. Regular maintenance treatments can help sustain the desired improvements in muscle activity and minimize the reappearance of wrinkles or lines. It's important to consult with a qualified provider who can provide you with personalized information based on your specific situation and help you understand the expected duration of Botox effects in your case.
  • Will my face look unnatural after Botox treatment ?
    The outcome of Botox treatment can vary depending on various factors such as the skill and experience of the provider, the amount and placement of the Botox injections, and individual differences in facial anatomy and muscle activity. When administered correctly, Botox is typically used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, aiming for a natural-looking result. However, there is a possibility of the face looking unnatural if Botox is administered improperly . To minimize the risk of an unnatural look, it's important to choose a qualified and experienced provider who has expertise in administering Botox injections. It's advisable to have a consultation with your provider who can evaluate your facial structure and discuss your specific goals and concerns. They can provide you with personalized advice and recommendations based on your individual needs, helping to ensure that the results of your Botox treatment appear natural and enhance your overall appearance.
  • How much Botox will I need?
    The amount of Botox required can vary depending on several factors, including the area being treated, the severity of the wrinkles or lines, and individual variations in muscle activity and response to the treatment. The best way to determine the appropriate amount of Botox for your specific needs is to have a consultation with a provider who can evaluate your facial anatomy and discuss your desired outcomes. In order to get excellent outcome you need adequate amount of units. Using less than recommended amount of Botox will result in short duration and not ideal outcomes. During the consultation, the provider will assess your facial muscles, discuss your concerns, and recommend a treatment plan tailored to your goals. They will be able to estimate the amount of Botox necessary to achieve the desired effect based on their experience and expertise. It's important to communicate your expectations clearly and honestly with your provider to ensure that they understand your goals and can develop an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Do Botox injections hurt?
    The experience of pain can vary from person to person, but generally, Botox injections are not considered to be very painful. Most individuals report minimal discomfort during the procedure. The needles used for Botox injections are very fine, and the injections are typically quick, which helps reduce any potential pain. Additionally, a topical numbing cream can be applied or Ice pack use right before injections to the area before the injection to further minimize discomfort. While the actual injection itself may cause a slight stinging or pinching sensation, any discomfort is usually brief and well-tolerated. After the procedure, some individuals may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, but these effects are temporary and typically resolve quickly. If you have concerns about pain or discomfort during a Botox injection, it's best to discuss them with a qualified provider who can address your specific situation and provide appropriate guidance.
  • What on my face can I treat with Botox®?
    Botox® is commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive facial muscle movements. Here are some of the wrinkles on the face that can be treated with Botox®: Forehead lines: Botox® can smooth out horizontal lines that appear across the forehead when you raise your eyebrows or frown. Frown lines: Also known as glabellar lines or "11" lines, these vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows can be reduced with Botox®. Crow's feet: These are fine lines and wrinkles that form around the outer corners of the eyes when you smile or squint. Botox® injections can soften their appearance. Bunny lines: These are the lines that form on the bridge of the nose when you scrunch your nose. Botox® can relax the muscles responsible for bunny lines. Lip lines: Botox® can be used to target vertical lines that appear above the upper lip, also known as smoker's lines or lipstick lines. "Lip Flip" and Gummy smiles Downturn corners of the mouth. "Orange peel" of the chin. Platysma bands of the neck. Facial slimming by treating masseter muscle. It's important to note that Botox® may not be suitable for all types of wrinkles. Static wrinkles, which are caused by the natural aging process and a loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin, may not respond as well to Botox®. In such cases, other treatments like dermal fillers or skin resurfacing procedures may be more appropriate. It's best to consult with a qualified healthcare provider who can assess your specific concerns and recommend the most suitable treatment options for who can assess your specific concerns and recommend the most suitable treatment options for you.
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