Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Expect Before My First Botox® Injection?
Arrive to Reflections Med Spa at your appointment time and be ready to consult with your clinician for about 15 minutes. We will discuss the process with you and develop an individual treatment plan based on your needs.
How Long Does It Take to Get Botox®?
The treatment itself only takes a few minutes. Your clinician will already know where you wish to have wrinkles and fine lines smoothed away. Your individual treatment plan will determine how many units and how many times you will need to visit us.
Does Botox® Hurt?
The level of discomfort varies person to person. The needle used to inject Botox® is very small and thin. Most people report feeling a slight pinching sensatio.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Botox®?
There is no recovery time with Botox®. You can resume normal activities after receiving Botox treatments that do not involve heavy exercise, wearing tight-fitting hats or direct sunlight. At Reflections Med Spa, we provide post-injection serums to minimize the risk of bruising and recommend taking aspirin for any discomfort.
Doesn't Botox Make Your Face Look Unnatural or Too Tight?
No. Botox® is formulated to subtly and gradually minimize wrinkling and firm up loose skin. Only you will ever know you've had Botox® injections. People with abnormal-looking skin who admit to using Botox® may simply receive too many injections from clinicians who are not licensed or trained to give Botox injections.
How Do I Know If Botox® is Right for Me?
Everyone has different skin needs that depend on multiple factors such as severity of wrinkling and the person's expectations. For these reasons, our clinicians evaluate each client on a case-by-case basis. Schedule a free consultation today with one of our med spa medical professionals to discuss whether Botox is right for you.
When Will I See Results from Botox®?
How quickly Botox releases wrinkles and restores a youthful glow to your skin varies from person to person. Some of our Botox clients report seeing improvement in one to two weeks. Age, genetics and other factors determine when you notice visible improvement from Botox. Your clinician can tell you more about when you might expect to see results during your consultation appointment.
Will I Need More Than One Botox® Treatment?
There is no established number of Botox units that suits everyone. How many Botox treatments you need depends on facial muscle size, your gender (men get Botox, too!), your skin goals and how quickly your body metabolizes Botox. During your consultation with our board-certified clinician, a personalized treatment plan will be developed that focuses on your needs and beauty goals.
Is Instalift for the Neck Area Only?
No. The FDA has approved InstaLift for both the neck and face. However, InstaLift for neck skin that has lost its firmness and smoothness due to aging is the leading, nonsurgical method for rejuvenating neck skin. Talk to your board-certified clinician during your consultation at Refections Med Spa about InstaLift for the face if you are interested in this treatment.
What Happens During an InstaLift Procedure at Reflections Med Spa?
A typical Instalift treatment takes between 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Instalift is not a dermal filler or neuromodulator injection but a minimally invasive procedure that is much less expensive and time-demanding than a surgical facelift. We provide post-injection serums to minimize bruising and ease any discomfort you may experience.
Does It Hurt to Have InstaLift Done?
Insertion of sutures is done under local anesthesia so you will feel little to no discomfort. When your doctor moves sutures into their proper places, you may feel a strange but not painful sensation.
How Long Do InstaLift Results Last? Will I See Results Right Away?
The "lifting" effect of the sutures is visible immediately. Results of Instalift generally last anywhere from six months to one year, depending on a person's age, skin condition and other factors.
Does InstaLift Cause Side Effects?
Minor discomfort and minimal swelling can be expected. Acetaminophen can be taken to ease any discomfort. You can gently apply makeup 24 hours after the procedure if desired. Other Instalift post-care guidelines will be discussed during your consultation.
How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
The first thing you should know is that CoolSculpting® is not a procedure for losing weight. Instead, CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction solution that does not involve surgery or lengthy downtime. If you are within approximately five to 20 pounds of your healthy weight and have stubborn fat bulges, CoolSculping® may be right for you.
What Should I Expect Before and During my CoolSculpting® Treatment?
We ask that you please stop using anti-inflammatory and blood thinning medication at least three days before your treatment. You should show up to your appointment wearing loose-fitting clothing around body areas you want treated. The length of the procedure can take 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area. During the procedure, you may feel temporary tingling or stinging as fat cells are being frozen.
What Can I Expect After Coolsculpting®?
There is no downtime with CoolSculpting® and you can resume normal daily activities after treatment is completed.The most common side effects reported are numbness and slight swelling that gradually diminish after a day or two. Most clients report visible results in 10 to 12 weeks, but this will vary depending on your age, body shape, location of adipose tissue and other factors.
Are CoolSculpting® Results Permanent?
The number of fat cells you have is set by the time you are 13 years old. The reason why we develop adipose tissue is because fat cells expand; they don't reproduce like other cells. When you lose weight, these fat cells shrink but stay in your body. Since CoolSculpting® kills fat cells by freezing them, you are permanently reducing the number of fat cells in your body. To prevent expansion of remaining fat cells, you should continue with your exercise and diet routine.
How Often Will I Need CoolSculpting® "Touch-ups"?
Our board-certified clinicians will talk to you about the factors involved in achieving the results you want and then determine how many times you may need a CoolSculpting® treatment. Areas treated, your body shape and size and past weight history are some things to take into consideration when approximating a treatment number.
How Does CoolSculpting® Compare to Liposuction?
Lipsuction is major surgery that requires an overnight hospital stay and lengthy recovery time. The average cost of liposuction is between $4,000 and $5,000. CoolSculpting® is a fraction of the cost of liposuction and does not require needles, surgery or downtime.
How is Jeuveau® Different from Botox?
While both cosmetic injectables block the release of a chemical that causes facial muscles to contract, a dose of Jeuveau® is different from a standard dose of Botox. In addition, Jeuveau® is used exclusively to reduce the appearance of deep frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
How Long Does It Take to Administer Jeuveau®?
Jeuveau® treatments take less than twenty minutes to complete. Most consultations prior to receiving treatment last about thirty minutes. Reflections Med Spa clients wanting Jeuveau® injections typically spend about one hour at our facility. Call ahead to schedule your consultation at your convenience.
When Will I See Results from Jeuveau®?
Like Jeuveau® and other cosmetic injectables, result times will vary from person to person. It is possible to see a reduction in glabellar lines within two to three days, depending on individual factors that your clinician will discuss with you during your consultation.
How Long Will the Effects of Jeuveau® Last? Will I Need a "Touch-up" Injection?
Most people do not need to return to Reflections Med Spa for another Jeuveau® injection until six to nine months have passed since their initial injection. The need for additional Jeuveau® injections depends on multiple factors as well as your desire to achieve a specific result.
Are There Any Side Effects to Jeuveau® I Should Know About?
Common side effects reported by most Jeuveau® clients include slight discomfort and redness at the injection sites. Your clinician will discuss less common side effects with you during your consultation. Additionally, there is no downtime with Jeuveau®.
Do I Need to do Anything to Prepare for Juvéderm® Injections?
Avoid taking medications that are considered blood thinners 24 to 48 hours before treatment. Non-prescription substances that thin the blood include aspirin and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If you take a prescription blood thinner such as Plavix and have concerns, please consult with your doctor.
How Long Does It Take to Receive Juvéderm® Treatment?
Following a brief yet informative consultation with our board-certified clinicians, you'll spend less than an hour getting your Juvéderm® treatments. Most patients are done within 15 minutes. We provide post-injection serums to help minimize a slight risk of bruising. Afterwards, you can resume your normal daily activities.
When Will I See Results from Juvéderm®?
Since Juvéderm® is a dermal filler containing moisture-attracting hylaluronic acid, you should see results immediately after an injection. Please note that this treatment takes about two weeks to fully settle.
How Long Does Juvéderm® Last?
Most Reflections Med Spa Juvéderm® clients don't need to return for touch-up injections for at least 6-12 months. There are different types of Juvéderm® formulas available that provide results for various lengths of time. Your clinician will discuss this with you during your consultation prior to your first Juvéderm® treatment.
Are Restylane® Facial Fillers Like Botox?
No. Restylane® is a dermal filler similar to Juvederm® that restores fullness and volume to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. All Restylane® facial fillers contain transparent hyaluronic acid essential to achieve radiantly smooth, younger-looking skin.
What Can I Expect Before, During and After Restylane® Injections?
Avoid using prescription or over-the-counter medications that thin the blood. If you take Plavix or another blood-thinning prescription drugs, talk to your doctor about stopping the medication for 24 to 48 hours before Restylane® injections. You will have a consultation with our board-certified clinician before receiving Restylane® treatment. Injections take just a few minutes to complete. Afterwards, we provide post-injection serums to help reduce the risk of bruising.
How Long Do Results from Restylane® Treatments Last?
The area/s treated, nasolabial folds, cheek hollows, facial wrinkles or hands, will determine how long you can wait until getting touch-up treatments. For example, full Restylane® treatment on nasolabial folds typically lasts for 12 to 18 months. During your scheduled consultation, your dedicated clinician will discuss the different kinds of Restylane® formulas available and the length of individual results.
Are There Any Side Effects to Using Restylane® Lyft Products?
As with all cosmetic injectables, some discomfort, swelling and/or redness can be expected at injection sites. However, this is not a surgical procedure meaning there is no downtime with Restylane® filler treatment. You can further minimize swelling or redness by avoiding physical activity and lying on your back.
How Many Restylane® Treatments Will I Need to Achieve My Desired Results?
Your initial Restylane® injections can generally be completed in one or two visits to Reflections Med Spa. However, individual results will differ according to the injection location, your body chemistry, severity of wrinkling and other factors. Once the results are met, we'll develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure you always look your radiant best.
Microneedling with PRP
How is Microneedling Different from Microneedling with PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) applied to the skin after the microneedling treatment not only lengthens the duration of results, but also speeds up the time it takes to see visible results. In addition, microneedling with PRP may help minimize side effects by directly enriching the skin with growth factors.
How Should I Prepare for Microneedling with PRP?
We ask that you not use retinol products five days before your appointment and that you eat something a few hours prior to receiving treatment since we need to draw blood from you to make PRP.
What Can I Expect During a Microneedling with PRP Treatment?
After consulting with our board-certified clinician, you will have your face cleansed with a special solution, followed by application of a numbing agent. A small amount of your blood is then drawn to be centrifuged to make PRP. Microneedling with PRP treatments generally take about an hour.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
Microneedling post-care involves applying a soothing serum to reduce discomfort. Your skin will look sunburned for 24 to 48 hours but redness will quickly diminish. To help your skin heal, avoid physical activity vigorous enough to make you perspire. If you wish, you can apply light foundation to conceal redness.
Will I Need More Than One Microneedling with PRP Treatment to See Desired Results?
Everyone has different aesthetic goals, so how many treatments you need to achieve your goals depends on the type and severity of skin problems you want eliminated.You can have as many as six or seven treatments as long as they are scheduled at least four to five weeks apart. Your clinician will discuss these topics and more with you during your consultation.
PRP Hair Restoration
How Does PRP for Hair Restoration Work? Does It Involve Surgery?
PRP hair restoration is a non-surgical, medical hair restoration treatment that uses PRP to stimulate follicle growth and reverse hair thinning (hair miniaturization) and common baldness (androgenic alopecia) in both men and women.
What Can I Expect Before and During PRP Hair Restoration?
Once your appointment is scheduled, do not use retinol products five days prior to treatment. We also need to take a small vial of your blood to make platelet-rich plasma (PRP), so eat a small meal before your appointment. After your consultation with a board-certified clinician, we'll take your blood, complete a "hair map" and then proceed with scalp injections containing your PRP. The entire procedure takes about one hour.
Can I Resume My Daily Activities After Hair Restoration with PRP?
Yes! However, skip exercising or doing any physical activity that makes you sweat and don't wear a hat for at least 24 hours. Your scalp may feel a little sore afterwards, but many people report feeling no discomfort after treatment.
When Should I Expect to See Results?
After your first treatment, we'll ask you to return for two more treatments at six-week intervals. Three months after your third treatment (or six months following your first treatment), your progress will be evaluated by a clinician. By this time, your hair should look and feel thicker. Follow-up treatments are typically needed about twice a year, depending on your progress.