Below are questions frequently asked. More information can be obtained by selecting the service you are seeking information about or waiting for your consultation to ask more questions.
Please be prepared to discuss your goals and prior services you have had. Also, please provide any updated information including current medications, allergies and skin sensitivities. We will ask you to cleanse your face prior to the consultation as we need to see your natural skin for the consultation.
Your consultation will take anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the issues you wish to discuss. Please add an additional 15 minutes for time to fill our your questionnaire and additional time to schedule future appointments. First time visitors should plan for 25 to 60 minutes including filling out paper work.
We generally take in depth photography to provide us information about you skin, facial conditions, wrinkles, scars, and other aspects of your skin. These photos also becomes a baseline for our records for any treatments you may have. As these are part of your medical record, these remain private.
Dr. Salzman uses a very fine syringe for your comfort and gently injects the areas discussed and agreed upon during the initial consultation. The procedure itself takes just minutes, and noticeable improvement of the treated areas can be seen in just a few days. Full results of BOTOX® Cosmetic or XEOMIN® takes place in about ten days after the initial treatment. Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® have been shown to last approximately 3-4 months, though results may vary (sometime up to 6 months) with some clients experiencing shorter or longer result times. A number of our clients find that regular treatments of BOTOX® Cosmetic may reduce the total amount of units that they might need on subsequent visits. Dr. Salzman treatments are quick and comfortable procedure. We also offer flexible office hours to meet your needs, and many of our clients receive treatments after work or on their lunch hour.
BOTOX Cosmetic® and XEOMIN® are used to treat moderate to severe facial lines around the eyes and forehead areas. Both can create a dramatic improvement when treating the horizontal lines across the forehead, vertical lines between the eyebrows, the “crow’s feet” or the squint lines around the eyes and can even create a mini “brow-lift” above the eyes.
Sometimes there is a small amount of redness in the treated area that disappears quickly (20 minutes to and hour) with the application of ice, and/or can be covered by a small amount of makeup. Bruising can sometimes appear after treatment, but can be largely avoided by following proper pre and post care written instructions, and any additional verbal instructions given by Dr. Salzman. Everyone must sign a consent form and receive the documentation provided by BOTOX® Cosmetic by the Allergan, the makers of BOTOX®. and XEOMN® produced by Merz.
We ask that one week prior to treatment you avoid taking any non-prescription medications such as aspirin, aspirin containing products,Ginkgo Biloba, high doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, St John’s Wort and any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen ( Advil, Motrin). Also, it is important that you avoid alcohol for at least 72 hours prior to receiving treatment. When in doubt please consult your prescribing primary care physician or specialist and share the information with Dr. Salzman, before discontinuing any regular medications that you take. Also raise any questions or concerns about whether or not a certain medication, vitamin or supplement may increase bruising or swelling. Additionally, you are asked to fill out our patient questionnaire which lists any conditions you have and medications you are taking. You are required to provide Dr. Salzman with all accurate medical information and conditions, so he can properly advise and if appropriate, treat you.
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Overtime, through natural aging and expression, lines and creases form on our skin that age our appearance. Dermal fillers can correct those lines instantly, by gently filling them from within, creating smoother, more youthful looking skin. Only Dr. Salzman performs the treatment and meets with you beforehand to carefully review your medical history, any medications that you are currently taking and the current condition of your skin, before recommending which product will be right for you. Dr. Salzman only uses FDA approved dermal fillers that are made of natural, injectable gels; therefore no allergy testing is required. Our clients continue to come back to Dr. Salzman because of his patient and understanding demeanor, outstanding treatment results and comfortable injecting technique that he has perfected through years of practice and continued training through expert level classes.
Dermal fillers generally last six months to a year depending on the type of filler used and the area injected. Here at Advanced Laser Medspa, we always take before and after photos during your consultation, at the time of your treatment and when you come in for your follow-up visit. Our follow-up visits with staff or Dr. Salzman are complimentary He recommends that you come back for a 30 follow-up visit to review your treatment results.
Side effects may include bruising, bleeding at the injection site, tenderness and swelling. Following proper pre and post care instructions and any verbal instructions from Dr. Salzman will ensure that you get the best possible results from your treatment with minimal discomfort or side effects.
We ask that one week prior to treatment you avoid taking any non-prescription medications such as aspirin, aspirin containing products, Ginkgo Biloba, high doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, St John’s Wort and any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as ibuprofen. Also, it is important that you avoid alcohol for 72 hours prior to receiving treatment. Always consult with your primary care physician and/or prescribing physician before altering or discontinuing any regular medications. Also consult with Dr. Salzman if you have any questions or concerns about whether or not a certain medication, vitamin or supplement may increase bruising or swelling. COLD SORES: If you are susceptible to cold sores, please advise Dr. Salzman, so he can discuss prescribing you Valtrax several days in advanced of your treatment.
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PHYSICIAN-GRADE CHEMICAL PEELS
Physician strength chemical peels can only be purchased and performed under the direction of a physician. At Advanced Laser Medspa, we only do light and medium strength chemical peels. Theses are considered “lunchtime peels” and you can resume normal activities afterwards. While there are many different types of chemical peels, there are many different skin types, and therefore a peel must be appropriately selected to provide the best, safest and most effective results for each person. During your initial consultation, a licensed, medical expert will meet with you to evaluate your skin and determine the type of chemical peel that will be most beneficial based on your skin’s color, type and current condition.
Similar to medical microdermabrasion, physician strength chemical peels can treat almost all the areas of the body, including but not limited to the face, neck, chest, arms, back and hands.
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A medical microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses a microdermabrasion machine that is only sold to physicians and only operated by licensed, medical technicians. A medical microdermabrasion is a much safer and more effective treatment then what can be performed in a spa or salon, and this means better results for you.
During the treatment a licensed, skilled technician uses a crystal tipped wand and makes small quick passes over the skin. A gentle scratching sensation can be felt as the tip goes back and forth across the skin along with gentle suction from the machine which helps to lift and clear away dirt, oil, sebum, dead skin and bacteria from the skin.
Microdermabrasion can treat almost all the areas of the body, including but not limited to the face, neck, chest, arms, back, hands and feet.
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A micropeel is a combination of both a medical microdermabrasion and a physician strength chemical peel. Micropeels are ideal because they blend together the benefits of both the medical microdermabrasion and physician strength chemical peel into one comfortable treatment. A micropeel allows for deeper penetration of the physician strength chemical peel and provides faster, more significant results than a medical microdermabrasion or physician strength chemical peel performed alone. While results can be seen immediately, a series of treatments along with maintenance treatments are recommended for best results.
Side effects are minimal and can include temporary redness or flakiness of the skin. Vigorous exercise should be avoided directly after treatment otherwise most other activates can be resumed immediately. Medical grade sunblock should always be worn while undergoing any type of medical skin treatment.
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Unlike other cellulite treatments, Acoustic Wave Therapy™ or AWT is an innovative technology that uses gentle acoustic waves and percussion to break up cellulite. Acoustic Wave Therapy works by loosening those hard bands of collagen that are pushing down on the enlarged fat cells while simultaneously breaking up the trapped fat. By manually increasing lymph drainage and blood flow to the treated area, the body is able to naturally rid itself of the cellulite through its lymphatic system. The result is smoother looking skin, an increase in skin firmness, and an improvement in tone and skin texture. Some of our clients notice an additional benefit of a decrease in circumferential size of the treated areas.
A minimum of 8 treatments spaced twice a week for 4 weeks is required to see an improvement. Some clients may require additional treatments to receive optimal results. Once monthly maintenance treatments of Acoustic Wave Therapy are recommended to sustain results. At the time of your consultation you will meet with a licensed technician who will evaluate the areas of concern and recommend a treatment plan based on the degree of your cellulite and their professional experience and training.
Areas that can be treated include; Front and back of thighs, Buttocks, Stomach, and Arms.
Side effects are temporary and can sometimes include redness, swelling or bruising of the treated areas.
Results can include a reduction in the appearance of lumpiness, and an increase in skin texture, tone and firmness. Additionally, some clients will notice a circumference reduction of the treated areas. Clients are weighed, measured and photographed before beginning treatment and two weeks after completing their initial set of treatments to track the amount of their progress. Results vary from person to person, and it is important to schedule a complimentary consultation at our Medspa to find out if you are a good candidate for Acoustic Wave Therapy to start feeling confident about wearing shorts, skirts and bathing suits today!
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COOL WHITE SMILE
Results can vary from person to person, but most clients will see a noticeable whitening effect of at least 2 shades or more during their initial 30 minute treatment. Some clients with darker or more resistant staining may require an additional “touch- up” treatment in two to four weeks after the initial treatment to achieve further whitening results. This is provided at a reduced cost. Additionally, those who engage in teeth whitening agents and strips will sometimes see less of a result as their teeth are significantly whiter than smokers or coffee drinkers.
Whitening results typically last 6 months to a year depending on your lifestyle. Teeth whitening does not prevent your teeth from being re- stained. We recommend scheduling a Cool White Smile treatment once a year, to maintain your whitening results.
Our clients are pleasantly surprised to discover the Cool White Smile process is a quick and comfortable. Additionally we have found that the Cool White Smile procedure is gentle enough for persons with even the most sensitive teeth and gums. Although rare, side effects can include minor tooth or gum sensitivity, whitening of the gums, lips or highlighted areas on the teeth. These side effects are minor and only temporary.
In only 30 minutes, years of staining and discoloration disappear, leaving you with whiter, brighter, younger looking teeth. If needed, a “touch-up” treatment can be scheduled 2 to 4 weeks after the initial treatment, to help break down any remaining stubborn areas of staining. There is a small additional fee for the touch up procedure.
The Cool White Smile process will not whiten crowns, caps, bonding, fillings, false teeth or veneers nor or staining due to antibiotics, fluoride or hereditary discoloration.If this is a concern to you then we recommend scheduling an appointment to meet with your dentist to discuss possible options. If you are considering replacing a darker or discolored cap, crown, veneer or filling, we recommend scheduling your Cool White Smile procedure beforehand, so that your dentist can match your replacement to your new brighter, whiter teeth.
We recommend brushing and flossing before your procedure. If you already have an upcoming dental cleaning with your dentist, we recommend scheduling your Cool White Smile procedure a few days after your cleaning to get the best possible whitening results. It is important to remember that the The Cool White Smile process is a teeth whitening procedure and not a dental examination or cleaning, and does not replace regular checkups or cleanings by your dentist.
Women that are pregnant or lactating should wait to have this procedure until they are no longer pregnant or lactating. The procedure is not recommended for persons under the age of 16 as their teeth are still changing and maturing and persons with periodontal disease should not have this procedure. If you have any questions or concerns about how teeth whitening might affect you, please contact our office or your regular dentist.
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Anyone looking to add thickness, darkness and length to their own natural lashes should receive Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions. Xtreme Lashes® are perfect for events like weddings and proms and as well as for athletes who do not want mascara or eyeliner running or smudging during their workouts. Additionally, Xtreme Lashes® are great for everyday wear and help to cut down on morning and evening beauty routines, and give the appearance of looking “finished” everyday, all the time!
Yes, though mascara will not really be necessary since the extensions give the appearance of wearing mascara. If mascara is still desired, it must be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to be shed sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
Yes. The bonding agent used is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. However you must avoid washing your eye area for at least 48 hours after the eyelash application and avoid any facial products that contain oil that could come in contact with your Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions
Mechanical eyelash curlers are not recommended. These curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is desired, speak to your trained eyelash stylist as she can make adjustments and more curl to your overall look at your next appointment.
When properly applied, an Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extension will remain in place until the natural lash on which it is placed, falls out. This can be as long as two months or more. With proper care and maintenance, touch ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed.
No. Only a trained and licensed professional will be able to safely apply Xtreme Lashes® eyelash extensions. Unprofessional application or self-application may cause eye injury, lash damage or unnatural looking lashes.
Because eyelash extensions are applied to existing natural lashes you must have at least some natural lashes to receive the procedure.
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Dermaplaning is appropriate for anyone looking for an instant result from a non-surgical treatment that have an event such as a date, wedding or just want immediate results that include radiant, glowing facial skin.
For best results, dermaplaning should be scheduled every two weeks for skin correction and then once monthly to maintain treatment results.
Clients that have active acne or pustular rosacea should not receive dermaplaning. Because dermaplaning is a non-chemical exfoliation procedure, clients who are pregnant, lactating or trying to become pregnant may receive dermaplaning but not chemical peels.
We offer complimentary consultations that include advanced UV photography of the skin along with a personalized skin assessment and an individualized treatment plan to get you the best possible results. Schedule a consultation today with one of our experienced, licensed professionals to see if dermaplaning is right for you!
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