FAQs

With all of the different devices out there, you may be wondering, why BodyFX?

BodyFX is the first and only non-invasive body contouring technology proven to both permanently kill adipose tissue and contract the skin. BodyFX addresses problematic fatty tissue in large body areas such as the abs, flanks or love handles, thighs, back and much more.  It works by using radio-frequency energy and negative pressure which leads to killing fat and tightening the skin. If you have unwanted pockets of fat, cellulite or just wish you tighten skin, this device can achieve your goals.

Q: WHAT IS BODYFX?

A: BodyFX is a new, long lasting, non-invasive solution to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite. BodyFX will reshape your body to provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. BodyFX is the perfect solution to get rid of your mummy tummy or muffin top, and improve your general body contour.

Q: HOW DOES BODYFX WORK?

A: BodyFX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities including radio-frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and suction coupled negative pressure. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide beautiful body shaping results.

Q: HOW SAFE IS THE TREATMENT?

A: A series of radio-frequency energy is delivered by a succession of pulses at 1 million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, the body’s temperature will be constantly monitored, with ongoing accurate feedback of the skin’s temperature. This thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control.

Q: DOES IT HURT?

A: Most users find BodyFX comfortable. During treatment you can expect a warming of your skin and gentle pulling sensation as the radio-frequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted stubborn pockets of fat.

Q: HOW SAFE IS THE TREATMENT?

A: A series of RF energy is delivered by a succession of pulses at 1 million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, the temperature will be constantly monitored, with ongoing accurate feedback of the skin’s temperature. This thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over an eight-week period. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments – with the skin’s surface feeling smoother and softer immediately.

Q: WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

A: There is absolutely no downtime for BodyFX. It can be a lunch time procedure. Patients will notice redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside after a few hours. This warmth is equivalent to the sensation felt after a deep tissue massage and will not prevent anyone from their regular activities.

Q: WHAT IS MiniFX?

A: MiniFX is a new non-invasive solution to reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite. MiniFX targets small areas requiring fat and cellulite treatment.

Q: HOW DOES MiniFX WORK?

A: MiniFX uses a combination of different clinically proven modalities including radio-frequency energy, deep tissue heating and suction coupled negative pressure. The radio-frequency energy distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat, causing the tissues to heat and contract. The vacuum and controlled energy pulses then work synergistically to provide beautiful shaping results.

Q: HOW SAFE IS THE TREATMENT?

A: A series of RF energy is delivered by a succession of pulses at 1 million cycles per second. While this may sound intense, it is very safe. To maximize comfort, the temperature will be constantly monitored, with ongoing accurate feedback of the skin’s temperature. This thermal monitoring provides the utmost in temperature control.

Q: DOES IT HURT?

A: Most users find MiniFX comfortable. During treatment you can expect a warming of your skin and gentle pulling sensation as the radio-frequency and vacuum work to smooth out unwanted stubborn pockets of fat.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: It is recommended that weekly sessions are performed over an eight-week period. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first few treatments – with the skin’s surface feeling smoother and softer immediately.

Q: WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

A: There is absolutely no downtime for MiniFX. It can be a lunch time procedure. Patients will notice redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside after a few hours. This warmth is equivalent to the sensation felt after a deep tissue massage and will not prevent anyone from their regular activities.

PLUS stimulates the formation of new collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity for long-lasting and remarkable results. This is the perfect treatment if you have sagging skin in your face and neck, knees, abs and other parts of the body.  If you want to improve and contour areas of your body even more, this can help to achieve those results as well.  It’s a comfortable, non-invasive solution that you can do over your lunch time break without worrying about downtime.  Most patients go through a series of recommended treatments based off the consultation.  These results can be long lasting with proper maintenance and the right skin care routine.

Q: WHAT IS PLUS?

A: PLUS uses fractionated radio-frequency energy to stimulate collagen production for body remodeling. After Plus treatments you can achieve a more youthful and
toned skin contour making your body appear smoother, sexier and younger.

Q: IS PLUS FOR ME?

A: PLUS is recommended for individuals who are looking for a non-invasive skin treatment
to address targeted areas that require contraction. Plus can be used to reduce texture irregularities in lax skin to provide a lifted appearance. Plus is safe and can be used on all skin types and tones.

Q: WHAT RESULTS WILL I SEE AND FEEL?

A: During treatment, most patients will feel a heat sensation and “feel” tighter. Over time patients typically notice a reduction in the folds of their skin leading to a smoother contour of the body. Textural irregularities will even out and sagging skin will appear more toned.

Q: WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

A: PLUS can be used on parts of the body that may need contraction after the effects of weight gain/loss or general aging. Most com- mon areas of treatment include the abdomen, arms (bat wings), inner thighs, outer thighs, back fat and knees.

Q: WILL IT HURT?

A: PLUS is essentially painless and has no downtime; it feels like a hot stone massage. Patients may see slight redness in the treated area, which will lessen within a few hours. All patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: Typically, weekly sessions are recommended over a six to eight-week period. Individuals with mild skin laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a pre-evaluation. Best results will be noticed over time or after a series of treatments.

DiolazeXL is the right choice for your laser hair removal needs because it combines using peak power and a large spot size simultaneously.  Patients benefit from this because they can achieve permanent hair reduction while going through shorter treatment sessions.  Patient safety, comfort and speed are the cornerstones of Diolaze XL hair removal.  Patients wanting to treat a large area can expect about a 15-20 minute treatment session verse 45+ minutes with competitor devices.

 

Q: WHAT IS DiolazeXL?

A: DiolazeXL is an advanced laser hair removal procedure that safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair. DiolazeXL has one of the largest treatment spot sizes, making treatments convenient and fast. The combination of efficacy, patient comfort and speed makes DiolazeXL a leader in laser hair removal. It is powerful enough to target and treat even the most stubborn hair.

Q: HOW DOES DiolazeXL WORK?

A: During laser treatment, a diode laser beam passes through the skin towards hair follicles. The penetrating energy then heats up the root of the hair, which in turn prevents future hair growth.

Q: DOES IT HURT?

A: DiolazeXL has a built-in skin cooling surface which is one of the largest for all hair removal devices. This makes treatment more comfortable than other devices, with most patients noting that DiolazeXL is virtually painless.

Q: WHY DO I NEED MULTIPLE TREATMENTS TO ACHIEVE HAIR REMOVAL?

A: As with all laser hair removal methods, DiolazeXL requires a series of treatments. Laser hair removal works best when hair follicles are in their mature stage; however, at any given time your hair is in various stages of growth.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: Hair is reduced with each treatment and results are observed after four to six sessions. The number of sessions will differ depending on your hair color, hair type, body area, and skin tone.

Q: WHICH AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?

A: DiolazeXL can be safely used on most areas of the body that have unwanted hair. Most commonly treated areas include: bikini, legs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, stomach, neck, chin and sideburns.
 

Forma stimulates the formation of new collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity for long-lasting and remarkable results. This is the perfect treatment if you have sagging skin in your face and neck, knees, abs and other parts of the body.  If you want to improve and contour areas of your body even more, this can help to achieve those results as well.  It’s a comfortable, non-invasive solution that you can do over your lunch time break without worrying about downtime.  Most patients go through a series of recommended treatments based off the consultation.  These results can be long lasting with proper maintenance and the right skin care routine.

 

Q: WHAT IS FORMA?

A: FORMA uses fractionated radio-frequency energy to stimulate collagen production for body remodeling. After Plus treatments you can achieve a more youthful and
toned skin contour making your body appear smoother, sexier and younger.

Q: IS FORMA FOR ME?

A: FORMA is recommended for individuals who are looking for a non-invasive skin treatment
to address targeted areas that require contraction. Forma can be used to reduce texture irregularities in lax skin to provide a lifted appearance. Plus is safe and can be used on all skin types and tones.

Q: WHAT RESULTS WILL I SEE AND FEEL?

A: During treatment, most patients will feel a heat sensation and “feel” tighter. Over time patients typically notice a reduction in the folds of their skin leading to a smoother contour of the body. Textural irregularities will even out and sagging skin will appear more toned.

Q: WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

A: FORMA can be used on parts of the body that may need contraction after the effects of weight gain/loss or general aging. Most com- mon areas of treatment include the abdomen, arms (bat wings), inner thighs, outer thighs, back fat and knees.

Q: WILL IT HURT?

A: FORMA is essentially painless and has no downtime; it feels like a hot stone massage. Patients may see slight redness in the treated area, which will lessen within a few hours. All patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: Typically, weekly sessions are recommended over a six to eight-week period. Individuals with mild skin laxity may be treated in fewer sessions with more weeks between each treatment. Scheduling should be based on a pre-evaluation. Best results will be noticed over time or after a series of treatments.

Fractora is a fractional skin resurfacing and subdermal tissue coagulation device that bridges the gap between fractional lasers and surgical procedures. Clinical papers demonstrate outcomes such as: improvement in skin complexion, reduction in skin irregularities and restoring skin to a more youthful appearance. This all occurs within one session or multiple sessions, depending on patient preference. Fractora can be used on active cystic acne and acne scars.

 

Q: WHAT IS FRACTORA?

A: Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging and restore skin to its youthful appearance. Fractora lets you look and feel younger.

Q: WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

A: Fractora can be used on any areas that can benefit from skin renewal. The most commonly treated areas include: lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck. Face and body areas that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.

Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A: Depending on your Fractora treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-6 sessions. The most common package option is a series of three treatments.

Q: HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

A: Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable
results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

Q: WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF FRACTIONATED ENERGY?

A: Fractionated RF energy found in Fractora is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to resurface and restore the skin, providing exceptional results with almost no patient downtime.

Q: CAN ANYONE USE FRACTORA?

A: The benefit of Fratcora’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to receive treatment

Q: WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF RF ENERGY?

A: RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. The treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Q: CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

A: Yes, Fractora can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. Fractora can also be combined with additional energy treatments or injectables to achieve a more extensive full-face result, called a FracTotal Facial.

Q: WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?

A: Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment
parameters.

Q: WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

A: Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.

Patients who have age spots, sun damage, vessels and rosacea can expect superior clearance in 1-3 treatment versus 4-6 compared to the standard IPL.  Most patients who are exposed to the sun for long periods of time will notice brown spots appear along their face, chest, hands and other parts of their body.  This is common; however, most patients do seek treatment in our office to rid of these blemishes. Whether your areas of concern are brown or red, our IPL can exceed your expectations in getting the clearance you desire.

 

Q: WHAT IS LUMECCA?

A: Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides
a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.

Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

A: In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:

• Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
• Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
• Rosacea (redness)
• Freckles
• Sun damage

Q: WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

A: Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas of treatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms.

Q: WHAT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

A: Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA?

A: During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsides within an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards, the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.

Q: HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

A: Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger and more brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photo facial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.

Q: ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

A: Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.

Morpheus8 is a new subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) that fractionally remodels and contours the face and body.  Penetrating deep into the skin and fat, this morphs the aging face of body into a more desired smooth and sleek appearance, for all skin tones. Morpheus8 has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin than any other microneedling device, going as deep as 4mm.  Patient comfort is a major advantage of this device because of the sharper needles and tiny punctures it causes in the skin without tugging or pulling.  M8 can be used for, but is not limited to treating wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks surgical scars and more.

 

Q: WHAT IS MORPHEUS8?

A: MORPHEUS8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process. MORPHEUS8 is very unique as it can penetrate 4mm deep, which results in fat melting so you can truly contour and morph different parts of the body.

Q: WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

A: Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.

Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A: Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions. It also depends how aggressive your treatment is and the severity of laxity and skin quality. I suggest always selling packages of 3 for optimal results.

Q: HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

A: Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

Q: HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT IN BETWEEN TREATMENTS?

A: 4 weeks

Q: WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF FRACTIONATED ENERGY?

A: Fractionated RF energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen and fat. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime.

Q: CAN ANYONE USE MORPHEUS8?

A: The benefit of Morpheus8’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to be treated.

Q: WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF RF ENERGY?

A: RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. The treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Q: CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

A: Yes, Morpheus8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments.

Q: WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?

A: Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

Q: WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

A: Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.

 

Vascular lesions, spider veins or port wine stains can all be effectively treated with Vasculaze.  Optimized with high peak power, Vasculaze targets hemoglobin appropriately so patients achieve a fast and safe treatment.  Using a strong contact cooling mechanism, patients can expect to have a comfortable treatment with minimal discomfort.

 

Q: WHAT IS VASCULAZE?

A: The appearance of veins can be unsightly, causing both women and men to seek treatment options. Lesions can be very visible (long and bulging) or spider veins, which are smaller, finer and shorter (lines or web-like). Vasculaze can help alleviate a wide variety of facial and leg vein issues with a laser that is targeted to treat the blood vessel causing the blemish. Vasculaze has a specially designed head that is built to pinpoint the vein or vein network, making treatments precise and safe.
The technology in the Vasculaze sends pulses of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear, preventing the need for unpleasant incisions and needles.

Q: HOW COMMON ARE VASCULAR LESIONS?

A: Vascular lesions are present in 10-15% of adults, with a greater number in females than males. They can be prevalent in a contained body area, spread out over multiple body areas, or show up as a singular line or cluster. The use of Vasculaze can help treat existing lesions and prevent them from getting worse.

Q: WHAT TYPES OF VEINS CAN BE TREATED?

A: Your aesthetic provider will need to do an assessment of your vascular lesions. In general, the recommended types of vascular veins to treat are: facial and spider veins, port wine stains, leg veins, telangiectasias and angiomas. Varicose veins are typically larger and are not suitable for Vasculaze.

Q: AREAS OF TREATMENT

A: More common areas of Vasculaze treatment include: face, décolleté, arms, upper thighs, back of thighs, and the lower legs.

Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

A: Typically, three sessions are performed, however, some lesions may require more. Gradual improvements in the treatment area can be seen following the first treatment
– with the skin’s surface looking clearer as treatments progress.

Q: WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?

A: Fortunately, Vasculaze treatments don’t mean a hospital stay or a long, uncomfortable recovery. Vasculaze is a quick procedure, taking only a few seconds per vein treated. Patients can come into the office and leave within minutes, depending on how extensive the vein or vein network is. Please speak to your aesthetic provider about activities that will encourage increased blood flow, like heavy exercise, as they may request you wait a few days to a week depending on the area you had treated. Areas treated should stay out of sunlight and be protected with sunblock with SPF.