F.A.Q.

Bridge Therapy F.A.Q.

How does Ultrapulse skin resurfacing work?
The UltraPulse Encore is a CO2 laser used for both light and deep laser treatments designed specifically for skin resurfacing. The laser works by emitting “ultrapulses” of light that are easily absorbed by the water in the skin. This process essentially vaporizes lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots and other irregularities, layer by layer. Over time it also stimulates the formation of new collagen to give the skin better elasticity and support resulting in more radiant and youthful looking skin.

Can the CO2 laser technology be used for treating very mild skin conditions?
Yes. With this new laser technology, skin resurfacing is so precise that you can tailor each treatment according to the nature and extent of photodamage, wrinkling, and skin type. Both the Active-FX and Deep FX peel use the unique CO2 Lite feature which allows you to achieve a superficial laser peel with just one pass of the laser. Treatment is very safe because all laser activity is confined specifically to the epidermis, the outer most layer of skin, leaving little to no thermal injury in the dermis, the deeper layer of skin consisting of connective tissue. In addition, the laser utilizes a cooling system that minimizes thermal conduction of heat to deeper tissues which greatly reduces your recovery time.

What kind of results can I expect and how long will they last?
Laser resurfacing can restore your skin to a healthy and more youthful state, similar to that of skin that has not experienced sun damage or scarring. With proper sun protection, results typically last for five years or more.

What are the advantages of using authentic CO2 vs. erbium lasers with extended pulse widths?
A bilateral study comparing resurfacing with long pulse erbium:YAG followed by traditional short-pulse erbium ablation to UltraPulse CO2 followed by short-pulse erbium ablation (Rostan E, Goldman M, Fitzpatrick R. Laser Resurfacing With a Dual-Mode, Long-Pulse Erbium:YAG Laser Compared to the 950-µs Pulsed CO2 Laser. Am J Cosmetic Surg. 2000; 17(4):227-231.) found that there was no statistical difference in healing between the two sides and in 5 patients (26%), greater clinical improvement in periorbital lines, perioral lines, or both was noted on the UltraPulse CO2 side.

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Thermage F.A.Q.

What is the Thermage procedure?

Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, no downtime, single treatment, cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to tighten, contour and rejuvenate facial skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance.  The Thermage procedure is administered in a doctor's office using the ThermaCool™ system, FDA cleared for the treatment of facial wrinkles, which utilizes a unique form of Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production.  Immediate results are visible and continue to improve for up to six months.  The Thermage procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities.  Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin color. 

How does the Thermage procedure work?
The procedure works by heating deep collagen fibers in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin's surface with a cooling spray. The treatment is performed with the ThermaCool™ device.  A ThermaTip, attached to a handheld device, briefly touches the skin, delivering the non-invasive CRF energy deep beneath the skin.  This deep uniform heating action causes the deep structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately tighten.  Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin and renew facial contours.

How long does the Thermage procedure take?
The Thermage procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed only in a doctor's office. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes or up to two hours.

How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, a single Thermage treatment produces results in the majority of patients.  The treating doctor will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient's needs and goals.

When will I see results?
Immediate results are visible, and improve over time.  Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.

Where on the face is the Thermage procedure performed?
Periorbital region: forehead and area around the eyes
Mid/Lower face: includes the cheeks, area around the mouth, jaw line, jowls, and area under the chin
Lower face/submental: includes the area around the mouth, chin, jaw line, jowls, and area under the chin
Full face: includes the periorbital region and mid/lower face areas

What does the Thermage procedure feel like?
With each touch of the ThermaTip device, the patient experiences a brief, deep heating sensation as the CRF energy is delivered to the skin and underlying tissue.  This deep heating sensation is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening.  To protect the skin and make the treatment more comfortable, the surface of the skin is cooled before, during, and after each application of CRF energy.  Patient feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the procedure will help guide the doctor to balance procedural comfort with maximum results.  The doctor may offer light pain medications prior to treatment to minimize sensation. These options should be discussed directly with the doctor as each patient's needs vary.

Is there any special preparation or follow-up regime?
No.  Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation, such as blood work or fasting required.  One can return to regular activities immediately following treatment and there is no special care after treatment.  Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, this usually resolves within 24 hours. Good skin care and sunscreens are recommended as part of your regular skin care regimen. The only signs of treatment are naturally smoother, younger, and healthier skin.

How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last?
The Thermage procedure immediately tightens existing collagen and stimulates new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment.  Unpublished reports by experienced cosmetic doctors indicate that results may last for years and are based on the patient's natural aging process.

Is the Thermage procedure safe?
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 190,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4%.  The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps, and blisters on or around the treated area.  These side effects have disappeared in a few days or weeks.  A rare (<0.11%) but longer lasting side effect described as a surface irregularity has also been reported. Consult with your physician regarding this and any other questions you may have on the safety record of the Thermage procedure.

Is Thermage the only radiofrequency technology on the market today?
While there are other skin care technologies that use radiofrequency energy, only the Thermage proprietary capacitive radiofrequency technology delivers deep uniform volumetric heating powerful enough to naturally tighten and contour skin and underlying tissue.  Also, Thermage achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies requiring five or more treatment sessions.

Before carrying out any medical spa treatment or embarking on any dietary, drug, exercise or lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a medical condition you should consult a doctor beforehand.

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Microdermabrasion F.A.Q.


Q. How many treatments are required?

A After studying your particular problem and your treatment goals, the Mesos physician will decide how many sessions you need. A series of treatments may be required.

Q. Is there any downtime associated with Microdermabrasion?

A. Microdermabrasion is painless and there is no downtime.

Q. What will my skin look like immediately after treatment?

A. Your skin will be pink and glowing and will feel smoother.

Q. How long does the treatment take?

A. Microdermabrasion takes between 20 and 30 minutes.

Q. Do I need to follow a special skincare regimen after treatment?

A The Mesos physician may recommend a gentle cleansing and moisturizing regime. You should also apply a sunscreen.

 

Before carrying out any medical spa treatment or embarking on any dietary, drug, exercise or lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a medical condition you should consult a doctor beforehand.

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GentleWaves F.A.Q.

Q. How long does a GentleWaves® treatment take?

A. The Classic GentleWaves® LED treatment takes less than one minute.

Q. How often should I get GentleWaves® treatments?

A. Since GentleWaves is non-thermal, you can be treated up to twice a week.

Q. Will the GentleWaves® treatments hurt?

A. No. Unlike lasers, GentleWaves® is non-thermal and patients are reporting no pain associated with the treatments.

Q. Can I combine GentleWaves® with other skin care treatments?

A. Yes, GentleWaves® can be administered alone or in conjunction with other treatments. Physicians have found GentleWaves® to be highly complimentary with other skin care treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenating lasers.

 

Before carrying out any medical spa treatment or embarking on any dietary, drug, exercise or lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a medical condition you should consult a doctor beforehand.

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Botox F.A.Q.

What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 20 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 6 to 8 months. Results may vary.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Botox Cosmetic, relaxes temporally facial muscles giving a natural, more relaxed and rejuvenate appearance.

How is Botox applied?
Botox is applied directly in the muscle responsible for facial lines (wrinkles) through small injections that depending on the zone of application and the specialist ability are painless and imperceptible. The procedure approximately takes up to 20 minutes.

What could happen to me if I decide not to use Botox anymore? que me pasa si decido no seguir utilizando Botox?
After 6 months, approximately, muscles recover the total mobility and facial lines reappear in the same way they were before treatment.

Can Botox be applied along with other procedures?
Yes, as any medical procedure, its indication must be done by a specialist and can be combined with other procedures for skin rejuvenation.

Besides Botox, are there other Botulinum Type A products?
Yes, Botox is the original product that always provides to the specialist specific qualities in order to achieve the desire effects. The security and risk of using other Botulinum toxins remains with the patient and physician decision.

After Botox application, can wrinkles remain?
Yes, in cases of deep wrinkles the skin does not regenerate completely: botox application will reduce wrinkles guaranteeing better results in subsequent applications.

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Restylane F.A.Q.

What is Restylane?
Restylane is an injectable gel that should always be administered by a trained, medically qualified practitioner.
Restylane enhances your natural looks by restoring your skin’s volume, creating softness and revitalizing your appearance.

Who makes Restylane?
Restylane is produced by Q-Med AB. Q-Med is a Swedish biotechnology/medical device company with headquarters in the city of Uppsala, near Stockholm, and offices all around the world. After a decade of clinical use, more than six million treatments worldwide, continuous research and safety as top priority, Restylane has today been proven to be safe, effective and long lasting. The company continues to invest in research and development in the interests of further improving patient safety.

What are the benefits of Restylane?
Restylane can instantly soften telltale aging lines or improve your looks by enhancing your natural features, such as your cheeks or lips. RESTYLANE restores volume, improves skin elasticity, and smoothes niggling lines and imperfections. Long lasting but not permanent, Restylane allows you to stay in control of your looks.
What is the clinical experience behind Restylane?

Restylane is one of the most tried and tested dermal fillers available today. It is the benchmark for clinical excellence in its field. Its safety and efficacy are clinically proven and supported by robust scientific data, spanning 10 years. Research and development is continuous.

How does Restylane work?
Restylane is a crystal-clear gel produced biotechnologically using stabilized, nonanimal hyaluronic acid and water. The hyaluronic acid is a tissue-friendly substance closely resembling the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the body. By replenishing nature’s supply of hyaluronic acid, Restylane revitalizes and plumps up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look.

What does Restylane treatment involve?
Restylane is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides hydration and structure and gives natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips.

What areas can be treated?
Restylane treatments can be used to smooth out facial lines, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin. It is a subtle approach to enhancing looks naturally.

Does Restylane treatment hurt?
Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream is often used. Another form of anesthesia, a dental block, is used to numb the area when enhancing lips.

Are there any risks with Restylane?
More than six million treatments have been carried out since the launch of Restylane in 1996. Some common injection-related reactions might occur after a Restylane injection; they typically subside on their own within one or two days after injection. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Inflammatory reactions may last for up to two weeks in rare cases. After a lip enhancement, your lips may be swollen for several days.

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Juvederm F.A.Q.

What is Juvederm/Surgiderm?
Juvederm/Surgiderm is a complete line of dermal fillers made of Hyaluronic acids used to remodel and define the contour or the face and to enhance the lips. It either just offers volume or simply files facial lines and folds.


What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the human body and appreciated on all the skin. It's main purpose is to retain humidity therefore hydrating and filling the skin.

Why use Hyaluronic acid?
With aging and time the natural Hyaluronic acid from our skin is disintegrated and slowly our body is unable to replace it naturally. Therefore Juvederm/Surgiderm is the best indicated product to replace this body's natural substance. The doctor will recommend the appropriate type of dermal filler according to each patient's needs.

Where does Juvederm/Surgiderm come from?
It is a Hyaluronic acid non animal origin produced in French laboratories, since it is very similar to the natural human Hyaluronic acid no anti allergic test is necessary before its used

Can any type of wrinkle be treated with Juvederm/Surgiderm?
Not always, like every other medical procedure it needs to be correctly diagnosed and sometimes other treatment may give better results. It's optimal to treat outstanding wrinkles, without even articulating. It is also used to enhance volume and remodel the facial contour.

How long do the results last?
It has been developed with an exclusive technology patented by Corneal/Allergan, with the purpose of a long lasting durability. The long lasting results of these type of dermal fillers depends on the area treated, the type of filler selected, and the patient's metabolic system. Which is 6 to 24 months.

How is it applied?
The procedure must be done by a specialist MD. No special indications are necessary before the treatment. Generally a topical anesthesia is applied.

What occurs right after the treatment?
Right after the procedure, the skin could present temporally bit redness, swelling, bruising, which is the result of the injections.

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Mesotherapy F.A.Q.

What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin. It can be used to eliminate cellulite, promote weight loss, treat aging skin and redundant (sagging) skin, and rejuvenate the hands and neck.


What are the benefits of Mesotherapy over surgical techniques such as liposuction?
Liposuction does not treat cellulite. In fact, liposuction often causes existing cellulite to appear more prominent. Mesotherapy treats cellulite directly, promoting smoother skin and reducing fat in selected areas. Fat deposits are flushed from the body, and do not reappear in other areas, which often occurs after liposuction. Mesotherapy does not require hospitalization, general anesthesia or downtime.


Which cosmetic conditions can Mesotherapy treat?
Although Mesotherapy is used to treat a broad spectrum of injuries, illnesses and medical conditions, it is also employed to treat cosmetic conditions, including acne, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and wrinkles. It can also be used to reduce and contour fat.


How does Mesotherapy reduce or eliminate cellulite and fat?
Mesotherapy treats three factors involved in cellulite formation. Your doctor creates a specific formula to reduce the fat in your cellulite, improve impaired circulation and break down damaged connective tissue - thereby smoothing the skin's surface. Mesotherapy can treat cellulite located anywhere on the body.


What are Mesotherapy's anti-aging and skin rejuvenation uses?
Subdermal vitamin injections rejuvenate the cells, making them more active, and thereby stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. You can begin anti-aging treatments in your mid twenties to prevent wrinkles from forming. Treatments for the face, neck, arms and hands are recommended several times each year.


How does Mesotherapy promote weight loss and spot reduction?
Our customized formula prevents cells from storing fat, and helps break down existing fat cells. Spot reduction targets double chins, love handles and any other areas displaying fat pockets.

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