Frequently Asked Questions

Radiofrequency Microneedling to tighten the skin and Botox to stop the muscles from hinging and smooth the skin.
Juvederm Volbella is a great filler to give a soft, natural plump to your lips.
A treatment plan with Ultrabright/advanced renewal power peels layered with TCA as well as CO2 laser resurfacing. Of course follow with consistent SPF use!
Botox can take up to 3 days to kick in and 3 weeks to take 100% effect. No laser treatments, Radiofrequency Microneedling, Chemical Peels or other mechanical treatments for 1 week after.
Avoid touching or washing face and working out for 30 minutes. Frosting can last up to 12 hours and the surrounding skin can be red and sore for 24-48 hours. Scabbing may develop after 2-3 days and fall off after 3-7 days. Avoid retinoids, retinols and other vitamin-A products for 5 days pre-peel and 10 days post-peel. No toners or alcohol based products for 10 days. No abrasive exfoliants or scrubs on the face for 10 days (we don’t recommend harsh scrubs in general). Do not pick or scratch the skin as it peels. Wash skin as normal with a gentle cleanser and use liberal moisturizer. We also advise additional hydration and the use of physical SPF 30 or greater with any sun exposure for 10 days post peel and with excessive sun exposure (30 mins or more) for 30 days post-peel.
Redness and mild swelling for 1-3 days is common. The patient may apply an icepack for approx. 15 minutes 2-4 times a day to reduce swelling. Mix hibiclens 1:1 with shampoo (face) or body wash (body) for 3 days post-treatment. Avoid prolonged sun exposure or use of tanning bed for at least two weeks after treatment and use a minimum of SPF 30 daily to protect your skin after your treatment.It is important to keep your skin clean and moisturized after the treatment and avoid hot baths, massage, irritating skin care products or exfoliants, etc. for three days post-treatment. Tiny scabs (of less than 1 mm in diameter) may form 24-72 hours post treatment and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched and should be allowed to shed naturally. 8. How frequently should I get my Botox?
Retreatment is recommended every 91 days but if a touch up is necessary it can be performed 2 weeks post procedure.
There is no prep required for botox. However, the skin should be clean and free of makeup. A topical numbing can be applied to reduce discomfort.
Radiofrequency microneedling treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Yes! We would recommend an ultra light round of CO2 laser resurfacing.
Threads are a great non-surgical alternative requiring no social downtime. This procedure involves placing a medical-grade thread under the skin to create a lift or to smooth texture.
We recommend a TCA peel or a Glycolic Power Peel.
Yes! We allow you to finance your treatments/surgeries through Cherry. Please click the “Payment Plans” button in the menu above to apply.
Yes! We offer an affiliate program where you will receive your own discount code for our online store where customers can purchase products or even their first month of membership. They will receive 10% off with your custom discount code and you will get 10% from every customer that uses the code. Please email to inquire.
Yes! Botox is suitable for all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale.
Yes! We recommend a salicylic acid power peel, TCA peel, or IPL blue! This should be followed by a homecare routine focused on controlling and reducing the cause of your acne.
We recommend using Juvederm Voluma for cheek filler. It instantly adds volume beneath the surface of the skin to lift and contour your cheeks.
Yes! Kybella is intended to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called the double chin. Tight skin is ideal for treatment.
Latanoprost hair foam is also recommended and can be used in combination with hair mesotherapy. It works by mimicking prostaglandins that stimulate hair follicle activity, increasing hair density. Biotin is also recommended for all our patients.
For stretch marks, CO2 and Radio Frequency are both great treatments. We believe in pairing the two treatments together for combination therapy as you will get faster and better results by treating multiple layers of skin at the same time!
Yes, you can! This is actually one of our most popular combination therapy treatments.
Yes, but patients should avoid prolonged sun exposure(more than 30 minutes) for 1 month after the treatment. and ALWAYS apply a physical spf of 30 or greater (which you should be doing everyday anyway!).
Another term for “combination” skin, characterized by mix of medium/large pores throughout t-zone/middle oval, areas of roughness on cheeks/outer face, thick skin on cheeks with thin skin around eyes and forehead, and a shiny t-zone. Oil production is focused in t-zone and skin will usually feel oily about 4 hours after cleansing.
Combination skin often occurs from dehydrating oily skin so efforts to prevent trans epidermal water loss (TEWL) with toner use and moisturizing promptly after cleansing will help prevent dryness. Spot treat t-zone and areas of congestion with astringent and/or BHA exfoliant.
Layered Pro-Power Peels, TCA peels to regulate skin and oil production, and hydrafacials for circulation and unblocking clogged pores.
We can offer you numbing cream to help! If you decide CO2 laser resurfacing just isn’t for you, another great resurfacing option is getting a chemical peel.
CO2 is great for treating and preventing skin cancer as it vaporizes the top layers of the skin!
Combining Microneedling with PRP will shorten the downtime for CO2 by promoting healing at the deeper layers of the skin.
A combination of CO2 and radiofrequency will tighten sagging skin by promoting collagen production throughout multiple layers of the skin all at one time!
Radiofrequency microneedling, CO2 laser resurfacing, PRP microneedling, microneedling, TCA peel, Dermalogica Power Peel.
Radiofrequency microneedling & CO2 laser resurfacing or radiofrequency microneedling & PRP microneedling.
It is recommended that use of these products should be stopped at least 5-7 days before treatment. It is also important to note that you should avoid heavy sun exposure before and after being treated. You can return to using these products 1 week after treatment.
We always perform deep plane facelifts, the specific type/area needing lifting will be determined during a consultation.
We do have a VIP injectables membership which allows you to “bank” your $100 monthly payments towards botox or filler. The membership gives access to our exclusive member pricing which will significantly reduce your cost!
We do not inject any kind of permanent filler but can also perform a fat transer for longer-lasting results!
We recommend waiting at least a week but it depends on the strength of the wound.
Yes, Cleft lip and palate, biopsies and scar revision are the main pro bono surgeries we do. Get in touch with to send us your info and to ask for other operations.
No Qualification needed. No financial questions asked.
No, you should allow the swelling to reduce naturally.
This is untrue! When our patients stick to the 91 day treatment schedule and receive therapeutic doses, they tend to need LESS botox over time.
Avoid lying down for 4 hours. Avoid massaging or icing the area. Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours. Avoid flying within 48 hours. The raised areas from the BOTOX injections can be visible for a few hours postinjection. Patients will start seeing results of the BOTOX within three to seven days; however, it can take up to three weeks for full results to be seen. A touch-up may be necessary and can be performed after two weeks. Retreatment with BOTOX is recommended every 91 days.
We use the original Botox Cosmetic made by Allergan. There is only one brand name of botox.

Both saline and silicone implants are FDA-approved and considered safe for breast augmentation. Saline implants have a long history of safety and easy detection of leakage, but some patients may prefer the natural feel of silicone implants. Extensive studies have shown that silicone implants have a low complication rate and high patient satisfaction. Ultimately, the choice should be made in consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon, considering individual goals and medical history.

Breast implant surgeries are typically performed by board-certified plastic surgeons with specialized training in this area. It is important to choose a surgeon who is experienced and skilled in breast augmentation to ensure safe and satisfactory results. Research and select a board-certified plastic surgeon with a proven track record of successful breast augmentation procedures. Have a thorough consultation to discuss your goals and concerns. Contact our practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for further questions or to schedule a consultation.

The two main types are saline-filled implants and silicone gel-filled implants. Saline implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women aged 18 and older, while silicone gel-filled implants are approved for women aged 22 and older. Both types are safe, but it’s important to consult with a qualified surgeon to determine the best option for you. 

Breast implants are manufactured by several reputable companies worldwide. Some of the leading manufacturers include Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. These companies have a long-standing history in producing high-quality breast implants that meet the safety standards set by regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is important to consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like myself to determine the most suitable implant manufacturer for your specific needs and goals. Remember, the choice of implant manufacturer should be based on factors such as safety, durability, and desired outcomes.

Breast implants can be inserted through three different incision options: inframammary, periareolar, or transaxillary. The choice of incision depends on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, desired outcome, and surgeon’s preference. Each technique has its advantages and considerations. It’s important to consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to determine the most suitable incision and implant placement technique for your specific needs.

Breast implant removal is a safe and effective surgical procedure performed to address various reasons, such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or patient dissatisfaction. During the procedure, I carefully remove the implants and any surrounding scar tissue or capsule. Some patients may choose to replace their implants or undergo a breast lift simultaneously. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast surgery to ensure optimal outcomes.

Breast implants can undergo changes over time, such as aging of the implant shell and the development of capsular contracture. Regular follow-up visits with your surgeon can help monitor the condition of your implants. It’s important to choose a skilled surgeon, follow post-operative care instructions, and attend regular follow-up appointments to minimize potential changes. If you have concerns, consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

Breast implants are medical devices used in breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. They are typically made of a silicone outer shell filled with either saline solution or silicone gel. The manufacturing process ensures their safety and quality, with the silicone shell designed to withstand the pressures of the breast tissue. Both saline and silicone implants have been extensively studied and found to be safe. The FDA regulates breast implants to minimize complications. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for personalized guidance.

Breast implants settle over time after surgery, with factors like implant size and placement influencing the process. Wearing a supportive bra and following up with your surgeon are important for optimal results. It may take weeks to months for implants to fully settle, so be patient. 

Breast implants are placed through a surgical procedure called breast augmentation. The incision is made in a discreet location, such as the inframammary fold, periareolar area, or axilla. The implant can be placed above or below the muscle, depending on factors like the patient’s body type and desired outcome. After insertion, the incision is closed, and post-operative instructions are given for proper healing. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for personalized recommendations.

Breast implants do not necessarily increase the likelihood of sagging after pregnancy. The key factors that influence breast sagging after pregnancy are genetics, skin elasticity, and the amount of breast tissue present. Breast implants add volume and enhance shape but do not provide structural support. To minimize potential effects, maintain a stable weight, wear a supportive bra, and consider a breast lift if significant sagging occurs. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for personalized advice.

Breast implants do not cause sagging. The natural aging process and gravity are the primary causes of sagging breasts. Breast implants can actually help maintain a youthful appearance by providing volume and shape to the breasts. Regular follow-up visits and proper breast care are important for long-lasting results. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for personalized advice.

Breast implants’ softness depends on the type of implant and surgical technique used. Silicone implants generally feel more natural and softer than saline implants. However, individual variations and factors like breast tissue can influence implant softness. Capsular contracture, a potential complication, can also affect softness, but advancements have reduced its occurrence. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for personalized advice.

Breast implants do not directly cause stretch marks. While breast augmentation surgery involves the placement of implants, it does not necessarily lead to stretch marks. However, certain factors such as significant weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and genetic predisposition may increase the likelihood of developing stretch marks after breast augmentation. To minimize the risk, choose an experienced surgeon, maintain a stable weight, and follow post-operative care instructions. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for personalized advice.

While breast implants can enhance the size and shape of the breasts, they do not directly address stretch marks. Other cosmetic procedures like laser therapy, microneedling, or chemical peels may be more suitable for treating stretch marks. Consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to determine the best treatment options for your specific concerns.

Yes, breast implants can help lift the breasts to some extent. However, it is important to note that breast implants alone may not provide a significant lift for sagging breasts. In cases where the breasts have significant ptosis (sagging), a breast lift procedure may be necessary in addition to breast augmentation. A breast lift, or mastopexy, involves removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue to achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance. Combining breast augmentation with a breast lift can address both volume loss and sagging, resulting in fuller and perkier breasts.

As a double board certified cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast surgery, I am often asked about the best breast implants available. The “best” breast implants may vary depending on individual patient goals and preferences. Factors such as desired size, shape, and texture, as well as the patient’s body type and existing breast tissue, play a significant role in determining the most suitable implant. I always recommend FDA-approved breast implants from reputable manufacturers to ensure the highest quality and safety. It is essential to have a thorough consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to make an informed decision.

When considering breast augmentation, it’s important to choose breast implants that align with your desired outcome and personal preferences. As a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast surgery, I assess each patient’s unique characteristics and discuss their goals to recommend the most suitable implant type, size, shape, and material. Silicone and saline implants are the main types available, each with their own advantages. To determine the ideal implant size, factors such as chest measurements, breast width, and desired cup size are considered. Consult with a qualified surgeon to ensure the best results.

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