Frequently Asked Questions
Alladerm Orange County
- What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox cosmetic treatment has been used for years to treat wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles. Common areas of treatment include the forehead, frown lines, and crows feet. This treatment can also treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). This treatment uses tiny needles to treat the target region and therefore not painful.
- What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin?
Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin are all considered to be neurotoxins or neuromodulators with similar effects. All these neuromodulators are used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles resulting from facial expression muscles. Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin share the identical active ingredient botulinum toxin A. Botox is the most popular brand. Compared to other neuromodulators, Dysport is a smaller-sized molecule and therefore requires a different dosing by comparison to Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin. Jeuveau is very similar to Botox and is the newest alternative to Botox. Xeomin is a more “pure” version of the neuromodulator in that it contains only a single ingredient (botulinum toxin A) and does not have surrounding protein found with Botox.
- When will I see results from a Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Xeomin treatment?
Some results may be seen after a few days, but generally takes up to two weeks for full results.
- How long do Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin last?
All three neuromodulators last approximately three to four months but individual results may vary.
- How much does Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin cost?
The average cost of Botox ranges from $10 – $12 per unit but can vary based on location and quantity being used. Although the per unit cost of Dysport is significantly less, about $4 per unit, a Dysport treatment requires more units to achieve a similar effect. Jeuveau and Xeomin range from $9 – $10 per unit.
- What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal injectable fillers are soft tissue fillers that are injected under the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most fillers provide temporary treatment as they are eventually absorbed by the body. Common dermal fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, and Versa.
- What treatment options are available for Submental Fullness (double chin)?
Kybella treatment is FDA approved to treat submental fullness, fat under the chin. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down fat.
- How long do Laser Hair Removal treatments take?
Laser hair removal treatment is useful for all those looking to get rid of unwanted hair from their face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. It is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. A session of laser hair removal depends on areas. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, while large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
- Will I experience any side effects of Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal involves the use of a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair and in the process damages the follicles of the targeted hairs. Some people may experience skin crusting in the affected area. Changes in skin color are also reported. There is also the risk of skin infection. However, all these can be minimized by following proper protocols.
- How many Laser Hair Removal treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Results vary based on the individual and the type of hair being treated. In general, it takes 8-12 treatments to get optimal results. Coarse dark hair responds better to treatment. Although optimal results may occur after multiple treatments, this treatment is not completely permanent and yearly touch up treatments are generally recommended.
- How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?
Laser hair removal is quite affordable and varies between $40 for small areas to $240 for large areas. You can get it done anywhere on the body and can get rid of unwanted hair.
- What is Laser Genesis used for?
Laser Genesis is a skin revitalizing treatment that uses advanced laser technology to stimulate collagen. It is scientifically proven to treat diffuse redness, uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, large pores, and active acne. It is a comfortable non-invasive treatment that has no downtime treatment.
- What does Laser Genesis cost?
The average full face Laser Genesis cost is $200 with additional cost for treating neck and/or décolleté.
- What is Cutera LimeLight Photofacial or IPL?
Photofacial or IPL is a non-invasive laser treatment that is used to diminish the appearance of pigmented (such as age spots, freckles, and sun damage) and vascular lesions.
- How does the Cutera Titan treatment work?
Titan is the first tailored infrared light source for sustained deep dermal heating causing collagen stimulation and skin tightening. Commonly used to treat the face, submental area, neck, and abdomen.
- What does Cutera LimeLight Photofacial or IPL cost?
The average full face LimeLight cost is $200 with additional cost for treating neck and/or décolleté.
- Who is a candidate for a Cutera Pearl Fractional treatment?
Pearl treatment is a fractional laser treatment designed for those requiring more aggressive treatment of skin wrinkles, enlarged pores, irregular skin texture, and acne scarring. This treatment does have downtime.
- How long is the recovery after a chemical peel and what type of care is necessary?
A chemical peel is a perfect anti-aging skin treatment. This treatment is used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration, and scars — typically on the face. Normal healing from a chemical peel takes about four to seven days. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. The use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen is recommended, as it enhances the healing process and results. Strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days after treatment.
- What are non-invasive Body Sculpting or Body Contouring treatment options?
There are multiple non-invasive options for body sculpting or body contouring. For fat reduction, there are cold or hot technologies. For instance, Coolsculpting uses cold technology to freeze fat and destroy fat cells. The heat based modalities use radiofrequency, ultrasound, or laser. TruSculpt is a radiofrequency based Body Sculpting device that not only destroys fat cells but also tightens skin. Red light devices such as the Red-Red 360 or Contour Light have also been shown effective shrinking fat cells and tightening skin.
- Who is an ideal candidate for non-invasive Body Sculpting or Body Contouring?
Coolsculpting or TruSculpt may be a great option for those looking for spot treatments. Those needing more circumferential reduction may have better benefits with Red-Red 360 or Contour Light. Those with excessive weight could consider a combined approach of weight loss and body sculpting. We recommend a consultation to better evaluate and customize a treatment plan.
- What is the cost of Body Sculpting?
Coolsculpting and TruSculpt cost approximately $600-$800 per area. Therefore full abdomen and back can cost $2400-$3200 per treatment. In general 2-3 treatments are recommended to achieve satisfactory results. Red-Red 360 or Contour Light cost approximately $200 for full body treatment. Although you may see results with the first treatment we recommend at least 6 treatments, but this is dependent on the individual goals.
- Do we price match?
Our staff is highly qualified with our injectors and laser specialists having a minimum of 10 years of experience but we focus on providing quality at a competitive price. In many cases we can price match local offers within a 10 mile radius.