“How does it work?”, “Is it Dangerous?”, “How long does the procedure take?”, “Does the procedure hurt?”, “Will it take affect right away?”, “How long will one injection last?”, “How much is a procedure?”
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The procedure for each area takes about 2-3 minutes. Dr Louisa will explain to you the number of units used and how many injections will be required to achieve the desired results.
Dr Louisa uses very fine syringes and needles. They are similar to the ones used by insulin-dependent diabetic patients. Often, clients will not experience the introduction of the needle to the skin. It is almost always the volume of product creating the expanding “pressure” effect, causing some discomfort.
Dr Louisa uses small ice cube blocks on the treatment areas prior to injections. The cooling of the skin creates a transient reduction of sensation to minimize discomfort.
Discomfort may last up to 10 minutes. Often, the swelling and discomfort will disappear by the time client returns home.
The treatment will not work immediately. On average, clients will notice the effect starting to take place around 5-7 days later. In some occasions, it may take up to 10-14 days.
The first treatment usually lasts up to 2.5 to 3 months. Subsequently, the treatment may last up to 3-4 months. The longevity of the treatment really depends on the client’s metabolism and other factors.
Dr Louisa will also discuss with you the cost of the treatment and ways to “prolong” the life for this product after the treatments.