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How long does a Liquid Facelift Last?

How long does a Liquid Facelift Last?

How long does a Liquid Facelift Last? | Beverly Hills Medical SpaA liquid facelift is an innovative non-surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face using dermal fillers and Botox. This medspa procedure has become increasingly popular in recent times because of its minimally invasive approach and fairly sustainable outcomes.
During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain various aspects of a liquid facelift, including its estimated longevity of results. Motykie medical spa provides liquid facelift and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Long Lasting

A liquid facelift medspa procedure will typically involve Botox or Dysport injections to reduce the frown lines from the face, and facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Radiesse to address other facial signs of aging. If applied individually, the results with Botox may last for about three to six months. Longevity of results with dermal fillers varies from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used.
When these injectables are used in an optimal combination to create a liquid facelift, the results can be more effective and last for a relatively longer period. However, the results will not be permanent. Maintenance procedures can be performed every six to 18 months to ensure extended cosmetic benefits of liquid facelift.
One of the advantages with maintenance procedures is that the facial appearance can be altered the way a person wishes to age over time and enjoy a more natural looking appearance. The procedure is highly customizable to meet the unique facial anatomical and personal aesthetic needs of a patient.
When maintenance procedures are periodically performed, particularly with dermal filler injectables, it improves natural collagen production in the skin each time. Therefore, the results become progressively longer lasting and more sustainable. The ideal goal should be to schedule touch-up appointments while there is still some filler gel present in the facial skin.
 

Choice of Fillers

If the patient suffers from depletion of facial volume in the mid-face or cheek area, the treatment provider may recommend Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft dermal filler. These fillers include a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, which is a key ingredient in many facial fillers. The results with these volumizing cheek fillers can last for 18 months to two years with a single treatment.
Similarly, fillers such as Sculptra or Radiesse tend to produce longer lasting outcomes because of the strength of their composition. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for liquid facelift and various other procedures.
 

Variations in Longevity

The longevity of results with liquid facelift can sometimes vary from one patient to another. The location of the treated area, the amount of injectable treatment received, the type of fillers used, the skill of the treatment provider, the degree of natural elasticity in the patient’s skin, and type and quality of skin will make a difference to how long the results of a liquid facelift procedure may last.
Patients should choose a fully trained and skilled provider in order to achieve long lasting and natural looking results with a liquid facelift.
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SmartGraft Hair Restoration Before and After Photos

SmartGraft Hair Restoration Before and After Photos | Beverly HillsSmartGraft is an advanced and innovative hair transplant technique that can help to achieve hair restoration in a minimally invasive manner. The patient should have a clear understanding of this medspa procedure so that they may compare it with other hair restoration alternatives and make a well-considered choice.
During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will educate the patient on all aspects of SmartGraft. They may also provide SmartGraft before and after photographs at the first appointment. Motykie medical spa provides SmartGraft and various other minimally invasive procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

What are SmartGraft Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of SmartGraft hair restoration medspa treatment refer to a set of images belonging to an earlier patient who has undergone the same procedure with satisfactory results. The set includes photographs taken prior to the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when full hair restoration effects are visible.
The treatment provider will take care to ensure that the pictures are obtained with the patient’s complete consent, and presented before new patients in a discreet way. The patient’s identity is usually kept confidential. The only goal of the provider through this exercise is to familiarize new patients with the potential effectiveness of SmartGraft and help them to make an informed decision.
 

Advantages

SmartGraft is an advanced technology, which will prove to be more efficient and less invasive as compared to traditional hair transplant surgery. However, a new patient can have apprehensions about how successful the SmartGraft procedure may turn out to be, and whether it will meet the personal goals of the patient.
Some patients may only have a limited need of hair restoration in small areas, while others may need more substantive outcomes. In a few cases, the treatment provider may recommend a combination of two procedures, including SmartGraft. In each situation, it can be difficult for a new patient to make the right decisions.
This is where SmartGraft before and after photos can be utilized effectively to help explain all aspects of the patient. The providers use these photos as a visual aid to ensure that the patient is in a position to make the best choices. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for SmartGraft.
 

Forming Reasonable Expectations

Best fulfillment after a procedure such as SmartGraft can be achieved when the patient has a positive state of mind, clear goals and reasonable expectations. Therefore, experienced providers prefer to show SmartGraft before and after photos at the outset so that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for them. This mitigates the risk of any disappointments at a later stage, and works in favor of everyone involved.
Digital technology has altered the landscape of pretty much every organization and industry across the fruited plain and across the world. The medical community knows all about this. The plastic surgery community knows all about this too and so do their much appreciated patients. Now their patients can pretty much know exactly how a surgery such as SmartGraft will turn out on them based on the vivid website pictures. In addition, they can apply these pictures that they see from the comfort of their homes to their own faces and so on.
You cannot beat that and not only does this put the patients at ease this puts a smile on the face of the surgeon and their staff because this saves time in a face to face SmartGraft meeting. Now more people are on the same page without ever really speaking a word to one another – yes there will and needs to be a consultation but since the website videos and photos are available, potential customers know more about what to expect. Initial consultations are much easier now with a lot less anxiety from either side.
 

Website Photos

The medical spa website can have a separate section where SmartGraft before and after photos can be uploaded. New patients can easily review the photos online and then make up their mind about visiting the medical spa for a SmartGraft consultation as already stated.
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How Long Does Perlane Last?

How Long Does Perlane Last? | Beverly Hills Medical Spa | Los AngelesPerlane is one of the leading dermal filler injectable treatments to address facial signs of aging and restore a more youthful facial appearance. This medspa procedure should only be performed by a trained and experienced provider in order to achieve safe and desirable outcomes.
During the initial consultation, the provider will explain various aspects of Perlane treatment, including the estimated longevity of results. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie offers Perlane injections through Motykie medical spa to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Sustainability of Results

The key ingredient in Perlane is non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA). This ingredient is provided in gel form, and the gel’s consistency is designed for it to sustain in the deeper layers of the skin for a reasonable amount of time. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance occurring in the human body, but it gets depleted with age.
Perlane medspa injectable procedure will replace hylauronic acid in the form of Perlane gel. This substance is biodegradable, which means that its effects are not permanent. Results of a single filler injection of Perlane will usually last for about six months to a year. However, individual results will vary depending on several factors.
Traditional collagen injections to restore facial volume and reduce aging effects will typically last for about three months to six months. Against that, Perlane injections can last for about six months to one year. Results are generally more sustainable in such areas of the face where the skin movement is lesser.
For instance, the longevity of Perlane in the cheek area is around 12 months or even more in some cases. However, when Perlane is used to reduce marionette lines and nasolabial folds, the longevity is only about six to nine months. This happens because these lines and folds are dynamic and experience a lot of movement as compared to the cheeks.
 

Provider’s Technique

Dermal filler injections such as Perlane should only be administered by fully trained and experienced treatment providers. How long lasting the results of this treatment may be will be determined to an extent by the skill and expertise of the provider. The kind of injection technique that the provider uses will impact the duration of outcome.
The molecular structure of Perlane gel is similar to the structure of Juvederm and Restylane. The gel is relatively thicker, which makes it suitable for mid-face augmentation and correction of deeper wrinkles. At the same time, the results are more sustainable due to the thicker gel structure.
 

Appearance of Results

The golden aspect germane to Perlane dermal filler is that the results can be noticed almost immediately. The consistent gel will be injected directly into the depleted areas, and will work to restore volume quickly. The thinning skin will be filled up with gel volume almost immediately.
However, in the first two to three days, the results may not be visible clearly due to swelling and redness. As the swelling resolves, the results will appear more clearly. Minor side effects will dissipate on their own within a day or two.
 
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What Makes Restylane Lyft Different from Perlane?

Restylane Lyft Different from Perlane | Beverly Hills Medical SpaCheeks and mid-face area are a vital part of the face, and provide a fuller, rounder facial look. However, due to aging, heredity or other factors, loss of volume can occur in these areas. This can create an uneven, sunken look of the face. Restylane Lyft is an FDA approved medspa dermal filler treatment to restore cheek volume without surgery.
Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading board certified plastic surgeon providing cutting edge surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Motykie medical spa offers Restylane Lyft and various other minimally invasive cosmetic treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Restylane Lyft and Perlane Difference

Restylane Lyft is the new name for Perlane dermal filler, which has been one of the oldest and most reliable injectable fillers for facial anti-aging. Perlane had been successfully used for many years as an off-label treatment to volumize cheeks. However, recently, the manufacturer renamed it as Restylane Lyft as it won the FDA’s approval for cheek augmentation and correction of age related mid-face contour imperfections in people above the age of 21.
Restylane Lyft is additionally used for treating moderate to severe folds and wrinkles on the face, including smile lines or nasolabial folds. People wanting to reduce the conspicuous facial signs of aging or seeking to regain greater cheek definition without surgery can choose this advanced injectable medspa treatment.
 

Same Composition

Formerly known as Perlane, Restylane Lyft offers the same composition and same ingredients to correct volume loss and reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the face. The primary ingredient in Restylane Lyft is hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body. This ingredient holds the skin together and provides a firm look to the skin.
However, due to aging, sun exposure, genetics, disease and other factors, body’s natural hyaluronic acid tends to get depleted. Restylane Lyft injections can replenish it, and cause near-instant enhancement of skin volume. The ingredient also triggers the production of new collagen in the body. This creates more sustainable and natural looking face volumizing results.
Just like the previously named Perlane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine does not require separate application of a local anesthetic. The patient will stay comfortable throughout the injection process. Restylane Lyft is indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis with a goal to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds.
It is also designed for subcutaneous implantation for cheek augmentation and reversal of age related mid-face contour deficiencies. Restylane Lyft and the previously named Perlane are both brands owned by Galderma Laboratories. Therefore, it is an identical product, which is simply now re-branded as Restylane Lyft.
 

Results

Results with Restylane Lyft can last for anywhere from six to 12 months on average. Repeat treatments may help to extend the benefits cumulatively. Most patients would require two injections of this dermal filler to achieve optimal outcomes.
The treatment is FDA approved for both volumizing of cheeks and adding volume for the correction of nasolabial folds. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Restylane Lyft.
 
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How Soon Should I See Results After Sclerotherapy?

Results After Sclerotherapy | Beverly Hills Med Spa | Los AngelesSclerotherapy is one of the most popular non-surgical medspa procedures to treat small varicose veins and spider veins. Success rate with sclerotherapy is very high as long as the procedure is performed by a trained provider.
During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will discuss all aspects of sclerotherapy, including recovery and estimated appearance of results. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides sclerotherapy to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Appearance of Full Results

Complete results with sclerotherapy will be seen over a period of time as the treated veins collapse gradually and get eliminated through the body’s metabolic process. As the diseased veins disappear, the patient can notice clean and smooth skin in the treated areas.
The establishment of full results will take a varying amount of time from one patient to another. This will depend on the extent of vein problem, the skill of the treatment provider, the amount of sclerotherapy received over a single or multiple treatment sessions, the location of the treated area, and the patient’s individual healing ability.
In most cases, substantial improvement following sclerotherapy medspa treatment will occur in about three to six weeks. For smaller varicose and spider veins, the results will be seen faster, while the other veins can make more time to resolve. Some of the stubborn veins may not get eliminated after the first sclerotherapy treatment. The provider may recommend a second session, or a combination with another treatment such as laser in such cases.
The good thing about sclerotherapy procedure is that the veins that respond to the treatment usually do not recur. However, new veins may appear at some point of time in the future for some of the patients. The treatment provider will likely schedule a follow-up appointment about four weeks after the first procedure to review the results.
At this point, the provider will determine whether any additional sclerotherapy sessions or another treatment combination are required. In most cases, the patient will be asked to wait for at least six weeks before a second sclerotherapy session can be undertaken. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for sclerotherapy.
 

Post-operative Phase

The patient must follow the post-op recovery and care instructions of the treatment provider in order to achieve optimal outcome at the earliest. According to various studies, the overall success rate of sclerotherapy is elimination of about 60 to 80 percent of the treated veins in a single treatment session. Therefore, the patient should have realistic expectations from the results after the first treatment.
The provider will encourage the patient to resume walking and regular daily activities after the sclerotherapy treatment session. Most patients would be able to drive back home on their own. The key to success in the post-op phase will lie in how diligently the patient follows the advice on wearing compression stockings. The pressure of the stockings should be as prescribed by the provider, and the stockings should be worn for the prescribed duration.
 
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How Long are Compression Stockings Worn After Sclerotherapy?

Compression Stockings Worn After Sclerotherapy | Beverly Hills Med SpaSclerotherapy is a time-tested medspa procedure to provide relief from spider veins and minor varicose veins. The injectable procedure is designed to disintegrate the diseased veins gradually and eliminate them in a natural way. This requires a combination of injectable treatment and compression of the affected areas of the skin.
The vein treatment provider will inform the patient during the pre-operative consultation about the need to wear compression stockings following sclerotherapy for a certain period of time. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides sclerotherapy to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Need for Compression Stockings

Most vein experts and researchers recommend that it is imperative to wear compression stockings in order to achieve optimal benefits from the sclerotherapy medspa procedure. The stockings should preferably be thigh-high, and should be worn continuously through day and night for as long as the treatment provider recommends.
The tiny needles with saline medication will cause irritation in the inner lining of the targeted veins to cause them to collapse. This procedure must be followed by constant compression, which will help keep the treated vein walls in close contact so that the body can break them down. Compression will ensure that fresh blood does not flow through the targeted veins and their intended disintegration is completed over a short period of time.
If the patient does not wear compression stockings following sclerotherapy, there is a chance that the treated veins will fill back up with blood after the treatment. The results of sclerotherapy will be undermined in such a situation. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for sclerotherapy.
 

Duration of Compression Therapy

The opinions of vein treatment experts can slightly vary with regard to the duration for which the compression stockings should be worn after sclerotherapy. Other aspects to be considered are the continuity of compression, the pressure of the stockings, and the length of stockings.
Some experts recommend that compression stockings should be worn 24 hours a day, including the time for shower. The stockings can be dried with a hairdryer on cool settings following the shower. In terms of stocking pressure, a majority of physicians suggest 30 to 40 mmHg (millimeters of mercury).
In terms of the number of days, many vein care providers advise their patients to wear the compression stockings for a total of three to six weeks. For the first three to five days, the stockings may be worn for 24 hours a day, and for the remaining duration, the patient may wear them only during daytime, if they are uncomfortable wearing them at night.
If the vein problem is confined to the calf area, the treatment provider may recommend knee-length stockings, but a lot of experts would still suggest thigh-high stockings for best outcomes. Compliance with compression stockings can become a challenge, particularly in warm and sultry areas. In such cases, the physician may reduce the recommended duration, depending on the patient’s condition.
 
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What is Pixel Skin ResurfacingTreatment Used for? [VIDEO]

Skin Resurfacing and Anti Aging

The Pixel Skin Resurfacing Treatment is a state of the art skin rejuvenation procedure that is completely non-invasive. Popularly known as a photofacial or fotofacial procedure, the gentle IPL light-based med spa technique is designed to reduce skin imperfections and restore a more radiant, younger looking skin appearance.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides Pixel treatment through his innovative and advanced Motykie medical spa. The facility provides laser and various other non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Skin Conditions Treated with Pixel Skin Resurfacing

Aging effects, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea are some of the common skin related concerns for many women and men. All of these conditions can be addressed is a gentle, non-surgical manner with Pixel Skin Resurfacing Treatment, enabling a patient to transform red, blotchy skin into a smooth, glowing complexion. Individuals suffering from mild to moderate cosmetic or dermatological skin conditions can benefit from Pixel treatment.

People affected by skin discoloration, wrinkles, and fine lines, or those whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles and uneven skin texture can achieve good outcomes with Pixel Skin Resurfacing Treatment. Mild to moderate condition of rosacea can cause blotchy redness in the face, which can be addressed with this non-invasive light based med spa solution.

Anti-aging Benefits

Pixel Skin Resurfacing Treatment can be beneficial in mitigating the signs of aging from the face to restore a more youthful facial appearance. The intense pulses of light will be applied directly on the affected areas in a controlled manner. As the light penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, it will generate gentle heat below the epidermis.

This will stimulate the production of fresh collagen, causing the skin to be smoother and more volumized. The appearance of wrinkles and fine lines will reduce gradually in a natural looking way. Results with the Pixel technique are more sustainable because it works from inside out and promotes the generation of new collagen in the skin.

Similarly, redness in the skin, which may be caused due to sun or wind exposure or conditions such as rosacea, can be reduced as the Pixel laser goes into the skin layers in the affected areas. It will cause the blood vessels to constrict, which will help to reduce redness. Mild initial swelling will disappear soon, and the cumulative benefits of the Pixel therapy will occur gradually over a few weeks following the treatment.

Non-ablative Procedure

Pixel Skin Resurfacing Treatment is designed to be non-ablative, which means that no skin will be removed during the treatment process. At the same time, it causes no harm to the outer skin while it works in the deeper skin layers to create the desired results. Mild appearance of acne or acne scars may also be reduced in some cases with Pixel therapy.

If the skin condition is more severe or advanced, the patient may have to choose photodynamic therapy or laser skin treatments. Pixel Skin Resurfacing Treatment is relatively gentle, which makes it more appropriate for mild to moderate skin conditions. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Pixel treatment.

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CoolSculpting Consultation – What to Expect?

CoolSculpting Consultation – What to Expect? | Beverly Hills Med Spa
CoolSculpting is a unique fat reduction med spa procedure that makes use of a controlled cooling process to eliminate stubborn fat deposits in specific areas of the body. CoolSculpting fat freezing technique is, in fact, the only FDA cleared non-invasive procedure that uses controlled cooling.
During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will discuss all aspects of CoolSculpting and help the patient make an informed decision. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides CoolSculpting to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Meeting with CoolSculpting Clinician

During the pre-operative consultation, the patient will have a one-on-one meeting with a trained CoolSculpting clinician. This treatment provider with specialized training and experience in the CoolSculpting med spa procedure will educate the patient about different aspects of the treatment and how it is performed.
The patient should feel free to ask questions about CoolSculpting technology and technique, and how its unique cooling process can freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells. The treatment provider will take time to address all questions, doubts and concerns in detail until the patient is completely satisfied and clear on all aspects of CoolSculpting.
 

Examining Health Condition

The treatment provider will assess the patient’s general health condition, body weight and the appearance of fat bulges in specific areas. Each individual’s body is different, and it is important to design a treatment plan that is tailored to suit the unique anatomical needs of a patient.
The quality and elasticity of the skin in the affected areas will be checked. Depending on the specific areas with fat bulges, the treatment provider may choose the appropriate CoolSculpting devices. In some cases, the provider may recommend CoolSculpting in conjunction with another procedure to treat a particular area such as the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, back, calves, or chin.
 

Assessing Aesthetic Goals

To create a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan, the provider will try to understand the patient’s personal aesthetic needs, goals and aspirations. They will explain to the patient that CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure and not a weight loss treatment. Every effort will be made to ensure that the patient recognizes the strengths and limitations of CoolSculpting and forms realistic expectations.
At this stage, the provider may also present CoolSculpting before and after photos pertaining to previous patients who have undergone the same treatment. Testimonials of past patients may also be reviewed to reassure the patient about the experience of earlier patients with CoolSculpting.
 

Customized Treatment Plan

Based on the patient’s examination and feedback during the one-on-one engagement, the treatment provider will recommend a treatment plan that is customized to meet their unique needs in the best possible manner. The provider will explain about the estimated number of treatment sessions, and the duration of each session.
They will also address questions about the discomfort and downtime that the treatment program may involve. The cost estimate of the entire treatment may be provided at this stage to help the patient make a well-informed choice. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for CoolSculpting.
 
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