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Over time, the skin naturally loses volume. This is the reason why patients often notice wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin in areas such as the cheeks or temples. In addition, patients of all ages commonly wish that they had natural-looking plump and symmetrical lips. Juvéderm is a solution for these purposes. As a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, Juvéderm is an injectable product that adds natural-looking volume to the skin. Patients who choose Juvéderm with Dr. Skura at Art Aesthetica in Chicago can enjoy a more youthful and beautiful look without downtime.

Benefits of Choosing Juvéderm 

  • Immediate results 
  • Naturally youthful appearance 
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Restore lost volume 
  • Non-surgically augment the lips
  • No downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Safe and effective
  • Long-lasting results

Treatment Areas

Juvéderm can be used in several treatment areas and for several purposes. These include:

Post-Treatment Care

There is no downtime required following Juvéderm injections, so patients can return to their regular activities. However, it is advised that strenuous activity and alcohol consumption be avoided for 24 hours after treatment for optimal results. Patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling following treatment, which should resolve with time.


Juvéderm can be used in several treatment areas and for several purposes. These include:

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To learn more about Juvéderm treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura at Art Aesthetica. You may also learn more about specific treatment areas through our website. To schedule your appointment, contact Art Aesthetica in Chicago, Illinois.  

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Can dysport be used for crows feet?


Can I exercise before Dysport?

Yes, but it is advised to wait until the next day to exercise after treatment

Can dysport be used on forehead?


Can dysport be used under eyes?

Yes Dysport can be used to relax under wrinkles but it is not a filler.

Can I get a facial after Dysport?

No we recommend waiting until the next day for any facial treatments.

Can I shower after Dysport?

Yes, but refrain from rubbing the area.

Can dysport lift your eyebrows?

Yes, it can lift the eyebrows giving a more open look to the eyes.

Does Botox last longer than Dysport?

They should last the same amount of time.

Does dysport cause droopy eyelids?

Any neurotoxin, if improperly injected can cause a droop in one or both eyelids

Can I wear makeup after Dysport?

Yes but it is advisable to wait a few hours before applying makeup so the area is not disturbed.

How often should I get Dysport?

Every 3-4 months

How long does it take for Dysport to kick in?

Though results will vary, the desired results will be seen in one to two weeks.

How many units of Dysport is equal to Botox?

Dysport is 2.5 units to 1 unit of BOTOX.

How much does Dysport cost?

Dysport is $4 per unit

Is dysport a filler?

No Dysport relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles and a dermal filler "fills" the area to soften wrinkles. Typically fillers are used in the cheeks and below and Dysport and BOTOX are used mostly in the upper face.

Can you get dysport after Botox?


Can you reverse the effects of Dysport?


How long after Dysport can I wash my face?

4 hours

How long does Dysport last in forehead?

3-4 months

Is Dysport safe?

Yes absolutely. Dysport has been used for over a decade in hundreds of thousands of people safely.

What are the side effects of Dysport?

The most common side effects are headache, pain or reaction at the injection site, eyelids swelling or drooping, sinus inflammation, and nausea. Speak with your practitioner immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.

What should I avoid after Dysport?

Avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after you’ve left the office. Avoid excessive sunlight exposure, especially without the use of SPF. Do not massage or touch the treated areas for at least one day. Don’t lay down for 4 hours after treatment.

What is Dysport for lips?

Dysport can minimize the lines above the lip.

Why cant I exercise after Dysport?

Because you run the risk of migration of the product and altering the desired results.

What is Dysport used for?

Dysport is used to relax the muscles that create wrinkles but remember a line at rest will NOT be removed by Dysport.

Why is dysport cheaper than Botox?

Dysport is manufactured by Galderma. They have more competitive pricing and we are happy to pass that savings to our patients.

What should I avoid before treatment?

Avoid consuming Aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil or blood thinners for about a week prior, as it may increase bruising. Do not consume alcohol at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Can Restylane cause blindness?

If they are injected incorrectly near the eye, hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane have caused blindness. For this reason, it is important to only receive fillers from a trusted, experienced, and educated professional.

Can you mix Juvederm and Restylane?

Juvederm and Restylane are similar but have slightly varying results in different areas of the face. Patients can choose to have a combination of Juvederm and Restylane injections to achieve their best possible results.

Can Restylane last for years?

Restylane lasts for 18 months at most. On average, patients achieve Restylane results that last for 6-12 months.

Do Restylane bumps go away?

Small bumps and swelling may result as temporary side effects after Restylane injections. These bumps should disappear within the first few weeks of receiving your injections.

Can you drink after Restylane?

Its best to avoid alcohol at least two days before receiving Restylane injections. Alcohol acts as a blood thinner, so drinking alcohol can cause inflammation and bruising. A few hours after treatment is fine to have a drink.

Can I exercise after Radiesse injections?

Its best to avoid exercise for about 24 hours after your Radiesse injections. This helps to avoid any increased blood flow to your face, which contributes to swelling.

Can you use Radiesse and Juvederm together?

Radiesse and Juvederm have different formulas, consistencies, and purposes. They can be used in combination to treat different areas for the same patient for a completely rejuvenated look.

Can I wear makeup after Radiesse?

Its often advised that you avoid wearing makeup after your Radiesse appointment to avoid infection, but you can carefully apply makeup after receiving injections if you choose.

Does Radiesse build collagen?

Radiesse is designed to stimulate new collagen production, which allows patients to enjoy long-lasting results.

Can you lay down after Radiesse?

If possible, you should keep your head elevated for 24 hours after receiving Radiesse injections. This includes sleeping with your head propped up.

What is Hypderdilute Radiesse?

Hyperdilute Radiesse is the original Radiesse formula that has been oversaturated with saline and lidocaine to increase its spread and effectiveness for larger areas of the skin.

How long does hyperdilute Radiesse last?

Depending on the amount and location in which the formula is injected, hyperdilute Radiesse can last up to 9 months, although on average it only lasts around 6 or 7.

Does hyperdilute Radiesse work?

Hyperdilute Radiesse works just like Radiesse does, by stimulating collagen and elastin in the area treated. However, diluted Radiesse can be more effective in treating larger areas as needed.

How long does it take for Radiesse to soften?

With hyperdilute Radiesse, you shouldn’t feel too much firmness in the treated areas, although it’s known that Radiesse itself can feel firm for up to two weeks depending on the treatment area.

Can Botox age you?

Injecting excess BOTOX in the forehead over time can cause the muscles to grow weaker and the skin to appear thinner or looser. For this reason, its important to seek a qualified and experienced injector when choosing Botox.

Can I go for a walk after Botox?

You can perform light exercise, like walking, after receiving your BOTOX® injections. Wait 4 hours before laying down and wait until the next day before strenuous exercise routines.

Can Botox cause weight gain?

BOTOX® does not cause weight gain, because it does not affect any system in the body that is responsible for building or losing weight. It is also important to remember that BOTOX® or any Neurotoxin does not travel. Each injection, in the hands of an experienced injector, has a spread the size of a dime or nickel.

Can Botox help sinuses?

Some patients find that BOTOX® can reduce sneezing, itching, nasal drainage, or nasal blockage.

Can Botox help reduce headaches?

Many patients report a reduction in the severity and frequency of their headaches.

How does Botox work?

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator, meaning it can block chemical signals which normally cause movement in the muscles. BOTOX® is injected in tiny amounts and safely relaxes the muscles that create wrinkles. BOTOX® slowly wears off over 3-4 months.

Is Botox safe?

BOTOX® is extremely safe and effective in the hands of an experienced injector. You should always verify the authenticity of your BOTOX® and only receive it from a licensed and reputable provider.

Who can administer Botox?

In the state of Florida, administering BOTOX® is considered the practice of medicine, so it can be prescribed and injected by a doctor (MD), physician’s assistant (PA), or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP).

Is there downtime after dermal fillers?

There is no requirement to adjust your activity level after filler treatments, or to otherwise rest and recover. You should still expect some minor redness and swelling at your injection sites, but this is generally resolved within a day or so.

How long does bruising last after dermal fillers?

This can depend on whether your bruise easily or not. In general, you should give yourself around two weeks for bruising to completely go away, meaning you should plan accordingly if you have an upcoming event.

What if I do not like my results from dermal fillers?

If you don’t like your results from a hyaluronic acid dermal filler (like Versa or Restylane), hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve the filler material. This process does not always have the best results, though, so it’s important to do your research on fillers, injectors, and what results you can expect before you go through with filler treatments.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

The main difference is the way the neurotoxin is made. Neither are a live toxin but both act in the same way by relaxing the muscles that are treated.

Does Jeuveau last longer than Botox?

As both Jeuveau and BOTOX® use botulinum toxin A to treat wrinkles and fine lines, they last a similar amount of time, with effects fading within three months.

Is Jeuveau a filler?

No, Jeuveau, also called “Newtox,” is a neuromodulator that treats dynamic wrinkles by relaxing overactive muscles with botulinum toxin A.

What areas can Jeuveau treat?

Currently, Jeuveau is only FDA-approved for injection between the eyebrows to treat glabellar lines, or frown lines.

Why should I get Jeuveau?

Introduced in 2019, Jeuveau is the newest formulation of injectable botulinum toxin A, the same ingredient that has made Botox so popular since 2002. Jeuveau can be a good option for people who haven’t tried neuromodulators before and are looking for a slightly cheaper option than BOTOX®.

What are the side effects of Jeuveau?

The risks of Jeuveau are the same as BOTOX®, and include soreness, redness, and unsatisfactory results. When administered by a board-certified PA, Jeuveau and other injectables are safe and effective.

What is Versa?

Versa is a relatively new hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to nearly any area of the face.

Is Versa better than Juvederm?

Although the two hyaluronic acid fillers are very similar in many ways, Versa’s enhanced formula tends to last longer and results in significantly less post-injection swelling compared to Juvederm.

How much does Versa cost?

The amount your treatment with Revanesse Versa will cost depends on how many syringes are needed to achieve the desired results. The best way to get a price estimate is to schedule a free consultation with one of our advanced injectors.

What areas does Versa treat?

Versa injections create beautifully natural results when used around the mouth, in the cheeks, and even for lip augmentation.

How long is a Versa treatment?

The length of your appointment varies by treatment type and amount needed, but most patients are in and out for Versa within 30-60 minutes.

Where should sculptra be injected?

Sculptra® can be injected in any area where there is a loss of volume. Most commonly we treat the face but the area above the knee and buttocks are becoming very popular areas.

Who is a good candidate for Sculptra?

Anyone that is noticing volume loss.

How long does Sculptra last?

Sculptra® can last up to 2 years.

What should I avoid before my treatment?

As with all injections, you should avoid all blood thinning medications, supplements and alcohol for 3 days before treatment. This would include fish oils, Vitamin E, ibuprofen and aspirin.

What is the 5-5-5- rule?

You will need to massage the treatment areas for 5 minutes, 5 times a day for 5 days.

Why do I have to massage Sculptra?

Massaging the areas evenly distributes the particles that stimulate the collagen. We think of it as how the magic happens!

How long does QWO take to work?

Most patients begin to see improvement as soon as three weeks after treatment, although it can take as many as three treatment cycles to produce full results. It’s recommended that you space your treatments about three weeks apart.

How long does QWO cellulite treatment last?

QWO® was developed with the goal of permanent, non-surgical cellulite treatment. Although QWO® is still new to the cosmetic injection market, it has been well-documented that QWO® can last for at least one year. Your results may even last longer, depending on various factors.

What are the side effects of QWO?

It’s normal to have some discomfort, swelling, and redness at the injection site after your treatment session. This usually subsides within a day or two, however. Bruising can be significant so it is best to plan ahead.

Who is a good candidate for QWO?

The best candidates for QWO® are patients frustrated with the appearance of cellulite in the butt or thighs. You should be in overall good health and at a stable weight for best results.

How effective is QWO?

QWO® is still very new to the market, but in clinical studies where participants received three injections spaced 21 days apart, it produced a noticeable reduction in the appearance of “dimpling” caused by cellulite.

Are PDO threads permanent?

No, the compound that makes up these threads is designed to break down in your body, which is why they’ve been in use for surgical techniques for decades.

Can you remove PDO threads?

No, once injected, PDO threads will rejuvenate the skin in the area surrounding the threads, helping to stimulate collagen production until they begin to dissolve.

Does a PDO thread lift hurt?

PDO thread lifts are generally considered painless, and we can offer a topical anesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

How long does a PDO thread lift last?

In most people, PDO threads begin dissolving at around 6 months, at which point you’ll notice a decline in the benefits you saw after first injecting them.

How often can you do PDO threads?

Depending on your recent treatments and condition of your skin, we offer PDO thread lifts once a year or more often.

Can Microneedling be done under eyes?

Yes, it can be done under the eyes but sometimes the hand piece makes it difficult to get as close as we would like.

Can Microneedling cause more wrinkles?

No it should not cause more wrinkles. If you feel dry after the treatment and dont apply enough moisturizer it could seem like there are more wrinkles. Once the healing process is over it is important to compare before and after photos to determine results.

Can Microneedling go wrong?

It is not likely with experienced providers.

Does your face bleed after Microneedling?

You can experience pinpoint bleeding.

How long does fractional RF last?

We recommend multiple treatments depending on the desired results. Good skin care and maintenance is important to maintain results.

How long does it take to see results from secret RF?

You will see results fairly quickly but we are stimulating collagen which continues to improve over the next couple of months.

How often can you do RF Microneedling?

Every 4-6 weeks.

Is Microneedling better than Fraxel laser?

There is more downtime with Fraxel. We find that our patients would prefer less downtime and additional treatments. You need multiple treatments with Fraxel too.

What is the best procedure for turkey neck?

We like Morpheus for tightening the neck.

What is the difference between Microneedling and RF Microneedling?

RF microneedling is the next generation treatment which combines RF (radio frequency) for tightening.

Is RF Microneedling painful?

We use a good topical anesthetic so it is minimally uncomfortable.

Is Microneedling good for sagging skin?

Microneedling without RF is not good for sagging skin. We prefer Vivace and Morpheus for needling with RF

How much does RF Microneedling cost?

RF Microneedling costs between $360-800 depending on the area and level of discounting. Our best pricing is within our subscription club which we call the Beauty Club

How many times a week can you microneedle your face?

4-6 weeks apart is recommended

How many Microneedling sessions does it take to see results?

We recommend a minimum of 3 to begin seeing results.

Does RF Microneedling tighten skin?

It will help to tighten the skin but it is not a face lift and does not achieve surgical results.

Does Microneedling help sagging neck?

Morpheus will help with tightening a sagging neck.

Does Microneedling help forehead wrinkles?

It will help with all fine lines and soften deeper lines.

Does micro needling remove brown spots?

No it does not remove brown spots.

Can drinking water help under eye wrinkles?

Drinking lots of water hydrates the skin over the entire body!

Can botox get rid of under eye wrinkles?

BOTOX will soften the crows feet lines around the eyes

Can dehydration cause under eye wrinkles?


Do Under Eye fillers stretch the skin?


How can I firm up the skin under my eyes?

I like PlasmaPen for upper and lower eye wrinkles.

Is one syringe of Restylane enough for under eyes?

It depends on the severity of the deficit under the eye.

Can laser get rid of under eye wrinkles?

Yes laser, microneedling and PlasmaPen are all good options under the eye. For the eyelids PlasmaPen is best.

Do fillers get rid of under eye wrinkles?

Yes Restylane in experienced hands can improve under eye wrinkles.

Are IPL results permanent?

No, unfortunately all non-invasive aesthetic treatments are not permanent because we continue to age. IPL removes sun damage so if you continue to go in the sun, you will need follow-up treatments.

Can IPL damage your skin?

In inexperienced hands, IPL can cause permanent damage.

Can IPL increase hair growth?

An IPL can mimic a wavelength that is used for hair removal. If the provider under treats the area, it can stimulate hair growth.

Can IPL make brown spots worse?

No it is unlikely that IPL would make a dark spot worse. More likely, if under treated, the spot would stay the same.

Can IPL remove flat moles?

It may lighten a flat mole. Especially if it is really a freckle or sun damaged skin. We recommend

Can you do IPL on eyelids?

No Laser or IPL should be done over the eyelids unless metal shields are inside the eye and it should only be done by a physician.

Can IPL cause hyperpigmentation?

If a patient has a history of melasma, IPL can initially make it better and then it can come back worse.

Can IPL remove pigmentation?

IPL is the gold standard device for removing pigmentation.

Can IPL tighten skin?

No IPL can not tighten but it can make the skin look more luminous overall.

Do dark spots come back after IPL?

Dark spots come back if you continue to got in the sun without sun block.

Does IPL get rid of thread veins?

IPL can get rid of very fine veins that create overall reddness.

Does IPL burn fat?

No IPL does not burn fat.

Can IPL worsen melasma?

IPL can worsen melasma.

Does IPL cause swelling?

IPL can cause temporary swelling but usually it will only last for a couple of hours.

Does IPL help dark circles under eyes?

IPL does not help dark circles.

Does IPL help wrinkles?

IPL does not help wrinkles. Multiple treatments may improve fine lines. More importantly, IPL helps lighten and brighten the skin.

Does IPL shrink pores?

Yes, IPL helps diminish pore size!

Does IPL hurt on face?

IPL feels a bit stingy but very tolerable.

Does IPL improve skin texture?

IPL is know to improve skin texture.

Does IPL stimulate collagen?

IPL definitely stimulates collagen.

Does IPL work for brown spots?

IPL is the best treatment for brown spots.

How long does it take for brown spots to fade after IPL?

It takes 10 days to 2 weeks for the brown spots to fade after an IPL treatment.

How long after IPL can I exfoliate?

We ask that patients wait until after the dark spots flake off before doing any exfoliating.

How long after IPL can I use retinol?

We ask that patients wait until after the dark spots flake off before using any retinols.

Is IPL a laser?

IPL is an acronym for Intense Pulsed Light. It simulates the wavelength of a laser but is not an actual laser.

How long does IPL last for rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic condition. We recommend a combination of IPL and Genesis to control but it is not cure for rosacea.

Is IPL or Microneedling better?

I think it is important to do both Microneedling and IPL that is why we came up with the Beauty Club which gives our patients and easy way to rotate through many of the treatments that we offer.

Should you moisturize after IPL?

We always recommend keeping the skin moist following any treatment

What is an IPL Photofacial?

Photofacial is a term coined by one of the laser companies to describe their IPL device. It is trademarked so only they are allowed to use the name. That is the only difference.

Is IPL bad for melasma?

IPL can be bad for melasma because it can come back worse than before.

What are the benefits of IPL treatments?

IPL is great for lightening and brightening skin and reducing pore size and texture.

What are the side effects of IPL treatment?

It is easy to create stripes on a patient if there is a lot of pigmentation or if the overall color of the patient is beyond a Skin Type III.

How long does it take to recover from Plasma Pen?

It can take one to two weeks for your skin to return to a normal-looking state. It’s common to experience some sensitivity, redness, swelling, and crusting during this time, usually beginning one to two days after your session.

How often can you use a plasma pen?

In most cases, you’ll need only one or two treatments with plasma pen and can expect long-term results. During your consultation, our team can help you create the right treatment package to extend your results with at-home skincare and professional treatments.

Are plasma pen results permanent?

Plasma Pen can produce more long-term results than many other treatments. On average, patients see results for around three years after a treatment session.

How painful is plasma pen?

Everyone experiences different levels of pain, but most patients can tolerate Plasma Pen treatments. It’s often performed using a topical numbing cream so that you’re relaxed and comfortable.

What is the difference between Plasma Pen and microneedling?

There are a lot of similarities between these two options, but they use different mechanisms to achieve the same goals. Plasma Pen uses plasma gas energy while microneedling uses tiny needles to create channels in the skin. Each option boosts your skin’s collagen production and regenerative functions.

How many treatments do I need?

You’ll begin to see results after your first treatment session, but additional treatments can improve your results. Most patients opt for a package of 2-3 treatments.

How does plasma treatment work?

The metal pins on the Opus Plasma system are supercharged with high radiofrequency energy which reacts to atmospheric pressure when placed near the skin. This generates a surge of plasma to ablate the skin. This system operates at over 40 MHz, which is a higher frequency than any other option on the market.

Is plasma skin resurfacing safe?

Because the Opus Plasma system can be precisely controlled by your technician, it comes with an excellent safety profile that minimizes damage to the skin. Always select a reputable and experienced provider when it comes to professional skincare treatments.

How much does Opus Plasma cost?

Your cost can depend on factors like your treatment area and how many sessions are needed for your ideal results. You’ll receive a full estimate of your package cost during your consultation.

What can Opus Plasma treat?

This option can treat a variety of skincare concerns like texture, aging, and laxity. Additionally, it can be used on most areas of the face, including sensitive areas like the eyes and lips. It can also be used to improve surgical scars and stretch marks all body parts.

How long do results last?

Results of dermaplaning generally last up to 3 weeks.

What does dermaplaning do for me?

Dermaplaning is effective for making your skin look brighter and more youthful, as it removes dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz).

How often should you get dermaplaning?

Treatment can be completed every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on your needs.

Can you receive this treatment too often?

Yes, you can dermaplane too often. Your skin needs time to heal and regenerate after treatment, so you should allow for at least a few weeks of recovery between sessions.

How do I care for my skin after treatment?

Avoid direct sunlight, especially without SPF, for at least 3 days. Do not use scrubs or exfoliants for at least 1 week.

How long does a Vivace treatment last?

Results may vary, but you should continue to see results for at least 6 months after treatment.

What, exactly, does Vivace do?

Vivace stimulates the creation of collagen under your skin, thus tightening and boosting your appearance naturally. It is proven to reduce wrinkles without the need of injections or fillers.

How often should I get Vivace?

This varies based on the desired results. For extensive scarring, such as acne, you may require 3 initial treatments or more to activate the collagen. Results will be seen for the next 3 to 6 months, after which you may decide to return for another treatment.

Can I work out after Vivace?

You should refrain from sweating for at least 24 hours after treatment. After that, however, you are free to resume normal functions.

Can I wash my face after treatment?

Wait at least 4 hours after treatment has concluded to wash your face. Your skin may look and feel irritated, so be sure to use delicate cleansers. If you have any itchiness, you can use hydrocortisone cream as needed to soothe. Your provider will recommend post care skin care products to use to in-between your Vivace treatments.

Are Microneedling results permanent?

Microneedling results will last as long as you undergo maintenance treatments. Generally, patients enjoy results for up to one year after an initial successful package of sessions.

Can I use hyaluronic acid after Microneedling?

Generally, hyaluronic acid is safe to use after skincare treatments but its always best to consult your skincare specialist on specific products.

Can I wear makeup after Microneedling?

You can wear light mineral makeup after microneedling but should take care to avoid harsh, scented products. This applies to skincare products, too.

Can Microneedling be done under eyes?

Most microneedling technologies are not safe to use under the eyes because of the proximity risks. Your skincare technician can recommend your best options for undereye concerns during your consultation.

Do you peel after Microneedling?

No. You may, however, experience some redness and sensitivity at the treatment area that subsides within a day or two.

Does insurance cover vaginal rejuvenation?

No. Vaginal rejuvenation is still considered a cosmetic treatment and not covered by insurance. It may be able to run through an HSA account.

how does vaginal rejuvenation work?

By either laser or radio frequency using heat to accomplish a combination of tightening and collagen stimulation of the tissue.

how much does vaginal rejuvenation cost?

A package of Votiva RF is $1200 for 3 treatments and Juliet Laser is $1400 for 2 treatments.

what determines if you are a good candidate for laser vaginal rejuvenation or if you need surgery?

We recommend a consultation with one of our doctors but most patients have been satisfied with a package of laser or RF treatments with no downtime over any type of surgery.

what does vaginal rejuvenation do?

Vaginal rejuvenation can tighten the tissue on both inner and outer vaginal area. This also helps improve urinary incontinence (leakage) and vaginal atrophy (painful intercourse)

what is the best non surgical vaginal rejuvenation?

We chose both Juliet (laser) and Votiva (RF) because we believe that they are superior products. So far, our patients have been extremely happy with their results.

how long does vaginal rejuvenation last?

We recommend a package of treatments and maintenance once yearly.

how is vaginal rejuvenation done?

A probe is inserted into the vaginal canal and treatment continues for approximately 15-30 minutes.

why do women get vaginal rejuvenation?

After having babies to address leakage and tightening or after menopause to address dryness and painful intercourse, is usually why women choose to have vaginal rejuvenation,

what is the healing time after a vaginal rejuvenation?

We recommend no intercourse for 2-3 days after treatment and to stay out of hot tubs, pools and the ocean. Other than that there is no pain or downtime from this treatment.

Can Emsculpt cause back pain?

Actually Emsculpt can help with lower back pain by strengthening the core muscles!

Can Emsculpt help with Diastasis Recti?

Yes Emsculpt can help with Diastasis Recti by strengthening the surrounding muscles and closing the gap caused by pregnancy.

Can vibration burn fat?

Vibration is sometimes used after a fat melting procedure to gently move the fat and toxins through the lymphatic system.

Can you do Emsculpt after CoolSculpting?

Yes, Emsculpt can be done after CoolSculpting once there is no sensitivity in the treatment area. Most likely after 4-6 weeks.

Can you do Emsculpt while pregnant?

No Emsculpt can not be done during pregnancy.

Does EmSculpt help with cellulite?

Emsculpt done on the thighs can help with cellulite.

Does Emsculpt work on thighs?

Yes, Emsculpt can be done on the thighs.

Does Emsculpt build muscle?

Yes, Emsculpt builds muscle by electromagnetic stimulation. It forces your body to create a crunch that would be impossible to do on your own. It is the equivalent of 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes.

Who is a good candidate for Emsculpt?

Fit people that want more definition and/or core strength.

Does Emsculpt burn calories?

Yes, just as working out burns calories so does Emsculpt.

Does Emsculpt destroy fat cells?

No Emsculpt does not destroy fat cells

Does Emsculpt tighten skin?

Emsculpt builds muscle so in theory the skin may look smoother but it makes no claims to actually tighten the skin

How many sessions of Emsculpt do you need?

We recommend starting with 4 treatments but know that more may be needed.

How long do Emsculpt results last?

As with working out in the gym, results need to be maintained. Once the desired results are reached, follow up much less

Is Emsculpt safe?

Yes, Emsculpt is very safe as long there is no metals in the body.

How can I sculpt my abs fast?

The fastest way to sculpt your abs with Emsculpt is to start with a somewhat lean body, then what your carbs, eat lots of vegetables and drink a lot of water!

How effective is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt works best on fit people. They understand the strength you gain with this treatment even before they see the actual results. Unfortunately, men have an easier time building muscle so they also see results faster than women.

Which is better Emsculpt vs CoolSculpting?

They are completely different. Coolsculpt destroys fat cells and Emsculpt builds muscle.

What do Ultimate Contour treatments feel like?

Each Ultimate Contour treatment is completely pain-free. During treatment, the specialized handpieces generate gentle heat, and many patients report that it feels like a comfortable hot stone massage.

Is Ultimate Contour permanent?

Ultimate Contour results can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable weight. The effects on skin quality can last 6-12 months, meaning many patients opt for touch-up treatments once or twice per year.

What are the side effects of Ultimate Contour?

It’s normal to experience some minor redness at the treatment area for a few hours, but this subsides quickly.

How does Ultimate Contour work?

Ultimate Contour uses ultrasound waves to vibrate and rupture fat cells underneath the skin. The contents of these cells are then metabolized through the body’s lymphatic pathways. Ultimate Contour simultaneously emits tri-polar radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of the skin and contract the collagen matrix.

Is Ultimate Contour covered by insurance?

Ultimate Contour is a cosmetic procedure, meaning it’s not typically covered by medical insurance. We encourage each patient to check with their insurance provider for details prior to their consultation with our team.

Is EMSCULPT NEO painful?

No, you will only feel a warm sensation on the area being treated, similar to the feeling you get while working out.

Who is a candidate for EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO can be used on patients with a BMI of 35 or lower. If you are hoping to both gain muscle and reduce fat, this is a great treatment option for you.

Are radio frequency and electromagnetic energies dangerous?

No. The high-intensity magnetic field technology used in EMSCULPT has been clinically tested seven times to ensure its safety for clients. Patients with a Pacemaker or metal implants in the body should not do the Emsculpt treatment.

Does EMSCULPT NEO actually work?

Thirty scientific studies have been published since 2018 when body contouring technology was developed.

When will I see results?

Results should be visible 2-4 weeks after your last session and appearances will continue to improve several weeks after this. You should see the peak results in 8-12 weeks.

How long does an HCG diet injection stay in your system?

On average, HCG injections can remain in your body for about ten days before clearing. This means your injections will be planned accordingly based on your weight loss goals.

How does HCG make you lose weight?

It’s common to believe that HCG itself makes you lose weight, but this is not the case. Rather, HCG modifies your eating behaviors and helps your body burn up existing fat. Your low calorie intake while on the HCG diet will be most responsible for your weight loss.

How do I keep the weight off after the HCG diet?

You can keep weight off after losing it by living a healthy, active lifestyle and watching your eating habits. Our team will make sure you understand the best steps to take for your lifestyle after weight loss to ensure you don’t gain the weight back.

How much weight can you lose on the HCG diet?

Although this can vary based on many different factors like your existing weight and your eating habits, many people report losing around one pound per day.

How long does it take for HCG to work?

Although HCG works very fast, it can take a few days to begin losing weight substantially. This can vary based on a lot of different factors, however.

What is the best diet to lose weight quickly?

A low-calorie diet is usually the best choice for weight loss. We have several diet options that we will customized for your lifestyle and fitness goals.

How many calories should I eat in a day?

This will be different per person due to what their lifestyle is and what their fitness goals are. We will help you calculate what your calorie count is for each day and customize a diet program for you to accomplish your goals.

How much weight can you lose in a week with intermittent fasting?

Patients can lose up to a 1lb each week while using intermittent fasting. But, this isnt the best weight loss program for everyone. We can customize the best program for you to optimize weight loss.

How do you know if you need a gut cleanse?

If you have gained weight, feel fatigued, have poor sleep, and your bowel movements are irregular, you may want to consider a gut cleanse to aid in your weight loss journey.

Are diet programs safe?

A diet program supervised by a physician and nutrition educator is a safe and effective way to lose weight.

How fast is weight loss on Semaglutide?

Patients can lose up to 5% of their body weight within 12 weeks.

Who should not take Semaglutide?

Patients with Type 1 diabetes require insulin to control their diabetes. Semaglutide is only useful for obese patients or those with Type 2 diabetes.

Does Semaglutide get rid of belly fat?

Yes. Semaglutide reduces excess fat and redistributes lean body mass throughout the body, including the abdomen.

Can I take Semaglutide if I am not a diabetic?

Yes. Although Semaglutide is commonly used to treat weight gain associated with Type 2 diabetes, patients who are obese but not diabetic can also benefit from this medication.

Does insurance cover Semaglutide?

When using Semaglutide for weight loss, some insurances will not cover the prescription. It is important to speak with your insurance company to understand the specific coverage they offer.

Does methionine help with weight loss?

Yes, methionine can help stimulate the body to secrete somatotropin, a fat-burning hormone.

What is methionine?

Methionine is an amino acid that includes a substance called creatine. Creatine can help improve the body’s muscle-to-fat ratio, meaning methionine can be used to help trim down fatty areas of your body.

How does inositol help weight loss?

Inositol helps regulate insulin in your body, which can both directly and indirectly affect your weight. Inositol can help you more effectively absorb blood glucose and prevents insulin resistance.

How else can inositol help me?

Inositol can have a lot of uses and benefits, depending on what needs you have. There is evidence that inositol can help balance certain chemicals in the body to help mental conditions as well, such as panic disorders, depression, and OCD.

What is choline chloride?

As a member of the B-vitamin family, otherwise known as Vitamin B4, choline’s primary benefit is contributing to the neurotransmitters dopamine and acetylcholine. It can also help with metabolism and protecting your liver from various toxins.

Who should not take choline supplements?

You should not use choline if you have a diagnosed bipolar disorder. If you’re pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or are breastfeeding, speak to a physician before starting taking supplements.

What is thiamine?

Like choline, thiamine is another B-vitamin, otherwise known as Vitamin B1. Thiamine’s primary function is to help your body turn food into energy. Your body is not able to make thiamine itself, but most of the time your diet can supply the appropriate amounts.

Why do I need thiamine?

Thiamine is necessary for the growth, development, and function of cells. If your diet is lacking in thiamine, you may find that you experience confusion, memory loss, muscle weakness, and more.

What does riboflavin do for your body?

Riboflavin is another B-vitamin, often found in food and used as a dietary supplement. It is a key component involved in cell growth, energy production, and breaking down medications, fats, and steroids.

What are the signs of riboflavin deficiency?

There are various signs of riboflavin deficiency, including fatigue, blurred vision, depression, hair loss and more. It can be hard to know what is causing these symptoms without diagnosis, so it’s important to seek the assistance of a medical professional to learn more about the causes of your symptoms.

What is niacinamide good for?

Niacinamide, otherwise known as Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide, can help minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax skin, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines, and more. It acts as an antioxidant to help your skin look younger.

What should you not mix with niacinamide?

Although they’re both antioxidants, you should refrain from mixing niacinamide with Vitamin C. When used in tandem with each other, their potency can be diminished as they fight against each other.

Can acupuncture help my condition?

There are many different conditions like respiratory diseases, bronchopulmonary diseases, eye disorders, mouth cavity disorders, orthopedic disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and neurologic disorders that can benefit from acupuncture. Our team can give a more specific recommendation for acupuncture based on your unique goals for treatment.

How many needles are used during acupuncture?

This can be different for each treatment and treatment area, but usually between three and fifteen needles are placed.

How can I avoid infection with acupuncture?

You should always verify your acupuncturist’s credentials and steps for managing infection before your treatment. In most cases, acupuncturists use disposable, one-time use needles that have been medically sterilized like any other surgical instrument.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used during acupuncture are extremely thin and small, meaning they don’t cause pain similar to an injection. Most patients report that acupuncture is actually very relaxing.

Can I get acupuncture when I'm pregnant?

Acupuncture can be very beneficial for pregnant women— especially in managing symptoms and relieving some postpartum conditions. You should always inform your acupuncturist that you’re pregnant so they can create your treatment plan accordingly.

How long do the effects of IV therapy last?

IV therapy results vary in longevity depending on the patient’s current health and other factors. Most patients will notice effects for up to four days.

How often can I do IV therapy?

Most patients should space their IV therapy treatments about two weeks apart when their nutrient levels are stabilized.

How long does a vitamin infusion last?

After a vitamin infusion through IV therapy, patients will typically have elevated nutrient levels for about two or three weeks.

Is IV therapy covered by insurance?

Some insurance plans cover IV therapy, but not all do. Generally, this depends on your medical needs and reason for seeking IV therapy.

What are the side effects of IV fluids?

Some side effects of IV therapy may include nausea, dizziness, fatigue, perspiration, or dry mouth. Not all patients will experience these side effects.

Is Votiva permanent?

While the results are long-lasting, they are not permanent. Your body is constantly changing with time, diet, and more, so you may wish for another treatment in the future.

Does it hurt?

You may experience mild discomfort, particularly at the beginning of treatment, but it does not hurt. Votiva uses radio frequency energy to gently heat the area and constrict the muscles and encourage collagen production.

Is it covered by insurance?

Votiva is not often covered by insurance. Discuss a treatment plan with one of skilled specialists to determine how many treatments you may need.

How effective is Votiva?

This is a very effective treatment for women who suffer with incontinence, vaginal dryness, vaginal laxity, and more. To learn more about what this device can do for you, schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained team members.

Is Votiva FDA-approved?

It is approved for the treatment of sexual dysfunction, particularly when combined with Kegel exercises to increase muscle tone of the pelvic floor.

Is the Juliet Treatment Painful?

No, the treatment is not painful at all. Usually, it is very well-tolerated without anesthesia. If needed, a mild topical anesthetic may be applied.

How Many Sessions are Necessary?

In most cases, satisfactory results can be obtained after the first session, but we recommend 2 treatments for optimal results. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, a third booster treatment may be recommended in 6-12 months.

Which Women Can Undergo a Juliet Laser Treatment?

In general, women experiencing these symptoms who are looking for a fast, non-surgical procedure can undergo a Juliet treatment. Before performing the treatment, your doctor will evaluate the presence of local or systemic diseases.

Are There Any Undesirable Side Effects?

No medical treatment is completely risk-free. Normally, this laser treatment has minimal complications. Potential side-effects can include an increase in temperature and low grade fever in the first day following treatment and/or odorless vaginal secretions including spotting. These effects are temporary and usually disappear within one or two days. Some minimal vaginal bleeding or spotting can occur immediately post treatment.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

The healing times are very short, normally no longer than three days. During this time, some secretion may be noticed (pink colored for the first day, then white colored). This is a normal reaction and will disappear in a few days.

What are the Post-Treatment Instructions to be Followed?

We recommend refraining from sexual intercourse, heavy physical exercise and sport activities such as swimming or sauna for the first three days following treatment. Should a low grade fever arise, an anti-inflammatory may be taken such as ibuprofen is recommended (the symptom will disappear after few days).

Is vibradermabrasion better than microdermabrasion?

Both procedures can provide similar results, although because vibradermabrasion doesn’t rely on suction and blasting microcrystals to exfoliate the skin, as in microdermabrasion, many patients say the treatment is more comfortable and less irritating.

Do I need more than one treatment of vibradermabrasion?

Depending on your unique needs and goals for treatment, one session of vibradermabrasion is usually enough to provide desired results. We recommend periodic treatments to remove the top layers of dead skin cells so active ingredients in our skin care products can penetrate better.

What conditions does vibradermabrasion treat?

Vibradermabrasion is a painless way to improve the appearance of acne scars, sun damaged skin and discoloration.

Can vibradermabrasion be combined with other treatments?

Absolutely, in fact vibradermabrasion can be a great way to increase the effectiveness of other treatments we offer, like enzyme masks, facials and some laser treatments.

What skin types are good for vibradermabrasion?

Vibradermabrasion is safe and effective on all skin types to reduce blemishes and kick-start the skin’s healing process for even skin tone and firmer texture.

What should you not do after a HydroFacial?

It’s important to avoid any harsh or exfoliating products for at least 48 hours after treatment since this can cause excess irritation. This also includes acne medications or retinoids. Your skincare expert can assess your at-home regimen and recommend when to return to your regular schedule.

How long do HydroFacial results last?

Most patients enjoy results for 4-6 weeks after each treatment. However, this can depend on your skincare habits and many other factors.

Is HydroFacial worth the money?

Yes! The HydroFacial is one of the best skincare options on the market for its cost. With quick appointments and stunning results, it’s a great way to invest in yourself and your skin.

What areas can Morpheus8 treat?

Morpheus8 can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles and lax skin for a more youthful appearance. IT can be used on many areas of the body, though the most popular treatment areas include the lower face and neck.

How many Morpheus8 treatments will I need?

Some patients may require up to three treatment sessions to see optimal results.

How quickly can I see my Morpheus8 results?

Most patients can expect to see noticeable results after 1-3 sessions. This may vary depending on the severity of your lines and wrinkles or lax skin.

Who is a candidate for Morpheus8?

Individuals who want to improve the look and feel of their skin without downtime can benefit from this procedure. If you would like to learn more about candidacy, please contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment.

How long should I wait after treatment to apply makeup?

Patients should generally wait 1-2 days after treatment to apply makeup.

Can a Geneo Facial treat acne?

Yes! The Geneo Balance Facial uses charcoal and anti-bacterial ingredients to remove impurities from the skin and reduce the redness and swelling caused by acne.

How long will results last?

Results are long-lasting but you should receive treatment about every 6 weeks to maintain your appearance.

Can I wear makeup after my Geneo Facial?

Yes, it is safe to wear makeup after your facial. Avoid heavy foundations that could reclog your newly exfoliated pores.

How long does an OxyGeneo Facial take?

Your treatment should only last about 30-45 minutes and requires no downtime.

How do I know which Oxypod is best for me?

Your provider will examine your skin and ask you about your skin concerns to decide on the best facial option. If you have any allergies, let your provider know since this will also be a strong deciding factor.

Can Morpheus8 be used on the body?

Morpheus8 for body can address a variety of concerns like stubborn fat, sagging skin, stretch marks, cellulite, and more. It’s an effective way to achieve greater definition and improve skin quality in many different areas of the body.

Does Morpheus8 work on the stomach?

Morpheus8 is a non-surgical way to reduce sagging skin and scars associated with pregnancy. It can also reduce sagging skin and stubborn fat associated with substantial weight fluctuations.

How much fat can Morpheus8 remove?

Morpheus8 works best for small pockets of fat at about 4mm under the skin. Our team can help you determine whether Morpheus8 can help you achieve the level of fat reduction you’re hoping for.

Can you use Morpheus8 on breasts?

Morpheus8 can be used on the breasts as a way to shrink sagging skin and wrinkles associated with pregnancy and nursing. Morpheus8 can also be an effective way to treat stretch marks on the breasts.

Does Morpheus8 Body work for stretch marks?

Morpheus8 for body can help break up stretch marks and stimulate the production of healthy new skin. It’s most effective on stretch marks and scars that are reddish-purple in color, meaning they’re typically newly acquired.

Is Sofwave as good as plastic surgery?

While surgery will always produce more dramatic results, Sofwave is able to achieve noticeable firmness in the skin of the face and neck without the cost, risks and downtime of surgery.

What areas can be treated?

Any area with lax or loose skin can be safely treated. Currently, Sofwave has the indication for face and neck but knees and arms are also being treated with great response.

How many treatments do I need?

Many people are satisfied with only one treatment with Sofwave. However, most patients will want to do two treatments a couple of months apart.

Who is a good candidate for Sofwave?

Anyone who has mild to moderate skin aging signs, typically over the age of 30, can be a good candidate for Sofwave. Patients with more laxity, the more obvious the result will seem.

What makes Sofwave different than other procedures?

Sofwave’s unique ultrasound technology is not only clinically proven to provide results, but is also entirely safe. By cooling the skin as the SUPERB technology heats the deeper levels of skin, any risk of surface damage is eliminated, while still providing excellent results.

How long does it take to see results from Sofwave?

Patients who have Sofwave treatments gradually see their results appear over the course of the following 6-8 weeks.

Is Sofwave permanent?

Sofwave results can last for 6 months to 1 year, at which point you’ll need to return for maintenance treatments. Our team can help you put together the right skincare regimen to supplement your Sofwave results.

Is Sofwave better than Ultherapy?

Although Ultherapy has some benefits over Sofwave, Sofwave comes with a much more comfortable treatment experience and works quicker. Your body contouring specialist can help you determine whether Sofwave is right for your goals during a consultation.

How often should I have Sofwave?

Most patients need 1-2 treatments with results emerging over the course of 3-6 months. After this, you should make sure to return for maintenance treatments once per year.

Does Sofwave burn fat?

Sofwave does not target fat cells. However, it can easily be combined with fat-targeting treatments like Emsculpt for even better body contouring results.

Does Sofwave tighten skin?

Sofwave is an effective way to tighten skin using ultrasound energy. With just 1-2 treatments, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin.

Do eyelash extensions ruin your lashes?

No, eyelash extensions do not damage your natural eyelashes when applied correctly.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

Eyelash extensions will shed along with your natural hair growth cycle, which is usually every 6-8 weeks. If you wish to extend the life of your lash extensions, you can get a refill every 2-3 weeks.

Can you put mascara on lash extensions?

Yes, you can apply mascara to them. However, it will shorten the life of the extension. As you use eye makeup remover it will also remove the glue, so we recommend not using mascara.

Can you wear eyeliner with eyelash extensions?

Yes, you can safely wear eyeliner with lash extensions. However, you should avoid oil-based eyeliners because they can dissolve the eyelash glue if used repeatedly.

How do you wash your face with eyelash extensions?

We recommend not getting the eyelash extensions wet for 24 hours. You may wash your face, avoiding the eye area. Be sure to keep all oil-based products away from the eyes.

Do eyelash extensions ruin your lashes?

No, eyelash extensions do not damage your natural eyelashes when applied correctly.

Doctor of Medicine and Owner of Art Aesthetica at Art Aesthetica | + posts

Katarzyna Skura, MD believes in education, prevention, and a balanced body and mind. Her role is to guide patients toward their greatest health and wellness. She takes the time to design individual treatment plans for each patient, concentrating on prevention and each patient’s unique needs.