Frequently Asked Questions
Find out general information prior to your appointment along with questions you may have about botox, fillers and kybella!
Do you offer free consultations?
How do I book an appointment?
We offer online booking via our website. This is the only way to book an appointment with The Aesthetic Method. You are required to enter your credit card information before you can book your appointment. You will receive an email after booking with a link to our “Patient Portal”. You are able to change, cancel and fill out new patient paperwork in the Patient Portal. Make sure you check your spam folder if you do not receive the email.
What is your cancelation policy?
We do require a credit card to hold your appointment. Your card will not be charged unless you cancel within 24 hours of your appointment or do not show for your appointment. If you cancel within 24 hours or a no-call/no-show on two separate occasions, we ask you seek another provider. We understand things come up, but please be respectful of others who would love your appointment space. We appreciate your understanding and support for our growing small business.
What is the difference between botox and fillers?
Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections relax muscles, which then soften wrinkles. It takes approximately 2-10 days for Botox to take effect and it lasts about 3 months. Dermal fillers add volume, contour and sometimes lift. Fillers provide an instant result and last anywhere from 6-24 months.
Where are the most common areas to use botulinum toxin injections?
Botulinum toxin injections are commonly used to treat horizontal forehead lines, glabellar (mean 11 area), crow’s feet, around the lips for a lip flip, massester muscles for TMJ, neck lines, dimply chin, downturned corners of the mouth and bunny lines on the nose.
Where are the most common areas to use fillers?
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name of a botulinum toxin that temporarily paralyzes your muscle to prevent it from pulling on the skin to create wrinkles. Although it is a toxin, it is FDA approved and safe to inject in recommended quantities. There are 4 types of botulinum toxin on the market that are currently FDA approved. We offer 2 in our office: Jeaveau and Botox.
What's the difference between Botox and Jeaveau? Is one better than the other?
Both are botulinum toxins, they are just manufactured by different companies. Jeaveau has a different protein chain, but both have the same mechanism of action and give the same result.
Both are great! Some clients love Jeaveau and others prefer Botox – everyone is different. The best way to find out which works best for you is to try both at different appointments. The one that worked best for you would take effect the quickest and last the longest.
Does Botox hurt?
Botox appointments are surprisingly easy and comfortable. You will feel a small prick when the needle is inserted.
What areas can you treat with botulinum toxins?
There are so many areas you can treat including:
- Horizontal lines across your forehead
- "Mean 11s" or vertical frown lines between your eyebrows
- "Bunny lines" or lines near the bridge of your nose
- "Crow's feet" or lines at the corner of your eyes
- Gummy Smiles
- Lip Flips
- Vertical lines around the mouth also known as “smoker lines” (these can be genetic, no smoking required to obtain them)
- Downturned corners of the mouth
- Dimpling chin
- Massesters or for TMJ
- Horizontal lines across the neck
- Underarms for excessive sweating
When do you see results? Are results immediate?
It takes anywhere from 2-10 days to see results, but you must wait a full two weeks before any additional treatments or touch-ups.
How long does botulinum toxin last?
It should last anywhere from 3-4 months.
Is there any downtime?
Immediately after treatment there will often be red little bumps akin to a tiny mosquito bite on the skin. They subside within 10-15 minutes after treatment.
How much does it cost?
Cost depends on the number of units used and how many areas are being treated. On average, it can range anywhere from $200-$600.
How many units will I need?
We won't know until we see you. At the time of your appointment, we will make recommendations based on the results you are trying to achieve in a certain area. Some areas will need more units because the muscle is larger and stronger, while other areas will only need a couple.
How long does the appointment take?
The appointment takes approximately 30 minutes, but the treatment itself is less than 10 minutes. Majority of your appointment is spent going over the service and answering any questions you may have about your treatment.
How do I do to prepare for my appointment?
We typically recommend avoiding large amounts of alcohol or caffeine prior to your treatment to minimize bleeding/bruising.
What should or shouldn't I do after my appointment?
When you leave your appointment we recommend you DO NOT do the following:
-Please do not lay flat on your back for 3 hours following treatment. This prevents the botulinum toxin from migrating to other areas not treated.
-Please do not exercise or engage in any activities which will cause you to sweat from areas treated.
-Please do not massage areas treated.
-These restrictions are only to be followed the day of treatment, you may resume all activities as per usual starting the next day.
- If you want to put makeup on over the areas treated make sure you use a clean applicator.
What are dermal fillers?
The dermal fillers we offer are made of hyaluronic acid, a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring sugar our body makes. Dermal fillers add volume to the area treated to change the way the light hits the face. They are used to help improve the contours of the face and replace lost volume due to aging.
What areas of the face can be treated with fillers?
Many areas can be treated with filler but some of the most popular include:
-"Liquid rhinoplasty" or nose
-Under eyes or tear troughs
-Deep "smoker's lines" that exist when the face is at rest
What is the downtime with fillers?
The rule of thumb is to not love or hate your filler for 2 weeks. Depending on what area is treated, there may be several days of swelling, bruising, and the filler will feel firm. Swelling resolves within 3-4 days and bruising resolves within a week if it occurs at all. The filler will feel firm for the first 2 weeks and may feel lumpy but will soften as it settles and feel softer.
How long will my appointment take?
Dermal filler appointments take about 45 minutes. These appointments are a little longer than a Botox appointment because we numb our clients for about 10-15 minutes.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
Because we numb our clients and because there is lidocaine in the filler itself, clients are typically very comfortable. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, we are happy to give you more numbing.
What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
We recommend not consuming large amounts of caffeine or alcohol prior to your treatment to prevent bruising. There is a higher chance of bruising with dermal filler treatments than with Botox, so some clients may take arnica tablets 4-7 days prior to their treatment but it is not necessary. Arnica is an over-the-counter homeopathic medication which helps prevent bruising, found in most pharmacies.
What should or shouldn't I do after my appointment?
- Please DO NOT massage or manipulate the area treated as this may alter your results. This is especially important in the first 6 hours following treatment as that is when the filler is most malleable.
- Please drink LOTS of water. Hyaluronic acid fillers work by absorbing water so the more you drink, the more beautiful your results.
- If you are experiencing swelling, you may ice the area for 10 minutes at a time. Please be sure to take a 10 minute break between ice applications as it is easy to give yourself frostbite if the ice pack is left on for too long.
- We recommend you do not exercise for 24-48 hours as this will increase swelling.
- Keep in mind some treatments may have different aftercare instructions so these may not all apply to your specific service. We will go over everything at your appointment that applies
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Dermal fillers are priced per syringe and cost ranges between $395-$800 depending on the size of the syringe and the specific product. Recommendations on product and syringe size will be made at the time of your appointment.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers last different amounts of time depending on the product and placement. Some dermal fillers last 6-12 months while others last 18-24 months. On average, most clients will come in at least once to twice a year to maintain their results.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is deoxycholic-acid, which is a synthetic fat dissolving agent to be used in the submental area (under chin). It is FDA approved and safe.
How many treatments will I need?
Most individuals need 2-4 treatments depending on how much fat containing tissue they have in this area.
If I have loose skin in this area, am I a candidate?
No. Kybella only treats fat, not loose skin.
Is it permanent?
YES! Unless you were to gain a significant weight over a short period of time.
What can I expect after Kybella?
You will have moderate swelling in the area treated. It will feel warm, jello-like and appear red. This may last 1-4 weeks. We recommend doing treatment in the winter months so you can cover the area with scarves or sweaters. The worse it looks, the better your results!
How long do I have to wait between each treatment?