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Q: What is the difference between Botox and Dysport? 

A: Dysport takes about 3 days to take effect and gives a glassy-smooth finish. Botox takes about 5-7 days to take effect and gives a more natural look. It also lasts longer than Dysport.

Q: Can I exercise after receiving Botox injections?

A: Yes, patients are asked to wait 4 hours after the injection before exercising. 

Q: What is a labiaplasty? 

A:  Time, pregnancies and weight loss take a toll on the appearance of the vaginal region. Most commonly, the labia minor (the inner lip of the vulva) tissue becomes redundant. This excess tissue can be removed using local anesthesia in the clinic setting. The labia majora can also develop a deflated and saggy appearance. Fat grafting, soft tissue fillers, and removal of excess skin are all strategies to approve the appearance of the labia majora. 

Q: What is in a Vitalize Peel and what do you recommend it for?

A: Chemical peeling aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances. The Vitalize Perl address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Patients often do best with a series of peels spaced a month apart. 

Q: Do you have payment plans for surgical procedures?

A: Many patients set up a payment plan with CareCredit and United Medical to pay upfront for the procedure. Typically you can set up a payment plan over the course of 6, 12, 18, or 24 months. 

Q: Is it possible to get 3 cosmetic surgeries at once? I want a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and Brazilian butt lift.

A: Absolutely!