FAQ

How long does botox last?

Neurotoxin (Xeomin, Dysport, Botox) can take 2 weeks to see final results. Some patients notice results quickly, starting on day 3-5 post injection.  On average all neurotoxins last about 3-4 months. Dysport is said to last up to 6 months on some individuals. Heating up the core temperature of your body shortly after injections cause cause you to metabolize the neurotoxin quicker, so this is not advised. Also, if you are an extreme athlete, body builder, or a physical trainer, where you perform strenuous activity daily, you can metabolize both botox and filler quicker than the average person. 

What complications are associated with Botox?

Common side effects are small red bumps at site of injection that go away after about 30-60 min. Bruising is also not uncommon. Some patient may complain that their brows feel heavy, this is not uncommon and not considered a severe complication. Botox is an over all pretty safe procedure with many benefits.  The more serious complications associated with Botox are ptosis (eyelid drooping), and crooked smile if the masseter injections spread to the muscle that is in charge of your smile.  

What is a vascular occlusion? 

A vascular occlusion is a medical emergency. This is a serious complication associated with dermal fillers such as lip filler.  This is when the filler is injected into a blood vessel, occluding it, ultimately causing tissue death.  Hylenex is the emergency medication that is used to dissolve filler in such a situation. You should make sure to ask your injector wether or not they have any of this on hand, if they say no, then I suggest you run! Safe injectors are who you want to have working on your face, yes they are more expensive, this is the reason why, they are trained, educated and know what to do in am emergency. 

How long does dermal filler last

On average dermal filler last about 12 months. As your body metabolizes it you may notice that you want more at the 6 month mark. Every face is unique and will need a different amount of filler and botox depending on severity of lines/wrinkles and deepness of folds.  The saying goes; if your are 60 years old, you probably need about 6 fillers in your face to help turn back the hands of time. 

What is Plasma Rich Fibrin (PRF) and EZGel Injections?

Plasma Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a 100% natural and autologous solution. We draw your blood, spin it down, cool and heat it into a gel, and extract the concentrate rich in platelets, leukocytes and mesenchymal stem cells and inject that back into the face, cheeks, lips and under eyes (tear troughs). This rejuvenates your face in a natural and safe way by maximizing growth factor stimulation. 1-3 treatments maybe necessary to achieve desired results 6 weeks apart. PRF can also be used for hair restoration. PRF (a sub-type of PRP) and it is injected in the hair follicles to stimulate hair regrowth. 2-4 treatments are expected for best results.

What does the weight loss program consist of?

This is a 6-month subscription at $150 per month, plus the cost of medication (Semaglutide).  The initial appointment is a health assessment in person (provider preferred) or via telehealth (video) visit. If the potential client qualifies then the medication is prescribed and ordered. 1 week later the patient needs to pick up medication in the clinic and go through injection training with the provider. After that, follow-up appointments are required (by telephone or in-person) every four weeks. The third-month follow-up appointment needs to be in person. PMA does not accept insurance. PMA does accept HSA/FSA credit cards and will be offering cherry-payment plans very soon.