Common Cosmetic Questions
Forever Young Ottawa has put together a handy list of FAQs to help provide information for common questions, if you do not see your question here please feel free to reach out to a member of our team for further clarification.
- Do Neuromodulators hurt?
Patients generally say that the injection feels slightly uncomfortable, like a quick prick. If you’re concerned about pain, let our provider know -- the area can be temporarily numbed with a topical cream to minimize any discomfort.
- How long does it take for Neuromodulators to work? You’ll see the results begin to show within about 24-48 hours after the procedure. By 3-5 days afterwards, most of the Neuromodulator effects will have developed, although it can take up to two weeks for the treatment to take full effect.
- How long do Neuromodulators last before they wear off? Everyone’s body is different -- how often to get Neuromodulators will depend on what area was treated and your own unique biology. You’ll probably see the treated area start going back to its pre-Neuromodulator condition after 3-4 months.
- Are there any risks with getting Neuromodulator injections? Neuromodulators have been shown to be relatively safe. Like any procedure, however, there’s some amount of risk. Though they’re rare, there have been complications reported in a small percentage of cases. Most side effects are temporary and go away on their own. For more detailed information please contact a member of our team.
- What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating. Even though some people naturally sweat more than others, people with hyperhidrosis sweat much more than their body actually needs. It can strike at any time of day or night. If you have hyperhidrosis, you might find that it’s affecting your job, relationships, self-esteem, and social activities. People with hyperhidrosis usually say that it feels like sweating is controlling their life.
- What causes excessive sweating? It’s currently unknown what causes hyperhidrosis. Sometimes it can be a sign of another medical condition. If you’re experiencing sweating that affects your daily activities, visit a dermatologist or a doctor. Only a medical professional can provide an accurate diagnosis.
- Are Neuromodulator injections safe for Hyperhidrosis? Neuromodulators are very safe, but like any procedure, there is some risk for complications. Make sure you tell your provider about any medical conditions you may have, as well as any medications you’re currently taking. For more safety information please contact one of our medical professionals.
- Is there anything to do to minimize swelling or bruising? Yes. Depending upon what the procedure, it might make sense to sleep in a reclining (not horizontal) position for one week following surgery to minimize the collection of fluids in the face and eyelids.Follow the instructions you will be given about making and administering your cold and warm compresses. These will not only reduce bruising and swelling, but they will also maximize and promote healing.