Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Soraya Sabetian

Registered Nurse

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about our Skin Treatments

Botulinum Toxin FAQ

What is Botulinum Toxin?


Botulinum toxin type A is an injection containing abobotulinum toxin A. Abobotulinum toxin A is made from the bacteria that cause botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.




How long does Botulinum toxin last?


Botulinum toxin injections must be repeated three to four times per year for best results. The goal is to weaken the targeted muscles without allowing them to regain bulk or strength. Most patients find that results last an average of three to four months.

It can last anywhere between 3-5 months, depending on the individual. For first time users it usually lasts up to 3 months. For those with incredibly fast metabolisms, such as athletes, it may wear off quicker. The opposite happens for those with slower metabolisms, or not as strong muscle movement, it may last longer. It is proven that the more regularly you have treatment the longer the result may last.

Botulinum toxin type A is injected into a muscle. A trained registered health practitioner will give you this injection. Botulinum toxin injections should be spaced at least 3 - 4 months apart. Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.

The effects of a Botulinum toxin injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.

Using Botulinum toxin more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.




Does Botulinum toxin work for older patients?


Botulinum toxin may be a start on your path to a more rejuvenated appearance. Although Botulinum toxin has a more limited benefit in older patients when used alone, patients aged 40 to 70 and beyond can benefit from it. Combined with other procedures, patients are able to obtain optimum smooth results. Patients often require additional surgery such as lower face lift, brow lift or eyelid lift in addition to Botulinum toxin and skin treatments in order to obtain the smoothest results.




Are there risks associated with Botulinum toxin?


Botulinum toxin is a safe substance when injected in the proper setting by a trained professional. The usual risks are minor bruises from the needle, although allergic reaction and infection is theoretically possible. Flu-like symptoms or minor headaches can occur despite the fact Botulinum toxin is used to treat headaches. Eyebrow or eyelid droop and double or blurry vision are a risk. Most side effects are temporary.





Dermal Fillers FAQ

What is Hyaluronic Acid?


Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring polymer found in all living organisms.1 The Human dermis has a high percentage of HA, which hydrates the skin because of its high water-binding properties. HA is the predominant part of the viscoelastic intracellular matrix, which provides and maintains proper tissue volume and acts as a cushion to help protect the skin.




What are the characteristics of Neuramis®?


(difference between Neruamis and others) Neuramis® is innovative HA dermal filler developed by Medytox which has successfully developed a botulinum toxin product, Neuronox, the fourth of its kind in the world. Medytox’s SHAPE Technology, a special double cross linking technology, maximizes the volume and longevity.




Which areas can be treated by Neuramis®?


Neuramis® treatments can be used to smooth out facial lines, augment lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and the chin. It is a subtle approach to enhancing looks naturally.

The most common areas for treatment:

  • From the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette Lines (lines that form at the corners of your mouth)
  • Lips (enhancement)
  • Cheeks and Chin (shaping)




Are there any side-effects?


Side-effects may occur. These include swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection site. They usually disappear spontaneously within a few days to a few weeks.




How long does a treatment last?


In general, the results last 6-18 months. The duration depends on many factors such as the patient’s skin, age and injection areas.





LED Light Therapy Face Mask

What is Botulinum Toxin?


Botulinum toxin type A is an injection containing abobotulinum toxin A. Abobotulinum toxin A is made from the bacteria that cause botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.




How long does Botulinum toxin last?


Botulinum toxin injections must be repeated three to four times per year for best results. The goal is to weaken the targeted muscles without allowing them to regain bulk or strength. Most patients find that results last an average of three to four months.

It can last anywhere between 3-5 months, depending on the individual. For first time users it usually lasts up to 3 months. For those with incredibly fast metabolisms, such as athletes, it may wear off quicker. The opposite happens for those with slower metabolisms, or not as strong muscle movement, it may last longer. It is proven that the more regularly you have treatment the longer the result may last.

Botulinum toxin type A is injected into a muscle. A trained registered health practitioner will give you this injection. Botulinum toxin injections should be spaced at least 3 - 4 months apart. Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.

The effects of a Botulinum toxin injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.

Using Botulinum toxin more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.




Does Botulinum toxin work for older patients?


Botulinum toxin may be a start on your path to a more rejuvenated appearance. Although Botulinum toxin has a more limited benefit in older patients when used alone, patients aged 40 to 70 and beyond can benefit from it. Combined with other procedures, patients are able to obtain optimum smooth results. Patients often require additional surgery such as lower face lift, brow lift or eyelid lift in addition to Botulinum toxin and skin treatments in order to obtain the smoothest results.




Are there risks associated with Botulinum toxin?


Botulinum toxin is a safe substance when injected in the proper setting by a trained professional. The usual risks are minor bruises from the needle, although allergic reaction and infection is theoretically possible. Flu-like symptoms or minor headaches can occur despite the fact Botulinum toxin is used to treat headaches. Eyebrow or eyelid droop and double or blurry vision are a risk. Most side effects are temporary.





Galvanic Spa FAQ

What is galvanic spa treatment?


The Galvanic Spa uses self-adjusting galvanic currents and interchangeable conductors that work synergistically with SNAC’s uses special product specially formulated treatment products to facilitate the transport of key ingredients to the skin. These negative charges repel each other, delivering the Pre-Treat Gel to the skin.

What is a galvanic facial?

Hydrating Treatment - This facial can be considered a 'non-surgical face lift'. This treatment involves the use of a device that uses low-level galvanic (electric) current to facilitate the transport of key ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin for improved cleansing, hydration, circulation, and radiance.




What is Galvanic Spa?


Small, smart, and powerful, the Galvanic Spa II features patented self-adjusting currents and interchangeable conductors for the face, scalp, and body. Together with SNAC’s specially formulated treatment products, this system delivers more key anti-aging ageLOC ingredients to your skin than Galvanic Spa II.




What is Galvanic Body Spa?


Ergonomically designed for ease of use and handling during body treatments, the new ageLOC Galvanic Body Spa when used with ageLOC Body Shaping Gel targets the ultimate sources of aging while diminishing the appearance of fat and cellulite and smoothing skin to provide a slimmer, more toned appearance.

Rejuvenate your complexion with a galvanic facial

Highlights

Intense hydration diminishes appearance of lines and wrinkles
Dramatic firming and lifting of facial contours
Two-part facial illuminates complexion
Unique water-based gels derived from natural botanicals
Reveals a younger, fresher looking you
The Deal, etc Remarkable results from galvanic facial

Target all the signs of aging with this relaxing and soothing treatment that revitalises and renews.

Step 1: Pre-treatment cycle

During pre-treatment the galvanic instrument and the deep cleansing gel are both negatively charged. These negative charges repel each other, driving the gel deep into the skin. This gel binds to impurities; softens and relaxes pores, allowing them to breath; dissolves and liquifies excess facial oil.

Step 2: Treatment cycle

During the treatment cycle the galvanic instrument and the treatment gel are both positively charged. These positive charges repel each other, helping to deliver hydrating and free-radical scavenging ingredients deeply into the skin. At the same time, the positively charged instrument removes impurities targeted in the pre-treatment step.

After 1 treatment

Results are so remarkable your radiant youthful face will leave people wondering about your age and your secret.

CONCLUSION

This third-party professional assessment performed by an independent contract research organization revealed that use of the Galvanic Spa II instrument in conjunction with Tru Face Line Corrector showed faster, more significant improvement on the visual benefits to skin over using Tru Face Line Corrector alone.

THE EFFECTS OF TRU FACE® LINE CORRECTOR USAGE WITH THE GALVANIC SPA® II INSTRUMENT ON IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF FINE LINES/WRINKLES AND TAUTNESS

Summarized from a third-party professional assessment performed according to Good Clinical Practices and the Standard Operating Procedures of the organization.

©2008, NSE Products, Inc., Provo, UT

INTRODUCTION

Like other organs of the body, the physiological functions and structures within the skin continuously decline with advancing age. One of the first visible manifestations of aging skin is the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This phenomenon has many causes but the biology is primarily a breakdown in collagen. Collagen is the structural protein in skin that provides structure—like scaffolding—and tautness. As individuals age, environmental and mechanical stresses break down collagen at an increased rate and the fibroblasts (specialized skin cells in the dermis that produce skin proteins like collagen) cannot keep up. These cells also naturally slow with age, which decreases the amount of collagen that is produced. The combination of these two factors may cause the skin in many people to essentially cave in—leading to the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Peptides are small molecules composed of amino acids that have targeted functions and are the way the cells in our body communicate with each other. A pro-collagen peptide has been identified with the sequence Lysine-Threonine-Threonine-Serine that is easily absorbed into the epidermis layers of the skin. This peptide binds to the receptor site on the fibroblast membrane, signaling the fibroblast to begin the synthesis of collagen to help counteract the physiological slowing of collagen production and increased degradation in the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. Not only do adequate amounts of collagen give skin a more youthful appearance, but adequate amounts of collagen also contribute to essential skin moisturization. Collagen is surrounded by a gel-like material called the “ground substance” which is composed of moisture binding glycoaminoglycans (GAGs). These GAGs play a critical role in the hydration and moisture level within the skin and enable collagen fibers to retain water and provide moisture to the epidermis. Without GAGs, collagen would resemble an empty net instead of scaffolding. (Increased moisturization can offer additional plumpness and fullness.) In properly formulated cosmetic products, the delivery of key cosmetic ingredients can be augmented by the use of galvanic current. The use of this safe and gentle current can increase the performance of skin care products. It is also thought to increase the speed of benefits allowing consumers to see visual improvements in their skin within a shorter time when compared to using skin care products alone.

CLINICAL STUDY

Study Objective

To evaluate the potential benefits of using Tru Face Line Corrector with the Galvanic Spa II instrument.

Clinically Study Procedures has proven the benefits of Galvanic Spa Treatment by 92.5%. Dermatological grading showed greater benefits on the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet, and firmness.

STUDY PROCEDURE

In a controlled clinical usage study conducted by an independent clinical research organization, the benefits of using Tru Face Line Corrector with the Galvanic Spa II instrument were investigated over an eight-week period. A total of 40 female subjects, ages 35+, representing all Fitzpatrick skin types, participated in the study. Subjects were evaluated at baseline and weeks 2, 4, and 8. Dermatological evaluations and subject self-assessment questionnaires included evaluation parameters for fine lines/ wrinkles around the eye area.

Subjects applied Tru Face Line Corrector to the entire face twice daily. Each subject was instructed to use the Galvanic Spa instrument in the eye area on only one (randomized) side of their face for five minutes in the evening. Visual grading was completed for each subject at baseline and weeks 2, 4, and 8 by a board certified dermatologist. Each subject also completed a self-assessment questionnaire.

Study Results

92.5% of participants saw an improvement in their skin radiance and moisturization from using Tru Face Line Corrector in combination with the Galvanic Spa II instrument for eight weeks rather than just using Tru Face Line Corrector on its own.





Galvanic Device Treatment FAQ

What does Galvanic facial do?


The galvanic machine is used to drive treatment gel deep into the skin through electric currents. A positive and negative charge is used to bind the gel to impurities in the skin and draw them back out to the surface. This galvanic current stimulates blood and oxygen to the surface of the skin.




What is Galvanic Facial Treatments?


A galvanic facial involves the use of mild electric currents consisting of positive and negative ions to refresh, stimulate and rejuvenate the skin. Watch as we demonstrate the process behind our signature galvanic facial treatment.




Beauty Benefits of Galvanic Facial Treatments


If you want to know about a facial especially meant for almost every skin type, be it normal, dry or oily, it is galvanic facial that features as one of the most prominent ones. While it helps in restoring moisture to dry skin, it also helps to eliminate accumulation of oil that leads to acne in case of oily skin. This is a facial, which not only hydrates skin but also increases the capacity of your skin to retain moisture. On the other hand, if you are suffering from congestion of skin pores,which is a common woe for everyone with oily skin, galvanic facial could be a solution for you. Here in this research article of mine, I have attempted to find out all the possible information you would like to know, in case you want to go for a galvanic facial.




What is the Current used in Galvanic Treatment?


Comparison

Treatment

Galvanic (galvanism)

Current type

Direct and constant

Therapies

Desincrustation. Iontophoresis

Treatment

Faradic Also known as Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), Faradism, Excitomotor current (USA), Electrical Muscle Stuimulation (EMS)

Current type

Direct, pulsed (0.1–1 ms) surged (~25 per min.)

Therapies

Muscle toning




What is Galvanic Body Treatments?


Clare Hargreaves-Norris Introduction The aim of a body galvanic treatment is to soften areas of stubborn fat and disperse any fluid that is retained in the area. Therefore, the treatment disperses the lumpy fat cells associated with cellulite. ... The current can now be applied to the body as a smooth galvanic current.




Is frequency good for the skin?


The high frequency facial is a skin care treatment used by professionals to help treat and prevent stubborn acne, shrink enlarged pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, decongest puffy eyes, fade dark eye circles, rejuvenate the condition of the scalp and nourish hair follicles for healthier hair ...




How does Galvanic Spa works?


The ageLOC Galvanic Spa uses self-adjusting galvanic currents and interchangeable conductors that work synergistically with Nu Skin's specially formulated treatment products to facilitate the transport of key ingredients to the skin. ... The Pre-Treat Gel binds to impurities in the skin.




What is Galvanic Spa used for?


It is also defined as the unidirectional current of an electric charge. It is produced by various sources like solar cells, batteries, electric devices and others. ... Galvanic current is the term previously used to describe direct current (DC). Galvanic current is also known as electro galvanism.




What is the Galvanic Facial treatment Benefits


  • It benefits the way a face lift benefits the skin; that is why, it is referred to as “non-surgical face lift.”
  • Wrinkles are made smooth and muscles are tightened.
  • Blood circulation is increased, which in turn nourishes the cells of the skin.
  • It has anti-ageing properties.
  • It increases your skin’s capacity to absorb nutrients.
  • It aids penetration of skin care products into the deeper layers of your skin.
  • This facial imparts a glow to your skin and makes your skin look firm.




Who should not get Galvanic Facial treatment?


While going for a galvanic facial, it is important to know whether or not it is suitable for you. Generally, it is said to be suitable for almost every type of skin, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. But, galvanic facial is not recommended for you if:

  • You are diabetic.
  • You are pregnant.
  • You have large metal implants in your body.
  • You have a pacemaker.
  • You have circulatory problems.




How To Do Galvanic Facial at Home?


Although Galvanic facial is best done under expert care, you can learn how to use it at home. Ask for it at SNAC expert to teach you how to use this amazing device for the best results. You are recommended to use the special gel that works specifically with this device. You will be instructed to invest in good quality facial cleanser and moisturizer that is specifically for your skin type for an individual result.




Galvanic Facial at Home: Warnings


  • Follow the normal structure of your bones while using the machine.
  • The area around the eyes should be avoided.
  • Be careful not to pull your skin while using the machine.
  • Read the instruction before using this device