Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Soraya Sabetian

Registered Nurse

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about our Skin Treatments

Botulinum Toxin 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.





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 does LED light facial Mask do?


Depending on which wavelength is used, light therapy can increase collagen production & cell renewal, diminish fine lines & wrinkles, reduce pigmentation & even skin tone, shrink large pores & smooth skin texture, fight acne causing bacteria and minimize scarring.




Is there proof this technology works?


LED devices are classified by the FDA as possessing “non-significant risk”; they are completely safe and possess no possibility of harm from over-exposure. The LED's emit no UV light, so there is no risk of sunburn or skin cancer. This treatment has no adverse reactions and no down-time. We recommend speaking to your doctor first if you are pregnant, have epilepsy or photoallergy or are taking any of the following medications; steroids injections, cortisone injections, medications causing light sensitivity (such as Tetracycline).




Is this treatment abrasive or painful?


Light therapy is a gentle, painless, non-invasive and non-abrasive treatment. You'll have no down time after each treatment.




How often can I use a LED facial Mask?


We recommend you use the mask for 15 minutes a day, every day to see optimal results.




How soon can I expect to see results?


Light therapy stimulates your own cells natural healing and collagen production, so the most visible results are not immediate. The skin can look different after the first treatment; smoother and more hydrated with a natural radiant glow, and with each treatment you will see improvement.
Acne scars and scars from other types of injuries can start to improve in as little as two weeks and should gradually fade over time with continued use.




Should I continue my skin care routine as normal?


Absolutely! The LED mask will help to strengthen and rejuvenate the skin at a cellular level so will amplify the results achieved in other facial treatments. We recommend using the LED mask as an addition to your existing skincare regime.




Is LED light for everyone?


Light therapy will have the greatest impact on skin cells with sluggish metabolism and slow cellular activity, showing visible signs of aging. It can be used on all skin types, colours and conditions.




Can I use LED Light Therapy after my Botulinum Toxin (wrinkle relaxer) injections?


We recommended that you wait a two weeks after Botulinum Toxin injections before beginning to use the mask. If you have any concerns, speak with your doctor or dermatologist.




Can I go out in the Sun after this treatment?


Yes, LEDs emit no UV light and the treatment does not increase photo-sensitivity. We always recommend you slip, slop, slap every day to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays.




Can LED light Therapy cause sun burn or skin cancer?


No. Sun burn and skin cancer are caused by light exposure from UV wavelengths, which the LEDs do not emit.





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 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.