Frequently Asked Questions

How many hair removal treatments are needed in order to end hair growth? For most people, three to six treatments will effectively stop hair growth in the desired area. While all hair is temporarily disabled during each treatment, not all of the hair follicles are removed. Hence, a sequence of treatments is necessary in order for results to become apparent. More treatments may be needed for men with denser hair and women with hormonal imbalances. The important thing to remember is that everyone is a little different, so when talking to a friend, they may experience results at a different pace than you—this is completely normal.

What should I wear to my appointment? You are welcome to wear any clothes that are comfortable to you. Should it be needed, a robe will be provided to you. During any body treatments, you will be draped, in order to maintain your privacy and comfort. For facial treatments, makeup will be removed, so if desired, bring your personal cosmetics to apply after treatment.

Do laser treatments hurt? Of the laser treatments Louisiana Women’s offers, none are considered overly painful. Patients report little to no pain or discomfort during laser treatments. At most, patients say it feels as though a rubber band is snapping against their skin. Prior to treatment, you will be given a topical anesthetic cream, and then afterward, a cool compress.

What can I do in order to improve the results and healing of my chemical peel? Because chemical peels remove old skin and expose new or developing skin to the environment, it’s important to be as gentle as possible. Don’t scratch, rub or pick at your skin, as this may cause scarring. Also, try to keep your skin as moist and supple as possible in the days following, being careful to choose lotions with good SPF.

Do you accept insurance? Because health insurance plans do not cover medical spa treatments, we accept payment by credit card, cash or check.

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
o FDA-approved for permanent hair reduction.
o No “down time”. Immediately resume regular activities.
o Less pain and discomfort compared to other treatment methods.
o Large areas can be quickly treated.
o Chances of scarring and pigmentation change are minimized.

How many Laser Hair treatments are required?
Because the laser affects only hair follicles that are in the growth phase, 6-10 treatments may be necessary. During a consultation, the approximate number of required treatments will be determined based on your particular situation.

What is Laser Hair treatment like?
Preliminary setup involves cleansing and shaving the area to be treated. A laser is then directed toward the area and produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, controlled pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by hair follicles. The heat generated in the process discourages and ultimately destroys the hair and its potential for regrowth. Post-treatment includes a clean up of the treated area and the application of a sunblock. Large areas such those found on the back, shoulders, abdomen, and legs are rapidly treated. Smaller facial areas like the lip, chin, and beard can be treated in minutes.

Who are candidates for Laser Hair treatment?
Millions of men and women have been successfully treated. Treatment is customized according to hair color, texture, and the area being targeted. Treatment for most hair colors typically yields high levels of success and patient satisfaction. Treatment is effective on all skin types, including dark-skinned individuals of all ethnic origins.

Is Laser Hair treatment painful? The procedure is well tolerated by most patients since only a mild sting is felt. Local anesthesia and pain medication are not required. A topical anesthetic may be used for the treatment of more sensitive areas.

Can Forever Young BBL really stop the clock on the appearance of aging skin?
Yes! It was proven in a long-term clinical study. Patients received regular BBL treatments over the course of a decade. At the end of the study, doctors judged the patients to appear 11 years younger than their actual age. In other words, they looked younger than when the study began.

What areas can be treated with BBL?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are the most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. Most people ask for treatments on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

How many BBL treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, and your clinician will personalize a plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your clinician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to optimize your results. Remember that regular treatments – at least once per year – were proven to make patients look ten years younger than when they first started Forever Young BBL treatments.

Am I a good candidate for Forever Young BBL?
Your clinician can fine tune Forever Young BBL for your skin type and for your ideal results. The long term effects have been proven in most skin types, including people with olive to darker skin. Men, women, fair, dark…almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of Forever Young BBL.

At what age should I start BBL treatments?
Forever Young BBL isn’t just a beauty treatment. It’s a preventive regimen – possibly the best investment anyone can make in his or her skin. Both men and women with almost any skin type can protect themselves against the sun and environmental damage that adds up over time. In fact, the best time to think about the effects of aging is before they appear. Since the ten-year study shows that regular Forever Young BBL treatments stop the skin’s appearance of again…why wait?

What will happen during the BBL procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. Typically, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however your clinician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. You may feel a quick, warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed.

How long will it take to recover after BBL treatments?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to apply makeup, return to work and resume most of your activities immediately.

What should I expect after the BBL treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your clinician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.

What aftercare plan do I need for BBL treatment?
It is important to follow your clinician’s treatment plan. You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your treated skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

What is BOTOX? What does it do? Botox decreases the conversation between muscle and nerve, softening the muscle activity.
It temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in the forehead, between the eyes, and crows’ feet around the eyes.

Please note: If you have an allergy to eggs, you are NOT a candidate for BOTOX.

How long does BOTOX take to work? How long does it last? It will take affect 5-7 days to show improvement (sometimes longer). It will last 3-4 months (sometimes longer).

I have an event coming up - when should I get my BOTOX? We suggest 3 weeks before event- in case we need to add more or touch up.

Does BOTOX treatment hurt? The treatment feels like a sharp pinch or prick. The procedure is quick and any discomfort experienced only lasts for seconds to minutes. If you are sensitive to pain, we suggest placing an icepack to the area on the way or upon arrival to your treatment.

How long does a BOTOX appointment take? Your appointment will range from 15-30 minutes.

Is there downtime after a BOTOX treatment? No, there is no downtime with BOTOX injections. We only ask that you keep your head elevated 2-4 hours following injections, no aggressive exercise for 24 hours and avoid alcohol for 24 hours. You can resume makeup application 30 minutes after injection.

What is filler? What does it do? Filler is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that is used in different areas of the face to help restore volume loss, correct moderate to severe lines and wrinkles without the cost of downtime of surgery. Hyaluronic acid is something naturally found in your body/face that breaks down over time.

How long does filler take to work? How long does it last? Most filler results are immediate. Some will have continued improvement 2 weeks following an injection. It will last 9 months to 2 years depending on the type of filler used.

I have an event coming up. When should I get my filler? We suggest one month prior to the event in case we need to add more/touch up.

Does filler treatment hurt? Most patients report feeling the first few pricks, but are then comfortable for the remainder of the treatment due to the lidocaine in the syringe. The procedure is quick and any discomfort experienced only lasts for minutes. If you are sensitive to pain, we suggest applying topical numbing cream to the area.

**If you have an allergy to Lidocaine you are not a candidate for filler.

Is there downtime after a filler treatment? Expect redness at injection site, possible bruising and swelling. Expect 3-4 days of “social downtime.” No aggressive exercise for 24 hours and avoid alcohol for 24 hours. You can resume makeup application 30 min after injection.

How long is an appointment for a filler treatment? Your appointment will range from 45 minutes to 1 hour (this can vary based on fillers chosen and numbing time needed).

How much does a filler treatment cost? Cost is based on assessment and consult. We offer complimentary consults so we can ensure your results reflect a well thought out treatment plan.

What is Kybella? What does it do? Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring acid in the body that breaks down fat cells. It is used to reduce fat under the chin, around the jawline and other areas.

How long does it take for Kybella to work? How long does it last? Kybella is a journey - it will take 12 weeks to see results and 2-3 treatments are usually needed, but the results are permanent. The fat will not return to the area unless there is a weight gain of 20 or more lbs.

I have an event coming up - when should I get my Kybella? We suggest 6 months prior to event, as patients will see results 12 weeks following the last treatment, but results may continue up to 6 months following.

Does Kybella hurt? Patients will feel a mild to moderate burning or a warm sensation in the area of the injection as the fat cells begin to lyse. The procedure is quick and any discomfort experienced only last for minutes. An ice pack will be supplied for your following the treatment.

How long is an appointment for a Kybella treatment? Your appointment will range from 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How much does the Kybella treatment cost? Our cost is based on consultation and area of treatment. The treatment cost ranges from $1200-1800 per treatment and most patients do require at least two treatments. Results are permanent!

Is there downtime after a Kybella treatment? Some patients may experience some redness and possible bruising at injection site. You will have swelling and a full feeling in the area treated for 10-14 days following. The fullness and swelling will be noticeable to others for the first 5-7 days and only noticeable to you days 7 to14. No exercise for 48 hours and avoid alcohol for 24 hours. You can resume makeup application 30 min after injection.