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Sanford Skin Rejuvenation:

Frequently asked questions

What conditions can skin rejuvenation treat?

  • Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible at all times and do not change in appearance with facial movements.
  • Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving, and deepen with facial movements or expressions.
  • Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots, melasma or other darkened patches of skin result mainly from sun exposure.
  • Scars: As the result of acne or injury to the skin, scars may be rolling (a wavy appearance to the skin), pitted, discolored or have raised borders.
  • Vascular conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood filled blisters or even a constant flush of facial redness.
  • Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structure (collagen and elastin fibers) that results in a loss of skin firmness, or the development of cellulite.

How much will skin rejuvenation cost?

Depending on the procedure, the price of skin rejuvenation may vary. The cost is often determined by the initial price of the products used, the surgeon’s level of experience and geographic location. Keep in mind that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort level with him or her is just as important as the final cost. Exact prices can be determined by calling (701) 323-8169.

What can I expect during my consultation?

At Sanford Health, you’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. You’ll want to explain why you want the procedure, your expectations and desired outcome. You’ll also need to disclose information about any medical conditions, medication use, etc. After your general health is evaluated, Dr. Bronson or a member of his team will discuss your options with you and recommend a course of action.

How long does each procedure take?

  • Botox® injections are usually given in 15 minutes or less.
  • A chemical peel is typically administered in 30 minutes.
  • Injectable fillers are distributed in 15 minutes or less.

Will it hurt?

Botox®
  • Slight discomfort may accompany Botox®, however topical numbing medications may be used by patient request.

Chemical Peel

  • A warm/hot sensation is normal, but usually resolves after about five minutes. A cooling fan and wash cloth may be used to soothe the area.

Injectable fillers

  • Slight discomfort may accompany injectable fillers, however topical numbing medications may be used by patient request.

What is the recovery time for each method of skin rejuvenation?

Botox®

  • The full effect of Botox® can be seen 7-10 days post injection.
  • Slight redness and swelling, lasting an hour or two, may occur at the injection sites.
  • No lifting or bending is recommended for two hours post-injection.
  • Makeup may be applied immediately.

Chemical Peel

  • The full effect of the peel will be visible two-four weeks after its application.
  • Recovery time is minimal.
  • For up to four days post-peel, the skin may be slightly pink, depending on the peel type.
  • The amount of peeling depends on the type of peel performed; it may last a day or two.
  • Makeup may be applied immediately.

Injectable fillers

  • The full effect of injectable fillers can be seen immediately.
  • Slight redness and swelling at the injection site may be present for up to two hours.
  • Bruising at the injection site may last up to two days.
  • Makeup may be applied immediately.

How long does each skin rejuvenation method last?

  • Botox®: Usually lasts three-four months
  • Chemical Peel: Lasts up to a year, however, a touch-up peel is recommended every six months.
  • Injectable filler: Seven months

For more questions, please call Sanford Health at (701) 323-8169.

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