Question: How long can I expect the results of my ultherapy treatment to last?
Answer: Ultherapy uses an ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen in your own skin to tighten, firm and lift. The results vary depending on several factors such as age, type and quality of your skin. Most patients see mild to moderate improvements in 4-6 months. Results can be seen up to a year later and lasts 2-3 years.
Question: I'm interested in undergoing ultherapy at your Virginia Beach office. How long after treatment will I see results? Will there be any visible results right away?
Answer: Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate your collagen to tone and lift your skin. This process takes anywhere from 3-6 months. Only some patients see results right away and most patients need 4-6 months. It is gradual.
Question: I love the results I've seen online with chemical peels. I've got some sun damage and minor wrinkling. Can this be improved with a chemical and would I need to have repeat treatments to maintain the results?
Answer: A chemical peel is an excellent option to help remove sun damaged spots and fine lines from the face and neck. I often perform a medium to deep chemical peel for face and neck and achieve very nice results. It requires 5-7 days of downtime. It is not for every skin type and you will need a consultation to decide if chemical peel is right for you.
Question: Does Juvederm work for people of all skin tones?
Answer: Yes. Juvederm is injected into a skin layer called the dermis to help correct static facial lines such as smile limes and marionette lines. It is also very popular in lips for augmentation. It is safe for all skin types. Dr. Choe personally injects all of his patients. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes and has no down time.
Question: For the past thirty years I have been a two pack a day smoker. Because of this I have very deep wrinkles all over my face that make me look ten years older. Would you recommend a facial filler to help correct this problem?
Answer: A long time smokers often have a poor skin texture, tone, and deep rhytids (wrinkles/lines). Fillers would definitely help with certain facial lines by adding volume. Sometimes a laser procedure or chemical peel (moderate to deep) will also significantly improve your face.