Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine energy-based treatments with injectables?
Some treatments compliment each other, while other times they can cause conflicts with each other. For example, BBL and lasers can be safely combined with dermal fillers as no light-based treatments can penetrate to the depth of fillers and distort them. The time apart and the sequence of having different procedures together should also be in consideration.
To get a safe and efficacious combination of energy-based devices and injectables in cosmetic therapy personalized for you, book a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and expectations.
Do fillers last longer with botulinum toxins?
I have no idea what I need. What's the best treatment?
Everyone’s unique and your needs are very likely different from others. Therefore, there is not a standard “best treatment” guide for everybody.
Rest assured you are at the right place and in the right hands. We will be glad to help you every step of the way.
Prior to receiving any injectable treatment at our Medical Spa Club clinic, you will have a thorough conversation with Dr. Pinkhasik. Your concerns will be addressed and you will be encouraged to ask any questions that you may have about your procedure. Dr. Pinkhasik will explain to you the benefits and risks of using injectable and will help you to choose the right type of injectable, or a combination, that is best suited to you.
What's good about injectables? When should I expect results?
Cosmetic injection is considered a “lunchtime” procedure, as it takes roughly as least as 30 mins to have it done. Also, compared to most energy-based treatments, injection results are much more predictable and reliable.
Many patients prefer injections because of the readily fast results. For filler injections, results start showing immediately after. For botulinum toxin injections, it only takes 4 days up to 2 weeks for the full results to show.
How long do the results last?
Depending on the types of injections and your lifestyle, results can last for months.
For fillers, they can last for 6-12 months or even more. Avoiding sun exposure and get good hydration can prolong the results.
For botulinum toxins, results can last for 3-4 months. It is common for first-timers to notice that it may not last as long initially but may last longer after subsequent treatments.
Is It Dangerous To Get Injectables?
These injections are done using very thin needles so the discomfort is minimal. They are generally safe, and side effects and complications are minimal to none. Common side effects include: bruising and pain at the injection site, redness and temporary facial weakness or drooping. These side effects usually disappear in 1 day.
Dr. Pinkhasik has been practicing in Richmond since 1987 heading 2 busy family practice clinics. Our clinic in Richmond, B.C. has been using these injectables since 2011. The safety and comfort of our patients is a top priority at Medical Spa Club; only licensed doctors perform injectable treatments. Over the course of our history, we have never received a report from patients encountering serious side effects.
There are, of course, procedural risks, especially with inexperienced injectors.
Is there a down time?
Cosmetic injection is considered a “lunchtime” and “no downtime” procedure. Therefore, you won’t have to take off work or school. You can resume your usual activities right after.
There may be a little puffiness or swelling, but it is usually negligible. Nonetheless, we usually advise people to give a week or two before major evens (weddings, birthdays), as Murphy’s Law is still in effect: if you do it a day before a wedding, and you are unlucky enough to get bruised, it may cause an inconvenience to say the least.
I've Had Injectables Before At Other Clinics. Why Do I Still Need To Have An Assessment Before My Actual Procedure?
We thank you for your interest in choosing Medical Spa Club as your partner in your beauty journey. As with every other relationships, it is best to know each other before making any commitment. Does it sound right to you?
Since we have no access to your medical records and history, prior to receiving any injectable treatment at our Medical Spa Club clinic, you are required to have a thorough conversation with Dr. Pinkhasik so that we have everything we need to know and prepare prior to performing the procedure on you for your safety.
Rest assured you are at the right place and in the right hands. Sign up for a consultation today. We look forward to meeting you soon!