Frequently Asked Questions
At MAXiM Facial Aesthetics, many of our clients have questions about the procedures we perform, how treatment may benefit them, and potential side effects. Here are some of the common questions we receive.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances, either natural or synthetic, that are meant to "fill in" lines in the face. In addition to adding volume to the skin, dermal fillers are also used to plump up the lips. All dermal fillers are temporary.
Is Botox dangerous?
Botox began being used in cosmetic enhancement procedures just after the turn of the 21st century. It is one of the most widely used, trusted, and safe neuromodulator injectables used to temporarily stop muscle contractions that cause wrinkles on the face.
That said, there are risks when using any type of facial injectable. For example, if a blood vessel in the skin is accidentally pierced, swelling and bruising can occur – although this tends to resolve over time. Patients will egg allergies should not use Botox as it is prepared in an albumin (egg) base.
Does Botox paralyze muscles in my face?
Not really. Qualified doctors experienced with aesthetic procedures aim to inject just enough Botox to reduce the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles – but not enough to prevent facial expressions.
What else does Botox treat?
Botox is FDA-approved to relax frown lines, and to treat excess sweating and migraine headaches.
If I get a nose job, will it help my snoring, too?
The short answer is it depends. It will depend on the size and shape of your nose, any current medical conditions, and the cause of your snoring. If your snoring is caused by a deviated septum, for example, a nasal septoplasty can fix that problem and could put a halt to your snoring, too (depending on whether there are other factors contributing to your snoring).
Does stem cell therapy involve embryonic tissue?
While there are stem cells in embryonic tissue, such as in the umbilical cord, the stem cells we use at MAXiM Facial Aesthetics are what is known as adult stem cells, which are taken from a patient's own fat tissue. Keep in mind that we only use a very small quantity of fat cells from which to extract the stem cells, so the procedure shouldn't be considered part of a patient's weight-loss plan.
Can I add stem cell therapy to another treatment?
Yes! We often recommend that our clients boost the effects of their procedure with a stem cell enhancement. These injections are quick, easy, and can boost the effects and recovery from a variety of our aesthetic procedures.
Will I be knocked out for a mini-facelift?
Yes, you will need to be sedated before any of our face and neck procedures. This is for your comfort, although we give our patients sedation options, many of which can affect your recovery time, if that is important to you. Our in-office operating rooms are accredited by the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Can I combine surgical procedures?
Of course. Combining procedures, such as the variety of eyelid procedures we offer, can offer maximum rejuvenation effects. Please talk with your doctor to find out which combinations may work best for you.
What is a stem cell facelift?
Technically, it's not a "facelift" per se, as there is no lifting of the skin – not even an incision is made on the face. A stem cell facelift is what we consider a minimally invasive treatment in which a solution including stem cells from your own fat tissue are injected into areas of your face, with the aim of new, regenerated cells will replace current damaged skin, resulting in tighter, more youthful-looking skin over your entire face. And all without surgery.
Have more questions? No problem. We're hear to talk about what cosmetic procedure is best for you. Don't put it off any longer! Request your complimentary consultation by calling us at (646) 859-5835 or using our convenient online appointment request form to meet with us at our New York City or Long Island locations.