FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!

How do I make an appointment?

The best way to see our schedule at Modern Med  is through the online booking link AR-Patient Portal (myaestheticrecord.com)

If you would like to speak to our front desk staff you can call 314-394-0204

How much are Consults?

$30 for skincare and $50 for injector services. 

Our service providers will go over questions and procedure details during your appointment. Please come with a clean face ready for procedure. If you are an Alle or Aspire Rewards member or have reward points, please come with the app or website pulled up and ready to activate reward to use. Thank you!

What is your Kid's Policy?

We ask that you please do not bring your child(ren) into Modern Med. It is a liability. 

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes. We have a strict cancellation Policy. Appointments must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advanced. Client will be charged $50 if no show or late cancellation (includes consult appointment).

I'm a new client. What do I need to do?

If you are new client to Modern Med and planning on getting injections in the first visit please choose new client option and fill in a note of specific details.

If you are choosing filler please specify which filler and procedure you are interested in.

If you are planning on doing full face rejuvenation (anti wrinkle + 3 or more syringes of filler) please message Modern Med by email or social media before making an appointment so enough time can be scheduled.  

After choosing the type of appointment on the online booking site you will then be prompted to fill out the appropriate pre-appointment forms! 

We do accept Alle or Aspire Rewards, please be logged into these accounts before appointment! NEW CLIENTS we can help you sign up! 

What should I do before my appointment?

Avoid blood thinners (if approved by your doctor), fish oil, alcohol and Ibuprofen for 1 week before procedure.  

Obtain a prescription for Ayclovir from your primary care doctor if you have a history of cold sores and considering lip injections.

Arnica is an OTC medication sold at Modern Med and can be purchased and used to prevent bruising.

Please fill out the appropriate forms prior to your appointment. We accept Alle or Aspire Rewards, please be logged into these accounts before appointment! 

 

How will my appointment go?

A full consultation will be obtained during appointment looking at medical history, informed consent, and cosmetic plan specialized for you. An estimate will be given and aftercare will be explained.

What can I expect after my appointment?

Bruising, swelling, and tenderness can last up to 2 weeks. Most side effects subside with in 48 hours but you can never be to cautious! Plan accordingly!

BOTOX ® COSMETIC/ DYSPORT FAQs


What are the approved uses?

Neurotoxins such as Botox Cosmetic and Dysport are prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve fine lines and wrinkles in adults. 

What areas can be treated?

Forehead, crows feet/smile lines, and glabella/frown lines, etc. See services for more details!

When will I see results?

Best results in 2 weeks.

 

How long does it last?

The results of tox can last up to 3-4 months. It will gradually start wearing off after 1 month. 

Do I need to keep up with it?

Botox targets the underlying cause of your lines/wrinkles from frowning and squinting over the years reducing muscle activity for visible smooth lines. It is recommended for preventative measures to get Botox treatments at least twice a year. Some people just get Botox injections on occasion for special events/ photoshoots/etc. (Remember Botox/ Dysport takes up to 2 weeks to show effects) Touch ups can be done if needed after 2 weeks.

I would not recommend getting Botox or filler for the first time ever right before your big day or special event. Start a year out so we can get your perfect look by the time you have your big day!

What is aftercare like?

No laying down, touching injection sites, or wearing make up for 4 hours after injections.

No exercising or any activities that increase body heat for 24 hours.

Sunscreen should be worn on a daily basis to protect your investment. 

Facials and other cosmetic procedures can be done after 2 weeks. 

What age is appropriate to start Botox?

Newest studies say mid 20s is an appropriate age to start Botox to prevent wrinkles from causing permanent creases from aging and expression over the years. It is easier to prevent than to try to correct!

How do appointments go? 

Appointments usually take about 30-60 minutes. The first appointment a medical/physical history form will be completed prior to treatment looking for any contraindications. 

You should not get Botox/Dysport if you have a serious infection and being treated with an antibiotic.

If history of cold sores or herpes you should be treated with an anti-viral by your primary care doctor before and after being injected as injections could cause flare ups.

Botox CANNOT be administered while pregnant.

Must be 21 years or older

Does it hurt? Botox requires a series of small pokes with a 29-31g needles (very small), most clients say it is very tolerable and just a small pinch - Topical numbing cream available

Common side effects: pain, swelling, bleeding, bruising up to two weeks

How much is Botox? – Botox is priced by the unit.. see services page for more details.

JUVEDERM/RESTYLANE/VERSA FILLER

What is it?

Filler is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin.

What does it do?

Filler temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.

What will it accomplish?

Injectable filler will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It can also be used to plump lips, balance out facial features, and fill in hollowness/volume loss. Your provider will help guide you during a consultation on which filler product will be best for the results you are looking for.

How big can I get my lips in one appointment?

Natural, pouty, plump, hydrated lips are all achievable but may take multiple appointments. We will only inject 1 syringe per appointment due to the swelling and trauma the lips go through. A second appointment for a more dramatic result can be made for a month after. Each filler appointment typical takes 1-2 hours!

For best results, do not book you filler appointment 1 month out from any special event. Give yourself plenty of time for bruising and swelling to go down. 

How long does it last?

Up to 9 months!

 

When will I see results?

Instantly! Best result will be in 2 weeks- 1 month!

Does it hurt?

The lips are very sensitive. A topical prescription strength numbing cream will be applied. All of the fillers we carry have lidocaine in the syringe. However, this does not mean that you won't feel anything. Receiving filler should be tolerable. Please tell your injector if your pain is too intense. Please eat before coming to your appointment!

What are possible side effects?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site responses such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent.

Filler can be reversed/dissolved with a drug called hyaluronidase which is kept in the office at all times.

 

 

What is the down time?

48 hours - 2 weeks of bruising, swelling, tenderness. Plan accordingly 

Are there any reasons why I should not receive filler?

Your injector will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. The product should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies, a history of allergies to lidocaine, and/or a history of gram-positive bacterial proteins.  If history of cold sores or herpes you should be treated with an anti-viral by your primary care doctor before and after being injected as injections could cause flare ups. Unfortunately you cannot get filler injections while pregnant or breastfeeding.

What tips do you have for aftercare? What can I expect after filler injections?

-Bruising and Swelling – Ice, rest, and elevate your head as much as you can for the first several days. Ice 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off as needed. Please reach out to your injector if you feel your bruising or swelling is abnormal.

-Arnica is an OTC medication that can be bought and used to prevent bruising.

-Pain or Tenderness at Injection Site – Tylenol or Motrin is usually all that is required. Follow over the counter instructions.

-Massage your lips only if advised. Your injector may ask you to mold your lips the night of the injection and twice a day (morning and night) for 48 hours. Your injector will discuss this during your consultation. 

-Lumps or Bumps – massage with light pressure to the area for 1 min.  DO NOT massage bruised areas

-Redness, Welts, Extreme Swelling, or Itching – Benadryl can be useful in treating these side effects. Use over the counter dosing.

-Avoid drinking alcohol, strenuous activity, and makeup for 12 hours. Try to avoid laying down for at least 4 hours. 

-Results – Understand realistic results.  Please understand that sometimes additional appointments and syringes are required to achieve your goal. We will not overfill you or add too much at once. More filler can be added for your desired look after 1 month.

-Signs and symptoms can last for up to 2 weeks. It can take up to 2 full weeks for the filler to integrate into tissue. 

Fillers are gradually absorbed over time and can vary in time per person.

 

-Fever, signs of infection, vascular complications, skin necrosis, SEVERE pain or difficulty breathing should be treated at your nearest emergency department.

KYBELLA

What is Kybella?

Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is an FDA approved cosmetic injection indicated for improvement in the appearance of submental fullness associated with submental fat in adults.

 

How many treatments will I need?

A series of 1-6 treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results and these will occur at no sooner than the one month interval. Your doctor/nurse will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Kybella you will need at each session.

When will I see results?

The results of Kybella are not immediate. At your first treatment visit you will receive a series of injections in the submental area. At the time of injection and for several days following the injections you will have swelling in the submental area. Kybella will cause the fat cells to diminish gradually over the course of the next month following your injection in the treated area. RESULTS ARE PERMANENT IF YOUR WEIGHT IS BALANCED! NO SURGERY!

 

What are the side effects?

Side effects of Kybella may include: bruising, swelling, numbness, induration, marginal mandibular nerve injury, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), bleeding, tenderness or discomfort, tissue necrosis, hyperpigmentation, redness, or alopecia at the site of injection.

How should I prepare?

You should not be pregnant, breastfeeding, have a history of a bleeding disorder or infection of the area to be treated. The morning of your treatment you should take ibuprofen if you are able to tolerate this medication. Also, you should tell you provider if you take any blood thinners or aspirin or have a history of any issue with lidocaine or epinephrine.

What does post care for Kybella look like?

-Applying ice packs to the treated area during the first 12 hours is recommended. 

-Do not massage the injection site. 

-If you are able to tolerate ibuprofen, take 200mg three times daily beginning the day of your treatment and for the following four days.

-Avoid heavy exercise the day of your treatment.

-Notify provider office of any fevers, swelling, bleeding, pain, dusky discoloration, and/or difficulty swallowing or smiling.

Disclaimer:

As explained not all submental fullness will respond to Kybella; results can vary per person.

FACIALS FAQs

 

Can I get a facial while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Our estheticain is trained to help you! Come open to suggestions and let her know your skin concerns. She can pick a treatment that is best for you. Some facials are SAFE during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but please let our esthetician know if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

How do I know if I should do a chemical peel or microneedling?

Our aesthetician will help you pick whats best. These treatments are not safe while pregnant or breastfeeding. Plans on 48 hours to 1 week down time of redness and flaking. Avoid retinol products 4 days before the procedure.

What is aftercare like for a brow lamination?

-Do not get wet for 24 hours
-Do not use harsh make up removers on brows (non oil based removers)
-Set brow hair while they are wet
-Condition brows with hair conditioner, castor oil, and/or Brow Toxx
*last step is most important. Brows must be conditioned 3-5x a week

VEIN TREATMENT - SCLERATHERAPY FAQs

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are common after pregnancies, long time heavy weightlifting, or prolonged sitting. Asclera is the only FDA approved treatment for spider veins! 

How many sessions will I need, and what is the cost?

One treatment takes 30mins-1 hour. Cost is $200 per session. You may need multiple sessions for desired results.

How do I prep for this appointment?

Pre-procedure, you must avoid tanning beds 1 week prior. No shaving or lotion the day of the procedure. Bring a pair or loose shorts or loose pants to wear after the procedure. You must consent to photos.

How often can I repeat this treatment?

Treatment can be repeated every 2-3 weeks. In the clinical study, final results were after multiple sessions, with last result at 26 weeks.

 

What is aftercare like for sclerotherapy?

You will need to walk for 15-20 mins post treatment before leaving our facility.

Post procedure, you must wear compression stockings (will be provided) for 2-3 days around the clock, and then 2 weeks at least 8 hours every day. You must walk for 15-20 minutes, twice a day. 

2 days post injection:

-No shaving or lotion

-No long flights

-No heavy lifting

-No hot baths/saunas 

-No high heel shoes