Frequently asked questions about our services and Med Spa. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Yes, our treatments are generally safe when performed by our qualified and experienced medical professionals. We prioritize client safety and adhere to industry best practices and safety protocols. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects. Our staff will discuss these with you during the consultation phase and address any concerns you may have.
Our procedures are performed by licensed medical professionals, such as registered nurses, and Estheticians who specialize in aesthetic medicine. They have received extensive training and have the necessary expertise to deliver safe and effective treatments.
The level of discomfort varies depending on the treatment. Some procedures may involve minimal discomfort, while others might cause mild to moderate sensations. Our team will take steps to ensure your comfort during the procedure, and in certain cases, topical or local anesthesia may be used to minimize any potential discomfort.
The duration of treatments varies based on the specific service. Some procedures, such as Botox injections, can be completed within minutes, while others may take longer. During your consultation, we will provide you with a clear timeframe for each treatment so that you can plan accordingly.
The amount of downtime varies depending on the treatment. Some procedures have no downtime at all, allowing you to resume your normal activities immediately. Others may require a short recovery period, during which you may experience mild swelling, redness, or other temporary side effects. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and results.
The number of sessions required depends on the treatment and your individual goals. Some treatments provide noticeable results after a single session, while others may require multiple sessions for optimal outcomes. During your consultation, our team will evaluate your specific needs and develop a personalized treatment plan, including the recommended number of sessions.
The longevity of the results depends on various factors, such as the treatment received, your individual response, and lifestyle factors. Some treatments offer temporary results that can last for several months, while others provide longer-lasting effects. Our team will discuss the expected duration of results for each specific treatment during your consultation.
To schedule an appointment, you can call or text ZONA™ directly at 480-299-4975 or online booking. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding a convenient date and time for your visit.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all injectable neurotoxins used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While they are similar in many ways, there are some differences worth noting:
Active Ingredient: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all contain different forms of botulinum toxin type A as their active ingredient. Botox uses onabotulinumtoxinA, Dysport uses abobotulinumtoxinA, and Xeomin uses incobotulinumtoxinA. These variations in formulation can lead to slight differences in efficacy and onset of action.
Protein Surroundings: Botox and Dysport are formulated with accessory proteins that help protect the active molecule and assist in its delivery. Xeomin, on the other hand, is "naked," meaning it does not contain any accessory proteins. This difference in protein surroundings may influence how quickly the body recognizes and responds to the neurotoxin. The accessory proteins are typically what people will build up a tolerance to over time making Xeomin the cleanest toxin currently available.
Unit Conversion: The potency of these neurotoxins is measured in different units. 20 units of Botox and Xeomin would roughly equal 50 units of Dysport. While Dysport is cheaper per unit, you typically need more units of Dysport per area. This makes the total cost of all the toxins similar.
Onset and Duration: While the onset and duration of results can vary depending on individual factors, some studies suggest that Dysport may have a slightly faster onset of action compared to Botox. However, Botox and Xeomin are reported to have similar onset times. The duration of results also varies but is typically within a similar range for all three products. Keep in mind that Dose = Duration!
This question is tough as it really is client specific. To get exact pricing we recommend consulting with one of our expert injectors. Below is a rough estimate of how many units each area would need. Reach out to us with any questions.
Scarlet SRF microneedling and SkinPen microneedling are both popular treatments that use microneedling technology to improve the appearance of the skin. While they share similarities in terms of their underlying concept, there are some differences worth noting:
Technology and Method: Scarlet SRF (Short-pulse Radiofrequency) microneedling combines traditional microneedling with the addition of radiofrequency energy. It utilizes a handheld device with multiple fine needles that penetrate the skin, delivering both mechanical injury from the needles and controlled radiofrequency energy to the deeper layers of the skin. SkinPen microneedling, on the other hand, focuses solely on the mechanical aspect of microneedling. It uses a device with adjustable, disposable needles to create microchannels in the skin without the incorporation of radiofrequency energy.
Treatment Depth: Scarlet SRF microneedling can deliver radiofrequency energy at different depths, allowing for customized treatments depending on the specific skin concern being addressed. The depth of treatment can be adjusted to target different layers of the skin, including the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. SkinPen microneedling primarily targets the superficial and mid-layers of the skin, mainly focusing on the epidermis and upper dermis.
Treatment Targets: Scarlet SRF microneedling is commonly used to address a range of skin concerns, including skin tightening, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, texture irregularities, and overall skin rejuvenation. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy helps stimulate collagen production and improve skin tone and texture. SkinPen microneedling is primarily used for improving skin texture, reducing the appearance of acne scars, and promoting collagen production for smoother and more youthful-looking skin.
Downtime and Recovery: Both treatments typically involve some level of downtime and recovery. After Scarlet SRF microneedling, you may experience redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, which can last for a few days. The downtime associated with SkinPen microneedling is generally shorter, with redness and swelling typically subsiding within a day or two. However, individual experiences may vary, and it's important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by your technician.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a treatment that utilizes the healing properties of your own blood to stimulate tissue regeneration and rejuvenation. It is commonly used in various areas at ZONA™ for several purposes:
Facial Rejuvenation: PRP is frequently used for facial rejuvenation, particularly in combination with microneedling or injections. Microneedling with PRP, also known as a "Vampire Facial," involves creating tiny channels in the skin using fine needles and then applying PRP topically. The growth factors present in PRP can enhance collagen production, improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a youthful appearance.
Hair Restoration: PRP has shown promising results in stimulating hair growth and combating hair loss. When injected into the scalp, PRP can promote hair follicle health, increase blood circulation, and encourage new hair growth. It is commonly used in individuals with androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) or as a preventive measure for those experiencing early signs of hair thinning.
Scar Treatment: PRP can be beneficial for reducing the appearance of certain types of scars, such as acne scars or surgical scars. When injected into the scar tissue, PRP can help stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and color, and promote scar remodeling, resulting in a smoother and less noticeable scar over time.
Skin Rejuvenation and Texture Improvement: PRP can enhance overall skin rejuvenation and texture when applied topically or injected into specific areas. It can improve skin tone, elasticity, and firmness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. PRP can also be used in combination with other treatments, such as dermal fillers, to enhance their effects and promote better results.
Versa, Kysse, and Juvederm are all popular brands of lip fillers that are used to enhance the appearance of the lips. While they are all dermal fillers designed for lip augmentation, there are differences worth noting:
Brand and Manufacturer: Versa is a brand of dermal fillers manufactured by Revanesse. Kysse is a brand of dermal fillers manufactured by Galderma. Juvederm is a brand of dermal fillers manufactured by Allergan.
Composition and Consistency: Each brand of filler may have a slightly different composition and consistency. The specific formulation of the fillers determines factors such as their texture, pliability, and longevity. The composition may include hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps provide volume and hydration to the skin.
Product Focus: Kysse, as part of the Restylane brand, is specifically designed for lip enhancement and has gained popularity for its ability to create natural-looking results with improved texture and movement. Versa and Juvederm, on the other hand, offer a range of dermal fillers for various facial areas, including lips.
Duration of Results: The longevity of the results can vary among individuals and depends on factors such as metabolism, lifestyle, and the specific product used. Generally, lip fillers can last anywhere from several months to a year. Individual experiences may vary, and touch-up treatments are often recommended to maintain the desired results.
Personalized Approach: Achieving the desired lip enhancement results depends on factors beyond the brand of filler used. The skill and expertise of the administering medical professional play a significant role. Our qualified Injectors will consider your specific lip anatomy, aesthetic goals, and facial harmony to determine the most appropriate filler and treatment plan for you.
Pre-Lip Filler Instructions:
Medications and Supplements: Inform your medical professional about any medications or supplements you are currently taking, as some may increase the risk of bleeding or bruising. They may advise you to temporarily discontinue certain medications, such as blood thinners or aspirin, prior to the procedure.
Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine: Refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine for at least 24 hours before your appointment, as they can contribute to dehydration and increase the risk of bruising.
Hydration: Maintain adequate hydration by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your treatment. Proper hydration can help improve your skin's elasticity and optimize the results. Avoid Strenuous Exercise: Avoid intense physical activity or exercise on the day of your treatment, as it can increase blood flow to the treated area and potentially cause more swelling or bruising.
Post-Lip Filler Instructions:
Cold Compress: Applying a cold compress or ice pack to the treated area immediately after the procedure can help reduce swelling and discomfort. Use a clean cloth or ice pack wrapped in a thin towel and apply it gently for short periods at a time.
Avoid Touching or Pressing: Avoid touching, pressing, or massaging the treated area for at least 24-48 hours following the procedure. This minimizes the risk of displacing the filler and ensures proper settling.
Avoid Heat and Sun Exposure: Stay away from heat sources, such as saunas or hot showers, and avoid excessive sun exposure for a few days after treatment. Heat can increase swelling, while sun exposure can lead to inflammation and hyper pigmentation.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as this can help maintain the suppleness and health of your skin.
Sleep Position: Try to sleep with your head slightly elevated for the first night after the treatment to minimize swelling.
Makeup: Wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup to the treated area to reduce the risk of infection. Consult with your medical professional for specific instructions regarding makeup application.
Report any Concerns: If you experience severe or prolonged pain, excessive swelling, unusual bruising, or any other concerning symptoms, contact your medical professional immediately.
In case you need further details or have additional queries, feel free to contact us without any hesitation.