Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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Browse the questions we are asked most often. If you have further queries regarding our aesthetic treatments or skincare products, please get in touch. We’re always happy to talk about to our current or potential patients.

Is Clear + Brilliant® Right for Me?

Clear + Brilliant® has been proven safe and effective for most skin types. It can help with uneven pigmentation, skin texture and early signs of aging. Check with your dermatologist to determine if Clear + Brilliant® is the right cosmetic treatment for you.

Who should not receive Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment?

We do not recommend Clear + Brilliant® for patients with skin conditions, infections or lesions. Individuals with a history of excessive scarring or keloid formation should not receive this treatment.

Are there any side effects when treating my skin with Clear + Brilliant®?

Clear + Brilliant® laser therapy for your face is gentle and side effects are typically minimal. You might experience slight inflammation or mild redness following treatment. These side effects tend to subside within hours.

Can I get Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment in addition to other procedures?

Generally, Clear + Brilliant® can complement other common cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, Thermage treatments and fillers. Speak with your dermatologist to find out if combining treatment methods is possible for you.

Does Derma Luxe have Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment specialists?

Our Derma Luxe Northbrook staff includes highly experienced professionals with years of experience administering these treatments. Dr. Richard Aronwald has been working in clinical practice for nearly 20 years and is board-certified in emergency medicine.

Jennifer Anton, Iryna Lekhiv, Rachel Tiedman and Erin Bruce are certified injectors for hyaluronic acid filler treatments and cosmetic neuromodulators. You can rest assured that only the most experienced and certified experts will perform your Clear + Brilliant® preventive skin treatment.

How much does Dysport® Botox treatment cost?

The cost of this treatment can vary depending on several factors. These include the severity of your wrinkles, how many injections are needed, the office you visit, etc. Overall, the price ranges from about $100 and up.

Who is a good candidate for Dysport® treatment in Northbrook?

Adults who are looking to improve their moderate-to-severe frown lines may make good candidates for this procedure, as well as those looking for improvement without surgery. This treatment in Northbrook is suitable for men and women. However, individuals who are pregnant or nursing should avoid this treatment.

Are Botox or Neuromodulators safe?

Very safe, FDA-approved in 1989 and has been injected millions of times worldwide.

How long does Botox last?

Average of 90 days

How many units or how much product will I need?

This depends on how many areas you want to treat. Typical dosages for common areas are:

  • Forehead - 8-20 units
  • Frown lines - 15-30 units
  • Crow’s feet- 4-15 units per side
What are the side effects?

Mild bruising, occasional headaches.

If I get Botox injections, will I have to keep doing it?

No, you can stop at any time. Results wear off after 90 days.