Frequently asked Questions

Question 1

When will I start to see the results?

The results will begin to show between 24 and 48 hours after the treatment and will be optimal within 10 to 14 days. They will last for up to 4 months.

Question 2

What should I expect? Is the treatment painful?

Some patients may experience a slight prick during the injection. Your healthcare professional may apply a topical anesthetic cream before administering the treatment in order to reduce any discomfort.

Question 3

How long does the treatment take?

An injection session can take as little as 10 minutes. The healthcare professional will evaluate the patient’s face and establish a treatment plan based on the desired results.

Question 4

How long is the recovery time?

Normally, the recovery time is minimal, and the patient can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.

Question 5

How many injections will I receive?

Botox treatments are personalized according to the wants and needs of the patient. The healthcare professional will determine the appropriate treatment depending on the areas that are targeted.

Question 6

What are the side-effects of the treatment?

Possible side-effects include rashes or bruising at the injection sites; dry mouth; pain or discomfort in the treated area; fatigue; headache; neck pain; problems with vision, such as double vision, blurred vision, impaired vision and dry eye; and allergic reactions.

Question 1

When will I start to see the results?

The effects of the injections are visible immediately after the treatment, but it may take several weeks to see optimal results.

Question 2

What should I expect? Is the treatment painful?

The healthcare professional will begin by disinfecting the area to be treated before giving the injection. Juvéderm dermal filler products contain lidocaine, an analgesic that will reduce any discomfort the patient may experience during the treatment. The healthcare professional may also apply a topical anesthetic to the area before administering the treatment.

Question 3

How long does the treatment take?

The duration of a Juvéderm treatment will vary depending on the number of injections required to achieve the desired results. It will generally take between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

Question 4

How long is the recovery time?

Some patients may experience rashes or swelling around the injection sites. However, most people will be able to resume their regular activities the same day.

Question 5

How many injections will I receive?

Juvéderm treatments are personalized according to the wants and needs of the patient. The healthcare professional will determine the appropriate treatment depending on the areas that are targeted.

Question 6

What are the side-effects of the treatment?

Reactions to the Juvéderm treatment may appear immediately following the injection or sometime afterwards and may last for up to seven days. Side-effects may include rashes; swelling; itching; pain; tingling or numbness; lumps or protrusions; bruising; and discoloration.

Question 7

How long will the effects of the Juvéderm treatment last?

The results of a Juvéderm treatment will last an average of 9 to 24 months, depending on the product used and the area treated.

Question 1

When will I start to see the results?

The results will begin to appear as quickly as one to three months after your treatment. It may take up to four months to achieve the final results.

Question 2

What should I expect? Is the treatment painful?

The applicator will be placed on the area to be treated, and you will experience a slight sensation of suction followed by a sensation of cold. During the procedure, you may experience mild sensations of tugging, pulling or pinching; intense cold; and pain or cramping in the area under treatment. Once the applicator is removed, your CoolSculpting specialist will briefly massage the treated area in order to further stimulate fat reduction.

Question 3

How long does the treatment take?

Every CoolSculpting treatment is different, so the duration will vary according to the area treated. Depending on the zone targeted, the treatment could take as little as 35 minutes.

Question 4

How long is the recovery time?

As a rule of thumb, the recovery period and discomfort are minimal after a CoolSculpting treatment. Most patients are able to resume their day-to-day activities immediately following the procedure. The treated area may exhibit a rash for up to several hours after the applicator has been removed.

Question 5

How many treatments will I receive?

While most patients will notice a 20 to 25 percent reduction in fat in the target area after just one treatment, the number of treatments that are necessary will vary from one person to another. The professional will help the patient determine if additional treatments are necessary in order to achieve the desired results.

Question 6

What are the side-effects of the treatment?

Many patients experience mild discomfort after the procedure; however, you may experience one or more of the following sensations: itching; tingling; numbness; sensitivity to touch; pain in the treated area; cramps; nausea; bloating; diarrhea; muscle spasms; and soreness. Side-effects following the treatment are temporary; however, if these problems persist for more than two weeks or if they worsen over time, please consult your doctor.

Question 7

Will I regain the weight after my treatment?

CoolSculpting treatments help eliminate pockets of stubborn fat. However, CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment, so it’s possible to gain weight after the procedure if you fail to maintain a healthy lifestyle. That’s why, at ExcelleMD, we offer you an appointment with a member of our Nutrition Team to help you keep your new figure.

Question 1

Am I a good candidate for EMSculpt?

With very few exceptions, anyone can benefit from this procedure. Ask your professional for more details.

Question 2

How long does the treatment take?

Each session lasts 30 minutes. The treatment requires four sessions, which take place at two- to three-day intervals.

Question 3

Is the treatment painful?

An EMSculpt treatment is like an intense workout, but without the accompanying muscle soreness. Because the procedure is generally well-tolerated by anyone, you can relax during the treatment.

Question 4

How long is the recovery time?

No recovery time is necessary after an EMSculpt treatment and no special preparations are required beforehand or afterwards. You can immediately resume your normal activities.

Question 5

When will I start to see the results?

You may begin to feel a tangible effect right after your EMSculpt session. More apparent results will generally appear within two to four weeks following the treatment, but won’t be optimal until six weeks to six months afterwards.

Question 1

When will I start to see results?

You will probably notice results immediately after the treatment. In some cases, results can take from 2 to 3 days to be visible. Your skin will be hydrated and smooth for 1 to 4 weeks with the appropriate home care to maintain the treatment results.

Question 2

What should I expect from this treatment? Is it painful?

Numerous customers have said they saw a skin improvement and a more radiant skin colour after only one treatment. Results can last from 5 to 7 days or more. Described as a relaxing care, the Hydrafacial treatment is not painful at all.

Question 3

What is the duration of the treatment?

The Hydrafacial objective is to suit the patient’s balanced lifestyle. This is why it is a fast and efficient treatment. The time can vary depending on the selected treatment, but it can take as little as 30 minutes.

Question 4

What is the recovery time?

Following the treatment, you can go back to your usual activities because there is no recovery time needed. However, we strongly recommend avoiding all physical activity that will produce sweating on the day of your treatment.

Question 5

How many treatments should I receive?

The Hydrafacial treatment is personalized depending on your skin needs. It is possible for you and the technician to decide on a cure program for your skin which could take from 4 to 6 sessions. Thereafter, a maintenance appointment is recommended every season.

Question 6

What are the treatment side effects?

- Your skin might temporarily suffer from irritations, twinges, or redness. They are normal reactions that generally disappear within 72 hours depending on your skin sensitivity.
- You might feel tingling in the treated area. Those sensations will generally disappear in the next hours following the treatment.
- Customer experience may vary. Some may feel a delay for the beginning of the symptoms.
- The skin will be more sensitive to sunburns or sun damage. Avoid excessive solar exposition and use 40 FPS or more sunscreen.

Question 7

Can everyone receive an Hydrafacial treatment?

The Hydrafacial treatment is for every skin type. Even the most sensitive skin can easily tolerate the Hydrafacial care. You and the technician can choose the treatment and the ‘’booster’’ specifically for your skin type and then personalize the treatment depending on your skin needs.

There are only a few conditions to respect. If you have any doubt, ask your health professional to make sure the Hydrafacial treatment suits you.

Question 1

When will I start to see results?

You can observe a hair density reduction after the first session. However, it is recommended to do 6 to 8 treatments to reach every hair in the zone and to observe significant long-term results.

Question 2

What should I expect from this treatment? Is it painful?

You can expect a thickness and a hair density progressive diminution on the treated area. During the procedure, patients described different sensations like tingling or the pinching from an elastic break.

Question 3

What is the duration of the treatment?

Treatments are extremely fast and depending on the size of the treated area, they can be performed in a few minutes only.

Question 4

What is the recovery time?

There is generally no time off to take and you can go back to your activities right after the procedure.

Question 5

How many treatments should I receive?

Since hairs grow by cycle, a few treatments are necessary to get as close as possible from the desired results. Other factors might influence the number of treatments needed such as the colour, texture, and the treated area.

Question 6

What are the treatment side effects?

The most observed side effects are heat similar to a small sunburn or tingling sensations. It generally lasts from 2 to 24 hours, but they can persist up to 72 hours. It is also possible that swelling, or moderate redness could happen, but they are only temporary and will disappear within 2 to 3 days.

Question 7

How much time will the permanent hair removal last?

As indicated by the name, this is a permanent hair removal. However, some situations can generate a hair regrowth (e.g., a hormonal disorder, or an imbalance as a pregnancy).

Question 1

When will I start to see results?

You will observe a natural glow and a firm skin sensation immediately after the treatment. Following the session, your collagen will continue to rebuild during several weeks. That will improve your skin’s appearance on the long term.

Question 2

What should I expect from this treatment? Is it painful?

Our radiofrequency system was specifically designed to offer efficient and painless treatment. This way, you will be able to relax during the sessions. Results will gradually appear on a 3 to 6-month period after your last treatment.

Question 3

What is the duration of the treatment?

The radiofrequency average treatment lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.

Question 4

What is the recovery time?

With the Tempsure Envi system, there is no recovery time needed. You can go back to your activities immediately after the treatment.

Question 5

How many treatments should I receive?

A consecutive treatment cure is recommended. The number of treatments may vary from one person to another depending on the skin condition. Your technician will establish your personalized treatment plan depending on your skin needs.

Question 6

What are the treatment side effects?

After your radiofrequency session, your skin can present small redness that will quickly fade away. Besides small redness, no side effects are associated to this treatment.

Question 7

Am I a good candidate for the skin strengthening treatment?

Skin strengthening treatment is for every skin type, and for every person wishing to slow down the aging signs. However, if the sagging of your skin is too pronounced, the treatment might not suit your needs.

Question 1

Am I a good candidate for the IPL treatment?

If your skin presents sun damages, such as pigmentary spots or unwanted redness, this treatment is perfect for you. This technology is appropriate for most skin types. However, a few conditions apply such as tanned skin, photosensitizing medication intake, or blood disorder. During your consultation, the ExcelleMD Esthétique’s technician will be able to determine if this procedure suits you considering the different conditions.

Question 2

What is the duration of the treatment?

Depending on the size of the area and the condition to treat, sessions can last from 5 to 30 minutes.

Question 3

Is the treatment painful?

Most people feel a small pinching followed with heat. This sensation is brief since the handpiece is set up with an integrated cooler which helps to provide a comfortable treatment.

Question 4

What is the recovery time?

You can go back to your activities right after the treatment. However, it is common to feel a small heating sensation that could last from 2 to 24 hours following the treatment. Redness and/ or swelling can also appear but will usually decrease within 2 to 3 days.

Please note that, during the pigmentary spot treatment, you might observe darkening on the treated pigmentary lesions. This is a perfectly normal reaction. The pigment will darken and/or will produce a small scab. It will then start to flake and will fade away within 7 to 21 days.

Question 5

When will I start to see results?

You will observe pigmentary spot and unwanted vessel reduction in the weeks following the first treatment. For better results, it is recommended to do more than one treatment in order to reach the most resistant lesions.

Question 6

How many treatments should I receive?

Generally, 2 to 4 sessions are needed depending on the lesions and on the treated skin condition. Sessions will be spaced between a 3 to 4 week gap.

Question 7

What are the treatment side effects?

Common side effects are redness and a small sunburn feeling. Other side effects can be observed such as a swelling, darkening and/or scabs on the treated pigmentary lesions (brown spot), treated vessels color change, itches, irritation, or a herpes outbreak.

Question 1

Am I a good candidate for the fractional laser treatment?

The fractional laser treatment is designed to treat fine lines, wrinkles, dilated pores, scars, stretch mark, and sun damages. If you are looking to improve one of these conditions, this treatment can be recommended for you. This technology suits every skin type, even darker skin. For more information, contact us to schedule your evaluation appointment.

Question 2

What is the duration of the treatment?

The average duration for a fractional laser treatment is 30 minutes depending on the size of the area and the condition to treat.

Question 3

Is the treatment painful?

A discomfort sensation may happen during the treatment, but it is usually well tolerated by most patients. This treatment does not require any anesthetic, but the ExcelleMD Esthétique’s technician could apply an anesthetic cream before the treatment administration to reduce the discomfort you may feel.

Question 4

What is the recovery time?

Immediately after the treatment, your skin may present a slight swelling and redness. They normally disappear within 24 to 48 hours, but in some cases, they can persist for 3 to 5 days. The treated skin can also present a more significant redness or a tan effect for 1 to 3 days following the treatment. This phenomenon can slightly persist during some weeks, particularly on areas other than the face. During the skin healing, a slight flaking can also be observed. The treated skin will renew itself to leave some place for a new one.

Question 5

When will I start to see results?

Results will gradually appear in the weeks following the treatment. It is recommended to take a few sessions to obtain more significant results.

Question 6

How many treatments will be necessary?

It is recommended to receive from 3 to 6 treatments depending on the skin condition to treat. Treatments will be spaced between a 4 to 6-week gap.

Question 7

What are the treatment side effects?

It is common to observe redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, or flaking. Those side effects are temporary, and they generally disappear from 3 to 5 days following the treatment. Other side effects can be observed such as a swelling, itches, irritation, or a herpes outbreak.

Question 1

Am I a good candidate for the chemical peels?

Chemical peelings are for all people wishing to improve their global skin aspect. Those treatments are adapted for every skin type except for sensitive or irritated skins.

Question 2

What is the duration of the treatment?

The average duration for a peeling treatment is from 30 to 45 minutes.

Question 3

Is the treatment painful?

The peeling is not painful. However, you may feel a slight or moderate tingling and heating during the treatment. These sensations will immediately disappear once the product will be neutralized.

Question 4

What is the recovery time?

You can go back to your activities right after your treatment because no time off is needed. However, we strongly recommend avoiding all physical activity that will produce sweating on the day of your treatment. You also need to apply solar protection in the weeks following the treatment because your skin will be more sensitive to sunburn and sun damage.

Question 5

When will I start to see results?

Results will be visible immediately after the treatment and will progress as days go by. After following several sessions, results will be even more significant, because they will be cumulative.

Question 6

How many treatments will be necessary?

For optimal results, it is suggested to do a 4 to 6 treatment series. Depending on the chosen peeling type, we recommend to space treatments every 2 to 4 weeks. To obtained higher and durable results, a home care program will be suggested.

Question 7

What are the treatment side effects?

A redness and a slight heating sensation can be felt following the treatment, but they are only temporary. Depending on the chosen peeling type, there might be some skin drying and flaking. Those effects will generally disappear in the following week.

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