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FAQ’s

The doctors and staff and the Integrative Med-Spa will take the time to answer any questions you may have on our aesthetic procedures and anti-aging medicine advances. We do our very best to ensure you are an informed consumer. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our doctors as the best way to explore the many options open to you today to "look better, feel healthier, live longer." We've outlined the answers to some of the most common questions people have below to help you on your quest toward rejuvenation.

Will It Hurt?

One of the most common questions we have at the Integrative Med-Spa is will it hurt?

Dr. Mozdy takes great care to consult with each patient to be sure they have the best treatment options possible, and most procedures either involve very minimal discomfort or are pain free, including Botox treatments. For procedures that do involve more discomfort, we use a very strong topical anesthesia applied prior to treatment.

We also use dermal fillers that have a local anesthetic mixed in the syringe.

Keeping up on the latest aesthetic medicine advances, Dr. Mozdy is one of a select group of physicians using a new injection technique with a flexible microcannula, instead of a sharp needle. The blunt-tipped microcannula allows for much less pain and bruising with dermal filler injections and minimizes trauma to underlying vessels, even in the delicate under-eye area.

As a board-certified anesthesiologist and a licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Mozdy's training ensures that the utmost care is taken in regard to patient safety and comfort.

What Is Botox Used For and Will It Hurt?

Fine lines and wrinkles that often appear when the face is moving are best treated with Botox and other anti-wrinkle products. They cause nerve endings which serve the muscles to relax thus minimizing muscle contraction and diminishing the appearance of lines. A Botox treatment is completed within minutes, is practically painless, and the effects last three to six months.

How Can I Fix Deep Lines and Folds Without Getting A Facelift?

Deep lines and folds appear in very specific areas and remain even when the face is static. Dermal fillers can be injected into single lines and folds, and can add volume and lift, leaving a smooth and natural look and feel. Our treatments include the hyaluronic acids Perlane and Juvederm, as well as longer-lasting, calcium-based Radiesse crystals. Results are instant and last six to 12 months or longer.

Another option for deeper lines and folds is a procedure that is exclusive to the Integrative Med-Spa in the region – the “self-filler” product, Selphyl. With the Selphyl technique, a small amount of your own blood is drawn, spun in a centrifuge to isolate blood platelet and growth factors, then strategically and artfully re-injected to fill in where desired. Selphyl also improves overall texture, elasticity and youthful appearance of skin. Selphyl also is known as “the Vampire filler” since it uses your own blood.

My Lips are Thinning. Help!

The aging process can cause lips to become thin with loss of border definition and fine lip lines. Hyaluronic-acid based lip fillers and contouring treatments such as Juvederm are a safe and natural way to enhance the natural look of the lip area by combating issues including lack of volume, wrinkles, smile lines, cupids’ bows and lowered corners. Results are instant and can last up to nine months.

What Can I Do About Sunken Cheeks?

Facial fat loss, gravity and loss of the skin’s natural elasticity all conspire to reverse the natural balance and effects of youthful skin. The face’s balance and heart-shaped proportions can be restored by the application of volumizer fillers for a fuller, softer, more youthful appearance.

How Can I Revive My Décolletage?

The décolletage – the neck and chest area – is often one of the first areas to evidence aging due to the fine, delicate skin. A course of treatments to stimulate collagen production, combat hyperpigmentation issues and tighten the skin are most effective ways to deal with these issues. Treatments could include chemical peels, skincare products, laser treatments, and Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments.

How About Hyperpigmentation Issues from Sun Damage, acne scarring and liver spots?

Hyperpigmentation is most often caused by sun damage, inflammation or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. Treatments such as chemical peels and laser promote new cell growth and/or the accelerated removal of old, dead skin cells at the surface of the skin are considered the most effective way to deal with pigmentation issues.
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  Lauren Mozdy, M.D.
Integrative Med-Spa
3233 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: 814.833.1756
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