WHY DO I NEED A SKIN ANALYSIS AND CONSULTATION


The skin isn’t just the largest and fastest growing organ in the body, it’s also one of the first things people notice about us. From the moment we’re born, the aging process begins and it’s often accelerated by lifestyle choices and environmental factors. Good skins starts with attention and focus on the parts of the whole, from the delicate areas around the eyes and mouth, to the spots that tend to run oily or dry. A skin analysis and consultation is the first step in cultivating an awareness of our skin’s needs and developing a course of action to ensure that we protect and refine its natural beauty.




WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT


On your first visit to MJ SkinCare, you’ll complete a questionnaire telling us about your skin’s history and any problems you wish to address. Then, you’ll receive a one-on-one consultation with a skincare expert who will analyze your skin and customize a treatment plan to respond to your individual needs. We always take a comprehensive approach, recommending specific treatments based on both our observations and our clients’ responses, to achieve the most beneficial and transformative effects.




HOW DO I MAINTAIN OR PROLONG THE BENEFITS OF MY SKIN CARE TREATMENT


While we recommend staying out of direct sunlight and using sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF after all treatments, a client’s follow-up will vary depending on the services received. In most cases, we suggest a simple at-home regimen that can be achieved in a matter of minutes. We’ll review your skincare goals with you and advise you on the next steps.





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?


The best candidate is someone who has an uneven complexion with signs of discoloration on their skin. Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments may also work to improve the look of fine lines. For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are: Metal or other implants in the treatment area
Current or history of cancer
Pregnant or nursing
Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
Excessively tanned skin




2. I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?


Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light technology, which targets the pigment in your skin. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you.




3. How many sessions will I need to see results?


Most patients receive 4-5 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.




4. How often/far apart should the treatments be?


Treatments are done 3 weeks apart.




5. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?


Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.





IPL REJUVENATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

1. How will I feel after my treatment?


Your skin may feel warm, like a sunburn, and can remain red for anywhere from a few hours to a day. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment.




2. How long will the results last and are they permanent?


It depends on how your skin reacts to the treatment and how you care for your skin afterward. For example, if you protect your skin from the sun, the results will last longer. We recommend one touch-up session every 3-6 months, depending on how your skin responds to the treatment.




3. Is there really no downtime?


There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.




5. Can I put makeup up on right after my treatment?


Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.





IPL REJUVENATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DURING THE TREATMENT

1. Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?


The best candidate is someone who has an uneven complexion with signs of discoloration on their skin. Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments may also work to improve the look of fine lines. For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are: Metal or other implants in the treatment area
Current or history of cancer
Pregnant or nursing
Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
Excessively tanned skin




2. I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?


Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light technology, which targets the pigment in your skin. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you.




3. How many sessions will I need to see results?


Most patients receive 4-5 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.




4. How often/far apart should the treatments be?


Treatments are done 3 weeks apart.




5. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?


Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.





IPL REJUVENATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AFTER THE TREATMENT

 

1. Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?


Venus Versa™ hair removal treatments are for individuals who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their face or body because they’re tired of the conventional methods that only yield temporary results. You may not be able to get this hair removal treatment if you have/are: Metal or other implants in the treatment area
Current or history of cancer
Pregnant or nursing
Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
Excessively tanned skin




2. I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?


Venus Versa™ hair removal treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light technology, which targets the pigment under the skin’s surface. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones with darker hair. The treatment may work on darker skin tones, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It may also not work on very light hair, because the hair doesn’t have enough pigment in it to absorb the light. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you. They will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your complexion, to assess your skin’s reaction.




3. How many sessions will I need to see results?


You’ll likely need 6-10 treatments per area. Hair grows in different stages and at different rates for everyone, so it depends again on each individual person and the area being treated.




4. How often/far apart should the treatments be?


Treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 4-8 weeks apart for the body.




5. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?


Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. The technician will shave and clean the area before starting your treatment. They may ask about your medical history, so it helps to have that information ready. You should also avoid tanning before your treatment.





IPL HAIR REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

1. How long does each treatment session take?


It depends on where you’re getting the treatment—an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.




2. What does the treatment feel like?


You’ll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. The treatment itself feels like the light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area.




3. Will it be painful?


The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, let your treatment provider know and they can adjust the settings accordingly.





IPL HAIR REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DURING THE TREATMENT

1. How will I feel after my treatment?


Your skin may look dry and feel a little itchy because the operator has to dry-shave the area before starting the treatment. Moisturizing can help relieve the itch. Other than that, you shouldn’t really feel any different after your treatment.




2. How long will the results last and are they permanent?


It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need touch-up treatments to maintain the results.




3. Is there any downtime?


There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.




4. Do I need to do anything after my treatment?


Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterward.




5. If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?


Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.





IPL HAIR REMOVAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AFTER THE TREATMENT

 

1. Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?


The ideal candidate for Venus Versa™ skin resurfacing treatments is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, such as scars from acne or injury, stretch marks, enlarged pores, deep wrinkles, and uneven skin texture or pigmentation. For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are: An Internal defibrillator/pacemaker or any other active electrical implant in the body
Any permanent implant or injected substance around the treatment area
Any active conditions in the treatment area (e.g. rash)
History of skin disorders or very dry skin
Current or history of cancer (including pre-malignant moles)
Severe concurrent conditions (e.g. cardiac disorders)
Pregnant or nursing
An impaired immune system
A history of disease around the treatment area that’s stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes)
Taking blood thinners
Had a face lift or eyelid surgery within the past 3 months
Had any resurfacing treatments or chemical peels within the past 3 months
Had any cosmetic injections within the past 2 weeks
Consumed any Advil, Tylenol or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs within the past week of your treatment
Any surgeries within the past 6 months
Treating over tattoos or permanent makeup
Excessively tanned




2. I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?


Yes. Venus Versa™ skin resurfacing treatments use radio frequency technology, which is proven to be safe and effective for all skin tones, even darker complexions.




3. How many sessions will I need to see results?


Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.




4. How often/far apart should the treatments be?


Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.




5. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?


Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand. It also helps to be prepared with information about your medical history—the technician will likely ask about it.





VIVA NANOFRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

1. How will I feel after my treatment?


Your skin may look dry and feel a little itchy because the operator has to dry-shave the area before starting the treatment. Moisturizing can help relieve the itch. Other than that, you shouldn’t really feel any different after your treatment.




2. How long will the results last and are they permanent?


It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need touch-up treatments to maintain the results.




3. Is there any downtime?


There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.




4. Do I need to do anything after my treatment?


Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterward.




5. If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?


Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.





VIVA NANOFRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DURING THE TREATMENT

1. Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?


The best candidate is someone who has an uneven complexion with signs of discoloration on their skin. Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments may also work to improve the look of fine lines. For safety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are: Metal or other implants in the treatment area
Current or history of cancer
Pregnant or nursing
Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
Excessively tanned skin




2. I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?


Venus Versa™ photofacial treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light technology, which targets the pigment in your skin. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones. The treatment may work on darker skin, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you.




3. How many sessions will I need to see results?


Most patients receive 4-5 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.




4. How often/far apart should the treatments be?


Treatments are done 3 weeks apart.




5. Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?


Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. You must also avoid tanning, including with self-tanners. You may be advised to shave the area before your treatment. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated.





VIVA NANOFRACTIONAL SKIN RESURFACING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AFTER THE TREATMENT

1. How will I feel after my treatment?


Your skin may look dry and feel a little itchy because the operator has to dry-shave the area before starting the treatment. Moisturizing can help relieve the itch. Other than that, you shouldn’t really feel any different after your treatment.




2. How long will the results last and are they permanent?


It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need touch-up treatments to maintain the results.




3. Is there any downtime?


There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.




4. Do I need to do anything after my treatment?


Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterward.




5. If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?


Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.





DIAMOND POLAR SKIN TIGHTENING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

 

1. How long does a treatment session last?


Each session lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.




2. What does the treatment feel like?


The applicator will slowly get warmer till your skin reaches the needed temperature and stays within that temperature range. But if you do feel it’s too hot, just let the operator know and they can easily lower the temperature a bit.




3. Will it be painful?


Treatments are comfortable. Some say it feels like a relaxing hot stone massage. Some even fall asleep during the treatment.





DIAMOND POLAR SKIN TIGHTENING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DURING THE TREATMENT

1. How will I feel after my treatment?


If anything, you’ll feel relaxed. The treatment is comfortable and has been compared to a relaxing hot stone massage. Some patients have even fallen asleep while they were getting treated.




2. How long will the results last and are they permanent?


The treatments are cumulative. After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve for up to 3-4 months. After that, your face and body continue to age, so maintenance is recommended once a month or every 3-4 months, depending on the person.




3. Is there really no downtime?


Absolutely no downtime. The treatment area may look a little flushed and warm to the touch, but this will go away within 1-2 hours. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.




4. Do I need to do anything after my treatment?


No, you do not need to do anything after your treatment.




5. Can I put makeup up on right after my treatment?


Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment.





DIAMOND POLAR SKIN TIGHTENING  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AFTER THE TREATMENT

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Great Neck, NY 11021

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