FAQ

Where is the office located?

The address is 992 N 2nd street Philadelphia pa 19123. It’s right across from gunners run in the Piazza. Street parking is free and there’s usually always a spot right around there. The office is right on the corner. There’s a blue yawning out front that says team dental (we share the location with our friend at Team Dental in case you are looking for a new Dentist as well). If you drive around and don’t see parking, parking at the acme or Wahlburgers lot is a block away and is free.

What should I expect after I get filler done?
Swelling will occur when you leave the office, the swelling may be uneven on both sides of the face which may make your filler appear to be uneven, please allow yourself sometime for the swelling to go down. The first 24-48 hrs are the worst. I always say don’t love it or hate it for the first 5-7 days. Give it some time to settle.

You'll have some swelling for the first 24hours (swelling is typically worse the following morning).  You may experience some bruising, but with my technique, I don't tend to bruise patients lips. However, it is virtually impossible to avoid small vessels in the face, so if you are getting full face filler you may experience some bruising for up to 7-10days.   Also, you should refrain from taking any nsaids (Advil, Ibuprofen, Aleve) 2 days prior because they will thin your blood, which can increase your chances of bruising.
What kind of filler do you use?

We use both Juvaderm and Restyalne products, the filler type is decided on at the visit once we see what results you are looking for, what area you are doing, and if you are doing lips, what your lips already look like. If you have a preference for filler we will gladly use which ever one you desire if appropriate. If you do know or think you have a preference just let us know when booking your appointment.

How long does getting your lips done take?

About 20-30 mins total from check-in, pictures, and injection. The actual injection is about 15 mins or so. 

How much is it to get my lips done?

This varies on your desired results and what your lips already look like. We believe in a natural pout so we try not to over do it, unless that is what you are looking for, What Dr Gombar typically tries to do is start with 1/2 a syringe of filler and she will show you the results, if you still want them bigger than she will go ahead and add more. Half a syringe in 400$. Full syringe in 650$. Rarely is more than one syringe put into the lips at one visit but if that is the case the second syringe is discounted. We try not to charge by syringe here, rather by a result! If you do 1/2 a syringe and decide you want them more plump you can always come back for more, if the appointment is scheduled within 1 month of your first lip injection it will only be charged the remainder of the charge for a full syringe which is 250$. 

How Painful is getting lip injections?

Lip injections are more uncomfortable than painful. If pain is a big concern for you just let us know that you would like to be numbed as soon as you get in so we can put some topical numbing on you as soon as you get there. There is lidocaine in the product so you get numbed as you do the injections.  But it’s quick and very much tolerable! 

How much is botox/dypsort?

Botox is usually charged per unit. It depends on what area you are getting done and how strong that muscle is. Each area to freeze/Botox usually cost about 180-250. We are having a first time client discount of 50$ though so it will be ~200$. We say around becasue sometimes it may need less depending on how strong that muscle is. It lasts anywhere from 4-7 months (really depends on how quickly your body metabolizes and how strong that muscle is). And it will  help get rid of any lines you already have formed but PREVENTION is key, so you want to start botox before you even have the lines. Even if it is a deep line now it will start to go away.

I already have a deep line in my forehead, 11’s, or crows feet. Will I need filler also in that area?

I do both filler and Botox. For those lines, even though they’re static lines, meaning they are there even when you are not making expression, I would still start with Botox. Those lines will go away once you freeze the underlying muscle and do your part by consistently using a good skin regimen. The reason those lines form is bc you probably make a lot of facial expressions and you use those muscles often, so you crease the skin over top of those muscles. When you do that over and over the line starts to form that’s there even when you’re not making those faces. That, combined with the fact that our skin starts to thin as we age leads us to form wrinkles. Once you stop making those faces (which you will stop making after botox) the over lying skin no longer creases and those lines smooth out. You can certainly put a little bit of filler in those areas if it bothers you that much but I would start with Botox in those areas, give it a month or so to see how your skin bounces back after not being able to form those creases, and then you can make the decision about also doing a filler. We will discuss a good skin regimen which you can use in those areas after botox that will also help. But in general, doing filler for those lines isn’t necessary, just botox and a good skin regimen!Microneedling is also great for your skin and also for static lines too. There are so many options and since your young and starting it now you won’t have a problem getting rid of those lines at all!

Once I get botox once will I need to continue to get it or will the line get worse than before if I stop?
Botox is a neuromodulator so it essentially stops the muscle in that area from contracting and pulling the skin over top of it, that is what causes us to have lines/wrinkles in the first place. This is why I say it is preventive. 
 
You don’t HAVE to keep up with it but I do recommend to keep up bc once the Botox wears off you will start moving those muscles and forming those same lines/wrinkles again. But if you decide you don’t want to do it anymore the botox would not have made it worse. All the botox does is pretty much stop time, beccause the time the botox is working those lines will start to get better and better, once the Botox stops working and if you don’t get a touch up you just start reforming them. 
What is Kybella? How much is it?

Kybella is a non-invasive procedure that requires multiple fine injections of active ingredients into the treatment area beneath the skin to seemingly melt away fat and expel it from the body. The ingredient in Kybella permanently destroys fat cells and then your body eliminates them through your lymphatic system.  This can be an effective treatment to remove pockets of fat on the face (FDA cleared for underneath the chin), neck and body. Unlike surgery, these treatments are usually relatively simple, require no post-operative recovery time, require no heavy bandages or garments, and no anesthetic is necessary. The cosmetic application includes removal of small, stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Lipolysis (the destruction of fat cells) is not suitable for weight loss and should be combined with a healthy lifestyle including a sensible exercise and dietary program for optimal results. Some fat deposits are especially suited for treatment while others are not. Treatments consist of 1 to 4 treatments (usually 2 or 3) approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart, depending on healing. The results are permanent and the length of swelling depends on the patient and the fullness in the treatment area. The more fat you have, the more swelling you will likely have. The swelling can last from 2-6 weeks. There is usually no down time with the exception of the swelling. Some minor soreness may be experienced after. Numbness is common and can be present for 4-6 weeks so don’t panic. You are asked to massage the area after the procedure to help with hardness that will occur. Kybella ranges from 600-1000$ a treatment, because the treatment has best results after 2-3 treatments your second and 3rd treatment will be discounted.

Is everyone a candidate for Kybella?

Everyone is a candidate for Kybella BUT Kybella may not be the best option for everyone. Sometimes surgery may very well be the best option for you. We will discuss this during your appointment. You may also require other treatments with Kybella such as radio frequency or ultrasound tightening of the skin. 

What is PRP?

PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the gold serum). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.  The plasma has been used for years for years for its ability for natural healing and cell repair. Read below to learn about its applications in hair growth and skin rejuvenation.

What is Microneedling? How about microneedling with PRP (also known as the Vampire facial)?
Micro needling is a very safe, effective non-surgical and non-ablative treatment for various skin conditions such as fine wrinkles, acne scarring and hyper-pigmentation. Clinical studies have shown professional micro needling to be comparable to fractional laser treatment.  By creating micro-injuries to the skin, it initiates skin-healing response and stimulates collagen and elastin production resulting in thicker, younger looking skin. This procedure is combined with other rejuvenation treatments, including PRP to create maximal benefit and improve penetration of topically applied vitamins, peptides, and other ingredients. Microneedling is excellent for overall skin texture, scarring, laxity issues. Microneedling is contraindicated for patients who have a propensity to keloid. Microneedling is a maintenance procedure for those who want to maintain their skin tight, smoothness and glow. I recommend 3-10 treatments depending on each persons skin issues and goals. Average downtime is 2-3 days. You still get superficial PRP benefits with your own blood during the procedure with microneedling alone.
 
However, the vampire facial is preferred. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and naturally smooths and tightens the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin texture and tone. PRP is an excellent treatment for acne scarring and pitting, deep and fine lines, texture issues, scars, and wound healing. The way we do our microneedling with PRP is by drawing your blood and separating the RBCs from the plasma. We microneedle the affected area and infuse the PRP on top. We then inject the extra PRP in the dermis using a microdroplet technique all over or to the areas that need it the most. Treatments are done on monthly intervals and we recommend 3-6 treatments for optimal results. Results are seen gradually over time.Studies have shown a 65% improvement in acne scarring using PRP as compared to 45% improvement using microneedling alone.

FAQ Section

How does Emsculpt reduce fat?

Emsculpt is a toning and firming technology that causes the muscles in the treatment area to contract using electromagnetic energy. These contractions are akin to doing a sit up or squat. Each treatment can achieve 20,000 contractions, which supercharges your body into eliminating fat at a faster rate than exercise.

What can Botox be used for?

While Botox is known for its ability to reduce the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, it has been approved for a range of therapeutic applications for the treatment of migraines, sweating, muscle spasms, and bladder problems.

What is an IPL facial?

An IPL facial involves treating problem areas in the face with light energy. Sunspots, birthmarks, acne, discolored skin, and pigmentations are all able to be corrected with treatment by an IPL device by encouraging the cells causing the blemishes to break up and disappear.

How long does an IPL facial last?

The effects of an IPL facial begin to show about one week after treatment, but to enjoy lasting results; you should schedule your procedures every month. You will notice that the most optimal effects last up to five months.

How much hair loss is normal?

Hair loss is a regular aspect of life. Women shed more hair each day than men, but the number of strands that you lose is nothing when compared to how many you have in total. Hair strands have a two to the five-year life cycle and will naturally fall out when at the end.

How does hair restoration work?

There are many ways to restore hair, ranging from surgical options such as hair transplants to Platelet Rich Plasma and Viviscal®. Each method has advantages and disadvantages and works in different ways to promote natural hair growth.

Which permanent hair removal method is the best?

Revive Philly promotes the ProWave hair removal method for lasting results for our clients in Philadelphia, PA. This treatment is suitable for people with any skin type and is safe and efficient in removing hair for good.

Does Revive Philly Offer Care Credit to Their Customers?

Yes, you can now experience easy payment options for any service provided by Revive Philly through Care Credit. With flexible payment terms to suit your monthly budget, your medical treatment is well within reach. To calculate your monthly payment options for our procedures, use the payment calculator located here (https://www.carecredit.com/providercenter/assets/views/resourcescenter/promote/assetlistings/getAsset-calculator.php?size=421x221&color=ffffff).

Is ProWave Laser Treatment a Permanent Hair Removal Process?

Yes. ProWave works by penetrating into the skin to eradicate hair completely. The laser targets follicles to reduce pigment and growth of hair. ProWave results can be seen even as early as after a single treatment.

Is ProWave Suitable for Hair Removal on My Face?

Absolutely! The ProWave technology is built to suit any skin type or color. This means that we can set the parameters of the device to suit the problem area, including the face.

Is PRP Treatment Safe?

Yes. Platelet rich plasma is created from taking a volume of your own blood which is then spun under force to separate the protein and platelet rich plasma from the red blood cells. As the PRP is harvested from your own body, there is no chance of a reaction against the injection.

How Long Will it Take to See Results from PRP Treatment?

Our patients typically see results from PRP treatment for hair restoration within a period of 12 weeks after the treatment starts.

What if My Question Is Not Answered Here?

If you have any more questions about the services provided by Revive Philly, our team is happy to help. Either visit us at our clinic in Philadelphia, PA, or call us at 1-844-738-4832

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