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Your Aesthetic Treatment Questions Answered

Founded by Dr. Katie Mann DNP, FNP-C, Curated Medical Scottsdale offers only the most elite aesthetic treatments available ranging from injectables to PDO thread lifts. But what treatment is right for you? When will you see results? Dr. Mann answers your most pressing aesthetic treatment questions below.

If you have multiple services done, will you do all the procedures at once? How are they spaced out?

This depends on a couple things! We do Botox and filler together all of the time. If you’re wanting to do full-face filler, sometimes patients like to space out their appointments and do a couple areas at time; other times they may want to do it all together. In this case, it would be your preference. Typically, we like to do laser, microneedling or Vivace (radiofrequency microneedling) separate from Botox and filler. If you  do the laser or microneedling first, you can do filler or Botox a week later. If you do filler first, you would want to wait three to four weeks before doing laser or microneedling.

How quickly do I see results?

With Botox or Dysport you will see results in two weeks. Filler, you see a result right away but you may have swelling/bruising. This takes a few days to a week to resolve and then it takes about three to four weeks for the filler to fully settle. If you do laser or microneedling, you will see the results in two to four weeks.

How do you determine if I need filler?

As practitioners, we have studied anatomy and facial aging. We use this information to evaluate whether or not an area of the face would benefit from filler.

Dr. Katie Mann DNP, FNP-C

Are thread lifts painful?

During a thread lift procedure, we use lidocaine injection to make the treatment comfortable. There is pressure and some “crunchy” noises but typically there is  minimal pain during the procedure. It is, however, very common to be very sore or have pain for several days after.

Dysport vs. Botox?

Botox and Dysport have the same active ingredient, so they do the same thing. We always recommend trying both so you can see what works best for you. It’s similar to Advil vs. Motrin; they do the same thing but some people respond better to one versus the other.

When would you use laser vs. microneedling?

There are lots of different types of laser. We have a laser called LaseMD that is for brown spots/brown pigmentation and texture. If your concern is for brown spots or pigmentation, LaseMD is a better choice. If you want improvement in skin tone, pore size and a little bit of tightening, Vivace radiofrequency microneedling is a better choice. Vivace is also safe for all skin types.

What is LaseMD?

LaseMD is a 1927nm fractional laser. It targets brown pigmentation and improves skin texture (fine lines) and is safe for melasma. Typically a series of three is needed with treatments spaced out about a month to start.

To learn more about Curated Medical Scottsdale and to book an appointment ASAP, visit

8300 N. Hayden Rd. Ste. A117
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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