General Frequently Asked Questions

Vampire Facelift is a treatment in which a person’s blood is used. 10-30 ml of blood is taken, centrifuged & Vampire Facelift is obtained. This is a mixture rich in a variety of growth factors. This is a healing mix obtained from your blood. This has been used in sports medicine and dentistry for a long time. Over the last decade the Vampire Facelift has become an established treatment modality for hair issues and anti-ageing.

Vampire Facelift is an excellent treatment for patients having hair fall or hair thinning.

Vampire Facelift works very well in improving the fine lines and giving you a youthful look.

Vampire Facelift has also been found to work in cases of scars.

Vampire Facelift works well in the treatment of non-healing ulcers.

People with early stage of male and female pattern baldness with a regular or average amount of platelets in their blood, are good candidate. Most healthy individuals can undergo this treatment after consultation with their dermatologist.

Patients having bleeding disorders, low platelet count or those on blood thinners or steroids are not good candidates for Vampire Facelift.

Once Vampire Facelift is made, it is injected on your scalp/ face using very fine needles.

Vampire Facelift treatment takes around an 1 hour for the complete process.

Some mild discomfort may be felt while the Vampire Facelift is being injected. The sensation typically felt is a burning or tingling sensation. This sensation only lasts a few minutes after the Vampire Facelift injected.

In case of hair treatments, the effect is usually seen after 2-3 sessions done at a monthly gap.

In case of face treatments the effect is usually visible after 2 sessions.

The total number of sessions needed varies from patient to patient. On an average 4-6 sessions are done at a monthly gap followed by maintenance sessions every 3-4 months.

Results from Vampire Facelift injections can be seen for a long time after treatment. While we cannot stop the aging process, we can slow it down. Results from Vampire Facelift injections can be extended with maintenance session. The medicines prescribed by the doctor need to be continued especially in cases of hair thining.

Vampire Facelift is most popularly used to treat the face, neck, scalp for hair growth and scars.

There is no downtime associated Vampire Facelift injections; However, after your treatment, your skin may be red. This is normal and to be expected. Redness usually lasts from one to 24 hours. You may also have a little swelling in some areas.

Vampire Facelift used for aesthetic procedures are safe for most individuals. There are very few contraindications with Vampire Facelift injections. The most common side effects associated with Vampire Facelift injections are mild to moderate swelling and redness.

For at least 48 hours and up to a week before your treatment, avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements (with your doctor’s permission), as well as NSAIDs, alcohol, and anti-inflammatory medications. Shower the morning of your treatment and wash your hair very thoroughly using your regular shampoo. Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment

Avoid wetting the scalp or shampooing for next 12 hours•

Avoid vigorous exercise, sun, sauna, heat exposure and hair care products for at least 2 days after your treatment.

Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. •

Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking for 3 days after treatment.

You can resume minoxidil application 2 days post Vampire Facelift treatment.

CO2 laser treatment

The CO2 fractional resurfacing laser is a carbon dioxide laser that precisely removes the deep outer layers of damaged skin and stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin underneath. The CO2 treats fine to moderately deep wrinkles, photo damage, scarring, skin tone, texture, and laxity.

The exact time depends on the area that is being treated; however, typically, it takes two hours or less to complete. This timeframe includes an additional 30 minutes for topical numbing to be applied prior to treatment.

The CO2 laser does cause some discomfort, but we ensure that our patients are comfortable by applying topical anesthetics. The sensation that is often felt is similar to a “pins and needles” sensation.

After your skin heals, which may take up to 3 weeks, patients will experience a period of their skin appearing slightly pink. During this time, you will see improvements in skin texture and tone. Full results can be seen 1-2 months after the initial treatment.

Improvements from a CO2 laser treatment can be seen for many years after treatment. Results can be prolonged with diligent use of SPF+, avoided sun exposure, and correct at-home skincare maintenance.

CO2 can be treated on specialized areas, such as the eyes and around the mouth; however, the most popular areas to treat with the IPL laser are the full face and neck.

Yes, there is downtime associated with a CO2 laser treatment. Plan for 7–10 days of healing before you can go out in public. Your skin will scab and peel 2–7 days after treatment and will be pink for 2–3 weeks. The exact healing time varies from person to person.

Most patients need 3–4 CO2 treatments to see optimal results. However, some patients with deeper wrinkles or scarring may need more sessions of treatments to see results.

A CO2 laser treatment may not be safe for those with certain health problems. Those with a history of difficulty healing or scarring are not candidates, as well as those with bleeding disorders. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not a candidate for the CO2 laser.

Common side effects of CO2 laser resurfacing include redness, swelling, flaking of the skin, itching, and sun sensitivity. These side effects are more common with deep resurfacing than superficial ones and often subside in 3–4 days.

However, a few patients may experience the following side effects if the laser is not used correctly. These side effects include:

  • Infection
  • Acne flare
  • Scarring
  • Milia
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin burns and injuries

If you are planning to take CO2 laser treatment, then you should:

  • avoiding tanning or heavy sun exposure for 4 weeks before treatment
  • not using medications that cause sun sensitivity, such as doxycycline, isotretinoin, and certain topical medications that contain glycolic acid, retinols, salicylic acid, etc., for 3 days before treatment

quitting smoking for 2 weeks before and after treatment since smoking can interfere with healing.

After CO2 laser treatment, it usually takes about 1 to 2 weeks for your skin to heal. Your skin will be sensitive during this time. So liberal use of sunscreen, moisturizer, and strict sun protection is a must. Don’t use saunas, swimming pools, baths, or hot tubs, and avoid shaving over treated areas for the next week. Avoid applying glycolic acid, retinols, salicylic acid, and similar medications for 1-week post-procedure.

Use mild cleansers to wash your face and avoid touching the treated area again and again.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a procedure that rejuvenates skin. Most individuals benefit from the application of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). In almost all cases, patients will notice an improved texture and tone of skin.

These are fruit acids that have been used since ancient times for skin rejuvenation. The secret of Cleopatra’s skin was bathing in sour milk, which has lactic acid. Glycolic acid is a sugarcane extract. These are fruit acids. They are known as chemical peels because a small amount of chemical is added to maintain the pH of the fruit acid, which is safe for your skin.

Superficial chemical peels are a means of deep pore cleansing for your skin. In India, as we do clean-ups or facials, internationally, superficial peels are done. Your dermatologist is the best person to recommend the type of peel.

Chemical peeling is a 5–10-minute procedure. A liquid is applied to your face and neutralized after 3–7 minutes, depending on your skin type and the peel used.

In most cases, work or other normal activities may be resumed immediately.

No. There is a mild degree of “tingling” or a slightly itchy sensation while the glycolic acid is in contact with the skin. Upon neutralizing the peel, the skin feels fresh and smooth without discomfort.

You may go outside, but sunscreen must be worn for at least a few days after the peel, as your skin will likely be a little more sensitive to sun exposure.

Many individuals find that a peel performed every four to six weeks gives optimal results. Usually, four sessions of chemical peels are required for optimal results.

No, chemical peeling will not remove deep lines. However, a peel will often improve the tone, texture, smoothness, and appearance of the skin. You might require other procedures like lasers, botox, and fillers for the treatment of deeper wrinkles.

If you desire to revitalize your skin and improve its texture, are in generally good health, and have realistic expectations of the results of the treatment, then you’re the ideal candidate for a chemical peel.

You may not be a good candidate for chemical peeling if you have

  • A history of abnormal skin scarring
  • A naturally dark complexion or skin tone
  • A tendency to have extra pigmentation on your scars
  • Used certain acne treatments within the last year.
  • Skin conditions or medications that make the skin more sensitive than normal

It is generally advised to avoid chemical peels during pregnancy and lactation.

Strict sun protection and miniaturization are advised post-procedure. You should avoid scratching the treated area, hot shower baths, saunas, and strenuous physical activity for 48 hours. Application of skin care products containing glycolic acid, retinols, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc. is to be avoided for 3 days after superficial and medium-depth peels and for 7–10 days after deeper peels.

After a medium or deep peel, you will have downtime. A deep chemical peel requires recuperation at home for 2 to 3 weeks.

Once your skin heals, you will see the results. Healing time ranges from 1 day for a refreshing or lunchtime peel to 14 days or longer for a deep peel.

Most results are not permanent because our skin continues to age. That’s why repeat sessions are required after 4 weeks.

In the hands of a doctor who has experience with chemical peels, side effects tend to be mild. Some patients develop:

  • Persistent redness that may last for months.
  • Temporary darkening of the skin. 
  • Lighter skin color (medium and deep peels).
  • Scarring (very rare when a peel performed by a dermatologist). 

To maintain results, you can repeat mild and medium chemical peels after 4-6 weeks.

Microneedling Radiofrequency

Microneedling radiofrequency (MNRF) is a new-age cosmetic procedure that combines tiny microneedles with radiofrequency waves to heat the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate collagen from within, improve the appearance of acne scars and fine lines, open pores, and give a more rejuvenated look overall.

The entire procedure causes minimal damage to the upper layers of skin; therefore, it involves marginal downtime and is safe for all skin types.

Candidates should be in good overall health without any underlying medical conditions that may hinder the healing process. It is generally recommended for those who are 20 years old or older.

You should avoid going in for MNRF in case:

  • You are pregnant.
  • Suffering from a skin rash or infection
  • Have a past history of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or keloid formation.
  • Acne scars or other scarring
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun Damage
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkle
  • Ageing Skin
  • Improving skin tone and texture  

The downtime of the RF microneedling procedure is minimal. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, it may take a day or two for your skin to recover. One can resume regular activities immediately after the treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care.

Most people require 4-6 sessions of MNRF with a gap of 3–4 weeks to attain visible results. The number of sessions depends on the skin’s response to the treatment.

While pain tolerance varies in individuals, most people are comfortable during the MNRF treatment. Numbing cream can also be used to help reduce the discomfort.

  • Patients are advised to regularly use sunscreen, moisturizers, and other medications for areas of specific concern as directed.
  • Patients are advised to avoid using soaps, saunas, steam, and makeup for 3 days after the procedure.
  • Patients can resume their regular routine after a day post-surgery.

Some post-procedure effects that may be seen are:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Scaling
  • Mild acne flare-up

These are all manageable, and you just need to contact your dermatologist in case they do occur.


Botulinum is considered safe at any age. It is useful for patients who have lines around their eyes, prominent frown lines, or forehead lines. It is also an effective treatment for people suffering from excess sweating over their palms or underarms.

You should not take botox if you are

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • People with nerve or muscle disorders need clearance from their doctor first.
  • People Who Are Allergic to Botox.

This depends on the pattern of skin aging. People who use their facial muscles excessively while talking can need this treatment as early as their twenties, while some might not need it even at 40. The right age for botox is before you develop static lines on your upper face (lines that can be seen even when you are not talking).

How we do botulinum treatments has changed over the years. The aim of treatment is to give you a natural look, not to make your face plastic. We will leave some expression on your face. The unwanted lines get softened, and botox also prevents them from becoming permanent features of your face.

Ageing is an ongoing process; hence, no anti-aging treatment can be permanent. The effect lasts anywhere between 3-6 months, depending on the condition of your skin and the number of units injected.

No. The skin would slowly come back to where it was before you took this treatment. The effect does not wean off suddenly; hence, the skin naturally comes back to its natural form.

It is a very safe procedure, with safety data available for over 3 decades. Botox injections are safe when you’re under the care of a licensed and skilled health care provider. 

Botox can treat horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, lines on your nose (bunny lines), drooping eyebrows, lines around eyes (crow’s feet), lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines), jaw line, and neck. It can also be used to treat excessive sweating over the palms, soles, and armpits.

Dermatologists want their patients to look natural. To do this, they inject just enough to relax the targeted muscles without affecting other muscles. This allows patients to maintain their natural facial expressions.

No. This treatment does not affect your ability to feel. 

You can have another treatment when the excessive sweating or lines and wrinkles return. With repeat treatment for lines and wrinkles, the effect would last for a longer time, and the permanent lines on your face would also soften.

There is no downtime.

The only pain or discomfort that comes with botox is the slight pinching sensation of the injection.

To prevent the injected substance from spreading to areas where you do not want it, you’ll need to take a few precautions:

  • Do not rub or massage the areas where you received the injections. 
  • If you apply makeup, take care not to press or rub it in.
  • Wait two hours before you engage in strenuous physical activity. This includes lifting heavy items, working out, and any other physical activity that raises your heart rate. 

If a patient develops side effects, these tend to be mild and temporary. The injections cause the mildest side effects. For example, a patient may occasionally bruise. If this happens, the bruising lasts about a week.

After receiving injections, people may experience swelling, redness, soreness, bruising, a mild headache, etc., which lasts for a few hours to a day.

Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction can be started after the age of 16. Some children have early puberty; in these cases, your doctor can decide and start the procedure early.

Anyone over the age of 16 with dark, coarse hair can do LHR.

People with medical conditions like autoimmune diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus, keloidal tendencies, pregnant females, patients with lightly pigmented hair or with gray hair, and children who have not yet attained puberty . are not good candidates for laser hair reduction.

LHR targets thick and darkly pigmented hair.

The results are permanent. LHR destroys the pigmented hair follicles permanently and gives long-lasting results.

Laser hair reduction is mostly painless. You might experience mild discomfort, heat, and redness in the areas with thicker and darker hair, but this too settles in a few minutes.

To avoid possible side effects, all patients need to protect their skin from the sun. After laser hair removal, you should: 

  • Avoid direct sunlight from hitting your treated skin.
  • Do not use a tanning bed, sun lamp, or any other indoor tanning equipment.
  • Follow your dermatologist’s after-care instructions.

You will see some redness and swelling after treatment. This often looks like a mild sunburn. Applying a cool compress can help reduce your discomfort. 

No, laser hair removal generally does not require any real downtime. You can return to your everyday activities after the procedure. 

You will likely see the results immediately after treatment. The results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and color of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment and a 70–80% reduction after 6–8 sessions.

After finishing the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, there tends to be less of it. The hairs also tend to be finer and lighter in color. 

This depends on the type of growth, body part, and medical conditions associated with it (e.g., pcos). Most people require 6–8 sessions of laser hair reduction. Once the hair is finer and lighter in color, they might require a once-a-year maintenance session.

Most patients remain hair-free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments. 

The most common side effects are minor and last 1–3 days. These side effects include: 

  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Redness

Other possible side effects (like blistering, infections, scarring, skin darkening, etc.) are rare when laser hair removal is performed by a dermatologist or under the dermatologist’s direct supervision.

It is advised that you follow both the before-treatment instructions and the after-treatment instructions, which will greatly reduce your risk of side effects. 

This varies from patient to patient. Removing hair often requires a series of laser treatments. Most patients can have laser hair removal once every 4 to 6 weeks.

People of all types of skin colors can safely have laser hair removal performed without any side effects if performed under the supervision of an experienced dermatologist.

HIFU Therapy

HIFU stands for high-intensity focused ultrasound. is a safe, non-surgical ultrasound treatment that counteracts the effects of time and gravity on your skin. It is a very effective means of skin tightening and anti-aging.

People in their 30s or slightly older have mild to moderate skin laxity. People with early signs of aging and those looking for a natural, young look love this treatment. It is also very effective for the double chin and can show some effects on puffy eyes.

That depends on the type of machine used. At Ojas, we offer a painless experience to our clients. No needles are used in this procedure.

HIFU can be done over the full face, including the eyes and neck. It can also be done on the body for skin tightening in areas like the abdomen and arms where skin becomes loose after weight loss.

HIFU is not a substitute for Botox and fillers, but it significantly reduces the amount of injectables needed.

HIFU Therapy treats the deep foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery but won’t duplicate the results of a facelift. However, it is a great alternative, especially for those not ready for surgery or for patients looking to extend the effects of cosmetic surgery.

The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated and your individual treatment plan. A face and neck procedure typically takes 45–60 minutes, while the abdomen or arms treatment on its own takes approximately 60–90 minutes.

With HIFU therapy treatment, there is no downtime. After your procedure, you can resume your normal activities immediately without having to follow any special post-treatment measures.

This may be based on the degree of skin laxity, the biological response to ultrasound energy, and the individual’s collagen-building process. At Ojas, we recommend our patients have three sessions in a year, which are 4 months apart. Because skin continues to age, future touch-up treatments can help clients keep pace with the body’s natural aging process.

The HIFU procedure has been used safely in over 250,000 treatments worldwide. Ultrasound energy itself has been used safely in the medical field for more than 50 years.

A patient may experience slight redness, swelling, tingling, or tenderness, but these are temporary in nature and last only a few hours.

After your HIFU treatment, you may see some initial effects, but the ultimate results will take place over 1-2 months as your body naturally regenerates collagen. Since the procedure stimulates your own collagen production, how long the results last really depends on you. The treatment produces new collagen on the inside, but your natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.

It can be combined with other aesthetic treatments like radiofrequency, peels, q-switch laser, botox, fillers, and PRP, as per the doctor’s direction. HIFU cannot be done after fillers for 6 months.

Thread Lift

A thread lift is a procedure that involves non-permanent sutures being inserted and helps to provide a very subtle but noticeable lift to your skin.

This is why it is often referred to as a suture lift. Rather than removing the loose skin around your face and cheeks, a cosmetic surgeon will suspend it using stitches, producing a similar effect to pulling your skin back taut, giving your skin the needed tightening and lift and that youthful appearance you long for.

Facelift surgery will always produce longer-lasting results. However, the thread lift treatment will provide natural-looking results that will last for anything from one to three years.

A suture lift, it is not unreasonable to expect that some results will last permanently.

The best way to reduce the swelling and bruising that occurs following a thread lift procedure on the face or nose is to use ice regularly on the treated area.

You should also use SPF 30+ sunscreen. The pain will normally subside after two days; if it doesn’t, you may need to speak to the cosmetic surgeon who performed the procedure.

You also need to try to avoid exfoliating, rubbing, or scrubbing your face, nose, and the skin around them.

Generally speaking, compared to their surgical alternatives, thread lifting is not considered to be an especially high-risk procedure.

You also get the benefit of reduced recovery time, and the side effects normally consist of some swelling, bruising, and redness around the treated areas.

Although a thread lift is a minimally invasive and very low-risk procedure, there is a small chance that complications can occur, such as dimpling.

Generally, though, even the complications are not severe and can be corrected easily.

Common complications from a thread lift include:

  • Infection around the area treatment site
  • Threads feel too tight or awkwardly placed and cause pain below the surface of your skin.
  • Whether accidental or not, migration of the threads can result in unattractive bulges or lumps in your skin.
  • Visible pulling or dimpling around the area where threads are inserted
  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reactions

Infection is the risk that you need to be aware of the most, and you should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A fever
  • Continuous headaches
  • Swelling that lasts for longer than 48 hours
  • Red, brown, black, or green discharge around the procedure site

Yes, it can be reversed, although this is not recommended. Speak to your surgeon about the possibility.

Again, as with all thread lifts, the cost is determined from patient to patient and is based on how many threads are required to get the desired results. You could expect to pay around £1,200 for a nose thread lift, but it varies.

For brow thread lifts, it is best to speak to one of our team members or, better yet, book a consultation appointment to find out how much it will cost.

The cost of thread lifts, whether a soft silhouette or another is performed, depends on the number of threads or sutures required to achieve the desired results.


Medi-facials are facial treatments administered under the supervision of a skin specialist that target particular skin issues. These facials tackle cosmetic issues safely and delicately using prescription-grade chemicals. Medi-facials are quick, safe, and offer results that last.

Medifacials are designed by a dermatologist. No scrubbing or bleaching is done on these facials. The type of medicine is decided according to your skin type. The results add up as you continue doing these facials.

It is recommended that those who adopt a facial regimen get a suitable facial once a month for optimum results and a glowing complexion. The frequency is normally higher for beginners. A lot depends on the client’s age, skin type, sun exposure, and overall health.

Numerous cosmetic issues, like uneven skin tone, aging symptoms, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun-damaged skin, can be improved by medi-facials.

Ojas Aqua Shine Advanced Medical Facial is one of its kind, with jet peel technology, microdermabrasion, or mild peel, and radiofrequency—all combined in one! Our clients simply love this medication.

The use of medications during pregnancy and lactation is safe. However, please let our doctors know if you have any pre-existing issues, such as allergies or sensitivities.

A medium-facial takes 45 minutes to 1 hour and requires no recovery time. You will feel refreshed after receiving these services. You will be ready for a party or work immediately after the procedure.