Frequently Asked Questions

There are a wide variety of products and services available to provide skin rejuvenation and facial enhancement. The staff of Professional Skin Solutions has the knowledge and expertise to create the best skin and facial rejuvenation plan customized just for you. We provide a free consultation to assess what service is best for you.  Call us at  509.885.4473 To setup an appointment. 
Cosmetic Botox/Dysport has a proven safety record over many years of use in literally millions of patients world wide. There are no reported cases of “systemic” botox poisoning from using it for cosmetic reasons. Rarely, some patients experience mild temporary side effects such as runny nose, headache or blurry vision. There is a 1-5% chance of a mild eyelid droop that is temporary. When done correctly, you will have a relaxed (not frozen!) facial muscles that will stop or prevent wrinkle formation. Dr Stroming and Shawna Annis have the training and experience to make your botox/Dysport injection safe and effective!
Botox/dysport injections cause minimal discomfort when done correctly. We use the tiniest needle available, using the gentlest techniques possible. We provide topical ice packs before and after treatment. Most patients are pleased with how simple, quick and effective our injections are!
Individual results vary depending on muscle strength and individual metabolism. The majority of patients seem to get 3 months on average out of an injection but some patients have it last up to 5 months.

There is usually no down time but we do suggest leaving the area alone and never rubbing vigorously. Occasionally, some patients have a mild headache for several hours after a treatment but this is nothing to be concerned about. If bruising occurs with a Botox/Dysport injection it is usually very small and superficial that resolves within a few days.

No, your filler syringe must be used up in your appointment. However, we offer an expansive selection of HA fillers, so your healthcare provider will help you find the right type & amount of the product.
Bruising is more common with fillers and sometimes more noticeable. We do use a specialized cannula to reduce the risk of bruising. We recommend arnica tablets before and after treatment. Arnica can reduce bruising in some patients. If possible it is best to quit taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and some vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E, fish oils, etc. approximately 10 days before treatment. Consult with your healthcare provider before stopping any prescription medication. Also, it is important to notify your doctor and or nurse if you have a history of cold sores.
It is the art and science of using non-surgical techniques to conceal and reverse the natural changes that occur to the face as one ages. You could call it a “non-surgical, total facial rejuvenation” to stop or reverse the natural progression of changes that occur in the face as we age.
That depends on a few things. It is important that you understand the limitations of these non surgical interventions. If you are happy, mature, and simply want to invest in your health and youth to look and feel your best, then yes this is for you!

If you are an unhappy person looking for a fix to improve your life or a relationship, this is not for you! If you aren’t sure, we are happy to provide a consultation to determine if you might benefit from aesthetic medicine services we provide. If we can’t help, we will gladly refer you to someone who can!

Our Approach:
Experts agree there are 3 ways to provide non surgical total facial rejuvenation: neuromodulators (botox/dysport), volumizers (fillers) and laser resurfacing to stimulate collagen growth and renewal. Fortunately, we can provide this safely, comfortably and conveniently in our office!

Three Categories of Patients:

  • Age 18-35Acne treatment, wrinkle fillers and Dysport/Botox treatments, skin care regimen, sunblock, aesthetic lip and facial feature enhancement
  • Age 35-55Skin treatments to slow the perimenopausal skin changes of aging and create youthful skin and lips-treatment options include: fillers, laser resurfacing, rosacea laser treatment, Botox/Dysport, peels.
  • Age 55+Restoration of healthy skin, brown spot treatments, facial redness using laser, peels, fillers, botox/dysport
All appointments have been designed and scheduled to allow the appropriate time for the full enjoyment and proper and careful performance of your service or consultation. Your late arrival may limit our ability to offer the fullest experience possible or may not allow us to perform your service that day. Please understand this respects the client that has an appointment immediately following your scheduled appointment.

Cancellations for all appointments require 24 hours notice. Late cancellations made less than 24 hours or failure to honor appointments will result in a 25% charge of the scheduled service or services.