Topical Numbing Creams vs. Our Sedation Methods

The majority of injectors use only topical numbing cream before injecting fillers into the lips. The topical cream only numbs the surface, so injecting fillers at many places can be painful.

Dr. Doriana performs a dental block so the whole area is totally numb.  Dr. Cosgrove ensures the anesthesia duration is just enough – only about 45 minutes. Compare this to the experience of going to the dentist for a restorative procedure, after which you may lose all sensation for a few hours.

Although Dr. Doriana is a specialist in the aesthetic art of increased beauty, the anesthesiologist within her cannot inflict pain!

Twilight Sedation

We don’t believe in just good visible results; we want the patient to have a pleasant experience in our medispa.  Several procedures, such as Pearl laser resurfacing can be paired with twilight sedation, also called conscious sedation, which requires expertise and special licensing to administer. Dr. Doriana Cosgrove is a board-certified anesthesiologist with the experience and knowledge to safely and effectively provide twilight sedation to her medispa patients. 

With our help, you can only enjoy beautiful results, but a highly comfortable and relaxing in-office experience as well. 

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Dr. Doriana Cosgrove

Since opening Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Doriana Cosgrove has dedicated her career to providing men and women with comprehensive, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Starting with your initial consultation, you’ll be welcomed by a staff that is genuinely committed to helping you achieve your goals. For new patients, your first visit is focused on identifying problem areas that are keeping you from feeling confident about your appearance.

Whether you’re visiting Dr. Cosgrove for the first time or returning for touch-ups, the team at Desert Med Aesthetics looks forward to providing you with the aesthetic care you deserve.