When the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use in 2002, it quickly became the most widely-known facial injectable product across the nation. Instead of undergoing plastic surgery, aging patients now had the opportunity to treat forehead wrinkles, fine lines and “crow’s feet” with the simple and strategic injection of Botox. By 2009, however, Botox earned some competition in treating wrinkles as Dysport hit the United States market. … Continue reading
If you’ve recently lost weight and attained a more attractive and healthy figure, congratulations on a job well done. While many older adults are well pleased with the way their new body looks, they may be surprised at the accelerated signs of facial aging that resulted from their dramatic weight loss. The face unfortunately suffers a loss of collagen as you age, up to 20% by the age of 40! When this collagen loss is combined with weight loss, the volume loss in the face can be extra dramatic. You may notice hallowed cheeks, under eye bags, lip wrinkles, chin creases, frown lines, jowls or other unwanted signs of aging.
Will you have to undergo plastic surgery to ensure your face looks as good as your body after weight loss? Not necessarily. A board certified plastic surgeon can determine the severity of your volume loss. However, many patients can turn to non-surgical forms of facial rejuvenation to restore volume and vitality – such as ALMI. … Continue reading
It is common for people to use the terms “Botox” and “fillers” interchangeably. However, while they are both injected into the skin, they are two very different forms of treatment for specific facial concerns. Here is some help in distinguishing between the two and helping you determine which one you need: … Continue reading
You’ve decided to turn back the hands of time and try Botox. By now, you should’ve found an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to carry out your treatment. This is the most important step, as not all “Botox providers” are created equal. In the hands of the wrong person, your Botox injections could produce far more harm than good, and/or be a waste of your time and money. … Continue reading
The nose is the most prominent feature on the face. For this reason, many people are especially bothered by its imperfections. While major concerns such as a crooked nose or large nose can only be corrected with surgery (rhinoplasty), there are many small defects that can be greatly improved with non-surgical techniques. The use of facial fillers and injectables has revolutionized facial cosmetic procedures. Although the results are not permanent, they provide many advantages, especially for those who want to improve their nasal appearance but are unwilling to undergo the risk and downtime of surgery. … Continue reading