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Archive for October, 2010

Is it possible to fix flared nostrils while also narrowing my nose?

I’m an African American male in my early 30s and am contemplating ethnic rhinoplasty. Is it possible to fix flared nostrils while also narrowing my nose? Yes. Flaring or wide alae is one of the characteristics of African American nose. African American nose also tends to have flat dorsum, take off point of the nose […]

Do you have any opinions on Restylane versus Botox? What are the pros and cons of each?

I’ve been thinking about getting an injectable filler for a while and would like a little guidance. Do you have any opinions on Restylane versus Botox? What are the pros and cons of each? Restylane and Botox are two very different things. Restylane is a type of filler. There is also Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse. […]

I’d like to get Botox for the fine lines around my mouth and nose.

I’d like to get Botox for the fine lines around my mouth and nose. How many cc’s of this injectable do you normally use? Botox injection is usually measured by the number of units injected and not by volume. You can inject 5, 10 or 15cc and still get the same result depending on how […]

Will a chemical peel help with sun damage and post acne scarring?

Last year my girlfriend had a chemical peel at your Virginia Beach office, and the results looked amazing. Now I’m considering getting one for myself to fix some of my skin issues. Does this procedure help with both sun damage and acne scars? Chemical peel is a general term used to describe a procedure where […]

I’m a male in my late 60s and really want a facelift

I’m a male in my late 60s and really want a facelift due to a number of unsightly wrinkles all over my face. However, I don’t want to risk looking like a fake and unnatural person after the surgery. How can you assure me that my facelift will look natural? A natural looking facelift can […]

I’ve never heard until recently about someone getting ethnic blepharoplasty.

I’ve read about plastic surgeries that are catered to different minorities (rhinoplasty, hair transplant, etc.). However, I’ve never heard until recently about someone getting ethnic blepharoplasty. My question is how does ethnic blepharoplasty differ from blepharoplasty on Caucasians? Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is a surgical procedure where excess skin and sometimes fat are removed. Most Caucasians […]

Is getting a Botox injection from a salon just as safe as getting one from a physician?

I was at the spa today and my hair stylist informed me that they had begun to give Botox injections there. I was always under the impression that someone licensed or in the medical field was required to give an injection. Is getting a Botox injection from a salon just as safe as getting one […]

Kim Kardashian had a severe allergic reaction to her Botox injection

I saw on TV last week that Kim Kardashian had a severe allergic reaction to her Botox injection. She was having lunch at a restaurant when all of the area around her eye started to become very swollen. It eventually turned black and blue. Do I run the risk of this happening to me? Are […]