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Archive for January, 2011

What are some of the risks associated with taking either Botox or Dysport?

What are some of the risks associated with taking either Botox or Dysport? Botox carries risks such as headache, flu like symptoms, bruising at the site of injection, and drooping of the eyelids if injected too closely to the eyelids.

I am a 65 year-old woman who recently had a facelift

I am a 65 year-old woman who recently had a facelift. What kinds of lifestyle choices should I make so that the results last as long as possible? I would recommend few lifestyle choices. First, always wear a sunscreen in the morning or make-up that has sun protection. A SPF of 30 or more should […]

My face has aged tremendously this year although I am only 46 years old.

My face has aged tremendously this year although I am only 46 years old. I have very pronounced smile lines and would like a facial filler to smooth them out. Is Juvederm recommended for these folds? How long will the procedure take and how long will the effects last? Yes. Juvederm or other facial fillers […]

How often do injectable fillers need to be replaced?

How often do injectable fillers need to be replaced? Most injectable fillers are temporary. There are some permanent injectables such as silicone but not FDA approved for cosmetic use. Hyaluronic acid type injectables (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane) usually last 6-9 months. Radiesse, which is a calcium, based filler lasts up to 14 months.

I had a lot more bruising and sensitivity from the Restylane than I ever had with Botox. Why is this?

I just had my first Restylane injection after using Botox for the past 3 years. I had a lot more bruising and sensitivity from the Restylane than I ever had with Botox. Why is this? There may be several reasons for this. Restylane is injected using larger bore needle than typical Botox injections to the […]

I’ve heard that injectables can be used as non-surgical versions of certain procedures

I’ve heard that injectables can be used as non-surgical versions of certain procedures, like a facelift, eyelid lift, nose job, etc. How effective are these? Yes and no. Injectables are fillers or volume enhancers for lines and areas of the face that lack volume. Smile lines, marionette lines, flat cheeks, and dorsal irregularity (nose) are […]