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Archive for July, 2011

I am a smoker – can injectables help the damage it has caused my face?

Question: For the past thirty years I have been a two pack a day smoker. Because of this I have very deep wrinkles all over my face that make me look ten years older. Would you recommend a facial filler to help correct this problem? Answer: A long time smokers often have a poor skin texture, […]

What is healing like after an injectable filler?

Question: After I get injectable fillers in my face, how should I take care of this area afterwards? Do I use antibiotic creams or any special lotions? Do you provide these or do I have to buy them? Answer: There is really no need to for any aftercare for filler injections. A temporary use of cold […]

What are the considerations for an ethnic rhinoplasty?

Question: I am an African-American female interested in rhinoplasty surgery. I have read that with ethnic noses, there are added obstacles that surgeons must be aware of. What are these obstacles, and how likely is it that I will have a successful surgery? Answer: African-American noses have several common characteristics such as relatively flat dorsum, wide […]

Would you recommend a facial filler to help correct this problem?

Question: For the past thirty years I have been a two pack a day smoker. Because of this I have very deep wrinkles all over my face that make me look ten years older. Would you recommend a facial filler to help correct this problem? Answer: A long time smokers often have a poor skin texture, […]

After I get injectable fillers in my face, how should I take care of this area afterwards?

Question: After I get injectable fillers in my face, how should I take care of this area afterwards? Do I use antibiotic creams or any special lotions? Do you provide these or do I have to buy them? Answer: There is really no need to for any aftercare for filler injections. A temporary use of […]

I am an African-American female interested in rhinoplasty surgery.

Question: I am an African-American female interested in rhinoplasty surgery. I have read that with ethnic noses, there are added obstacles that surgeons must be aware of. What are these obstacles, and how likely is it that I will have a successful surgery? Answer: African-American noses have several common characteristics such as relatively flat dorsum, wide […]

Will I be allergic to Botox?

Question: I recently saw on TV that Kim Kardashian had a terrible allergic reaction to her Botox injection. Her eye was inflamed and turned black and blue. Is this normal? Answer: That is not a common response to botox injections. Botox has been in use for many years and has a very good safety record. There […]

Will Botox make me look younger?

Question: All celebrities these days are ranting and raving about their Botox injections. How will Botox make me look younger? Answer: Botox works well for motion related or dynamic facial lines. The most common areas on the face for botox injections are between the brows (frown lines), forehead (horizontal lines) and outside of the eyes (crow’s feet) […]

How will I look after a chemical peel?

Question: If I had a chemical peel on my face and upper chest, how long do the rejuvenating effects last? Is the skin reddened afterwards and for how long? Answer: It depends on the type and depth of penetration. Please read my previous discussion on peels. You can expect a longer recovery period with prolonged redness with […]