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Archive for November, 2011

Injectable fillers to correct smoking and sun damage?

Question: I am a 52-year-old woman with heavy skin damage due to the sun and smoking. Would a series of injectable fillers do anything for me or should I be looking into surgical options? Answer:  Injectable fillers are used to correct resting lines or lines that are not due to facial motion. The most common places […]

Avoiding the windswept look after a facelift

Question: How can I make sure that having a facelift will not give me a ‘wind swept’ look? Are there degrees of how tight the skin will be pulled? Answer: This is a very common concern for many patients undergoing a facelift. The ‘wind swept’ look can be avoided if surgeon pulls the skin in a correction […]

I have read that Botox injections can help reduce the sweating in this area.

Question: I am a 26 year old male. I have lived my life with a terrible perspiration problem, my underarms are the worst! I have read that Botox injections can help reduce the sweating in this area. How much would I need to have injected, and how often? Answer: Botox is an excellent treatment option to control […]

What’s the best facelift technique for improving jowls?

Question: What’s the best facelift technique for improving jowls? Answer: There are several different facelift techniques to improve jowls and sagging neck skin. Most facial plastic surgeons lift not only the skin, but also underlying muscle called the SMAS. The results will last longer when both the muscle and skin are lifted and not just the skin. For […]