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Archive for March, 2012

Treatment for hollow cheeks in Virginia Beach

Question: My cheeks have begun to get a bit flat and hollow with age and my jawline could also be refined. Are these things that can be fixed with a facelift? Answer: Surgical intervention such as a facelift does not improve volume loss that comes naturally with the aging process. You may want to consider Sculptra, Radiesse, […]

Williamsburg Ultherapy for Sagging in the Face

Question: I have some slight sagging in my face. I’m 42 and have lived in Williamsburg Virginia my whole life. People are accustomed to how I look, so I don’t think I’m ready yet for any surgical lifts, but if I can improve my appearance I’d like to. Would ultherapy be a good alternative to […]

Can Botox be used to treat hyperhidrosis?

Question: I read recently that BOTOX can be used to treat hyperhidrosis. How effective is it as a treatment, and does your office offer these services? Answer: Hyderhydrosis is a condition where patient suffers from excess sweating. Botox is an effective treatment and our office does offer this treatment. The result lasts about 6 months.

What is the best injectable for the lips?

Question: What’s the best injectable for the lips? I’m looking for something natural, not overfilled. Answer: Juvederm or Restylane will work well on the lips. Just remember that giving the lips natural and full look depends much more on the surgeon’s technical ability rather than whether Restylane or Juvederm was used.

What types of Juvederm are available?

Question: I know there are different types of Juvederm but I just came across one that I hadn’t heard of before, Juvederm XC. Is this new? What does it treat? Answer: It is not new. Juvederm XC has lidocaine (local anesthetic) in it so it is much better tolerated for most patients. It still gives the same […]

Nasal augmentation for African American rhinoplasty

Question: Is it true that augmentation is common in African American procedures and what does this entail? Answer: Most African-american nose lack the dorsal height or projection from the plane of the face. In addition, the tip is flat and broad with weak tip support. If only dorsal augmentation is required, the surgery can be performed […]

How long does Ulthera last?

Question: How long can I expect the results of my ultherapy treatment to last? Answer: Ultherapy uses an ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen in your own skin to tighten, firm and lift. The results vary depending on several factors such as age, type and quality of your skin. Most patients see mild to moderate improvements in […]