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Archive for June, 2012

Different fillers for different procedures, or a personal preference?

Question : I have some facial concerns that I think would be best addressed with some injectable fillers. Do doctors choose the filler based on their preference or based on the patient’s specific concerns? Answer :  Fillers should be chosen based on patient’s concerns and treatment areas. For instance, Juvederm or Restylane is a good option for […]

Non-surgical brow lift with Botox

Question : Would injecting BOTOX around the brow line create something that looks similar to a forehead lift? Answer:  Botox can create a ‘brow lift’ look. This is accomplished when Botox is used to relax certain areas of the forehead and not others. The area that has not been injected with Botox will continue to lift […]

Hyaluronic acid vs Botox

Question : What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid and how does that compare to Botox? I am considering some face touch ups, and want to explore all of my options. Answer :  Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient for many of the popular fillers on the market (ie., Juvederm, Restylane). It is used to fill static or […]

Chemical Peel in Virginia Beach

Question : What is a TCA peel? Answer : TCA (trichloric acid) is a chemical used for skin peel. It comes in different concentrations with higher concentration being more potent or deeper penetrating into the skin. Most skin care clinics offer 10-20% TCA peel or superficial peels. Anything stronger than 20% would need sedation or pain […]

Botox for Horizontal Lines

Question: I live in Virginia Beach and I’d like to know what the general price range is for Botox to treat horizontal lines on the forehead. Answer:  Botox is priced either by units injected or by areas of treatment. For forehead lines you can expect to pay anywhere from $295-$350.