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Archive for August, 2012

Ulthera for sagging neckline

Question: Is ultherapy a good treatment for a saggy neck? Answer: Ulthera uses ultrasound energy to stimulate your own collagen production. This will have a positive effect on your skin by firming and lifting your skin. For some patients, the treatment also improves skin’s texture. Patients with loose skin or sagging neck will not see a […]

Healing after a TCA chemical peel

Question: How much time will I need to take off work for a physician strength chemical peel? I don’t want to go back to work until my face looks 100% normal. Does the peeling/healing process hurt? Answer: TCA 35%-40% peel is performed usually by a physician under intravenous sedation. This type of peel is an excellent […]

Actinic keratosis treatment

Question: Are chemical peels effective in treating actinic keratosis? Answer: It depends on the type of chemical peel and the depth of penetration. A more superficial chemical peel may not penetrate deep enough into the skin to have an effect. A deeper chemical peel such as TCA 35% or 40% peel may work well to treat superficial […]

Perlane vs Juvederm

Question: Is Perlane or Juvederm better for filling nasolabial folds? Answer: Both should work well for smile lines. Perlane is a thicker substance than the Juvederm XC (Juvederm XC Plus is available for those who want thicker Juvederm) and it works well for patients with deeper smile lines. Perlane uses a wider bore needle and carries a […]