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Archive for September, 2012

Hair transplant credentials

Question: What sort of doctor can perform a hair transplant? Are all doctors qualified to perform this? I’m in Virginia Beach and looking for a good doctor to perform my hair transplant. Answer: Hair transplant surgery is usually performed by facial plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. In some states, physicians from other specialties perform this […]

Frequency of Botox injections

Question: How often are Botox injections administered? Answer: It depends. For most patients, cosmetic use of Botox for dynamic facial lines needs repeated injections every 3-4 months on average. Botox for masseter hypertrophy or hyperhidrosis (under arm) can last up to 6 months or more.

Drooping brows after Botox

Question: What causes brow droop after Botox injections and can it be fixed? Answer: Contrary to what most people think, brow drop secondary to Botox injection is not from “nerve damage”. Botox works by inhibiting muscle-to-muscle communication. The ‘drop’ you may see with Botox injection is from total muscle relaxation. It is best to avoid it. Unfortunately, […]

How to inject different fillers

Question: Do injection techniques differ with different injectable fillers, i.e. the depth of the injection, the area of the injection, etc.? Answer: Yes. Some fillers should be injected deeper than others. Radiesse, a calcium-based filler that should be injected deeper in the dermis than most of the hyaluronic acid type fillers that are on the […]