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Archive for December, 2012

Ulthera for sagging facial features

Question: Can ultherapy improve sagging cheeks? I’m in Norfolk, VA and looking for a procedure to make me look younger. Answer:  Ulthera uses ultrasound energy to stimulate your own collagen to firm and lift your skin. It is not a replacement for surgery and patients should expect mild to modest improvements. It can help with […]

Botox to alleviate TMJ

Question: Can receiving Botox injections reduce jaw pain from TMJ? Answer: Botox is a great alternative for patients suffering from jaw pain due to TMJ or teeth grinding at night. Botox works by relaxing two specific muscle groups that are primarily responsible for teeth grinding at night. Patients feel the effect within 4-5 days and […]

Ultherapy vs Thermage for skin tightening

Question: What does ultherapy do? Is it a skin tightening procedure like thermage? Answer:  Ultherapy is very different than thermage. It uses ultrasound energy and not radiofrequency. The ultrasound energy stimulates collagen production to lift and tone your skin. It is not meant to replace surgery nor will it give surgical results. It is for […]

Using fillers to improve the mid and lower face

Question: I’m in my early 50s, from Chesapeake, and I’m looking to improve my mid and lower face. I’ve got some depressions along my chin, and my cheeks have thinned. A facelift seems extreme so are there any fillers that would work for me? Answer:  Facelift addresses sagging tissues and excess skin. No amount of […]