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Exercising after a hair transplant

Question: I’m an avid runner, and try to run several miles every day. How soon after my hair transplant can I return to my normal routine? Is there any concern to being too active too soon? Answer:  Most patients can do light walking even 2-3 days after the procedure. More aerobic exercise requires 7-10 days […]

Injectables for lifting the cheek corner

Question: Can any fillers be used to lift the cheeks at the corners? Answer:  Yes. Fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm are excellent non-surgical options to improved contours to your cheeks and other parts of the face. The results are immediate and require no down time.

Sun exposure after a skin peel

Question: Will I need to stay out of the sun during my chemical peel treatment? Answer:  Yes. It is important that for 1-2 weeks before treatment and 2-3 weeks after treatment that you avoid the sun. The deeper the chemical peel the higher risks of hyperpigmentation that can occur after peel or laser procedures.

Lips thinning with age

Question: I’m from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and as I’ve gotten older my lips have thinned. I don’t mind the thinning so much as the fact that they seem very asymmetrical. Can fillers be used to even them out? Answer:  Yes. Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero will work well to augment thin lips. As […]

Starting with Botox early

Question: If you use Botox at an early age, like when you’re wrinkles first begin appearing, will it keep them from getting worse? Answer:  This is a very interesting question that is often asked. The short answer is yes. However, Botox cannot completely relax 100% of the muscles on your face thus some wrinkles will […]

Revision hair transplant and scarring

Question: If you receive a second hair transplant, will you then have a second scar? Answer: Using the newer automated follicular unit extraction system, the donor site scar is not very perceptible at all. The technology involves using an extractor that is smaller than 1mm in diameter to harvest hair grafts under local anesthesia. Unlike the […]

Correcting upper lip wrinkles from smoking

Question: I used to be a smoker and have those little lines above my lips. Can these be improved with some type of injectable? Answer: Yes. Fillers such as Belotero or Juvederm can help upper lip vertical lines. For more permanent results, dermabrasion is also an excellent option. It’s a procedure where vertical lines/skin is gently sanded down using a […]

Senior with hollowed out facial features

Question: I am 59 years old and thin. This makes my face seem rather hollowed out, and I also think it makes me look older. Is there an injectable treatment that can fill in these hollowed areas? Answer: Yes. Fillers such as Juvederm or Belotero would work well for smile lines, marionette lines and tear trough areas. If significant […]

Rhinoplasty for a black woman

Question: I’m a black woman and I’d like to have surgery to improve my nose. I think the bridge could be narrowed a bit, but what I really dislike is the lower portion of my nose which is much too wide, including the nostrils. Where are the incisions made for this? I imagine that to […]

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 […]