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Male and Female Hair graft candidates

Question: I’m in Norfolk and considering a hair transplant. What makes someone a candidate for a hair transplant? Are there people who aren’t appropriate candidates? Answer:  Good candidates for hair transplant surgery include: Men and women who have been losing their hair due to genetic hair loss for more than five years Men who have […]

What is the crust that forms after a hair transplant?

Question: What are these crusts that form after a hair transplant? When does this happen and how long do they last for? Answer:  Crusts that form after a hair transplant procedure are common and can be expected for the first few days up to a week. Crusts are usually from small amounts of bleeding that occur during […]

Where are typical BOTOX results for men?

Question: I am a 50-year-old man from Virginia Beach and I’m interested in BOTOX because of my heavy wrinkles. I am apprehensive, however, because I think that the injections will make me look feminine. What are typical BOTOX results like for men? Answer:  Botox for men will be equally effective as women. Some men require […]

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.

How to choose a chemical peel

Question: There seem to be so many different types of chemical peels. How do you choose the right one? Answer: The type of chemical peel really depends on many factors such as skin type, texture, and quality/damage. It also depends on oiliness of skin, whether there is active acne and other skin conditions. The best thing to […]

Fillers underneath the eyes

Question: Are fillers effective in treating hollows around the eyes? Answer: It depends. In addressing hollowness in the tear trough area, they can be very effective, as well as cheek/eye junctions. However, fillers should be used with extreme caution just under the eyes where the skin is very thin. You can have an unwanted ‘lumpy-bumpy’ appearance.