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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 […]

What is ultherapy?

Question: There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out there about ultherapy. Can you explain what it is, what it treats, and how effective it is? Answer: Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the collagen in your skin to tone and lift the skin. It is a non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation. The entire […]

What can I expect of the recovery after my hair transplant?

Question: What can I expect of the recovery after my hair transplant? Answer: There will be minimal crusting in the recipient site. These will fall off on its own. It’s important not to pick them. Most patients are able to shampoo within 6-7 days post procedure, use hair products and return to aerobic exercises within […]

Botox as a preventative measure?

Question: Does Botox prevent new wrinkles from forming, or does it only treat existing ones? Answer:  An argument can be made that Botox does both. It will treat the motion related lines that are already present on your face (upper third of your face), but used repeatedly it will prevent your skin from forming new […]

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 […]