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Treating jowl lines with Ultherapy

Question: Are non-invasive skin tightening procedure like ultherapy effective at all in treating jowls? Answer: It depends on skin type, thickness, quality, and severity of jowls. Ultherapy is not a replacement for lower facelift or neck lift. The results tend to be more subtle than surgical results.

Radiesse Filler for Youthful Hands

Question: Can fillers be used to plump up aged looking hands? Answer: Yes. Radiesse is a calcium based filler that is used for aged looking hands. Most patients need 1-2 syringes of Radiesseper hand and the result lasts just over a year. This is an off-label use of Radiesse.

Is it safe to have Botox at a medspa instead of at a plastic surgery center?

Question: My spa offers BOTOX treatments for half of the cost of the doctors here in Virginia. Why would going to a doctor’s office be a better option? Is it really worth the money? Answer: This is a very common question. It all comes down to the reputation and technique of the injector. Anyone can […]

Achieving a natural face lift result

Question: I would love to have a facelift at your Virginia Beach practice. I have been thinking about it daily. I want very natural looking results so that no one can tell that I have had a facelift. Will this be possible? I am 57 years old, and still have very youthful skin. Answer: Yes. […]

Ethnic rhinoplasty with natural results

Question: I’m African American and I’d love to get a nose job because I’ve never really liked how wide and flat my nose is, but I’m terrified of looking like so many black celebrities who have such obvious nose jobs. Is there any way to make sure that I get a natural result and not […]

Radiesse as a Non-Surgical Alternative

Question: Do you recommend Radiesse as an effective alternative to more invasive facial rejuvenation procedures? Answer: It depends. Radiesse is a calcium-based filler used to treat facial lines (i.e, smile lines) or hollow areas (i.e, cheeks). It is a type of filler used for volume enhancement. If you need volume then Radiesse will be beneficial.

Treatment for hollow cheeks in Virginia Beach

Question: My cheeks have begun to get a bit flat and hollow with age and my jawline could also be refined. Are these things that can be fixed with a facelift? Answer: Surgical intervention such as a facelift does not improve volume loss that comes naturally with the aging process. You may want to consider Sculptra, Radiesse, […]

Williamsburg Ultherapy for Sagging in the Face

Question: I have some slight sagging in my face. I’m 42 and have lived in Williamsburg Virginia my whole life. People are accustomed to how I look, so I don’t think I’m ready yet for any surgical lifts, but if I can improve my appearance I’d like to. Would ultherapy be a good alternative to […]

Can Botox be used to treat hyperhidrosis?

Question: I read recently that BOTOX can be used to treat hyperhidrosis. How effective is it as a treatment, and does your office offer these services? Answer: Hyderhydrosis is a condition where patient suffers from excess sweating. Botox is an effective treatment and our office does offer this treatment. The result lasts about 6 months.

What is the best injectable for the lips?

Question: What’s the best injectable for the lips? I’m looking for something natural, not overfilled. Answer: Juvederm or Restylane will work well on the lips. Just remember that giving the lips natural and full look depends much more on the surgeon’s technical ability rather than whether Restylane or Juvederm was used.