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What types of Juvederm are available?

Question: I know there are different types of Juvederm but I just came across one that I hadn’t heard of before, Juvederm XC. Is this new? What does it treat? Answer: It is not new. Juvederm XC has lidocaine (local anesthetic) in it so it is much better tolerated for most patients. It still gives the same […]

Nasal augmentation for African American rhinoplasty

Question: Is it true that augmentation is common in African American procedures and what does this entail? Answer: Most African-american nose lack the dorsal height or projection from the plane of the face. In addition, the tip is flat and broad with weak tip support. If only dorsal augmentation is required, the surgery can be performed […]

How long does Ulthera last?

Question: How long can I expect the results of my ultherapy treatment to last? Answer: Ultherapy uses an ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen in your own skin to tighten, firm and lift. The results vary depending on several factors such as age, type and quality of your skin. Most patients see mild to moderate improvements in […]

Facelift to Improve Jowls

Question: I have horrible jowls and I was wondering if a facelift would be a good option for treating them. Answer: Yes. Lower face and neck lift will definitely help treat your jowls and loose neck skin. It takes about 2-3 hours of surgery and 7-10 days of recovery.

Is Ulthera only for the face?

Question: What areas of the body can ultherapy be used on? Answer: Ultherapy is currently FDA approved for facial treatments. Most patients opt to have their full face treated. This includes the lateral brow, temple region, cheeks and neck. Transducers are also available to treat under the eyes and vertical lip lines as well.

Perlane vs Collagen for male lip injections

Question: I am male from Chesapeake, Virginia with very thin lips. I would like Perlane to fill in the lips somewhat, but definitely not overfill. The pouty look is not what I am after. Is Perlane safer than collagen injections? Answer: Perlane is very safe. It is one of the more common fillers on the market […]

Ultherapy vs Thermage

Question: I’ve heard great things about ultherapy for tightening the skin but is it better than thermage? Answer: Ultherapy is a non-surgical technique that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate your own collagen to tone and lift your skin. It is an excellent alternative for patients who may want to delay surgery or can’t have surgery. I […]

Dr. Choe addresses how he fixes Botox Gone Wrong

Question: A friend of mine got Botox injections and she looks awful. The sides of her eyebrows are raised unnaturally high, sort of like the Joker from Batman. Why would this happen and how do you avoid it? Answer: There is a lot of misunderstanding about brow elevation with Botox. Patients need to understand that the immediate […]

Can injectable fillers fix my uneven lips?

Question: I have an uneven upper lip line that’s gotten worse with age. Would injectable fillers make it look more even? Answer: Yes. With age your lips thin. Fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane will even out your lips and give back its fullness.

Will a chemical peel fix the texture, pigment, and scarring issues I have?

Question: I’d like to get a smoother texture to my skin and also improve some pigmentation issues and acne scars. Does a chemical peel seem like a good choice for this? Answer: Chemical peels may help with pigment and texture issues, but are not a good choice for acne scars. For acne scars, dermabrasion or certain lasers will produce […]