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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 […]

Closed or Open Rhinoplasty for an ethnic nose job?

Question: I’m African American and I’d like to get a nose job. Is closed rhinoplasty an option for me or do African Americans typically need an open approach? Answer: It really depends on what you need. A small dorsal hump can be removed with a closed approach, but any work on the tip of the nose […]

Can I have a chemical peel with a cold sore?

Question: If I am prone to cold sores, would it be safe for me to have a chemical peel on my whole face, or should I just have spot treatment? Answer: Patients who are prone to cold sores may get them while healing from chemical peels and this can cause scars. The theory behind it is […]

Seeing results after Ulthera

Question: I’m interested in undergoing ultherapy at your Virginia Beach office. How long after treatment will I see results? Will there be any visible results right away? Answer: Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate your collagen to tone and lift your skin. This process takes anywhere from 3-6 months. Only some patients see results right away […]

Chemical peel in Virginia Beach

Question: I love the results I’ve seen online with chemical peels. I’ve got some sun damage and minor wrinkling. Can this be improved with a chemical and would I need to have repeat treatments to maintain the results? Answer: A chemical peel is an excellent option to help remove sun damaged spots and fine lines from […]

Virginia ethnic blepharoplasty

Question: I’m Asian and interested in ethnic blepharoplasty. Will this change the shape of my eye at all? Answer: It depends on the type of blepharoplasty. If you are having  blepharoplasty to create a fold (eye crease) then your eye shape will change to a more oval shape and may appear larger in size. On the […]

The other day I was getting my hair done at the salon when I saw an ad for Botox injections.

Question: The other day I was getting my hair done at the salon when I saw an ad for Botox injections. I thought that only a certified medical provider could do them; what’s the deal? Answer: Every state has its own unique laws and regulations about Botox injections. I would check with your local medical board […]