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Botox is still one of the most widely used and effective treatments for smoothing wrinkles. Unfortunately, it can’t treat all wrinkles, but you may be surprised to learn it can help much more than frown lines. FDA Approved Areas for Botox Botox first received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for treating frown lines. [...]

Cheek fillers are an essential tool for rejuvenation and enhancement. However, how do you take of yourself after having them? In this post, I will answer common questions from patients regarding cheek filler aftercare and share my recommendations. BeforeAfter Bruising, swelling and cheek filler aftercare Any time a filler is injected, bruising and swelling may [...]

Can you exercise after Botox?

A very common question I get from patients is how soon they can exercise after Botox. They are understandably concerned that doing so will negatively impact their treatment. Unfortunately, there is no scientific study to answer this question directly, so we have to review our understanding of Botox to come to a conclusion. Why Would [...]

Tear troughs are the grooves some people have under their eyes. Unfortunately for most of us, they become more prominent as we age leading to under eye hollows. Filling them, though, is often an excellent way to reduce or eliminate them. Because under eye skin is thin, there isn’t much room for error, and getting [...]

Both Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid based fillers, and choosing between them depends on several factors. Firstly, let’s quickly review where we commonly use these fillers. Both fill nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and the corners of the mouth. In addition, they each plump under eye hollows, lip lines, and cheek and frown lines. Both [...]

Radio-frequency to tighten skin remains a common and popular approach. Many devices exist that treat the skin with radio-frequency. This article will answer the question of whether or not radio-frequency skin tightening is really worth it. Skin tightening options When it comes to tightening skin, there are surgical and non-surgical options. Within the non-surgical space, [...]

As far as wrinkle treatments go, there is no denying that Botox is a household name.  However, there are alternatives to Botox that are available.  Dysport is one of them.  However, what are the differences?  In this post, we will explore Dysport vs Botox. What is Dysport? Like Botox, Dysport is an injection that softens frown [...]

As we age, volume is lost in our cheeks. That’s why filling our cheeks is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate. Choosing the best cheek filler, though, depends on multiple factors. The ideal cheek filler is one that provides strong support and lift without looking unnatural, one that lasts for a long time, [...]

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