Most of the time when a frown line is etched-in or static, it needs to be treated with Botox and a filler. Since a filler lasts longer, though, many people wonder why you need both. Here’s why. Frown lines between the eyebrows develop primarily because of repeated movement of the muscles in that area which [...]
This is a collection of posts that relate to injectable fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse.
We are very excited to have been selected as one of the first medical offices in Los Angeles to get Juvederm Voluma from the manufacturer. Juvederm Voluma is the first and only filler to receive FDA approval to add volume to the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma is part of the Juvederm family, but it differs [...]
The marionette lines are wrinkles that run from the corners of the mouth down toward the sides of the chin. They are wedged between the jowls and the chin. Marionette lines start to appear by the late 30’s or early 40’s, but the age when they become noticeable varies considerably by person. They are called [...]
Cheek aging manifests itself in several ways. As we get older, our cheeks deflate and sag, wrinkles develop, and brown spots and dilated blood vessels appear. Cheeks deflate and sag with age from the combination of a loss of underlying bone and fat, and from weakening of the skin. It may come as a surprise that [...]
These are areas that are approved to be treated with Juvederm XC. They are some of the most common areas treated, but other areas that can be filled include the lips, cheeks, and grooves under the eyes. In this picture, a total of 3 syringes of Juvederm were used.
One sign of aging is the appearance of a hollow groove between the lower eyelid and the cheek. This is called the nasojugal fold. We don’t fully understand why this fold becomes more prominent with age, but changes in the soft tissue and skull contribute to its appearance. In a youthful face, there is no [...]
Today, I’m going to write about two procedures that can reverse the aging process. Much of what we do aims to reduce the signs of aging, but science has shown that these two procedures may actually reverse it. The first is intense pulsed light (IPL) . IPL is a proven technology for treating brown and [...]
As we age, we lose volume throughout our face. This shows most prominently by the accentuation of nasolabial folds and melolabial folds. We often fill these areas for an immediate improvement in appearance; however, it’s important not to overlook other areas of volume less. The temples are an important area not to overlook. Youthful temples [...]
Most people initially focus their rejuvenation efforts on their face, but the chest should not be overlooked. It, too, is an area that can show signs of aging. Fortunately, there are many techniques to make it look younger and better.Chest wrinkles can be improved with Sculptra. Sculptra is a product that stimulates collagen production when [...]
There is no single method or tool available that treats all types of acne scars. Treating acne scars requires the right combination of multiple different tools and techniques. Also, active acne needs to be under control before treating the scars.The first step in treating acne scars is to identify what type of scars are present. [...]