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Botox® vs. Dysport®, is one better for facial wrinkles?

Botox is one of the most popular treatments in a plastic surgery office. As part of a liquid facelift, it can be used for a variety of treatments to smooth forehead wrinkles, raise eyebrows, soften smoker’s lines, slim the jawline, and lift the neck. These office procedures have minimal downtime to prevent and treat wrinkles. Over 20 years ago, Botox was used just for medical treatments, such as for eyes muscle spasms and twitches. Botox is still being used for many non-cosmetic purposes. Doctors who used Botox in the face subsequently noticed that their patients had smoother skin. The rest is history. … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Brow Lift with Botox or Dysport

The eyebrow naturally falls and droops with age, especially the sides of the brow more than the area closer to the nose. This sagging tissue then crowds the upper eyes, making them appear smaller. A droopy brow can even decrease visual field in severe cases. A trip to the plastic surgeon’s office may be required to lift a fallen brow, with brow lift or forehead lift surgery as a permanent option for the brow. However, not all patients are candidates for surgery. Instead, wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® or Dysport®, may be used as a temporary alternative to surgery to alter the shape and/or position … Continue reading »

Botox Lip Flip for Fuller Lips

Filler injections made of hyaluronic acid are the primary method to augment the lips for a fuller pout. Brand names such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero® have been used for years in plastic surgery and dermatology office for lip enhancement. Fat injections of the lip is another method to augment the lips naturally. Both fat and fillers add volume to shape and contour the lips. Botox is the relatively new method to enhance the lips. Its ability to reduce muscle activity can also be used to enhance your lips. What is a filler? Facial fillers are soft gels injected into the … Continue reading »

Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation

No one wants to appear worn down or tired, but rather relaxed and refreshed. People strive with a healthy lifestyle to be vibrant and full of energy! However, natural changes of facial fat, bone, and skin affect our appearance to the world. The eyes, more than other facial features, can convey the appearance of low energy via dark circles, eye bags, droopy eyelids, and wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and energy levels with exercise. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone or sun worship. The eyes … Continue reading »

Botox for Excess Underarm Sweating

Botox® is the first thing most people know about regarding plastic surgery. It’s known to reduce wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, but it has many other cosmetic applications. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists have been safely using Botox and other similar skin relaxers (ex. Dysport® and Xeomin®) in various areas to enhance one’s appearance. The phenomenal growth of nonsurgical liquid lift type procedures have expanded the versatility of these skin relaxers. We’ve previously outlined some expanded uses of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin by advanced injectors. Briefly, these skin relaxers may be used off-label to slim the face from excess jaw muscles … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.