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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 »

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Rejuvenating the eyes are common requests in our plastic surgery office. While nonsurgical options with injections and peels increase in popularity, surgery remains the preferred option for many patients. Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation Injectables and skin peels are the main methods to improve the appearance of the eyes. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® and Dysport®, work by softening the muscles around the eyes and forehead for smoother skin and elevated brow. Chemical peels, light or strong, can help remove top layers of wrinkled skin to allow newer skin to regenerate. Under eye fillers with soft gels reduce shadow of eye bags … Continue reading »

Botox vs. Fillers in Plastic Surgery

  Nonsurgical treatments continue an upward trend, even in plastic surgery offices. Patients enjoy the reduced downtime as compared to surgery, even if results might be less dramatic. Injections are the most common nonsurgical treatment with Botox and fillers, but patients are sometimes confused between these two office treatments. Plastic surgery and dermatology offices may group these treatments together as injectables or liquid lift. Neuromodulator – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin Botox is one option in a group of treatments of neuromodulators or wrinkle relaxers. Dysport and Xeomin are alternatives to Botox that work in a similar fashion. After a numbing … Continue reading »

Eye Rejuvenation in Men

Eye rejuvenation is a common request by men considering plastic surgery. Smooth skin, reduce eye bags and dark circles, and lifting a low brow are frequent goals. Plastic surgeons utilize both nonsurgical and surgical techniques to help male patients achieve their desired results. Men’s Skin Testosterone makes the skin more susceptible to UV damage. As a result, men may have relatively more wrinkles, as compared to same aged women. Forehead wrinkles and lines tend to start at an earlier age in men too. Lastly, men’s skin tends to be thicker and requires more treatment for the same effect. Nonsurgical Eye … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.