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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 »

Nonsurgical Eye Bag treatment with Facial Filler

The lower eyelids and cheeks are common areas of concern by patients, especially those who may complain of dark circles or eye bags. Appearance of this facial area may be a concern before other areas, such as forehead wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite adequate sleep and energy levels. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone. Plastic surgeons use a variety of terms to describe this region of the face, including the infraorbital rim, tear trough, and mid face. Dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and flat cheeks may negatively draw one’s attention to this … Continue reading »

Xeomin®, an alternative to Botox® in Plastic Surgery offices

Botox is one of the first aesthetic treatments patients consider when visiting a plastic surgery or dermatology office. As part of a nonsurgical facelift, it’s used for a variety of enhancements such as smoothing forehead lines, raising eyebrows, softening lip lines, slimming a wide jaw, and lifting the neck. These aesthetic procedures have minimal downtime, and patients often choose to return to work the same day. Botox is the older brand name drug of botulinum toxin type A that doctors use to relax wrinkles without surgery. It’s considered a safe method for temporary wrinkle reduction. Newer formulations of the drug are actively … Continue reading »

Advanced Botox® injections in Cosmetic Surgery offices

Botox® has been reducing wrinkles around the eyes for years. The company behind Botox initially received US FDA approval for cosmetic application in the areas between eyebrows (i.e. 11’s) and the sides of the eyes (i.e Crow’s feet). The extensive advertising of these specific treatments have made Botox well known for these wrinkles. Beyond these two areas, cosmetic surgeons have been safely using Botox and other similar wrinkles relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, for a variety of cosmetic applications. The growth of nonsurgical facelift procedures have expanded the versatility of these wrinkle relaxers. It’s not just for wrinkles around eyes … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.