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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 »

Jeuveau, a new alternative to Botox

Washington DC Botox® patients now have another option for a smoother forehead. Jeuveau has recently become available in plastic surgery and dermatology practices. We at Potomac Plastic Surgery have had the opportunity to be one of the first cosmetic surgery practices to offer this office treatment. Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, is so common that patients may come to plastic surgery offices asking for Botox specifically, rather than wrinkle reduction. Sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime lift”, wrinkle reduction treatments have provided safe cosmetic results with minimal downtime. Other wrinkle relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, have … Continue reading »

Reducing a Bump with Preservation Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty was the third most popular procedure in 2018, according to plastic surgery data. Breast augmentation and liposuction was more popular. Nose surgery is the most common cosmetic facial surgery, while botulinum  (Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) remains the most common nonsurgical procedure. Preservation Rhinoplasty to Reduce a Bump Rhinoplasty surgery to reduce a bump is typically reductive, with plastic surgeons shaving, rasping, or filing down the bump. Another rhinoplasty method is to push down or let down the bump by removing tissue under the bump itself. This alternative method is called preservation rhinoplasty. A characteristic feature of … Continue reading »

Relaxing a Dimpled Chin Muscle

Washington DC plastic surgery patients may have various complaints of the their chin. A double chin and weak chin are common, but also a dimpled chin or wrinkled chin. Chin concerns are due to various causes. Patients may have been born with a cleft chin, weak chin, or dimpled chin. Some receding or double chins can gradually occur over time with age. One group of patients include those with an overbite, who are predisposed to a double chin or weak chin. As with many aspects of plastic surgery, underlying anatomy is a very important factor. One anatomic aspect of chin … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.