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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 »

4 Injections to Treat Scars

Wrinkles, puffy eyes, and loose skin are only part of a plastic surgeon’s day in the office. Scars and scar tissue also play a role in every plastic surgeon’s practice spectrum. Every surgery, and many nonsurgical treatments, will have scar tissue. Some patients are predisposed to scarring. Plastic surgeons offer these injections both to prevent and minimize scars and to treat scar tissue that has formed in appropriate patients. The primary methods to treat scars with injections include steroids 5FU hyaluronidase filler Injections can help flatten, thin, and fade scars to improve the appearance, soften scars to reduce tethering or … Continue reading »

Softening Smile Lines with Facial Fillers

What are Facial Fillers? Briefly, facial fillers allow a plastic surgeon to enhance one’s appearance without surgery. Fillers are soft gels injected into the skin and tissue to help augment areas that need volume. Facial fillers allow a surgeon to sculpt and contour the face for a rejuvenated appearance with less downtime as compared to surgery. Some filler brands include Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Belotero®. Fillers are temporary, with results ranging from a few months to several years. Duration of results depend on many factors, including specific filler material and facial region that is treated. We’ve reviewed nonsurgical cosmetic treatments with … Continue reading »

“Lifting” the Cheeks with Fillers for Balanced Cheeks

The cheeks are common treatment areas for Washington DC patients in a plastic surgery office. Patients report various concerns to their plastic surgeon, such as flat or sagging cheeks, hollow eye, or dark circles. Or patients may report they look “tired”. Full cheeks are considered by many to be a sign of health, and fortunately can be rejuvenated by multiple treatments. However, patients may be confused as to whether to get bigger cheeks or more balanced cheeks. Speaking with a plastic surgeon who focuses on the face can help determine appropriate options. Smaller or flatter cheeks develop to various degrees … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.