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July 2017 Newsletter

It’s finally summer, which means that your social calendar is likely pretty packed. Between hopping from graduations to weddings to barbecues and more, you may be considering cosmetic treatments to help you look your best. While wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) are great for smoothing out forehead lines, they can be used for so much more, including: Reducing excessive sweating: During the summer, many people are worried about excessive sweating. Muscle relaxers can help! The active ingredient in muscle relaxers can block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for activating sweat glands, which reduces the amount of … Continue reading »

Will the iPhone® X recognize you after Plastic Surgery?

*The views expressed in this article are my own and based only on an initial read of publicly available descriptions of the iPhone X. The blog is for entertainment and informational. I am not a professional or expert in technology, but look forward to learning more about this technology in the near future. Botox® and iPhones are very popular. Now these two phenomena will interface in an unusual way with Apple’s latest iPhone X. Among other technological features, the iPhone X has the ability with its front cameras and software to recognize its owner. The phone apparently not only examines the appearance of your face … Continue reading »

Botox vs. Fillers in Liquid Facelift

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed in the office with minimal downtime continue to increase in popularity. Washington DC plastic surgery patients try to avoid surgery if possible and often choose liquid facelift procedures such as Botox®, Dysport®, and facial fillers (ex. Juvederm®, Restylane®, Belotero®) to enhance their appearance. With all these nonsurgical office injections available, it can be confusing to patients as to what is best. Botox or Dysport in Liquid Facelift Botox and Dysport are treatments that relax muscles and subsequently are used broadly in the face and neck areas by top plastic surgeons and dermatologists. These injections can be used … Continue reading »

5 Things to Know before Facial Filler injections

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments continue to increase in popularity, especially facial fillers, Botox®, liquid facelift, and laser treatments. These nonsurgical treatments have some advantages since they can be started at a younger age, may help “hold off” the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a refreshed and younger appearance. What is a facial filler? Facial fillers are soft gels that are injected into tissues of the face, cheeks, and lips to enhance one’s appearance. A majority of current facial fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. which is normally found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule that … Continue reading »

Anesthesia in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Washington DC plastic surgery patients consider many factors when deciding on facial cosmetic surgery, and the type of anesthesia is a frequent question during consultation with a plastic surgeon. The decision on anesthesia is determined by multiple factors, including specific procedure, patient preference, and physician preference. Regardless, safety is always the primary factor. Anesthesia is generally considered safe, especially on healthy patients. The typical types of anesthesia in facial cosmetic surgery include local – patient is completely awake and alert. The treated area is numbed with injections, ice, and creams. sedation – patient is relaxed and partially awake with oral or … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.