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Make your Botox and filler last longer

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a liquid lift, are popular for a many reasons. These office treatments with Botox® and Restylane® can be performed quickly with minimal, if any, downtime. One downside to non-surgical procedures, as compared to plastic surgery, is that they are not permanent. Depending on the specific treatment and patient, liquid lift procedures should be repeated every few months to maintain desired result. For example, Washington DC Botox patients come every three to four months, while lip injection patients may typically return every six months. What can one do to possibly help the duration of the aesthetic results after these non-surgical … Continue reading »

Liquid facelift popular during tax season

Most tax refunds go to savings. However, in a 2017 survey conducted by RealSelf of a plastic surgery online community, over a third of those consumers reported that they plan to spend at least part of their tax refund on themselves with non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Botox® and facial fillers (Juvederm® and Restylane®) are the most popular of these non-surgical or liquid facelift treatments. In addition, according to this survey, a larger percentage of respondents will spend their tax refunds on cosmetic treatments this year as compared to last year. Some patients enjoy spending tax refunds on themselves. – Houtan Chaboki, MD In addition to this tax season … Continue reading »

Botox away your Resting Bitch Face

“Why don’t you smile more? You don’t seem happy.” Not just a name, but resting bitch face (RBF) is an actual “condition” which has been studied. RBF, also known as Bitchy Resting Face or Resting Angry Face, has been popularized (intentionally or unintentionally) by celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Anna Paquin, and Kristen Stewart. RBF gives others looking at you the perception that you’re feeling bored, angry, irritated, or skeptical. If you don’t want to convey these emotions, then RBF could be problematic. “Are you O.K? Is something wrong?” Behavioral scientists studied the question of why some faces appear expressionless or neutral, but … Continue reading »

Cosmetic upper eyelid surgery may modify skin, muscle, and/or fat

Cosmetic surgery of the upper face and eyes is generally considered earlier as compared to the lower face. For many, the eyes show the signs of age first. Wrinkles, loose skin, excess fat, and sagging tissue may create a hooded appearance and smaller eyes. Patients often ask to remove all the excess tissue. However, plastic surgeons carefully modify the skin, muscle, and/or fat of the upper eyelid for a rejuvenated appearance. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® and Dysport®, can smooth the wrinkles around the eyes and slightly lift the brow. However, non-surgical treatments in the office don’t directly address eyelid skin, muscle, or fat. In addition, results … Continue reading »

Facial fat injections for a rejuvenated appearance

Everyone wants to look their best and visit a plastic surgeon’s office to review options. While most consider facelift surgery as the most dramatic method to improve one’s appearance, facial fat injections alone or in combination with facelift surgery is an important procedure to consider for facial rejuvenation. What is fat injection? We’ve previously reviewed facial fat injection, also known as fat transfer. Your own fat is obtained via liposuction from the abdomen or thighs and reinjected into desired areas. The fat transfer procedure itself usually takes less than hour. Fat transfer procedures fall under the general term of liquid facelift. What areas … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.