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Skin Resurfacing: Peels, Lasers, and Dermabrasion

Skin resurfacing smoothes any skin imperfections. Resurfacing removes or reduces wrinkles and fine lines of the entire face, softens deep laugh and frown lines, repairs sun-damaged skin, removes age spots, and improves scars, including those from acne. It diminishes the outward signs of aging and revitalizes the tone and condition of the skin. Resurfacing may be done in conjunction with facelift and eyelid surgery, as well as with many other facial cosmetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic or injectible fillers. Resurfacing removes damaged skin tissue, layer by layer, revealing the new skin underneath. Based on the areas treated and the method … Continue reading »

Botox Cosmetic: Myth #2

Time to debunk another myth about Botox Cosmetic. Many patients confuse the Botox and injectible fillers, such collagen, Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse, and fat. Myth #2: Botox is a filler Fact: Botox is not a filler. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles which cause wrinkles. The relaxation is not immediate, and is seen a few days after treatment. It’s great for forehead, glabellar, and crow’s feet wrinkles. Injectable fillers add volume directly to the skin and plump up wrinkles. Its effects are immediate. Both Botox and injectable fillers are temporary non-surgical methods for facial rejuvenation. Repeated treatment would be necessary to … Continue reading »

Teens and Cosmetic Surgery

More people are considering cosmetic surgery, which includes teenagers. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, 40 percent of all teens want plastic surgery, and more than 331,000 have had some cosmetic surgery. All teens are self-conscious about their image. I haven’t met a teenager who didn’t wish to change a thing or two. Fortunately, most of the extreme self-consciousness during this age goes away with time. A person’s body continues to change through the teen years. Body parts that might appear too large or too small now can become more proportionate over time. Getting in good shape … Continue reading »

Incisionless Rhinoplasty

What is incisionless rhinoplasty? It’s a rhinoplasty approach that uses no external incisions. There is also less swelling and nasal numbness too! This approach, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, has seen a resurgence thanks to celebrities like Ashlee Simpson. Any approach for rhinoplasty should be specific to the particular patient and surgeon. Speak to your facial plastic surgeon to see if incisionless rhinoplasty is right for you.

Botox Cosmetic: Myth #1

I’ll be debunking myths of the various cosmetic procedures. Today, we’ll start with the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedure, Botox Cosmetic. Myth #1: Botox is a poison and causes botulism Fact: Botox is not a poison. Botulism is from a foodborne bacteria. Botox cosmetic is a medically purified protein, which can only be prescribed by a physician. Botox is safe, and has been used for over 16 years to treat a variety of medical conditions.

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.