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Off-label use of wrinkle relaxers and facial fillers in cosmetic surgery

Non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments continue to increase in popularity. We covered this trend in previous blog posts. Other than wrinkle relaxers (ex. Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®), facial fillers are the next most common non-surgical facial treatments. Wrinkle relaxers temporarily reduce wrinkles around the eyes. Facial fillers are injectable gels that are placed in a variety of places in the face to reduce wrinkles and improve one’s appearance. Wrinkle relaxers and facial fillers are usually FDA approved within the US for specific use in a particular facial area. “On-label” means using a drug or device in the specific manner as approved by the … Continue reading »

May 2016 Newsletter

Easing Your Facelift Recovery The results of a facelift procedure are exciting for my Washington, DC, patients and most can’t wait to complete the healing process to see a refreshed version of themselves. However, many patients are hesitant to undergo the surgery because they fear a difficult recovery process. I completely understand this concern and always remind them that visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift procedures will help to ensure that your recovery is swift. The proper qualifications can help minimize any potential bruising, swelling, and prolonged healing. While I hope you feel safe with me as your … Continue reading »

Brow vs bleph? Lift the brow and/or the upper eyelid with plastic surgery

Women and men typically start to consider upper eyelid surgery due to natural aging in their 40’s. While some patients may benefit from eyelid surgery at an earlier age, patients more commonly have upper eyelid area surgery after age 40. An upper blepharoplasty (i.e eyelid surgery) removes excess skin and fat from the top eyelid, but does not directly change the eyebrow. A brow lift lifts the eyebrow, primarily from the sides of the brow but may also improve the area closer to the nose too. For some patients, a brow lift alone may help improve the appearance of the … Continue reading »

I need Botox Cosmetic to prevent wrinkles!

We often hear from our Washington DC patients that not only do they want aesthetic treatments to improve current wrinkles, but they also want to help prevent future wrinkles down the road. Everyone wants to look their best, but they also want to look their best in the the future too. Preventative skin care can help achieve this goal. Anecdotal evidence over the years in plastic surgery and dermatology offices suggests that patients who regularly receive a wrinkle relaxer (ie. Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) have overall improved skin smoothness beyond the short-term wrinkle reduction that these treatments provide. It’s believed by some that consistent office procedures with these … Continue reading »

Restylane® injections to improve lower eyelid bags without surgery

Facial fillers allow plastic surgeons to rejuvenate the face without plastic surgery. In addition to wrinkle relaxers (i.e. Botox®, Dysport® or Xeomin®), facial fillers have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in plastic surgery offices. Facial fillers (also known as dermal fillers or wrinkle fillers) can achieve a “face lift” through a variety of methods such as reducing wrinkles, enhancing lips, and augmenting cheeks. The results with facial fillers can help maintain and/or refresh without the downtime of traditional plastic surgery. Facial fillers may be used before, after, or in addition to plastic surgery for each patient’s specific goals. Unlike … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.