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Botox vs. Fillers in Plastic Surgery

  Nonsurgical treatments continue an upward trend, even in plastic surgery offices. Patients enjoy the reduced downtime as compared to surgery, even if results might be less dramatic. Injections are the most common nonsurgical treatment with Botox and fillers, but patients are sometimes confused between these two office treatments. Plastic surgery and dermatology offices may …

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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 …

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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 …

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Fill Flat Cheeks with Facial Fillers

Flat cheeks are undesirable for many patient across the Washington DC region. Some patients report flat cheeks or dark circles, while others may complain of sagging or droopy cheeks. Since fuller cheeks can be a sign of vitality and health, patients often request cheek enhancement in cosmetic surgery practices. Flat cheeks develop to various degrees …

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How to Reduce Swelling after Lip Injections and Botox®

Swelling is a common concern among cosmetic surgery patients. While surgical patients expect swelling (edema) after surgery, liquid lift patients with Botox or Restylane® should consider a certain degree of swelling too. Fortunately, this swelling after nonsurgical office treatments usually resolves quickly. Lip injection or Botox patients may return to work very soon after treatment, even the same day in many cases. Cosmetic surgery …

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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 …

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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 …

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Filler injections in facial rejuvenation – Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Belotero®

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a liquid facelift or laser treatments, are popular with Washington DC plastic surgery patients. While loose skin typically requires surgery with a facelift, non-surgical treatments can be started at a younger age, may help "hold off" the facelift, or be continued after facial surgery to help maintain a youthful appearance. …

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Plumping lips without going to a plastic surgeon

Full, shapely lips are feminine characteristics that may gradually lose their definition and volume with time. All lips lose volume with time, eventually becoming thinner and flatter. Does one need to go to a plastic surgeon to create fuller lips? Of course not. Temporary improvements with makeup and topical, natural treatments have been around for years to enhance the …

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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 …

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