Monthly Archives: November 2012

Is there any way to get a browlift without surgery?

Using Botox or Dysport, it’s possible to modulate the muscles that move the eyebrows to create a temporal browlift. What this means is that the arches of the eyebrows can be raised by selectively treating the forehead and sides of … Continue reading

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What’s a photofacial? Is it a facial or is it a laser?

A photofacial is another name for an IPL (intense-pulsed light) treatment. It is an FDA-approved treatment that uses rapid flashes of intense light to target problematic areas on the face, neck, chest and hands. It’s a great way to even … Continue reading

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I’ve been snoring a lot and my ENT said I have a deviated septum. Will straightening my septum get rid of my snoring?

Snoring is caused by obstruction and turbulent airflow anywhere along the airway. The airway begins at the nostrils and the mouth, and continues through the nasal cavity, oral cavity, oropharynx (back of the throat), larynx (voice box), and trachea (wind … Continue reading

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Are there any easy things I can do to minimize bruising after surgery?

Bruising is caused when blood escapes from a broken blood vessel, a common occurrence during facial plastic surgery. Part of minimizing bruising after surgery starts before surgery. It’s important to avoid foods and medications that thin the blood and impair … Continue reading

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I want fuller lips, but I don’t want to look ducky. Is this possible?

Over the years surgeons have tried many different things to increase the volume and fullness of the lips. Not surprisingly, many of the techniques have been abandoned for producing less than stellar results. Fortunately, there is a safe, natural-looking, convenient … Continue reading

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I hate my forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, but I also don’t want my face to look frozen. Is there any way I can eliminate the lines and still look natural with Botox?

You are echoing a common concern for many patients considering treatment with Botox or Dysport. These two neuromodulators are great for treating “dynamic rhytids”, meaning the wrinkles that are formed from the movement of the muscles underlying the skin. For … Continue reading

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I have a very sqaure jaw. Is there any way I can make it look more tapered and feminine without having surgery?

There is an excellent nonsurgical option for improving the appearance of the jawline and making it more feminine without surgery.  The “V-line” procedure or masseter reduction, is a very safe procedure that involves using Botox or Dysport to decrease the … Continue reading

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What can I do to get rid of the puffiness below my eyes and my deep tear troughs?

Most commonly the puffiness under the eyes is a result of a forward outpouching (pseudoherniation) of the fat that surrounds your eye.  Normally this fat is contained around the eye (where it’s hidden) by a thin structure called the orbital … Continue reading

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