BOTOX Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic injectables are a popular option for men and women wanting to smooth unwanted facial lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a surgical procedure. There are multiple different types of injectables available that can address these unwanted signs of aging, with two of the most common being BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers. While each type of injectable can provide beautiful results for the right candidates, each one works in a different way and, therefore, treats different concerns. As a ... Continue Reading

A Great New Way to Smooth Fine Facial Wrinkles — Just In Time for the Holiday Parties!

At a recent plastic surgery conference I saw a new, highly effective technique for smoothing out small, fine wrinkles around the face, and especially around the lips, using a mixture of Juvederm and the numbing agent Lidocaine. Using a very small needle, I fill in the small wrinkles, leaving a fine sheet of product under the skin, which stimulates the collagen to rebuild itself. There is minimal bruising, minimal pain, and it’s done in the office in about 20-30 minutes. ... Continue Reading

VI PEEL: A Highly Effective Alternative to Laser Treatments

Why am I blogging about a peel when I am a surgeon? Because my patients want rejuvenized skin and a great treatment at a reasonable price. I have had great success with a facial treatment called VI PEEL. While lasers usually require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results, one VI PEEL offers excellent results with less discomfort and expense. For most patients, peels are done three to four times a year, but if you have extremely damaged skin, the ... Continue Reading