Archives for February 2011

Why My Botox Didn’t Work For Me

Why didn't my botox work?
Botox is the single most popular cosmetic procedure in the world, and it’s no wonder.  Botox injections are quick, relatively painless, comparatively inexpensive, and most importantly, Botox works.  Except  when it doesn’t.

Although it’s extremely rare, some people have had Botox treatments that didn’t work or didn’t last for the expected duration of 3-4 months.  Why?

It’s Been 2 Days!  Why Isn’t My Botox Working?

Botox takes 5-10 days to take effect.  Sure, the temptation is to stare at your face the next day looking for signs of improvement, but as they say, a watched pot never boils. ..More on Why Botox Did Not Work

Asian Eyelid Surgery

Often referred to as Double Eyelid surgery, this treatment is designed to introduce a crease into the upper eyelid where one doesn’t exist naturally. It makes an aesthetic change to the appearance of the eye. A crease is not evident in about 50% of Asian origin people, and is the most sought after treatment of this group, particularly among the young as it is considered more aesthetically pleasing. The procedure creates a permanent change that does not need to be ‘topped up’ or repeated.

Asian eyelid surgery is not to be confused with blepharoplasty – a common cosmetic surgery technique which removes excess fat from ..More on Asian Eyelid Surgery

Hold Back Time With a Mini Facelift

mini face lift
It is possible to reverse the signs of aging before they take too much hold, with a Mini Facelift. With only about 5 days of downtime, the procedure, also known as the “Weekend Lift,” is less invasive than a full surgical facelift so the risk and incidence of scarring is kept to a minimum. It is most appropriate for younger patients whose signs of aging are moderate. ..More on Mini Facelift

The Brazilian Blowout

brazilian blowout
Also known as the Brazilian Blowdry or permanent blowout, the Brazilian blowout hails, as its name suggests, from Brazil.
It is designed to tame wavy and curly hair, to achieve a smooth, silky and straight finish.

How is it achieved?
The success of this treatment is due to the use of Keratin, a natural protein that forms the structural component of human hair and nails. By infusing the hair with this substance, ..More on Brazilian Blowout

What is a Liquid Facelift?

liquid face lift
A Liquid face lift is a new, non-invasive alternative to costly facelift surgeries. A quick trip to the doctor’s office can leave patients looking younger in as little as 10 minutes, with no downtime.

As we age, our faces tend to lose volume, resulting in saggy skin, hollow cheeks and wrinkles. In an effort to delay these effects, thousands of people opt for facelift surgery each year. Liquid facelifts achieve the effects of traditional facelifts, but without ..More on Liquid Facelift

Is Fraxel Laser Safe?

is fraxel laser safe? 
What Is Fraxel? Fraxel is a laser resurfacing procedure used to rejuvenate the skin. One of the most widely used lasers in cosmetic surgery, Fraxel takes its name from the technique used: the patient’s face is treated one fraction at a time.
The Fraxel laser is actually hundreds of tiny lasers concentrated into a group and administered with a single handheld device. These lasers penetrate past the skin’s surface and target the tissues and collagen-producing layers underneath. Scars, discolorations, and wrinkles are ..More on Fraxel Laser

Dysport or Botox?

dysport or botox
Dysport is a prescription drug that has become a popular alternative to Botox. Approved in the US since 2009, Dysport eliminates wrinkles and frown lines on the forehead. Results are long-lasting, but require touch-up treatments every 6 months or so.

Like Botox, Dysport acts as a mild paralytic for facial muscles. When we smile, frown, or laugh, “expression” wrinkles form on our foreheads. Over time, these wrinkles can grow deep and ..More on Dysport and Botox

Search Results

Stem Cell Facelift vs Fat Transfer

fat transfer
 Every year, it seems a new buzz word appears on the cosmetic surgery scene.  For 2011, the buzz is all about “Stem Cell Facelifts.”  But are cosmetic stem cell procedures a true scientific breakthrough or simply a new name for an old technique?

What is a stem cell facelift?

A stem cell facelift refers to a procedure in which a plastic surgeon harvests fat from an area of the patient’s body, often in the lower abdominal or buttocks area, processes it and then reinjects it into the face to restore volume and ..More on Stem Cell Facelift vs Fat Transfer

The 15 Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job

15 minute nose job
What is a Non-Surgical Nose Job? Simply put, a non-surgical nose job refers to a procedure to correct irregularities or asymmetry of the nose through the use of dermal filler injections.  Also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty or the “15-minute nose job,” the technique is gaining in popularity by offering patients a chance to see how surgical outcomes may look without the ..More on 15 Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job