Ulthera With Botox and Dermal Filler

Ulthera Results
With the advancement of non-invasive technology and equipment in the cosmetic industry, are surgical face lifts even necessary anymore? We’ve imagined a world where we wouldn’t need surgery to give our face some extra lift. Now you can say good-bye to saggy skin. Ulthera, hailed as the non-surgical face lift, lets you achieve that subtle but yet so effective lift, all without a single incision.

Filling The Gap Between Injections And Surgery

Ulthera is bridging the missing gap for patients who have had Botox and dermal filler injections but not quite ready to have a surgical face lift. Many patients love the results from their Botox and dermal filler treatments but would love to get that extra lift, which could not be achieved with the injections alone.

Unique in its ability to treat multiple tissue layers, Ulthera treats both the upper layers of the skin and the deep SMAS – the face’s foundation. Patricia Wexler, a Manhattan dermatologist, likens it to the Spanx effect – the reshaping of the face with lifted cheeks, a non-sagging brow and a tightened jaw line. Results are often seen immediately, and continue to improve over a period of a few months as new collagen grows.

In contrast to a surgical face lift that pulls the skin, Ulthera pulls the underlying muscles instead. As a result, the tissue contracts and tightens, giving a tangible lift.

The Many Uses Of Ulthera

Currently, Ulthera is FDA-approved for the lifting of the brows. But many providers are finding it works for various off-label uses. Although yet to be published, some doctors have achieved positive results using Ulthera on tightening laxity in the neck area, improving the fine lines along the upper lips, and even in smoothening lumpy dermal filler mistakes in the lips.

Other areas that have potential to benefit from Ulthera’s skin tightening are saggy knees and floppy underarms. Also expected to be released in the 4th quarter of this year is a new 1.5 mm head for tightening the eyelids.

Different Depths Of Ulthera Treatments

Though Ulthera isn’t a replacement for a face lift, plastic surgeons everywhere are exited about its versatility. Apply deeper passes and it’s capable of directing its thermal ultrasound energy to heat the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic Sytem or SMAS – the deeper connective tissue surrounding the facial muscles.

Additionally, when doctors make shallower passes to the upper dermal layers, it jumpstarts collagen production.

The procedure takes approximately one hour for the entire face and neck. With the ability to observe each layer of tissue as they work, physicians are able to perform the procedure with greater precision and safety.

Of course, there are possible side effects and risks to be aware about, such as swelling, bruising, and the feeling of tightness. The pain of the procedure can range from a hot prickling sensation to short intense discomfort, depending on an individual’s pain tolerance, but most often, this is alleviated with an oral analgesic and/or sedative.


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Ouchless Needle For Painless Botox Injections

Ouchless Needle 
That’s right, we’re not in Kansas anymore. Painful injections in the name of beauty are now a thing of the past, thanks to Dr. Marc J. Salzman, plastic surgeon and inventor of a revolutionary device called the Ouchless Needle that has taken the cosmetic injectables industry by storm. More on Ouchless Needle

Botox or Dysport – Which is Better for Crow’s Feet?


According to ASAP (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), over 2.4 million people received Botox and/or Dysport injections on their faces in an effort to decrease wrinkles and achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. More on Dysport vs Botox

Skin Care For Botox Users – Enhance Botox Results

After Botox Skin Care 
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAP) says that incorporating hydroquinone and tretinoin into your skin care ritual is a perfect complement to Botox injections. More on Skin Care for Botox Users

Freezing Wrinkles – A No Toxin Alternative

freezing wrinkles
Are you tired of getting injected with a toxin every 4 months to maintain your wrinkle-free forehead? There may be hope in the very near future for a “no toxin” alternative to erase your wrinkles. More on Freezing Wrinkles

Too Much Botox And Restylane – How To Tell

too much botoxRestoring your own natural beauty was all that you had in mind when you first started using dermal injections. You wanted to turn back the clock by adding a little volume in your cheeks and maybe smoothing out the wrinkles around your mouth and eyes.

So you went for your first procedure and received dermal filler injections around your eyes and in your lips. You liked the results so you made another appointment to Botox the furrow between your eyes… and your forehead, too. Read More about Too Much Botox

Addicted to Botox and Restylane

too much botox
“You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away…”

So goes the famous song, “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers. It sounds simple enough but in real life, temperance is one of the hardest virtues to practice.

The advent of Botox, Restylane and other cosmetic injectables has become a boon to patients and cosmetic providers alike. The benefits of instant gratification, affordability and non-invasiveness make cosmetic injections a very attractive option to patients seeking to enhance their physical appearances in a matter of a few minutes. A droplet of Restylane injected here and voila! under eye bags are evened out. A touch of Botox there and ba da bing! the corners of your mouth are lifted. Indeed, cosmetic injections perform little magic tricks that are instantly accessible – sometimes too accessible.

It’s easy to see how adding a little here and lifting a little there can become something of an obsession. In the quest for physical perfection, self-perception can become skewed and before they know it, some patients become addicted to cosmetic injections.

Done judiciously and under the prudent eye of a skillful doctor, the right balance of injections can erase years from your face. Overindulge, and you could easily run into the danger of getting “Poor thing, what did she do to her face?” whispers behind your back.

How do you know if you’ve become too obsessed with getting dermal injections? According to the experts, your spouse and your BFF, you may be addicted to Botox and cosmetic injections if :

• You spend thousands of dollars on new and follow up cosmetic procedures every few months.

• You ask for injections in multiple parts of your face at each appointment.

• You have more than one doctor performing injections in the same areas of your face.

You seek another doctor if your doctor advises you against more treatments.

too much botoxIf one or more of the above applies to you, it’s time to rethink the frequency and quantity of your injection treatments. The following timeline for reinjections is recommended to maintain a young, yet normal appearance:

• For neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport – 3 to 4 months

• For hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane – 6 to 12 months

• For collagen-stimulating fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra – 1+ year

The quest for youth and perfect skin can quickly become an aesthetic addiction but moderation is the key to maintaining a natural look when using dermal fillers and neurotoxins.

Read about:  How to tell if you’ve had too much Botox and Restylane

Also, trust your doctor’s opinion and follow the schedule you set with him for follow-up treatments. If your doctor tells you that you don’t need another Botox injection or more filler, listen to him. If you still feel compulsive about getting more injections, call your BFF for a harsh but much-needed “heart to heart” evaluation from her. Hopefully, you trust her and her judgement.

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Dysport vs Botox: What Are The Differences?

Dysport vs Botox

Both Botox (made by Allergan) and Dysport (made by Medicis) are two FDA approved injectable options to treat wrinkles and facial lines. Botox has been around for many years and has worldwide sales of around two billion dollars. Dysport only entered the USA market in April of 2009, even though it was known in Europe long before that. It is estimated that Dysport could end up gaining up to 25% market share in the USA. More on Dysport vs Botox

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

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