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What is the Best Age to Consider a Facelift?

The best age to consider a facelift is younger than what patients think, and the more extensive procedure provides a more effective and more natural result. Facial aging can be affected by sun damage, smoking, genetics and hormone changes. Facelifts can be more effective before irreversible damage to the skin and facial soft tissue. The… Read More »


Face-Off: What are the differences in facelifts

Facelift surgery has been around for over a century. The first facelift surgery in the early 1900s involved removal of skin in front of the ear to lift the cheek and corner of the mouth. This skin excision technique has evolved to include many different facelift techniques to help rejuvenate the face. There are numerous… Read More »



Dysport® vs. Botox®: Similarities and Differences

Dysport® and Botox® are both FDA approved neuromodulators for cosmetic and medical indications. Both products are derived from the same neurotoxin (Botulinum Toxin Type A). Botox® has become the brand name for cosmetic treatment of wrinkles by neurotoxin and has been available for over 12 years. Dysport®, previously referred to as Reloxin, has been available… Read More »





Botox® for the First Time? What to Expect

Botox® is an injectable neuromodulator which blocks the nerve receptors that connect to muscles. When injected in the location of muscles, it temporarily paralyzes them for about 3 months. Botox® has been utilized for almost 20 years, but the neurotoxin has been studied for longer. It does have both cosmetic and medical indications, but usually… Read More »


Facial rejuvenation: Surgical versus non-surgical

The aging face has multiple components and individual patterns which are directly affected by both genetics and our environment. Typically, our areas of facial aging are genetically programmed and we will likely age in the pattern of our parents. Our environment, which includes sun exposure and tobacco use, can potentiate premature aging and skin damage.… Read More »


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