What is the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles?

Deep forehead wrinkles make you look like you are frowning all the time, which can be very annoying. Luckily, you can get rid of these wrinkles without surgery, by using cosmetic injectables. But what is the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles, and how long does it last?

Why you get forehead wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles occur because of the loss of skin-enhancing collagen and elastin, as you age. These proteins help the skin to easily snap back into shape when you frown or squint, but levels diminish as time passes. As a result, the skin becomes less firm, causing wrinkles and fine lines to become more prominent.

Botox for Forehead wrinkles
Forehead wrinkles generally respond very well to treatment with botox cosmetic. Botox is injected into the muscles, and it temporarily halts the repetitive muscle movements that give rise to frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles.  The reduction in muscle activity will help the frown lines to soften.

Botox is considered the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles, because it impacts the underlying muscles. Using botox alone is generally able to resolve these wrinkles, as it reduces facial expressions.

However, incases where the forehead lines are deeply etched, botox may not be enough, and fillers may have to be used alongside it. Botox works on the muscles, and then the soft tissue fillers plump out the deep wrinkles.

How long does botox last?
Botox typically lasts 3 to 6 months.

ContactBeaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD for more information about the best injectable treatment for forehead wrinkles. Call 301-880-7022 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nia Banks. During consultation Dr. Banks will discuss the options, and determine which method would work best for you.

What is the best filler for male cheek augmentation?

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Many men are now looking for natural ways to improve their appearance, and correctproblems such as wrinkles and hollow cheeks. More of them are turning to facial fillers to treat concerns such as loss of facial fat, especially around the cheeks.  But what is the best filler for male cheek augmentation.

Why the cheeks lose volume
Aging and weight loss can cause the face to become sunken and drawn. However, replacing volume in the area will help to lift the cheeks, and make the face look more youthful.

Fillers for Male Cheek augmentation
There are several fillers that can be used to augment the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma is currently the only one that is FDA approved for this purpose. The effects of Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years, so patients can go a long time without needing additional product.

Many physicians consider Juvederm Voluma the best filler for male cheek augmentation because it has a good safety profile, and gives the midface a remarkable lift.

The ideal male face shape differs from that of a woman, and fillers are usually injected in the front portion of the cheeks, so that the jawline looks angular, and more masculine.

Choosing the right filler is one thing, but clients also need to ensure that they choose an experienced injector, who also has a good understating of the male facial anatomy and aesthetics.

Contact Dr. Sean Doherty in Boston, MA, to learn more about facial fillers for male cheek augmentation. Dr. Doherty will evaluate your face and determine how much augmentation is needed, so that you get the best results. He has offices in Concord, MA, and downtown Boston. Call (978)-369-4499 and (617)-450-0070 respectively, to schedule an appointment.

How many session of SmartGraft do I need to see results?

Are you distressed and anxious because of your thinning, balding hair? Don’t be. There is now an effective hair transplantationsolution known as SmartGraft, which uses advanced FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technology to restore hair naturally.But how does it work, and how many sessions of SmartGraft do you need to see results?

SmartGraft automatically extracts, counts, and separates the hair grafts in a precise and gentle manner that enhances hair restoration, and creates natural results. It is a minimally invasive procedure, which means no scalpel or stitches, and faster recovery. SmartGraft is suitable for both men and women.

How SmartGraft works
Your physician will first use a local anesthetic to numb the area. SmartGraftis then used to extract individual grafts of hair from the back of the head. The grafts are transferred to a holding canister,until they are ready to be transplanted into the thinning areas of the head.

How many sessions do you need
The number of sessions required depends on the expanse of area that needs hair restoration. During a SmartGraft session hair is transplanted into the entire area that needs coverage. It typically takes 3-4 months for new hair growth to begin, and full results can take up to 12 months. An additional session(s) may be neededwhen the transplanted hair has grown in, if the desired fullness has not been achieved.

SmartGraft FUE is available in Torrance,California at Awaken Aesthetics. The procedure is performed by board certified head and neck surgeon, Dr. Mike Sheu. Call (310) 791-2233 today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Sheu, and find out if SmartGraft is the lasting hair loss solution you are looking for.

Body Contouring After Weight Loss: Here’s What You Should Know

Have you successfully achieved your weight loss goals, but you’re unhappy with the extra skin and fat leftbehind?  Body contouring is often recommended after weight loss to get rid of unwanted fat and the sculpt body you want.   Here’s what you should know about it.

Body contouring after weight loss usually involves several procedures that address the problems of extra fat and skin. In some instances muscles may need to be tightened as well. The areas targeted include the arms, abdomen, thighs, and back.

Procedures include:
•    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) – This procedure gets rid of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, and also tightens the muscles.
•    Arm Lift – This sculpts the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat.
•    Inner Thigh Lift–Tightens the skin and eliminates sagging in the inner thighs.
•    Outer Thigh Lift – Slims and tones the outer thighs by getting rid of loose skin and fat bulges.

Body contouring may be done in a single procedure or multiple stages; it all depends on the extent of the re-shaping that needs to be done.

Are you a good candidate?
If you were once obese and have shed a lot of weight, you may be a good candidate for body contouring.  Clients should be at their ideal weight for 6-12 months before undergoing body contouring surgeries (read more).

Body contouring is a great way to help you leavethose baggy clothes behind, and feel more comfortable in form fitting clothing.

Clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul hub can contact Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery, for more information on body contouring after weight loss. Call (651) 739-1100to book a consultation. Dr. Rocheford will conduct a thorough examination, and determine the procedures that would be most suitable for you.