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Posts Tagged ‘fillers’

One Very Baaaad Idea for a Fat Injection

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Filler and fat injections can be very beneficial to helping you gain a younger-looking, smoother, more flattering You. But… it’s so important to first ensure any procedure is done by a board-certified physician using only FDA-approved injectables. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, our selected article discusses what not to do. Dr. McCafferty is quoted.

Say Goodbye to Stigma, As More Men Use Cosmetic Treatments

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Men who are thinking of getting cosmetic procedures may be pleased to know, they’re not alone in their interest. An increasing number of men are turning to aesthetic plastic surgery and less invasive cosmetic treatments to deal with a variety of anti-aging issues, skin conditions and other challenges. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out what are today’s top five requested treatments for men:

Some Lip Service on the Topic of Filler Safety

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
FullSizeRender[3]Interested in fuller lips through lip injections? For our latest Weekly Dose of Beauty article, NewBeauty discusses which fillers are safe and which you should avoid. Dr. McCafferty is quoted.
  • What’s Really Safe to Have Injected into Your Lips: https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/blogpost/9977-lip-injection-safety/

Finding New Value in Fat Cells

Monday, August 22nd, 2016


We’re heading toward harvest season. But the harvest we talk about in this Weekly Dose of Beauty is not the kind you’d expect. Fat harvesting is increasingly being used as an effective way to plump areas that normally would require fillers. Find out how it’s done, what it can do, how it compares to fillers and why you might just start looking at those trouble areas a little differently.

Looking For a Quick Beauty Fix? Set Your Watches– and Your Expectations!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016


Everyone wants to look and feel better– and as soon as possible. But what’s the realistic time to expect results from popular cosmetic procedures? How fast is fast? Find out in this week’s Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

Considering freshening your look with one of these treatments? Contact us for a consultation and we’ll work together to find the right solution for you.

Aesthetic Procedures Find Increasing Popularity Among Men

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

ManSmilingWhile some may view anti-aging as the major domain of female patients, men these days are embracing cosmetic procedures– including non-surgical ones– in record numbers. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out what the popular procedures are for men are which are likely to gain traction for the future.

Get Filled-in on Fillers!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016


What are the pros and cons of fillers? Where do you start if you think you might need fillers? How do you choose the right fillers for you? These and other questions are answered in this week’s Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

And if you’re considering fillers for yourself, contact us today to make your appointment for a personalized consultation.

Facial Rejuvenation and Choosing the Right Injectibles: Botox or Filler?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015


Botox or Filler: ever wonder which would be best for you? In our Weekly Dose of Beauty, learn more about what they are and discover which work best in what situations.

But remember, nothing can replace a professional consultation to determine which injectibles are best-suited to your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule yours!

Far More than Lip Service: The Many Options of Perioral Rejuvenation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Perioral Rejuvenation has always been part of facial rejuvenation, but as patients increasingly focus on specific areas of the face, the perioral or lip area has become one of the more popular targets for aesthetic improvement today.

Patents interested in the procedure typically are concerned about a wrinkling around the mouth, which can cause the face to appear older, harder, angry or more tired.

Treatments are tailored to each patient’s specific concerns. There are many degrees of perioral aging, so we make sure each patient has a personalized, private consultation to ensure we uncover the right solution for her/him.

There are many options we can use to help soften and improve the perioral area of the face in a very natural way. These can include commercial fillers, fat grafting and peels.

The commercial filler options are quick procedures that can offer very positive results.  Filler procedures are done in the office, with no anesthesia required, and the whole process takes from ten to fifteen minutes. While there may be some slight bruising, there’s no downtime with fillers, and any bruises can be easily covered over with normal makeup. Patients like this option because they can have filler in the afternoon and then go out that evening. It works well with a busy lifestyle.

Fat grafting around the mouth is a slightly more involved procedure and may involve either a light anesthetic called a “twilight,” or a straight local anesthetic. The procedure requires approximately an hour in the office. Like fillers, the recovery with fat grafting is quick and with minimal bruising. A little makeup on that bruising, and a patient is ready to go.

A chemical peel is another option to help soften lines around the lip area. It’s the quickest perioral rejuvenation procedure to do because it’s painted on with a cotton swab. It does, however, turn the skin raw, which it will remain for about a week. During that week, the skin must be covered with Vaseline or an ointment to protect the skin. But at the end of the week, the raw area is healed. The new skin will be somewhat pink, and will remain that way for anywhere from a month to three months. This, too, can be covered with makeup, so no one will ever realize the patient had a procedure.

But whether a patient chooses commercial fillers, fat grafting or a chemical peel to help improve the look of the perioral area of the face, the most important thing to keep in mind is the power of proper skincare. For surgical or non-surgical procedures, the results will last longer and look better when a patient understands how to take care of and maintain the skin.

That’s why a skincare consultation comes with every perioral rejuvenation procedure we do. An expert from our skincare division meets with each patient to analyze what products s/he uses and doesn’t use. Our goal is not to sell anyone a lot of products they don’t need. It’s to understand what they are using and make smart substitutions–when needed–for products that are based in science and will offer them the best results.

To learn more about how perioral rejuvenation can help you, contact us for a private, personalized consultation.

Freshen Your Look with Injectable Wrinkle Treatments

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

“Bad day?” “You look tired.” “Didn’t sleep well last night?”

Have you heard concerns like these from family, friends and even coworkers—yet you haven’t felt tired or irritable?

They might simply be reacting to the effect skin deflation can have on the face. As we age, the skin doesn’t just relax and sag—it loses volume. This can cause changes in the fullness of the cheeks and lips, it can deepen the folds around the mouth, and it can cause fine lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. All of this can cause you to look tired or even angry.

But fillers and other injectables such as Botox® are non-surgical solutions that can help add volume back into the face, creating a happier, more rested appearance— ideal if you’re not quite ready to try cosmetic surgery.

Fillers— like the popular Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® products—are injected into areas of the face that have experienced skin deflation. They plump up those areas, for a more youthful look. The results can be seen instantly, with no down-time, and can be reversed if a patient doesn’t feel comfortable with the effects. In our offices, we’ve never had to reverse a filler treatment, but patients enjoy added confidence knowing the option is available. Expect these results to last from six months to a year.

Botox®, on the other hand— the most common non-surgical procedure of 2008, with 2.4 million procedures done— works by relaxing the lines in the face rather than filling them in. Typically, it is injected between the eyebrows, the forehead and the “marionette folds” around the mouth. Used for many medical conditions, extensive research shows no adverse effects when applied in cosmetic procedures. Unlike fillers, Botox starts to work in a few days, with its peak effectiveness in approximately a week. Results typically last three to five months.

In addition to fillers and Botox, the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty also offer a complete range of non-surgical and cosmetic surgery options, including Dysport®—which works similarly to Botox— fat injections, facial rejuvenation procedures and more.

To determine the right options for you, we will meet with you to understand your goals, perform a thorough evaluation, and suggest the non-surgical or surgical solution that will help you attain the best results.

Adult men and women of all ages are turning to injectable treatments and other non-surgical options to rejuvenate their look for work, special events and just to regain a fresher appearance.

Contact us today for a consultation. Gift certificates are available.