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Posts Tagged ‘fillers’

Safety Is the Most Important Point When It Comes to Injectables

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

You see an ad online for injectables at a discount and you can’t believe your good luck. But are you really saving money in the long run? And do you get what you pay for? Find out why those supposedly great deals on injectables can cause you greater issues in the long run. Learn more in our Weekly Dose of Beauty article.

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.