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Aesthetic Quiz

Aesthetic Quiz

No, you cannot stop Botox and Fillers. During facelift surgery, skin is lifted and tightened by cutting out the excess skin and fixating it with sutures. The muscles continue to contract resulting the wrinkles of expression that Botox removes temporarily. Aging causes flaccidity and volume loss in the face. Facelift surgery addresses flaccidity by removing excess skin, but the prolem of volume loss must be solved with dermal fillers to restore youthful volume to the face. If this is not done, the face will have a “flat”, “stretched”, or “plastic surgery look” that lacks the natural look.

 

No, as I discussed above, the patient will need Botox and Dermal Fillers after facelift surgery. Botox and Fillers have been able to substitute or significantly delay facelift surgery for both men and women. Our mothers had plastic surgery in their late 30’s to early 40’s and now women wait till they are in their 70’s … but ONLY if they really need surgery!

Of course, all doctors have different levels of both trained and innate skills. It is important for people to know that Ophthalmologists invented Botox to treat medical issues such as Blepharospasm, Hemifacial Spam, and some types of Strabismus (Yes, Botox injected inside the eyeball!). As pionners in Botox, Ophthalmologists have been injecting for a long time, large amount of units, and in many difficult & unusual areas … this is “Advanced Botox”.

The cosmetic uses of Botox were discovered almost immediately. Ophthalmologists saw a youger smoother side of the face where Botox was injected. Thus Botox was born as the most popular medical cosmetic procedure in the world! As Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, and other physicians learned about it, Botox began to be injected by many in the medical field.

As I mentioned above, different physicians have different trained and innate skills. It is interesting to know that Ophthalmologists also started Dermal fillers. Hyaluronic Acid, one of the most commonly used dermal fillers, has been used in intra-ocular surgery for many decades making Ophthalmologists very experienced with them.

All of the procedures mentioned above in the website are used to rejuvenate the face and successfully delay or prevent the need for a face lift.

Precisely the purpose of Aesthetic Medicine is to actually rejuvenate face & body tissues instead of simply stretch the skin to achieve a younger look as in Plastic Surgery.

Aesthetic & Anti Aging Medicine tartget different tissues in the body to achieve rejuvenation:

Botox — Targerts the muscle to temporarily prevent contraction and thus prevent wrinkles/lines of expression
Dermal Fillers — Targets the different skin layers to “fill in” the lines/volume loss caused by age related sagging & flaccidity.

Lasers (Pigment Removal) — Targets the different skin layers to remove pigment & age spots.

Lasers (Skin Resurfacing) — Targets the different skin layers to remove “old skin” and replace with new/firm/contracted skin to remove pigmentation.

Ultherapy — Targets all skin layers (superficial to deep skin layers) to achieve significant ilfting and tightening of sagging/flaccid skin.

Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation — Targets both the muscle & all skin layers to achieve contraction & tightening in the vaginal area.

Hair Restoration (PRP) — Targets all layers of the scalp, where hair follicles reside, to stop hair fall/thinning and stimulate hair growth.

Vampire Facials (PRP)/ Chemical Peels/ Microdermabrasion/ Facials/ Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)/ Microneedling/ — Target superficial to middle skin layers and act as supplementation to other aesthetic medical procedures.

Hormonal Replacement — Target all tissues in the body thru hormones to achieve rejuvenation & regeneration in the cellular as well as the tissue level … this translates into a younger functioning body and brain … more energy, sharper mental agility, great mood, better sex drive, restored sleep, more muscle mass & less fat mass.

MD Supplementation — Targets specific cells & body tissues to imrove the different biochemical reactions & their environments which create the body’s metabolism.

Vitamins IV & Injections — Targets specific cells & body tissues to imrove the different biochemical reactions & their environments which create the body’s metabolism.

The neck has traditionally been a challenging area to treat and most patients think a “Necklift” by a plastic surgeon is the only option.
Due to recent advances in technology, there are now many options to address different problems in the neck:

Ultherapy — This is the only FDA approved treatment for significant lifting and tightening of sagging skin. It addresses all the skin layers (from superficial to deep skin layers)

Resurfacing CO2 Lasers (Fractionated) — This laser is a great anti aging tool that decreases lines & fine wrinkles, removes pigmentation, lifts & tightens all at the same time

Spot Removal Lasers — These can remove sun & age spots as well as any other pigmentation

Botox — Neck bands (vertical muscles in the front part of the neck) can partially or totally disappear by using Botox.

The jawline is also an essential part of how the neck looks and it can be improved using Botox, Dermal Fillers, Lasers, and Ultherapy or a combination of these depending on the patient’s particular issues.

We use a combination of therapies that address sagging skin by treating the different skin layers as well as the muscles of the neck. This is the best approach to improve the appearance of the jawline and the neck.

Most patients think the chest is off limits to rejuvenation because no plastic surgery is done for this area. Basically the skin and muscles of the chest need to be toned, lifted, and tightened like all others in the face, neck, and body. With the advent of Ultherapy, chest skin & muscles can be treated to produce significant results. Ultherapy decreases wrinkles & creases, tones sagging skin, and lift pulled down (“aging”) muscles.

Due to recent advances in technology, these are the available options used to address the different problems in the chest /decollete area:
Ultherapy — This is the only FDA approved treatment for significant lifting and tightening of sagging skin. It addresses all the skin layers (from the superficial to deep skin layers).

Resurfacing CO2 Lasers (Fractionated) — This laser is a great anti aging tool that decreases lines & fine wrinkles, removes pigmentation, lifts & tightens all at the same time

Spot Removal Lasers — These can remove sun & age spots as well as any other pigmentation

We use a combination of therapies that address untoned muscles, “pulled down” muscles (with age), and sagging skin by treating the different skin layers as well as the muscles of the chest. This is the best approach to improve the appearance of the chest or decollete.

Hands easily show a person’s age because large crevices are formed between tendons, veins, and a generalized loss of volume occurs.

These are the available options used to address the different problems in the hands:

Dermal Fillers — Semi permanent dermal fillers such as Radiesse are used to fill in the crevices between the tendons and the veins. This contours the back of the hand in order to give it the smooth fullness is seen in young people.

Ultherapy — This is the only FDA approved treatment for significant lifting and tightening of sagging skin. It addresses all the skin layers (from the superficial to deep skin layers).

Resurfacing CO2 Lasers (Fractionated) — This laser is a great anti aging tool that decreases lines & fine wrinkles, removes pigmentation, lifts & tightens all at the same time

Spot Removal Lasers — These can remove sun & age spots as well as any other pigmentation