Surgical vs. Non-surgical Body Contouring: Deciding What’s Right for You

Surgical vs. Non-surgical Body Contouring: Deciding What’s Right for You  With a world full of ever-growing body contouring solutions, it is important to have a good understanding of what options are available to you to best achieve the results you are looking for. With procedures ranging from non-invasive, to minimally invasive, to surgical, knowing the benefits and limitations of each will [...]

What is a medical spa?

A medical spa (medi-spa) offers cosmetic medical services, including medical treatments scientifically proven to produce exceptional results. The facility is supervised by a board-certified physician, and services are rendered by highly trained medical staff. A medical spa is far from your typical beauty spa center, which provides a 'pampering' experience. Wondering what a medical spa can do for your skin [...]

What is a lip flip?

If you want your lips to appear fuller without actually adding volume, you can opt for a lip flip. A lip flip is a cosmetic treatment involving Botox lip injections that can give you a pouty look. It’s an ideal option if you want a more subtle result than lip fillers. A lip flip procedure requires on-point precision to target [...]

Lip Flip vs Lip Filler

The lip flip procedure is a relatively new technique in which small, precise amounts of Botox(TM) or similar products (neurotoxins) are artfully injected at the border of the lips to evert the lip, causing it to move up and out. This alternative to lip fillers emphasizes the lip's cupid's bow shape, making the lip look a little bigger. Hyaluronic acid [...]

What is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Brazilian laser hair removal entails using a laser to permanently reduce the amount of hair in the pubic area. This includes the bikini line, vulva, perineum, and groin, the entire area covered by a bikini bottom, and any pubic hair that might peak about from under a bikini. Specific lasers safely target hair follicles but do not burn the skin.  [...]

What are Lip Fillers?

Injectable lip fillers are one of the most popular dermal filler procedures. Hyaluronic acid injections increase lip volume. As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should have realistic expectations. Several types of dermal fillers can be injected into your lips and around your mouth. The most commonly used injectable fillers include substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in [...]

What is a Deep Plane Facelift?

The term deep plane refers to a specific type of facelift in which the SMAS, a layer of connective tissue underneath the skin and on top of the facial muscles, is lifted to tighten the cheeks, jawline, and neck. How long does a deep plane facelift last? In general, most surgeons feel that a facelift with aggressive SMAS tightening, like [...]

What Are Gummy Bear Implants?

Gummy bear is not a scientific term. Nonetheless, the term has certain utility when it comes to silicone breast implants. The term gummy bear has become popular online because it is a cute, memorable term that does accurately describe the consistency of the silicone within modern breast implants. The term gummy bear refers to breast implants made with silicone that [...]

What is Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?

Esthetic changes can be achieved in minutes in the office setting, avoiding costs and recovery associated with surgery, and satisfaction rates for non-surgical rhinoplasty are high, but the changes are not permanent. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not permanent. It involves injecting fillers into the nasal skin to camouflage concerns like a hump on the bridge of the nose. Fillers are not [...]

Is a Neck Lift the Same as a FaceLift?

The terms neck lift and facelift can refer to the same procedure, since correcting or rejuvenating the neck generally involves lifting sagging neck tissues back where they belong on the face, so adequate correction of the neck usually requires a facelift. Variations exist, like a mini-facelift or a lower facelift, that may be more limited. An isolated incision under the [...]