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Cosmetic Injectables

CAN BOTOX BE USED FOR A FOREHEAD LIFT EFFECT?

Published on October 16, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: Would injecting BOTOX around the brow line create something that looks similar to a forehead lift? Answer: Botox or Dysport injected in the glabella (the area between the brows) and just above the brows in the muscles that cause the vertical creases, into the crow’s feet and into the lateral area of the brows […]

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WHICH IS BETTER: RADIESSE OR RESTYLANE?

Published on September 27, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I want to maximize the results of my injectable treatment. Does Radiesse or Restylane provide longer lasting smoothing of facial wrinkles? Answer: Radiesse probably lasts longer then Restylane, but I believe that Restylane is better tolerated. I have not seen any complications from Restylane. Inflammatory nodules are described after Radiesse injection. For this reason, […]

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WILL I EXPERIENCE MORE WRINKLE REDUCTION FROM A TRUE FACELIFT OR FROM BOTOX INJECTIONS?

Published on September 24, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: Will I experience more wrinkle reduction from a true facelift or from Botox injections? Answer: Facelift surgery and Botox and Dysport perform different functions. Botox and Dysport relax the muscles that are causing wrinkles while surgery lifts and tightens the facial soft tissues. In my experience, the results from surgery are more dramatic then […]

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WOULD FILLERS LIKE JUVEDERM AND RESTYLANE MAKE MY FACIAL SCARS LESS NOTICEABLE?

Published on September 17, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have a few depressed acne scars on my face. Would fillers like Juvederm and Restylane make the scars less noticeable? Answer: I would have to see you or photos of you to give you a good idea of what would work best. Restylane or Juvederm are certainly a possibility. I use my Fraxel […]

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