What are the dangers of Botox injections?


Non surgical treatments to stay looking young are all the rage right now, in the past and future. And of those non surgical treatments, Botox to reduce wrinkles, is the most popular. But what are the dangers of Botox injections? And when referring to Botox, this includes all so-called neuromodulators like Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and […]

Treatment for undereye dark circles [video]

undereye dark circles

Tired of those undereye dark circles? Or just tired of everyone thinking you look tired because of them?! Or maybe you regularly apply foundation to your face just so you can cover the dark circles. Well, there’s something you can do about this “malady.” As you’ll see in the post and video below, you’re not […]

Getting the best bang for your buck on cosmetic services

best bang for your buck

The holidays are over and you spent money on everyone around you. Now it’s time to treat yourself but you’re low on money after Christmas and Chanukah…am I right?! So here are a few non-surgical suggestions that will get you the best bang for your buck.   BOTOX®/XEOMIN® to the 11’s, forehead and crow’s feet […]

Botox treatment for your headache

I just had a patient tell me she usually doesn’t get headaches, until recently. She realized that the last time she got a headache coincided with her neurotoxin (Botox) wearing off. She thought it was just a coincidence that her stress headache came on a few months after her previous Botox treatment. Based on that […]

What Botox will and will not do!

After talking to one of my nurses the other day, she pointed out how many of her friends have an inaccurate view of what Botox does. Often times, they seem to think that any “botched” or bad plastic surgery is due in part to Botox! Let’s set the record straight.   BOTOX® Cosmetic, or its […]

Dissolving Unwanted Fillers in the Face

Whether you’re getting filler in the lips, cheeks or under the eyes to fight the effects of aging, you could get too much of a good thing! While most injectible fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero work great and patients are thrilled, sometimes things can be fuller than expected.   In some cases, the filler […]

Bruising after Botox

Based on reviews or talking to patients, there is a focus on whether a doctor is “good” if the patient doesn’t bruise after receiving Botox. I agree that, as a plastic surgeon, I’d prefer if a patient doesn’t bruise after Botox or other injectibles like Juvederm, but that’s not always possible. And it doesn’t mean […]

You made me more marketable! — Plastic Surgery Patient

I recently had a patient who gave me one of the best compliments. It was her second time coming in for Botox to correct overactive wrinkles on the forehead and crow’s feet and filler to provide volume to her cheeks and “parentheses lines.”   As a little background, she recently went through a divorce and […]

Juvederm Voluma – The Latest Volumizer!

If you’re a man or woman that has noticed reduced volume in the parentheses lines of the face or dark circles under the eyes, you may want to read this. If you’ve ever had a filler such as Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane or Radiesse, you may also want to read this.   Allergan, the makers of […]

Botox vs Fillers – Which is right for you?

When it comes to facial wrinkles, it can be confusing trying to understand which is the best non-surgical treatment – Botox or fillers. Well, the answer is both! First, it’s important to understand the causes of facial wrinkles. There are two: wrinkles due to overactive muscles and wrinkles due to loss of collagen.   Wrinkles […]

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