Considering breast aug or fillers? You need to know about biofilm!


Like movies? Biofilm is the most important film you’ve never heard of! Biofilm is the technical name for the slime that bacteria secrete. It’s a problem in the case of breast implants and fillers. We generally worry about blatant infections from bacteria but in the case of implants and fillers, biofilm can cause problems other […]

How long does it take Botox and fillers to work? [video]

best bang for your buck

Botox and fillers are pretty commonplace these days. To reduce wrinkles caused by overactive muscles in the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes (crow’s feet), Botox is your weapon of choice. For deep lines like the parentheses extending from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, fillers work best. But when […]

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 […]

Volumizing the cheek bones

cheek bones

Looking to lift your jowls (hanging jaw line) and get fuller cheek bones at the same time? Fillers to the cheek bones can volumize the upper face and lift the jowls in unison. Radiesse and Juvederm Voluma are the most “famous” of fillers for this treatment.   How do fuller cheek bones affect the jowls? […]

Nurse Injectors vs Physician Injectors

Considering Botox or fillers to treat those facial lines? Aside from deciding what area to treat, you should also consider who will treat you – nurse injectors or physician injectors.   While some of the legalities vary from state to state, it is totally legal for nurse injectors to treat your facial wrinkles with Botox, […]

Youthanizing of the hands…or anti-aging of the hands!

Yes, we know, this is a funny title for a blog post. But anti-aging of the hands is no laughing matter! You can get a facelift but your hands will still give away your age if left untreated. Well, no more. You can now “youthanize” or provide anti-aging treatment for your hands with filler or […]

Radiesse Filler for Aging Hands

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, now you can use fillers in your hands! That’s right, if you aren’t happy with your aging hands and the “veiny” appearance they display, you can now give your hands a more youthful look.   Using a filler such as Radiesse, you can receive injections under the skin […]

Radiesse for Men

Radiesse is a calcium based filler that fills in the parentheses lines of the face and can restore facial volume that’s been lost with age. It’s a great product because it contains 50% more product that most other fillers and lasts twice as long (up to 2 years)!   It’s a robust filler that lasts […]

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 […]

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