Improving Pre-Jowl Areas With Facial Fillers

Posted June 10, 2020

If, like me, you’re over the age of 40 and look in the mirror, you will probably notice greater fullness of the jowls than you would like. As gravity and time take their course, the facial tissues begin to fall and in, creating a bulge in the corners of the jawline and an apparent volume […]

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Nasolabial Fold Fillers

Posted June 03, 2020

Will cheek fillers correct my nasolabial folds? The simple answer is “no.” Patients often tell me that their aesthetician recommends improving the nasolabial folds (the diagonal lines between the bottom of the nose and the corners of the lips) by injecting fillers into the cheeks. Supposedly the extra cheek volume will lift and smooth the […]

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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty with Injectable Fillers

Posted July 25, 2014

I am increasingly using injectable fillers to improve nasal defects that previously required surgery. Use of Juvederm and Restylane has proven valuable in specific types of deformities involving the nasal dorsum (bridge of the nose). Typical nasal deformities addressed by hyaluronic acid fillers: Saddle nose. A saddle nose occurs when there is reduced support to […]

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Performing Facial Injections

Posted October 12, 2012

I am fully aware that Botox and facial fillers are available on practically every street corner. Doctors’ and dentists’ offices, medical spas, and even beauty parlors offer injectables. Patients are routinely injected by gynecologists, dentists, nurses, aestheticians, medical assistants, and occasionally personnel with no formal medical education.  The results of the injections are variable: some […]

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Restylane for Saddle Noses

Posted September 25, 2012

A saddle nose entails a concave or “collapsed” look on nasal profile, resembling the shape of a saddle.  Some people’s noses just happen to look that way.  Other people may develop saddle noses following nasal trauma, infection, or rhinoplasty. Typical treatment for saddle noses is complex.  It generally involves a rhinoplasty (“nose job”) with placement […]

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