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Botox®/Juvéderm® pearls of wisdom

The September 2012 issue of Redbook asks, “Is Botox® really worth it?” A savvy editor interviewed top board-certified doctors and scores of women who had undergone injectable procedures. She also looked at studies that have been done on injectable satisfaction rates. Though Botox® costs far less than cosmetic surgery, it is still an investment for… Read More »

What to ask your cosmetic surgeon

According to an August 23rd blog in NEWBEAUTY.com, “Only 3.5 percent of doctors in the U.S. are truly qualified to perform aesthetic procedures.” That is really bad news when you consider the number of untrained or inadequately trained doctors who are actually performing plastic surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists call the cosmetic enhancement industry… Read More »

Can breast implants improve your sex life?

Most women, at one time or another, wonder what it would be like to have breast implants. Realself.com went one better. They asked, “Do breast implants improve a woman’s sex life?” To get answers, they took a survey of women who had breast implants or lifts. Here is what they found: • Sixty-one percent of… Read More »

Why is smoking so bad before cosmetic surgery?

Smoking and cosmetic surgery do not go well together.  Certain procedures are less susceptible to wound healing problems than others but the reasons for stopping are clear. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood. The nicotine causes constriction or tightening of the blood vessels. What this means is that less blood makes it… Read More »

Injectable treatments don’t have to be bruising

If you’re investing in Juvéderm® to plump your skin or Botox® to relax your lines and furrows, you will want to look your best as soon as possible, which means avoiding the bruising that can be a normal side effect of these treatments. Bruising occurs when injectable treatments injure your capillaries, causing them to leak… Read More »

Getting the Most from Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox® or Dysport®, can be called the cautious woman’s (or man’s) facelift. Like other drugs that are now common household names, the effects of this neurotoxin were discovered by accident. Botulinum toxin was first used in the late 60s as a treatment for crossed eyes. Although the treatment worked well,… Read More »

How about that? Georgia woman arrested for performing cosmetic procedures without a license

A 28 year old Georgia woman has been arrested for performing various cosmetic and weight loss procedures on patients without a license. According to CBS News, Kristie Johnson owned the Omni Medical Center in Peachtree City for eight months before relocating the business to Douglasville. Several clients filed complaints after they received treatments including injections… Read More »

Can a Plastic Surgeon remove C-section scars?

According to WomensHealth.gov, the most common surgery undergone by women in the U.S. is childbirth by cesarean section – also known as c-section surgery. While many of these surgeries result in barely noticeable, horizontal scars below the underwear line, there are times when large, raised, discolored, painful or even vertical scarring happens. The good news… Read More »