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Submitted by sammamishAdmin in Facelift on May 2nd

Question:
Is there a type of person who a mini facelift is most appropriate for? I'm starting to look into getting a facelift but of course I would love to get something less invasive and am wondering if a mini facelift may be right for me.

Answer:
Mini-facelifts are best for those in their 30's to late 40's or early 50's, who have a minimum of laxity in the skin and good tonicity. If there is mild jowling, a mini-facelift is more appropriate than a traditional facelift. A traditional facelift will usually address the neck as well as the face, which the mini addresses the face only. A mini-facelift is less invasive, with a downtime of about 5 – 7 days compared to 10 – 14 days for a traditional facelift. Patients should consult first with a surgeon who is very comfortable, experienced and knowledgeable with both procedures.


Submitted by sammamishAdmin in Facelift on May 1st

Question:
What is the difference between a mini and a mid-face lift?

Answer:
There are differences between the mini-facelift and the mid-facelift. The mid-facelift only addresses the cheeks themselves by moving the fat upwards, towards under the eyes. A mini-facelift addresses the cheek area but also treats the jawline to give it more definition. A mid-facelift cannot achieve that result.


Submitted by sammamishAdmin in Skin Resurfacing on April 30th

Question:
Are chemical peels still used today? You don't hear much about them anymore. What are they good for treating and are other things like injectables better?

Answer:
Chemical peels are definitely still available, some of which are performed by physicians and others by aestheticians, depending upon the aggressiveness of the peel. The main goals of chemical peels are to remove hyperpigmentation (sun spots), as well as very fine wrinkles. Low concentration glycolic peels can be done monthly, whereas a deeper peel, such as one using a TCA product, would only be done every few years. There are other peels available which are good for addressing rosacea, and acne.


Submitted by sammamishAdmin in Browlift on April 29th

Question:
When I raise my eyebrows, I get deep horizontal wrinkles on my forehead. Most of the time they are not quite as deep but are still very noticeable. Can Botox be used to smooth these wrinkles or is a browlift recommended?

Answer:
The best treatment for the deep wrinkles of the forehead is Botox. If placed correctly, Botox injections will smooth out the forehead without giving the brow a downward appearance. Usually 15 – 20 units of Botox is sufficient to erase the forehead wrinkles. Do keep in mind that after Botox, you cannot raise the brow as highly as you could before, which gives a change to your facial expression.


Submitted by sammamishAdmin in Botox on April 28th

Question:
Can Botox be used as a sort of browlift to open up the eyes?

Answer:
Botox can be used to lift the brow, to help open the eyes. Injections are done between the eyes as well as above each eyebrow. The lift achieved is not as dramatic as that of a brow lift, but it can give you an idea of the type of result a brow lift might give you. The downtime with Botox is virtually nonexistent, as opposed to a brow lift which has a downtime of about 7 days.



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