My Take on Radiesse Facial Filler

Say YES or NO to Radiesse® Facial Filler? I have always had a very lean face and over the last several years I've noticed that I was looking older than my actual age due to the loss of volume in my lower cheeks.  As the Patient Care Coordinator for Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, I want to be sure to look…

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Want the Best Plastic Surgery? “Don’t be a Hammer”

Best Plastic Surgery Results In plastic surgery, it is true that many people can be treated with non-surgical cosmetic procedures. And, there is a general interest among men and women wanting to obtain non-surgical solutions for their cosmetic problems. Where does one go to get non-surgcial cosmetic procedures performed? “Don’t be a hammer” Have you ever heard that old adage,…

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BOTOX or Juvederm Injections?

Should I get Juvederm® or BOTOX® Injections? One of my most common questions regarding Juvederm and BOTOX injections is "should I get Juvederm or BOTOX injections for my wrinkles?".  The human face can be divided into specific anatomic regions, and each region will develop wrinkles differently than the other regions.  In general, however, facial wrinkles can be divided into two…

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How Does BOTOX Work?

Botulinum Toxin BOTOX, or Botulinum Toxin Type A (onabotulinumtoxin A) is an injectable therapy that reduces facial wrinkling.  BOTOX is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in plastic surgery.  Over 11.8 million BOTOX treatments have been given since 2002. BOTOX comes from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.  It is a type of neurotoxin that freezes muscles and prevents them from contracting. …

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Skin Care for Fitness Models: Prepping for the Show

Skin Care for Fitness Models Fitness models, in general, are extremely well hydrated.  It is one of their “metabolic secrets”, so to speak.  During peak training, many will drink up to 3-4 liters of water daily, if not more.  What is less generally known is that, before a show, they profoundly dehydrate themselves to increase the “chiseling” of their musculature. …

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