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Choosing the Right Procedures

I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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Mother Nature Come Calling? 2 Tips To Get Rid Of Those Wrinkles

by Michelle Austin

If mother nature has come calling and you are seeing wrinkles when you look in the mirror, there are many things you can do to help them go away. Keep reading to learn about two treatment options so you can feel and look younger.


Botox is a common way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox is a toxin that is made of bacterium clostridium botulinum. Even though it is a toxin, it is safe to use on your face and can be used for many other things, such as neck spasms, lazy eye, and chronic headaches. 

Botox is injected into the skin with a small needle. This does not cause a lot of pain, but if you are fearful of injections, tell the dermatologist. They can use an antiesthetic wipe on the area to help numb your skin before they do the injection. Once injected, the Botox freezes the muscles under the wrinkles, which makes the wrinkles disappear or become much less diminished.

Botox is not permanent, and you will have to return to the dermatologist for more Botox injections to keep the wrinkles away. The doctor can tell you how long you should expect this to last for you. They will also tell you of side effects that you might have after the injections, such as pain, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites. 

Skin Tightening

If you also notice that you have sagging skin along with the wrinkles, skin tightening can help you with this. This is a non-surgical procedure but should be done by a licensed professional, such as a dermatologist. During the treatment, the doctor uses a device that delivers energy that heats layers of skin. This will stimulate elastin and collagen production, making the skin tighten and fine lines and wrinkles to disappear 

There are different types of skin tightening procedures available. One type is using an ultrasound device. The doctor uses the ultrasound to send the heat into deep layers of your skin. Another type is using radiofrequency therapy. The doctor uses a handheld device that delivers heat into the skin, which causes elastic and collagen production. The main difference is that radiofrequency therapy treats the surface of the skin instead of deep into the skin. 

There are many more treatments available to help you turn back the hands of time, such as laser resurfacing, fillers, facelifts, and much more. Your dermatologist can go over these with you, as well as the two treatments above, in much more detail.