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  • Botox: The Simple Solution for a Gummy Smile

    An ear-to-ear grin can light up a room, but when it exposes too much pink gum when you're doing it -- even if you have white, straight, healthy-looking teeth -- chances are you're not smiling about it. A gummy smile is caused by the relationship of the gums to the lip, and the underlying maxilla, also known as the facial bones according to Dr. Brent Moelleken, a Plastic and Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. 

  • I Got Injectable Filler Under My Eyes to Combat the ‘Tired Mommy’ Look

    Bryce Gruber, a 32 year old mother of three, noticed she looked exhausted and no amount of ultra-thick concealer could cover up the dark circles that had developed under her eyes. She consulted with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Swift, to see if he had any nonsurgical option to combat her 'tired mommy' look. 

  • Is it True — You Will Soon Get Botox Without an Injection?

    For years, there’s been talk about a Botox gel/cream. Many companies have tried to market these for in-office and at-home use, but none have managed to do the job well. The reason being, molecules that make up the toxin are far too big to be absorbed by the skin — until that’s eradicated, it’s safe to say you shouldn’t fall for claims that you can rub away your wrinkles. That said, Revance Therapeutics, a California-based company is claiming that it has managed to do just that.  

  • Managing the Marionette Lines – Fillers or Neurotoxins?

    Even those among us who aren’t dummies can get confused about when one should use a neurotoxin, (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) versus fillers, (Radiesse, Juvederm et al) in the nasolabial folds AKA marionette lines. It’s one of the signs of aging that make you look the oldest, even more so than wrinkles. 

  • Fillers Gone Wrong: What to Know Before The Syringe Touches Your Skin

    As fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane grow in popularity, so does the long list of mishaps from poorly-trained professionals— one of the top reasons to see a board-certified plastic surgeon for dermal fillers. Issues range from minor under-treatment to potentially serious life-threatening/altering and often illegal silicone injections. 

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