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Dangers of the Botox Bar

Dangers of the Botox Bar

There are many news stories about people getting injured or bad outcomes at “Botox Bars” recently.  One must keep in mind that these injectables can be administered by physicians or nurses and that most of the time you are paying for the material being injected (which...
The Lip Flip

The Lip Flip

The lip flip has been a frequent topic of discussion in my office for the past 6 months. I spend more time than I would like explaining what it does, and why I don’t do it.  Before I explain the latter part of that sentence, let’s go into some detail about what it is,...
Cannulas vs. Needles

Cannulas vs. Needles

Fillers can be administered in multiple ways, and the question of when and where to use cannulas vs needles is actually a complicated one in my practice, as I do not have a one size fits all approach.   Filler Injection with Micro-Cannulas   Fillers at Nuance Facial...
Smoker’s Lines, Part II: Improving Lip Lines

Smoker’s Lines, Part II: Improving Lip Lines

Stepwise improvement in lip lines addresses the anatomy of lip lines without trying to relax, or paralyze the orbicularis oris muscle, using Botox.  The appearance of lip lines is due to the presence of the muscle inserting into the skin around the mouth (so that the...