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As injectable fillers themselves continue to improve, so do injection techniques. A syringe with a needle has long been doctors’ go-to implement for filling lines, restoring facial volume and enhancing the lips, but injection via cannula has gained momentum—and Galderma’s Restylane Lyft has joined Restylane Silk as the second hyaluronic acid filler approved for injection with this tool.
Dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas of Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City explains, “A cannula does not have a sharply pointed tip like a needle, the tip is more like a ballpoint pen. Instead of tearing or puncturing tissues, the cannula glides through the tissue causing less trauma. Patients
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Each year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) compiles statistics about surgical and non-surgical procedures, including the which are performed most as well as the ages, genders and even locations of those who are getting them. Unlike stats from years past, which included doctors from a wider range of aesthetic specialties, the new 2017 report was compiled with feedback exclusively from board-certified plastic surgeons.
The top-performed procedures are pretty consistent from year to year, and 2017 was no exception. But, it should be noted five procedures showed a range of 20% to 26% increase.
“Contrary to popular belief, the facelift is by no means dead,” sa
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Debra Jaliman, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and author of the book, “Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist” (St. Martin’s Press.) In practice for more than 25 years, her philosophy is that she never wants her patients to look like they had “work done” – they should just look like the “best version of themselves.”
Internationally recognized for her research and work in cosmetic and medical dermatology, she offers her patients cutting-edge technology in facial rejuvenation, laser treatment and skincare and is considered among her peers, the “last stop” doctor, the one who fixes problems
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Botox is the overachiever of injectables. Besides being used to treat wrinkles and frown lines, it can also be used on everything from migraines to gummy smiles to excessive sweating and more. In fact, one of its latest uses is treating those with a broad jawline who are seeking a slimmer one.
Beverly Hills-based double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nima Shemirani has been using Botox this way. He says, “The jawline is an important focal point that visually balances the face. A broad jawline may give the wrong impression of additional weight.” Apparently, if it is right for you, it’s an easy fix. But…is it right for you?
BITB asked, and Dr. Shemirani was more than happy to shar