Is collagen ever used any more as injectable filler or have other options become more popular? Answer: Collagen in the form of Zyderm or Cosmoplast has fallen off in favor of the longer lasting and less allergy causing Hyaluronic acid fillers.
Questions & Answers
What is Aquamid and is it true this is a permanent filler? Answer: Aquamid is a filler used in Europe, which is among the many permanent dermal fillers available in Europe. In the U.S., Artefill is the only widely accepted “permanent” filler. Permanent fillers can come with permanent serious side effects if infection or scarring occurs.
Is it true that some fillers cause a blue appearance that’s visible beneath the skin? Answer: This is more injection technique dependent. Juvederm injected under the eyelids too superficially and in large amounts can cause this “Tyndall effect.”
Will I be able to drive home after my eyelid surgery? Answer: Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can be done under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Anytime any type of sedation is given whether it is in the form of pills such as valium or pain pills or IV sedation anesthesia is administered, my patients are… Read More
How much downtime is there after you get a chemical peel? Is it necessary to take time off from work? Answer: The amount of downtime after a chemical peel depends on what type and depth of chemical peel you had. Superficial peels, such as a glycolic, salicylic acid, VI peel, and light TCA peel will… Read More
I have mild rosacea but I would like to get a laser resurfacing procedure. Will this aggravate my rosacea? Answer: Laser resurfacing can be done in patients with mild rosacea if the goal is for improvement in skin texture, tone, fine lines and sun damage, but this type of laser resurfacing will not treat your… Read More
Can fillers dramatically change the appearance of your face? Answer: When fillers are used appropriately and in good proportion, they can give a nice natural improvement in your face by restoring volume that has been depleted over time. This change can be quite apparent in many patients and can significantly rejuvenate their appearance. When injectable fillers are… Read More
Is it reasonable to expect to look 10 years younger after getting a full facelift? Answer: It is very common for patients to say that they look around 10 years younger after a facelift, especially if the majority of their age-related changes are in their lower face and neck. However, the amount of change that… Read More
I’m from Chevy Chase, Maryland and I love the results I’ve seen online with chemical peels. I’ve got some sun damage and minor wrinkling. Can this be improved with a chemical peel and would I need to have repeat treatments to maintain the results? Answer: There are many different types and depths of chemical peels. Superficial… Read More
For lower eyelid surgery, are the incisions always made inside of the eyelid? Is a skin incision ever needed and if so, why? Answer: The incisions for lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can be made either on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside of the eyelid. If there is excessive loose skin in… Read More