Original Article By Lisa Fogarty

When it comes to anti-aging skincare, many women have medicine cabinets bursting with moisturizers, serums, and no fewer than three types of cleansers (Micellar, oil, and charcoal, in case you're going shopping). But mention the words "laser procedure" or "non-invasive plastic surgery," and there's a chance the response will come in the form of a whispered confession: there's no way I could afford those kind of treatments.

Not long ago, dermatological skin tweaks existed almost exclusively for well-heeled women who needn't ask about prices. But times — and the clientele of plastic surgeons and dermatologists — have changed. Younger women, some on the earlier side of their 20s, are getting hip to the fact that lasers, fillers, and Botox, while they may set you back a pretty penny upfront, can actually be more cost-effective in the long run — especially if you confront a minor skin problem before he becomes a major one.  ..


Original Article by NewBeauty

Aging gracefully is easier said than done. You may not even notice that you’re doing it, but years of making expressions or furrowing your brow can lead to frown lines between your brows. As you age, your eyebrows eventually begin to droop over your eyes, which can make you look angry or tired. “Over activity of the muscles around the eyes that cause lines and wrinkles around your brow area is exacerbated by sun damage, which causes sagging skin, giving your brows a heavier and older look” says New York plastic surgeon Kaveh Alizadeh, MD. Here are six simple ways to easily treat the brow area and greatly reduce the signs of aging.  ..


Original Article By Elizabeth Siegel

We’ve all been there: sticking out our chin and pressing our tongue against the roof of our mouth in pictures. Popping the occasional collar. It’s a stubborn problem, that double chin, one that’s un-suck-in-able, un-cover-up-able, and un-Instagram-filter-able. But everyone deals with it eventually. “Your skin begins to thin in your 20s, and then you start losing bone, fat, and muscle in your jaw around age 50—and these changes to your facial structure make your jawline sag like a loose blouse on a wire hanger,” says Jeannette Graf, a dermatologist in New York City, who has no problem telling it like it is. On top of that, your jaw is one of the three areas on your body that “gravity is working against all the time,” says Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist in New York City. (The second and third: boobs.) Until recently, the only procedure that could do a damn thing for jowls was a face-lift. But now there are noninvasive ways to get rid of a paunchy chin. Give her a syringe and a doctor can reshape your jawline. Says Ranella Hirsch, a dermatologist in Boston: “It’s endlessly gratifying.”

The Filler Up
You probably think of filler as something for wrinkles. You may even have a few cc’s in your wrinkles right now. But in the jaw, dermatologists use filler very differently. Remember how we told you that the jawbone shrinks, contributing to sagging? “We use stiff fillers, like Radiesse and Restylane, to add structure back to the jaw—like using poles to stretch a tennis net taut,” says Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Los Angeles. “First, I inject the parts of the jaw that are under the chin and ears, where the mandible bone has shrunk. If that’s not enough support to lift the entire jaw, I’ll inject all the way along the jawline.” The main side effect is a small chance of bruising. This approach isn’t for everyone, though: “If you’ve got a lot of laxity, fillers aren’t going to lift your jaw,” says Hirsch. But for the right patient (with mild to moderate sagging, between the age of 40 and the mid-70s), “it’s very effective at lifting and smoothing the jaw in a natural way,” says Ellen Marmur, a dermatologist in New York City, who is wrapping up a yearlong study on the effects of filler in the jaw.  ..


No one ever said getting older was any fun. Aging is inevitable, looking older isn't. And that goes for stars, too. There's been much controversy around Renee Zellweger's new look as she took the red carpet a week ago. Her drastically different appearance left a lot of us scratching our heads. We couldn't put our finger on it, but there was something making her look, quite literally, like a totally different woman. This article, found on NewBeauty.com, has some of today's leading experts dissecting Zellweger's new look. 

As award-winning actress Renee Zellweger stepped out onto the red carpet, the buzz was not about her dress, her hair, or her latest movie. Instead, it was about her face. Zellweger is being confronted with endless questions about her recent transformation and many believe it involved injectables. We turned to the experts for their thoughts. ..


Check on this great video following the 5 days of progress after this man has being freshened up with Dysport!

Botox and Dysport can iron out wrinkles earned over years of facial movements, such as smiling and frowning, concentrating and squinting. Men and women in particular get botulinum toxin A injections to correct some imperfections of their lips and necks. To erase furrows between the eyebrows, crow's feet and forehead lines.  And to achieve a brighter look to their eyes and a higher brow with a "chemical brow lift".  A procedure using Botulinum Toxin A to restore the arch to falling eyebrows.

Both Dysport and Botox work at the communication point between the nerve and the muscle so that, when the nerve tells the muscle to contract, the muscle can not respond. Since wrinkles are caused by muscle contraction, injection of either Botox or Dysport will lead to relaxing of the muscles, and less wrinkles. Both are the same product, but Dysport has smaller-sized molecules so its unit measurement is different than Botox. Botox is made by Allergan and Dysport is made by Medicis.

There has been much discussion amongst physicians about the differences between Botox and Dysport, or IF there is any difference.  According to Dr. Brandith Irwin from SkinTour Here are the main ones:

- Dysport may not last quite as long (duration of efficacy).  This is still being debated and studied;
- Dysport has a slightly quicker onset (2-5 days vs 4-7 days for Botox)
- Dysport diffuses more (i.e., spreads to a wider area).  This is an advantage in some areas of the face and a disadvantage in others;
- You need more Dysport to get the same result as Botox. This is being studied and debated still.

Looking for more information? Please visit our Botox in Avon and Dysport in Harford County.  Or contact us> to schedule a personal consultation. ..