Author Archive | Jessica Stack

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Botox is a Celebrity in its Own Right

It has received such publicity; you may get the impression that Botox has been around for decades. After all, everyone has heard of Botox. Actually, Botox Cosmetic was first approved for aesthetic use by the FDA in 2002, so it’s really only a teenager (but it won’t ask to borrow the car). Ever since its […]

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Your Most Important Botox Questions Answered

Here’s a quick overview of the most common questions on the subject of Botox injections: Does it hurt? Botox is injected with a hypodermic needle just below the skin of the forehead. It is no more painful than any conventional injection or booster shot, though a light anesthetic can be applied for those finding the […]

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Plastic Surgery Attitudes – Letting Inner Beauty Shine

I’m often asked about attitudes toward plastic surgery – particularly with reference to how attitudes have changed over time. It’s incredibly interesting to see how the kinds of procedures that were once exclusive rarities are now undertaken and carried out without so much as a second thought. Surgery is cheaper, treatment more readily available, and […]

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Deciding Between Botox and Dysport

Although Botox remains the most popular injectable, an increasing number of patients are turning to Dysport to smooth out facial wrinkles. Here are the similarities and differences between the two injectables. Both fillers are derived from the same substance — the botulinum toxin type A. It blocks the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for […]

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Plastic Surgery Recovery Aids: The Essentials

Recovery following plastic surgery is one of the most crucial factors that will determine whether or not desired outcomes will be achieved. Healing may take from weeks to months, depending on the cosmetic procedure. This period won’t be a pleasant experience due to swelling, bruising, and the appearance of scars. Fortunately, the following recovery aids […]

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How to Choose the Right Chemical Peel

Which skin care treatments are the most effective? There is no single treatment that can be considered skin care’s Holy Grail. Each procedure or treatment targets various cosmetic concerns and has specific strengths in addressing them. But if there were one skin care treatment that addresses multiple problems, it would be chemical peels. Using chemical […]

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3 Skin Care Habits You Should Never Forget This Fall Season

The transition from summer to fall and winter brings forth skin care issues, ranging from acne to allergies to extremely dry skin. At our practice, we recommend the following basic, yet frequently overlooked, skin care tips to help maintain your summertime glow once winter arrives! 1. Never skip the sunscreen. You might be tempted to […]

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