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Using Dermal Fillers for Lip Augmentation

Everyone would like to have lips like Angelina Jolie. Unfortunately, many of us are born with thin, shapeless lips. Or, with age, our lips have lost volume, as happens in other areas across the face. Or, we’re blessed with lips that lack symmetry from side to side. Lip augmentation is nothing new. In the past, […]

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Hyaluronic Acid and Dermal Fillers

If you’re here poking around Dr. Malamet’s blog and website, you’ve probably already heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the basis of “naturally derived” dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane that Dr. Malamet uses with his patients. These fillers get that designation because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. In […]

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Plump Lips are Sooooooo Kissable

Do you remember that shampoo commercial a few years back that said, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful”? Upon watching the spot, most people said out loud, “I hate you.” For many women, the same could be true of Angelina Jolie and those lips of hers. Sure, she may have now been through two divorces, […]

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Restylane and Perlane — a Tale of Two Fillers

Dermal fillers are true to their name — they fill in a wrinkle or crease from beneath, pushing the skin back upward. Some fillers use naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to bind with water and plump up the area. Others use synthetic substances such as calcium microspheres to add supporting structure. It’s easy to think of […]

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Different Juvéderm®s for Different Needs

Sometimes people get Botox mixed up with dermal fillers. But they are totally different. Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it blocks the nerve messages from a muscle to the brain so that the muscle doesn’t contract. That stops wrinkles that are formed by muscle contractions from forming. Dermal fillers are true to their name — […]

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Two Fillers. Two Different Uses.

Fillers are true to their name. They “fill” wrinkles from beneath, pushing the skin back upward where it was formerly depressed by lack of collagen or elastin. It’s thought that the German physician Franz Neuber, was the first doctor to use fillers. Neuber used a patient’s autologous fat taken from other areas of the body […]

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Using Acid to Fill Wrinkles — What?

Wrinkles and facial creases are downright depressing, literally! Yes, as the collagen that supports your skin decreases as you age, and as you damage your skin with sun exposure and the like, wrinkles, lines, and creases all depress down into the skin. So, why not just use some acid to plump those wrinkles back up? […]

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Which Facial Filler Is Right For You?

As you age, your face loses some of its fullness. This can make you look older and more tired. Fortunately, facial fillers can restore lost volume to the cheeks and other areas of the face. This can restore your youthful appearance, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make you look more awake and energetic.   […]

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Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Do They Really Work?

The term hyaluronic acid is not new in the facial rejuvenation scene but the fillers that utilize it have steadily risen up the ranks of popularity. In its 2014 statistics, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported there were nearly 1.6 million hyaluronic acid filler injections performed last year in the U.S. Hyaluronic acid […]

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