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There’s More to Botox than Wrinkles

Botox is a big brand name. Everyone knows about Botox, and most of the notoriety comes from word-of-mouth communication, not paid advertising. In fact, since the FDA approved it to treat facial wrinkles in 2002, Botox injection sessions have been the most popular cosmetic procedure every year. But you don’t know everything about Botox. It was, and continues to evolve, into a heavily used neuromodulator beyond the aesthetic/wrinkle-reducing uses you’ve […]

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We Carry the Full Line of Restylane Fillers

Dermal fillers are pretty commonplace these days. People in the know about the aesthetic world know the brand names such as Juvederm and Radiesse. Dermal fillers have only been around a little over a decade. They debuted in 2006 when a new product called Restylane was approved by the FDA for treatment of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Since then the Restylane family of dermal fillers has expanded into a […]

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Juvederm’s Newest Filler — Volbella

Juvederm keeps expanding its dermal filler line. The newest family member is called Volbella, and it was introduced to the aesthetic world last summer. Volbella is specifically formulated for the lips, adding subtle volume and erasing vertical lip lines. Dr. Malamet offers Volbella as part of his injectable offerings. What’s up with volume loss? It seems somehow unfair that as we age everything seems to sag more and more every […]

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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, people have used collagen and fat injections. Silicone implants are still placed, as well. But […]

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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 fact, it occurs in just about every living thing. In humans, it acts as a […]

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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, but those lips are to kill for. Unfortunately, many of us have thin, unremarkable lips. […]

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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 fillers as a new thing with the current cultural accent on looking younger. But fillers […]

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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 — they fill in a wrinkle or crease from beneath, using either natural or synthetic materials. […]

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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 to fill out depressed facial defects. That was way back in the late 19th century! […]

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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? Huh? OK, not the kind of acid people put in their pools in Encino, hyaluronic […]

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