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What are Frown Lines?

September 15, 2022

Woman with frown lines

Frown lines are the vertical lines between the eyebrows that occur with facial movement. Known medically as glabellar lines, frown lines may also be called worry lines or “the 11s.” Some people develop frown lines very early on, even in their teens. However, the issue traditionally becomes pronounced with age.

Frown lines…

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Category: Face

Erasing Crow’s Feet

August 03, 2022
Crow's Feet Treatment: Before and After

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that extend horizontally from the outside corners of your eyes. In some cases, crow’s feet are always visible. In others, they are only visible when smiling, squinting, or moving your face.

Crow’s feet that are always visible may respond well to …

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Category: Face, Fillers, Skin

What is the Best Way to Smooth Forehead Wrinkles?

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July 14, 2022
Woman furrowing her brow and worrying about forehead wrinkles

Forehead creases are a common part of the aging process. Comprised of both horizontal brow wrinkles and vertical frown lines (between the eyebrows), these wrinkles might always be somewhat present. However, they typically become more pronounced with facial movements.

There are both surgical and non…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers, Skin

Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Facelift?

June 07, 2022
Middle aged man

Facelift surgery addresses skin laxity and other signs of aging from the jawline to the cheeks. In some cases, a neck lift is added to address loose skin on the neck as well. The end result of these procedures is smoother, more lifted skin that looks and feels up to ten years younger.

Facelift surgery is incredibly effective but…

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Category: Botox, Face, Fillers, Skin

Will Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision?

May 06, 2022
Close up of woman's right eye

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, can be used to address issues with both the upper and lower eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty can assist in smoothing dark and puffy skin beneath the eyes while working to remove wrinkles from…

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Category: Face

Can a Facelift Eliminate Wrinkles?

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April 11, 2022
Woman looking at wrinkles

Facelift surgery is used to lift sagging facial muscles and tissue, tighten the skin from jawline to cheekbone, and produce a better defined and more youthfully vibrant appearance. During the procedure, small incisions are made through which underlying structures can be gently lifted into a more pleasing position. This helps to improve the…

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Category: Face

Is Rhinoplasty Covered by Insurance?

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March 07, 2022
Woman holding credit card and wondering about things

Rhinoplasty is used to address cosmetic issues with the nose. Crooked presentation, bumps and ridges, issues with projection, nasal tip irregularities, asymmetry, and more can be corrected through cosmetic nose surgery.

In some cases,…

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Category: Face

Why Consider Neck Lift Surgery?

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February 04, 2022
Middle aged woman tilting head and touching neck

Neck lift surgery is designed to improve the contours and smoothness of the neck and throat. Often combined with facelift surgery to address issues impacting the lower and mid-face, neck lift surgery is also commonly performed as a stand-alone option for patients dealing…

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Category: Face

Does Facelift Tape Work?

January 10, 2022
Woman using facelift tape to hold sagging skin in place

Sagging skin on the face and neck is a common consequence of aging. There are several over-the-counter solutions for these issues, including creams, serums, and ointments that work to varying degrees, but even the daily use of topical products can only do so much. Over time, everyone’s skin loses volume and lift.

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Category: Face

What Is The Best Procedure for Lifting Sagging Eyebrows?

December 13, 2021
Woman lifting eyebrows

Sagging eyebrows can make a person look grumpy, tired, or more aged, all while potentially obstructing vision as well. Unfortunately, there are no forehead exercises that can be used to lift sagging brows, and creams and ointments are limited in their efficacy. Surgical options are often the most reliable and effective way to obtain desirable results – but…

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Category: Face