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Dec 07, 2017
5 Popular Weekly Q&A

1. Fillers vs. Thread Lift?

Most modern thread lifting utilizes absorbable sutures, which have many major benefits. These threads not only lift and support but provide volume as they go away, creating a lift and fill effect. These modern thread lifts can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to give a complete and precise rejuvenation of your face.

2. What’s the best age to get a facelift?

There is no specific age as to when patients should have their first facelift done. Everyone is different with a very specific aging process and unique desires. The overall goal of a facelift is to tighten up the jowls, muscles of the neck, and facial skin laxity. This is a true art to achieve a naturally dramatic enhancement.

3. Will Pixel® Laser help improve acne scars?

The fractionated technology of the Pixel® lasers is considered state of the art for acne scarring. Pixel Perfect™ has become exceedingly popular, particularly in darker skin tones. Requiring 4-6 sittings, done every 3 weeks, you can see your skin get smoother after each session. However, there is 5-7 days downtime, to get rid of tiny dots on your skin after the treatment.

4. How long do fat grafting results last?

Once the fat grafts take hold and mature (gain its own blood supply in its new location in order to persist long-term)over the first 12-18 months the results should be evident for many years. It will become like every other living tissue in your body; therefore, it does change in volume if you lose or gain weight. If you maintain your weight after the procedure, there is no question that fat is the ideal material for soft tissue augmentation with the most natural-appearing results.

5. Does the acne scar procedure hurt?

No, the procedure is very comfortable for the patients. The combination of topical numbing cream and injection of Lidocaine solution makes it painless and very easy to tolerate.

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