What Is Full Correction?

Some patients know exactly what they want when it comes to cosmetic procedures. Others think they might want to do something but aren’t exactly sure of their options. A cosmetic consult with a physician trained in aesthetics can help personalized a treatment to obtain your goals and set expectations. When treating the face for fine lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers, Continue reading

Aesthetic Procedures: Are They “Worth It”?

So you’re think about a little cosmetic rejuvenation for your skin, but worried things might not turn out as you plan. Sure, your friend said it’s great, but will you get the same results? And what about that horror story you read about on the internet? “I think it’s normal to be apprehensive,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, top cosmetic dermatologist Continue reading

Who is Qualified to Inject Botox?

Botox is the common name for the commercially-produced, purified protein that can relax muscles. It is widely used in non-surgical cosmetic procedures to correct wrinkles and rejuvenate skin. However, Botox is also a treatment for multiple medical conditions including spasms, dystonias, chronic migraines, and severe sweating, or hyperhidrosis. While Botox has become an extremely common procedure, one question you should ask yourself when looking for treatment Continue reading

Can Dermal Fillers Give You The Lips You Want?

If you are considering having your lips enhanced, you have several options. But what is the best therapy for lip enhancement/augmentation? Whether it’s fuller lips or a more defined lip line, when you want your lips to look natural and feel more natural, you need to find the best possible solution. “Successful lip enhancement requires finding the right product in order to Continue reading

How Many Areas Can a Full Juvederm Syringe Cover?

Juvederm is a dermal filler used to fill in facial contour irregularities to impart a less wrinkled, more youthful appearance. “Dermal fillers are one of the best ways to restore volume lost from the skin as we age,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, Cosmetic Dermatologist in Austin, Texas. The amount of volume and contour irregularities vary from patient to patient. Therefore, Continue reading

What Are the Different Types/Brands of Hyaluronidase Used to Remove Dermal Fillers?

Cosmetic procedures are designed to make us feel better about ourselves. But what happens if you have an undesirable outcome? In dermatology and cosmetic practices, hyaluronidases are injectable medications used to correct the misapplication of dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid. They are a naturally occurring enzyme found in the body and are commonly referred to as reversal agents of dermal Continue reading

Restylane Silk: A New Treatment Option For Lips And Tear Troughs

Recently, a new dermal filler was approved by the FDA for the mouth and lips. Restylane Silk, a unique gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, has seen great results in clinical settings. It is similar to other Restylane products in that it is non-animal based, but it also contains the local anesthetic, Lidocaine, to help make the procedure much more comfortable. It Continue reading

Arnica & Bromelain To Prevent Bruising With Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be extremely effective in restoring volume lost from the face over time. It can also be useful for plumping the lips, minimizing under eye hollows, smile lines and nasolabial folds. There are those who might be hesitant to go through with this cosmetic procedure due to the potential for side effects including swelling or bruising. “My patients work Continue reading

Can Botox Fix A Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is a common complaint in the cosmetic dermatology clinic. In these patients, the upper gums are prominently exposed when smiling. The upper lip seems retracted high from the teeth, making the gingiva extremely visible.  “Patients say their self-conscious, or try to cover their mouth when laughing or smiling,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert Continue reading

Product Spotlight | EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 31

Consistent evidence shows that chronic sun and ultraviolet light exposure is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. With more and more cases of melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma being seen every year, it is important to develop an effective strategy for protecting yourself from the sun. “Skin cancer is all too common,” says Dr. Adam Continue reading

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