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Does Dysport Last Longer Than BOTOX?

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Patients often want to know the difference between Dysport and BOTOX. It can be confusing considering they are used to provide the same effects. In short, Dysport and BOTOX are both neurotoxins that use Botulinum toxin A to temporarily paralyze and weaken muscles. The main differences between the two are in minute formula differences and how patients respond to each. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Does Dysport last longer than BOTOX?” The answer is not straightforward. Some patients may see longer lasting results with Dysport while others may experience longer lasting results with BOTOX. Many believe and preliminary studies have shown that the effects of Dysport may appear sooner, but BOTOX may last longer. However, this will not hold true for every individual patient.  Additionally, it is possible to build a tolerance to one or the other if you undergo regular injections. Therefore, the product that gives you the longest result may actually change in the future. It is best to discuss this with your injector during your consultation and treatment to determine whether Dysport or BOTOX is best for you. To schedule a free consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You may also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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What Is The Age Limit For A Tummy Tuck?

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Tummy tuck surgery consistently ranks among the top plastic surgeries performed around the world, especially for women who tend to carry more weight in their lower tummy. However, many prospective patients worry that they are too old for a tummy tuck. The average age for the procedure falls around 42. Is 50 or 60 too old for a tummy tuck? What is the age limit for a tummy tuck? Plastic surgery–as long as performed in a healthy patient who could benefit from the procedure–generally there is no hard age limit. If a 60-year-old patient is a good candidate for a tummy tuck and healthy enough to undergo the surgery and recovery, they have the procedure. However, conversely, there may be a 35-year-old patient who is a good candidate, but due to a medical condition cannot undergo the surgery. Dr. Jonov may advise younger patients to use caution when seeking tummy tuck surgery. While most adults 18 or older can have a tummy tuck, pregnancy and having kids can reverse results as can major weight fluctuations. Therefore, in some cases, Dr. Jonov may actually advise patients to wait until they are older for an abdominoplasty plastic surgery. To find out if you are a good candidate for a Bellevue tummy tuck, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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Is Dermaplaning Just Shaving?

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Dermaplaning involves removing surface hair from the face using a surgical blade. The treatment can look similar to shaving. Therefore, patients often wonder, “Is dermaplaning just shaving?” This is a fair question considering dermaplaning does not have the hype surrounding it that procedures like microneedling and the VI Peel. Let our master estheticians tell you why dermaplaning is so much more than shaving.    First off, as previously mentioned, dermaplaning uses a surgical blade. This obviously sharper and more precise than the razors used at home. This allows your master esthetician to remove more than just hair. While hair removal is one benefit of dermaplaning, the main objective is to remove dead skin that is bogging down and clogging your healthy skin.    Secondly, dermaplaning is known for what is called the “dermaplane glow”. Soon after treatment, patients often experience a noticeable glow. This is because the skin is clear of debris and products such as moisturizers and cleansers can now penetrate deeper into the skin.    Finally, dermaplaning requires a certified professional like a master esthetician to perform. Since it uses a surgical blade, performing dermaplaning yourself or having it done by an untrained professional risks injury. Therefore, dermaplaning is much more than just shaving.    To schedule a free skincare consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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How Much Weight Is Removed In Breast Reduction?

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Breast reduction is a procedure that reduces the size of the breasts. Typically, the procedure is performed to alleviate problems associated with having breasts too large for one’s frame, such as back pain, rashes, and ill-fitting clothing. This removes tissue, fat, and sometimes glands. How much weight is removed in breast reduction? It largely depends on the size of your breasts and the frame. On average, a total of two to eight pounds is removed from the breasts during a breast reduction surgery. The amount removed depends on the size of your breasts, your goals, your body size and frame, and how much is safe to remove based on your health and medical history. Breast reduction is not a weight loss surgery and can utilize a few different surgical techniques. The most common is an anchor incision, similar to a breast lift. However, breast liposuction is often an option for those who need only a moderate reduction. During your consultation, Dr. Jonov will examine your breasts and discuss the symptoms you are experiencing. He will then formulate a plan for your breast reduction surgery based on what you want to achieve and what is possible. He will describe what you can expect following surgery.  To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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What Is The Best Filler For The Chin?

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Chin filler–also known as a non-surgical chin augmentation–is becoming a popular procedure because it can make improvements to the jawline, facial profile, and symmetry. Chin augmentation traditionally uses surgical methods to place a chin implant. However, with new techniques, many patients with more minor concerns can undergo non-surgical procedures to achieve the results they want. When inquiring about chin filler, patients often want to know, “What is the best filler for the chin?”   Hyaluronic acid fillers Juvederm and Restylane are the two most frequently used dermal fillers for the chin. Considering the chin is bony, thicker fillers tend to work better in this area. Juvederm Voluma is a popular choice and usually provides good results when injected into the chin. This filler also lasts the longest among hyaluronic acid fillers.   Restylane Lyft which is often used in the cheeks can also provide good results in the chin. Of the Restylane filler options, Lyft is one of the thicker options that is still malleable and well suited to the area. Occasionally, other fillers such as Radiesse may also be used in the chin. Though, this is largely on a case-by-case basis. Your injector will discuss your filler options and the best one for your chin filler in Bellevue.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out to us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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