Category Archives: Nonsurgical Treatments

What Causes Laugh Lines and How Can You Address Them?

Have you recently noticed deepening wrinkles between your nose and the corners of your mouth whenever you smile or laugh? Laughter may be strong medicine, but perhaps the only possible drawback is that your skin often pays the price due to being pulled in different directions whenever you make an expression. The wrinkles that show

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How to Prepare on the Day of Your JUVEDERM® Treatment

Decades ago, people who watched as their cheeks sank in, jowls formed, and their first wrinkles appeared on their faces due to collagen loss, they had no choice but to accept them. There’s no way to fully prevent the effects of gravity and intrinsic aging from taking their toll—but today, we have the option of

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Which Cosmetic Procedures Should You Have This Spring?

As most surgical and even many non-invasive procedures don’t reveal their results right away, it can take at least a few weeks before a patient sees the full results of their treatment. In most cases, a procedure performed in the springtime means you’ll feel confident about your look by the time summer is here again.

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JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® vs. ULTRA® XC: Which is the Best Lip Filler for Fuller Lips?

In addition to reducing the depth of nasolabial folds and other wrinkles on the face, fillers are also ideal for adding volume to thin lips or reshaping the lips to give them a better-defined, poutier appearance. Due to the influence of pop culture and celebrities who sport noticeably plump puckers, a seemingly increasing number of

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Combining CoolSculpting® with CoolTone™

Body-contouring treatments can help patients to get the physique they’ve always wanted by allowing for the “fine-tuning” of areas resistant to change via exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and a balanced diet alone. If you feel like you’re working out all the time but are still frustrated at a failure to achieve your desired sculpted look—whether

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Does CoolSculpting® Last?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could make pesky areas of fat disappear forever? Unfortunately, biology doesn’t quite work that way, and most of our fat cells stay with us for good. There is an innovative way of overcoming this obstacle, however: non-surgical fat reduction. While this strategy is not designed to help people lose

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BELOTERO® vs. JUVEDERM® Fillers: How Do They Compare?

Patients looking to smooth out facial lines have a wide variety of options to choose from, including various facial fillers available for addressing static wrinkles. Available fillers include Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Bellafill®, and BELOTERO Balance®, all of which our St. Louis-based team at West County Plastic Surgeons administers frequently. In addition to reducing the appearance of

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6 Advantages of BELOTERO Balance®

In addition to the range of JUVEDERM® products available, our team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University, based in the St. Louis area, corrects collagen loss with fillers like BELOTERO Balance®, which targets moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. The best filler for you depends on your specific concerns and goals. With education

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Is CoolSculpting® Safe?

West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University recommends CoolSculpting® nonsurgical fat reduction for St. Louis patients who are close to their ideal weight, but who want to slim down by addressing stubborn pockets of fat without surgery. Patients who are new to this approach may have concerns about the safety of the procedure and possible

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