Category Archives: Nonsurgical Treatments
Who Is Daxxify™ Best For?
Who is a good candidate for Daxxify™ injections? Our St. Louis-based team knows that patients may be wondering whether they should give this innovative new injectable treatment a try. Daxxify™ was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to several glabellar lines, more commonly known as frown lines. Although it works the
5 Ways to Increase the Lifespan of Wrinkle Relaxers
OK, so you’ve had a neuromodulator treatment. Now you might be wondering: Is there a way to make wrinkle-relaxing injections last longer? Our St. Louis-based injectors at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University know that patients want to get the most out of treatments like Daxxify™ and BOTOX®. While BOTOX® has a lifespan of
How Can Fat-Freezing Impact the Way You Dress?
Will CoolSculpting® make clothes fit better? Our St. Louis-based team frequently gets asked this question by people who are considering the fat-freezing treatment. The answer is a resounding “yes.” CoolSculpting® is a popular, non-invasive body contouring procedure that can help to get rid of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. Sometimes
The Best Pre-Treatment Care for Thread Lifts
When certain proteins and other beneficial components of your skin are lost, sagging can start to develop below your chin or jawline. Known as jowls, this unwanted feature forms as the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. As this happens, the constant pull of gravity causes the skin to sag in the area around
Why Does Your Skin Need Hyaluronic Acid?
One of the reasons why the Revance RHA® fillers at our St. Louis-based practice blend in so well with the skin and adapt so seamlessly into facial movements is because they’re made with a clean, pure form of hyaluronic acid that is much more similar to the type found in your skin when compared to the ingredients
What Can You Do to Make Facial Fillers Last Longer?
You might sometimes look in the mirror and be shocked to see wrinkles that seem to have formed overnight—but if you do, there’s no need to panic. Wrinkles are a normal aspect of aging, and they actually form gradually over time, starting off as faint lines that become deeper as your skin produces less collagen
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
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
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.
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