Botox. Juvederm. Voluma. The beauty world’s triad of agelessness. Perhaps you’re considering one or all three? (Yes! You can get all three injected in one day!) Or maybe you have been injected but still have some questions? The team at Lift MD gathered their top 5 most frequently asked questions regarding injectables and fillers and put together the list below. We want you to look as good as you feel so always feel free to write to us with any questions about treatments, products and procedures!
How long does Botox last? How long will Juvederm and Voluma last?
Keep in mind that everyone’s body metabolizes injectables differently and so some people may not need as many touch-ups as others. That being said, typically Botox lasts anywhere from 3-4 months while Juvederm can last from 6 months to a year and Voluma up to two years.
Am I limited to the amount of activity I can do pre-treatment or post-treatment?
There is nothing that you need to do to prepare for your injectable treatment but it is recommended to avoid aspirin and blood thinners as they may cause bruising. Also, avoiding caffeine may be helpful if it typically makes you feel jittery. There are some different guidelines when it comes to post-treatment care though. If you get Botox injected, don’t lie down for 4 hours and avoid any exercise until the following day. With all injectables, it is recommended to avoid drinking alcohol until the following day as alcohol thins the blood which may lead to some bruising.
What exactly is the difference between Voluma and Juvederm?
Voluma and Juvederm are both Hyaluronic Acid fillers, however, the main difference between the two is that Voluma is a much thicker filler. So Voluma yields the best results when injected in the cheeks and mid-face to restore volume. While Juvederm is used to fill the lips, nasolabial folds and directly beneath the eyes.
How long does it take to see the results for Botox, Juvederm and Voluma?
Expect to see the full results of your Botox treatment between 7-10 days while Juvederm and Voluma will take 7 days.
Is there anything one can do to make the results last longer?
If there is one tip that everyone at Lift MD swears by it’s to drink as much water as possible if you were injected with a filler. Water bonds with the Hyaluronic Acid and thus keeps the filler plump and helps it last longer.
The fear of having a double chin is extremely common in both men and women across the globe. This fear becomes or already is a reality for many of us. Thankfully, there is now a safe and effective solution for this common issue. Rediscover your jaw-line with the revolutionary procedure, Kybella.
Kybella is the nonsurgical solution designed to dissolve stubborn under-the-chin fat. It provides maximum results and requires minimal commitment as sessions average between 20 and 30 minutes. Although it varies with each patient, 2-6 sessions scheduled a month apart are suggested for optimum results.
Kybella is the first injectable substance that the FDA has approved to treat under the chin fat. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a fat-absorbing substance found in our bodies naturally that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into “under the skin” fat, Kybellacauses the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The preference for fat cells leaves surrounding tissue largely unaffected. It destroys fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin substantially tighter and the jaw more contoured.
Want to know more? Schedule a personal consultation and find out if this is good treatment solution for you. 310.285.0400
KYBELLA™ is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. The safe and effective use of KYBELLA™ has not been established outside the submental area and is not recommended. For more information and before/after shots, visit: http://kybellabh.com/blog/
A new year is just days away and with a new beginning why not get the bikini body that you have always wanted? This is the year to look as good as you feel. From body shaping procedures like liposculpture and breast augmentations to injectables, rhinoplasties and facials, Dr. Kassabian and his team at Lift MD Aesthetics want to make 2015 the year that you look your absolute best! Take a look at some of Dr. Kassabian’s most popular procedures below and don’t let another year go by without looking and feeling fantastic! Call now and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kassabian. 310.285.0400
Lift MD Aesthetics was recently honored with the prestigious title of Diamond Status by Allergan which is the company that manufactures Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. Only the top 1% of Allergan’s thousands of accounts through out the country are honored with this title. A Diamond Status title means that Allergan has acknowledged that the physician and practice a standard of excellence that can be trusted and accounted for! Look as good as you feel and know that you are being treated by the best!
Also, just from 9 AM until Noon on Black Friday, Lift MD Aesthetics will be offering Botox for 50% off. Appointments are limited so call now to reserve your space and get the holidays started looking fabulous!
If you ask anyone what some factors are that go into making a medical practice successful, most people will tell you that it is not just the doctor but also the staff. The staff plays an important role in making sure that patients are happy and that everything runs smoothly. Just like you’ve all gotten to know Dr. Kassabian, we also want you to get to know the staff of Lift MD Aesthetics too! As part of a series of posts, we will be profiling staff members so that you can get to know the entire Lift MD Aesthetics team because everyone believes that you should look as good as you feel!
Meet Nurse Katie
Katie Lockwood is a licensed registered nurse in California, Hawaii, and Arizona and currently oversees beauty and wellness at Lift Md Aesthetics. Katie has a background in cosmetic and general dermatology, facial plastics and reconstruction, lasers, and injectables. Following in the style of Dr. Kassabian, Katie always seeks to create beautiful, natural results for all of her patients. Her passion for perfection has brought her to study throughout the states to stay on the forefront of cutting edge medical and beauty innovations. As a fine artist in her freetime, Katie uses her eye for the artistic with every patient to enhance their individual beauty Katie has served as an advisory board member for the biotechnology company, Genentech for various pharmaceuticals and continues to research and develop new possibilities for the clients at Lift Md Aesthetics.
This past summer, Dr. Kassabian was invited to attend the Festival Del Sole in Napa Valley, CA as a guest speaker. The Festival Del Sole is an annual health and wellness festival that focuses on the wellness and “art of life.” Each year prominent members of the wellness community are invited to speak on the subject of their expertise. The event which draws art, culture and celebrities like Sophia Loren and Whoopi Goldberg is one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the famed Napa Valley. Dr. Kassabian was honored to be invited to give a presentation on “The Truth About Vitamins.” His presentation focused on the beauty and wellness benefits of specific vitamins and how and why he has created his own successful vitamin line and IV treatment.
Take a look at some stunning footage of the Festival Del Sole and of Dr. Kassabian giving his presentation:
Dr. Kassabian is an expert in all plastic surgery but one of his signature procedures is the Invisible Bra Lift. The Invisible Bra Lift is a procedure that repositions the nipple and tightens the skin as one would with a traditional breast lift but what makes the Invisible Lift different is that already existing breast tissue is used to contour and lift. According to recent research by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) the popularity of breast lifts has increased by 70% since 2000. This means that “breast lifts are outpacing breast implants two-to-one” and a majority of the women opting for the procedure are between 30-54 years old.
Don’t forget to tune into Dr. Lift every Sunday night and see amazing transformations like the ones pictured below. Whether a patient is coming in for a rhinoplasty, liposuction or a Liquid Facelift each person has his or her own individual story and each episode of Dr. Lift documents the cosmetic surgery process. Dr. Kassabian and the entire staff at Lift MD Aesthetics truly believe that every patient should look as good as he or she feels.
There is nothing like reading positive reviews by patients who have had a fantastic experience at Lift MD Aesthetics with Dr. Kassabian and the wonderful staff. Check out two great reviews that were posted this week. It is wonderful to see how happy and satisfied our patients are!