Category Archives: Myths & FAQs 101

This is meant to be a quick guide– common questions asked during consultation and common misconceptions about aesthetic procedures encountered in my practice.

FAQs on Fillers (II)

Why did the facial filler seem to decrease so quickly in the first 2 days after injection? Hyaluronic acid (HA) occurs naturally without cross linkages. In this form, it is easily broken down in the body in 1-2 days. The HA that … Continue reading

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FAQs on Fillers (I)

Whoever came up with the idea of body and facial fillers was, undoubtedly, a genius. With a few injections, many issues that people face can be resolved, or at least alleviated– ranging from flat noses, short chins or sagging cheeks to tiny butts, small … Continue reading

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Myths about Botox (II)

One of my friends was developing forehead lines, even at age 30. I suggested some Botox to help soften the lines and prevent permanent ones from forming. (Note: the last fact is probably not yet sufficiently proven in clinical trials.) Prevention … Continue reading

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Myths about fillers (II)

Fillers are harmful to the body when used in the long term. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, eyes and joints. It is gradually broken down by the body’s natural metabolism and is not known to … Continue reading

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Myths about fillers (I)

Fillers are permanent. There are many different types of fillers. Some are permanent, some are semi-permanent and the rest are temporary fillers. Temporary fillers are mostly made of hyaluronic acid nowadays. It is a substance that is also naturally found … Continue reading

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Myths about Botox (I)

Botox is only for old people There cannot be anything farther from the truth. Indeed, Botox is used to counter wrinkles and retain that youthful smoothness, but why wait until they’ve formed permanently? An important consideration is that Botox can obliterate … Continue reading

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