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Category: Juvéderm®

Volbella for a Natural Looking Lip Augmentation

Volbella launched in the last quarter of 2016, but it is still not as well-known as its predecessors, Juvederm and Voluma. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid product, similar to its family members of Juvederm and Voluma, but it has a completely different cross-linkage that allows for decreased viscosity but excellent longevity—around 18 months. Volbella was created as an option for filling very superficial fine lines as opposed to deeper or more coarse wrinkles or folds. I like Volbella best for the patient who is starting to see a decline in their lip volume, which is a normal part of the aging face, but which makes the patient start to have thin lip as opposed to a normal one. Patients who have never used lip filler before are quite hesitant to move forward for the primary reason they do not wish to look artificial or fake. They like their lips in their natural state, but unfortunately time marches on. I like to explain that by selecting the proper filler and using the proper filling technique, Volbella is the best option for a patient who desires their own natural and subtle lip, and without the unwanted “plump” lip appearance. I also really […]

Re-boot your skin at the start of this fall season!

As school begins, it reminds me that Fall is just around the corner. However, in Dallas, our summer likes to prolong all the way into October! As we wrap up with summer outdoor activities, you may feel like your skin needs a boost. Perhaps you were diligent with sunscreen and sun protection, but you are still seeing the effects of over-exposure during those long summer days. Fall is a time to start over again. It is a time to rejuvenate and refresh your skin to get that dewy bright complexion free of fine lines and wrinkles. I want to share a few procedures you may want to consider as a way to “re-boot” your skin at the start of this fall season. Park Cities Peel: Park Cities Peel is a combination treatment of both a photofacial set to treat the desired tonality problem of the patient, as well as a 4 micron microlaser peel to immediately follow. Performed with the use of a cooling device, it is a comfortable procedure which does not require any type of topical anesthesia. The Park Cities Peel takes about 20 min to perform by Dr. Turner. Patients are advised to expect 3-5 days of […]

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