Injectables and Fillers: Lift MD’s Top 5 Questions

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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.

Kybella: The nonsurgical solution to redefining your chin

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, Kybella causes 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

Ways To Improve Your Quality of Life

There is something to be said about plastic surgery and the direct impact that it has on one’s outlook on life. There has been many studies done that show an improved quality of life based on the self-confidence and satisfaction of removing or improving certain aspects of one’s appearance, that outweighs the cost of living an unfulfilled life due to a lack of self-esteem. Many of us have battled with aspects of our outward appearance, some greater than others. We all have the power to change or enhance our outward appearance and inner well-being, whether it be through a cosmetic surgery or by making a lifestyle change. Whatever your desire or need may be, here are a few ways to start improving your quality of life today.

If you are someone who is interested in finding out more about plastic surgery, schedule your own personal consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon and find out your options.

If you are interested in hearing about real patient’s personal stories, watch our show, Doctor Lift on our Youtube channel:

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Facial Enhancements and Fillers

Not ready for surgery, but have a few fine lines you want to fix? Though there are various types of facial enhancements offered at LiftMD, one to look into if you are considering a procedure is JUVÉDERM. JUVÉDERM® is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. JUVÉDERM® is a “next generation” smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look/feel and long-lasting results for up to six months or longer. JUVÉDERM® dermal filler lasts long because it’s the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process. This process creates a smooth gel that flows easily into the skin, creating smooth, natural looks. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother formulation used in JUVÉDERM®. The smooth consistency of JUVÉDERM® dermal filler also may help to minimize the discomfort that can sometimes occur during the injection procedure.

Details on Facial Enhancements and Fillers here: http://www.liftmd.com/procedures-services/enhancements-fillers

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Want to boost your body from the inside out? The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail was developed by Dr. Garo Kassabian from a formula used at Lift MD Aesthetics® . This powerful cocktail contains the highest potency of nutrients available. Beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and B-complex work together for anti-oxidant protection, energy production, and more. Used along with the Beverly Hills Vitamin Booster, this vitamin cocktail is the ideal alternative to popular IV treatments. Your on-the-go solution to maintain energy, wellness and beauty.

 

Purchase it here: http://www.liftmd.com/nutrition/the-beverly-hills-vitamin-cocktail

What Is In Your Beauty Bag?

It’s what’s inside that counts, especially when referring to what’s inside your beauty bag. Most importantly, these coveted products will help you achieve your outer beauty as well:
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This makeup blender lets you perfect makeup application in the inner eye corners, brow bones, sides of nose, cheeks, and more. These non-disposable micro mini sponges are the perfect tool for concealing small areas. Simply wet them so that they increase in size so that you can highlight and contour your face and ensure less makeup waste.
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Plastic Surgery Trends in 2015

A recent article from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AASFPRS) predicted what they believe will be the biggest trends in plastic surgery in 2015.  Check out the list of what will be hot in 2015. Call Lift to get a free consultation with Dr. Kassabian on these procedures or any others offered at Lift!

The predicted top 3 Plastic Surgery Procedures for 2015:

1.  Rhioplasties, neck contouring and eyelid lifts are some of the most popular surgeries right now.  Experts believe that the demand for these surgeries has gone up because of the “selfie” phenomenon.  More people are seeing themselves on social media and, as a result, want to look their best.

Rhinoplasties will be amongst the most popular procedures in 2015.  It's easy to see why! Take a look at what an incredible transformation this young woman under went!
Rhinoplasties will be amongst the most popular procedures in 2015. It’s easy to see why! Take a look at what an incredible transformation this young woman under went!

2.  Injectables and fillers will also still be amongst the most popular procedures this coming year because patients are still drawn to the quick fix with no down time that only fillers can provide.

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Injectables and fillers instantly refresh one’s look and take years off of one’s face without surgery or downtime !

3.  One of the biggest predicted plastic surgery trends in 2015 will be the blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift.  This surgery is amongst the most popular because the eyelid area is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging.  This surgery will take years off one’s face and there are minimal risks and side effects.

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, instantly turns back the hands of time and gives a refreshed and awake look back to the face!
A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, instantly turns back the hands of time and gives a refreshed and awake look back to the face!

New Year. New You.

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

Injectables reverse years of f of one's face with no down time.  This patient only had injectables and she looks fabulous!
Injectables reverse years of f of one’s face with no down time. This patient only had injectables and she looks fabulous!

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The Mommy Makeover.
The Mommy Makeover.

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Lift MD Holiday Gift Guide!

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just one week away, this weekend most people will be scrambling to get their loved ones the perfect gift! Avoid the crowds and headache and give the gift that everyone love…beauty.  From the luxurious Lift MD Aesthetics skin care line to customizable facials, there is something for everybody.  If you can’t decide on what exactly to get, then you can buy a Lift gift card in any amount you’d like which can be used toward all products and procedures offered at Lift MD Aesthetics.  Take a look at some of our most popular products and procedures below:

Lift MD Gift Card Stocking Stuffer Suggestions

  • Facials and Peels:  Facials and peels are one of the most popular gifts to give this season because it gives your loved one a reason to take some time and pamper themselves.  At Lift MD, we offer customizable facials to suit each person’s individual needs and we also have facials that are only offered here, like The Red Carpet Facial and The Million Dollar Facial.  Both facials are a celebrity beauty secret go-to!
  • Injectables:  Everyone wants to look great and reverse the signs of aging with minimal downtime. So why not get a gift card that can be used toward injectable treatments that will erase years off of one’s face by New Years Eve?
The Lift MD Face Nourisher is the perfect gift to give to that person in your life who loves luxe skin care that makes a noticeable difference.  This skin smoothing creme is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is like a daily dose of nutrition for the skin!
The Lift MD Face Nourisher is the perfect gift to give to that person in your life who loves luxe skin care that makes a noticeable difference. This skin smoothing creme is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is like a daily dose of nutrition for the skin!
The Glycolic Hydrating Masque has been a top seller at Lift MD for many years and once you try this masque you'll know why.  This masque exfoliates the skin while also replenishing moisture, plumping skin and softening fine lines.  This masque along with the other products in the Glycolic Skin Care line would make the perfect gift for someone who loves to pamper themselves at home!
The Glycolic Hydrating Masque has been a top seller at Lift MD for many years and once you try this masque you’ll know why. This masque exfoliates the skin while also replenishing moisture, plumping skin and softening fine lines. This masque along with the other products in the Glycolic Skin Care line would make the perfect gift for someone who loves to pamper themselves at home!

BLACK FRIDAY: Get 50% Off Botox By Diamond Status Injector!

The Diamond Status Award from Allergan.
The Diamond Status Award from Allergan.

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!

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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!

Call 310-285-0400 to make your appointment today!

Get Party Ready in No Time!

Next week marks the beginning of the most exciting and busy times of the year.  There is no shortage of festivities, parties and events to attend which call for us looking our very best.  One of the fastest and easiest ways to take years off of your face and give you an extra boost of confidence is through injectables.  Enhancing your look can be as easy as a lunch time appointment.  From the Scarless Facelift to Juvederm in your lips, injectable treatments are an easy way to look your best with out the pain and down time of surgery!  Also, Dr. Kassabian was named Expert Injector by New Beauty Magazine which means that he is amongst a very exclusive group of doctors who hold that title.  There are 1.2 million doctors who are approved to give injectables but less than 7% are Expert Injectors, which means that they have demonstrated extreme diligence in their practice,  are board certified and only use FDA approved products.  Take a look at some before and after pictures of some of patients who have had injectable treatments.  If you are interested in these procedures or any other services offered at Lift MD Aesthetics then please call 310.285.0400 and schedule your appointment to look as good as you feel!

Dr. Kassabian is a certified Expert Injector.
Dr. Kassabian is a certified Expert Injector.

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Need a LIFT? The Healthy Happy Hour is Here!

CaptureThe holidays are just a few weeks away and while it is one of the most exciting times of the year, it also happens to be one of the busiest.  The cold weather and constant running around often leads to fatigue and illnesses due to lowered immune systems.  Just in time for the holidays, Lift MD Aesthetics is implementing the Healthy Happy Hour.

Just for the month of November from 1PM to 3PM, you can stop by Lift and visit Nurse Katie to get a dose of vitamins either through the vitamin injections or the vitamin IV. There is a series of Vitamin Shots one can choose from, ranging from the B-12 Lift which will give you an instant energy boost to the Lipo-Lift Shot which boosts your energy and your metabolism.  If you’re looking for a variety of different benefits then the IV Treatments are perfect for you.  The Beauty Bag IV is packed with anti-aging vitamins which will help you feel and look vibrant from the inside out and The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail is essential in maintaining energy, vitality and optimum health and has been known to treat anxiety, depression, migraines and fatigue.

Feel as good as you look throughout this holiday season and don’t pass up this opportunity! Katie will gladly consult with you on which treatment would be best according to your needs and the The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail IV can be customized to suit your specific health needs. Visit Lift MD for more information for these special products and for all of your beauty needs! Also feel free to call us or to schedule an appointment: 310-285-0400.