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

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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Meet Nurse Katie

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

CaptureKatie 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.

Is Botox the New Answer to Depression?

 

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It seems as though in the near future Botox may be treating more than just fine lines and wrinkles.

According to an interesting new study recently published by the Journal of Psychiatric Research, doctors found that “Botox may help relieve depressive symptoms both as a stand-alone and an adjunctive treatment.” Participants in the study were injected with Botox in the muscles between the eyebrows. When compared to the placebo group, researchers found that the group that received the Botox treatment had up to a 47% decrease in their depressive symptoms after six weeks.  

Read the entire article here:

http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/could-depression-be-treated-with-botox

Perfect Skin Is In at Lift MD Aesthetics

New York Fashion Week brought no shortage of fashion and beauty trends for people to try and one of the most notable trends was an all natural look. Perfect complexions with minimal makeup are achievable with the right products and procedures. Lift MD Aesthetics has a wide arrange of products that will help you get that perfect complexion that is the most coveted look for the Fall.

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The Camphor Pore-Minimizing Mask

The mask is just what you need to detoxify your skin and reveal a glowing and rejuvenated complexion. You’ll instantly notice smaller pores and any blemishes will soon disappear.

The Blemish Fix

Erase blemishes with The Lift MD Blemish Fix. Apply the Blemish Fix directly to any problem area and watch your skin go from spotty to clear in no time. The Blemish Fix is fast acting, cleansing, moisturizing and purifying so you’ll have clear, moisturized skin.

The Glycolic Face Creme

Smooth and moisturize your skin with this restorative cream that will leaving your face looking and feeling rejuvenated. This creme removes dead skin cells to reveal a smooth surface underneath.

The Oxygen Facial

Lift Md’s Oxygen Facial is tailor made to give your skin the nutrients and moisture that it needs to achieve a flawless complexion. The luxe facial is infused with essential oils and purified oxygen which calms and soothes the skin.

Injectables
Injectables are some of the best ways to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Kassabian’s technique and expertise will leave your skin looking youthful, smoother and more supple.