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    Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane: Exploring Your Filler Options

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Aging, sun exposure, smoking, pollution, and hereditary factors can create hollow areas, lines, and wrinkles on your face. Unlike Botox, which reduces wrinkles by relaxing muscles around the eyes and forehead, cosmetic fillers are generally used on the lower half of the face, primarily the cheeks and lips, and can add volume to create a youthful look.

    • Filler Options

    Popular fillers include Radiesse, Juvederm, and Restylane, which use materials that are similar to, and compatible with, naturally occurring tissue in the body. These fillers can be injected quickly and with very little discomfort.  Injections are often administered from inside the mouth, so there is no bruising.  Fat from the patient’s own body can also be used as a filler, but this requires surgery. Cosmetic fillers even stimulate collagen production for a more naturally youthful appearance.

    • Radiesse

    Radiesse is a creamy substance that is made from a hydrogel infused with spheres of calcium hydroxylapatite. This material has characteristics similar to human bone, but Radiesse has a soft, flexible texture. Results can last much longer than other fillers—the material gradually dissolves within one to two years.

    • Restylane

    Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs  naturally in our bodies. It is very safe to use and produces only mild swelling, but the results may last only three to nine months.

    • Juvederm

    Like Restylane, Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid. It is thicker than Restylane, so it does not spread as much, and lasts longer than Restylane.

    Dermal fillers are typically fairly inexpensive and the different varieties tend to have equivalent costs. Radiesse is often recommended, because there is 50% more in a syringe, ansd its effects last longest.

    If you are interested in dermal fillers, skin care, or more dramatic cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Kevin McBride to learn more about your options. Call (214) 989-4796 today to schedule an appointment.

    Find Out How You Can Look Better Than Ever

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Today's cosmetic procedures are designed to make you look and feel your best. Women and men are finding out they can enhance their looks by adding volume and eliminating wrinkles and folds. Learn more by visiting these links:

    Dr. Kevin McBride treats patients in the Dallas area. Call our office at (214) 989-4796 for an appointment or to learn more about Dr. McBride and our services.

     

    How Popular Is Plastic Surgery for Men?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Cosmetic surgery isn't just for women anymore.  In 2010, more than 1.1 million men had elective cosmetic surgeries. In this video, you can learn about the types of procedures most popular among men, and how cosmetic surgeons are accommodating the needs of men. For example, many men can put off a facelift, and get a great result with fillers or fat transfer procedures.

    Among the top procedures men request are rhinoplasty, surgeries to erase bags or puffiness under the eyes, and chin augmentation with solid silicone implants. In each case, incisions are made inside the nose, eyelids, or mouth to hide scars.

    If you are a man or woman living in the Dallas area who would like to learn more about cosmetic surgery options, contact Dr. Kevin McBride at (214) 989-4796. Dr. McBride and his staff can help you look younger with the latest cosmetic and skin care procedures.

    Comparing Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Facial fillers, also called cosmetic or dermal fillers, all serve the purpose of filling-in lines, wrinkles and hollow areas in the face to create a more youthful appearance. Depending on the depth and location of wrinkles, you have several great options.  Some fillers, such as Radiesse, are thicker and firmer so they are used to fill deeper grooves. Other fillers are softer and are used to augment the lips and other soft areas.

    In this clip, a cosmetic surgeon discusses the differences between Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm. These fillers can be used anywhere on the face, offering results that can last up to a year or more.

    If you are interested in dermal fillers or would like to learn more about cosmetic surgery or skin care procedures, contact Dr. Kevin McBride. Call our Dallas office today at (214) 989-4796.

    What You Need to Know About Orthognathic Surgery

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Orthognathic surgery, commonly referred to as corrective jaw surgery, is used to reposition or reshape misaligned jaws. While the surgery often improves appearance, it is usually only performed in cases wherein the function of the jaw is affected and the patient has a facial deformity, chronic pain, or trouble chewing, swallowing, or breathing. Cosmetic procedures, such as chin augmentation or rhinoplasty, are sometimes performed during the same session to restore a balanced, natural look to the face.

    • Preparing for Surgery

    In most cases, repositioning of the teeth is necessary to create a successful bite after surgery. Orthodontia is usually used to align teeth in preparation for the procedure. A patient may express concern if his or her bite seems to be worsening during this period, but the teeth will fit together properly once the jaw has been realigned.

    • Undergoing the Procedure

    The procedure itself varies based on the individual patient’s condition. Some require surgery on both the upper and lower jaws, while some require only one or the other. The jaws can be moved up or down, forward or backward, or sideways. Sometimes bone is added, taken away, or merely reshaped. If only one jaw is being moved, patients can generally go home the same day, but if both are repositioned, an overnight stay may be necessary.

    • Healing

    The healing process has several stages. Some time, often about a week, should be taken off from school or work. A very soft diet is necessary in the weeks following surgery. Patients often require additional orthodontic treatment for a few months after surgery. Orthognathic surgery is a big commitment but often leads to dramatically improved oral function and facial appearance.

    If you think you may be a good candidate for orthognathic surgery, schedule a visit with Dr. Kevin McBride to determine if the procedure is right for you. Dr. McBride can also tell you about cosmetic procedures and skin care options. Call today at (214) 989-4796!

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