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Frozen Foreheads and Blown-Up Lips ~ A Thing of the Past!

Injectable beauty treatments once conjured images of frozen foreheads and blown-up lips.  Thankfully, those images are becoming a memory.  We’ve entered an era where subtlety is becoming the “norm.”  The goal is to make subtle, natural-looking tweaks.  Drab skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, deep folds, etched lines are all ... Continue Reading

What’s the difference between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that reduces the thickness of excess fat. It slightly tightens your skin, but it is not able to remove any stretch marks. Liposuction is not limited to the abdominal area; it can be performed on the flanks, inner/outer thighs, and various other areas too. Abdominoplasty, also ... Continue Reading

New FDA Standards For Sunscreen

The FDA is proposing a major overhaul on all things SPF related.  This is slated to take effect this summer.  The new FDA regulations will force products to disclose the protection level against each type of radiation.  UVA leads to skin cancer and premature aging.  UVB causes sunburn.  SPF currently ... Continue Reading

“Bro-tox” – Botox for Men!

"Bro-tox" is a mainstream term that has been cultivated for men who are getting Botox injections. For the longest time, the target demographic for Botox® was women in their early 30’s-late 60’s; for those who were concerned with the appearance and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles. Not anymore! Men ... Continue Reading

Effectiveness and Safety of Popular Cosmetic Procedures

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 9.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2010. It’s important for those seeking cosmetic procedures to discuss their options with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Selecting the right treatment for a patient is not a ... Continue Reading

Plastic Surgery and Seniors: How old is too old?

People often think that just because you pass a certain age, it’s too late to improve your appearance. The major objective for plastic surgery is to look and feel better. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2010 nearly 85,000 surgical procedures were performed on patients age ... Continue Reading

So Long Smile Lines and Crow’s Feet! Hello Juvederm Ultra Plus XC!

Juvederm Ultra vs. Juvederm Ultra Plus Richmond Aesthetic Surgery is now offering Juvederm Ultra Plus XC.  Juvederm is a non-surgical aesthetic treatment for wrinkles and folds of the face, as well as augmenting thin lips.  Juvederm is a dermal filler based on hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the ... Continue Reading