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Q. What is Restylane?

Restylane is a cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid which means that Restylane injections are very safe.

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Q. Wouldn't it be easier if I just took a diet pill to lose weight?

Perscripiton diet pills have their place in helping patients lose weight but they have several shortcomings. They can make the blood pressure go too high and the effect of the diet pills wears off after a few months. The most common problem is that if the patient does not change their lifestyle (diet and exercise), when the diet pills stop working, all the weight comes back plus a few extra pounds. If the patient then restarts the diet pills, the cycle tends to be repeated, each time causing more weight gain! This problem is sometimes called yo-yo dieting, and it is worse than just being overweight.

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Q. Is there any way to be treated with Dysport or Reloxin now?

Yes, Dysport is now available in the United States as an alternative to Botox. For more information, give us a call at 561-795-SKIN(7546).

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Q. Can Juvederm be used in place of Botox?

Juvederm is intened to be used in the lower face. Botox is intended to be used in the upper face. Although there are exceptions, it is usually not a good idea to try to use Juvederm in the upper face, especially in the area between the eyebrows.

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Q. Are there any possible complications with this treatment?

Yes. Despite careful treatment using the best and safest equipment available, there will be the occasional complication. These complications may include blisters, light spots, dark spots, redness and swelling. Most are minor and disappear with no treatment. Because you are being treated by a doctor, any complications can be addressed immediately.

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