Facial fillers and the COVID vaccine

facial fillers and the covid vaccine
If you saw this article or others, you know by now there’s a potential reaction between facial fillers and the COVID vaccine. If you’re considering not getting the vaccine, this should not be the reason behind your decision. Read on.   Facial fillers and the COVID vaccine First off, it’s not usual to have a reaction to a vaccine. Any vaccine. There’s nothing special about...
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All you need to know about lip implants

Check out this TV story on lip implants with Dr. Kaplan! With the help of PermaLip implants, you have another option for plumping up your lips.   Until several years ago, lip fillers were the main option for lip augmentation. But now you have a choice.   Lip implants vs fillers Lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, the same gel in your joints. Fillers like Juvederm,......
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Injecting fillers with a dental block and blunt cannula to minimize pain and bruising [video]

injecting fillers
I recently gave a training for a group of healthcare providers on behalf of Merz. As a paid consultant, I teach doctors and nurses how to use three Merz injectables: XEOMIN® (similar to Botox for reducing wrinkles), Radiesse® and Belotero® (fillers) to fill in superficial or deep lines due to a loss of collagen.   When it comes to fillers, there are a couple drawbacks...
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Now that Kylie is pregnant, can she still get lip fillers and Botox?!

Do you think it’s ridiculous that I’m writing about Kylie Jenner? Or that this is the second time I’ve written about Kylie Jenner?! Well, before you answer that question, ask yourself why are you reading this post! But I will tell you why I’m writing about the fact that Kylie is pregnant. It’s because it’s a human interest story. It’s sort of scandalous and simply......
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How to avoid duck lips with lip filler [video]

Lip augmentation is a very common procedure with many options to plump up your lips. And even though it’s a relatively easy procedure, the most common concern is that you’ll end up with duck lips. Why does that happen? Can’t a person recognize they’ve had too much filler or able to avoid that appearance in the first place?   Do patients actually want duck lips?! I......
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Considering breast aug or fillers? You need to know about biofilm!

Like movies? Biofilm is the most important film you’ve never heard of! Biofilm is the technical name for the slime that bacteria secrete. It’s a problem in the case of breast implants and fillers. We generally worry about blatant infections from bacteria but in the case of implants and fillers, biofilm can cause problems other than a frank infection. Curious? Keep reading.   Biofilm and......
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What Is Lip Augmentation & How Do You Avoid Duck Lips?

Fillers have been on the market for years, and surgeons have refined their techniques, so there’s no reason to overdo lip augmentation. The purpose of most cosmetic procedures is to restore self-confidence and a youthful, revitalized appearance. The best cosmetic surgery is invisible, meaning your friends and family never notice you had work done. They just think you look relaxed, healthy, and at the top......
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How Long Does Botox® Last?

Botox® is an injection that can help reduce or eliminate wrinkles, treat headaches and some jaw tension issues, and reduce aging skin symptoms. Many patients are interested in trying Botox® but worry they must commit to a lengthy treatment process. One of the top questions from patients considering this treatment is “How long does Botox® last?”    How Long Does Botox® Last? Patients concerned about......
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How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® has been around for years, and every year increases in popularity. It’s become so popular that most people have heard of it, whether on TV, from friends, or in a magazine. However, not everyone understands precisely what the procedure entails. A common question that plastic surgeons receive from new patients is “How does Botox® work?” Many people falsely believe it works in a similar......
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