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What Differentiates Dr. Weiner from the Majority of Other Filler and Botox/Dysport Providers

Dr. Weiner is Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and is an expert on the anatomy of the face. He trained, and was a faculty member, at the number one rated Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Department in the country at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He started injecting Botox in 1994. His initial uses for Botox …

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What is Vascular Occlusion or Vascular Compromise from Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers of becoming the fastest growing area of aesthetic enhancements.  In general, the procedure of injecting the filler is safe, with very little downtime, and with visible results. However, there is a rare, but extremely significant potential risk, that patient’s, medical staff, and providers need to always be aware of:  Vascular Occlusion or Vascular …

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Why Juvederm is NOT a good choice for the Tear Trough or Eye Area

Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers in the US.  As with most fillers, it is only FDA approved for the nasolabial folds, but is used “off label” in other areas of the face.  Although Juvederm is a very safe filler for use around the face, there are certain characteristics that make it the …

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The Top 14 Trends in Cosmetic Procedures (Plastic Surgery) for 2014 as Predicted by Dr. Steven Weiner

This coming year is an exciting one with a couple new FDA approvals expected.  It’s also going to see several procedures fade away and new approaches with the “gold standards”. Kythera’s ATX-101 will be approved for reducing the double chin fat using only an injection.  The procedure will need to be repeated 3-5 times in …

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Do Dermal Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero) fight cancer?

I stumbled across a very interesting article last night.  It discussed how the naked mole rat had some very unique qualities.  I has a very long life span for a rodent, up to 30 years vs. 3-4 years for most species, and it doesn’t get cancer! After studying tissue cultures from the rat, they found that …

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The best way to get your lips augmented…Hyaluronic Acid Fillers using Blunt Cannulas

Lip augmentation has received a lot of press over the past couple years and its been mostly bad.  That’s because most physicians either overfill the lips or don’t understand what makes lips attractive and natural appearing.  In addition, most patients equate lip augmentation to severe pain and several days of downtime with bruising and swelling. …

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Debunking the myths in Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Enhancements

“I’m considering a facelift so I don’t have to do all the maintenance with Botox and fillers.”  A facelift will not substitute for Botox or loss of volume.  You will still have wrinkles if you don’t do Botox or Dysport after a facelift.  Also, loss of volume, a primary component of aging, is not corrected …

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Blunt Tipped Micro Cannulas are “the bomb” for dermal fillers – Dr. Steve Weiner

About 2 years ago, I had one of those “AHA” moments when I saw a physician from France demonstrate the use of blunt cannulas for injecting dermal fillers.  Since then, I have hardly used the traditional needle method for fillers and my patients love it.  I have become one of the strongest advocates of this …

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