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Can You Look Great in Your 70s and Beyond without Surgery?

Sure, aging is a natural part of life that is bound to happen to all of us. However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t look and feel youthful well into your 70s and beyond! And the best part is that there are many skin treatments for aging that don’t require surgery or downtime.

Take a look at some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for aging skin here.

Injectable Fillers

A common cosmetic concern for men and women in their 60s, 70s and beyond is loss of facial volume that can often lead to a tired appearance.

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What’s the Difference between BOTOX® & Dysport®?

BOTOX® and Dysport® are undoubtedly two of the biggest names in the anti-wrinkle injection space. But because the two are often discussed side-by-side as one-in-the-same, many people are left wondering what the difference is between the two, if any at all.

Here, we break down the main differences and similarities between BOTOX and Dysport to help you choose the best fit for your cosmetic goals.

BOTOX vs. Dysport

BOTOX and Dysport are both formulations of botulinum toxin that work by immobilizing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form on your skin.

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Good News, Fillers Are Definitely NOT Just for Lines & Wrinkles

Injectable fillers have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country. While fillers are best known for their ability to temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles, though, you might not know that dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of these three unexpected spots. 

1. Hands

As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen and becomes thinner. One area of the body where thinning skin is often most noticeable is on the backs of the hands. Thin skin in this delicate area can make veins more visible,

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3 Tips to Make Fillers Work with Your Budget

If dermal fillers are on your wishlist to reduce wrinkles or add volume to your cheeks or lips, but you’re concerned about your budget, don’t fret. There are some simple saving tricks you can use to get fillers on a budget without sacrificing the quality of your results and experience.

1. Book Your Appointment in the Middle of the Month

For many people, most of the biggest bills come at the start of every month. By scheduling your filler appointment towards the middle of the month, you can give yourself some wiggle room in between major bill payments to help your budget stay on track. 

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Why Fillers Are Going to Be Even Bigger in 2021

Injectable fillers remain one of the most popular plastic surgery trends year after year, and 2021 isn’t expected to be any different. In fact, fillers could be even more popular this year than in the past, and these are just a few of the reasons why.

  1. Masks Can Camouflage Bruising and Swelling

    Face masks will likely carry over into 2021, and many people are finding that the coverings make it easy to temporarily hide bruising or swelling after getting lip filler. So even though you may have to mask up now, you could use this time to get fillers so you can fully enjoy your results a bit later.

How Fillers Really Show Up For You [Infographic]

How Fillers Really Show Up For You [Infographic]

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It’s Been a Very Long Year, You Deserve a Liquid Face Lift

Do you feel like lines and wrinkles have crept up on your face a little faster than usual with added stress? Maybe you’ve been working from home and saving up for a cosmetic procedure or two, while your frown lines have been working overtime.

If you’re thinking about getting a face lift but aren’t quite sure you want to dive into the deep end of a surgical procedure just yet, consider treating yourself to a liquid face lift and reaping many of the same benefits.

What Is a Liquid Face Lift?

A liquid face lift uses injectable wrinkle treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® to smooth away the appearance of lines,

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So You Want to Get Fillers But You Don’t Like Needles?

A large portion of the population is afraid or anxious about needles — one poll estimated about 20%. But if your fear of needles is the only thing keeping you from getting injectable treatments, you may find it relieving to know that there are lots of things you can do to ease your mind.

Put these four tips into practice to help make your dermal filler appointment go smoothly, even if you don’t like needles.

  1. Schedule an Office Visit First

    This gives you a chance to discuss your anxieties about needles with your plastic surgeon,

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How BOTOX® Can Fade Wrinkles from Your 30s & Beyond

While some men and women choose to start BOTOX® in their 20s to help prevent future wrinkles from forming, many others prefer to wait until they see the first signs of aging on their faces. Truthfully, the best age to start BOTOX depends on your personal preferences and goals—there really is no hard-and-fast rule for when you should get treatment.

If you’re thinking about getting BOTOX, use this quick guide to help you plan your procedure for the right time in your life.

BOTOX in Your 30s

For many people, the first signs of pesky wrinkles and creases start to show up on their skin in their 30s.

How Much Facial Filler Do I Need?

How Much Facial Filler Do I Need?

One of the questions we most commonly get from MSpa patients who are considering injectable fillers to remove lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume is “how much product do I need?” It’s a simple question, but the answer varies depending on many factors.

What You Want to Treat

Fillers come from the manufacturer in a pre-packaged, sterilized syringe. A syringe of Juvederm®, for instance, contains one cc (cubic centimeter) of the product. Your total treatment cost will depend on how many syringes of product you need.

  • If you’re only looking to correct very minor wrinkling or hide a scar or blemish,

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