Non-Surgical Treatments That Brighten Up The Eyes Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery that often is known for brightening up the eyes by removing excess skin and fat that causes a perpetually aged and tired look. However, not all patients need or would benefit from eyelid surgery. So, what can you do to brighten up your […]
How Can I Tighten My Eyelids Without Surgery?
The traditional method for tightening the eyelids is blepharoplasty surgery. However, this is not always necessary depending on your concerns, age, and anatomy. Dr. Santos can determine if a blepharoplasty–or eyelid lift–is the best option, or if you would better benefit from a non-surgical eyelid tightening procedure. So, how can I tighten my eyelids without […]
How Soon After Fillers Can You Wear Makeup?
Dermal filler injections have no major recovery requirements or time. However, you do need to use caution after the procedure to let the filler settle and promote the best results. Sometimes after filler injections, your injector may advise you not to apply or wear makeup for a specific amount of time. With many patients wearing […]
Is BOTOX A Dermal Filler?
There are a wide variety of cosmetic injectables that can enhance facial features. The main two categories are neuromodulators and dermal fillers. Most people are familiar with dermal fillers, especially since the popularity of filler procedures like lip fillers has grown in the last few years. In everyday speech, ‘fillers’ has now almost become synonymous […]
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Which Is Better?
Nose job surgery remains one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures for men and women. Traditional rhinoplasty surgery involves altering the bone and tissue structure of the nose and often the septum. However, with new advances in dermal fillers, some patients can benefit from a non-surgical rhinoplasty using filler injections. Some may still […]
Chin Augmentation Seattle: Chin Implant vs. Chin Filler
Chin augmentation can dramatically change the look of the face and bring symmetry to the facial features. There are many ways to accomplish this utilizing surgical and non-surgical methods. The two most common ways to augment the chin are chin implant and chin filler. A chin implant is a permanent solution that Dr. Santos surgically […]
Under Eye Fillers vs. Lower Blepharoplasty: Which Is Best?
There are many plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures that improve the look of the under eyes. Tear trough fillers and blepharoplasty are two of the most common procedures performed to address the under eye area. How do you know if you need fillers or eyelid surgery? Dr. Santos can determine if under eye fillers vs. […]
Liquid Facelifts: Are They Effective?
Facelifts come in many varieties. Most involve some surgery, however, a liquid facelift is a completely non-surgical facelift. A liquid facelift uses dermal fillers and BOTOX to enhance the facial features and can lead to younger results. When compared to a surgical facelift, are liquid facelifts effective? For some patients who do not yet have […]
Are Lip Fillers Only For Young Patients?
Lip fillers have become all the range among the younger generations. Plump, large lips have become a standard of modern facial aesthetics. But, are lip fillers only for young patients? Can they benefit the older generation as well? The great news is that lip fillers can benefit a large swath of the population. Many facelift […]
Causes Of Facial Hollowing & Treatment Options
Losing fat in areas of the face such as around the eyes, cheeks, and temples is often a natural part of the aging process. With aging, the density of fat and bones breaks down. This can be worsened through certain lifestyle changes, conditions, and medical treatments. Not every person will experience facial hollowing with age, […]