Dysport vs Botox

Some welcome the deep furrows and lines on the face as a symbol of experience and wisdom. But for most, they’re signs of aging that they’d rather eliminate.  Botox and Dysport soften the facial lines which make us look old, without taking away our character lines. Dysport vs. Botox Botox is a household name but Dysport is lesser known.  This is largely due to the fact that Botox has been marketed in the US for about seven years longer than Dysport.  Although some would say otherwise, Botox and Dysport are very similar products.  They both use toxins to relax muscles of facial expression that cause unwanted wrinkles.  Both Botox and Dysport are extremely safe when administered by an experienced injector.   Although it takes more units of Dysport vs Botox for treatment areas, the cost comes out to be about the same in the end.  Some prefer Dysport® because the results can often be seen as much as one to two days sooner than with BOTOX®.   These differences are due to slight changes in chemical structure of the products.  Dysport has abobotulinumtoxinA and Botox contains onabotulinumtoxinA. Should I use Dysport or Botox? They are both great products.  At Dermacare we offer both products […]

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Valley Women Love the New Lip Treatment Volbella

Aesthetic injectables like Botox have become the treatment of choice for anyone that wants to look younger.  They’re popular because they do what is seemingly impossible; they provide immediate results with little effort.  With a few needle pokes, wrinkles are gone and skin is youthful again.  Dermacare, a popular aesthetic practice, says that a new product called Volbella is selling out faster than they can keep it stocked.  Caren, an injection specialist at Dermacare says, “Volbella gives my clients better lips than anything else by far.  People look at themselves after their treatment and they can’t believe how good their lips look.  Before Volbella the lips were one of the hardest areas to treat, but not anymore.”    Volbella gives a gentle and natural looking lip volume.  It can also be used for defining lip contours, treating oral commissures, smoothing fine ‘barcode’ lines around the lips and supporting the ‘marionette’ lines down the chin.  A recent study showed that 98% of those who had Volbella reported that their lip appearance goals have been achieved. The best way to find out which injectable product is right for you is to have a consultation at one of our Dermacare offices. You can […]

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Can Your Blood Make Your Skin Look Younger?

Goodyear, AZ — We’ve all cut our skin and noticed how quickly the body responds.   This is because the body has several tools to heal itself that work on the microscopic level.  One of the most important healing tools that the body uses are platelets in the blood.  These small but powerful cells respond to damage in your blood vessels so they can heal you.  When platelets are concentrated together it’s called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP.  The therapeutic qualities of PRP have been used in orthopedics for years and show promise for several disorders. Dermacare, a cosmetic surgery office in Goodyear, uses the PRP from patients’ skin and they can’t get enough.  Mary, an aesthetician from Dermacare explains, “A surprising number of my women want a PRP facial because they watched Kim Kardashian get one on TV.  When they learn how blood can improve their skin, they realize that it’s not just another trendy procedure.  The healing properties of the blood do wonders for any skin [type].  It’s more involved than a facial because we filter the patients’ blood, but it’s worth it.  Even those that are squeamish of blood are doing it because there’s nothing that provides results […]

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Volbella

What is Volbella and how is it different from other “Juvederms?” Unless you have had injectables recently, you probably haven’t heard of Volbella. It’s new to the market but it’s part of the Juvèderm family which has been around for years.  It’s made by Allergan which also makes Botox.  Volbella is a new dermal filler injectable product for the lips and peri-oral area. Designed not only for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume, it can also be used for defining lip contours, treating oral commissures, smoothing fine ‘barcode’ lines around the lips and supporting the ‘marionette’ lines down the chin. Volbella is the latest advancement in the Juvéderm range of facial fillers, developed specifically for your lips and mouth area. It is a smooth gel that is injected by your Dermacare provider, using an ultra-fine needle. It has been specifically developed as a smooth gel to give a soft, natural feel. The gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture. Like VOLUMA, Volbella was developed with VYCROSS™ technology to deliver a natural look and feel, with results proven to last up to a year. Because it also includes a local anesthetic, you […]

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Why Use a Keller Funnel in Breast Augmentation?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 279,143 breast augmentation procedures performed every year.  Although there have been improvements to breast augmentation since the first breast implant procedure in 1962, the procedure can have complications.  The most common method of getting the implant into the pocket is the digit method.  This means that the surgeon’s fingers push and position the implant.  This increases the rate of complications like infection postoperatively.  The obvious solution is to never touch the implant to begin with!   To achieve the best results, Dermacare’s Dr. Rod and his surgical team have the highest level of experience with breast augmentation in Arizona.  They use the latest techniques and products like the Keller Funnel® 2 that make breast augmentation as safe as possible.   What is a Keller Funnel® 2? The Keller Funnel® 2 is a silicone gel implant delivery tool designed by a plastic surgeon to facilitate the implant placement procedure for both doctors and their patients.  Although it can be used for any type of implant, it’s best known for breast implant placement. Why does Dr. Rod use the Keller Funnel® 2? Dr. Rod chooses to incorporate the Funnel® 2 in his breast […]

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction of Abdomen

A flat stomach is one of the most coveted features of men and women.  When we see a tight abdomen on a person we naturally assume that the person is healthy, exercises, and watches what he/she eats.  Unfortunately for most people, the stomach is the first area to show gained weight and the last to shape up.  If your waistline has stubborn fat, it’s hard to see the results of calorie counting and sit-ups.  A Tummy Tuck or Liposuction of the Abdomen are popular for these reasons Many patients come to Dermacare because they’re bothered by their protruding stomach.   Although most are interested in liposuction, some patients are better candidates for an abdominoplasty, more commonly called a tummy tuck.   Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Reza Rod evaluates every patient and discusses the pros and cons of each procedure.  Dr. Rod explains, “Although many get extraordinary results with Tickle Lipo, there are some patients that have so much excess skin that nothing less than an abdominoplasty will do.  A tummy tuck is more work than liposuction for me and the patient but sometimes it’s required to achieve a tight abdomen.” What’s the difference between a Tummy Tuck and Tummy Liposuction?  Liposuction […]

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A Mini Facelift is not a Substitute for a Facelift

Everybody wants results as easy as possible.  Fad facial procedures come and go just like trendy diets.  It’s easy to understand the appeal of alternatives to a facelift like a mini facelift.   After all, a facelift is a surgery that requires a big investment in time and money.  There are many products, treatments, and surgeries that misleadingly claim to be alternatives to a facelift.   Products that claim to offer facelift-like results don’t measure up to the real thing. Facial Surgery Fads There are many terms used to describe surgical facial rejuvenation.  It’s important to realize that many of these terms were concocted by marketers and not plastic surgeons.  An example of failed mini lift procedure was the Lifestyle Lift.  Although their infomercials were once omnipresent on weekend cable channels a few years ago, they are now out of business.  While in existence, it was pitched as a simple procedure like a haircut that could give instant gratification.  The ads left out that the doctors performing the procedure were not board certified plastic surgeons and that many of their patients had more than just the advertised procedure.  Today the company no longer exists and neither does the procedure. Several nonsurgical facial […]

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