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The La Jolla Liquid Facelift 

By: scott July 26, 2017

Tired of wrinkles staring back at you in the mirror? Do you hate the idea of surgery? Technology to the rescue! The Liquid Facelift is helping the faces of people just like you look younger, plumper and more defined.

No Surgery? No Kidding! 

Dermal fillers do the work. When injected by a skilled cosmetic surgeon at various spots around the face, the effects are rejuvenating. Though each procedure has its pros and cons, the fillers actually replace the need for a surgical facelift, to a large degree.

An experienced cosmetic surgeon can make a number of tiny injections just on the cheeks or under the eyes. But the more common approach is an all-over use, involving the eyes, jaw, eyebrows, lips and cheeks.

A More Youthful, Contoured Face

The surgeon uses both relaxants and fillers to contour the face, plump up lost volume and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Muscle relaxants like Botox work well on crows feet, frown lines and lines around the chin. Fillers like Juvederm help with lost volume, fine wrinkles and hollow areas, often found in the cheeks.

A skilled physician can lift cheeks and jawlines, eyelids and eyebrows. Laugh lines and wrinkles are smoothed out. The contours of lips and jawlines are more defined.

The effect of fillers doesn’t stop there. This procedure actually improves the quality of the skin by hydrating and nourishing it.

Are You a Good Candidate? 

It isn’t necessary to be in your 50s or 60s to have a liquid facelift. Patients in their mid-20s and 30s can benefit. The contouring can improve features, like the shape of your lips or the look of your cheeks.

If you’re in your 40s, 50s, 60s or more, a liquid facelift can add lost volume to cheeks and lips, get rid of wrinkles around the mouth and on the forehead and smooth out uneven skin.

After the procedure, you might experience slight swelling for a couple of days. This disappears within a week. The injections themselves do not cause scarring. That’s because they are micro-injections, not visible to the eye.

Experience Is Key 

Just because the procedure doesn’t involve surgery, don’t think you can safely trust the work to just anyone. You get the best results when you trust the work to a fully trained cosmetic surgeon, with years of experience.

That’s why so many patients insist on working with Roy David, M.D., in La Jolla. Specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face and neck, Dr. David gives you the look you want. His focus is on natural results that are long lasting.

Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he specializes in facelifts and work on the nose. He has over one thousand facelifts to his credit, and hundreds of nose jobs and eyelid procedures.

He has been using injectables, from Botox to Bellafil, for many years. He understands what they can do and the best way to work with them. The Roy David, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa takes pride in staying on top of the most advanced techniques, using cutting edge technology to produce youthful, natural faces.

Dr. David focuses on one-on-one communication. He makes sure you have plenty of time to ask all your questions. He fully explains the procedure and clarifies what types of outcome you can realistically expect.

Interested in a liquid facelift? Call the Roy David, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa today to find out how a liquid facelift can give you the look you want.




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Botox Injection in San Diego

By: admin February 02, 2014

Botox is one of the most common injectable products used in our San Diego medical spa. Why has botox retained its popularity for over a decade? There are a number of reasons.

First of all, neurotoxins such as Botox cannot be easily replaced by injectable fillers. Botox works by temporarily weakening the muscles that cause facial wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead lines, and smile lines (crow’s feet). Injectable fillers work by adding volume. In most cases, without treating the muscles that are actively creating the lines-simply adding volume will not do the trick.  That is why fillers work best for static lines-lines that don’t change significantly with muscle motion- and hollow or flattened areas (cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, lips, ect.).

Secondly, botox has been shown over time to decrease the formation of and severity of wrinkles. This was shown in a study of identical twins, one of whom used botox regularly, over ten years. With other factors controlled, the botox-treated twin was shown to have fewer static wrinkles.

Dysport and Xeomin are two competitors to Botox that are commonly used in San Diego. All of these products have proven safe and effective, with some clients preferring one over the others, and others seeing no difference.  In some cases, Botox appears to have a more localized effect, which may be more beneficial for some patients-less for others.

Our highly trained nurse injectors are always happy to discuss your options for injectable wrinkle treatment.

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