Category: Botulinum Toxin (Botox Dysport Xeomin)

Surgical Plastic Surgery

May 06, 2017 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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There are cosmetic problems that respond very well to non-surgical options. In fact, for some problems, non-surgical techniques work better. However, when it comes to truly surgical problems, minimally invasion procedures cannot provide surgical results. For problems like skin laxity, or in situations where more significant augmentation or reduction is required, there is no replacement for surgery. Non-surgical surgery is an oxymoron after all.

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How to Help Your Face – San Francisco Bay Area

January 24, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If we are lucky, Facial Aging is something we all experience. It can present as changes in skin tone or coloration, fine lines or deeper wrinkles and even loose or saggy skin happens if we stick around long enough. While Facial Aging cannot be altogether prevented, how you look is influenced by how you treat your skin. Some daily activities help while others hinder time’s effects.

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Counterfeit Botox is Back Bay Area

April 25, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Botulinum Toxin remains the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment year after year. In 2014, 3,588,218 neuromodulating wrinkle treatments were reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery alone. Botulinum Toxin Treatments were more popular than the next four nonsurgical beauty treatments combined: The Top Five Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Myobloc) […]

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U.S. Plastic Surgery Statistics – 2014

March 14, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Americans have spent more than 12 billion dollars during each of the last two calendar years on surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. While nonsurgical procedures out number surgical procedures in number, surgical procedures accounted for 60% of the total expenditures.

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Male Plastic Surgery – Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2014 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Since I opened my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office in 1997, the demand for Plastic Surgery Procedures has increased almost 300%. Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures have improved and advanced over the last 17 years. Women account for 90% of all plastic surgery patients, but men have kept up their demand, too. Plastic […]

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Botox for Laugh Lines (Crows Feet) | San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek, California

September 14, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Botox has obtained a new indication from the US FDA. It is now FDA approved for use on Crow’s Feet, the Laugh Lines that form at the corners of the eyes. While most of us like them while we are smiling, many dislike them when they refuse to relax. Smile Lines Are Fine When We […]

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Adult Plastic Surgery San Francisco Bay Area

August 24, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Last week’s article entitled How Young is too Young for Plastic Surgery? generated a lot of interest in how plastic surgery trends by age. Many of you wanted to know how the types of procedures change as we age. While the previous post details the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures most frequently performed for those less than 30-years-old, this post continues from there and identifies cosmetic surgery procedures performed on those of us who are 30 and over.

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 4 of 4

February 16, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Seven million minimally invasive wrinkle reduction procedures were performed in 2011. Neuromodulators like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin enjoyed a 5% increase in number of treatments compared to the 2010 statistics, while dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse experienced a 10% increase from a year ago. Facial Wrinkle Reduction Prevention is the best […]

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