Category Archives: Botox® Cosmetic

Jaw Slimming With BOTOX®

Model showing jawline

Can BOTOX really change the shape of your face? BOTOX® (botulinum toxin) is part of our culture now—after decades of use for cosmetic purposes. As most of you know, it works by neutralizing the ability of certain muscles to contract, when injected carefully into various areas of the face and/or body. BOTOX at my San Jose practice and around the … Read more


  The most popular Plastic Surgery procedure of the past year was, by far- Breast Augmentation. According to the figures compiled by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), more than 286,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed last year. That’s a very healthy number, but, it was down just slightly (1%) from the year before.  That’s the “Tops” part of … Read more


  Men have Plastic Surgery. Men have Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Men have non-invasive Cosmetic Procedures. Lots of them. Why shouldn’t they?  Answer: No reason. Why do they?  Well, let’s take a moment for that answer. You can find it in many of the same reasons women give: Matching their physical appearance to the way they feel (“I take care of … Read more


COSMETIC PROCEDURES: A Guide for answering the questions: ‘WHEN?’ AND ‘HOW LONG?’ This topic also qualifies for the title:  “We wish we had a nickel for every time this question is asked.” It starts this way:   “Doctor, I want to have a (fill in the blank).”  “How long will my results last?”   -and- “When should I have this done?” To try … Read more

All About BOTOX: Your Questions Answered!

Wrinkles, crinkles, furrows and frowns. Add some crow’s feet, and you have the prime candidates for treatment with botulinum toxin. The name still causes people to stop and think. Yes, it is a purified version of a neuromuscular toxin, which began as a bacteria, and is now used in medicine in very small amounts, in a long and growing list … Read more

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