1) Several years ago I had broken blood vessels on my face treated with a laser. They disappeared but I was bruised for 10 days. Have there been any advances to eliminate the bruising?
“Those aren’t actual bruises. They’re called Petechial hemorrhages,” Dr. Jeffrey Popp said.
They show up on the skin in the shape of laser lights. Since the lights are round, you end up with these purple dots on the affected area.
The early vascular lasers caused such “bruising,” but he said the new generation of lasers don’t.
2) Is Botox a substitute for an eyelift?
No. Botox paralyzes whatever muscle you put it in.
Dr. Popp said people say they get Botox injected into their forehead and their eyebrows rose. But that can’t happen.
“They think if they have bags in their upper lids and then get Botox injected in their forehead, it will lift up their eyes,” he said.
“But it simply isn’t a substitute for an eyelift.”
3) Which is better, Botox or a facelift?
Dr. Popp said that’s like asking, “Do you walk to school or take your lunch?”
In other words, they’re completely different procedures. They’re not interchangeable. And while they may complement one another, but they don’t replace the other.
“In a facelift, it’s about the lower face and neck, specifically jowls and neck waddles. They’re soft tissue hanging off the bone,” he said.
“With a facelift you lift those back into position. Botox just paralyzes muscles.”
Dr. Popp said since no muscle action causes jowls, if you paralyze it with Botox, you won’t look better. You’d look like you suffered a stroke.
4) What’s the fastest way to get a big butt?
Eat Big Macs. No, seriously, the fastest way is to get butt implants and instantly your butt is bigger.
Dr. Popp warns it’s the easiest procedure but has risk associated with it.
“The most common way to get a big butt, other than implants, is to inject your own fat into your posterior, but the process can take up to a year,” he said.
“You have to add the fat a little at a time.”
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