What the heck is a laser bra lift?
“I don’t think it’s very commonplace. There are a lot of devices, some like Exilis, that use radio frequency energy to create the lift effect. These devices heat up and tighten certain parts of the body, which helps lift that area,” Dr. Jeff Popp said.
“So, if you used this one, you might get a little bit of a breast lift. That’s how a laser could possibly work. It would stimulate, heat up and/or shrink the collagen in the breast tissue.”
But he said 15 to 20 percent of women who use nonsurgical methods to get lift won’t see any improvement.
Let’s chat about Botox 2.0.
”There’s arecent dermatologic surgery that turns Botox into a topical cream with nanoparticles so it penetrates the skin to affect the muscles,” Dr. Popp said.“In this situation, they used it for excessive sweating. And Botox definitely works for that.”
He said there are concerns about giving topical Botox to patients because they could apply it improperly or use too much.
“You have to apply it correctly. So how to apply Botox to the skin’s surface and have it work is probably the current state of research.”
Fillers for your eyes?
“Sometimes as we age, people lose fat volume, particularly in the upper lids. It’s called apoptosis and basically means the fat cells are dying.It’s a natural process,” Dr. Popp said. “This gives people hollow cheeks and a sunken look around the eyes. You can use fillers to restore that. If the brows themselves flatten, you can use fillers to plump them up.
“So filler around the eyes restores youthfulness to your face. But you must be careful you don’t inject it too closely to the eye or too deeply into the eyelid, or you’ll have problems,” he said.
“A couple months ago, I saw a young girl in her twenties. We aren’t really sure what happened, but she developed this sunken look in one eyelid. So we put filler on that side to plump it up and match the other side. It worked well.”