Dermal fillers are agents that are injected into the skin to create volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles. They are used to combat the visible signs of aging and are relatively quick procedures performed in the office. One of the most popular and preferred dermal fillers today is Juvederm, which is made from hyaluronic acid. Dr. Sam Jejurikar of Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute performs a high volume of Juvederm injections for patients not seeking facial cosmetic surgery.
The active component in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid. After collagen, hyaluronic acid is the most common component of our skin. The function of hyaluronic acid is to keep the skin hydrated and vibrant. With aging, hyaluronic acid is lost from the skin, resulting in fine wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. Juvederm can be used to replace depleted hyaluronic acid. Most commonly, Juvederm is used used to treat:
- Nasolabial folds (laugh lines, marionette lines)
- Thin lips (Juvederm is the most popular agent administered to plump the lips)
- Fine lines around the mouth
- Deficient cheeks (Juvederm can be used to augment and define the cheekbones)
The results of Juvederm injections typically last about 9-12 months, although results will vary from one patient to the next. Dr. Jejurikar typically injects Juvederm in the office. Procedures typically take 30-60 minutes and are performed only with topical anesthesia.
Juvederm is very appropriate for patients seeking to delay facial cosmetic surgery or avoid it altogether. If you are planning to receiving injections of Juvederm or any other facial filler, avoid taking blood thinning medication for at least 7 days prior to your appointment, as this can significantly worsen your bruising and swelling.
Sam Jejurikar, MD, is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic surgery (cosmetic surgery). He has offices in Plano and Dallas. To learn more about him and the services he provides, contact his office at 214-827-2814.
Breast lift , otherwise known as mastopexy is surgery that raises and firms the
breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to
reshape and support the breasts. Most of the Dallas breast lift patients seen by Dr. Sam Jejurikar, board certified plastic surgeon, have experienced significant changes to their breast after pregnancy and breast feeding. Although breastfeeding in a wonderful bonding experience between mother and child, it can have profoundly negative effects on the breasts, leaving many women with saggy skin and enlarged areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple).
If this describes you, breast lift can do wonders for your breasts! A breast lift
rejuvenates your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and
uplifted. Many women choose to get simultaneous breast augmentation, either with silicone or saline breast implants. Not only can breast implants increase the size of your breasts, but they can restore fullness to the upper portions of the breasts.
What incisions are used for a breast lift? Generally, three incision patterns are utilized. The first is a circumareolar incision, or an incision which is around the areola. This is useful when only a small lift is required and most often is utilized in conjunction with placement of a breast implant. The second is a circumvertical incision, or an incision around the areola extending vertical from the areola to the crease below the breast. This is the most common incision utilized by Dr. Jejurikar for breast lift for changes resulting from breast feeding. The third is an anchor pattern incision, or an incision around the areola, vertically from the areola to the crease below the breast, and horizontally within the crease at the base of the breast. This usually is reserved for the most severe cases. To see cartoons of these incisions, follow this link.
To learn more about breast lift after breast feeding, contact Dr. Sam Jejurikar’s Plano or Dallas offices at 214-827-2814.
At Dr. Sam Jejurikar’s Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute Office, it is common to see twenty-something old patients coming in for regular treatments with Botox. Sounds a little crazy, right? Why would a patient who’s so young need or want treatment for wrinkles?
As it turns out, even young patient have troublesome lines of the forehead, frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes that worsen with smiling). Botox effectively eradicates these lines by transiently paralyzing the underlying muscles that cause these wrinkles. In fact, according to official statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of twenty-something’s getting Botox is on the rise; it increased 8% in 2012 alone.
Many patients that we see at Dr. Jejurikar’s office use Botox as a preventive measure for fine wrinkles. The thought is that treating wrinkles before they become severe will prevent them from becoming more severe. Dr. Jejurikar and his patients generally have noticed this to be true and this is confirmed by the medical literature. A 2010 study performed in Oregon showed that regular Botox treatments (every four months) lessened the need for treatments after two years. This demonstrates that regular, frequent treatments with Botox can prevent the development of wrinkles.
Want to learn more? Contact Dr. Jejurikar’s Dallas or Plano offices at 214-827-2814 for an appointment today!
The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that Botox is an effective treatment, albeit transient, for crow’s feet, or the wrinkles that form next to aging eyes. Dallas plastic surgeon Sam Jejurikar, like many other plastic surgeons, has been using Botox for this indication for several years.
Botox was approved more than ten years ago for treating glabellar frown lines, the wrinkles between the eyebrows. Injections of Botox are also FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches, severe axillary hyperhidrosis (underarm sweating) and blepharospasm (eyelid spasm).
Botox is made from same toxin that causes botulism, which is a life-threatening form of food poisoning. According to the FDA, there has never been a “a confirmed serious case of toxin spread,” when Botox is used as approved
The most common side effect when the drug is used for crow’s feet is swollen eyelids, says the FDA. Dr. Jejurikar notes that patient’s can suffer temporary bruising when receiving Botox into the Crow’s feet.
Botox works by paralyzing selected muscles, making wrinkles less prominent. Botox has two competitors, Xeomin and Dysport, which also contain botulinum toxins. All are approved for frown lines, but Botox is the first approved for crow’s feet.