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Botox Versus Dysport Units

In 2018, Botox and Dysport continue to be the most popular and effective wrinkle fighting agents that we use in our San Diego office. Both treatments are quite effective in reducing unwanted wrinkles and lines - and can be considered fairly equivalent when it comes to delivering cosmetic results. But Botox and Dysport are fairly different in terms of how potent each 'unit' is in controlling muscle movement. One (1) unit of Botox is about... Continue Reading

Tip Rhinoplasty Case Example

See the latest from Dr. Hilinski's website - a case example of tip rhinoplasty to repair a deviated nasal tip deformity in a young lady from San Diego. Fixing a displaced, or crooked, nasal tip is perhaps one of the most challenging types of cosmetic rhinoplasty. But this is the type of surgery that Dr. Hilinski - San Diego's best rhinoplasty expert - performs on a consistent basis to achieve absolutely beautiful results for... Continue Reading

Advantages of Dysport Over Botox?

Many patients ask if there are any advantages to using Dysport instead of Botox. For years and years, Botox was the only neurotoxin available here in San Diego to treat unwanted facial wrinkles and creases. Fortunately, in 2009 Dysport was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use to effectively treat facial wrinkles and lines in between the eyebrows. Ever since Dysport came out, patients have been asking why switch to Dysport if I have been... Continue Reading

5 Common Myths About Botox

There are so many myths out there regarding Botox and Dysport that it would be exhausting to post about all of them here. But let's review - and debunk - 5 of the most common myths about Botox and Dysport injections for unwanted wrinkles and creases. Your face will be frozen from Botox and Dysport. If done well, Botox and Dysport will smooth out unwanted wrinkles and lines, but should leave you with some degree of... Continue Reading

Neck Liposuction and Jaw Definition

Neck Liposuction Vs Kybella In today's day and age of minimal downtime cosmetic treatments, everyone wants to look better without the downtime of traditional surgery. This is exactly why Kybella became so incredibly popular so quickly - it was touted as the non-surgical neck lift with results that mimicked what liposuctioning could do for you. Unfortunately, as Dr. Hilinski will openly say, that is simply not the case when it comes to comparing Kybella with... Continue Reading

Under Eye Wrinkles and Botox

Every once in a while you will hear someone say their under eyes are more wrinkled after getting Botox or Dysport in the crow's feet. When patients get Botox and Dysport in the crow's feet area, the intention is to stop that portion of the muscle to reduce animation lines and wrinkles - particularly when people are smiling. This graphic here helps to explain why the area under the eye can appear more wrinkled after... Continue Reading

Scheduling Botox Treatments

Botox Appointments Don't worry about missing your next Botox or Dysport appointment! For several years now, Dr. Hilinski and his staff have been sending out friendly reminders to all of our Botox and Dysport patients in San Diego. Currently, we use a system called PatientNow that helps us to keep you informed of when you need to come in for a Botox or Dysport treatment. Patients will typically get a text and/or email reminder sent... Continue Reading

Natural Looking Botox

Botox Natural Results The great thing about Botox and Dysport treatment is the simplicity of how both cosmetic treatments can create such natural looking results. Unfortunately, to many people (and doctors!) out there, if you have Botox or Dysport in your forehead your face will be frozen. That is  because so many people think that Botox and Dysport should freeze all of the muscles in your face. Knock on wood, that is NOT the expectation... Continue Reading

Lower Eyelid Filler Injection

What is Dr. Hilinski's favorite injectable filler for under the eyes? For many years it was Restylane - as many of you San Diego patients know from having your lower eyelids rejuvenated. Traditional Juvederm was simply too unpredictable when injected under the eyes as a non-surgical lower eyelid lift. That is because Juvederm absorbs a bit more water - resulting in an overly puffy, water-filled look to the lower eyelid region. Therefore, Restylane was Dr.... Continue Reading

Great Botox Results in San Diego

Best Botox Results How does San Diego's leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Hilinski, get such amazing Botox and Dysport results on a such a consistent basis? First of all, Dr. Hilinski has unparalleled training here in San Diego when it comes to Botox and Dsyport treatments for unwanted wrinkles. He is a Harvard Medical School graduate with double board certification in the field. Dr. Hilinski knows the anatomy of how the face muscles move and work... Continue Reading

San Diego’s Bellafill Expert

Dr. Hilinski is widely considered a regional expert when it comes to Bellafill injection for facial enhancement. Dr. Hilinski is one of just a handful of cosmetic doctors who have been using Bellafill ever since it came out many years ago. That provides him with unparalleled experience and expertise in the use of Bellafill to help you address unwanted wrinkles and volume loss from facial aging. Dr. Hilinski has been using this injectable filler for... Continue Reading

Reduced Pain with Vibrata

What can help with pain when getting Botox injections? One measure that San Diego expert injector, Dr. John Hilinski, uses to reduce pain associated with Botox and Dysport treatment is the vibrata device shown here. This is essentially a small vibrating tool that can be placed on the face during placement of the Botox or Dysport. By creating a buzzing sensation, this helps to distract your brain from the actual pain and discomfort of the... Continue Reading

Lip Lift Cupid’s Bow

We wanted to update you San Diego upper lip lift fans by showing this patient who recently came in for her follow-up visit with Dr. Hilinski. She sought out an expert to help her shorten an elongated upper lip while also giving her better pink lip contour and shape. Like so many other patients, she was unhappy with how her upper lip appeared too long. In addition, she desired to have a more defined cupid's... Continue Reading

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