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Facial Plastic Surgery

Exercising After Botox?

If you have been to our San Diego office and had Botox and/or Dysport injections you will likely have heard Dr. Hilinski recommend that you should refrain from exercising for at least 24-48 hours after the treatment. But why is this? Is it because of unwanted bruising after Botox or Dsyport? Nope. The main reason Dr. Hilinski recommends you avoid exertional activities for 24-48 hours is to minimize your blood pressure and heart rate from... Continue Reading

Migraine Headaches and Botox

Did you know that Botox and Dysport can significantly improve migraine headaches? There are many, many patients here in San Diego who undergo Botox and Dysport treatment - and discover that their migraine headaches are much better after regular treatment. The migraines can be improved in both severity and frequency with Botox and Dysport injections. There is a specific protocol that many neurologists will use in terms of Botox injection, which involves a well-established pattern... Continue Reading

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

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

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

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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Improving Response to Botox

Patients often ask if there is something they can do to make their Botox or Dysport injection work better. The answer is - yes! We do have some published guidelines on our website that help patients get the most out of their Botox and Dysport wrinkle treatments. Here is a link to those guidelines. Here are a few other suggestions we recommend to our own San Diego patients considering Botox and Dysport treatment for wrinkles... Continue Reading
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Septoplasty Repair in San Diego, CA

One method to confirm whether or not a nose reconstruction surgeon has adequately repaired a deviated septum - or crooked nasal septum - is to pass an instrument once the nasal airway has been fixed. This is a great visual example of this being performed by San Diego's leading expert in septoplasty and rhinoplasty - Dr. John Hilinski. This patient underwent a number of changes to the shape of her nose. But she also needed... Continue Reading

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