The best time to start using Botox is before the wrinkles are permanent. At this stage they are called “animation wrinkles.” They form when we use the muscles to raise our brows, tense our neck, or frown. These wrinkles go away when we relax. Over time these fold leave a dent in the skin which is very difficult to remove. At this stage they are called “static wrinkles.” They are present even when we relax; therefore, relaxing the muscle won’t eliminate them...
Majority of fillers have hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. They differ in the way hyaluronic acid molecules are connected, the heaviness and thickness of the filler and how long they last. Today, we have a variety of different fillers with different characteristics available (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Vollure®, Voluma®, Belotero®, …) Based on his clinical experience and knowledge of the facial anatomy, Dr. Hakimi recommends which fillers are best suited to achieve the results you desire.
Chemical peels can remove different layers of skin and improve the appearance of dark spots, scars and fine wrinkles. In your consultation Dr. Hakimi will examine your skin and discuss your medications and medical history then he will choose the appropriate type and concentration of chemical peel for your skin. The new skin will have less pigmentation, more collagen which gives your skin better texture, tone and youthfulness.
Spider Vein Treatment (Sclerotherapy)
Spider veins are small clusters of thin red, purple or blue veins that appear on different parts of thighs, legs and ankles. A number of different factors can lead to appearance of these veins such as hormonal changes, pregnancy, weight gain, prolonged standing at work.
Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced in the body and helps to emulsify and kill the fat cells. Kybella is a formulation of synthetic deoxycholic acid that when injected into the fat it destroys the fat cells and causes inflammation in the area resulting in reduction of fat cells. Treatment of the fat below the chin (double chin) was approved by FDA in 2015.