Zinsser Plastic Surgery Blog

You can do WHAT with Botox?

January 08, 2019
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You can do what with Botox®?

A conversational blog with Sarah Burchett, PA-C

My regular patients are all familiar with the great benefits of regular Botox® or Dysport® treatments in the forehead and crow’s feet to help maintain a pleasant expression and smooth skin. But you may not have heard of some of these less familiar areas where neurotoxins can be used cosmetically. I want to share some of my favorite “off-label” tricks that some of my patients have fallen in love with, and you may find them perfect for your face, too!

The DAO (Depressor Anguli Oris)

The DAO muscle runs from each corner of your mouth at…

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Botox versus Dysport

January 08, 2019
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Differences between Botox® and Dysport®

A conversational blog with Sarah Burchett, PA-C

Most patients are very familiar with the name “Botox®,” as it was the first FDA approved neurotoxin for cosmetic use, and has practically become a household name due to frequent mention in the media.  However, other FDA-approved neurotoxins, called Dysport® and Xeomin®, are also on the market.  All neurotoxins reduce muscle movement where they are injected, which is how they soften wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions.    So, what are the differences between these products? 

Here’s the technical part for my science nerds out there!  Botox®, Dysport®, and…

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How Much Filler Do I Need?

November 27, 2018
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How Much Filler Do I Need?

A conversational blog with Sarah Burchett, PA-C

One of the biggest reasons that patients are underwhelmed with the results of dermal fillers is that they simply don’t use enough.  Sometimes, this is the fault of the injector for not recommending the amount of filler required to achieve the patient’s goals.  Other times, patients are trying to be economical and choose to do a smaller amount of filler than what is recommended.  In my practice, there have been several patients who decided to start with fewer syringes than what was recommended, and they end up liking the result but wanting to add more because they have…

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