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How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last For?

January 19, 2021
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BOTOX® Cosmetic results will last 3-4 months for the majority of people. Individual patients may find their timeline is shorter or slightly longer (up to 6 months), depending on individual factors and the number of units used, but you can generally count on 3 months. The duration is simply the nature of how neuromodulators work. The effect is not permanent, but instead gradually wears off, allowing the nerves to once again signal the muscles to pinch, pull and bend the skin as you make certain facial expressions, which leads to frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. The makers of BOTOX® recommend 20 units for the glabella (the area in between your eye brows), 24 units for the… Read Full Post

Is Under Eye Filler Safe?

December 17, 2020
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Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to lighten the dark circles under the eyes. By restoring lost volume, fillers can make under-eye areas appear brighter and plumper. Fillers can also reduce the appearance of shadows beneath the eyes, helping you look more youthful and well-rested. Under eye filler can serve as an effective alternative to under eye surgery, or blepharoplasty, to hide under eye bags. It is important to note, however, that the FDA has not approved any filler for use under the eyes. Although dermal fillers are approved by the FDA for use in the nasolabial folds, lips, cheeks, and hands, that doesn’t mean it is unsafe to use under… Read Full Post

How Long Does it Take to See Liposuction Results?

December 10, 2020
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If you are considering liposuction surgery, now is a great time to arrange a consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jessica West. These consultations can be conducted virtually, so you’ll be safe and comfortable in the privacy of your own home. You can discuss both minimally-invasive and non-surgical options for body contouring. Patients often want to know how long it will take to see liposuction results. The timeline varies depending on the treatment area and the liposuction method used. At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our patients love the BodyTite liposuction procedure. BodyTite combines radiofrequency skin tightening with liposuction to maximize results.… Read Full Post
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What Is the BodyTite Procedure?

December 03, 2020
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After considerable effort, it’s only natural to want a shapely figure that reflects your hard work and dedication to your health. However, for many women and men, diet-and-exercise-resistant fat can linger and get in the way of their aesthetic goals. Not only can this be frustrating to live with, but it can ultimately affect your self-esteem. Fortunately, Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery offers a variety of body contouring options available to put the finishing touches on your nutrition and fitness regime, and help you attain the toned, attractive shape you’ve worked so hard to achieve. If you are seeking a minimally-invasive way to eliminate fat, tighten skin and improve the… Read Full Post

How Long Will My Skin Tightening Last?

October 16, 2020
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Whether it occurs on your face or body, loose, crepey skin can have a negative impact on both your appearance and your self-confidence. Fortunately, technological advances have made skin tightening options more effective and long lasting than ever, Led by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jessica West, Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery is among the leading practices in the country to offer advanced skin tightening treatments by Inmode, including FaceTite, AccuTite, BodyTite, and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling. FaceTite, BodyTite and AccuTite are minimally invasive procedures that utilize radiofrequency energy to contract the fibrous network under the skin for tightening.… Read Full Post

Advantages of FaceTite

October 09, 2020
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The signs of age often appear first on our faces, necks and jawlines. These areas are prone to the type of wrinkling and sagging that can be very disappointing as you age. With FaceTite, Dr. Jessica West can turn back the hands of time by tightening skin of the face and neck, and reducing excess fat of the neck. What is FaceTite? FaceTite is a minimally invasive way to lift, smooth and rejuvenate the face, neck and jawline. Like BodyTite, FaceTite is a handheld device emitting radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and melt unwanted fat. FaceTite is ideal for treating: Wrinkles and fine lines Jowls Jawline Sagging, inelastic skin Excess neck fat The treatment takes about an hour after… Read Full Post

What Is the Best Way to Get Rid of Cellulite?

September 21, 2020
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Approximately 90% of women develop cellulite. Unfortunately, your lifestyle and body type often have little impact on your susceptibility to cellulite. Many thin, fit women develop this condition. If you’re self-conscious about your appearance due to cellulite, you have options. At the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the latest and most advanced cellulite treatments. After carefully vetting the various options available, we’ve found that Evolve technology by InMode delivers the most effective non-surgical results. What is Evolve? Evolve uses radiofrequency energy to reduce cellulite in targeted areas of your body. We offer two different Evolve treatment options: Evolve… Read Full Post

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Fillers

August 18, 2020
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Dr. Jessica West wants to make sure you have the clear and honest information you deserve when it comes to cosmetic treatments. During your consultation, she takes the time necessary to get all of your questions answered. Below, see some of the most frequently asked questions about dermal fillers. Contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr. West. What do fillers do? Dermal fillers smooth wrinkles, restore lost facial volume, and plump thin lips and even aging hands. How long do fillers last? The exact longevity depends on the specific dermal filler. Dermal fillers last anywhere between 6 months to 5 years. In general, filler lasts a shorter period of time in areas that have more… Read Full Post

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

July 08, 2020
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Dr. Jessica West is personally committed to providing her patients with clear, honest and straightforward information about breast augmentation. Below are several of the questions she receives routinely. What’s the difference between saline and silicone? Saline and silicone refer to the fill material of implants. All breast implants have an outer silicone shell, but the breast tissue-like material housed within the shell can be: Saline, which is a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone, which is a cohesive gel that feels very much like natural breast tissue. How do I choose between silicone and saline implants? Both implants have an outer silicone shell. The most important advantages to… Read Full Post

The Truth Behind CoolSculpting

December 16, 2019
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In the past few years, the makers of CoolSculpting have engaged in a massive publicity push. You might see ads for the procedure on TV and around town. And, if you’re researching body contouring on the Internet, you’ve almost certainly seen ads on social media and other websites. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, so most patients think the side effects are virtually nonexistent. Unfortunately, although CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared and backed up by clinical evidence, most people are unaware of a possible side effect that can actually make areas of excess fat more prominent and even lead to weight gain. How Does CoolSculpting Work? CoolSculpting operates on the… Read Full Post