Should I Try At-Home Laser Hair Removal?

DIY laser hair removal devices are now available, but patients understandably have questions about the efficacy and safety of these systems compared to a professional treatment. Professional Laser Hair Removal Options At Reflections, several laser hair removal technologies are available to suit different patients’ needs. For most patients, we use the GentleMax Pro which offers […]

How Long Does Filler Last? Hint: It’s Complicated

“In terms of how long something lasts, we(cosmetic physicians) need more studies to have true scientific consensus on this, but initial findings show the smaller the droplet size – or the smaller the amount put in in any one spot – the more surface area in contact with the outside body, the quicker it can […]

Thread Lifts vs. Fillers: Which Should You Choose?

Thread Lifts vs. Fillers: Which Should I Choose? Both thread lifts and dermal fillers are non-surgical options for signs of aging caused by sagging skin, volume loss, and slowed collaged production. This leads many patients to question the difference between these procedures and their possible results. During a consultation with one of our physicians, the […]

Accutane Alternatives You Should Know About

Accutane, or as in its generic form, isotretinoin, is a medication used to treat the most severe cases of cystic acne. Accutane is an incredibly effective treatment for acne because it essentially shuts down sebum glands, or oil glands, that, when over-productive, are the root cause of acne. Unfortunately, Accutane does often have intense and long-lasting side effects […]

Should You Get the Foxy Eyes Thread Lift? A Cosmetic Doctor Weighs In

What You Need to Know About the Fox Eye Trend If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the fox eye look trending. A slightly upturned eye shape, also called a cat eye, first became popular in Russia and is now exploding in popularity among supermodels and Instagram influencers. If you don’t have this eye shape […]

Plasma Pen Dangers and Alternative Treatments

The Plasma Pen, also called “Fibroblast,” is a treatment that has been in use for many years across the globe. This procedure is intended to treat loose, crepey skin and wrinkles or fine lines, but unfortunately, many patients have faced complications with Plasma Pen treatment. These complications can be severe, and for this reason, Reflections […]

Botox for TMJ

Botox treatment of TMJ is one of the easiest and most effective treatments, and yet it’s one most dentists don’t offer to their patients (and usually that’s because it’s one they can’t or don’t offer themselves, or simply aren’t knowledgeable about). TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a painful and common condition. Most often, TMJ […]

Ultherapy vs. Sofwave: HIFU Treatments Compared

Ultherapy has long been one of the top-awarded non-surgical facelift treatment options. It’s often credited by celebrities (Jennifer Aniston, Christie Brinkley, and Kim Kardashian-West, just to name a few) as their secret to looking naturally youthful, and yet, many say it’s just too painful and it risks disrupting the fat layer in the face, which […]

Filler Proportions for Different Races: Looking Natural is in the Details!

What Makes Filler Look Natural? We all know “bad filler” when we see it, but what exactly makes it look so unnatural? Most people assume that unnatural or bad filler results are because too much filler was used, but this isn’t always true. In some cases, you can have a bad result because your injector […]

Botox vs. Filler for Wrinkles: Which is Best?

Botox vs. Filler for Wrinkles If you’re interested in treating wrinkles with injectable products, it can be difficult to know which product might be right for you. There are so many types and brands of injectable products available, and if you’re just getting started with your treatment, it can be confusing. Here are some of […]