Juvéderm Volux for Jawlines is Here! Volux FAQS

Juvéderm Volux for Jawlines: Frequently Asked Questions

Juvéderm Volux is a brand new hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler from Allergan designed specifically for jawline enhancement. And it’s in stock and available at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in the West Bloomfield area!

Volux is the newest formula in the Juvéderm family of fillers, which are known for their natural-looking results and long-lasting effects. In this article the dermal filler specialists at AMAE in the West Bloomfield area answer our patients most frequently asked questions about new Juvéderm Volux for chin and jawline enhancement.

How does Juvéderm Volux for Jawlines work?

Juvéderm Volux works by adding volume to the jawline area, improving the definition and contour of the jawline. It is approved for use in adults aged 21 and older for the correction of age-related volume loss in the chin and jawline area. It is specifically indicated for adding volume and improving the definition and contour of the jawline.

The hyaluronic acid in the filler acts like a sponge, attracting water and hydrating the surrounding tissue. This results in a plumper, more defined jawline that looks natural and youthful. Because Volux is a thicker formula of Juvéderm, it firmly holds it’s shape and position, and looks and feels like one’s natural jaw.

How is Juvéderm Volux used for Jawline Enhancement?

Juvéderm Volux is injected into the jawline area using a fine needle. The injections are made along the jawline to add volume and improve definition. The treatment will be customized to the individual patient’s needs, with more or less filler used depending on the desired result.

When administering Juvéderm Volux for jawline enhancement, Dr. Ali or one of our skilled nurse injectors will first assess the patient’s jawline to determine the appropriate injection sites and the amount of filler needed to achieve the desired results. The Juvéderm Volux filler is then injected to add volume, definition, and/or symmetry to the jawline, which can help to create a sharper or more angled chin and jaw in women – or a more square and masculine jawline in men.

In more mature patients who have lost chin definition due to sagging skin or loss of plumpness, defining the jaw line with Volux can create a more youthful appearance. It can also help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines in the lower face by building up the jaw.

What is the recovery time for Juvéderm Volux Jawline Enhancement?

There is typically no downtime associated with Juvéderm Volux jawline enhancement, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, some swelling and bruising may occur in the injection area, which can take a few days to resolve.

How long does Juvéderm Volux  for Chin & Jaw Last?

Juvéderm Volux is a long-lasting filler, with results that can last up to 18 months – or longer in some patients. Individual results will vary depending on personal factors such as age, lifestyle (smoking, tanning, facial expressions), and metabolism.

Is Juvéderm Volux Safe for Jawline Enhancement?

Yes, Juvéderm Volux is considered safe for jawline enhancement when administered by a trained and experienced injector. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a well-established treatment in the aesthetic industry and have a long track record of safety.

Juvéderm Volux is an FDA-approved dermal filler. This approval was based on clinical trials that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the filler for jawline enhancement.

Is the Injection Process for Juvéderm Volux painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the injection process, as the Juvéderm Volux contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps to numb the area.

Who is a good candidate for Juvéderm Volux Jawline Enhancement?

Good candidates for Juvéderm Volux jawline enhancement are individuals who are looking to improve the definition and contour of their chin and jawline. It is extremely effective for individuals who have lost volume in the jawline due to aging or weight loss. Many of our male patients who have a “weak chin” love Volux for creating a stronger, more masculine jawline. And our female patients frequently use Volux to turn a wrong or round face into a more desirable “V”, oval or heart shaped chin.

Can Juvéderm Volux be used in Combination with other Treatments?

Yes, Juvéderm Volux can be used in combination with almost all of our other facial rejuvenation treatments – including Botox, other dermal fillers, peels, microneedling and more to achieve a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

How many Juvéderm Volux Treatments are Required for Optimal Results?

Patients can typically achieve optimal jaw enhancement results with a single treatment session.

Juvéderm Volux for Jaw & Chin | West Bloomfield Area

If you live in the West Bloomfield area, the best way to determine if Juvéderm Volux is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali or one of our trained and experienced nurse injectors. They will assess your individual needs and recommend a personalized injectable treatment plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Juvéderm Volux | West Bloomfield Area: 248-335-7200

Liquid Facelift: Look Years Younger, Without Surgery!

Turn Back Time With a Non-Surgical Liquid Facelift!

The liquid facelift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Also known as a non-surgical facelift, this procedure uses dermal fillers and other injectables to restore volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 2 million injectable treatments were performed in the United States in 2020, with Botox and dermal fillers being the most popular procedures. The popularity of combining multiple injectable treatments into one non-surgical liquid facelift procedure is on the rise due to its minimally invasive nature and the relatively low cost compared to a surgical facelift.

In this article, the injectable experts at AMAE in the Troy, MI area will explore the details of the liquid facelift, including what techniques are used, what fillers are used, what results can be expected, and how it compares to a surgical facelift.

Fillers Used in Liquid Facelifts

The liquid facelift involves a combination of Botox, dermal fillers and other injectables into one procedure to achieve a more youthful appearance without surgery. The specific techniques and fillers used will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals.

For example, adding volume to sunken or flat cheeks pulls skin on the lower upward and makes it more plump and tight – for a dramatically lifted look!

Some of the most commonly used injectables used in a liquid facelift include:

Hyaluronic acid fillers: Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. Fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane use hyaluronic acid to restore volume to areas of the face that have lost fullness due to aging.

Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers: These fillers, such as Radiesse, use a mineral compound to add volume to the face and stimulate collagen production, which helps to lift, firm, and tighten the skin.

Poly-L-lactic acid fillers: These fillers, such as Sculptra, work by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production over time, resulting in a gradual improvement in skin texture and tone.

Botox and other similar injections (including Dysport and Xeomin): These are used to relax the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and fine lines, particularly around the eyes and forehead – including the vertical “elevens” between the eyes, horizontal wrinkles across the forehead, and crows’ feet on the sides of the eyes.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections: PRP injections involve drawing a small amount of the patient’s own blood and processing it to concentrate the platelets which contain skin rejuvenating growth factors. The plasma is then injected back into the face to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture on a cellular level.

Kybella: In some cases, patients with fat below the chin may also wish to undergo Kybella injections to remove submental fat and help reduce the appearance of ‘jowls’. If Kybella injections are employed, a separate treatment session may be required.

Results & Duration of Liquid Facelifts

The results of a liquid facelift are typically seen immediately after the procedure and can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years or longer, depending on the type of injectables used and the individual patient’s response. While the results of a liquid facelift are not permanent, many patients find that they can achieve prolonged desired results with regular touch-up treatments.

While the results of a surgical facelift are typically more dramatic and longer-lasting than those of a liquid facelift, the liquid facelift has several advantages, including: no recovery time, no need for general anesthesia, an extremely low risk of complications, significantly less discomfort, and no scarring.

Good Candidates for a Liquid Facelift

A good candidate for a liquid facelift is someone who is looking to improve the appearance of mild to moderate signs of aging on their face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. They should also have enough facial volume to achieve the desired results with injectable fillers and be in good overall health.

It is recommended that patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain medical conditions that affect blood clotting, such as hemophilia, should avoid a liquid facelift. Additionally, patients who have a history of allergic reactions to any of the injectable products used in the procedure should obviously not undergo a liquid facelift.

Choosing a Liquid Facelift Provider

When choosing a liquid facelift provider, it is essential to select a highly experienced plastic surgeon or trained nurse injector operating under the guidance of a plastic surgeon. A skilled medical provider, like top board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali and the nurse injectors at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area will take the time to assess your individual needs and goals, create a personalized treatment plan, and use their expertise to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

In addition to the qualifications and experience of the provider, it is important to consider their approach to taking into account each patient’s unique facial features, including their skin type and tone, bone structure, and ethnic background. The provider should have experience working with patients of diverse ethnicities and be sensitive to the importance of preserving the patient’s natural beauty and cultural identity.

Liquid Facelifts | Troy, MI Area

If you have mild to moderate signs of aging on your face – including lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of volume – schedule an appointment at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in the Troy, MI area with our injectable experts.

We will create a customized liquid facelift plan just for you – so you look younger and more beautiful – and love the skin you’re in!

Liquid Facelifts | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

Nonsurgical Nose Jobs: Can Fillers Replace Surgery?

Nonsurgical Nose Job: Fillers Instead of Rhinoplasty

A non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers to alter the shape of the nose without surgery. It’s minimally invasive and involves injecting fillers into specific areas of the nose to alter its shape, size, or contour.

While many med spas and medical facilities routinely inject Botox and facial fillers, a non-surgical nose job should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon – like Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI – who has years of experience improving the appearance of noses with rhinoplasty. 

Nasal Defects a Nonsurgical Nose Job Can Fix

A non-surgical nose job can be used to correct a variety of minor nasal defects, including:

  • Nasal asymmetry: filling in dents, bumps or humps to create a more symmetrical appearance.
  • Nasal bridge: augmenting the nasal bridge to improve its definition.
  • Nasal tip: reshaping or defining the nasal tip for a more refined appearance.
  • Nostril asymmetry: correcting asymmetry in the nostrils.
  • Crooked nose: straightening the nose by filling in deviations or bumps.

Best Fillers for A Nonsurgical Nose Job

The best fillers for a non-surgical nose job are hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero. These types of fillers are safe, effective, and reversible, and they provide immediate results with minimal downtime. Your doctor will choose the best filler based on your individual needs and the desired outcome.

The best Juvéderm formula for a non-surgical nose job is Juvéderm Voluma XC. It is specifically designed for adding volume to the cheeks and midface, and it can be used to augment the nasal bridge, smooth out bumps, and enhance the nasal tip. Juvéderm Voluma XC contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and is thicker than other Juvéderm formulas, making it ideal for reshaping the nose. Your doctor may use other Juvéderm formulas, such as Juvéderm Ultra XC or Juvéderm Vollure XC, depending on your individual needs and the desired outcome.

The best Restylane formula for a non-surgical nose job is Restylane Refyne. It is a hyaluronic acid-based filler that is specifically designed for adding subtle volume to the nose and for smoothing out small imperfections. Restylane Refyne is a soft and flexible filler that can mimic the natural movement of your skin, making it ideal for non-surgical nose jobs. Other Restylane formulas, such as Restylane Lyft and Restylane Defyne, may also be used depending on the desired outcome and your individual needs. Your doctor will choose the best formula for you.

Sculptra is not typically used for non-surgical nose jobs as it is designed for adding volume to the face and is not ideal for precision shaping of the nose. Sculptra works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, resulting in a gradual improvement in skin thickness and elasticity over several weeks.

How Long Non-Surgical Nose Jobs Last

A non-surgical nose job typically lasts 6 to 12 months, after which the dermal filler will gradually dissolve, and the nose will return to its original shape. The duration of the results depends on several factors, including the type of filler used, the amount of filler injected, and the individual’s skin metabolism. So, touch-up treatments are typically necessary to maintain the desired results.

Benefits Of a Non-Surgical Nose Job Over Rhinoplasty Surgery

For those who are not ready for the commitment of surgery, or who may not be candidates for surgery, a non-surgical nose job can provide an alternative option for achieving the desired results. The benefits of a non-surgical nose job over rhinoplasty surgery include:

Minimally Invasive: A non-surgical nose job is minimally invasive and involves injecting fillers into specific areas of the nose to alter its shape, size, or contour. There are no incisions and no recovery period, as there is with rhinoplasty surgery.

No Downtime: Non-surgical nose jobs have little to no downtime and patients can return to normal activities almost immediately after the procedure.

Immediate Results: The results of a non-surgical nose job are immediate, whereas the results of rhinoplasty surgery may take several months to fully reveal.

Lower Cost: Non-surgical nose jobs are generally less expensive than rhinoplasty surgery.

Reversibility: The effects of a non-surgical nose job can be reversed by dissolving the fillers if the patient is not satisfied with the results.

Good Candidates for Non-Surgical Nose Jobs

A good candidate for a non-surgical nose job is someone with minor nasal imperfections or asymmetry who is looking for a non-invasive solution with immediate results. Ideal candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. The following individuals may be good candidates for a non-surgical nose job:

  • People who are not ready for or not suitable for rhinoplasty surgery.
  • Individuals with minor nasal asymmetry or minor deviations in the nasal bridge or tip.
  • People with small dents, bumps, or humps in the nose.
  • Individuals looking for a quick, non-invasive solution with minimal downtime.
  • Patients who have previously undergone rhinoplasty and wish to make minor adjustments to the results.

Non-surgical Nose Job | Birmingham, MI

It’s important to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI who can assess your individual needs and determine if a non-surgical nose job is the right option for you.

While non-surgical nose jobs can deliver fantastic results, they have some limitations and do not produce as significant or long-lasting results as surgery. In some cases, rhinoplasty surgery may be necessary to achieve the desired results. 

Schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI, and Dr. Ali will help you determine the best option for you!

Non-surgical Nose Job | Birmingham, MI: 248.335.7200

Men’s Facial Fillers for a More Masculine Face

Men’s Injectables: a More Masculine Face, Chin, Nose & Jaw

For decades, injectable facial fillers have been most associated with women for plumping lips and smoothing wrinkles. But as filler technology has evolved, more men than ever are getting injections to achieve sharper cheekbones and a more defined “masculine” jaw.

The first generation of facial fillers first came into use in the 1980s. Made from actual bovine (cow) collagen, early fillers offered a crude way to fill wrinkles – but they didn’t do much but add volume to the face. But over the last several years, more advanced facial filler technology and has given doctors the tools to plump as well as reshape the face.  Facial fillers can now be used to straighten out a brow, smooth a nose, define cheekbones, and strengthen a jawline or boost a receding chin.

The Stigma is Gone for Men’s Facial Fillers

Thankfully, there is now less judgement in society surrounding men getting cosmetic procedures such as facial fillers. While the percentage of male patients getting facial fillers varies from state to state, most plastic surgeons and aesthetic physicians in metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, New York and Detroit report that about 20% of their dermal filler patients are now men.

According the American Society of Plastic Surgery, in 2020 alone 118,614 men received soft tissue fillers. And, thanks to the proliferation of Zoom meeting and social media usage, men now have even more reason than ever consider facial fillers.

A recent article by The Smithsonian reported that men who are perceived as “handsome” make on average 13 percent more during their career than men considered less attractive in the same position.  That article also went on to say that quarterbacks considered “hot” earn 12 percent more than so-called “homely” quarterbacks. That article further noted that studies have revealed attractive people are also more likely to be hired.

What is a “Masculine” Face?

Compared to feminine looking faces, a face considered classically masculine will have more prominent and angular facial features. While genetics influence the way a man’s facial bone structure develops, testosterone is the primary reason behind masculine facial features.

Some of the more obvious facial features commonly considered masculine include a prominent or “strong” chin and a square jawline with a more pronounced definition at the “gonial angle” (the angle of the jaw next to the earlobe). And, masculine cheeks usually have a sharper, angular appearance than a woman’s soft “apples”.

But the forehead makes up 35% to 40% of the surface area of the face – so it can also play an important role in how masculine a man’s face is. A prominent supraorbital ridge (bone under the eyebrows) with straighter eyebrows is also manly.

Finally, a stronger nose that is straight or with a dorsal hump (‘bump’ on the bridge) is considered more masculine than a small nose that curves upward at the tip.

Men’s Facial Fillers for a Masculine Appearance

Recent research has shown that more than 50% of men would like to reshape their chin and jawline.

The Juvéderm family of facial fillers has advanced formulas that are a great choice for men seeking a stronger, more pronounced chin.

Juvéderm aw fillers are a thicker consistency of dermal gel that can be used not just to “fill” but to shape and contour the jawline. In addition to increasing definition in the jaw line, men’s facial fillers can decrease the appearance of sagging skin, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Kybella injections can also be used to permanently “dissolve” and eliminate fat cells in the double chin. Typical male Kybella patients see a 50% reduction in ‘double chin’ fat after just two sessions, and 70% reduction after four treatments – typically spaced one month apart.

Dermal fillers can also be used to shape and contour a man’s brow or nose – without surgery and with no downtime – to enhance his masculine appearance.

Men’s Facial Fillers – Troy, MI Area

If you are a man in the greater Troy, MI area who would like to improve the proportions and angles of your face to look more masculine, facial fillers may be the solution you need!

Schedule a discreet and confidential consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI and he will show you what dermal fillers can do for your face, jaw, nose or chin – for a younger, better looking, more masculine looking you!

Men’s Facial Filler Consultation – Troy, MI Area 248.335.7200

Why Black Americans Are Getting More Botox & Facial Fillers

Why Black Americans Are Getting More Botox & Facial Fillers Than Ever Before

Allure magazine just ran a very interesting article about the increasing use of Botox and facial fillers among Black Americans.

In this article renowned Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azar Ali continues this discussion and addresses some of the issues and concerns of men and women of color when considering Botox and/or facial fillers.

The Stigma of Cosmetic Procedures Has Disappeared

Many Bay Boomers were raised with a stigma surrounding treatments such as Botox or facial fillers. But now younger generations of Americans of all races are abandoning the shame associated with having work done.

Cosmetic treatments are now a subject that is now socially acceptable on a broad scale. While Baby Boomers and Gen X tend to see these procedures as remedial medicine, millennials and Gen Z tend to view aesthetic intervention as self-care and preventative medicine.

As a result, Botox and facial fillers have experienced a significant rise in interest among Black and brown patients.

Botox, Facial Fillers & Black Representation

One significant problem with injectable and other treatments has been representation in marketing portrayals.

When most of these aesthetic and anti-aging treatments were initially launched, they were marketed only to white women. Frustratingly, clinical studies of their effectiveness were also performed almost exclusively on white women.

So, for many women and men of color, it has traditionally been hard to see or envision themselves indulging in these cosmetic procedures. And, while the media still has a long way to go, thanks to more inclusivity in advertising Black individuals are now being included in the media conversation about Botox, facial fillers and other cosmetic products and treatments.

Statistics on Black Use of Botox & Facial Fillers

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, over 15.5 million cosmetic procedures were done in the United States alone. Botox was the most widely used coming in first position with 4.4 million procedures, followed by facial fillers at 3.4 million procedures.

In that report the ASPS noted that just 11% of all cosmetic procedures and 4% of Botox injections were performed on Black patients in 2020. But they also reported that Black interest in these procedures is increasing.

According to the same report, 1.78 million Black Americans had cosmetic operations in 2020, up from 1.77 million in 2019 and 1.68 million in 2018 to.

Unique Skin Concerns of Black Botox Patients

Aging seems to be somewhat different in patients of color. To begin with, “photo-aging” (skin damage due to UV sun exposure) happens more slowly in darker skin due to the increased amount of melanin. So, while Black patients may experience skin dullness and hyperpigmentation, typically, Black patients do not have skin that wrinkles very much with age.

Many Black men and women never develop true forehead lines. One is more likely to see vertical “11” lines between the eyebrows than to notice horizontal forehead lines. Whereas someone of the same age who is Caucasian will often have lines across the forehead in addition to the 11 lines. However, if you look at Asian populations, you’ll see that they often get crow’s feet more frequently than they develop forehead lines or “11s”.

Botox is ideal for treating the parallel, vertical “11s” between the eyes in patients with darker skin tones. It is also highly effective as a kind of “prejuvenation,” with younger patients receiving lower doses of Botox to prevent the development of creases between the eyes as they age.

Unique Skin Concerns of Black Facial Filler Patients

Collagen levels peak at age 22, and each year afterwards, a person loses roughly 1% of that collagen. While black individuals do not age as quickly as those with less pigmentation, decreasing collagen causes substantial volume loss in people of all skin colors.

This loss of facial volume can result in the development of smile lines, hollowness under the eyes, and sagging skin in the cheeks, jowls, and nasolabial areas. Facial fillers administered in these areas can restore youthful volume and plumpness to Black or brown skin.

Botox & Facial Filler Providers for Black Skin | Birmingham

Many Med Spas fail to understand the unique needs of African-American and others with melanin-rich skin.

Sadly, if you look at medical textbooks and training materials many (if not most) of the accompanying images present lighter and white skin tones. This has unfortunately produced a “blind zone” in many practices’ treatment of Black skin, since procedure results appear differently on darker skin.

It is critical to have cosmetic physicians and aestheticians who understand Black and brown skin, and who have years of experiencing treating patients of color. Dr. Ali himself, has very dark skin himself – so he not only comprehends the issues unique to darker skin tones, he has experienced them firsthand.

If you are a person of color who is interested in exploring the anti-aging and skin rejuvenating possibilities of Botox or facial fillers, you can trust your skin to Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

Schedule consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham and Dr. Ali will take the time to assess your unique skin and understand your personal aesthetic goals. Then he will customize a treatment plan based on your individual skin type, tone, color and condition – so that you will achieve the best results and look your best at any age.

Botox & Facial Fillers for Black Skin: 248-335-7200

Juvéderm Volux – The New Filler for Defined Jawlines

Firm & Define Your Chin & Jaw with Juvéderm Volux

A defined jawline helps make a man or woman look youthful and attractive – with young, tight that doesn’t sag or droop. Conversely, sagging skin in the jaw, neck or chin can add years to a person’s appearance.  For this reason, the lower face and jaw is one of the most commonly requested areas for aesthetic treatment at AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI.

For decades, the only way to tighten sagging jowls was with a surgical facelift or neck lift. More recently, state-of-the-art nonsurgical laser and radiofrequency skin tightening treatments have entered the market – achieving jaw defining results without the downtime of surgery.

But this month there is more exciting news. Juvéderm, the number one facial filler manufacturer in the world, has announced a new dermal filler specifically for jawlines.  New Volux is a highly effective jaw filler that can immediately help achieve a more defined jawline with a just few injections – with no surgery, no downtime and no waiting months for results.

Volux – the newest product in the Juvéderm Vycross family of hyaluronic dermal fillers – recently won New Treatment of the Year at the Global MyFaceMyBody Awards. It will be available for use in Med Spas later in 2021.

In this article the facial filler experts at AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI explain everything you need to know about the new Juvéderm Volux jaw filler that we will be offering as soon as it becomes available later this year.

Juvéderm Volux for a Defined, Sculpted Jawline

Over the past 10 years, dermal fillers have made drastic improvements in their formulations and their versatility. Once used merely for filling fine lines and wrinkles, the new generation of facial fillers can now be used to actually restore the foundation of the face. The effects of jaw fillers can be seen all over social media, and in photos of some of world’s the top influencers and favorite celebrities.

Jaw fillers are thick consistency dermal gel injections that used not just to “fill” but to shape and contour. In the hands of a skilled medical injector, Volux jaw filler is actually a fast and relatively simple procedure, that yields immediate results – which are just some of the factors behind its popularity.

In addition to increasing definition, jaw fillers can decrease the appearance of sagging skin, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. But Juvéderm Volux takes this a step further, because it was specifically designed for use on the chin and jawline.

Some people are born with “weak chins” or receding jawlines. But, as a person ages, they also lose both subcutaneous fat (padding under the skin) as well as loss of bone and muscle mass. And, to complicate matters even further, skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag with age. But Juvéderm Volux offers an effective and long-lasting solution to these problems.

How Juvéderm Volux Fills & Defines Jawlines

Let’s get scientific for a moment. Juvéderm Volux is an injected dermal implant created specifically for the jaw and chin. It’s comprised of a unique, concentrated hyaluronic acid formula in the form of a thick homogenized gel. Once injected, Volux will “set” and replicate the appearance of bone in both look and feel.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Filler for Men

A strong, square jawline has always been part of the masculine ideal. And Volux is now a great choice for men seeking a stronger, more pronounced chin.

In the past few years, men have become more aware of the benefits which can come from cosmetic enhancements. The ease, affordability and immediate results of minimally invasive Juvéderm Volux jaw filler injections, make it an attractive alternative for men looking to achieve that striking and strong jawline.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Filler for Women

Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have made sculpted, angular features – including a defined jawline – a defining characteristics of female beauty and attractiveness in current popular culture.

So, women may also find Volux jaw fillers appealing to replenish what genetics, age, and gravity have taken away from them.

Juvéderm Volux and Other Treatments

Underneath the chin sits a pad of fat cells – called submental fat. Volux can be combined  with other aesthetic treatments – such as Liposuction, CoolScultping or Kybella – to reduce or remove unwanted fat cells. These procedures can be used to remove a “double chin” and then Juvéderm Volux can be used to strengthen and define the appearance of  jaw.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Fillers | Birmingham, MI

Regardless of age or gender, if you are in the greater Birmingham, MI area and want to look younger, improve the proportions of your face, or simply give better definition to your jawline, new Juvéderm Volux jawline filler may be your best solution for your appearance goals.

For a younger, better looking you, schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI to see if Juvéderm Volux, or another state-of-the-art facial filler is best for your unique anti-aging and beauty needs.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Filler Consultation: 248-335-7200



Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)

Seven Ways to Tighten Facial Skin (Part 1)

Perhaps nothing “ages” a person more dramatically than sagging facial skin. One of the number one questions we get from our patients at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is how to tighten facial skin.

The good news is that many new products and technologies can help tighten facial skin – from at-home skin care products, to non-invasive radiofrequency technologies, to minimally-invasive fillers, all the way to the gold standard of facial skin tightening, the surgical facelift.

Why Facial Skin Gets Saggy

Before we delve into how to tighten facial skin, it is important to understand why the skin on the face sags and droops as we age.

Sagging facial skin is due to three age-related reasons: loss of collagen, loss of elastin and loss of fat.

As skin ages, it decreases production of two important proteins – elastin and collagen. Elastin is what gives skin elasticity – or the ability to “snap back” in place when stretched. Collagen, on the other hand, is comprised of tightly-constructed fibers that maintain the skins structure and firmness.

And subcutaneous fat – fat beneath the skin – keeps facial skin plump and tight.

While elastin, collagen and facial fat decline as people age, external factors over time can also accelerate the sagging, including: heredity, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, cigarette smoke and alcohol.

7 Facial Skin Tightening Treatments:

#1. Skin Tightening Skincare Products

Properly nourishing the skin can help provide the essential elements needed to maintain elastin and collagen production. And, the good news, is that this can be done at home using facial skin tightening products from our online store.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI we offer both Allastin  and ZO by Obagi skin care products that help tighten facial skin, both of which can be purchase through our online store.

For example Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer nourishes and hydrates the skin with a unique combination of peptides that target collagen and elastin. And ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum is formulated with plant and enzymatically derived growth factors, clinically proven to improve skin firmness and elasticity.

#2. Skin Tightening Dermalinfusion

For more intensive infusion of nutrients into the skin we offer skin tightening Dermalinfusion. After exfoliation, nutrient-containing serums penetrate deep into the skin to help support the skin’s natural ability to produce new healthy collagen and elastin, for younger-looking, supple skin.

#3. Skin Tightening Microneedling

Microneedling works on the same principle as fractional lasers. Numerous tiny wounds are created throughout the skin with ultrafine microneedles. As the skin goes into action to repair these micro-wounds, it stimulates the produce of new collagen and elastin.

The new collagen and elastin production remodel the skin by filling in lines, wrinkles and scars, while improving tone and elasticity – visibly tightening facial skin.

#4. Skin Tightening ThermiSmooth

ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive, non-ablative radiofrequency skin-tightening technology that uses a specially designed hand piece to gently treat the skin with controlled heat energy.

ThermiSmooth’s radiofrequency heat waves stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen – which strengthens, thickens and tightens facial skin for a younger appearance.

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Facial Skin Tightening – Birmingham, MI

AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only premier facilities in the Detroit area to offer all of these state-of-the-art facial skin tightening procedures.

The facial skin tightening treatment that is right for you will depend upon your age and your skin condition, as well as factors such as your genetics and your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today – including an at-home video consultation – to discuss your skin tightening options with Dr. Ali.

And, don’t forget to start at home with proper skin nutrition, with products from our ZO and ALLASTIN skincare store!

Birmingham, MI Facial Skin Tightening: 248-335-7200


Looking Younger With a Facelift vs. Liquid Facelift, What’s the Difference?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – When the goal is to look years younger, a facelift is the way to go. What facelift, then, should one choose?

It’s not common knowledge that there are two types of facelifts. There’s the traditional facelift, and then there’s the less known liquid facelift. What’s the difference?

Top Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali explains the advantages and disadvantages of these two image-enhancing treatments.

Liquid Facelift

The liquid facelift isn’t much of a lift at all. It’s a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the use of transdermal fillers.

Dr. Ali performs liquid facelifts in his Bloomfield Hills, Detroit office, and says that many patients remain unaware that liquid facelifts, while they are able to turn back time on the face, aren’t permanent.

Liquid facelifts make use of injectable fillers that are comprised of biocompatible materials. The fillers provide volume to areas of the face that have become sunken and misshapen due to age. The fillers smooth wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance.

According to Dr. Ali, the dermal fillers will eventually become absorbed by the body, prompting the patient to undergo a follow-up procedure to lengthen the effects.

Dr. Ali points to a myriad of benefits to liquid facelifts, however. In addition to giving the patient a more youthful appearance, there is little to no discomfort and almost no downtime.

The cost of a liquid facelift is also very affordable. Though the cost of the procedure is one area Dr. Ali hopes that patients will analyze carefully before making a decision to undergo this life-enhancing procedure.

“Any doctor can take a weekend course and call themselves a cosmetic surgeon,” says Dr. Ali. The Hour-Detroit magazine’s top doc 2016 award winner says that many patients may turn to subpar cosmetic surgeons in an effort to save money, but patient beware.

Dr. Ali says that only a plastic surgeon who has undergone years of intensive study after medical school can perform liquid facelifts, in addition to traditional facelifts, with the care and precision patients expect.

Dr. Ali says that cost should never be a factor when it comes to one’s appearance. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Dr. Ali advises patients to research the procedure and doctor heavily before signing up for liquid facelifts or any other cosmetic procedure.

Traditional Facelift

The traditional facelift is a surgical treatment that involves the drawing back and tightening of the face. This also smooths out wrinkles and can do away with sagging cheeks (jowls). Unlike liquid facelifts, however, the effects are permanent and more natural-looking when done well.

Dr. Ali has performed dozens of facelifts in his years at Amae Plastic Surgery Center and says that while the cost may be higher, and there may be some downtime following the procedure, patients are typically happier with the long-lasting effects of a facelift when compared to the temporary effects of a liquid facelift.

Both the liquid facelift and facelift can erase the years and give an ample boost to your self-esteem. Dr. Ali says that if budget is a concern, a liquid facelift is a perfectly viable alternative to the traditional facelift. However, only the facelift can provide the longevity and youthfulness that is sought out by most plastic surgery patients.

To learn more about the facelift or liquid facelift, visit the website of Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, also serving Clarkston and Richmond Hills, Detroit https://drali.com/.

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Facial Plastic Surgery Can Turn Back Time

Detroit, MI – You can usually tell how old someone is by the wisdom he or she exhibits. Unfortunately, our faces also tend to give our age away.

As we get older, our cheeks begin to sag, we develop laugh lines and crow’s feet, and those problems only exarcerbate as the years go by.

Some people aren’t taking these age-related appearance busters sitting down. Instead, they’re taking to lying on the surgeon’s table and opting for one or more facial plastic surgery procedures.

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, facial plastic surgeons saw a 64% increase in patients in the year 2015. And the trend only seems to be growing.

“There are quite a few plastic surgery procedures that can help a person look years younger than their chronological age,” says Dr. M Azhar Ali, a Detroit Plastic Surgeon who operates AMAE Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills.

Non-surgical procedures include injectables like Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane, which are designed to smooth the wrinkles in the face.

Xeomin is another injectable that is approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

Other non-surgical techniques include Belotero Balance and Sculptra Aesthetic, which are dermal fillers that help to stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production, leading to a more youthful appearance.

“Many patients are happy with these non-surgical techniques,” says Dr. Ali. “But for patients who require more thorough facial correction, there are a variety of surgical techniques that can really work well.”

Dr. Ali is referring to facelifts, which can lift the skin of the face to minimize wrinkles and reduce the sagging of the jowls.

There is also the neck lift. The neck tends to show age even before the face does, and the neck lift can make a person look younger by tightening the skin in that area.

Other surgical techniques include nose reshaping, brow lifts, cheek implants, eyelid surgery, chin implants, ear surgery, hair transplants and dermabrasion (a technique that helps to refinish the top layers of the skin through a method known as controlled surgical scraping).

Another popular facial plastic surgery procedure includes facial reconstruction, which involves skin grafting and scar reduction to correct damage to the face, such as might happen in an automobile accident.

“With all of these techniques, a person can erase years from their face and feel much better about themselves personally, professionally and in all areas of their life,” Dr. Ali says.

According to the AAFPRS, the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures include rhinoplasty (nose reconstruction), a combination of surgical and non-surgical techniques like Botox, and eyelid surgery to prevent looking so fatigued.

More than 51% of those surveyed said that they had facial plastic surgery to remain competitive in the workforce.

To learn more about the various facial plastic surgery procedures available, visit https://drali.com/contact-us/.

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Which Facial Filler is Right for You?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Are you looking for a way to erase the signs of aging in your face, without having to undergo an extensive plastic surgery procedure? Dermal fillers may be a great solution for you, but there are so many on the market, how do you know which one is the best to treat your issue?

There are numerous types of fillers on the market today. You’ve know doubt heard many of the names – Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, but what is the difference? Which one should you ask your plastic surgeon about? Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. Ali breaks down the different types of facial fillers on the market today.

  1. Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is probably the most well-known type of filler, and it’s probably the one you think of when you think of facial injections. It is most commonly used to smooth the wrinkles in the forehead and brow, and crow’s feet lines around the eyes. It can also be injected in the underarms to stop excessive sweating. It typically lasts three to four months, and is best used to treat deeper lines and wrinkles. If you have more fine lines, Botox may not be the ideal option for you.
  2. Restylane, or hyaluronic acid, is used to treat the nasolabial folds, smile and brow lines, and for lips and beneath the eyes. It typically lasts between six and eight months, but like Botox, it is best to treat deeper folds.
  3. Juvederm is a 3D hyaluronic acid matrix filler. It is most often used to plump lips and to treat nasolabial folds. It can last up to one year, and offers a great and natural look for patients.
  4. Radiesse is calcium hydroxyapatite particles that are suspended in a hyaluronic gel. It treats smile lines, broader folds and cheeks. It lasts 12 to 18 months. Unlike other fillers, until it dissipates on its own, it cannot be reversed.
  5. Belotero is monophasic double cross-linked hyaluronic acid. It is great to treat the deep furrows of the brow, for lip augmentations, facial outlines, nasolabial folds, and facial depressions. It generally lasts for six to nine months, and because there is minimal risk of lumpiness, it is safe to use in most locations.
  6. Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid that can last up to two years. It is used to treat the deep folds between the nose and mouth, folds in the corners of the mouth, sunken cheeks, and deeper wrinkles or scars. It works to stimulate production of your body’s natural collagen.
  7. Fat fillers are your own fat cells that have been removed from another part of your body, and then treated before being injected back in the desired location. Fat transfer can be used to treat sunken cheeks, thin lips, lines below the eyes, or to fill out buttocks and breasts. The results are permanent for the fat cells that survive the transfer, but it can be unpredictable.

“The best type of filler for you will depend on the areas you are hoping to treat, and the look you desire,” says Dr. Ali. “In the hands of the right plastic surgeon, all facial fillers should have natural-looking and beautiful results. They can turn back the hands of time and have you looking and feeling your best.”

If you are interested in learning more about how facial fillers can erase fine lines and wrinkles, without undergoing surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today.

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