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Dr. Holly Happe presents interesting and useful information about skin care, cosmetic treatments, and more on the Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics blog.

Does Kybella® Cause Swelling?

“How do I make Kybella® swelling go down?” Our Newton, MA-based team frequently hears this question from patients considering the fat-reducing treatment.  Double chin reduction with Kybella® is generally a simple, straightforward procedure that doesn’t require much downtime. Swelling is the most common side effect, because of the inflammation that develops as the injections get to work …

What Should You Do If You Think Your BOTOX® Isn’t Working?

Squinting is a facial movement that can cause grooves to form in the skin over time. During the summer, we squint and wriggle our foreheads more, meaning it’s more likely for wrinkles to form around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle injections can solve this issue by relaxing the muscles around the eyes, but …

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers vs. Biostimulatory Fillers: Which is Right for You?

Facial fillers can be used to restore volume in areas of the skin where static wrinkles have become etched in due to a lack of collagen, fat, hydration, and other elements. The injectables can also improve the definition of facial contours and round out hollowed or flattened areas where aging has affected the appearance of …

What Causes Facial Skin to Lose Elasticity?

Skin rejuvenation treatments that utilize radiofrequency, such as Opus Plasma® at our Newton-based office, have become increasingly popular for many reasons. For one thing, they not only enhance the surface of the skin, but they also encourage production of proteins that provide structure and elasticity. As fat, bone, and muscle recede over time, overlying skin that has …

5 Tips for Rejuvenating Dull and Tired Skin

Time, gravity, bad lifestyle habits, and stress from the environment can hasten the breakdown of collagen and moisture-loving hyaluronic acid in your skin. This not only leads to wrinkles, but can also cause your skin to appear lackluster and discolored. Some of the most common causes of dull skin include dehydration from not drinking enough …

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