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San Francisco: 415.400.5447
Hermosa Beach: 310-408-9770
October Newsletter
Happy Halloween!
Hey everyone, please click on the link to see my new skin care line launching January 2019:
It is the first skin care line to work on a genetic level, and it has been a project I have worked on for quite some time and excited to show all of you!
Time to carve out the pumpkin, put on your best pirate costume, and bring out the candies! I will be in Hermosa Beach the 9th through the 13th of October, and will be in San Francisco the rest of the month. For Hermosa Beach, call Debbie at 310-408-9770 to check availability & schedule an appointment. For San Francisco, call Sharon at 415-400-5447. 
This month we are going to discuss part one of rebalancing and correcting the aging process in the lower face. In two parts, we will discuss how to correct the following: Nasolabial fold and commissure, falling of the corner of the mouth, the prejowl sulcus, jowling, a weakening jaw, lines around the mouth, thinning lips and a loss of the firmness of the jaw. We will also talk about the gummy smile, melomental folds, chin dimpling and finally neck bands. Cosmetic enhancement of the Lower face requires combination therapy employing both Botulinum Toxin Type A and Facial Fillers
Nasolabial Folds
One of the most common concerns that bring patients into the office are the deepening of nasolabial folds. While we often approach these by lifting the face by placing volume elsewhere there is still the occasional patient that benefits from having filler placed directly in the nasolabial fold. For this, juviderm or volume may work equally well.
Treatment of the Oral Commissure with Filler
The corners of the mouth, also known as the oral commissures, can turn downward as you age and lose volume below the mouth. This downturned appearance of the mouth can make you look like you are frowning or even mad. In addition, volume loss in this area often leads to the formation or the deepening of already-formed marionette lines. Fillers in this area serve to lift the corners of the mouth and reduce depression and collapse in this area. Results can be nothing short of impressive.
Mental Folds

A turned down mouth often expresses frustration, anger or sadness. Squaring of the lower face with the development of volume can even masculinize a feminine face. By treating the Depressor Anguli Oris with Botox, we can lift the corners of the mouth giving back the appearance of youth. This can be combined with filler that is used in the corners of the mouth to lift the sides and give the face a more pleasant appearance.
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