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BOTOX® vs. XEOMIN®

Like BOTOX, the neuromodulator XEOMIN is used to treat the face for fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. We offer both XEOMIN and BOTOX at our Honolulu practice. Though these products are very similar, we want to provide our patients with as many options as possible. As a plastic surgeon in Hawaii, I believe it is important for you to understand their subtle differences, so you can make an informed decision. What is BOTOX? BOTOX was the first botulinum toxin FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop from muscle motion, including facial expressions … Continue reading

Surgical or Nonsurgical? For Facial Rejuvenation, Ask a Plastic Surgeon

It’s not surprising that the popularity of nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation continues to increase. Dermal fillers and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are safe and effective treatments that can temporarily reduce the lines and wrinkles that arise as patients begin to age, and they now enjoy the same popularity as traditional facial procedures, such as facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), at our Honolulu practice. It’s easy to see why: Dermal fillers and BOTOX injections alike require no real downtime, they produce long-lasting results — and in the case of dermal fillers, those results are instantly visible. Whether you’re looking … Continue reading

Shim Ching, MD