Author Archive | Elliott Lavey MD

Eyelid Surgery Danville, CA

The Eyes Have It

The eyes are the focal point of the face. Most people see a person’s eyes first when meeting them. But our eyes can show our age, and even lie about it! That’s because our eyes are always exposed to the elements. And that’s not a good thing because the eyes feature some of the thinnest […]

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Wrinkle Treatments

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin — the Muscle Tamers

Everyone has heard about Botox; it’s one of the world’s most famous brand names. But there are two Botox wannabes, who do much the same thing, yet are nowhere near as famous. Their names are Dysport and Xeomin. Dr. Lavey offers all three injectables at his practice. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are all classified as […]

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Gummy Bear Implants

If you’re thinking about having breast augmentation with Dr. Lavey, there are many decisions you’ll need to make, and you should be doing some research into the various, choices available to you such as incision location and implant type. When you’re considering your implant type, the option has been saline or silicone, but over the […]

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Radiesse Doesn’t Like Smile Lines

Aging is like the rants from your ultra conservative next door neighbor — ongoing and unrelenting. As your collagen production drops and drops, it’s easy to see why your skin becomes more and more wrinkly. Some wrinkles are more noxious than others. This definitely can be said of smile and marionette lines. But Dr. Lavey […]

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Everyone in the world, except maybe those in the wilds of Borneo, has heard of Botox. It is one of the world’s most famous brand names. But Dr. Lavey also offers another brand of the neuromodulator, Xeomin. Like Botox, Xeomin is made from the botulinum toxin type A. But, unlike Botox, Xeomin consists of nothing […]

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Ditch the Razor with IPL Hair Reduction

Shaving unwanted hair is so Sisyphusian. You know Sisyphus, the figure from Greek mythology who tricked death so many times that when he was finally corralled by the reaper his punishment was to have to push a boulder up a hillside all day only to have it roll back down at night so that he […]

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Dermal fillers

The Difference Between Restylane and Perlane

Dermal fillers are a pretty straightforward concept. Take a substance and inject it beneath a wrinkle, pushing the skin back up and removing the wrinkle. In other words, fill that wrinkle in, hence the name. Some fillers use naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to bind with water and plump up the area. Others use synthetic substances […]

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Breast Lift

Lifting and Reshaping Your Breasts

With age, a woman’s upper breasts become diminished, as the breast skin becomes stretched. Since the breasts are supported and shaped mostly by the breast skin, this leads to sagging breasts where more mass is consolidated in the lower part of the breasts and less high on the breasts. Natural aging is the main culprit […]

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