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By wakeforestfacialplastics.com
May 27, 2016
Category: Chins
Tags: Chins  

Patient:

I feel like my chin is small. What is a normal chin size?

Stephanie

Doc:

Genetics play an important role into many conditions which can make your jaw look small. Understanding the cause of this appearance is important and is done during the consultation.

  1. Microgenia - Underdevelopment of the jaw bone with normal alignment of teeth
  2. Retrognathism - Normal size jaw bone but the jaw position is posterior in respect to the upper teeth
  3. Micrognathia - Underdevelopment of jaw bone with poor positioning of the teeth.  The lower teeth are pushed backward compared to the upper teeth as well

While there are several common methods to evaluate the proper chin position, in general, a woman’s chin should get within a few millimeters of a line drawn down from the pink portion of the lower lip. Men usually have more prominent jaws and usually extend to or beyond this line.

Depending on the cause of the chin position a short surgery to place an implant can help or in-office procedures can be done to help improve facial balance.  Call our office today, (336) 716-4000, to discuss options.

Jordan L. Wallin, MD


By wakeforestfacialplastics.com
May 23, 2016
Category: face fillers
Tags: Fillers  

Patient: I like what fillers do for my face but they are expensive and go away too soon. What options exist for a more permanent filler?

Judy

Doc:

There are many fillers that are used today to help revolumize the face and lips however the problem with many fillers is the temporary nature of the products. Most off-the-shelf fillers last between 9 months to 2 years depending on the type used.

Our office now offeres fat transplantation which is usually obtained from your belly area and placed into the face, lips, hands, etc. that have lost contour and symmetry due to the natural process of aging. The fat is ultra-processed with specialized equipment in the office for the best product ensuring the maximal viability. To obtain the best result, a small component of your blood called PRP is injected with the purified fat to help maximize the survival of the newly transplanted fat cells.

The whole procedure is done in the office and takes about two hours. One huge benefit of fat transplantation over traditional fillers is I expect around 80% of the fat to be present at 5 years. 

                           

Call our office today, (336) 716-4000, and mention this blog for a free consultation and we can discuss if this procedure is right for you.

 

Jordan L. Wallin, MD


By wakeforestfacialplastics.com
May 04, 2016
Category: Lasers
Tags: fractional lasers  

Patient:  What is so special about a fractional laser?

Doc:

Many different lasers are advertised today making it hard to differentiate which might be the best for you.  In general, lasers are grouped into ablative and non-ablative technologies. Each laser has specific qualities that helps treat certain conditions. Fractional lasers are ablative lasers designed to minimize down time by leaving normal skin between the treated pinpoint areas. The healthy skin around the treated areas helps speed recovery and lowers the risk of the procedure.

Our office uses the latest technology, Pearl™ Fractional, which delivers a wavelength designed to ablate water found within skin cells resulting in new collagen and elastic fiber formation. It is ideal for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles commonly found around the eyes and mouth.
  • Pigmentation changes that can occur with aging especially on the cheeks and forehead
  • Actinic Keratosis (AKs)- a common pre-cancerous skin condition
  • Scars, either from trauma or acne

                                   

If you would like to learn more about what laser is right for you call our office, (336) 716-4000, and mention this blog for a free consultation.

                    

Jordan L. Wallin, MD