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Say Goodbye to Smile Lines with Bellafill

A smile is the most beautiful thing a woman can wear… but what about smile lines?

Experience long-lasting improvement in the appearance of smile lines and other tell-tale signs of aging with Bellafill expertly injected by Dr. Oscar Hevia.

What is Bellafill?

Bellafill is a semi-permanent dermal filler that can stimulate collagen and provide lasting results for up to five years. It can be used to restore volume and rejuvenate many areas of the face. It can help lift the cheeks, define the jawline, lift the corners of the mouth to a more neutral position, add volume to a disappearing chin, and diminish the appearance of smile lines.

Bellafill contains tiny PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) microspheres within a smooth collagen gel. Over time, your body uses the microspheres to stimulate its own natural collagen, resulting in a more youthful version of you!

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What You Can Expect During Your Visit

During your consultation, Dr. Hevia will recommend a filler or combination of fillers that will suit you and your individual needs. If Bellafill is recommended, an in-office skin test will be performed on your forearm to determine whether you have a sensitivity to bovine collagen. Although having a collagen allergy is extremely rare, this skin test and one-month waiting period are mandatory steps at our office to ensure your safety before you enjoy the rejuvenating results of your treatment.

Once we have confirmed that you do not have a collagen sensitivity, you can safely proceed with your Bellafill dermal filler treatment! With the help of a bit of numbing cream and Dr. Hevia’s expert technique, you’ll receive instant gratification with immediate results. In addition, your very own cells will be stimulated to produce collagen in the injected areas, meaning you will be able to enjoy your results for up to five years. Now that is something to smile about!

Click here or call (305) 443-9977 to schedule your appointment today! Our Coral Gables office is conveniently located in the heart of South Florida near Miami International Airport, Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Bal Harbour Shops, Coconut Grove and Brickell City Centre.

Top Lipo Doctor in Miami

Muffin tops. Love handles. Lower belly “pooch”. Many of us have pockets of stubborn fat that just won’t respond to dieting or exercise. Luckily, the solution to these problem areas is much simpler than you’d expect!

With Local Anesthesia Tumescent Liposuction, you can conquer your curves with minimal downtime. Located in Miami, Dr. Oscar Hevia has had over a decade of experience performing local anesthesia lipo with precise results, effectively sculpting patients’ bodies without the drama of traditional liposuction. No general anesthesia, no heavy blood loss, and no prolonged hospital stays. With local anesthesia lipo at Hevia Cosmetic Dermatology, you’ll be done with your procedure and back home comfortably in just a few hours!

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Some of our most popular treatment areas include:

  • Arms
  • Bra Bulge
  • Upper Back
  • Love Handles
  • Flanks
  • Muffin Tops
  • Belly Fat/Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Saddle Bags
  • Inner Thighs
  • Outer Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Knees

How Does It Work?

Once you’ve consulted with Dr. Hevia, our expert team will help you schedule your procedure.

The surgery itself consists of four phases: surgical preparation, numbing, suction, and post-surgical care.

Surgical preparation includes photography and a detailed review of the areas that will be treated during the procedure. Dr. Hevia will mark your skin with the specific areas and contours that he will be focusing on.

During the numbing phase, lidocaine will be injected directly into the area that will be treated. You’ll be awake and comfortable, having conversations with your surgical team throughout the procedure.

During the virtually pain-free suction phase, Dr. Hevia will suction out fat from the designated areas.

Finally, your surgical team will apply your post-surgical dressings and garments once Dr. Hevia has completed the procedure. You will receive a detailed plan for your post-treatment home care before being discharged. Most patients can resume their regular activities after just a couple of days, and can return to the gym in just 2 weeks!

Click here or call (305) 443-9977 to schedule your appointment today! Our Coral Gables office is conveniently located in the heart of South Florida near Miami International Airport, Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Bal Harbour Shops, Coconut Grove and Brickell City Centre.

ANTIOXIDANTS: NATURE’S TOOLS FOR HEALTHIER SKIN – WHY THEY WORK, WHERE TO FIND THEM

Even after dedicating decades of my life to cosmetic dermatology and finding new ways to help slow the aging process, I still get excited about sharing breakthroughs with my patients and people everywhere who value the appearance and vitality of healthy skin.

One of the remarkable things I’ve learned from years of having a national practice is the powerful and prominent role nature does play in absolutely everyone’s skin health.

For example, in past blogs and my practice I’ve cautioned about the risk of serious skin damage from overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the kind that exists naturally in sunlight year-round (simply using a sunscreen with the active ingredients Mexoryl or Helioplex can greatly mitigate this risk, as both block harmful UV rays).

While too much exposure to nature (especially the sun) can prematurely age and harm our skin, we can also fight the process of tissue breakdown by using nature’s own anti-aging tools – and that’s essentially what anti-oxidants are.

Antioxidants combat the effects of oxidative stress, which accelerates the aging process by altering certain molecules within our bodies. These altered molecules, called free radicals, can (if left unchecked) attack healthy cells, greatly speed up aging, and place people at higher risk for chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Oxidative stress is caused by overexposure to UV rays, pollutants, and smoking. The reason oxidative stress is so very bad for our skin’s health and appearance is that it attacks the collagen and elastic fibers in the dermis, resulting in sagging skin, folds, and wrinkles. Common early symptoms of oxidative stress on skin include redness and inflammation, uneven skin, and rough or very dry skin.

Luckily, all my years of clinical research have led me to the conclusion that antioxidants absolutely can stop free radicals and are the body’s best defense against oxidative stress and the many ways – both external and internal – it can harm us.

Antioxidants exist in nature. Among the most common are the vitamins A, C, and E; the co-enzyme Q10, which occurs in many fruits and vegetables; the element selenium, found in nuts and broccoli; and plant-based polyphenols and powerful super-polyphenols, which when applied to the skin can produce amazing results.

Because our skin cannot produce the most powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin C, we rely on ingestion to constantly re-supply ourselves. Diets containing antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, pomegranates, and green tea can help, though some scientists have cautioned that consuming mega-doses of ingestible antioxidants, especially in the form of supplements, may actually be toxic.

Can a dermatologist help me with sagging skin?

 

As we age, our skin loses elasticity. Weight fluctuations, exposure to UV radiation and other harmful environmental factors, and our own personal habits can all result in the breakdown of collagen, which is the stretchy elastic component of skin. As the collagen deteriorates and the skin is stretched beyond its elastic potential, the result is unattractive sagging skin. This most commonly occurs around the midsection, the face and neck, and the arms, but can be found anywhere on the body especially after a period of abnormal weight loss.

Dermatologists in Miami know sagging skin can make you look older and less attractive than you might wish. Not only that, it looks unhealthy. No one wants to go around looking tired and ill all the time, and there are many options to correct sagging skin. A trained, experienced dermatologist can help you understand your options and what will work best with your particular skin.

One common option is tucking. In this procedure, the excess skin is removed surgically, eliminating sagging and wrinkling. The obvious down side to this procedure is that it involves surgery, which means recovery time and can result in scarring. Although the scarring is usually slight and the recovery time minimal, this is recommended as a last resort.

Another option is collagen injections to help restore and rejuvenate your skin’s natural elasticity. Collagen injections have a high success rate in treating sagging skin, and often result in a more natural and healthy appearance without the expense or risks commonly associated with any kind of surgery. Yet another alternative is vitamin-infused skin creams which aid the body’s natural production and regeneration of collagen. All of these have proven benefits and certain risks, so it’s important before you begin any skin treatment regimen or consider surgical options that you consult with professional Miami dermatologists to make sure you know and understand what’s available to you and what risks each carries.

Looking great doesn’t have to be reserved for the young, and as we’re living longer, our desire to look better into our later years becomes more important. Our skin betrays our age more quickly than any other part of our body, and an experienced cosmetic dermatologist can help you keep your skin looking clear, radiant, and healthy longer. You’re going to have your skin for a lifetime, so make sure you take care of it. When common sense, diet, and exercise aren’t enough to fight the ravages of time and illness, a dermatologist can help.

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Sex Appeal and Miami Cosmetic Dermatology

Sex appeal has always been a part of American life. This has heightened even more since sex has started to be shown more and more on television. Television and magazines now set the standard for what women should look like, what they should be like, what they should dress like. Not only does it set the standard but it gives women the pressure to be perfect. Women now go to extreme lengths to get the perfect body, the perfect face and the perfect features.

Some women get obsessed with working out, some turn into shopaholics and some resort to cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can become extremely expensive. Many people who get cosmetic surgery once turn to it again and again. They become almost addicted to the feeling of being perfect. They don’t realize that there are other alternatives to what can be very painful procedures. Many times cosmetic surgery has a recovery time of a month or more. That is a month or more where you are not even being able to show your perfection to the world.

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Injectables provide a safe and affordable alternative to cosmetic surgery. Injectable such as botox and others can provide the same effects but for a fraction of the cost and pain. You can look and feel your best without going through a painful recovery and sitting under a knife for hours. Not only will you feel the same sense of perfection, but you will feel this knowing that is it really you. You don’t have to change any structure or have someone cut into your skin for you to look beautiful.

Oscar Hevia, Miami cosmetic dermatology expert, has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology. He can help you feel and look your best without ever going into an operating table. Call him today to find out about injectables, the safe and affordable alternative to cosmetic surgery.