Blog Archive

Can I Get Botox® and Fillers at the Same Time? Feb 1st, 2024

In 2022, more than 8.7 million neuromodulator treatments (Botox® and its counterparts) were administered, along with nearly 5.7 million dermal filler treatments. And many of these treatments occurred at the same time. You absolutely can get Botox® and dermal fillers during a single visit at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery....

 Does Laser Hair Removal Mean I'll Never Have to Shave or Wax Again? Jan 19th, 2024

If you added up the time, energy, and money spent on removing unwanted body hair, whether through shaving or waxing, the final tally would be high. And it’s still growing. If you want to spend your time and energy on less tedious tasks than shaving daily or keeping up with...

5 Last-minute Treatments to Help You Look Your Best During the Holidays Dec 3rd, 2023

The holidays are hectic, leaving us not only feeling exhausted but looking it, too. You're in luck if you want a quick cosmetic boost before the holidays that will have you sparkle as much as the lights and candles. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, we offer time-sensitive cosmetic services...

3 Benefits of Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Oct 31st, 2023

A good daily skin care regimen and regular facials are great for keeping your skin healthy, but what if you’re ready to hit the reset button on your skin completely? That’s where skin resurfacing comes in. In fact, there were over 3.3 million skin resurfacing procedures in the United States...

4 Cosmetic Goals That Botox® Can Help You Achieve Oct 9th, 2023

First things first — we use the term Botox® in the title of this blog, but we’re not only referring to this leading brand of neurotoxin but other popular options, including Dysport®. No matter the name, since their introduction two decades ago, it’s incredible what we can accomplish with these...

Stay One Step Ahead of Aging With Our Exciting MOXI® Technology Sep 6th, 2023

There may be nothing we can do to stop the forward march of time, but that doesn't mean that we can’t take steps to forestall the effects. In the cosmetic world, we talk a lot about rejuvenation, which breathes new life into aging skin. While effective, especially given the advancements...

Undo Summer Damage With Morpheus8® Aug 7th, 2023

Meeting friends poolside or for a BBQ, playing golf or pickleball, or walking the pup — whatever gets you outside, you do it much more during the long, hot summer days. Unfortunately, the sun here in Texas can wreak havoc on the skin. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse the...

Don’t Trust Your Skin to Just Any Sunscreen: Medical Grade Products Offer Superior Protection Jul 13th, 2023

No matter your skin tone or the weather, applying sunscreen should be part of your daily regimen. That’s even more crucial during summer when the sun shines bright, the outdoors beckon, and our clothing reveals more skin. Sunscreen or sunblock helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and signs of premature aging....

Brighten Your Eyes With Eyelid Surgery Jun 7th, 2023

With each passing year, your bright eyes become increasingly overshadowed by ever-drooping eyelids. If you want your eyes to shine again, there’s no better and more effective treatment than eyelid surgery. There are many good reasons why eyelid surgery perennially ranks among the top three cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States...

Love the Skin You're In With a Monthly Facial Membership May 15th, 2023

Any walk down a skin care aisle can leave you confused and unsure where to start. If you’re tired of sifting through all the marketing hype to find a way to keep your skin looking its best, we’ve got the perfect solution. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, we offer...

CoolTone® vs. CoolSculpting Elite® Apr 13th, 2023

CoolSculpting Elite® and CoolTone® are innovative technologies sharing an important feature — they help people achieve their body-shape dreams. How each goes about it, however, is quite different. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel Lopez has equipped our offices in the greater San Antonio area with both cutting-edge...

Acne Scars? Microneedling Can Help Mar 14th, 2023

While we love to memorialize memories and moments of our lives, acne breakouts certainly don’t fit the bill. Yet, this common skin condition — affecting about 50 million people in the United States — can leave lasting and prominent reminders in the form of acne scars. In fact, 1 in...

3 Reasons You Might Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation Feb 16th, 2023

As you journey through life, changes in your body are common. And it can be particularly evident in your vaginal health. The good news is that there is a solution for whatever life throws at your vaginal health with our vaginal rejuvenation technology.  At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr....

Everything You Didn't Know About Your Hormones Jan 19th, 2023

There are about 50 identified hormones in the human body, and these tiny chemical messengers regulate or influence just about every area of your health. While sex hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are critical for reproductive function, their influence extends far beyond this one area. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel...

Why You Shouldn't Just Let Anyone Administer Your Injectables Dec 8th, 2022

Injectables are a non-invasive and very popular way to add volume and eliminate facial wrinkles. However, in the hands of a person who has little experience injecting faces, injectables can cause an overfilled face or lead to unpleasant side effects. To ensure a treatment goes well, the injector must have...

I'm Not Ready for A Facelift: Should I Try Facetite? Oct 11th, 2022

Do you find yourself in front of the mirror, pulling back the skin on the lower half of your face or around your neck to find that younger version of yourself again? While you understand that a facelift would remedy the sagging skin, maybe you’re not ready to take that...

What Can I Expect During and After CoolSculpting Elite? Sep 7th, 2022

You’ve worked hard to achieve your ideal body shape through diet and exercise, but your results are falling short thanks to bulges of stubborn fat that seem to mock your every effort. Now, you’re considering another approach — fat reduction — as you’ve been hearing a lot about the popular...

How Vitamin B-12/Lipoden & B-12 Injections Can Help You Lose Weight Aug 7th, 2022

Have you tried your best to lose weight by cutting calories and exercising? Though those methods are proven, sometimes you need a little more help. Here, at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, with four locations in the San Antonio, Texas, area, you’ll find out quickly that Dr. Manuel A. Lopez and our team understand your...

Can Bioidentical Hormone Pellet Therapy Change My Menopausal Symptoms? Jul 13th, 2022

The journey through menopause is a time of significant change — while you no longer have to deal with your periods, you can be left with some major quality-of-life symptoms, such as poor vaginal health, hot flashes, and bone loss. While the passage out of your reproductive years is inevitable,...

What Can I Expect During a FaceTite Procedure and Recovery? Jun 1st, 2022

The world of anti-aging is more exciting than ever as we make significant strides with minimally and non-invasive procedures that can dial back the years, including our FaceTite® technology.  As you explore your options, Dr. Manuel Lopez, and the rest of the experienced team here at Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery thought it would...

How Breast Augmentation Can Boost Your Shape May 1st, 2022

If you envy your more buxom friends who have breasts that complement their shapes and you may want to learn more about breast augmentation. The procedure is the top cosmetic surgery in the United States, with nearly 290,000 in 2019, which speaks to its popularity and exceptional results. At Advanced...

Why Botox® Continues to Reign Supreme Apr 4th, 2022

Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases a report that calculates the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States — both surgical and non-surgical. Since its introduction in the early 2000s, Botox® and its counterparts have held the number one spot for minimally invasive procedures, which...

3 Things You Can Do Today to Start Getting Rid of Your Cellulite Mar 3rd, 2022

While there may be hundreds, if not thousands, of products that claim to banish cellulite, the fact is that these most unwelcome lumps and bumps respond best to more scientific approaches that recognize the source of the issue. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, with four locations throughout Texas, Dr....

Want Enviable Abs This Summer? CoolTone® Can Help You Get Started Feb 9th, 2022

During the cooler winter months, you’re able to hide a growing belly behind clothing, but summer will soon make its inevitable return. If you want to greet the warmer months with abs you’ll be proud to show off, it’s essential to start the process now. To get started, we have...

Yes, You Should Get Regular Facials Jan 1st, 2022

We understand that looking your very best can be overwhelming at times, but when you set a great foundation with regular care, you’ll find the whole endeavor far easier. In this blog, we want to tell you the benefits of getting regular facials.  If you give us just 30 minutes,...

3 Reasons Why We Love Hydrafacial Dec 8th, 2021

Every night, you lay out your skin care products and get to work, cleansing, scrubbing, and applying special serums and moisturizers. Making matters more complicated, you’re not really sure whether you’ve chosen the right products for your skin. Fortunately, we can take the guesswork out of your skin care regimen...

When It Might Be Time to Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation Nov 7th, 2021

Almost every area of a woman’s body can undergo dramatic changes throughout her life —  including in her vaginal health. Between childbirth, menopause, and aging, the toll on your vaginal tissues can be significant, leaving you with a wide range of problems that include laxity, dryness, and even incontinence. To...

Why Does My Buttocks Have so Much Cellulite? Oct 10th, 2021

One thing is clear — cellulite is one of the most common and frustrating skin conditions to deal with, and it affects most women of all shapes and sizes. Making matters more confusing, when you do an Internet search for the term “cellulite,” you’re met with nearly 48 million results,...

Myths and Facts About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Sep 6th, 2021

The tiny chemical messengers called hormones regulate almost every area of your wellness, from your sexual health to your energy levels. As a result, when you have a hormone imbalance, the effects can pose serious quality of life issues that range from weight gain to lack of sleep due to...

Where Drugstore Skincare Falls Short, Hydrafacial® Excels Aug 12th, 2021

You’ve got a few minutes to stop by your local drugstore to pick up some skincare products. A half an hour later, you’re still standing in front of the dizzying array of creams, serums, and cleansers, wondering which one is best for you.  Each product seems to tout a different...

Complications of Vaginal Atrophy Jul 22nd, 2021

There are many advantages to passing through menopause (no more periods), but there are also some disadvantages such as a decline in your vaginal health, also known as postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis.  These changes can greatly interfere with your sex life and daily routine. While many of our goals here at...

Evolve®: Your Answer to Loose Skin Jun 30th, 2021

You’ve worked hard to keep your body tight and toned, but Mother Nature seems to have other plans, especially as you age. If you’re hiding loose, saggy skin underneath clothing, we have the perfect solution — Evolve by InMode. At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel Lopez and our...

What To Expect During Rhinoplasty May 4th, 2021

Your face is one of the first things people notice about you. And, right at the center, sits your nose. Under ideal circumstances, your nose sets the stage for your other features and blends in perfectly. If, however, that isn’t the case, we can create better harmony with a rhinoplasty,...

Improve Your Sex Life With PRP Apr 1st, 2021

For decades, the spotlight has shone on problems with men’s sexual health, namely erectile dysfunction. All the while, women experienced their own issues, and in far greater numbers. Around 43% of women in the United States have some experience with sexual dysfunction, compared to 31% of men. The team here...

Help! I Have Crow's Feet Mar 1st, 2021

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles that form on the outside corners of your eyes. They are often some of the first to form on your face, serving as an unwelcome reminder that you’re getting older. Thankfully, there are several ways we can place the focus back on your eyes and...

Freeze Away Those Love Handles With Coolsculpting Feb 21st, 2021

While love handles have a nice-sounding name, they’re a most unwelcome development for most people. These areas of fat that form around your hips, back, and abdomen are some of the more stubborn to get rid of and, unfortunately, also some of the more prominent.  While exercise and diet can...

The Secret to Getting a Natural-Looking Facelift Jan 1st, 2021

While cosmetic injectables and laser therapies may help reduce the signs of aging in your face, sometimes they may just not be enough.This incredibly effective procedure can help erase the years, giving you a fresher, more vibrant look. The goal of a facelift is to help your outward appearance better...

Restore Vaginal Tone and Sensation With Our Non-Surgical Solution Dec 1st, 2020

Women have long kept silent when their vaginal health declined, robbing them of their sexual confidence. Thanks to advanced laser technologies, we can now rejuvenate your vaginal tissue, externally and internally, for better form and function. While our name — Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery — emphasizes surgical solutions, Dr....

CoolTone — Tone and Shape Your Body Without Breaking a Sweat Nov 5th, 2020

You dutifully perform crunches, glute bridges, and squats and the effort leaves you exhausted. What if we were to tell you that we can garner the same results, and all you need to do is sit back and relax? Well, that road to a well-toned body is here with our...

How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits Both Men and Women Oct 1st, 2020

The health and wellness of both men and women are influenced, to a surprising degree, by their reproductive hormones; namely testosterone and estrogen. When these levels dip, it can lead to unwelcome side effects that include vaginal dryness in women or erectile dysfunction in men. To treat these side effects,...

Medical-grade Versus Over-the-counter Skin Care Products Sep 3rd, 2020

Consumers in the United States spend the most money on beauty and personal care in the world — in 2019, the total was more than $93 billion. In a world where we’re all on the proverbial search for the Fountain of Youth, thousands of manufacturers have put forth products that...

Morpheus8: The Amazing Non-Surgical Facelift Everyone is Raving About Aug 16th, 2020

Do you find yourself in front of the mirror, pulling back the skin on your face to rediscover the more youthful person that exists beneath the wrinkles and fine lines? What if we were to tell you that we can achieve the same effect without the need for an invasive...

How Our Evolve Tite Technology Can Tighten Loose Skin Jul 16th, 2020

As you put on your sleeveless shirt or shorts, you might notice that certain areas of your body are succumbing to gravity and sagging — your upper arms, thighs, and knees are primary examples. Unfortunately, no amount of exercise can make up for this loss of skin tone, but we...

Cooltone: Why It's the Hottest New Non-invasive Contouring Treatment for Your Buttocks Jun 15th, 2020

Whether age, pregnancy or too much time sitting at a desk has left your butt flat and out of shape, the perky, round buttocks of your dreams may seem like too many gym hours away. While it may seem too good to be true, we can tone, strengthen, and firm...

Say Hello to CoolSculpting and Goodbye to That Muffin Top May 26th, 2020

It’s amazing how quickly fat can take up residence on your body, mocking your every effort at getting rid of it. And this is especially true of abdominal fat for both men and women. If you find that your belly is popping out of your clothing around your waistline, our...

The Best Filler for Fuller Lips Apr 9th, 2020

For centuries, humans have coveted full, voluptuous lips, which lend an air of vitality and sensuality to your appearance. If you’ve inherited lips that don’t quite meet this standard or age has caused your lips to thin, we can make up the difference with industry-leading Juvéderm® fillers. At Advanced Aesthetics...

Why Eye Jobs Continue to Reign as One of the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries Mar 6th, 2020

Eyelid surgery, eyelid lift, blepharoplasty — whatever the name, this relatively simple procedure delivers dramatic results, which is why it’s ranked number 5 in surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States.    At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel A. Lopez, offers eyelid lifts to both men and women. ...

Why Non-Surgical CoolSculpting® Is a Great Option For Getting Rid of Stubborn Fat Feb 10th, 2020

During winter it’s easy to hide stubborn fat behind heavier, baggier clothes, but summer is just around the corner, as are those revealing clothes and bathing suits. To help you bare your body with confidence, why not tackle your stubborn fat, once and for all, with CoolSculpting®? At Advanced Aesthetics...

How to Ensure a Natural-Looking Nose Job (rhinoplasty) Jan 1st, 2020

If you’ve always felt self-conscious about your nose, now may be the time to consider rhinoplasty, plastic surgery that reshapes your nose so that it’s in harmony with the rest of your facial features. You’re not the only person to want to change your nose; rhinoplasty is the third most...

Why Who Administers Your Botox Matters Dec 12th, 2019

In the age of selfies and social media, who doesn’t want to put their best face forward? Botox® lets you do exactly that. Botox is the leading surgery-free cosmetic treatment for banishing crow’s feet and frown lines, with over 13 million vials sold since 2002 in this country alone. What’s...