Yearly Archives: 2017

facelift in scottsdale arizona

Questions to Ask When Considering a Facelift

As a facial plastic surgeon here in Scottsdale, AZ, I often meet with patients who are still on the fence about whether or not they want to undergo facelift surgery. It is important to do your research before deciding to get any cosmetic procedure. Therefore, I usually encourage my patients to consider several things before …

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Facelifts Are Making a Comeback

Each year, along with other facial plastic surgeons in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and around the country, I eagerly await the release of statistics gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS). Throughout the year, this organization compiles and organizes numbers related to plastic surgery in North America, and it provides those of us in the …

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How BOTOX® & Fillers Work Together

Injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers like JUVÉDERM® are popular here in Scottsdale thanks to their incredible versatility and virtually zero associated downtime. While each of these products has a loyal fan base, the concept of combining them is gaining steam. Before we examine why that's a good idea for many people, let's …

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Neck Lift vs. KYBELLA®

It seems like the summer months come with an onslaught of social events — graduations, weddings, barbeques, and more — which means that cameras will be snapping away. For people who feel self-conscious in pictures, refining the look of the chin or neck can go a long way toward boosting their confidence. As a facial …

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Destroying The Double Chin

 Last year’s Allergan purchase of Kybella unveiled a very exciting time in aesthetics. 67% of the population says they are bothered by their side profile, and now there is something available to treat patients in a non-invasive way. Finally, those with a “turkey neck”, or “double chin” can destroy fat cells safely, permanently, and in-office. …

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Vertical Lifting With Voluma

Every patient has a unique genetic makeup and set of age-related aesthetic complexities. Some contributing factors of aging include bone structure, environmental exposures, and volume deficits from the repositioning of facial fat. Some of the most common areas of concern include nasolabial folds, oral commissures, and marionette lines. Treatment options for these areas vary, but …

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Q + A : Lip Augmentation

Are you interested in lip augmentation?  Dermal fillers have been around for many years but have a recently-renewed popularity with record numbers in 2015 showing lip augmentation procedures as the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States. With the right injector, and natural correction as the end goal, this procedure still understandably comes with …

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Say Goodbye to Vertical Lip Lines!

As we age, our natural lip border begins to turn inward. Many patients notice a loss in volume, as well as vertical lip lines, a.k.a. “smoker’s lines”, that form above + below the lips. Even though this is a common dislike among patients, many avoid treatment due to fear of looking visibly augmented.  As the …

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Popular Uses for BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX and similar treatments (e.g., Dysport®) remain the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. The numbers are pretty staggering: According to statistics released in March by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of BOTOX, Dysport, and XEOMIN® injections topped 7 million in the U.S. alone last year. That was a 4% …

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Skin Care: What Is Safe Injury?

The clinical data behind safe skin care injury procedures are built upon a variety of different treatment options that all lead to one end goal- a stimulation of the body’s own collagen for age management.  But what is safe injury? And what procedures would be considered a safe injury treatment? As the Registered Nurse for …

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