Author Archives: Dr. Todd Hobgood

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Facelift Before & After Photos: What Real Results Look Like

If you notice your jaw and chin losing definition and your facial skin starting to sag, you might consider a facelift to improve these issues. When your face consistently looks drawn, saggy, and tired, your self-esteem can falter, making you uncomfortable in social situations. A facelift improves these issues, and unlike some nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures, …

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QUIZ: Lip Flip vs. Fillers for Plump and Shapely Lips

If you're looking to add volume to your lips, you might be more familiar with dermal fillers than a lip flip. However, you should know that both procedures can give you plump, full-looking lips---but in very different ways. When choosing between the two treatments, you should look at your budget, desired results, the longevity of …

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Infographic: BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dysport® – Which Injectable Treatment Should You Pick?

BOTOX and Dysport are both FDA-approved, versatile injectable treatments that erase dynamic facial lines and wrinkles. While these two treatments have many similarities, you should be aware of a few differences when making your choice. In our infographic below, we highlight some of the key similarities and distinctions between the two treatments. If you want …

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Is BOTOX® or RF Microneedling Better for Treating Wrinkles?

One of the questions my patients sometimes ask me is, “Which treatment works better for treating wrinkles: BOTOX or RF microneedling?” As with many questions in the art of aesthetics, the answer is different for everyone. Both treatments are exceptional for rejuvenating the skin, but they tackle wrinkle reduction with totally different approaches. The right …

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How Painful Is a Facelift: 5 Tips for Facelift Recovery

Before undergoing a facelift procedure, you may be curious about how to manage your pain post-op. Although most people describe feeling only mild to moderate pain after a facelift, you can expect your face to feel tight, bruised, and tender for several days. Below you will find tips to help reduce your pain after surgery, …

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How To Know if It’s Time for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Most of the eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) patients we see at our Scottsdale, AZ, practice want to address age-related changes that affect their appearance. But there are other reasons to consider eyelid surgery, even for patients in their 20s and 30s. Some women and men pursue nonsurgical treatments, such as dermal fillers or BOTOX® injections, to …

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Want To Look Younger? Try These Top 5 Anti-Aging Procedures

Looking to turn back the clock but not sure where to start? You may be surprised to learn just about every sign of facial aging can be treated with one or more of our top anti-aging procedures: eyelid surgery, facelift, BOTOX®, and more. As a facial plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, I specialize in creating natural-looking …