Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery: Todd Hobgood, MD Blog

Should I Be Using Hyaluronic Acid?

By: Annie Bruno Thurston, RN, LE, CLT Whether you've stepped into a spa, an aesthetics medical practice, or a department store, chances are pretty high that you've heard the ingredient hyaluronic acid referenced. But what is hyaluronic acid and why should you be using it? Hyaluronic Acid is particularly helpful in patients that have aging …

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Why We Love Mineral Make Up

Mineral make up usage has grown in popularity along with aesthetics, skin care, and non-invasive procedures! At our Scottsdale, Arizona Facial Plastic Surgery office we use and recommend Jane Iredale Mineral Make up to our patients for ideal skin health. While full-coverage make up is sometimes necessary for big events, we believe strong skin care …

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Facelift Dos and Don’ts

As a Scottsdale facial plastic surgeon, I help many patients benefit from facial rejuvenation through either a mini or traditional facelift. All patients must remember, however, that even elective cosmetic procedures are still considered major surgeries. Because of this, you should prepare yourself to ask questions before your procedure. It is also important to carefully follow pre …

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Neck Lift or KYBELLA®: What’s Best for You?

In a world that seems to run on filler treatments and BOTOX, I’ve begun to notice a shift—more and more people are seeking longer-lasting cosmetic solutions, especially millennials. They are uninterested in returning every couple of months for touch-up treatments. However, just because these more invasive procedures are trending doesn’t necessarily mean they are right …

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How To: Summer Smarter!

With Memorial Day Weekend kicking off, I thought I would share some of my favorite summer "go-tos"! It is pretty inevitable that we will be spending time outdoors (especially in Arizona!). Using these tips + tricks can help to prevent and minimize sun damage and exposure when possible and are sure to keep you "safer". …

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What Is Microneedling?

While the aging process is largely determined by genetics, other external factors and lifestyle choices accelerate this natural progression. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction stimulation, is recognized in peer-reviewed studies as one of the gold standard treatment options that can help to improve the overall texture as well as boost collagen stimulation in a …

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Is a Facelift Right for You?

A facelift at our Scottsdale practice can be a truly transformative procedure. The advanced techniques of this procedure can provide natural-looking results and take years off your appearance. Lasting improvement can only be achieved with a complete facelift, which can correct a handful of issues that come with aging, such as thinning and lax skin, …

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BOTOX® vs. Fillers—What Is the Difference?

Facial fillers and BOTOX at our Scottsdale practice have become increasingly popular to address fine lines, wrinkles, and other effects of aging in the facial area. These FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatments require no downtime and provide natural-looking results. At our office, either I or one of our qualified aesthetic nurses performs these nonsurgical procedures under sterile …

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What You Need to Know Before Eyelid Surgery

People interested in blepharoplasty in Phoenix and Scottsdale often want to improve how the skin looks around their eyes. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, at my Scottsdale cosmetic surgery center is a great option for achieving a refreshed look in the eye area with minimal scars, little downtime, and impressive results. If you are …

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Liquid Vertical Lift

Liquid Vertical Lift Every patient has a unique genetic make up, and set of age-related aesthetic complexities. Some contributing factors of aging include bone structure, environmental exposures, and volume deficits from the repositioning of the natural facial fat pads. Some of the most common areas of concern include nasolabial folds, tear troughs, “jowls”, oral commissures, …

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