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Nonsurgical Options to Eyelid Surgery: Do They Work?

In my role as a plastic surgeon and an advocate for my patients, I'm committed to recommending the least invasive, longest-lasting treatment solution that effectively addresses an individual's aesthetic concerns. With that in mind, when someone considering blepharoplasty at my Phoenix-area practice asks if a nonsurgical option is possible, my answer depends on the specific …

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5 Reasons to Get a Facelift Instead of Fillers

One of the most significant developments in the aesthetics field I've seen during my career is the increased effectiveness of nonsurgical facial treatments such as dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. These procedures provide patients concerned about facial aging with excellent alternatives to facelift surgery at our Scottsdale practice, but there does come a time …

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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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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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Botox Cosmetic is Approved for Crows Feet! Finally!

Breaking News! Allergan Announces New FDA Approval! This week, Allergan has announced the Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox Cosmetic for use in moderate crow’s feet or smile lines at the corners of the eyes. This is certainly great news! As you know, we have been using this medication for this application for years …

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Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Phoenix Choosing Facial Rejuvenation

Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Fuel 5% Growth According to 2012 marks, the U.S. population has been drawn heavily toward limited procedures performed by plastic surgeons to improve aging changes. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) reports an overall 5% growth to a total of 14.6 million procedures performed last year. More invasive and …

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Quality of Life Improves in Patients who Undergo Minimally Invasive Procedures

Small Procedures Make Big Differences A recently published article in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal recently released in the month of June followed a group of patients who underwent minimally invasive procedures. These included injections with Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and fillers such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane, and Perlane. Researchers followed the patients for six …

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Dr. Hobgood to Present at Reaching New Heights Meeting

Reaching New Heights Meeting Upcoming in January I am so proud to be asked to present at the upcoming meeting combining cutting edge leaders in the areas of Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and Oculoplastic Surgery. The meeting will be held from January 23rd to the 27th in Beaver Creek Colorado. This meeting will focus on …

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