Dr. Youn's Blog

What You Need to Know About Breast Implant Illness and My Opinion on BII

Breast Implant Illness, or BII, is one of the hottest topics in plastic surgery today. Breast implant illness refers to a constellation of symptoms that some women appear to develop after undergoing breast augmentation with implants. These symptoms include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, fevers, rashes, and hair loss. Until recently, there have […]

  • Posted on: Mar 21 2019
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What is the Best Injectable Filler?

What is the best injectable filler? This is a question I’m asked nearly every day. The answer is: It’s not that simple. Twenty years ago we had one injectable filler: collagen. Today we have a plethora of fillers, all with their own specific properties that make each one great for a certain part of the […]

  • Posted on: Nov 1 2018
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Sculptra

Sculptra is the only non-hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that I recommend.  It’s a powder made with poly-L-lactic acid (similar to what we use to make absorbable sutures) mixed with sterile water.  The mixture is injected in small, dilute amounts to plump up areas of your face. I like to use it mainly in the cheeks, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 25 2018
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Microneedling

One of the hottest treatments in my practice right now is microneedling. This actually isn’t a new treatment, but over the past year or so, it has regained popularity as technological advances have improved what this procedure can do to rejuvenate the skin. You may have seen handheld rollers with tiny needles that, when rolled […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2018
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FaceTite

FaceTite is an interesting minimally invasive treatment that combines internal and external radiofrequency energy to tighten your skin. It uses a radiofrequency probe that is inserted under your skin (typically requiring at minimum a local anesthetic) that heats the skin from below.  An external probe that lies on the surface of the skin emits radiofrequency […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2018
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Body Tite

BodyTite is an interesting minimally invasive treatment that combines internal and external radiofrequency energy to tighten your skin. It uses a radiofrequency probe that is inserted under your skin (typically requiring at minimum a local anesthetic) that heats the skin from below.  An external probe that lies on the surface of the skin emits radiofrequency […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2018
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The Most Cost-Effective Age-Reversing Treatment

Looking younger can be expensive. I get it. Botox and fillers can cost $500 or more per session. Laser treatments can cost in the several thousands of dollars. And surgery is much more. So what is the most cost-effective, in-office treatment that actually works to turn back aging? Microneedling. Simply put, this treatment uses a […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2018
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Evolence

New fillers are always hitting the market, always with a bunch of hype. Some of these fillers (such as Restylane Defyne and Juvederm Voluma) are worth the hype and stick around for the long haul. Others, like Evolence, don’t.  Evolence is a type of collagen filler that was designed to supplant the hyaluronic acid filler […]

  • Posted on: Sep 8 2018
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5 Things Never To Use On Your Face… And A New Way To Tighten Skin!

When it comes to skin care, we all have our favorite products and at-home remedies passed down by family members. However, some of the products you’re using on the skin of your face may be causing more harm than good! Here are five commonly used products that should never be used on your face, and […]

  • Posted on: May 23 2018
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Organic or Conventional – Why the Choice Matters

How important is it to buy and eat organic food? If given the choice (and if it’s affordable), then I always recommend eating organic. Here’s why: 1. Conventionally grown produce (much of which is genetically modified, or GMO) can be subjected to the chemical herbicide glyphosate (Roundup). In fact, GMO foods are specifically designed to tolerate […]

  • Posted on: May 16 2018
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