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Chemical Peels

Our aestheticians perform the MicroPeel and Glycolic Peels for patients who want their skin to be softer and smoother without downtime. This is the classic “lunchtime peel” which consists of a mild acid that smoothes the skin, improves fine lines, and removes aged, damaged skin without discomfort or downtime. These peels are geared towards patients […]

  • Posted on: Nov 6 2015
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Laser & Peels

Chemical Peel Our aestheticians perform the MicroPeel and Glycolic Peels for patients who want their skin to be softer and smoother without downtime. These are the classic “lunchtime peels” which consist of a mild acid that smoothes the skin, improves fine lines, and removes aged, damaged skin without discomfort or downtime… Learn More Jessner’s Peel […]


FDA Approves New Dermal Filler: Belotero from Merz

Merz Aesthetics has scored a two-fer with the FDA recently.  They’ve just announced that their newest hyaluronic acid filler, Belotero, has been approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate-to-severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds.  Like most hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero scored well when compared to traditional bovine collagen injections.  Some physicians believe […]

  • Posted on: Nov 22 2011
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Laser Facial Rejuvenation 101 – Part I

Laser facial rejuvenation is one of the most popular but most confusing  treatments today.  What’s the difference between a lunchtime laser and a fractionated laser?  An ablative or a nonablative laser?  If many plastic surgeons are confused by the plethora of lasers available, how can the average consumer or patient know what laser is best for removing […]

  • Posted on: Dec 3 2010
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12 Ridiculous Plastic Surgeries?

The Daily Beast and the OC Register have interesting articles on 12 Crazy Plastic Surgeries. Are these really crazy? Are people doing them? Do I do them? Here we go! Creation of dimples – This is being done, just not be me or most plastic surgeons. Chin cleft surgery – same as #1. Michael Jackson […]


iPhone Apps That Remove Wrinkles, Cellulite, and Even Grow Hair?

Now I’ve heard of everything! There is a company that is selling iPhone Apps that claim to erase wrinkles, smooth cellulite, reduce puffy eyes, and even grow hair! Here is the company’s explanation of how using their iPhone app can erase wrinkles: The wrinkle eraser uses green color and the Jade gemstone to increase collagen […]


Evolence is Dead? Plastic Surgeon is Murdered?

A couple big things in the world of plastic surgery: 1. Johnson and Johnson has discontinued its wrinkle filler Evolence. According to an article from Real Self.com the collagen product has been taken off the market and is up for sale. I have never used Evolence although have been invited to become an “Evolence Star.” […]


Seven Plastic Surgery Tips to Survive the Recession

With the recession as bad as it is (I’m hearing that some plastic surgery practices are down 80%!), I thought I’d think up some ways my readers can still have their plastic surgery… but on a budget. Here are my Seven Plastic Surgery Tips to Survive the Recession: 7. Try Saline Implants Instead of Silicone […]


The Acupuncture Facelift?? Now I’ve Heard Everything!

An interesting article in Yahoo News describes a facelift being performed by acupuncture. Practitioners claim that it stimulates collagen production, lifts sagging skin, and is as effective as Botox. Hahahahahahahahaha!!! But seriously, I know very little about this, although my mother has been trained in acupuncture and acupressure. She’s used it on me on more […]


Plastic Surgery Continued to Grow in 2007

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the most recognized plastic surgery society in the U.S., has recently released their 2007 statistics. Each year the ASPS conducts a survey of its member plastic surgeons (comprises over 90% of board-certified plastic surgeons) to determine trends and numbers of plastic surgeries performed. Here are some highlights: There […]