Juvederm Voluma™ XC: A New and Exciting Dermal Filler for Facial Rejuvenation

With aging, our faces develop wrinkles, creases and lines of the forehead, cheeks and around the mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and eyes. These become more numerous and substantial with time. In addition, many people lose volume in their face, particularly in their cheeks, which can be quite significant….

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Plastic Surgery of the Face Sought to Improve One’s Social Media Appearance

People pursue plastic surgery because they want to look better, both for themselves and to others. It could be a breast augmentation to enhance one’s breasts, self-confidence and sex life; liposuction to appear more sculpted, shapely and refined or even a rhinoplasty to reduce the size of the nose, possibly…

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Is There Such a Thing as a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

In our society today of quick fixes, brief sound bites even for important information, the dominance of reality TV, and interpersonal communication often conducted largely via social media and texting, it only seems natural to expect that the same simplistic approach can be sought for improving the appearance of one’s…

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A Very High Level of Safety is Associated with Dermal Fillers for the Face

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane® and Radiesse®, which are used to soften or ablate facial lines, creases and folds as well as to add needed volume to select areas of the face, are among the most popular and common plastic surgery procedures being done. The results can be quite…

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Dr. Steven Turkeltaub – A Plastic Surgeon Who Personally Administers Botox® and Dermal Fillers for His Patients

It came as a complete surprise to me when I recently learned that very few plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale and Phoenix metropolitan area personally administer Botox® or dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® or Radiesse® to their patients needing them. That is, rather than meticulously and artistically injecting the Botox®…

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Dermal Fillers in the Treatment of Facial Aging

Among the classic signs of facial aging are laxity and drooping of the skin and loss of volume. These are manifest in such ways as jowling, creases around the lips (nasolabial folds, marionette lines), contour depressions and hollowing below the eyes and of the cheeks. Reversing or reducing these changes…

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The Increased Popularity of Dermal Fillers For Facial Sculpting and Rejuvenation

Here at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, I see a tremendous number of patients who are seeking improvements in the appearance of their face though the usage of dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® rather than with surgery such as facelifts or even fat injections (lipofilling). Notable,…

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One Example of the Dangers of Obtaining Non-Operative Aesthetic Procedures From Non-Qualified Practitioners and Why You Should Always Use a Plastic Surgeon

In several previous posts including most recently Buyer Beware When It Comes to Selecting A Doctor to Perform Your Plastic Surgery, I have emphatically stressed the importance of seeking a well qualified board certified plastic surgeon for your plastic surgery needs. This is true not only for cosmetic surgery procedures…

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Facial Cosmetic Procedures That You May Be Able to Afford In These Hard Economic Times

Despite the tough economic times we are experiencing now, people still want to look good. In fact, with such a severely contracted labor market, a more youthful appearance may actually help you compete for a job more effectively. Besides, you just want to look better. Are there actually ways that…

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Successful Rejuvenation of the Hands Using the Soft Tissue Filler Radiesse(R)

With age, our skin loses its fullness and the turgor of youth and becomes thinner, wrinkled, inelastic and lax. For the face, there are several surgical and non-surgical approaches that can improve the quality of the skin. Injectable agents, chemical peels, anti-aging skin lotions and creams and a multitude of…

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Radiesse® For Wrinkle Reduction and Soft Tissue Augmentation and Rejuvenation

Radiesse® is a long lasting injectable dermal filler that is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles of the face such as naso-labial folds and marionette lines around the mouth and creases of the forehead. It can also be used to augment the chin, cheeks,…

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