Category Archives: Restylane®

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From Baby Face to Bombshell: How to Look More Mature With Fillers and BOTOX®

Did you know that looking younger than your age isn't always a good thing? You're probably surprised by that sentiment coming from someone that spends the majority of her day using facial fillers and BOTOX to help Bay Area women and men rejuvenate their appearance. Read on to learn why. Looking significantly younger than your …

The thick and thin of fillers

The Thick & Thin of Dermal Fillers: The Best Fillers for Lips, Cheeks, Jawline & More

"What is the best dermal filler for lip injections? Which cheek filler should I get? How do I choose the right filler for fine lines? Chin augmentation? Nonsurgical nose job? etc..." These are questions we hear every day from our dermal filler patients in San Francisco, and we honestly love answering them. There's certainly a …

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Are Filler Injections Safe?

Zoom has many of us taking a closer look at our faces lately.  If you're surprised to see a few more shadows and lines, you're not alone.  Maybe you're considering dermal fillers to refresh your appearance and wondering, "Are Fillers Safe?" The simple answer is, "yes".  Dermal fillers are an effective tool used to rejuvenate, …

Infographic: Great Filler is More Than an Injection

What is the Secret to the Best Dermal Filler & BOTOX® Results?

The Secret to the Best Dermal Filler & BOTOX Results IS... ...understanding that "a great filler procedure is more than just an injection".  At our practice we use our  Illumination 360˚ approach - our surgical approach to dermal fillers.  Illumination 360˚ treats every filler treatment  with the thoroughness of a surgical procedure which involves meticulous …

Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

Defining the Jaw & Jawline With Fillers

In an earlier blog post, I discussed how I use neuromodulators such as Dysport and BOTOX® to slim and refine the lower face for my San Francisco Bay Area patients. Now it's time to learn about what fillers can do for your jawline. Contouring and defining the jawline with filler is one of the most …

Michelle and her husband

Michelle’s Full-Face Dermal Fillers Treatment | Wedding Day Prep, Part 2 of 2

In my Bay Area practice, I see quite a few brides coming in who want to look their best on their special day. I've found that one of two motivations usually brings them in. The wedding serves as an impetus to finally address a trait or feature that has bothered them, and they want help …

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Eileen’s Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty With Dermal Fillers | Wedding Day Prep, Part 1 of 2

With wedding season in full swing, getting the most "bang" for your nonsurgical "buck" has been on our minds. In this 2-part blog series, we're covering procedures that can significantly enhance and improve your features without the downtime associated with surgery. Let's talk about Eileen. This 29-year-old pharmacist had been considering facial contouring for years, but …

Before-and-after fillers for sleep lines

Sleeping on Your Side

Q: Does sleeping on my side give me wrinkles? A: It can! Patients at my San Francisco plastic surgery practice ask me this often. But don’t panic just yet! Only a small percent of my patients actually present with this problem. Whew! The telltale signs that your sleeping position is affecting your face are the presence of …

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Faces We Love

“Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself on the inside and out.” I love faces. It’s probably why I decided to focus my career as a facial plastic surgeon on using BOTOX® and fillers to help my San Francisco Bay Area patients look their best. But my love of faces started before my field …

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BOTOX, Fillers, and the Future of Beauty

My wife, Claudia was reading an article in New Beauty magazine the other day that asked physicians for their predictions about the future of their respective fields (plastic surgery, dermatology, aesthetic dentistry, etc.) It got me thinking about facial fillers, my San Francisco practice, and my own predictions for the future in facial cosmetic surgery. …

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