Over the years, as my practice has grown, I made a decision to limit the services I offer and dedicate myself to general adult dermatology and facial rejuvenation techniques. I love my career because I am given daily opportunities to make my patients feel better, both physically through working together to prevent skin cancers and heal skin conditions, as well as psychologically by helping my patients achieve natural, rejuvenated appearances with elegant, non-invasive procedures at affordable costs.
Hollywood has provided an untrue representation of what most of us want from cosmetic procedures. Allow me this opportunity to share my philosophies on the procedures I most believe in: Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Voluma®.
I do a lot of fillers and Botox® at my practice and have consulted with thousands of patients over the years. I frequently encounter patients who express their fear of looking "frozen" or "blown up," conjuring images from "The Real Housewives" TV series, Goldie Hawn in "The First Wives Club" (By the way, it's amazing how many women have seen that movie!), or various Hollywood celebrities who have had a little too much work done. I totally get it.
The last thing I want to do is make you look unnatural. Even though the prevailing results of such procedures in big cities like Los Angeles or Miami may look "done" or "expensive," that is NOT my goal here-it's also not in my DNA. Perhaps it's a good thing that I practice in the suburbs, where the natural look is more valued.
My patients are predominantly career women, either active or retired. They include teachers, professionals, executives, and business owners. They are serious women who simply want to look their best at whatever age they happen to be. I relate well to that!
My goal is to rejuvenate your face by 5 to 10 years, not 20 or 30 years. I want you to look rested and refreshed, not different. My patients are proud of their accomplishments and wisdom, as they should be, and are realists. They don't expect or want to be 20 or 30 years old again. They....we....all just want to look and feel our best as make our way in the world.
There's nothing wrong with being a woman (or man) of a "certain age." We should celebrate and savor each stage of life and getting a little "help" from Botox®, Juvéderm® and Voluma® is consistent with this attitude and celebrating life!
I use Botox® to help my patients appear rested and youthful in the forehead and eye areas, as well as the area over the nose, between the eyes (the glabella "elevens")
I use Juvéderm® to diminish lip lines, as well as chin and nasolabial folds (laugh creases).
I use Voluma® for the hollows or sunken areas in the cheek. I love Voluma® because its effects are instant and dramatic, yet subtle at the same time. It produces a natural, understated "face-lift". It really works and when my patients look in the mirror following the injections, their reactions range from very pleased to absolutely thrilled.
I utilize Kybella® to reduce the appearance of double or sagging chins.
I love what I do and would welcome the opportunity to answer all your questions and dialogue with you to select the options that will most effectively meet your expectations.