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Category Archives: Facial Rejuvenation

BOTOX® vs. XEOMIN®

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Like BOTOX, the neuromodulator XEOMIN is used to treat the face for fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. We offer both XEOMIN and BOTOX at our Honolulu practice. Though these products are very similar, we want to provide our patients with as many options as possible. As a plastic surgeon in Hawaii, I believe it is important for you to understand their subtle differences, so you can make an informed decision. What is BOTOX? BOTOX was the first botulinum toxin FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop from muscle motion, including facial expressions … Continue reading

With So Many Filler Options, Which Is Best for Me?

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Dermal fillers are growing in popularity at our cosmetic surgery practice in Hawaii. More patients are opting for nonsurgical injectables, and for good reason. Dermal fillers can provide beautiful, natural-looking results without surgery. When administered by a qualified provider, fillers can take years off your appearance. Are fillers FDA-approved? Not all fillers are FDA-approved. However, board-certified plastic surgeons will only offer products that have received FDA approval. The FDA requires health care providers to carefully inspect all dermal filler packages for authenticity. It is also important to only go to a provider who has proper training and experience. How are … Continue reading

Surgical or Nonsurgical? For Facial Rejuvenation, Ask a Plastic Surgeon

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It’s not surprising that the popularity of nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation continues to increase. Dermal fillers and injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are safe and effective treatments that can temporarily reduce the lines and wrinkles that arise as patients begin to age, and they now enjoy the same popularity as traditional facial procedures, such as facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), at our Honolulu practice. It’s easy to see why: Dermal fillers and BOTOX injections alike require no real downtime, they produce long-lasting results — and in the case of dermal fillers, those results are instantly visible. Whether you’re looking … Continue reading

A Less Invasive Rejuvenation with BOTOX® Cosmetic

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Not too long ago there weren’t a lot of options for people wishing to restore a more youthful appearance to their faces. Really the only option available was facelift surgery. For those wanting to take a less invasive approach there werenít many options, but in recent years, facial rejuvenation procedures have made great strides. One of these great strides developed into BOTOX injections. Dr. Shim Ching has helped many men and women achieve a more youthful appearance in a non-invasive way through BOTOX injections. As we age our skin looses its elasticity and wrinkles, fine lines, crows feet around the eyes … Continue reading

Full Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift and Other Options

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These days, there are many options for facial rejuvenation — so many that it can feel confusing or overwhelming as you first begin researching. These options range from noninvasive (i.e., does not pierce the skin) to minimally invasive to the more invasive and dramatic surgical procedures. If you are looking for a facial rejuvenation procedure to refresh, liven up, or bring a more youthful energy to your appearance, you are in the right place. Dr. Ching offers a variety of these procedures for his Honolulu patients. When to Choose a Facelift If you are looking for the procedure with the … Continue reading

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