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

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

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

Shim Ching, MD