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I have deep “marionette” lines in my face.

I have deep “marionette” lines in my face. Would receiving an injectable filler help to eliminate/reduce their appearance? What would be the best filler in this case? Injectable fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or Radiesse can be used to soften the depth of these facial lines and improve their overall appearance. There are subtle differences […]

I would like to have upper and lower blepharoplasty but I am concerned about scarring.

I am a 45-year-old African American woman. I would like to have upper and lower blepharoplasty but I am concerned about scarring. I have a keloid scar on my arms for an older injury, and I am wondering if I might run the risk of getting keloids on my face from the incisions. What are […]

I have very fine lines in my forehead

I have very fine lines in my forehead. My girlfriend recently told me about Botox and I was wondering how it differed in terms of results from a forehead lift. Your forehead is composed of several different muscle groups. Botox is used to relax these muscles. When Botox is injected with small needle into these […]

Post summer skin care

What can I do to improve the look of my skin after the summer? Despite daily use of sun screens, after a long summer your skin will have gone through some changes and visible signs of damage such as brown spots, broken capillaries and uneven skin tone and texture. There are few options to improve […]

Non surgical rhinoplasty (nose job)

Many patients who are interested in rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) are often anxious and scared. Some would like to change the shape of their nose without surgery. This can be sometimes achieved using fillers. Hyaluranic acid type fillers can be injected to mold and shape the nasal bridge and sidewalls without the surgery and the […]

Which filler is best for me?

With so many types of fillers on the market, how do I choose which one is the best fit for my face? There are different types of fillers for your facial lines and wrinkles. The most common type is a hyaluronic acid type (HA) filler. These include fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane. They […]

Three ways to pick the right surgeon for your surgery

A decision to have facial cosmetic surgery is deeply personal. Many patients have thought about having a procedure done for many months, if not years. Once the decision has been made patients often are daunted with the task of choosing the right surgeon. They may ask their friends, hair stylists, or go on the web […]

Botox or Filler? Which is appropriate?

Many patients have a poor understanding of how and when botox or fillers should be used. The facial lines can be divided into either dynamic or resting lines. Dynamic lines are lines that can be seen when you animate or move your face. Examples of such lines are forehead lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet. […]

Dry Skin in Winter

Cold weather and decreased humidity in the air brings dry and chapped skin to the face and body. Dry skin results when oil that is naturally present in the skin is lost allowing water to escape. What should you do for your dry and unhealthy looking winter skin? There are a few things to consider. […]

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This blog is not intended as medical advice to anyone, singularly or collectively. Our format is questions and answers and dialogue about skin care. We will use the categories of skin care, surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Choe will give his opinions as a physician on a product or procedure and what it can […]