Dr. Kevin Johnson's Blog

Have you had all of your shots? 8 Ways Injectables are Influencing the Future of Cosmetic Surgery

Getting shots as a kid used to be the worst thing about going to the doctor. Vaccinations and IM injections of antibiotics struck fear in most young patients, but the beneficial outcomes, in spite of the tears, made these unpleasant procedures worthwhile and important, because our moms said so. They continue to be to this day. Interestingly, the needle and … Read more

A Good Bedside Manner: Has Anyone Seen It Lately?

Marcus Welby, MD (starring Robert Young) was a television show I occasionally watched as a kid that aired from 1969 to 1976. The show’s 169 episodes featured a very pleasant family physician who was known for his kind and gentle approach to his patients. He made house calls, always had plenty of time, and was known for his “good bedside … Read more

Smartlipo™: The Process From A to Z

Liposuction season is in full swing. Late winter and spring tend to be the busiest seasons for our practice during which we do a LOT of liposuction. It’s my favorite procedure to do, and worldwide is one of the most popular cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures performed year after year. Many new body sculpting technologies have recently been developed, but … Read more

The Low-Down on PicoSure FOCUS™ & Skin Revitalization

Our cosmetic surgery practice here in Spokane, Washington always strives to offer a variety of ways for patients to look younger and more vibrant. Laser skin rejuvenation is getting a lot of attention lately — in particular, the PicoSure FOCUS™. If you haven’t heard about it yet, let me briefly go through strengths of this laser treatment. PicoSure FOCUS is designed to … Read more

4 Paths to Understanding and Treating the Aging Face

Why does someone look older? What makes one person look older than another? We all look at our own face in the mirror every day, and sometimes suddenly we wake up one morning and notice things have changed. We look at each other and compare ourselves to one another. “She really looks good” or “Life has really taken its toll” … Read more