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Kevin Johnson, MD, FACS Blog

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The FAQs About Dermal Fillers: Cost, Ingredients, and More

Hollow cheeks, thinning lips, bags under the eyes -- we're all familiar with the common signs of aging that nearly everyone experiences. And while facelifts and other surgical procedures are solutions for some people, there are nonsurgical treatments that can be just as effective for many people. Some of the most popular options are dermal …

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What Makes a Good Candidate for Smartlipo™?

Before scheduling a consultation or talking to a cosmetic surgeon, many people seeking a cosmetic treatment such as liposuction will first try to figure out on their own whether they're a candidate for the procedure. Most of the time, a person's candidacy for a treatment can be determined only through discussion and examination during an …

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What the CoolSculpting® Ads Don’t Tell You

With the help of celebrity spokespeople such as Molly Sims, the CoolSculpting® treatment has become increasingly popular and taken the cosmetic surgery industry by storm. As a provider of CoolSculpting at my practices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, and one of a handful in the country to offer DualSculpting™, I can attest to the results …

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Top 10 List: Qualities of a Really Good Cosmetic Injectables Practice

Neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® and dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, Perlane® and now JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are wildly popular worldwide. According to most research of cosmetic trends worldwide, both of these two entirely different treatments are annually the most commonly performed, everywhere. In my opinion, the reason people, including my Spokane patients, is the …

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Takes a Big Step Forward…Literally

Laser Hair removal at my practices in Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene just got better, and perhaps more attractive than ever before. Women have traditionally been the primary recipients of laser hair removal. With newer, faster technology men are joining women when it comes to receiving laser hair removal. We have just acquired the new …

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Tighten Up Your Arms

When we were young, gravity dropped us to the ground when we played. Now that we’re older, gravity does different things… Extra flesh under our arms is one of the most common signs of aging and liposuction in Spokane could be the answer. As we age the tension under our arms starts to give way. …

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Facelifts of the Future

I am not a plastic surgeon. I do not perform facelifts, at least the kind where incisions are required, but do offer alternatives like BOTOX® Cosmetic in the Spokane area. But let’s look at some plastic surgery history for a minute. The facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure for facial rejuvenation or wrinkle excision that …

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Why Dysport® is Better Than BOTOX® Cosmetic

For the past 10 years or so, BOTOX® Cosmetic has become a household cosmetic term and the go-to facial rejuvenation treatment. It has saturated our lives to the point where just the term BOTOX  has become the generic term for a facial wrinkle treatment. And, it can be obtained just about anywhere. Unfortunately BOTOX frequently …

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