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Kevin Johnson, MD, FACS Blog

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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VISIA™ Skin Analysis

I remember a cartoon from my childhood: Charlie Brown is shooting arrows into a fence and then painting a target around the arrow. Lucy asks what he is doing and he replies, "I'm making sure I don’t miss." As one of the few cosmetic surgeons in Spokane, I offer VISIA™ Skin Analysis to ensure that …

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CoolSculpting® Still in the News

If you think many talk shows are talking about the same thing… you’re right. Dr. Oz, The Doctors, Good Morning America, and Rachel Ray all have featured the same story: CoolSculpting® . CoolSculpting is a new FDA cleared procedure designed to eliminate stubborn fat. Locally, I was the first to offer this procedure in my …

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Are There any Do-Overs in Life?

I remember playing backyard baseball as a kid. At some point, every day someone would swing and miss and then shout “do-over!" I don’t think do-overs are anywhere in the official rules of baseball, but everyone in our backyard knew what that meant - one more pitch. Sadly, life doesn’t always give us do-overs but …

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BOTOX® Advances: What to Watch Out For

For many of my patients in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, plastic surgery isn't the option of choice when it comes to fighting the signs of aging. Many women and men come to my practice for Dysport® or BOTOX® Cosmetic to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. However, recent reports about a topical botulinum toxin type A …

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Men and Liposuction

Working out and eating right aren't always enough to achieve the chiseled body many men want. Male patients come to my Spokane cosmetic surgery practice for a range of procedures to help them look and feel great. Liposuction is one of the most popular choices among men, and I often perform this procedure in conjunction …

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Planning for Laser Hair Removal

At my cosmetic surgery practices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene laser hair removal doesn't just eliminate hair for many patients, it also eliminates their self-consciousness – which is why so many people choose this procedure before a major event. In the midst of an important occasion, shaving or waxing is the last thing my patients want …

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

More is not always better when it comes to achieving a smoother, more rested appearance with BOTOX® Cosmetic in Spokane. When performed properly, BOTOX injections should halt wrinkle formation while maintaining a natural appearance. Using too much, or receiving injections too frequently, can result in a look that appears "frozen." For best results, it's important …

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