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Know What to Expect at Your First Dermal Filler Visit

Dermal filler treatments are performed daily all around the world. This is an indication of the effectiveness and safety of this treatment. The use of various substances to reduce the signs of aging has been common for decades. The first dermal fillers were introduced about 50 years ago but didn’t quite catch on due to […]


What is it Like to Recover from Fat Transfer?

One of the changes that happen as we age is that the mid-face flattens. This is because the fat pads that live here gradually degrade without a strong matrix of collagen and elastin in the dermis. Historically, facial aging has been addressed only with facelift surgery. This procedure can be beneficial but, as we have […]


Facelift Surgery Obstacles to Overcome

In recent years, the concept of aging gracefully has gotten a lot of attention. For some people, aging gracefully means allowing nature to do what it will without any intervention whatsoever. For others, it means embracing the value of modern medicine to help them manage the signs of aging in conservative ways. Facelift surgery may […]


What is it Like to Get Fat Injections?

In recent years, fat transfer has become a popular procedure for those wanting to reduce the signs of facial aging quickly and effectively. While dermal fillers can do this, there is a need to continue getting injections to maintain pleasing results. Fat injections provide a long-term solution that may require minimal upkeep, if any. Here, […]


Laser Skin Resurfacing Reimagined

Laser skin resurfacing is not a new treatment. It has been conducted for many years. The process has achieved outstanding results but has historically been viewed as an aggressive and potentially risky treatment. When we look at the original process of CO2 laser resurfacing, this may be relatively accurate. The early process of ablating the […]


Our St. Louis Med Spa Has Services to Maintain Gorgeous Skin

We are proud to be associated with Aesthetic Medispa of West County, of which Dr. Holds is the medical director. This area of our practice enables us to assist patients who want to look and feel better about their aging process and are committed to doing so without plastic surgery. We believe that graceful aging […]


Is Dry Eye the Cause of Excessive Tearing? Not Always!

When the eyes feel wet and teary, it can be frustrating. On the one hand, the eyes must be adequately lubricated. Without proper moisture in the form of a healthy tear film, the eyes feel gritty and they look red. On the other hand, when moistness forces you to have to wipe your eyes frequently […]


What Is It Like to Get a Chemical Peel?

That saying that everything old is new again doesn’t describe what happens as the skin ages. Although the body does have natural processes through which old, dead skin cells should slough off so healthy new cells can take their place, this doesn’t always occur as it should. To help with this, trained professionals perform chemical […]


Why Microneedling with PRP May be Your New Favorite Facial

There are facials, and then there are facial rejuvenation treatments. While a facial can clean pores and exfoliate dead and damaged cells, leaving the skin cleaner and brighter, microneedling stimulates a boost in collagen production that works to rebuild a strong foundation for youthfulness. Microneedling is not dermal rolling, the technique of making tiny puncture […]


Answers to Common Blepharoplasty Questions

Blepharoplasty is one of the most frequently performed facial plastic surgeries of our time. The procedure involves the repositioning and trimming of tissue either on the upper or the lower eyelids. The general purpose of blepharoplasty is to correct signs of aging such as hooded upper eyelids and puffy bags or shadows under the eyes. […]


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