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14Dec, 2016

San Diego Plastic Surgeon Introduces Smart Xide Dot Laser

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San Diego Plastic Surgeon Introduces Smart Xide Dot Laser

Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, has added an advanced fractional CO2 technology to his menu of services at his private practice located at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Campus.

Smart Xide Dot Laser offers leading results for facial rejuvenation with minimal recovery, usually lasting five days.

Results from Smart Xide Dot Laser are similar to CO2 lasers but with one-third of the downtime. In one hour, patients can erase 10 years from their facial canvas including:

  • Significantly reducing wrinkles
  • Eliminating pigmentation challenges
  • Stimulating new collagen
  • Reversing sun damage

From December 10, 2016 to January 31, 2017, Dr. Bolitho is offering a Smart Xide Dot Laser holiday introductory special of $2,500 (regularly priced at $3,200 per treatment).

Dr. Bolitho or his aesthetic nurse specialist, Elizabeth Reed, will customize a treatment for each patient’s specific aesthetic needs.

While under anesthesia, Dr. Bolitho’s patients have the opportunity to add a Smart Xide Dot Laser treatment to their surgical rejuvenation procedure. For those not undergoing surgery, they can have their treatment with Elizabeth who will apply a topical numbing agent before the procedure begins.

DOT Therapy has revolutionized CO2 laser resurfacing treatments. It paves the way towards rejuvenation in about an hour as thousands of tiny microscopic facial skin perforations leave the immediate surrounding skin intact for faster healing. This sought after laser treatment was intended for the body to naturally stimulate new collagen during the healing process from these perforations, unleashing more youthful looking skin.

Dr. Bolitho is delighted about the addition of the Smart Xide Dot Laser treatment to his practice due to its higher precision and power, thereby creating exceptional results for his patients. This advanced fractional CO2 technology renews the skin for youthful and natural looking results.

To learn more about the Smart Xide Dot Laser treatment and how it unveils a more youthful appearance, please contact Dr. Bolitho’s office at 858-458-5100 or email them at info@bolithomd.com to schedule a consultation.

 

About D. Glynn Bolitho, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC, FCS (SA)

San Diego Plastic Surgeon, Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho, is serving his second consecutive term as Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla. He is quadrupled certified in the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, and South Africa.

In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Dr. Bolitho was selected into the esteemed Castle Connolly Top Doctor List. Additionally, Dr. Bolitho was voted by his peers and chosen as “Top Doctor” by the San Diego County Medical Society in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. This was announced in San Diego Magazine’s annual special edition.

Dr. Bolitho completed his plastic surgery fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta.  After leaving his full-time faculty position at Emory, he opened the doors to his La Jolla private practice in 2000.  Dr. Bolitho also fulfills a non-salaried appointment as Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Bolitho is an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Adjacent to Dr. Bolitho’s medical practice located at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus is his private operating suite, accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. In addition to state-of-the-art surgical procedures, Dr. Bolitho’s office is committed to providing a range of non-operative facial rejuvenation services such as cosmetic injections and skin resurfacing treatments.

17Aug, 2016

Changing the face of science

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Changing the face of science

Science continues to redefine itself in the area of facial rejuvenation. With an eye to the future, a recent article published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery has paved the way to new ideas and possibilities. And in the world of science, it’s all about new concepts.

While facial surgery such as facelifts, cosmetic injections, and even fat grafting have filled a vital niche for many patients opting for rejuvenation, researchers are testing to see if the human body can somehow perhaps be encouraged to stimulate facial tissue regrowth.

This area of science is called regenerative medicine.

In Vocativ, reporter Alexandra Ossola covers this recent article which was authored by Matthew Q. Miller, MD. Miller is a surgeon specializing in the head and neck regions from the University of Virginia Health System.

Ossola writes, “Though scientists’ interest in regenerative medicine has grown steadily since the early 2000s, interest in facial surgeries in particular isn’t reflected in the literature until 2010. Miller believes there are two reasons for this. Generally, facial surgeries have good outcomes—they heal quickly and have a low rate of infection, so there’s no need for dramatic improvement.”

Miller also shared that there is not “margin for error” in operative facial surgery.

“Even small imperfections can really stand out, as people’s eyes always focus on the faces of others in day-to-day interactions. Because of this, new techniques are a little slower to gain widespread acceptance among surgeons,” Miller said.

Also interviewed in the article was Richard D’ Amico who serves as the chair of the Regenerative Medicine Task Force which is a branch of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

D’Amico notes how hyaluronic acid fillers support facial structures. Fillers such as these are noted to add a more youthful appearance when volume or elasticity has dissipated due to age or premature aging. While injections of this type such as Juvederm offer a great outcome, the results are temporary lasting up to a couple of years.

While patient dependent, fat grafting is generally utilized during a facial surgery to add volume. Following liposuction of a small area such as the thighs, abdomen, or hips, the fat is then filtered via a centrifuge before the injections occur in the rejuvenation procedure

In the article, D’Amico described this process as labor intensive thus requiring it to be more expensive for the patient.

“If regenerative medicine works the way researchers think it could, patients could just get a quick injection, plus some localized anesthesia, to repair their facial tissues,” Miller writes. “And while it might not be able to repair tissues in a “Star Trek-like fashion” (that is, with a device that can heal wounds almost instantly), Miller and his co-authors write, these regenerative techniques could usher in a new age of plastic surgery for the face.”

The three levels scientists are currently focused on include the following:

  • Stem Cells
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Protein Matrix

While more research is underway and these above scientific avenues still require more answers, it’s interesting to know how science continues to play a role in facial rejuvenation in one form or another.

5Aug, 2016

A Break Time Peel Awaits You

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For the entire month of August, please join us for our “End of Summer” Break Time Peel Special.

 

 

18May, 2016

Men are affording the benefits of cosmetic procedures

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Men are affording the benefits of cosmetic procedures

Over recent years, a number of men are not only learning more about minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures, but they are undergoing them. According to recent statistics retrieved from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2015 noninvasive procedures soared over the last five years. It was estimated that one million men underwent these procedures.

While some may have their own theories on why this is so, psychology Professor Miles Groth of Wagner College in New York had his summation. His area of expertise is in gender studies for men. In his interview with the New York Times he shared with reporter, Alix Strauss, his own beliefs on how the views of men have shifted.

The article was entitled, Till Wrinkles Do Us Part: Introducing the Brotox Groom, because many men who are ready to wed want to look their best on their big day. It was cited that millennial grooms are older these days.

“For a very long time, emphasis was placed on what a man did, not how he looked, while women were judged on the opposite,” Groth said. He added, “We’ve gone away from that. Today there’s as much pressure on men to look good and take care of themselves as there is on women. That’s a new phenomenon.”

And they are feeling their own share of pressures as well.

“Men are now being judged on their job, on the quality of the bride, and on how they look, which is why these kinds of enhancements have become more acceptable and almost expected,” Groth said.

The article also highlighted how grooms-to-be are also seeking the help of facial rejuvenation before their big day. Like their female counterparts, areas that many want to rejuvenate appear to be squint lines around the eyes, lines along the forehead, marionette lines, the jawline and underside of the chin.

Many men are turning to Botox®, also referred to as ‘Brotox’ for men.

Understanding that more men are seeking these treatments to help maintain their youth, the recommendations of locating an individual such as a plastic surgeon or registered aesthetic nurse who understands the facial anatomy is still at the forefront. And following the “less is more” theory is also important when undergoing cosmetic injections.

The goal is to capture a natural appearance which makes the patient look refreshed. Conscientious medical professionals will deliver modest amounts of Botox. If after two weeks a patient desires a bit more, they can return for a cosmetic injection touch-up.

And this same protocol holds true for women as well.

During the consultation portion of the appointment, patients can convey what they want to rejuvenate. Many times, digital photos will be taken by a nurse and uploaded to a touch screen in the examining room so both the patient and plastic surgeon (or nurse) can exchange pertinent dialog relating to aesthetics.

Although these are minimally invasive procedures that many gentlemen seek, they must remember that these are still medical procedures. And the procedures should be performed in a medical setting to ensure safety and adeptness from a medical professional whose expertise is in facial anatomy.

16Jun, 2015

Changing the Face of Facial Rejuvenation

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The world of cosmetic surgery is growing more popular, and with it, new technology to help promote a more youthful appearance continues to emerge. Many companies are pioneering technology to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

While new technology continues to appear on the horizon, it’s critical that consumers do their due diligence while leaning on a plastic surgeon for their honest point of view regarding a novel noninvasive treatment.

The advent of these new treatments is highly popular to patients because in essence they require no downtime. The idea of reversing facial aging with the aid of ultrasound or radiofrequency is incredibly attractive. The thought of lifting and tightening the brow, chin and neck area can naturally spark a great deal of interest. Yet, one must not forget to do their homework.

Following research, one is encouraged to team up with their plastic surgeon in looking at the new technologies that have come along while judging them against what the industry already has. Quite frankly, the field of facial rejuvenation already has a significant arsenal of techniques and modalities to treat different patients in various areas.

As new technology comes forth, in tandem with being FDA approved, it’s important to note that it may not necessarily be better than what is currently being used. And this is where research comes in.

It’s the responsibility of a board certified plastic surgeon to be cautious with new technology and use it appropriately, only when there is sufficient data.

For example, statistical data for newer technology needs to be balanced with the reality of sound research versus what is being driven by the industry. At the end of the day, it’s the responsibility of a doctor to make a truly objective assessment.

The one thing a plastic surgeon does not want on their menu of services is to offer a patient a modality or technique that they do not have the greatest confidence in – even if it is being touted as the next “big” thing.

Conversely, many of these treatments are costly and may require more than one session to receive the full benefit. While these noninvasive treatments may offer a youthful change, one needs to address if they provide more than just a subtle transformation.

Also, some treatments may not be as benign as one thought. Once again, lean on a plastic surgeon for guidance as well as seeking a second opinion. Inquire about any side effects in terms of the underlying tissue.

Some plastic surgeons who perform facial surgery are noticing a variance in the tissue where some of this new technology has been utilized. While it won’t affect the outcome of a facial rejuvenation surgery, there may be changes to the tissue.

For those patients wanting more than an understated aesthetic enhancement, they may very well consider that investing in a limited operative facial rejuvenation procedure to be ideal. When calculating costs and final results, this would provide an immediate and a longstanding outcome.

Cosmetic treatments are a personal decision. When one is ready to embark on a particular modality, please peruse the research data, independent patient reviews and team up with a board certified plastic surgeon for guidance.