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New Year, New You!

2013 has been a busy year and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2014!

As we say goodbye to the current year, I wanted to thank my loyal patients for your support and wish you all a wonderful 2014. Our office building has seen a major construction project this past year (still unfinished), and we used the opportunity to perform a complete remodel of our office. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop in for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and take a quick tour of our gorgeous new facility!

What else happened in 2013?

Everything! We moved a step closer to the Holy Grail of plastic surgery.

This year saw the development of what may be the single most revolutionary procedure for rejuvenating aging skin and soft tissue. Not by pulling, freezing, burning or lasering, but truly repairing and restoring damaged skin. We call it Nano Stem Serum, and this is how it works:

I remain a leading edge surgeon and advocate for Natural Fat Transfer, where we use natural adipose (fat) tissue to fill lines and soften the thinning face as it ages. For reference, you can hear me talk about this in multiple short videos on my website. We now take the remaining, purified fat and gently process it to extract stem cells from the tissue and concentrate them into a smooth liquid. This serum is thin enough to be injected directly into damaged skin.

We can now make skin more healthy by placing growth factors and reparative stem cells exactly where we want them - in the skin! Injected into crows’ feet, upper lips lines and crepey skin, we see thickening and a smoother appearance. In the décolletage, we see softening and disappearance of wrinkles. We are also studying the effect of placing Nano Stem Serum into the lower eyelid skin for improvement of dark circles and skin discoloration.

Please feel free to call our office for any additional information we might be able to provide, and wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

- Dr. K
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Remove wrinkles without surgery—with BOTOX®

Wouldn’t you like to look great for your next party or vacation? With BOTOX, you can look younger and more relaxed quickly, and without surgery.

BOTOX is administered through injection, so it’s minimally invasive. You’ll have no recuperation downtime, and will be ready to go after just one office visit.

Is BOTOX Right For You?

BOTOX injections traditionally smooth “dynamic wrinkles” -- lines caused by years of facial movement. Recently though, studies have confirmed that BOTOX® is safe and effective when used to diminish other types of facial lines, too.

You might consider BOTOX if you have:

How is BOTOX Administered?

A BOTOX treatment takes approximately 10 minutes. Dr. Koplin will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX Cosmetic directly into the muscles. This relaxes the muscles, causing lines and wrinkles to diminish.

No anesthesia is required, and any discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Dr. Koplin may decide to numb the injection area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to your treatment.

Why get BOTOX from a plastic surgeon?

Many medical professionals are authorized to give Botox injections, however the skill of the practitioner is very important in achieving a natural effect. It’s best to go with a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Koplin who is trained in the use of BOTOX, and has a lot of experience administering the treatment.

The Consultation with Dr. Koplin -- Unique For You!

Dr. Koplin will personally meet with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for BOTOX treatment. He’ll discuss your goals for treatment, and may examine your ability to move certain facial muscles. He’ll also talk with you about what you can expect, and when to schedule your next appointment.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Koplin will ask you a number of questions about your lifestyle and health. Be sure to tell him about any past treatment with BOTOX therapy, injectable fillers, facial shaping, or other facial rejuvenation procedures. BOTOX may not be right for everyone including those with disease, allergies, asthma, swallowing or bleeding problems. Tell Dr. Koplin if you’ve recently had surgery or plan to have surgery soon.

BOTOX is not recommended for women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

What to expect after a BOTOX treatment:

You’re ready to get back to your life—no downtime is needed! We’ll give you specific aftercare instructions.

You can apply makeup, as long as you’re careful not to apply pressure to the treatment area.

Botox takes effect more quickly and seems to work better if you “exercise” the muscles for ninety minutes following injection. This means that if we treated the frown lines between your eyes, performing this frown activity for an hour and a half after you leave the office will enhance your result. Just be careful who you frown at!

We ask our patients not to lie down for ninety minutes after your treatment. No one has ever been on their way home for a nap, and anyway you’ll be too busy frowning to sleep!

Onset of action for Botox is three to seven days. Be patient and you will be quickly surprised with a fabulous result later the same week! Results last on average from 3 to 4 months.

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