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What Treatments Are Available to Aid My Psoriasis?

Did you know that there are over 3 million instances of people seeking help for psoriasis each year in the United States? That fact alone is not very comforting, but knowing that there can be relief from your psoriasis is definitely a step in the right direction. So, if you suffer from this common, [...]

Is There A Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover?

What Is A Mommy Makeover? A mommy makeover is a procedure that addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues all at once. Because all women and all pregnancies are different, each Mommy Makeover will be customized to the patient’s individual needs. Generally speaking, though, a Mommy Makeover will consist of any combination of the following: [...]

What to Look For to Get the Best Breast Augmentation

Each year approximately 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries are performed in the United States. Breast augmentations topped the list with over 300,000 performed. Breast augmentation surgeries are performed so the patient can achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look that will boost her self-esteem and give her the confidence she needs to tackle life. Choosing the [...]

Does Mohs Surgery Hurt?

Mohs surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer with the highest cure rate. It assures the complete removal of skin cancer with minimal loss of healthy tissue that surrounds it. It is no wonder that Mohs surgery is the most highly sought after type of skin cancer treatment. But one [...]

By |2019-09-11T13:36:01+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Mohs Surgery|0 Comments

What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

There can be pain, itching, inflammation, dry patches, and leaking raised bumps. It’s uncomfortable, inconvenient, unsightly, and unbearable. It’s called eczema and it can keep you from living your best life if you don’t stay proactive. Our team at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona would like to offer you some relief from your [...]

What Is The Difference Between a Neck Lift and Liposuction

Whether you are experiencing a double chin and excess fat around your neck, or you feel like you are developing a wrinkled, wiggley “turkey neck,” we all know the importance of an attractive neck. After all, who wants to hang a beautiful necklace or an amazing bow tie around a flabby or jiggly neck?! [...]

How Can I Restore Fullness to My Cheeks?

As we grow older the natural fat in our face begins to deteriorate resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles, and a reduction in the overall volume. When we look in the mirror it becomes more and more noticeable over time, leaving each of us wondering when time began to catch up with us. If you’ve [...]

Is There A Non-Surgical Solution for Stress Incontinence?

Many women have had the unfortunate and embarrassing experience of laughing, sneezing, coughing, or exercising until their bladders leak a little. Some women cope by stopping to cross their legs before sneezing or coughing. Some wear bulky, uncomfortable pads or special bladder leakage underwear to try to cope. It’s inconvenient, embarrassing and completely aggravating. [...]

What Should I Look For in a Sunscreen?

Spending time outdoors is truly wonderful! The heat of summertime invites more people outside to do a wide variety of recreational activities that put a new and fun spin on their exercise routines. Spending time outdoors also has a significant positive effect on one’s health and well-being.  With the additional time outdoors in the [...]

How Do I Prepare For Mohs Surgery?

After determining that Mohs surgery is the best method of skin cancer removal for you and your procedure has been scheduled, you may be wondering what you will need to do to prepare. Dr. Weyer’s team of medical assistant will give you a thorough list of things you will need to know, but the [...]

Will Pregnancy Change My Breast Implants?

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. The anticipation of adding a baby to your family and the excitement of getting ready for his or her arrival brings joy to the expectant parents. However, when you are pregnant, your breasts will change due to hormonal fluxes. Breasts may enlarge or change shape [...]

How Often Should I Get A Skin Cancer Screening?

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Over the past several years, the general public has become more educated about this problem. Now more people than ever before are using sunscreen when spending time outdoors and are generally more aware of the damage that the sun’s ultraviolet [...]

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

Rhinoplasty is the art of a surgeon reshaping the bones, cartilage, and tissues of the nose to alter it for the better. Sometimes the surgery is medically necessary to correct impaired breathing or other medical issues. Other times the surgery may be cosmetic in nature and aimed at creating a more aesthetically pleasing facial [...]

What Is The Recovery Time For Liposuction?

If you have been trying to slim and reshape specific areas of your body, but you seem to have run into a dead end where diet and exercise can no longer help, then you may be contemplating having liposuction. Liposuction can remove excess fat deposits to improve the body’s contours and proportions. But how [...]

Can I Achieve a 6-Pack With Liposuction?

Our culture truly has a fascination with well-sculpted abdominals. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they represent months of hard work and determination in dieting and exercise. Ripped abs are the trophy for a job well done. Aesthetic surgeries, such as lipo-sculpture for abdominals, are gaining in popularity with men and women. In [...]

How Often Will I Need to Repeat My Botox Treatments For Upkeep?

Every year, millions of men and women turn to Botox treatments to reduce the appearance of expression lines that form and deepen as they smile, laugh, and react to their exciting and happy lives. If you have been contemplating refreshing and improving your look, you may be wondering how often you will have to [...]

By |2019-07-12T09:47:31+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Botox|0 Comments

Why Does My Skin Cancer Require Mohs Surgery?

You may have just been diagnosed with skin cancer and your surgeon has recommended that you undergo a cancer surgery called Mohs Surgery. You may have already heard of other types of treatments such as cryosurgery (freezing), wide excision, ED&C (scraping/burning) or even laser removal, but why does your skin cancer require Mohs surgery [...]

How Long is the Recovery For Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Having a baby is one of the most precious things that happens in a woman’s life. Participating in the miracle of life comes with so many exciting new experiences and changes, and brings such joy to a family’s life. However, childbirth is also extremely stressful on a woman’s body and can bring about many [...]

Recovery Time For Breast Reconstruction

If you've had a mastectomy because of breast cancer you may elect to have breast reconstruction surgery. Breast reconstruction surgery restores symmetry between the breasts by replacing skin, breast tissue, and the removed nipple. It can also restore any confidence that was lost during the trauma and treatment of breast cancer. When contemplating whether [...]

Mini Facelift Vs. Facelift

As we age, all those years of stress, sun exposure, and gravity can be seen on our faces. Wrinkles around our eyes and mouth seem to appear suddenly. Our jowls sag, our foreheads have worry lines and when we notice the “eleven” lines between our eyebrows we begin wondering if we really spent too [...]

By |2019-07-12T09:54:19+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Facelift|0 Comments

How Long Is the Recovery After Mohs Surgery?

What Is Mohs Surgery? Mohs Surgery is a highly effective treatment for the removal of certain types of skin cancer lesions. It is the most successful and precise technique for removing skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and even melanoma. This technique was designed to remove the [...]

By |2019-07-12T09:54:53+00:00January 14th, 2019|Mohs Surgery|0 Comments

Botox Vs. Juvederm: Which Injectable is Best for Wrinkles?

Have you ever asked, “Where have all these lines and wrinkles come from?” You are definitely not alone. As we age, our skin cells become less able to produce elastin (a natural collagen in the skin) and our skin gets drier and thinner. The hyaluronic acid in our body also diminishes, reducing [...]

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most sought after surgeries among women. In fact, it is reported to occur over 350,000 times every year in American alone. Breast augmentation surgery is performed to balance asymmetries and to improve the loss of breast volume due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. We know it is [...]

What to Look for in a Plastic Surgeon

Each year approximately 17 million plastic surgeries are performed in the United States, costing an estimated 16 billion dollars. Some plastic surgeries are done as a result of accidents, cancer, or other medical conditions where reconstructive surgery is necessary for a better quality of life. Other plastic surgeries are performed so the patient can [...]

By |2019-07-18T14:11:49+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Body|0 Comments

What to Look for in a Dermatologist

You wake up one morning with an unusual rash or breakout on your skin, or perhaps you’ve noticed a mole you have been watching has started changing in size or appearance. It’s time to take action in order to care for your body’s largest organ, your skin. It is important that you choose the [...]

By |2019-07-18T14:09:42+00:00November 26th, 2018|Body|0 Comments

What are the Advantages of a Surgery Center

In recent years there has been a huge emphasis on improving the cost and overall quality of healthcare in the United States. As a result, surgery centers have begun opening up in greater numbers. What are surgery centers and why should you consider using one? What is a Surgery Center? Surgery centers are [...]

Should I Get My Implants Removed?

Some women, for many reasons, find themselves unhappy with their breast implants. Many patients desire a different look or size than what was originally sought after. Revision surgery of the breast or implant removal can also be done for prior reconstructive or other cosmetic breast surgery. Implant removal candidates include: Women who are not [...]

Should I get Liposuction or UltraShape?

Liposuction and UltraShape Power are both well-known body contouring procedures. Both procedures are great ways to slim and reshape specific areas of the body and improve your body contours and proportion. So what are the differences? Liposuction Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. During treatment, an incision is made in the treatment area [...]

By |2019-07-16T11:44:05+00:00September 7th, 2018|Body|0 Comments

How Long is the Recovery From a Facelift?

Though dermal fillers can provide great volume and rejuvenation to the face, a facelift remains the gold standard and most effective and dramatic way to create a younger looking face. A facelift can reduce the sagging or folds of skin on the cheeks and jawline and other changes in the shape of your face [...]

Is Mohs Surgery an Outpatient Procedure?

Mohs Surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer with the highest potential rate of cure – up to 99% for primary basal cell carcinoma. The advantages of Mohs are assurance of complete cancer removal and minimal loss of healthy tissue surrounding the cancer. This results in smaller wounds and improved [...]

Will Lip Fillers Work For Me?

If your lips feel thin, have lines, or are deflated due to aging or genetics, there are several lip fillers available to can give you fuller, more luscious lips and improve your self-confidence. Lip fillers are a great way to temporarily enhance the lips. There are several hyaluronic acid options [...]

What is the Best Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatment?

Belly fat – everyone experiences it at some point. But what happens when it won’t go away, even with diet and exercise? Cue: body contouring procedures. Some claim these treatments can be uncomfortable, damaging, or leave unsmooth sections of the stomach.  That isn’t true of all of body contouring options though. UltraShape [...]

By |2019-07-06T06:55:32+00:00July 25th, 2018|Body|0 Comments

Does Dermaplaning Require Any Downtime?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating procedure, similar to microdermabrasion. This procedure involves exfoliating the epidermis and removing dead skin and fine hair (peach fuzz). How Does Dermaplaning Work? Dermaplaning is most commonly performed on the face to gently lift away dead skin cells, remove fine hairs and leave your skin youthful and glowing. [...]

What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a popular term for a series of procedures that women undergo after pregnancy and childbirth to regain their pre-baby body. A mommy makeover can be different for everyone – the procedures involved depend on your specific concerns and goals. A typical mommy makeover includes liposuction, a breast lift, [...]

How Often Do I Need to Get Botox?

When it comes to age-defying, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, few are known better than Botox Cosmetic. Botox is a simple, non-surgical injection that smooths the deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop over time. It was the first FDA-approved prescription product that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When Botox is injected, it [...]

By |2019-07-06T07:00:15+00:00June 11th, 2018|Botox|0 Comments

Will a Neck Lift Make Me Look Younger?

Aging, weight fluctuations, and sun exposure can damage and age not only the face but also the neck. If your neck skin appears to have lost its natural elasticity and sags, or if there is excess skin or fat that you wish to remove, a neck lift can help. It improves the most visible [...]

Where Can I Get Liposuction?

Liposuction contours specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your shape and proportion. Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have areas with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits, particularly on the abdomen, back, flanks, arms, under the chin, or thighs. [...]

By |2019-07-06T07:13:44+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Body|0 Comments

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation?

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, you’re most likely a candidate for breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is a great way to enhance the size or shape of the breasts. You may be a candidate for breast augmentation if: You are physically healthy and you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding You have [...]

How Can I Lose Stubborn Belly Fat Without Having Surgery?

Losing stubborn belly fat is difficult – particularly when work, kids, and life get in the way. For a long time, the only way to get rid of fat that was resistant to diet and exercise was through surgery.  But now, thanks to new technologies, Ultrashape Power is a great way to slim and [...]

By |2019-07-06T07:27:57+00:00March 21st, 2018|Body|0 Comments

Your Guide to Injectables

The most telltale sign of aging is loss of volume to the face – particularly the cheeks, lips, and in wrinkles and lines. Injectables are a great way to restore volume and youthfulness to the face, making you appear younger and more vibrant. To most people, dermal fillers and injectables are interchangeable – [...]

By |2019-07-06T07:29:33+00:00March 8th, 2018|Face|0 Comments

Why Should I Try Mineral Makeup?

Mineral makeup is a “natural” form of makeup. Minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are micronized, or ground and milled, into tiny particles to create makeup. Mineral makeup is great for sensitive skin and those who wish to be cognizant of what they put on their face. Mineral makeup [...]

Can I Get a Fat Transfer to My Face?

Volume loss to the face is a telltale sign of aging, particularly around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline. There are several ways to restore youthfulness to the face including a facelift, dermal fillers, and a fat transfer. A fat transfer to the face can increase volume, fill voids, and plump wrinkles. During a fat [...]

What is the Difference Between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

If you’re unhappy with the skin and fat in your abdomen and are considering surgery, you may be wondering: what’s the difference between a tummy tuck and liposuction? It all comes down to one thing: skin. A liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure and therefore takes less time, has a shorter [...]

By |2019-08-02T13:03:38+00:00January 25th, 2018|Tummy Tuck|0 Comments

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing affect the entire body – not just the stomach. A ‘Mommy Makeover’ is a series of procedures that target a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery that typically combines treatment of the breast and abdomen in one surgical procedure including some of the following: Tummy tuck Breast enhancement – [...]

Best Tips for Managing Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition, characterized by redness and visible blood vessels in the face. It can flare up at any time and last weeks to months. It is most common in middle-aged women but can happen to anyone. Though there is no cure for rosacea, there are many ways to manage the condition [...]

By |2019-07-06T08:11:06+00:00January 4th, 2018|Skin Care|0 Comments

Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair reduction is a great way to remove unwanted hair on the body. And while most of us start to think about hair reduction when the weather is warm and we begin to wear less clothing, winter is actually the best time for laser hair reduction. Laser hair reduction involves a series of [...]

What is Involved In An Earlobe Repair?

An earlobe repair procedure can correct a torn, ripped, drooping, or stretched out or gauged earlobe. Earlobe tears from trauma, poor piercing techniques, or heavy earrings are common in men and women and many patients wish to correct their earlobes. Earlobe repair surgery varies by person, depending on the patient’s aesthetic concerns and the [...]

What Are The Benefits of MicroPen With PRP Treatments?

Facial rejuvenation is fastly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic services on the market. Both men and women want younger, healthier-looking skin, and they want it now. With all the new treatment options available, clients can benefit from near-instant results with little downtime. The MicroPen® is the latest technology in microneedling, a procedure [...]

What Is The Difference Between A Traditional Facelift and A Mini-Facelift?

Many men and women across America are opting to reverse the signs of aging through a surgical procedure that has been around for decades; the facelift. Although facelifts have been a cosmetic staple for years, the techniques are constantly evolving to give you the best results with minimal scarring and limited downtime. Here at Dermatology [...]

How Can Eyelid Surgery Make You Look Younger?

Nothing shows our age more than our eyes. Over time, our eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat pockets become more prominent. Unfortunately, this can give us a tired, droopy appearance. Many clients are opting for a cosmetic blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to turn back the clock and restore their fresh, younger-looking face of [...]

How Do Mammograms Change After Getting Breast Implants?

Many women don’t realize that they still need to get mammograms after getting breast implants. Nearly half of the women who get breast implants are in their 20’s or early 30’s – meaning they have implants before needing to worry about mammograms or breast cancer risk. Mammograms are important to detect breast cancer early. [...]

How Long After a Mastectomy Should a Patient Wait Before Breast Reconstruction?

After breast cancer, many women struggle with the idea of losing one or both breasts. Unfortunately, a mastectomy can be necessary to remove all the breast cancer. While removing all of the cancer is most important, it’s normal to worry how life will feel after a mastectomy. There are two choices for when to undergo [...]

Fat Transfer vs. Breast Implants for Breast Enhancement

Breast augmentation is an extremely popular procedure. Many women, however, believe that implants are the only way to change the size of the breast. Fat grafting, which includes transferring fat from another part of the body, is another way to increase breast size. A fat transfer is also an option for women after they've had [...]

What’s the Difference Between a Breast lift and a Breast Augmentation?

The terms ‘breast lift’ and ‘breast augmentation’ are often used interchangeably, but they refer to two different procedures. Both enhance the breasts – but they do so in different ways.   Breast Lift Time, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding all cause the breasts to sag. If your breasts still have adequate volume but [...]

What are the Benefits of Going to a Practice that Specializes in Both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery?

Often, dermatologists and plastic surgeons do similar, overlapping work that help patients look and feel their best and sometimes even perform some of the same procedures. However, they have different training and experience. Some treatments are best performed by a dermatologist, while others require the expertise of a plastic surgeon and some procedures benefit [...]

What are the Best Treatments for Reducing Acne Scars?

Acne is one of the most common, chronic skin disorders affecting the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, causing a blockage of the follicle and inflammation. Acne scars can be embarrassing and troublesome. Whether raised or flat, many people in their teens, twenties and beyond experience scarring from particularly bad acne outbreaks. So, what are [...]

The Truth About Facial Aging

Facial aging happens, whether we like it or not! Genetics, sun exposure, smoking and harsh weather are major forces that are responsible for facial aging. There are several causes of facial aging: laxity of the muscles, loosening of the skin, wrinkles, uneven pigment/tone, texture changes including thinning of the skin and dullness of the complexion. [...]

What is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is the body’s response to foreign materials. It is essentially a scar tissue the body makes to wall off implants, whether they are breast implants or artificial joints, to protect the body from something that it recognizes as a foreign material. Typically every implant has capsular contracture. What [...]

Cosmetic Lip Augmentation

Fuller, more luscious lips can improve a woman’s self-confidence. Cosmetic lip augmentation or enhancement can plump and add volume to your lips. Dr. Moenster and Dr. Weyer offer a variety of fillers to help increase the volume of the top lip, bottom lip, or both. […]

Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck”, is surgery or body contouring of the abdominal skin and removal of fat. When researching this procedure, there are multiple terms that are thrown out: tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, full tummy tuck, modified tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, and extended tummy tuck. So what’s the difference between these [...]

FAQs About Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanin that has been established as the most effective ingredient for reducing and eliminating hyperpigmentation such as brown spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. Many of our patients are prescribed hydroquinone to treat these skin disorders, and with any prescription, there comes questions. […]

6 Bad Excuses to Not Wear Sunscreen

My body won’t be able to process vitamin D Some people believe that if they wear sunscreen, it will lead to a Vitamin D deficiency because the lotion prevents your skin from absorbing the sun’s rays. Wearing sunscreen does not completely block the sun’s rays or prevent blockage of Vitamin D. If you’re concerned that [...]

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