How to Help Your Face – San Francisco Bay Area

January 24, 2016 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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If we are lucky, Facial Aging is something we all experience. It can present as changes in skin tone or coloration, fine lines or deeper wrinkles and even loose or saggy skin happens if we stick around long enough. While Facial Aging cannot be altogether prevented, how you look is influenced by how you treat your skin. Some daily activities help while others hinder time’s effects.

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Counterfeit Botox is Back Bay Area

April 25, 2015 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Botulinum Toxin remains the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment year after year. In 2014, 3,588,218 neuromodulating wrinkle treatments were reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery alone. Botulinum Toxin Treatments were more popular than the next four nonsurgical beauty treatments combined: The Top Five Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Myobloc) […]

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Botox for Laugh Lines (Crows Feet) | San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek, California

September 14, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Botox has obtained a new indication from the US FDA. It is now FDA approved for use on Crow’s Feet, the Laugh Lines that form at the corners of the eyes. While most of us like them while we are smiling, many dislike them when they refuse to relax. Smile Lines Are Fine When We […]

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 4 of 4

February 16, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Seven million minimally invasive wrinkle reduction procedures were performed in 2011. Neuromodulators like BOTOX Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin enjoyed a 5% increase in number of treatments compared to the 2010 statistics, while dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane and Radiesse experienced a 10% increase from a year ago. Facial Wrinkle Reduction Prevention is the best […]

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 2 of 4

February 01, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

Like most Plastic Surgeons, I like to operate. Plastic Surgery is a versatile tool. It can restore function after injury or disease, and it can improve form for even the normal body. But just because I have a hammer, I don’t think the whole world is a nail.

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Wrinkle Correction – Fillers, Botox and Plastic Surgery – Part 1 of 4

January 24, 2012 Joseph A. Mele, MD

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Walnut Creek, California, for almost 15 years, the development of these injectable therapies has revolutionized the way facial rejuvenation is approached. While no substitute for real plastic surgery, they allow for real improvement in appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, in ways that were just not possible before.

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Non-Surgical Plastic Surgery San Francisco Bay Area – Walnut Creek, CA

November 19, 2011 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Time really does fly when you are having fun. A few years ago I performed my 10,000th procedure in private practice. Whether I am performing a complex body shaping procedure after massive weight loss at an accredited surgery center, or a straight forward in office scar revision, the goals remains the same: maximum results, minimum recovery and happy patients.

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