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Belotero – What it is and why I love it!

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Belotero is a unique type of dermal filler, with nothing else like it available on the market in the United States. It is comprised of hyaluronic acid, similar to other fillers I use, such as Juvederm and Restylane. I use Belotero for filling fine lines, especially in the cheeks and […]

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IPL Treatments – How many, how often, and why??

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To get the very best results from IPL therapy, we recommend that our patients do 5 IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments, performed 4 weeks apart. Why 5 treatments?  Because each treatment builds upon the next one and allows me to treat your skin gradually to see how you will react. With […]

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Plastic Surgery Myth #6: All Botox is the same

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Is all Botox the same?  I asked Courtney McSpadden, our Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and “Gentle Injector” at Horton SPA, an expert on neuromodulators to comment on the Plastic Surgery myth pertaining to Botox, Dysport, and the alternatives. Here are Courtney’s comments about Botox and its alternatives: “Some patients have a brand name preference […]

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Use your Brilliant Distinctions Points for Latisse!

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Did you know that you can earn and use your Brilliant Distinctions points for Latisse? Every time you purchase an Allergan product (Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Latisse) you can earn points that turn into instant savings on your next treatment of any Allergan product! These points can add up fast, especially […]

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Why I chose CoolSculpting

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Working in non-surgical medical aesthetics, I am constantly bombarded with the latest products, treatments and procedures with claims to be the newest, best thing out there. I have learned to take all this with the proverbial grain of salt, because the person telling me how fabulous their product or treatment […]

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“New Year, New You”? Could there be something to this phrase often used by Plastic Surgeons?

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Happy New Year from Dr. Karen Horton, Courtney McSpadden and HORTON SPA! Many Plastic Surgeons capitalize on the New Year to help lure people into their practices with the slogan “New Year, New YOU!”.  While this is a phrase I always try to stay away from, there may in fact […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA