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What are “fillers,” and how can they help you look your best?

As we age, we naturally lose volume in the face. Those cheeks that we lamented for being too round in youth can appear shallow in middle age, making us look even older than we are. For the patient that wants to restore that youthful fullness and reduce the appearance of deep lines (think of those …

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When is the right time to start using Botox?

When it comes to non-surgical options, Botox is one of the most well-known ways to maintain a younger, fresher face. FDA-approved for both fine lines on the forehead and crow's feet around the eyes, Botox was the number one minimally invasive procedure performed by plastic surgeons in 2012, according to the 2012 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report …

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Want to look great? Don’t forget your skin.

  Taking care of yourself is more than just focusing on one part of your body. Nobody would recommend going to the gym and only working out only your arms, or only your legs. In order to really feel and look your best, you have to see yourself as an entire package. The exhilaration of …

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Want Healthy Skin? Start from Within!

Everyone knows the old saying: you are what you eat. Here at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery Medical Spa, we encourage our patients to not only follow the skin care regimens our estethicians recommend, but to eat healthy as well. There are many foods out there that are wonderful for the skin, and healthy for the …

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90 Day Challenge: And the winner is…

After months of chemical peels, new serums to teach people about, and photos to analyze, we finally have a winner selected for our SkinMedica 90 Day Challenge. Her name is Jennifer Bengston, and her dramatic results over the course of 90 Days impressed everyone here. Congratulations, Jennifer, on committing to the goal of changing your …

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90 Day Challenge: Now THAT is a Chemical Peel!

Posted by: Rhonda Shrum Being a novice at times has its advantages. You don't always know what you're getting into when you plunge blindly into new endeavors, and therefore you're saved from a lot of the trepidation that occurs when you know what's coming. Being new to higher level chemical peels, I scheduled my second …

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Why our estheticians are the best…

Posted by: Rhonda Shrum When it comes to skin care treatment, Mary Ann Egner knows her stuff. As a licensed medical esthetician at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery Medical Spa, her job consists of not just performing chemical peels and facials, but analyzing skin and really listening to her patients as well. These skills, however, do not …

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