Location: Phoenix, AZ
Member since 3/23/2009


  • 46 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Treatment Review

Volbella did not work for me. I prefer Juvederm Ultra.


26 Mar 2017, Updated 2 months ago

I am updating my review so quickly b/c RealSelf is experiencing some issues. I was advised this is currently the only way to make changes. I should say that I've had fantastic results in the past with the same doctor. Unfortunately, Volbella simply doesn't work for me. I seem to absorb it... READ MORE

Can't Live Without! - Scottsdale, AZ

Restlyane has allowed me to put off more invasive procedures for the last few years. So lucky to be aging in a time when such products are available. If anyone is not happy with their injectables, I recommend switching providers. It is all about the talent of the injector. Minimal pain, almost no down time. READ MORE

Talented and Personable - Scottsdale, AZ

I have been considering Dr. Holden for a facelift and wanted to start with something less invasive - a chance to build trust I guess. After 2 syringes of Restylane so artfully injected I look at least 5 years younger, I will never again have someone less qualified than a cosmetic surgeon injecting anything into my face. As for the facelift, I was committed to having the work performed in... READ MORE

Questions from TAC

Traveling for a Facelift

I live in Phoenix and have extensively researched all of the local "top docs". Although there are some very talented doctors here, I cannot find anyone whose work I... READ MORE

Eye lift or eyebrow transplant first? I am concerned that having an eye lift after brow transplant will affect results. (Photo)

I’ve been toying with this idea (brow transplant) for almost a decade. I’m ready now because I’m seeing better and better results in the industry. My concern is that at my ag... READ MORE

Are all on four dental implants sufficient to prevent bone loss and the associated excessive aging of the face?

I have read several articles lately that promote the concept that a single lost tooth is enough to trigger bone loss. If that is true, how can all on four prevent bone loss (a... READ MORE

Is there a standard recovery process for a lower facelift/facelift or is each patient unique?

I have read that a patient should not begin judging the quality of their lift before the three month time frame, and that it can take up to six months to see complete recovery.... READ MORE

Recent comments from TAC

I was also in Dr. Olson's office for a different procedure but had the opportunity to review the J-Plasma book. I was amazed at the results! I have looked at every possible laser being offered in the greater Scottsdale area, and if... READ COMMENT

I'm planning to see this Dr. Epstein this summer for the same procedure. Now that you have gone through the initial hair loss and regrowth, I'm wondering if you are still happy with the final result? READ COMMENT

Do you know if the SMAS will be addressed and what type of anesthesia is being used? READ COMMENT

The price doesn't bother me, the lack of a general anesthesia being included is what concerns me (in this price range it is a reasonable expectation). Did you also have your work done with a local? READ COMMENT

Local anaesthesia for this price? It seems high. I've received several quotes in this price range but they all included a general anaesthesia which is considerably more expensive than a local. Do you know if the procedure included... READ COMMENT