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Dr. Jewell first used Botox® 15 years ago to improve forehead wrinkles that were caused by frowning. Since that time, he has been a prime mover in the field of Cosmetic Injectables. He was involved in the development and training of hyaluronic acid fillers (HA) 12 years ago. He has been a leader in the field of plastic surgery recognizing and lecturing on the importance of the synergistic effect of Cosmetic Injectables, along with surgery and good medical skin care, ..read moreUpdated March 28, 2014
“Tomatoes may reduce breast cancer risk.” This headline went viral recently after research reported the positive effects of eating tomatoes in women with high risk of breast cancer. Research from Harvard Medical School in 2012 found that having higher levels of carotenoids- nutrients in brightly colored fruits and veggies- lowered breast cancer risk.
Headlines like this can offer hope for the one in nine women affected with breast cancer, but is it overshadowing the links of being overweight and breast cancer ..read moreUpdated March 20, 2014
Patients seeking breast augmentation or reconstruction ask, “What will my results look like?” While various simulations have been tried to put breast implants into a bra, the best option according to Dr. Mark Jewell is the use of 3-D imaging/modeling programs, such as the Canfield Vectra. This simulation technology takes six individual photographs and electronically makes them into a 3-D manikin of a patient.
From there, physical measurements of breast shape can be taken and modeling of outcomes with various implant ..read moreUpdated March 11, 2014
Often women want larger breasts, but not every woman wants to look “fake”. The concept behind the new shaped gel implants is to market a youthful, natural look. Dr. Jewell has been involved for the last 13 years with the FDA pivotal studies testing the safety and efficacy of the highly cohesive gel implants, commonly called the “gummy bears”. When we are asked what is hot and new, it is easy for us to point to the new look in breast ..read moreUpdated February 26, 2014
Almost everyone in the world has heard of plastic surgery, but do we know the breadth and depth of this surgical specialty and how it is changing? Do you know that the word plastic does not imply the man-made material, but rather takes its meaning from the Greek word that means to mold, form and shape? Plastic surgery evolved as a specialty after WWI and II because so many victims of these wars were disfigured by bombs. These soldiers needed ..read moreUpdated February 14, 2014
Have you ever thought that you scrub too much when washing your face? You may be correct. Most of us assume that if we have a skin-care condition, that if we scrub with more intensity we can solve the problem. But experts have found that no condition including acne and age spots can be scrubbed away. Too much washing can cause dryness, some foaming cleansers may be too harsh on your skin, and having that squeaky clean feeling may potentially damaging your skin. So what do ..read moreUpdated February 12, 2014
Breasts are a defining feature of womanhood. So I don’t think there is an age range that gals do not think of looking better with breast enhancement being a good thing. But at what age is a gal old enough to manage an elective surgical procedure and responsible enough to undergo surgery with all the pre and post-operative demands?
During my pre-operative interview, I am trying to understand each individual’s motivation, their age of maturity, and their real reason for choosing ..read moreUpdated January 22, 2014
As many women and men reach their forties and fifties, they start to worry about looking older. They may start out with Botox Cosmetic® or other facial fillers, but soon these are not enough to maintain a youthful face. A facelift along with eyelid surgery is the next consideration for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
The facelift procedure has improved drastically over time. Technology and procedures have evolved and today’s facelifts offer excellent results. This is “not your grandmother’s facelift,” with prolonged bruising, ..read moreUpdated January 17, 2014
As winter persists outside, it is a great time to get your skin ready for springtime. With the sun less intense and less UV exposure, the timing of medical skin care and light-based treatments is excellent, says Sherry Lavelle, Dr. Jewell’s aesthetician.Fractional Laser Skin Treatment
The Jewell District Medical Spa offers a variety of prescriptive skin care programs that involve a combination of retinoid-based cosmeceuticals and various light-based treatments, such as the Solta Clear and Brilliant ..read moreUpdated January 15, 2014
January is the perfect time to implement a new skin care regime. Cold weather can be harsh on the delicate skin of the face. Taking steps to protect and nurture your skin now will lay the groundwork to having beautiful glowing skin all year long. Dr. Jewell’s state of the art medical spa has many non-surgical options for skin treatment that will jump-start your skin on the road to a younger and healthier looking appearance. There is still time left ..read more