Reading all the kind reviews from my clients makes my job so much more rewarding. Thank you to all who take the time to submit your feedback and kind words. Here are some client testimonials from recently.
• Doctor Barbour treats me as if I were her only patient. I know in my heart all others entering this door receive the same care and feel the personal attention I experience upon each visit. It's a joy to know I'm in the most professional care.
• Everything Dr Barbour does is EXCELLENT. Not only is her work excellent but her personality and understanding makes the experience extremely gratifying.
• Dr. Barbour is a delightful person and an outstanding surgeon, sculpting and correcting the neck and face.
• Dr Barbour is without a doubt one of the most professional and yet personable doctors I have ever had the pleasure of having contact with. She is a true artist in her profession. I would recommend her to anyone that wants a beautiful, believable radiant look! Thank you Dr. Holly Barbour for your wonderful skill, God given talent and my new confidence.
• Dr. Barbour is so wonderful and very knowledgable. Another bonus is she is sweet and kind. She is very unique she spends time with you and really listens to your needs. I have been with her for seven years and I will continue coming to see her. I drive over an hour to see her she is that wonderful. I would highly recommend anyone to visit the office, I know they will be wowed at the experience. The entire staff is just wonderful and they all go above and beyond. They are all wonderful and help make your experience unique by working as a great team.
Thank you to the many clients who have taken the time to write comments and feedback about the work I've done. It really means a lot to read how happy you all are and it is the reason I do what I do. Here are some of the wonderful comments you all have left me.
• It has been my pleasure to know and be treated by Dr. Holly Barbour for some years. I am happy to report that I have enjoyed both the process and the result. Dr. Barbour has used her innate artistry to create a program that enhances my best features and reduces the perception of my flaws. I always feel that I am in the best possible hands!
• Dr. Barbour is a caring, warm, wonderful physician who treats her patient's face as if it were a canvas for beautiful artwork. I trust her implicitly to make the perfect suggestions for my face.
• I have been coming to Dr. Holly for 10+ years and she is absolutely the only person that I would ever let touch my face. I started with fillers in the smile lines and a bit to plump my upper lip and did the CO2 laser. Because of the amazing care and technique she used on me 10 years ago I have not needed a single thing until now. People think that I am at a minimum 10-12 years younger than my actual age. Now she is doing fillers around the eye and temple area to address age related changes. Even though I know what an artist she is I almost started to cry when I saw what a beautifully dramatic change it made in the look of my entire face! I hope that she never retires, I could never go to anyone else because she is such a true artist in regards to the minute proportions and dimensions of the face...and she has become a friend because she is as kind and caring as she is amazingly talented. She is one in a million!
• Dr. Barbour is always willing to take the time to answer questions. She is meticulous in her work and a perfectionist in what she does.
• I just love Dr. Barbour. I have been going to her for years. She is very sweet but most importantly very thorough with my cosmetic procedures. I look forward to my visits and to her office from start to finish; a pure pleasure.
I just returned from a national conference of the Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery, a symposium attended by physicians in the three core specialties trained in this field. They are Oculofacial Plastic, ENT/Facial and General Plastic surgeons. This is a forum where generally the more enlightened surgeons, those who believe that instead of being competitors and guarding our “turf” (so last century) we and our patients benefit more by our getting together and sharing ideas from our various perspectives. Because this kind of mindset requires confidence, there were many nationally and internationally known surgeons in attendance, and the meeting was absolutely fascinating.
I had been asked to speak on integrating fillers and “neuromodulators” (BoTox, Dysport, etc.) for restoration of the face, but I asked to speak instead on permanent fillers, knowing that it would be a much more controversial and compelling topic. Besides, the issue of permanent fillers is one I feel more passionate about, both pro and con. Here are a few of the pros:
PROS• I’m happy to stand corrected on this, but I have conferred with a few surgeons regarding the statistic, and they agree that after the age of 30 we lose about 1cc of volume from the face each year. That’s 5cc per year (this would include both bone and soft tissue). Each syringe of filler that we use to correct volume loss contains between 0.8 and 1.5cc of product. Depending on the filler, these syringes run between about $450 and $1,000 a syringe for our patients. It doesn’t take much arithmetic to realize that this becomes prohibitively expensive for our patients unless they have unlimited resources, are content to chase their tails forever, or eventually just give up and/or age out of the process with little to show for it if nonpermanent fillers have been used.
• People generally don’t like having needles in their faces.
• Sadly, I do a considerable amount of “repair work” on poorly done surgery and fillers. Having suffered the results of that work usually involves some psychological trauma for the patient. Where fillers are concerned, the advantage of permanency is that once the repair work is done the patient can put the event behind them and move on rather than having to revisit the memory over and over as the “repair” wears away.
• We’re going to age anyway, and replacing lost volume in smaller increments rather than having to start essentially from square one each time, especially as the aging process becomes more profound, results in a better outcome.
• Most people want the attractive facial curves of youth, but they don’t necessarily want the world to know that they’re having something done to get them. With permanency, again we can do little bits at a time so that the upkeep attendant to the aging process is virtually undetectable.
We’ll look at the arguments against permanent fillers in our next blog. Check out our website to see client testimonials and to learn more about how permanent fillers could be right for you.
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Thursday, March 27 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
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As children, most of us have lips with a rosy cherubic color. As the decades pass, the lips tend to fade in color and the contrast between the border of the lips and the skin around the lips becomes less defined. With the loss of definition the border can become irregular and any asymmetries in the contour of the lip borders can appear exaggerated.
This is where lip liner comes in. A "lip-colored" lip liner allows you to restore that border, smoothing its contour and restoring the contrast between the rosiness of natural young lips and the skin outside of the lip line. Keep the lip liner close to your natural lip color or the lip color you're applying that day. Lip liner that is more than a shade darker than your lip color will look artificial and harsh. While you can "push" the border a little bit if you want the look of more volume, it's important to keep the lip liner from going onto the flat part of the lip outside the border.
If you feel that you've lost so much volume in the lips that enhancing them with lipstick or liner is an exercise in futility, I can restore the volume of the lips with a very long-lasting technique that will look beautifully natural. With all the overdone and "trout-mouth" lips that frighten people out of restoring lost volume, the fact remains that those results absolutely never need to happen. The difference between a disaster or even mediocrity and a beautifully restored lip requires:
1. An in-depth understanding of the anatomy and embryonic development of the lips and the area around them, 2. Impeccable technique, 3. Commitment, 4. Experience, 5. The correct product to restore the lips and 6. Artistic skill to sculpt a beautiful and natural-looking lip while correcting asymmetries.
"I was out to dinner with a few friends and they were talking about how awful those filled-up lips looked. They were saying they'd never have it done. Then one of my friends turned to me and said how lucky I was that I didn't need it. I just smiled."--As related to Dr. Barbour by an actual patient whose lips she had restored.
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, Sarasota, Florida
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