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Plastic surgery up 5% from prior year

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

It comes as no surprise that Americans value their appearance, and a new study confirms just that – according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery enjoyed a 5 percent increase from 2011 to 2012.

About 14.6 million procedures were completed last year, ranging from Botox to liposuction to the herald breast implant surgery. These statistics reflect the latest plastic surgery trends in the United States.

“For the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally invasive procedures, while surgical procedures remain relatively stable,” said ASPS President Gregory Evans.

Minimally invasive procedures include injectables such as Restylane and Radiesse – and of course the ever popular Botox.

Evans further commented on recent trends in plastic surgery including increased spending on minimally invasive procedures. It’s possible the increase in these procedures stem from how easy it is to look younger without the downsides of plastic surgery. In addition, many men and women now realize that minimally invasive procedures can help maintain one’s image, prolonging the appearance of youth while delaying the need for plastic surgery.

In fact, minimally invasive procedures were so highly popular in 2012 that its category increased 6 percent. Botox and Dysport were the top injectables last year.


If you are interested in rejuvenating your look with minimally invasive procedures, consider the following injectables to rejuvenate your look:

  • Botox

Botox is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive plastic surgery.

  • Restylane

For much needed volume, restylane in San Diego is an appropriate choice for adding volume to the lips and cheeks.

  • Radiesse

Radiesse is an injectable that also adds volume but reacts differently in the skin. It is not an appropriate choice for the lips, but is a beautiful choice for the rest of the face, especially for cheeks.

For more information on minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures in San Diego, call Dr. Kincaid at his La Jolla office at  858-450-4199. Our La Jolla office serves the greater San Diego area including Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, Mira Mesa, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, and San Diego proper. Give us a call today and see what a minimally-invasive procedure can do to improve your look!

Plastic surgery growth rises for third consecutive year

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

For the third year in a row, plastic surgery saw a rise in overall procedures completed in 2012, with Botox, fillers and chemical peels leading the list of most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases statistics Tuesday, reporting that 14.6 million procedures were completed last year – an increase of 5 percent from 2011. Experts say plastic surgery has been fueled in recent years due to the rise of social media and increased awareness of non-surgical procedures that don’t require a lot of downtime.

“For the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally invasive procedures, while surgical procedures remain relatively stable,” said Gregory Evans, president of the society.

Botox procedures increased the most from all other cosmetic categories – an 8 percent growth from last year, totaling 6.1 million procedures in the United States. Fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse have also increased with a 5 percent increase while laser hair removal treatments rose 4 percent. Chemical peels jumped 2 percent.

Breast augmentation topped the list for surgical procedures completed in 2012, but the procedure saw a slight decline nonetheless coming in at just under 7 percent from last year.

“Female cosmetic breast surgeries such as breast augmentation, as well as body contouring procedures like tummy tucks, were some of the most popular procedures performed in 2012, although they saw declines,” Evans explained.

Other popular procedures in 2012 included rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and facelifts.


Just like the rest of the United States, some of the most popular cosmetic procedures in San Diego include Botox and plastic surgery such as breast implants, liposuction and facelifts.

If you’re considering plastic surgery in San Diego, call Dr. Kincaid at his La Jolla office at 858-450-4199 and schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kincaid is an award-winning plastic surgeon in San Diego, helping men and women achieve the look they’ve always wanted. Call us and schedule you consultation today.

Dr. Kincaid serves the greater San Diego area including La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside and all inland areas including North, East and South Counties in San Diego.

What is BB cream?

Monday, December 10th, 2012

If you’ve seen the commercials and wondered, “What is BB cream?” you’re not alone. Many brands ranging from Maybelline to L’Oreal to Garnier have used the term, but what exactly is a BB cream?

“BB cream is your beauty balm or blemish balm,” said Sara Biria, a pro lead artist for Sephora in an article at Fox News. “So, it actually helps to cover, treat, protect, conceal and also hydrate the skin. It’s such a unique formula, but it’s an all-in-one product, and anyone can use it.”

In 2011, the beauty business was booming. Americans were estimated to have spent $10 billion on lotions, potions, powders, and more. And the BB creams have made a remarkable comeback considering that the original BB cream was introduced 40 years ago. In the 1960s, a German dermatologist invented the BB cream to serve a wide array of clientele, marketing it as the “all in one” cream. After its initial craze, it’s now made a complete comeback, taking a piece of the proverbial $10 billion dollar pie.

“It has an anti-aging component, and for many people, it also has an anti-blemish component. So, if you want one product that does it all, this is your product,” a dermatologist told the news source. She added it’s like “liquid gold.”

“So, if you want one product that does it all, this is your product.”

BB creams can be found anywhere from drugstores to department stores. The trick is finding the product that suits your budget and skin type. Try several options as samples prior to committing to one cream. Look for BB creams that have SFP coverage as this can fight the aging process as well. Other ingredients like vitamins and antioxidants are just perks of the BB cream. And even though the BB cream markets itself as the “all in one,” it may be a good idea to stay conservative in your expectations before throwing out all of your other facial beauty products.

“Some products have maybe a grape-citric extract that is an antioxidant,” said another dermatologist who has worked with various BB creams. “It’s OK on its own; (but) I don’t really think it’s going to be an anti-aging product.”

Alternatives to the BB cream

Some women need a “maximum strength” boost that BB creams simply can’t compete with. For instance, Botox, Radiesse, and Sculptra are great ways to combat the signs of aging when used under the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon. Sometimes, a cream just can’t cut it.

To talk more about these options and to schedule your appointment, call Dr. Kincaid at 951-695-9934. Our Temecula office is centrally-located to the greater Inland Empire area and is easily accessible just off I-15 on Winchester Road. Dr. Kincaid is an award-winning plastic surgeon with years of experience in making women look and feel their best. Give us a call today.


Savvy women in Temecula consider new advances in plastic surgery with hand rejuvenation therapy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
handcare Savvy women in Temecula consider new advances in plastic surgery with hand rejuvenation therapy

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Most women are well-aware that facelifts and breast implant plastic surgery in Temecula can lead to a more youthful look – and coupled with other advanced anti-aging treatments like Botox, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing, the look of youth can be within arm’s reach. But now, according to a new study covered at, hand rejuvenation may be just the ticket in achieving all-around youthfulness and renewal. And as some plastic surgeons in Temecula attest, the look of youthful hands can make all the difference in how youth is perceived.

As women get older, the hands can truly take a toll, leading to crepiness, age spots, and a loss of natural fat and volume. As aging progresses, skin on the hands can appear thin, fragile, and translucent – barely a surprise considering how much work (and abuse) our hands must endure over the years. Our hands are like mirrors into our unique lifestyles – and age is no exception. That’s why now more than ever, women are turning to hand rejuvenation therapy – also dubbed as the “hand lift” — akin to the facelift and eye lift women are already well-familiar with.

Some unlucky women also have the misfortune of hands that look far older than they should appear. These unwanted signs of aging can come from too much sun damage, dark age spots, and unusually rough use over the years. Fortunately, with the new advances in cosmetic procedures, a hand lift can be a great way to achieve younger-looking hands and an overall more youthful appearance.

It’s in the details: youth at your fingertips

Interested in hand rejuvenation therapy? Call Dr. Kincaid, a plastic surgeon in Temecula, at 951-695-9934 and schedule a consultation today. In the meantime, if you’re simply researching hand rejuvenation, take some time to understand how the procedure can be completed. Of course, your plastic surgeon can make the best recommendation for your unique hands.

Injectables in Temecula

When hands experience the loss of fat and volume, skin can appear thin and fragile. To plump up hands to their original youthful fullness, some plastic surgeons turn to injectable fillers like Radiesse, Perlane, or Juvederm to replenish volume.

Laser treatments in Temecula

When skin needs resurfacing, a plastic surgeon may opt for laser therapy which uses intense pulsed light and even a CO2 laser to diminish the look of dark spots and other sun damage. For more advanced hand rejuvenation therapy, a plastic surgeon may also use a Fraxel laser to deeply resurface the skin and lighten any discoloration.

Fat reassignment

For a longer lasting approach, some patients are advised to undergo fat reinjection which deposits fat from one area of the body to the hands. This approach leads to longer-lasting, youthful-looking hands.

Patients are encouraged to call Dr. Kincaid, one of Temecula’s best plastic surgeons, at 951-695-9934 to schedule a consultation on hand rejuvenation therapy. There are many options available and the doctor can make a customized recommendation that can lead to the youthful, beautiful hands you’ve always imagined.


Illegal Botox Injections in San Diego: can they happen to you?

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
botox Illegal Botox Injections in San Diego: can they happen to you?

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It’s no surprise that medi-spas are gaining popularity in San Diego, California, and the rest of the United States. It makes sense since medi-spas can be convenient , quick, and even inexpensive. In addition to Botox injections in San Diego, men and women are turning to medi-spas to get their favorite beauty treatments including fillers like Restalyne and Radiesse, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and even some forms of liposuction. But as a new report suggests, some medi-spas can mean risky business.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is reporting on a new investigation in Vancouver where two unlicensed individuals were illegally injecting unsuspecting patients with Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles at an two unnamed clinic.

As a part of the investigation, a news reporter went undercover and was told she would meet with a doctor to complete the procedure. The man, who went by the alias “Dr. Lee,” admitted he was not a doctor after the woman asked about his credentials. As for the credentials themselves, Dr. Lee simply explained, “Yes, you need to be a doctor [to inject Botox]… I’m not a doctor… so it is not illegal, and it is also not legal either.”

“Dr.” Lee, whose credentials were not confirmed, went on to add, “I’ve been to a lot of seminars, I been trained by a few doctors around the world to do Botox. If you know what you’re doing, then just do it.”

At the other Vancouver clinic, the injector also admitted she was not a licensed medical provider but insisted her qualifications were enough to administer Botox injections. Despite her confidence in applying the product, a patient at the clinic filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau following a collapsed eyelid that remained shut for weeks.

Botox Injections in San Diego: a board-certified plastic surgeon is your safe bet

Only licensed trained medical professional are allowed to administer Botox injections in San Diego. In addition, the makers of Botox – Allergan, Inc. – won’t sell official product to unlicensed facilities, which may force unlicensed medi-spas to source their Botox on the black market. Worse, some injectables may not even be Botox at all.

To be on the safe side, always seek a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego to administer your Botox injections. A medical doctor is specifically trained to safely inject the neurotoxin in the muscles of the face and can safely recommend points of injection to avoid drooping lids, unnatural results, or a stiff appearance.

Dr. Kincaid, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in San Diego, is a specialist at administering Botox injections for a natural, rejuvenated look. In fact, Botox can be a great and minimally-invasive way to refresh and renew your look without having to undergo plastic surgery. If you’re considering Botox injections in San Diego, contact Dr. Kincaid’s centrally-located La Jolla office at 858-450-4199. For more information on Botox including before and after photos, check out our photo gallery now.

Can your iPhone make you prone to cosmetic surgery?

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Did you know that even the most common day-to-day routines can wreck havoc on our skin contributing to unwanted fine lines and wrinkles?

In a previous blog post, we covered how some sleeping patterns – such as sleeping on one’s side or stomach – can lead to premature signs of aging like facial wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Now, in a new report at, several doctors are warning patients that cell phone use can contribute to wrinkles around the eyes.


According to the source, smartphones – and practically all other types of cell phones – can cause a patient to sustain eye strain and some types of vision issues, later contributing to wrinkles after prolonged squinting to see the tiny screen. Ultimately, this leads some patients to seek out cosmetic surgery to smooth out the wrinkled skin.

In addition to smartphones, some men and women are glued to their computers all day, and plastic surgeons in Temecula often see patients whose brow has furrowed so much that permanent wrinkles have resulted.

“I’m looking at my phone nearly – I would say from 9 a.m. till about 11 p.m. looking at my email on my phone or my text or I’m trying to text back or read the news,” said Sydney Duriux, a smartphone user, according to

With such a dependency on technology, though, many men and women are seeking the help of several injectable fillers which are not only considered safe, but also provide generally long-term results for most patients in smoothing out wrinkled skin.

Fine line and wrinkle relief: the beauty of injectable fillers

If you’re one of the many men and women who hold office jobs, you might find yourself with unwanted fine lines and wrinkles after hours at your computer and smartphones. The good news is that you don’t have to settle for wrinkled skin. With injectable fillers — which are considered a safe and effective way to smooth skin — men and women alike can intervene if and when work and beauty collide. To learn more about the available options and what’s right for you, call Dr. Kincaid, board certified cosmetic surgeon in Temecula at 951-695-9934.

Botox in Temecula

For men and women who want minimally-invasive results, Botox in Temecula is the answer to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles caused by overworked brows and eyes. This popular procedure is considered safe and effective and can keep wrinkles at bay for up to 3 months for most patients.


Juvederm and Restalyne in Temecula

For some patients, opting for an injectable filler like Juvederm or Restalyne is the ideal choice since these types of fillers add volume to the skin, thereby increasing its plumpness and smoothing out wrinkles. Commonly used around the mouth and cheeks, Juvederm and Restalyne is a great way to get long-lasting smoothness and fullness without having to undergo surgery.

Call Dr. Kincaid at his Temecula plastic surgeon office at 951-695-9934 for a consultation to find out which procedure is best for you.


Botox competitor “stings” the face cream market

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Capture3 Botox competitor “stings” the face cream market

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So, what’s more effective – Botox or bee stings?

A new product is hitting the beauty shelves this month said to contain more than 10,000 bee stings – an ingredient that may make some cringe with the very thought. Maunka Doctor, the anti-aging cream that uses bee poison brought on by a sting, is unique — but the larger question is: does it work? The verdict is still out.

Meanwhile, Botox in Temecula is a tried and true method that is tested and approved by the Federal Drug administration as a safe cosmetic treatment. But the cream, while it has its share of fans, makes no such promise despite the buzz its garnered in the press recently. But according to the Huffington Post,  sales for the bee sting cream are up 3,000 percent, being dubbed “nature’s alternative to Botox.”

Few cosmetic beauty creams can stand up to Botox, however. And other injectables like Juvederm, Restalyne, and Sculptra – generally all of which provide long-lasting, natural results without the risk of the “buy and try” method – are also popular choices for men and women looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles using a minimally-invasive approach.

As is reporting, Botulinum Toxin type A is the primary ingredient used in the Botox injectable. This primary ingredient is used to block nerve signals, thereby reducing activity in the facial muscles that often produce wrinkles. That’s why so many men and women turn to the proven results of Botox Cosmetic.

Learn about the various injectables available today


Botox in Temecula is one of our most popular treatments for men and women seeking a more youthful appearance. Many men and women turn to Botox for generally long-lasting results, and its a safe way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. A qualified cosmetic surgeon in Temecula can provide the natural results you are looking for – including quick turnaround time, making Botox the perfect beauty treatment!

Juvederm & Restalyne

Juvederm and Restalyne in Temecula are a popular choices for men and women looking to add youthful volume to their facial contours including lips, cheeks, and other facial areas. Made similarly of the naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid, these popular injectable fillers can reduce wrinkles by adding the volume that aging skin often loses over time. Ask an expert cosmetic surgeon in Temecula about which injectable is right for you.


Known as the “non-invasive facelift” procedure, Sculptra in Temecula  is the ideal choice for men and women seeking a full-face rejuvenation that adds volume, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and provides an overall youthful and natural look. Far surpassing any type of beauty cream, Sculptra is an ideal choice for those seeking a generally long-lasting youthful, glowing look.

Many men and women turn to Dr. Kincaid, a certified cosmetic surgeon in Temecula, for long-lasting results using injectable fillers. While beauty creams are a wonderful complement to cosmetic surgery, turning to the fantastic results an injectable is a safe bet for those looking for long-lasting and youthful results that can far surpass any creams, lotions, and potions.