Facial Plastic Surgery / Dr. Edward Szachowicz

Jun 27 2016

Dr. Szachowicz is Named TOP DOCTOR by Mpls-StPaul Magazine 2016

Dr. Szachowicz has been nominated by his peers as one of the TOP DOCTORS in Minnesota.

Jul 22 2015

New Uses for Botox: Facial Shaping of Jaw

Clenching your teeth or chewing gum can add bulk to the lower jaw area by increasing the size of the jaw muscles. This gives your face a square, bulky look as well as symptoms of headache, TMJ pain, and excessive wear on the teeth. Botox is a good answer for reshaping your face by reducing the muscle strength and bulk of the masseter muscles of your jaw.

 

Jul 14 2015

Study Finds That 65+ Patients Have No Added Risk From Cosmetic Surgery

Now, a large study shows that senior patients having cosmetic surgery have no significant difference in the rate of complications than younger patients.
  • Study confirms the safety of cosmetic surgery in the old and young alike
  • The number of older patients undergoing cosmetic surgery is likely to rise
  • Facial procedures were the most common as we age
  • More older males are having cosmetic surgery.

 

 

Jul 13 2015

Fillers Can Correct Volume Loss of the Forehead

As people have seen great improvements in the lower face with dermal fillers, attention is now turning toward rejuvenating the forehead.

Benefits to fillers in the forehead region:

  • Supports the underlying tissues to help smooth the forehead
  • Provides a gentle overall lift to the brows
  • Works as an aesthetic ‘adjunct’ to Botox for the forehead creases

 

Jul 13 2015

New Offerings in Chemical Peels: Illuminize & Vitalize

Chemical peels improve the appearance and texture of the skin and are among the most popular cosmetic procedures today. Our office is proud to introduce two SkinMedica peels which fit into today's lifestyles. 

About the Illuminize peel:

  • A gentle ‘conditioning’ treatment which results in minor skin peeling
  • Best for people with sensitive skin
  • Minimal downtime

About the Vitalize peel:

  • Results in a even peel of the top layers  of the skin
  • Peeling starts two days after the peel, and lasts for 1-2 days

These chemical peels are not painful and require a 30 minute appointment. They are self-neutralizing and can be safely applied to the neck. To learn more about our Skin Medica chemical peels for your skin, or to schedule an appointment for a visit to our Edina, MN location, click here.  

Jun 25 2015

Dr. Szachowicz is Named TOP DOCTOR by Mpls-StPaul Magazine Poll

Dr. Szachowicz has again been nominated as one of the TOP DOCTORS in the state of Minnesota. Announced in the July 2015 issue of the Mpls-StPaul magazine, Dr. Szachowicz has been chosen from a survey of his peers. Selection was done from research surveys sent to 5,000 metro-area doctors and nurses. The question asked for nomination was 'to whom would they go if they or a loved one were seeking medical care.'      Only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and blue-ribbon panel review were selected to be included in the 2015 Top Doctors list in the Mpls.StPaul's magazine. 

Jun 24 2015

Dr. Szachowicz is Nominated as One of the '2015 Best Doctors for Women"

Dr. Szachowicz has been awarded the distinction of being one of the select few to be nominated as Minnesota Monthly magazine's "Best Doctors for Women."

Jun 23 2015

Rhinoplasty - 7 Days to a New Profile

 

Changing the shape of your your nose can be an important life event. Often people postpone their surgery because they think they will be out of commission for awhile. However, in my experience, most people return to work after only a week, when the outside splint is removed. Thereafter, as the initial swelling subsides, there will continue to be improvement in the nasal contour over time.

Jun 17 2015

The Forgotten Hollow Temples

Hollow temples are now moving into the overall concept of total facial rejuvenation with new injection treatments. In youth, the temple region has a slight curve inwards, but when fat atrophy accompanies aging, the hollow created in the temple collects shadow. Also the temples can deepen when the fat underlying the muscle diminishes with weight loss, or under constant  tension with clenching or grinding of the teeth.

Jun 16 2015

Jaw Reshaping with Botox

Clenching your teeth or chewing gum can add bulk to the lower jaw area as the chewing muscle (masseter) enlarges. People have even related that they fractured teeth with extra-ordinary clenching, as well as having headaches, TMJ pain and abnormal tooth wear. Botox is now being used to contour the outer jaw, especially in women who have bulk or fullness in the masseter or clench muscles. Most of my patients who are considering this treatment think that their outer jaw looks too strong. Often this is accompanied by bruxing or clenching of the teeth at night. Anyone who shows excessive tooth wear or who has been asked by their dentist to wear a mouth guard at night, would benefit from this treatment. The muscle progressively weakens over repeated treatments, so that the effect is gradual and does not affect eating or speech. After consistent treatments with Botox, the masseter muscles atrophy, thereby reducing the bulk of the lower jaw, and giving a more pleasing jawline. Cli

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