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Dr. Raval named Top Doctor on RealSelf Review

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 21, 2017 9:01:00 AM

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Raval has received yet another professional award – Top Doctor designation on RealSelf. Fewer than 10% of doctors who participate in the RealSelf doctor community ever achieve Top Doctor status.

As an online platform, RealSelf has also risen to the top. It is now considered a go-to resource for women and men considering plastic surgery or cosmetic enhancement procedures. On the site, anyone can post specific diagnostic or treatment questions and receive answers from appropriately-experienced medical professionals. Site visitors can learn from other people’s questions and answers and read detailed accounts of their personal experiences, posted by actual patients.

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Topics: top doc

How will my medical insurance help with surgery or procedures?

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re like most people, cost is one of the factors you consider when deciding whether to have surgery or some type of cosmetic enhancement procedure. Will your health insurance help pay?

Each insurance company has its own set of policies regarding what is or isn’t covered. And, of course, individual coverage can vary widely, too. If you have non-traditional insurance such as a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account, that may also affect your coverage options.

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Topics: rhinoplasty cost

Does Denver Altitude Have an Impact on Rhinoplasty Results?

Posted by Amy Raval on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Denver is well-known as the Mile High City, but there are numerous communities throughout the state that are much higher in elevation. Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics we also see patients from outside the state, who fly in for their surgery. So it makes perfectly good sense when patients ask us about potential altitude-related considerations.

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Topics: Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Procedures: What You Need to Know

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 30, 2017 1:05:00 PM

You love your grandparents dearly. If only you hadn’t inherited Grandpa’s nose! The United States may be famous as a melting pot, but for many of us, our cultural heritage is readily apparent. Especially in the size and shape of our nose. As proud as we are of our ancestry, some people wish their nose looked just a little more “Western.”

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Topics: Rhinoplasty

What’s the Downtime for Rhinoplasty?

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 17, 2017 3:00:00 PM

We know you want to see your new nose and get back to your normal routine as soon as possible! So let’s talk about what you should expect during your rhinoplasty recovery. Bear in mind that various aspects of your healing process will require more or less time.

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PRFM to Improve Dark, Hollow Eyes

Posted by Amy Raval on Oct 5, 2017 8:04:00 AM

Are you tired of looking exhausted, or older than your age, thanks to dark hollows under your eyes? Platelet-rich fibrin matrix, or PRFM, may be the treatment for you. Here at Raval Facial Aesthetics, we like PRFM. One of the ways we use it is with lower eye injections to help reduce under eye discoloration and fine wrinkles.

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Topics: hollow eyes

Does Denver altitude have an impact on Botox results?

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 25, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Anyone who has spent much time in the Denver area knows that our high altitude has a distinct effect on certain things. For example, visitors and new residents sometimes find that our thin air makes it harder to breathe – at least until you become acclimated. So it’s only natural to wonder if our altitude might have an impact on skin improvement treatments such as Botox.

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Topics: Botox

How does hair growth stimulation through PRFM work?

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Hair loss affects many women and men, often becoming more noticeable as we age. It can produce large-area balding, or varying degrees of thinning only on certain parts of the scalp. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix, or PRFM, is the newest addition to our arsenal of treatments in the war against thinning hair. If you’re suffering from age-induced alopecia, PRFM therapy could offer new hope for you.

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Topics: non-surgical rejuvenation

Now Offering Augmented PRP, Also Known as PRFM

Posted by Amy Raval on Sep 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard or read about PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, one of the newer techniques for minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement. Now Rocky Mountain Laser Aesthetics is offering the “next gen” platelet-based technique, called Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM). You could say this system is like PRP, only turbo-charged.

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Preparing for Nasal Valve Surgery Recovery

Posted by Amy Raval on Aug 25, 2017 1:00:00 PM

You’ve decided to have nasal valve surgery. The thought of finally being able to breathe normally excites you, but you may still feel a bit anxious about the surgery itself. That’s perfectly natural, but knowing how to prepare – for the procedure and for your recovery afterward -- will give you confidence and peace of mind. That way, you can focus on the exciting part – the results.

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Topics: nasal valve

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