Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte of Iowa Plastic Surgery, 4334 53rd St., Davenport, Iowa, has earned the level of platinum membership with Allergan Partner Privileges®. In a note from Allergan to Dr. Van Raalte: “Your newly upgraded status is a sign of commitment to your practice and your patients.”
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers in the US. What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA and adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The results are natural looking and long-lasting.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel instantly adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. It is the first and only Hyaluronic Acid filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to 2 years.
Dr. Van Raalte, an Expert Injector®, administers all patient injection treatments and can tell you which of the Juvéderm collection would be best for the correction you are looking to achieve.
Visit www.juvederm.com for more information on the Juvéderm collection.
Left to right: before, with the numbing cream, five minutes afterward and five hours afterward.
Last year, Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte injected my lips with filler. It hurt so much I swore I’d never do it again. Today, I really noticed wrinkles, so I went back. This time he used numbing cream and a vibrating device at the injection sites (it confuses your brain so you don’t feel as much discomfort). IT WORKED! I barely batted an eye and the whole thing took less than 5 minutes. Here’s before, 5 minutes after and 5 hours after – no makeup around my mouth and no lipstick! AMAZING! He used 0.55 ml (half a syringe) of Volbella. $450.
WHY YOU WANT AN EXPERT INJECTOR
Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte is an expert injector. He is a board-certified physician in plastic surgery, with almost 30 years of knowing the anatomy, the artistic skills, the talent, and the thousands of patients injected.
This is from a local “cosmetic” clinic run by a doctor who is not residency-trained in plastic surgery. The injections were done by a nurse.This patient was injected with multiple syringes, not to compliment her deficiencies and without any artistic sense, proper selection of filler, or technique.
The patient is kind enough to share her experience and allow us to use her pictures. She was told by the doctor that “This is normal.” No one there knew what to do to correct it or reverse it, nor did they have the materials (which are supposed to be available for an emergency) on hand.
Unfortunately, the law allows physicians to advertise themselves as plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, or even state they are “board-certified,” even if it is a board in emergency medicine, cardiology, or gynecology. There are multiple “fake” boards that do not require a residency — all they need to do is take a course and pay the dues.
Look for credentials. Board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, hospital privileges to do the procedure, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.