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Looking for a facelift expert in San Diego?


Are you bothered by loose neck skin?  Looking for a facelift expert in San Diego?  At Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery located in La Jolla, both men and women can improve their neckline with the help of a lower facelift [...]

Looking for a facelift expert in San Diego?2020-04-30T17:36:07-07:00
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Everything you need to know about rhinoplasty


Men and women in the La Jolla, CA area who are interested in transforming the size, shape, and alignment of the nose and nostrils are invited to work with a plastic surgeon to learn more about this procedure. A [...]

Everything you need to know about rhinoplasty2020-04-30T17:43:22-07:00
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Discuss Asian rhinoplasty with Dr. Christopher Kolstad


Facial harmony is desirable for the most attractive appearance. However, some patients are not born with the natural beauty they desire. For many Asian patients in the area of La Jolla, CA, the nose may be much smaller than [...]

Discuss Asian rhinoplasty with Dr. Christopher Kolstad2020-04-30T17:48:00-07:00
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Improve the Skin With CO2 Laser Treatments


At Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery, patients in the La Jolla, CA area have access to a wide range of cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Improving the appearance of the skin with a resurfacing procedure is highly desirable for both men and [...]

Improve the Skin With CO2 Laser Treatments2019-08-20T05:49:51-07:00
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Everything You Need to Know About a Beard Transplant for a More Masculine Appearance


At Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery and Hair Restoration, men in the community of La Jolla, CA can improve their masculine appearance with beard transplants. Beard transplants allow men to maintain a masculine appearance while growing a fuller, thicker beard with [...]

Everything You Need to Know About a Beard Transplant for a More Masculine Appearance2019-06-26T05:27:13-07:00
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Hair Loss Medication Options Available for Men


At Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery, our team of professionals in the La Jolla, CA area provide a wide selection of services for men and women. Patients who are experiencing hair thinning and lost are encouraged to speak to our team [...]

Hair Loss Medication Options Available for Men2019-05-31T06:49:24-07:00
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Beautiful Skin With A Chemical Peel


There are so many treatments to choose from that it can often be quite overwhelming to choose the one that will serve you best. Especially if you’ve never been pampered before with a treatment, or you’re just starting to care [...]

Beautiful Skin With A Chemical Peel2019-05-28T20:17:45-07:00
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How Long Do Fillers Last?


There are many different types of fillers available to us today, and they can all be tailored to what you’re looking for, appearance-wise. If you want fuller lips, there is a filler that can mimic the texture of luscious lips. [...]

How Long Do Fillers Last?2019-05-28T20:17:45-07:00
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Timeless Skin


There are so many things that people will tell you to try when you’re looking for beauty and confidence. We’ve heard it all: whiter teeth, an expensive haircut, fancy clothes. But, we’re already aware of what brings you a beautiful [...]

Timeless Skin2019-05-28T20:17:45-07:00
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Rhinoplasty: The Nose Knows


We focus on facial services here at Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery, and with good reason. The face is made up of so many tiny bones and muscles that all come together to make your beautiful face. And we know [...]

Rhinoplasty: The Nose Knows2024-06-13T12:38:26-07:00
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New Year, New Nose


The New Year brings with it so many goals that it makes our heads spin. You may want to learn a new language, take time off work to travel, take up dance lessons, or hit the gym more often. [...]

New Year, New Nose2020-04-30T17:50:03-07:00
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Rhinoplasty Questions


This time of year is a great time to treat yourself to a treatment or surgery that requires a little more downtime. But, do you know why? Because insurance deductibles have been met, and work tends to slow down [...]

Rhinoplasty Questions2020-04-30T17:55:06-07:00
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Types of Fillers for Quick Results


How is it that the year is almost over? November arrived quickly, and soon we’ll be celebrating the New Year. But while we’re all in a whirlwind, trying to shop for parties, find the perfect gifts, and get dinner parties [...]

Types of Fillers for Quick Results2019-05-28T20:17:46-07:00
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Facelift: Frequently Asked Questions


If you’re not comfortable with the level of age your face shows, then you’ve come to the right place. A facelift can help remove wrinkles and sagging skin that make us look older than we feel. Keep reading to learn [...]

Facelift: Frequently Asked Questions2019-05-28T20:17:46-07:00
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What Is Microneedling?


Are you looking for a less invasive facelift option in San Diego? A microneedling treatment combined with PRP uses growth factors from your body to stimulate collagen production improving lines and wrinkles in the skin. Platelets are cellular components [...]

What Is Microneedling?2020-03-30T18:36:19-07:00
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Dreaming of a Nose Job?


Whether you’ve been curious about rhinoplasty (also called a nose job) for a long time or just for a few months, there’s probably a lot you’ve been wondering about. Maybe you’re curious what you would look like with a [...]

Dreaming of a Nose Job?2020-04-30T17:58:04-07:00
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Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery: Surgical Vs. Non-surgical


You know you’ve picked the right job when you are excited to learn all about the newest technologies and products, and can’t wait to get your hands on them. Thanks to a study done by the American Academy of Facial [...]

Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery: Surgical Vs. Non-surgical2019-05-28T20:17:46-07:00
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NeoGraft: Is it a Good Option for Me?


Did you know that both men and women experience thinning hair? Though we first think of men when it comes to balding, the truth is that thinning hair affects 40% of women by the time they are 40 years old. [...]

NeoGraft: Is it a Good Option for Me?2019-05-28T20:17:47-07:00
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Benefits Of Chin Augmentation


Chin augmentation is one of the lesser known types of plastic surgery. Most people focus on changing their lips, noses, cheekbones and brow area. The reasons to consider changing your chin may surprise you. Look Better from Every Angle Have [...]

Benefits Of Chin Augmentation2019-05-28T20:17:47-07:00
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Hats Off To Spring!


Now that winter is over, you can no longer hide your balding and thinning hair under a favorite knitted hat. Perhaps it is time to learn about your hair restoration options and the many benefits of NeoGraft®. Hair Restoration Has [...]

Hats Off To Spring!2019-05-28T20:17:47-07:00
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Treating Scars Can Improve Your Appearance and Your Life


Many people live with visible scars that are serious enough to affect their happiness and self-esteem. Scars can be the result (and reminder) of a serious accident, illness or years of acne. Whatever the reason, scars can have a profound [...]

Treating Scars Can Improve Your Appearance and Your Life2019-05-28T20:17:47-07:00
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The Truth About Hair Loss In Women


More than 20 million women experience hair loss and thinning, most of them being over 65 years old. Despite what the social norm seems to be, women often suffer more than men. Women most often lose their hair due to hormonal [...]

The Truth About Hair Loss In Women2019-05-28T20:17:47-07:00
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Lifting the Brows Carefully


People use facial cues to interpret your communication. This is especially true of the area around your eyes because the eyes are the focal point of the face. The position of your brows can give the impression that you’re very [...]

Lifting the Brows Carefully2019-05-28T20:17:47-07:00
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How Long Do Hair Transplant Surgeries Take?


      On the day of your hair restoration you should plan for six to eight hours to complete the surgery, typically from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. You will be awake throughout the procedure and Dr. Kolstad will [...]

How Long Do Hair Transplant Surgeries Take?2019-05-28T20:17:48-07:00
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What Type of Hair Transplant Is Best For Me?


One of the most important aspects of hair transplant surgery is the technique used to obtain the donor grafts.   Hair follicles are typically obtained from the back of the scalp using either a strip harvest technique (FUT) or as individual [...]

What Type of Hair Transplant Is Best For Me?2019-05-28T20:17:48-07:00
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How Are Middle Eastern Noses Different From Those Of Other Ethnicities?


Persons of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descent can have noses that appear to be elongated and overly prominent.  When examining a nose it is helpful to evaluate the individual subunits. Nasal Tip: Middle Eastern noses can have tips that [...]

How Are Middle Eastern Noses Different From Those Of Other Ethnicities?2020-04-30T18:05:14-07:00
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How Much Does A Hair Transplant Cost?


One of the first questions we get asked at Kolstad Hair Restoration is about the cost of a hair transplant.   The procedure fees are calculated based on the type of transplant, the length of time required and complexity of the [...]

How Much Does A Hair Transplant Cost?2019-05-28T20:17:48-07:00
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How Can I Find the Best Hair Transplant Surgeon?


One of the most important aspects of hair restoration is choosing the right surgeon. With the greater acceptance of hair transplant surgery, finding a qualified provider is easier then ever. It is important to do your homework as choosing right [...]

How Can I Find the Best Hair Transplant Surgeon?2019-05-28T20:17:48-07:00
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What Are Hair Flaps?


The first procedures used to create a hairline were large rotational flaps.  Lamont’s double temporoparietal flap, the occipital flap and the Juri flap represent historical attempts to cover areas of baldness using hair bearing scalp. Hair flaps created a very [...]

What Are Hair Flaps?2019-05-28T20:17:48-07:00
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What Are Hair Plugs?


Hair restoration has evolved significantly from it's earliest attempts to treat male pattern baldness.  Round grafts represent the earliest form of hair transplants using grafting techniques.  Round grafts are groupings of 10-30 hairs placed using punch biopsies in the scalp. [...]

What Are Hair Plugs?2019-05-28T20:17:48-07:00
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Asian Liquid Rhinoplasty


Surgical and Nonsurgical Asian Rhinoplasty San Diego A common request at Kolstad Facial Plastic Surgery is to increase the size of the bridge of the nose. Many of our Asian patients have trouble getting glasses to fit because the [...]

Asian Liquid Rhinoplasty2020-04-30T18:02:59-07:00
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Asian Rhinoplasty in San Diego


Every nose is unique and requires specific alterations to bring it into balance with the rest of the face. This is even more true in ethnic rhinoplasty. In California ethnic rhinoplasty is a general term commonly referring to noses [...]

Asian Rhinoplasty in San Diego2020-04-30T18:01:47-07:00
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Why Do I Have Dark Circles Under My Eyes a Month After Rhinoplasty


Bruising under your eyes should be expected with every rhinoplasty. When the nasal bones are narrowed there is almost always a little bleeding underneath the skin. Dark circles under the eyes usually don’t appear for at least 24 hours [...]

Why Do I Have Dark Circles Under My Eyes a Month After Rhinoplasty2020-04-30T17:59:30-07:00
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Recovering From Rhinoplasty


Recovery from rhinoplasty is easier then you might think. It is uncommon for patients to complain of pain with many only using prescription pain medicine for the first two days. RECOVERY FROM RHINOPLASTY Your procedure will be performed under [...]

Recovering From Rhinoplasty2020-04-30T18:00:36-07:00
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What is Rhinoplasty?


Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) can be performed for many reasons. Many times patients are not concerned with the size and shape of their nose, but have a difficulty breathing through one or both sides of their nose. When the goal [...]

What is Rhinoplasty?2020-04-30T18:11:50-07:00
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Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty


Can I have a nose job without going to surgery? What is injectable rhinoplasty? I have a small nasal bridge do I need surgery to fix it? These are common questions asked in Dr. Kolstad's San Diego plastic surgery [...]

Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty2020-04-30T18:09:27-07:00
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Revision Rhinoplasty in San Diego


Revision rates with inexperienced physicians have been reported to be as high as 20%. Rhinoplasty surgery is complicated and without question requires an experienced surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face. While a dissatisfying outcome in nasal [...]

Revision Rhinoplasty in San Diego2020-04-30T18:08:24-07:00
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Is 13 Too Young for a Nose Job?


In my practice it is common for both adolescent young men and women to be unhappy with the size and shape of their noses. Teenagers express many of the same complaints that I hear from adults. The nasal tip [...]

Is 13 Too Young for a Nose Job?2023-03-27T19:07:48-07:00
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What is the Average Cost of a Nose Job?


QUESTION: WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A NOSE JOB? There are a number of specific considerations which determine the cost of rhinoplasty, the cost of facelift surgery, or any other cosmetic procedure. Generally speaking, prices will vary based [...]

What is the Average Cost of a Nose Job?2020-04-30T18:12:56-07:00
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