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Botox: Understanding Balance

Published on May 15, 2013 by

Botox: Understanding Balance One of the most common things that I hear when I am working on a new patient for Botox is either “Don’t give me those Spock eyes” or “Don’t make me look too frozen.”  Although Botox has become one of the most commoditized items in the cosmetic world, I believe that by delivering […]

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Saving A Friend: When Maybe You Should Tell Someone You Had Plastic Surgery

Published on July 7, 2012 by

Saving A Friend:  When Maybe You Should Tell Someone You Had Plastic Surgery I had a patient of mine in whom I had done facial fillers and Botox treatments over a period of two years.  In a word, she looked fabulous.  At 47 years of age she looked like she was in her mid-30s.  One […]

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The Two-Finger Rule

Published on June 21, 2012 by

The Two-Finger Rule Almost every day a patient comes to me holding up the sides of her face and asking, “Can you do this for me?”  The answer almost invariably is no, and I would like to take this blog to have you understand why that is.  I like to call this the “Two-Finger Rule” […]

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Downturned Corners of the Mouth: How To Fix Them

Published on May 28, 2012 by

Downturned Corners of the Mouth:  How To Fix Them One of the banes of women’s existence is the downturned corners of the mouth. Whether they are mildly present or severe, almost every woman regardless of age is overly focused on them to their own detriment. I often think that the reason for this is that […]

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Dr Samuel Lam Featured In NewBeauty Magazine

Published on January 13, 2012 by

Dr Samuel Lam Featured In NewBeauty Magazine National Glossy Magazine Heralded As The Ultimate Cosmetic Enhancement Guide. Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, is featured in the Winter/Spring 2012 edition of NewBeauty magazine, which is due on newsstands in January 2012. The featured article discusses some of Dr Lam’s facial rejuvenation procedures and techniques that minimize […]

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Avoiding Bad Eyelid Surgery: Preserve the Canthus At All Costs

Published on December 26, 2011 by

Avoiding Bad Eyelid Surgery: Preserve the Canthus At All Costs I oftentimes hear a patient come to me to say, “I don’t want to look like celebrity…” who has had too much surgery done or a friend that has been subject to similar bad work.  If the surgery has to do with the eyes, there […]

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Botox Personal Trainer: Guiding You To Long-Term Success

Published on October 18, 2011 by

Botox Personal Trainer:  Guiding You To Long-Term Success As any of my patients can attest, I am very passionate about Botox and believe that it is one of the most important products to make the face as youthful and as bright as possible. In another blog article, I discussed how I believe Botox treatments can be […]

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Why People Fly in for Botox Almost Every Day

Published on August 20, 2011 by

Why People Fly in for Botox Almost Every Day This may sound boastful, but I have people fly in from both Coasts almost every day for my Botox injections.  Why is that?  The simple reason is my passion for doing all that I do the best that I can do.  Many surgeons look at Botox as […]

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Why I Prefer Botox over Dysport

Published on July 25, 2011 by

Why I Prefer Botox over Dysport I have been a faithful Botox user now for a decade and recently experimented with Dysport.  Although I have nothing against Dysport as a product, it has not worked well in my hands.  For all the many questions that my patients ask me about it, I would like to […]

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Botox: First Time is the Most Important Time

Published on July 21, 2011 by

Botox:  First Time is the Most Important Time Many individuals who desire to have Botox get obsessed with the quick fix of how Botox looks during the 3 months or so that it is effective.  However, as many of my patients know, I try to emphasize the importance of long-term healing.  Specifically, I truly see the […]

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3 Levels Of Botox Healing

Published on June 6, 2011 by

3 Levels Of Botox Healing I always say that if you forget everything I teach you about what Botox can do for you, remember one short phrase, “Botox heals”. I know that may sound counter to initial thoughts about what Botox does since it is deemed a “poison” or a “toxin”, but it is the truth. […]

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Fat Grafting Eyelid Series Part 2 of 2: Rethinking the Lower Eyelid

Published on April 14, 2011 by

Fat Grafting Eyelid Series Part 2 of 2:  Rethinking the Lower Eyelid This second article in the series focuses on techniques for lower eyelid rejuvenation.  The traditional way to manage the lower-eyelid aging was through a cutting procedure that involved either a skin cut or involved taking fat out from inside the eyelid without an […]

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Managing Fine Lines Around the Mouth

Published on March 24, 2011 by

Managing Fine Lines Around the Mouth Fine lines around the mouth is perhaps the most important and at the same time least important topic for a written blog on facial plastic surgery.  Why is that the case?  Because almost every woman young and old is bothered to some degree about what they call “smoker’s lines” […]

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Botox Jaw Reduction News Story with Dr. Sam Lam

Published on September 2, 2010 by

Dr. Lam was featured on 33 News at 9 pm discussing Zach Middleton’s Botox treatment for a square face, or commonly known as Botox Jaw Reduction, Botox Facial Slimming, or Botox Masseter Reduction:

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Botox and Teenagers (National Radio Broadcast) Interview with Kim Iverson in Austin, Texas

Published on August 27, 2010 by

Dr. Lam was featured on national radio with Kim Iverson discussing his feelings about Botox and teenagers. Here is a rebroadcast of that show with Dr. Lam’s interview:

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Your Face Like a Bed: Understanding Fat Transfer, Fillers, & Botox

Published on August 26, 2010 by

Dr. Lam talks about your face like a bed to understand how fat transfer, fillers, and Botox will help the face for facial rejuvenation.

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Botox Jaw Reduction Article in New York Times

Published on August 13, 2010 by

Here is the article that appeared in the New York Times on August 12, 2010, on Teenagers using Botox focusing on Botox Jaw Reduction in which I was featured.

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Botox, Filler, Eyelid Correction Testimonial

Published on June 18, 2009 by

Dr. Lam, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me – I cannot tell you how thankful I am that I found your clinic where miracles are truly made! Have a wonderful Xmas & New Year, C.G.

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Botox Competitors Coming Soon!: Reloxin, Purtox, Xeomin

Published on April 9, 2008 by

For all of you out there, I am at SFO in San Fran stuck because of this M80 airline fiasco and will squeak in for clinic hours in the wee hours on Alaska Airlines through Seattle!  Just finished attending and lecturing at the Rejuvenation of the Aging Face course in SF and wanted to let […]

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