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"I highly recommend Dr. Maercks - he was highly professional and what great hands - did not feel one pinch and the outcome was exactly what I was looking for. I had done Botox several times in the past but this time I got exactly what I was looking for - a relaxed, fresh look. Thank you again Dr. Maercks. "
"The experience was fantastic. The result from the fat tranfered from my thighs to my face was amazing. My face looks much more youthful and I have thinner thighs! :)"
"This was my first time being injected with Botox and/or a filler (Juvederm XC) and I'm thrilled with my results! I will not allow anyone else to touch my face with a needle....and for the record I hate needles. If you think all "injectors" are created equal, you are mistaken! And I beg you to read this before you decide to get injected. If you think you can go to the cheapest deal in town, you will be disappointed or you will never know how good you really can look with injectables. My friends and family are envious of my results. Some physicans tell their patients they use Botox, but they're using another product. It's crazy out there, so listen up!
I came to Dr. Maercks' with the intention to have him improve lines on my forehead, crow's feet, and a run-away line extending from under my eye whenever I smile. Before meeting Dr. Maercks, I spoke to and researched many other injectors in the area regarding my imperfections I was looking to improve. I'm in my 30's so it was important to me that I receive a natural look....I didn't want to loose my unique facial expressions and didn't want to look "overly" done with that plastic look you see often in Miami. I wanted to look fresh and stay on top of my early signs of aging. I chose Dr. Maercks to be my life-time injector because he was the only one who discussed with me the "art" of injecting. Honestly, I thought any physican could iron out a line or add a little fill to needed areas....especially after talking to so many doctors. The combination of Dr. Maercks' artistic eye and ability, his knowledge and experience as a plastic surgeon (knowing first hand the true functions of muscle, skin, and nerves since he touches all of them in surgery), and his passion for the work he does is what makes Dr. Maercks different from everyone else.
Dr. Maercks listened to my concerns and expectations. Afterwards he made me look in a mirror, with him behind me, and asked me to point out the areas I was talking about. While I had a mirror in front of me, I went on to describe how my lips are little and thin but I wasn't interested in big overdone Miami lips....also talked about my big nose....and how I needed an eyebrow wax because I was loosing my arch. Dr. Maercks then told me how he could add volume to my lips for a natural yet sexy look, make my nose look smaller and more proportional to my face structure (without getting a nose job), and how he can give me an eyebrow arch without wax. He also noticed my cheeks were very thin. I shared with him that I lost some weight which caused that sucked-in cheek look. Dr. Maercks went into full details about how he could improve all the above with Botox and Juvederm. The one thing I was very nervous about were my lips! I told him I would hate my lips if he injected them because I didn't think injected lips could look natural....but his knowledge made me trust him.
I was in for the ride and allowed him to go to work.
Think of Dr. Maercks as the Thomas Kinkade of plastic surgeons. He improved my imperfections using Botox and Juvederm by changing the way the light hits my face....giving me a fresh look. He created the illusion that my nose is thinner....I look younger because my cheeks have a fuller appearance...I also have an arch to my eyebrows that truly opens my eyes. Forehead has no more waves. And my lips (which I was most nervous about) are my favorite part!! All this was done in an hour.
Dr. Maercks made me aware that I was going to be swollen and possibly black and blue in certain areas after the injections. It took a few days for the swelling to come down (I have always been one to swell more than the average person), but then Dr. Maercks work was revealed and I have never looked so polished.
I highly recommend Dr. Maercks if you want to look the best you can look with injectables. Just so you know, his office is small right now, but he'll be moving to a better office space in Miami soon. "
I don't like waxing/shaving/threading. What are the benefits of laser hair removal over other methods and are there any potential complications?
Laser hair removal can be very effective when administered responsibly by a well trained practitioner. It does however require repeated treatments and is not appropriate for all patients and hair types. The best thing to do is come in for a consultation to discuss your options.
Rian A. Maercks M.D.