Dermal fillers can be used to safely and quickly improve the appearance of the lower face. Watch as Dr. Harry Wright injects dermal filler into a patient who was interested in improving the marionette lines and jawline, a procedure some call the "liquid facelift"! 

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The following is an email we received this week, but we get feedback like this all the time:

"My whole life I've battled acne, but it grew exceptionally worse as an adult in the last few years. This was very stressful for me because I am a model and actress. I suffered for 2 years from hormonal acne, and I saw three different dermatologists about it. I tried numerous oral and topical antibiotics and creams that cost upwards of $300 even with insurance. Nothing worked. My skin would be clear for maybe 1 day out of the month on all these expensive medications. I was tired of polluting my body with more and more drugs.

"After visiting Desirée, she explained to me that my acne problems were an internal issue and creams and antibiotics were just masking the problem. For the first time, an aesthetician wasn't trying to sell me expensive creams or miracle skin products. She did a hydra-facial, and gave me tons of information on how to heal my colon and my entire system at home. I also discovered that my biggest cause was a birth control IUD implant. Once I had the IUD removed, went through some detoxifying methods on my own, and used the inexpensive product she recommended that contains micronized silver, my acne was completely gone in just one month!!

"Not only is my acne finally clear, my skin also looks much younger, clearer, smoother, and more radiant! She was right, great skin starts from within! Thank you Desirée for giving me back my confidence!"

                                                                                                 -- J.F. of Sarasota, Florida, via email


Thanks Des, you rock!!!


Recently I answered this question from a Realself user in Vero Beach, who was "Looking for the rhinoplasty specialist who can make my nose beautiful"

The question: "Most facial plastic surgeons can turn an unattractive nose into a nice looking one. My nose is not unattractive. But it is not a beautiful central spot in my face. For that it would have to have a more refined tip and nostrils. Which physician believes to be artistic enough to accomplish this? I will send you my pictures and will travel to any place in the US."

Realself user mariannevero, Vero Beach, Florida


My response: 

"When consulting with patients regarding their expectations, there are requests that automatically give me pause.  One of those is the desire for the nose to be made a 'masterpiece', a work of art that stands alone as exemplary of our aesthetic ideals.

The reason why this causes angst is that the goals of rhinoplasty are not to create a stand-alone masterpiece, but to eliminate and minimize features that are distracting for patients.  Sometimes that's as straightforward as lowering a bump on the bridge of the nose.  At other times it's much more subtle, like tip refinement, and that is why your conversations with your surgeon are so imperative. In my opinion you want the postop nose to blend into the face in a harmonious way that is not a distracting feature, but rather a complimentary feature for your lips, eyes, etc.  The Mona Lisa stands out as a masterpiece... a well-done rhinoplasty does not.  It just fits so well that no one should ever suspect it."


The idea is that your results should look more like this...

 (patient of Harry V. Wright MD)


...and less like this:


Dr. Wright


You can see the full exchange here: (

Year after year the two most popular injectables are Botulinum toxin (BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin) which surpassed 4 million procedures, and hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm Ultra/Ultra Plus, Voluma, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero) which surpassed 2 million procedures for the first time. 

To see a video of Dr. Harry Wright performing a cheek augmentation with Voluma, go to (


Dr. Wright is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board-certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.

In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on social media channels, the medical professionals that made the 2015 RealSelf 500 are recognized both for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry and more.

Dr. Wright is an expert contributor to RealSelf, and to date has posted hundreds of answers to questions on RealSelf. Dr. Wright also maintains a patient star rating of five out of five stars in RealSelf reviews. For more information on Dr. Harry V. Wright, please visit, visit his RealsSelf profile at…/Facial-Plastic-Surg…/Harry-Wright, and for the full list of RealSelf 500 Award winners visit


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Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world's largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, videos and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter.