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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Meet reconstructive surgeon Dr. Scott Walen.

Offering Cosmetic Surgery, Anti-aging Treatments and Reconstructive Procedures

Appearances aren't everything, but feeling good about the way you look can boost self-esteem and help you face the world with confidence.

SLUCare facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons Dr. Scott Walen and Dr. Frank Simo help you achieve the look you want through a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Our specialists offer rejuvenating treatments for the aging face, facial plastic surgery for cosmetic or functional purposes, reconstructive procedures for the head and neck following a traumatic injury or skin cancer removal, and other appearance-enhancing procedures — both surgical and non-surgical.

SLUCare Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Services

Surgical Procedures

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
SLUCare facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons offer rhinoplasty (nose jobs) for both functional and cosmetic purposes. Rhinoplasty can correct breathing problems or restructure the shape of the nose to achieve a desired appearance. Our doctors are fellowship-trained in facial plastic surgery and have years of experience performing rhinoplasty procedures. 

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes fat and excess skin, bags, pouches and wrinkles in the eye area. It can be used to improve the appearance of droopy eyelids and to restore peripheral vision. 

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
In facelift surgery, excess skin is removed and muscles are tightened to restore a tighter, more youthful appearance. Recovery time is approximately two weeks.

Forehead Lift
Forehead lift surgery helps to minimize forehead lines and wrinkles, and elevate brows to reduce eyelid drooping. Recovery time is about 10 days.

Endoscopic Forehead Lift
This minimally invasive surgery uses an endoscope and smaller incisions to achieve a smoother facial appearance. It is used for patients with minimal wrinkles, seeking mild to moderate improvements. Recovery is approximately 5-7 days.

Submental Lipectomy (Facial Liposuction)
Facial lipsuction removes excess fat beneath the chin to eliminate the appearance of a "double" chin.

Mentoplasty (Chin Implant)
In chin augmentation surgery, a receding chin is reshaped with an implant or a too prominent chin is reduced.

Otoplasty (Cosmetic Ear Surgery)
Otoplasty, sometimes called ear pinning, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the cartilage of the ears to alter their size or position for an improved appearance.

Facial Reconstruction
Surgery to repair or reconstruct facial features for patients with cancer, facial trauma or birth defects.

SMAS Implants (Lips, Cheek and Chin)
This surgery, typically performed along with other procedures, enhances contours and provides definition to targeted areas of the face.

Earlobe Gauge Repair
This procedure helps restore normal appearance to earlobes stretched by gauges.  

Injectables and Fillers

Injectable treatments and dermal fillers can be used to smooth facial creases and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of scars, enhance facial contours, plump lips, and improve under-eye appearance. While these treatments can help combat signs of aging, they are not a permanent solution and will require ongoing treatments to maintain results. Our doctors offer the following injectable treatments and dermal fillers.

Additional treatments may be available. Your care provider will make recommendations based on your personal consultation.

Laser Treatments 

MicroLaser Peel
This laser treatment decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the face, neck and chest. Nicknamed the “weekend peel,” the procedure allows patients treated on Thursday to return to work on Monday. Post-treatment effects resemble a sunburn with sloughing of the skin on the third or fourth day. With a series of treatments, you can achieve results similar to a much deeper peel without anesthesia and extensive downtime. Our integrated cooling system eases discomfort.

Broad Band Light (BBL)
BBL treats brown pigment, red pigment, rosacea, acne, secondary hair removal and can rejuvenate the skin overall. This non-invasive, gentle procedure requires virtually no downtime. In most cases, you can return to work, apply makeup, and resume normal activities right away.

HALO
HALO is the first hybrid laser to deliver ablative and non-ablative results with minimal to no downtime.  HALO dramatically boosts skin's collagen and elastin production, smooths fine lines and improves texture and skin discoloration. 

HALO precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Visible signs of aging
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture
  • Fine lines
  • Scar revision
Non-laser Skin Rejuvenation Treatments and Facials

Dermabrasion
In this technique, a wire brush or diamond fraise is applied to the skin, removing the upper layer for a smoother, less wrinkled appearance.

Microneedling
Non-laser microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that improves fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin discoloration and other conditions by stimulating your skin's natural ability to repair itself. This treatment has little or no downtime. 

FACIALS

People of all skin types can benefit from a facial. Regular facials can help keep your skin healthy and beautiful. A clinical esthetician will always provide you with a thorough skin analysis to determine which facial is right for you.

Our Signature Facial
Relaxing, cleansing, hydrating ... our signature facial is ideal for all skin types. Our clinical esthetician performs a thorough skin analysis to customize this treatment to your individual needs. Perfect for a first-time facial!

Vitamin C Antioxidant Facial
Rich in age-fighting antioxidants, this facial uses a special vitamin C mask to penetrate deep into the epidermis of the skin, leaving a firmer appearance and more radiant complexion.

Hydrating Firming Facial
Ideal for dehydrated, aging, environmentally damaged skin. This facial uses hydrating and protecting products to leave the skin healthier, firmer and refreshed.

Deep Pore Cleansing Facial
Perfect for anyone with congested, inflamed, or irritated skin. This facial combines antibacterial and soothing products to reduce congestion and oil production, without over-drying the skin.

Dermaplaning 
A safe and effective method of exfoliation, dermaplaning uses a modified blade technique to remove the outermost layers of the skin. A mild peel is added for even greater effect. Dermaplaning also effectively removes facial hair.

Masks  
Masks can be added to any service. We offer several types of masks formulated to replenish, firm or purify to further enhance the skin.

Ultrasonic Treatment 
This service stimulates the body’s cells by raising temperature in the skin, increasing your metabolic rate.  The increase in circulation starts a chain of beneficial events for skin, including debris removal, healing and regeneration.

Hydrating Eye Treatment 
Add this treatment to any facial service to hydrate, soften lines, reduce puffiness and dark circles, and to alleviate sinus pressure.

Oxy-Mist
Oxy-Mist combines amino acids and vitamin E with medical-grade oxygen, which, when sprayed on the face following laser treatment, helps to minimize pain and encourage healing for faster recovery than with traditional treatments.

Chemical Treatments and Peels

Chemical peels help to exfoliate the dead skin cells both on the surface of the skin as well as within the cell layers. Our physicians offer a variety of peels to improve concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, sun damage, texture, and aging. Chemical peels are a great add-on to most facials. 

Light to Medium Peels
We offer a variety of PCA and SkinCeutical peels consisting of glycolic, salicylic, hydroquinone, TCA and lactic acids.

Medium to Deep Peels
A combination of TCA, phenol, salicylic, retinol and vitamin C help to improve the overall appearance of the skin. These peels work to eliminate hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, acne scars and melasma. They can also stimulate collagen reproduction and soften fine lines and wrinkles. For all skin types and ethnicities.

SkinCeuticals Pigment Balancing Peel
This peel combines brightening and anti-inflammatory agents to accelerate cell turnover and help eliminate hyperpigmentation. Applied to the skin in mask form, this peel helps to improve photo-damaged, uneven, aging skin.

Medical Microdermabrasion
This aggressive, two-step treatment is ideal for thick, pigmented, and sun-damaged skin. First, the skin is treated using microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells. Then, we apply a customized chemical peel, further stimulating the exfoliation process. Adding a hydrating mask or Oxy-Mist treatment is recommended to provide continued hydration.

*Microdermabrasion is also available as an individual treatment


SLUCare Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Scott Walen, MD
Frank Simo, MD

Our surgeons are assisted by experienced esthetician Megan Passiglia. Megan Passiglia has more than a decade of experience working in medical spa settings. She is certified to perform laser treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

For an appointment, call 314-977-5900 or make an online request below.

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Locations

SLUCare Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery - West County
555 N. New Ballas Road, Suite 260 B
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-977-5900
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Doctors Office Building
3660 Vista Ave., Suite 312
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-977-5110
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