Dr. Karim Benítez-Marchand
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For appointment call: (787) 620.4070 · (787) 620.4071

As we age our skin becomes susceptible to sagging and wrinkles. Some of the causes include exposure to sun or impact of the years of facial muscles movement, such as squinting, smiling, chewing, etc. The good news is, there are the innovative cosmetic procedures, that can ease tissue breakdown of the skin and the process of aging, helping sustain one’s youth.

At the Plastic Surgery center, Dr. Karim Benítez-Marchand works with proven methods and effective substances, such as: facial fillers, injectables and products which are designed for their specific intended results. At our center our goal is always to provide you with optimal rejuvenating results, personalized for each patient.

Botulinum Toxins

Botulinum Toxins is a non-surgical, prescription medication that is safe and FDA approved. It is a naturally occurring substance that is considered the most popular cosmetic medical treatment in the world.

Injecting Botulinum toxin into the muscles directly improves: frown lines (moderate to severe), crow’s feet, horizontal lines in the forehead, as well as height and shape of the eyebrows. Botulinum toxin can also be used to treat:

  1. down-turn at the lips
  2. vertical lip lines
  3. twitching or spasm of the eyelids and cheeks

Botulinum toxin is today's most common alternative to surgery amongst men and women, and especially for those searching for a non surgical facial rejuvenation.

In general Botulinum toxin achieves these results by blocking nerve impulses that usually cause furrows and wrinkles from facial reactions related to squinting, frowning, and more.


Hyaluronic Acid

As a filler to reduce facial wrinkles and lines, hyaluronic acid is the safest, better tolerated and most rewarding procedure for the appropriately selected patients.

It is a good choice as a dermal filler and is most useful in the filling of deficient areas, because of its compatibility with the human body. It can also be applied to genitalia with great results.


RADIESSE®

Aging is a part of life, and as time passes, the skin becomes less vibrant. What makes youthful skin, is its abundance of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. RADIESSE® adds volume, strength and flexibility to skin that diminishes the signs of aging.

RADIESSE® calcium-based microspheres and gel makes it ideal in the area of muscle radial fold and for the mid-face volume augmentations as well as the nose with a significant implant. Give your skin a youthful, fresh appearance with RADIESSE®.


Autologous Fat Transfer

A Fat Transfer is most commonly known as autologous fat transfer, this is the act of using one’s own tissue for the transfer procedure. Basically it is extracting patient's own fatty tissue - which can be subtracted or added to different parts of patient's body. This technique is a revolutionary way of rejuvenating one’s face by adding volume while avoiding any use of incisions and reducing any allergic reactions. This is primarily achieved because of body's ability to create new tissues from the contained stem cells.


Chemical Peel, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) and Alpha Hydroxy-Acids (AHAs)

We offer a number of chemical peels that can help you achieve luminous skin renewal. Chemical peels improve and smooth the texture of your facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. Peels in general are the technique of choice when one's goal is to improve the appearance of your skin or to help reduce your fine lines and wrinkles.

In this treatment, we apply a chemical solution which causes a reaction of your skin to blister and eventually peel off. This new, regenerated skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.