Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Achieve your goals in 2012 with baby steps and Dr. Peterson in Topeka Kansas

As the new year approaches, most of us will spend at least a little time thinking about "resolutions" or "goals" for 2012. Most of us, (including me) think BIG. I'm going to lose 50lbs, I am going run a marathon, I am going to take a trip to China.

Let me suggest that we all try to start with baby steps. I am going to lose 3 lbs this month. I am going to walk 3 days a week for 20 minutes, I am going to put $50 a month into a vacation account. Hopefully, by next year, you will be 36lbs lighter, in better shape and ready to buy a plane ticket to Florida!

The point of my blog? We all want to look our best and it is the small baby steps that put us on the path. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jack Peterson in Topeka this new year to start on your path. The first step is always the hardest!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A better idea for a Christmas gift

Call our office to order a gift certificate for you from someone that loves you! A list of some of the things you have been wanting!

Botox or Xeomin to relax those forehead wrinkles or crows feet

Radiesse volumizing filler to reduce facial wrinkles and folds

A medical grade microdermabrasion to freshen and exfoliate your skin

Latisse eyelash enchancer for your thining lashes

The Vivite skin care line to improve your skin appearance in 3 weeks

A consultation with Dr. Peterson for cosmetic surgery to help you "Look Confident and Feel Great" in 2012

Call us at (785) 234-9000 and we can have a gift certificate ready with your name on it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all

My life is crazy as well so your blog today is simply a wish for all of you to have a blessed and safe holiday with those you love

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

wrinkle relaxation with Botox and now Xeomin- Dr. Jack Peterson and introductory pricing

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, injections of wrinkle relaxers like Botox ™ is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure. In the 40-54 age group it represents about 57% of procedures. It is also becoming much more popular in the 30-40 age group as a preventative to aging.

Starting in November, Dr. Jack Peterson in Topeka Kansas will be one of a few select offices offering a new product equivalent to Botox called Xeomin®. It received FDA approval on July 20, 2011 for use in wrinkle relaxation. It is a direct comparison to Botox ™ . This is a “soft” marketing launch and this product will not be available to the general public for cosmetic use until spring.

We have introductory pricing that will make it $375 for a wrinkle relaxation treatment or $200 for a single location treatment. In addition, the first 20 patients to receive Xeomin® will receive a $50 VISA gift card to be used at our office.

We will continue to offer Botox ™and participate in their Brilliant Distinctions points program. Xeomin® is simply an additional choice. Both products are available in our office for immediate injection. Call our office at (785) 234-9000 for questions or to schedule your wrinkle relaxation treatment.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More wiggle, less jiggle!

Last year at this time, Dr. Peterson announced his membership in the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons. According to the year over year statistics, body contouring after massive weight loss surgery has increased an average of 6% from 2009 to 2010 based on total procedures. We have recently added a new section to our website dedicated to body contouring after weight loss.
What are the procedures?

Breast lift up 7%
Lower body lift (buttock lift) up 12%
thigh lift up 7%
tummy tuck up 9%
arm lift up 6%

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A grandma (not mommy) makeover?

Based on 2010 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, patients in the 55 and over crowd are fighting back! We are seeing the same trend here in Topeka, Kansas!

Breast Lifts are up 9%
Arm Lifts are up 4%
Botox is up 12%
Fillers for facial wrinkles (Radiesse) are up 10%
Facelifts are up 9%

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Can a psychiatrist offer Botox?

The answer is yes. A psychiatrist can offer Botox, an oral surgeon can do breast reductions, an ear nose and throat doctor can do breast augmentations and an ER doctor can do liposuction. Any medical doctor in the United States can call themselves a "cosmetic surgeon" and offer cosmetic procedures services, regardless of training or experience.

How do you know who is qualified? Be an informed consumer and ask these questions. Share this list with your friends.

Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
Is the board certification one of the 24 boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties?
Were you trained to perform this procedure during your residency/fellowship?
Can I see photos and talk to past patients?
Will the Dr. be performing the procedure him/herself?

Dr. Peterson is board certified in plastic surgery and ENT, did a fellowship for cleft lip/palate surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons and is a silver level provider of Botox Cosmetic. He performs his own Botox injections

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunscreen 101- are you using the right product and the right amount?

Adequate sun protection is at the core of every skincare regimen. Here are a few things you need to know about sunscreen from you favorite Topeka Plastic Surgeon:

The effectiveness of a sunscreen is dose dependent. It is important to apply an adequate amount of suncreen in order to reap its benefits. The dose of sunscreen recommended by the FDA of an SPF 15 for your face is 10ml (or two teaspoons).

Sunscreens are divided into two classes, chemical and physical. Chemical suncreens ( products like benzophenone or homosalate) work by coverting UVB radiation into heat. These comprise most of the sunscreens you will find at the local drugstore. Physical suncreens ( products like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) reflect and absorb solar radiation . Physical sunscreen like Total block are generally recommended by this office as they have much high SPF and have minimal risk of skin sensitivity and breakouts.

Given that UV radiation is the primary cause of free radical formation, we also recommend a daily topical antioxidant like Vivite serum . This antioxidant will block free radicals and decrease cell damage in an attempt to prevent photodamage and improve the signs of aging like wrinkles and brown spots.

Who doesn't want to do that!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The top 5 non-invasive cosmetic procedures

Based on statistics from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Botox wins the top spot with a whopping 5.4 million procedures- up 12% from the prior year.

What's next in line?

Soft tissue fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm - 1.8 million up 3%
Chemical Peels - 1.1 million no change
Laser Hair Removal - 938,000 up 5%
Microdermabrasion - 825,000 down 9%

Dr. Peterson offers all of these procedures here in Topeka in our office. Don't miss out!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hit the "refresh" button for your skin in Topeka

Does your skin look dull? Does it feel rough?

A microdermabrasion gently exfoliates your skin while vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. A great pick my up for dull skin or a great pre-treatment to starting the Vivite skin care regimen.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a mommy makeover menu for Topeka Kansas

You've seen it in magazines- statistics reveal that over 60% of mothers would consider a mommy makeover if cost was not an issue.

So what exactly is a " mommy makeover"? It is simply a marketing description to package several cosmetic procedures intended to restore a woman's figure after pregnancy and breast feeding. Stretch marks, loose skin, body fat accumulation, deflated and saggy breasts-there is only so much diet and exercise can do...!

The most frequent combination is a tummy tuck and breast lift surgery (with or without implants) and liposuction. There is no one operation that defines a mommy makeover- it is customized to you!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Breast Implant really great free bonus- just one more reason to "Look Confident and Feel Great"

If you choose to have breast augmentation with Allergan gel implants before October 31 you are eligible to receive either a free Latisse eyelash enhancement kit (30 day supply) OR FREE BOTOX. (you must be a medical candidate)

Keep up on all the specials from our office on our website

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Will a breast reduction help me?

What are the symptoms that most women suffer with when they have large breasts? The long list includes back aches, shoulder aches, neck aches, headaches, tingling in the arms, strap marks from their support bras, itching and rashes under the breasts and inability to exercise.

I can't tell you the number of times that a patient walks into this office and tells me they have been thinking about a breast reduction for years. Usually they have waited because they think they are too busy to do something for themselves. Imagine the years of relief and freedom from all those symptoms that they have missed!

Often, patients will have insurance coverage for this procedure. Don't let another day go by. Forward this to those friends you know that have been thinking about it for years!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Breast implants: do you measure up?

Many women who come in for breast augmentation have a certain cup size in mind, but cup size has many variables due to patient height, weight , chest(rib)cavity or amount of excess skin.

During a consultation, Dr. Peterson will use a skin fold caliper and measuring tools to determine your breast base diameter and breast height. He will also measure breast tissue thickness of the upper and lower breast and determine the position of the nipple and areola as well as the amount of "droopiness" of the breast. He will use this data to help you choose an implant that "fits" your body.

Using measurements of your breasts helps Dr. Peterson evaluate an implant in a more accurate way to match your desired goals. Read more about breast implants in Topeka on our website.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

four tips for natural looking injectables in topeka

The key to successful injectables is a natural end result. So how do you accomplish that?

Stick with temporary fillers. You do not want to use a permanent or semi-permanent filler that will not age with your face.

Set a schedule. Try to be consistent. It is best if you don't "start from scratch" with each treatment

Be conservative. Ask who is injecting and how much experience the injector has with the product.

Know what is being injected. Ask about side effects, bruising, expectations. How much product is being injected and location. Your medical chart should keep a documentation of all your injections. You should be able to see the packaging and bottle that your product is coming from.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cool new stuff on our website

We have made some updates to our website. Visit Dr. Peterson's video introduction on our home page or watch video segments on our services page and photo gallery pages. Watch for new gallery photos before my next blog!

We have also created a great web experience for those of you on iphones and ipads. Take a minute to visit our site on your ipad- you will love it!

Just a few quick reminders on current specials:

Latisse buy one get one free ends June 30. To print mail in form, go to
Free Vivite Vibrance Decollete Therapy (value $139) with purchase of Latisse before July 31. Ask me for the rebate form.

As always, first time patients for Botox get $50off
Bring in a friend that is a new patient for Botox and you both get $100 off

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Re-think the sagging face! Watch this video

Many of you are already aware of an injectable filler we use regularly in our office called Radiesse. What I would like to show you today is a youtube video from the Doctors television show that describes using Radiesse as a scaffold under your skin, providing structure to lift and add volume to your mid-face. Bring that sagging skin back up to where it should be! Call us here in Topeka, Kansas. Not just for LA and New York!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

tummy tuck tips in topeka

What kind of questions do patients that are considering a tummy tuck ask me?

What is included in a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck will remove excess skin and stretch marks below the belly button. It will also repair the vertical muscle separation of the abdominal muscles. A cosmetic tummy tuck also includes liposuction and shaping of the abdomen.

How many tummy tucks has Dr. Peterson performed?
Dr. Peterson has performed hundreds of tummy tucks.

How long will I need to be off work?
You will be on a lifting restriction and exercise restriction for 4-6 weeks. Most patients can return to a desk job after about 14 days

How much does a tummy tuck cost?
It depends on the amount of excess skin, but generally in the range of $6000.

Can I have more than one procedure when I am having a tummy tuck?
Yes. A tummy tuck is often combined with breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction or liposuction of other areas.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"facing" your future from age 30 on

When we are in our 20's its simply about taking care of our skin. That means sunscreen, a weekly exfoliatation, drinking plenty of water and a healthy diet.

When we hit our 30's and early 40's unwanted skin issues start to appear. It's time for more active prevention or correction and a professional plan. This may include Radiesse to fill in lines or Botox to minimize facial muscle movement and prevent the lines from becoming more prominent and skin care products that protect, exfoliate and moisturize.

At around 40+, natural cell turnover begins to slow down ( that dull complexion we notice). You are likely to see skin that sags and deeper lines. Skin procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels or microdermabrasions can help restore skin texture. A "lift" at this stage of aging may require a browlift or eyelid tuck or facelift/necklift.

The lesson is this: You can safely slow down the aging process and hold off on more drastic measures if you take care of your skin early in life. Forward this blog to all your friends under 30! Let everyone in Topeka, Manhattan and Junction City in on the tips!

Check out our updated mobile phone site with new pages and photos!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

the "breast" implant choice for you in Topeka

So you have decided that you want to look great in that tank top or sundress this summer and you are going to see Dr. Peterson here in Topeka. Now you just have one more decision- saline or silicone breast implants. Both implants have a silicone shell, but one is filled with salt water (saline) and the other is filled with a thick gel that resembles the texture of human fat. Cohesive gel implants were FDA approved in 2006. Saline implants are filled during surgery so your surgical incision is only around 3cm. Gel implants are pre-filled, so your incision is around 5cm. During a consultation, we go over all your questions on saline or cohesive gel implants to help you make decision on which one is right for you! Don't forget to check our specials page. The Radiesse filler special expires 4/15/11.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

top 5 plastic surgery procedures in 2010

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their 2010 statistics in February.
The top 5 surgical procedures in order? breast augmentation, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction and tummy tuck. Although not in the top 5, interestingly, facelifts rose 9% in 2010.

The top 5 minimally invasive procedures? Botox, Radiesse, chemical peels, laser hair removal,
microdermabrasion. The winner is Botox with an increase of 12%.

Dr. Peterson can help you with any of the top winners for 2010. Let us help you "Look Confident and Feel Great" in Topeka, Kansas

Don't forget to check our special on Radiesse until April 15.

Coming soon to the website: new video and IPad upgrade

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vivite skin care in Topeka

Good daily skin care serves 2 purposes- maintenance and protection . Read about our line of skin care products by Vivite. Available through Dr. Peterson's office in Topeka, Kansas.


Cleanse-keep your skin clean (yes, wash off that makeup at night).

Exfoliate to loosen the unproductive top layer of skin and scrub those dead skin cells away

Moisturize to hydrate and maintain skin suppleness and smoothness


Antioxidant protection to fight premature aging and protect from free radicals and pollution

UVA/UVB sun protection of at least SPF 30

Night renewal of a gylcolic or retinoic acid based cream to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

a facelift for $999?

You may have heard the media call this a "lunchtime lift". What we really mean is that you can have up to 3 syringes of injectable Radiesse for $999. (We usually charge $600 each!). Radiesse can sculpt and fill areas of your face and create an amazing transformation to the aging face. Have the injections done over the lunch hour and go back to work!

Here is our deal in Topeka, Kansas 1 syringe = $499 2 syringe= $799 and 3 syringe = $999.

I'll run this special until April 15, 2011. Do you have a wedding or reunion this summer?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

bra bulge be gone

Unwanted flab spilling over the sides and hanging over your bra back clasp? Read about liposuction in Topeka Kansas and get ready to put on that tank top!

I hope you have checked out our new website look. Please use the contact us button on our website for information or any feedback!


You can also see our new look on your mobile phone!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I hope you love our new website

I am very excited to announce that our website has a brand new look. Even if you are a regular visitor, take a minute to enjoy the site and add it to your favorites!


I will be adding more photos and testimonials- if there is anything else you would like to see I would love to hear from you. Send me a note on contact us, or call me at 785-234-9000.

Patient Coordinator

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Latisse eyelash enchancement- buy 1 get 1 free

Have you seen Brooke Shields and those beautiful eyelashes in all the magazines? Longer, thicker, darker eyelashes? This can be your new years resolution! Go to http://latisseoffer.com and sign up for Lashperks. You will receive a coupon for a free Latisse kit that will be mailed to you when you purchase a Latisse kit in our office. Remember that Latisse requires a prescription! Read more about Latisse here.
This offer expires June 30, 2011

Coming very soon- our new website design. I am very excited about our new look. I think you will be too!

As always, bring in a friend that is a new patient to our practice for Botox, and you will both receive $100 off your treatment