Mark Johnson, MD, PhD
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Mark Johnson, MD, PhD
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Business Name: Nouveau Jeunesse Rejuvenative Medicine
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Location: 7131 W Deschutes Ave, Ste 101
Kennewick, WA 99336
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Ask An Expert > Mark Johnson Message Board > Do you recommend cheek implants or fat grafting after fat loss due to IPL on my cheeks and under my eyes?
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Do you recommend cheek implants or fat grafting after fat loss due to IPL on my cheeks and under my eyes?
I got ONE Ipl treatment for a few red veins on my cheek back in September. It got it from a very well known laser specialist in San Diego. Immediatly upon walking out I noticed a long indentation on my right cheek starting at my eye and following my now exposed tear trough. It's December and I am experiencing fat loss.


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Kennewick, WA
United States
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  October 3, 2012 7:25 PM

I find it difficult to imagine the pathophysiological mechanism where one IPL treatment would cause such a deformity. Often, after a procedure, patients are prone to look more intently at the area treated, and usually the changes were there before the treatment. Look at your pre-procedure pictures for comparison.
That being said, I would always opt for stem cell-augmented fat transfer over implants.

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Mark E. Johnson, MD, PhD



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