We have all heard of Botox to help eliminate frown and laugh lines. What are the other derma fillers, permanent and non-permanent, that can be used to smooth out lines and add volume and fullness to the skin?
As we age we lose fullness in our checks and under eyes and develop nasolabial folds. Which fillers are typically used to correct the folds and to add volume to checks and under eyes?
Do you recommend using permanent or non permanent fillers in these areas? Why?
Are the results immediate and how long do they last?
Many people opt for Ultherapy, a non-surgical lift for moderately saggy skin, to tighten the skin on the eyebrow, neck, and under-chin area. How does that procedure work, how long does it take to see results, and how long do the results last?
Dr. Ronan was born at the Presidio in San Francisco. He was raised in
Petaluma where he attended St. Vincent Grammar and High School. He
graduated St. Vincent H.S. with more than 20 awards and scholarships. He
participated in sports year round (football, basketball, baseball and
tennis) throughout these years and was chosen for multiple All-Star
teams, MVP awards, etc.
Dr. Ronan majored in Physiology at the University of California,
Davis. At Davis, he juggled research (on alligators!!), work (ambulance
driver), and a busy fraternity social schedule. Dr. Ronan received a
Letter of Commendation from Governor Pete Wilson for field work as an
EMT. Next, Dr. Ronan graduated from the Medical College of Virginia
(Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Ronan
continued his training (residency and fellowship) in general and then
plastic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia
Commonwealth University). During his residency and fellowship, Dr. Ronan
was chosenas the Chief Surgical House Officer at Columbia Hospitals
(Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and John Randolph) for multiple years. He
was also the Chief Fellow in Plastic Surgery for two years.
Dr. Ronan has medical licenses in California, Nevada and Virginia.
Dr. Ronan performs most of his surgery at the Blackhawk Surgery Center,
which he founded. This is an accredited surgery center (AAAASF and
Medicare) and he uses only a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Ronan
was the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Joaquin General Hospital
where he taught residents the art and science of reconstructive plastic
Dr. Ronan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic
Surgery. He scored in the 99th percentile during the 2002 Plastic
Surgery In-service Exam. He received the prestigious S. Dawson Theogaraj
in 2000 for excellence in plastic surgery scholarship. He is a life
member of the Heritage Society of the Medical College of Virginia,
Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a life member of the
Maliniac Circle (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation).
Dr. Ronan owns and is the medical director of the Cutera Clinic. This
clinic is the clinical research center for Cutera, a leader in the
aesthetic laser industry. Dr. Ronan is the principle investigator for
multiple ongoing clinical trials. He also lectures and trains other
physicians in advanced aesthetic laser therapy. Medicis, the leader in
jnjectables (Dysport, Restylane and Perlane), has also retained Dr.
Ronan to provide advanced training to other physicians in the Bay Area.
Dr. Ronan is a member of multiple committees of the American Society
of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic
Surgery. Dr. Ronan is a member of numerous, prestigious medical
Philanthropically, Dr. Ronan has been active. With Operation Kids
(Richmond, Virginia), Dr. Ronan has had the privilege of participating
in multiple foreign missions to repair cleft lips, palates, burns, and
other congenital deformities of children in Guatemala. Dr. Ronan is
proud to serve on the board of directors for Operation Kids. In
addition, Dr. Ronan is past-president of the 2003-2004 President of
Tri-Valley Rotary and currently the International Chair (2005-2007). Dr.
Ronan served as a Director of the 49ers Foundation, an organization
that helps keep Bay Area kids on track and in school. Dr. Ronan is also a
Director of the Moment by Moment Foundation, a wonderful organization
that captures pictures of children with life threatening illnesses. Dr.
Ronan also has a long history of coaching youth football (T Birds) and
lacrosse (Scorpions). Every team he has coached has gone to the playoffs
or have been outright Champions.
Dr. Ronan has been quoted by Glamour magazine, the San Francisco
Examiner, and Fashion Wire Daily. He has also authored several articles
for local magazines, including Diablo magazine, Valley Lifestyles
magazine, Visage magazine and the Valley Citizen. Dr. Ronan has been a
guest on The Doctors and has been seen locally on NBC, CBS and ABC. He
had been voted Best of the Bay (Plastic Surgery) multiple times,
selected by colleagues for Super Doctors of the SF Bay Area, and been
voted Best Plastic Surgeon of Best Doctors in bay area. Dr. authored
multiple journal articles regarding both aesthetic and reconstructive
plastic surgery. Dr. Ronan is often invited to speak about aesthetic or
cosmetic plastic surgery to lay and professional audiences at charitable
events, organization meetings, seminars, etc.
Read Dr. Ronan’s full Curriculum Vitae.