It’s Not Too Late to Give the Gift of Beauty by FPSA and Dr. Kridel

December 21st, 2012 Kirin





This holiday give the Gift of Beauty by FPSA!

Are you looking for the unique holiday gift that keeps on giving? Why not pamper someone special in your life with an FPSA “Gift of Beauty “certificate.


  • Is your husband looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for you?
  • Does a friend keep hinting about wanting Botox or fillers?
  • Has a family member expressed an interest in facial plastic surgery, or been inspired by how youthful you look after a recent procedure?
  • Or would you like to treat yourself to a more youthful look?

An FPSA (Facial Plastic Surgery Associates) “Gift of Beauty” gift certificate can be used for any of our skin care products or cosmetic surgery services— from consultation with Dr. Russell Kridel or Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien, to nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments (think Botox, Restylane, Ulthera, Thermage, and Fraxel) or to our signature facial plastic surgery procedures. Gift Certificates for Plastic Surgery Products and Services are available for any amount.

Your loved ones will be thrilled to receive the “Gift of Beauty” with the best facial plastic surgeon in Houston.  Give us a call at 713/526-5665 today!

*** Of course, we will examine the recipient of your gift to decide if they are a candidate for a given procedure, and make recommendations based on their goals, exam, and overall medical status.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX

Question for Dr. Kridel: Will Fraxel Laser give relief from deep eye wrinkles?

November 16th, 2011 Dr. Russell Kridel

Wrinkles around the eye area are one of the most common patient concerns in facial rejuvenation.  The depth and extent of the wrinkles can vary and as a result the treatment options can vary as well.

When a physician uses any kind of laser, it (the laser) doesn’t automatically know what to do. Therefore, the doctor doing the procedure has to decide on what laser settings and how many passes over the treatment area to use.  Extensive training, experience and skill are all important when you consider any type of laser treatment. However, there are also other variables in addition to the technical skill involved.

There are also variables in the type and strength of lasers. Exquisite care must be used to avoid injury to the eye itself. The Fraxel Dual (also known as Fraxel Re:Store Dual laser) is on the low side for obtaining wrinkle reduction in the eye area, as well as the face. A fractionated CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser is one step up (made by many companies) and then there is the fully ablative CO2 laser. All of these lasers have been shown to be effective.  However, the rule of thumb is that the stronger the laser, the better the results in most cases, but the longer the recovery. The regular Fraxel requires a series of sessions, whereas Fractional and Full CO2 can be done in one session. Chemical peels are another treatment that can also be done and vary in strength and results depending on the chemicals used, their concentration and the skill of the physician.

—  Dr. Kridel, Houston, TX