Author Archive | Alfonso Barrera

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Hyaluronic Acid to the Rescue

If you’re reading Dr. Barrera’s blog, you’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the basis of “naturally derived” dermal fillers such as Restylane. These fillers get that designation […]

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PRP | Alfonso Barrera | Houston, TX

End the Thinning Hair

You’ve probably heard of platelet-rich plasma. Professional athletes have been putting the power of their blood platelets to work helping them recover after injury or surgery for years. But what […]

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Neck Lift Surgery Houston TX

What About Your Neck?

In Dr. Barrera’s Houston practice, we’ll often have patients come in seeking a facelift, blepharoplasty, or a brow lift to turn back the aging showing itself on their faces. But […]

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Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Get Intense with Pulsed Light

Intense pulsed light was first introduced to the medical community in 1996 to treat treatment-resistant facial port-wine stains in Germany. In the 24 years since, technology has continued to improve […]

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Rhinoplasty

Fixing a Prior Rhinoplasty

Dr. Barrera is an accomplished plastic surgeon, double board-certified in plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. He has been in private practice in Houston since 1985 has performed hundreds […]

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Mommy Makeover

Recovering from a Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are hard on a woman’s body. While the joy of having a child is incredible, what the process did to your body is also incredible, and […]

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Dermal Fillers

Restylane® Keeps Growing the Line

When it comes to replacing volume on facial wrinkles, there are two big names — Juvederm® and Restylane®. Restylane® was the original dermal filler, first approved by the FDA for use in […]

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