Grace Kimmel
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How to Use Fillers and Botox Treatment for a Natural Appearance

I do a lot of fillers and Botox at my practice, and have consulted with hundreds of patients over the years. I frequently encounter patients who express their fear of looking “frozen” or “blown up,” conjuring images from “The Real Housewives” TV series, Goldie Hawn in “The First Wives Club” (By the way, it’s amazing how many women have seen that movie!), or various Hollywood celebrities who have had a little too much work done. I totally get it!  


A Minor Change Makes a Big Difference

The last thing I want to do is make a patient look unnatural. And though the prevailing aesthetic in cities like Los Angeles or Miami may be to look “done” or “expensive,” that is NOT our goal here—it’s also not in my DNA. Perhaps it’s a good thing I practice in Austin, where the natural look is more valued.  
My patients are working women; teachers, professionals, executives, business owners, etc. They are serious women who simply want to look their best at whatever age they happen to be. 

Wearing Your Age Proudly is the Key to Attractive Features

The goal of non-invasive cosmetic treatments is to take 5-10 years off of one’s face, not 20 or 30 years. Treatments should make you look rested and refreshed, not different. And my patients are OK with that. They are proud of their accomplishments and wisdom, as they should be.  No one expects to be 20 or 30 years old again. We all just want to look and feel our best as we make our way in the world.  
There’s nothing wrong with being a woman (or man) of a “certain age.”  We should celebrate each stage of our life! And getting a little help from filler and Botox injectables in Austin along the way is not inconsistent with that idea.  It is something nice we can do for ourselves, to help us look as good as we feel. We all deserve that!
What questions do you have about Botox treatment at our Austin dermatology practice?
By Katherine Farady, MD
January 26, 2014
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Welcome to my blog!  Several years ago I had a small Wordpress blog, which I used as a platform from which to comment on various aspects of cosmetic dermatology.  Sadly, most of the contents of that blog were lost when I transferred my domain name to my current website.   I can’t say that I miss Wordpress (I found it very frustrating to work with), but I do miss the writing.

My blogs and newsletters all came to a halt in 2011, when events in my work life took a turn and left me with virtually no time for any extracurricular activities. (Group practice breakup, move to a solo practice) Now that we’re settled in the new space, there is a little more time for reflection and study.

My new practice reflects my interests and philosophy; one of the advantages of being on one’s own, I guess.  I have had an interest in cosmetic dermatology for over 15 years.  I love the combination of artistry (injectables, facial contouring), and science (cosmetic chemistry, laser physics, etc).  I especially love helping people feel better about their appearance.

I have also gotten involved in the functional medicine movement, and have been working to incorporate some of its principles into my practice of general dermatology.  I will write more about this topic in the future. For more information on functional medicine, check out the organization’s website here.

This blog will allow me to pass along some of my thoughts about topics that interest me, and hopefully my readers as well.  :)  I may not always stay on the topic of dermatology, but I’ll try to keep it interesting and informative. I may even engage in the occasional rant: the medical/insurance/industrial complex and the corruption of medicine by big Pharma are two topics that come to mind.  In fact, I have a whole other blog, "First Do No Harm", dedicated to exposing the dangers of statin drugs (cholesterol lowering agents),  which you can check out at  On second thought, maybe I’ll keep my rants confined to that blog.  :)  We’ll keep it light here!

I welcome your comments and suggestions.  Thanks for reading!




By contactus
November 23, 2011
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This is a test of my blog.  Thank you.

October 13, 2011
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If you’ve been wanting to get rid of those unwanted brown spots on your face, chest, and hands, or have issues with facial redness or broken blood vessels, this is a great time of year to take care of those problems.  We are offering a 20% discount on all IPL treatments (Intense Pulsed Light) during the month of October.  And because we realize that there is usually a series of treatments involved, we will extend that discount through the end of your series.

Yes, this discount also applies to IPL hair removal as well!

Call us at 786-3498 (cosmetic line) or 459-4869, ext 19 (nurse’s line) for details!

Happy Fall!

October 13, 2011
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Part II of my article on summer rashes is now available to read on the Flourish over 50 site.  To read it, click here.

Here’s hoping that summer is almost over!!

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