The Products and Treatments We’re Grateful For

November 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we are beyond blessed to have the opportunity to do what we love: Provide amazing results for our clients and a happy environment for our staff. Patient Care Coordinator Jamie Sullivan says: “I love coming to work and seeing everyone’s smiling faces every day!” Through both surgical and non-surgical treatments as well as professional skin care recommendations, we are called to empower our patients and our team to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin. This Thanksgiving, we’re sharing our top skin care picks, medical aesthetic treatments, and plastic surgery procedures that we’re most grateful for.

Our Most-Loved Skin Care Products

We adore the professional skin care lines we carry at our office, such as SkinMedica, Neocutis, and our Wendel Skin Care products, and we can’t wait for you to try our favorites! We all have different skin types, needs and preferences when it comes to skin care, but our team swears by these products for incredible results.

Best for brightening: Dr. Wendel Koji Pads, Dr. Wendel Vitamin C Complex

There’s a reason why Dr. Wendel Koji Pads are our #1 best selling product year after year! These exfoliating, antioxidant-rich, brightening, daily powerhouse pads are hydroquinone-free. Koji Pads contain Vitamin C, kojic acid, salicylic acid, and patented enzyme-activated arbutin to suppress dark spots, stimulate collagen production, and clear away dead skin cells.

“I’m grateful for Koji Pads, because I love the glow I get when I use them. I can always tell on days that I use versus days that I don’t use them. They are the best thing!” – Penny Bowman, Nurse Manager

Best for eyes: Neocutis Lumière Firm Riche

Neocutis Lumière Firm Riche Extra Moisturizing Illuminating & Tightening Eye Cream targets the delicate eye area with its advanced anti-aging formulation. Proteins and peptides reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles, under-eye darkness and puffiness in as soon as 14 days.

Lumière Firm Riche is a product that I cannot live without. It keeps the skin surrounding my eyes hydrated, and it has drastically reduced the crepey skin on my lower lids. This creates a smooth hydrated canvas for my eye makeup.” – Jill Robbins, Medical Assistant

Best for hydrating: SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator provides immediate smoothness while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It supports long-term skin health and the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid.

“SkinMedica’s HA5 is an oasis to my 40+ year desert skin” – Amanda Troester, Office Manager

Best for multitasking: SkinMedica Retinol Complex, Neocutis Micro Day

SkinMedica Retinol Complex is clinically proven to work as well as prescription strength tretinoin with a more elegant feel. Retinol Complex accelerates cell turnover and increases collagen production, smooths the skin, enhances skin tone, texture and resiliency, and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles.

“I love retinol for its ability to produce collagen and elasticity, but also for helping combat acne! It’s my go-to skin saver!” – Lauren Redmond, Patient Care Coordinator

Neocutis Micro Day is a revitalizing and tightening day cream with SPF 30 that rejuvenates, hydrates, protects and replenishes skin.

“I’m most grateful for Neocutis Micro Day. It’s skin care and SPF all in one.” – Paige Hastings, Nurse Practitioner

“I love Micro Day! It does so much for my skin, and it has helped eliminate my long makeup routine.
And Retinol Complex has helped clear up my acne that I have struggled with a ton!” – Eva Lara, Assistant Office Manager

Best for scarring: BIOCORNEUM® Advanced Scar Treatment

Many surgical patients are concerned about scarring during their consultations with Dr. Wendel. We’re pleased to offer BIOCORNEUM® Advanced Scar Treatment, the #1 performing, preferred, and recommended scar gel for scar refinement. This advanced scar treatment is the only one on the market containing FDA-Cleared Silishield® patented crosslinking medical grade silicone and SPF 30 to prevent and minimize the formation of hypertrophic scars, decrease the appearance of old scars, and protect scars from the darkening effects of sun exposure.

“Grateful for our scar gel, BIOCORNEUM®” – Dr. Jason Wendel, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Top Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgeries

Whether you’d like to enhance your features, improve your self-confidence, or refresh your skin, our plastic surgery and medical aesthetics procedures could help you achieve your goals. Below are some of the treatments our office is most thankful for.

Breast Augmentation

As the number one plastic surgery in the United States, breast augmentation can restore lost breast volume, give patients a more proportionate silhouette, and boost self-esteem.

“Breast augmentation made me more proportional and my clothes fit well.” – Paige Hastings


Dr. Wendel has performed over 5,000 breast reconstruction surgeries and specializes in DIEP Flap, which does not involve the use of breast implants.

“DIEP Flaps give mastectomy patients a viable reconstructive option besides breast implants.” – Dr. Wendel


Many patients have trouble breathing through their nose or are unhappy with its shape or size. We can reconstruct your nose through rhinoplasty to correct any breathing issues and improve your profile.

“My biggest insecurity almost all of my life was the size and shape of my nose. Having a rhinoplasty by Dr. Wendel was quite honestly life-changing and is giving me so much more confidence! – Lauren Redmond

Liquid Facelift

Nonsurgical facelift? Say no more. We love this treatment, which often combines filler and Botox to lift the skin, contour the face and restore a youthful appearance without going under the knife.

“The treatment I love most is liquid facelift. The right provider will help you look like a refreshed, well-rested version of yourself.” – Amanda Troester


Whether you’re interested in Botox for jaw clenching/TMJ, preventing new wrinkles, temporarily erasing signs of aging, enhancing your top lip, or stopping excess sweat, we know you’ll be as thankful for your Botox injections as we are.

“Botox has helped my jaw clenching and neck pain.” – Leslie Arthur, Registered Nurse

Injectable Fillers

We love dermal filler to plump lips, fill in shallow facial contours, reshape the nose, rejuvenate the hands, sculpt the jawline, or augment the chin without surgery.

“Who doesn’t love filler? It makes such a huge difference!” – Lauren Redmond

“I was super insecure about how small my lips were. Now they are beautiful and plump thanks to lip filler!” – Brittany Brown, Patient Care Coordinator


Melt stubborn chin fat and refine the jawline without surgery thanks to Kybella! The only FDA-approved injectable double chin treatment, Kybella permanently destroys submental fullness using a naturally-occurring molecule.

No matter what workout you do or how much you diet, sometimes genetics are just relentless and can give you that extra chin, making you look heavier than you actually are. My Kybella treatments along with filler have given me a whole new, more defined and contoured look that I love!” – Jill Robbins

Contact Us for Your Personalized Recommendations

To learn more about the skin care products, aesthetic treatments, and plastic surgery procedures that are best for you, schedule a consultation with our office.

I love that we offer so many treatments that can be customized for any need!” – Lynn Peadro, Patient Care Coordinator


A Year of Gratitude With Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery

Despite all of the ups, downs, and challenges we’ve experienced in 2020, our team maintains an attitude of gratitude. We are reminded each day how lucky we are to work alongside one another and to have such amazing people in our lives. When asked what they’re most grateful for this year, here’s what a few of our staff said:

“We got a puppy!! Winston!!” – Paige Hastings

“My children, who never fail to amaze me with their talent and intellect and make me so proud to be their mom. I’m very thankful for the confidence that has been placed in me with this new job/adventure and also for the kindness and friendship that has been extended to me here at DJJWPS.” – Leslie Arthur

“Finding out I was pregnant with my first child.” – Brittany Brown

“I am most grateful for God’s grace and goodness through the storm (which is all of 2020 lol). Even through COVID and the craziness this year has brought, God blessed me with an engagement, a new house, a secure job, and a family who has my back through it all, and I am continuing to believe that he will carry me (and us ALL) through this year year and that 2021 will be a year of light and new beginnings! I am also thankful to work at such an amazing practice with the best coworkers ever! Grateful is an understatement!” – Lauren Redmond

All of us at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!