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Aesthetics Hawaii is pleased to introduce Restylane Refyne® and Defyne® in Honolulu

Posted on 04/28/17 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Aesthetics Hawaii and Dr Yew are pleased to add Restylane Refyne and Defyne to the portfolio of artistic fillers for volume rejuvenation. Refyne and Defyne are the only fillers on the market that have been shown in clinical trials to help maintain natural movement and expressions while minimizing wrinkles.

As skin loses elasticity with age, the lines that run from the sides of your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) appear more noticeable. Refyne and Defyne are specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal fillers made with XpresHAn Technology™ that helps correct these lines for a more natural look to your face. The unique cross-linking of the gel in Refyne and Defyne are also designed to help support your natural expression—for real-life results that help maintain natural movement when you’re smiling and frowning Results are commonly seen to last 6-12 months. Call now to schedule a free consultation to see if Refyne and Defyne are right for you!

Aesthetics Hawaii is the first practice to use Volbella® in Honolulu

Posted on 11/04/16 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Aesthetics Hawaii and Dr Yew are proud to be the first practice in Honolulu to use Volbella. Volbella is the latest dermal filler treatment for the lips and fine lines around the mouth. Designed not only for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume, it can also be used for defining lip contours, softening “smoker’s lines” and preventing the downturning of the marionette lines (oral commissures).

Developed using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with lidocaine is formulated with cross-linking which allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling and a natural look and feel. This unique technology allows the product to absorb less water, resulting in considerably reduced swelling compared to more traditional fillers. Results are commonly seen to last 6-12 months. Call now to schedule a free consultation to see if Volbella is right for you!

V-Line Jaw Slimming using Kybella™ and Masseter Injection with Botox (Double Chin & Square Jaw reduction)

Posted on 10/04/16 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Age 36     Pt Weight (before/after treatment): 143 lbs/144 lbs. Total# of Treatments: 3

Kybella Woman Picture

Age 36     Pt Weight (before/after treatment): 180 lbs/178 lbs. Total# of Treatments: 6

Kybella Man Picture


Dr. David Yew and Aesthetics Hawaii are the recognized experts in contouring the jawline with non-surgical injectable treatments. Patients with a wide lower jawline can now look and feel slimmer by having the submental fat (“double chin”) dissolved permanently with Kybella and have the masseter muscles shrink in size with botox. Patients with a “square” or “U” shaped face can now return to the “V” shaped appearance of their youth. In addition to the cosmetic enhancement, patients with bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ syndrome have all reported significant improvement thus adding a functional benefit to their health. The treatment is very effective and results last up to 6 months.

Aesthetics Hawaii specializing in Kybella™ (non-surgical fat dissolving under the chin)

Posted on 08/06/16 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Kybella Woman Picture

Aesthetics Hawaii is one of the first practices in Honolulu to use Kybella™. Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment for submental fullness (double chin) that can significantly improve chin contouring without the invasiveness and downtime of surgical options. Kybella was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2015 for the reduction of submental fat.

Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by our body and used to break down and absorb dietary fat. When properly injected in the chin area, it has been shown to dissolve submental fat (which causes double chin) and result in significant cosmetic improvement by creating a more streamlined contour along the jawline.

Call now to schedule a free consultation and see if you are a good candidate. (808) 633-8585

Before & After Photos

Age 36     Pt Weight (before/after treatment): 143 lbs/144 lbs. Total# of Treatments: 3

Kybella Woman Picture

Before & After Photos

Age 36     Pt Weight (before/after treatment): 180 lbs/178 lbs. Total# of Treatments: 6

Kybella Man Picture

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Each vial of Kybella is $800. Most patients will receive 1-2 vials for their first treatment. Then have them return in 2 months to see if more are necessary.

When will you see results and how quickly does it work?

Typically results appear within a few weeks but may take up to 2 months to see maximal benefit. Additional treatments may be necessary to cause further improvement. Results will vary depending on the severity of each individual’s pre-existing fullness under the chin.

How many treatments does it take?

Kybella is administered by injections into the fat under the chin through a series of treatments spaced 2 months apart. The total number of treatments varies and depends on each person’s physiology. Most patients will require between 1-5 treatments.

Is it safe?

Kybella is FDA approved and extremely safe. Side effects were comparable to other cosmetic injections such as dermal fillers.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, numbness, bruising, pain, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Rare side effects include difficulty swallowing and nerve injury that may cause an uneven smile. Side effects were temporary and all patients returned to normal function.

Call now to schedule a free consultation at either of our Honolulu offices (Ala Moana Medical Building and Aiea Medical Building) and see if you are a good candidate. (808) 633-8585

June 25, 2016 – Russell Tanoue’s Charity Event – Shine at M Club: Donating Laser Hair Removal and Laser IPL Skin Rejuvenation in Honolulu

Posted on 06/11/16 in Uncategorized, No Comments


Join Aesthetics Hawaii and Dr. David Yew at Russell Tanoue’s annual charity event – ‘Shine’ at M Club on June 25th at 6:30pm. Silent Auction donations will include 4 prizes courtesy of Aesthetics Hawaii and Dr. David Yew.    1)  $1000 Grand Prize – Juvederm Voluma® Honolulu Certificate  1)  $500 Botox® Hawaii Certificate 3) $500 Laser Hair Removal Hawaii Certificate  and   4)  $500 Laser IPL/Skin Rejuvenation Honolulu Certificate. Proceeds will go to benefit the Aloha Medical Mission, Feed the Homeless, United Way and the American Cancer Society. Dress to impress and have fun with Hawaii’s most elegant, sophisticated crowd while helping those less fortunate.

Redeemable at 2 office locations in Aiea (Face It) and Ala Moana (Bank of Hawaii Building – Suite 2003)

Aesthetics Hawaii specializing in Thread Lifting with PDO absorbable sutures (Non-surgical lifting and collagen stimulation)

Posted on 05/16/16 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Aesthetics Hawaii is the first practice in Honolulu to use NovaThreads (PDO – polydiaxonone absorbable sutures) to create a mild lift of the face and stimulate your body’s own collagen stimulation without surgery. This technique is called “thread lifting” and is considered the best non-surgical approach for mild to moderate skin laxity. It is safe and effective for all skin types and has minimal downtime and discomfort. The thread lift complements the effects of botox (wrinkles in motion) and fillers (volume loss) by addressing laxity and sagging skin. It’s very important to set expectations correctly as this is not a replacement for surgery. Patients with severe laxity, jowling and deep wrinkles are NOT good candidates.

Call now to schedule a free consultation and see if you are a good candidate.

NovaThreads Absorbable PDO sutures logo

What are NOVATHREADS?

They are hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture.

  • Natural results with minimal discomfort
  • No surgery – safe, minimal downtime
  • Lunchtime procedure
  • Used for mild lifting and collagen stimulation – most effective in the lower third of the face and neck region

PDO absorbable suture?

NovaThreads absorbable PDO Threads

  • It is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures have been used safely for decades in many types of reconstructive surgeries. It is one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
  • Your skin fully absorbs it within 4-6 months & will not leave any scar tissue.

Neck & Jaw

NovaThreads vs Botox vs Fillers

Although NOVATHREADS can be inserted almost anywhere, one area where they are especially effective is the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with botulinum toxin or injectable fillers, which are most effective in the upper and middle third of the face, respectively.

Mesh or Lift

NovaThreads Nu-Mesh

There are 2 types of threads that are used. The first type is called NuMesh, which consists of utilizing straight threads to produce collagen as the threads slowly absorb over 4-6 months. These threads cause pure collagen stimulation and can be placed anywhere on the face. The more threads that are used – the better the collagen stimulation. Please note – these threads do not add any volume to the face so fillers are a better option in patients with volume loss.

NovaThreads-NuLift
Resorbable PDO Threads

The second type of threads is called NuLift and is utilized to produce a mild “lift” for skin laxity and wrinkles. These threads have sutures with small “barbs” or “cogs”, which provide a grip underneath the skin to gently pull the skin. Expectations must be set carefully as this effect is mild and does not compare with a surgical lift. Patients with severe laxity and jowls are not good candidates for this procedure. However – it is best non-surgical intervention available for skin laxity. Just like the NuMesh, the skin will then build new collagen which will secure the lift!

No cuts or incisions.

Dissolvable PDO Threads

Purely injections!

The NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. Simply insert the whole needle in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin, & pull the needle out.

The PDO thread remains under the skin.

Before & After Pictures

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third- Courtesy of Dr. Kian Karimi

Courtesy of Kian Karimi & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third- Courtesy of Dr. Kian Karimi

Courtesy of Kian Karimi & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Glabella & Nasolabial

NovaThreads Midface & Lower third- Courtesy of Dr. Kian Karimi

Courtesy of Kati Midgley, PA-C & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Sagging Neck

NovaThreads Sagging Neck - Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann

Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann & NovaThreads

NovaThreads Abdomen

NovaThreads Sagging Neck - Courtesy of Dr. Allen Ross Glasmann

Courtesy of Dr. Omar Shafie & NovaThreads

More information on NovaThreads.com

Aesthetics Hawaii Offering ELTA MD Skin Care Products in Honolulu

Posted on 11/10/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments

Aesthetics Hawaii is proudly carrying ELTA MD skin care products. After much research into the current brands of sunscreen products – ELTA MD has consistently provided the best protection for all types of skin. Available only in doctor’s offices – this brand is very affordable and provides the highest level of protection from the sun by using both Zinc and/or Titanium in their products. This is superior to the over the counter sunscreens which utilize mostly chemical ingredients and are ineffective against the harmful UVA rays of the sun. Call now to schedule a free consultation to see which skin products are best for you!

Dermapen – Aesthetics Hawaii now offering revolutionary Micro-needling treatment for scars and smoother skin

Posted on 06/02/14 in Uncategorized, No Comments


Dr. David Yew and Aesthetics Hawaii are now offering Dermapen®: the world’s most advanced micro-needling device which provides superior treatment of fine wrinkles, acne scarring, stretch marks and increased collagen stimulation. This skin rejuvenation technique called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) utilizes micro-needling in combination with anti-aging serums that results in a smoother overall texture to your skin. Dermapen has minimal downtime and will actually increase skin thickness unlike chemical peels or microdermabrasion which will thin and erode the epidermis over time.


Dermapen complements botox and fillers as it “polishes and details” the skin for a complete skin rejuvenation. The treatment is affordable, highly effective and is a safer alternative to lasers as patients report less pain, a shorter recovery period and no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Call now to schedule a free consultation at one of our Honolulu offices. We are Hawaii’s most reputable injectable and micro-needling experts.

Voluma™ now available in Honolulu! FDA filler approved to last up to two years!

Posted on 12/30/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments



Juvederm Voluma™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and volume loss for up to 2 years! Dr. David Yew is among the most proficient injectors in Hawaii to treat patients with Voluma.

Voluma is currently the most durable HA (Hyaluronic Acid) filler with results lasting between 1-2 years. It’s use is limited primarily to the midface. Dr. Yew often combines Voluma with other fillers and Botox to create a polished, natural look (“liquid lift”) that will slow down the aging process. Voluma is an advanced filler that requires careful patient selection and placement. Selecting an experienced injector is important to maximize results and minimize adverse events. Schedule a consultation to see if Voluma™ is right for you.

December 2013 – Russell Tanoue’s Nine’s Event at Chef Chai’s – Botox, Juvederm (Voluma) & Latisse Promotion

Posted on 12/30/13 in Uncategorized, No Comments


Join Aesthetics Hawaii and Dr. David Yew at Russell Tanoue’s exclusive event – ‘Nines’ at Chef Chai on Friday – December 27th from 9pm-4am. Dress in dazzling white motif and have fun with Hawaii’s most elegant, sophisticated crowd! Win 4 prizes courtesy of Aesthetics Hawaii and Dr. David Yew.    1)  $1000 Grand Prize – Juvederm Voluma® Honolulu Certificate  1)  $550 Prize – Juvederm® Honolulu Certificate 3)  $300 Botox® Hawaii Certificate  and   4)  $120 Latisse Eye Lash Conditioner.

Redeemable at 3 office locations in Aiea (Face It), Ala Moana (Day Spa MOE) and downtown Honolulu (Q Laser Center).

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