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Coronavirus Update

To Our Patients: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What a very different world we have just in the past week. We understand how stressful this is- emotionally, medically, and financially. I am reaching out to communicate with you and the rest of our patients to hopefully help guide you as best I can. Through television, radio, internet news, and social media, we are bombarded with information every minute, and it is difficult to know what information is accurate. As a doctor with a background in scientific research, I believe in making decisions based on known or proven facts, not on hunches or conjecture. When it comes to your health, PLEASE consider the source of your information. For instance, you may have heard recently about a particular actor with a large social media following alleging he had a cure for the coronavirus. Or you may have heard that a particularly well-known professional baseball player was consulted on how to handle the pandemic. If I want to be entertained, or want to improve my batting average, I would consult with those people. If I have concerns about what medication to put into my body, or how to improve a worldwide public health crisis, I would prefer consulting with someone who has devoted their life to researching those topics.

That being said, I would encourage using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov) as your main source for information. It is straightforward, science-based unbiased advice regarding this particular strain of coronavirus, COVID-19

To further assist you, we are adjusting our office policy. We are keeping the office open for your health needs, but we are restricted from scheduling certain surgeries at the Paoli Surgery Center and Main Line Health Hospitals (injuries/fractures, and cancer cases are permitted) to help conserve limited resources, and limit your unnecessary exposure unknowingly to the virus. In our office, we are wearing masks, pre-screening patients, measuring temperatures on everyone (including staff), further spacing appointments, having patients wait in their cars to reduce proximity, and arranging telemedicine (video appointments) when possible. Of course, we continue to disinfect our exam rooms between every patient, much as we always have been doing. We may not be able to immediately answer your phone call, but we will return your calls.

Sorry for such a long message, but I needed to share all of this with you. Please be smart and stay safe!

Christopher Hove, MD

Restore Lost Volume & Soften Wrinkles with Dermal Fillers

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Dr. Hove offers a variety of dermal fillers including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic. Dermal fillers can be used to restore lost volume, enhance the lips, or soften wrinkles to rejuvenate your appearance. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Hove uses expert precision to administer your fillers for the most natural-looking results.

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Injectable fillers are products that are specifically designed to restore lost volume in the face. The newer generation of fillers include a chemical known as hyaluronic acid. And it's used to inject areas where enhancement is needed, whether it be in the lips or to restore some of the lost volume of the cheeks or eliminate the cheek folds. The way that the modern soft tissue fillers work is by injecting them at specific layers of the skin. Some products are best used deeper in the skin or the subcutaneous tissue, some products are specifically designed for the skin surface itself. If you're experiencing lost volume, particularly in the lower two-thirds of the face, fillers are definitely the best product for you. There's no specified recovery period with injectable fillers, meaning that you can expect to come in, get the treatment, and get back into your regular routine immediately.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove