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Skin & Surgical Dermatology in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY

Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim of the Natural Face™ Clinics, provide many skin rejuvenation and surgical dermatology treatments for patients residing in the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester.

What Is Skin Rejuvenation?

Skin rejuvenation treatments are designed to dramatically improve texture irregularities, uneven tone, and the overall look and health of the skin. The facial and body skin can be rejuvenated in a number of ways, including laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, fat injections, and medical-grade skin care products.

Benefits of Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation treatments have revolutionized the medical aesthetic industry by allowing patients to resolve a number of skin imperfections in a safe, effective, and nonsurgical manner. Some of the skin imperfections that skin rejuvenation treatments can dramatically improve without surgery include:

  • Tell-tale signs of aging, such as expression lines, wrinkles, and creases
  • Pigmented lesions such as sun spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Scars
  • Blemishes and clogged, enlarged pores

Surgical Dermatology

Dermatologic surgery is a discipline within dermatology that involves the surgical treatment of various skin conditions and disorders. These procedures may be performed on the outermost layer of the skin or deep beyond the skin’s surface, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that softens and minimizes the appearance of skin imperfections. During this procedure, the skin is rejuvenated with a laser that ablates damaged skin cells layer by layer until the skin is smoother and more even in tone and texture.

Injectable Fillers

Injectable cosmetics are used to enhance a variety of facial imperfections. Dermal fillers can:

  • Add volume and shape to thin lips
  • Plump shallow contours of the face
  • Soften the appearance of facial wrinkles and creases
  • Make recessed scars more level and uniform with the rest of the facial skin


Botulinum toxin, more commonly referred to as Botox®, is the most popular injectable cosmetic in the U.S. for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox® was first used to temporarily weaken muscles and treat medical conditions such as migraines and muscle spasms long before it was injected for cosmetic purposes. This injectable cosmetic works by blocking nerve receptors in the facial muscles, which temporarily weakens the injected muscle’s ability to contract and gives the treated area a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Belotero® Balance

Belotero® Balance is an injectable cosmetic that’s derived from hyaluronic acid, one of the main building blocks of youthful skin. This injectable dermal filler is used to fill in more moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. While other fillers, such as Juvederm®, Perlane®, and Restylane®, can leave a bluish tint on the skin following treatment, which is known as the Tyndall-effect, Belotero® Balance does not produce skin discolorations. Since Belotero® Balance is derived from substances that are naturally occurring in the body, allergy testing is not required prior to treatment.


Radiesse® is a volumizing dermal filler that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by adding subdermal support to aging skin. This injectable filler is formulated using Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres, which are suspended in an aqueous gel for injection.


Restylane® is an injectable filler that’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and suspended in a water-based gel to add volume and fullness to the facial skin. This FDA-approved filler is most often used to treat moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Restylane® injections are custom-made and formulated to address each patient’s individual needs and cosmetic concerns.

Restylane® Lyft

This cosmetic injectable is the first and only of its kind, receiving FDA-approval for lifting and plumping the cheeks and nasolabial folds.


Since 2009, skin rejuvenation professionals have used Sculptra® to stimulate the production of new collagen and gradually improve marionette and smile lines caused by the natural aging process. This cosmetic injectable contains a synthetic yet biocompatible and biodegradable powder called poly-L-lactic acid, which is reconstituted in sterile water before injection. Sculptra® is designed to gradually restore lost collagen over a series of injections, making it the ideal skin rejuvenation procedure for patients who desire a more subtle yet longer lasting result.

Micro-Droplet Fat Injections

Micro-Droplet Fat Injections is a type of fat transfer procedure that uses a micro-droplet technique to transfer fat from one area of the body, most often the hips or thighs, to sagging, creased or wrinkled areas of the face. This technique injects microscopic amounts of fat to fill in depressed areas of the face and make the facial skin appear smoother and more even in tone and texture.

SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum

This all-in-one skin rejuvenating serum is designed to improve the skin’s tone and texture and age-related imperfections for all skin types. Patients who use the SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum not only experience dramatic improvements in their fine lines and wrinkles, but they also notice firmer, more youthful skin. Noticeable results can become apparent within four weeks of use, and the maximum results will become more apparent over the course of a few months.

SkinMedica® Eye Cream

The Natural Face™ Clinics proudly offers this reparative eye cream, which can be used to brighten and nourish the skin around the eyes in normal and dry skin types. With continued use, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark circles, will gradually fade away and become less apparent over time.

Double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face Clinics specialize in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area including Ithaca, and Rochester. At Natural Face Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, including facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), brow lift, neck lift, and skin resurfacing. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.



Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

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I found everyone at Natural Face Clinics to be very friendly and accommodating. During the procedure I became ill and both Dr. Kim and Susan were very compassionate and I did not feel rushed. As of this date, the results are great and I am happy with the end result. Dr. Kim has been very kind and professional. He is a great doctor. The staff is very kind and caring. They are always friendly and accommodating on the phone and in the office. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kim to my family and friends. Thank you for everything!

- Joanne – East Syracuse, NY


Everything about the procedure was well explained and it was a breeze! The chin surgery came out well and as expected. The doctor was very professional and put me at ease. He explained everything that he was doing. The staff is top notch and Karen was outstanding.

- Carl – East Syracuse, NY


The initial visit was informative and reassuring. I was given options and a clear understanding as to what to expect. It was very comforting. I received excellent care and I am thrilled with my results! I’ve already booked my next procedure. I was pleasantly surprised with how little pain there was and how quickly I recovered.
Dr. Halliday is wonderful! He is knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn’t trust my face to just anyone. He is an excellent plastic surgeon. The staff is professional, caring and attentive. Appointment times are honored and the visits are never rushed. I am so grateful for the outstanding care I received.

- Susan – East Syracuse, NY


My experience was very professional and helpful. My questions were answered that I did not think to ask. They were very friendly and accommodating. The procedure went smoothly. Post-op care was especially spoiling, considering it was during the holidays. Everything was done to ensure I had an optimal outcome.
My results are splendid! I am receiving compliments that I look 15-20 years younger than prior to my procedure. My doctor was outstanding and genuinely concerned. He wanted me to understand what was being done and why. I had clear and concise answers to questions and received excellent bedside manner. The staff is friendly, efficient, on time and on task. They are eager to assist! I would recommend and would use again when needing cosmetic enhancements. I am very, very pleased with my experience and results.

- D.L. – East Syracuse, NY


When I look in the mirror, I know I made a great choice. Dr. Halliday and his exceptional staff were thoughtful, knowledgeable, and caring. My results were very good and not over-done like some actress on TV. I have referred friends and they also had great results.

- Mary - New York Mills, NY


I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was and continue to be with Dr. Halliday and his staff. I felt very comfortable the first time I met him and talked with his staff. I was treated professionally and with dignity. I originally met Dr. Halliday to discuss fillers. After talking to him and discussing all my options, I decided to have a face lift and surgery on my upper and lower eye lids. He never pushed me into making a decision, in fact, he told me to think about it. I left and headed to work and I called the same day and booked my surgery. He is an artist and a master at what he does. I am extremely happy with my results. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Halliday and his staff to anyone interested in improving their appearance.

- Debbie - Syracuse, NY


This whole process has been an amazing experience. The staff and Dr. Halliday treat you with respect and also assure your privacy. The staff is efficient and communicates well; you have complete knowledge of the process and the outcome is absolutely awesome. Thank you!

- Dale - Ilion, NY


At my initial visit I was met with a short wait time and a friendly staff. Throughout the whole procedure I was comfortable and I healed well and had no problems; I am happy with my results. Dr. Kim is so nice and friendly. He answered all my questions and made me feel safe and comfortable. The office staff has been very friendly and helpful as well. Everyone is so nice here.

- Karen – Syracuse, NY


When I met Dr. Kim and the staff, everyone was friendly. Dr. Kim did a good job with my procedure and made me feel comfortable. My hair has started to grow and I feel like the procedure has worked. Everyone here is nice and I liked Dr. Kim’s honesty with me. My doctor wanted me to go to a different doctor for my nose but I told him “no I want to go to Dr. Kim”.

- Ljupco – Syracuse, NY


At my initial visit Dr. Kim and the staff were very informative on what was going to happen with the surgery. He removed Melanoma from the left side of my nose and it very good. All of the Melanoma has been removed and is healing well. Dr. Kim has been very informative on all that has taken place and what is in the future after surgery. The staff has also been very helpful throughout the whole process. I would see Dr. Kim again if I had any more cancer to be removed.

- Eugene – Syracuse, NY


My initial consultation was very informative. The doctor was honest about the procedure, as well as, the cost and I felt no pressure to make a commitment. The office itself is very comfortable and the staff is friendly and welcoming. My procedure went smooth and the doctor was very cautious to not release me until he was sure I was ready to leave. I am very happy with my results and the healing time was even better than expected. Dr. Kim has an excellent bed side manner and his staff made the whole process enjoyable. He is easy to talk to and very informative about the procedure, as well as, advice on the healing process. I would definitely refer my family and friends to this practice.

- Linda – East Syracuse, NY


Dr. Kim and the entire staff are nice. Dr. Kim did a good job and everything is 100%.

- Nevzad – East Syracuse, NY


My husband and I met with Dr. Halliday and Terri. We arrived to a very clean and inviting office and did not have to wait long. Dr. Halliday and Terri did not tell me what should be done but were interested in what my goals were for a cosmetic procedure. They answered all my questions and explained their recommendations clearly. On the day of my procedure everyone went out of their way to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I liked the “privacy” of the operating and recovery area. I feel like l look years younger while still looking “age appropriate”. Friends and family have commented I look good and the natural lift is exactly that; very natural. The only way people know I had a procedure is because I told them. Dr. Halliday was very professional and friendly the entire time. I completely trusted all the decisions he made during the procedure. He took his time and even took time to put my husband at ease about having the procedure done. Everyone at the office is extremely friendly and I have never had to wait long for my appointment. I feel like I have made an investment in my face and while I am happy to be my age I am even happier to have a face that matches the body I have. I will continue to make enhancements along the way with Dr. Halliday, Terri, and everyone in his office who made me feel and look special.

- Nicki – East Syracuse, NY


The staff is very pleasant and helpful. I am very pleased with Dr. Hallidays expertise.

- Debra Victor - East Syracuse, NY


This is a wonderful place to come, everyone is great and happy. I had the best care and will recommend this surgery center to my friends.

- Linda - Syracuse, NY


I was very worried about my surgery. However, the doctor and staff were wonderful and my surgery and recovery were well worth it.

- Shirley – Syracuse, NY

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