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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.


Plastic Surgeon in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY


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 was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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