Give Yourself, or Someone You Love, the gift of Beauty!

Give Yourself, or Someone You Love, the gift of Beauty! - Blog

Huge savings on product and services for the Holidays!

If you are looking for a great gift for yourself, or someone you love, we have specials available for the whole month of December. Call our office today to schedule your appointment or purchase your products at these awesome discounts! (850) 784-7722 Opt 1.

It’s NOT the “brand” … It’s the man!

It’s NOT the “brand” … It’s the man! - Blog

Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center has a remarkable reputation in Bay County. However, a brand is only as good as the services provided, and the status rests on what consumers actually believe about those amenities. That’s why it was so gratifying to Dr. Daniel Daube to have received not one, but two designations in the “Best of Bay” for Bay County as designated within The News Herald.

“Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center puts great emphasis on courtesy and professionalism in dealing with visitors to our medical facility. In fact, treating patients with respect and dignity is part of our Mission Statement,” said Dr. Daube. “We strive to provide quality medical care enhanced by compassion and understanding for the needs of our patients. Word-of-mouth marketing has built our practice into one of the foremost treatment options in Northwest Florida – although our patients also come from across the US as well as throughout the world!”

Dr. Daube was voted the best Cosmetic Surgeon, and was also in the top three Medical Specialists in the county. What makes this so significant is the fact that “word of mouth” advertising is THE most powerful marketing for any physician.

The doctors and staff and Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center would like to invite residents and visitors to come to their facility to see what others have found to be true – they are “Where Art and Medicine Come Face to Face.”©

4 Ways to Win Against Wrinkles

4 Ways to Win Against Wrinkles - Blog

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, there are several ways you can counter wrinkles.

1) Top-of-the-mind awareness for those of us living on the Gulf of Mexico is not to “bake” in the sun. Harsh tanning turns the skin to a leather look that is almost impossible to reverse. And, of course, it should go without saying, tanning booths absolutely are not an option! In addition, always be careful of UVA rays, even when you are in your car where the sun can still penetrate. It is important to protect your skin, every single day, with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. We also carry Jane Iredale Sunless Tanner. Ask our Aesthetician about other products we carry for just this sort of protection.

2) Diet and water are two great combinations. A heart-healthy diet, filled with fruits and vegetables, along with several glasses of water each day, will ensure not only more healthy skin, but toxins will be flushed from your body. Specifically, include foods that are high in vitamins C and E, as well as soy and green tea, instead of dehydrating fluids. When your skin is nourished, wrinkles are less likely to form.

3) Genetics do play an important part in how your face wrinkles, as does how much you laugh, frown, furrow your brow, or smile, which increases crow’s-feet. But with the latest in injectables, we offer a way to counter wrinkling and sagging of the facial area, and can even treat the more fine wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Restylane Silk is the newest product that can literally turn back time! Those fine lines around the lips caused by aging, sun-damage, smoking, or just from a genetic tendency to turn down, can be easily and effectively treated.

4) There are simple things you can do to decrease wrinkles like varying your sleeping position each night so as not to favor one side of the face over another. In fact, it’s better to sleep on your back. Our office has numerous ways to rejuvenate your skin that will reduce wrinkling. We not only have topical lotions, but also special peels and laser treatments that will give you reason to smile at your wrinkle-free reflection!

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center, our aesthetic spa should be your first call when wrinkles have taken a toll on your skin. Dr. Daube is also the region’s only Board Certified as well as Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. He runs his practice by his slogan: Where Art and Medicine Come Face to Face.© We suggest you try and manage your wrinkles as much as possible by following the four suggestions above, but when you can’t achieve the results you’d like to see with your skin, scheduling an appointment with our medical professionals will help remove those pesky wrinkles. Call us, today!

A Personal Testimonial about Restylane Silk®

In medicine, there is nothing better than word-of-mouth marketing, especially when it comes to new products on the market.

Dr. Daniel Daube of Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center has been chosen to introduce Restylane Silk® to the Bay County area. This first and only FDA-approved filler is designed, specifically, for the treatment of lips and the lines around them caused by aging, sun damage, smoking, or a genetic condition where the lips naturally turn down.

Kasey K. was the first patient to be injected by Dr. Daube, and her testimonial is as glowing about the product as her face is when she speaks of her outcome. Kasey is a 23-year-old college student who plans to get married in the fall of this year.

“I was very self-conscious of my upper lip, because it was so small. In school, I was made fun of due to the thinness of my lip, which really hurt my feelings, and I figured if these people notice my lack of lip definition, others must as well. I’ve always wanted fuller lips, but there weren’t any options I could afford,” said Kasey.

“I chose Dr. Daube because I’d heard he is the best doctor to go to for injectables, and the only one who offered Restylane Silk.® He assessed my lips and gave me injections in my upper and lower lip. I was delighted when he was also able to correct the problem that my lips turned down.”

So were the results as she expected?

“It was everything I expected and more! My lips were not too big or too small, they were absolutely perfect,” said Kasey.

What about pain?

“Because I got numbing medication, there actually was no pain involved with the procedure.”

So, would she do it again and recommend it to others?

“Yes, I would definitely recommend it, especially since I have my wedding coming up. In fact, I might get it touched up a month or two ahead of the ceremony. This first time, I wanted to do a ‘dry run’ to see how it would look, because I wanted fuller lips for my wedding. I’m so much more confident now, because my lips are fuller.”

What about follow-up with the medical staff?

“I had a very thorough conversation with the nurse who gave me a booklet of everything I needed to do following the injection. Dr. Daube was also very helpful in explaining the after-care needed, which was minimal. I followed all the instructions and the only thing that was a bit unusual was getting used to the odd sensation of having the fuller lips I’ve always wanted. Also, I was encouraged to call the office if I had any questions. Everyone was very nice and attentive both before and after the procedure.”

Only a small number of trained physicians in the U.S. are offering this product, and Panama City is one of those areas. “I am very proud to have been chosen as one of the physicians in the nation to introduce this product to our region,” said Dr. Daube.

The product is injected into a patient’s lip and/or area around the mouth in one or two sessions as needed. The process typically takes less than an hour. Call our office to schedule a consult regarding any injectables or cosmetic facial plastic surgery you may desire.

Restylane Silk® is produced by the makers of Restylane—Galderma. Galderma is a global healthcare company founded in 1981, which focuses on skin health.

Spring Savings Event

Spring Savings Event - Blog

Join us April 15, 2015 and take advantage of these one night only specials!

Call Tanya to schedule your appointment as space is limited.

(850) 784-7722 Option 1, Ext. 7

February is Children’s ENT Health Month

February is Children’s ENT Health Month - Blog

Parents must be vigilant in the care of their children’s ears, nose, and throat. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, national health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment.

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center our physicians are extremely familiar with all the ear, nose, and throat issues from which children suffer. Our physicians treat the following issues:

Breathing Difficulties – This is not unusual, especially in humid areas like Bay County, so we are adept in providing guidance as to how to treat any breathing complications prior to surgery being considered. Allergies may also be an issue.

Chronic Ear Problems – Unfortunately, this is all too common, especially in small children. Our physicians discount every option, but sometimes the insertion of ear tubes is the best decision to give your child relief. Chronic Ear Infectionsare, unfortunately, part of early childhood.

Cleft Lip/Palate – A cleft lip or palate (roof of the mouth) is a birth defect. Surgery to repair these birth defects are done at an early age, and may take multiple surgeries, in stages. Dr. Daube is not only an ear/nose/throat physician, but he is also the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. He has been able to put a true smile on the faces of many children who suffer from this condition.

Nose Bleeds – Caused by a variety of reasons, nose bleeds are problematic because the amount of blood can be scary. Not only is this a troublesome condition, especially with children, but it could indicate a more serious problem. There are treatments available, but surgery is also an option.

Facial Nerve Injuries – Such as from dog bites, or any other facial trauma. Both Dr. Daniel Daube and Dr. James Beggs are adept in trauma surgery and stand ready to assist with any wounds that may be suffered by your child.

Hearing Loss – This is a problem parents need to be aware of early in the child’s life, as it can affect speech and other cognitive development. An ENT physician, who is used to treating children, can perform several tests to make the correct diagnosis.

Hypernasal Speech – This may be an indication of Nasal Deformities, Obstructions or other issues that need to be addressed. Sinus Infections may also be indicated as a condition to treat.

Sleep Disordered Breathing – Yes, children can actually experience Sleep Apnea. A sleep study may be necessary to determine if this is the correct diagnosis.

Tonsillitis – If you make frequent trips to the doctor with your child suffering from tonsillitis, then a tonsillectomy may be necessary to treat the infection or inflammation of the tonsils.

Adenoiditis and Adenoid Hypertrophy – Adenoids are located in the back of the mouth, on the soft palate. Adenoids are one of your throat’s first lines of defense, and they can often become inflamed. Removal of your adenoids is often done at the same time as a tonsillectomy, but the doctor will decide what is best for your child’s specific condition.

Rest assured, when you need the services of Board Certified physicians, the doctors at our practice are multi-trained, and available. Our physicians are adept in diagnosing the many conditions that may be a part of the early childhood years. Of utmost importance is the fact that none of the above conditions should be ignored or overlooked. Contact a doctor who is specialized in the surgery and treatment of children’s ear, nose, and throat issues. Early diagnosis can save you a lifetime of heartache.

Cupid Special for February 2015!

Cupid Special for February 2015! - Blog

This February 2015, Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT Center would like to show our LOVE for our patients with $100 per syringe of Juvèderm and Restylane.

Special must be mentioned at the time of purchase!

Call Tanya, 850.784.7722 Opt. 1 Ext. 7 to schedule!

What do I do if I'm diagnosed with a Thyroid Nodule?

What do I do if I'm diagnosed with a Thyroid Nodule? - Blog

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center, our team of physicians is specialized in treating thyroid nodules.

According to WebMD, thyroid nodules are growths or lumps in the thyroid gland in the front of your neck. This gland controls how your body uses energy. It should be noted that most thyroid nodules are not cancerous and do not cause problems. In fact, many do not even need treatment, but unfortunately, some are cancerous, which is the reason they should be evaluated.

Big nodules manifest themselves by swelling in the neck, or you may be able to feel the nodule. It is also possible that you may:

  • Feel pain in your throat, or feel like your throat is “full”.
  • Have a hard time swallowing
  • Experience trouble breathing
  • Feel nervous, with a fast heartbeat; sweat a great deal; or, lose weight. (These are symptoms of hyperthyroidism, where the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone.)
  • Be tired or depressed; have memory problems; be constipated; have dry skin; feel cold; or have other symptoms of hypothyroidism.

It may be necessary for one of our doctors to do a physical exam to determine if you have a thyroid nodule, and he/she will be specifically interested in what symptoms you display. Unfortunately, these nodules do not always cause symptoms, and may only be found from a CT scan or ultrasound.

We usually recommend certain tests to determine how well your thyroid is working, and to rule out cancer of the thyroid. Possible tests may include:

  • A blood test to check the level of thyroid hormone in your body.
  • A thyroid scan, which uses radioactive material with a camera to see how well your thyroid gland is working. (This test is done to see if the level of thyroid hormone is high.)
  • A fine-needle aspiration will remove a small amount of material from the nodule, which will then be checked for cancer cells.
  • A thyroid ultrasound, to see the number and size of nodules present, or to locate the nodule in order to conduct the fine-needle aspiration.

Thyroid nodules are more common as a person ages, and experts have shown that thyroid nodules tend to run in families. If surgery is indicated, we will discuss not only what to expect, but what the follow-up treatment will entail.

All our specialists are adept at diagnosing thyroid cancer, and Dr. Jim Beggs is the region’s only Board Certified Head and Neck cancer surgeon, so we are exceptionally equipped to advocate with you—the whole person—to get to the root of any thyroid problems you may be experiencing. We have two locations to serve you, so call to make an appointment with one of our physicians to begin your thyroid stimulating hormone testing.

No Regrets!

No Regrets! - Blog

During the Thanksgiving season, we often look back over the year and consider all the things we’re grateful to have received. But the season may also remind us of things we wish we hadn’t done. In some cases, we can correct our mistakes, repair relationships, and move on. With tattoos, that can especially be the case. At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center, we specialize in tattoo removal services.

A tattoo might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but now personal and/or career changes might have you wondering if it’s possible to change your mind.

The Answer? Yes! On the average, professional tattoos require 6-8 laser removal treatments (amateur tattoos may require less). The majority of patients do not require any anesthesia and only antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied immediately after treatment. To get started, we’ll be happy to discuss the procedure and any questions you may have regarding the specifics of tattoo removal.

Dr. Daube is the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, so he brings unique abilities to his ENT and Facial Plastic specialty, and tattoo removal is just one of the skin’s issues that we can treat. Dr. Daube has been using medical lasers longer than any other MD in Bay County.

To learn more about Dr. Daube go to www.gulfcoastfacialplastics.com. Our website gives complete information, and extensive resumes, on each of our five physicians, since our medical practice is the largest ENT group in the region. Call us today – 850-784-7722. Our entire staff stands ready to provide you with the most experienced, compassionate care available.

Be thankful that so many mistakes from the past can be corrected, and we’re here to help!

Treating Port-Wine Stains on the Face

Treating Port-Wine Stains on the Face - Blog

According to the National Institutes of Health, port-wine stains occur in about 3 out of 1,000 people. A port-wine stain is a birthmark where swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. They are usually flat and pink in appearance, but the color can deepen to a dark red or purplish color over time.

Dr. Daniel Daube can usually diagnose a port-wine stain by a visual exam. In unusual cases, a skin biopsy may be needed, which depends on the location and other symptoms that may be present.

Over time, many procedures have been tried for port-wine stains, to include freezing, surgery, radiation, and tattooing. However, we have found that laser therapy is the most successful option in eliminating port-wine stains. The exact type of laser used depends on the person’s age and the particular type of stain. It is a proven fact that stains, especially on the face, respond better to laser therapy than those on the arms, legs, or middle of the body. And, older stains may be more difficult to treat.

Dr. Daube is the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, so he brings unique abilities to his ENT and Facial Plastic specialty, and Port-wine stain treatment is just one of the skin’s abnormalities that he can treat. Dr. Daube has been using medical lasers longer than any other MD in Bay County.

To learn more about Dr. Daube go to www.gulfcoastfacialplastics.com. Our website gives complete information, and extensive resumes, on each of our five physicians, since our medical practice is the largest ENT group in the region. Call us today – 850-784-7722. Our entire staff stands ready to provide you with the most experienced, compassionate care available.

Don't Forget Your End of Year Deductibles

Don't Forget Your End of Year Deductibles - Blog

It’s that time of year when you need to consider whether or not you’ve met your medical deductibles and can consider having additional issues addressed. The IRS will let you deduct payments to doctors, in-patient hospital care, prescription drugs, and costs associated with going to and from the doctor. But by definition, an insurance deductible is the amount of money the insured will need to pay before any benefits from the health insurance policy can be used. Have you met the amount you have to pay out of pocket for healthcare procedures with your insurance? And, don’t forget to research any co-pays required. Now is the time to check your status before the end of December!

Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center is the largest ear, nose, and throat medical practice in the region. At this time of year, one of the most sought-after procedures is Balloon Sinuplasty, a non-surgical option for recurrent sinus issues. No hospitalization is necessary, and you can resume normal activities following the procedure.

We provide five options for ear, nose, and throat issues, as well as cancer of those areas. Drs. James Beggs,Daniel Daube, Brian Gibson, Vicki Nowak, and Stephen Toner all stand ready to meet you, personally, to address your medical needs.

In addition, Dr. Daniel Daube is the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, so he brings unique abilities to his ENT and Facial Plastic specialty.

Our website gives complete information, and extensive resumes, on each of our five physicians so that you can make a decision as to which doctor would meet your very specific, individualized needs. Call us today – 850-784-7722. Our physicians, and our entire staff, stand ready to provide you with the most experienced, compassionate care available.www.gulfcoastfacialplastics.com

You see the Doctor!

You see the Doctor! - Blog

Does it concern you when you make an appointment to see a particular physician, but when you arrive for your appointment you are, instead, ushered into a room only to be seen by a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner? It is the personal philosophy of our practice that when you want, and need, to see a physician, and also are paying to see that specialist – that’s precisely what should happen!

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center, we provide five options for ear, nose, and throat issues, as well as cancer of those areas. Drs. James Beggs, Daniel Daube, Brian Gibson, Vicki Nowak, and Stephen Toner all stand ready to meet you, personally, to address your medical needs.

In addition, Dr. Daniel Daube is the region’s only Board Certified and Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, so he brings unique abilities to his ENT and Facial Plastic specialty.

Our website gives complete information, and extensive resumes, on each of our five physicians so that you can make a decision as to which doctor would meet your very specific, individualized needs. Call us, today – 850-784-7722. Our physicians (at the largest ENT group in this region), and our entire staff, stand ready to provide you with the most experienced, compassionate care available. www.gulfcoastfacialplastics.com

Top 3 Ways to Winterize Your Skin

Top 3 Ways to Winterize Your Skin - Blog

Fall is the perfect time to begin “winterizing” your skin. Prevention is always your best ally for great skin care. When the weather begins to change … so should your skin routine.

Here are the top three (3) steps to incorporate into your schedule:

1) Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize to prevent the dryness that comes during the winter months.

Facial moisturizers are such an important part of a daily skincare routine. At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center, we offer our Obagi® Hydrate for daytime moisturizing. Then, the Obagi Hydrate Lux is recommended for nighttime moisturizing. The Lux has all the benefits of the Hydrate, plus contains powerful ingredients engineered to work while you sleep. Both these options are long lasting facial moisturizers that reduce water loss at the skin’s surface, and continuously release moisturizing ingredients. Both are appropriate for all skin types and ages.

2) A daily sunscreen should always be used, even on cloudy days! Our Obagi moisturizing Sunshield is a great product to keep your skin hydrated as well as protected from the sun’s harsh rays. This unique product protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays! REMEMBER: Sunscreen is the #1 skincare product to use for anti-aging.

3) Last, choose relaxing, hydrating facials either weekly or monthly. At our medical spa, we offer the Silk Peel Dermalinfusion that exfoliates the dry, dead skin cells while infusing the skin with Hyaluronic acid (a natural hydrator) and Vitamin C, which is also a great anti-oxidant.

One of the biggest skincare misconceptions evolves dry skin vs dehydrated skin.

Dry skin is genetically predetermined and is characterized by insufficient oil gland activity.

And remember, if your skin is dry due to genetic causes, look for moisturizing products that contain emollients, as well as humectants, to seal in the moisture. Some examples include shea butter, vitamin E, and allantonin

Dehydrated skin is characterized by lack of moisture due to such factors as climate and over cleansing. Therefore, even oily skin types can suffer from dehydrated skin. If your skin is dehydrated due to environmental causes, look for moisturizing products that contain humectants to seal the moisture in, and hydrating agents, such as hyaluronic acid to increase the water content in the epidermis.

If you aren’t sure if your skin issues are as a result of genetics or the environment, call us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center and schedule your appointment! Ask for Donna Rizzuto, RN, (850) 784-7722, Opt 1, Ext 3. For any additional questions you may have: donna@gulfcoastfacialplastics.com.

Exciting New Technology ACCENTs Skin Tightening

Exciting New Technology ACCENTs Skin Tightening - Blog

The Accent XL is finally here and there is a lot of buzz going around about the results we are seeing at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics and ENT Center with this non-surgical procedure!

What is it?

It’s a radio-frequency non-surgical procedure for improving the skin’s laxity and causes tissue shrinkage anywhere on the face or body.

How does it work?

A laser delivers a beam of high intensity Near-Infrared Light that sweeps gently over the skin, deeply penetrating the skin tissue right through to the dermis layer of the skin. The light heats the water content of your skin, which stimulates the collagen and causes the skin to contract and tighten.

Will it hurt?

Treatment is often like a comfortable massage and considered by most to be painless. There will be a warm sensation. The cooling device within the treatment hand piece protects the skin from excess heat application.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatments can last from 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated and the skin type.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments will depend upon the area to be covered and the condition of the skin. Usually 4-6 treatments are recommended.

When will I notice an improvement?

Immediately! However, you will see further improvements develop gradually over a period of 1-3 months as new collagen is formed and your skin thickens and feels tighter and smoother.

How long will the treatments last?

The results will last for several years with recommended maintenance treatments every 6- 12 months.

So, if you’re needing tightening under the chin, jowls and neck then this is definitely for you! This technology also works great on smoothing and reducing the fat cells on other parts of your body.

Call today and schedule your appointment! Ask for Donna Rizzuto, RN, (850) 784-7722, Opt 1, Ext 3. For any additional questions you may have: donna@gulfcoastfacialplastics.com

Coverage at Northwest Florida Community Hospital

Coverage at Northwest Florida Community Hospital - Blog

Beginning September 2, 2014, Drs. Daniel C. Daube, James C. Beggs, and Stephen J. Toner have begun providing services to the Northwest Florida Community Hospital.

Dr. Daube will be offering ear, nose, and throat services in addition to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery options. Dr. Beggs is an ear, nose, and throat cancer specialist, while Dr. Toner brings a long history of treating ear, nose, and throat patients in the Bay County area.

The mission of this specialized group is to provide the people of Washington County, and the surrounding areas, with impressive, clinically based results at reasonable prices. We believe our team offers exceptional value at a fair rate. Convenience and same-day services are part of our plan.

We provide efficient and personalized attention to each patient. The qualities we hold dear are truth, competence, and the protection of our excellent reputation. And, we believe it’s our reputation that drew the hospital’s leadership to contract for our services.

Our offices are located at 1360 Brickyard Road in Chipley, Florida. For appointments, call: (850) 415-8185.