Can You Be Too Old for Cosmetic Surgery?

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In our modern times, people are living healthy, active lifestyles into their 70s and 80s. This new population is still busy engaging in hobbies, investing in new relationships, and enjoying life. A growing number, who wish their appearance more accurately reflected how they feel, are seeking out a large range of cosmetic procedures. But can […]

Does Cosmetic Surgery Hurt?

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Many people who want to have cosmetic procedures hesitate for one big reason: they are afraid that it is going to hurt. The truth is that while some invasive surgeries can involve pain and discomfort, others do not–and the amount of pain or discomfort that you experience varies depending on a large number of factors, […]

Understanding Prolotherapy Injections For Pain Treatment

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Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for tendon and ligament issues that can help relieve pain in the area and help with recovery. The treatment is an injection that helps to rebuild collagen in the affected area, which in turn stabilizes the joint, returns functioning, lessens pain, and bolsters healing. At the Surgical Arts Centre, we […]

Beside The Scalpel: Our Non-Surgical Medical Spa Treatments

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When people think about getting a cosmetic procedure, they often think about surgery: facelifts, tummy tucks, and implants. But the truth is that the significant uptick in cosmetic procedures in recent years is mostly due to non-surgical options, such as non-ablative lasers, injectable treatments, and Ultherapy. Why are more people opting for these non-surgical procedures? […]

Am I A Good Candidate For Ultherapy?

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Ultherapy is an exciting, FDA-approved, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that significantly tones and lifts the skin on the face, neck, chin, and brow. But even though the treatments are an ideal option that fits the needs of a large number of people seeking rejuvenating skin treatments, few are aware that they are a good candidate for […]

How It Works: The Science Behind SculpSure

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In 2015, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cynosure’s SculpSure cosmetic procedure, finding that it was a safe and effective way to reduce fat cells in the flank area. Following the approval, cosmetic centers and medical spas across the United States have begun to offer SculpSure treatments to patients who wish to significantly reduce […]

Chin Augmentation Using Chin Implants: The Procedure & Recovery

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Chin augmentations can help improve your jawline, add balance to your face, or compliment a rhinoplasty. More importantly, though, they can increase confidence and boost self-esteem. Before choosing a chin implant operation, however, it is vital that you clearly understand the procedure as well as the recovery process. Below, we’ve outlined what happens before, during, […]

Five Tools To Clean Your All-on-4 Dental Implants

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Dental Implant Cleaning Tools Overview In general, dental implants simply need similar care to natural teeth: a regular oral health routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. However, adding tools to your regime can help ensure optimal long-term gum and implant health. Here are your best options for oral care after implants: Toothbrush. After many […]

Sleep Apnea Surgery – L. Williams

“Dr. Clark Taylor saved my life, my marriage, and my sanity! I had the most severe case of Sleep Apnea the VA had ever seen. I normally for the past 28 years would sleep in 20 minute increments for 2 hours, be up for a while and repeat. I would be tired, irritable, and unmotivated […]

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week: October 1 – October 7

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Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, which takes place from October 1 to October 7 this year, is all about educating the public about sleep apnea, from its signs and symptoms to its complications and treatments. Sponsored by the American Sleep Association, Sleep Apnea Awareness Week is focused on spreading information, dispelling harmful myths, and ultimately improving […]

United Kingdom Considers Cosmetic Surgery “Cooling Off” Period

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The United Kingdom’s General Medical Council (GMC) is currently considering a number of new guidelines for doctors regarding cosmetic surgery, including a new regulation that would instate a mandatory “cooling off” period between the initial consultation and the official agreement to move ahead with the procedure. Other countries, such as Australia, have also considered mandatory […]

IPL – Ian

IPL has made my life easier. I’ve had hair removal IPL treatments done on my back, the back of my neck, and the front of my neck (trimming the beard line). Beyond the notion that medicine is moving away from scalpels and stitches to needles and light, IPL makes so much sense. I don’t shave […]

Botox – Ian

I had my doubts, to say the least. Botox seemed a pinnacle of western hubris, the need to keep ones face ever youthful. My reservations were misplaced. I tried a small amount to see if I’d have an adverse reaction (which I didn’t), then more to help erase a particular look of mine, the “frown” […]

Orthognathic Surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre

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You do not have to live with a painful, misaligned jaw! Corrective jaw surgery can move your upper and lower jaw into a more aligned position, correcting bite issues, taking away chronic pain, and improving your appearance. In some cases, jaw surgery can also help with other health issues, including breathing problems and sleep apnea. […]

Winter Skin Care Tips

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Protect your skin year round. Exposure to the dry air and increased UVA waves in the winter months can age skin quickly. Rosacea (redness) often worsens in winter, as do fine lines around the eyes and mouth. The drier air in winter pulls moisture from the skin’s natural protective barrier (or mantle). The mantle is […]


Surgical Arts Centre Physicians

Contact: Kendra Kessen Phone: 406-549-6600 Email: Website: Surgical Arts Centre Launches New User-Friendly, Educational Website New surgical facility website offers information about cosmetic facial surgery, corrective jaw surgery, oral surgery, sleep apnea surgery, TMJ surgery, and more. MISSOULA, MONTANA (DECEMBER 2014) – In an effort to educate users and better connect to past, […]

Dr. Lisa Pacheco is now at Surgical Arts Centre full time!

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Dr Pacheco is continuing her osteopathic medicine practice at SAC.  After 6 years at the Missoula Osteopathic Clinic, Dr Lisa Pacheco has now joined Surgical Arts Centre full time. In addition Osteopathy and Osteopathic Manual Medicine, her other services include: • Injectable therapies. • Laser treatments and laser light treatments. • Ultherapy (Ultrasound therapy treatments). […]

Ultherapy in Missoula

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The Only Procedure FDA-Cleared for a Non-invasive Neck, Brow and Under-Chin Lift It’s been featured on national television shows such as Rachael Ray, The View and The Doctors. It’s been touted by big-name beauty editors from Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Shape and more. It’s Ultherapy, a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound to actually lift […]

Sunblock and skin cancer. Protecting your skin.

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Chemical sunblocks are actually associated with increased skin cancer. Oxybenzone for instance is a known carcinogen, found in many sunblock products. The only two sunblocks consistently proven safe are the mineral sunblocks: titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Additionally, zinc supports the immune system. Sun damage is an inflammatory process ( as is acne, pigment formation […]

Why choose SAC for your sleep apnea treatment?

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• Our one-on-one care. Our accredited facility allows us to care for sleep apnea patients on an individual basis in a special care setting. Unlike in hospitals, where nurses have multiple patients and , you will get to know each member of our experienced staff and receive personalized, expert attention. • Our experience. With 30+ […]

Surgical Arts Centre Oral & Facial Treatments

  Oral and maxillofacial surgery can positively affect the way we smile, the way we eat, the way we sleep, the way we look, and the way we breath. Anyone who has struggled with an issue involving their face, jaw, teeth, or neck understand that even minor health issues can harm your quality of life, […]

All-On-4 Testimonial

The Surgical Arts Centre of Montana has the experience and dedication to make sure you have the best care possible. Listen to what Peter has to say about his brand new smile from Dr. Holtzen of the Surgical Arts Centre. The Surgical Arts Centre is a state of the art, full service medical facility. They […]

About Surgical Arts Centre

Our physicians are fully dedicated to their patients and their practice: from providing a safe, comfortable, and modern facility to making certain that each patient is cared for on an personalized, one-on-one basis throughout their time here. With a sustained emphasis on continued learning, innovation, and education, our doctors invest significant time and energy into […]

Rebecca Kauffman

I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of my oral surgeon, R F John Holtzen, DMV. I have know Dr. Holtzen for 11 years. I have been a patient under his care on numerous occasions during that time frame. Dr. Holtzen has proven to be a very proficient and caring surgeon. […]

Marti Martha Catron Bowland

I am going through the dental implant process with Dr. Holtzen and staff. So far they have taken great care of me. There’s nothing to be afraid of because they manage the pain so well. I’m home from receiving my implant post just this morning. I’m looking forward to receiving the replacement teeth, and chewing […]

Learn more about All-On-4 Surgical Procedure

Dr. John Holtzen talks about how your smile can be transformed in just one day! Dr. Holtzen resides in the Hamilton area and grew up in the small town of Healdsburg, California. He is a graduate of California State University. In 1994, he graduated in the top of his class from Temple University School of […]