Dr. Allison Holzapfel

Plastic Surgery
Edgewood, KY
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Edgewood, KY

Address

133 Barnwood Drive, Edgewood, KY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Allison Holzapfel practices facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. She specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and neck, including facelifts, rhinoplasty, and eyelid lifts. Dr. Holzapfel also has a large noninvasive rejuvenation practice that focuses on neurotoxin use (Botox, Dysport) and injectable dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero) to obtain a youthful look without the downtime. Reconstructive surgery is also a passion of Dr. Holzapfel. She does a significant amount of cancer reconstruction of the face and neck after Mohs micrographic surgery, as well as scar revisions and traumatic reconstructions.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

60 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
See your physician: There are so many changes going on with weight and hair loss that you should contact your primary care physician or oncologist to rule out any hormona... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: However, skin cancer can occasionally spread very quickly. If the lesion is not improving with proper therapy, a biopsy is definitely recommended.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Unequivocally, yes. Constant sunscreen use when outside is mandatory. Spring, summer, fall and winter.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Scar revision: Depending on the orientation of the scar, the depth and the color, scar revision is definite option. This can range from something as simple as co2 l... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes but....: Mixing the products will decrease the effectiveness of the benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Ideally, you should use the BenzaClin (clind... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Nothing: Shaving does not remove the hair follicle, so the pigment still remains. Laser hair removal of the dark hairs can kill the follicle and therefore get... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Could be postop : It is not unusual to have postoperative swelling for more than a month after surgery. I would attribute morning swelling to edema collection after la... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
1-2 weeks: This recommendation varies based on your surgeon's preference. Most recommend 1-2 weeks. Be sure to check with your facial plastic surgeon for their... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
2-3 syringes: Depending on your needs for lip augmentation, most people require about one syringe for the lips. Cheeks usually require at least one syringe per sid... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Wouldn't recommend: Although, technically that is possible, i wouldn't recommend it to be done at home. Doctors use clean instruments and prep the skin with antibacteria... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Only physical screen: Only a physical sunscreen, like Zinc or Titanium oxide can work when not directly in touch with the skin. Chemical blockers need to interact with the... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Nose strips CPAP: First, why do you need to wait two years? If it is a medical issue preventing surgery, there are a few nonsurgical ways to try to improve breathing. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Inject or shave: Some bump type scars can be treated with a steroid injection to shrink the scar. Some may be easily reduced by shaving the bump down to the level of ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Most likely surgery: Occasionally, drainage and steroid injections will resolve an acute inflammation of a cyst. However, most of the time there is still sebaceous materi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: There are many possibilities here that really need a strong history to diagnose your problem. Depending on your exposures, it could be anything from ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Your surgeon should provide you with this answer based upon her desires. I require 1 week with a chin strap full time followed by another week of nig... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
If traumatized: It would be rare for a cyst to bleed unless infected or traumatized in some way. A bleeding lesion should be examined and biopsied by your physician... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: the hair follicles in the scalp thicken the skin significantly. The back and soles of the feet are also very thick.
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A female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Cyst or lymph node: A soft lump behind the ear may be one of many things. A lymph node may remain enlarged after an infection. Any recurrent infections could make it te... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Avoidance of the bleach will prevent the recurrence of symptoms. Moisturizer and/or a barrier cream like Aquaphor will help to heal. A short course o... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Growing: Stretch marks usually occur during periods of rapid growth. Rubbing a scar gel on them may help, but time will fade them most effectively. Some frac... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Infection: It sounds like a complicated infection with cellulitis and edema. I would seek medical help as soon as possible.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
May decrease: Deep chemical peels are generally used to treat moderately to severely sun-damaged skin that exhibits lines and pigment changes. Medically, they are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes sir!: I continually query patients on sunscreen use, and I am a member of the medical advisory board of melanoma know more, a local nonprofit that helps inc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Laser: Red scars are usually very vascular, meaning new blood vessels have proliferated in the scar causing the redness. Treating them with a pulsed dye las... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
See your physician: I cannot see the photo, however, any change to a mole should be evaluated by a physician. It is possible the mole was just traumatized, but a thoroug... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Not when done well: When Botox is injected in a conservative manner to allow some natural motion while reducing wrinkle formation, the results are almost never "plastic".... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes if not infected: The majority of sebaceous cysts are not infected and are stable lumps under the skin. If your cyst is acutely infected and draining, i would not advi... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Ointment: It sounds like you may have some mild burns from the hair removal laser. Any cracks or blisters should be covered with antibiotic ointment and kept c... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Facial/extractions : Blackheads are open pores filled with debris including skin cells, makeup and oils. Regular cleansing, exfoliating, and good skin care can decrease t... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Crusty or ulcerated: I think you mean squamous cell carcinoma. It can vary in appearance from a red, occasionally bleeding patch of skin to a deep ulcer. Sometimes the s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Seborrheic Dermatiti: Could be seborrheic dermatitis. This is usually treated with topical lotions or solutions. Acne medication can make it worse since it will irritiate... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Cleansing: Keeping the skin as clean and free of debris as possible is the best treatment for blackheads. Exfoliation and the use of salicylic acid cleansers wi... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Unsure: This could be anything from a normal pimple to skin cancer. How long has it been there? Do you have a history of acne or skin cancer? To be sure, i... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Could be staph: If there is pain, redness, fever i would be evaluated as soon as possible. It sounds like a cellulitis, or skin infection.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Possible repair: Septal perforations less than 1 cm can be repaired if the surrounding tissues are healthy and Cocaine use has been stopped. Flaps of tissue can be mo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Neither: Acne and blackheads are usually best treated by topical medications or chemical peels. Blackheads can be extracted in a controlled environment while ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Chemical peels can significantly reduce if not remove freckles. The depth of the peel will determine the amount of freckle removal. The deeper, the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
No BEST treatment: There is no best treatment for acne scars, as these scars come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and depths. Treatment can range from light chemical peel... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Permanent reduction: Laser hair reduction permanently reduces the number of hairs in the area treated. Treating the area on a consistent basis will give the best results ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Research: Obviously, you can research the web for surgeons, but asking around might give you even better info. When you do find a surgeon or two to work with, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
You don't feel it!: If the sedation is performed properly, you are asleep when the numbing injections are performed. Then, you should be completely numb throughout the e... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Surgery on septum: Septoplasty is a surgery that is used to improve the nasal airway. This may consist of removing deviated portions of the septum, straightening some o... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Time and bleaching: It can take a few months for skin to lighten after tanning or hyperpigmentation. That being said, adding a topical bleaching cream like hydroquinone ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
So many reasons: There are so many reasons you can experience these symptoms. Have you tried any new detergents or body washes? Have you been traveling or exposed to... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: There can be sensitivity and sensory changes ranging from numbness to pain for 3-6 months following surgery.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Taping: Applying a pressure type dressing like silicone gel sheeting or micro pore taping can significantly improve hypertrophic scars and may help with keloi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Red and scaly: Actinic keratoses can appear red, scaly, slightly brown, or very crusty. Some may occasionally bleed, but this is usually a sign that it has progress... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Prevention: The use of sunscreen at this point is huge for scar prevention. Sun on a fresh scar can cause hyperpigmentation and solar damage. Any fresh or hyper... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Holzapfel
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Not completely: Acne scars on the face can be improved, but not completely removed. Multiple modalities exist, including laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, direct exci... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Holzapfel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holzapfel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thank you very much (: ! i will try and other things to use ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! No fever definitely redness pain and swelling.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you SO much! I was really frightened.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Covington Region, KY - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Covington Region, KY - Summer
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013

Affiliations

University of Cincinnati Volunteer Clinical Faculty
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