Dr. Ron Pelton

Facial Plastic Surgery
Colorado Springs, CO
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Colorado Springs, CO

Address

455 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 309, Colorado Springs, CO
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About

Bio

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 784.0px;" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 784.0px;" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 784.0px;" valign="top"> Dr. Pelton is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellowship-trained member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a Fulbright scholar and received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Cell Biology. He graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and went on to Baylor College of Medicine for a 4 year residency. He then took a 2 year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Utah. Dr Pelton came to Colorado Springs in 2000. Our goal is to help each patient with their individual needs through a positive and educational experience in our office. We take your well being very seriously and strive to educate you about your disease or problem. We make every effort to ensure that we adequately answer all of your questions and we encourage you to consider all possibilities (both surgical and non-surgical) before deciding upon a procedure. Our mission is to help those that come to us. </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Specialties
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Facial Plastic Surgery

Ophthalmology

Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

168 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
There : There have been deaths associated with lipo and most have to due with fluid overload and electrolyte imbalance. Most practitioners think intumescent ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
In : In short, no. Blepharoplasty will not change the shape or placement of your brows. Find an eyelid expert near you at www.Asoprs.Org and get a consul... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
RADIESSE (dermal fillers) : Radiesse (dermal fillers) is an injectable implant composed of synthetically produced smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (caha) microspheres suspended in ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
You : You have a wide variety of symptoms and i'm not sure that they are all related. Dry eys are common and simple otc artificial tears may do the trick. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Juvederm : Juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) are much better options for lip augmentation.
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A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Doubt : Doubt this is an insect but another option is to turn out the lights and place a flashlight against the affected ear. The bug will crawl to the light... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
A : A foreign body (plastic) in the lung could be serious. You should have this looked at.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The only way to really tell is to be evaluated by a surgeon. Good luck.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
In : In short - yes. Apply ice for an hour or so after your injection and then you are good to go.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
It : It is possible and is often done but you need to be evaluated by your surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The short answer is yes you can have a second surgery but raising the crease even higher can be difficult because of the scarring from the first surge... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I've : I've never heard of mesotherapy for acne scars and wrinkles. It is usually used for fat reduction and its effectiveness is not proven. As a rule, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Any : Any time the skin is broken, there is a risk of infection (even a paper cut!) but this is very rare with Botox injections. In 15 years, I have never ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes. : Yes. Neck liposuction is often carried out at the same time as chin implant placement.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Many : Many patients will take only tylenol (acetaminophen) but if you need more than that, a mild narcotic usually works fine.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Not : Not sure what the question is but basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer seen and it is very common in whites mostly in sun-expos... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
As : As a rule, Radiesse (dermal fillers) is very safe. Complications of any procedure can happen but are rare with this filler. Bruising is not uncommon... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
As : As a rule, no. However, this can vary with different types of surgical intervention and if you have neck liposuction at the same time, you may need t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
In : In short, yes. Keep ice on the area for a few minutes to decrease to chance of bruising and reapply the makeup right after that.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Many : Many many things can cause swollen eyelids (lid edema). Strange that it is just on one side. If has ben going on for six months, it is probably not ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
General : General medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism can cause similar symptoms. Consult you primary care doctor and tell him your symptoms. There may... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Your : Your mother may need evaluation by a retinal specialist with appropriate studies (angiograms, etc). Lucentis (ranibizumab) does not work for all form... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
A : A cold sore is usually herpes simplex type i. You should wait.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
This : This is the root of the hair that you pulled out.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The visian icl (implantable collamer lens), created by staar® surgical company, is a phakic intraocular lens (iol) for the treatment of myopia and ot... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Sounds : Sounds like it could be folliculitis. Wash this area carefully and you might benefit from a mild steroid like FML (fluorometholone) ointment when it ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Probably : Probably but it will depend on what other procedure need to be done.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Theoretically, : Theoretically, you can have a reaction to just about anything but i've never seen it in 15 years of practice.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
In : In the hands of an experienced eyelid surgeon, i find this to be a relatively rare complication. Asymmetry can usually be avoided. Find a local eyel... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
A : A stye is simply an inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. These are rarely infected and antibiotics usually don't help much. Warm compresses and gently ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
In : In short, yes. Good technique by an experienced injector can avoid this complication. These days, you can get Botox at the dentist, at the ob/gyn an... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Other : Other causes of abnormally large pupils can be accidental use of dilating agents (scopolamine patch, dilating drops, etc) or adies tonic pupil, or eve... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
With : With a labial sulcus incision (inside the mouth) the external bruising will be gone in a couple of weeks and the incision can't be seen.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Fat : Fat transfer (fat grafting) will not eliminate redundant skin. Without more specifics, your question is difficult to answer but your local surgeon (w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
If : If you are not on blood thinners (aspirin, vitamin e, etc) you may not have any bruising. If you do, you can cover it with topical makeup easily in m... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The stitches stay in for 7-14 days (it depends on the surgeon). Hope that helps.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Because : Because of swelling, it may be difficult to fully clear. If not, fluid can build behind the ear drum and cause pain. If the pain persists, you shoul... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Tanning : Tanning will not affect your Restylane (dermal fillers) injections but it will affect you skin long term. Tanning (sun or tanning beds) are not good ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
As : As a rule, facial bruising and swelling lasts about the same as other bruising on your body (1-3 weeks). By stopping/avoiding blood thinners such as... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes. : Yes. It may not be comfortable but it is possible.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The nurse was wrong. A cold is spread by viruses which can live on objects such as door knobs. Wash hands often and try not to touch your nose.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
All : All things in moderation. Alcohol prolongs bleeding and can increase your complication rate for surgery. If you know that stopping for a few days is... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsils : Tonsils are part of the lymph system of the body, part of the immune system. If they get large enough to block breathing, they need to be removed. T... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
True : True dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) will address both of these issues.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
There : There may be slight mobility issues right after the filler is injected because of swelling. This may last a day or two and then will get better.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Most : Most any facial surgeon (oculoplastic, ent, plastic, derm) can all take care of this problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Results : Results of any surgery are never guaranteed whether simple or complex. This is a relatively straightforward surgery and if performed by a specialist ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Contact : Contact lenses do not permanently change the shape or structure of the eye since they merely float on the tear film of the cornea thus it is not possi... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
If : If it is just one eye, it is more likely to be a blocked tear drain. This is not typically dangerous but can be very annoying. On occasion it can ge... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Andrew Doan
Nov 27, 2012
Outstanding physician and individual!
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I came to Dr Pelton on the recommendation of Dr Puckett. I was treated very well from the very first minute I walked in. Everyone was very positive and friendly. I really appreciated the way all th...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Not only would I recommend Dr. Pelton but I already have more than three times. His Office staff have answered all my questions with care to insurance and procedures and time lines to perfection. Dr. ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am too impatient,thanks for your answer. Ill wait 10 more days.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Graz
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Hendrix College
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Baylor Health Care System

Residency

Baylor Health Care System

Awards

Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
AAO Leadership Development Program (LDP) XI,, American Academy of Ophthalmology
ASOPRS Fellowship in Oculoplastics, University of Utah

Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American College of Surgeons
Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Publications

Orbital Trauma
The anterior eyelid crease approach to the orbit
Preseptal and Orbital Cellulitis
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