Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.


Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2525 N. 8th Street, Suite 203
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Dr. William D. Merkel, a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine, trained at Brown University, Department of Plastic Surgery, and began his medical practice, Plastic Surgery Specialists, PC, in Grand Junction in 1975. Dr. Merkel is also Medical Director of The Medical Spa Skin Care and Laser Center, located within the Plastic Surgery Specialists, PC office.
All surgeries are performed in a very private, secure and equipped operating room where intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are the “gold standard” of care. In 2009, this State-of-the-Art surgery practice with its private, in-office surgical suite, received re-certification of their National Accreditation, and the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
FOR THE FACE: For 2011, most of our facial treatments are laser based treatments with minimal downtime; as most patients want maximum improvements with the least invested time-off. Consequently, our staff will advise and organize the most comprehensive treatment plan for each individual that consults us for facial anti-aging treatments to “turn the clock back”. Consider the triniti® skin series, total facial renewal in ONE session: for color correction, skin tightening and wrinkle treatment. Minimal discomfort and downtime!
FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER: This is the ultimate machine for severe aging. It is very effective for wrinkles, reversing aging and also tightens skin very well. It does require 5 days healing time. Ask us also about ClearLight for acne and Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) for pre-cancer of the skin.
INJECTABLES: Botox® is still the most popular injectable, plus we have fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm. Ask us about the advanced work we are doing with fillers to restore the youthful fullness of the mid-face that is lost due to declining hormones! Called The Liquid (fill) Face Lift – it works!
For BODY CONTOURING: Liposuction and Tummy-Tuck (Abdominoplasty); Breast Augmentation and Reduction and Breast Lifting are the mainstay procedures that are tried and proven. SmartLipo is our less invasive method for melting fat cells – AND it also tightens the skin from within! It is combined with other methods when a person’s case dictates. We have upgraded to the 30-watt MPX dual wavelength, which is the ultimate in body contouring and muscle enhancement lasers. AccentXL, VelaShapeII and Zerona are the newest techniques for our NON-INVASIVE no down time body fat reducer and skin tightening procedures! They can be used solely or in combination with other methods such as No Needle Mesotherapy.
LEAST SURGICAL FACE LIFT, using a multitude of techniques, is the way of the future for producing a “natural” appearance. The procedure utilizes fat grafting, blepharoplasty, (eye lid lift), thread lifting and CO2 Fractional Laser – all in one sitting! Wow! Come see!
“OPEN CLASSICAL” FACE AND NECK LIFT are indicated when the defense of aging so dictates. Dramatic results can be obtained!
VEINS can be treated with our Dornier Laser, treating varicose veins from the inside out with local anesthesia, no scars and fast recovery. Dr. Merkel pioneered varicose vein treatment by laser ablation in 2003 when he brought the first State-of-the-Art laser to Grand Junction! Dr. Merkel features and stresses the need for complete treatment of the core cause of the problem, not just periodic injections which don’t assess the origin of the problem and may invite the problem to return. Also Spider Veins, perforators and incompetent tributaries are treated with Sclerotherapy and the external vein laser.
NATURAL BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY treats Aging and Age-Related Diseases. Diagnosis and treatment are available for both men and women. NOTE: This is the ultimate in preventing age-related diseases and health maintenance. Our age management program began 13 years ago when Dr. Merkel introduced the concept and practice to Western Colorado.
Dr. Merkel is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dr. Merkel and his highly trained staff strive for quality patient care through a combination of effective patient communication, expert surgical judgment, technical competence, innovative equipment updates and continuing education in order to give each patient the best possible result.
Consultation appointments are available in Grand Junction and at our satellite clinic in Montrose. Financing is available. Check out our website at: and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
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