Dr. David Yew, MD in Honolulu, Hawaii

Name: David Yew, MD
Last name: Yew
Gender: male
Began aesthetic medicine in: 2006
Years experience: 14
Primary Specialty: Physician
Website: https://www.hawaiibotox.com/
Business: Aesthetics Hawaii
Address: 1441 Kapiolani Blvd.
Address suite: Ste. 2020
Phone: (808) 202-2757
International phone number: +18082022757
City: Honolulu
State: Hawaii
Zip Code: 96814
Country: US
Statement: Requested worldwide (Dubai, Sydney, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Taipei, NYC, LA, Las Vegas) for experienced clientele who want a customized plan with natural results and no surgery. Concierge aesthetics that focuses on long term results. ‘Nobody will know anything was done except you’. Private appts available.
Consulting Fees: 0$
Consultation note: Thorough consultation reviewing individual anatomy, expectations, cost and a honest plan within a budget.
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Special Offers
Offer #1: Galderma Offer
Special Offer Treatments: Restylane, Sculptra Aesthetic, Dysport, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
End Time: 12/31/2020
Detail: Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.

Special Offer Treatments: All treatments
End Time: all the time
Detail: Trim Fat, Tighten Loose Skin, or Tone Muscle. “Tesla” of Body Contouring – combining RadioFrequency + Artificial Intelligence to target stubborn fat, loose skin or define muscles. (Abs, Flanks, Buttocks, Arms, Thighs/Calves)

Clinical Privileges
  • University of Hawaii – John A Burns School of Medicine (Department of Surgery)

David Yew, MD

  • Undergraduate: BA, State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn
  • Medical: MD, State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn
Postdoc Training
  • Residency: Columbia University, New York City, 2002

GPS coordinates on map: 21.292,-157.8220062

Primary location
Location name: Honolulu
State: HI
Country: US
Map point: 21.292,-157.8220062
  • Acne Scars Treatment
  • Belotero
  • Botox
  • Botox for Gummy Smile
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • Botox for Migraines
  • Botox for TMJ
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Filler
  • Contour Thread Lift
  • CoolSculpting
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Dark Circles Under Eye Treatment
  • Dermapen
  • DiamondGlow
  • Dysport
  • Evolve
  • Eye Bags Treatment
  • Facial
  • Hair Loss Treatment
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hyaluronidase
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Injectable Fillers
  • IPL
  • Jeuveau
  • Juvederm
  • Kybella
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment
  • Latisse
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liquid Facelift
  • Melasma Treatment
  • Mesotherapy
  • Micro Botox
  • Microneedling
  • Microneedling RF
  • Nonsurgical Butt Augmentation
  • Nonsurgical Facelift
  • Nonsurgical Neck Lift
  • Nonsurgical Nose Job
  • Nutrafol
  • Obagi CLENZIderm
  • Obagi Nu-Derm
  • Perlane
  • Photofacial
  • Plasma Pen
  • Profound RF
  • PRP for Hair Loss
  • PRP Injections
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Lyft
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Silk
  • Retin-A
  • Revanesse
  • Salicylic Peel
  • Scars Treatment
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Skin Lightening
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tightening
  • SkinMedica
  • TCA Peel
  • Vampire Facelift
  • Vampire Facial
  • Volbella
  • Vollure
  • Voluma
  • Wrinkle Treatment
  • Xeomin

RealSelf Info

Rating: 5.0
Profile views: 3444
Answer count: 53
Review count: 41
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 2
Profile created: Apr 21, 2016
Profile modified: Sep 8, 2020
Profile promotion: Yes
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Performance
Tier: Pro
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Physician
RealSelf’s PRO: Yes
Doctor Designation Start Time: Jul 5, 2020
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • Honolulu, HI, US. GPS coordinates: 21.292,-157.8220062

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Plasma Pen (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Abdominal Etching (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Plasma Pen (Aug 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Lip Augmentation (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox for TMJ (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox for TMJ (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • TMJ Treatment (Sep 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox for TMJ (Aug 2020) – 5/5
  • Injectable Fillers (Jun 2020) – 5/5
  • Restylane Kysse (Aug 2020) – 5/5
  • Injectable Fillers (Aug 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Jun 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox (Aug 2020) – 5/5
  • Botox for TMJ (Aug 2020) – 5/5

Practice Locations

Name & Website
Aesthetics Hawaii, https://www.hawaiibotox.com
1441 Kapiolani Blvd.Ste. 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, US, 96814 (GPS coordinates: 21.291298,-157.8433791)
Working Hours
Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thu: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Created / Modified
Jul 13, 2017 / Jun 3, 2020

Special Offers

Start Time / End Time

Sep 10, 2020 /
May 17, 2033
Trim Fat, Tighten Loose Skin, or Tone Muscle. “Tesla” of Body Contouring – combining RadioFrequency + Artificial Intelligence to target stubborn fat, loose skin or define muscles. (Abs, Flanks, Buttocks, Arms, Thighs/Calves)
Any treatment

Receive a 20% Re-opening Discount
May 18, 2020 /
Jun 30, 2020
Receive a 20% Re-opening Discount if treated by 6/30.
Any treatment

Galderma Offer
Dec 3, 2019 /
Dec 31, 2020
Sign up for Aspire Galderma Rewards prior to your appointment to receive $20 off on each treatment listed below: Dysport®, Restylane® family, Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Specific treatments

Doctor's answers

Answer Header & Date
Answer Snippet
Can I get Botox at 4pm after having lip tattoo at 11am? (Same day)
YES. As long as you are not getting Botox around the lips
Jul 18, 2020
There should be no problem in getting Botox in the upper face after having your lips tattooed earlier that day. However - if you are requesting botox around the lips ("lip flip" or "lipstick lines") then I would wait 1 week. If you are getting treated with botox in any area outside of the lip tattoo area - then it is safe. (E.g. forehead, #11 or crow's feet, masseters, etc...)
Would more botox to the masseter give me better results? Is it normal for muscle weakness to wear off? (P
Wait 3-4 months as the botox is still working.
Jul 10, 2020
Botox in the masseters is effective for jaw slimming. As an experienced provider - we provide measurement guidelines to determine how many units you need depending on the size of the muscles. Based on your photos - you have received an adequate amount of botox and I would advise to wait until 3-4 months as it's still working. The jaw will continue to gradually slim until you feel the clenching returning. Chasing symmetry is not recommended and is...
I'm 23 and I want to get tear trough filler. What are the risks? Would you recommend this for me?
Probably not necessary at age 23
Jul 7, 2020
For the area under the eyes (tear trough) - this can be a tricky area to correct and patient selection is very important. Most importantly - expectations must be set correctly - meaning that there can be good improvement but not perfection. The area under the eyes is very delicate and changes daily depending on stress, dehydration and sleep. Not everyone is a good candidate so it's important that you find an honest advocate who is willing to review the anatomy and...
How long should you wait after having a baby to get Botox?
No Botox while you are pregnant or breastfeeding!
Jul 5, 2020
This is primarily for the safety of the baby since there are no studies looking at the safety of botox being administered while pregnant or breastfeeding. (On a personal note - I have 3 healthy children and my wife had received botox on a regular basis until we got the positive pregnancy test. Once we knew she was pregnant - she no longer got injections until after she finished breastfeeding)
Think of it like alcohol during pregnancy...
What is the difference between Botox for TMJ vs. for jaw slimming?
TMJ, TMD - V-Line Masseter, Jaw Slimming
Jun 5, 2020
To answer your question - TMJ is a syndrome of symptoms that either cause headache, tension or clenching in the Temporo-Mandibular Joint area. Other people refer to it as TMD (D is for Disorder) and there are other variants as well. It's important to find an experienced provider as most practices only treat the masseter muscle. Sometimes - people require treatment in the temporal area as well if you are experiencing pain in that area. As a sufferer...
Which filler is more suitable for a non surgical nose job (on a bigger nose); Juvederm or Stylage?
I recommend prefer a thinner filler for safety reasons.
Apr 21, 2020
First and foremost - safety should always be the first consideration. There is a remote risk of blindness and vascular occlusion if injected into a blood vessel. Due to the limited blood supply in this area it should only be performed by experienced injectors who are able to reverse potential blindness with a retrobulbar injection of hyaluronidase.
I do have experience doing it and if we were to do it - I would recommend using a thin filler such...
I wanted to know if the procedure called nefertiti lift which is done with botox can improve the appearan
Yes - Botox can improve the appearance for 4 months & create a firmer jawline by relaxing the platysmal muscle bands in the neck
Dec 28, 2019
Patient selection is important as this is typically reserved for athletic patients who do not have much subcutaneous fat in the neck. When they clench or flex their neck muscles - vertical platysmal bands are seen and these can be effectively treated with botox. This must be done by experienced providers as there is a limit to how much botox can be put in the platysmal bands without affecting the ability to voluntarily raise their head. When these muscles are relaxed - it allows...
Can Botox help to prevent teeth grinding?
Yes - it can help reduce the force of the grinding. It should be used with a night guard.
Oct 16, 2019
Botox injections in the masseter muscles can help lower the intensity of the teeth grinding by relaxing the strength of the muscles. Please note that it does not stop the grinding (bruxism). It's recommended that if you should be fitted for a night guard by your dentist if they notice there is teeth erosion. It's helpful to find an experienced provider that knows how many units to inject depending on the size of the muscle. Many practices are "guessing" and...
Terrible smile distortion after TMJ Botox, do I need different doctor?
Accidental injection into Risorius muscle
Aug 4, 2019
This is due to injector error and the botox was placed too superficially and medially - so that it affected the risorius muscle. Your smile will eventually return to normal after the botox wears off. This could take several months.
In the future - you should look for an experienced injector who does this full time and understands the underlying anatomy. My suggestion is when you look for your next provider - test them and ask them if they...
Can I do Botox and then a Photofacial (IPL), a week apart?
Yes - it's safe.
Jun 22, 2019
My recommendation is to do the botox injection first. Then you can even come in as early as the next day and get the IPL. There are some practices that even do both treatments the same day.
In our practice - I would do the botox first - then wait 3-7 days for the treatment to work. Then come back anytime after that so the provider do a follow-up and then do the IPL. This way you get the best of both.
Botox caused eyelids to shot up to the sky. What can be done?
You got "spocked". It's easily corrected if you go to an experienced provider.
May 31, 2019
It appears that you received botox for the area between the eyebrows (glabellar "#11" lines) and the provider did not take into account your naturally arched eyebrows. Therefore - when you raise your eyebrows upward - you will have this "spocked" or Mephisto appearance.
This can easily be corrected however the provider needs to be careful not to put it too low and create a heavy brow either.
Each person's forehead anatomy is unique and not every patient...
Is it safe to get dermal fillers while breastfeeding?
Yes - it is safe for Hyaluronic Acid fillers. (Juvederm, Restylane, Versa etc...)
May 29, 2019
Yes - hyaluronic acid fillers are safe to during breastfeeding and even pregnancy.
There is lidocaine mixed with the product and it is only a small amount. Dentists routinely perform dental procedures using lidocaine in pregnancy and breast feeding.
Please note: Botox is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
If you have any questions - you can also speak with your OB-GYN.
In August last year, I was recommended Botox for my masseter muscle due to TMJ by my jaw specialist, is i
This is temporary and your masseters will increase in size and strength again.
May 26, 2019
The botox in the masseters lasts 3-4 months. 20 units per side is normal if you have TMJ and masseter hypertrophy. If you were being treated for headache, bruxism (grinding) or clenching - then it should have improved some of your symptoms. The side effect is that the muscle size will start to diminish and your face will have a slimmer jaw line. If the "walking zombie" look is referring to your face looking slimmer - then when the botox wears off and your...
Is it possible my injector missed the muscle when injecting Botox?
It's possible. Correct of placement of botox is the key to a good injection.
May 24, 2019
I would wait a full 7 days before contacting your provider. The full results take 3-7 days and you are only at day #5. If it still persists - then contact your provider and that little area can be touched up easily.
The art of good botox is correct placement and using the right amount, The area above the eyebrow is the most difficult for injectors. If not placed correctly - it can either result in a "spock" or a "heavy" feeling where you...
What has Botox done to me?
Inadequate placement. The lateral corrugators were not injected.
May 21, 2019
It appears your provider only injected the middle muscles (procerus and medial insertion points of the corrugators). Most experienced injectors inject both the medial and lateral heads of the corrugators.
When the lateral portions of the corrugator muscles are not injected - you will see the "Klingon" look from the muscles as well as the "Angry Bird" look because your eyebrows will pull down more than usual.
If your injector missed the lateral corrugators on your...

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