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4 Tips for Looking Great in Photos

Everyone is taking photos to remember the holidays…so this is the time you want to put your best face forward. You’ll definitely want to be “picture posing savvy” since you could be included in photos for socialite magazines and social media like Facebook and Instagram. You could  be seen by hundreds, possibly thousands, of people. To help you with this, I’ve combined some tips from photography experts with some of my own advice on how to look great in photos. You’ll want to read to the end because I’m offering some amazing specials on injectables to help you out, too!

Be a picture posing pro…tips to look great in photos:

The Perfect Pout… It’s great to have straight, bright pearly whites, but if you have no lips to share the shine, your smile won’t look as good as it could. If you’re thin lipped, it could be adding years to your perceived age and throw off your facial balance and harmony. You can get that plush pout ready with JUVEDERM. This hyaluronic acid filler increases lip volume, and in the hands of an Expert Injector, rest assured that it will be precisely applied for natural, sexy and supple lips that you’ll really want to show off.

Eyes Youthful and Bright… You’ve heard it said that you should smile with your eyes. Well this is true! And if you’ve got some crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, you can take years off your eyes with a little BOTOX. This injectable “relaxes” the muscles so that they can’t crease. Your forehead is part of your “T zone” and can often look shiny in pictures. Remember to always apply a light dusting of Jane Iredale mineral powder to keep away the shine.

Do Away with the Double Chin…
One of the most common picture blunders… accentuates the double chin. This unflattering profile can appear in photos even when there really isn’t much of one in real life. One solution for accentuating your real chin is VOLUMA today’s  injectable to restore youthful volume and contour to the chin area. You can also trick the camera into slimming down your face by slightly tilting your head down and angling your chin out just a little bit. This will give the perception of a sharper jaw line and higher cheekbones.

The Three “P’s” of Pictures: Position, Posture and Pose…
Position yourself in the middle of a group photo. The people on the end always look bigger.
Good posture makes you look thinner and your stomach flatter. Simply stand up straight, lengthen your neck, roll your shoulders back, and lift up your chest.
Pose in a natural, slimming position by resting your weight on one leg. Rest your hand on the hip with shoulder and elbow pointed back or allow your hands to fall naturally at your side while slightly lifting your elbow back and away from your body. This prevents the illusion of a “fat arm” that happens when the arm is pressed against the body and will prevent your hands from looking larger than normal.

Follow these tips and look years younger in photos by taking advantage of the great December deals for Voluma, Botox and Juvederm.  See my website for complete info or better yet: Call to schedule your appointment today! www.davinciplastic.com

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

Holiday Rejuvenation…the Gift of Youth

Not many people enjoy spending hours in holiday traffic and crowded shopping malls. Fortunately, you can save yourself the time shopping around for that mystical “perfect gift” by choosing one of the gifts adults love receiving today. Nearly everyone appreciates the gift of a more youthful face…such as those achieved by Botox, Juvederm or Voluma injectables. It’s no secret that more and more people today love receiving cosmetic treatments as gifts for those special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and winter holidays.

Who Would Like This Gift?
The real question is who wouldn’t want to rejuvenate squinty, tired looking eyes by banishing crow’s feet? Or who wouldn’t want to smooth out the wrinkles on the forehead and in between the eyes to take years off their appearance? Millennials in their 30 years and up age range are already seeing these signs of aging and would enjoy the benefits of smoother, fuller skin. A gift certificate to choose an injectable treatment could also be a great gift for that close friend or family member who already “has everything.” Especially if they’ve expressed concern about wrinkles, such as crow’s feet or on the forehead. They may have even mentioned they’re open to trying a non invasive procedure or are already receiving Botox for their forehead, but would want to try a different area of the face, such as plumping the lips with Juvederm.

A Gift that’s Not Just for the Ladies
Even though it is more thought of as a gift for women, don’t discount those hard to shop for men in your life. Most women are very open to request Botox or Juvederm (and might even jump for joy at receiving this as a gift!), but so are the men even though they may not be as vocal about it.

Men feel the pressure to keep their competitive edge and looking good is part of that. Looking healthier, happier and more alert is a professional advantage. They might not be willing to go to the office and purchase a treatment for themselves, but deep down, many men are concerned about how their skin is aging… and receiving this as a gift can be just enough of a nudge towards doing what he wanted to anyway.

The non invasive treatments like Botox, Juvederm or Voluma offer fast results with no down time, which is very appealing to men. Botox for men is commonly called “BroTox.” Juvederm can even be used to fill in the deepening folds around the nose, the indentations caused by the acne scars of previous years.

Gift Certificate for Rejuvenation
So whether you’re shopping for that special lady or man in your life, a close friend or family member, you can give them the “gift of youth.” Save yourself the time and frustration of shopping this time of year, and bring them the joy of feeling great about their appearance. A gift certificate to choose the age reversing, non invasive treatment they desire. Visit www.davinciplastic.com to learn more or stop by our office to purchase a gift certificate.

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

Earn Points and Save Money Towards Anti Aging Injectables at DAVinci Plastic Surgery

Earn Points and Save Money Towards Anti Aging Injectables at DaVinci Plastic Surgery!

We are pleased to offer the Brilliant Distinctions program… so that you can save money on wonderful age reversing treatments, such as Botox, Juvederm and Voluma. Everyone loves a good deal, which is one reason medi spa injectable treatments are so popular these days. But getting a deal is not a good reason to trust your face to an unskilled injector who got started after a Friday afternoon course! Our Brilliant Distinctions program offers some great savings…and injectable treatments from the skilled, experienced hands of a trusted plastic surgeon like myself and my experienced staff.

What is Brilliant Distinctions? It is a program managed by Allergan (company who owns Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, etc.) and accepted by certain practitioners who administer these injectables. Through this program, clients can accrue points by receiving treatments at participating offices, like DaVinci Plastic Surgery.

Registering for Brilliant Distinctions is quick, free and easy…
Visit https://www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com and click the purple “Register” button on the right
Fill out the required information in the online registration form
Click the “Enroll Now” button at the bottom of the form
You’ll receive your Member ID and you’ll be able to select products, receive information and promotional offers.

How to earn and redeem Brilliant Distinctions points… Each qualifying treatment has a designated number of points and these points add up to dollars. These dollars can be printed off as coupons and cashed in at our office on qualifying Allergan treatments and products. To print a coupon, simply log into your Brilliant Distinctions homepage and click “Create a Coupon.” Print your coupon and be sure to bring it to your appointment, which should be scheduled within 60 days.

Even more benefits… If you love the savings you’re getting through the Brilliant Distinctions program, you can share it with friends to earn even more points. You can earn up to $100 in credit this way! You can also access the Brilliant Distinctions mall to shop and earn points at retailers’ websites, like Target, Kohls, Nordstrom Rack, Staples, Best Buy, and more. You can even use your points to make a charitable donation. Download the iphone app and you’ll be able to keep track of your points while you’re on the go.

Let us know you’re a member… Keep in mind, we don’t offer technical support for Brilliant Distinctions. This is a program managed completely by the Allergan company. So, you must bring your coupon in order to get the discount.

We do however love being able to accept Brilliant Distinctions coupons and to offer this program to our patients. You simply notify our staff of your membership and we will bank your points each time you have a qualifying treatment in our office.

Schedule your treatment today to look fabulous for the holidays and start earning points to save on future treatments. Visit www.davinciplastic.com.

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

Scarf Season…Refined Chin…The Perfect Time for Kybella

The season is here for sweaters and scarves. This is the perfect time of year for neck rejuvenation… since it’s easy to comfortably cover and conceal. This is why I recommend that my patients, who want to get rid of their double chin, schedule KYBELLA treatments… especially during the fall and winter months… even during the holidays, since there’s no downtime.

What is KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is a deoxycholic acid injection that is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment to melt away the fat under the chin. It noticeably contours and minimizes the appearance of the “double chin” without surgery. Since it is just a series of injections, it doesn’t require any incisions, bandages or the downtime associated with surgery, so you don’t have to miss any holiday festivities.

Why would someone get KYBELLA?
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people said they’re bothered by fullness under the chin or the appearance of a double chin. This occurs in men and women due to many factors, such as aging, weight gain and genetics. It is a stubborn area to treat naturally because often, no matter how much someone works out or changes their diet, the double chin remains.

After a full KYBELLA treatment, 79% of patients were satisfied with the appearance of their face and chin. These are great results to achieve without surgery, especially since the outcome is long lasting and recurrence is not expected. After treatment on 1,600 patients, most people reported feeling happier and younger with their new KYBELLA chin profile.
How does it work?
KYBELLA contains deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that naturally occurs in the body. The natural function of this acid in the body is to help the body break down and absorb dietary fat.
 When used in the form of KYBELLA via injection into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells in the immediate area. Those cells will no longer be able to store or accumulate fat.
 As the fat seems to melt away, the bulge from double chin retreats.

What does a KYBELLA treatment involve?
A successful KYBELLA treatment will include multiple treatments. Most patients need 2 to 4 sessions. This will be determined by a personalized plan during your consultation. In each session, multiple injections will be strategically made under the chin area. Any temporary swelling or bruising can easily be covered by Jane Iredale mineral makeup and your pretty scarves and turtleneck sweaters typically worn this time of year. Thus, the reason Kybella treatments are so popular this time of year. It’s the perfect time to get them done and have your youthful, contoured chin for the Holidays.

If you’re ready to refine your chin… to feel less self conscious about your double chin…and more confident with a sleek profile, schedule your KYBELLA consultation with me at www.davinciplastic.com. Take advantage of the benefits of a cold weather wardrobe to refine your profile with KYBELLA, the non surgical way to love the contour of your neck and chin.

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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