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Kissable Lips

This winter has been one of the worst in a long time… can you say “Polar Vortex” with -50 degrees in the Northern Midwest?! Lots of things suffer in the cold winter months and your lips are probably screaming for some TLC. Usually the winter combination of frigid outside temperatures and dry indoor climates is a recipe for skin, and especially lips, to get super dry.

Dry, dehydrated lips look dull, white, rough and cracked. Without any help, they’re not exactly enticing for that sultry smooch. Don’t worry, there is time to heal and rejuvenate your lips. Here’s a guide for the perfect pucker:

Exfoliate

Exfoliation not only gets the rough dead skin off, it helps to speed up cellular turnover for fresher lips. There are many ways to slough off the dead skin on your lips. The key to exfoliation is not to be too rough and damage your lips in an already rough winter environment. Many exfoliating options include a hydrating element to it. There are exfoliating lip balms and scrubs in stores or you can make your own with sugar and coconut oil, just remember to be gentle.

Hydrate

Lip balms containing waxes can be temporarily soothing, but cause more dryness later. Some contain healing oils like jojoba that are helpful instead of harmful. It’s a good idea to put this on nightly before bed, too. Don’t forget to keep up your water consumption. At least 8 glasses a day. Your skin and lips (the first visible sign of dehydration) will thank you.

Plump

The verdict is in: most guys don’t like to be kissed by someone who just applied a lip plumper. That burning feeling it causes isn’t the kind of tingling sensation men had in mind when imagining that perfect pucker moment. A longer lasting, non invasive alternative for a plush pout is getting help from a hyaluronic filler like Juvederm. It’s one of the most beloved injectable treatments for many reasons. More youthful, sensual and soft lips are the results when you are in the hands of our expert injector. We know how to fill just the right amount so that your lips are full, shapely and soft, not stiff over filled sausages.

Color

Top off your soft, plush pout with a lip color that makes you feel like love is in the air. Are you a more demure damsel? Go with a nude. Are you feeling that sexy vibe? Rock your best red. Or anything in between. Just choose a long lasting, stain or lipstick that makes you feel great and won’t leave a big smudge behind.

We can help you have your most kissable lips ever. Visit www.davinciplastic.com to schedule your appointment today.

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

The Gift of Youth: The Hottest Holiday Gift for your Valentine

Save your time perusing online or strolling the crowded malls for the hottest Valentine’s gift. You can give one of the most desired gifts that almost every adult would love without stepping into any mall or online portal… simply visit DAVinci Plastic. One of the holiday’s hottest gifts is to give a non invasive cosmetic procedure like Botox or a Filler Facelift, and we can help you with that!

Who’s a Great Recipient?

More people are dropping subtle and not so subtle hints that they don’t want another purse, shoes or box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day…well you can still include a box of chocolates. They want to turn back the appearances of time. So who might be a good recipient for the hottest holiday gift this year? Here are some criteria: 

  • Women or Men above 35 years
  • Anyone who’s expressed concern about the appearance of their wrinkles.
  • Someone who already “has everything”
  • They’ve already mentioned they’ve been wanting to try a injectables or go back for more if they’ve already liked what they got.

Don’t Forget the Fellas

When given the gift of youth, women are so happy, however they aren’t the only ones with this on their wish list. While some men might be more subtle with their hints about it, they’re totally game for trying Botox… or should we call it by its a manly code name, “Bro”tox.

For a guy, this kind of treatment is considered desirable to give a professional advantage. It’s that slight edge above the competition to build confidence and connection with clients. For example, a gruff, deeply creased and furrowed brow can put off potential clients. Brotox lightens these forehead creases to go from looking angry to contemplative. Also a little Botox or filler can take tired eyes and lighten them to communicate alertness. With a little injectable help, these features look healthier and translate to clients that are happier.

The Best Gift Giver Ever

Another reason this is the hottest Valentine’s Day gift is that you don’t have any pressure as the gift giver. You can purchase a gift certificate, put it with a brochure, bow on top, and don’t forget that box of chocolates. Then at their earliest convenience, the recipient can come for a consultation to determine their best options for using it. They have so many treatments to choose from. For you, that means no pressure, and all the gift giving pleasure.

You want to be the best gift giver ever, right? Get the hottest Valentine’s Day gift: a DAVinci Plastic gift certificate for a non invasive treatment. Visit www.davinciplastic.com or come in to our location to pick up your gift certificate today to have a happy Valentine this Valentine’s Day!

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

 

Loving Your Lips

February is the Month of Love and there’s a lot to love about yourself and those around you. One of the things I love most in my practice is to see my patients satisfied with their results. One of the most simple procedures my patients love the most is getting their lips filled. This is an instantly rejuvenating, sexy enhancement that can make a women go from feeling “meh” to a maven.

Lip injections are truly one of the most gratifying procedures. The results are instant, relatively painless, take very little time, and don’t hinder your schedule or lifestyle one bit. They have benefits that can surpass the physical enhancement with emotional confidence, sensuality and youthfulness.

Something seemingly so simple, however, can harm your appearance rather than help it if certain precautions aren’t taken. Protect yourself by only choosing expert injectors, which is the only option in my office. You never want to trust your face or body to someone without the best credentials, experience and track record.

An expert injector will know exactly where and how much filler to inject to achieve the correct lip proportion, shape and texture. This is crucial to avoid:

  • looking like obviously over filled, stiff “sausage lips”
  • losing the “cupids bow” by over filling the philtrum resulting in “duck lips”
  • lumpy bumpy lips
  • puffy, awkward area around the lips because of losing the lip line differentiation where the filler bleeds into the area outside the lip line

Help your results look their best by taking care of your lips. Smoking has one of the worst effects on lips because of dehydration and cellular damage induced volume loss, as well as creases, cracks and wrinkles due to constant pursing and puckering. Drinking lots of water will help every organ and tissue in the body, including the youthfulness of your skin and lips.

Hyaluronic acid injectables, such as Juvederm are ideal for plumping lips. Juvederm is a smooth gel that feels soft and natural, lasting approximately 6 months. This FDA approved treatment also stimulates your body to make its own collagen again, for long term benefits.

Love your results. Love your lips. Let our expert injectors help you achieve the luscious lips you’ll feel great about. Schedule your consultation at www.davinciplastic.com.

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

 

 

 

Lovely Lips for Valentine’s Day Lovers

Lovely Lips for Lovers on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just 2 weeks away and if you’d like to get those luscious lips in time for your hot date, then now is the time to act. Not only will your lips be so kissable, they’ll also help rejuvenate your whole face.

PLUSH POUT CUTS THOSE YEARS OUT… A woman’s full lips are influential in how young other people think she is. Since collagen reduces as we age, lips normally get thinner, so this perception is a reality for most people. But with hyaluronic acid fillers, like Juvederm, you can replenish the fullness of your youthful lips or even add the volume you’ve always wanted but never had.

LADIES LOVE THEIR LIPS… It may be the prevalence of lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm, lip tint and other forms of makeup for the lips, but something about loving their lips makes ladies feel more feminine, sexy and confident. Most women’s desire isn’t for over filled duck lips of years past, but for nicely shaped, soft, naturally gorgeous red lips.  shutterstock_82164610-1

LIFESTYLE CHOICES THAT YOUR LIPS DON’T LIKE… Are you a lip purser? When you’re thinking, sipping coffee or smoking a cigarette, this puckering motion can exacerbate those fine lines around the mouth. Along with loss of collagen and elastin, this repeated action contributes to lip lines. Lip lines not only age the face dramatically, but cause the annoying “lipstick bleed” where lipstick will creep beyond your normal lip lines. Other causes of lip lines, loss of shape and lip color include:

  • Sun damage
  • Poor skin care
  • Dehydration

LIP ENHANCEMENT WITH HA FILLERS… Volume can easily be restored with hyaluronic acid (HA) injectables, e.g. Juvederm. Juvederm naturally creates fuller, plumper lips because hyaluronic acid attracts water to the area. It has a smooth texture, and is FDA approved for safety, so this is a top pick for lip contouring. Although the change isn’t permanent, it is a safe, natural way to create a perfectly plush pout that can rejuvenate the over all appearance of the face.

GETTING THE RIGHT “LOOK” FOR YOUR LIPS… Lips that look “over filled” can be stiff or bumpy and unnatural. Soft, supple, kissable lips should be in harmony with the whole face. Even small amounts of filler enhance the contours of your natural lip shape. Here are some suggested proportions for a nicely contoured lip:

  • slightly fuller center part
  • well curved Cupid’s bow
  • lower lip about twice the size of the upper lip, rather than the same size

LIPS LIKE EXPERT INJECTORS… Achieving luscious, harmonious lips are best accomplished at the hands of an expert injector. I am a board certified physician, specially trained to perform injectable filler treatments. It is crucial to understand the complex facial anatomy, know which product to use, and know how to create ideal results with fillers, such as Juvederm.

Lip enhancements are one of the most popular Valentine’s Day treatments I perform this time of year. This quick, no down time procedure can give you those luscious lips that you and your significant other will love. Visit www.davinciplastic.com to schedule your appointment today.

Dr. Davison

 

 

2014 Trends for Aging Beautifully and Youthfully

shutterstock_16324468BEAUTIFUL, YOUTHFUL AGING in 2014

Welcome to 2014, the age when 50 seems to be the new 30.  No, we can’t stop the aging process but there are a host of things each of us can do to enjoy the journey while turning back the clock and maintaining a “more youthful aging experience.” Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on preventive health and anti aging beauty treatments.

 TIPS for AGING WELL in 2014

1)   Be practical…acceptance is at the core of aging well.  Authentic, aesthetic beauty embraces realistic goals.  This means at age 50 you can’t and should not try to look 20 again.  Today’s age defying options successfully recapture at least 10 years of youth…then you can always look 10 years younger as you continue to age.

2)   Live in the Moment and remain grateful for each day.

3)   Focus on the person you are, be yourself and be your best every day.

4)   Be Authentic by keeping it real.  Benjamin Franklin said we cannot control what happens to us but we can control how we respond.

5)   Laugh often because it keeps your soul young

6)   Get Creative.  It’s proven that exercising the right brain into the golden/bonus years keeps life fun, fresh and full of excitement.

7)   Enjoy Meditation it relaxes mentally and physically.

8)   Keep Love Alive.  If you’re married act /live as though you’re dating your spouse.  If you’re single go mingle.

9)   Find Your Passion by finding ways to play and laugh daily.

10)                  Be Healthy to ensure natural beauty.

11)                   Build Meaningful Relationships based on honesty, respect, trust, love, common goals, appreciation and togetherness.

12)                  Be Grateful.  My November blogs touched on the many benefits of gratefulness and the health and power it produces in your life.

THE BEAUTY GAP is CLOSING

MEN WANT IN

Just for men salons are popping up across the Nation and globally.  Men want in.  We’ve seen a growing trend for men seeking in and out cosmetic procedures to win their war on aging and keep them competitive in their careers and simply because they want to look good.

ECONOMICS of BEAUTY, ANTI AGING OPTIONS

The up and coming Generation sees anti aging procedures through the same lens as regular healthcare.  So, they include it in their annual budget and regularly seek  the latest, greatest options.  Beauty Options Economics is here to stay.

CULTURAL EMPHASIS ON YOUTH and BEAUTY

The new male has undergone dramatic social changes that demands looking younger, looking good.  The day of “looking rugged” is no longer required but rather looking healthy, more youthful and attractive sends men in quest of cosmetic procedures in increasing numbers each year.  Women still dominate this arena but not for much longer!

GEN X DEMANDS IN and OUT PROCEDURES

Today’s popular no downtime procedures include Botox, Brotox, Filler Facelifts, LipoBody Contouring, Laser Procedures, Skin Tightening, Skin Rejuvenation such as exfoliation by Dermabrasion or Chemical Peels, Injectable Chin Augmentation, Filler Cheek Augmentation, Lip Augmentation to restore gorgeous, sexy lips and many more…. Visit www.davinciplastic.com for compete info on all noninvasive procedures.

ALL for ONE – ONE for ALL PROCEDURES

Cosmetic procedures are no longer just for “celebs” or aging women.  Today Men and Women of all ages, stages and ethnicities are having aesthetic procedures on a regular basis.

THE CLOSING BEAUTY GAP is very evident today as seen by the age ranges (18-85) of both genders and from every cultural background who are seeking youthfulness.  While there will always be fundamental differences between the genders, it is clearly evident the “gap” is rapidly closing when it comes to both genders wanting to look good!  Let’s talk!

I’m here to help you look and feel your absolute best again in 2014.

Best To You and Yours,

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Steven Davison  M.D.

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