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Spring Break is Cosmetic Age Reversing Time!

Spring Break is nearly here and that’s the time many of my clients decide to “take a break” and freshen up with cosmetic procedures that slow down the appearance of aging and enhance youthfulness.  It’s a great time to schedule for surgery because you’ll have time  to recover without taking time off work or from college.

Here’s a list of the most popular Springtime procedures our clients request:

Breast Augmentation – you’ll be back to normal activities in about a week.

Liposuction – to sculpt the abdomen, hips, thighs or all three at once – this means 2 weeks out – but still a good time since you’re only taking 1 week away from your normal routine…Spring Break gets you thru week one.

Facial cosmetic options – Lip Augmentation,dermal fillers, Botox, Kybella and others are in great demand now.  These have little to no recovery time…or very short recovery in some cases.

Tummy Tuck – this involves removing excess, loose skin and fat as well tightening and strengthening the ab muscles.  This requires about 2 weeks of at-home rest but the results are so worth it.

Whatever your goals and desires may be, we are here to help you achieve them.  Turning back the clock is most effective when starting with the early signs of aging and then planning regular age reversing cosmetic options.  The key again, is to start early and then maintain in order to look and feel more youthful no matter what stage in life you’re in or what your age may be.

Happy Spring!

Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

HAPPY NEW YEAR – HOW TO LOOK GREAT in those PHOTOS!

There will be lots of picture taking at lots of social events and they will most likely end up on “social media.”  So….we all want to put our “best face forward” for those poses.  I offer a brief, few tips for great photos:

  1. The Perfect Pout – this requires bright pearly white teeth and “plush lips.”  Juvederm is the most popular way to get that perfect pout with well shaped, lush lips.  Let’s talk soon!
  2. Eyes Youthful and Bright… You’ve heard it said that you should smile with your eyes.  And if you’ve got some crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, you can take years off your eyes with a little BOTOX.
  3. Your forehead is part of your “T zone” and can often look shiny in pictures. Remember to always apply a light dusting of translucent powder to keep away the shine.
  4. Do Away with the Double Chin…
One of the most common picture blunders.
    Use injectables like VOLUMA to restore volume and contour to the chin area.
  5. You can also trick the camera into slimming down your face …  slightly tilt your head down and angle your chin out just a little bit. This gives the perception of a sharper jaw line and higher cheekbones.

6.  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.

Looking forward to an outstanding 2017….Best Wishes to You and Yours!

Steven Davison  M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put Your Best Face Forward Now…

Injectable Fillers are the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the US today. You may see them advertised as Liquid FaceLifts, Fillers FaceLifts or a title coined by a surgeon including his name. No matter, they all have a few things in common:
– they are non surgical
– no downtime is required
– they promise a more youthful appearance – absent lines and wrinkles
– they are injected under the skin to plump up and re-contour sagging skin

BOTOX – of course is a name everyone recognizes today and it is the most well known of all the fillers. It is the lead product with many uses of its own but is also used in combination with other fillers for more desirable, long lasting results.

A Brief Primer on Fillers:

JUVEDERM – is made from hyaluronic acid. HA (for short) is a natural body substance that attracts and retains 1,000 times its own weight in moisture. When injected under the skin it also binds with collagen and elastin thus transporting essential nutrients to the treatment area while plumping up and recontouring. It is not derived from animal sources.
Juvederm is effective in treating moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles.

RESTYLANE – is also made from hyaluronic acid (HA) and works well to correct moderate lines and wrinkles. It’s commonly used with Botox to enhance your desired results.

PERLANE – comes from the makers of Restylane but is a modified option using larger gel particles that are more effective in filling those deeper folds by increasing facial volume. Perlane is a top choice for “lip augmentation.”
SCULPTRA – was formulated specifically as a treatment option for facial lipoatrophy. Lipoatrophy is a condition that causes sunken cheeks, indentations and hollow eyes. Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid and does not migrate or causes damage to surrounding tissues. Visible results from Sculptra injections appear gradually over a few months and from three to five treatments are needed for these results.

AUTOLOGOUS FAT – is one of my favorite filler options. This method uses your own body fat to treat lines, wrinkles, fat loss etc. in many body areas. Because we are using your own natural body fat – the risk of reaction and/or rejection is rare. It is reabsorbed by the body over time, so repeat treatments are needed for maintenance…but over time the body rallies and self corrects to make treatments longer lasting and more effective. Results also look so natural.
Are you ready to “put your best face forward” going into this Spring and Summer. Get started now to look refreshed, rested and more youthful.

Steven Davison M.D.
Board Certified Plastic/Cosmetic Surgeon

 

 

 

 

 

Common Myths About Botox, part 1

MYTH #1 Botox will make you look like you’ve had work done
Fortunately, Botox doesn’t have to result in a paralyzed face stuck on one emotion like Batman’s nemesis, the Joker. It’s muscle relaxing abilities can result in subtle, smooth skin that can still express emotions. It’s especially great for targeting the moderate to severe lines around your eyes and between your brows. If you’re trusting your face to an experienced, knowledgeable Plastic Surgeon like myself or my Physician’s Assistant, then you don’t have to worry about looking “worked” on.
MYTH#2 Botox and Dermal Fillers do the same thing
While they both lessen the appearance of wrinkles and restore youthful appearance, Botox and Dermal Fillers don’t work the same way. Botox addresses the muscles that create wrinkles and relaxes them. Dermal Fillers restore a youthful, plump look by adding volume to facial tissue. They both have their unique areas of the face that they are meant to address. For example, Botox is not approved for use in lips, but the hyaluronic filler Juvederm is. Dermal Fillers aren’t the best at treating crow’s feet or forehead frown line, but Botox is.

MYTH #3 Botox is only for women
While men may enjoy the distinguished look of maturity that comes with aging, there are certain features that as they age, they give the face a tired or angry appearance. This doesn’t communicate well in a personal or professional setting. As a result, there is much more acceptance of cosmetic procedures for men, especially as part of a health regimen. The nickname “Brotox” was coined for a reason: current statistics on Botox customers show that 1 in 10 are men!

MYTH #4 Botox injections are toxic to the body
Botox is one of the most widely studied and researched medical aesthetic products available today. Botox is designed to have a very localized effect of about a centimeter diameter and doesn’t spread to other areas of the body. It is completely safe when used in correct doses and in the hands of a trained, experienced injector. It is made from compounds found in nature, and not a synthetic, dangerous material as some people think. In 2002, it was the first FDA approved product for frown lines and in 2013, it became the first and only FDA approved product for crow’s feet.

MYTH #5 Botox Injections are Painful
Botox is known as the “lunchtime injection” for a reason. Treatment takes about 10 minutes and it has very little to no downtime, which is great because it can work with busy schedules. There could be minor redness or swelling at the injection site, but that quickly subsides so that you can experience the youth restoring benefits within the time span of a lunch break.

So did any of these answers bust any Botox myths you previously believed? If you’re ready turn turn back time with Botox, you can schedule a consultation at www.davinciplastic.com. Or if you’re interested in Botox, but have some more myths or questions you’d like answered, stay tuned for next week’s blog: Common Myths about Botox, part 2.
Steven Davison M.D.

Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS to be FABULOUS for the HOLIDAYS and Everyday!

Ladies are you fabulous?  Men, do you feel and look your best? Get rid of Crow’s Feet, Restore life to your complexion and treat yourself to a more youthful look.  Even with a super busy schedule, you still have time “get fabulous for the Holidays.”   shutterstock_90467752

BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS PROGRAM for SAVINGS and REWARDS  This new rewards program earns you points that are redeemable to purchase fabulous Skin Medica, Botox and Juvederm products. The free mobile app gets you points instantly!  See the website: www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com. For the mobile app visit: www.bdmobile.com.

BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS …ENROLL, EARN, ENJOY

Enrolling takes only a minute and after you’ve registered you can start earning points redeemable for qualified purchases and enjoy your instant savings.  My patients are really getting excited about the Brilliant Distinctions program.  Get registered and enjoy your savings while having those Holiday procedures.

PURCHASES THAT EARN YOU POINTS and SAVINGS

  • Botox or Juvederm injections for an instant age reversing facelift
  • Latisse can regrow stronger, thicker eyelashes
  • Vivite and SkinMedica skincare products are wonderful
  • This is the only program available that allows you to earn points while saving on your qualifying procedure(s) of choice.

YOUR HOLIDAY GLOW N’ GO HEALTHY SKIN OPTIONS

Patients are scheduling their Holiday Glow N’ Go treatments.  These include microdermabrasion to exfoliate, smooth and brighten the skin and Botox to smooth out those Crow’s Feet and forehead parenthesis.  Popular also is IPL laser treatments to fade dark spots and eliminate rough/patchy skin areas.  Others are taking years of aging off their faces with instant filler injectable facelifts.  These treatments can all be done in combo to achieve your most desirable outcomes.   www.davinciplastic.com.

BEWARE of NON PHYSICIAN LASER PROCEDURES

Know before you go – “Who’s shooting your laser?”  Be advised that laser treatments are medical procedures and require specialized training to perform them.  However, sometimes people try to cut corners and have non-medical laser treatments.  The results, according to registered complaints and lawsuits, show that e.g. 75.5% of hair removal treatments were performed by untrained, uncertified and inexperienced nonmedical people and ended in injury and litigation.

THANKSGIVING and GRATITUDE 
Harvard scientists tell us that giving thanks can make you happier, lift your spirits, enjoy good relationships, see improved health, deal well with adversity and much more.  For many people, this time of year is often tinged with sadness, anxiety and depression.  A kind word, a smile, a gentle touch can encourage and lift someone’s spirits.  So, let’s go about with an “attitude of gratitude”…it can be contagious.

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF HEALTHY SKIN.  There’s still time for many youth boosting options so you can look and feel your absolute best!  Men and women alike, especially those over 50 are making anti aging treatments a regular part of their healthcare regimen.  It’s a great gift to yourself and others!

Mommy Makeovers, Daddy DoOvers,  Filler Facelifts with instant results, Botox/Brotox, Laser hair removal and much more are very popular this time of year.  Let’s talk about getting you started.

Steven Davison M.D.         558831_562149740482783_2107121592_n

“DAVinci where I combine the supreme elements of art and surgical science.”

Dr. Davison is a Board Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

RADIESSE, JUVEDERM, BOTOX, SCULPTRA FACELIFT, NOSE JOB, AGE ERASER…without SURGERY!

Look fabulous and 10 years younger for Christmas and New Years without surgery and no one know will know…except you.

I’ve been doing non surgical facelifts and rejuvenating the cheeks, nose, eyes, chin and lips for years…using injectable fillers for wonderful natural looking results that can last up to 2 years with maintenance.

Here’s what I use, how and where I use it and how it works:

  • Lips    Nasolabial folds    Hollow cheeks
  • Weak jawline     Nose job       Brow lift
  • Marionette lines    Crow’s feet     Forehead lines/wrinkles
  • Undereye shadows     Backs of hands

JUVEDERM comes in three formulas to plump, fill in and smooth wrinkles.  Injected at varying depths it fills in space beneath the skin instantly to create new shape and erase lines and wrinkles. I use it for:  Crow’s Feet, Cheekbones and Nasolabial folds, and to restore luscious lips by instantly removing smoker’s lines and bleed lines. I restore definition to the jaw line by replacing lost volume in the chin area…and more.  It can even do a quick “nose job” such as hump removal.

BOTOX injected between the brows inhibits the muscles in motion, smoothes out existing lines and subtly “lifts” sagging eyebrows.  Yes, an eyebrow lift without surgery!  Injected around the eyes, Botox relaxes muscles that cause Crow’s feet (Juvederm is then used to fill in and plump up this area.)

RADIESSE is a hyaluronic acid based filler that fills and plumps instantly but keeps working for months to promote your own collagen renewal.  It’s great for Marionette lines and naso labial folds or the backs of your hands.

SCULPTRA is long lasting (up to 2 years) and works by restoring volume also.  Used in the cheek area or for naso labial folds it can restore lost fullness.  It’s used in the midface area primarily to boost collagen production.

Newest studies prove that injectables last longer when used with Botox.

EXPERT INJECTOR…injectables are only as good as the injector!  In fact, using someone who is not specially trained and highly skilled can be damaging.  I am an expert injector as is Nora, my assistant.  When you see Nora, you’ll know we know what we’re doing.

I match the right treatment and product to your specific needs as we create your personalized treatment plan…for your instant facelift.

YOU CAN TRUST YOUR FACE TO THIS PLASTIC SURGEON!

Want to look radiant, refreshed and years younger for the Holidays…don’t wait…let’s get you an instant makeover now.

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Steven Davison

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical to both you and to him. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan thats right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face.

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