Winter is definitely here and that means different skin issues for different people. So be sure to stay well hydrated to avoid drying skin from heated buildings and use a good moisturizer to protect against cold wind. If you live in South Florida, remember sun protection is important all year around. See my tips for healthy eating to boost skin collagen and enjoy the festivities!
COLLAGEN BREAKDOWN and the WRINKLES of AGING
Collagen is the foundation of connective tissue that supports the skin’s structure. It is essential for younger looking skin. As we age the body makes less collagen and the quality is reduced. Naturally occurring enzymes break down collagen causing skin to thin, lose fullness and to form wrinkles. The sun, pollution, free radicals and smoke all contribute to collagen breakdown. This starts occurring around age 35. In spite of this decline, food and today’s age defying treatments can boost collagen naturally to make you look more youthful.
COLLAGEN BOOSTING FOODS: Celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, dark green, red and orange vegetables, fish, berries, soy, white tea, garlic, fresh citrus fruits, oysters, proteins – eggs, nuts and lean meats.
HOLIDAY FOODS and GLOWING SKIN??
Remember to minimize the sugars, watch for hidden sugars, drink lots of pure water and maintain a good skin care routine to minimize dull, lackluster skin caused by rich Holiday foods. See my previous blogs for more info on Glow N’ Go. Www.davinciplastic.com.
FABULOUS LIPS WITH CURVES IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACEs… Lip Augmentation using today’s remarkable injectable fillers can create gorgeous, natural looking lips instantly. There’s still time before Christmas! Also, follow these guidelines:
· Stop Smoking
· Moisturize daily and Exfoliate weekly
· Resurface the lip skin using dermabrasion, chemical peels or laser treatments to smooth away lip lines and correct uneven skin tones.
· Fill in Lines with Injectable Fillers that plump up lips and smooth out lines in the right areas…for a sexy, healthy look. Only Board Certified Surgeons should perform filler treatments…especially the lips!
LASERS SAFE and EFFECTIVE for SCARS
Great news! Excessive, particularly Hypertropic scarring can be treated effectively with laser treatments. In a recent study, 70 percent of 900 patients receiving laser therapy resulted in successful treatment.
TOP FIVE REASONS for RHINOPLASTY REVISION SURGERY
Rhinoplasty surgery of the nose is an individualized procedure because “one nose does not fit every face.” Rhinoplasty surgery is complex especially for “revision” surgeries to repair and correct previous surgical problems. At the hands of a skilled surgeon, Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most requested today because of the dramatic results it offers – both cosmetic and functional. Revision Rhinoplasty can:
1) Correct assymetries or depressions in the nose
2) Correct displaced implants or cartilage grafts which make the nose look round and bulbous
3) Correct nasal obstructions to restore normal breathing
4) Make the nose smaller and or narrower
5) Correct inadequate nose tip projection (e.g. droopy tips)
Remember, Rhinoplasty surgery is both complex and difficult and since the nose is the “centerpiece” of your face, it is critical that you choose a Board Certified plastic/reconstructive surgeon with extensive expertise in nose surgeries. I know, I perform them regularly.
LAST MINUTE ANTI AGING BEAUTY TREATMENTS
See my website for complete info: www.davinciplastic.com. There’s still time for Glow N’Go options, Filler Facelifts, Skin rejuvenation by Dermabrasion or laser, laser hair removal and others. Let’s Talk.
REMEMBER BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS REWARDS PROGRAM…for HEALTHY SKIN! www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU and YOURS,
STEVEN DAVISON M.D.