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Keeping Up With Your Maintenance
Keeping Up With Your Maintenance
Increasingly, iconic figures recognized for their timeless beauty are publicly discussing some of their “secrets” for maintaining their appearance over a span of many decades. Dolly Parton is a brilliant, talented, and iconic figure who has made no secret of the fact that she has enhanced her appearance regularly over the years. In fact, she once told Larry King, “I look at myself like a show dog. I’ve got to keep her clipped and trimmed and in good shape.” She has also been quoted as saying, “If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I’ll get it nipped, tucked or sucked.” While Ms. Parton often made these remarks in jest, she truly is a thought-leader who helped break down the social stigma previously associated with rejuvenation procedures. She also popularized the concept of ongoing “maintenance” of one’s appearance, an idea that today has become the cornerstone for both rejuvenation and for prevention of age-related changes.
Additionally, Christie Brinkley is a beauty icon who, at age 62, has retained her super-model appearance without surgery. Ms. Brinkley recently has come forward and openly discussed her minimalistic yet highly successful approach in her recently released book “Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great”. In her book she discusses her judicious use of Botox®, injectable fillers, noninvasive skin tightening, and laser treatments as well as her diet and exercise regimen.
You don’t have to be famous or have unlimited resources in order to keep yourself looking great over an extended period of time, nor do you have to undergo dramatic treatments which change your appearance or are noticeable to others. I completely agree with Ms. Brinkley who says, “The best results are not total transformations but nearly imperceptible changes that just make you look like a slightly younger version of you. This is an area where less really is more.” Employing this strategy, we routinely see patients who, as a result of excellent skin care, regular use of Botox® and fillers, periodic laser and skin tightening treatments, and adherence to a healthy lifestyle and diet look better today than they did a decade or more ago. The goal is to create both a long and short-term maintenance plan to maximize and maintain a youthful appearance. Seeing the sense of self-satisfaction and confidence instilled when patients look at the photographs we took before starting their treatments is one of the most rewarding aspects of my practice.
If you are interested in making a plan to help you subtly look more youthful and to maintain your appearance over an extended period of time, please contact us.
What Does the Doctor Order?
Deciding What to Get Your Parents this Mother’s & Father’s Day?
As the calendar rolls around to Mother’s Day on May 14, and Father’s Day on June 18, the search for the perfect gift that is unique, insightful, and fun is not always easy! Yes, we know that our parents are always grateful for any recognition from their children, but sometimes us children want to honor our parents with a gift that is both meaningful and useful. But what do our parents really want? New survey information reveals that many moms and dads want to freshen up their appearance.
According to American Society for Plastic Surgery President Dr. Phillip Haeck, “In the last decade, we’ve seen women’s attitudes about cosmetic surgery change.” A combination of busy schedules, lack of sleep, and the need to focus on others can lead to mothers forgetting to take care of themselves. Additionally, rates of both surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures among men increased dramatically over the past several years, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Today, both men and women can take advantage of a wide variety of products and procedures to help achieve a natural, healthy, and more youthful appearance.
Nonsurgical rejuvenation options popular with both men and women today include:
- Medical grade skincare to transform and maintain skin health
- Injectables such as Botox® and fillers which can relax deep facial lines and restore youthful and attractive facial contours
- Noninvasive skin tightening as achieved by Thermage® or Ultherapy®
- CoolSculpting® for noninvasive body contouring and reduction of unwanted bulges in the belly, “love handles”, thighs, under the chin, back, and many other areas
- Kybella® for removal of unwanted fullness of the neck or “double chin”
- Laser treatment for unwanted blood vessels or stretch marks
Many years ago, both men and women would wait until fifties to start thinking about ways to achieve a more youthful appearance. Today, with so many nonsurgical and minimally invasive options available, men and women typically begin to address their appearance in their thirties and even earlier. So when deciding what to get your parents this Mother’s and Father’s Day, a gift certificate for aesthetic services may be just what the doctor ordered!
10% off Father’s Day Gift Certificates
We are offering a 10% discount on gift certificates so you can give the special dad in your life a rejuvenating treatment he will enjoy! Come by our office today to pick one up in time for Father’s Day. Offer valid from 6/1/17 through 6/15/17. Ask about our email certificates.
2017 Mother’s Day Giveaway Winner!
Congratulations to Royia Grizzell, the winner of our Mother’s Day Rejuvenation Giveaway of an injectable treatment plan up to $1500 and a CO2Lift treatment!
It was such an honor to be able to share these deserving nominees. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! Stay tuned for our next giveaway this month celebrating Father’s Day!