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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Fun Fact: Where Cosmetic Procedures are Most Popular

You guessed it–the USA leads the list, comprising nearly 18 percent of the procedures performed globally. According to a survey of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American men and women undergo more treatments than people do in any other country. Here’s how it breaks down…

 

USA – 17.9% Number of procedures: 4,217,862
Brazil – 10.7% Number of procedures: 2,524,115
Japan – 4.8% Number of procedures: 1,137,976
Italy – 4.1% Number of procedures: 957,814
Mexico – 3.9% Number of procedures: 923,243
Russia – 3.8%  Number of procedures: 896,629
India – 3.7%  Number of procedures: 878,180
Turkey – 3.3% Number of procedures: 789,564
Germany – 3.1%

Number of procedures: 730,437

France – 2.2%

Number of procedures: 517,731

 

South Africa, Romania and Lebanon have the fewest procedures of all surveyed countries.

 

Also, for all of the treatments that Americans have, they have spent more than $15 billion for the first time ever, according to the ASAPS survey. This figure represents combined nonsurgical and surgical procedures: nonsurgical procedures comprise 44 percent of the total and surgical, 56 percent. The expenditures are up 11 percent from last year. Botox remains the most popular nonsurgical anti-aging option this year, with about 4.6 million treatments given in the U.S. in 2017.

 

Remember, fall is an optimal time for laser resurfacing and SmartLipo, in addition to Botox and dermal fillers. So, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation, and we’ll help you devise a treatment plan just for you.

 

See you soon.

 

The Best Fall Fixes

Now that the temperatures have begun to drop and the sun is no longer at its height, it’s prime time for certain cosmetic treatments that do their best during the fall.

 

Here’s a run-down of the best treatments for right now:

 

Laser Hair Removal: This procedure works best on fair skin, so if you’ve become tanned in the summer and now notice a fade, you might consider scheduling an appointment.

The greater the contrast between a dark hair follicle and a paler skin tone, the easier it is for the laser to find the root of your hairs and remove them.

 

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing: After the treatment, which penetrates through the surface of your skin, you’ll need to avoid direct sun for a little while. So, autumn is a fine time for Fraxel. It may take a few days for your damaged skin to flake off, revealing a smoother blemish-free complexion. Fraxel will help improve summer’s damaging effects on your skin.

 

SmartLipo Triplex: You will see immediate improvement with SmartLipo Triplex, but it can take some time for optimal results to emerge. So, it’s best that all of this happens during the fall. You’ll be ready for beachwear, whether on a winter vacation to a warm locale or the local beach next summer.

 

Of course, your individual needs determine which procedures you choose, and when to have them. Call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll help you figure out the fall plan that serves you best.

 

See you soon.

Lips, Naturally: It’s All About Balance

Many of you have a simple request when you come to my office: you don’t want anyone to know that you’ve been there. One of the biggest giveaways is the overdone lip.

 

My guiding principle has always been “less is more.” Much more. When it comes to restoring lips, this philosophy is critical. To restore lips to their more youthful selves, naturally, I like to utilize a triple-play: Define, shape and add volume.

 

To give your lips the appearance that they once had, I carefully use dermal fillers in small specific ways to create subtle changes that provide maximum visual impact. The secret is balance. If any part of the lips is too fat or too thin, the result will affect the entire appearance of your face.

 

First, I define the edge between the top lip and the skin above it, beneath your nose. Then, I place gentle injections in key spots to reshape and plump the upper lip, keeping it looking natural. The upper lip should have variation across the lower border and a bow across the top.

 

As for the lower lip, which typically has a uniform shape all the way across with a little extra volume in the middle, I take all angles into account. When I look at your lip from the side, I want to make sure that it isn’t too puffy, and when I look from the front, I like to see some extra height.

 

Lip injections take only a few minutes, and you should be able to go back to your normal activities right after the procedure. 

 

Lips tend to thin out and lose fat as we get older. A variety of lip injection options are available to take care of your concerns, and the results should last from several months to a year, depending on the type of filler used. We like to use the hyaluronic acid fillers Restylane, Restylane Silk, Belotero Balance, Volbella and Juvederm.

 

So, call our office to talk about how we can give you back the lips of your youth.

 

And…Remember to register for our upcoming Fall Beauty Seminar, scheduled for this coming Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 am. You’ll learn about the latest cosmetic treatments, including Infini, the nonsurgical approach to reducing sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck, and Kybella, the fat-melting “double chin” injection. You’ll also see me perform treatments and “glimpse the new you” on computer imaging. We’ll be offering exclusive discounts and free gifts to attendees.

 

RSVP (631)878-9200 or online at www.drcovey.com

Atlantis Banquet & Events Seastar Ballroom

431 East Main Street, Riverhead

 

See you soon.

Hands Down, The Best Treatment

You may have a fresh face and youthful body, you could be giving away your age every time you wave hello. Your hands are subject to all sorts of use, all the time, not to mention environmental and age-related stresses. Their delicate skin pays a price.

 

But there is a solution. Radiesse, the dermal filler that we’ve used for years to plump areas of the face, is an effective option for hand augmentation. It plumps the hollow spaces that form on the backs of your hands, restoring volume and providing smooth natural-looking results. Radiesse is the first and only FDA-approved product for this use.

 

In one treatment, you’ll notice immediate improvement that can last a year or more. You may want to couple Radiesse with a laser treatment that minimizes the dark spots that often emerge on hands for sun exposure or natural aging.

 

Radiesse injections have been used for years to treat deep lines and depressions around the mouth. It has also been used to correct facial wasting, or hollowing. Because it’s bio-compatible, it can act to stimulate your body’s production of collagen, the natural material that provides structure beneath your skin.

 

Call our office to learn more about how your hands can look as young as the rest of you.

 

And…Remember to register for our upcoming Fall Beauty Seminar, scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 am. You’ll learn about the latest cosmetic treatments, including Infini, the nonsurgical approach to reducing sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck, and Kybella, the fat-melting “double chin” injection. You’ll also see me perform treatments and “glimpse the new you” on computer imaging. We’ll be offering exclusive discounts and free gifts to attendees.

 

RSVP (631)878-9200 or online at www.drcovey.com

 

Atlantis Banquet & Events Seastar Ballroom

431 East Main Street, Riverhead

 

See you soon.

 

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