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It’s All About Balance

covey-blogOur approach to our work–and your face–is holistic. We don’t think of you as a sum of disparate parts, but as one person, one body, one face. So, we treat you with a keen eye directed at balance.


When we restore volume to your cheeks, we look at the position of your eyes. When we reduce fat in your abdomen, we take your hips into account. Nothing is done in isolation. Balance defines our work.


Take, for instance, the shape of the chin and jaw, which also changes with age and should not be missed when treating other areas of the face. Like other features, the chin and jaw lose volume over time and benefit from injectable fillers, instantly. Augmenting the chin and jawline can easily be done while redefining the cheeks with Voluma, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm or Perlane. In one visit, your lower face will look youthful and plump and shadows that can linger around the corners of the mouth will also be diminished. The effects are subtle, but transforming.


Call us for a complimentary consultation to talk about how we can infuse your look with new balance and beauty, without surgery and without anyone really knowing.


See you soon.

What Makes Someone Beautiful, Anyway?

The notion of attractiveness seems simple. When we see a person, we know immediately whether we think he or she is beautiful. We don’t really have to decide; our reaction is involuntary, and it is personal. You might think that a particular person is stunning, while your best friend might not.


Interestingly, studies over the years have shown that most people tend to agree, for the most part, on what constitutes a beautiful face, and that the reason they do relies more on brain science than on preference. Consider the ability of babies to recognize faces and prefer the ones that society deems pretty.


So, how we assess appearance might be more complex than simply liking large eyes better than small ones or full lips rather than thin ones. The brain has the capacity to recognize not only attractiveness, but also emotions, personality traits and fertility. The part of the brain that allows us to do this, the fusiform, is also responsible for our ability to recognize familiar faces. When it is damaged, we can’t recall whom we’ve just met, and we can’t distinguish between plain faces and beautiful ones. When we decide that someone is beautiful, we are really thinking that the person is healthy and vital, studies have shown. Smooth skin and symmetrical facial features, for instance, indicate to our brain that a person has good genetics and is not ill, both of which lead us to think that the person is attractive.


However our perception is formed, appearance–of others and ourselves–has a powerful effect on so many of our emotions.

No More Hollow Cheeks

This week is Halloween and many people will be dressing in costumes of all kinds. Some of the most popular are witches and skeletons. You know what I’ve noticed in the face makeup? That they put dark circles around the eyes and under the cheek bones to hollow them out. Unfortunately, this is already naturally occurring for many people, though much more subtly, and without the need for costume makeup; it’s called volume loss. Over time, the face loses its fullness, and instead appears sunken, hollow, and sagging. Let’s learn how to say goodbye to hollow cheeks on Halloween, and say hello to a full, youthful glow.

Why does “hollow” happen?

  • One of the main causes of volume loss is the damage that ultraviolet rays do to the cells that create the collagen, which is a protein that is crucial to keeping skin full, firm, and youthful.
  • Also, as we age, we lose fat in the face. Fat usually isn’t thought of as our friend, but actually it is necessary for keeping the “cushion” in your face. Fat is important for youthful contouring around eyes, cheeks, and chin/jawline.
  • Up and down weight loss stretches the ligaments that hold up the facial tissue and can result in loss of elasticity and volume.
  • Hormonal changes in women also affect the facial volume. As estrogen levels decline, so does the amount and quality of the fat in the face.

Fixing Volume Loss With Fillers

A great way to restore the fullness to your face is with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that binds with water in the injected site to plump up the area. It is great for filling in sunken facial areas experiencing volume loss, as well as wrinkles. Realize though, that all fillers aren’t the same in their viscosity and smoothness, and therefore some work better when injected in different areas of the face.

Here are the 4 main “problem areas” of facial volume loss and what fillers could be the solution.

  1. Eye area problem: Drooping eyebrows, sagging under eyes and hollow temples all cause a worn down, aged eye area. Solution: RESTYLANE, PERLANE, JUVEDERM, and BELOTERO can all help fill in sunken tear troughs, crow’s feet, and hollowed temples.
  2. Midface problem: This is one of the first areas where volume loss is noticed. This shows up as flattened, hollow cheeks, or smile lines. Solution: JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is the thickest hyaluronic acid filler available today, which makes it the most effective for the deeper injections required to effectively contour the midface. By restoring fullness to the midface the surrounding skin is tightened, giving a slight mini facelift.
  3. Mouth area & lip problem: Marionette lines, lip creases, and overall thinning of lips resulting from volume loss. Solution: JUVEDERM, RESTYLANE, PERLANE, and BELOTERO can smooth out lines and give you the perfect pout.
  4. Chin & jawline problem: When volume drops from the middle of the face and moves downward, the jowls become more prominent. This could create a more square shaped face rather than inverted triangle. Solution: RADIESSE, though not a Hyaluronic Acid filler, can help reshape and restore volume to the chin and jawline.

So say goodbye to sunken hollow faces with the witches and skeletons of Halloween, and say hello to your new contoured face with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers. Visit to find out how I can help you.


Dr Covey


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When injectable fillers first made their debut they were used exclusively to fill in facial folds.  Today fillers are used for much more.  They replace volume and reposition the skin to add volume, actually lift folds, smooth out lines and wrinkles and take years off an aging face…instantly and with longer lasting results from advanced formulas.

TODAY’S INJECTABLES DO PREVENT LINES and WRINKLES and they LIFT SAGGING SKIN!  shutterstock_62411647They are truly amazing and they do achieve either instant or gradual and subtle results.

PRIMER on INJECTABLES:   It’s important to understand how aging affects certain areas of your face and what options are best suited to correct the aging such as:

  • CROW’S FEET are fine lines that start at the outer corner of the eyes and extend out.  These are caused by muscle activity.  We correct them using BOTOX or DYSPORT (neurotoxins).
  • DROOPY BROWS are caused by excessive brow movement and can cause loss of the natural eyebrow arch resulting in a heavy appearance.  BOTOX or DYSPORT can lift the eyebrows to their natural, youthful position.
  • TEAR TROUGHS and HOLLOWS start below the bridge of the nose and lower eyelid, extending downward toward the cheek.  RESTYLANE, JUVEDERM or BELOTERO safely treats these areas.
  • CHEEKS, TEMPLES and JAWLINES … As fat diminishes with aging, these areas commonly sag and appear shallow.  I use NEW VOLUMA XC, RADIESSE, PERLANE, RESTYLANE or JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS to restore natural youthfulness.
  • NASOLABIAL FOLDS are lines extending downward from the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the lips and are caused by fat that has shifted due to normal aging.  RESTYLANE, JUVEDERM, PERLANE, RADIESSE or BELOTERO corrects these unwelcome folds!
  • LIPS...Over time your lips can become thin, flat and lose their youthful shape and fullness.  Great lip plumpers include: JUVEDERM, RESTYLANE, PERLANE or BELOTERO.

FILLERS and INJECTABLES  are one of our most requested anti aging, age defying treatments today…for men and women, because they offer quick results with minimal downtime.  However, there is some misleading information out there about what they can and cannot do.  This false information causes much confusion, and I plan to address this in my next few blogs.  Look for that next time.

My Best to You and Yours,

Dr. Covey


Eliminate Cellulite, Get Sculpted and Get Better Buttocks!

NIP CELLULITE in the BUTTOCKS! !  Your buttocks are one of the favorite places for cellulite to call home.  I’m sure you know how stubborn Cellulite can be, regardless of a clean diet and rigorous workouts.  Women, in particular, are plagued by cellulite taking up residence in various areas of the body.  The buttocks are one of those places. CELLULAZE is a powerful laser treatment that reduces cellulite by attacking it under the skin in the structural tissues responsible for making cellulite.  CELLULAZE employs energy to heat up and cut the fibrous bands beneath the skin that cause the ugly dimpling.  One treatment offers immediate improvement with continued improvement for months and long term results.

WOMEN TODAY WANT BETTER BUTTOCKS!   Women who are into Body Sculpting and Refinement want their buttock area to look its absolute best. The concern is with shape, size and positioning.  They are smart and understand that diet and exercise alone will not get it.  Today’s amazing treatments include fat melting and skin tightening lasers that can achieve your perfect silhouette.  Read on to learn about other body shaping options in high demand today.

MESOTHERAPY … BREAKTHROUGH, NON SURGICAL THERAPY TO GET RID OF UNWANTED FAT and CELLULITE!  I am specialized and certified in this revolutionary treatment, having received my training from the worlds most renowned Mesotherapists:  Dr. Jacques Le Coz (Paris) and Dr. Patricia Ritters  (South America).  See the bullets below for the benefits you get:

·      Improved blood flow to the treatment area

·      Excess fat deposits are dissolved

·      Fibrotic, hardened connective tissue is removed

·      Lymphatic drainage is improved

·      Removes fat from fat cells

·      Can be used wherever Cellulite exists

·      Involves no surgery, no downtime, no discomfort

·      Injection formulations are a combination of medicines, vitamins and amino acids, delivered into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin).

Mesotherapy is the home run treatment for fat and cellulite removal!

See: for more info on Mesotherapy.

Effectively dealing with fat and cellulite is part of successful body sculpting and shaping.  I’ve just given you overviews on a few more top treatments to deal with these issues.


Bikini season is coming!!  

Are you ready to put your best body forward?


Let’s talk soon and design your personalized treatment plan.  Now is the time to start creating the “body of your dreams!” 

                    Dr. Covey










Ring in the New Year with a New You

Transform your appearance with revolutionary face and body treatments!

Who doesn’t dream of a slimmer, younger looking face and body? Imagine magically transforming sagging skin into a smooth, wrinkle free look and removing fat and cellulite. Well you can stop imagining because we have three breakthrough treatments that can help you look your best in the New Year.

Smartlipo TriPlexNo matter how strict your diet and exercise regimen is, there are usually pockets of fat that just won’t budge. Now, with Smartlipo TriPlex, a minimally invasive lipolysis treatment for high-definition body sculpting, we can easily and effectively eliminate stubborn areas of fat (including your love handles, muffin tops and banana rolls) and tighten your skin to help you achieve a beautiful, natural shape.

CellulazeTo remove cellulite for smooth healthy looking skin we recommend the newest breakthrough treatment Cellulaze. With Cellulaze, we can finally reduce cellulite, in just ONE treatment, and the dramatic results are clinically proven to last! Cellulaze is the only laser with the ability to attack the very structure of cellulite under the skin with little to no downtime. Cellulaze is a simple procedure that can be performed right in our office. Healing is quick so you can usually go back to work and other regular activities within a day or two following your treatment.  Some results are immediate and get even better over the next few months.

ExilisFor non-surgical skin tightening and body shaping we recommend new Exilis, the most exciting non-invasive technology available to redefine your face and body, with no anesthesia and no downtime. Clinically tested and FDA approved, Exilis uses the most advanced radio frequency energy to melt fat, tighten loose skin and resculpt facial and body contours during fast and comfortable treatments.

To find out how these treatments can help you, today to schedule a New Year’s consultation. To see more pictures visit us online at

For more information about these and other cosmetic treatments options, contact Alexander Covey, M.D. and East End Laser Care at (631) 878-9200 or visit their website at Dr. Covey would enjoy discussing your cosmetic concerns at a complimentary and confidential consultation.

Introducing New Belotero Balance

Did she or didn’t she? Keep them guessing with the NEW dermal filler that offers quick lasting volume naturally!

Alexander CBelotero Balanceovey, M.D. and East End Laser Care are excited to introduce Belotero Balance®, the new secret weapon in the fight against aging. Belotero is the newest dermal filler recently approved by the FDA. It is an excellent filler for fine lines and wrinkles such as upper lip lines and crow’s feet. Used extensively in Europe, Belotero has a proven track record of providing instant volume and smooth facial contours for a younger and more radiant appearance.

Belotero Balance dermal filler is made with Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in your body that is an important element in helping to support your skin’s structure. As we age, the production of natural dermal volumizers and moisturizers (including HA) diminish leaving behind fine lines and wrinkles. With Belotero, we can instantly replace the volume you’ve lost giving you back the smoother, wrinkle-free skin you’ve been missing.

One of the advantages of Belotero is its unique formulation which allows it to integrate seamlessly with your skin to provide subtle and even results without disrupting the natural contours of your face. Belotero can plump up your lips and smooth out laugh lines, upper lip lines, crow’s feet and marionette lines discreetly, without anyone knowing. All they’ll see is a naturally younger looking and beautiful you.

To learn more about Belotero or other cosmetic treatments, call Alexander J. Covey, MD and East End Laser Care at (631) 878-9200 or visit

New Exilis Transforms Appearances!

We are thrilled to introduce Exilis™, the most exciting new non-surgical technology available to redefine your face and body, with no anesthesia and no downtime. Clinically tested and FDA approved, Exilis uses the most advanced radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin, melt fat and resculpt facial and body contours during fast, comfortable and painless treatments.

Exilis Results

Exilis gives us maximum power with total control. Now we can safely and effectively deliver the right amount of thermal energy in order to tighten, firm up, and tone sagging skin and reshape and melt stubborn fatty deposits anywhere on your face and body – with no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime! Popular areas treated include the face, jowls, neck, chest, back, “love handles”, “bra fat”, abdomen, thighs, hips buttocks and knees.

Here’s how Exilis works: a computer controlled hand piece is guided over the treatment area precisely delivering the most effective amount of the revolutionary monopolar radio frequency (RF) thermal energy in order to give you the best result.

For skin tightening, the RF energy is directed straight to the dermal layer of your skin. The energy stimulates the collagen layer causing it to remodel into a stronger, more youthful configuration resulting in firmer skin.

For fat reduction, the RF energy targets the fat deposits located deeper under the skin. The liquefied fat is then excreted by your body’s own natural processes resulting in a slimmer looking silhouette.

Exilis is painless so it does not require any special numbing cream or anesthesia and, best of all, you can resume normal activities immediately after treatment!

For best results, we recommend a series of quick treatments designed to fit your needs. Results are immediate and progressive. Many patients may see results immediately with optimal results visible within three months of the treatments.

Call us today to see how Exilis can help you look your best.

Quick Treatments for a Healthy Holiday Glow

It’s December again . . .our radios are playing holiday music, our offices are decorated with sparkling tinsel and jingle bells, our Toys For Tots box is filling up (thank you once again for helping us with this very worthy cause) and our patients are rushing in for their pre-holiday touch-ups.

Today was no exception. At least 7 people asked me this morning which treatment can give them the best result in the shortest amount of time. Since so many are asking I thought I’d share my thoughts here.

While almost all of our treatments fit this description, the most popular treatments this time of year are usually Botox/Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Microdermabrasions, chemical peels and facials. Each of these treatments immediately combats the signs of aging leaving you with naturally younger and healthy looking skin.

Botox and Dysport are simple and safe non-surgical injectable treatments that smooth the dynamic wrinkles and erase that “angry” look some have due to forehead wrinkles and creases.  Using very tiny micro-needles, Botox or Dysport is injected right into the muscle causing the wrinkle action. Within 3-10 days your skin smooths out and the wrinkles are diminished – just in time for all those holiday get-togethers.

Dermal fillers, including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Radiesse, work a little differently. They actually replace volume lost under the skin and are perfect for plumping up your lips, filling in smile lines and giving you back the youthful contours of your face.

Microdermabrasions, chemical peels and other facials are quick refreshing non-surgical treatments that rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. Designed specifically for your skin type, these treatments exfoliate your skin, promote new cell growth, clean your pores, stimulate collagen networking and improve your skin’s texture giving you a healthy glow. And they’re relaxing too – something many of our patients look forward to this time of year!

Call us today toll-free, (855) DRCOVEY, to schedule a complimentary consultation or ask a question.

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