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The Happiness Factor

As a doctor, I think about you–my patients–all the time. I think about your health, your general well-being and what I can do to improve both of these aspects of your lives. This past week, as I’ve watched you come into the office looking and feeling one way and leave looking and feeling another, I’ve been thinking a lot about your happiness.


It has always been important to us to make sure that you are pleased with our treatments. It’s critical for us that this extends beyond the actual procedures and into your every day life, and I think that it does. Our goal is for you to live your life in a happier and more confident way, and we are so thrilled that we see this even as you walk out the door.


Contentment with one’s physical self, we know, translates into contentment with a whole lot more. When you believe that you look good, your walk changes. Your posture improves. You wear different clothes, different makeup. You get a new haircut. You smile more, you engage other people more. You are optimistic and, simply, happy.


This coming week, as you visit us in our offices, think about the emotional shift that is about to happen. Your face and body will look their most beautiful and equally exciting, so will your outlook.


See you soon.




As a doctor, I think about you–my patients–all the time. I think about your health, your general well-being and what I can do to improve both of these aspects of your lives. This past week, as I’ve watched you come into the office looking and feeling one way and leave looking and feeling another, I’ve been thinking a lot about your happiness.


It has always been important to us to make sure that you are pleased with our treatments. It’s critical for us that this extends beyond the actual procedures and into your every day life, and I think that it does. Our goal is for you to live your life in a happier and more confident way, and we are so thrilled that we see this even as you walk out the door.


Contentment with one’s physical self, we know, translates into contentment with a whole lot more. When you believe that you look good, your walk changes. Your posture improves. You wear different clothes, different makeup. You get a new haircut. You smile more, you engage other people more. You are optimistic and, simply, happy.


This coming week, as you visit us in our offices, think about the emotional shift that is about to happen. Your face and body will look their most beautiful and equally exciting, so will your outlook.


See you soon.

EXILIS ELITE Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re looking for a revolutionary treatment to restore your youthfulness, melt fat and cellulite at the same time, then EXILIS ELITE could be your answer. EXILIS ELITE is FDA approved to be used for reducing wrinkles and firming up loose skin, and an added benefit of the technology is that it melts fat and stimulates collagen production, too. Read more to answer some of the most frequently asked questions I hear about EXILIS ELITE.

How does EXILIS ELITE work?

EXILIS ELITE uses thermal energy that is generated by the most advanced monopolar radio frequency. The dual control handpiece has both DTC (Dermal Temperature Control) and EFC (Energy Flow Control) to protect the skin from heat that could harm it, while simultaneously generating consistent energy for dependable results.

The handpiece generates heat within the treatment area to cause the targeted fat cells to break down. This process of reducing fatty deposits also causes the sub dermal collagen to remodel and tighten, resulting in firmer skin.

Will EXILIS ELITE treat all fat?   

EXILIS ELITE radio frequency depth penetration addresses the subcutaneous fat. This is superficially located just below the skin and above the muscle.

What parts of the body can be treated with EXILIS ELITE?

The built in cooling system makes EXILIS ELITE safe for reducing loose skin and excess fat anywhere on the body. This includes the face, neck, jowels, décolletage, arms, back or bra fat, abdomen, love handles, thighs, knees, etc.

When will I see results?

You may see immediate results, but maximum results are experienced incrementally over 3 to 6 months after the last treatment. EXILIS ELITE treatments are usually done 1 to 2 weeks apart with visible fat reduction ranging from 1 to 6 inches of volume loss after 4 treatment sessions.

How long are treatments?

Each treatment, depending on the area of the body, takes about 30 to 45 minutes, but we ask you to allow an hour. This non invasive procedure can be accomplished on your lunch break from work. There is no downtime and normal activity can resume immediately. For treatments to areas of the face, there may be some mild redness and mild swelling, but this can easily be covered with mineral makeup.

What does the procedure feel like?

EXILIS ELITE is a safe and comfortable procedure, requiring no numbing cream or anesthesia. The treatments are comfortable and pain free by targeting the proper amount of energy while simultaneously heating and cooling the skin.

I hope that I’ve been able to answer your top questions so that you can see how revolutionary the EXILIS ELITE treatment is for firming skin, reducing cellulite and melting fat. Let’s talk about what EXILIS ELITE can do for you.


Dr. Alexander Covey

Filler for Laugh Line Rejuvenation

Last week I covered some areas of the face that show the signs of aging and are the least common to be addressed with cosmetic procedures. Fillers can be used on these areas, such as the earlobes, temples and chin, to give subtle yet significant rejuvenation for the entire face.

Fillers can also be used on some other areas that are moderately known, yet not widely realized that rejuvenating them can really help restore a youthful look to the entire face. The area that I’ll be covering this week is in the mid face: the melolabial folds (laugh lines). This is a very noticeable area of the face that can really benefit from fillers in many cases.

Melolabial Folds

Over time, lines begin to develop at the edges of the nostrils and stretch down toward the mouth and below. These medium-to-deep facial creases are known as nasolabial folds, melolabial folds, mesolabial folds, laugh lines, smile lines or marionette lines. All of these terms have come to be interchangeable and this has sometimes caused confusion among my patients, but rest assured they are referring to the same area of the face. If not corrected, these lines can give a drastically aged appearance to the mid and lower face.

Causes of Melolabial Folds

The mesolabial folds are connected to deeper mid face tissues. They are some of the first visible signs of aging in the mid face as a result of the cheeks descending over time. Gravity along with the following causes help to create these creases:

  • facial volume loss
  • less elastic skin
  • sun exposure
  • smoking
  • genetics

Lessen Those Laugh Lines with Fillers

Fortunately there is a solution for these laugh lines that may not require a face lift or other surgical procedure. Often, facial fillers can decrease the appearance of these folds with results lasting close to a year. Hyaluronic acid fillers like JUVEDERM and RESTYLANE plump up the area by attracting water. These are great for the milder creases.

Liquid Face Lift for Melolabial Lines

Depending on your unique situation, it may be better to treat these marionette lines by restoring volume loss in the cheeks to provide a mini face lift. Here’s why a liquid face lift with JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC can lessen those marionette lines:

  1. It contains the thickest, smooth flowing hyaluronic acid gel available today, which makes it ideal for midface rejuvenation.
  2. It is the first and only FDA approved filler for cheek augmentation, with results lasting up to 2 years.
  3. Restoring volume to the cheeks provides a gentle lift to the midface, which can also tighten the skin around the mouth and nose to minimize the appearance of laugh lines.

Now you know that with the help of fillers, you can laugh and be expressive without those melolabial lines to age your face. You can even give the gift of a smile without lasting lines. A gift certificate would make a great surprise for Christmas or Hanukkah.

For more information on how fillers can restore volume and youthfulness to your mid face, as well as how to give this as a gift to others, visit


Dr. Alexander Covey


This week is Thanksgiving, but we all see the Holiday decorations popping up everywhere and most of the retail stores are already playing seasonal music. Especially with Black Friday in the forefront of people’s minds, will be the gifts they want to give and receive. In this blog I hope to guide you on some amazing youth restoring gift options that you can ask for, as well as share with someone you love.

Where to Go

Fortunately, you need to go no further than East End Laser Care since we offer the most comprehensive spectrum of non invasive procedures. This is our specialty. While most doctors perform cosmetic injectables in addition to their area of expertise, we perform them as our primary goal to help you achieve the cosmetic enhancements of your dreams. You’ll have access to all the hottest, safest treatments with proven performance.

What You Want

This time of year the calendar is loaded with social gatherings. Many of us will be seeing friends and family whom we may not have seen in a while. Don’t you want to look your best? As cameras click away, everyone will be in lots of holiday photos to capture all the fun memories. Don’t you want to look back on those photos and like what you see? Whether you’re looking to receive a gift or give someone the gift of a rejuvenated face or body, we have a non surgical procedure that can help.

Many of these treatments are “in and out”, with little to no recovery, so they don’t require stepping out of the social holiday fun. You can see all the procedure options at, but here are some of our most popular treatments:

  1. Radiant Skin glows after a FRAXEL LASER treatment. It is so versatile that you can firm up loose skin, brighten dull or pigmented skin, and even smooth out wrinkles.
  2. Non surgical mini face lift really exists with the skin tightening, collagen boosting THERMAGE CPT and ELILIS. AND… with JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC injections, facial volume is restored, resulting in a lifted, revitalized new look.
  3. Luscious lips become fuller with hyaluronic acid fillers JUVEDERM and RESTYLANE.
  4. Smooth out wrinkles on forehead and crows feet with BOTOX or DYSPORT.
  5. Fill in smile lines or those nasolabial folds that come down from the outer edge of the nostrils to the outer tip of the lips with JUVEDERM, RESTYLANE, OR RADIESSE.
  6. Sculpt the body without surgery by using THERMAGE CPT or EXILIS to tighten and lift loose skin on the arms, legs, and buttocks…and even drooping eyelids.
  7. Smooth out cellulite with CELLULAZE, the most advanced cellulite treatment available. It increases skin’s elasticity, flattens lumps and bumps and is clinically proven to smooth out the skin’s surface.
  8. Laser hair removal can save lots of time from shaving and waxing.
  9. Melt that extra fat from the waistline, abdomen inner or outer thighs, hips, arms, buttocks, etc. with SMARTLIPO TRIPLEX. It is the most advanced laser lipo available to remove fat and contour the body. Its skin tightening effects also help with loose skin after the fat is removed.


Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Covey

The Gift of Youth: The Best Holiday Gift

Instead of spending hours shopping for the perfect gift for the holidays, you can give one of the hottest, most desirable gifts that almost every adult would love and benefit from: a non invasive cosmetic procedure. More and more people are asking (and secretly wanting but not asking) for cosmetic treatments for the holidays.

Who’s a Great Recipient

  • Someone who already “has everything”
  • Women or Men 35+
  • If they’ve mentioned they’ve wanted to try a non invasive procedure
  • They’ve expressed concern about wrinkles, especially crow’s feet or on the forehead

A Gift that’s Not Just for the Ladies

Most women are very pleased to receive this as a gift, but believe it or not, so are men. While some men might not be willing to take the jump to get a treatment for themselves, receiving it as a gift can give him that nudge towards doing what he wanted to anyway.

Many men like getting work done for the professional advantage. A younger, healthier, more alert demeanor can give him that edge in the marketplace. There are many amazing non invasive treatments that make the perfect gift for men.

Top Procedures for Men

  1. “Bro-tox” is Botox for men that can rejuvenate a tired looking eye area by banishing crow’s feet. It also can smooth out the wrinkles on the forehead and in between the eyes, which can turn what looks like a furrowed scowl into a more positive visage.
  2. Laser hair removal can save lots of time shaving and waxing.
  3. Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse to fill in those folds around the nose, the pitting from acne scars, and restore a smooth, more youthfully contoured appearance.

Top Procedures for Women

  1. Thermage CPT is the hottest non surgical face lift available with dramatic results for lifting hooded eyelids. It can also be used to tighten and lift loose skin on the arms, legs, and buttocks.
  2. Injections provide so many options depending on what each person needs. Botox and Dysport smooth out wrinkles by relaxing muscles, while Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are hyaluronic acid fillers that fill in lines by natural plumping effects. Radiesse is another option that uses tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) particles to fill in lines. Depending on the location and depth of the wrinkles, Dr. Covey provides expert guidance on the best choice for what needs to be done, including facial contouring and plumping lips.
  3. SmartLipo Triplex is the most advanced laser lipo available to remove fat and contour the body.

With one simple gift, you can provide so many face and body rejuvenating choices for your loved one. Simply purchase a gift certificate, package that with a brochure with a bow on top, and you’ve got a smile worthy surprise in store for them. We want to put a smile on your face too, so with every $100 gift card purchase you will receive a $20 gift card for yourself.

We experience a significant increase in treatments this time of year, so be sure to come in and get your gift certificate or schedule your procedure today. We offer the hottest, most advanced, safest, and most comprehensive non invasive treatments available for face and body rejuvenation. You can see all the procedure options at


Dr. Covey


Glowing Skin for the Holidays

Snow has already started to fall in some areas and with the colder temperatures of the fall and winter season, comes a variety of skin concerns. In addition to dryness, one of the top concerns I hear about is dull, rough skin. When skin has lost its radiance, it looks older.

Where Did the Glow Go?

The natural glow from skin mainly comes from a high cellular turnover that reveals fresh new skin. As we age cellular turnover slows down and dead skin builds up to cause rough texture and lackluster skin.

Getting the Glow Back

There are a variety of ways you can go about getting your glow back.

DIET… Being conscious of your eating habits during the holidays will not only help you keep off the weight, but it’ll help your skin too. Sugar and processed foods aren’t good for the body and also reflect poorly on the skin. Staying hydrated and even eating foods with high water content can help. Foods with healthy fats, such as avocados, as well as other vegetables and fruits that are high in beta carotene and vitamin A empower radiant skin.

LIFESTYLE… Alcohol, soda, and caffeine drinks like coffee have a dehydrating effect on the skin. Smoking deprives the skin of vital nutrients and oxygen. Minimizing these vices can give your skin a better chance for healthy cellular production that’ll reflect externally. Getting good rest is important for rejuvenating your whole body and allows skin to restore its natural balance. Getting your “beauty sleep” isn’t just an old wives’ tale.

LASERS… These treatments offer a non surgical option for effective skin rejuvenation. Powerful targeted treatments beam tiny columns of light into the deeper layers of skin of a specific area. Lasers are available in different strengths and types to solve a variety of problems and reverse the signs of aging:

  • Resurface the skin to restore glow
  • Reduce deep lines and scars
  • Firm up skin
  • Reduce or eliminate skin pigmentation
  • Smooth out the skins’ surface and texture

Laser Options

Laser treatments offer flexibility tailored to your specific skin rejuvenation needs. If you’ve just recently noticed an increasing dull complexion or it’s been years since you’ve wanted to do something about it, there is a laser for you. We offer laser treatments from gentle to intense, all the while delivering visible results.

Fraxel Repair

  • more aggressive approach for significant levels of concern
  • carbon dioxide laser beams
  • removes old damaged tissue to stimulate collagen production
  • Fractional Deep Dermal Ablative (FDAA)
  • moderate recovery, yet is insignificant compared to surgery

Fraxel DUAL

  • middle strength for moderate levels of concern
  • erbium and thulium laser
  • safe for all skin types
  • very commonly used for pigmentation and texture
  • optimal results typically achieved in a series of treatments
  • may experience mild redness for a day or two, but no downtime

Clear + Brilliant

  • most gentle laser ideal for beginners wanting to “ease in to lasers”
  • done in a series of treatments with no downtime
  • visibly illuminates your skin tone
  • optimal results typically achieved in a series of treatments
  • no downtime

Let’s talk about the best laser options for you to restore your skin’s radiance and get back that glow for the holidays! Visit to learn more.


Dr. Covey

Men’s Skin Is Different

As the title of the famous book, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, points out – men and women are so different. These differences between men and women even apply to the characteristics of the skin, especially on the face. As an example, just look at a man’s ability to grow facial hair.

These differences mean that men and women have some unique skin needs through the years. Generally there are similarities in that we all lose collagen and need to protect ourselves from sun damage, but the facial skin differences are interesting and contribute to the tailored treatment for restoring a man’s facial health and vitality. In this week’s blog, I’ll cover some interesting characteristics of men’s skin and how to keep it looking younger longer.

  • Thickness… A man’s skin is about 25 percent thicker than that of a woman’s. Their androgens, such as testosterone, are the cause of the increased thickness, although skin does gradually thin with age.
  • Hydration… Male skin appears to be better hydrated than women’s. Sebum, the oily substance that lubricates skin, is produced in greater amounts in post pubescent males than in females. In addition to more sebum, the level of tissue hydration is possibly caused by excess sweating and production of lactic acid in the sweat. Men’s body temperature is higher and they sweat more than twice as much as women.
  • Collagen Density… Men have a higher collagen density than women at all ages. The higher collagen density correlates to the thickness of their skin, and why women appear to age faster than men of the same age. Even though, both men and women lose about 1% of their collagen each year after their 30th birthday, men start off with higher levels so their signs of aging can be delayed.

Taking it for Granted

While men have many advantages with their skin, the majority don’t take care of the assets that they have been given genetically. Despite the higher levels of collagen, thickness, and moisture, men tend to not use sunscreen or skincare to preserve those benefits for longer lasting youthful skin. This is where I can help repair the visible effects of any damage.

Today’s Men Choose Cosmetic Enhancements to Rejuvenate Their Skin

Even though men’s skin seems more resilient, it still weathers with time and can benefit from anti aging treatments to revitalize it. When the marketplace requires mature men to maintain a competitive edge, they can’t afford to look tired and worn down. With strategic cosmetic treatments, men can maintain a rugged look while restoring a healthy, energized, yet relaxed look. Here’s how:

  1. Dysport or Botox aka “Brotox” – can help smooth out CROW’S FEET  and FOREHEAD WRINKLES that could mistakenly communicate a gruff, angry, tired or sour disposition.
  2. Thermage CPT – can bring up DROOPY BROWS & EYELIDS and may be used to correct UNDER EYE BULGES to restore a lively vitality to the eyes.
  3. Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm or Radiesse – are perfect for filling in SMILE LINES and ACNE SCARS for a smooth, youthful, and rested appearance.
  4. Today’s Men…Baby Boomer’s, Gen Xer’s and Millennials…of all ages and stages in life are having “cosmetic enhancements” so they can restore a youthful, healthy appearance and look as great as they feel!

With little or no downtime, these in and out procedures can help men capitalize on the natural differences in their skin to restore a healthy confidence to their look. Visit to learn more.


Dr. Covey

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

Tips to Look Great in Photos

With the holidays coming, everyone will be taking pictures and posting them on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. You will want to look your best when you are inevitably asked for that memory capturing photo that will be seen by hundreds of people. I’ve compiled some tips for the treatments that I can do to help, plus some from the photography experts. This list will help you know how to get that great, social media worthy picture.

The wrong look can instantly frame you in an unflattering light. Here are some tips to help you look great in photos:

  1. Treat Your “Tzone” Right… Forehead wrinkles shout out your age from the roof tops, so calm those lines with BOTOX or DYSPORT. These injectables temporarily “relax” the muscles so that those deep lines won’t overshadow your face. Keep in mind that the flash from cameras often bring out the shine from your “Tzone”, so you should always apply a light dusting of translucent powder.
  2. Double Chin, Don’t Go There…
Due to camera illusion, the unflattering double chin can appear in photos even when there really isn’t much of one in real life. To trick the camera into slimming down your face, tilt your head down slightly and your chin out just a touch so that your cheekbones are higher and you look like you have a sharper jaw line. If the double chin is a real issue that you’d like to fix, SMARTLIPO TRIPLEX, THERMAGE CPT and EXILIS are some of the treatments we offer that can address this concern.
  3. Perfect that Pout… Surveys say that people perceive thin lips as an indication of age, so you’ll want to have that plush pout ready. JUVEDERM and RESTYLANE are hyaluronic fillers that increase lip volume. These fillers can be precisely injected to create natural, sexy and supple lips you’ll want to show off. And don’t forget to choose the right lipstick color to show off your perfect pout. Shades of pink, peach, and rose complement most skin tones. Blue undertones will help your teeth look more white.
  4. Follow the Three “P’s”… Position, Posture and Pose are easy to manage steps to making your picture turn out right.
    • Position yourself in the middle of a group photo rather on the end because the images near the edge of the frame will tend to look bigger.
    • Good posture not only makes you look taller, it can also make you look thinner and your stomach flatter. This is an easy one to do that takes less than five seconds: Stand up straight, roll your shoulders back, lift up your chest and lengthen your neck.
    • Pose by resting your weight on one leg, which has a slimming effect. This natural resting pose can be accompanied by a hand on the hip with shoulder and elbow pointed back. This prevents the “fat arm” that often happens when it’s pressed against the body. Allow your hands to fall, cupping naturally rather than pressing flat against your body, which can make them look larger than normal.

Take photos confidently with these tips for looking great, and let me help you to get “picture perfect ready” for the holidays with one or more of the exciting treatments we offer at


Dr. Covey

Refresh Your Face for Fall Holidays with Fraxel

One of the best options to rejuvenate your skin for Fall is with a FRAXEL laser treatment. You’ll love your smooth, clear complexion that radiates a youthful glow. Available in three different strengths, FRAXEL lasers offer a versatile, effective treatment option that provides the best non surgical results:

  1. CLEAR + BRILLIANT is a great option if you are new to laser treatments. It is the most gentle of the 3 lasers and is still effective at the early signs of aging.
  2. FRAXEL DUAL effectively addresses more moderate aging concerns. You can experience a remarkably more youthful appearance without any downtime.
  3. FRAXEL REPAIR penetrates deeper into the dermis to stimulate the rebuilding of collagen. It is the most intense of the 3 lasers, but requires fewer treatments to see rejuvenating results more quickly. Results are amazing and recovery is more of a “social downtime;” it is minimal, especially compared to the stronger chemical peels and surgical alternatives.


What is on your Fall beauty wish list? I’m sure some of these issues that can be treated with FRAXEL lasers are on there:

  • Age & Sun Spots pop up with exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. These brown patches plague the face and body with an aged look. FRAXEL lasers can lighten this pigmentation to restore clear, bright, and even toned skin.
  • Skin Resurfacing restores the smooth texture, tightness, color, and brightness that diminishes over the years. While most treatments only address the externally affected skin, FRAXEL lasers resurface your skin from the inside out. They can reverse skin damage created by exposure to the sun, air pollution, stress, and fatigue. Harmful lifestyle factors can also cause the skin to lose its radiance, such as smoking, poor diet, and dehydration.
  • Wrinkles and lines that age the face can creep in as early as mid 2os, but usually are more noticeable starting in the 30s. They only get deeper with years of expression and muscle movement, reduced cellular turnover and increased moisture loss. Amazingly, FRAXEL lasers actually stimulate collagen rebuild and therefore the skin acts younger and tighter, reducing wrinkles.
  • Acne and Surgical Scars can mature the face years beyond natural age by causing an uneven, rough texture to the surface. In addition to being bumpy or pitted, the skin can be discolored.
  • Actinic Keratosis is a medical condition caused by pre-cancerous skin cells. More professionals are turning to FRAXEL lasers to help treat these scaly or crusty growths, and to provide relief for thousands of people.
  • Melasma presents as dark blotches caused by the hormonal changes in women’s bodies throughout the stages of life. Melasma is commonly associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding, oral contraceptives, or hormone replacement therapy. These dark brown spots are different than sun damage. FRAXEL can lighten melasma anywhere, but it most commonly appears on the forehead, lower cheeks, nose, and upper lip.

Refresh your face with FRAXEL and be ready for the social holiday season coming soon! Visit to learn more and schedule a consultation to see which FRAXEL laser is best for you.


Dr. Covey

Aging Lips and the Perfect Pout

Get that Perfect Pout for the Fall Holiday Season

Plush lips are sensual, aesthetic, and age defying. Some surveys state that not just the absence of wrinkles, but the full lips of a woman are influential in how young others perceive her to be. This is not an unusual perception because it is true that the reduction of collagen as you age can thin out your lips. Other factors, such as sun damage, less moisture, and fine lines above the lips add years to your lips, and therefore, your face.  shutterstock_2966011

Lips Aging Through the Decades

Lips should have a natural fullness through the 20s and 30s, with a fairly well-defined curve to the lower lip, known as a “cupid’s bow.” By the time you’ve reached your 40s, the cupid’s bow can lose its curves and the lips will probably begin to thin. In the 50s and beyond, creases from pout wrinkles can diminish the appearance of the lips even more beyond volume loss, and make it nearly impossible to use lipstick and liner tricks to hide.

HA Fillers for a Perfect Pout

If a full sultry smile is on your wish list for this holiday season, injecting the lips with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, such as JUVEDERM and RESTYLANE, can help. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring liquid present in the human body that attracts water to the source and plumps lips using the body’s natural methods. The smooth texture and FDA approved safety of Restylane and Juvederm make them a top pick for lip contouring

How Lips Should Look

You’ve all heard the jokes about “duck lips” (too much filler in the philtrum) and over filled lumpy lips; regardless of your age, no one wants their lips to look over done. This is why it’s so important to find an experienced injector who understands how to create the look you want within the harmony of your face. If you’re new to getting lip injections, you may want to start off slowly and have multiple sessions to build up to your desired fullness. Even small amounts of filler “pop” the contours of your natural shape.

Remember that the goal is to create, sexy, full, and natural looking lips. To do this, the center part should be slightly fuller with a well curved Cupid’s bow. In a nicely proportioned lip, the lower lip should be about twice the size of the upper lip, rather than both being the same size. You want soft, supple lips that look and move naturally.

This is the perfect time to get your lips filled for that perfect pout to flaunt in the holiday season. You’ll love how they look and how they take years off your appearance. Check out my website for some great before and after photos to imagine the possibilities of what youth enhancing lips can do for you.


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