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Posts Tagged ‘lips’

Prep the Perfect Kiss for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Welcome to a special Valentine’s Day Weekly Dose of Beauty, brought to you by our Esthetician and Skincare Manager, Jen Derry:

“Pucker up this Valentine’s Day with these tips to keep your lips soft and hydrated:

  • Make a homemade lip scrub. Apply three drops of olive oil to brown or white sugar and massage into lips to exfoliate-away dead skin build-up. Add a drop of vanilla for an extra treat.
  • Dry brush your lips with a toothbrush to help cell turnover.
  • Always wear a lip SPF. Even in winter, they need to be protected.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your pout daily.  I’m in love with Baby Lips by Maybelline, Elta UV Lip Balm, and Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. When all else fails, you can always just grab a little Vaseline out of the medicine cabinet to help heal and protect dry chapped lips.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Some Lip Service on the Topic of Filler Safety

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
FullSizeRender[3]Interested in fuller lips through lip injections? For our latest Weekly Dose of Beauty article, NewBeauty discusses which fillers are safe and which you should avoid. Dr. McCafferty is quoted.
  • What’s Really Safe to Have Injected into Your Lips: https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/blogpost/9977-lip-injection-safety/

Some Soothing News On EOS Lipbalms?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

EOSLipbalmYou may have heard about the class action lawsuit against the EOS brand of lipbalms, where individuals claim the balm caused cracking and blistering of the lips. So how safe is EOS lipbalm overall and what is the chance of your experiencing the same effects? Find out in our selected Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

Safety and Self-Tanners, Lip Injections, and Treating Fine Lines

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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This week in Dr. McCafferty’s favorite beauty articles from around the Web, we take a look at the safety of self-tanners, what to do when those first wrinkles start to appear, and get the exclusive on lip injections.

See you next week!

Far More than Lip Service: The Many Options of Perioral Rejuvenation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Perioral Rejuvenation has always been part of facial rejuvenation, but as patients increasingly focus on specific areas of the face, the perioral or lip area has become one of the more popular targets for aesthetic improvement today.

Patents interested in the procedure typically are concerned about a wrinkling around the mouth, which can cause the face to appear older, harder, angry or more tired.

Treatments are tailored to each patient’s specific concerns. There are many degrees of perioral aging, so we make sure each patient has a personalized, private consultation to ensure we uncover the right solution for her/him.

There are many options we can use to help soften and improve the perioral area of the face in a very natural way. These can include commercial fillers, fat grafting and peels.

The commercial filler options are quick procedures that can offer very positive results.  Filler procedures are done in the office, with no anesthesia required, and the whole process takes from ten to fifteen minutes. While there may be some slight bruising, there’s no downtime with fillers, and any bruises can be easily covered over with normal makeup. Patients like this option because they can have filler in the afternoon and then go out that evening. It works well with a busy lifestyle.

Fat grafting around the mouth is a slightly more involved procedure and may involve either a light anesthetic called a “twilight,” or a straight local anesthetic. The procedure requires approximately an hour in the office. Like fillers, the recovery with fat grafting is quick and with minimal bruising. A little makeup on that bruising, and a patient is ready to go.

A chemical peel is another option to help soften lines around the lip area. It’s the quickest perioral rejuvenation procedure to do because it’s painted on with a cotton swab. It does, however, turn the skin raw, which it will remain for about a week. During that week, the skin must be covered with Vaseline or an ointment to protect the skin. But at the end of the week, the raw area is healed. The new skin will be somewhat pink, and will remain that way for anywhere from a month to three months. This, too, can be covered with makeup, so no one will ever realize the patient had a procedure.

But whether a patient chooses commercial fillers, fat grafting or a chemical peel to help improve the look of the perioral area of the face, the most important thing to keep in mind is the power of proper skincare. For surgical or non-surgical procedures, the results will last longer and look better when a patient understands how to take care of and maintain the skin.

That’s why a skincare consultation comes with every perioral rejuvenation procedure we do. An expert from our skincare division meets with each patient to analyze what products s/he uses and doesn’t use. Our goal is not to sell anyone a lot of products they don’t need. It’s to understand what they are using and make smart substitutions–when needed–for products that are based in science and will offer them the best results.

To learn more about how perioral rejuvenation can help you, contact us for a private, personalized consultation.