Microdermabrasion June special + sunscreen bonus!

June microdermabrasion special at Davis Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Raleigh, NC

June microdermabrasion special at Davis Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Raleigh, NC

Davis Plastic Surgery in Raleigh has put together an amazing skincare treat for you this June!  If you’ve never tried a diamond microdermabrasion facial (regularly $99,) try one this month for only $50.   And once you are enjoying that smooth new skin, we NEED you to protect it!  Especially with this weeks news coverage.  Year-round use of sunscreen significantly slows the aging of skin caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, according to the first rigorous study of its kind.  So with your $50 facial this month, we are including a FREE UltaMD full size sunscreen ($27 value!)  This is a great opportunity for only $50 to kick off summer with gorgeous and healthy skin.  We invite you to call Davis Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics to find out more about this special and to book your free consultation with one of our skin care experts.


What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that resurfaces the skin by gently exfoliating the topmost layer of the dermis to remove dead skin cells, even out the texture and pigmentation, improve the appearance of wrinkles and acne scarring leaving the skin healthier, softer and firmer. It requires no downtime.

Results are gradual and vary according to skin condition and number of treatments. Most people experience softer, smoother skin after their 1st treatment.

Why is Diamond Microdermabrasion better than Crystal Microdermabrasion?

  • Latest technology in microdermbrasion
  • No crystal residue on the skin, eyes, hair or floating in the air
  • No need to wear protective eye goggles or mask
  • No environmentally hazardous waste

Who Can Benefit?

Diamond Microdermabrasion is beneficial to all skin types but specially anyone who wants improvement on specific conditions such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Acne scarring and acne hyper pigmentation
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Appearance of fine and deep lines (wrinkles)
  • Loss of elasticity and firmness
  • Stretch Marks

How Often Should I have Diamond Microdermabrasion?

A series of treatments is highly recommended in order to achieve optimal results. After the series is completed maintenance every 8-10 weeks is advised. An home skincare regimen prescribed by Patricia Casey, LME is essential to complement and enhance the results of the Microdermabrasion treatment at Davis Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC.


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Could a Chemical Peel be right for you?

Sun exposure, acne and just getting older can leave skin tone uneven, wrinkled, scarred and discolored. If you want your skin to look smoother and younger, a chemical peel may be a great option. Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes to produce healthy, glowing skin. Davis Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Raleigh offer a variety of chemical peels ranging from mild to strong, thus providing each patient with results customized to their skin’s individual needs. To speak with a skincare expert, please call our office for a complimentary consultation at 919.785.1220.  



Our SkinMedica peels offer a comprehensive peel system that consists of three different chemical peels with different strengths designed to produce various degrees of exfoliation depending on each patient’s individual needs.


The Illuminize Peel is our gentlest peel — great for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, very superficial peel to make their skin brighter and more radiant. It restores a more youthful appearance and improves clarity, color and skin texture. Patients achieve enhancement of the skin appearance with minimal downtime as there is no visible peeling.


The Vitalize Peel is a step up from the Illuminize Peel and targets mild to moderate pigment abnormalities, hyperpigmentation, Melasma, and sun damage. It is SkinMedica’s most popular chemical peel and is suitable for all skin types. There is very little downtime (2 – 3 days of peeling) with results after just one peel and significant results after three to six peels.


The Rejuvenize Peel is the deepest of the SkinMedica Peels, penetrating into the skin to produce significant results with minimal irritation. The Rejuvenize peel is great for patients with moderate to severe skin conditions including sun damage, lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring and melasma. The Rejuvenize Peel produces moderate peeling for 2 – 5 days, so the downtime is slightly more than that of the Vitalize Peel.


Using a blend of salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids and other soothing ingredients, the Radiance Peel™ exfoliates the uppermost damaged skin layers, leaving your skin fresh, renewed, and radiant!

-Gentle yet effective without downtime and with little to no flaking
-Produces instant radiance. 92% of patients reported tighter, smoother and brighter looking skin after 1 treatment
-Safe for ALL skin types
-Treats skin conditions including acne, sun damage, and fine lines
-Duration of peel: 30min


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Join our Support of UNC Lineberger!

Join our Support of UNC Lineberger!

After being a sponsor of the Get Heeled 5K last year, we were excited to again take part in the race this Fall. We didn’t expect to be asked to host a ‘clinic party’ at UNC Lineberger this month and get to see first-hand where 100% off the funds raised go.

WOW. Just, WOW.

What amazing kids, families, doctors, nurses, volunteers, fund-raisers go into treating these tiny children everyday! The spirit these children have is awe inspiring – and it was an honor to witness.

We now couldn’t be more inspired to raise money and take part in THIS year’s Get Heeled 5K! PLEASE join our team, walk with us, donate, cheer-lead – whatever you can!



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May 22, 2013 · 3:36 pm

Shaping The Idea Of The Perfect Body

One thing’s certain, “sexy” is timeless! The History of Plastic Surgery:

1887 – First successful Rhinoplasty by Dr. John Orlando Roe (New York, NY)

1901- First successful Facelift by Dr. Eugene Hollande (Berlin)

1939 – First successful Hair Restoration by Dr. Okuda (Japan)

1962 – First successful Silicone Breast Augmentation by Dr. Thomas Cronin (Houston, TX)

1974 – First successful Liposuction by Dr. Giorgio Fischer (Rome)


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Look And Feel Great This Spring, Despite Allergy Symptoms

During allergy season, many women find themselves reaching for tissues and wondering why they even bothered putting on eye makeup in the morning.  It seems exceptionally rough in Raleigh this Spring!

Women often report that eye allergy symptoms like red, puffy eyes make them look exhausted or like they have been crying. Itchy eyes can lead to frequent rubbing, which can cause makeup to smudge. As a result, many women say they feel tired and unattractive during allergy season. That’s at least three months per year of potential misery!  Additionally, many contact lens wearers with eye allergies say that their allergy symptoms make them feel ‘uncomfortable’ when wearing their contacts and cause disruption to their beauty routines.

Feel Your Best

  • For allergy sufferers who want to wear or remain in contacts, some doctors recommend daily disposable lenses such as 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand Contact Lenses.  Putting in a clean, fresh lens every day minimizes the potential for accumulation of allergens and irritants that can often build up with repeated use of the same pair of lenses.
  • Some doctors also recommend being cautious with allergy pills that claim to ease allergy symptoms. Quite frequently, allergy medication can dry the eyes. Try taking it at night if you still need to take something so the drying effect is not as dramatic. Talk to your doctor about what medication(s) are best for you.
  • Use transient-preserved or preservative-free artificial tears.
  • Talk to your Eye Care Professional about any questions or concerns you have regarding eye health or the proper wear and care of your contact lenses. He or she can work with you to determine the appropriate lens and replacement frequency for you, as well as other solutions to eye related problems.

Look Your Best

  • Put in your contact lenses before applying any makeup. This will help prevent makeup residue from getting on your lenses, so you’ll avoid eye irritation from makeup particles.
  • Try using a cold compress to ease redness, puffiness and dark circles – but better yet, try cold sliced fresh potatoes underneath your eyes — the enzyme catecholase (or catechol oxidase) helps diminish dark circles.
  • To offset bloodshot eyes, we recommend using bluish eyeliner on your inner rims. Cobalt and emerald eye liner were everywhere at the spring 2013 runway shows, such as Christian Dior and Anna Sui.   You can also use light, shimmery champagne-colored shadow — instead of dark smoky eye makeup — to draw in light and brighten your eyes.
  • Rely on waterproof formulas for mascara and eyeliner, as allergy-sufferers are often prone to watery, teary eyes, which can cause the “raccoon” effect. In case you are tearing up, an oil-absorbing sheet can be used to blot into lower lashes, and remove hints of oil and waxiness.
  • Pollen is worse in the mornings.  If possible, stay indoors until early afternoon.  If you do spend an extended period of time outside, make sure to cover your hair or wash it as soon as you get inside.


If you’ve got a tip for looking and/or feeling good this season – email it to us at info@drgmdavis.com.  We’d love to feature it on our Pinterest or Facebook page!

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6 Ways To Make Your Latisse Last Longer


No doubt about it: many women love Latisse for the way it lengthens their eyelashes. Eighty five percent of reviewers on RealSelf.com gave it a thumbs-up, with some serious raves to boot. But Latisse will have you shell out more than your average mascara: about $90 for a two-month supply, if used as directed. That means one drop on one applicator brush for each eye for 60 days.

Still, everyone from our staff to patients to beauty bloggers have been finding creative ways to make their precious drops of Latisse — and their dollars — last a little longer. Here’s what they’re finding:

1. Use only one Latisse drop — in the cap — each day. 

The directions tell you to apply one drop directly to the brush for each eye. To avoid waste, Davis Plastic Surgery’s ever-resourceful Veronica has crafted her own method: “I put one drop in the cap, and dip the brush in the cap. This way, I can do both eyelids with one drop and one brush.” Veronica is using Latisse to get lush lashes before her wedding — and said they were “ridiculously long” after three weeks.

2. Use the Latisse brush for two consecutive days.

Another problem with Latisse — you get 60 applicator brushes to use, and that’s it. New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Joseph says he suggests that patients use one brush for two days straight: “It can be rinsed with water in between uses, and left to air dry.” This way, you can get a full four months out of your prescription.

3. Use your own brush.Latisse applied using your own brush

Beauty bloggers Beauty in the Bag — which seems to absolutely love Latisse — thinks a “skinny eyeliner brush” is the way to go rather than with the ones that comes with the package.  This is what our staffer Gretta does – and she’s been a faithful user since February of 2008!

4. Cut the Latisse brush in half.

Along the same lines, some docs are telling people to give the little brushes that come with Latisse a chop. This way, you’ll use less product — and what you do use will be applied more carefully and efficiently.

5. Apply only as much Latisse as you need. 

Even though Allergan says you need one drop per eye per day, the consensus seems to be that a full drop is probably more than enough. Of course, this depends entirely on how long you want your lashes to be, and don’t forget that Latisse’s effect isn’t permanent — once you stop using Latisse, your lashes will revert to their original length and thickness.

6. Sign up for Brilliant Distinctions to save!

Many doctors are offering Latisse at the suggested retail price — between $80-$120. But there are definitely some ways to save easily!  Enroll for Allergan’s free Brilliant Distinctions program and earn points (which equals money off!) each time you purchase LATISSE® (and even Botox and Juvederm!) from our office.

Each kit is worth the following:

3 mL Kit 100 points
5 mL Kit 150 points


 Any other tricks to share that have worked well for you? We’d love to hear in the comments below!


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RALEIGH, NC — 02/28/13 — Dr. Glenn M. Davis, a board-certified Raleigh plastic surgeon, is excited to offer a new anatomically-shaped, silicone gel-filled implant option for his practice’s breast enhancement patients. On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Natrelle® 410 breast implant, which can be used in a variety of breast procedures including breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.   The studies have shown that there is less incidence of capsular contracture or hardening, less rippling, and because the implant maintains its shape, the shape of the breast looks more natural. 

Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., Natrelle® 410 silicone breast implants are engineered to complement a woman’s natural curves with an anatomically shaped silhouette. Natrelle® 410 silicone implants are already the #1 surgeon-selected implant in Europe and Canada and have been used successfully in those regions for 20 years.  As the first surgeon in the Triangle area to successfully complete the Natrelle® 410 Physician Certification Program, Dr. Davis has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to offer these innovative implants at Davis Plastic Surgery.

As Dr. Davis explains, “The new style 410 implants from Allergan are the next generation of silicone breast implants. The silicone gel does not flow but rather maintains its shape.  This characteristic makes these implants very powerful in terms of creating a natural-looking breast.   This is especially appealing for very small women looking for an extremely natural look.  I’ve already used them on a very thin patient who desired a very subtle enhancement with very little upper pole fullness.  Her results look beautiful.”

Allergan requires surgeons to complete a certification program, which includes instruction on surgical techniques and patient selection, before they are able to offer the Natrelle® 410 shaped gel implant option to their patients.  Women interested in seeking a consultation about the Natrelle® 410 breast implant can locate qualified surgeons by visiting the Natrelle® website at www.natrelle.com.

About Dr. Glenn M. Davis

A board certified surgeon with over 25 years in the industry, Dr. Glenn Davis specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tucks and a variety of liposuction procedures. His skilled staff offers a variety of services for skin care, rejuvenation and anti-aging.  Dr. Davis is a board-certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information on Davis Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, visit www.drgmdavis.com or call 919.785.1220.

Gretta J. Handley
Patient Care Manager
Davis Plastic Surgery
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