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Look Great and FEEL Great this August

Giving is Gorgeous in Raleigh NCOur team had a lot of fun tying in our favorite charity with a special for our patients this August.  With the upcoming GetHeeled 5K family friendly event in Chapel Hill we help sponsor in September, we need your help in reaching our $1000 goal!  Your $25 registration fee not only registers you for the Fun Run September 14th, but it gets you $10/unit Botox all month at Davis Plastic Surgery.  And if you receive at least 30 units – you also get a free box of Latisse!

  • Follow this LINK to get started. 
  • Choose the $30 5K adult registration and use Promo Code Davis13 to make it $25. 
  • Fill out all your registration information and be sure to select our team (Davis Plastic Prancers) to join! 
  • Call our office to make your Botox appointment with Andrea!

Thank you for supporting us in raising money for the UNC Lineberger kids cancer center in Chapel Hill.  We assure you it’s a fantastic cause for local children battling this life threatening disease. We also hope you can join us on September 14th for this heart warming local event!

UNC Lineberger Pediatric Oncology

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The Best (& Worst!) Cities for Skin

10 best and worst cities for your skinYou can see it lurking in a hazy layer over large cities. Its foul stench follows you through the streets. Sometimes you can even taste it. The culprit is smog. If the thought of breathing in a lungful of smog makes you choke because of the damage it can do to your respiratory system, you won’t be surprised to know that smog can also damage your skin.

Charlotte is one of the worst cities for the skin on our list because of its high ozone and pollution levels, with 26.2 high-ozone days out of the year. The American Lung Association also ranked Charlotte as the tenth worst city for ozone pollution in the US in 2010. Why is it so polluted? It may have something to do with the lack of air flow in the city on the hottest days of the year, which can be related to its geographic location: in the middle between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Coal-powered plants might also play a factor, as well as population growth.

Smog is a chemical cocktail of low-level ozone (molecules of three oxygen atoms bound together), particulates (such as dust, soot and smoke), and other pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and lead. When pollutants in the atmosphere are absorbed through your skin, your whole body can suffer the consequences.

You hear a lot about the ozone layer these days, and for good reason. The ozone layer in the stratosphere, or upper atmosphere, protects you by blocking harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun, but ozone in the troposphere, or ground level, is a major component in smog.  When the sun’s rays hit the smog, it breaks down into free radicals. If they enter the body, the free radicals bounce all over the place within the cells and chip away the cells’ walls. Several diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, have been linked to free radical damage.

In addition to being a factor in serious diseases, free radical damage can also cause premature aging. When the pollutants in smog rob your skin of its oxygen supply, the result is signs of aging, such as wrinkles and loss of elasticity in the skin. If you already have mature skin, you will be more susceptible to high pollution concentrations because your ability to fight free radicals diminishes as you get older.

Fortunately, if you live in Charlotte – or any area with a significant amount of pollution, you don’t have to pack your bags!  (We ❤ Charlotte!)  There are measures you can take to protect your skin from pollution.

  • Antioxidant nutrients help to block free-radical activity in the body, so include antioxidant-rich foods in your diet.
  • Many skincare products contain antioxidant ingredients, such as vitamins A, C, and E-  Obagi has a popular Vitamin C serum line which neutralizes free radicals to prevent skin cell damage.  Skinceuticals also have an entire skincare line devoted to Prevention.
  • Cleanse your skin thoroughly at night to wash off collected dirt and grime.
  • Water: Stay hydrated to flush toxins through your system and keep your skin (and entire body) healthy.
  • Sunscreen!: The diminishing ozone layer results in increased UV exposure, more sunburns, and higher rates of melanoma. UV exposure increases free radical activity. Protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and ozone.

For more information on skincare or any products mentioned, please contact one of the skincare experts at Davis Plastic Surgery in Raleigh.  919.785.1220 or info@drgmdavis.com.

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Free Botox contest on Facebook June 24th!

Free Botox contest on Facebook June 24th!

Join us on Facebook to win Free Botox next week!

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June 19, 2013 · 3:25 pm

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.  

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SKINMEDICA Peels

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.

ILLUMINIZE PEEL

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.

VITALIZE PEEL

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.

REJUVENIZE PEEL

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.

OBAGI BLUE RADIANCE 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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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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Laser Hair Removal Trend for Men

Men have come a long way since the days of showing up to work in a button-down that revealed an army of hair fighting its way past the nape of their necks — haven’t they? While most probably won’t go the Brazilian route, you might be surprised (or not) to hear that men are taking it off — their body hair, that is.

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Is it weather-related? Is she hinting at it? Or, have you been curious about how you would look with less hair? Whatever the motivation, men have already arrived at this point. Between waxing, shaving, electrolysis, tweezing, trimming, and laser hair removal, men of all ages, sizes, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, and professions are getting rid of excess body hair.

FDA-approved, laser treatment involves a laser beam basically killing the hair follicles. Results depend on your skin pigmentation and the color of your hair (dark hair absorbs the laser energy, making it easier to treat), so you will first need to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. The best results occur with men who have fair skin and black hair. Keep in mind that you cannot receive treatment if you are tanned, as a tan messes with your skin’s pigmentation and can lead to blistering or permanent discoloration. This is why darker-skinned men might not make good candidates; thus, consult with a doctor or laser technician first.

Laser hair removal offers a permanent reduction in quality and quantity of hair and is the most effective method of hair removal to date.  Multiple sessions are necessary and are priced on the area you are interested in.

Please contact our office at 919-785-1220 or info@drgmdavis.com to find out if you (or the man in your life!) could benefit from laser hair removal in Raleigh or surrounding areas.

 

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Happy 12/12/12!

Our December ‘bonus’ is BUY ONE GET ONE gift cards!  Buy one $50 skincare gift card – and get a bonus $30 card for you!

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*one per person

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