February is Filler Month and we wanted to let you know of a great product! I also wanted to let you know that the technique that I use does not hurt! Please also see this post about making you as comfortable as possible. Kiss those parentheses lines goodbye – instantly. JUVÉDERM® smoothes out those parentheses lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Why wait? Ask Dr. Deidra Blanks about JUVÉDERM® today.
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Here is another great review of Dr. Blanks a double board certified plastic surgeon in Wilmington NC. If you are not local to Wilmington, consider planning a medical vacation to get away like "ParisianAccent" did!
It warms my heart when patients give us feedback like this: "I do look like I have cheekbones! I appreciate how nice everyone was today. I loved Dr. Blanks and you all made me feel very comfortable and took your time with me. For those reasons, I will be back. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Thanks again for making me feel special. K" "K" chose to have a treatment of facial fillers and here is more info about them.
Give us a call to set up a free consultation (910)762-1070....
I sometimes have patients asking why they seem to have more challenges with their skin compared to others their same age. Recognizing the differences in lighter skin can help people become more proactive in their skin care routine. Here is a great article from New Beauty regarding light and fair skin. They explain that: Light and fair skin is usually the first to show the signs of aging, which can happen as early as the mid to late 20s. Because the skin is inherently thinner and contains less melanin, it’s more susceptible to sun-related aging. Common characteristics of fair skin:
- Burns easily
- Shows the signs of aging relatively early
- Wrinkles tend to be more on the surface as opposed to deeper creases
- Can be sensitive
- Blemishes, rashes and injury are very apparent
- Enlarged pores
I wanted to share and interesting article about potentially preventing those fine wrinkles around our mouths.
- Smokers are known to develop fine lines around their mouths from years of contracting the muscles of the lips in a specific way
- Just as smokers frequently purse their lips when smoking, people who consistently use straws and drink from water bottles may develop similar lines
- While staying hydrated is crucial for staying healthy and keeping that healthy appearance, perhaps drinking from a cup when it is convenient would be a good idea
An interesting study Shows Photos of Twins demonstrating the impact of smoking on their faces:
- Researchers interviewed more than 70 pairs of identical twins where one was a regular smoker
- The smokers showed considerably more signs of premature facial aging
- The greatest impact was on the lower two-thirds of their face where smoking had caused greater wrinkling of the lips and sagging jowls
Recently, I joined a seminar conducted with plastic surgeons in Wilmington on the subject of fillers. As you might or might not be aware of, fillers are the injections that are used for enhancing various facial areas and counteract the lines and wrinkles related to the aging process (and more). Originally, fillers were used for filling in the deep creases, such as the lines that look like parentheses, which is from nasal area down to the mouth corners. However, now it is also used for increasing the volume of areas, and is not limited to lines only. For instance, fillers can fluff up your cheek bones or increase the volume of your under eye area and for eradicating dark circles. All-in-all, it was quite an interesting presentation that was followed by a demonstration performed for a...
Laser surgery (a gentle form of plastic surgery) can be used to care for fine lines, wrinkles and skin discolorations on your face. It works by removing the top layer & brightening of the skin along with activating the collagen underneath to “plump” up your skin. Dr. Blanks can improve the appearance of your skin through both surgical and non-surgical options! Dr. Deidra Blanks is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon and she focuses on the subtle aspects of your appearance that others will never notice. For a free consultation from a board certified facial plastic surgeon please contact Dr. Deidra Blanks (910)762-1070.
Think about it: Wouldn’t you want to "Trust Your Face to a Face Doctor"...
As we age, our cheeks can also sag. Fortunately, Dr. Blanks is a double board certified plastic surgeon who can use facial fillers to give you a more youthful, rested appearance. She can do this in her office in about 20 minutes. [hr]
For a free consultation from a board certified facial plastic surgeon please contact Dr. Deidra Blanks (910)762-1070....
We've all heard people say that they need their "beauty rest" or "beauty sleep". Is there really something to that?