Summer Lovin’: How to Take Better Care of Your Lips

 Lip Enhancement Guilford, CTIf you are intending on making the most of your summer, you’re probably planning on spending almost every day outside. Whether you prefer spending time catching up on your R&R by the pool or hiking in the hills behind your house, there’s no doubt that your skin and face are going to be exposed to a lot of sun. If you have just gotten lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price, make sure that you are keeping them moisturized and hydrated this season by following the tips listed below. Read on to learn more.

Lip Balm With Sunscreen

One of the best ways to keep your newly plumped lips protected from the sun is to wear a lip balm with an SPF in it. By acting as an extra layer of protection between your lips and the sun, a lip balm will help you avoid getting a sunburn or anything. When wearing a lip balm with sunscreen, make sure to apply it frequently so that it doesn’t wear off.

Drink Water

If you have dry, chapped lips, this is a large indicator that you are dehydrated. To keep your lips, mouth, and body hydrated, make sure that you are drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each and every day. As a helpful hint, start your morning by drinking a glass or two of water— this will jumpstart your day and get you on the right track.

Scrub It Up

To help get rid of that nasty, chapped skin on your lips, use an all-natural lip scrub. By getting rid of the dead skin, you can encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin— leaving you better able to enjoy your newly plumped lips.

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Having lip injections during the summer is a great way to feel confident and sexy. However, if they get chapped and burnt, they can be more uncomfortable than anything. To ensure that your lips stay moisturized all summer long, make sure to apply a lip balm with sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and use a scrub on occasion. To learn more about lip injections or how you can take better care of your lips in general, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635!

 

 

 

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3 Ways to Add Contour and Definition to Your Face

Facial Implants Guilford, CTThe last thing you want is to have a face that resembles a basketball from every angle. As one of the most common features that all supermodels have, it’s a naturally contoured look. If you feel like your face could use a bit more definition, then you may want to consider one of these three options. From facial fillers to facial implants, this article will discuss three unique ways you can add contour and definition to your face. Read on to learn more.

Facial Fillers

As a temporary and affordable way to add definition to your face, facial fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are popular amongst Dr. Gary J. Price’s patients. By injecting the fillers under your cheekbones and around the center of your face, you will notice fewer wrinkles and more facial volume overall.

Fat Transfer

As one of the most popular procedures out there, fat transfer surgery involves removing fat from one part of your body and redistributing it to your face. And because you are using your fat, you don’t have to worry about any adverse reactions or introducing a chemical component to your body. Although some of the fat will be absorbed after it has been harvested, most of it should stay.

Facial Implants

If you’re looking for a permanent way to add contour and definition to your face, look no further than facial implants. By surgically implanting silicone implants under your cheeks or chin, you can add a whole new level of dimension to your face.

If you’re looking for a way to transform your face shape and structure, look no further than facial fillers, a fat transfer procedure, and facial implants. To learn more about each of these procedures and to see if one of them is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price.

 

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3 Ways to Recover from Lip Enhancements

Lip Injections | Guilford, CTHaving bigger, fuller lips just means one thing: a sexier you. If you have wanted to accentuate your pout, consider getting lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price. By using fillers like Restylane, you can add volume to your lips to give you that luscious pout you have always wanted. As one of the most crucial steps to any procedure, however, it’s important that you know just how to recover. This article will discuss three recovery tips to use after getting lip injections. Read on to learn more.

Don’t Take Ibuprofen

Your initial reaction to having swollen lips after you get injections may be to reach for that bottle of Ibuprofen and pop 600 milligrams. However, avoiding anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen and aspirin should be avoided because they cause bruising.

Ice After Lip Injections

After you get lip injections, you will likely experience a small amount of bruising and swelling. Since you are discouraged from taking NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, the best thing you can do is ice your lips. When icing your lips make sure to use a soft ice pack or washcloth— if the pack is too hard it’s going to only further damage your lips.

Keep Lips Moisturized

Keep your lips as smooth and moisturized as possible while you are recovering from your lips injected. Dry, cracked, or sunburned lips are only going to make your lips look bad, and your bruising feel worse. When choosing a lip moisturizer, try to choose one that contains ingredients like petroleum jelly which as a barrier between your lips and water.

Schedule a Consultation

Recover from your lip injections by using the tips listed above. By knowing how to recover properly, you can get your sexy lips in virtually no time at all. To learn more about lip injections or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635 to schedule an appointment.

 

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3 Ways to Refresh Your Body This Spring

Kybella Guilford, CT | New Haven ‘Tis the season for all things new and fresh. With tulips blossoming and the sun staying out longer every night, springtime is the perfect season to hit “refresh” on every part of your life— including your body. If you have wanted to lift and tighten up your face and body, consider adding the following things to your list. From working out regularly to getting Kybella, this article will discuss a few ways that you can refresh your body for a healthier you this spring. Read on to learn more.

Start a Workout Routine

Can you remember the last time you worked out? Do you have a hard time finding a workout plan that you can stick to? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you are not alone. Find the time, energy, and motivation to workout can feel impossible after a long day of work or taking care of a family. However, getting regular exercise is one of the best ways to “refresh” and take care of your body. Not only does regular exercise help you maintain a healthy weight but it also helps you take care of your heart, lungs, and blood sugar. To help you stick with a workout plan, try setting goals that are attainable. For instance, for the first week try to go to the gym once and then take the stairs while at work. Then, during your second week you can try going to the gym twice and take the stairs— the more you get into the habit of exercising, the easier it will be.

Start a New Healthy Diet

One of the best ways to hit “refresh” on your body this season is to eat a diet full of fresh fruits, veggies, and lean protein. Try cutting out excess fat and sugar from your diet and fill it with produce that is in a season. To find some inspiration on healthy recipes, look at Pinterest!

Kybella

As you age, your body stores fat in places you never imagined— including under your chin. And even though you may add working out and dieting into your spring clean-up plan, you still may come out with that double chin. Luckily, with an injection called “Kybella,” Dr. Gary J. Price can help you get rid of that extra fat under your chin once and for all. Made of deoxycholic acid, Kybella works to naturally break down and absorb the dietary fat under your chin.

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Hit “refresh” this spring by using the tips listed above. To learn more about how you can get rid of excess fat, live healthier, or zap your double-chin once and for all, call Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635.

 

 

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3 Things Everyone Needs to Add to Their Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine | Dr. Gary PriceIf you are in your teens, twenties, or thirties and you haven’t started on a skin care regimen, now is the time to hop on that wagon. By protecting your skin at a young age, you can lower the chances that you will need to have cosmetic work done when you are in your fifties and sixties. From sunscreen to eye cream, this article will discuss three things that everybody should add to their skin care regimen— no matter what age you are. Read on to learn more.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach and pool days. In fact, you should be wearing a sunscreen every day of the week— no matter what the weather’s like outside. When choosing an everyday sunscreen, look for one in a moisturizer— these are typically less oily and less likely to break you out. When applying a sunscreen, make sure that you apply it not only to your face but your neck as well. As one of the most neglected parts of your body, your neck is one of the first places to show signs of your age, but the more you protect it, the more youthful it will continue to look.

Facial Cleanser

If you use the same bar of soap to wash your face and body, you could be causing more harm to your face than you are aware of. Traditional bar soap strips your skin of its natural oils which can cause your skin to break out. Additionally, it is known to leave a film on your skin. To make sure that you get your skin as clean as possible without breaking out, start using a facial cleanser.

Eye Cream

The skin under your eyes is extremely sensitive and can easily lose moisture— leaving you with bags and circles. To make sure the skin under your eyes stays hydrated, use an eye cream both morning and night. Eye creams are more sensitive so that you won’t have to worry about them burning your eyes.

Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be complicated. By adding sunscreen, a facial cleanser, and eye cream into your routine, you can have the healthier skin for longer. To learn more about proper skin care techniques, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today!

 

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Feeling Cheeky? 3 Ways to Fuller Cheeks

Cheek Enhancement | Dr. Gary PriceWearing a large amount of blush used to be the only way that women could enhance their cheeks. Luckily, times have changed, and women now have several options available to give them a pronounced, chiseled look. From injectables to cheek implants, this article will discuss three common ways that Dr. Gary J. Price can help you enhance your cheeks.

Injectables

Did you know that injectables like Juvederm and Restylane can be used to add volume to your cheeks? By methodically injecting both the lower and upper portion of your cheekbones, Dr. Gary J. Price can give you fuller cheeks without you having to go under the knife. Lasting up to a year, injections give patients real results without the headache of undergoing surgery.

Fat Grafting

Depending on your body weight and overall health, Dr. Gary J. Price may recommend doing fat grafting to give you bigger cheeks. By extracting fat from certain parts of your body like your abdomen or upper thighs, Dr. Price will then reinject the fat into your cheeks to help add more volume. Depending on how well your body takes the fat and how well the extraction process goes, you should be able to enjoy your fat grafting results for about six months on average.

Cheek Implants

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to help give you fuller cheeks without having to wear all of that makeup, consider getting cheek implants. Placed through well-hidden incisions, cheek implants are hard, solid implants that are surgically placed over your existing cheek bone. Once the implant is correctly placed, Dr. Price will then stitch you up, and you will be able to enjoy a more pronounced looking profile.

As you can see, there are a variety of options that you can choose from in order to get plumper, fuller looking cheeks. Leave your hot pink blush inside your makeup bag and consider getting cheek enhancements from Dr. Gary J. Price. To learn more about these and other treatments that we offer, contact Dr. Gary J. Price’s office today to schedule a consultation.

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Double Up On Your Results, Not On Your Chin: Kybella

Kybella | new haven ctYou may like double the fun, double stuffed Oreos, double trouble, or even doubled vacation time off of work, but the last thing you want double of is your chin. If you have started to develop a double chin as you age, Dr. Gary J. Price has a few options— one in particular— that can help contour your profile and give you a smoother looking physique: Kybella. Read on to learn more.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical, FDA approved treatment designed with one goal in mind: to help you get rid of your double chin. Lasting only about 15-20 minutes, your Kybella procedure will be so fast that you won’t have to take any time off of work. By injecting a solution filled with deoxycholic acid into the area beneath your chin, Kybella works to dissolve the fat cells in this area and leave you with a more pronounced profile. Once these fat cells are dissolved, you won’t have to worry about them reproducing again.

What Is Recovery Like?

There is no downtime involved with Kybella, but patients who do receive this treatment can expect some redness, inflammation, and bruising under and around their chin. However, after just a few days, these symptoms should subside.

What Are Results Like?

Depending on how severe the area being targeted under your chin is, you will likely have to undergo several sessions. For instance, the average patient has to get about six treatments to dissolve the fat under their chin and give them optimal results. However, during your initial consultation with Dr. Price, he will tell you about how many treatment sessions he feels are necessary. Once the fat under your chin is dissolved, the cells won’t re-emerge on their own which means that as long as you maintain a healthy diet and get frequent exercise, your results should last.

With Kybella, you can get rid of your double chin in virtually no time. If you would like to learn more about this treatment or if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today!

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Accentuate the Appearance of Your Brow Lift

brow lift | New Haven CTTrying to put on eyeshadow or mascara and having to deal with a sagging eyebrow is enough to make you want to run for the hills. However, as a natural part of aging, your skin will start to lose elasticity and you will notice that areas— including your eyebrows— will start to hang a bit lower than normal. Luckily, with a surgical procedure called a browpexy, or brow lift, Dr. Gary J. Price can surgically lift and remove excess skin around your eyebrow, leaving you with a more taut looking appearance. If you are considering getting a browlift, or if you already have your appointment scheduled, we have created a few tips that you can use to help enhance your eyebrows afterward. Read on to learn more.

Fill Them In

Now that you have had a brow lift, help to enhance them even more by filling them in. As one of the latest trends in cosmetics, full eyebrows are all the rage. To fill in your eyebrows, purchase either a gel, powder, or pencil in a shade that is one shade darker than your natural eyebrows. When filling them in, start filling them in from the inner crease of your eye and work your way outward. To get a more natural looking eyebrow, try looking for a product that has a pomade in it, or if you are using a pencil, use a light hand so that it isn’t drawn on too thick.

Use Concealer

Another fast and easy tip that you can use for your eyebrows is to use a light colored concealer under and over your brows to help them pop. Because your skin naturally turns a bit red after you wake up, covering it up with a concealer will help the skin around your eyebrows look more smooth and even. When choosing a concealer, look for a shade that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone and blend it with a foundation or a powder.

If you have just gotten a brow lift, help to accentuate your results by using the two tips listed above. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gary J. Price, contact our office today!

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Lift Up Your Life With a Surgical Lift

facelift | new haven ctUnless you are Benjamin Button and age backward, you will start to notice the skin around your face and neck will start to lose elasticity. And although dermal fillers and Botox can help temporarily rid you of fine lines and wrinkles, they aren’t permanent. If you are looking for a more permanent way to get tighter skin, consider getting a lift. With three prominent types of lifts to choose from, however, you may not know the difference between them. From facelifts to neck lift’s, this article will discuss three common surgical lift procedures that Dr. Gary J. Price performs. Read on to learn more.

Facelift

When you initially hear of a surgical lift, a facelift is probably the surgery that you are most familiar with. Designed to treat sagging skin around the face and neck, a facelift is an outpatient procedure that involves surgically tightening the skin, and removing excess skin in the process.

Forehead Lift

As one of the first places on your face to show your actual age, your forehead can start to develop wrinkles even in your late teens or early twenties. A forehead lift is a surgical procedure designed to get rid of a sagging brow and fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead. During a forehead lift, small incisions will be made, and your skin will physically be lifted and tightened.

Neck Lift

Because Botox and dermal fillers are a great way to treat fine lines and wrinkles on the face, some patients opt to get just a neck lift. A neck lift involves removing excess fat, skin, and tissue in the neck that is causing you to look more your age. During this procedure, small incisions will be made, and the skin will be smoothed out— giving you back your youthful appearance.

Aging is both beautiful and traumatic. If you have started to notice the toll that your age is having on your skin, consider getting a surgical lift from Dr. Gary J. Price. During your consultation, Dr. Price will go over your options and collectively you can decide what procedure is best for you. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

 

 

 

 

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Hollowed Cheeks? Consider Cheek Enhancements

Cheek Enhancement | New Haven CTIf you look in the mirror and want to change a thing or two about your appearance, you are certainly not alone. And as your skin starts to lose elasticity and collagen as you age, you may start to notice even more flaws in your appearance that you would like to change. As an excellent way to enhance your overall look and make your face look a bit more youthful, cheek enhancement surgery is relatively simple. Read on to learn more about cheek enhancement surgery and whether or not it is the right thing for you.

What Is Cheek Enhancement Surgery?

Typically done in conjunction with a facelift, cheek enhancement surgery involves using either fillers, implants, or fat grafts to plump up the cheeks and give you a more chiseled facial appearance. Depending on the method that you and Dr. Gary J. Price decide to use for your cheek enhancements, you may have to go under anesthesia. If, however, you decide to do mere injections, you can be in and out of our office in virtually no time at all.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

To determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for any cosmetic surgery, you will have to undergo a physical exam by your primary care physician to make sure that you are healthy enough. Most candidates for cheek enhancement surgery have a loss of fat in their face due to age and sun damage.

What Are Results Like?

Results from a cheek enhancement vary from patient to patient and depending on what method you use. For instance, if you and Dr. Gary J. Price decide to use fillers, your results will only last up to a year. Whereas if you get implants, they will last for several years, if not longer.

If you have started to notice a loss of fat and elasticity in your face, you may want to consider getting a cheek enhancement done by Dr. Gary J. Price. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

 

 

 

 

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