Hope you had a wonderful Meomorial Day weekend! We spent time with friends and family, swam, ate, ran, played games and just enjoyed the three day weekend. We also gave thanks for our military, past and present, who protect our freedom. Our country may not be perfect at times, but at least we have the ability to speak up, speak out and vote differently when we want change.
On June 14th, we are having another Head to Toes Party at Solemates. That's also when we will have our raffle drawing. For those new to the newsletter, Solemates is at 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 203, Little Rock. It's in the Pleasant Ridge shopping center.
The Head to Toes Parties we've done in the past have been lots of fun, so by popular demand, we're doing another. Shelly will have a discount on shoes that night, and we will have facial peels for $150. That's half price for that night only. I will also have Botox available for $10/unit. It is regularly $14/unit. Groupons can NOT be redeemed that night, nor may you use banked units that night either. It would be next to impossible to haul all the charts out there to keep up with that. Shelly aslo has some new things at the store...there is "Margie's Corner" with some cute little girl clothes, plus she has custom embroidery, purses, and crystal designs. We'll have hors d'oeuvres and wine and other beverages. It starts at 6pm and we are usually there until about 9pm. Come hang out with us for awhile!
And the raffle tickets are still available until that night. The prizes include a Lipo-Ex mini package, 20 units of Botox and a Sonya Dakar fitness facial. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 6 or $20 for 25 tickets. You may purchase yours at the office, call the office with a credit card, mail me a check, or you can purchase that night until we draw at 8 pm. ALL monies from raffle ticket sales go to the Children's Tumor Foundation. As a member of the NF Endurance Team, five of us are running the New York Marathon on November 4th to raise funds and awareness of neurofibromatosis. For info on NF visit www.ctf.org If you don't want raffle tickets but you want to make a donation, you can go to my website at http://ctf.kintera.org/
I am posting more info on my blog lately at www.drannetrussell.blogspot.
com The last post is how to prevent and treat those nagging neck wrinkles and saggy skin. I though I would briefly talk about eyes in this newsletter.
First lashes....We ladies want them long and beautiful. There are lash extensions, but I personally don't have time for a fill every two weeks. I love Latisse and use it about three times a week. Alone, it makes my lashes long, but thin. On the other days I like Marini Lash which is full of peptides to improve the thickness. Obagi's Elastilash is nice, too.
Second.......we all hate the wrinkles. Nothing is better than Botox or Xeomin for those crows feet. Just give in and do it. For maintenance, my favorite is Obagi's Elastidem. I put it in the corners of my eyes and smooth it all the way out to my temple. I've use it for years, and at 46, I've never had to have Botox for crows feet! Sonya Dakar and Bionet also have some great products you can ask us about.
Third......puffiness. The main reason for darkness and puffiness is lack of sleep and seasonal allergies. So, get more sleep and take your antihistmines. On top of that, Obagi has an Elastiderm Complete Eye Complex. It's a tube with a little roller ball you rub under your eyes that contains caffeine, moisturizers and is very cooling as well.
Fourth....droopy, saggy lids. A lid lift, or blepharoplasty, is the ultimate treatment. All the things I mentioned above will help delay the need for that. One common misconception is that Botox can be used to treat this. Botox will lift your eyebrows. Even though it is called a lid lift, Botox WILL NOT lift that saggy, excess skin. In fact, it could actually make it look worse.
And a couple easy things....don't rub your eyes really hard, do wear sunscreen, and do wear sunglasses so you don't squint and make those wrinkles form.
Until next month, enjoy the summer. Come see us at Solemates on June 14th, and don't forget your raffle tickets!
Anne R Trussell MD