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Ladies Night Out!

This was a first for Conkright Aesthetics.  We had the fortunate opportunity to pair up with ERA First Advantage Reality for "Ladies Night Out".  Venders lined our halls, they included: Tracey Zeller Jewelry, Origami Owl, Jamberry Nails, Culinary Solutions, ThirtyOne, Tastefully Simple, Misty's Confections, Anthony's Heavenly Cheesecakes, All Sewn Up, and BasketKases.  All gave away FABULOUS prizes, the BIG winners were: Michelle Wells, Dwann Taylor, Kristen Hunteman, Kim Childers, Charlotte Sergesketter, Melissa Joines, Rita Yoon, Jami Gray, Linzee Smiley, and Kristen Dannheiser.  The night started at 6 pm with a variety of food samples for all to try and wine to finish it off.  The talk of the night was FREE BOTOX complements of Allergan the company who manufactures Botox cosmetic.  We extended this offer to anyone who had never had the pleasure of receiving Botox in our office before.  The line to schedule an appointment for this began promptly at 6, and proceeded through-out the night. (FYI, thanks for your patience everyone)  Our Allergan representative, Michelle Freeman brought along her Juvederm simulator that allowed all who ventured in to see her the chance to view how the product could benefit them.  Mahrokh Goldsmith from Jan Marini Skin Research was allowing everyone to smell the delicious limited time Pumpkin Spice Exfoliator we offer in our office currently, that by the way is AMAZING!  This great night had to come to an end at 7:30, I hope everyone had a great time, we certainly enjoyed  meeting all the new faces and I welcome you all back to our office anytime for all of your skin care and cosmetic surgery needs.

Puffy Eye Lids?


It is normal for your eyes to look a little swollen first thing in the morning.  BUT drinking alcohol, eating salty foods, allergies and watching “The Notebook” can produce bigger bags that stick around for a few hours. Here are a few ideas to get rid of them fast.

Choose a caffeinated cream such as Neocutis Lumiere Bio-restorative Eye Cream (sold in our office). It smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, alleviates puffinessand refreshes the delicate eye area to help minimize signs of fatigue. Apply am and pm to delicate area around eyes. (This is a great product!  I use it personally and on my patients post facial non- surgical procedures.)

Soak cotton pads in cold Witch Hazel a natural skin tightening astringent.  Apply one to each closed eye for five minutes.

Believe it or not, your mother was right – chilled cucumber slices are a good remedy for bags. “They contain enzymes that reduce inflammation.  Also, since this vegetableis 90% water, it has an instant cooling effect.

I know it sound gross but as a teen I competed in beauty contests, the consultants working with me suggested hemorrhoid cream in the lower eye lid area to correct puffiness. (Careful not to get it in the eye) It is a quick temporary fix, but it works.

Of course some extreme puffiness or bags can not be alleviated with creams or soaks.  A surgical intervention is necessary to remove excess skin and fat to create a less fatigued, more youthful appearance. I personally have worked with hundreds of women and men concerned about the appearance of their eyes.  Find out what my ideas are for your puffy eye lids!

A Survivor's Story





"When it seems as though you should give up, HOPE whispers, try it one more time". 

 In December of 2010, my friend, a native of southern Indiana got the startling news that her breast biopsy was positive for stage one breast cancer.  Literally, on the very same day that she had an appointment to see Dr. Conkright about an Abdominoplasty she became aware she had a malignancy.  Prior to this always focused on her family and her demanding job, she left very little time to focus on herself.  Finally, she had made plans to take care of the abdomen that childbearing had left her, only to be faced with this uncertainty.  A lumpectomy and a course of radiation followed through the spring of 2011.  A negative mammogram a BIG OK and encouraging words from her oncologist led to a plan to proceed with the Abdominoplasty December 2011. Now in her words, "my clothes fit better, my posture is improved and I really appreciate all the flattering comments from my friends".  This mother of two successful children is such an inspiration! 

A survivor that listened to "what HOPE whispered".

Martha Hahus - Clinical Nurse Coordinator