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VIVITE Defining Lip Plumper

We here at Conkright Aesthetics are very excited about a product we now have available to our patients.  We now carry VIVITE Defining Lip Plumper!

VIVITÉ® Defining Lip Plumper helps improve the appearance of lip volume, fullness, fine lines and wrinkles. Gentle conditioners help make lips smooth and soft, while soothing botanicals help protect against environmental stressors.

You can stop by our office during regular business hours to make your purchase.  We would love to see you!


How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?

What people find beautiful about themselves may be different than what they find appealing in another person. That's just one finding from a recent consumer survey conducted on the Beauty For Life website (a joint venture of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.) Visitors were asked "What aspect of physical beauty do you find most appealing in another person?" In their 20s, 30s, and 40s, respondents look for a fit, well proportioned body; youthful skin ranked at the top for respondents in the 50s and 60s. When considering "Which part of your body are you most concerned about?" respondents ranked their abdomen/hips number one in their 30s. But surprisingly, respondents listed the face, not their body, as the most popular choice in the 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

"It is always important to understand what our patients are most concerned about at different stages of their lives. We want to be equipped to help our patients make the right decisions to maintain their beauty at every age-no matter which type of cosmetic medical procedure they are interested in." said ASAPS President Renato Saltz, MD.

Additional results were revealed when answering "Which part of your body are you most concerned about?" While respondents primarily chose their face, significantly more respondents are concerned about their abdomen/hips than their breasts (chest)-with the disparity increasing throughout the decades:

1. 30s - 37% chose abdomen/hips as their top concern while only 18% chose breasts
2. 40s - 32% selected abdomen/hips and only 10% breast
3. 50s - 25% chose abdomen/hips compared to 7% breast
4. 60s - 23% indicated concern about their abdomen/hips, while only 7% selected breast

Community members were also asked to consider "The most important reason to maintain your physical appearance." "To boost self-confidence" was the top choice across all decades, with "To attract potential partners" a close second for the 20s. In the 30s and 40s, the second-most popular choice shifted to "To increase professional opportunities," which remained the number two choice in the 50s, but by a much smaller percentage. In the 60s, increasing professional opportunities fell to third behind "To help make friends."

"The survey on the BeautyforLife website has provided interesting data about patients' attitudes, motivation and perception. Our goal is to provide useful tools for prospective patients to help them first decide if a cosmetic medicine procedure is right for them and then to provide information on how to choose an appropriate provider," said Dr. Richard D'Amico, past president of ASPS.

Another question asked members to contemplate "The most important factor in maintaining beauty." While adherence to a healthy diet, regular exercise and skin care were popular choices, approximately one in five members felt that a cosmetic medical procedure was most important in the 50s and 60s.

This survey was conducted by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, via their Beauty for Life program designed to help people look and feel their best throughout their lives.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Fall Fiesta!

Conkright Aesthetics Upcoming Events

Happy Friday!  I wanted to take the time this week to let you know that we here at Conkright Aesthetics are working on a few exciting events that will be taking place between now and the end of the year!  We are very excited about our upcoming events and hope you are too!  Keep checking back here for updates.  I will post information about our first of many upcoming events in the next week so be sure to check back.  Also a reminder that our event information can be found on our Facebook page as well.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out I would love for you to take a few minutes @

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


the truth behind hydration

With so many beverage choices to choose from today, it is hard to determine whether or not you are getting enough fluids to satisfy your body.  It is especially important to stay hydrated during the heat of the summer which we are experiencing in full force right now.  Not only that, but getting your daily allotment of fluids can help you feel and even look better.  Below are some truths behind the "rules" of hydration:

  • You don't really need eight glasses of water each day.  It is actually recommended that women have about 11 1/2 cups and men have 15 1/2 cups of fluid daily.  But, about 20% of this will come from the food you eat.
  • Drinking coffee does NOT make you dehydrated.  So eight ounces of coffee is still eight ounces of fluid, and every ounce counts.
  • Water alone is not a weight loss aid.  What it can do, however, is ensure you are not mistaking thirst for hunger.  Having a zero calorie beverage with your meal can help slow down your food intake.
  • Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink.  It is very important to sip on fluids throughout the day so that you do not suffer from dehydration.
  • You can drink too much water.  Our kidneys can process no more than 1 liter per hour, so do not drink too much at once.
  • You don't need a sports drink every time you exercise.  If you are working out intensely and sweating profusely, than a sports drink can come in handy.  Otherwise your body probably already has all the carbs and electrolytes it needs.
  • Your body does NOT have to work harder to absorb cold water.  Therefore cold water is no better for you than warm water, but it does taste better so go ahead and add the ice.
  • All plain bottle water is basically the same.  The only difference is the source from which it is taken.  Some water may come from natural springs, others are imported, etc.


Free Gift with Purchase!!

Allergan has presented a wonderful limited time offer to individuals who purchase Latisse!  So if you are a current user of Latisse, now would be a great time to buy your next Latisse treatment.  If you are not a current user, now would be a good time to try it out because of the free gift you receive with purchase!

When you purchase Lattise ($120 value) through Conkright Aesthetics, you will receive a FREE VIVITE Vibrance Therapy (a $119 value)!  VIVITÉ® Vibrance Therapy is specially formulated with natural ingredients to help brighten and even skin tone while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 8 weeks.

Stop by our office to pick up your Latisse treatment which we keep in stock!