Face or Body
As our lives have been turned upside down, increasing the emphasis on communication via screens it’s hard not to notice what our faces look like, sometimes multiple times a day. Now that our state has begun to reopen and we pop out of the ground like little groundhogs, we realize that all of a sudden it’s nearly summer (Memorial Day is behind us). Spring passed us by while we were grumbling about Zoom meetings or having to rely on FaceTime to talk to family and friends. Our grooming and “maintenance” took a back seat while many of us watched the scale go up as we socially distanced.
Now we get to decide, what do we tend to first, the face or the body? On-screen communication isn’t going anywhere and we still have to look at our faces in the mirror. On the other hand, as the temperatures go up and we shed layers we become more motivated to reverse the effect of hibernation on our waistlines. We are happy to offer specials for the face, body, and that most basic of ingredients for any skin care routine: sunscreen.
Learn more here about the Covid-19 precautions in place at Esana designed to protect our patients and staff. On an unrelated note, the pandemic may have pushed the summer Olympics to next year, but before you know it we’ll be “enjoying” the distinctive sound of cicadas as this is their season to emerge from the ground in a 17-year life cycle and no virus will make them postpone! Chirp.
Lisa had been thinking about getting an upper blepharoplasty for several years but didn’t go through with it until this past year. Like many fifty-somethings, she is in a career she loves, finding it very rewarding and educational, but is working with a group of talented people that are younger than her. Although she eats right, exercises regularly and has always been told she looks younger than she actually is, she felt she looked “tired” at work and needed that fixed.
Lisa had finally found the perfect dress for wedding day. Unfortunately it just didn’t fit correctly. With just a few months before the wedding, Lisa found it hard to lose the necessary weight for a better fit and bought a “back-up” dress.
“I wanted to get back into the gym and eat right,” she explains, “but it’s hard to get rid of old habits.” Lisa had started eating out more as she was dating her fiancé. An elementary school teacher, Lisa had also just switched to a new district and felt she needed to give “above and beyond” to make a good impression. There was hardly time for the gym between long hours at her new job and picking up her 9-year-old from school (it would be her second marriage).
As ESANA Plastic Surgery and MedSpa prepares to expand with the opening of a Guilford location, Dr. Pan and Dr. Davila reflect on what makes ESANA different and successful. Dr. Davila shared, “very few medspas are run by two fully trained and board-certified plastic surgeons. Furthermore, Dr. Pan and I share ethical views and a focus on quality that make our partnership strong.” Dr. Pan added, “We are confident in each other’s abilities and have our own niche specialties that allow us to always provide the best options for our patients.”
This month, we are thankful once again to be voted as “Best Medspa in CT” by Connecticut Magazine! What we believe makes ESANA different is not only our full range of services, but also the expertise and involvement of our two board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Deborah Pan and Dr. Javier Davila.
Are you aware that we have over 80 blogs on our website that is chock full of information on all of our surgical and nonsurgical options? By taking some time and reading our blogs on topics that may be of interest, you will learn that our doctors take patient education very seriously. (tip: You may want to forward this email to a friend who is doing their own research but hasn’t been introduced to our practice yet!)
Everyone likes a day at the spa. Being named ESANA Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we have heard the question ‘”What is a medspa?” more than once.
A medspa (or medical spa) is a facility with the capability of performing medical grade aesthetic treatments under the direction of a doctor, or in our case, two board certified plastic surgeons. Although both spas and medspas can be a relaxing experience, many people choose medspas because they provide treatments targeted to specific issues or concerns. Popular skin services at ESANA Medspa, that you won’t find in a regular spa, include microneedling, medical facials, and advanced peels or microdermabrasion. Body treatments include laser hair removal, CoolSculpting and Ultherapy.
For the last 10 years, patients of all ages, referred by friends, neighbors, and relatives, have made New Haven’s ESANA Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa a resounding success. The practice is led by surgeons Dr. Deborah Pan and Dr. Javier Davila, friends who met during their surgical training 19 years ago. Together, they have built a practice that offers the full panoply of cosmetic services in an environment that reflects their personal vision—making the patient comfortable from the second they walk in the door, effective communication with patients so their goals and desires are truly met, then achieving results that bring patients back, often at every stage of life.