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Friday, March 20, 2015

It's Time Break the Secrecy of Botox & Filler! Ps. (I've gotten it since 26!)

So many people do it, but few will openly admit too it..... WHY?!?

Me at 26, after I starting seeing Michelle :)
Its one of the biggest industries in medical aesthetics today, a true revolution on the way aging can be reversed and almost stopped in its tracks... But, its seems that few women are willing to openly discuss injectable use.... And to tell you the damn truth... I don't see why?!?!? Right before I moved to New York to walk in my first runway show of my career at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, I met a lady that changed my LIFE! I knew about makeup, but I wasn't well versed on the world of medical aesthetics (peels,IPL, injectables, etc). I went to go see Michelle Ray at The Medical Aesthetic Institute in Pensacola, FL to see about reducing my acne scarring, and the furrow in my brow. Over the course of relationship, Michelle has melted away my acne scars, helped with broken capillaries around my nose with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), and softened wrinkles around my forehead, brow area, and around my eyes..... and lets just say.... IT HAS MADE ME LOVE THE SKIN I'M IN! Here's a word from Michelle herself :)

Michelle Ray from The Medical Aesthetic Institute
Elyssa, Michelle's daughter, who also
works at The Medical Aesthetic Institute. 
"With the advancements in dermal fillers the need for surgical intervention can be eliminated or significantly prolonged. In the past the majority of filler placement has been used to simply fill a line. This can give a very rounded look to the face. A skilled practitioner not only sees the line but determines the cause. For example: Eyebrows beginning to droop? A small amount of filler placed just superior to The brow can give a lift and open the eyes. Vertical lines between the brow can be filled. Accentuated parenthesis can have a small amount of filler placed in the fold and have volume restored to the cheek area to give a natural appearance. A downward turn to the mouth can be corrected using a fanning technique with filler placement. Sagging jawlines can be corrected. Placing filler just anterior to the ear can give an overall tightening and wrinkle correction to the face. Current FDA approved fillers last approximately eighteen months. Procedures run between $625 and $1250 depending on the extent of correction. Presently there are two new filler awaiting FDA approval which last three to five years." 

I cant speak for anyone else, nor am I instructing anyone to do anything, I can only speak from my experience, but damn y'all... this stuff really made me feel so much better about the quality, texture, and appearance of my skin :) I went to New York feeling like a new guy that first Fashion Week :) There are so many questions people ask me about Botox and filler... Lemme see if I can hit the big ones :)

Does it hurt?

A little, but honestly, I've had paper cuts that are worse... And after I saw my results the first time, it could have been 10 times as painful and I'd still go back for more! Beauty is pain supposedly, but this ain't really that painful... My tattoos hurt worse than Botox and filler...

Why and where did you get Botox and filler in your face John, and why start so young?

Botox I have gotten around my eyes, forehead, and furrow of my brow. Then, I have a tiny bit of dermal filler in between my eyebrows to plump up a deep "11" as they call it. I started young because I wanted to stop the aging process before it happened... its preventative and maintenance, tiny amounts that don't change my face visually, instead, just stop time in its tracks.. Plus... there are actors and actresses getting this stuff as young as 16, not for aging reasons, but for face shaping and corrections.

Are you worried about putting that stuff in your face?

Hell no. If you find a qualified professional like I did, and have them answer all your questions in detail, then there really is nothing to be scared off. Hell, they use Botox for all sorts of things now, migraines and perspiration glands to name two.. Plus, it has now been around for so long, and soooooooooooooooo many people use it, so, I'll take my chances, cause it makes me feel great about myself. :)

Is it expensive?

Compared to waiting til your 45 and needing a full face lift, eyelid surgery, and the whole kitchen sink.. its surprisingly affordable. Plus, I hate to keep saying this, but I love my results so much, I would pay more, cause truly, you can't put a price on self confidence.... Plus, there are many treatment plans for different problems... Select one thats right for you, both financially  and comfort level appropriate...

How do I learn more ?

GO FOR A FREE CONSULT! I know Michelle Ray does free consults, and many others offer them as well... Its a chance to go in, ask all the questions you wanna know, talk about the ins and outs of the procedures, cost etc... 

Bottom Line, Its not scary, it makes me feel good about myself, and thats what I what for all my sweet friends, to feel confident in the skin their in :) <3 The Famous John Dye

Call The Medical Aesthetic Institute today if you would like to set up a free consult in Pensacola! 
(850) 221-9226 OR (850) 912-8855

Monday, March 9, 2015

It's That Time of Year Again! New Orleans Fashion Week!!!!!

Can you feel that? The excitement building, the music rising, and all of the months of hard work finally coming together in a GORGEOUS week long celebration and presentation of the hottest looks from top designers from all across the country?!?!?!

Gorgeous Girls in gowns from Pedram Couture !
YES! Finally! New Orleans Fashion Week is here again! Literally my favorite time of year :) For a guy who is obsessed with all things fashion, hair, makeup, modeling, design, and GIVING FACE and SERVING IT down the runway, I literally am like a giddy ball of excitement the whole damn week! :) Every year I think I've seen it all, or seen "the best its ever been", but this genius organization seems to keep re-inviting itself every year... Different designers, new venues, different hair and makeup people, new models, they always seem to be one step ahead of the game... Many of the models featured in past years of this very show have gone on to be SUPERSTARS in the world of entertainment, and designers featured have gone on to shows like Project Runway and New York Fashion Week to name a few, so in other words ------>its a great place to see and be seen.. :)

Take it from my girl Liz from Fox News :)

"New York is not the only U-S city that can claim credit for a big event dedicated to fashion. Right now New Orleans is getting ready for the annual New Orleans Fashion week which was inspired by Fashion Week New York.
It's a week dedicated to showcasing the talents and collections of established and emerging fashion designers, brand houses, boutiques and retailers in a series of runway shows, fashion events & exhibitions."
Liz Reyes - Fox News

Tracee Dundas
As per usual the INCREDIBLE Tracee Dundas, founder of the NOFW, will be at the helm of this glamorous powerhouse of an event. I have to brag on this lady for a sec... Never in my all my years in the business have I met someone who can so effortlessly balance between being a shrewd business person, but also be a kind, fun, hilarious, cool chick to be around :) I respect people that take their work seriously, and know when its time to buckle down and get to it. This sweet woman has accomplished so much, yet stays so cool and down to earth... He's a quote from the lady of the hour herself ------>

""New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are recognized globally for the authentic cuisine, musical talent, budding film and celebrity presence, and distinctive culture. It is only fitting that the unique talents of fashion designers, boutique owners, make-up artists, hair stylists, models, and fashion enthusiasts are included in the regions repertoire of artistic talent. "
 - Tracee Dundas, Founder and Creative Director of New Orleans Fashion Week. 

As for my role? Well, I get to do what I do best... encourage and coach people to be their best... :) My role as model coach for NOFW has truly been one of the highlights of my career thus far, because its so damn fun, and nothing compares to feeling I get when I get to see my models SERVE IT on the runway after coaching them so much... I always feel so proud, and in awe of their sometimes "new found" confidence... Its so beautiful to watch the transformation from orientation to the moment they are stomping down that catwalk in a couture gown--- its incredible to see behind the scenes of it all. I can't wait to be backstage lining the girls and guys up for their big moment and making um laugh and keepin um confident and upbeat the whole time... its a magical experience... :)

Me walking way back in 2012 for Kano Brannon
Wanna come to the best fashion event in the south in 2015? Then be there! March 21st thru 28th at The New Orleans Board of Trade - 316 Magazine Street in Downtown New Orleans! For ticket information, pictures, articles and all sorts of fun stuff, hit up fashionweeknola.com !

See Yall There!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED! 
The one,
the only, John Dye :)

Tracee and some of our FABULOUS Team this year!