Plastic Surgery-Credit Card Dissatisfaction Clause

Baker Gordon Plastic Surgery Show 2012:

One of the more interesting things I have heard this week at the Baker Gordon show pertains to credit card dissatisfaction clauses. 

A Kentucky based surgeon informed me that there is a new trend in plastic surgery where patients are coming in and getting procedures, paying for them with a credit card and then turning around and citing the credit card dissatisfaction clause as a way to get out of paying for the surgery. 

Let me give you an example. Mrs. Jones goes in to see her plastic surgeons for Botox or Juvaderm and the surgeon recomends the patient get 10cc’s of filler in order to achieve desired results. Mrs. Jones says she can’t afford 10cc’s and would like to get only 5. The Surgeon injects the 5cc’s of filler and sends the patient on her marry way. Patient goes home expecting her husband to notice a dramatic transformation and when her husband says he can’t tell she had anything done and further probes as to what she paid for this procedure, Mrs. Jones picks up the phone and calls her credit card company citing the “dissastisfaction clause” which basically says, if you can make a strong enough case for dissastifaction of goods or services purchased, the credit card company will not pay the provider. According to the surgeon I spoke with, this maneuver is all the rage in plastic surgery with everything from injectibles to facelifts. 

The best definition I can find of the clause and what is required is explained in the below link: http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/dispute-credit-card-product-merchant-1282.php

I knew it was possible to dispute fraudulent charges on your credit card but had no idea you could get away with something like this. Will be interesting to see how this flushes out with credit cards being one of the main forms of payment for cosmetic procedures. 

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“To Me, From Me” Cleanser

“To Me, From Me” Cleanser is one of our amazing products that helps keep your face fresh and clean; this cleanser visibly lifts dirt, oil and dead cells to reveal smoother, healthier, brighter-looking skin all with the help of two awesome ingredients, Rose Hip Seed Oil and Glycolic Acid.
Rose Hip Seed Oil, also known as Rosa Rubginosa Oil, is one of the wonderful ingredients in the “To Me, For Me” Cleanser. This oil is a natural product made from the seeds of a rose-bush found in the lush valleys of the southern Andes. Rose Hip Seed Oil is high in retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. It also contains many essential fatty acids. The natural, toxin-free oil helps to smooth out signs of aging by assisting in cell regeneration and promoting collagen and elastin levels to increase. This oil helps prevent aging, and also helps those with a few signs of aging to develop smoother skin. In the “To Me, From Me” Cleanser, Rose Hip Seed Oil helps keep your skin smooth and moisturized while allowing your skin to be fresh and clean.
Also in “To Me, From Me” is Glycolic Acid, also known as fruit acid. It is a natural ingredient that is derived from sugar cane. This acid is an amazing exfoliator and moisturizer. The acid goes under the skin to help remove the dead skin that is aged. After this skin is removed fresh, new skin is revealed making you looking younger and more radiant. The acid also helps draw natural moisture to the fresh skin. Glycolic Acid in the “To Me, From Me” Cleanser helps with the other ingredients to make your face smooth and clean while promoting fresh skin.
Treat your face to smoother, fresher skin by trying these amazing ingredients in the “To Me, From Me” Cleanser. To buy this wonderful cleanser visit SussieSkin.com

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Let The Ingredients Do The Talking

Why Sussie Skin verses other skin care products you may ask? Because the ingredients work. Read on to learn what’s in Sussie Skin and how these ingredients work to transform your skin giving you real results.

Plant Based Squalane

Squalane Oil is 100% plant based, and is derived from olives. (Bet you didn’t know the fruit you put in your martini, helps your skin). This moisturizer has almost the same molecular structure found in the natural oils in babies’ skin, which is why this hydrating product, Squalane, is nature’s perfect moisturizer.

What Squalane does:

-Helps retain moisture and boosts cell regeneration.
-It can rapidly and completely permeate the skin, and reduce signs of aging.
-Deactivates free radicals that are produced from UV exposure.

Benefits of Squalane:

-It is odorless and colorless. Won’t leave behind any smell, or any color stains.
-Ideal for sensitive or allergy prone skin due to it’s pure qualities.
-It has antibacterial qualities.
-Similar to products such as Vitamin A and Retinol.
-Squalane aids the healing process, soothing and calming irritated and inflamed skin. (Skin conditions such as eczema and allergy rashes.)
-Safe for children because it is chemical and preservative free (it is self preserving).

Witch Hazel
Cosmetic Use of Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is an excellent natural astringent, which reduces inflammation, sanitizing the skin and at the same time helps with hydration of the skin and stabilizes the barrier function of the skin. REF 378
It furthermore calms irritated skin and reduces trans-dermal water loss while calming the skin and reducing skin redness. REF 379
In a clinical test, witch hazel proved to have a significant anti-inflammatory effect and helped to reduce erythema induced by sunburn REF 380and also shows a protective effect on the skin REF 381 while at the same time having good anti-oxidant properties to fight aging free radicals.REF 382

Hyularonic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is present in every tissue of the body, and it performs many important functions. It helps deliver nutrients to and carry toxins from cells that do not have a blood supply, such as those found in cartilage; without adequate amounts of HA, the joints will become brittle and deteriorate. Not only does it keep joints lubricated, but hyaluronic acid also encourages water retention in other bodily tissues. It is found in large concentrations in the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is the fluid-filled space between cells. HA locks moisture into the ECM, keeping collagen and elastin moist and promoting a youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic acid is gaining popularity in the cosmetic and medical industries. Cosmetic products containing hyaluronic acid claim to hydrate the skin, allowing it to appear smoother and more radiant. Clinical studies have shown that it also helps wounds heal more quickly, and can reduce the appearance of both old and new scars. Injectible hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, are being to lessen the appearance of lines, sagging and depressions in the skin caused by acne scars or injury.

Glycolic Acid

Due to its excellent capability to penetrate skin, glycolic acid finds applications in skin care products, most often as a chemical peel performed by a dermatologist in concentrations of 20 to 70% or at-home kits in lower concentrations between 10 and 20%. In addition to concentration, pH also plays a large part in determining the potency of glycolic acid in solution. Physician-strength peels can have a pH as low as 0.6 (strong enough to completely keratolyze the epidermis), while acidities for home peels can be as high as 2.5.[6] Glycolic acid is used to improve the skin’s appearance and texture. It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions, including actinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the stratum corneum to be exfoliated, exposing live skin cells.
Due to its excellent capability to penetrate skin, glycolic acid finds applications in skin care products, most often as a chemical peel performed by a dermatologist in concentrations of 20 to 70% or at-home kits in lower concentrations between 10 and 20%. In addition to concentration, pH also plays a large part in determining the potency of glycolic acid in solution. Physician-strength peels can have a pH as low as 0.6 (strong enough to completely keratolyze the epidermis), while acidities for home peels can be as high as 2.5.[6] Glycolic acid is used to improve the skin’s appearance and texture. It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions, includingactinic keratosis, hyperkeratosis, and seborrheic keratosis. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the stratum corneum to be exfoliated, exposing live skin cells.

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Skin Care We Adore…

Skin Care Line I Adore
Posted on January 3, 2011 by kayla
I don’t sell Sussieskin. I make no money by telling you to go buy Sussieskin. But I have fallen head over heels for these products and want to share the love.

I’ve been blessed with very good skin but that doesn’t mean that I don’t work to keep it up. Finding good product to stick to can be challenging, especially when my line of work brings into constant contact with new beauty products.

Callie Hincy – Founder of Sussieskin
Sussieskin is a small, woman-owned business, founded by Callie Hincy that specializes in high end skin care products with cosmeceutical formulas. Callie spent years working in the aesthetics industry, calling on members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and years working in the beauty and fashion industry.

She sent me some samples of two of her products to try.

To Die For Serum is the most amazing skin product I’ve ever encountered.

Yes…that’s a BIG statement coming from me or from anyone. But this stuff is the BOMB! It has Hyaluronic Acid in it, and I wonder if that’s the magic or if it’s the whole darn thing.

I use it over my moisturizer over my face and throat. It makes my skin go from “feeling good” to “perfect!” My face feels soft and my skin feels and looks glowing and flawless. It provides a fantastic surface for foundation and you can really skip the primer.

To Die For Serum, really is to die for. This is the best beauty product I’ve found in the last year.

I also had an opportunity to try “Toucha’ Love” Eye & Facial Cream. I’m very scent fussy and sensitive, but this has a soft, cucumber scent that I find very soothing.

It has Vitamin A and Vitamin E, as well as Titanium Dioxide and age smoothing peptides to minimize free-radicals skin damage.

For a real treat, keep it in the refrigerator and gently pat over your eye area as a wonderful, soothing, waker-upper.

I can’t wait to try more product from Sussieskin. And maybe we can get Callie to give us a Makeup Coupon deal for her products.

Sussie does not use animal testing nor do they use animal-based ingredients. The products are 98% natural.

xoxo

Kayla

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Make-up Deal of the Day raves about Sussie

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New Post about Sussie Skin!!!

Here is an awesome post from “make-up deal of the day” about Sussie!

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Interview with Callie Keller Hincy of Sussie Skin | Creating My Reality

Here is a recent interview I did with fellow mom, artist and entrepreneur Chavah Kinloch. Thanks Chavah!!!!
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