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Ask Dr. Brown – January 2018

RéVive Skincare and Bays Beauty Boutique Creator/Founder Dr. Gregory Bays Brown fields your questions and shares his thoughts regarding the state of skincare, and beauty in general, here on our ongoing blog series ‘Ask Dr. Brown’. His latest Q&A:

modigliani-at-tate-modern_jeanne-hbuterne-1919-image-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art-new-york_e667e12d721544a9f2f39e2a6aa98eb7You’re an avid art collector and supporter of the arts, especially here in Louisville; how has that influenced how you perceive beauty and the cosmetics industry?
Having been a plastic surgeon for 20 years, visual aesthetics is obviously very important to me. Art, whether it be artist derived (paintings, etc.) or God derived (human beings) is about one’s reaction to the subject. Beauty doesn’t necessarily mean beautiful, it means pleasing, moving, inspiring….there are many emotions of reaction to it.

Plastic Surgery Prep ShotWhat was not atypical for many years as women (& men) age – lasers, fillers, plastic surgery – is quite commonplace today especially with younger women, many of whom haven’t even reached 30. As a plastic surgeon, what are your thoughts on that?
With the advent of social media, reality TV,  instant access to many things, a ‘manipulated’ beauty has become the norm, i.e., an individual that obviously has had botox, injections etc. For me, the best example of aesthetic enhancement is one that is not obvious, that appears natural. I realize I am older but I fear the new norm will be the somewhat grotesque features of an over manipulated and surgerized face, i.e., guppy lips, pillow-sized cheeks, immovable foreheads, wind tunnel facelifts, on and on. I am hoping for the younger generation that is not a desired look.

Have a skincare or beauty question for Dr. Brown? Please email specialist@baysboutique.com and we’ll post his answers in an upcoming blog installment.

Ask Dr. Brown – Fall 2017

RéVive Skincare and Bays Beauty Boutique founder Dr. Gregory Bays Brown is a Louisville native and noted plastic surgeon. A magna cum laude graduate from the University of Louisville, he served his general surgical internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University and the University of Louisville, and then became a fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University.

Dr. Brown’s understanding of the skin, along with the application of Nobel Prize-winning science, resulted in the creation of his groundbreaking RéVive Skincare right here in Louisville. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, this iconic, globally acclaimed brand is sold exclusively in Kentuckiana at Bays Beauty Boutique, as it was when it premiered in 1997. For our new blog series ‘Ask Dr. Brown’ he’ll field a variety of questions and share his thoughts regarding the state of skincare and beauty in general.

How does RéVive differentiate itself from the very competitive field of skincare and the various products now available, especially since its launch 20 years ago?
RéVive is the most natural of skincare products even though it is highly technological, as there are no receptors on human cells for plant molecules. However, there are for the bioengineered ingredients in RéVive; therefore, skin recognizes RéVive products as ‘self’, not foreign, a HUGE difference for the so-called ‘natural’ products.

There are a multitude of RéVive products in the collection from cleansers to serums; which one RéVive product would you recommend for men & women alike, at any age, to add to his/her skincare regimen & why?
I always say, if one only purchases a single RéVive product, it should be Moisturizing Renewal Cream, the very first product we launched 20 years ago. A retexturizing, hydrating night cream, it gently exfoliates, renews and moisturizes facial skin.

Have a skincare and/or beauty question for Dr. Brown? Please email specialist@baysboutique.com and we’ll post his answers in an upcoming blog installment.