The O Report founder Olivia Fortson with Dr. Stephan Finical, left, and Dr. Kevin Smith.  Photos by daniel coston.

The O Report founder Olivia Fortson with Dr. Stephan Finical, left, and Dr. Kevin Smith. Photos by daniel coston.

In a milestone for The O Report, the online magazine hosted its first event for a fun group of movers and shakers on the Charlotte scene. They gathered at the office of Charlotte Plastic Surgery on Randolph Road to learn about the newest advances in skincare and procedures. 

Guests socialized and enjoyed wine with a special menu created by La-tea-da's Catering owner Janet Woodson that included Tomato Basil Tea Sandwiches, Southern Pinwheels and Sweetgrass Dairy Goat Cheese Watermelon Stacks.

Before the program began, The O Report founder Olivia Fortson talked about why she partnered with Charlotte Plastic Surgery and what she hoped everyone would learn.

"For 65 years Charlotte Plastic Surgery has maintained its reputation as Charlotte's original, and best, plastic surgery center," Olivia said. "They are regarded as not only one of the best plastic surgery centers in the Carolinas, but in the nation. Whether you're interested in a facial, fillers or a  facelift - the doctors, nurses and staff here can help you. All consultations are free and everyone who works here has gone through Ritz-Carlton training so when you walk through the doors you know you're going to receive excellent service." 

Then one of Charlotte Plastic Surgery's nurse injectors, Mischell Christmas, whose background includes being a critical care nurse at Georgetown University Hospital and an ICU nurse at the National Institute of Health, explained the new VISIA complexion analysis machine. This revolutionary technology reveals a patient's overall skin condition in minutes, then the data is used to determine the products and nonsurgical procedures that will help their skin look its best.

The main speakers were two of the most respected plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Kevin Smith and Dr. Stephan Finical. Each spoke specifically about the newest procedures for the face and neck, plus the skincare products offered by Charlotte Plastic Surgery that are proven to help reduce the appearance of aging. The doctors answered questions and reminded everyone to wear their sunscreen, and to make sure to remind their children - and grandchildren - to protect their skin, too, because sun damage is the main cause of prematurely aging skin.  

Everyone left with a goodie bag filled with gifts from Charlotte Plastic Surgery, The O Report and La-tea-da's Catering. To schedule you're own free consultation, click here.