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How To Look Fabulous Forever

Ever since the advent of Botox – the “gateway” treatment for keeping skin looking wrinkle-free for eternity – the non-invasive anti-aging industry has made remarkable progress to do so much more than just “release the crease”. While Botox will almost always be the first line of defense against aging, layering on treatments are proven to not just stop time, but rewind it. Here are some of our top tips for losing 5 or even 10 years in just one sitting.

 

Restylane Silk: Restore Lip Volume

Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically engineered to target the restoration of lip volume while helping to smooth any unwanted lines, namely the vertical lines that appear on lips as we age. Using an ultra-smooth hyaluronic acid, just one treatment will restore the volume and shape of lips so they look and feel younger again.

 

Restylane Refyne: Smooth Smile Lines

The lines around our mouth – that start from the edge of the nostril and curve around the edges of the lips – naturally increase in depth and recognition as we age. A high-performing filler, like Restylane Refyne, is a next-generation hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to support your skin while helping smile lines vanish. Not only are the results remarkable, but it keeps you looking naturally “you”, rather than overdone.

 

Juvéderm: Erase Marionette Lines

One of the most recognizable names in youth restoration is Juvéderm – and for good reason! Their suite of products practically targets every area of facial aging, including the dreaded marionette lines. These creases, which extend from the ends of the lip line straight down along the sides of the chin, significantly impact one’s overall look. Not only do these lines signify age you, but often times, they make the person look “sad”. Literally turning a frown upside down is what Juvéderm excels at!

 

Voluma: Replace Fat Loss

Especially for women, the loss of fat in their cheeks significantly impacts their perceived youth and characteristic silhouette. With Voluma, you can restore volume in the apples of the cheeks with just one treatment, which is proven to last up to 2 years! Age-related volume loss is also a sign of aging that you can’t fix with even the best topical solutions. Voluma will not only restore the volume of your cheeks, giving you a youthful, supple look, but will also help to reduce any skin sagging and tighten subtle lines across the face!

 

Sculptra: Combat Bone Loss

This poly-l-lactic acid is one of the more revolutionary products to hit the non-invasive anti-aging market in the last few years because it doesn’t add foreign substances to the face, rather, it helps to instigate organic regrowth so you de-age naturally! Sculptra helps to stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen from the inside out while helping to restore bone loss that accompanies natural aging within the facial structure. By doing so, your face will begin restoring bone loss and volume naturally, assisting in rewinding time!

 

Thread lift: Mini Face Lift

In many cases, non-invasive injectables can only rewind the clock so much before something more permanent is recommended, like a face lift. But one of the treatments that is gaining widespread popularity is what’s known as a “thread lift”. While not “new” to the market, innovations in these microscopic threads have greatly improved the efficacy and results of the lifting procedure, which is done on an outpatient basis in just 1 hour! Polydiaxanone threads, armored with barb-like cones, are strategically placed under the skin and artfully secured, holding the face into place and offering an instant mini face lift. While the threads slowly absorb, the barbs help to stimulate the production of new collagen so that when the sutures dissolve fully, the newly developed collagen maintains the new facial positioning on it’s own.

Limited-time special pricing is available on most of the mentioned procedures at the Anushka Cosmedical Centre, along with special-event pricing happening intermittently throughout the season. Call 561-820-8055 to hear about all of our current medical offers and prices.

Thread Lifting: A Lunch Time Facelift?

There’s a new (or newish) option for lifting and tightening sagging facial skin without going under the knife. Late last year, the FDA approved a new variation of a once-popular procedure, called a thread lift, making the use of temporary, absorbable sutures a viable option for those who want to achieve similar results of a traditional facelift without the surgery or downtime.

The original thread lift came out in the late ’90s and was performed up until the mid 2000s. The procedure fell out of favor about 10 years ago, but two recent options utilizing new technology, Nova Threads and the Silhouette Instalift, are bringing the thread lift back into the spotlight. While the sudden resurgence of the thread lift (sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime lift”) may be perplexing for some, doctors who are performing this noninvasive procedure say that the newer technology and the fact that it can be done in an hour are two big reasons that procedure is coming back into popularity as a facelift alternative.

How Does a Thread Lift Work?
A thread lift is exactly what it sounds like.  The sutures are inserted into the skin and can instantly tighten and lift problem areas with volume loss like the cheeks, jowls, lips and neck, while stimulating the body to build collagen in the area where the sutures are placed. Attached to the fine threads are tiny cones, small umbrella like attachments that lift and tighten from underneath the skin while simultaneously causing inflammation, which helps to stimulate collagen growth over time.

 

Another challenge was that the skin could only be pulled in one direction. “This made the results appear two-dimensional,” says Chicago plastic surgeon Julius Few, MD.  “The new threads are fully absorbable, making it an absorbable suture lift, not a thread lift. They can also be lifted in two directions, which results in a more three-dimensional look. The old procedure required overpulling of the skin to get a good result, making the downtime several days and not too different from what is now called a mini-facelift.”

Thread Lift vs. Fillers
So, how does the new and improved thread lift hold up against the popular “liquid facelift?” A thread lift procedure takes as little time as a treatment using a combination of fillers (about an hour) and recovery time is just one or two days. Results will vary, but can last anywhere from 18 months to a few years and additional threads can be used at a later time to maintain results. Because the cones continue to stimulate collagen, the results continue to improve over time. But, thread lifts won’t be replacing dermal fillers anytime soon. According to Dr. Few, to achieve optimal results its best to combine procedures. “Used alone, results can last up to 18 months,” says Dr. Few. “But we often use the absorbable suture lift in combination with fillers, lasers and other nonsurgical facial treatments to create a ‘stackable treatment,’” he says. “The results are expected to last several years when combined with other treatments and wear off gradually.”

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What Summer Bodies Are Made Of

With today’s world living and breathing social media and people posting pics of nearly everything imaginable, one begins to wonder what is real or even possible. Naked (or partially naked) selfies have taken over by storm…showing the most recent fat loss or added curve. Were these people really born this way? How do you have all the right junk in all the right places?

Celebrities know that to be relevant in today’s market they need to be talked about; be on people’s minds. One way to do that is to be constantly changing your body into the next sexier version. As we have seen with the advent of the big booty, styles change, and some styles are even created by those that post the most. So how do you create these things without surgery and without photoshop?
Bigger Booty: Implants are out due to some horrendous complications that can leave one seriously disfigured. Fat transfer is still performed but the person has to have enough fat to harvest and there is considerable down time. Also retreatment may be necessary. Sculptra (Poly-L-Lactic acid) is a natural way to increase the size and create the desired shape (think lift? Rounded? Protruding? Need more hip?) by stimulating super collagen growth. Simple injections, followed by patient massage will perfect your posterior to your desired goal. More than one treatment may be needed but the treatments are quick and easy with no down time. Nothing like fat transfer.

Slimming pudgy areas: Targeted fat loss has been an issue since people learned to look at their own bodies (or others were looking for you). Common areas of concern are knee bulges, inner thighs, outer thighs, peri-trochanter (saddle bag) area, lower abdomen, and back and front bra fat. You really can’t exercise these areas into shape. For a while Cool-Sculpting was the only evidenced answer…it would destroy some of the fat in those areas. Problems with evenness and lumpiness have persisted however so it no longer is the main go-to treatment. Another fat-destroyer is SculpSure™, but this one is a laser that targets the fat down as far as 1.5cm. It destroys nearly 25% of the fat in that area, but has a 30 degree dispersion of energy to alleviate the shelving that appears with some other treatments. It is a great spot reducer.
For those tiny areas or even spottier areas, Kybella® may be the answer. This product is approved for submental (double chin) fat removal but it is now being used off-label in multiple areas. More than one treatment may be required for desired results but the treatment takes just a matter of minutes. It takes over 5 weeks to see results regardless of the fat reducing method because your lymph system will slowly carry the debris away, but the results are permanent.

Clean Skin Is In!

Clean skin is in this summer an not just the literal version of it.  The “no make-up” look is having a haute moment all over again with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and models like Bella Hadid wearing no make-up at all on the catwalk and front row of major fashion houses this spring/summer.  Whether you want the “made up” version or having a fresh face, our Estheticians and Make up artists can help you with both.

Signature Facial $109

Oxygen Facial $179

Acne Facial $105

Back Facial $109

Back Acne Treatment $105

Dermalplaning $95

 

 

Bye Bye Crepey Skin

Skin becomes crepey with age for a variety of reasons: buildup of extensive UV damage, dryness, aging, and we lose that precious but unappreciated (in youth) tiny layer of fat under the skin that keeps everything firm and smooth. The result is withering and puckering of the skin that takes on the effect of a continually deflating balloon.
There are many topical products that can help this situation…but only a little. Retinoids are the mainstay for keeping skin younger and healthy from the top down. New cells are produced faster and the entire skin is healthier. Problem is that it does not replace that little layer of fat that is forever gone. Even if one were to gain weight (don’t consider trying this at home) the fat would not return to that spot, just to other inconvenient areas.
One topical system can help however. Brand new research has determined that it is possible to wake up the stem cells congregated in the hair follicles. This produces new skin rather than rejuvenating older skin therefore there is no past damage to surface later. The new skin is young and healthy. There are 3 steps to this system called DEFENAGE®. This still does not replace the fat layer however.
There is an answer to this dilemma…placing a collagen stimulant under the skin to grow brand new collagen that is healthy, firm, and tightly wound will make the skin appear much like it did many years ago. Sculptra® is such a collagen stimulant, in fact the only one on the market. While it does have to be injected, the injections are nearly painless and can be done in as little as five minutes. You start to see new growth in approximately four weeks. The skin is stimulated to grow for well over 6 months but the majority of growth is seen in 3 months. A second treatment may be needed but nothing will bring back the beauty of youth like the new skin seen with Sculptra®.

Your Skin In A New Light with Laser Genesis

Want Palm Beach perfect skin?  Enter spring 2017 looking younger and feeling more confident with Laser Genesis.

What is Laser Genesis and what does it do?

It stimulates new skin cell growth and collagen production which smooths fine lines; shrinks pore size; evens out rough skin texture; and fades scarring.  This amazing laser procedure also closes down the tiny veins and capillaries that cause persistent redness of the skin.  Laser Genesis penetrates deep into the cellular layer of the skin. Chemical peels help to refine the surface while the laser corrects the problem at the cellular level. It is a non-invasive laser therapy that uses laser technology to gently heat the different levels of the dermis.

Laser genesis can be performed on several areas of the body, including the face, chest and neck. Many patients have actually described Laser Genesis as a pleasant treatment. The laser produces a warm, tingling sensation on the patient’s skin, which usually lasts for 30 minutes. It is effective for both men and women and is proven to increase an individual’s collagen production, which along with the heat generated by the treatment helps to shrink facial pores across the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead.

The 1064nm laser is color blind so it can be used on all skin types. The frequency is attracted to hemoglobin and water. Therefore, it will cause a renewal of collagen while shrinking the diffuse dilated blood vessels that contribute to the appearance of redness or Rosacea. Because the depth of penetration goes just beyond the pore depth, there is a tightening of the present pores resulting in a refined and refreshed appearance.

Laser Genesis can be used to treat many different issues and is a quick procedure to improve:

  • Facial Redness
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Rough Skin Texture
  • Hyperpigmentation & melasma
  • Acne scarring
  • Scars from trauma, surgery or burns

What can I expect after my Laser Genesis procedure?

The most common side effect is beautiful skin! You may experience a pinkness of the skin that can last up to 2 hours post procedure. Walk out with zero downtime and a healthy glow. Most people need a series of at least 6 treatments for the best results. Longevity of results are varied from person to person depending on their lifestyle, sun exposure, diet, and use of proper skin care products. Most people see their results lasting up to 12 months.

 

 

 

Refyne & Defyne With Restylane

Introducing the Latest in the Ever-Growing Family of Restylane…

This past weekend I left my beautiful West Plam Beach for Dallas. I spent my time at the Galderma Headquarters getting to know the newest members of the Restylane family; Restylane Refyne® and Restylane Defyne®. While the Restylane family has been proven to be a fabulous dermal filler for decades, the addition of these products will not go unnoticed. Similar but with different crosslinking these two new gels are cohesive and extremely elastic, allowing for a continued smoothness even upon extreme facial animation. Think of a structure supported by a smooth but strong rubber band that stretches nicely but maintains it smoothness completely. Then it pulls back to its original soft form while obliterating lines and wrinkles. Its unique crosslinking leaves the product soft, smooth, and undetectable.
As we move along in life we lose the fine layers of fat directly beneath the skin. This fat covers a multitude of sins and makes the skin and face look flawless. As it dissipates the skin lies closer to the underlying muscles responsible for movement. That muscle begins to adhere to the skin making it resemble the muscle underneath, which is not terribly pretty. Restylane Refyne® or Defyne® can mimic the wonderful fat we used to have, once again making us look flawless!

The Beauty of Volbella

The Beauty of Volbella
The Juvéderm (Allergan) family has welcomed its latest addition: Volbella®. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid (like Juvéderm) but is manufactured to be a soft and subtle addition to the line of products that addresses lips, fine lines, and subtle issues that require a gentle enhancement.
The look of Volbella is refined especially around the mouth where we tend to accumulate the dreaded “smoker’s lines”. The area does not get elevated so the platypus look is avoided and swelling is nearly non-existent. The lips are gently enhanced into a perfect pout, rather than a protruding trout. The luxurious feel of this new filler is heartily welcomed by all!

The Loveliest Liquid Face Lift

The thought of receiving face-lift results without a scalpel is certainly compelling. Depending upon the patient, a variety of products can be used to provide face-lift results in 30 minutes or less!
This patient received lifting in the cheek area (cheeks should “lift” rather than protrude) with Juvéderm Voluma®. Voluma® is a hyaluronic acid that has a unique ability to lift and also resist degradation by skin and pressure to maintain a lift of your natural skin and volume. Dysport® is a neurotoxin (similar to BOTOX) that will soften the lines of the frown and crow’s feet. Juvéderm Ultra is a finer hyaluronic acid that will gently plump the lips without making them appear like a trout pout. Finally, the marionette lines (lines heading toward the chin on either side of the mouth) were plumped and softened by Restylane Lyft®, a robust hyaluronic acid that gently removes the furrows and creases. The goal of the Liquid Face Lift is to be “Fresh and Rested”, not “Plumped and Pouty”.

How to Keep up With the Flying Time

Have you ever thought about something that you think you just did maybe two to three weeks ago and then find out that it was several months ago? In my case I will see a patient on my schedule and think “wow, I just saw them” and when I check the chart it turns out that it was over 6 months ago! What’s happening?
We are bombarded moment by moment by local events, information, schedules, family, and ever frightening world events. How we even manage to complete a day without disaster sometimes seems amazing.
Keeping Balanced
One of the most important things to do is to plan some non-negotiable time for reflection, meditation, Bible reading, or whatever grounds you. Without this time your day is reactionary rather than planned. Walking alone is a wonderful means to clear your head and prepare yourself for the upcoming assaults of the day. Making lists (and remembering to look at them) can also help to keep a sense of organization going, which can be calming throughout the day.
Because time is flying by so fast, we often forget about ourselves. In my world, I remind my patients to make sure that they stay on their skin care and have enough of the product on hand to not have to worry about running out. Since I only recommend evidence-based skin care, the products my patients use are actually keeping their skin not only beautiful but healthy. Apply it and forget it. In addition, keeping on a schedule to receive the little maintenance treatments such as BOTOX helps to prevent that feeling we get when we look in the mirror as if for the first time and say “what the heck happened?!”  Also remember, you’re not alone. The time is flying by for everyone. You can even ask your kids!

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