Category Archive: anushka cosmedical

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!

Your Best Face Ever

Having a beautiful face goes beyond just genetics.  We can seem years younger or more mature by the texture and look of our face.  Armed with the best Aestheticians in West Palm Beach and Dr. Bonnie Marting, a world class trainer in fillers and injectables, we can help you refine, rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin for your best face ever.

At Anushka Spa we offer injectables like Botox, Sculptra, Restylane and Juverderm as well as several signature facials and skin peels.  Whether you want to refine fine lines and wrinkles, diminish age spots, exfoliate ruff, peeling skin or simply get your youthful glow back, we can help with a treatment plan customized to suit your needs.

To perfect your pucker and loose your lines you can try – Restylane, Restylane Silk and Resty Lyft. For lift that lasts Voluma is a great option.  To take ten years off in minutes then Sculptra is the injectable of choice while Kybella can help you to lose that unsightly double chin.  We also offer Radiesse which helps to refine and rejuvenate aged hands.

In our spa department we have several facials and peels like our Dr. Gross Peel, Oxygen Facial, Fire and Ice Facial, Silk Peel, specialty masks and serums for various skin types including dry, oily and acne proned.  We also offer Micro Dermabrasion which is a treatment that  gently sands your skin and removes the thicker, uneven outer layer to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.  It also improves age spots and black heads.

As West Palm Beach’s leading Spa, Salon and Cosmedical Centre, we want you to be confident with your appearance so whether you need a quick fix for an upcoming date night or something which will last a while we can help get you on the path to your best face ever.

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Resolve To Rewind With BOTOX

Resolve to Rewind: Where Did These Jowls Come From?

One of the most heinous moments a woman can have is the day when she looks in the mirror and sees these little appendages hanging down from the sides of her jaw. It seems like yesterday all was fine and today tragedy has struck! What are these things and where did they come from?

Jowling occurs from a series of changes resulting from normal aging. As we are moving along we are losing bone in our face. Bone is alive and is always losing and depositing calcium and new bone cells, which is why we exercise and strengthen our spines and hips, as this resistance causes greater bone growth. There really is no way to increase resistance in your skull, therefore, bone is merely lost, not replaced.

Unfortunately it gets even worse. When we are young we have a plentiful supply of fat located in compartments in our face. This fat hides any potential flaw that may exist in the underlying structures and makes our skin look smooth, full and youthful. Then we start to lose these fat compartments as well as the structures that keep them in place. The fat volume decreases; the support is lost; the result is sagging structures and an envelope of skin that is too big for the underlying package. This is where jowls come from.
How to Fix the Problem

Of course plastic surgery can tighten and eliminate some of the excess skin, but do we really need to be that drastic right away? Thankfully there are some other methods to either correct, or disguise these unsightly bloodhound-like accessories.
• When not too severe, the jowls can be lifted quickly and easily with a little BOTOX® Cosmetic placed at the jawline. This prevents some of the muscle down-pull and allows other muscles to lift the area.
• Placing some filler at the pre-jowl sulcus (the indented area between the jowl and the chin) will greatly lessen the appearance of the jowls.
• A few sessions of Sculptra placed at the jaw-line and in front of the ear area will create a tightening of the skin and pull up the excess while redefining the bone structure at the mandible angle. While this method takes the longest, it is of course also the longest lasting.

Want to lift your Jowls now? Take advantage of our Resolve To Rewind Special and get 50% Off BOTOX with any syringe of filler throughout January at Anushka Spa, Salon and Cosmedical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida.

When the Eyes No Longer Have It

What do you do when you wake up one morning and suddenly you see all sorts of things that you “never had before”? Looking back at you are saggy, wrinkled, dark circled eyes that look like you lost out on a week of sleep, even though you just slept a full 8 hours. Out of all the areas to assess when looking in the mirror, the eyes are #1 as they are the area where everybody is going to look first (or should be looking first!).
What to do…
Dark Circles: Dark circles are caused by a variety of factors. One of the most common is a loss of volume under the eye near the lower lid. This is an area of loss that few people can escape, and it is not gender specific. No concealer or cream can fix this because the reflection of light is lost to a valley. The cheek has a nice reflection and the valleys or crevices have none, thereby making it appear dark. Restylane Silk® placed in this area is the ideal answer for this nearly universal problem. Make sure your practitioner has performed this treatment many, many times however before they work on you.
Crepey Skin and Lines: The area of the eyelid is one of the thinnest-skinned areas on the body. Continual movement from the eye muscles and loss of the tiny layer of fat under the skin contribute to this condition that simply makes one look older. A neuromodulator such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® will harness in the unnecessary eye muscle movement and decrease the lines. Using a retinoid (not an over-the-counter retinol) and making sure it gets up fairly close (but not in) the eye will help to generate newer, thicker skin. Newer skin always looks younger. Topping off with a great eye cream (one that “treats” rather than just moisturizes) will also help the retinoid do its job. Skin Medica’s TNS Eye Repair® or Glytone ® Antioxidant Eye Cream with caffeine and 0.1 Red Tea will work to keep the wrinkles away.
Sagging Lids: A little touch of a neuromodulator close to your brow can lift the eyelids a bit. For a more dramatic opening, treating the crow’s feet will accentuate the lift.

Beat The Heat Beauty

At Anushka, nestled in the heart of the Palm Beaches, it’s not just hot in the summer months: it’s sweltering. And let’s “face” it, beauty takes a back seat to soaring temperatures, unrelenting humidity and the sun’s beating rays. But, the Anushka experts, who have over 40 years in the beauty biz, have the answers to keeping your cool summer look alive and well. In fact, many of the tips we heard encouraged our beach babes to work with the heat instead of against it. Check out our top tips from our own experts.

“To preserve your beautiful color, before swimming in a chlorinated pool, rinse with cool water. Believe it or not, hair will not be able to absorb chlorine when it is first wet!” says Anushka’s Shawn Butner, Master Colorist, who is also an expert artist in Balayage Color Treatment. To tame your tresses, opt for a Keratin Blowout ($199 and up), a less intense “smoothing” option which helps for those who want a “little help” in the summer months to ward off the inevitable humidity.

The natural elements of Summer: Sun, wind and surf, dehydrate hair so visit your stylist for a restorative conditioning treatment (we recommend Kerastase, $38) or opt for a rich formula at your beauty supply store. To keep the “beach wave” look alive, try a texturizing spray, like Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray ($26), which is a favorite of our Master Stylist, Celete Salas, who’s styling techniques are so in demand, her clients to fly her halfway across the world for a cut and blowout!

For the face, we asked Makeup Artist, Aesthetician and Lashologist, Ellie Malmin, for her go-to summer beauty tips. “Make summer beauty a breeze by choosing the right makeup and treatments that last long into late summer nights and give you the ultimate freedom.”

 Start with eyelash and brow extensions, which are naturally waterproof and look like your very own. This ultra low maintenance solution will make you say “so long” to your eye pencil by brightening the eyes from sun up to sundown, and last up to 3 weeks! ($250 and up for a full set). Add a brow or lash tint for and easy, semi-permanent look you won’t have to touch up for weeks!

Opt for face makeup that is ultra sheer and youthful to compliment your easy breezy summer look. For all day coverage, try an airbrush makeup solution that will withstand the heat and water. Finally, finish with a sheer plumping lip gloss for a perfect pout.

For nutrition and body, we went right to the guru herself, Anushka, who has been reshaping women and men from the inside out since 1974. Her ultimate juice is a must to look swimsuit sexy this summer.

“As far as beauty goes, we often neglect the most foundational part, which is what goes IN first! Start your day off right by powering up your vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake by swishing down a super smoothie! Anushka recommend her Beauty Detox Smoothie. Start with 2 cups of water and add: 4-5 cups of baby spinach (fresh), 4-5 cups of arugula or kale, 3 medium celery stalks, 2 squirts lemon juice, 2 rings fresh pineapple, 1 medium banana, and 10-16 drops of stevia.

“Beauty is a reflection of inner health and wellbeing. It is harmony and balance: a delicate relationship between spiritual, emotional and physical aspects to bring your best features forward and express a healthy appearance and attitude.”, says Anushka.

To learn more about the Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre, call one of our client concierges at 561.820.0500 or dive into all that is Anushka on our online site AnushkaSpa.com. For any of the products listed above, browse our online catalogue at Shop.AnushkaSpa.com were every order receives a luxurious gift with purchase.