Category Archive: Body Sculpting

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®.

SculpSure™ + Sculptra® = Body Perfection

The past few years have seen some pretty phenomenal changes in regards to redefining your body without surgery. As new uses develop for older products and new machines actually do reinvent a better wheel, perfection is within our grasp!
We all know diet and exercise are mandatory not just for a fit body but for a solid state of well being. However that only works on appearance so long…eventually there are pockets of fat that nothing seems to relieve and the skin, well, it just isn’t the same. Cellulite begins to consume the backside, the knees find wrinkles from who knows where, and everything begins to sag: first a little, then a lot.
The first truly effective fat removing device (permanently removing) was Coolsculpt™. This device cooled a chunk of fat down to a temperature that was incompatible with the living cell, thereby destroying it. The only problem is that not only was the treatment dreadfully long, but it removed fat in various areas leaving a “shelf” of fat surrounding the target area. If you did not like that shelf (I understand no one did) then you had to undergo another treatment targeted to that particular area. This proved costly for patients expecting a more even result.
The latest effective fat removing device does not grab the fat and suck it into a container to treat it but rather uses 4 flat pads that transmit laser energy that passes through the skin and targets the fat layer at a 1.5cm depth. The skin is kept cool by circulating refrigerated water at the surface of the pads. Because there is a 30% radius of relayed energy, the fat is removed in a smooth, even fashion. The reduction is a bit more than is seen with the Coolsculpt device.
So now, the only thing that remains is the sagging, crepey, dimpling skin. Sculptra® is an injectable collagen stimulant, not a filler. When placed superficially under the skin, your skin is stimulated to grow fresh, healthy, new, stronger skin that will once again take you back to years ago. Placed in strategic areas of concern, you will once again relive those youthful years when the word “crepe” was reserved only for a paper you put out for birthday parties and baby showers.

LA PERLA Returns to ANUSHKA

Shop the Celebrated Spring/Summer Collection

After debuting for the first time at the Anushka Boutique earlier this year with their Fall/Winter 2014 Collection, LA PERLA is returning to the South Florida beauty oasis with their collection of exquisitely styled swimsuits along with the venerated Spring/Summer 2015 collection we’ve been salivating over in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

For the core collection of lingerie, you can expect to see a slew of delicately designed pieces with the style and sophistication LA PERLA is known for, which has lead the way in luxury intimates since 1954. Back then, founder Ada Masotti named the brand after an ode to how she would receive her precious pearls: in a beautifully dressed red velvet case. We think the designers of the 2015 collection have paid homage to that idea of opulent luxury with each debut this year from their atelier in Northern Italy. We’ve also been blown away with their collection of couture swimwear featuring perfectly-placed transparency panels, crystals and leather sequins.

Anushka recognized the brand’s wearable lingerie styles last season and insisted on having the label come to showcase an exclusive trunk show at her Palm Beach flagship. “As soon as I laid eyes on the lingerie-inspired shapewear, I wanted to get the line in for my clients. Every detail is meticulously tailored and each accent is hand stitched, like a piece of artwork. It is sculpture-worthy shapewear.” Harper’s Bazaar editors sat down with the Companies’ North American CEO, Suzy Biszantz this June to talk about the Spring/Summer Collection. “Lingerie is all about enhancing the look without adding any distraction to it,” says Suzy. Read the rest of the article at: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a10940/what-lies-beneath-0615/

The Anushka Boutique will be sharing an exclusive, event-only offer during the LA PERLA Summer Trunk Show Event, July 21-25. The showcase will include the Spring/Summer 2015 lingerie, shapewear and swimwear collections. Guests will also have an exclusive view of the Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The Anushka Boutique is located at 701 S. Rosemary Avenue in CityPlace. Call to schedule a private fitting at 561.820.0500.

Forever You-th: Radical Anti-Aging that is Scientific, Safe & Stunning

Celebrities have long been apt to the latest youth-restoring treatments. In fact, many of us turn to them to vicariously test out the claims of new anti-aging techniques. But lately, something has changed. The over-puffy, super stretched faces of old have been replaced with remarkably beautiful and enviable results.

Experts Notate Madonna's Exquisitely Youthful FeaturesStars like Madonna, Demi Moore and Michelle Phieffer, who have all “allegedly” used aesthetic treatments for years, are looking decidedly stunning. Perhaps even better than their natural, younger selves. These ladies, each of which are well into their 50’s now, have somehow escaped the over-plumped, stretched cat-face appearance (think Joan Rivers) that has made stars look undoubtedly “old” for years. And we’re curious to know what this new treatment is.

In the grand scheme of things, injectables have only been around in our popular culture since the early 2000’s, when women were illuminated by the wrinkle-eliminating powers of BOTOX. Since then, the aesthetic industry has experienced an abundant growth of products and treatments to reduce the signs of aging. It’s taken time to figure out the right combination of treatments to produce natural-looking and safe treatments, but it appears we’ve gotten there.

The result has been dubbed “The Liquid Face Lift”, performed in under 30 minutes with no cutting or downtime from the use of temporary, reversible fillers. And the truth is, the results are outstanding. Never have patients had the opportunity to not only look younger, but qualified experts in the field are remodeling the faces of their patients to be more aesthetically beautiful.

Injectable Diagram: Liquid FaceliftTo explain the science behind this procedure, also known as the “Y-Lift”, it’s important to understand how the face atrophies over time. Dr. Bonnie Marting, Medical Director at the famed Anushka Cosmedical Centre, explains the various age signs. “The face thins out in 3 distinct ways with age: collagen naturally dissipates under the skin, muscles atrophy and bone density diminishes. The result is a major loss of volume around the cheekbones, sagging of the jawline, hollows around the eyes and an overall submission to gravity”, explains Dr. Marting.

The liquid facelift first utilizes the power of Voluma, a hyaluronic acid, by placing it strategically under the cheekbones to, as she says, “lift my patients up when time and gravity has brought them down”. Dr. Marting combines Voluma’s power of lift with the collagen-building agents found in Sculptra, a poly-L-lactic acid. This product effectively rejuvenates a person’s face from the inside out, over time building fresh, healthy collagen in places it has been lost to age.

The art, however, is combining these hero serums with the properly trained practitioner, who understands the scientific nature of beauty. About 10 years ago, scientists uncovered a few formulas for beauty. One is known as the divine ratio, or Phi (1 to 1.618) because it is found in so many naturally occurring benchmarks of beauty. The right practitioner will notice this when, for example, filling in the upper and lower lip. The second is the theory of Y, which identifies that the face is at it’s most ideal when there is an 81° curve between the center of the chin and outer edge of the jawline (this is also referenced as a “heart shaped” face).

Dr. Marting explains that “The liquid facelift lasts between 15 months and 2 years for most patients”, which long enough to be worth the $2,000-$3,000 cost but short enough to dissipate if a patient wants to pursue other anti-aging treatments that the future of science may hold.

Getting back to our celebrity muses, it certainly gives us a lot of confidence to try out the latest cosmedical cures knowing the results are remarkable at turning back time, as well as being reversible. Let’s not forget that just a few years ago the only option was a very invasive, irreversible facelift that was recognizable to practically anyone. Also, anti-aging injectables give us the chance to start turning back the clock at a much younger age than ever before. I’m confident we’ve embarked on a new generation of women and men who will all benefit from this discovery of “preventative aging”.

For more information about “The Liquid Facelift” or the other treatments offered at the Anushka Cosmedical Centre, featured in London’s Tatler as “One of the top ten med spas in the World”, contact our client concierge at 561.820.0500.

Kicking The Shapewear Dependence: Slimming Treatments That Really Work

Our bodies are our temple. We are taught to appreciate and love ourselves no matter our shape or size as long as we practice whole-body wellness. And we agree. But when you, sitting in a meeting or at a luncheon, notice your shapewear peeking through the bottom of your mid-waist pencil skirt, it’s enough to cause you a momentary panic attack. Cue the shameful embarrassment at flashing your skinny secret to your friends, colleagues and former admirers.

Even svelte start like Kristen Stewart rely on the slimming power of shapewear. But her peek-a-boo moment is shared with the world.

Even svelte start like Kristen Stewart rely on the slimming power of shapewear. But her peek-a-boo moment is shared with the world.

The truth is: shapewear is a godsend. For women across the world, these light, tight pieces of Lycra help cinch, stitch and sculpt your body seamlessly underneath practically every piece of clothing you can imagine – in an instant. There is a woman, Sara Blakely, who created the shapewear empire SPANX, minting herself as one of the youngest billionaires in America. Today, she is part of the billionaires club, founded by leading philanthropists Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, whose mission is to give a significant portion (actually, at least half) of their wealth to charity. Talk about shapewear giving back in more ways than 1!

But even the best of us, who count our calories and suit up in our Lululemon 3 times a week, sweating it out in our hot yoga, barre or personal training sessions, have problem areas. Ultimately, and largely depending on your varying birth rights including hormone levels, stress and genetics, each woman is predisposed to have at least some part of their silhouette they’d like to “tune-up”. Insert our faithful friend: instant slimming shapewear. Without a doubt, these under-skimpers give women the confidence put their best frame forward.

But unfortunately, underneath does not always mean undetectable. Suddenly your savior is your enemy, peeking from the bottom of your skirt or showing through your gossamer sheath like a girdle. Your quick fix is quickly failing.

The Venus Freeze 48 HR RF Fix can be used on many areas of the body including the face, neck, arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and knees.

The Venus Freeze 48 HR RF Fix can be used on many areas of the body including the face, neck, arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and knees.

Of course, the beauty-sculpting authority, Anushka, has a solution “fit” for you. Anushka, a pioneer in body sculpting and winning the war against cellulite for over 40 years, recently acquired one of the most effective skin tightening technologies available on the market: The Venus Freeze RF Fix.

This machine, which works by using (MP)2 technology to deliver multi-polar radiofrequency and pulsed magnetic fields to the skin to produce a dense and uniform heat matrix which acts to cause collagen synthesis and contraction (firming & tightening).  After the procedure, your body will create fibroblast proliferation (growth of connective tissue-collagen), new-vascularity (formation of new capillaries) and undergo lipolysis (breaking down of stored fat).

Simply put, the Venus Freeze treatment (which can be used throughout the body including the face, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks and knees) induces an instantaneous skin tightening effect, reducing the appearance of cellulite and diminishing inches in the area of focus, while providing the long-term benefits of tissue rebuilding, which helps to promote a future of healthy collagen and elastin growth.

Sofia Vergara visited with Anushka to get red-carpet ready.

Sofia Vergara visited with Anushka to get red-carpet ready.

In just 6-8 treatments, the Venus Freeze RF Fix (which has been used by stars like Sofia Vergara to get red-carpet ready) will have you sliding into your favorite figure-flattering fashions. Anushka adds that with a Thermo-Jet Treatment: a detoxifying, heated “body-wrap”, you can lose significant inches and pounds in water weight to achieve the perfect frame fit for your tiny bikini (since, of course, you can’t wear shapewear on the beach anyhow).

Single sessions for the Venus Freeze start at just $99 per area. There is always something “special” to discover at our Cosmedical Centre, so be sure to call our client concierge for exclusive pricing at 561.820.8055.

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