Category Archive: De-Aging

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.

The Anti-Aging Pill: Dr. Marting Shares Her Advice

Dr. Marting shares her advice on living a long and beautiful life…

You can’t listen to TV, radio, read a magazine, or browse the internet without encountering multiple messages informing us that anti-aging is possible, “If you only take this supplement, or try that regimen”. Miracle IV infusions have become a one of the more recent “fad” treatments that, I hope, people are undergoing only with extreme caution, if at all. All sorts of hormone replacements are touted regularly, all in the hopes of holding off the dreaded effects of aging, if not eliminating them entirely. Maneuvering through this maze can be maddening, and certainly risky.

There is obviously a great deal of fallacy out there. In general, most product claims remain unproven and many regimens require months and months (if not years) of use to appreciate a difference. Some people will want so badly to look and feel more youthful that they will swear something works, only to abandon it a short while later, after realizing things really have remained the same.

So what’s the good news? There really are methods that actually do increase life span. Though not “au courant”, calorie restriction has been confirmed over and over in studies, proving it increases longevity. This is disappointing news for some because it takes constant discipline. But as with most things, the work is worth the reward.

Life Span vs. Health Span

If the goal is to live longer while looking and feel younger, one has to consider that we are talking about a “health span” rather than a “life span”. After all, who wants to live to be nearly a century old if you are in pain, confined to a wheel chair, or (gasp!) look like you’ve passed away some years ago? As always, it’s much more about the life in your years rather than the years in your life.

It is understood that heavy-duty exercise will increase longevity and health, provided you don’t “overdo” it in the beginning, rather gradually build up your tolerance. The book series, “Younger Next Year”, demonstrates this case after case. Exercise is fully recommended by most practitioners. Additionally, there has been much attention given to the type II diabetes drug Metformin for helping every aspect of your body age slower, and possibly improve. This is because it inhibits the production of glucose in the liver and lowers insulin resistance, which in turn reduces the negative effects of glycation in the tissues – which is destructive over time.  Some experts recommend 500mg twice daily. The side effects of this drug are minimal in the presence of healthy kidneys. I am following the FDA’s clinical trials of the drug and it’s efficacy in regards to anti aging. I suggest you follow along as well on the government’s Clinical Trials site.

As always, my recommendation is to tread slowly and carefully when trying new things. Proven “anti-aging” regimens that I can recommend remain to be calorie restriction and exercise. These will never let you down. Also, smiling whenever possible does keep positivity at the forefront, which is necessary for a long, contented life.

-Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP

Read more of Dr. Marting’s Articles at:

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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 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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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.

 

Beauty Through The Ages

There are radiant rewards to maintaining proper skincare throughout your adult life. The pursuit of a perfect complexion may be just at the end of a well thought out routine that evolves with age. The key is to start early and continue concentrating on maintaining a healthy skincare routine as your body and environment changes. While we are consummately searching for the fountain of youth, at times in the eye of a needle, there are plenty of highly advanced topical products and techniques that can help you avoid invasive anti-aging procedures and help your skin live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Tackling Your 20’s

It’s never too early to begin a youth-retaining skin regimen. You should be cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin regularly to maintain the healthiest complexion – not just at night – but also in the morning. Choose products that are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. During this time, when you may be more likely to be lurking late into the early morning hours rather than catching up on beauty sleep, don’t let your habits affect your beauty regimen: never go to sleep with your make up on! This bad behavior wreaks havoc on your skin, blocking pores with trapped oil and dirt leading to breakouts. Start searching for an aesthetician during this time to visit once a month. Like any other doctor, a licensed aesthetician will be able to give you a personal prescription for your very own skincare routine. Visiting them once a month will help to maintain the beauty of your skin and will help you to tackle challenges as they arise.

Thriving 30’s

Exfoliation becomes more essential at this stage, when you skin texture begins to change. The formation of lines appear at this time too, so exfoliating is especially important as this will help to reduce the appearance of those lines. Exfoliating will also help to diminish skin discolorations, which will become more prevalent as your skin is exposed to more years of environmental hazards. In addition, hormones and pregnancy can dramatically change your skins tone and texture during this time. Adopt products loaded with vitamins and collagen. Go to the experts and book a light peel at your doctor or aestheticians office to help firm your skin and reduce the appearance of lines.

Fabulous 40’s

In this stage, you need to be concerned with defending your skin from environmental influences and what has become the result of natural aging. You may notice that the lines around your eyes and mouth don’t disappear as they used to. Keep certain ingredients in mind that promote firmness, elasticity and collagen like retinol, retinyl palmitate, soy, wheat protein, marine algae and peptides. Ask your aesthetician about adding a growth factor to your routine to help slow down the aging of skin cells as well. For instant firming, check out techniques on how to give yourself a rejuvenating at-home facial massage. This technique will naturally help to firm the skin and tone up the underlying muscles and tissue. Plus, is feels incredibly wonderful, too!

Fruitful 50’s

When many people have decided that damage cannot be reversed, we defiantly proclaim that it is in your 50’s when some of sciences best anti-aging regimens can be used to rewind the clock and keep your skin looking youthful and resilient. Powerful anti-aging potions include ingredients such as peptides, retinoids, alpha hydroxy and amino acids, which can remove damage from the past and radically slow down the aging process. Add a peptide-rich serum under your SPF daily to help build collagen. A hyaluronic acid will help to lock in well needed moisture as well. At night, apply a retinoid before your moisturizer and ask your doctor or aesthetician about a product that contains phytoestrogen; an ingredient that helps with hormonal aging.

What we should all know, regardless of age, is that 80% of what makes us look older comes from sun damage. Protect your skin daily with at least an SPF 15 moisturizer which contains zinc or titanium oxide. If you don’t already have one, find an aesthetician you love who can give you the best advice for your skin. Finally, don’t smoke and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. These two things alone will help to keep your skin looking luminescent and youthful, while helping your body remain hydrated and healthy.

To book a consultation with one of our expert aestheticians, call 561.820.0500 or book your treatment online at Book.AnushkaSpa.com.

 

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