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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:

www.BonnieMarting.com 

http://www.yearserased.com

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.

 

 

 

Luxurious Day Spa Packages & Facial Treatments

Whether you want to get away from the kids, forget about work or share the day with the love of your life a spa package is always the right answer.  From relaxing European massages to spa facials and treatments the benefits are immeasurable.

Massage
Massages are an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.  At our West Palm Beach Spa we offer various types of Massage including European Massages, Hot Stone Aromatherapy Massages, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage, Lymphatic Drainage and Duet Massage.

Spa Treatments
Our spa treatments will indulge your senses.  From luxurious spa manicures and pedicures to to waxing and premium lash extensions, we can fulfill all your Day Spa needs.

Spa Facial Treatments
Our facials are world renowned for leaving our celebrity clients and guests looking refreshed and rejuvenated.  With excellent professional products from isClinical, Babor and SkinMedica we provide our clients with customized facials, silk peels, micro dermabrasion, oxygen facials, masks, peels and serums.

Anushka Spa Packages Include

  • Couples Spa Packages
  • Bridal Spa Packages
  • Spa Treatments
  • Spa Facials & Facial Treatments

Help for Scars, Wrinkles, and Aging Skin?

Skin needling is a hot trend that is taking over beauty conversations everywhere. However there is still a mystery lingering as to what it is, how is it done, and above all, does it really work?

Always a fan of skeptics, I will unveil the mystery behind this new phenomenon as well as provide answers to the many questions I have been receiving. The process involves multiple tiny needles that can be adjusted to various depths to create a controlled skin injury. Research has shown that as the skin reacts to this injury, it creates new growth of collagen and elastin, necessary for the appearance of healthy, more youthful skin. Other terms for this type of treatment include “collagen induction therapy” and “percutaneous collagen induction”. The procedure is under 30 minutes and is nearly painless due to the application of a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.

Skin needling began in 1997, and has been increasing in popularity ever since. The advantages over having a laser procedure are: no down time (transient redness), any area can be treated, any skin type (color) can be treated, and the cost is much less than most laser procedures. The treatment can also be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks, depending upon results and desired endpoint.  An experienced medical esthetician is able to provide the treatment after exploring what the patient’s goals and concerns are. While the downtime is minimal, you should not do this treatment on the day of an event, but the preceding day would be fine.

Dr.Bonnie Marting, DNP ARNP
Director of Medical Aesthetics
ANUSHKA COSMEDICAL CENTRE

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.

 

Peel Better

Reveal Luminescent Skin with a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Treatment

The Anushka Spa has been delivering cutting-edge technology for beauty and wellness enhancement for over 40 years. Their aestheticians, each boasting an impressive resume of well-known clientele with years of industry expertise, all agree: the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Treatment, a product of Envy Medical, is one of the most effective treatments for beautiful skin.

silkpeel1The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment is a version of skin resurfacing, similar to a microdermabrasion treatment. However, the technology is far superior at delivering effective and even results. Rather than blasting particles at skin (as with older microderm devices), or pushing an abrasive tip across the skin by hand, the SilkPeel device uses the controlled vacuum pressure to pull the skin up into a chamber in the hand piece, where it is evenly abraded only as hard or softly as the vacuum pressure is set.

 

silkpeelscreens4The SilkPeel treatment combines diamond-wand microdermabrasion technology with a unique solution delivery system that penetrates deep into the skin’s layers. The skin is not broken in any way, but the top layer of skin is gently buffed away with the diamond head. This process removes dead skin cells, any pigmentation on the top layer of skin, and also buffs away fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

148661The topical solution that is applied during the procedure sinks deep into the dermal layer and begins to activate the cell regeneration process. The aesthetician will decide which topical solution to use based on your most important skin needs.

 

 

In addition, the treatment stimulates collagen production and also delivers any topical treatments deep into the skin’s layers. The result is healthy, strong and resilient looking skin that’s free of fine lines and light wrinkles.

The SilkPeel Dermal Infusion procedure offers a number of benefits beyond conventional microdermabrasion and chemical peels, including:

  • Can be used on almost any skin type
  • No down time. You can return to work or other activities immediately after the procedure
  • Can be performed over a lunch hour – this treatment typically takes just 20 minutes
  • Results after the first treatment
  • Rehydrates dry skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of acne scars
  • Can buff away fine lines and wrinkles
  • Can lighten skin pigmentation

In fact, it has been reported in aesthetic medical journals recently that SilkPeel is being used for an ever increasing number of common skin conditions, and notably, with a great deal of success as well.  From acne, to body treatments, to hyperpigmentation on the face, back and chest, dermalinfusion is making steady inroads to both dermatology and cosmetic surgery clinics.

If you’re looking for a solution to your skin conditions that can be done in non-invasive phases with youth-restoring results, then don’t miss Anushka’s SilkPeel Deal For A Steal Event happening July 23rd 2015. The treatment, regularly $180, is being offered for just $129. Plus, add on a décolleté treatment for just $50, regularly $80, or a signature facial treatment for just $70, regularly $105. For more info and to learn about more offers happening during Anushka’s 1-day only SilkPeel Deal for a Steal, call 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.

Anushka Expands Legendary Offerings Online

All Your Beauty Needs, 1 Convenient Address.

That was the premise of the Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre when they opened their doors in the Palm Beaches almost 15 years ago, having moved their legendary spa and salon services from New York. Since then, Anushka has offered their clients the best in beauty, wellbeing and luxury retail offerings at their flagship facility located in downtown West Palm Beach at CityPlace. This last spring, the organization made the decision to create an online storefront offering all of their superior retail product lines at shop.anushkaspa.com.  Anushka’s execs made the decision to fully integrate their retail offerings online as a service to their clientele, who is largely seasonal. “At Anushka, we make a commitment to our clients to deliver unparalleled expertise, service and convenience at 1 spectacular address. We are pleased to now offer that same service to our clients 24/7 on our new online shop.” adds Anushka.

The site launched just after Anushka revealed their new core website re-launch late this spring, which included an 8 month overhaul bringing the former site from simple luxury to the forefront of online style and capability. The development team shares that they have already populated the site with leading skincare brand iS CLINICAL, luxury haircare powerhouse Oribe and Anushka’s own proprietary line of cellulite solutions and serums. Very shortly, the site will include other skincare brands like BABOR, SkinMedica and Dr. Dennis Gross. Leading hair care brands such as Kérastase, Bumble & Bumble and Davines are also to follow. A selection of Anushka’s hand-picked gift items from L’Objet, LAFCO and MAGASCHONI will round out the initial online offerings.

With so many online retailers available on the market, Anushka is making a concerted commitment to offer the same quality of goods and services their clients have come to expect on their online platform. Look for special features like complimentary gift wrapping, bonus beauty goodies and exclusive offers included in each special delivery. Take advantage of pop-up sales, online-only discounts and web-only items by signing up for our online newsletter and offers available at the bottom of the homepage.

To begin shopping our online store, visit Shop.AnushkaSpa.com.

Anushka’s Dr. Bonnie Marting Featured in Consultant: Delivering Exceptional Client Care & Outstanding Results.

This month, Anushka’s Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP ARNP published a feature article in Consultant 360, a leading peer reviewed journal, about the Aesthetic Practice. Peer Reviewed journals in the medical community are revered for their high-level contributions from leading medical providers worldwide. Her article focuses on the rise in popularity of non-surgical medical procedures and anti-aging treatments that are increasing exponentially as more facilities and providers enter into the arena. Consultant 360 asked her to weigh in, as a leading provider in the industry, on how to deliver exceptional client care as well as outstanding results.

Injection-GirlDr. Marting points out many important details to consider and watch for when you are choosing an Aesthetic Practitioner. The first is to make sure your provider is spending enough time with you to understand your needs and desires. In this way, the provider can appropriately guide the client to discover what treatment will achieve the outcome they’re looking for as well as educate them to understand what proper treatments are right for them.

Your provider should also be asking you questions about your medical history, experience with other treatments and if you’ve had specific diseases. Many clients don’t understand that while it is not a “medical” appointment, often times your history can have an affect on what course of treatment is appropriate and safe for you.

Dr. Marting recommends taking some very useful before and after photos so you can view the results for yourself. Snap an image of your resting face, a big smile, a frown, and a quizzical look. Each of these will identify and demonstrate what areas should be of focus. A qualified professional will guide you through your unique prescription for facial perfection.

Dr. Marting educated us on everything you need to know about choosing the right provider to describing all of the modalities on the market to restore youth, including neuromodulators (to relax lines), Hyaluronic Acid (dermal fillers) and Poly-L-Lactic Acid (foundational structure recovery). To read her full article, visit http://www.consultant360.com/articles/honing-your-aesthetic-practice

Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP, has been in aesthetic practice for nearly 20 years, and has written manuals and programs for training medical professionals. She is a speaker and trainer for Galderma Aesthetic and Allergan Aesthetics, and has a busy practice in West Palm Beach, FL. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Marting, contact her medical concierge at 561.820.8055. For a full description of Dr. Marting’s services, visit http://anushkaspa.com/services/cosmedical/

 

WRINKLE MYTHS BUSTED

You have without a doubt heard much about wrinkles. Well, wrinkle myths abound, and you may have heard only a fraction of the truth. Here are some truths:

How your parents age is only a small predictor of how you will age. While genes are a part of the equation, they may actually not play as great a role as we once thought. When it comes to premature skin aging, the biggest culprit is extrinsic aging – think sun exposure, smoking, and environmental factors. Wearing sunscreen with at least an SPF30+ every day, and a formula that that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, is the single best way to protect your skin. Wrinkles are not just from age, 95% of them are related to cumulative sun exposure that causes DNA damage.

Drinking water to stay hydrated is important, but it won’t prevent wrinkles. Though drinking more water may help you look brighter and feel better. Dehydration – even low-grade dehydration – can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue. There is no definitive answer for how much water you need each day. It varies based on your age, gender, activity level, climate, and other factors, but the general recommendation is about 9 cups every day for women, and that doesn’t include coffee or chardonnay.

Using the right skin care and using it consistently is an important part of an anti-aging strategy. Retinoids are the primary achievers, but generous use of a moisturizer can hydrate your skin and smooth fine lines. For real dynamic (muscle movement) wrinkles a little help from BOTOX will prevail. And for deeper lines and sag, filler injections (Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra Aesthetic, Radiesse), will do the trick. If the skin is quite damaged from UV exposure, consider laser resurfacing or a series of skin peels.

Call 561- 820-8055 to schedule a consultation with Bonnie Marting, DNP ARNP for your personalized anti-wrinkle plan and take years off your face, neck, chest and hands.

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