Category Archive: 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.

Have A Better Butt Without Surgery

Meghan Trainor informs us in no uncertain terms that she’s bringing “Booty Back!” Certainly the beautiful butt is getting more attention now than perhaps ever before!

All this attention (and an ever-aging-but-absolutely-will-not-accept- it population) has created an urgency for a popped-up and perky posterior portion once only reserved for high-energy gymnasts and dancers, and of course those blessed ethnicities who are born with it and maintain it free of intervention.

If you’re not one of the lucky natural ones, and cannot imagine spending your days in the gym doing lunges and backward leg-lifts, often in vain when it comes to results, help is available. I’m not talking about those horrible “fix-a-flat” treatments from unlicensed entities that utilize anything from industrial silicone to cement to mineral oil (or whatever else is lying around that may fit in a syringe). There is a much better (not to mention more ethical, safer, cleaner, not life-threatening) alternatives out there.

One of the greatest (and truly medical) treatments for rejuvenating many areas is Sculptra®. Sculptra® is a collagen stimulant that when injected will produce collagen in a big way. This new collagen is tightly wound, and when placed strategically in the derriere will create a lifting ability while producing extra volume that is tight, smooth, and all yours. The procedure is quick and easy, and nearly painless.

The result is not immediate but many patients will begin to see results as early as three weeks. Two to three treatments are required but unlike fat-transplanting, there is no need to harvest fat from other areas and no need to worry about whether the transplanted fat will survive, be smooth, be even, and whether or not it will create lift (which is nearly impossible with fat).  For more information or to book your complimentary consultation, call us at 561.820.8055.

Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP

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’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/