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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”.

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/

 

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.

Best Beauty Buzz

Best Beauty Buzz…….
In the world of beauty, trends change quickly but it’s the really good stuff that lasts. One of the more recent trends that appears to be here to stay is the revitalization of the midface, perfected with Juvéderm Voluma® by Allergan or Restylane Lyft®. As we move along in life we naturally lose the fat pads in the cheeks and anterior face that reflect youth. Loss of these fat pads reveals a more aged look due to flattening, drooping, and folding of the skin that used to be projected and soft. Some expertly placed Voluma will immediately recapture the youthful contour of yesterday.
While we have all seen faces that are a bit overdone, the intent should not be to create “BIG CHEEKS”, but rather the softer curves seen in younger people. Voluma or Lyft fill this need beautifully.
Silky Soft…
The newest tool in the USA’s beauty arsenal is Restylane Silk®, a refined Restylane (already one of the greatest dermal fillers) that will redefine and create soft lips, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and gently fill in those dark eye hollows. The unique manufacturing process gives this filler the ability to be used in areas where other fillers fail. Consider it one of the best means to keep us on the road to “forever young”.