As a lot of you already know, I have declared myself to be a “restoration artist”, much like the old masters in Florence. Being Italian, it makes sense. Think about it: those that restore Renaissance paintings meticulously examine the work of art, painstakingly removing that which has tarnished the canvas and adding color and dimension where it has been lost. When finished, the painting returns to what it once was: a beautiful work of art. I do the same with faces. I look at what is before me, visualize the way it once was, and restore the volume that was lost. When you look in the mirror, you will see the face of the person you recognize; the youth you once had.
I love to accomplish this using combinations of Volumizers and Fillers because it is the most effective way to restore your face to the best face it can be - without having to go under the knife. Because I use a lot of volume in all the right places I am able to give you a “liquid facelift” with minimal to no downtime. After the procedure, you can leave my office and have lunch with friends without anyone being the wiser!
Most of you also know that I will not stop in my pursuit of learning about new techniques and products – all in the name of giving you the best results without any bruising! When I inject filler now, I always use the cannula technique. Because this doesn’t have any sharp points, bruising and swelling is virtually eliminated. One of you recently called me to tell me how “amazing” this whole process was, and how much her “staff of 6-8 people had no idea that I had anything done!” I don’t know how many other doctors in Chicago are using this technique – just know that I am on top of it!
All of you also know that I believe in “treating the underlying problem”, rather than just “putting filler in where you think you need it”. Why? This is the only way that I can deliver that “natural look”- remember what I said at the start, I am restoring your looks, not changing you to look like someone else.
There are many types of fillers on the market, and I work as hard as I possibly can to choose the best filler to deliver the optimum results and get you looking “just right”! That said, you will be surprised to discover that despite loving to inject fillers, I don’t really have a “filler practice”, by that I mean, I hardly use fillers that last only 6-12 months anymore. Why? Who wants to be injected every 6-12 months, with each and every visit having me “start from scratch”? I like to create beautiful, long-lasting art! Over the course of a year, it thrills me to look at those of you that I have restored, and see that aging hasn’t really damaged my art much. Using long-lasting fillers also allows you to be able to take advantage of our other great services, like laser resurfacing, so you can continue to improve the health of your skin and even the health of your bodies!
So how do I do it? Depending on the person, I love to combine some volumizers and fillers to create my customized “FreshSkin Liquid Facelift”. The technique is my very own, developed by studying how many other doctors perform their procedures and perfecting them to the best of my ability. One of the main fillers I use in my “FreshSkin Liquid Lift” is Artefill. It is the only FDA approved filler that lasts 5 to 10 years. You read it right – it lasts years, not months.
What this product allows me to do is work on one area, get it completely restored, and then move on to the next area, all the while none of the filler is lost in the process. In addition, there is some research to suggest that the longer a filler is in the skin (the deeper layer or the dermis), the better the effect on the top layer of the skin – the epidermis. The dermis is where all the collagen production occurs so it makes total sense that the overall health of the skin would be improved. We are still trying to figure all of this out, but in the meantime I just LOVE how Artefill fills out the temples, smooths out the jawline, removes that “tired” look from your eyes,…..allowing you to leave that “skeletonized” look behind you. What I love the most is the comments my patients get from their friends, most commonly, “were you just on vacation?” and my all-time favorite “have you lost weight? You look GREAT!”
I have a new goal: I want to continue to create and build my center so that it is a center of age management excellence and with that I want it to become a training site for other physicians and providers to come and learn all of the fantastic techniques that I have perfected for my patients. This way, other providers can become “restoration artists” just like me. This is the only way I can think of to clone myself and be in more than one place!
I recently read this line: “Stop renting your filler!” and I loved it enough to steal it for my very own! Because each person is unique, and the restoration process customized, it is best to come to one of our Artefill days to have an in-depth consultation with our professional consultant. This way we can truly understand your goals and put together a treatment plan to achieve them!
The Artist of Artefill Day is Thursday April 25th, 2013 and it is coming fast so call and make your appointment today!
Get restored today!