Sunday, April 21, 2013

Dermatude the face-lift alternative. Meta Therapy

Meta Therapy is  Medical & Esthetical Tissue Activating treatment which combines the benefits of several skin rejuvenation methods in one -100% natural!- unique technique for: 
         Anti-ageing.         Rejuvenation.         Hydration.         Restoration. 
 Meta Therapy combines aspects: natural skin improvement from the inside out and externally applied active ingredients by means of special serums (ReGenica-skin cell therapy)   This treatment has a  dual effect in the battle against skin aging and is tackling not just the consequences, but the cause of skin ageing.
The result are the aging process of the skin can be slowed down considerably and the signs of ageing can  be visibly  and dramatically reduced.Meta Therapy is a treatment that can be carried out by professional beauty specialists only.
Why does it work?
Meta Therapy involves making invisible micro-perforations into the upper layer of the skin in a painless way. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair the micro-perforations. Meta Therapy has a double active function; the controlled micro perforation activates the natural regeneration of the skin and applies the exact amount of active ingredients in the layer of the skin where they can be most active. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.
The skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves. Meta Therapy helps re-activate what your skin has lost over time by turning back the biological clock in a 100% natural way, giving your face a fresher and younger look.
1.      The right depth.
The right needle length is very important for the optimal effect of Meta Therapy. Meta Therapy perforates the basal cell layer into the upper layer of the dermis, which when activated, enhances the production of collagen and elastin without risk on the development of subcutaneous scar tissue.
Therefore Meta Therapy is much more effective, safer and there are no short or long term unwanted effects with repeated applications.


1. Turn back time 
Our skin starts showing the first signs of ageing from the age of 25. The Skin becomes thinner, blood circulation deteriorates and the natural production of collagen and elastin starts to slow down, which will  cause the skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. This natural ageing process starts from the inside out, but external factors can  accelerate this aging process. Excess UV light, air conditioning, stress and stimulants such as alcohol and tobacco can also accelorate this process also.
2. The answer is to  Re-activate the collagen and elastin production of the skin from inside out.
Meta Therapy shifts the natural repair mechanism of the skin into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.
Meta Therapy is the only skin improvement method that combines both aspects: natural skin improvement from the inside out and externally applied active ingredients by means of special serums. A dual effect in the battle against skin aging is tackling not just the consequences, but above all the cause of skin ageing.
3. Meta therapy creates a younger & fresher YOU in a 100% natural way.
The skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced or completely eliminated , pores become finer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves. 
See the results from the Meta Therapy treatments

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Own your filler. Don't Rent it. Take ownership with Artefill

Injectable fillers seems to me  the easiest, fastest way to lift and fill in sagging skin. It minimizes to eliminates wrinkles and makes one look more youthful and healthy. Creating enough volume with injectable fillers can create literally a liquid face lift with minimal to no down time. A face lift without having to go under the knife. Seems a no brainer to me.

Now let's talk some more about fillers.  There are many different fillers and there is not one best filler for any wrinkle or area.  Also the filler is not as important as the level of skill, experience and knowledge of the Doctor injecting them. Without that in place, may as well take your money and burn it. I personally hate the fact that within 6 months to a year I have to start all over again. Foot note on a year, I personally never had any filler last past a 6 month time ever. This process of renting my fillers is timely, costly and when it is dissipating  from my injected areas I am not as confident in my appearance. So with that in mind I really only like my results for the first 3  months or so. Wow. now that I thinking about it, I like it for 3 months and the other  3 months I am not so happy with my appearance and then I start all over again. That's insane.

This insanity of this merry-go-round with fillers has a solution.

Is available in the United states and is the one the FDA approved filler that last from 5 to 10  years .
 You read me right, that is years not months.

What makes it so different from any other fillers. Just about everything.

  • It lasts 5 to 10 years
  • It last long enough so it can truly lift, lay down a foundation in the skin and fix the problems causing the sags and wrinkles. It does not just patch over them like all other fillers
  • Artefill filler can be to lift and fill in 
  • Many of the temporary fillers can only be injected into the facial lines themselves.This allows added weight to the area and let's gravity work more efficiently at pulling the skin down even more.
  • The longer a filler is around the more beneficial effects it has on the epidermis. Of coarse the longer the filler last the longer you will see studies tells even more good new about your filler having more longevity...New information is telling us that the filler is not just helping the dermis layer where it is injected but also the epidermis (the visible layer of our skin. All the activity that is going on in the dermis when the filler is injected starts re-energizing and rejuvenation in the epidermis layer. So the longer the filler is around the more the epidermis improves, LOVE IT
  • Artefill filler is smooth and integrates beautifully into the skin.
  • Artefill can lift cheek area to lift nasolabial folds and in jaw line lift jowls.
  • Artefill can be injected in the temporal areas to create volume that is lost ,which eliminates the aging skeletonized appearance and lifts eyebrows. This creates an immediate more youthful look.
  • Artefill in the forehead  lifts the brows and smooth out any Neanderthal look of brow and forehead junction and smooth out forehead lines
  • Artefill is so smooth it is the only filer that can be put under eyes  which can fill in dark circles  under the eyes and eye bags.
  • Artefill youthful face-lift without any surgery.
 He is a renown Plastic Surgeon through out the Midwest area. He is an educator  and trainer  for doctors  to learn the procedures of injecting  Artefill and how to integrate it into their practice. So as you can see his expertise in Artefill is unsurpassed. He is also an expert in using the Cannula technique to inject,  which makes bruising and swelling in patients minimal so his patients are back on their regular schedule and/or routines much sooner, sometimes as soon as the next day.

Dr Landon Pryor is our Plastic Surgeon who performs this treatment of the injectable face-lift of Artefill in our Med Spa .He has established himself throughout the Northwest area of Chicago for his plastic surgery and work with minimally invasive cosmetic treatments
* He is also an expert in using the Cannula technique to inject,  which makes bruising and swelling in patients minimal so his patients are back on their regular schedule and/or routines much sooner, sometimes as soon as the next day.
Dr Pryor is here at this location  on Fridays from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.. He is an expert surgeon in Botox and Juvederm injectable. 
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Before Artefill injections


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What is the age appropriate length for woman's hair???????? Madame Claude has the answer

Your not in your teens,  nor your twenties and you are on your way out of your thirties...or you have now reached the forties ...fifties and possibly in to the sixties and you are asking,
 "What is the age appropriate hair length for my age."  
Answer:  There is no age appropriate length. 
What is appropriate is what looks best on you and meets your life style. So that means short, medium and long can work if it suits your face and creates the summitry to flatter your features.

  What will age us girls, is too thin of hair (can be fixed easily with Claude Thomas hair extensions) and  the wrong hair color (totally fixable too) and even though grey can be absolutely fabulous, if one does have  the right skin tone to carry it off, it becomes aging instead of fabulous. 
 Another aging look is Hair that looks flat, dull, frizzy and/or dry. Easy fix to that problem is use the recommended hair products your expert stylist informed you of and getting recommended hair treatments that are designed to elevate your particular hair problems.

Celebrity Examples

Lisa Rinna
40's Short
This style has Sex appeal with the feel of sportiness. This look is never over styled which says I am sexy and  lots of fun to be around.  This style looks best using styling creams with light to medium hold. When thinking shorter hair take your features into consideration . If you do not like your nose then you may not like the attention the shorter hair may draw to it. But shorter hair is a great way to show off great cheek bones  and  accentuate your eyes. Also think about what type of texture your hair is. If you have coarse and curly hair this style could be difficult to style and too fine of hair could look limpy and thin.

Cate Blanchett
40's layered Bob
I love this classic look for so very many reasons..
If you want a chic and classic look with carefree maintenance this is the style for you. Works great for lots of different textures and densities of hair.  This style work for many face shapes but if your face is very round extend the length to just above the shoulders and it will be Perfect for you.  Also if you have tighter curls extend the length and add a little more layering and viola...Perfection.  To create a more edgy  look layer the back more and create more elongation in the front.

40's longer Bob with a BANG (fringe)
Michelle Obama
Bangs have been in for at least 5 years now but it just needed that special person to set the trend in motion. Thanks Michelle for giving the push this trend needed.
She  just bounces with this Bob style which says I am a professional and fashionable.... . I have it all.
Her bangs (fringe) are rounded to her face and she looks amazing.

Jennifer Garner
Shoulder length hair is stunning and easy maintenance with endless styling options. The medium length can go from pony tail for casual and curls for a dresser or just more fun look. Jennifer's hair cut looks one length but really has  subtle long layers to give the style more movement and looks great  when curled

40's long and wavy
Jennifer Lopez
with Lopez's much younger  man and killer curves, she definitely makes the old rule of not having long hair after 40 very much outdated.  She's sexier than ever and her hair reflects that sexy attitude. Long works because of the textured layers in the front that opens up her face. Also the cut allows the curls to stay loose and  gives the hair the look of soft and flowing. With maintaining long hair one has to definitely use the right shampoos and conditioners to keep it looking shiny, healthy and youthful.

50's  spiky and short
Angela Bassett

There is nothing predictable about this anti-short short hair style.
This cut works on just about all textures of hair. This is an attention getter look
This look shows off all your facial feature off.
It can be tweaked by adding a short side-swept fringe.
This works great on certain head shapes but steer clear of this look if you have a flat head as it can make your head look square.

50"s BOB
Jodie foster

Jodie  achieved the life time achievement award for her body of works but she can also add to achievements "the perfect Bob". This look is ideal for finer hair. This classic style creates instant shape and definition for the  facial structure. Key point...see how the bob hits right under the chin...., going even an inch longer can make the cut look matronly.  If you want to soften up the look add side-swept bangs or a fringe..
This type of Bob is not recommended for thick and/or very textured hair as it will look too full and make this bob look like a broom.

50's longish
Julianne Moore
Julianne makes this length work for her because it is long but not over done. Her cut is clean and very defined. This style creates the look and feel of sophistication.  This style works great on fine and medium density hair.  This look is created by delineated layers from the color bone down with keeping the ends blunt.

50's the lob

Collar bone length hair old fashioned????   Not anymore . Why you ask??
Madonna is wearing i t.This a long texturized bob that can be worn both with waves or straight. This cut has lots of uneven peicey layers but if you have fine hair go easy on the layers. One thing that can happen in the 50's is thinning along the hair line and a off centered or side part helps with  correcting that problem.

60's Pixie
Isabella Rossellini
This type of Pixie cut spotlights the face. Fine featured and photogenic Isabella has this cut that is cut with soft edges to keep a feminine silhouette and is left a little longer around the ears and wispy around the forehead and neckline.

60's Mid-length with a heavy side-sweep
Jaclyn Smith

An angled fringe or just plain fringe is a great way to cover up any forehead lines.  As we say either botox or bangs. This look is just plain sexy on the right woman with the right hair. The length is flattering and light layering to create movement and versatility for wearing straight or curled.

60's Shaggy Lob
Diane Keaton
Diane's hair is cut just above the shoulders with long shattered and shaggy layers through the cut. This cut also works great for someone with thick or textured hair that does want to have maintenance with doing their hair. This cut can be as easy as wash and go. The side sweep adds lots of sex appeal and makes it flirty.
This cut also works great for thin or fine hair as well.

Great video to watch to appreciate who you really are