ME, PART ONE
NICHE editor takes an inside look at the scientific world of modern anti-aging and shares her experience with several rejuvenation treatments.
A few years back I turned 50, and it wasn’t until then, I really started to notice a difference in how my skin was aging. With grown children, grandchildren and a very busy career life, it wasn’t just age that was catching up with me. Long work days, stress, travel and not enough down time was also taking a toll on my skin. I was ready to make some positive changes, and that did include diet and exercise, but those didn’t address deep facial lines, lackluster skin or excess fat under my chin. I wanted a solution, but I certainly didn’t want anything surgical or unnatural looking. I just wanted to be me - only more refreshed. I turned to Dr. Mark Lupin at Cosmedica. I cannot say enough about the professional team at Cosmedica - honestly, the nicest group who sincerely
Aging is not lost youth — but a new stage — of opportunity AND STRENGTH.
care. I felt safe at Cosmedica, I felt well cared for. I felt pampered. After a thorough intake interview, and before a single treatment recommendation, Dr. Lupin put me on two Glisodin skin nutrient supplements; Advanced Diuretic Formula to alleviate my chronic fluid retention and Skin Brightening Formula to enhance photo-protection and improve skin tone clarity. The next course of action was to get my skin helping itself again. That started with the Clarisonic Smart Profile sonic face cleaning device - which I am now addicted to! Next came the Skinceuticals Advanced Clinical Skincare products and oh my gosh, my skin loves it! I cannot start (or end) my day without Skinceuticals. I use CE Ferulic, Metacell B3 and A.G.E Eye Complex (AM) and Retexturing Activator Serum and Resveratrol BE (PM).
Once my skin was on track and in a better state to receive treatment, (and I must also say, already looking remarkably healthier after just two weeks on the new skincare regimen), I was scheduled for part one of my rejuvenation - Botox Cosmetic and Coolsculpting.
Before photo taken August 2016