For the About Face appointed “Gold Standards”, we put 3x of our experts to the task by posing the same question to each:
You’re stuck on a tropical island and decide to open a new location of About Face. You can only have one kind of dermal-filler / skincare product / laser device to use in your office. Which ONE do you pick?
(It was really cute how long it took them to answer this question.)
We are all spoiled with the luxury of having multiple, specialized modalities to choose from for each individualized concern. We never have to rely on just one option as a fix-all for everything / everyone; and it was interesting to see the wheels turn as each expert considered the most universal benefit of their various tools. If they could only have access to ONE of their usual *Tools* – which would it be??
All three were very thoughtful and thorough in the rationale behind their final choices…
ONE SKINCARE PRODUCT
Raelle Levicke: Lead Aesthetician / Laser Provider
There are so many wonderful skincare products available, but you can only one while living on a tropical island? All day, every day?
“My pick HAS to be a sunscreen, and since there is just ONE product I need the sunscreen that packs the most benefit into one formulation – which would be our very own Porification Protect +.”
“Yes, it is a broad-range UVA/UVB sunscreen with SPF-50 that has no smell and has a creamy, soothing consistency, but it is so much more.” Raelle counts the ways this sunscreen is more than a suncreen using the fingers on her hand.
“It’s also a moisturizer.
It’s also is a great skincare product in general thanks to the antioxidants, vitamins and Green Tea in it.
It’s a generously sized bottle – this could be used all over the body for maximum protection and benefit.
I don’t know how much makeup my island-dwelling clientele will be wearing, but it is also a wonderful primer. (And the sheer-tint it provides helps give the skin an extra low-key, beautifying boost.)”
Despite having a vanity over-flowing with all kinds of skincare ointments and creams, when push comes to shove and Raelle has to pare back to ONE, universally beneficial, beloved skincare product, she is confident in her choice.
“Safe for women, men and children, out of our product arsenal – Porification Protect is hands-down my desert island pick.”
Nicole Ciasullo: Aesthetic Nurse Injector
“Just one kind of dermal filler?!”
“Yes Nicole, you’re on a tropical island and you have to pick ONE.”
At long last (if you knew how fast Nicole’s brain works, you would appreciate what a big deal it was that it took her a few minutes to ponder this hypothetical question), Nicole made her decision.
Everyone who is worried about anti-aging prevention / maintenance can benefit from the lifting of the mid-face. Once that area is taken care of, Lyft can be manipulated to work for other popular treatment-areas like lips, chin or under-eyes,
It’s a hearty, safe, elegant and long-lasting product, and I would be able to confidently and comfortably accomplish the most good for the most people with Lyft.
Out of all the fillers in my arsenal, Lyft is the sturdiest and has the best ability to lift and volumize the face. It’s a robust formulation that provides results for about a year, and people love their results. I want to make people happy — this product allows me to do that, time and time again.”
ONE LASER DEVICE
Naomi Fenlin: Owner of About Face Skin Care
Before bringing in a new device to About Face, Naomi invests a tremendous amount of time and resources into researching, testing, and selecting the best technology for her patients’ needs.
After all of the work that goes into making a final-decision on a device — asking Naomi to pick just one of them is akin to asking her to pick a favorite child, she loves them dearly for each of their unique attributes.
It seemed a little painful for her to single out one laser-device, but ultimately Naomi made her choice: the Candela GentleMax Pro.
“Everyone – especially when running around in bathing-suits all day on this hypothetical island situation – has areas of body hair they don’t want. The Candela can safely and quickly and comfortably treat every zone of hair, for every skin-type.”
A true work-horse, in addition to permanently zapping away unwanted hair, the Candela also treats sun-damage (can’t decide if this would be a wonderful, or futile, function on our made-up island?) and clears vascular issues like Rosacea. For one device, it includes a lot of very valuable and useful modalities.
Although Naomi deeply loves all of her children lasers, the Candela GentleMax was Naomi’s final pick for the ONE device that would make the most people happy. (Don’t worry Naomi, we’ll [probably] never torture you with this question again!)