Dr. Anna Guanche has developed a novel injectable filler technique for lifting the lower face and neck. Strategically placed off-face fille redistributes the skin of the lower face (jowls) and or the skin of the neck upwards. The lift has no down-time and because most of the injections are behind the hairline, no changes are noted in facial features, other than lifting. This results in a natural-looking, lifted appearance to the facial skin with no down-time. Dr. Guanche pioneered the GuancheLift technique and teaches it to fellow board-certified dermatologists in scientific sessions. She has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and KTLA News doing the procedure.
GG Global Glow-Up
The “GG” is a Global Glow-Up.
A skin perfecting procedure that is second to none! Experience the smoothest, most beautiful skin you've ever seen in the mirror. It's like a real-life beauty filter. The name, GG, short for Global Glow-up was inspired by the fact that this set of 5 or more skin-rejuvenating procedures are derived from all over the world!
Germany: Jessner’s Peel. First the skin is cleansed and defatted with a topical agent, to prepare for a Jessner’s Peel. The namesake peel, developed by Dr. Max Jessner, a German dermatologist, is composed of resorcinol, lactic acid and salicylic acid. It is a very mild, even peel that is a popular standalone procedure that leaves the skin glowy and smooth, with reduced pigmentation.
USA: Microneedling. Shallow (in this case) microneedling, developed by Dr. Desmond Fernandes, is popular for many reasons. First, it stimulates collagen. When delivered with a device such as the Eclipse or Dermapen systems the results are smooth, even coverage. Small channels resulting in the skin immediately after the procedure make the stratum corneum, or hard outer layer of the skin, more permeable. This allows active ingredients to be delivered through the skin’s surface, where increased effectiveness can be expected.
Japan or France: Smears. Here is where the active ingredients come in. A smear has a generally negative connotation except in the skin world. Smearing refers to the application of active ingredients to the skin after microneedling. Platelet rich plasma is one such ingredient. In the GG we either smear Tranexamic acid to reduce pigmentation, or another proprietary formula to stimulate collagen. And yes, you guessed it: TXA for melasma was popularized in Japan, while the collagen stimulant was patented in France. This step of the GG is tailored to the patient’s needs.
Calabasas: Bella Microgold (please link this back to the Bella Microgold section). A small sterile vial with shallow microneedles capable of delivering product to the surface layers of the skin is loaded with our favorites: injectable hyaluronic acid and neuromodulators (Juvederm® and Botox® for example) as well as another ingredient that aids with effective delivery. This is also a standalone procedure that results in smooth skin—and is already very popular at Bella Skin Institute. When applied after the above procedures it is even more effective, reaching the target depth more easily when the skin has already been “opened.”
Japan: GG Finishing Mask. This soothing mask is the perfect wrap-up for the series. Originally from Japan but adapted for our practice, this mask soothes, hydrates and revitalizes the skin. Again, it is a popular standalone procedure but when applied just after Bella Microgold is soothes the skin and seals the active ingredients in for maximal effectiveness. Patients love the feeling of this mask and always leave satisfied.
The GG incorporates beauty secrets from all over the globe to provide the optimal skin-perfecting results. The effects last 2 to 6 months and are noticeable! Many of our patients report receiving numerous comments and questions: “What have you done to your skin? I’ll have what you’re having!” Innovations in dermatology have always included various combinations. For skin smoothing, the GG is currently our gold standard.
You eat well, you exercise regularly - and, your body shows it. You're in good shape, and you're proud of it; after all, you've worked hard to get here. But despite knowing that you're healthy, there are a few fitness goals you just can't seem to reach. Your abs, for you, seem completely resistant to showing definition, let alone solidifying into a six-pack. And your buttocks are stubbornly flat despite regular squats. You're ready to do something about it - but what?
You might be an ideal candidate for EMSCULPT, the first non-invasive body contouring treatment that can burn fat and build muscle. It's FDA-cleared to:
- Improve abdominal muscle definition
- Reduce stubborn belly fat
- Strengthen gluteus muscles
- Lift and firm the buttocks
EMSCULPT makes its debut as the only non-invasive aesthetic treatment for building muscle. This non-surgical treatment requires no downtime and is FDA cleared for the abs and buttocks. You’ll look and feel like you’ve been working out, but you won’t need to rely on the effort and guesswork of exercise routines to get the body you’ve always wanted!
For more information on EmSculpt, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute.
Bella FX™ with Scarlet SRF™
FDA approved in the US, this radiofrequency microneedling device is now available to you! It has been approved in Korea, United Arab Emirates, and other countries for a number of years.
Dr. Anna Guanche has developed the Bella FX protocol to tighten the neck and jawline. This procedure harnesses radiofrequency microneedling technology with specific settings and treatment targets that will tighten the skin on the neck and jawline.
Firmer facial skin and reduced pores are yours! This procedure rejuvenates the skin, stimulates collagen and improves skin tone with minimal to no downtime. Great for rosacea, telangiectasia, acne scarring and unwanted pigmentation.
Tighten crepey skin on the décolletage, hands, arms, knees, and abdomen with this remarkable procedure. Minimal to no downtime.
Reduce crepey skin around the eyes effectively, with minimal to no downtime.
For more information on BELLA FX™ with SCARLET SRF™, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute.
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a simple procedure to re-contour your face, lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance.
Dr Guanche will discuss whether this technique is suitable for you and will create a treatment plan to ensure you achieve the results you desire. During the procedure the physician will use sutures with bidirectional cones to reposition and elevate the skin on your face. The in-office procedure typically takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. You will see immediate results and have minimal recovery time after the procedure.
Over time the sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body while stimulating production of collagen.