Age Eraser

Aesthetic treatment returns youthful glow.

All through her 20s and 30s, Deepa Saha proudly maintained a natural youthful appearance that belied her age. Then the pediatrician and mother of two turned 40. Suddenly, Deepa’s age-defying glow disappeared.

“I was always told, You look so much younger than your age, and then the kids came, and I was working more, and I don’t know if it was all the stress associated with that or what but when I turned forty, I really looked forty,” Deepa explains.

Deepa Saha dove into the facial aesthetic treatment pool by having a dermaplaning procedure done at L.I.V.

Dermaplaning gave Deepa’s skin back its soft, natural glow.

“And that’s okay. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing necessarily. But it suddenly hit me that, I’m getting old, and so out of curiosity I started taking more notice of some of the anti-aging products and services that are available.”

Two services in particular piqued Deepa’s interest. One is dermaplaning, an exfoliation technique designed to scrape away dead skin and remove fine facial hair. The other is microneedling, which is a slightly more invasive collagen-induction treatment.

To learn more, Deepa attended a demonstration event at L.I.V. Medical Weight Loss & Aesthetics. It is the practice of Himagiri Ravi, MD, a weight loss management specialist who recently renamed her practice and moved it from Lakeland to Boynton Beach.

At L.I.V. Dr. Ravi focuses on improving each patient’s individual wellness through an array of services, including medically supervised weight loss, hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging treatments.

Introductory Procedure

“Deepa came in last fall looking for something that would give her a fresh clean look and remove the fuzzy hair she had on her face,” Dr. Ravi explains. “Her primary goal was to prevent any further damage to her skin.”

After learning more about the two procedures, Deepa decided that dermaplaning would be best for her, in part because she has very sensitive skin and sometimes suffers from eczema, a condition that leaves the skin red and itchy.

“Dermaplaning seemed like it would be great for me because it’s like an introduction to all the aesthetic procedures that are available at L.I.V.,” Deepa says. “It was a way for me to dip my toe in the water.”

Dermaplaning is a safe, simple procedure during which a trained esthetician uses a surgical blade to shave off the top layer of dead skin as well as any fine hair. A single session typically lasts about 30 minutes and leaves the skin softer and smoother.

“I had the dermaplaning done and followed up with a facial peel and the results were absolutely amazing,” Deepa explains. “It didn’t agitate my skin at all and neither did the peel that followed.”

Deepa was so pleased with the results that she recently had a second combo treatment done. She says she hasn’t ruled out turning to microneedling in the future but is very happy with the dermaplaning and facial peel approach.

“The bottom line is, I look so much better overall,” Deepa raves. “Between the procedures and post-procedure products they gave me, they even helped clear up the acne scarring that I had that never went away. I have that glow back that I was looking for.”

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    • LIV Medical Weight Loss & Aesthetics

      Weight loss quick with Longevity Into Vitality Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics: a premier weight loss and aesthetics center in Boynton Beach, Florida under the care of Dr. Ravi. They focus on the individual’s well-being as a whole. Their ... Read More

    • Himagiri Ravi, MD

      Himagiri Ravi, MD, is a weight loss management doctor and obstetrics and gynecology specialist who has more than ten years of experience as a medical weight loss manager and more than 20 years of experience as an OB/GYN. She earned her med... Read More