Rejuvenate On The Fly

Lunchtime nonsurgical face-lift quickly and easily tightens and smooths skin

In 2008, Debra Leonard left her native New York and moved to Florida, where she and her husband got into the restaurant business.

Cigdem Gali Standing in Galiderm

Cigdem is a physician assistant specializing in aesthetic medicine.

“That was a great experience, and I enjoyed it,” Debra shares. “I loved owning my own place and interacting with people. That’s what I do really well because I’m a relationship builder. We owned the restaurant until 2014. “Debra hit a rough patch after losing the restaurant. She gained weight and was uncomfortable with her appearance. Then she met Cigdem Gali, MSPA, PA-C, a physician assistant specializing in aesthetic medicine with GaliDerm Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery in Royal Palm Beach.

“Cigdem is my hero,” Debra enthuses. “I lost 35 pounds with her that I’ve kept off for almost six years. At GaliDerm Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, I’ve had just about every possible treatment done. When I walk into the office there, I say, Here I am. Do what you need to do. I trust Cigdem completely.”

“Beautified by Cigdem”

“Debra has been my patient for more than six years,” Cigdem reports. “Over the years, she has enhanced and maintained her youthful appearance by keeping up with her beauty
treatments. Most recently, she had a lunchtime face-lift, which is a minimally invasive, safe and effective alternative to surgery. With the lunchtime face-lift, there is little to no downtime and the results are spectacular.”

With facial aging, there is bone loss, facial muscles weaken and relax, and the fat pads begin to separate and droop, causing the skin to sag. Cigdem, a national trainer for PDO threads,
uses nonsurgical dissolvable threads to lift, tighten and add volume to the area being treated.

“The threads induce collagen production, dissolve within six months and create an immediate, visible result that continues to improve and lasts up to a year and a half,” Cigdem informs. “We typically use a combination of threads, fillers and a neurotoxin for the lunchtime face-lift.”

Following the threads, Cigdem introduces fillers to add volume, lift and further define the patient’s face. “We lose volume as we age, and restoring that lost volume rejuvenates the face, making the patient appear more youthful and rested.”

I’m 63 but look 45, I attribute that to Cigdem.” – Debra

GaliDerm Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery employs the full range of fillers on the market, including JUVÉDERM®, RESTYLANE®, VERSA® and RADIESSE®. They also carry the newest filler, the RHA® Collection from Revance Therapeutics, which is available only at elite centers. Cigdem finishes the lunchtime face-lift by injecting a neurotoxin such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JEUVEAU®, XEOMIN® or DYSPORT®. Neurotoxins relax facial muscles so they cannot be stimulated to move. They not only prevent future wrinkles but will also help eliminate or soften existing fine lines and wrinkles.

“During the facial assessment I determine which technique, treatment and products will give my patient optimal results based on their desired aesthetic outcome and current appearance.” Cigdem explains. “I evaluate each patient’s
needs and tailor the treatment to the individual, but in every lunchtime face-lift we lift, tighten, and smooth the skin. And with the right combination of
treatments, the procedure can make patients look 10 years younger.”

“I’m 63 but look 45. I attribute that to Cigdem,” Debra says. “And every day when I look in the mirror, I thank her. I’ve never felt the passion and trust for anyone that I feel for her. My slogan is, Beautified by Cigdem.”

© FHCN article by Patti DiPanfilo. Photo by Jordan Pysz. js
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