The first EBC-beauty treatment: 1. Jetpeel 2. microdermabrasion 3. Individual recipe (a mask made of a cocktail of vitamines)
3-D- results with the Vectra X3 1. Through the standardised image capture we can get a neutral three dimensional view. For many people thats going to be a real aha- experience, because it reveals every little detail. 2. The Data from the preliminary talk will be compared with the objective 3-D-recordings and together we mark everything what you like to have modificated 3. Vectra X3 helps visualising the planed interventions in a realistic way
A 3-D picture is getting recorded and processed. So you can compare the before and after recordings and every change can simply get visualisied in a realistic way. Of course, ther will alway be some variations from the ideal. But it remains a faithfull communication between patient and praxis, as well as a precizely coordinated course of action
Measuring the volume substitutions in the midface and in the cheek area. Very important for a healthy and youthful look
To discover skin diseases as Melasma and Roseacea for e.g we can at this stage check the skin and how damaged it is by sun light
Thanks to the vectra recordings we capture all the surfaces under the skin. To find enough starting points for a aethetic therapy concept , we revert on to Micro-relief provisions, tissue density measurements and fat as well as moisture measurements
Simulation of a substituions of volumes, measurements of the symmetry picture from the left: two halves of the face made of two reflected left facial halfes, picture in the middle: original picture, right side: two right relflected facials halves
Removing the skin color and the surface structure enables a excellent portrayal of the contures and their shifts
Simulation of an augmentation with fillers (right at the nasolabial fold)
The treatment plan
Shit, I’m getting old!
“By turning 40, the levels of estrogene decreases“, says the voice in the television ad. “Oh and that too”, I thought last year, while spending my 40th birthday with my kids cuddling up on a couch in a ski hut somewhere in Austria.
Yes, I buzzed of instead of bashing my 40th birthday with flying colors. I needed to be alone with my family. Make an entry into this brand new stage of life with ease in mind. Something in my head is different now. I don’t say anymore, “I’m still young, I have so much time.”
Although hopefully I will have plenty of time.
When you turn 40 the society begins to evaluate and see you with a different standard, or at least I feel that way. “What did I achieved until now?”
The 23 -year-old prodigy with a company on her own suddenly becomes a grown woman and mother. The company is no longer a miracle, it is simply a lot of work and somehow you still have the feeling of being at the very beginning of everything. That all sounds terribly dramatic now, and I will not deepen it here.
What I really want to talk about is my fear of aging. Yes, suddenly there is that fear, that fucking fear to get old. Suddenly there are these words:
SAGGING EYE LIDS
What my ancestors handed down to me in a tedious genetic selection turns out to be a unaesthethically absurdity. In the precise moment you name a thing, it becomes the reality.
SAGGING EYE LIDS
On a beautiful wednesday afternoon and full of anticipation to put my aging now once and for all to an end, I went to the EBC practice studio of Dr. Groene and his charming wife Irene at Reichsstrasse 1, in Berlin Charlottenburg. On the trained eye of a dermatologist and functional aesthetic I got advised and teached on treatments like jetpeel and microdermabrasion.
The disctrict of where the two-part practice of Dr. Dirk Gröne is housed is a very nondescript typical berlin tenement.
His wife Irene Groene photographed me and wrote down what I would like to change on my face.
As the wife of the doctor she simply looks stunning. Not done, zero. She has a skin like a teenager and not a single wrinkle. She is 41 years old. Of course I immediatlely want to know what she had done. And she’s telling me from laser treatments, burnings, removing the first layer of skin – oh my god, all that stuff made me really flustered.
After the jetpeel of we go to a giantic photo booth that scans my face. After a few minutes the computer spits out diverse results of my face. Symmetries, skin damage, and volume got investigated. And Dr. Groene tells me for example that the sunlight increseas the risk of skin cancer and more wrinkles.
Especially the sun protection is really important for a face, preferably with SPF 50. I got a detailed treatment plan with ways to reduce my “problem areas” and to refine my skin complexion a bit.
In the end the entire team was very nice, we laughed a lot and I felt very comfortable.
Whether I’ll take all treatment options or not, I don’t know yet. Although I am kind of relieved not to have to suffer of my genetic predetermination any more.
But despite all that, a queasy feeling still remains. Should’t we accept and appreciate aging?
If we no longer accept the physical process of aging, does it mean in consequence that we no longer appreciate the positive qualities of aging too, like being more relaxed, being wise etc.?
An American friend once told me, “don’t be so german, Christiane” when we were discussing this very topic. “Why not simply grow older and still look good when it’s possible. Don’t be so intolerant.”
Actually, I have fewer moral concerns about beauty intervention, I am rather afraid of myself.
Knowing that change is always possible, will I it make me insatiable? I am afraid I might cross the fine line of good taste one day, loose access to my mirror image and end up as botox monster?
But nevertheless I’m way too curious to not at least try it once.
I will keep you posted.
(The practice was so kind to provide all the scans with captions)