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Coffee with ... Dr Marisol CarrascoWe cant’s stop time and avoid aging, but we surely can slow down the process and do our best to look young, healthy and beautiful no matter what our age is.
A graduate from Madrid University with a specialization in anti-aging medicine from the University of Barcelona and extensive experience in the field of aesthetic medicine, Dr Marisol Carrasco of Clinica de Medicina Estetica BORNE15 is a regular face in the media and a sought-after source regarding topics such as soft tissue injectables, non- invasive procedures and body treatments.
We were lucky enough to sit down with this skincare expert and discuss the latest advances within Anti-Aging and Wellness and how they can help you look and feel younger.
What inspired you to start in the field of antiaging medicine?
I come from a medical family and my professional career has always been vocational. Once I completed my six-year degree in Medicine, I started working as an assistant to a plastic surgeon while I continued studying in Barcelona, taking a private Master in aesthetic medicine and a further Master at the UIB (University of the Balearic Islands). Since graduating from University, throughout these 25 years of professional experience, I have continued studying and attending medical conferences, as aesthetic medicine is a field which is in constant evolution, as regards treatments as well as technology.
What is your philosophy when it comes to skincare and aging gracefully?
The clinic’s philosophy is based on a combination of western and oriental techniques, thanks to a highly qualified team of medical assistants from Japan and the Philippines who, together with western therapists, attend to our patients and assist me in preparing treatments.
I believe in preventive medicine and encouraging a natural image, with a “less is more” approach. Rejuvenation should be gradual and you have to know how to say “no” to excessive or disproportionate suggestions from patients themselves. One should rejuvenate naturally and have a good corporal and facial image befitting one’s age.
Of all the patients you see, what is the most common concern women have?
I don’t only treat women. It is becoming more common to welcome male clients to the clinic. The main difference between them is that men tend to value speed and efficiency, whereas women look for long-term treatments. Currently, as far as facial treatments are concerned, there is most demand for HIFU – High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (ie, non-surgical face lift), Botox, vitamin facials, hyaluronic acid … Our most popular body treatments are HIFU (non-surgical liposuction for reducing volume), diets, personalised nutrition, body Dermohealth, cavitation lipo and weight-loss treatments.
How do you balance a patient’s wishes with your own expert opinions about what they need?
By giving priority to a natural image and taking into account the patient’s age, while trying to improve their image and health. We start with an initial non-committal appointment, including an analytical study and the creation of a clinical record. Patients are asked about exactly what they expect and we guide them towards obtaining a satisfactory facial aspect.
Which are the newest and most effective technologies in anti-aging you are bringing people through your clinic?
I am always on the look-out for new treatments and ingredients to introduce to my patients. Current favourites include facial HIFU, a non-surgical system for lifting and tensing the face. It penetrates several layers of skin, concentrating energy selectively in deeper layers while leaving the superficial ones intact and Dermaplus, whixh consists of five treatments in one, ie Microdermabrasion, radiofrequency, vacuum therapy, low-level laser therapy and oxygen therapy.
If you were to give one piece of skin care advice to our reader that would help them dramatically improve their skin, what would it be?
I would encourage them to visit the Borne 15 clinic and undergo a Skinscanner facial diagnosis. With this system, the patient’s skin is analysed using a Wood lamp, and they can see exactly what I can see through a mirror: blemishes and how deep they are, the state of the epidermis, facial aging, skin quality. The patient is advised as to which treatment best suits them, to be carried out either at the clinic or at home.
There is no stopping the hands of time but all can be dramatically improved - you can be young at any age - energetic, healthy, have a sharp brain, great mood and be beautiful.
Best of Mallorca would like to extend tremendous thanks to Dr Marisol Carrasco for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions. For contact details for a consultation and more on how you can achieve the healthy, radiant skin and the complete range of treatment of her clinic, please visit our business directory.
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