Dr Ivana Filipović Marković from Beauty Center Delta Estetica is one of the most prominent names in the field of aesthetic and anti-age medicine in Serbia and former Yugoslavia. A renown expert in mesotherapy, she lives and works between Belgrade and Paris, as well as in numerous countries of the Balkan Peninsula. Procedures that Dr. Ivana Filipović Marković performs are in many ways unique, which her patients know very well. In an exclusive interview for Fashionela, Dr. Ivana talks about effective skincare procedures using Alma Laser’s “Accent Prime”, a method often used by Hollywood stars, especially on the days of the important galas and movie premieres, when they want to shine.
Are micro treatments the new facelifts?
Yes and no. If we are to be precise, micro treatments, especially micro-plasma, are ideal for stimulating collagen, which makes the surgical facelift postponed.
Tell us more about Alma Laser Accent Prime.
Uh, where do I start? It is difficult to distinguish the most important functions of this revolutionary device. Accent Prime is, I can guarantee, the most effective procedure of today, in terms of skin tightening, body contouring, and aesthetic corrections. The combination of ultrasound (US) and radiofrequency technology (RF) achieves fantastic results that are natural and last for a long time. The ultrasound energy is evenly distributed over the treated area and is literally “splitting” the stubborn fat cells. And then, the radio waves come. They create a deep heat to warm the tissue, making US energy more effective and more concentrated. This way, the number of treatments decreases in comparison to the classical ones, and the results are longer-term and more effective.
How is the facial shaping done by a laser?
When it comes to face, lasers are excellent against loose skin. They are also recommended for shaping the face and neck, peeled skin and are equally perfect for scars. Accent Prime mobilizes collagen fibers, giving the skin the necessary elasticity and shape.
Does the skin needs to be prepared for this treatment?
Usually, the preparations are unnecessary, but I always do a skin exam before any intervention.
How long does the procedure last?
It takes only ten to fifteen minutes. The intervention is not painful at all and is completely safe. The first results are visible after the first treatment, and the number of treatments is determined individually.
What is the difference between Pixel Laser and Chemical Peeling? Who do you recommend the laser treatment, and to whom the scrub facial?
The laser is more efficient because it acts on the entire skin structure and helps in the formation of collagen, which is not the case with chemical peeling. Chemical peeling is, first and foremost, recommended for the removal of acne, pigments and wrinkles.
Could the laser treatment be combined with other anti-age treatments for optimal skin rejuvenation and a more youthful look?
Not only that it can be combined, it is recommended!
Is there an age limit for trying this procedure for the first time?
The laser is adapted for all generations, indeed.
How long do the effects of the laser treatment last?
The results are really long-lasting, but occasional maintenance is necessary to keep it as long as possible.
What advice would you give to our readers on a skin care?
This is the question that I’ve been frequently asked, and I don’t think that there is a universal answer. Skincare isn’t only about the treatments or the quality of the preparation. The skin is healthy not only if we take care of it, but if we are responsible for our health in general. This implies a healthy lifestyle, physical activity, nutrition … For health and care of the largest human organ, that being our skin, developing healthy habits is the most important.
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