Martina Begović Fashion, beauty & lifestyle journalist of Grazia magazine for Fashionela.net
For all the fans and followers of fashionela.net this is the first time we start talking about the theme of “beauty” of which everyone is talking about, but only real experts can explain all the secrets and give us the right advice. It’s a very well known fact how today it is almost impossible to talk about beauty, with avoiding the topic of cosmetic dermatology, therefore we are more than pleased that Fashionela.net had an exclusive chance to talk with one of our most respected dermatological experts in this region, Dr Ivana Nola.
MB: For starters, how long does the clinic Nola exist and what types of treatments can we do there, especially when it comes to cosmetic dermatology, and of course what are the other types of examinations and procedures that we can do there. We would certainly like to hear which ones are most important?
IN: Clinic Nola is in the business for the past fifteen years, but in a new modern premises and with the highest European standards, and with a large number of all types of activities,it acts for the last four years. With the most powerful branch of medicine, dermatology clinic Nola also includes primarily surgery and breast surgery, which includes advanced imaging and surgery, including aesthetic and reconstructive procedures on the breast.
When it comes to cosmetic dermatology, clinic Nola can do all kinds of treatments that include – botulinum treatments, hyaluronic fillers, treatments that deal with wrinkles on the face, then restoration of the volume of the face and treatments using hyaluron . We also we provide mesotherapy, mesotherapy with own plasma, laser treatments , scar treatments, treatments to remove various skin growths, resolve acne, removal of excess fat on the body and treatments for loose skin on the face and body.
MB: Why do you think that in the last 10 years, especially among women, girls and of course among many celebrities in our country and in the world it appeares to be a real boom, when it comes to non-invasive procedures, more accurately in procedures of cosmetic dermatology and what are the advantages or disadvantages (If there are any flaws)?
IN: The real boom in non-invasive treatments occurred because these treatments did not require a long recovery after the procedure is done, and the side effects can be specified only as the transient bruising or miner swelling that can easily be camouflaged with the concealer or foundation,. Also, in addition to that hyaluronic fillers can resolve wrinkles, they restore volume oft he face,they moisturise the skin and stimulatethe new collagen formation. After these treatments, the skin eventually receives a better quality, and with good timely application of botulinum toxin and hyaluron the skin can in some way “canned” or restored so that the symptoms of aging are much more slower and more specifically those procedures are used to postpone the aging process for later and they dont allow the so called “collapsing” of the skin.
MB: In your opinion, when should we start with so called “maintenance” and the extra care of the skin and additional non-invasive treatments and procedures and is there a general minimum age to start?
IN: The minimum age to start with these treatments is after the age of 25 already or 30, when you are starting to notice the first signs of aging. Although today it seems unlikely that we start already after the age of 25 , biologically the starting age it is very much likely to be right then. In this age we advise very small amount of hyaluronic filler, if necessary,and a very small amount of botulinum toxin for mimic wrinkles, and certainly would be advised to start with mesotherapy too.
MB: Do you believe that a world famous celebrity stars, such as the famous Kardashian family, especially Kim Kardashian and the Hilton sisters,as well as our famous celebrity sisters Petra and Tamara Eccelstone may be exaggerating with interventions such as Botox and hyaluronic fillers, since they started with their application already in their early, mid or late 20’s and is that too soon?
IN: Some of these starlets did exaggerate a bit in the amount of fillers and botulinum , as well as with hyaluronic fillers, therefore other people often have a negativistic attitude about botulinum and hyaluron. But the the right charm is conveyed or achieved only in knowing exactly how ofthe to use these preparations and in the right way, and also to manage all oft hat to make your face incredibly young and fresh.
MB: Recently you’ve returned from the world’s best-known dermatological congresses in Monte Carlo and Geneva, which treatment would you single out as the latest trend in cosmetic dermatology or which one would you recommend?
IN: Recent trends include a combination of all these treatments that we mentioned so far, but in absolutly fixed doses, which can only guarantee a natural, fresh and rested appearance. Natural appearance is always an imperative and the key.
MB: Your private and above all you professional belief was always “less is more” and we want to emphasize that to your clinic on a daily basis are coming real large number of girls, women of all ages, as well as numerous celebrities and public figures. And with this article on fashionela.net all of our fans and followers in the region, especially in Serbia and Montenegro (and beyond because fashionela.net can be read in English) had a chance to find out about you, and they will certainly be interested in where and how they could reach you , so perhaps via your web page or Facebook, etc.?
IN: To all future clients who live outside of Croatia and would like to come and see us, we certainly want to say that the easiest way to contact us is absolutly via our website or through our Facebook page, where we will be glad to answer any of their questions and naturally invite them to come here, so we could resolve any of their dermatological problems in the best way possible. (LINKs – www.poliklinika-nola.hr; www.facebook.com/ Poliklinika.Nola)
MB: And finally what would you highlight as the most sought after treatment or a HIT, if it exists and what would you advise to the future new clients who have not yet started with any cosmetic dermatology treatments?
IN: Although an absolute hit in the world,that is also available in our clinic, still is the treatment combination of the carboxitherapy , mesotherapy and PRP (plasma rich plateled – mesotherapy of own plasma), it is difficult the single out one HIT treatment, because I want to emphasize that the so called HIT treatments are the ones that that primarily serve to allure people. But for me, the HIT treatment is the one that the person mostly needs, because if the HIT treatment exists, and that person did not need need such a treatment, the treatment will not be such a hit and the person will not have an WOW effect. The HIT treatment for each person is something else, what that person really needs. That’s why I always advise that it is always necessary to have the discussion with a dermatologist first.