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Arque Derma: Artistic Restoration Lift at the InjectAbility Clinic, Torrance

January 29, 2017

ARQUE DERMA 

Pronounced ‘ARC DERMA,’ ArqueDerma® in Latin means ‘to inject the skin’. The name ArqueDerma® imparts a seamless mix of the artistic, ‘Arque’ (classical architecture – arches, buttresses, corbels), and medical science, ‘Derma’.

ArqueDerma® Artistic Restoration Lift® is an original, patented non-surgical face lift methodology developed by Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C  to deliver FDA approved dermal fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Perlane® more effectively to the skin.

I recently tried this and I am totally wowed. I had no idea what to expect and thought I was just getting a little upkeep to stay lifted and fresh. But Arque Derma goes was deeper than that. It’s not about filling one little area or just plumping up your skin. The goal is deep, just like the description. One of my favorite people in the biz, Michele G. Messiah, PA-C, Board Certified Physician Assistant took excellent care of me and I was privileged to have the renown Leslie Fletcher consulting and giving me the inside scoop on this worthy procedure.

Arque Derma is something to plan for as you will most certainly bruise and not just your little freezer or filler spot here and there. You will need a good solid week to 10 days for the bruising to really subside – so make sure you follow all pre and post procedure protocol and plan for some downtime.

I can assure you it will all be worth it. The effects are incredible. I was treated in areas I never considered before or even thought of. As I get older, it seems my face in changing in subtle ways I am not even noticing, but these experts are. And yes, they are subtle – but it all adds up. So this Arque Derma, coupled with the Profound treatment I did in November (article comes out soon) with the phenom Dr. Ben Talei, are sure to hold me over for a good while.

I also fell in love with this place in general. They are full service, incredibly staffed with experts and KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. It’s a little drive from your usual Bev Hills, but 100 percent worth it.

ArqueDerma provides natural, more dramatic results not achievable using conventional filler techniques offered by most clinics. Unlike conventional volume replacement techniques, the ArqueDerma technique utilizes dermal fillers as strategic relocation vectors to redistribute and direct the patient’s own tissue toward the facial hollows that have formed. Using the ArqueDerma technique, we are able to collect your descended excess facial volume and redirect it to create a more youthful look to embellish your natural beauty.

The cost for a dermal filler procedure is usually charged per syringe. Utilizing your own descended volume allows us to use less dermal filler product, making the ArqueDerma technique more economical than conventional methods.

See ArqueDerma.com for more information.

Michelle Messiah, PA-C at FACILE DERMATOLOGY + BOUTIQUE

September 21, 2016

Wow. Ok, we wrote about Facile Dermatology and Boutique recently and I was so blown away by what I learned, I had to check it out for myself. And well, we were right! It wasn’t until I stepped foot into this stunningly appointed space that it hit me – this is a gem, a lucky find and my newest obsession and go-to recommendation for anyone looking to restore, rebalance, rejuvenate and prevent, and do it all while feeling like you’ve walked into a Paul Klee painting.

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Besides being touted for its advanced cosmetic dermatology offerings it is also a high end boutique and product bar.

As mentioned when we first checked out the opening it’s a new concept in the skincare and beauty experience, created by Dr. Nancy Samolitis and Danielle Nadick – somewhere between a chic dermatologist office you wish was your living room, a day spa and a beauty boutique. Let’s not forget IV infusions and cutting edge anti-aging treatments such as laser therapy, cryofacials, micro needling, and more. 

That being said, you will fall is love like I did with the phenomenal Michelle Messiah, PA-C who gave me the most rad PRP and micro-neddling treatment that I am now fully in her clutches for life. In layman’s speak this treatment the treatment I had, PRP (platelet-rich plasma from your blood) will help shrink pores, improve fine lines and stimulate new collagen) or, the Vampire Facial truly is life-giving. All I can say is do it. And if Kim Kardashian swears by it, then you know it works, because she’s clearly made a deal with the devil to stay perennially perfect. After your blood is drawn and spun to separate the blood and plasma, the plasma is injected into your face. Then Michelle did an intensive mico-needling (feels amazing!) and well, more blood and after a day of a little sore-ness you look 15. This is an elixir that basically is a must to your anti-aging, preventative routine.

You’ll want to be best friends with Michelle so stand in line because I’m grabbing her first. Danielle the owner is like girl boss on steroids because I don’t know how the fuck she opened this place, so bow down to this entrepreneurial goddess because I think she may hold the key to the universe.

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Below is a sampling of their goodies but go to their WEBSITE and behold the beauty for yourself. Better yet, book a treatment there now. And that’s an order!

  • IN THE CLEAR: A TAILORED TREATMENT PLAN TO CLEAR YOUR COMPLEXION OF ACNE AND DARK SPOTS MAY INCLUDE:


  • CORTISONE INJECTIONS
    A quick prick with this powerful anti-inflammatory can dramatically reduce red, angry breakouts and hurry up healing—often immediately with cystic acne, in particular.
  • LASER THERAPY
    Think treatments like Clear + Brilliant, Fraxel or XLV.
  • FACIAL & BODY RESURFACING
    A.K.A. microneedling, it nudges skin to create new collagen and elastin fibers, which results in plumper, thicker skin and smoother scars and wrinkles.
  • CRYOFACIALS
    We add liquid nitrogen to your facial to treat what ails you: wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation and sagging skin.
  • MICRO-INFUSIONS
    Micro-injections of botulinum toxin, filler droplets or PRP (platelet-rich plasma from your blood) will help shrink pores, improve fine lines and stimulate new collagen.
  • PEELS
    Customized chemical peels to reduce breakouts and minimize the appereance of visible scars.
  • A CUSTOM SKINCARE REGIMEN
    Each plan is individualized and includes Facile clinical and prescription-strength products.
  • TOPICAL AND/OR ORAL PRESCRIPTIONS

THE REVERSAL: A CUSTOM ANTI-AGING PROGRAM TO HELP YOUR SKIN AGE IN REVERSE MAY INCLUDE:


  • WRINKLE RELAXERS
    Safe doses of botulinum toxins help unkink muscles, leading to smoother skin free from furrows.
  • INJECTABLE FILLERS
    Hyaluronic acid and collagen-stimulating fillers will give you a lift and youthful smoothness.
  • KYBELLA
    Injections of deoxycholic acid, a fat-absorbing substance, help reduce pockets of localized fat like a double chin.
  • LASER THERAPY
    Think treatments like Clear + Brilliant, Fraxel or XLV.
  • FACIAL & BODY RESURFACING
    A.K.A. microneedling, it nudges skin to create new collagen and elastin fibers, which results in plumper, thicker skin and smoother scars and lines.
  • CRYOFACIALS
    We add liquid nitrogen to your facial to treat what ails you: wrinkles, pimples, hyperpigmentations and sagging.

THE DAILY: A TAILORED TREATMENT PLAN TO CLEAR YOUR COMPLEXION OF ACNE AND DARK SPOTS MAY INCLUDE:


  • CORTISONE INJECTIONS
    A quick prick with this powerful anti-inflammatory can dramatically reduce red, angry breakouts and hurry up healing—often immediately with cystic acne, in particular.
  • LASER THERAPY
    Think treatments like Clear + Brilliant, Fraxel or XLV.
  • FACIAL & BODY RESURFACING
    A.K.A. microneedling, it nudges skin to create new collagen and elastin fibers, which results in plumper, thicker skin and smoother scars and wrinkles.
  • CRYOFACIALS
    We add liquid nitrogen to your facial to treat what ails you: wrinkles, blemishes, pigmentation and sagging skin.
  • MICRO-INFUSIONS
    Micro-injections of botulinum toxin, filler droplets or PRP (platelet-rich plasma from your blood) will help shrink pores, improve fine lines and stimulate new collagen.
  • PEELS
    Customized chemical peels to reduce breakouts and minimize the appereance of visible scars.
  • A CUSTOM SKINCARE REGIMEN
    Each plan is individualized and includes Facile clinical and prescription-strength products.
  • TOPICAL AND/OR ORAL PRESCRIPTIONS
Meet Michelle!

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After receiving her Master’s degree from Western University of Health Sciences and her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA’s Psych-Biology department, Michele quickly started practicing dermatology and perfecting her cosmetic skill set. She specializes in general dermatology, acne treatments, with a special focus on cosmetic facial rejuvenation using peels, Botox, fillers, and medical laser procedures. Michele continues to learn and perfect her craft, taught by the best in the industry. Bonus – Michele believes that most dermatologic issues are not just skin deep, which is why she focuses on a holistic approach to medicine.

Q&A

Favorite treatment? I love micro needling coupled with PRP and always a little filler here and there.

Favorite product? I am obsessed with Malin+Goetz “Vitamin E moisturizer”. I finally found a moisturizer that has an anti-oxidative effect without clogging my pores.

Biggest vice? My Rose, I mean my Red’s; no I mean my old world wines. Really just wine it’s good for the heart 😉