Face the Truth

Let’s face it, none of us are getting any younger, myself included. Being a 43 year old woman in a career that surrounds me with 20-somethings reminds me of this on a daily basis. We are all surrounded by advertisements selling youth and beauty, but what products, services, and service providers can you trust?

I am in a unique position because I am blessed to spend my work days at a high end MSpa, where I am privy to all the new products and services. I work with the most educated aestheticians and RNs as well as a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial surgery, enhancement, and rejuvenation.

dr krausen revI recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Anthony Krausen, the medical director at Anton’s MSpa. I got some great information about the best treatments, injectables, and fillers for every individual’s needs. We also discussed his upcoming event at Anton’s on August 25th, where he will be showcasing his “Liquid Facelift” on participants who qualify. (For more information on this event, please visit our subscribe to our Email Updates or follow our Facebook page: facebook.com/AntonsSalonMSpa)

One quality I took note of immediately about Dr. Krausen is that he has a strong conviction never making a person look “overdone” or doing unnecessary services. When asked about his philosophy, he answered, “I want people to look like themselves,  just rested and refreshed and looking as young and vibrant as they feel.”

Dr. Krausen begins his relationship with each patient with a thorough consultation. In this time he listens to your expectations and needs, and he shares an honest, professional opinion on what treatments could help you reach those goals.

He says that a very important part of any treatment you may choose to do is using medical grade skincare. Both Dr. Krausen and the Anton’s MSpa service providers are strong advocates of this. “It’s about achieving and protecting the results you’ve invested in,” says Dr. Krausen. You cannot expect to maintain long-lasting results without using professional products. Dr. Krausen will always give his skincare recommendations for use both before and after any treatments he performs. Favorites include  SkinMedica® Ha5, glycolic acid treatments, and Retinol.

His Liquid Facelift consists of a series of injectables including Botox® and fillers, as well as lip filler/lift. Every treatment is tailored to each patient, and the end result is similar to a traditional facelift. The Liquid Facelift gives you a rested, lifted, and rejuvenated appearance without the downtime and expense of a traditional surgical facelift. Dr. Krausen prefers using a cannula needle, which reduces bruising and discomfort and decreases the number of needle pokes.

We as a society, woman and men included, are becoming far more comfortable discussing these types of procedures and treatments. It is no longer taboo to share your experiences with Botox®, fillers, or other cosmetic treatments.  This leads to better information and a much more educated decision when choosing a provider.

After talking to and getting to know Dr. Krausen, I felt very comfortable suggesting that my husband go in for a consultation. John wanted to discuss options for the areas around his eyes that he complains are discolored and sagging. He himself, and his coworkers and friends think he looks tired. He is a former US Marine and currently works for the military. He has never been vain, and certainly not a man I would consider critical of his appearance. However, he has the energy and body of a much younger man, and he would like his outer appearance to match how he feels inside.  He isn’t interested in looking like someone else, just rested and refreshed.  I am very confident in Dr. Krausen’s expertise and look forward to seeing the results. I will be sure to keep you all posted!

The main point here is to make sure you trust and feel comfortable with any service provider that you choose. They should be knowledgeable, informative, and you should not feel pressure to do more than you feel you need.

Dr. Krausen and the nurses and aestheticians at Anton’s are the best and most educated providers in the business, and they show true compassion and care for their clients.  I trust my face and that of my loved ones to these exceptional people.


I can’t wait to share the future results with you!

Until then, don’t forget the SUNSCREEN!