Westlake Magazine Covers Ruth Swissa & Sarmela Sunder M.D PRO™ Lift Treatment

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Unifying the principles of fine arts and medical science has created a new platform for personal aesthetics. The partnership between Ruth Swissa and Dr. Sarmela Sunder has introduced a radiant approach to reconstructive and enhancement treatment. The collaboration between these two professionals has not only brought upon advancements in new treatments, but has fostered an entirely new procedure of their own, one they like to call PRO LiftTM.

Ruth Swissa is a certified medical micropigmentation artist and skin care specialist whose family has been in the aesthetic field for three generations. With an extensive background in art practice, Swissa attended a fine arts school abroad for eight years, mastering various mediums of art­ making. This background in artistic practice is quite pronounced in her permanent makeupprocedures, for she treats every client like a project of its own. Swissa not only works thoroughly in enhancement procedures, but donates a substantial amount of her time to burn victims and breast cancer survivors. Coalescing her reconstructive and enhancement practice provides her with the skills needed to troubleshoot more complex micropigmenation scenarios.

Owner of an esteemed medical spa, Swissa’s business operates from two locations and ensures discretion and care from both herself and her colleagues. Additionally, Swissa is also an esteemed member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and the American Academy of Micropigmentation.

What sets Swissa apart from other skin care specialist is her belief in procedural modification. “I have never understood how skincare brands or even other skin specialists could provide clients with a formulaic, set ­in­ stone procedure. Everyone is different, everyone should have their own custom treatment,” remarks Swissa. She also makes note to spend ample amounts of time researching and studying all the contents in the products she sells. Having that comprehensive knowledge of a product’s chemical makeup truly allows Swissa to tailor a treatment that is best suited for her clients. Allotting to a one­size ­fits­ all procedure is against Swissa’s practice and work­ ethic.

Dr. Sunder is a double­ board certified facial plastic surgeon, one of few women in the nation with the designation of dual­board certification. She is also fellowship trained specifically in Facial Plastic Surgery, having received additional training in advanced facelift, mini lift, and rhinoplasty techniques.  Having been educated and trained at the Johns Hopkins University, Cornell and Stanford, she moved to Los Angeles to be close to family. She is in practice with Dr.Michael Persky in Encino and also sees patients in Agoura Hills, at Ruth Swissa.

Although initially introduced through Dr. Persky, the two women have formed a great friendship. Dr. Sunder states “I feel like I have know Ruth my whole life. We are very much in sync, when it comes to how we evaluate patients and treatment approaches. We are critical when it comes to new procedures and technologies, on really do our due diligence to research a product before we offer it our patients. We both share a passion for art and a reverence for science and technology. This comes thru in the results that we are able to offer our patients.” Dr. Sunder and Ruth Swissa work together on many patients. This collaboration is exemplified in a new procedure that Dr. Sunder and Ms. Swissa offer, called the PRO LiftTM. As part of this procedure, the a couple of teaspoons of the patient’s blood is drawn and purified so that all that remains are growth factors and cytokines that assist in tissue healing. Some of this serum is then injected into areas of the face that require rejuvenation. The remaining serum is then applied over the face, and infused into the top­most layers of the skin using a micro­needling procedure. Micro­needling creates multiple channels in the skin through which the serum can penetrate. Microneedling, in and of itself, creates tiny perforations in the skin which encourage the body to lay down more collagen. An oxygen infusion incorporated into the treatment ensure that the treated area has even more of a glow. Patients can repeat this treatment every 4­6 weeks as part of an effective anti-­aging maintenance program.

“Dr. Sunder is astute and very invested in her work. She is always up to date with advancements in the medical field, which is very important when working in a setting like medical spa. Our merged interest in science and art really idealizes our affiliation for personal advancement and clientele interest.”

“Dr. Sunder is very patient and has a very caring touch that is quite complimentary to her work ethic.”

“She has a deep caring for all her patients, and like myself, she really sets time to help troubleshoot and ensure a promising result.”

When asked how their partnership has been important in the success of the PRO Lift, Dr. Sunder responds, “Microneedling really has its roots in permanent make­up. That’s where the concept of the microneedle came about. And Ruth Swissa is the gold standard in permanent make­up. She is so knowledgeable and well­ educated about needling techniques. She knows more about micro needles than the majority of surgeons that I know. I have been involved in stem cell research in the past, during my time at Stanford. And for over a decade, I have been keenly interested in the concept of using one’s own growth factors and stem cells to enhance one’s face and body. So this was just a very natural collaboration and our patients have definitely benefited from it.”

Based on the overwhelming response to the PRO Lift, Dr. Sunder developed the Butterfly LiftTM, a scar­ free and minimally invasive procedure to restore volume to the face, as well as improve skin quality. This proprietary procedure involves capitalizing on a patient’s own body’s ability to regenerate collagen and fat.

Dr. Sunder came up with the idea for this procedure because a significant number of her patients have been looking for natural alternatives to rejuvenate themselves. While fillers are a great way to add volume and lasers are a good way to improve skin quality, some patients had reservations about using synthetic products in their bodies. The Butterfly Lift relies on a patient’s own fat cells, stem cells, growth factors, and healing cytokines, as well as the body’s ability to regenerate collagen to achieve the final result. The procedure takes about an hour and may be performed with the patient awake without the need for anesthesia. There are no incisions.

When asked what makes this a popular treatment among her patients, Dr. Sunder states “Patients love the idea that this is a natural procedure, where they are relying on their own body to fight the effects of aging. It’s actually empowering in a way…to be able to fight the effects of time and gravity without the assistance of synthetic fillers and lasers. They also absolutely love that it is a quick procedure, with minimal downtime, without any incisions, and without the need for anesthesia.”

Ruth Swissa & Sarmela Sunder, M.D Develop a New Anti-Aging Procedure

Introducing our new procedure: The PRO Treatment

Using Micro-needling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy.

We use the Eclipse MicroPen to stimulate a process known as micro-needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Micro-Needling is a treatment in which controlled micro-perforations are dispensed by an automated micro needle tip. Using this technique results in new production of the skin’s own elastin and collagen. This assists in reducing fine lines, acne scars and the appearance of wrinkles.

Paired with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRO Treatment) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy, micro-needling can naturally improve your texture, tone, and hydration of your skin. How you may ask? Your blood contains of 8 beneficial growth factors and essential healing properties. With a simple and quick process, your PRP is able to create a concentration of nutrient-rich cells that will stimulate collagen production and blood supply to the targeted area. Studies have shown that acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots and pores have been improved with these treatments.

During your Office visit:

1. The practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
2. The blood is placed into a centrifuge for spinning at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
3. The Platelet-Rich Plasma is activated to release at least 8 essential growth factors and signaling proteins.
4. The PRP is applied to your skin and tissues, before, during and after the micro-needling session.

Because all constitutes retrieved in PRP are exclusively from the patient, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance.
Please contact us with questions

info@ruthswissa.com  |  (818) 735-8818

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Corrections: Ruth Swissa’s Leading Clientele

As most things go, finding your perfect fit is not an easy task, especially when it comes to finding quality permanent makeup specialists. The industry of permanent makeup is laden with under-trained professionals. Half of Ruth Swissa’s clients are looking for permanent makeup corrections; that is, fixing the permanent makeup work of another professional. Ruth Swissa notes, “It’s completely horrible what I see some permanent makeup artists do to their clients. It’s as if unqualified people are given the equipment to do serious work on the expense of another’s face.”

Swissa receives a handful of clients seeking permanent makeup correction, at the stakes of sounding professional, we will not list off specialists.

It is of upmost importance to verify credentials and request to see before and after photos.

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Ruth Swissa is Considered “Celebrity’s First Choice”

Considered “Celebrity’s First Choice”, please take a moment to browse through our modest repertoire of celebrity-approved testimonials. Ruth Swissa is industry preferred because of our completely confidential work ethic and remarkably natural results. Due to the rules of HIPAA and our customer loyalty, keep in mind this is not a complete list of celebrity clients here.

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Facebook Bans Temporary Areola Tattoo for “Indecency”

It brings us to sadness to find out how intolerant social media platforms (specifically Facebook) can be in regards to sensitive subject matter. On numerous occasions, Facebook has taken down our promotional video for “indecency” and “lewdness”. Our product is innocently trying to better the lives of individuals, it is not trying to promote “pornographic material”. We are not the only ones affected by these harsh censorship rules — there are many other people trying to share their journey of breast cancer (or medical conditions like such) and have been banned from posting images of their process. Please help us share our content freely so those seeking help can access it with ease and benefit from our inspirational product and start their life anew.

Ruth Swissa Temporary Areola Tattoo

A few months ago Ruth Swissa debuted her temporary areola tattoo prototype that swept the medical frontier with its prolific design and simplicity. Ruth Swissa’s temporary areola tattoo is a realistic looking areola tattoo designed specifically for those who do not want permanent make-up just yet; a temporary yet realistic alternative. It works just like any non-permanent tattoo would — simply by placing it on the designated spot, wetting the back of the paper while holding it down and slowly pulling the paper away. It is a safe, quick, and easy way to achieve a look that many usually pay hundreds for. Normally lasts up to seven days, if not longer. Let’s continue to share this brilliant design with those who don’t know about it — please share this post, you never know who’s going to benefit from it the most. <3

Temporary Areola Tattoos can also be purchased at this site: http://www.temporaryareolatattoo.com/

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Virtually Painless Permanent Makeup Procedures at Ruth Swissa

Everyone has a different threshold for withstanding pain.  Here at Ruth Swissa, we have seen the full spectrum of pain tolerance in our clients.  While the topical numbing cream Ruth uses has worked wonders over the years making her clients feel more comfortable and relaxed while having their make-up applied.  To make the process even more comfortable we have acquired a new machine to assist in the numbing process.  It by putting the treated area under cold temperatures, relieving any remaining discomfort.  Feedback from our clients has been amazing regarding the new machine and its abilities.  Those who have had procedures both with and without the new machine have stated that it made a significant difference in the ease of their appointment.  However,  Ruth will work with each patient individually to keep their comfort level appropriate for their individual tolerance to pain regardless of the method.

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Ruth Swissa’s Feature in Malibu Times Magazine

Ruth Swissa: Best Face Forward

by Tracy Wright

Skin specialist at Ruth Swissa spas, including namesake Ruth, have been helping clients look and feel their vest with a wide array of skincare products, treatments and professional permanent makeup application at their two locations in Agoura Hills and Beverly Hills.

Swissa studied fine arts abroad before returning home to create her empire. With three generations of her family in the aesthetics field, perfecting the craft of facial artistry came naturally to her.

While she offers an extensive list of treatments, from eyebrow care to specialized microdermabrasion facials, she also understands the value of time. Although some procedures are more in-depth, others can be done in lunch break speed.

Using only high-quality organic ingredients for permanent makeup application procedures (also called micropigmentation), she gives clients a clean and natural look. Swissa professionals use state-of-the-art techniques and technology for best results.

Long-lasting, full-collored lip tattooing services help customers confidently smile while redefining the shape of their lips. Cooling machines and topical anesthetics make the tattooing process even more comfortable for clients; scheduled touch-ups after the procedure provide the opportunity to gradually build on the desired color choice for lips.

“Areola pigmentation has been an important restorative cosmetic process for many breast cancer patients,” Ruth noted. “The medical micropigmentation process is used to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nipple areola complex after reconstructive breast  surgery.”

Ruth is a member of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals and works extensively with patients for medical micropigmentation procedures and camouflaging scars from surgeries or accidents.

Find the digital version of this article here.

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