So I interviewed a lovely lady the other day. Her name is Jenny Burnley and she is an Aesthetician. She works at a Plastic Surgeons office in downtown Nashville. The thing we met about and discussed was non-invasive procedures. She tells me there are plenty in today’s world offered and that her specialty is conducting some of those procedures.
I sat down and talked to her about them and she said, well why don’t I show you. So, with that I stuck my head in a machine and that machine took my picture. You actually stick your chin in this little chin holder. If you look at the picture supplied here, you will see that my chin is tilting slightly up, that is because it is sitting in this chin holder.
She conducted on me what is called a Visia Facial Assessment Report, which tells you what work you need and where. My numbers were pretty good in some areas and not so good in others. I started to ask her questions and this is what she had to tell me.
Q So tell me how this works as far as me putting my face in this machine so you can assess my skin? How long would it take for me to stick my face in there to do this?
A About twenty minutes.
Q It does take that long?
A Well we take a picture and then I actually have to map the face out. We have to do 45/45 and then straight on meaning I have to take 3 pictures. The pictures themselves just take like 3 seconds a piece. I have to do this and it won’t let me move onto the next photo until I actually map out the face. If you want to do this we could?
Q How long have you been working here?
A I have actually been with this company for about 7 years. Prior to it being this practice it was under a different name. Are you from around here?
Q I moved to Tennessee two years ago.
A So you wouldn’t know, the original practice was started by another plastic surgeon. He was the third plastic surgeon in town and just phenomenal. It got to the point where he was going to retire so he brought in the physician I work with now. Our name used to be what the previous physician called the practice and then after that physician retired, then we turned it over to Sieveking Plastic Surgery. I have been here for 7 years and I have been doing this for 16 years.
Q So if I go in here it will be twenty minutes? I have to keep my face in there for twenty minutes?
A No, what I’ll do is I’ll wash your face and then you will sit down and I will take a picture. It takes a few seconds and then you can pull yourself out for a minute while I map it out. Then when I am done with that then you stick your face back in and we will take another quick picture so your face is only in there for like less than a minute each time.
A What brought you to Nashville?
Q Music, we are songwriters.
A Okay, sit down and put your chin in the chin holder. I am going to push this in just a tad. I just have to get a little bit of information from you.
Q Okay. This is interesting. Do you find this interesting?
A I love this. This is my passion. Okay, what is your last name?
Q Wilson. I go by Nolan Wilson.
A Nolan Wilson. First name is Donna? Email?
A What is your date of birth?
Q I answered her but we will leave that out of this article. J
A Skin type?
A I am going to put you as light and skin type is?
Q Dry. [laughing]
A If you can stick your head in, if it doesn’t touch the headrest that if fine, close your eyes and you are going to see like three little pulses of light. Okay, you can take your face out.
Q Does that just do one side of the face?
A Yes ma’am.
Q And now will you have to do middle and the other side as well.
A Yes and if you want to come watch this for a second, it’s actually scanning your face. And so now I have just got to map it. It is very sensitive.
Q Pull it down? This is so interesting.
A We can even measure lash length and density of lashes.
Q My eyelashes are terrible. I have never had long lashes.
A I think you are as cute as can be. So do you guys co-write together?
Q Yeah, that’s how we met seventeen years ago. We are married fifteen years.
A Kids, no kids?
Q Grand kids. We decided NOT to have kids when we got married. We have ten grand kids, his, mine and now ours.
A Wow. I wouldn’t have ever thought. Okay, next picture.
Q What does something like this cost?
A Okay, I am so glad that we took the picture because I can outline to you what I could do for you and then give you some pricing.
Q Do you get a lot of people in here?
Q So people are fixing their faces all the time?
A They are. They are. You know we are the only culture that is actually fascinated by youth. In other cultures it’s the elderly that are really honored. In this country it’s all about youth.
Q Yeah, everyone wants to stay looking young. I am okay with getting older. I have ten grand kids and I don’t look bad for somebody with ten grand kids.
A When you said your age I was thinking you can’t have ten grand kids.
Q Well I am a young grandmother. I still have friends from school who still have kids who are 13, 14, and 15.
A Yeah, you are done with that. I think when you get it over early you are young enough to enjoy the rest of your life.
Q And you are also young enough to enjoy some grandchildren.
A Yes. All right.
Q Do I need to do anything?
A You are perfect; just keep your eyes closed.
Q We are done right?
A Yes we are.
Q Do you have celebrity clients?
A Yes I do but my celebrities are naturally beautiful and they are not going to tell you that they had anything done. They are not going to give me any publicity because then they would have to say they had work done.
Q That has to be tough?
A Yes. I have patients that travel to see me but I want patients but I would love them reading about what I could do for them in Vogue and Harper. I would love if people would one day say, I want to go there because she is that good.
Q Like look at the magic she worked? So you do get word of mouth referrals?
A I get plenty of word of mouth but nothing that is public?
Q No because they don’t want anybody to know they have had work?
Q That’s terrible. I know you use laser. Does laser burn?
A Sometimes. It can but there are different kinds. The non-invasive doesn’t burn. I mean if we were going to treat your red, it feels like a rubber band snapping you in the face and you see a flicker of bright light so it’s more shocking than painful. There is no down time, there is no bleeding or any of that but if someone didn’t know what they were doing they could actually burn you.
Q Like Laser eye surgery?
A Yes. If they know how to calibrate the machine for your skin type and things like that to the machine, the skin color, all that stuff plays a huge part of it. The skin tightening laser I was talking about to you earlier, you shouldn’t be burned at all.
Q And that helps with jowls?
A Jowls and you can reduce the neck.
Q Is this the Lifestyle Lift?
A No it’s not. It’s non-surgical.
Q Okay, so the Lifestyle Lift is surgical?
A It is. So let’s look at your assessment. Your spots are at 84%
Q Is that a good thing?
A Yes it is. Your wrinkles are at 63% and what that means is that if you put yourself in the same category with all women your age, your skin and everything, you look better than 63% of them.
Well that made me smile. We went over the rest of my assessment report which I have put up here for everyone to see. We then went to the over view and then the 3D view of my skin. Then she showed me the simulation for lashes. She told me what I can do about getting them to grow fuller and longer. My lashes were at 50% and at 4% for length so I am going to try the thing she told me and see if I can get thicker and longer lashes.
We did the simulation for my entire face and what it would look like if we did the recommended work. I told her that we need to do a series of articles and she said that is what we should do. So I am going to be having some work done and it is all going to be documented in writing in article form, I am going to start a like page at Facebook and I will be putting up video at YouTube.
I told her anything invasive scares me and I am not interested in that but that I am interested in exploring all non-invasive things to make me look better than I do today. The standard cost is approximately $600.00 an area so depending on how much you want done will depend on what the end cost will be.
I asked her if I had treatments and then decided to stop having treatments how fast would my face change back? She says if you don’t continue treatments you will just start the regular aging process again.
So folks that is the plan, I am going to have some work done, non-invasive and I am inviting you to watch the process. The first thing you need to do to follow this process is to like the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ABetterMeToday
Check out Sieveking Plastic Surgery website at: www.sievekingplasticsurgery.com