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Dr Bracci Interviews With Marta Walsh

I’m super excited to share with you my interview with Dr Bracci of VERVE Medical Cosmetics in Midtown Manhattan, 50th street between 3rd and 2nd avenue. I visite Dr Bracci office on my trip to NYC last week and had the pleasure to meet with him. He was the nicest in person. I even got to try out some fillers (I can’t help it I’m a beauty blogger after all I need to know). This time I had Radiesse. I am very happy with the service and the results. So here is my Q&A with Manhattan’s darling Dr Bracci.


Dr Bracci of VERVE Medical Cosmetics

Marta Walsh: Where do you call home?
Dr Bracci: New York city.

MW: When & why did you first become interested in medicine particularly the skin?
Dr B: I first became interested in the non surgical cosmetics about 12 years ago when laser skin care treatments started to become popular – and I had a sense that people really wanted a non-surgical alternative. It is so exciting to see that we now have all of these new non- surgical tools to make people look better. I have always been interested in esthetics’s and it just made sense for me to follow my passions.

Evolence: The New Collagen

Talking Makeup is excited to bring you the scoop about Evolence: the new collagen dermal filler.

Pharmaceutical company giant Johnson & Johnson has recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market Evolence, a new collagen.

Evolence is an advanced collagen-based structural dermal filler that provides long-lasting treatment for moderate to deep facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Evolence will be introduced in the U.S. throughout the second half of 2008. Although just approved in the U.S., Evolence has been widely available in other markets such as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Israel, South Korea and Russia since 2004. 

 
Before and After images of Evolence Treatment.
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Unlike Restylane and Juvederm. Evolence uses tendons that are harvested from pigs, but once extracted, they can’t be traced back to the source. Having Evolence derived from a living source makes the collagen more pure, recognizable by the body, or biocompatible. You might want to think of Evolence as a new generation of dermal fillers or facial fillers. The results of treatment with Evolence are immediate, with minimal to no downtime post-treatment, and clinically proven to last through 6 months. You can call Evolence as the ‘Lunch Time Filler’.