San Francisco’s Epi Center MedSpa, the nation’s first original medical spa and sustainable LEED certified facility, is excited to announced another first as the only medical spa to offer the Y LIFT ® treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Commonly referred to as the “30-Minute Miracle Facelift” by Dr. Mehmet Oz from the Doctor Oz Show and the “Wow-Lift” by The Doctors Show, Y LIFT ® is a minimally invasive facial contouring developed by Dr. Yan Trokel which accentuates the cheekbones, under eye area, defines the jawline and lifts the upper neck with no incisions and no anesthesia, producing instant results. Experts have raved about Y LIFT ® on the pages of The New York Times, Marie Claire and InStyle, to name just a few. This innovative procedure is currently performed in only a few select cities, but now it‘s coming to San Francisco’s most established and experienced medical spa.
“We are thrilled to partner with the prestigious Epi Center MedSpa,” states Dr. Trokel. “With the medical prowess of Dr. Bitter, Sr. and the extremely skilled and talented medical staff, we couldn’t have asked for a better team to introduce the Y LIFT ® to the Bay Area and beyond.”
Suitable for both women and men, the entire Y LIFT® procedure takes between fifteen to thirty minutes and delivers instant results. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and lasts between one to three years, depending on the product used. The key to the procedure is enhancement, not change. Combining modern technology, scientific skill, and the gift of artistry, beauty and youth are attained without compromising the natural facial integrity.
“The Y LIFT ® treatment is a perfect addition to the medspa’s innovative menu of rejuvenation services,” states world-renown dermatologist, PhotoFacial developer and director of Epi Center Medical Associates, Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr., MD. “We are proud to be the exclusive medical facility offering this novel treatment to Northern California.”
The features of a youthful face are shaped like the letter “Y”, appearing wide in the eye and cheekbone region then narrowing at the chin. As we age, the arms of the “Y” shape begin to widen steadily downward. As this widening occurs, the youthful shape of the face begins to disappear and like a balloon, the face deflates and loses volume. The surface that was once taut becomes misshapen, wrinkled and sunken as a result of the aging process. The Y LIFT® replenishes the lost volume and restores youthful facial contours. The uniqueness of the Y LIFT® is that it not only revives the ideal youthful shape, but also enhances and beautifies the natural features making the procedure suitable for persons of all ages.
The Y LIFT® procedure is performed using a specialized titanium instrument which is inserted beneath the skin and then maneuvered throughout designated parts of the facial region to instantly lift and contour the muscles, fascia and fat underlying the skin. Once lifted, hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the skin is used to hold the newly elevated position in place at which point the titanium tube is removed from the treatment site. The rejuvenated face is then “sculpted” to accent and highlight each individual’s beauty.
There are four Y LIFT® procedures:
- Y LIFT®: a minimally invasive facial contouring which accentuates the cheekbones, under eye area, defines the jawline and lifts the upper neck with no incisions, no anesthesia and produces instant results.
- Y EYE® : a brow lift that lifts the brow, adds shape to the eyes and fullness to a hollow temple in 15 minutes; lifts and tightens the face while accentuating the cheekbones and under eye area.
- chYnjection™ : reshapes the chin and jawline restoring your natural, youthful “Y shaped” symmetry.
- skYnjection™ : a quick, painless four-step process that instantly lifts and revitalizes the skin revealing a tight, beautiful and youthful glow.
The Y LIFT® is much more than strategically placed fillers. It’s a cutting-edge technique that requires specialized equipment and, more importantly, an experienced hand. As San Francisco’s oldest medical spa, Epi Center is renowned for introducing cutting-edge aesthetic technology to their patients. From the invention of the PhotoFacial® by co-founder Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr. to being the first medspa in San Francisco to offer PhotoDynamic Therapy and CoolSculpting®, Epi Center MedSpa is the leader in medical cosmetic procedures. You could say Epi Center MedSpa has provided the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond more lifts than Uber!
A trendsetter in the skin rejuvenation industry since its opening over a decade ago by co-founders Margaret Mitchell and world-renown dermatologist and PhotoFacial developer Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr., MD, Epi Center MedSpa combines medical grade products and organic ingredients to design customize, state-of-the-art treatment programs that achieve natural and long lasting results.
Dr. Bitter, Sr. and Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Epi Center Medical Associate, Lisa Szady, are available for consultations.
About Epi Center MedSpa
The Epi Center MedSpa was co-founded in San Francisco in 1998 by Margaret Mitchell and world-renown dermatologist and PhotoFacial developer Dr. Patrick Bitter Sr., MD. It is the first medical spa of its kind to open in the United States as well as the first LEED certified eco medspa in the nation and continues to uphold its reputation as a skin rejuvenation industry leader, providing state of the art aesthetic skincare and hair removal.
With a commitment to customer service and safe, effective care, the Epi Center MedSpa develops customized treatment programs that target each individual’s needs. The medspa is a unique concept in skin care and a refuge for skin rejuvenation and renewal. The highly trained medical staff of Epi Center Medical Associates and aesthetic staff of Epi Center MedSpa combine the luxury and distinction of traditional spa techniques with state-of-the-art medical technology. The highest qualify skin care products have been selected and incorporated into both the medical and the spa treatments. Medical treatments that correct the appearance of skin are offered by Epi Center Medical Associates under the supervision of world-recognized Cosmetic Dermatologist, and developer of the PhotoFacial SM, Patrick H. Bitter, Sr., MD. The vanguard of cosmetic advancement along with solid expertise provides skin care that makes a difference.
Enjoy the simple elegance and benefit from the long-term results. Since opening in 1998,The Epi Center MedSpa is honored to have been recognized as the city’s best green spa in 2008 by 7X7 Magazine, 2010 top Medical Spa by DaySpa Magazine, and voted 2010 Best Day Spa by the readers of the San Francisco Chronicle, granted Silver LEED certification by the US Building and Green Counsel, and has been given a proclamation by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the City of San Francisco. Epi Center MedSpa is located in the prestigious 450 Sutter Building, Suite 800 in downtown San Francisco. For more information, please go to www.skinrejuv.com.