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20 Minute Face Lift

47-year-old mother and wife Kristin Meyer of Thousand Oaks, California was exhausted from planning her 22-year-old daughter’s wedding, and the big day was coming soon. It didn’t matter how much sleep she got or which expensive skin products she used, the lines on her face were there to stay. A friend mentioned that Dr. Thomas Powers had helped her quickly rejuvenate her own facial creases and fine lines with something called the “20 Minute Face Lift,” so Kristin went for a free consultation.

Dr. Thomas Powers practices in Palm Springs, Brea, and Los Angeles, at the DIVA Medical and Aesthetic Center. He developed the “20 minute face lift, a combination of Botox® for upper face, and Cosmoplast®for the lower face, cheek and lip, for women in their thirties and forties who just need a little pickup, but aren’t ready to go under the knife and take out a second mortgage to pay for it.

CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast are collagen-based injectable dermal fillers used to fill moderate creases, wrinkles, and depressed scars. Both products are also effective in enhancing lips and defining the lip border. A local anesthetic is used to alleviate discomfort during treatment, still some minor swelling and redness can occur but will subside quickly. Results last up to six months and do not require an allergy test prior to treatment.

Botox® Cosmetic treatment is a simple 10-minute process. After a few tiny injections, there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Results vary and can last up to 4 months.

“I can make you look younger and more vibrant with the proper placement of Botox® for the top portion of your face and a dermal filler to the bottom half to fill the lines and creases giving you a more youthful look in 20 minutes,” says Dr. Powers.

Thomas Shelton Powers, MD

Thomas Shelton Powers, MD received his undergraduate degree at Centenary College in Louisiana with high honors majoring in advanced Chemistry.

He received a National Institute of Health Scholarship to study Pharmacology at Tulane University Medical School, and later received his Medical degree from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

After residency at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, he served as Commander and Emergency Medical Officer on the front lines in Vietnam, with the 3rd Marine division of the U.S. Navy. Dr. Powers practiced emergency medicine in San Francisco, California until 1998, where he served as President and CEO of Medicus Medical Group, one of the largest emergency physicians group in the nation.

Dr. Powers was one the the early pioneers in cosmetic laser medicine. He was certified in advanced cosmetic laser procedures with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. founder of the Fotofacial RF™ procedure. He has completed training in Botox®, and IPL with Dr. Jean Caruthers on the Luminis laser. He went on to serve as Medical Director for four laser skincare clinics in California. He is active in training health care professionals in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Powers limits his practice to only safe FDA approved, highly effective, low down time procedures such as laser hair removal, laser IPL™ fotofacial and body rejuvenation treatments, Botox®, and Cosmoplast®.

He has also developed the “20 minute face lift” a combination of Botox® for upper face, and Cosmoplast® for the lower face, cheek and lip. “Although you can get Botox® and collagen just about anywhere these days, it’s the expertise, skill and placement that gives you the most natural, longest lasting result”, according to Dr. Powers, who is known for his 20 minute face lift.

“I can make you look younger and more vibrant with the proper placement of Botox® for the top portion of your face and a dermal filler to the bottom half to fill the lines and creases giving you a more youthful look in 20 minutes,” says Dr. Powers.

He is committed to staying on the educational forefront of cosmetic medicine, through his affiliation with numerous medical associations, including the American Association of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, the International Association of Aesthetic Medicine, and the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons. Dr. Powers is also a member of the Botox Cosmetic Physicians Panel and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Powers currently is the Medical Director for Diva Aesthetic Medical Group where he oversees 3 Orange County locations.

Thomas Shelton Powers, MD
1092 North Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA