Latina-born beauty Donna Gonzalez is in high demand, and not just for her phenomenal thread-lifting work, performed at Artisan Face and Body in Florida. This Anesthetist-turned-injector has become the woman to see for her legendary aesthetic transformations and iconic techniques. Impeccably stylish with an infectious laugh, Donna’s following spans near and far for her celebrity treatments-and not because it’s a beautiful destination-because she delivers the goods.
As a profound medical professional with over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Donna joined a team of world-class educators and became an advanced national trainer of aesthetics. Fiercely academic, she can be found teaching the next generation of injectors the holy grail of aesthetics. Leading more than 500 injector trainings across the country, she has become a trusted source for her inclusive approach and reproducible results.
Recognized for her pioneering work, she has trained with some of the Elite and big names from the world of aesthetics including Dr. Anil Rajani, Dr. Tim Pierce, Dr. Kian Karami, Dr. Tom Van Ejik, Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera, Dr. Arthur Swift and Julie Horne. Not only has she clocked in some serious miles, she has managed to land her fair share of celebrity and global clientele. When asked for some name-dropping, she simply flashed me that beaming smile and said (‘Human curiosity is a powerful force, the best use silence as their weapon’).
‘Patients come to me for just about everything but more commonly sagging jawlines, wrinkled skin, and drooping cheeks’ says Gonzalez. ‘There needs to be a conversation, and an in-depth consultation that allows me to identify their goals, the look they are trying to go for, whether it is subtle, or a complete transformation, and how long they would like the results to last. This step is crucial because I respect their investment.’
She is the secret behind the “DG Method” and can completely transform the face, blending her combination therapies with facial balancing. While “Thread Lifting” is her obsession, PRF is right up there and she combines these therapies for the ultimate transformation. ‘The concentrated growth factors in PRF stimulate new collagen production, which in turn helps with skin texture, wrinkles and firmness. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix is composed of growth factors and cells that encourage our body to regenerate and heal.’ It’s all about smoothing and lifting.’
Meanwhile when she’s not lifting the faces of Florida’s finest-PDO Nova threads being her weapon of choice-She is brilliant at injecting and producing a scrumptious set of lips. ‘I love using Restylane Kysse, it uses XpresHAn technology, which provides more natural lip movement and has more elasticity than any other filler out there.’ It takes a real artful skill to perfect lips and the demand to look and feel beautiful isn’t going anywhere.
‘I pride myself on using the latest science when it comes to our treatments. The stimulating world of regenerative medicine is progressively researching and making great progress in accelerating the body’s ability to repair and rebuild damaged tissues, which includes aesthetic medicine, such as aging skin and hair loss. We use a lot of Biostimulator fillers because they stimulate new tissue growth.’ ‘I am constantly upskilling myself in developing methods to take future aesthetic treatments to the next level.’
In parallel with combination therapies, she is a Master at using the cannula for less bleeding and less downtime. This ensures that her patients are comfortable during their treatment, elevating the true experience at Artisan Face and Body. I truly believe that everyone should feel balanced from the inside out and has incorporated Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy into her practice. This has been a real game changer for my patients and has changed lives. The true key is balance; you must find it to live your best life. She is a “stickler” for using innovative skincare that provides benefits you can see and is a huge believer in the Rajani MD and Defenage Skincare lines. There is a real connection between science and beauty. ‘It must be science-based and work to stimulate the Dermal-Epidermal junction, says Gonzalez.’ It’s the skins “G” Spot.
If you asked her who her Mentor is? She would reply hands down, Dr. Anil Rajani. ‘His social media presence is insane!’ He learns and engages with his audience and has always been on the cutting edge of aesthetic medicine. I resonate with him because we both like to think outside the box and are not afraid to take it to the next level; this is where the magic happens.