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THIENNA’S PERSONAL STORY 

CandyLipz was invented to restore aging lips. Look at Dr. Thienna Beautiful Youthful Lips At the of 48 After 5.5 Years of CandyLipping (Observe the before and after Cupid's bow & philtrum). 

I was born with full lips. But shortly after I turned 35, my lips began to lose their youthful appearance. Gravity had forced my lips to lengthen and flatten. My upper lip looked too long and the arches that outlined my upper lip--my Cupid’s Bow--sagged and so did the corners of my mouth! I also showed less of my top teeth and more of my lower teeth when I talked.

I was frustrated and unhappy.

I was reminded of my aging lips on a daily basis.  Every time I looked into a mirror, there they were. At first, I tried to correct my lip problems by using “tricks of the trade” to mask them. I used lip liners, lip glosses, and lipsticks to give me back that pouty lips look.

But I was unsatisfied with the illusion I had created. It looked as though I were trying much too hard. My four-year old niece tried to emulate me by using lip liner to draw a huge line on her upper lip and pointed proudly to her face. She shouted to everyone in the room, "This is Aunty Thienna!" I felt I had become a clown!

In 2004, out of desperation I visited a plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas for a thread lip lift. It’s a noninvasive procedure in which fine threads are placed to gently pull from one nostril to the other and down to the arches of the upper lip to achieve the lip lift. After 45 minutes of in-take consultation, I left the office as fast as I could. I had seen the results of the thread lip lift. The doctor’s nurse had had the procedure done by the doctor himself. Her nostrils and the arches of her upper lip were asymmetrical! They looked stiff and unnatural. I was SAVED just in time! I would not be spending $5K to ruin my face.

In 2006, the thin lip blues hit me again. I went to visit a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, where I live. He suggested a procedure called lip lift advancement.  In it, a strip of skin is removed directly above the white roll--the border between the upper lip and the skin--to shorten the upper lip and restore the arches of the Cupid’s Bow. He said the risks of this procedure included scarring on the upper lip, asymmetry arches of the Cupid's bow, and the possibility of permanent stiffness of the upper lip. I dropped the idea immediately.

In 2007, I tried temporary lip injections. The first time I had saline injected into my lips. I am a very cautious person. So to see what I might look like if I used the injection process, I decided to try saline injection first. If I didn’t like the results, at least I wouldn’t have to live with them for three to six months. The results? I looked like I had sausage lips! The procedure had been painful even with anesthetic injections. The saline test injection absorbed quickly and my look lasted just 4 to 5 hours. I paid nearly $100 for this experimentation.

But the sausage lips experience wasn’t quite enough to cure my curiosity about lip injections. I had my lips injected twice in 2007- anything to reverse the aging of my lips! Each time I had one and one-half syringes of Perlane Hyaluronic Acid injected into my lips at a cost of $800. The worst part of my lip injection experience was that my lips did not last the three months I had expected; they only lasted for about four weeks on me.

This was turning out to be an expensive lesson with very unsatisfying results. It wasn’t worth the pain or the lumps I was developing in my lips. Not to mention the cost. I was through with injections!

But I still had the problem of my aging lips. To solve it, I created a revolutionary breakthrough Xtreme Lip-Shaper system in 2010- no doctor or plastic surgeon can match. I call it CandyLipz. Now you get to enjoy my invention. Thank You for Your Support.

(Note: I was born with a long philtrum and a drooping Cupid's bow. Today, at the age of 48, I am so happy with my youthful pouty lips. The technical design of the lip pump is designed to work on the lips but also the upper area of the lips as well. All these components are necessary to create the appearance of pouty lips observed in teens. If you worry about a few days of hickey marks on the upper lip area, you should not. You have to give to have the pouty lips you always wanted. Naturally.)

INSPIRATIONS

My invention was modeled after my 20 most beautiful lips of all time: #1 Angelina Jolie, #2 Elvis Presley, #3 Mick Jagger, #4 Tyra Banks,  #5 Britt Ekland, #6 Gregory Peck, #7 Elizabeth Taylor, # 8 Ingrid Bergman, #9 Isabella Rosellini, #10 Lana Turner, #11 Gene Tierney, #12 Marilyn Monroe, #13 Paul Newman, #14 Isabella Adjani, #15 Britgitte Bardot, #16 Dorothy Lamour, #17 Scarlette Johansson, #18 Betty Gable, #19 Marlon Brando, and #20 James Dean.

MORE ABOUT THIENNA

Thienna Ho is the founder of THIENNA INC., a one-of-a-kind, science-based developer, manufacturer, and marketer of the USA Patented FAIRSKIN line of natural nutritional skin care supplements. She is also the creator of The Sulfur Diet. Thienna is considered to be one the world’s leading experts in human skin color and skin health. She has earned five academic degrees, including a BA in Economics, a BS in Microbiology, a graduate degree in Genetic Engineering, an MBA and a PhD in Scientific Nutrition.

Thienna has triumphed over incredible adversity. Thirty years ago, Thienna Ho and her family were Vietnamese boat people. She survived 5 brutal attacks by Thai pirates during their voyage to their new home in San Francisco before they were rescued by an American Navy battle ship.

In addition to her academic achievements, Thienna is also a world-class athlete and holds four Guinness World Records (previously held by men) which she credits to her sulfur diet and supplementation:

1) Most Sumo Squats in One Hour (5,135 squats)
2) Longest Samson's Chair (static wall sit for 11 hours, 51 minutes, and 14 seconds)
3) Heaviest Weight Deadlifted in One Minute (3,864 pounds)
4) Heaviest Weight Deadlifted in One Hour (104,863 pounds)

 

Thienna also authored two books which are based on her USA patent for skin brightening method using organic sulfur. Eat Your Way to Brighter Skin: The All-Natural, Inexpensive, Easy Way to a Clear and Healthy Complexion is the winner of seven book awards. Cooking On The Light Side: Smart Recipes For Bright Skin and Vitality is the winner of six book awards.

Thienna is also the founder of CandyLipz LLC. and inventor of CandyLipz Xtreme Lip-Shaper technology.  CandyLipz wins 20 prestigious awards for technical design at INPEX, The GOOD DESIGN AWARDS, A'Design Award in 2013, Woman Inventor 2013 in Seoul, Korea to name a few! Her work was on display in Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The Outstanding Museum in Milan, Italy.

Thienna also has her own radio show called Live to 100. You can listen to her show at webtalkradio.net.

Thienna appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records for 2009, 2010, and 2011 and 4 other books: 1) Pure Grit by Paddy Doyle; 2) Believe The Unbelievable by Bartleby Press (with her art-toon!); 3) BBC Books, the next book in the series of 'Coast', to accompany the popular, UK television series; and 4) The Human Body Work by Dorling Kindersley.

Thienna appeared on numerous television shows, radio broadcasts, in prints and online including Exceptional People Magazine, Dermatology Times, Asian Weekly, Good Day Sacramento CW6, San Diego Living CW 1, Saigon Broadcasting Television Network, Living in Style, San Jose Que Huong TV, The Victoria To Uyen SBTN TV, San Jose VN Radio News, Quang Noi Vietnamese Radio, Dr. Health Radio, Inside Scoop Radio Interview, WRTC 1340 AM, Mary Jane Pop Radio Interviews, The 11th Hour with Host Pat Bullock: KHAC Radio, Around the World Segment with Hosts Jen and Toni: WAZL 1490 AM, Calitoday Truyen Hinh Viet Nam TV with Host Quoc Hung Thai, Vietnamese Daily Newspaper, San Jose Vietnamese Community News, Nguoi Viet Online, and much more...

ONGOING PROJECT

Thienna is in the CRONA project (Calorie Restriction With Optimal Nutrition and Aging). This research is based at UC San Francisco. After 75 years of animal studies, researchers have shown that reduced caloric intake can extend life and protect against the diseases of aging. In the CRONA study, researchers look at the genetic effects of caloric restriction in long-term human cohort and examine whether calorically restricted humans manifest the same age-slowing signaling seen in calorically restricted animals.

Recently, the first commercially telomere length analysis in the United States becomes available. Researchers have shown that older people have shorter telomeres. Telomere shortening is associated with aging and disease. In human blood cells, the length of telomeres ranges from 8,000 base pairs at birth to 3,000 base pairs as people age and as low as 1,500 in elderly people. Many researchers believe that telomeres may be a window into your cellular age.

Thienna’s telomere test results showed that she has the longest telomere length in her age group! The average telomere length for her age group was 5987 base pairs with a standard deviation of 537. The range was between 5295 and 7378 base pairs. Thienna’s telomere length has 7378 base pairs. 

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