Make hands look years younger
When we think of aging skin, our hands are usually the last place we think about, but they’re the one area of our bodies we engage with all day, every single day. Adding to the constant aging process are factors such as years of sun exposure, crepey skin, and prominent veins. Radiesse to the rescue! “Radiesse filler firms and plumps the thinned skin, making veins there go beneath the surface,” explains Dr. Gross. “It’s a simple procedure with no pain or downtime and the results are immediate and amazing.”
Shrink pores in 30 minutes
The best way to shrink the appearance of pores is to excavate all the gunk that’s making them visible. That’s what the non-invasive, non-surgical, skin care treatment, HydraFacial can do in half an hour. “HydraFacial marries clinical exfoliation with infusion of serums including Hyaluronic Acid for plumping,” says Graceanne Svedsen, celebrity aesthetician based in midtown Manhattan at Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. “Imagine the gentle suction of dead skin while antioxidants and peptides drench your epidermis. HydraFacial uses the ancient technique of lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and congestion, and the result is the appearance of less puffiness, in addition to smaller-looking pores.” If you have this treatment at lunch, your colleagues will wonder how you had time to fit in a long nap during the 30 minutes you were out of the office.
Be rid of brown spots
One split-second zap of a Ruby laser is all that it takes to permanently remove brown spots from your skin, particularly “sun spots,” or lentigines. “The laser light is absorbed by the pigment particles in the brown spot and is heated up in a mere fraction of a second,” explains Leonard Bernstein, MD, a board certified dermatologist at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. “The pigment essentially forms a superficial crust that peels off after a few days. No anesthesia is necessary.” The brown spot should not reappear unless it gets exposed to significant sunlight in the first two weeks after treatment while the area is still pink and healing. Cost ranges from $400 to $800 depending on the size of the spot and the location of the office. Brown spots, be gone!