For decades, acne was considered a rite of passage – and the residual scars served as a near-constant and unwanted reminder of breakouts past. As many as 20 million Americans have acne that is bad enough to cause scars, but an influx of new treatments are is helping diminish the physical and emotional scars associated with acne.
“Acne scarring is a problem that has plagued plastic surgeons and dermatologists for a long time, without many easy and effective treatments,“ says Anthony Youn, MD a board-certified plastic surgeon in Troy, Michigan. “These new treatments give practitioners several options in their armamentarium to treat a troublesome and frustrating cosmetic problem.”
Long gone are the days when having a peel or a laser treatment meant hiding out for weeks until the redness subsided. Today’s kinder, gentler treatments are easier on your skin, and you can get back to work or play faster than ever.
With a little help from our 5 favorite rapid recovery products, you can saunter back to your desk over a long weekend without having to answer a ton of probing questions, like “What have you done to your face?, or become the water cooler topic.
iS Clinical Sheald Recovery Balm ($68 ) – If you’re a serum kind of gal, look no further. iS Clinical has a roster of antiox
Skin Cancer Awareness month is over but Jennifer Chwalek, MD, a board certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Unionsquare Dermatology in New York City, discuses skin cancer prevention with her patients all year long.
“As a Mohs surgeon, I try to use every office visit as an opportunity to educate patients about the importance of sun protection and the warning signs of skin cancer. Most skin cancers when diagnosed early have an excellent prognosis,” she says.
There is more to her thriving practice than preventing and treating skin cancer. Chwalek is also known for her subtle aesthetic touch with Fraxel and other lasers as well as her injectable prowess and her app
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Yes, there are other, if not better, reasons to consider an Ultherapy under-chin lift than taking a better selfie or looking hot when FaceTiming, but these perks should not be discounted.
Ultherapy is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared for treating the brow, chin, and neck. It is the only non-invasive energy-based treatment to have such a distinction, largely because it really works and the clinical studies confirm that. Really. 250,000 Ultherapies have been performed to date around the world, so they are doing something right.
Tina Alster, MD
At a recent media breakfast at The London NYC, uber dermatologist Tina Alster, MD, the founding director of the Washington Institute of D
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