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I got my first muscle-relaxing toxin injections at the tender age of 26 (I’m now this close to turning 42). I was a magazine editor in New York City at the time so exotic trips, fine dining and even designer handbags were constantly being bestowed on me (gratis, of course), so I didn’t bat an eye before accepting an invitation to the penthouse of the then-brand-new W Times Square to meet a prominent dermatologist and experience the effects of neurotoxin injections first-hand. In my defense, I have very strong facial muscles that were already starting to cause the appearance of an “11” between my eyebrows—and I was so happy with the wrinkle-smoothing results that I’ve been getting
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NEW YORK CITY PLASTIC SURGEON ALAN MATARASSO
For anyone who wants to look a little younger but is not quite ready for a surgical facelift, there is another option today that is safe and effective – Silhouette InstaLift.
Injectable fillers and neuromodulators like BOTOX® can help soften wrinkles; peels can improve skin tone and reduce pigment, and lasers or other energy-based therapies can tighten and firm skin texture. Despite these increasingly popular treatments, there has not been an effective way to reverse the effects of gravity without undergoing surgery until recently.
A novel non-surgical lifting option called Silhouette InstaLift is one of the newest facial rejuvenation pr
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When it comes to skin care and rejuvenation, New York City dermatologist Robyn Gmyrek, MD, is all about the combination. A staff dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, a thriving practice founded by Dr. Anne Chapas, she routinely addresses the signs of aging with a trio of treatments including injections and laser skin resurfacing procedures.
“We are no longer simply filling lines but rather recreating the person’s own youthful facial shape,” she explains. “Because we are restoring what was originally there, the face regains its more youthful shape.”
Before joining Union Square Laser Dermatology, Dr. Gmyrek was on the faculty of Columbia University Medical Center as
Specializing in aesthetic and age-management medicine, Dr Josie Tenore M.D., M.Sc., is a board-certified Family Physician and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, practicing in Highland Park, Illinois. Dr. Tenore completed her medical training at the University of Toronto in 1984 and was trained in varicose vein treatments in 1986. She added chemical peels and skin care to her practice in 1988 and is a life-long advocate of eating well, exercise, and aesthetics to achieve the best quality of life. She earned a Master of Science degree in Public Health from Harvard University in 1998, so that she could work with world-renowned specialists and offer state-of-the-a