Although it was gloomy and rainy early December morning in New York City, beauty editors sitting inside dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas’ modern, chic, and brightly lit office in downtown Manhattan would never have known. The white walls, modern white furniture, and open space made Union Square Laser Dermatology the perfect place to discuss products and new technologies for a makeover just in time for the New Year.
“This is the season for a new you. It’s the time to look and feel your best including having glowing radiant skin, preventing wrinkles, and developing the confidence to slip into that Little Black Dress this holiday and all year round,” said Dr. Chapas. In order to guide the process, Dr. Chapas asked three questions and gave three solutions for creating a better you for 2013.
Are there any effective products to reverse the damage done during long sun-intensive months in one month?
The answer was yes—thanks to elure™ Advanced Skin Brightening Technology. Created by Syneron, this is the first scientifically proven enzymatic skin brightening treatment that temporarily reduces dark spots and stubborn discoloration by breaking up existing melanin. Hydroquinone-free and safe for all skin types, the elure™ technology uses an enzyme called Melanozyme™, a patented version of the naturally-occurring enzyme ligin peroxidase, which has clinically been proven to break down melanin in just 28 days. Dark spots and discoloration: they are so last year!
Is there a quick fix to diminishing signs of aging in one month?
Just like every woman is unique, their skin concerns also vary. A woman in her 20s may have different concerns than a woman in her 50s. “In our 20s, we focus more on acne and acne scars, as well as fine lines and pores,” said Dr. Chapas. But by the time women are in their 50s or 60s, they are also worried about permanent expression lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, loss of collagen and elasticity, as well as dryness and spider veins. Syneron’s CO2RE™ Fractional CO2 Resurfacing is aCO2 laser that builds upon fractional resurfacing to reduce discoloration, deep wrinkles, and even acne and other scars. It is the first laser that can treat both epidermal and dermal layers in one sitting. With the CO2RE™, there is shorter downtime and fewer complications than with traditional fractional devices, plus it works on all skin types, even darker skin.
How can I feel—in one month—more confident in the clothes I wear?
With perfect skin just in time for the holiday, what about the perfect body, especially post-pregnancy? According to a survey of over 1,000 women, 69% of women over 25, describe themselves as unhappy with their body after giving birth while more than half (57%) of women surveyed say they think about their body shape daily. The stomach is one area that most women (77.2%) say they cannot get back in shape, even with diet and exercise, and women report gaining an average of 31 pounds during pregnancy. 73% of women (pregnant or not) admit that if they came into some money, they would rather invest in a better body than in designer clothing.
Enter VelaShape® from Syneron, a non-surgical and non-invasive body-shaping treatment that requires little downtime. “This is the first and only technology that is FDA-approved for cellulite and circumference reduction,” said Dr. Chapas. VelaShape® treatment shapes, contours, and smoothes out problem areas when diet and exercise just aren’t cutting it. Using patented elos® technology, in addition to vacuum and mechanical massage, VelaShape offers, on average, a 2.9 inch circumference reduction on the abdomen, 1 inch on each thigh, and 2.33 inches on the buttocks after 5 treatments. The bi-polar radio frequency (RF) heats both the top and deeper tissue layers, isolating these layers from the body so that the treatment focuses on the dermal and sub-dermal layers only. The combined energies result in safe delivery of heat, giving you the perfect body to fit into that New Year’s Eve dress you’ve been eyeing.