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As the temperatures drop, and signs of winter start to appear, itâ€™s an especially good time to press the rewind button on your complexion. Book yourself in for a comprehensive skin evaluation from a pro to check out any sun damage, dryness, flaws and fatigue that may need some intervention.
Here, five ways to get ready to welcome winter â€”and all you have to do is book an appointment at your favorite spa or med spa to get glowing.
1- IPL for sun damage
Want to get rid of those sun-induced spots fast? It doesnâ€™t get much quicker or easier than IPL. Often called a photofacial, this minimal-downtime light-based treatment takes about 15-30 minutes to tackle discolora
One of the most important things to know about your skincare is whether the product is designed for day or night use, according to speakers at the recent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium 2012Â held in New York City.
The most active type of skincare products are called cosmeceuticals â€“ a word that is a hybrid of cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals generally do not require a prescription, even though many brands are sold exclusively through physiciansâ€™ offices and skincare professionals. Yet some leading brands, such as Perricone MD and Murad and others, are available at retail stores and online outlets.
Treat Yourself Like a Queen – $300 Dior Facial with Capture Totale
OMG ladies! I just got back from the most relaxing hour I’ve ever spent since in my life!
I have had facials before, but this was a totally new experience. I walked into the very posh clinic of Sadick Dermatology on Park Avenue and 80th street which is modern and sleek. I waited only a few short minutes before I was called in. Luzinette, the master medical aesthetician, brought me back to a private room. I discussed my skin problems as I was lying back on a comfy bed-type thing and prepared for relaxation (I was so relaxed, I don’t even remember everything she did to give me my new flawless skin because I almost f