Do you look in the mirror and often worry about those fine lines and wrinkles? The first and easiest solution most women think of is anti-aging cream. Anti-aging creams make alluring promises but for most of us, the benefits are limited.
Why: Individual skin chemistry varies. This means:
- There’s no guarantee that the same cream that did wonders for your best friend or favorite celebrity will work for you …at all.
- For the same reason, cost is no guarantee of quality or efficacy; a pricy cream might work well for some, or it might offer results no better than the baseline hydrating effects of a generic-brand moisturizer.
- On top of all this, the benefits of many non-physician-strength creams often disappear completely as soon as you discontinue using the cream.
- Physician strength, creams offer advantages, but without a doctor’s assessment and recommendation for you specifically, that “physician strength” label on over-the-counter creams may not mean anything
So what should you do to get rid of the frustrating wrinkles and look young again? If you have the budget, surgery is a more effective and worthwhile investment to reverse many of the effects of premature aging.
Injectables: A Great Alternative
There are solid, scientific reasons why facelift surgery and opens in a new windowinjectable fillers are still the gold standards to correct the appearance of most facial aging signs, from fine lines and wrinkles to deeper facial folds caused by fat migration and loose facial muscles. One of the reasons facial anti-aging creams often don’t live up to their claims of reducing wrinkles is that many of the causes of facial aging happen below the surface, at the subdermal and muscular level, where facial creams cannot penetrate. If you are seriously looking for a way to correct facial aging signs, dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM and Restylane definitely are worth considering.
opens IMAGE file Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified dermatologist who makes her patients’ skin health her top priority. In addition to providing a full range of noninvasive and minimally invasive medical and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Green also requires a skin cancer screening at the outset of each treatment, and she remains at the forefront of skin cancer detection and treatment. Because of her commitment to patients’ ongoing skin health beyond aesthetic enhancements alone, Dr. Green also offers her own line of intensive skin care products to help maintain and restore healthy skin.
A Yale graduate who earned her MD from Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City, Dr. Green is highly committed to providing the latest in skin care and anti-aging treatments, and keeps up to date on the latest options in a variety of treatments including a number of different laser skin rejuvenation procedures. As a doctor who worked early in her career with product safety and development for top brands including L’Oreal and Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Green combines a researcher’s perfectionism with a down-to-earth and personal approach that enables her to adapt treatments precisely to meet individual needs.
The most popular procedures at Dr. Green’s opens in a new windowNew York cosmetic dermatology practice include Fraxel® laser skin rejuvenation, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and specialized procedures to correct a number of skin pigmentation problems. She also provides a full complement of medical procedures to treat acne, rosacea, skin cancers, and a number of other skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, and hemangiomas.