Although shaving, tweezing, or waxing can remove unwanted hair, many people are now looking for more long-term solutions. Two commonly used methods to achieve this are laser hair removal and electrolysis. Both procedures target hair follicles under the surface of the skin to curb or prevent their growth. Although electrolysis is the only hair removal method endorsed by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent hair removal, and according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, laser hair removal is currently the more popular option in the United States. Keep reading to discover the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. Laser hair removal uses a laser to damage hair follicles sufficiently to reduce hair growth. It will permanently diminish hair growth, but does not eliminate unwanted hair forever — eventually, the hair will grow back. What does the procedure involve? Before the procedure, the technician performing the laser surgery will … [Read more...] about What you should know about laser hair removal versus electrolysis
What skincare line do dermatologists recommend
By now you’re probably in a good rhythm with your baseline skincare regimen—cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Since you have that down, it's time to consider adding a couple more simple grooming products, whether you want to take a proactive stance against aging and breakouts, or because you want to reverse signs of wear in your face. Regardless of your motive, there’s more to skincare than just face wash and moisturizer—and the more you invest, the more results you see. To help with our recommendations, we sought the expertise of two dermatologists, Dr. Francesca Fusco, M.D. at Wexler Dermatology in New York City, and Dr. Nancy Satur, M.D. Read what both had to say about the most common products outside of the baseline cleanse-exfoliate-moisturize regimen, and how they can further improve your complexion, control oil levels, and reverse signs of sun exposure and aging.Serum is kind of like moisturizer. “It delivers a concentrated amount of active … [Read more...] about 5 Skincare Products You Should Start Using Right Now
Expert: Dennis Gross, M.D., Manhattan dermatologist, creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare (dgskincare.com), and author of Your Future Face I'm looking to reduce wrinkles and prevent new ones. Is there a simple and economical way to do this? —Dustin Dr. Gross: Look for skincare products that contain multiple ingredients shown to treat wrinkles. Antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, coenzyme Q10, lycopenes, emblica, and grape seed extract, and collagen-boosters such as peptides and genistein help prevent fine lines, promote collagen growth, and protect your skin. Applying vitamins directly to the skin is at least 20 times more potent than ingesting a pill. To temporarily diminish the appearance of fine lines, look for moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid. It actually brings water from the atmosphere into your skin, so it will look plumper and firmer. Caring for your skin in the sun is another integral part of wrinkle prevention. Everybody should wear a sunscreen with a … [Read more...] about Ask the Skin Expert
As skin-care brands continue to make crazy-scientific advancements, stem-cell products are popping up more and more in dermatology offices and on makeup counters everywhere. So what’s all the hype about?“Stem cells are extremely beneficial in the natural process of healing and regeneration,” says Jessica Weiser, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. They’re found in all living things and have the ability to turn into all different kinds of cells and help the body regenerate.Your skin is already packed with stem cells. As you age, you start to lose them, and by the time you hit 50, you’ve lost about 98 percent of them. Yikes! “When you’re young, the average turnover for your skin is about 25 to 30 days,” says Hal Simeroth, Ph.D., chief technical officer and founder of Stemology, a stem cell-based skin-care line. “When we get older, the production slows down, [and] the turnover can take up to 60 days. When it’s … [Read more...] about Do Skin-Care Products Containing Stem Cells Actually Make You Look Younger?
I turn 30 this year, which means a few things: I’m going to start making 401K contributions, cut down on exclamation points in emails by 99 percent, and quit hoping my boobs are going to come in.I’m also going to freeze my face in time—or at least try. In the spirit of cutting the bullsh*t (30!), I’ll admit I don’t really fall into the camp that believes the grooves in your skin are awesome reminders of life’s experiences. I’d like my complexion to stay the way Halle Berry’s has—smooth and wrinkle-free in a superhuman genetics, card-me-at-45 way.A little skin history: I burned my poor Irish exterior up until age 18, even hitting the tanning bed (parked conveniently next to my high school) a few times before realizing me and tan weren’t meant to be. From 18 to 22 (college), I slept with makeup on almost every night, sometimes washing it off with shampoo. And from 23 to 29, I cleaned up my act and fell into a minimal (but … [Read more...] about My Dermatologist Recommended $689 Worth of Products for My 30th Birthday