4 Doctors Reveal Their Go-To Treatments For Nasolabial Folds (Spotlyte, 8/22)

  • “Happy Lines”: lines that result from a life spent smiling and laughing (i.e. crow’s feet and nasolabial folds).
  • Treatment #1, Fillers: popular favorites include hyaluronic acid fillers that allow flexibility in the area while mimicking the structural support of bone, fat, and collagen for surrounding tissue.
  • Treatment #2, Ultherapy & Laser Resurfacing: high-intensity ultrasounds and laser resurfacing can trigger collagen production and, in tandem, treat lines both in deep tissue and at the surface.
  • Treatment #3, Microneedling: by making tiny holes, this minimally-invasive treatment creates microchannels deep in the dermis to stimulate natural collagen production with little downtime.
  • Treatment #4, Fat Transfer: this surgical option works by taking a small amount of fat from somewhere on the body and injecting it into each fold.

Celebrities Are Loving The Beauty Sandwich (Forbes, 6/29)

  • Ivan Pol, cosmetic aesthetician, celebrity facialist, and Aesthetic Expert for CosmeticPerks, is serving up A-list celebrities with The Beauty Sandwich.
  • Pol helps to sculpt their faces with customized, unique, non-toxic beauty methods.
  • His signature treatment includes the latest radio frequency (RF) technology to build collagen, increase elastin, and give the skin a lift.
  • Clients can see collagen regrowth days, weeks, and even months post-treatment.
  • Pol always writes down some beauty reminders on his prescription pad and always includes “tell yourself you are beautiful every day.”

What is a Glycolic Acid Peel? (Harpers Bazaar, 6/27)

  • Glycolic Acid: a natural alpha hydroxy acid that is the go-to ingredient by dermatologists to treat acne, scars, fine lines, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and sunspots.
  • This ingredient breaks down the uppermost layer of the skin, allowing it to be gently exfoliated.
  • Glycolic Acid can be found in lower concentrations in serums and masks, as well as at home peels and cleansers.
  • Chemical peels using concentrated glycolic acid are an option for rejuvenating the skin's natural glow, and evening out tone and texture.
  • Pro Peels: this peel uses a stronger glycolic acid concentrate than at-home options, which translates to greater benefits.
  • Benefits: reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores, and transforms the appearance, tone, and texture of your skin.
  • Side Effects: people with sensitive skin may experience irritation, inflammation, and redness.
  • It is important to start slow with a lower concentration of the acid and work your way up.