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Anti-aging treatments are among the most popular cosmetic procedures performed at the Upper East Side NYC dermatology office of Dr. Michele Green. Whether it be removing fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, revitalizing a dull complexion or dark under-eye circles, enhancing elasticity, or replacing lost facial volume, skin rejuvenation is the ultimate cosmetic goal. Dr. Green has the most cutting-edge anti-aging treatments to help increase collagen production, rejuvenate the skin, and reverse sun damage, leaving patients looking and feeling like the best version of themselves.

As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases with each successive decade, leaving us with a myriad of cosmetic issues that need to be corrected. Collagen is an essential skin protein that contributes to elasticity, a firm skin texture, and a youthful appearance. To correct signs of aging or to stop them in their tracks, Dr. Green customizes each patient’s anti-aging treatment plan, including a unique combination of her specially formulated MGSKINLABs, Inc. skincare products and cosmetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling laser resurfacing, and skin tightening laser treatments such as Vivace and Thermage. Most patients do not want to undergo invasive plastic surgery, which can involve many potential side effects and a lengthy downtime. Luckily, the non-invasive anti-aging treatments available at Dr. Green’s can safely and effectively provide a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance with little discomfort or downtime.

Whether you’re searching for a solution to diminish existing signs of aging or simply hoping to prevent them from developing in the first place, Dr. Green is here to help. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive anti-aging treatments. In the Upper East Side neighborhood of NYC, Dr. Michele Green creates customized treatment plans for each patient that cater to their unique skin concerns and cosmetic goals. She is consistently identified as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Whether you are concerned with skin elasticity, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or volume loss, Dr. Green can treat and prevent the visible signs of aging.

What are the best skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments in NYC?

There are various non-surgical cosmetic anti-aging treatments available today to help revitalize our skin, including those for treating wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and skin laxity. Botox injections are the most popular anti-aging treatment in the world today. Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that temporarily paralyzes targeted facial muscles to prevent repeated contractions, which contributes to the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, and Sculptra, are some of the most popular injectables that treat the visible signs of aging by replacing lost collagen and restoring lost volume. Cosmetic laser treatments such as the Fraxel laser, Thermage, VBeam, and Clear + Brilliant can treat age spots, skin laxity, rosacea, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. An experienced board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green can help you navigate through the vast anti-aging treatment options to create the best treatment plan that works for your specific cosmetic needs. The following list contains some of the best anti-aging treatments in New York City, available at the private dermatology office of Dr. Green in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

  • Botox
  • Microneedling
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Fraxel Laser, eMatrix, VBeam, and other laser treatments
  • Alex Trivantage Laser
  • Clear + Brilliant
  • Chemical Peels
  • Aquagold
  • Meospeels
  • Cosmelan Peel
  • Radiofrequency Lasers (RF)
  • Non- Surgical Skin Tightening
  • Kybella
  • CoolSculpting
  • Thermage
  • Vivace
  • Skin Care
  • HydraFacials and other skin treatments
  • Microdermabrasion


Botox, botulinum toxin, is an injectable neurotoxin that is considered the gold standard treatment for dynamic fine lines and facial wrinkles and is currently the number one non-invasive aesthetic medical procedure performed in the United States. Dynamic wrinkles are those that form in response to repeated facial expressions over time. Injecting Botox into targeted facial muscles blocks nerve signals that control expression. By doing so, Botox effectively reduces the ability of the muscle to have full movement. Dysport, Xeomin, Daxxify, and Jeauveau are all neurotoxins like Botox that can also be used to eliminate the appearance of dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Typically, Botox and its counterparts produce cosmetic results that last for up to four months. Daxxify, the latest neurotoxin on the market, however, has a longer duration of effect, with the cosmetic results lasting for approximately six months. Most patients engage in regular maintenance treatment sessions to keep up the best cosmetic results.

Dermal Fillers

Regarding correcting the appearance of age-related volume loss, enhancing facial definition and contour, and diminishing wrinkles, dermal fillers are an excellent treatment option. Dermal filler injections can be customized completely to the specific concerns and overall aesthetic goals of a patient.

Allergan, the maker of Botox, developed the Juvéderm® collection of fillers. Juvederm is a smooth injectable gel that is injected into the mid to deep dermal layer of the skin. Each different Juvederm dermal filler has its unique properties and is targeted to treat different areas of the body to provide various treatment options. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that restores the body’s natural hyaluronic acid that is currently being depleted.

  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC: Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a hyaluronic acid filler designed to treat moderate to severe nasolabial folds, smile lines, and marionette lines. It is also used for lip augmentation. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is compounded with lidocaine to minimize discomfort from the injection.
  • Juvederm Voluma XC: Juvederm Voluma is the ideal dermal filler product for enhancing volume in the midface, cheeks, and chin. Voluma is designed to enhance facial contour and definition, provide a lifting effect for the cheeks, improve the appearance of jowls, and correct age-related facial hollows.
  • Juvederm Vollure: Juvederm Vollure is a dermal filler product that was created for treating the appearance of deep nasolabial folds, with cosmetic results that last for up to 18 months in duration.
  • Juvederm Volbella: Juvederm Volbella was developed to provide a subtle enhancement to the lips, eliminating fine lines around the mouth and treating under-eye hollows, also known as tear troughs.
  • Juvederm Volux: Juvederm Volux is the first-ever dermal filler to be FDA-approved specifically for jawline augmentation. Made with patented Vycross technology for long-lasting, natural-looking results, Juvederm Volux can be used to enhance jawline definition, eliminate facial wrinkles, reduce the appearance of jowls, and provide the ideal facial contour. Juvederm Volux is a relatively thicker hyaluronic acid gel offering skin rejuvenation results lasting 6-18 months.

The Restylane family of products, manufactured by Galderma, has become a favorite hyaluronic acid dermal filler since the original Restylane dermal filler was first FDA-approved in 2003. Restylane is a dermal filler that is biodegradable and fully biocompatible with the already existing hyaluronic acid that is present in your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that exists in your body, supplying the skin with essential hydration and a supple, youthful appearance. When hyaluronic acid is strategically injected by an expert like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, it restores youthful volume to your skin. The Restylane family of products comprises several distinct products and utilizes the unique NASHA technology, which gives each product its unique particle size.

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Voluma to cheeks 1 month and Restylane under the eyes

  • Restylane-L: Restylane-L® was the original Restylane dermal filler, used to correct moderate facial wrinkles and fine lines that develop around the corners of the mouth, marionette lines, nasolabial lines, and the tear trough (under eye) area. Restylane-L is also an excellent dermal filler for subtle lip augmentation, capable of producing very natural volume enhancement. Dr. Green also frequently utilizes Restylane in conjunction with subcision to treat depressed acne scars for a smoother, more even skin texture.
  • Restylane Lyft: Restylane Lyft is composed of a thicker hyaluronic acid gel, and this is commonly used in treatment areas that require additional support. Restylane Lyft is a great dermal filler option for restoring age-related facial volume loss in the cheeks and correcting deep wrinkles in the oral commissure (corners of the mouth), marionette lines, and deep nasolabial folds. Restylane Lyft is also FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation and can help correct the appearance of thin, wrinkled, and aging hands.
  • Restylane Kysse: Restylane Kysse is a unique hyaluronic acid lip filler because, in addition to correcting the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and providing enhanced lip volume, Restylane Kysse improves the hydration and actual color of the lips themselves. The result is incredibly luscious lips that are long-lasting, with visible effects for up to one year in duration.
  • Restylane Defyne and Refyne: Restylane Defyne® is perfect for correcting deep smile lines and laugh lines, whereas Restylane Refyne® is more suitable for treating moderate smile lines and laugh lines. Both Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne are composed of hyaluronic acid and are created using innovative XpresHAn Technology. Restylane Defyne may also be used for non-surgical chin augmentation.
  • Restylane Contour: Restylane Contour is the perfect Restylane dermal filler for cheek augmentation and the correction of midface contour volume loss. Restylane Contour is manufactured with a special XpresHAn technology that gives it a unique texture. It allows it to supply volume to correct midface contour deficiencies yet remain flexible enough to move smoothly with natural facial expressions.
  • Restylane Silk: Restylane Silk was developed to have a unique, refined formulation and a relatively small particle size. This dermal filler is designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the appearance of fine lines around your mouth to create a natural-looking lip and mouth rejuvenation.
  • Restylane Eyelight: Restylane Eyelight is the first dermal filler to be FDA-approved specifically for treating under-eye hollows. This innovative hyaluronic acid filler is made with NASHA technology and specially designed to fill in tear troughs, erasing the appearance of dark circles under the eyes caused by volume loss or a natural hollow. Restylane Eyelight filler can provide natural-looking rejuvenation results lasting up to 18 months.

Sculptra is a unique dermal filler product in that it is composed of a substance called poly-L-lactic acid. Once injected, poly-L-lactic acid helps to stimulate new collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the skin that provides it with enhanced structural support, a firm, smooth texture, and an overall more youthful appearance. By inducing collagen production, Sculptra can replenish age-related volume loss, correct the appearance of textural acne scars, and be used for wrinkle reduction or volume enhancement on the face, neck, chest, buttocks, and hips. Most patients require a short series of three Sculptra treatment sessions, each spaced at an interval of one month apart. It takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to begin seeing the cosmetic effects of each Sculptra treatment session. Once desired results have been achieved, the cosmetic effects of Sculptra treatment last for up to two years.

Belotero Balance dermal filler is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid injectable dermal filler that Merz manufactures. Belotero Balance is a unique filler product because it is made using the proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) process. This process produces a smooth, flexible hyaluronic acid gel, which, once injected, readily blends into the natural structure of the skin and efficiently, evenly fills in etched-in facial wrinkles and fine lines. Belotero is an excellent dermal filler for diminishing the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, as well as for under-eye rejuvenation. An expert injector, such as board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, will select the dermal fillers that are best suited for you based on the visible signs of aging, facial anatomy, and your aesthetic goals.


Microneedling is a process by which a handheld device containing tiny needles is used to pierce the skin in order to create micro-injuries on the surface of the skin. These micro-injuries, in turn, trigger the body’s natural healing process, which leads to the increased production of the proteins collagen and elastin. With higher levels of collagen and elastin, the new skin that is formed as a result of the natural healing process is smoother, brighter, and tighter. This creates a subtle, more youthful appearance to the skin and helps to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and enlarged pores.

Microneedling sessions can also be enhanced by performing the cosmetic procedure in conjunction with the application of Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP. PRP is a serum with a high concentration of epidermal growth factors derived from a sample of the patient’s blood. Once the blood sample is collected, it is spun in the centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood. The plasma is then drawn up into sterile syringes and applied topically to the skin’s surface after microneedling. The microneedling process creates micro-channels in the skin that increase the absorbency of the serum, accelerating the healing process and further boosting collagen production.

Platelet-rich plasma is an excellent option, but for patients who are primarily interested in treating hyperpigmentation, pairing microneedling with a depigmenting serum provides outstanding cosmetic results. Whether it be melasma, age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or pigmented acne scars, a microneedling facial treatment with depigmenting serum is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure for achieving an overall more even skin tone and radiant complexion. The depigmenting serum used in the private dermatology office of Dr. Michele Green is a unique blend of powerful yet gentle skin-brightening agents that work against melanocyte activity in the skin. The result is an even-toned complexion with an observable reduction in hyperpigmentation.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a resurfacing skin treatment that works by accelerating the rate of skin cell turnover, essentially chemically exfoliating the surface layers of the skin. Chemical peel treatments entail the topical application of a chemical solution to the skin’s surface, which causes a chemical reaction on the skin to remove dead skin cells and promote the formation of new, healthy skin cells that are more even in tone and texture. Many types of chemical peels differ in the type of chemical solution used and the depth at which they penetrate the skin. When it comes to the depth of a chemical peel facial treatment, there are three different types: superficial peels, medium chemical peels, and deep chemical peels. Each type of chemical peel can address different types of skin concerns and is associated with a different amount of downtime. The deeper the chemical peel treatment, the more downtime will be necessary following the procedure. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to customize your chemical peel treatment plan so that it caters best to your specific needs and aesthetic goals.


Thermage is a skin-tightening treatment that relies on radiofrequency energy to deliver controlled heat to the dermis. This treatment helps to boost elastin and collagen production deep within the layers of the skin in order to create a smoother skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and cellulite, and tighten the skin. Thermage is an excellent non-surgical treatment option for patients who have skin laxity, as it can provide natural-looking skin rejuvenation that lasts up to two years. The initial results of Thermage start to become apparent 2-4 months post-treatment.

There is zero downtime involved, meaning patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately upon completion of the procedure and schedule their treatment sessions with ease. In addition to improving skin elasticity on the face and jowls, Thermage can be used on the neck, chest, decolletage, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. Many patients interested in the non-surgical facelift incorporate Thermage into their treatment plans with complementary cosmetic procedures, such as Fraxel laser resurfacing or Botox injections. When you consult with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that best suits your skin rejuvenation needs.

What is the best anti-aging Laser Resurfacing treatment?

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser resurfacing treatment that is considered to be a gold standard when it comes to anti-aging. Often referred to by Dr. Green as the “magic eraser,” Fraxel has a unique ability to improve both skin texture and tone. The Fraxel Dual laser treatment is able to target a wide array of skin concerns, varying from hyperpigmentation and age spots to fine lines and textural irregularities, due to the utilization of two different wavelengths. Fraxel uses fractional laser technology to create targeted microscopic injuries beneath the surface of the skin. This technique induces the natural wound healing process of the skin, promoting increased production of collagen and elastin. There is a minimal amount of recovery time involved with having a Fraxel procedure, and the most common side effect is mild facial redness and swelling for several days after the procedure. Most patients require an initial series of three to five Fraxel laser treatments, each spaced about one month apart, to improve sun damage, fine lines, or other visible signs of skin aging.

What is an anti-aging facial/HydraFacial?

Anti-aging facials are non-invasive treatments that address signs of aging to create a brighter complexion and more youthful appearance. It often entails a cocktail of active ingredients that help to restore volume, improve elasticity, deliver hydration, and exfoliate dead skin cells and dirt to improve skin health.

Dr. Green often suggests HydraFacial- a medical-grade facial that is suited for all skin types to produce anti-aging benefits. A HydraFacial consists of three steps: cleanse & peel, extract & hydrate, and fuse & protect. Its benefits are similar to microdermabrasion; instead of using micro-crystals for exfoliation, HydraFacial uses a Vortex-Fusion technology in its handpiece and spiral tip to remove oil, dirt, and debris while simultaneously delivering potent nutrient and antioxidant serums to the skin. HydraFacial can soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity and firmness, create an even tone, improve skin texture, and clean out oily and congested skin.

The HydraFacial experience can be customized to address specific skin concerns and boost anti-aging benefits using a variety of HydraFacial Boosters. The Britenol booster contains Alpha Arbutin, a naturally occurring skin brightener, and vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant to lighten hyperpigmentation (sun spots and age spots) and create a brighter complexion. The Dermabuilder booster contains a blend of peptides to boost collagen production in the skin to restore elasticity, improve skin tone, and diminish signs of aging. The ReGen GF booster is great for textural concerns, as it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin using a unique peptide complex. By increasing collagen synthesis, fine lines and wrinkles are diminished, and a smoother, more youthful complexion is revealed.

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Juvederm Voluma – 3 weeks

What is the best anti-aging treatment?

The best anti-aging treatment of all is a customized combination treatment approach determined by a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, who has the expertise and experience to select the cosmetic procedures and skin care products best suited to you and your unique skin condition. Unfortunately, there is not a single anti-aging treatment that can address all of the skin concerns associated with growing older. Several different anti-aging treatment methods are needed to minimize and manage fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, dullness, uneven skin texture and tone, and facial volume loss. During your consultation with Dr. Michele Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss your cosmetic goals and establish a treatment plan that is customized to serve your anti-aging needs best.

Anti-Aging Skin Care Products

The visible signs of aging start as early as one’s 20s as the skin’s collagen production decreases. Aging is inevitable, but there are steps that we can take to slow down the skin’s aging process. Sunscreen is the most important step in an anti-aging skincare routine. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate the skin in the deepest layers and cause changes in DNA at the cellular level. UV rays not only contribute to skin cancer but also cause visible signs of aging, including brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, loss of elasticity, and uneven skin tone or texture. Sunscreens should contain an SPF of at least 30 for adequate protection and should be reapplied every 90 minutes after sweating or getting out of the water. UV rays are able to reflect off surfaces like water, sand, snow, and pavement. The reflection actually makes the UV rays stronger, so it is crucial to provide adequate sun protection with sunscreen and clothing. UV rays can penetrate through clouds, so a cloudy day does not mean you are free from applying sunscreen and wearing protective clothing.

Other skincare products can be beneficial in minimizing the appearance of aging skin. Retinol, vitamin C, Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are some of the most popular ingredients in anti-aging skincare products. Retinol, a topical vitamin A derivative, stimulates skin cell turnover and increases collagen synthesis to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the skin against sun damage by neutralizing free radicals caused by UV radiation. It also promotes skin cell regeneration and collagen production to improve the texture and tone of the skin. AHAs and BHAs are chemical exfoliants that gently break down bonds between dead skin cells and healthy skin cells to reveal a healthy, brighter complexion. These anti-aging ingredients smooth fine lines and improve both skin tone and texture.

Retinoids are a class of skincare products derived from vitamin A that accelerate the rate of skin cell turnover. Dead skin cells are sloughed away more quickly than they otherwise would be, revealing healthy new skin cells. The result is an improved skin tone and skin texture and a healthy, radiant glow. Retinoids are an essential component in an anti-aging skincare routine because they also play a role in stimulating new collagen production. Collagen provides the skin with enhanced structural support, a firm, smooth texture, and a more youthful appearance. Retinoids are available over the counter and as prescription strength.

Who has the best anti-aging products?

In an anti-aging skincare routine, there are a number of essential skincare products that everyone should incorporate. The active ingredients that you want to be included in the formulas of your products will vary slightly depending on your skin type.

Sunscreen is potentially the most important component of any skincare routine, particularly in terms of preventing signs of aging that are related to sun damage. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your sunscreen should have an SPF of at least 30 and provide broad spectrum coverage, protecting skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Dr. Green stands by this recommendation and suggests that sunscreens be layered. If you burn easily or have a history of skin cancer, it is best to limit sun exposure altogether.

Dr. Green’s Vitamin C serum for anti-aging is an antioxidant skincare ingredient that helps treat a myriad of skin concerns associated with the aging process. Vitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Topical Vitamin C can help rejuvenate aging and photo-damaged skin. Vitamin C fights free radicals and environmental pollutants which damage the skin. Vitamin C helps improve dark spots, brown spots, skin texture, tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. Vitamin C serum is also effective at treating the redness of rosacea and decreasing the appearance of blood vessels on the face. Dr. Green’s Vitamin C serum is the most popular product in her MGSKINLABs, Inc. line of products.

Hydrating moisturizers are a must for anti-aging skin care! The most popular moisturizer in Dr. Green’s office is the Absolute Recovery Anti-wrinkle cream. With a combination of anti-aging ingredients and rich emollients, this anti-aging moisturizer helps soothe damaged skin and improves its appearance. Hydra Repair is the ideal hyaluronic acid serum. In stimulating collagen production, it is the ideal anti-aging serum, making your skin appear younger-looking.

Exfoliate your skin on a regular basis to keep your complexion healthy and radiant. The skin on the face is particularly delicate and sensitive compared to the rest of the body, so refrain from exfoliating with any harsh scrubs or physical tools such as loofahs. Instead, opt for chemical exfoliants like glycolic acid or hydroxy acids. This kind of gentle exfoliant will effectively remove the top layers of dead skin cells and debris.

Do anti-aging face creams work?

Yes! Anti-aging creams are effective in increasing moisture in the skin and, therefore, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The efficacy of anti-aging creams depends on the active ingredients within them. For example, retinol has been proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis. Collagen is the protein that supports the skin’s structure, and we lose collagen in our skin as we age. Therefore, retinoids and retinol in anti-aging creams can be very effective in treating and preventing premature aging. Antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E in anti-aging creams are great for protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by the sun (although you should wear sunscreen daily for adequate protection). Anti-aging creams containing ceramides may be beneficial in locking in moisture. Ceramides are fatty acids that are naturally found in the top layer of the skin to protect from environmental stressors and prevent dehydration. Hyaluronic acid is another hydrating ingredient, as it is a humectant that pulls moisture from the environment to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. By creating a plumping effect, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is temporarily diminished.

The American Academy of Dermatology indicates that there are numerous benefits associated with using anti-aging skincare products, including maintaining skin elasticity, an even skin tone and skin texture, a more radiant complexion, and a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to providing firmer, smoother, tighter skin and improving skin tone, skin texture, and overall radiance, maintaining a revitalized appearance with anti-aging treatments can lead to an improved sense of self-confidence. Strong feelings of self-confidence can promote an increased quality of life, encouraging individuals to embrace other aspects of their lives. Anti-aging skincare is beneficial not only for overall skin health and appearance but also for general and mental health.

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Is exercise anti-aging?

Yes! Exercising regularly can provide various health benefits that ultimately delay signs of aging. While chronological age can’t be altered, regular exercise is the best way to protect the body’s metabolism from some of the different effects of age by reducing body fat and lowering blood sugar levels. Exercise boosts blood circulation and improves collagen production. Blood carries vital nutrients and oxygen to organs, and exercise promotes skin health by enhancing blood flow. Collagen is the most abundant skin protein, and it contributes to the skin’s structural support. Collagen provides a firm, smooth, tight skin texture. By improving collagen production, exercise can help promote a lasting youthful appearance. Additionally, exercise can help improve sleep and reduce feelings of stress. Stress management and adequate sleep are important to keeping our bodies, minds, and skin healthy and will also result in a more radiant, youthful appearance.

When will anti-aging treatments be available?

There are currently many non-invasive anti-aging treatments available at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood. Anti-aging cosmetic procedures include Botox, microneedling, chemical peels, laser treatments, and dermal fillers, among others. It is important that your anti-aging treatments, particularly laser treatments, are suitable for your skin type and tone. Side effects of having an unsuitable laser treatment can include hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, and even scarring.

The best way to ensure that your anti-aging treatments are safe and effective for your skin type and the signs of aging you would like to target is by consulting an experienced board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green, in New York City. Dr. Green has over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-invasive cosmetic procedures available. She takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding skin rejuvenation, creating each patient’s treatment plan according to their unique needs and goals. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop an anti-aging treatment plan that leaves you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself.

What does an anti-aging cream do?

The goal of anti-aging cream is to hydrate the skin to give a plumping effect, which softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many anti-aging creams contain additional active ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid to deliver both hydration and anti-aging benefits. Anti-aging creams will not stop or reverse aging, but they can definitely improve the appearance of the skin temporarily. With age, our skin loses its ability to retain moisture, leading to dullness. Anti-aging creams work to plump up the skin to restore a brighter and more youthful complexion.

Can anti-aging creams damage skin?

Anti-aging face creams do work to prevent and treat signs of aging. However, the skincare products you use for anti-aging must be appropriate for your skin type. Skin irritation or an allergic reaction can occur with anti-aging skincare products, which may present as redness, tenderness, peeling, stinging, burning, itching, or swelling. There are countless anti-aging skincare products available over the counter, and selecting the best ones can be a challenge when you’re not sure what to look for. Rather than suffer through a trial-and-error approach regarding anti-aging skincare, schedule a consultation with an experienced board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green in NYC. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned skincare expert with over two and a half decades of experience in cosmetic dermatology. She will work with you to develop an anti-aging skincare routine that best suits your skin type, and the signs of aging you would like to treat and prevent.

Can anti-aging cream cause acne?

Some patients may develop breakouts after using certain anti-aging creams that don’t agree with their skin type. For some patients, Retinols can cause acne, even though they are excellent anit-aging creams. Typically, the anti-aging creams that are linked to breakouts are those that are not non-comedogenic. When a skincare product is labeled as non-comedogenic, it indicates that it will not clog the pores. Acne occurs when the skin’s pores are clogged by sebum, dead skin cells, and debris, causing inflammation and irritation. It is important that individuals with acne-prone skin use skincare products that do not clog their pores. Dr. Green is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in acne and acne scar treatment, and she will work with you to create a skincare routine that suits your skin type.

Are anti-aging creams bad for young skin?

Although it is safe to use anti-aging creams in your youth, they are not required and will not necessarily provide any meaningful benefits. Collagen starts to deplete at a faster rate than it is produced starting at age 25. Collagen is a skin protein that contributes to a firm foundation and enhances structural support, providing a smooth, firm, supple skin texture. As collagen depletes, one of the first signs of aging that develops is often the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Many patients will start to use anti-aging treatments, including cosmetic procedures and skincare products, as early as their mid-20s.

Will anti-aging ever be possible?

It already is! Aging is not a disease that needs to be cured, but we can drastically slow down skin aging with simple, non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The world of cosmetic dermatology is always advancing. New technology and treatment techniques allow us to achieve younger-looking skin without the need for plastic surgery or extensive downtime. Internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green offers a host of non-invasive anti-aging treatments at her private office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The best way to develop the anti-aging treatment plan that is best suited to your skin condition, particular concerns, and aesthetic goals is to schedule an in-person consultation with an expert, such as Dr. Green. Dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling, laser treatments, and Botox are just a few of the cosmetic procedures offered by Dr. Green that have few if any side effects or downtime, and provide significant skin rejuvenation results. Consulting with Dr. Green is the best way to determine which cosmetic procedures best suit you and your unique skin care goals, needs, and concerns.

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Before and after: Sculptra & Voluma

Why is red light anti-aging?

LED light therapy can be used to target a number of skin conditions, and since they don’t contain any ultraviolet rays of light, they are completely safe to use on the skin. The wavelength of the LED light utilized differs depending on the desired treatment target. LED light treatment can boost circulation to the treatment area and even reduce bacteria associated with acne formation. Red light helps boost blood circulation to the treated area, increasing the amount of oxygen and nutrients available and, in turn, improving overall skin health. LED light therapy actually stimulates natural collagen production within the skin when it comes to providing anti-aging effects. This results in a more youthful appearance and a bright, smooth, healthy, and beautiful complexion. Maintenance is required to keep up with the benefits of LED light therapy. Since HydraFacial uses LED light therapy, Dr. Green recommends many of her patients have HydraFacial treatment on a regular basis to keep skin health optimal and reap the benefits of the treatment.

Why anti-aging is important?

Anti-aging treatments, including skincare and cosmetic procedures, are helpful for boosting self-confidence, which, in turn, can improve other aspects of one’s overall quality of life. Anti-aging treatments are also an essential component in preventing skin damage and premature skin aging. Individuals who engage in anti-aging treatments can expect to maintain firmer, smoother, healthier skin and an overall more youthful appearance for much longer than individuals who do not take advantage of anti-aging benefits. Many anti-aging treatments boost collagen production in the skin, which naturally depletes over time as part of the aging process. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the skin that supplies it with enhanced structural support and a firm foundation. By boosting new collagen production in the skin, many anti-aging treatments can be used to help prevent and even reverse some signs of aging. Thanks to advances in the field of cosmetic dermatology, there are a host of non-invasive anti-aging cosmetic procedures that produce consistently phenomenal rejuvenation results and require essentially zero downtime, making accessible, low-maintenance anti-aging treatment a reality for everyone.

Who has the best anti-aging skincare line?

When looking for the best anti-aging skincare products, the most important consideration is which active ingredients are included. An active ingredient has been clinically studied, proven, and FDA-approved to serve a specific skincare purpose that it is tailored to target. If you are looking for a product to treat acne, you should choose one containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid because these active ingredients have been comprehensively researched and thoroughly proven to clear acne breakouts. Looking for specific active ingredients in skincare products can help you determine which product will deliver your desired results. Anti-aging active ingredients include retinol, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, among others. The active ingredients in your anti-aging skincare routine should be catered to the primary concerns you have, which is why working with an experienced board-certified dermatologist is beneficial. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in NYC, she will help you select the skincare products.

Which skin care is best for anti-aging?

The best skincare for anti-aging is sunscreen! Sunscreen helps prevent UV damage, which is the biggest contributing factor to premature photoaging. Everyone should wear sunscreen regularly because it is one of the best and easiest ways to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation. When used regularly, sunscreen will prevent premature signs of aging, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, and will also reduce your risk of developing pre-cancerous lesions and skin cancer. Dr. Green recommends using two types of sunscreen simultaneously for the best coverage: a chemical sunscreen and a mineral sunscreen. A chemical sunscreen works via a chemical reaction, while a mineral sunscreen acts as a physical barrier against UV rays. Sunscreen should be reapplied every ninety minutes to ensure continued protection. The sunscreen you use should have a minimum of SPF 30 and also be labeled as broadspectrum, meaning it protects against UVA and UVB rays.

Which serum is best for anti-aging?

Anti-aging serums are one of the most important components in an anti-aging skincare routine (along with broad-spectrum sunscreen). Serums are packed with high concentrations of active ingredients that have been studied and proven to target signs of aging. Serums are also typically more lightweight than skincare products like moisturizers, lotions, and eye creams, allowing for maximum penetration and absorption of active ingredients. Individuals can customize their anti-aging skincare routine to incorporate the serum or serums containing active ingredients that target the signs of aging they would like to treat or prevent. Anti-aging serums containing some vitamin A derivatives (e.g., retinoids and retinol) are among the most popular. Dr. Michele Green in NYC is an internationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, and she has developed an anti-aging serum for her proprietary line MGSKINLABS, Inc. called the Essential Antioxidant Infusion. This specially formulated anti-aging serum is a pure concentration of vitamins A, C, and E and other powerful essential nutrients to exfoliate, renew, and revitalize skin. Consistent use of this anti-aging serum will result in healthier skin and a more youthful appearance that comes with diminished visible lines and wrinkles, repaired skin elasticity, and improved skin texture.

Why is retinol good for anti-aging? Which retinol is best for anti-aging?

Retinol is an excellent active ingredient for anti-aging because it increases the rate of skin cell turnover and stimulates the production of new collagen. Collagen is the most abundant skin protein and contributes to its structural support and a firm, smooth, tight skin texture. Collagen levels naturally deplete over time due to aging, and replenishing collagen in the skin is a great method for preventing and treating signs of aging. Retinols, tretinoin, and other retinoids are derived from vitamin A and are used topically to improve the rate of skin cell turnover. There are many different types of retinol available both over-the-counter and as prescriptions. One of the strongest retinol products is tretinoin, which is only available as a prescription by a board-certified dermatologist. Retin-A is a prescription-based Vitamin A product that reverses and prevents various signs of aging. Retinoids improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even out pigmentation, tone, and texture.

Retinoids stimulate collagen and elastin production and decrease the appearance of pore size. Retinoids also stimulate fibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for keeping your skin firm and younger looking. Retin-A is only available as a prescription from a dermatologist like Dr. Green. It’s important to be under the care of a dermatologist when starting treatment with retinoids because certain side effects like peeling, redness, and photosensitivity should be monitored. Many patients prefer retinol over Retin-A to avoid the irritating side effects of Retin-A. Retinols also increase skin cell turnover, improve skin tone and texture, treat brown spots, improve collagen production, and stimulate blood flow to the skin. Dr. Green’s Antioxidant Infusion contains a powerful balance of antioxidants and retinol, which she recommends to her patients for use at nighttime to stimulate collagen production and help create beautiful skin.

Is Differin Gel anti-aging?

Yes! The differin gels can be used for anti-aging. Differin Gel is the first FDA-approved over-the-counter topical retinoid that is used to treat and prevent acne breakouts. Differin gel is composed of adapalene, which is a retinoid derived from vitamin A. The anti-inflammatory property of adapalene helps reduce inflamed acne lesions. Adapalene also stimulates skin cell turnover and naturally exfoliates to remove sebum and dirt buildup in clogged pores. The increased rate of skin cell turnover can have anti-aging effects, but retinol and prescription retinoids work better in stimulating collagen synthesis and reversing signs of aging. However, adapalene is a more stable compound and will not break down when exposed to UV rays. It is also known to be less irritating and more well-tolerated than retinol and retinoids. In general, choose Differin Gel for acne and retinol or prescription retinoids for anti-aging.

Which peptides are best for anti-aging?

Peptides are small proteins that help promote the health of the skin’s natural protective barrier, provide hydration, stimulate new collagen production, and enhance skin elasticity. As an anti-aging skincare ingredient, peptides are effective yet gentle enough for all skin types. Some of the peptides that are best to fight signs of aging include Matrixyl, Glutathione, and Epitalon. Matrixyl helps to stimulate the production of various components in the skin that contribute to its youthful appearance, including elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Glutathione is an antioxidant that fades dark spots, reduces oxidative stress, and combats the effects of damaging free radicals. Epitalon is a peptide that has been shown to stimulate fibroblast activity, which leads to new collagen and elastin production. These two skin proteins contribute to elasticity and a youthful appearance. Currently, there are over 60 peptides that are FDA-approved. A skincare expert like Dr. Michele Green in New York will work with you to select the anti-aging treatments and products best suited to your particular aging concerns and aesthetic goals.

Which oil is best for face anti-aging?

Some of the best oils for treating signs of aging on the face include rosehip oil, argan oil, and jojoba oil. These oils are rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that nourish and protect the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. For example, Jojoba oil is packed with rich antioxidants such as vitamins E, A, and omega-6. These are all essential components of the skin’s natural protective barrier, helping to improve the overall health of the skin. The amino acids in Jojoba oil are the building blocks for collagen production, making it beneficial for skin texture, tone, and elasticity. The versatility of jojoba oil as a skincare ingredient makes it so that essentially all skin types can benefit from using it as a face oil.

Argan oil is derived from argan trees native to Morocco. Argan oil has an abundance of vitamin E, so it contains anti-oxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage caused by the sun and the environment. Argan oil is also very moisturizing; when applied topically, the skin is hydrated and plumped to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. A recent study has shown an increased elasticity of the skin in postmenopausal women after using oral and cosmetic argan oil. Moroccan women have been using argan oil for a long time for moisture, anti-aging, and sun protection.

Is hyaluronic acid anti-aging?

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide or a sugar molecule that naturally exists in the body’s connective tissues to provide cushion and lubrication. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it can bind more than a thousand times its weight in water. Our body loses its ability to store hyaluronic acid with age, which leads to volume loss in the face and a skeletal look. By using hyaluronic acid in skincare products, your skin receives intense hydration and a plumping and vibrant effect. Hyaluronic acid, when applied topically, can then temporarily soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it will not permanently reverse signs of aging.

Popular dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero are composed of hyaluronic acid. Not only do dermal fillers immediately restore volume in susceptible areas like cheeks and lips, but they can also be injected into nasolabial lines and oral commissures to soften deep wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers, when injected into the skin, can also stimulate collagen synthesis to promote firm and healthy-looking skin.

Is collagen anti-aging?

Although the loss of collagen is the main culprit for signs of aging, such as skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles, applying collagen topically through skincare products does not stimulate collagen synthesis. Collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the superficial layer of the skin, so they will not reach the deeper dermal layers where collagen and elastin reside.

Oral collagen supplements have grown in popularity for their anti-aging claims. When collagen is ingested, the body breaks it down into amino acids or building blocks of proteins to stimulate the body to produce collagen. Current research shows that the presence of peptides containing amino acids essential in collagen, such as proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline, helps maintain the amount of collagen in the skin. Studies have shown that collagen supplements may reduce wrinkles, reverse skin aging, and rejuvenate the skin, improving skin hydration and elasticity. However, the mechanism of action, side effects, and the longevity of the results have not been thoroughly researched.

Is glycolic acid anti-aging?

Yes. Glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that is commonly used in skincare products. AHAs are one type of chemical exfoliant that gently breaks the bond between dead skin cells and healthy ones. Glycolic acid molecules are the smallest of the AHAs, which allows them to absorb deep into the skin. By stimulating skin cell turnover, the dead skin cells are sloughed off to make way for new, healthy skin cells to flourish. Because of its exfoliating properties, glycolic acid can help reduce hyperpigmentation and address dullness. Not only does it have exfoliating effects, but glycolic acid also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein in the dermis layer of the skin that is responsible for skin structure. Collagen synthesis slows with age, so the goal of any anti-aging ingredients and treatments is to produce more collagen.

Is salicylic acid anti-aging?

Yes, salicylic has anti-aging effects on the skin. Salicylic acid is a type of beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) and is commonly used in acne-fighting skincare products. BHAs are oil-soluble ingredients that penetrate deep into the pores for a deep cleanse. BHAs like salicylic acid are a type of chemical exfoliant that removes the superficial layer of dead skin cells, sebum buildup, and dirt to reveal healthy, glowing skin. By stimulating skin cell turnover, the appearance of fine lines is softened, and the overall complexion is brightened.

Do anti-aging eye creams work?

Anti-aging eye creams work to hydrate the delicate area under and around the eyes where the skin is thinner and more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and deeper creases form around the eyes due to loss of collagen with age, sun damage, smoking, or repetitive muscle movements such as squinting, smiling, or frowning. By bringing moisture into the area, the skin is plumped, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles is softened.

Eye creams generally contain similar ingredients as facial moisturizers. The consistency of eye creams tends to be thicker and has mild active ingredients tailored to the delicate skin around the eyes. Essential ingredients in anti-aging eye creams are similar to those in anti-aging facial creams. Retinol works to stimulate skin cell turnover and promote collagen synthesis to address wrinkles, skin laxity, and healthy skin. Products with retinol should be used only at nighttime, followed by sunscreen during the day, as retinol makes your skin photosensitive. Vitamin C is another anti-aging ingredient that protects the skin from free radical damage and stimulates collagen production. Hyaluronic acid, a compound that is naturally made in our bodies, is a hydrating ingredient that plumps the skin by pulling water from the environment and locking it into the superficial layer of the skin.

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What is the best anti-aging eye treatment?

The ideal anti-aging eye treatment for each patient will vary depending on the anatomy of the eye area and the factors that are contributing to an aged appearance. Some patients present with dark circles due to the presence of tear troughs,

and those simply have increased pigment in the undereye area. Dr. Green will work with you to establish an anti-aging treatment plan that addresses the specific factors that contribute to the appearance of an aged eye area. Depending on

Microneedling, also known as “collagen induction therapy,” is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can be used to target skin concerns such as dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, and puffiness in the undereye area. Microneedling® is done with a tool called a Micropen that has tiny surgical-grade needles embedded in the tip. These needles are used to create microscopic wounds on the surface layer of the skin (the epidermis). Through the natural wound-healing process of the skin, these micro-injuries are repaired as new, healthier skin cells grow, and new collagen and elastin are produced. This helps to plump and firm skin, diminish signs of aging, and minimize the overall appearance of dark circles. To treat the delicate and sensitive skin around the under eyes, Dr. Green performs treatment at a more shallow depth than what is typically used for the rest of the face.

Often, the primary cause of dark undereye circles is the natural loss of collagen that happens in the face during the aging process. As we age, our skin can lose its fullness or sag, leading to thin or translucent skin under the lower eyelid. Additionally, some patients naturally have a more hollow appearance under the eyes, which can give off the appearance of dark circles due to shadows under the eye. Dermal fillers are designed to restore collagen production and volume to the treatment area. They can be injected into the tear trough area (under the eyes) to restore lost volume and help reduce the appearance of darker pigment under the eyes.

A Mesopeel is a chemical peel that is designed to rejuvenate the skin under the eyes with absolutely no downtime. The Mesopeel is able to remove discoloration by sloughing dead skin cells off of the top layer of the dermis, revealing healthy new skin underneath. The Mesopeel Periocular is a popular in-office treatment for under-eye circles and wrinkles in the eye area. The peel itself is composed of azelaic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, phytic acid, resorcinol, and salicylic acid, which all combine to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration under the eyes. It’s a non-invasive chemical peel that requires no downtime and can lead to excellent, all-over eye rejuvenation, and it is safe to treat all skin tones.

What is the best anti-aging lip treatment?

As we age, collagen is lost from the lips and around the mouth, resulting in thinness and fine lines/wrinkles that contribute to an aged appearance. By combining different hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, volume can be restored to the lips themselves, and fine lines around the mouth can be smoothed out. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a unique type of filler that uses a naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid, to stimulate targeted collagen production at or near the injection site, which in turn can create smooth, natural-looking volume on the lips. Patients typically see results right after their procedure, which continue to improve over several days. They can enjoy their luscious pout for six months to a full year as the body slowly metabolizes the hyaluronic acid over time.

Additionally, hyaluronic acid injections are completely dissolvable, thanks to the naturally occurring enzyme hyaluronidase. Safe, simple, and reversible? It is truly a dream cosmetic procedure.

Our patients have been able to enjoy natural-looking, revitalized lips thanks to the artful hand of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green is an expert in cosmetic injectable treatments and has worked with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for lip enhancement since its inception. Her skilled hand and natural approach to cosmetic injections have made her one of the most sought-after cosmetic dermatologists, both in New York and abroad.

What anti-aging treatments work for jowls?

A common characteristic of the aging process is the loss of elasticity of the skin, which can lead to the appearance of excess skin along the chin, jawline, and neck. The appearance of jowls can be frustrating for patients who seek effective treatments for facial rejuvenation. Thankfully, the world of dermatology has developed a variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser treatments, skin tightening treatments, injectables, and microneedling treatments that can all work to improve the appearance of jowls without the need for invasive cosmetic surgeries that a plastic surgeon might offer. Thermage is a skin-tightening cosmetic procedure that can be used to firm and tighten skin to achieve skin rejuvenation without the need for a facelift.

Why is metformin anti-aging?

Metformin is a prescription medication that is typically recommended for managing type 2 diabetes. Some studies have indicated that Metformin can reduce some signs of aging through various mechanisms. Although research is ongoing, this may be due in part to the fact that Metformin has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties that can provide some anti-aging effects. Metformin has also been linked to the development of new collagen, an abundant skin protein that provides structural support and a firm, smooth skin texture. Usually, it is not advised to take Metformin unless medically necessary. It is critical to consult your primary healthcare provider before starting a new medication.

Why is fasting anti-aging?

Intermittent fasting can help prevent signs of aging in various ways. Some studies indicate that fasting may help to combat oxidative stress and decrease chronic inflammation, which can ultimately help to reduce inflammatory skin conditions and provide a clearer, more even-toned complexion. Intermittent fasting can also help improve sleep and digestion, which are essential to overall general health and skin health.

Which vitamin is anti-aging?

Selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E are vitamins with antioxidant properties, making them especially beneficial in combatting photoaging. Selenium is a mineral that helps contribute to a firm skin texture. Selenium also helps prevent photoaging, including the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation, by protecting against free radical damage. Vitamin C also helps neutralize free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and preventing premature skin aging. Vitamin E is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties to protect the skin from free radical damage caused by the sun, pollution, and smoking. Free radicals cause the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, leading to signs of aging—antioxidants like vitamin E help to neutralize free radicals to avoid collagen and elastin damage. Vitamin E can also diminish hyperpigmentation that may be caused by hormonal changes or overexposure to the sun. Some studies showed improvement in hyperpigmentation with topical vitamin E, and its efficacy was improved when paired with vitamin C. Vitamin E also promotes blood circulation, improving the structure and firmness of the skin.

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What is the best age to start anti-aging treatment?

Most people begin taking advantage of anti-aging treatments, including skincare products and cosmetic procedures, in their 30s. While many individuals in their 30s will not yet have noticed any signs of aging developing on their skin, beginning with anti-aging treatments earlier can help prevent them from appearing prematurely. In addition to using anti-aging skincare products such as retinoids, many younger patients, men and women alike, are taking advantage of cosmetic treatment options like preventative Botox injections and Thermage radiofrequency. Additionally, once we’re 30, collagen levels in the skin begin to deplete. Collagen is a protein in the skin that provides it with a firm foundation and enhanced structural support, contributing to a firm, smooth skin texture and an overall more youthful appearance. Many anti-aging treatments are designed to boost elastin and collagen production in the skin, which helps with maintaining a natural-looking, long-lasting, youthful appearance.

It is never too early, however, to get into the habit of wearing sunscreen daily. Yes- daily proper sun protection is anti-aging! Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 can help prevent sun damage. Sun damage is the greatest contributing factor to developing premature signs of aging. Other preventative anti-aging treatments, like Botox and Thermage, should be discussed with a medical health professional and expert in dermatology, such as board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable expert like Dr. Green will ensure that your anti-aging treatment plan is catered best to your specific skin concerns and goals and guarantee optimal cosmetic results.

How to prevent aging skin in your 20s

It may seem like it’s too early to start taking anti-aging skincare seriously when we’re in our 20s, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! The skincare habits that we develop in our 20s set the foundation for the future of our skin, and it’s never too early to start taking proper care of our skin.

Setting up a well-thought-out skincare routine is a great place to start in terms of preventing skin aging when in your 20s, and you may even consider having some non-invasive cosmetic procedures to help prevent signs of aging before they show up. There are a number of preventative skin care tips that can help slow the aging process of the skin and keep us looking younger for longer. The first and most important rule is always to wear sunscreen! Sun damage can cause the skin to look incredibly prematurely aged and is easily avoidable by correctly protecting the skin from the sun.

The HydraFacial is a medical-grade hydra-dermabrasion device with a three-part regimen designed to detox your skin, provide skin resurfacing, exfoliate dead skin cells, and intensely hydrate and rejuvenate your skin. HydraFacial is an all-around rejuvenation treatment that treats a number of specific skin concerns and is suitable for all different skin types. For those looking for visible skin refinement and rejuvenation, HydraFacial might just be the solution you’re looking for to achieve healthier and brighter skin. By cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing the skin, you will see an immediate improvement with absolutely no downtime. One of the greatest benefits of HydraFacial is that it can be customized to target specific skin concerns by adding boosters.

Preventative Botox! The idea behind preventative Botox is that, by having the treatment before any forehead wrinkles or frown lines become permanently apparent, their development is actually halted altogether. Preventative Botox has gained an immense amount of recent attention and interest thanks to social media. Influencers on varying platforms have a powerful impact on trends in beauty, skincare, and wellness, and now, more than ever before, they are opening up about the cosmetic procedures that they have done. This new wave of embracing preventative skincare as a part of self-care encourages more people to add preventative Botox to their anti-aging regimen for facial wrinkles and folds. More young men and women alike are now seeking out treatment with preventative Botox due to phenomenal results, essentially zero downtime, and ease of having the procedure.

How to prevent aging skin in your 30s

Once we turn 30, collagen production slows. Collagen is the protein found in the skin that provides structural support and produces a firm, supple, and youthful appearance. Choosing cosmetic procedures that can help promote collagen production in the skin while in our 30s is a great anti-aging treatment strategy and can help us naturally look (and feel) younger for longer.

Chemical Peels can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including skin discoloration, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone or skin texture. A chemical peel is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that uses a chemical solution that is applied to the skin to remove the outer layers of dead skin. Chemical peels, through chemical exfoliation, stimulate cell turnover, correct skin discoloration, unclog the pores, and give the skin a vibrant glow. Chemical peels remove the outermost layers of the skin. Depending on the strength and type of chemical peel, the depth of the peel and its effect can be controlled. This controlled injury to the skin is what facilitates the peeling of the skin and improvement in the skin’s texture, treating acne, acne scars, sun damage, lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels are a great way to keep skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated throughout our 30s.

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a simple, painless way to reduce the appearance of many signs of aging, such as sun damage, sun spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation, as well as stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. Microneedling can even temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. As microneedling reduces pore size and improves the tone and texture of the skin, it’s able to treat acne marks and acne scarring with virtually no downtime. Dr. Green often combines platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with collagen induction therapy to increase collagen production. PRP utilizes the patient’s growth factors, which are derived from their plasma. Microneedling creates micro-injuries in the skin, and PRP and other anti-aging serums can be used to boost the effects of the procedure itself. Since we start to lose our collagen beginning in our 30s, collagen induction therapy is a great procedure to incorporate into anti-aging treatment in this decade.

What is the most effective anti-aging treatment?

There are various cosmetic treatments available for anti-aging, and the efficacy of each depends on your specific skin type and aesthetic goals. For example, ideal candidates for Fraxel are those with type I to II skin tones and a lighter complexion. Therefore, darker skin tones should avoid Fraxel and consider other treatment options like chemical peels. Additionally, someone with fine lines may see significant results after Fraxel laser treatments. In contrast, others with deeper wrinkles may need dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm to restore lost volume and neuromodulators like Botox to prevent repeated muscle movement that causes dynamic wrinkles. Someone experiencing sun damage, sun spots, and age spots may require Fraxel or AlexTrivantage lasers or a combination of both to reveal a healthy and even complexion. In order to maintain the health of your skin and effectively treat signs of aging, it is highly advised to consult with an experienced dermatologist like Dr. Green to create the most effective anti-aging treatment plan.

What is the difference between anti-wrinkle and anti-aging treatments?

Anti-wrinkle treatments include skincare products and cosmetic procedures that are designed to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to create a smoother overall skin texture. Anti-wrinkle treatments are one type of anti-aging treatment. Anti-aging treatments include any skincare products and cosmetic procedures that are intended to revitalize skin texture, skin tone, skin elasticity, or overall complexion for a rejuvenated appearance. Anti-aging treatments may produce firmer, tighter, smoother skin. They can be used to target sun damage, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, age spots, and other signs of aging that are unrelated to fine lines and wrinkles. There are many anti-aging treatments available at the private office of board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, including anti-wrinkle treatments. When you consult with Dr. Green for your facial rejuvenation, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that combines non-invasive cosmetic treatment options and specially formulated skincare products best suited to addressing your specific skin concerns and achieving your overall aesthetic goals.

How to get started with anti-aging treatment today

Anti-aging treatments are an essential component in preventing skin damage and premature signs of aging, as well as reversing existing signs of aging. Anti-aging treatments, including skincare and cosmetic procedures, are also helpful for boosting self-confidence, which, in turn, can improve other aspects of one’s overall quality of life. There are various non-surgical cosmetic anti-aging treatments available today to help revitalize our skin, including those for treating wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and skin laxity. The best approach to the anti-aging treatment of all is a customized combination treatment approach, determined by a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, who has the expertise and experience to select the cosmetic treatments best suited to you and your unique skin situation.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe with the best non-surgical cosmetic treatment options available, including anti-aging cosmetic procedures. Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and The New York Times consistently identify Dr. Green as one of New York City’s best dermatologists for her dedication to her patients and expertise. She takes a holistic approach to skin rejuvenation. She embraces a less-is-more philosophy, helping patients from London to Tokyo achieve natural-looking, long-lasting revitalization so that they look and feel like the very best version of themselves. When you consult with Dr. Green for your anti-aging treatments, she will work with you to create a completely customized treatment plan that incorporates the combination of non-invasive cosmetic procedures and specially formulated skincare products that are best suited to addressing your specific skin concerns and achieving your ideal cosmetic results. Please call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Green at her private, boutique dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.


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