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Anti-aging treatments are among the most popular treatments performed at the Upper East Side NYC dermatology office of Dr. Michele Green. Whether it be removing fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, treating dull or sagging skin, dark under eye circles, or replacing lost facial volume, rejuvenation is the ultimate cosmetic goal.  As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin tends to decrease with each successive decade, leaving us with a myriad of cosmetic issues that need to be corrected.

These skin concerns can cause us to appear prematurely aged, or make us look much older than we really feel. To correct signs of aging or to stop them in their tracks, Dr. Green offers the best anti-aging treatments, from her MGSKINLABs skin care, to Botox injections and dermal fillers, chemical peels to exfoliate the skin, microneedling to improve skin tone and skin texture, resurfacing lasers such as Fraxel, and skin tightening lasers such as Vivace and Thermage. Most patients do not want to undergo invasive plastic surgery. Luckily, anti-aging treatments can be safely and effectively performed with non-invasive procedures, leading you looking younger, refreshed, with little discomfort or downtime.

Whether you’re searching for a solution to diminish signs of aging such as fine lines or age spots, or simply hoping to prevent the visible signs of aging, Dr. Green is here to help. In the Upper East Side neighborhood of NYC, Dr. Michele Green is equipped with the most innovative anti aging treatments and can help you create a customized treatment plan that caters to your unique skin concerns and cosmetic goals. Whether you are concerned with skin elasticity, sun exposure, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, or volume loss, Dr. Green can help rejuvenate your skin and reverse the visible skin of aging.

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

The HydraFacial is a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device which consists of 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-round rejuvenation treatment which 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 the Hydrafacial is that it can be customized to target specific skin concerns through the addition of boosters.

Preventative Botox! The idea behind preventative Botox is that by having 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 are opening up about the cosmetic procedures that they’re having done. This new wave of embracing preventative skincare as a part of self-care is encouraging 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.

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Botox & Restylane in Nasolabial area

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 which uses a chemical solution that is applied to the skin to removes the outer layers of dead skin. Chemical peels, through chemical exfoliation, stimulates cell turnover correcting skin discoloration, unclogging the pores, giving 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 effect can be controlled. This controlled injury to the skin, is what facilities the peeling of the skin, and improvement in the texture  of the skin, treating acne, acne scars, sun damage, lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Having chemical peels is 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 tone and texture of the skin, it’s able to treat acne marks and acne scarring with virtually no down time. Dr. Green often combines Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with collagen induction therapy to increase the collagen production. PRP utilize the patient’s individual growth factors which are derived from their own plasma. Through microneedling, micro-injuries are created 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.

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Juvederm Voluma – 3 weeks

What are the best anti-aging treatments?

The best anti-aging treatment of all is a customized combination treatment approach, determined with 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. Unfortunately, there is not a single anti aging treatment that has the capacity to address all of the skin concerns associated with growing older. To minimize and manage fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, dullness, uneven skin texture, and facial volume loss, several different treatment methods are needed. 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 best serve your antiaging needs.

What is the best anti aging laser treatment?

Fraxel is an FDA approved laser resurfacing treatment that is considered to be a gold standard treatment 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 skin tone. The Fraxel Dual laser 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 a 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 an 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.

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Before and after: Sculptra & Voluma

Dermal Fillers & Injectables for Anti-aging 

Botox, derived from botulinum toxin A, is used to target frown lines, crow’s feet, and other fine lines that appear as a result of repeated facial expression. Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment in the United States because of its  incredible ability to smooth out dynamic wrinkles without any downtime. Dr. Green was one of the first physicians in Manhattan to integrate cosmetic Botox injections into the anti aging treatment plans of her patients, and she is recognized as one of the best injectors in New York. Her philosophy when it comes to cosmetic injectables is to take a “less is more” approach, enhancing the natural beauty of each patient to leave them looking and feeling like the best version of themselves. Dr. Green also provides “Baby Botox” and preventative Botox, which have become increasingly popular with patients of all ages to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place. Dr. Green’s unique technique for Botox treatments will leave you younger looking after just a single visit to her boutique private New York office.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are used to provide facial volume restoration, improve facial contouring, and to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that are a result of collagen breakdown within the skin. Dr. Green often uses dermal fillers in conjunction with cosmetic Botox injections to provide her patients with total facial rejuvenation. The popularity of cosmetic dermal fillers continues to soar, with statistical increases in use being reported year after year by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Green is an expert when it comes to cosmetic injectables and can help you select the dermal fillers which are best suited to you in order to deliver phenomenal results.

Sculptra is a filler that is composed of poly-l-lactic acid. This filler is unique in that it stimulates collagen production within the skin, helping to restore lost facial volume. Sculptra gradually produces more volume and is an ideal tool for volumizing and contouring the face as part of treatment for pan-facial rejuvenation of the face.  For the best anti aging treatment, Dr. Green will often combine one or more dermal fillers with Botox, In her New York office, to achieve the best cosmetic results.

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 and wrinkles that contribute to an aged appearance. By using a combination of 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 in 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 the course of several days, and 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? 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 been working 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 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 which are contributing to an aged appearance. There are patients who present with dark circles due to the presence of tear troughs and those who simply have increased pigment in the under eye area. Dr. Green will work with you to establish an anti aging treatment plan that addresses the specific factors which 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 under eye 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.

Oftentimes, the primary cause of dark under eye 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, and can be injected into the tear trough area (under the eyes) to restore lost volume and help to 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 down time. 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 to treat under-eye circles and wrinkles in the eye area. The peel itself is composed of azelaic acid, citric acid, lactic acid, physic 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 which requires no downtime, and can lead to excellent, all-over eye rejuvenation and safe to treat all skin tones.

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30-39 year old, Thermage (lower face & neck), with Voluma & Restylane Lyft

What is the best way to get rid of 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.

Thermage is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This in turn helps to boost elastin and collagen production deep within the layers of the skin in order to smooth skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and tighten the skin. Thermage is an excellent option for patients who have skin laxity along the jawline, as it can help to tighten sagging jowls and rejuvenate the skin, with results that continue to improve for 2-4 months post-treatment.

Best Anti-Aging Skin Care

In an antiaging 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 depending slightly depending on your skin type.

Sunscreen is potentially the most important component of any skin care 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 the appearance of your skin. 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.

Retinols and Retinoids anti aging- tretinoin and other retinols are derived from vitamin A and are used topically to improve the rate of skin cell turnover.  Retin-A is a prescription based Vitamin A product which reverses the signs of aging and sun damage. Retinoids improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and evens out pigmentation, tone, and texture.

Retinoids stimulates 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 retinols 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.

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

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Botox & Juvederm before and after

Will aging be cured?

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. Aging is not a disease that needs to be cured, but we can drastically slow down skin aging with simple, noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Consulting with Dr. Green is the best way to determine which cosmetic procedures are best suited to you and your unique skin care goals, needs, and concerns.

Does light therapy work for 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 skin. The wavelength of LED light utilized differs depending on the desired target of treatment. LED light treatment can boost circulation to the treatment area and even reduce bacteria associated with acne formation. When it comes to providing anti aging effects, LED actually light therapy actually stimulates natural collagen production within the skin. This results in an overall more youthful appearance and a bright, smooth, healthy, and beautiful complexion. Maintenance is required to keep up the benefits of LED light therapy. Since the HydraFacial uses LED light therapy, Dr. Green recommends many of her patients have a HydraFacial treatment on a regular basis to keep skin health optimal and reap the benefits of the treatment.

How to get started with anti-aging treatment

If you are looking for an anti-aging treatment regimen that doesn’t involve plastic surgery, Dr. Green is here to help. Dr. Michele Green offers the best anti-aging treatments and wrinkle prevention, from skincare to injectables and laser treatments. Dr. Green is an expert in these treatments and can create a protocol designed just for you. There are a lot of ways to halt the aging process and bring back younger, healthier looking skin. Please call the office at 212-535-3088 or contact us online for more information and to schedule your consultation to determine which combination of anti aging treatments and skincare products will help you to look and feel your best.

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