Posts for tag: Anti-Aging

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
January 15, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Anti-Aging  

12 Famous Women on the Anti-Aging Procedures They Love

Celebrities—regardless of age or ethnicity—all seem to strangely age at a much slower rate than the rest of us. Whether it’s due to a regular laser appointments or a heavy diet of Botox Cosmetic and fillers, Hollywood’s elite clearly have the whole anti-aging process down to a science. So, below we gathered information about 12 high-profile women—from Kim Kardashian to Betty White—to reveal the anti-aging procedures they swear by for keeping their complexion as youthful as possible. 

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Chelsea Handler

Not one to usually flaunt her favorite beauty treatments, Chelsea Handler surprised fans by posting a before-and-after image of her skin after undergoing a ProFractional laser treatment, captioning the jaw-dropping results with, “It's f-- awesome and no one is paying me to tell you about it.




Christie Brinkley


When it comes to remaining youthful, Christie Brinkley is pretty conservative with her cosmetic treatments. So far, the former model has only admitted to occasional Botox Cosmetic, fillers in “super tiny doses” and laser treatments which she dubs as “miraculous.” 




Jane Fonda


"I wish I were brave enough to not do plastic surgery, but I think I bought myself a decade,” Fonda once said in an interview, referring to a cosmetic procedure she had in order to remove the bags under her eyes.






Jennifer Aniston


In a world of overly injected celebrities, Jennifer Aniston stands out as one of the more natural-looking movie stars in Hollywood. However, it’s not just good genes that gave her that ageless skin, Aniston uses a dermaroller to ensure her serums penetrate better, giving her more significant anti-aging results over time. But that's not all, she also had a nose job to fix a deviated septum when she was in her 20s. 





Kim Kardashian West

From facial cupping to lasering her belly button, Kim Kardashian West has tried almost every cosmetic procedure available on the market. However, one of her most beneficial treatments thus far has been the vampire facial, aka a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, that helps stimulate collagen production for a more fresh-faced glow.





Linda Evangelista

Hoping to erase hyperpigmentation, Linda Evangelista has admitted to getting Fraxel laser treatments regularly.






Plenty of celebrities put an emphasis on anti-aging their face, but Madonna makes it a priority to keep her hands wrinkle-free as well. According to the Mirror, Madonna uses a treatment called redermalization mesotherapy, as well as Botox Cosmetic to give her hands a more youthful appearance. 





Betty White

At 95 years old, Betty White has been a part of Hollywood longer than high-profile celebrities like Kim Kardashian West have even been alive, so she certainly knows a thing or two about anti-aging. “In 1976 I had my eyelids done," White wrote in her memoir If You Ask Me, referring to the upper blepharoplasty she had decades ago. "I scolded myself forever, but now I'm glad I did it.” 




Courtney Love

After supposedly listening to advice from actress Goldie Hawn, Courtney Love got a facelift at 35 years old.




Iggy Azalea

Although she’s only 27 years old, Iggy Azalea seriously knows the importance of preventive anti-aging. The singer revealed that she relies on platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and Thermageskin-tightening treatments to keep her skin looking youthful and healthy.



By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
January 02, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Anti-Aging  

Pairing This Ingredient With Retinoids Could Be the Key to Fighting Its Negative Side Effects

Retinol and retinoids can do wonders for the skin, which is why so many dermatologists and plastic surgeons prescribe them as part of a well-rounded anti-aging plan. But for as much good as they do, there’s no denying the fact that the vitamin A–derived ingredient can cause redness, dryness and even an initial onset of acne—all common side effects of the ingredient.

According to a new study in Dermatology Times, pairing tretinoin (the prescription-strength version of retinol) with a topical corticosteroid could help to alleviate negative side effects of using a retinoid and does not appear to hinder retinoid's effectiveness at combatting acne and breakouts. “The use of cortisone creams to treat inflammation caused by retinoids is a topic that comes up a lot. If you talk to any dermatologist it’s a no-no to use it long term, but during the adjustment period, when your skin is getting used to the ingredient, it’s fine,” says San Francisco dermatologist Vic Narurkar, MD.

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For the most part, most retinoid users can tolerate the ingredient once they get over the initial hump of introducing the ingredient into their skin care routine. But for those who experience persistent redness, inflammation, dryness and breakouts, the pairing of a corticosteroid with a retinoid helps to alleviate those symptoms and doesn’t compromise effectiveness in the least bit.

“There is some controversy when it comes to retinoids because we used to think that it was necessary to have that initial irritation to create cell turnover, signaling that the product was working,” says Dr. Narurkar. “Today, there are plenty of nonirritating retinols and retinoids available that have an effect on the dermal level of the skin as opposed to the epidermis so that creation of inflammation isn’t really all that necessary.”

“This study is interesting because it validates something that I, as well as many other doctors, do in my practice. While it’s not recommended as part of a long-term skin care routine to use a cortisone product, for some patients that need a stronger retinoid, like Tazorac (for acne patients), the use of pairing it with a topical cortisone can reduce that inflammation until the skin becomes accustomed to the retinoid,” says Dr. Narurkar. “However, you never want to use hydrocortisone long-term on the entire face, which can thin the skin, cause broken capillaries and even make the skin rebound after you stop using it and experience a huge flare-up of acne.”

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
December 18, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Anti-Aging  


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Celebrity makeup artist Kimara Ahnert is known as being the go-to New York wedding makeup guru, showing up frequently behind the scenes to work her magic for the most buzzed-about nuptials. Her clients have included the likes of Gwyneth PaltrowCameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Amanda Peet, and, even if you aren't part of the Hollywood crowd or have bridal on the brain, her Upper East Side studio is a non-pretentious place for anyone looking for good skin and "you-but-better" makeup.

One thing she's big on for creating a flawless face (hint: it's not foundation): A healthy-looking complexion where brightness and volume play the two biggest roles. "Most people think fullness and vitality are only available to those who can afford injectables, but that’s not the case. Many of my clients and celebrities who walk the red carpet make good skin care products and skin care treatments part of their regular routines. We’ve even seen celebrity clients at my skin care studio who put specific skin care treatments into their contracts, with the studios or TV shows footing the bill while filming."

Ahnert stands by the fact that it's not completely impossible for the non-Hollywood sect to get similar treatments and results—minus a movie deal. "Women can get oxygen facials, microcurrent lifting treatments and hydrofacials to deliver these healthy glows and stimulate circulation, increase collagen and replenish hyaluronic acid."

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Radiant skin is also a prerequisite for the runway, as Marius Morariu, co-founder and president of Tracie Martyn (clients include Kim Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Yolanda Hadid and Bella Thorne), points out and says there is a sort of "unspoken rule" where, in addition to production companies paying for actors and actresses to achieve good-skin goals, agencies often do the same for models.

"Our Red Carpet Facial [a mix of microcurrent and LED lights] has been known to be a pre-runway, pre-photoshoot, pre-movie-premiere/award show and pre-filming requirement."

Of course, these skin-perfecting efforts naturally extend into plastic surgeon and dermatologist offices. The Beverly Hills, CA, offices of plastic surgeons Andrew Ordon, MD, and Ritu Chopra, MD, treat a lot of A-list celebs—with hydrating facials and brightening peels that help address, fine lines, sun damage and give skin the ultimate glow making up the most popular musts. Not surprisingly, stars also "love to stay on top of Botox Cosmetic, fillers and Thermage, which helps stimulate collagen and tighten the skin. Cryotherapy has been a really big hit also lately."

As for the contractual treatment that is requested most often? Beverly Hills, CA, dermatologist Rhonda Rand, MD, says that, in her opinion, it is Clear + Brilliant laser. 

"It makes skin glow and there's not downtime. It's everyone's favorite!"

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Anti-Aging  


When it comes to facial aging, we are so honed in on treating lines and wrinkles that we sometimes forget there’s a whole host of “other” factors that can contribute to an aged appearance as well. To make sure you’re hitting ALL signs of aging, don’t forget these three culprits:

Not to make things totally confusing, but facial fat can have both a positive and negative effect on your face. “Volume loss appears as deflation in predictable patterns: upper outer cheeks, at the nasal base of the smile lines (nasolabial triangle), in front of the jowls (pre-jowl sulcus), and temples,” says Las Vegas plastic surgeon Goesel Anson, MD, adding that all of this occurs regardless of weight. “Weight gain accentuates the already full areas, giving a square appearance to the lower face. To make matters worse, weight gains and losses will increase laxity as skin ages.” Volume loss should be treated with adding volume. Injectable fillers show excellent results for improvement in contour and shadow irregularities. Autologous fat is also a consideration but requires a longer downtime.

Time, genetics, sun exposure, smoking history and hormonal status are just some of the factors that influence skin texture and elasticity. “The simplest ways to help are to stop smoking and use sunscreen. Everyone should take advantage of topical creams with hydrating agents, antioxidants, retinols and many, many other ingredients that can help maintain skin health and improve already damaged skin. If you are able to take it a step further, chemical peels, deep exfoliation and microneedling are excellent choices. Various lasers for pigmentation, broken blood vessels and texture can further improve skin appearance,” Dr. Anson says.

Along with the deflation that results from volume loss, increased skin looseness occurs with age. Dr. Anson notes that fillers can dramatically improve volume loss and can "camouflage" excess skin if not severe. “Nonsurgical treatments such as radio frequency and focused ultrasound have some effect. Significant skin excess requires surgical tightening with facelift, mini-facelift, necklift, browlift, etc. Autologous fat transfer can provide a permanent, but variable improvement.”