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If you want to … Improve your skin tone
The best new treatment: Laser
Let's say you have a little acne with some dark spots. Maybe also melasma or psoriasis. You also love firmer skin. Do not treat them individually, but solve them with the new Aerolase Neo (a 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser) at once. "It targets the color red, the color brown and water in the deep layers of the skin, it zaps red acne and brown spots and promotes collagen production, which tightens and smoothes the skin," says dermatologist Patricia Wexler older Nd: YAG lasers were similar Versatile, this new version has a short impulse, which means the laser turns on and off incredibly fast. "This makes it less painful and makes the skin look rosier than red and peels," Dr. Wexler. Expect three to four treatments for $ 700 to $ 1
However, if you have only one problem, you will need a special laser.
For brown spots this is the PiQo4. Like aerolase, it does fast impulses, but in picoseconds, which is one trillionth of a second. This can really reduce your sun damage, says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, member of the Brain Trust Shape but it takes up to five sessions a few weeks apart. "Many patients with melasma and hyperpigmentation want perfect skin in one session, but that would harm them – slow and steady treatment is better," says Dr. Marmur. Price per session: $ 150 for a single spot up to $ 1,500 for a complete face.
In redness dermatologist Jeremy Brauer turns to Vbeam, the gold standard for the treatment of rosacea and port wine stains and red scars. "This pulsed dye laser treats large areas efficiently and effectively," he says. Expect three to four sessions, each starting at $ 300. (See also: How to balance skin tone with laser treatments and peels?)
If you want to … stimulate repair and growth
The best new treatment: micro-cutting + platelet-rich plasma
You may have heard of microneedles or even tried: a treatment done with a device called a micropen, which has several needles and is punched or rolled onto your face. It creates controlled wounds that stimulate the body's own collagen production to heal.
The novelty is the coupling with a platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP). "This combination results in shorter downtime and better outcomes, especially for patients with texture incontinence such as acne scars," says cosmetic surgeon Sachin Shridharani, MD. Her doctor turns 24 cc of her blood in a centrifuge. This separates the growth factor-rich plasma that is applied before and after the microneedle. "The microneedles help to activate the growth factors in the plasma, which shortens the healing time to a few days," says dermatologist Gary Goldenberg. MD PRP can be combined with other methods, e.g. As for hair restoration, to increase the effectiveness and with laser and filler injections to shorten the healing time. The price starts at $ 1,500. (For information: In certain skin conditions you should not try microneedles.)
If you … Target your Body Too
The Best New Treatment: BTL EMSCULPT
This new, FDA approved site uses technology high-frequency electromagnetic energy to contract your muscles and burn fat. In a 30-minute session, your muscles make the equivalent of 20,000 crunches or 20,000 squats, says dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD. Every time the machine pulsates, your muscles contract.
"My patients describe it as intense training without the sweat," says Dr. Engelman adds that some of them use the treatments to support diastase recti – a condition in which the abdominal muscles have separated due to pregnancy. Studies have shown that diastase recti has decreased by 11 percent and fat loss by 23 percent over a six-month period, adds Plastic Surgeon Barry DiBernardo, MD. He suggests four sessions in two weeks and two maintenance sessions every few months. Cost: up to $ 1,000 per session.