Doctors Speak Up About Anti Aging Trends for 2012

Plastic SurgeryLearn the hottest new anti aging trends that are receiving a lot of attention in 2012.  As we hear more and more about Botox and Laser treatments, it is important we educate ourselves on the various procedures available and find capable doctors that are able to provide the best results.

Here is a list of the latest and greatest products in anti aging treatments from the experts.

Daily Serums

Our best anti aging treatments starts with skincare. Dr. Romita always recommends a good serum with an antiwrinkle moisturizer. It’s always best to use a serum that is rich in antioxidants, and a moisturizer that firms and tightens. Also, a serum that is rich in growth hormone such as Neocutis BioSerum. Applied twice a day for 2 weeks – it regenerates the collagen to look plump and diminish fine lines.

Laser Treatments

Botox is always great – but for those that don’t want to rid lines with Botox the above is usually suggested. And when Botox is not enough we move our patients onto a Carbon dioxide laser called the Encore, which penetrates deep into the layers of the skin reproducing the collagen. There is a 5 day down time but the results last 7 years which include plumping and tightening.

Mauro C. Romita, MD, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon, skinMDny

Injectables and fillers are hotter than ever

Dr. Rubinstein says the latest news on injectables and fillers, and if you’ve been reading, you know that several new options have landed in your doctor’s office or have received FDA approval for expanded use. He is talking about the approval of the botulinum toxin injectable Xeomin, Restylane approval for lips, Belotero for wrinkles and more. With more weapons to fight aging at your disposal, you can bet you hear more about the effects and success stories as the year progresses.

Bro-tox is in demand

More guys are getting hooked on Botox injections to smooth away their facial wrinkles, reports ABC’s Good Morning America. In fact, it was a hot gift item over the holidays. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 300,000 men got Botox in 2011, a 10 percent increase from the year before. Laser hair removal, eyelid surgery, filler injections, nose jobs and facelifts are also popular among men in recent years.

Turning up the volume on warnings

While the economy is still floundering, we’re starting to see group coupon “deals” on aesthetic treatments and other advertisements for reduced-rate procedures…even surgery. But with all of the botched procedure horror stories and questionable products, Dr. Rubinstein warns we will hear a lot more from those who are warning you to read the deals carefully and research your doctor or diligently. He encourages everyone to seek out a board-certified physician who specializes in the procedure you’re interested in.

Dr. Gene Rubinstein, M.D., Celebrity Dermatologist, Dermatology and Laser Centre of Studio City


  1. Marina Sarto

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