Say goodbye to forehead lines, crow’s-feet and pesky between-the- brows 11s with Botox Cosmetic, the original player in the wrinkle-reducing game that smooths expression lines for three to six months.
BEST LASER FOR BEGINNERS
A celeb favorite—just take a scroll on Instagram to see for yourself—Clear + Brilliant is the go-to for preventing and addressing early signs of aging by minimizing pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone in the gentlest way possible.
BEST LASER FOR SUN DAMAGE
If you’re looking to lessen lines, sunspots, wrinkles, or even acne scarring, you’d be hard-pressed to find a nonablative laser that does it quite like Fraxel DUAL, which continues to be a go-to for plastic surgeons, dermatologists and pretty much everyone who tries it.
Fraxel uses thermal heating to treat sun-damaged skin, which can present as brown spots, red spots, fine wrinkles, unevenness, and roughness. A big reason why I love this laser is because it targets damaged parts of skin while leaving the rest of the skin that doesn’t need treatment alone. This makes the downtime much shorter, which is maximum seven to 10 days.” —Dr. Orit Markowitz
BEST FACIAL FOR GLOWY SKIN
DiamondGlow takes a standard facial to the next level, using a diamond-tipped dermabrasion technique to resurface skin and then infuse open pores with potent serums. Skin glows so hard, there’s no need for makeup afterward.
BEST MULTITASKING LASER
Acne scars, old tattoos that serve as bad reminders, pigment issues, fine lines: Whatever the concern, PicoSure deploys lightning-fast picosecond energy to not only correct the issue, but also leave skin in a more refreshed state.
I like picosecond lasers like PicoSure as a great option for treating pigmentation in darker skin types, especially because they don’t rely on heat to work and they’re also a great method for skin rejuvenation. I’ve also used the devices for tattoo removal.” —Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali
BEST FILLER FOR LAUGH LINES
A confident smile is the best accessory, and hyaluronic acid– based Juvéderm softens deep folds around the mouth so we can continue to boast a youthful grin as we age gracefully.
BEST FILLER FOR LIP LINES
There’s nothing worse than applying your favorite lipstick, only to see it settle into the tiny lines around your lips. Juvéderm Volbella uses hyaluronic acid to instantly smooth unwanted grooves for a fresh, plump look.
BEST FILLER FOR FULLER LIPS
Restylane Kysse gives lips a more pillowy effect with less swelling, and in a “Kissability Study” conducted by the brand, 73 percent of patients’ partners reported a more natural, kissable feel.
“As lip augmentations are becoming more and more popular among almost all age groups, I find that the most common request is to maintain the natural softness and shape of the lips while increasing the volume and plumping fine lines for a more hydrated or ‘lip gloss’ effect overall. One of my favorite products to use to achieve this effect is Restylane Kysse, which is the first lip filler designed with innovative XpresHAn technology for flexible movement as we eat, drink, talk and smile.” —Dr. Quenby Erickson
BEST FILLER FOR HAND REJUVENATION
After the year our hands have had, rejuvenating them with Radiesse to minimize the look of crepiness, loose skin and visible veins is something we all deserve. And as a bonus, it continues to boost collagen in the area long after treatment.
BEST FILLER FOR CHEEK ENHANCEMENT
The first filler specifically developed for the cheek area, which flattens and droops with age, Juvéderm Voluma’s thick hyaluronic acid gel plumps deflated cheeks back to their youthful perkiness and lasts up to two years.
Juvéderm Voluma is a staple hyaluronic acid–based filler in our practice that we use for volume restoration in an aging face. It can also provide a subtle lift in the midface that may reduce the appearance of early nasolabial depression and jowl formation.” —Dr. David W. Kim
BEST MUSCLE TONER + FAT REDUCER
Why just reduce fat when you can also tone muscle? Harnessing the power of both high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) and radio-frequency energies simultaneously, Emsculpt NEO makes it possible to do both in a 30-minute session.
“Clinical studies have shown that Emsculpt NEO increases muscle mass by 25 percent and reduces fat by 30 percent. Patients really love this treatment, especially in this time where we’re less active. Creating and maintaining a strong core is critical for overall health and permeates almost all aspects of wellness.” —Dr. Dendy Engelman
BEST THREAD LIFT TREATMENT
For those who want a temporary lift without going under the knife, Silhouette InstaLift uses Micro-Suspension Technology—sutures that contain collagen-generating micro-cones—to immediately lift and tighten sagging cheeks.
BEST NONINVASIVE FAT REDUCER
The OG noninvasive fat-fighter, CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to freeze away fat cells practically everywhere on the body where fat lives. And though only one treatment is needed to reduce 20 to 25 percent of fat, our guess is you’ll probably want to go back for a second.
BEST SCALP TREATMENT
Combine the relaxing experience of a scalp massage with the results of an in-office treatment and you get HydraFacial Keravive, which utilizes the brand’s signature three-step method to unclog follicles and set the stage for healthy hair growth.
BEST NONSURGICAL SKIN-TIGHTENER
A repeat winner in this category, Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate new collagen and tighten lax or wrinkly skin on the neck, chin, brow, and décolleté without the need for incisions or time off work.
“Unlike lasers, Ultherapy can be used on any skin type, but it works best in younger patients with mildto- moderate skin laxity, like droopy eyebrows. A full-face treatment takes about two hours, and there can be some discomfort, which can be treated with oral medication or the use of nitrous oxide. Most people have no bruising or swelling and can return to work immediately afterward. Initial results are seen in three months, but maximal results can be seen six to 12 months after treatment and usually last two to three years. This is a workhorse in our practice due to its effectiveness and no recovery time.” —Dr. David Schlessinger
BEST RADIO-FREQUENCY TREATMENT FOR CELLULITE
Cellulite is notoriously tough to treat, but truSculpt takes a multidimensional approach to fat reduction, using noninvasive radio-frequency energy to therapeutically heat and treat the entire fat layer for even-looking skin and the removal of fat.
Radio frequency works by heating up the tissues, which stimulates collagen, helping to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. The results of these treatments are temporary and require maintenance, but the great news is that the device is color blind and can be used on all skin types.” —Dr. Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand
BEST INTIMATE HEALTH TREATMENT
We call Emsella “the kegel throne” because as you sit on it, it sends painless zaps of electromagnetic energy through your clothes and into your pelvis, causing 11,200 contractions in less than half an hour. It’s a total game changer for women suffering from urinary incontinence.
BEST MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT
The 36 tiny gold-plated needles on the Vivace device send radiofrequency energy deep into the skin for a collagen-boosting effect from head to toe—it’s a great prejuvenation treatment with virtually no downtime.
“Vivace is a heavy lifter. It helps to alleviate fine lines and acne scars, while improving the appearance of pores. It treats the bread and butter of aesthetic dermatologists’ concerns in a relatively painless and minimally invasive way.” —Dr. Mona Gohara
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