When you’ve made the decision to invest in any in-office treatment, knowing the best way to maintain the results is key. “Everything starts with healthy skin. It takes the combination of in-office treatments and patients doing their part at home to maintain the results,” says New York dermatologist Marina Peredo, MD.
We asked three highly respected New York doctors to share the at-home products that help maximize the effects—and longevity—of your go-to in-office treatments.
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“SecretRF [by Cutera] is a fractional radiofrequency microneedling system that can be customized to each patient. It adds radiofrequency to a microneedling treatment. The trauma created stimulates new collagen and the heat of the needle will take existing collagen and tighten it,” explains Dr. Peredo.
Her post-treatment recommendation? PrimaSkin ($60). “It uses nano-technology that nano-sizes ingredients including Glutathione (GSH), hyaluronic acid, collagen, NAD+ and N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC). It is fast-absorbing and helps with inflammation, detoxification, and brightening of the skin.”
“I have patients use the Nu Face home device to tighten the skin and support my office treatments,” says Delray Beach, FL dermatologist Dr. Janet Allenby. “I have found that dedicated patients see the best result, as usual, for both the face and body with noticeable improvement. I’m not a fan of at-home skin pens (micro-needling) since it can cause too much skin trauma and potential infection.”
Treatment: Injectable Wrinkle-Reducers
“While at-home devices won’t necessarily remove lines and wrinkles, once a neurotoxin is used, SiO Beauty BrowLift Wrinkle-Smoothing Patches ($25) may help to extend your wrinkle-free results,” says New York plastic surgeon B. Aviva Preminger, MD. “I like Skinbetter’s AlphaRet Overnight Cream ($125) to help with long-term anti-aging and to improve fine lines.”
Treatment: Injectable Filler
Another better-healing option, according to New York facial plastic surgeon Jennifer Levine, MD: LightStim. “It is a handheld LED device, great for bruising and healing after injectables, lasers or surgery and it’s great for wrinkles and anti-aging.”
Treatment: Facial Skin Tightening
After a skin-tightening procedure, Dr. Preminger recommends using the Environ Cosmetic Gold Roller at home to improve the penetration of topical creams and serums. “The minimal microneedling will also stimulate the growth of collagen and help to improve the skin tightening results,” she adds.
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