Known for his use of multiple modalities and customized treatment protocols, Dr. Gene Rubinstein’s expertise spans the skin-care spectrum. His Studio City practice, which encompasses cosmetic, surgical and general dermatology and a 3,000-square-foot laser center, caters to celebrity clientele who demand a camera-ready appearance. “I’ve developed a very subtle technique with fillers that fosters undetectable results—even unde...
Dr. Gene Rubinstein is known for his use of multiple modalities and customized treatment protocols. He often relies on a combination of medical and aesthetic therapies to restore skin that has been damaged by acne, environmental aggressors like the sun, or aging. “For example, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), involves the use of a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan® and a wavelength-specific light or laser to help eliminate damaged cells,” says Dr. Rubinstein. “This modality is used for acne or precancerous lesions. Both the therapeutic and cosmetic benefits are reliable and long-lasting.”
What makes an effective Photofacial?
My approach to an effective PhotoFacial treatment combines IPL™ (Intense Pulsed Light) and the V-Beam® pulsed-dye laser to address a range of epidermal blemishes. These laser and light devices absorb into damaged areas to coagulate blood vessels, slough off brown spots and induce collagen formation. I have found that the best results are achieved after a series of three combined treatments one month apart.
Advances in Lower Face Rejuvenation
My approach to the lower face is comprehensive in nature. Correction of the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and lip lines can be effectively achieved with hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®. I use Botox® and Dysport® to lift and define the jawline, smooth out dimpling on the chin and raise the corners of the mouth. Ultherapy® is our newest ultrasound-based device, which offers a safe, noninvasive approach to lift, tone and tighten loose skin of the neck and jawline. It works to help correct and prevent premature aging of the entire neck.