Dermatologist Dr. Brandith Irwin shares the latest breakthroughs in reducing the signs of aging.
Dr. Irwin says Restalyne is a natural sugar found in our skin that plumps up the lines. It is designed to work as an injectable facial-filler to reduce wrinkles. "It will be as popular as Botox which relaxes the muscles while Restalyne plumps them up," she says.
No More "Turkey Neck"
A procedure called Thermage uses radio waves dispensed through an instrument with a pen-like tip over the face in a grid formation. Thermage is designed to make the collagen in skin contract and create more collagen to make the skin appear younger. The process takes about half a day. "The results should last for several years," Dr. Irwin says. "I think it's the biggest breakthrough in skin technology since lasers."
Triluma is a bleaching cream for reducing age spots. "It's great for melasma with pregnancy or childbirth," Dr. Irwin says.
Published on January 01, 2006