Skin Savers
Karla and Maureen were both unhappy about the lines on their foreheads, and Karla had been struggling with acne since adolescence and rosacea for the past few years. We sent them to dermatologist David Colbert, MD, for an assist.

He used microdermabrasion and light chemical peels to smooth the overall texture of their skin, and Botox to soften their frown lines. With Restylane (a hyaluronic acid filler), Colbert added a little volume to Maureen's cheeks and enhanced Karla's lips. On Karla, he also used a V-beam laser to erase the broken blood vessels caused in part by rosacea. Colbert gave Karla prescriptions for an oral antibiotic (to help clear her acne) and the topical solution Metrogel (to calm her rosacea).

At home, both women started using Colbert MD Intensify Facial Discs two to three times a week to exfoliate their skin and Colbert MD Heal & Soothe cream at night to keep it soft. The results of the treatments have been nothing short of life-changing. "I used to hate applying makeup because I didn't want to look at my skin," says Karla. "Now I actually enjoy the process." And Maureen e-mailed us recently with big news: "I just got carded!"

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