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Category Archives: Skin Care Services

The range of Laser treatments vary in intensity, downtime, number of procedures needed and results. All treatments deliver remarkable results with relatively fast recovery.

6 Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Minimalists

  Want an improved, more youthful appearance without undergoing a surgical procedure? Lucky for you, it’s no longer necessary to have invasive cosmetic surgery to improve your skin’s appearance. Experienced plastic surgeons can give you the results you desire with highly effective, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. Here is a list of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can give you a more radiant and youthful appearance with little to no downtime. 1. Laser Rejuvenation Laser rejuvenation and laser resurfacing are procedures that reduce wrinkles, acne scars and other blemishes to reveal younger looking skin. Laser rejuvenation directs short concentrated, pulsating … Continue reading  

Summer Sun Damage Recovery

A nice tan can make your skin glow in the summertime, but as the golden color fades our skin is left a little more damaged and we enter fall looking a little older than last year.  As we age, these factors take an increasingly greater toll on our skin, and the effects are especially noticeable on our faces. That’s why fall is a good time to assess your current skin care regimen. As temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your skin naturally loses more moisture, especially when the central heat kicks on. As the days grow shorter, more and … Continue reading  

Power Ingredient – Retinol

Retinol is a skincare ingredient derived from vitamin A.  It is used to unclog pores, reduce fine lines, even out discoloration, and smooth the skin.  Prescription formulas use stronger Retinoids, providing the most impressive results in as little as 4 weeks.  But you don’t have to see the dermatologist to reap the benefits.  Over the counter skincare products can contain retinol with a lesser potency.  These results are seen in 2-3 months.  When choosing an over the counter product a moisturizer, gel, serum, or lotion will give your skin optimal benefit.  

Banish Winter Skin Woes!

It’s cold outside!  Old Man winter has arrived and temperatures across the nation are the coldest in recent years.  Is your skin itchy, dry, and tight?  Blustery winds lead to chapping and dryness.  But going inside will not save you, as indoor heating exacerbates the issue.  So what is the solution?  We’ve discussed winter skin protection before but perhaps you need a little reminder.  Here are some quick tips to give your skin some extra TLC. Lower your water temperature – Oftentimes we seek a hot shower or bath to relieve us from the bitter air.  But hot water strips … Continue reading  

What is the Best Hair Removal System?

I am frequently asked what the "best" method for removing unwanted body hair is.  That depends on what you mean by "the best".  In my opinion, this comes down to light based hair removal systems as opposed to electrolysis.  I must say, electrolysis is very effective, but it is also time consuming, expensive, and painful.  Laser Hair Removal may be more powerful than IPL (intense pulsed light) methods is some hands, but again, the discomfort that goes along with it is substantial. The reason I bought my particular machine is that it is without question THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND PAIN … Continue reading  

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.

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