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SD Ultimate Guide to Keeping Skin Soft and Glowing in Winter!
Skin Care
Skin Care

Beautiful skin begins with exceptional skin care, which requires commitment, not a miracle.

Svetlana M. Danovich MD, PhD, FACS

 

Winter is officially here which means freezing temperatures, harsh winds and central heating – all things that unfortunately have a detrimental effect on a healthy, radiant complexion. It is a monumentally important task to hydrate and protect skin during this wintry time of the year. Here are SD winter skincare tips and must-have products to keep you glowing.

1. Hydration

This is the single best thing you can do for your face and body. You have to drink water to prevent the premature appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles because water not only plumps the skin but it encourages collagen production which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. It also helps to flush toxins out of the body that can improve scars and pore appearance by enhancing the essential glow of your complexion.

2. Face Wash

When it comes to taking off your makeup and cleaning your face, avoid skin wipes at all costs. Not only are most full of nasty chemicals, they’re incredibly drying. Pick a kind face wash that’ll calm your skin, gently get rid of dirt and won’t leave your face with that horrible “stripped” feeling.

Here are some of my favorites.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser for its gel-like formula that gently turns into a light foam. It cleans the skin and completely removes makeup (even waterproof) without you having to scrub your eyes or use boiling hot water.

La Mer’s The Cleansing Foam is designed with sea algae fibers and white pearl powder, which gently purify and energize skin for a bright, healthy-looking complexion. The Miracle Broth™ infuses skin with precious nutrients, immersing it in moisture and energy.

3. Exfoliating

Exfoliating with 100% natural fine beads once or twice a week is the key to a brighter complexion to eliminate blackheads and dirt while absorbing excess oils and toxins.

I recommend you look into Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm. It can be used as a rich cleanser, gentle exfoliant or deeply nourishing balm - to quench areas of dry or dehydrated skin. It contains high levels of wild rosehip oil - a potent antioxidant proven to help repair, firm and smooth the skin - and is combined with geranium, starflower, hemp and rosemary seed oil, to help decongest and enrich the skin, restoring its natural radiance.

4. Serum

Think of a serum as more of a concentrated, lightweight moisturizer. By leaving out lubricants and thickening agents typically found in face creams, the active ingredients are able to penetrate the skin much faster.

Use your serum in conjunction with your moisturizer, on it’s own, night, day or both. 

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: This top-rated face serum is a customer favorite. It is formulated with ingredients like Lavender Essential Oil and Evening Primrose Oil to restore skinovernight. The distilled botanicals will improve firmness and elasticity for replenished, radiant skin.

5. Moisturizing

Winter skincare’s saving grace, moisturizing is essential but it's crucial that you get the right one for your skin type.

My favorite moisturizers for dry skin are Chantecaille La Crème A La Rose De Ma, Crème de la Mer, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich, Origin’s Mega Mushroom Skin Relief or Nivea’s Rich Moisturizing Day Cream.

6. SPF Protection

We cannot stress the importance of wearing SPF every day even if it’s cloudy and raining. UV light is always present and will cause irreversible damage if it’s not protected against.

SPF should always be the last step in your skincare routine and the first in your makeup. You must buy a product thatprotects against both UVA (long-wave rays) and UVB (short-ray waves) and go no lower than SPF30 in order to fully protect against burning, pigmentation change, dark spots and f premature aging.

7. Lip Balm

The Lip Balm by La Mer is something worth investing in. Thinner than any other area of the face, the lips are virtually defenseless against subtle changes in wind, temperature and dryness-requiring special attention. The Lip Balm is a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

La Mer’s The Lip Balm is used by Beauty Editors the world over to renew the delicate lip area while a patented Lip Lipid Complex delivers moisture and strengthens lips' moisture barrier to help prevent further damage. I'd also recommend something like By Terry Balm de Rose.

8. Night Oil

Night oil is a fantastic product. Your skin's nocturnal blood flow is much higher which means it's more susceptible to product and more likely to renew (plus it has 8 hours to work). 

  • For those with intensely dry skin go for Flora , which is a thick oil that nourishes fatigued skin and contains essence from five different roses, meaning it’s incredibly soothing. 
  • For those with oily skin it may seem odd to recommend using a night oil but Sunday Riley’s Artemis works to actively reduce problem areas. Weightless but luxurious, extracts of Black Cumin Seed Oil will boost immune cells that maintain healthy skin and Milk Thistle Seed Oil will encourage toxin-fighting enzymes to prevent break-outs. 
  • For those who are looking for an ultimate and luxurious skin glow with new vitality I recommend the Renewal Oil from La Mer. This dual-phase elixir blends Miracle Broth™ and sea-sourced actives, unleashing a wave of activity to infuse skin with youth. The look of emerging lines and wrinkles is softened and skin feels firmer. Miracle Broth™ helps energize skin’s natural repair. Day by day, skin’s natural barrier becomes more resilient and skin is hydrated.

9. Supplements

Taking supplements every day will really help you to maintain adequate levels of nutrition, especially during the colder seasons when your skin needs it. 

I recommend Life Pack Nano. A proprietary innovation in anti-aging protection with advanced bioavailability and maximum benefits:

  • Nourishes and protects cells, tissues, and organs in the body with the specific purpose to guard against the ravages of aging each day of your lifespan
  • Superior bioavailability with CR-6 LipoNutrients™ enhances uptake from the gut into the bloodstream and body for maximum anti-aging benefits
  • Advanced anti-aging formula helps protect the body with key nutrients such as NanoCoQ10™ and nano carotenoids
  • Helps maintain normal inflammatory responses in the body
  • Feeds and helps protect the brain with DHA and EPA (two CR-6 LipoNutrient™ softgels contain the same amount of EPA and DHA as two MarineOmega softgels)
  • Offers superior DNA protection against damaging free radical attacks by providing the body with important antioxidants and phytonutrients such as alpha-lipoic acid and catechins
  • Protects cell health with an antioxidant defense network
  • Promotes healthy immune function
  • Corrects nutritional deficiencies
Quick Fix for the Bride-To-Be
Big Day
Big Day

Give yourself the ultimate pre-wedding gift to ensure you will have everything from glowing skin to beautiful lips just in time for your big day.

Getting prepared for your wedding day can go well beyond regular sessions with a trainer or a devoted diet regimen. Whether you’re looking to chisel your jaw line, brighten your skin or stop excessive sweating from getting in the way of your big day, here are the top SD Medical Arts recommended quick fixes that may be worth undertaking before your wedding date.

1. NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOB

In less than 30 minutes, we can straighten the bridge of the nose, narrow the tip, or fill in unflattering divots by utilizing dermal fillers.

2. SPOTLESS SKIN

Flawless skin can be yours, courtesy of Alma’s specially designed ClearLift™ laser treatment and high powered Near Infrared technology. Harmony’s skin remodeling treatments rejuvenate mature skin, enhancing your natural beauty and revealing smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin. The treatments are ‘lunchtime procedures’ that are virtually painless with no downtime, and no need for pre- treatment anesthetic. The greatest advantage is that it’s safe for all skin types.

3. GLOWING SKIN

Utilizing a lighter version of CO2 laser resurfacing, your skin will be rejuvenated, freshened and wedding ready. This procedure is performed in less than 20 minutes without any irritation or downtime.

4. LIP PLUMPER

Get ready for your beautiful wedding photos. Fuller, luscious lips can be instantly yours using dermal fillers.

5. HAND REJUVENATION

To combat dry digits that can distract from your new sparkler, we recommend combining a PRP Treatment with microneedling, laser toning, and a gold mask to soften, smooth, and brighten skin.

6. NO SWEAT

Botox® is beneficial to prevent underarm sweating so you will stay completely dry while dancing all night, or to keep scalp dry to prevent hair from frizzing around the hairline. Results, which can be seen after one treatment, will last nine months to a year. 

7. CHISELED LOOK

“I can easily create almost permanent cheekbones or a fabulous jawline with dermal fillers making you look 5 to 10 years younger.” Dr. Danovich

8. DARK CIRCLE ERASER

Filling the areas above the tear trough and near the lash line is a powerful tool in treating sunken eyes and excessive hollowness. Tiny blunt needles are used to inject dermal filler under the skin and muscle to lift and fill the “hollowed out” lower eyelids.

9. BROW LIFT

Injecting Botox® along your hairline and under the tail of the eyebrow will have you looking more relaxed and refreshed, creating a prettier you. Results are visible in two days and can last 3-4 months.

10. ROCK YOUR WEDDING NIGHT WITH THE BIG O!

Women receiving the O Shot® procedure can enjoy a dramatic increase in their sexual response by activating the Female Orgasm System. By injecting PRP into an area called the “O Shot® – a collection of structure”, we activate the orgasm system. Women usually feel the effects of the O Shot® instantaneously due to the growth factors influence to rejuvenate and enhance the sexual response.

What can I do about my hair loss?
Hair Loss
Hair Loss

“What can I do about my hair loss?”

“Is there any permanent baldness cure available?”

The American Hair Loss Association states that over 54 million people in the US alone will experience hair loss during their lifetime. Now this complex and multifactorial phenomenon is curable through the regenerative process of stem cell therapy.

Regardless of the cause of typical hair loss in the majority of the population, whether due to hormonal issues, aging, or genetic predisposition, stem cell therapy stimulates inactive follicles to become healthy and strong. It also encourages the growth of new follicles where there were none by building or reinforcing the hair follicle’s papilla – the base of the hair follicle bulb. 

Stem cell treatment is an FDA guidelines-compliant, safe, effective, and permanent hair loss and baldness solution. 

In the near future, hair loss stem cell treatment will become the astounding norm. The hair loss struggle is becoming a thing of the past,” says Svetlana M. Danovich MD, PhD, FACS – Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon and Hair Specialist of New York.

At SD Medical Arts, we will thoroughly address all of your questions and customize treatments according to your needs and desires.

Contact us now for more information and see what Stem Cells and our SD Comprehensive Individualized Organic Hair Restoration Model can do for you and your hairline!

Manhattan - 917.793.1700

Great Neck - 516.439.4688

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Ready for the Hair Care Revolution?
A New Way to Sublime Hair
A New Way to Sublime Hair

Discover a new way to sublime hair with SD Organic Comprehensive Hair Restoration Model & Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris.

Rethinking the ritual of care with SD Organic Comprehensive Hair Restoration Model. We leverage the extensive hair treatment knowledge to benefit of the beauty of your hair. Our scientific approach is an innovative hair care ritual to respond to various hair problems.  

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatment Protocol incorporates a powerful concentration of plant-based extracts and essential oils, minerals, vitamins and proteins by Sisley Paris to stimulate the scalp for long term health and nourishing the hair for immediate beauty.

1. PRP injections appear to be effective in the treatment of hair loss in both males and females, without remarkable adverse effects, along with high patient satisfaction rate. PRP is defined as the plasma derived from autologous (your own) blood rich in the essential growth factors – “growth factors cocktail”! The regenerative potential of plasma depends on interactions between PRP growth factors (PDGF, TGF-b, and VΕGF) and stem cells of the follicles to activate the proliferative phase of the hair, giving rise to the future follicular unit. Therefore, PRP serves as a potential treatment of hair loss. PRP has a positive therapeutic effect on male and female pattern hair loss without major side effects. Based on our experience, patients demonstrate clinical improvement in the number of hairs-hair regrowth (up to 20% increase) and hair thickness (30-40% increase).

2. An innovative skincare ritual has been developed to respond to various hair problems. It carefully caters to both the scalp and to hair fiber thanks to complementary key ingredients (Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Pro-Vitamin B5, extracts of Linseed and spelt seeds, Sage extract) that act from the root of the hair.

3. Hair Ritual is composed of six essential products: Revitalizing Volumizing Shampoo with Camellia Oil, Revitalizing Smoothing Shampoo with Macadamia Oil, Restructuring Conditioner with cotton proteins, Regenerating Hair Care Mask, Revitalizing Fortifying Serum for the scalp.