Clear Skin Is In! Summer Boot Camp Butt-Kickers

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Contributed by Audrey Matney.
In the summertime, the top trend that repeats year after year (and never loses cache) is that clear SKIN is in. Along with the daily application of SPF 30 or higher, New York City-based facial plastic surgeon and expert Steven J. Pearlman, MD, FACS recommends the following procedures to whip your skin into sexy summer shape.


This cultishly popular treatment creates smooth revitalized and fresh-looking skin–no make-up required! It’s the perfect summer prep to avoid a melting face of make-up on hot summer days and humid nights. Painlessly penetrating the skin on a cellular level, the Eclipse Micropen treatment (also known as micro-needling) increases collagen production, helping to restore and reprogram your skin’s elasticity, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and acne depressions. BEAUTY INSIDER TIP: If you love to wear flirty backless dresses and have even a hint of bacne, Micropen is an absolute must! Micro needling will minimize pore size to restore healthy-looking, youthful skin. It corrects a variety of skin conditions including discoloration, uneven texture, acne scars, acne bumps, and sun damage. You can also stimulate the skin’s natural healing process by infusing potent botanicals, vitamins, and nutrients during your treatment. This skin-changing game changer will transform your skin in 4-8 sessions! Micropen can also be infused with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to maximize anti-aging results, and can be performed on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.


This age-defying treatment instantly lifts sagging cheeks reestablishing balance and harmony to the face without a scalpel. This cheek enhancement treatment restores the youthful apple cheeks from your early days, and softens deep naso-labial folds (lines from the corner of the nose to the angle of the mouth). For those looking for less apple and more angle, there’s Runway Cheekstm. This injection treatment originating on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, and NYC appeals to the fashion obsessed generation to create angularity and a sharper, high-fashion appearance. This très chic cheek treat contours your unique facial features by building upon your natural bone structure through use of injectibles. Take the summer off: ditch those highlighting and contouring creams and powders for a sexy commanding look, sans make-up!


Correct the loss of skin elasticity on the face and neck without undergoing surgery. This non-invasive FDA-cleared ultrasound procedure goes deep enough to stimulate and lift the jawline, neck, and brow as well as improve the appearance of the décolleté. Summer is not the time to cover up your neck and chest with a scarf or high-neck garment. You want to set your skin free so you can bare it! Ultherapy is the procedure to stimulate production of new collagen and elastin deep within the skin. The procedure bypasses the surface of the skin, to deliver focused ultrasound energy at the necessary depth below the skin. The skin’s clinical response to this energy is to stimulate the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin. The procedure yields “taut” results lasting up to two years, and the majority of patients only need one treatment. Those with a fair amount of skin or jowl laxity may need more than one treatment.