Discover the hottest skincare trends and expert-recommended treatments for a radiant fall complexion in 2023.
If you're looking for a fall skincare refresh, you're in for a treat with the newest trends and treatments for the season. These cutting-edge options include a versatile 4-in-1 device combining microneedling with radiofrequency (RF), an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler designed exclusively for skin hydration, the TikTok sensation known as "Trap Tox," and a non-invasive microcurrent facial. We've reached out to three renowned experts in the field – New York City's top facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Yael Halaas and Dr. David Shafer, along with esteemed esthetician Joanna Vargas – to gather their insights on their favorite skincare treatments for fall 2023 and beyond.
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Dr. Yael Halaas, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, lauds BTL's microneedling radiofrequency device, which not only tightens the skin but also reduces pore size. This device features a small handpiece that gently administers radiofrequency and ultrasound to stimulate elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Additionally, it includes a larger body handpiece equipped with a special cooling component and higher energy levels, targeting troublesome fat pockets such as bra fat. The best part? The treatment is pain-free and involves minimal downtime. As an added benefit, the Emfemme 360 applicator enhances women's sexual satisfaction and provides increased moisture for those in menopause. Dr. Halaas recommends a post-treatment care regimen that includes products like Plated Skin Science Serum ($267) and Skincare by Alana's Anteage Serum and Accelerator ($220).
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Allergan recently introduced SkinVive, a new injectable treatment. Dr. David Shafer, a double board-certified plastic surgeon based in Manhattan, describes it as a skin enhancement treatment that focuses on deep hydration and a radiant glow. This 10-minute treatment leaves the skin smoother, brighter, and revitalized. Clinical trials have shown a remarkable 63% satisfaction rate in terms of skin radiance at six months post-treatment, compared to just 11% before. Dr. Shafer recommends post-treatment products like SkinMedica's Even & Correct Skin Brightening Treatment ($178) and HA5 ($124), a hydrating serum that smoothes and softens rough texture, lines, and wrinkles.
Traptox, also known as "Barbie Botox," is the latest neuromodulator from Botox that has gained popularity on TikTok. It is known to weaken muscle function for three to five months, and in this case, Botox is injected into the Trapezius muscle. Dr. Shafer praises the treatment for its dual benefits, both functional and aesthetic, as it relaxes the neck and shoulders, improves posture, and provides a slimmer and elongated neck appearance.
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Celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas shares her enthusiasm for the microcurrent machine, which lifts the skin, brightens it, and offers long-lasting results. Her clients, including celebrities like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Greta Gerwig, have experienced remarkable improvements. Vargas emphasizes the non-invasive nature of the treatment and its outstanding results. She has seamlessly incorporated the machine into her Triple Crown Royale Facial, but she notes that any microcurrent facial is effective.
Vargas also offers a patented RevitaLight LED Bed to boost collagen production and reduce the visibility of pores. Using it weekly results in a radiant glow that draws compliments from others. Vargas is a strong advocate of non-invasive technologies like microcurrent and LED light, highlighting their effectiveness and absence of side effects. While these treatments may require a bit more time, they can significantly transform your skin's look and feel.
Vargas recommends a thorough morning and night face cleansing routine, with her Vitamin C Face Wash ($40) as a standout option. This product combines vitamin C with clarifying witch hazel water, hyaluronic acid, and natural exfoliants, leaving the skin luminous without stripping its natural oils. She also suggests facial gua sha as a daily skin-refreshing practice. Another product she endorses is the Current Body LED Face and Neck Mask ($611), which, when used once or twice weekly after cleansing, reduces skin sensitivity, enhances collagen and elastin production, and gradually diminishes fine lines and sun damage.