Ultherapy – Lift And Tone Loose Skin Without Any Downtime

Ultherapy is a revolutionary non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound technology to lift, tone, and tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and décolletage. This procedure is FDA-approved and is the only non-invasive facelift treatment that can effectively lift and tighten skin without any downtime.

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How Does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate the production of collagen, which is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. The ultrasound energy heats up the skin tissue at precise depths and leads to the production of new collagen. It is a safe and effective alternative to surgical facelifts, as it does not require any incisions or anesthesia. Also, it is the only procedure that incorporates ultrasound imaging to enable practitioners to visualize the targeted layers of tissue during treatment. This ensures that the energy is directed to the most optimal location.
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What Are the Benefits of Ultherapy?

Ultherapy has several benefits, which make it an excellent choice for individuals looking to achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance. Some of these benefits include:
Non-Invasive: It is a non-invasive procedure, which means that it does not require any incisions or anesthesia. This makes it a safe and painless alternative to surgical facelifts.
Quick and Convenient: Ultherapy can be completed in just one session, depending on the treatment area, the degree of laxity, and the body’s response to ultrasound and collagen stimulation.
No Downtime: Unlike surgical facelifts, which require a significant amount of downtime, this therapy does not require any downtime. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Natural Results: As mentioned earlier, Ultherapy stimulates natural collagen production. Because the process is natural and gradual, the results appear natural and not overly dramatic or obvious.
Customizable Treatment: The treatment can be customized to address specific areas of concern, such as the face, neck, chest, and brow.
Long-Lasting Results: Ultherapy results can last up to two years or more. The natural collagen production stimulated by the treatment continues to provide benefits long after the procedure.

Am I A Good Candidate For Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a suitable treatment for individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity and want to achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance without undergoing surgery. Good candidates are typically: Between the ages of 30-65; Experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity in areas such as the face, neck, chest, or brow; Looking for a non-invasive treatment option; Have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure; Generally in good health and do not have any medical conditions that could interfere with the treatment. It is best to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if Ultherapy is a suitable treatment option based on individual needs and medical history.

Is Ultherapy Safe?

Yes, Ultherapy is considered a safe treatment. It has been cleared by the FDA for use in lifting and tightening the skin on the face, neck, and chest. The device uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen production in the deep layers of the skin, without causing any damage to the surface of the skin.
Ultherapy: The Revolutionary Non-Invasive Facelift Solution

How Quickly Will I See Results?

Although patients may experience some initial improvement, the full lifting and toning effects may take 2-3 months to become fully apparent. This is because the treatment stimulates the renewal and replacement of tired collagen with new, stronger collagen, which takes time. As the collagen-building process continues, patients may see further improvements in the appearance of their skin up to six months following the procedure.

Will I Need More Than One Treatment?

Most patients typically require only one treatment to achieve their desired results. However, some individuals with more significant skin laxity or who have a slower biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process may benefit from additional treatments.


Overall, Ultherapy is a safe and effective alternative to surgical facelifts and other invasive procedures. It is important to choose a qualified healthcare provider who has experience with Ultherapy to ensure the safest and most effective treatment.

Men’s Daily Skincare Routines: Tailor Your Regimen to Your Age

When it comes to skincare, men often tend to overlook the importance of having a daily routine. However, taking care of your skin is crucial, not only for your appearance but also for your overall health. And as you age, your skincare needs change, requiring you to tailor your regimen accordingly. In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of a daily skincare routines for men and how you can customize it to fit your age and specific needs. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond, we’ve got you covered with expert advice and practical tips to help you achieve healthy, radiant skin. So let’s dive in and learn how to create a daily skincare routine that works for you!

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In Your Twenties, Maintain That Glow

So, you’re in your twenties and your skin glows. It’s elastic, hydrated, and (best of all) full of collagen. It’s also full of natural oils, which makes you prone to break out more often. With this in mind, as a smart twenty-something, you should start your day with a non-comedogenic or oil-free cleanser followed by an oil-free moisturizer with sunscreen. Before going to bed, the routine should consist of gentle cleanser followed by an oil-free moisturizer. Exfoliating a few times a week will help reduce breakouts. Guys who shave should spend the extra buck on shaving cream that contains moisturizer to prevent ingrown hairs.
Men’s Daily Skincare Routines: Tailor Your Regimen to Your Age

In Your Thirties, Be Proactive

Now you’re in your thirties, Vitamin A will be your secret weapon against aging. You’re starting to lose elasticity and the collagen that was abundant in your twenties is now less so. As always, pay extra attention to the label on your daily moisturizer to ensure it includes broad-spectrum sunscreen. Moreover, now is the perfect time to start incorporating anti-aging creams into your overnight regimen. In addition, your aim will be to increase collagen production in your skin, so when you’re shopping for products, look for ones that contain Vitamin A with retinoids. Also, now is the time to start focusing on your eyes. Keep in mind retinol products for around the eyes should be gentler than the cream, serum, or moisturizer you’re using on your face since the skin there is thinner.

In Your Forties, Fifties, and Beyond, Step it Up

Welcome to your forties and fifties. On the plus side, you’re probably not breaking out since your skin isn’t secreting as much natural oil as did in your twenties. Because of this, you’ll want to use thicker moisturizer. Again, read the label and find a product containing hyaluronic acid – this is a terrific agent for helping replenish and retain skin moisture. You’ll also want to incorporate more anti-aging products into your daily regimen. This is also the time in your life when antioxidants like Vitamin C will come into play to help slow the degradation of collagen and help brighten and treat photodamaged skin. In your mornings, don’t limit your Vitamin C intake to just your breakfast orange juice. A gentle cleanser followed by a Vitamin C serum and moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid (and sunscreen) is the perfect way to start your day. At night, use a gentle cleanser followed by retinol cream and hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer before bed.
Men’s Daily Skincare Routines: Tailor Your Regimen to Your Age

Healthy Habits

In addition to what we’ve mentioned above, let’s be clear on a few important lifestyle and personal care themes that hold true at any age: Incorporate a broad-spectrum sunscreen into your daily, morning routine; Don’t smoke, and limit alcohol consumption; Exercise, hydrate, and eat a well-balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables; Get enough sleep, they don’t call it “beauty rest” for nothing. In your case, let’s call it “handsome rest.”


Skin care for men doesn’t have to be complicated, but it is important. By incorporating a few simple steps into your daily skincare routines, and modifying your approach over time, you can ensure healthier, younger-looking skin at any age. So whether you’re in your twenties or your fifties, it’s never too late to start a skincare regimen that will benefit your skin for years to come.

Coolsculpting: One Man’s Adventure with Frozen Fat Cells


 By Bobby McGuire


It’s an unusually cold Friday morning and I’ve just finished the trek across a snowy Central Park to willingly put myself through an hour of localized sub-zero temperature indoors. What am I thinking? The short answer is bathing suit season. The long answer starts with an SAT word – Cryolipolysis, commonly referred to as “Coolsculpting.” If all goes according to plan, my nemesis fat will be gone in three months by Memorial Day when the beaches open.

It’s been a long one-way romance between me and my love handles. They love me, but the feeling is far from mutual. My 2019 resolution was to break-up with my muffin top. Initially, I took the natural route. I upped my attendance at the gym, doubled my lifting schedule and took up a near full-time residence in the spinning studio. After two months, my chest and shoulders looked great and you could easily bounce a quarter off of my butt. The only hold-out from my metamorphizing “Dad bod” was the love handles that I’d come to rename my “stalker fat.”


A decade ago, guys like me looking to get rid of diet and exercise-resistant fat would have turned to liposuction. But that procedure involved surgical consultations, downtime and a significant (and sometimes) painful recovery period. Welcome to the 2010s and the era of CoolSculpting, a non-invasive procedure with practically no downtime and negligible side-effects.

So, how does this work? Cryolipolysis relies on adipocyte response to acute cold injury by inducing a lobular panniculitis, which results in subcutaneous fat layer reduction. In English, this means that targeted areas of the body are subjected to extreme cold temperature for a short period of time. The fat cells freeze and are eventually eliminated out of the body. Think of grapes that were put in the freezer and then left out to thaw.


With my mind made to have this procedure done, the next question was “where.” Googling “Coolsculpting NYC” pulled up a bevy of results. Admittedly, the headlines that boast deep discounts appeal to the thrifty side of me. And while, I’m sure these places are staffed with qualified technicians, I find the idea of having any sort of procedure (no matter how non-invasive) performed by a business that makes bargain a selling point, the equivalent of going to a TGI Fridays for an appendectomy. Both places have knives. They must be equal, right?

After a little research, I chose Sadick Dermatology. As a leader in the field, Dr. Neil Sadick has been on the forefront of research in the area of aesthetics. And with offices throughout Manhattan and Long Island, I had my choice of locations. But what ultimately made me choose Sadick, was the desired permanence of this procedure. I thought of it this way: If I’m going to buy something that I intend to wear forever, will I go to K-Mart of Saks? Sadick is definitely Saks.


I arrive at Sadick Dermatology on Park Avenue and am greeted by Maria and Jenn, who will be handling the procedure. After filling out some paperwork, I head down the hall to get my fat frozen. The procedure room is dominated by a hybrid chaise lounge examination table that’s surprisingly comfortable. Jenn starts up the R2D2-like machine in the corner of the room that turns out to be the Coolsculpting apparatus.

After describing the procedure to me in detail, Maria snaps a few “before” photos and marks up my sides up with a blue pen. It’s time to get started. I lay on one side and the CoolSculpting applicator gets affixed to my right flank. Like the slowly boiled frog in reverse, I feel coolness at first. By the time the applicator hits the optimal temperature of negative 19 degrees Fahrenheit, the area is numb and I barely feel anything other than a cool tingle that is far from uncomfortable. If anything, the experience at its worst is slightly unnerving. I describe it to friends as feeling “numb-comfortable.”

Thirty-five minutes of me checking my social media accounts and reading email on my phone, and it’s time to remove the applicator. A quick massage of the treated area breaks up the crystalized fat cells. The process is repeated on left side. This time to keep myself busy, I Facetime my friends. After a post-procedure consultation with Maria, I’m out of the door. The entire process took less than two hours.

As promised, the immediate side effects are minimal. I was encouraged to jump back into my exercise routine as soon as possible. Within a few hours after my CoolSculpting, I’m back at the gym taking a water boot camp class. My friends in my class remark that my flanks are slightly red, but outside of that, there is no tangible evidence that I’ve had anything done.


It’s important to note that CoolSculpting can’t take the place of a diet. It’s meant to help get rid of stubborn fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. Although it’s best for people who are within 20 or 30 pounds of their target weight, it by itself won’t help you drop you down to your goal. Usually people lose up to 25 percent of unwanted fat from the treated area.

Are you a candidate for CoolSculpting? First, look at the area of your body that’s bothering you and grab it. Since CoolSculpting freezes fat, you’re going to need some fat to work with. If you can pinch at least an inch, you’ve probably got enough. As Jenn quipped to me: “If you can squeeze it, you can freeze it.”


If you’re looking for results when you wake up with CoolSculpting, you’re going to have to have a very long sleep. In some cases, a slight change to the treated area may be noticeable after a couple of weeks. So, if you’re looking to go shopping for new clothes for your new body, you’re going to have to wait a while for them to fit. I personally intend to enjoy the end of sweater season.

Within three months, the targeted look should be achieved – in my case, in time to fit into that new Paul Smith swim suit I’ve had my eyes on. In the meantime, I’ve been advised to stick with healthy eating habits and my gym schedule. CoolSculpting isn’t meant to bypass the hard work I’ve already put in. Also, hitting the beer and sweets hard puts me at risk for losing the benefits from this procedure.

In the meantime, my love handles and I will be doing one long final slow dance into the Memorial Day sunset, and (I hope) a happier next chapter apart from each other.

Interested in learning more about one of the best locations in NYC for Coolsculpting for men? Call Sadick Dermatology at 212-772-7242 or email them at info@saddickprod1.wpengine.com


From Brotox to Fillers: The Best Injectable Treatments for Men

Happy 2019! Who’s turning 30 this year? 40?

As we ring in the last year of the 2010s, it’s only fitting to look back to other milestone years. Let’s consider 1989. It’s been three decades since the banner year that saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dawn of commercial internet service. “Harry Potter” actor, Daniel Radcliffe and Grammy Award-hoarder Taylor Swift were both born in 1989. Similarly, 1989 was also the year that pharma giant Allergan disrupted the world of cosmetic procedures by introducing a form of botulinum toxin to the market under the brand name of “Botox.”

As early adopters of injectable treatments like Botox (and other neuromodulator brands like Dysport or Xeomin), women have enjoyed benefits of these non-invasive procedures to help them look and feel their best selves for three decades. But in recent years, men have also gotten in on the action. In fact, a 2017 report by the American Society for Plastic Surgery noted a 325 percent increase in overall anti-aging procedures for men. But it’s not just Botox. That same study reported an over 26 percent jump in use of guys using hyaluronic fillers from 2014 to 2015 alone.

So, set aside any jokes about Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” movies. Injectable treatments for men are a very real (and growing) thing.

At Sadick these days, more than ever, we’re seeing men are visiting our center with anti-aging and skin care questions in mind. And while each guy’s goal is unique to him, there are a few common themes we’re hearing over-and-over. In the “City that never sleeps,” men want to look less tired. But mostly, guys just want to appear refreshed without looking like they’ve had anything “done.”

Whether the concern is under-eye dark circles, wrinkles, or laugh-lines men have been turning to Sadick Dermatology for a discrete New York City center to receive their subtle injectable treatments. Here are our “Top Four.”


Concern:  Wrinkles on the forehead, around or between the eyes (11’s)

Treatment: Neuromodulators using Botox, Dysport or Xeomin

The Low-Down: What it Is: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin are neuromodulators that when injected into facial muscles, blocks the enzyme responsible for moving these muscles, and the temporarily minimizes the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles. Each treatment is customized to keep the face looking less fatigued while maintaining a masculine appearance.

Results: Keep in mind that it takes 7-10 days for the neuromodulator to fully kick-in. Most people begin to notice a softening of the wrinkles in as little as two days.

Note: If you’re worried about looking “frozen,” don’t. In the hands of a skilled injector such as one of our board-certified dermatologists, you’ll have a refreshed, rested look without the expression lines but that doesn’t mean you won’t have any facial movement.


Concern: Tired Eyes and Dark Circles

Treatment: Dermal Fillers using Restylane or Belotero

The Low-Down:  We hear a lot of guys complain about looking tired even after a full night’s rest. That’s hardly surprising. As men age, they tend to lose volume in their tear-troughs (under-eyes). Restoring volume can be achieved using filing agents, such as Belotero or Restylane, to soften the appearance of work-related stress.

Results: The bonus in using dermal fillers is that the results are instant and can last 6-12 months!

Note: Don’t worry, our expert injectors won’t make you look feminine, just rested and ready to face the board room!

You may, however, experience mild swelling after the treatment and there is always a risk for minor bruising. Be sure to speak with one of our filler experts about the do’s and don’ts before your treatment to reduce the likeliness of bruising or swelling.


Concern:  Lines on either side of your mouth

Treatment: Dermal fillers using Restylane, Juvederm

The Low-Down: New York City men have been coming to Sadick Dermatology to treat their laugh-lines for years. These pesky folds develop around the mouth as a result of a loss of collagen over time. One of our expert injectors will add support to these folds in order to soften their appearance while maintaining a masculine appearance.

Results: Similarly to tear-trough fillers, the results are instant! There is little to now downtime and you can resume all normal activities immediately.

Note: Be sure to avoid alcohol a day or two before and stop aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor) advil, motrin and aleve one week prior.


Concern: Hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as “Excess Sweating”

Treatment: Botox, Dysport or Xeomin

The Low-down: Many man (and women) have turned to Sadick Dermatology to help treat embarrassing excess sweating.  Botox, Xeomin and Dysport not only treat wrinkles but they also temporarily stop hyperhidrosis.

Here’s how it works. The neuromodulator is injected into the skin to safely block the nerve responsible for triggering the sweat glands.

Results: The treatment can last 3-5 months and begins to work 1-2 weeks after the treatment is performed. There is no downtime and you can resume all normal activities after the treatment.

Note: While the underarms are the most popular area injected, many men also choose to treat their scalp, palms and feet, keeping you looking cool as a cucumber.

Interested in learning more about the best skincare treatments for men? Call us at 212-772-7242 or email us at info@saddickprod1.wpengine.com


Pregnancy Acne: Managing Changes to Your Skin While Nursing or Pregnant

Whether you’re a regular at the dermatologist’s office or seeking a first treatment, if you’re pregnant or nursing, you might want to hold off.

Many women experience changes to their skin during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These changes can include hyperpigmentation, acne, growths, and varicose veins. Frequently, these changes will send women to seek treatments from a skincare specialist.

We dermatologists take special precautions to consider the welfare of both the patient and the baby during pregnancy. While some procedures are perfectly safe, others should be put off until after delivery.

So what’s safe for expectant mothers and what should be avoided? Keep reading to learn more about some of the frequently asked skincare questions we receive from pregnant and nursing women.  

How Should I Treat Pregnancy Acne?  

As a result of the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, up to 45% of pregnant women experience increased levels of acne. Occasionally, it may be the first time you experience acne to such a degree. But if a breakout has you headed towards the pharmacy in search of an over-the-counter acne treatment, you might want to visit your dermatologist first.

Surprisingly, many over-the-counter acne products contain ingredients which are considered “Category C” in pregnancy, which means that research has not yet determined whether they are safe for pregnant women to use. These ingredients include salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, both of which are incredibly common in everyday acne treatments.

Thus, if you’re experiencing pregnancy acne, it’s best to see a dermatologist for recommendations on which acne products are safe for you to use. Your dermatologist may suggest one of the following treatments for pregnancy acne:

Topical antibiotics like clindamycin or erythomycin:

  • Topical chemical exfoliants like glycolic or azelaic acids
  • Regular facials and extractions performed by a dermatologist

As your hormones change throughout your pregnancy and after giving birth, your skin will continue to change. Your doctor can help you to design a skincare routine that’s effective yet safe.

What Skincare Ingredients Should I Avoid During Pregnancy?  

There are several other product ingredients that should be completely avoided during pregnancy and nursing, and even while trying to conceive. Many people don’t realize this, but any ingredients you apply to your skin can seep into your bloodstream and interact with your baby’s development.

Vitamin A derivatives are a common cautioned-against ingredient, since they have been associated with defects. Propoular skin products formulated with vitamin A derivatives include Retin-A, Tazorac, Renova, and Accutane. We also recommend avoiding tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline, as these may cause permanent skin and teeth discoloration.

Can I Get Botox and Fillers While Pregnant or Breastfeeding? 

One question that frequently comes up is whether fillers and Botox-like products such as Dysport and Xeomin are safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of fillers and other injectables on pregnant or breastfeeding women has not been established. Thus, they are generally not recommended.

That said, hyaluronic filler products like Restylane, Juvederm, or Belotero are technically safe as they are simply sugar-based compounds. However, in general, we recommend that new and expectant mothers hold off on all cosmetic procedures until after delivery or breastfeeding has ceased. If you have your heart set on these procedures, we recommend that you consult with your obstetrician first. In our opinion, since we don’t know whether they are 100% safe, it’s better to err on the side of caution.

Can You Have Other Dermatology Treatments While Pregnant or Breastfeeding? 

Similarly, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser, ultrasound, and radiofrequency type facial procedures should also be avoided while you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

While there’s no strong evidence to suggest that these procedures are harmful to either mother or baby, these procedures can have adverse effects to the skin. During pregnancy, women are more likely to develop post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and keloid scarring. Thus, dermatologists cannot promise that these treatments will have the same positive results for pregnant women as they might before or after pregnancy.

Due to the lack of studies, we recommend scheduling any elective dermatological treatments until post-pregnancy. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry and you and the baby are more important than any cosmetic treatment. We also recommend consulting with your dermatologist to develop a safe skincare routine, especially if you’re experiencing pregnancy acne. When in doubt, ask your obstetrician for their advice.

At Sadick Dermatology, we know that many women want to look and feel their best, no matter what stage of life or experience. Since pregnancy can provide new challenges to skincare, it’s best not to guess or go it alone. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists to develop a plan specific to your needs. We’re here to help. Sadick Dermatology has some of the best dermatologists in NYC. Call us at 212-772-7242 and one of our highly-experienced staff will be pleased to assist you.



Cold Weather Skincare Tips: How to Prepare for a Winter Wedding

While winter weddings are certainly romantic, winter is not the best time for your skin to be front and center. Chilly temperatures and dry indoor heating can do a number on the smooth, supple complexion you’ve been perfecting in the months leading up to your wedding.

Luckily, dry winter skin is preventable – if you know what you’re doing. That’s why we put together these winter skin care tips! Keep reading to find out how to prep skin for a winter wedding.

Winter Skin Tips for Brides

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! 

When the temperature drops, so do humidity levels, and the resulting dry air can zap the moisture right out of your skin. Thus, your summer moisturizer isn’t going to cut it during the winter months. 

Replace your usual moisturizer with a thicker formula that includes ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help skin hold onto moisture. Further amp up the hydration factor by using a moisturizing mask once or twice per week.

The result? Your skin maintains its beautiful dewy glow – even in the dead of winter.

Stock Up on Blueberries 

Eating more antioxidants can preserve your complexion by neutralizing glow-stealing free radicals from pollution, UV radiation, and stress. Antioxidant-rich superfoods like blueberries, cranberries, squash, and pumpkins are all in season, so make sure you add them to your grocery list. 

…Or Apply Antioxidants Topically 

Antioxidants don’t just benefit your skin when you eat them. Some antioxidants are actually more effective when applied directly to the skin.

Ask your dermatologist for creams that include ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, or resveratrol. These can create a barrier on your skin, protecting it from environmental stressors.

Play with Climate Control

Indoor heating can spell disaster for a luminous bridal complexion, so avoid cranking the heat at home. You might be a bit more chilly than you like, but you’ll save on your energy bills!

Invest those savings in a humidifier, which adds water back into the dry air. Aim for 45-55% humidity, which is the optimal level for skin hydration.

Say Goodbye to Hot Showers

Long hot showers feel great (especially when the weather is cold!), but they strip skin of its natural moisturizing oils. Take quick, lukewarm showers instead. When you step out of the shower, apply moisturizer while skin is still damp to lock in hydration.

Perfect Your Pout

When planning your winter skincare strategy, don’t forget about your lips! If your bridal makeup look includes a bold lipstick shade, then a dry, flaky pout is the last thing you want.

It’s easier to prevent chapped lips than to treat them, so wear a lip balm with SPF 30 every day and reapply frequently. We also recommend using a sugar scrub on your lips weekly to gently exfoliate them, keeping them smooth and flake-free.    

Protect Your Skin

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear sunscreen. Wear a daily moisturizer with SPF to protect skin against photoaging and sunburn. SPF protection is especially critical if you’ve been undergoing treatments to fade hyperpigmentation and scarring. Otherwise, you might undo all your hard work!

If you’re planning on being outdoors for long periods of time (like if you’re going skiing), layer exposed skin with a protective ointment to keep it from getting chapped and inflamed.

Discuss with Your Dermatologist

Any bride’s first step in her bridal beauty timeline should be talking to a board-certified dermatologist. Make sure your dermatologist knows that your wedding will take place in winter. This will help them to design a custom beauty plan that will fit your needs. Need some advice or interested in learning more about our advanced treatments? Contact us at: info@saddickprod1.wpengine.com

Overall, the best way to avoid dry winter skin is to stay ahead of it. Start following these winter skin care tips now and your skin will be healthy, hydrated, and luminous on your big day.

Want to learn more about ways to maintain a glowing look, even in winter? Sadick Dermatology has some of the best dermatologists in NYC. Call us at 212-772-7242 and one of our highly-experienced staff will be pleased to assist you.



The Best Hair Loss Treatments for Men

In September of 2004, England’s Prince William was bestowed the honor of “Sexiest Man Alive” at the British Celebrity Awards, beating out competition from actor Jude Law and rugby star Johnny Wilkinson. A lot has changed since William received that award. Fourteen years, a brief military career, one highly publicized wedding and three children later, and William is far from the cover boy he once was. In fact, a 2017 Ranker.com survey on “Hottest Royal Men” placed him seventh behind Prince Carl Phillip, Duke of Värmland and his younger brother Prince Harry. Ouch!

All of this begs the answer to two questions:

1 – Where the hell is Värmland?

2 – What do Princes Carl Phillip and Harry have that William doesn’t?

The answers are: West Central Sweden, and hair.

But don’t feel too bad for William. He has a few things. First off, he’s got a lot of money (a reported $40 million). Secondly, he’s got company. According to studies male pattern baldness occurs to some degree to two thirds of men his age. But the most important thing that William and millions of other men like him have is options.

Gone are the days when the only choices outside of going bald gracefully were limited to wearing a hat, getting a toupee, or the dreaded “comb-over.” Thanks to advancements in dermatology, millions of men now have the choice of either trying to rock a bad head like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or putting a lock onto their locks.

Want to address your thinning hair? Here are some thoughts from the hair rejuvenation experts at Sadick Dermatology.

Start Early! 

Over 65% percent of American men will notice some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. That number jumps to 85% of men with thinning hair by age 50. In a lot of cases, once a hair follicle is gone, it’s gone for good. The name of the game here is to hold onto what you have before more hairs fall out, and you lose the ability to regrow more than 60 percent of hair that’s already been lost. Time is not your friend here. See your dermatologist once you start to notice your hair thinning. Together we can put a plan in place.

Supplement It! 

The strategy here is to work from the inside out. Vitamin and mineral supplements like Nutrafol target the root of hair health and work from within. Stress, diet and environmental conditions can all affect hair health. According to Nutrafol’s website, “New science proves how a multitude of internal and external triggers create an imbalance in the body’s immune system and metabolic pathways. At the follicle, this produces a cascade of free radicals, oxidative stress and inflammatory markers. These factors generate damaging molecules and more free radicals that lead to disruption of the hair cycle. This prompts the follicle and the immune system to respond by producing more of these chemical molecules, called cytokines, which start to affect our hair.”

We agree with Nutrafol’s assessment, and have found this to be true with many of our patients who lead busy lives here in New York. The right nutrients can go a long way to battling the effects of oxidative stress and rebalancing hair and scalp health.

Inject It! 

Have you ever heard of the “vampire facial?” That’s when blood is re-introduced into the face to regain a glowing complexion. The process, which is called “platelet rich plasma” or “PRP.” Our blood has two components, red blood cells and plasma. And it’s the latter of the two that contains platelets, which are rich in growth factors. With PRP treatments, growth factors from your own plasma are injected into your follicles to stimulate re-growth, while increasing the integrity of real hair. If it sounds weird or “unmanly” maybe this will help: countless professional athletes around the world use this procedure to enhance healing of sports injuries. It’s one of our most popular treatments and we highly recommend it.

Beam it Up!

Light beams are another option. Low intensity light called low-level laser therapy (LLLT) works when red light targets the stem cells in your scalp, stimulating them to grow hair and shift follicles into the anagen phase. Is this effective? Nine out of 11 studies assessing hair count and density found statistically significant improvement following LLLT treatments. We use a low energy red light via an exceptional technology called Omnilux.

Plant It!

If the processes above won’t work, the best solution for losing your hair may be using your own hair. For those who have permanent hair loss, a transplant is an effective near-permanent solve. This surgical procedure, that can happen in one day, involves harvesting healthy hair follicles from the back of your head and planting them in the balding regions.

Enhance It!

Topical products like Minoxidil and protein-rich shampoos are a great way to follow-up your treatment to enhance results.  Minoxidil can be purchased over the counter in its brand name “Rogaine”.  However, the OTC formula is missing two important components that can decrease inflammation and allow for better penetration of the solution.  At Sadick Dermatology, we compound our own topical products for maximum efficacy and potency.  

Commit to It!

One thing to keep in mind is that hair disorders are often ongoing, lifelong conditions.  Regardless of which treatment route you choose (PRP, red-light laser, supplements, or a combination approach), all require consistency. It is important to consider your lifestyle and budget when selecting the appropriate treatment for YOU! We can help…it just starts with a conversation. 

Want to learn more about ways to maintain and even rejuvenate your hair health? Sadick Dermatology has some of the best hair loss doctors in NYC. Call us at 212-772-7242 or email us at info@saddickprod1.wpengine.com and one of our highly-experienced staff will be pleased to assist you.



Why You Need Sunscreen Even When It’s Cold Outside

When it comes to skin care, most people are looking for simple solutions that can help them make sure their skin stays supple, firm and smooth without a lot of hassle and expense. That may sound like a lot to expect from just a single product, but in fact, today’s sunscreens deliver all that – and more!

Sunscreens help block the harmful UV rays of the sun, the rays that can cause skin cancer as well as premature aging of the skin. Those harmful rays interact with the skin’s cells causing them to break down, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sun spots, uneven coloration and textural changes that can make your skin look older much too soon.

When it comes to wearing sunscreen, most people make three critical mistakes: They don’t apply enough; they don’t reapply it often enough; and they don’t wear it every day. Public education has gone a long way toward educating people about how much to apply – about the same amount as would fit in a shot glass – and it’s also done a lot to remind people to reapply after sports or swimming or whenever they’ve been perspiring a lot. However, many people still neglect to wear sunscreen every day, especially in the winter when dry skin really needs all the help it can get to stay healthy and protected.

The fact is, even on cold, wintry days, the sun’s rays are still shining. Many people mistakenly believe that if they don’t feel the hot, baking heat of midsummer, the sun’s UV rays aren’t still streaming down on them. But they couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, the UV rays that cause the most damage don’t cause you to feel warm; instead, they penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin where they cause damaging structural changes. And if there’s snow on the ground, their effect can be magnified by as much as 80 percent, thanks to snow’s reflective surface. Even on cloudy days, as much as 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays reach the earth’s surface – and your skin.

We can hear you now – I already apply moisturizer to my skin in the winter; now I have to add another product to the mix? Not necessarily. Sunscreens have come a long way since the first commercial products were introduced in the first half of the 20th century, and today there are plenty of products that combine both moisturizers and sunscreen so you can keep your skin healthy and protected in one simple step. Most people apply moisturizer in winter anyway – adding a product that includes sunscreen is a good way to make sure your skin is getting all the protection it needs, even when the cold, wintry winds are blowing.


Men vs. Women: Anti-Aging Treatments

aging-men-women-300x200The thought of growing old together is one of the most romantic parts about being in a committed relationship. That being said, men and women don’t always age in the same way – especially when it comes to wrinkles.

Though genetics will always play an important role in the aging process, gender is just as important.

For example, men are more likely to develop wrinkles in the forehead region. It’s also common for men to loose chin definition over time. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to notice fine lines around their eyes and mouth.

Anti-Aging Treatments for Men and Women

Whether you’re a man or a woman, the art to aging gracefully starts with proper skin care. A daily routine should include:

  • A broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater
  • A mild cleanser in the morning and the evening
  • A moisturizer to hydrate dry or damaged skin

But even with perfect skin care maintenance, wrinkles and normal signs of aging are inevitable. Fortunately there are a number of cosmetic procedures available to treat common signs of aging in both men and women.

Top Procedures for Men and Women

Interestingly enough, couples cosmetic enhancement has emerged as a popular trend in recent years because many men and women feel more comfortable going under the knife or needle together. Despite this trend, it’s important to remember that individual consultations are necessary to determine eligibility.

If you or your partner is considering cosmetic enhancement, it’s important to speak with a qualified doctor about the risks and benefits of treatment.

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