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.

Three Ways We Damage Our Skin in Winter

The winter months often bring a welcome relief from the heat of the summer. However, many of us make the mistake of thinking that we can relax our skincare routine or use the same products that we use for the rest of the year. At Sadick Dermatology we want to make sure that you enjoy the season without suffering the negative effects of incorrect skincare, so we’re here to offer some insight on common winter skin mistakes. Here are three ways we damage our skin in winter:

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Lack of Sun Protection

Sunscreen is a must in the summer, but it’s equally important to use throughout winter. Winter days are usually gray and cloudy, but the sun is still shining its damaging rays through the clouds. Also, when it snows, the blindingly white snow reflects the sun right back to your face. These factors can cause just as many wrinkles and other sun damage to the delicate skin of your face during the winter as if you were to leave it unprotected throughout the summer. So, make sure that you have sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 applied at least 15-20 minutes before going outside (don’t forget to reapply every two hours), and apply it to all exposed skin including your ears, and neck. Also, a lip balm with SPF will keep them healthy while protecting them from sun damage.
how to protect your skin in winter

Too Much Heat and Hot Showers

We love to turn up the heat in winter, but it can do damage to our skin. Excess heat and hot water can negatively affect your skin in the winter and dry it out. A constant barrage of hot air can cause your skin to dry out more quickly than in the summer months. If you live in a drier climate, you may feel the heat even more so. To keep skin from drying out, a humidifier may be helpful. Extra humidity can not only help skin retain moisture, but also keep your house feeling warmer. Cold outdoor activities and falling temperatures may also drive you to take long, hot showers to chase away the chill. It may feel good and open up your pores, but excessive hot water use can strip your skin of its natural oils, drying it out and causing flaking, itching, and even acne. Your best bet is to take cooler showers, or if you must go for a hot shower, try to limit your time.

Using Summer Products in the Winter

It’s important to change your skincare routine seasonally. In summer, the humid air makes our skin more oily than usual. It does this on purpose to enhance our natural sun protection. So, a lighter, oil-free formula may be perfect for the more humid summer months. But, when the weather turns cold, our skin needs more hydration. We can combat the dryness by using a thicker moisturizer. A richer formula can help replenish the skin’s moisture quickly.
But there are ways to soothe your skin and keep it healthy—you just have to know what ingredients will help!

We've rounded up five of the best skincare ingredients that will keep your skin feeling smooth and soothed all winter long:

Hyaluronic Acid

Creams with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which not only draws moisture into the skin but helps it retain it, can be very beneficial during the winter months.

Shea Butter

Shea butter contains vitamins A, E, and F, which are all excellent for repairing damaged skin cells and softening rough patches. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with redness or irritation caused by cold weather conditions like windburns or dry air. It also contains essential fatty acids that nourish the skin so it stays hydrated longer than usual.


Honey is a natural humectant—it helps draw moisture into the skin instead of letting it evaporate away. Plus it’s got some added benefits as an antioxidant and antibacterial agent as well!

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help keep your skin hydrated and protected (especially from environmental damage). At the same time, it encourages collagen production, which helps your skin retain moisture and elasticity. Vitamin C is also essential for repairing sun damage to the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Aloe Vera

This ingredient has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for dry skin and sunburns. It works by moisturizing dry layers of your skin while also providing nutrients that help repair damaged cells and heal cracks in the epidermis.


At Sadick Dermatology Sadick Dermatology, we offer a range of quality treatments to help keep your skin looking amazing all winter long. Our goal is to deliver high-quality results that are safe and effective so that you don’t have to worry about anything but looking fabulous! Call our office today and let us help you find the right winter skincare routine.

HydraFacial Aftercare: Know the Best Tips and Tricks

The HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin care procedure that combines the benefits of deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration in one treatment. HydraFacial treatment is a great way to cleanse and rejuvenate your skin, but it’s important to follow up with aftercare. This can help ensure that you get all of the benefits of the treatment while reducing any potential side effects. Read on to learn how to take proper HydraFacial aftercare!

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Don't Pick at Your Skin

After your HydraFacial treatment, it’s important to avoid picking at your skin. Picking at the skin can lead to infection and irritation. The skin will be very sensitive after the treatment. You should avoid touching or rubbing your face as much as possible. If you must touch your skin, wash your hands first and use clean hands.

Use a Gentle Cleanser

Use a gentle cleanser that is free of harsh chemicals and does not contain alcohol or fragrance. Choose one that’s appropriate for your skin type and will help your face feel soft and moisturized after the treatment. You should also avoid scrubs and exfoliating products. Most of them contain microbeads that may become trapped in the pores. These particles can cause irritation that leads to redness or even injury if rubbed too roughly on sensitive areas.
hydrafacial skin resurfacing treatment

Don't Apply Makeup On the Day of Your Treatment

Do not apply makeup on the day of your treatment. Makeup can clog pores and trap dirt in them which can lead to more issues in the future if left untreated. For those who have sensitive skin or are prone to acne breakouts, we recommend waiting 48 hours before applying makeup again (or even longer if you feel that it’s needed).

Avoid Laser Treatments and Waxing

It is ideal to avoid laser and waxing treatments when you have had a HydraFacial. Laser and waxing can irritate the skin, which may prolong recovery time. If necessary, wait at least two weeks before having any other cosmetic procedures done on your face so that your skin has a chance to heal and regenerate itself after having undergone this facial treatment.
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Use Sunscreen

We recommend avoiding sun exposure for at least 48 hours after receiving HydraFacial treatment as well as using SPF 30+ sunscreen daily so that you can protect yourself against harmful UV rays! It’s best to apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside and then reapply every 2 hours. You should always wear sunscreen anyway—but it’s especially important after a facial procedure.

Avoid Hot Environments and Heat

Avoid going to the beach, sauna, or gym for 48 hours after your treatment. Sweating can irritate sensitive skin. If possible, try to schedule these activities before your HydraFacial appointment.


HydraFacial treatment is fast and effective, suitable for all skin types. The procedure removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously delivering moisturizing serums into the skin. It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, dark spots, wrinkles, skin texture, breakouts, large pores, and thinning skin. But after getting a HydraFacial, you must know how to treat your skin afterward. So, for the best results, we encourage you to follow these tips!

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


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:

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.



Sun Damage? No Problem!

Months of outdoor time over the summer season can take a significant toll on the complexion. If sun-weary skin is getting in the way of your fresh fall look, we have the solutions you need to reverse sun damage and restore a clearer, more radiant appearance. With a variety of laser devices available at Sadick Dermatology, we can help you choose the treatment or combination of treatments that will meet your needs best. Last fall, Dr. Sadick told the Dermatology Times why two could be more valuable than one for some patients.

“A combination treatment approach allows physicians to meet patient expectations, allows for greater patient satisfaction and can ultimately result in increased patient retention in clinical practices,” Dr. Sadick stated. He recommends a collection of complementary treatment options, which is what he provides at his office. With a variety of options available, he can address most signs of sun damage to provide his patients with the best possible results.

Treating Brown Spots and Visible Vessels

Brown spots and spider veins are common byproducts of too much time in the sun. IPL (intense-pulsed light therapy) or a photofacial is one option for eliminating these blemishes. This device emits multiple wavelengths of light that target the blood in the visible vessels or the melanin that leads to the formation of pigmentation spots. The procedure produces the best results in patients with lighter skin tones. A series of treatment sessions is recommended to ensure the best possible results, which can last many months before a maintenance treatment needs to be scheduled.

IPL is performed in our office with or without topical anesthetic. Many of our patients find the treatment is tolerable without any numbing beforehand, while others prefer to take that step to avoid any discomfort during the procedure. Most treatment sessions take about 30 minutes to complete, although the use of topical numbing cream will extend the time you spend in our office as we wait for the anesthetic to take effect. You won’t need any recovery after your procedure, but you may notice your skin is pink and tender for a day or two. Sun protection is a must while the skin is healing to avoid unnecessary complications or side effects.

Reducing Subtle Lines and Wrinkles

You might associate the formation of those facial creases with the aging process, but sun exposure can accelerate their development as well. If you notice fine lines making an appearance after your summer of fun, we have different treatment options available. Injectable procedures like Botox and dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to smooth away lines, with results that can last for many months. These treatments can be performed on nearly any area of the face and can be performed with different treatments to achieve even more dramatic results.

Laser skin resurfacing is another option in skin rejuvenation that will address facial lines and other signs of sun damage. Our Fraxel laser system is an efficient way to restore health and beauty to the skin without excessive discomfort or downtime. The procedure delivers narrow columns of laser energy into the deeper dermal layers, stimulating cell renewal and collagen production for natural, long-lasting results. Fraxel is performed using a topical anesthetic, and most patients require a series of treatment sessions to achieve their best outcome.

Addressing Early Skin Laxity

Sun exposure depletes collagen inside the dermal structure, which can lead to early skin laxity. When loose skin is still a relatively new problem, it can be treated non-surgically using innovative skin tightening devices like Thermage. This system delivers bi-polar radiofrequency energy into the underlying layers of the dermis, where the heat causes constriction of tissue and stimulates additional collagen production. In just one treatment session, you should see results that last for years and this procedure can be combined with other types of skin rejuvenation for truly dramatic results.

Full Skin Rejuvenation in a Single Treatment

To achieve complete skin rejuvenation with a single, painless treatment, Dr. Sadick is finding the revolutionary PICO Genesis to be an excellent option. After treating Real Housewives of New York City’s Sonja Morgan with this device, he has begun to recommend the procedure to many of his patients in need of sun damage repair or anti-aging results. Last spring, he told New Beauty exactly why he was growing so attached to this treatment.

“PICO Genesis not only gives us a new way to treat common pigmentary concerns, but I’ve also been particularly impressed with the results I see in more challenging cases such as lighter brown spots,” Dr. Sadick explained. “In addition to the skin tone improvements, it’s visibly clear that there is also something special happening to the overall skin quality – the skin looks brighter and more youthful even following one treatment. PICO Genesis is a game-changer for me, especially when treating my darker-skinned patients.”

PICO Genesis uses picosecond pulses of laser energy to shatter pigment and eliminate brown spots and other pigmentation irregularities. At the same time, the procedure evens out skin tone and produces a healthy, radiant glow to the skin after a single treatment session. The device works well on all skin types and tones, giving this treatment much more versatility than other procedures using light and laser energy.

No matter what type of sun damage your skin has suffered this year, Dr. Sadick has a nonsurgical treatment that can help you reverse the harm and restore vibrant, youthful skin. To learn more about any of these treatments, contact Sadick Dermatology today at 212-772-7242.


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.