Aging gracefully is never easy. Aging gracefully in the public eye, in HD, can be harrowing. Like most women of my tribe, Diane Keaton will always be the Annie Hall style icon. Her big shirt, topped with a man’s vest , over a full skirt and boots is a look that still works today. Seeing her wrinkled, grey and sporting dark framed glasses was disconcerting– but then that commercial came on. Most of the buzz has been paid to the difference in the appearance in the commercial and and Keaton IRL.
Yes, the blurry, rosy image in the commercial showed a Diane Keaton that was smoother and decades younger than the live, on-stage woman. Its not as if this is the first time we heard of … Continue Reading… →
Question: I have heard so many horror stories about IPL, but you had great results. Can you tell me what machine was used and at what settings?
Answer: I had IPL with Dr Ellen Marmur of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, so I asked her to answer this question. Dr Marmur used the Luminis IPL with two handpieces– the 560nm and the 590nm. “Both of them focus on red spots, blood vessels and brown freckles” she explained. “The treatment settings vary from patient to patient based on skin color and the amount of the target to be removed. For example, I use lower settings for freckles to avoid over-heating the skin.’ Dr Marmur also warned against getting IPL when tanned ” You need to avoid the sun for at least wo weeks prior to IPL treament ” she warned.
Question: I just found out that my old crush is coming to the holiday office party this week. I want to look amazing. Would you suggest IPL or Botox?
Answer: Both procedures are very effective, but I would be concerned about doing them right before an important event, especially if its the first time you’ve had them. Although its called the “lunchtime laser”, IPL can leave red splotches and scabs that will take a few days to heal. Botox injections can hit a little blood vessels and produce pretty big bruises. Rather than doing a full court press on your face, If you need to look amazing immediately I would start with a home microdermabrasion kit from Clarisonic, DDF, or Neutrogena. They will polish and refresh your skin and make an incredible difference, especially if its not something you do everyday. Then make certain that you hair … Continue Reading… →
I had my freckles ( aka age spots) lasered off the top of my hands and posted the progress on my blog. I was very happy with the results, but wondered how IPL ( also called photo rejuvenation) would have worked. To answer that question, Dr Lefkovits offered to use IPL on the freckles of a friend.
I knew just who to call. Judith has had my back since we worked together in advertising. Dealing with some pretty difficult clients, she was always the island of calm in any storm. Since I started my blog, Judith has been an enthusiastic supporter and when Dr Lefkovits made the offer, I punched in her number on my cell. Tall and slim, she is a terriffic … Continue Reading… →