Skin So Soft

Connecticut Skin Institute



Photographs: istockphoto.com

At the Connecticut Skin Institute, dermatologist Dr. Omar A. Ibrahimi often sees a noticeable uptick in patients come spring. Besides seeking the expertise of the Harvard-trained dermatologist, he attributes the phenomenon to the well-considered timing of patients looking to freshen up winter-ravaged skin.

“It’s a perfect time to get some procedures done before summer,” explains the doctor, who is also a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

He shared some of his favorite options for getting the skin ready now for maximum warm-weather exposure.

  • Wear sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 daily. “It’s the most effective, inexpensive antiaging program there is,” he says.
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments. Right now “we can be a little more aggressive…because people aren’t going out in the sun as much and are a little more willing to tolerate the downtime,” says Dr. Ibrahimi.
  • Dreading bathing suit season? Consider Coolsculpt, a clinically proven noninvasive procedure that can noticeably diminish flabby spots (think love handles and muffin tops) by giving them the deep freeze. “Even for people in really good shape, there are places—just because of age and metabolism—that can be stubborn,” he explains. A single treatment can result in up to 25 percent fat reduction.
  • If you want to add volume to aging features without resorting to deep injections, consider radio frequency treatments. This relatively new technology is ideal for all skin pigments and can produce impressive results.
  • Be on the lookout for a revolutionary new under-eye cream developed by Harvard and MIT scientists. Currently called Strateris, the two-step treatment boasts a remarkable non-surgical option for diminishing unsightly bags and dark circles. Because Dr. Ibrahimi participated in its pre-clinical launch, he expects his practice to be among the first to offer it locally this spring.                            

 

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