Your Neck can Give Away Your Age!

Most women are diligent about taking care of their faces, but sometimes we neglect the neck. Neck lines and wrinkles clearly give away your age. Fortunately, Botox can be used to eliminate neck lines and create a smooth, youthful appearance. Just as Botox reduces lines around the eyes, chin, forehead, it should also be used to reduce neck lines. Once neck wrinkles are gone, you will look at least ten years younger!

Beautiful Lips

Lips – they denote beauty, health and sensuality. They can be the most memorable feature on your face; and if nature has failed to create the lips you want, science can. Lip enhancement is a clear measure of an injector’s skill. An expert simply enhances the natural beauty you already possess. Augmentation should be subtle. A small increase often goes a long way to create a genuine, sexy fullness. During your consultation, I will talk with you about your goals and how to achieve them. You might want more body in your lips, or maybe a more defined lip line. We can study faces considered traditionally beautiful (you will notice that most upper lips are smaller than lower lips by about 30%). The technique I use is based on the final outcome you desire. I recommend a “Hyalauronic- Based filler”, such as Restylane, Perlane or Juvederm. Duration of results vary. First-timers should expect results to last for six to eight months. I find that patients who are getting their third or fourth treatment get significantly more duration than patients who are just beginning. Their results can last up to about one year. Looking to enhance your lips? Please call my office and I will be happy to discuss your options! So pucker up and enjoy the full, natural lips that make you look young.

Longer Eyelashes with Latisse

Who doesn't want long, fluttery eyelashes? Latisse works wonderfully to lengthen lashes. Results are seen after about a month or two. I recommend Latisse for my patients who want longer and thicker eyelashes. In NY, Latisse is available by prescription only. It is applied to the eyelashes twice daily.Ask me about it at our next appointment. I can show you how to apply it for optimal results, give you tips for use, and where to find Latisse at the best available prices.

Fifty and Fabulous

Tell-tale signs of aging definitely show in the eyes. Plastic Surgeons promote “the knife” as the only answer to younger looking eyes. They might suggest an eyelid lift  or a forehead lift (to raise the eyebrows). While these surgeries do have their place, there are much easier, less expensive, and lasting alternatives to surgery that will take years off your appearance. I use Botox Cosmetic to raise the eyebrows. As we age, our eyebrows fall, giving the appearance of smaller, older eyes. With just a touch of Botox in the right places, I can raise your eyebrows and produce a wide-eyed, youthful appearance.  I also use Botox to get rid of crow’s feet (the lines around your eyes). Years of smiling, squinting, frowning and laughing create fine lines around the eyes which are a sure sign of aging. Using a filler, and without surgery, I can help you get rid of deep dark under eye circles. The deep hollow under our eyes is an inherited deficiency that worsens as we age. Only a few practitioners in the world are trained to eliminate hollowness/dark circles. With a filler such as Radiesse, I can  help you get rid of puffy lower lids.

Volume Conveys Youth!

Forget about wrinkles. It's volume that gives you a more youthful look. A NY Times article just confirmed what Rx Skin Solutions has known, taught and practiced for years. Fill your cheeks and you will look younger. It is not just wrinkles that cause women to look older. It is the loss of facial muscle mass. There's a reason for the expression "baby face". Round plump cheeks look youthful. Saggy sunken ones look old. Young faces conform to the "triangle of youth" (the widest part of the face runs from cheek to cheek, then narrows to the chin). But as we age, the cheeks deflate, fat pads thin and excess skin falls toward the jawline. It is the aging dilemma.  We want to stay in shape so we exercise and diet.  But often, the younger our body looks, the older our face looks!  Fortunately, at Rx Skin Solutions we have perfected the cheek fullness procedure using Radiesse.   Radiesse is a safe, easy way to restore the definition of your cheeks and ideal for adding volume. And because the cheeks are not a high movement area, fillers can last up to one year. Injecting Radiesse in the cheeks provides definition and plumpness and is the surest way to achieve a youthful look. With injectables, your result depends largely on the skill of your practitioner. At Rx Skin Solutions, your treatment is administered personally by Sara Ribak, MSN FNP. Sara has worked with injectables for over ten years. Her artistic eye, skill and expertise will bring you the finest results. Women 40 years and older are touting the youth-enhancing benefits of adding Radiesse to their cheeks.  As one client put it after she looked in the mirror, “Sara, I think I’ll keep you!”

Four Good Reasons to Exfoliate

Exfoliation is key in maintaining healthy skin, helping it shed quicker than normal, which is why exfoliators need to be used.  We're taught to exfoliate the face because dead skin can lead to a dull complexion and accentuate the signs of aging.  But there are other parts of the body, like the hands and lips, that need to be exfoliated regularly too.  We recommend our deep pore Green Tea Exfoliation Scrub for four very good reasons: 1.  EVEN OUT SKIN TEXTURE.  The granules of a scrub polish the skin, leaving it with a softer, smoother texture.   2.  FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING.  With age, the skin's natural ability to exfoliate slows down.  When the skin is laden with dead cells, lines, wrinkles and dryness become more apparent.  Removing dead skin reveals fresher, brighter, younger looking skin. 3.  PREVENTS BLACKHEADS, WHITEHEADS AND BREAKOUTS.  When the pores get clogged with dead skin, oil gets stuck beneath the surface, and pimples can occur. 4.  MINIMIZES DARK SPOTS.  Long after a blemish has healed, a red, brown, or purple mark may remain.  But each time you exfoliate, you're removing the top layer of skin to diminish the appearance of discoloration.

Hydroquinone tackles pigmentation problems

Know someone with smooth, glowing, dewy skin (after the age of 45 -- their secret may be hydroquinone). Patients seek skin lightening for a variety of reasons -- to even out skin tone, get rid of age spots, for hyperpigmentation and melasma. By far one of the most popular skin lighteners is hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a skin-bleaching agent that is used to lighten areas of darkened skin such as freckles, chloasma (also known as melasma), age spots, and acne scars. Hydroquinone functions by triggering the enzyme tyrosinase to break down melanin in the skin. Hydroquinone is FDA-approved and we have seen it produce wonderful results. For more information, email

Liquid Facelift - No Surgery.No Downtime.Great Results

Many of my patients are women in their mid-40s, who peer into the mirror and lift up their tired skin only to see a ghost of their former youthful selves. Yet for many reasons, they may not be ready for a traditional surgical facelift. I offer an excellent alternative, the Liquid FaceLift. You can postpone the traditional facelift in favor of remodelling your face using a safe, temporary filler like Radiesse. As we age, our facial skin gets thinner. Collagen levels drop, muscle mass is lost, and bone diminishes. The resulting lack of volume is what makes skin look saggy. With a Liquid Facelift, I can give you back your volume and even create a better looking facial structure than nature gave you. I use Radiesse to build high cheekbones, fabulous profites and razor-sharp jawlines. Results last about three years.