Skin: the ultimate fashion complement

By Joseph J. Sozio, MD

Beautiful skin is the perfect fashion accessory. While the average fashionista may not even think much about it, having clear, radiant, youthful skin will enhance the look of anything you wear.

My patients tell me they don’t want to wear short skirts if they have spider veins on their legs, and they feel uncomfortable in a short-sleeve top with extra underarm flab. Silly as it may sound, there is an inherent link between fashion and skin care.

It’s no surprise, then, that the fashion-conscious are flocking to places like our SkinCenter in Hartsdale to enhance their appearance. Wearing an outfit is one thing, but wearing it with confidence is another thing entirely. The SkinCenter team is comprised of medical doctors, licensed registered nurses and licensed aestheticians who strive to help people improve their looks and in turn their confidence every day.

Specializing in aesthetics for the face and body, SkinCenter offers services such as Botox and Dysport, wrinkle fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero, laser treatments for the face and body, advanced skin tightening, plastic surgery and so much more. Depending on the season’s fashions, related skin treatments trend as well. Before summer, services such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation and skin tightening experience an uptick as women (and men) prepare for the upcoming season’s skimpy clothing and swimwear.

Consultations for leg veins rise in spring as people become more aware of spider and varicose veins in shorts season. Even laser treatments for past sun damage on the chest, back, arms and hands as well as the face increase significantly in preparation for those bare-all summer trends. For each concern, SkinCenter offers effective solutions. But procrastinators be warned: The best time for certain treatments and laser technologies is in the fall and winter when we are out of the sun’s harsh rays. Other procedures may require more than one session for best results. Never wait until you are ready to don that swimsuit to get your skin looking great.

Besides the traditional plastic surgery options, minimally invasive techniques like Thermalift for sagging skin on the underarms, thighs, tummy and buttocks will tighten skin, for example. Even procedures such as Botox, lip augmentation and acne treatments are on the rise before holidays or vacations in preparation for the extra socializing that takes place during these busy times. And chemical peels become extra popular as a way to brighten up the complexion in preparation for special occasions.

So next time you’re considering a new pair of shoes or a handbag to accent a dress, consider adding a favorite aesthetic treatment to your to-do list and wear that great outfit with style.

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