What are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers to Address Aging?

When it comes to skincare, age-related concerns are inevitable. Volume loss is a major issue for many clients as it can lead to both sagging skin and an overall decrease in skin quality, which is why dermal fillers are a powerful resource in both initial treatments and on-going maintenance to address volume loss. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

As we age, skeletal tissue is gradually resorbed (or broken down) by the body, which translates to less bony support for the overlying muscles, fat pads, and skin. The fat pads underneath the skin also shrink and descend—again offering less support to the overlying muscles and skin—and these changes in the underlying structures supporting our skin can cause our skin to start sagging. As a result, skin folds begin to form in the nasolabial and marionette areas, as well as hollowing under the eyes and temples, and cheeks begin to sag.

Temporary dermal filler is a gel-like substance used to correct these issues. When injected under the skin, dermal filler simulates lost soft tissue and bone in order to restore volume to treatment areas, allowing your skin to return to the original position and reducing any sagging skin. 

Typically, most dermal fillers last around 1-2 years depending on the areas of the face in which they are placed, the amount of product used, and the type of filler chosen. Areas with more movement, for example, usually don’t retain filler as long as areas of the face which don’t move as much. 

“The type of dermal filler used during treatment varies,” explains Laura Altman, Physician Assistant, at Tribeca Medspa who specializes in dermal fillers, “Each dermal filler is made with slightly different properties to be used in different areas. Some are more robust to address deeper structures and to rebuild the foundation, while some are softer and best for finer lines and more delicate areas.” 

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gel-like substance that is naturally produced by your body. Large amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue, and eyes, and its main function is to keep your tissues well-lubricated and moist by retaining water. As a dermal filler, hyaluronic acid is incredibly versatile.

“The hyaluronic acid dermal filler gel can be injected into different areas of the face,” Altman explains. “Plus, these fillers are reversible with an enzyme called hyaluronidase.” 

Some of the commonly-used hyaluronic acid dermal fillers include: 

    • Restylane-L, JUVÉDERM Ultra XC, and Juvederm Vollure provide natural-looking results by smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds, as well as by adding volume to lips.
    • Restylane-L and Juvederm Volbella are used to correct under eye hollows and darkness.
    • Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella provide subtle lip enhancement, smooth the lines around them, and can be used to fill other shallow lines in the face.
    • Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma add fullness and support to the cheeks, midface area, chin, temples and jawline.
    • Restylane Lyft also can be used on the back of the hands which can result in a more natural-looking, youthful appearance.
    • Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne provide natural-looking results to laugh lines with flexibility that allows you to maintain your natural expressions.
    • Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, JUVÉDERM VOLLURE and JUVÉDERM XC are used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
    • Ravenese Versa can be used to correct the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.

Revance Teoxane — Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) Dermal Fillers

Newly approved by the FDA, Revance Teoxane is a resilient hyaluronic acid filler that has been used in Europe for years, and it’s a fantastic choice for treating dynamic lines in the face such as the skin around the lips, as well as any “accordion lines” that form below the cheek area. 

According to a 2019 study, resilient hyaluronic acid fillers offered higher immediate and long-term satisfaction in patients, and their increased stretching ability helps produce more natural results that can be used in superficial lines. Plus, resilient hyaluronic acid fillers integrate well into the skin, meaning they don’t cause bunching.

Radiesse Dermal Filler — Calcium Hydroxyapatite  

A powerful dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite, Radiesse is a non-reversible filler that lasts for approximately 12-18 months. Unlike other fillers that are typically used solely for volume replacement, Radiesse also stimulates collagen, fibrin, and elastin production, meaning it works immediately and can improve your skin’s overall health in the long-term. 

In a diluted form, Radiesse can be used in the body and face to improve skin quality. Undiluted, it can be used in the face for both volume replacement and skin quality improvement. 

The Bottom Line on Dermal Fillers

The aging process is continuous, which means there is no quick-fix solution for age-related concerns. Initial treatments of any skin concerns you have might include multiple syringes of filler, threads, and a combination of skincare procedures designed to address your skin’s unique concerns, but on-going maintenance typically requires far less product. It’s important to work with trusted medical professionals in order to determine exactly which procedure would be best for your individual concerns and needs so you can receive the results you deserve.

If you’re interested in learning more about how dermal fillers can be used to address any age-related skin concerns you might have, book a complimentary virtual or in-person skin consultation to speak with our expert providers today. Together, we can develop a customized treatment plan that is designed to address your rejuvenation goals both now and in the future. 

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How to Stop Excessive Sweating with miraDry

It’s time for us to have a conversation about something all of us deal with: sweat. Our bodies use sweating to regulate body temperature, and—with an average of three million sweat glands on the body—it’s clear that perspiration is natural. However, sweating can still be incredibly annoying. Underarm sweating in particular can be uncomfortable and unsightly, which means it’s important to find a solution that not only manages underarm sweat but delivers lasting results that can help you regain your comfort and your confidence. 

Thankfully, a permanent solution does exist, and we spoke with Bill, a Tribeca MedSpa client living with excessive sweating, to discuss his firsthand experience in using miraDry. An FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment for underarm sweat, miraDry uses thermal energy to target—and eliminate—sweat and odor glands permanently, allowing underarm sweat to be dealt with once and for all.

Why choose miraDry?

“I chose miraDry because I didn’t want to use the aluminum that’s in most deodorants,” Bill explains. “I tried using several all-natural deodorants, but they didn’t work well enough.” 

While other treatments for hyperhidrosis (also known as excessive sweating unrelated to heat or exercise) exist, the alternatives aren’t always ideal. Prescription-strength deodorants often contain aluminum, which some people like to avoid, and—while natural alternatives exist—they aren’t always effective.

“My hyperhidrosis wasn’t so bad that I needed to go down the Botox road,” Bill says. “It’s so expensive, and the upkeep is every four months. Plus, with Botox, about thirty percent of those treated need a second treatment to make it completely effective. In the long run, miraDry was significantly less expensive because it’s one appointment.”

So how does miraDry work?

The procedure itself is based on microwave technology, and it’s very simple. miraDry specifically targets sweat and odor glands in the underarm area to eliminate them completely—meaning you can see permanent results immediately. 

During the appointment, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. A medical provider uses a temporary tattoo to mark the area for treatment before applying the heated device directly to the area of the skin that will be treated. 

Once it’s activated, miraDry uses light suction to move the glands closer to the surface of the skin. From there, thermal heat is used to destroy the glands permanently while a cooling element helps keep your skin safe and comfortable. An iodine-based test is performed to ensure that all of the sweat glands have been eliminated. If any remain, you can book a second treatment within six months at a significantly reduced cost.

How safe is miraDry? 

Extremely safe—miraDry offers immediate and effective results with minimal downtime. 

“It feels like a bad sunburn after the appointment,” Bill explains. “If you want to minimize any pain or downtime, I would suggest scheduling the procedure on a Friday so you can take advantage of the weekend off. If you ice regularly and stay ahead of the pain with over the counter medication, you’ll be ready to resume normal activity a few days later.”

Is MiraDry worth it?

“Absolutely. After one treatment of miraDry, I didn’t need a second treatment,” Bill says. “I don’t have to wear deodorant anymore, and that really gave me a great peace of mind.” 

If you’re ready to learn more about miraDry, book a complimentary consultation with our medical experts today. We want to help our clients look and feel their best, which is why we’d be happy to create a custom, comprehensive treatment plan suited to address your unique skin health and body aesthetic concerns so you can get the transformative results you deserve.

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How to Get Rid of Your Double Chin Without Surgery

When it comes to looking and feeling your best, there’s nothing quite like a double chin that can deflate your confidence. Caused by excess fat in the submental region—also known as the area underneath your chin—there are plenty of reasons why some people develop a double chin, including genetic reasons, weight gain, aging, or a loss of elasticity. For some people, diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of a double chin but, unfortunately, that isn’t a quick or effective solution for everyone. 

If you’re struggling with the appearance of a double chin, here are a few recommended treatments that can reduce—or even eliminate—your double chin while defining your jawline and contributing to a more youthful appearance, all with minimal downtime.

Kybella

Kybella is an FDA-approved nonsurgical injectable treatment that is designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin. A synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that your body uses to digest fat, Kybella targets the fat cells under your chin, and the treatment itself is very simple. 

The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections that destroy the fat cells in the submental region, eliminating the cells’ ability to store or accumulate fat. Visible results can be achieved in as little as two to four treatments spaced a month apart, making Kybella a wonderful option for anyone who isn’t quite ready to consider a more invasive fat-reduction procedure like liposuction.

“As a nonsurgical procedure, there is little preparation required for Kybella,” explains Dr. Gerald Ginsberg, Tribeca MedSpa’s Medical Director. “During our Kybella consultation, we tailor the treatment plan and manage the client’s expectation as swelling is to be expected for a few weeks which will happen less often, with subsequent treatment sessions. With turtleneck and scarf season approaching, and remote offices, many of our clients are opting to get Kybella now.”

PDO Thread Lifts

Another fantastic treatment that can help reduce the appearance of a double chin is PDO (Polydiaxanone) Thread Lifts. A minimally-invasive procedure, thread lifts offer a subtle but visible improvement in skin laxity that produces instant results with little downtime. 

Using fully absorbable, FDA-approved surgical threads, the threads used for a thread lift have small tags on them that help latch onto superficial skin tissues. When the thread is pulled up, the skin and fat are pulled up to lift and tighten the treated areas, resulting in a subtle, natural-looking lift.

Along with immediate visible results, a thread lift also creates textural improvements in the skin . Microcirculation, fibroblasts, and collagen are all stimulated at a cellular level during the procedure, meaning maximum results will peak at around 4-6 months post-procedure—and can last up to 18 months. 

Even better? Thread lifts can be used to address not only the submental area, but they can also  treat sagging jowls and a wrinkling neck. When combined with other procedures like Ultherapy, dermal fillers, and neuromodulators, you can experience natural, immediate results that are catered specifically to your unique beauty goals.

“Jawline enhancement is very popular now with both men and women,” Lindsey Burk, a Physician Assistant at Tribeca MedSpa, explains. “I often combine the PDO Thread Lift treatment with dermal filler to create a dramatic slimming effect to the facial jawline contours.”

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is another procedure that can be used to reduce the appearance of a double chin. An FDA-approved non-invasive procedure, CoolSculpting involves using a device that cools fat cells in targeted areas to a temperature that destroys the cells, all while leaving your skin and other tissues unharmed.

There’s no downtime involved in the process, and the risks are minimal. Results are seen after a few weeks as your body clears out the dead fat cells, and the final effects are typically revealed within three months.

“While CoolSculpting can address pinchable fat in the abdomen, “love handles,” thighs, upper arms, “bra fat,” back fat, and the “banana roll” underneath your butt,” says Merve Aykanat, a Medical Aesthetician at Tribeca, “my clients also experience amazing transformations with the mini application frame designed specifically for the submental area.”

WarmSculpting by Sculpsure

Like CoolSculpting, WarmSculpting by SculpSure is another FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option that can be used to reduce the appearance of a double chin. This process permanently destroys up to 24% of the fat cells in the area treated—all without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime.

Unlike Coolsculpting, clients looking to see results with WarmSculpting don’t need to have pinchable fat. This makes it an ideal treatment option for men and women who are eating well, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle but are still struggling with stubborn areas of fat.

Plus, this procedure offers additional benefits. During the treatment, WarmSculpting’s light-based technology heats the skin’s surface in a way that increases the production of collagen, meaning it can help tighten the area treated while providing targeted fat reduction. 

WarmSculpting results are permanent, and clients choosing to receive this treatment can expect to see changes in their body within a few weeks of the procedure with the final results revealed in three months. 

The Bottom Line

If you’re struggling with the appearance of a stubborn double chin, book a complimentary consultation today. One of our expert medical providers can help you determine which treatment options will be most effective for your unique skin care and aesthetic goals, and we’ll create the best possible custom treatment plan so you can get the phenomenal results you deserve.

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Taking Microneedling to the Next Level

We like to think of ourselves as skin transformation experts, which is why we love recommending treatments like microneedling to our clients. However, unlike many service providers, we believe that phenomenal skin starts with results-oriented, highly-customizable treatment plans designed with our clients’ best and optimal skin transformations in mind.

While it’s tempting to get caught up in the hype of a specific treatment or new technology, we know that there’s more to great skin than a single treatment. Microneedling is phenomenal and delivers wonderful results, but—if you’re like us—we believe that your skin deserves more than just “average.”

Translation? If you want to take microneedling to the next level—and achieve the extraordinary skin transformation you deserve—it’s time to go beyond the basics.

What Is A Microneedling Treatment? 

Microneedling is a fairly simple procedure. The treatment involves using a pen-like device with tiny, sterile needles over the skin. Depth of penetration varies on the area being treated, but—in general—the needles range between 0.5 to 2.0 millimeters in depth.

Because of the size of the needles penetrating the skin, microneedling treatments allow for controlled, microscopic injuries that stimulate collagen (also known as collagen induction) and open micro-channels into the skin which can be used to apply a topical microneedling solution into the skin to enhance treatment.

As a result? The skin tightens, wrinkles and fine lines are diminished, scarring and hyperpigmentation are reduced, pores become finer, and the overall health, circulation, and appearance of the skin is improved. 

“What we love about microneedling is that almost anyone is a candidate for this treatment,” explains Dr. Ginsberg, Director of Clinical Operations & Development at Tribeca Medspa. “It’s non-invasive, has very low downtime, can be performed fairly quickly, and is well-tolerated overall.” 

The precise application of the microneedling device allows for increased flexibility when targeting hard-to-treat areas around the eyes and lips, and—when compared to other treatments involving heat or lasers—post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is lower overall, making it a safe and effective treatment for dark skin types as well.

Are All Microneedling Treatments The Same? 

When it comes to phenomenal skincare—and results you can trust—not all treatments are created equal, and the same is true for microneedling. Although it’s a very simple and safe procedure overall, results vary based on the speed of the microneedling device, the amount of needles, the type of microneedling solution used, and the level of experience your provider has.

“We use an advanced medical-grade, automated, cordless, high-speed micro-needling device which meets FDA’s regulatory compliance,” Dr. Ginsberg says. “To amplify results, we use a growth factor and cytokine solution formulated with a Hyaluronic Acid base, and—unlike other microneedling solutions—ours contains no harmful ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, and dyes.”

Not only does this pro-healing, anti-inflammatory serum enhance the regeneration of fresh, new cells and tissues—improving the skin’s overall health at a deeper, cellular level—it also elevates the results of any microneedling treatment to the next level.

What Treatments Work Best When Combined With Microneedling? 

While microneedling is wonderful as a standalone option, this treatment works best when combined with other services. Especially if you’re interested in addressing multiple indications and concerns, combining microneedling with another treatment is an easy way to dramatically improve your overall results. 

Microneedling with Radio Frequency (RF) 

If you’re looking for the cutting edge of microneedling treatments, Vivace Radio Frequency (RF) microneedling device is it. This is the newest generation of microneedling devices, and it’s designed specifically for an incomparable, comfortable treatment.

“The 36 gold-tipped insulated needles deliver high-intensity radio frequency energy into the targeted tissue once the deep needles have penetrated through the skin,” Dr. Ginsberg says. “This gives a uniform warming effect to the deep tissue, which helps to stimulate new collagen growth and tissue tightening precisely at predetermined depths of 0.5mm – 3.5mm in the skin.” 

Clients who opt for microneedling with radio frequency can expect immediate and significant improvement in wrinkles, scar reduction, and skin laxity that will continue to improve over time. 

Microneedling with PRF

Most people recognize Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) under another name, the Vampire Facial, which was popularized by celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West and known for its remarkable, skin rejuvenating results.

“At Tribeca, we actually use PRF—or Platelet-Rich Fibrin—with microneedling,” says Dr. Ginsberg. “PRF is the newest generation of platelet concentrate that contains platelets and growth factors in the form of fibrin membranes which acts as a scaffolding under the skin.” 

And, because PRF is FDA-cleared, it’s considered the gold standard for natural skin rejuvenation, especially since the platelets are derived from blood taken from the client themselves. Once the blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to isolate the nutrient-rich platelets that contain powerful growth factors, the PRF concentrate is applied topically during the microneedling process to speed up healing, regenerate new skin cells, and lift and volumize the face.  

Microneedling with Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a safe exfoliating treatment which involves using a surgical blade to remove dead skin and vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz) from the surface of the skin. Plus, dermaplaning helps unclog dirt and oil from skin follicles, which means—when it’s combined with microneedling—the skin is left smoother and healthier overall.

Thanks to the rise in high-definition digital technology and selfie culture, this treatment combination is popular with celebrity clients, millennials, and brides as it eases makeup application and eliminates fine, baby hairs that are often visible on HD images and videos.

Microneedling with Chemical Peel

While both microneedling and chemical peels are powerful stand-alone treatments that address multiple skin problems, when combined they can achieve optimal results to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, large pores, and atrophic acne scars.

Microneedling rebuilds collagen while the customized chemical peel will peel away the dead skin cells, making way for the new ones,” Dr. Ginsberg explains. “This advanced treatment is a winning combination for enhancing the overall tone and texture of the skin.”

Microneedling with Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), also known as a photofacial, is a laser treatment which involves pulses of broad spectrum light that specifically target hemoglobin (red blood cells) and melanin (pigmentation) in the skin. The light causes intentional damage to these areas of the skin, which helps diminish redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins), or brown spots.

If you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging, this combination is known as a “dynamic duo” that is one of Tribeca’s favorite innovative treatments. 

Microneedling with Radio Frequency (RF) 

If you’re looking for the cutting edge of microneedling treatments, Vivace Radio Frequency (RF) microneedling device is it. This is the newest generation of microneedling devices, and it’s designed specifically for an incomparable, comfortable treatment.

“The 36 gold-tipped insulated needles deliver high-intensity radio frequency energy into the targeted tissue once the deep needles have penetrated through the skin,” Suen says. “This gives a uniform warming effect to the deep tissue, which helps to stimulate new collagen growth and tissue tightening precisely at predetermined depths of 0.5mm – 3.5mm in the skin.” 

Clients who opt for microneedling with radio frequency can expect immediate and significant improvement in wrinkles, scar reduction, and skin laxity that will continue to improve over time. 

Microneedling with LED

Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy is a popular therapeutic treatment that was actually developed by NASA. Originally created as a way to improve plant growth in space, researchers discovered that cells exposed to this specially-designed LED light grow 150- to 200 percent faster than those not being stimulated by the light, which can be used to increase wound healing rates by up to 50%. 

The process itself is fairly simple. LED light therapy uses a variety of different wavelengths) or colors to emit UV-free light rays that can help with our bodies’ own repair process. Red LED light, in particular, aids in the production of new collagen and elastin, making it a fantastic therapeutic treatment that can be performed after microneedling.

Clients who relax for twenty minutes in a Lightstim LED light therapy treatment will also experience a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improve scarring, clear blemishes, improve skin tone, and repair sun damage.

If you’re not sure which microneedling combination is best for you, book a complimentary virtual skin consultation to speak with our expert providers. We create custom treatment plans designed to suit each of our clients’ unique skin concerns and goals, allowing us to deliver the stunning results you—and your—skin deserve.

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Our Medspa Team Explains Their Top Skincare Treatments For Every Age Group

Naturally, taking care of your skin in your teens is quite different from taking care of your skin in your sixties—but what isn’t obvious is exactly how you go about making those changes. No matter how old you are, you don’t want to continue treating your skin the same way you did ten years ago, but what should you look for to help target concerns specific to your age?

We checked in with our Medical Director, plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Ginsberg, and Lead Medical Aesthetician, Victoria Lewis, to learn which skincare treatments are the very best fit at every age. Let it be said: many of these treatments are appropriate for multiple age groups, but we wanted to highlight some top skin treatments that offer the best results for those experiencing skin concerns common to their age range. 

“Of course, before anything else, remember that the most important steps for taking care of your skin are proper nutrition and sleep,” Dr. Ginsberg says. We promise to try (but we’re grateful for the options here, too). 

Skincare in Your 20’s

When it comes to skincare treatments in your twenties, it’s important to consider both your past and future. Skin issues common to those in their twenties include persistent acne, as well as acne scarring left over from the teenage years, which can both be addressed through skin treatments. It’s also a smart idea to help your skin stay healthy throughout your twenties—the future you will thank you.

Our most popular facial, Signature Facial can be especially helpful to people in their twenties since it’s a great preventative measure against premature aging, and plays a defensive role against skin issues past and present. “This medical facial will not only clean the pores but with the addition of Laser genesis (link to page), it will also kill bacteria, and stimulate collagen and elastin production, helping to both treat and prevent acne scars,” Victoria says.

The younger you are when you commit to laser hair removal treatments, the longer you can enjoy the results. Laser hair removal typically takes six or more sessions, so it’s something of a commitment, but one that means never having to worry about shaving or waxing again—so worth it. In addition, as the laser targets pigment in the hair follicles it is also wise  to start before your hair  turns gray!

Dermaplaning is a trend we can get behind: it’s beneficial for all skin types, and it can enhance many other treatments such as facials, lasers, and chemical peels. “By physically removing all that dry, dead skin and peach fuzz, we can reveal a brighter complexion, makeup application is smoother and products can penetrate better, ” Victoria says. “Dermaplaning has become very popular, especially in the age of selfies!

Skincare in Your 30’s

In your thirties, it’s all about preventative measures—by using the right products and services, you can invest in your skin now, which is more efficient and less costly than trying to correct conditions later on. We also strongly recommend using products at home that combine antioxidants with SPF (link to product page) as double defense against free radicals, UVA, and UVB rays.

Botox and other injectable neurotoxins tend to come into play in your 30s. “Prophylactic Botox is a wise idea,” Dr. Ginsberg says. “You may not be showing any signs of aging, but when you give that look of disapproval, you have what’s called ‘the elevens’ in the glabella, which is the anatomical name for the space between in the eyebrows. Certainly, in your early thirties, you can use Botox to soften these lines, and can prevent them deepening. This treatment can also help with early crow’s feet.”

Chemical Peels can be done at any age, but offer a particular advantage to those in their thirties, Victoria says. “This is an excellent treatment to address sun damage,” Victoria says, noting that this is an issue that starts to come up for those in their 30s. “What I like most about chemical peels is the customization. We combine ingredients such as Vitamin C, niacinamide, retinol, hydroquinone, and kojic acid to best address our clients’ particular skin conditions in that moment.”

Laser Genesis is a non ablative laser and is a component of Signature Facial, which we recommended for those in their 20s. By your thirties, you will benefit from extra laser pulses of Laser Genesis to effectively stimulate collagen and elastin, diffuse redness, reduce fine lines, and even skin tone.

Skincare in Your 40’s

At this age, you want to effectively address skin damage (link to blog from summer to fall) and target not just the surface, but the deeper layer of skin: the dermis. By your forties, your natural collagen production has unfortunately diminished, but we can always outwit nature—there are plenty of ways to trick the skin into making more.

Dermal fillers are a great idea for those in their 40s. “Patients in their 40s start to see a loss of subcutaneous fat and tissue,” Dr. Ginsberg says. “Think of your cheek like a pillowcase that has lost some volume—it will feel and look fuller if you fill it up with more feathers. In that same way, dermal fillers can cause your skin to feel tighter and look fuller and softer.”

Often referred to as a “non-surgical facelift,” Ultherapy is another ideal treatment for this age group. “At this age, you may notice some sagging, so this is the moment to step in—you don’t want to wait until the collagen is completely gone,” Victoria says. “Ultherapy provides very effective skin tightening with ultrasound technology.”

Your metabolism slows down in your forties, which can lead to the appearance of a double chin—an issue that can be addressed with Warmsculpting. “If you’re struggling with some of those fat pockets and are starting to lose elasticity in the jawline, submental Warmsculpting(link to Warmsculting page) is definitely a solution I would consider, I’d recommend considering,” Victoria says. How about a mention of Kybella and coolsculpting here. 

Skincare in Your 50’s+

In your fifties, you’ll want to start considering non-surgical options for anti-aging (link to blog on anti-aging if available) that address any loss of volume, sagging, and wrinkles you may be experiencing. While surgical facelifts can certainly be an option, they come with their own risks and downsides—and these days, there are fewer and fewer reasons to go under the knife in a traditional way. “Really, as we continue through the 21st century, we get closer and closer to getting surgical results with non-surgical therapies,” Dr. Ginsberg says.

PDO Thread Lifts are a relatively new technology that offers qualities similar to a facelift without the need for general anesthesia. The results are not as dramatic a difference as a surgical facelift, but are quite similar. “Threads are becoming very popular now,” Dr. Ginsberg says. “While we inject filler, with threads, we have more flexibility to tighten the skin in specific ways. The dissolvable suture that we use stimulates your skin to lay down collagen, so you get a long-term result—perhaps even a two-year effect.”

Fraxel stimulates new cell growth and creates a smoother, more even texture. “This laser treatment is a game changer for fine lines, sun damage, complexion, pores… it’s refreshing rejuvenating the whole entire face,” Victoria says.

The Plasma Fibroblast is a revolutionary new technology that, like PDO Thread Lifts, can offer a non surgical alternative to facelifts. It uses plasma energy to regenerate the skin’s epidermal layer while simultaneously heating and disrupting the deeper dermal structure. This procedure stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen results for dramatic improvement in loose skin and wrinkles. Victoria commented, “We love that this is the only non surgical treatment that can be performed on the eyelids”. Other popular areas are around the eyes, mouth, and neck.

Although your skin will continue to change throughout your life, there’s one constant to live by: taking good care of your skin today will lead to a healthier, more radiant look tomorrow, the next day, and the next decade. When it comes to skincare and facial skin treatments, a stitch in time really does save nine. If you aren’t sure which treatment feels right for you, let our experts guide you to the best treatment plan for your skin concerns—book a consultation today.

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Why You Need an Expert for Your PDO Thread Lift

When it comes to delivering truly phenomenal results, we believe the secret to incredible skincare is about more than a simple office visit—it’s the culmination of years of experience, medical advancements, and anti-aging innovations that allows us to transform your skin’s health and overall aesthetic.

Thread lifts are a popular procedure that are often incorporated into many of our clients’ custom skincare transformations, and it’s easy to see why. A minimally invasive procedure, thread lifts offer subtle lift of skin laxity with very little downtime—meaning clients can experience instant results with low risk for scarring and additional complications.

“The procedure looks and sounds more scary than it is, but it provides instant results which everyone loves,” explains Lindsay Burke,PA, one of Tribeca’s skincare specialists. “I love this procedure and it is one of my favorites to perform. The best part is the instant gratification from the immediate results. As soon as you see what thread lifts can do, you know it is worth it.”

What You Can Expect From Thread Lifts

While thread lifts are an incredible option for both men and women, they’re best suited for clients with mild to moderate skin laxity. The procedure can be performed by itself, but—as with most treatments—it’s best to combine thread lifts with other procedures like Ultherapy, dermal fillers, neuromodulators, and adequate skin care to provide the best results for your unique skin care needs.

“The most popular areas that people like to improve are nasolabial folds and jowls. Thread lifts can also provide brow lifts and even help with skin laxity to the neck and various areas on the body,” Lindsay explains. “Plus, the results from thread lifts are not as dramatic as surgery. They provide a more subtle result which the patient will notice and usually their close friends and family will notice without giving an overdone or tight appearance.”

Not familiar with the thread lift procedure? The process is fairly simple.

After attaching a suture to a cannula, your provider will make a small needle poke into the skin and insert the pre-loaded cannula below the surface of the skin. The cannula is removed, leaving the thread behind to help lift the skin and move it back to where it belongs. Because the thread is buried beneath the skin, you will not see or feel anything on the surface, and—while you may feel a slight pinching sensation—most clients describe it as an odd sensation rather than painful.

“The threads will usually absorb after 4-6 months and then stimulate your own collagen to maintain that structure. These results will usually last about a year as we age out of a percentage of our collagen each year,” Lindsay says. “I usually recommend patients to obtain this treatment once a year, although I do have patients who love the results and keep coming back for more every 4 months to continue to obtain collagen stimulation.”

Things You Should Consider Before Getting Thread Lifts

Thread lifts are an intricate procedure, which is why you should never look for a discounted option in order to save money.

“As the saying goes, “You get what you pay for.” Half price treatment will equal half the result or even risk complications,” Lindsay explains. “These treatments are medical procedures and do not come without risks. You want to make sure that you go to someone who is experienced and knowledgeable, as well as someone who you feel comfortable with and trust.”

You should also make sure that, if there is a complication from the procedure, your provider knows how to resolve any issues—and has the appropriate tools and experience to do so.

While thread lifts might be less complicated and offer fewer complications than a surgical facelift, they still require immense skill and expertise. Not only does this ensure the results achieved are balanced and in harmony with your face, your provider also needs to have an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the face—including musculature, facial nerve anatomy, areas to avoid, and more.

Questions You Should Always Ask Your Skincare Provider

As with any procedure, we recommend asking your skincare provider specific questions regarding their experience, qualifications, and results with thread lifts.

“Make sure that you feel comfortable with the provider performing the treatment,” Lindsey explains. “If it doesn’t feel right, it usually isn’t.”

Important questions to ask include:

  • How much experience do you have with thread lifts? How often do you perform them?

    While thread lifts are a minimally invasive procedure, we don’t recommend working with a beginner provider.

    “All providers performing this procedure need to at least be an RN, if not a PA, NP, DO, or MD,” In NY state, an RN is not qualified unless the doctor is in the room, same as injections. Lindsay says. “Providers that perform thread lifts should have all attended a hands-on training when they first brought them into their practice, and they should also continue to attend trainings and conferences each year to maintain their skills.”

    We also recommend trusting a provider where thread lifts are a popular treatment at the facility. This is a delicate procedure that requires a unique combination of experience and artistic ability, which is why you should trust someone who frequently performs the procedure versus someone who only performs it once or twice per year.

  • What brands of threads do you use?

    There are minimal differences between specific brands, but you should always make sure your provider is using FDA-cleared surgical threads. These materials will be sitting under your skin over the next 4-6 months, which is why you want to ensure the use of high-quality, FDA-approved threads like NovaThread and Miracu Threads.

  • Do you have before-and-after photos?

    Every provider should offer several recent before-and-after photos for each of the procedures they offer within their facility. Photos should be unretouched to ensure you’re seeing an accurate representation of the services they provide.

  • Who isn’t a good candidate for thread lifts?

    It sounds counterintuitive, but you should always ask a potential provider to elaborate on who is and isn’t a good fit for any potential procedure. Individuals with severe skin laxity are not good candidates for thread lifts, and they will typically benefit more from surgical options.

    A good provider will be honest about who the best candidates are for this procedure, which is why you should always ask this question to ensure you’re working with someone who has your best interests—and not sales numbers—at heart.

  • What does this procedure entail? How long is downtime?
    As with any procedure, ask your provider to explain the overall procedure prior to committing to anything. You should always be informed of any possible risks and side effects, as well as any do’s and don’ts after thread lifts, so you can work with your provider to make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your skin.

    Downtime can last up to two weeks. Patients may experience some bruising or swelling post-procedure due to thread placement, and we typically recommend patients avoid exaggerated facial expressions for 7-10 days after treatment. For best results, we also recommend avoiding facials and laser treatments for at least 4 weeks post-procedure.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to your skin, seek out the best provider possible. Don’t rely on a specific procedure’s reputation to deliver phenomenal results. Instead, always make sure you trust the providers you’re working with.

We want you to get the natural, aesthetically-pleasing results you deserve, which is why we conduct a thorough, comprehensive consultation for each one of our procedures to ensure you’re receiving the best possible custom treatment plan suited to your goals.

You deserve to work with trusted experts who offer stellar credentials, in-depth clinical experience, and an artistic eye—along with years of experience and training—to produce phenomenal results that benefit your skin’s appearance and health for years to come.

 

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Laser Hair Removal: A Critical Aspect of the Transgender Journey

There’s one truth about the transgender journey that everyone can agree on: All trans people experience their transition differently. This makes sense, given that there are a limitless number of gender expressions and ways of transitioning, and no matter what your journey looks like, it’s a process unique to you. At Tribeca MedSpa, we respect how personal this process is, and provide a welcoming, friendly environment; top-quality services; and the expertise necessary to make your treatment plan a success.

“I have a lot of experience working with the transgender community, and I know that no matter where you are in your transition, you’re going through a lot. It’s a joy for me to help make our transgender patients feel super comfortable,” says Medical Aesthetician Merve Aykanat. Merve divides her time with us at Tribeca Med Spa and at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, and has focused her career on working with transgender patients undergoing their transition process. “For our transgender patients, laser hair removal is about making life easier and helping you feel more like yourself. Laser hair removal treatments can really increase your confidence.” 

For trans women and some nonbinary people, laser hair removal can be an exciting step in your journey. It’s also a great, noninvasive option suited to wherever you are in your transition process, whether or not you’re opting for surgery. Unlike many other facilities who tout the benefits of one laser hair removal system, at Tribeca MedSpa, we have chosen to invest in a range of laser hair removal equipment. This is because some laser hair removal options are better suited to certain skin types and tones than others, and we want to tailor an individualized, safe and effective treatment plan that’s best suited for you.

When considering what kinds of laser hair removal treatments you may want to get, we will work with you to develop a laser hair removal treatment plan ideal for your needs. Merve notes that many of our patients opt for full body laser treatment, however, some of our trans patients choose to start with individualized areas. Areas of treatment for trans patients often include:

Full face, including cheeks, upper lip, chin, and neck

Chest, including areolas

Back

Legs, including feet and toes

Arms, including hands and fingers

Bikini line, also Brazilian Bikini line

Butt, also Inner Buttocks

Our laser hair removal systems are proven to be safe and effective. While there is some minor discomfort associated with the procedure—it’s often likened to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin—we work to provide a gentle, spa-like experience so that you leave feeling confident and refreshed. As we discuss your options with you and build a treatment plan, you may choose to incorporate another service, like our Multi Mask Facial, into your treatment days so that your laser hair removal feels even more like an enjoyable day at the medspa (and you’ll leave with glowing, fresh skin, too). 

“I take so much pride in working with members of the trans community,” Merve says. “And I just love helping my patients feel good about themselves!” If you’re considering laser hair removal as part of your transition process and you want to work with a team that cares about the trans community and understands your individualized needs, Tribeca MedSpa is the right home for you. 

If you’re ready to make this next step in your transition journey, request an appointment with Merve today.

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5 Tips for Transitioning from Summer to Fall Skin Care

In the summertime, New York air tends to be humid, which helps protect your skin barrier and keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy (even if it makes your hair frizz). However, once the weather starts to get colder, the air outside becomes dryer, and inside, heating systems have a way of making your apartment feel like the Sahara.

In addition to the changes in humidity that require a transition from summer to fall skin care, you also have to repair sun-damaged skin. Even if you’re very good about wearing SPF 30+ when you’re outside in the daytime, you’re bound to have gotten some summer sun in, and being exposed to extra wind, sweat, sea salt, and chlorine can wreak havoc on our skin’s health.

All of these factors add up to one big truth: As we move from summer to fall, it’s time to gift ourselves some serious skin rejuvenation. This is the time to slough off any summertime damage, invest in a sun damaged skin treatment, and get our skin prepped and ready for the winter months to come. 

1. Lock In Skin Moisture With Squalane

Non-comedogenic, soothing oils like squalane pack a pig punch when it comes to locking in moisture. Our bodies naturally produce a version of this oil, but sadly, we naturally make less of it starting in our 30s, so instead, we can give our bodies’ natural production a boost with a high-quality, plant-derived version. Squalane is an ideal sun damaged skin treatment for repairing dry, scaly, and sunburned skin. The combination of hyaluronic and squalane rejuvenates the skin for a radiant youthfulness and helps prevent premature aging.

We recommend Camille of NY’s Squalane Moisture Seal and Khus + Khus’ Sen Face Serum.

2. Undo Summertime Skin Damage

From chlorine to sun exposure—not to mention Covid-related anxiety—the summer has been rough on all of our body’s systems. As is always the case, those stressors tend to have a serious impact on our body’s largest organ: the skin. That’s why it’s a great idea to gift yourself a session or three of important self-care (and skin care). Our Reset, Renew, and Revitalize packages are specifically designed to repair sun damaged skin. A sun damaged skin treatment is ideal for refreshing post-summer skin, helping you look and feel your best for the fall.

3. Exfoliate Appropriately

Given that everyone’s skin is unique, there’s no exact guidance on the number of times to exfoliate each week, regardless if you’re caring for summer skin or wintertime skin. However, in general, exfoliating helps to replenish skin by sloughing off dead skin and removing impurities (that goes for both chemical exfoliators as well as physical ones).  By buffing away these dead cells, new cells can come in healthier and without obstruction. This process also improves the effectiveness of moisturizers as the dead cells block moisture from the layers of live skin cells that actually need it, and for many, wintertime weather calls for serious moisturizing.

4. Incorporate A Lip Treatment

In the summer, we’re always at risk for forgetting to put sunscreen on our ears, which is why the ear is considered an extremely high-risk location for skin cancer. But in the fall, it’s our lips’ turn to be forgotten—especially when we combine wearing masks every day with precious little humidity in the air. That’s why it’s especially important to keep lips hydrated (and prevent premature aging) by expanding your fall skin care products to include a lip repair treatment that hydrates, heals, and can help repair sun damaged skin.

5. Remember To Give Your Hands Some Extra TLC

During winter, the low humidity outside and dry air inside naturally contribute to hands becoming dry and cracked. Add to that equation frequent hand washing, and you basically annihilate any remaining natural oils left in your skin. An intense hand cream is one of the most important fall skin care products, and if you have extra dry skin—or deal with conditions like carpal tunnel or arthritis—consider adding a body serum to the mix, too. One made with phytocannabinoids can have anti-inflammatory properties that may help you feel better in more ways than one. (And a body serum can double as a cuticle oil, too—it’s always a good idea to keep your nails extra hydrated in the winter months).

We recommend the Khus+ Khus Copious Body Serum product which in addition to being great for your skin this formula also works to help relieve tension, pain, sleep, stress, and mental fatigue. 

After a stressful summer, this is the perfect moment to take a little time for yourself, do something that makes you feel good, and give yourself the opportunity to hit the “reset” button. Besides, a stitch in time really can save nine—when you opt for a sun-damaged skin treatment just as the summer ends, you’re accelerating your body’s ability to heal itself before the winter months to come.

Request a complimentary skin analysis consultation to determine which package is right to help you replenish your skin and transition from summer to fall skin care. 

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The Ultimate Beauty and Health Guide after Quarantine

We are all feeling it. Months of homestay have not been kind. More time spent on devices and sitting in chairs is leading to new aging and health concerns. ‘Tech neck’ is the premature wrinkling of our necks from looking down at our screens, hours upon hours. At the same time, our skin pays a price from increased exposure to UV light emissions. Protective face masks are essential, but ‘maskne’ – a new cause of acne – is real. Not to mention back pain from sedentary routines and lack of sleep from anxiety. Tribeca Medspa has some solutions!

Let’s start with Tech Neck. Just as we develop deep nasal labial foldlines from smiling, we create neck lines from endless surfing on handheld devices. Thankfully, there are multiple lines of defense to regain that beautiful neck. For those of us with lines and wrinkles already settled in, Botox might be your next move. A safe neurotoxin, Botox relaxes the platysma muscles, restoring a smooth appearance.  To address sagginess, Ultherapy and PDO Threads are ideal to lift and tighten as well as to improve lines and wrinkles.

Another consequence of screen exposure that warrants more consideration is the Blue Light or High-Energy Visible Light (HEV) they emit. Recommendations for combating the hyperpigmentation that may be associated with HEV are professional strength chemical peels. Alpha hydroxy acids such as Glycolic peels and Lactic peels stimulate collagen and encourage the shedding of surface skin to reveal a fresher, healthier look with a more even color and texture.

Moving from high tech to low tech, prolonged use of fabric masks is leading to skin issues such as acne mechanica aka ‘maskne’.  The friction and pressure from masks rubbing against your face leads to irritation and inflammation. Masks also trap bacteria and organisms, causing clogged pores, folliculitis and acne. The right skin care routine can lessen mask-related skin damage and breakouts. Make sure to properly cleanse with a gentle cleanser. Avoid over exfoliating and keep skin moisturized with protective ingredients like ceramide and hyaluronic acid. Spot treat acne with salicylic acid and treat your skin to a weekly CBD mask to maintain a glowy complexion. Tribeca Medspa offers Virtual Consultations to help you select the best products for your skin type.

For many of us, quarantine is forcing more downtime.  Although rest is always a good thing, extended rest leads to loss of muscle tone. Lack of abdominal tone can lead to back pain. Cooltone is used for body contouring from the core to thighs. Its high-powered coil electromagnetic simulation applicators induct muscle contractions that exercise cannot match. As a result, it not only tones muscle definition but when used on the abdomen, it can also help with back pain.

Quarantine restrictions are slowly being lifted, but the anxiety and changes in our routines and sleep patterns may continue to have an effect on our health and wellness until Covid-19 is eradicated.  Tribeca Medspa Medical Director, Dr. Ginsberg says that “loss of sleep decreases collagen production and increases glucocorticoid production.”  We recommend Hush & Hush, Mind Your Mind’s blend of tryptophan, valerian root, holy basil leaf, and magnesium which quiets the mind and promotes sleep. With this information, we hope you can get some sleep. Tribeca Medspa is here for you.  

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In Gratitude

Our raffle winners, Bryce and Kelly are the recipients of our amazing ‘Thank You’ giveaway which includes a TMS Skin Analysis, a Microneedling treatment, Botox and dermal fillers for the face and Coolsculpt and Cooltone treatments for the body. We will also send them home with a full personalized homecare products regime.

 “I am nominating my best friend, Bryce. She is an occupational therapist at an NYC hospital. She helps COVID survivors regain their strength and independence to one day return home to their loved ones. When she is not at the hospital, she is sewing masks to raise money to donate to small businesses and families affected by COVID, (she has raised over $2500 to charities)Not only is she an artist, hero, but she is the most loving, supportive best friend one can have. Her positivity is what is contagious, and she puts smiles on people’s faces daily!” —Rissy

“Kelly is my best friend of 15+ years. She works at Jersey City Medical as an RN in the ICU unit and has worked nonstop since COVID started -picking up extra shifts, night shifts, etc. I have not heard one complaint out of her mouth since COVID has started despite her increased hours and efforts. Every time I ask how she’s doing she responds happily and how she is appreciative to be helping people and doing her part! Her brother also just beat cancer prior to COVID-19 so she has been through a lot the past 4 months and continues to remain positive through it all. I am so proud of everything she’s done and how selfless she has been throughout it all. Kelly deserves something for herself.”  —Sarah

All Our Heroes’ Stories 

“My sister has been working in a COVID ICU in the Bronx since late March. My sister has always been my hero but that has become even more apparent during this time. Kristen has been going in for 12 hour shifts, 4 days a week. She has also worked many weeks of overnight shifts. My sister is a strong person but I’ve noticed the way that this pandemic has worn on her. Not only the demanding hours, but also the emotional impact of watching so many of her patients die, the uncertainty around this virus, and having to FaceTime families to say goodbye to their loved ones.” —Lauren


“My wife is a PA at NYU in the ED and she is awesome. She wears a mask 12hrs a day, makes time to pump at work, and wakes up early to feed our four month old.” —Greg


“Brooke is an occupational therapist on the front lines at NYU hospital. She works on the acute care floor where she has been exposed to COVID multiple times. However, she never complained once and kept giving the best therapeutic care to all her patients. In the midst of the madness, Brooke had to postpone her wedding due to the crisis. She is so so deserving of this pampering.” —Jennifer


“My fiancée is a pediatric dental resident at Montefiore hospital in the Bronx, She was redeployed to a COVID testing site in the Bronx, one of the busiest COVID testing sites in the state of New York, with one of the highest positive infection rates in the state. In the midst of all the chaos, we have been trying to figure plans for our wedding that was supposed to be November 7th of this year. Unfortunately, many of our guests (her family) are coming from Korea, and are uncertain about travel, even as restrictions ease up in the US. She was so looking forward to having all of her family together for our wedding celebration, and now, it is starting to seem like none of them will be able to come, or we will have to reschedule and lose our deposits and possibly even vendors. It has certainly been a source of stress for me, but again, she has not complained about ANY of it.” —Jay


“I am nominating my sister Michelle. She works as a Nurse Practitioner in the COVID ICU at a hospital in NYC. She has shown great strength and courage through this pandemic. She has been trying to save as many lives as possible and risks her life every day for her patients. She calls family members daily to update them.” —Jenn


“ I nominate my girlfriend Jenn for this wellness spa package. She works at NYP-Columbia, the hospital that got NY’s first COVID patient when this all began at the beginning of March. She has been having to wear a mask at work for 13 hours straight for the past 4 months, leading to bruises on her cheeks and even some sores. She went through many dark days and weeks as her and her co-workers fought to figure out this disease, FaceTiming patients family’s so they could say goodbye, holding patients hands before they were intubated or even patients hands as they passed away. She questioned if she was meant to be a nurse because of how helpless she felt in caring for her patients while trying to protect herself & me at home.” —Jimmy


“Amber is my cousin and she’s a doctor in the emergency room at NYU. She has worked tirelessly to help care for COVID patients throughout the hospital. And due to this crisis she also had to postpone her wedding. “Jackie


“She’s a very hard working 1st year resident who cared for many covid patients. She too had covid but returned to the front line as soon as she could. Thanks for considering her.” Patti


“I am a social worker at NYU Langone, required to report to work during COVID19 to assist with providing emotional support to patient and families who were not only coping with medical trauma, but with the pain of separation due to restricted visitation. Sometimes these patients were homeless, or frail elderly who were admitted from a nursing home, or even young parents afraid to return to home where they may infect their families and loved ones.” —Cara


“Emy was supposed to get married this summer (July 25) and I was supposed to be her bridesmaid. She ended up having to cancel her wedding due to COVID-19 and has spent the last few months working 6 days a week to help patients as a Nurse Practitioner. Emy is so deserving of this, and absolutely needs something good to happen to her right now so please choose her! Thank you for your consideration.” —Lacey


“I’ve known Alex for years and she is one of the most caring people I’ve ever met. She is a nurse working in a COVID floor at New York Pres hospital. She has taken on the emotional burden of working with patients on ventilators and being there for them emotionally when their families cannot enter the hospital. She somehow can keep a positive attitude through all of this and it is something I admire her for!” —Rachel


“I’m nominating my wife Deirdre who is an essential worker in the city! Our little boy Liam arrived 6 weeks early on 1st Feb 2020. It was such a surprise and Liam spent 3 weeks in the NICU. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions our family were unable to come over to help. Deirdre went back to work on 8th May, providing nursing care to a client. Deirdre works 12 hour shifts and is for sure very deserving of this amazing prize.” —Eoghan


“Elena is a nurse in NY and there’s no one else I would recommend! She’s amazing and has put her life on the line to help so many Americans and New Yorkers. Elena is truly one of a kind and would do anything for anyone. She deserves this so much.” —Morgan


“Emily has worked tirelessly night and day as a nurse practitioner on the front lines at NYU Langone Hospital. She loves Tribeca Med Spa and deserves some much needed pampering.” —Bobby


“My 52 year old Sicilian friend Lauren is a unique beauty. She has a Roman nose and the cutest crooked teeth that she plays up and doesn’t try to hide or “fix.” I have known her for 8 years but she has been a nurse for a lot longer. When I met her she was working overnights in the city’s grittiest trauma ER – King’s County – where my husband had been taken following a horrific car crash. She not only took care of him but also sent me reassuring texts throughout that first night where it was touch and go and I was home with my 3 children who were young at the time. Most recently she has been in the COVID ICU in the Bronx which is a long commute from her home in mid Brooklyn. She works a 12 hr shift then has to self-quarantine from her fiancee when she returns. She is capable dedicated and compassionate and I’d love to see her treated to a special makeover at my fave med spa.” —Lucy


“Nicole has always been a giving person in the 24 years I’ve known her. From bringing home stray animals to people astray, she has always had a helping and giving heart. 15 years ago, she opened her home up to being a foster parent and has since adopted five children that she mostly raises on her own. She has parlayed this trait into her nursing career and has been sick for over a month with COVID and still keeps her positive attitude. I would like her to feel appreciated just as she has always made me feel.” —Arlene

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