5 Best New Procedures for Wimps
If you're looking to zap sun spots, firm saddlebags, or smooth wrinkles -- but you're a big ninny -- read on. The latest dermatologist treatments get the job done and don't even require anesthesia
The New Laser: Clear and BrilliantLaser treatments generally require up to a week of downtime, and that's why this one is so special: You'll look slightly pink or tan for a day or two, but it's so insignificant no one will notice. "It's a step up from microdermabrasion," says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD. "It's a laser for people who have very little time for downtime."
Best for: Uneven, aging skin. "There's an overall improvement in pore size, skin texture, and skin quality," says Day.
Pain level: Pinprick-like tingling. Your derm can apply a topical numbing cream if you think you need it.
Time: 30 minutes per treatment; five treatments suggested.
Cost: about $300 per treatment
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