Born With It or Is It Botox?
The expert: Dr. Shirley Madhere, a New York City–based holistic plastic surgeon who specializes in total body wellness and healthful beauty.
Favorite OTC products: Madhere suggests refined essential oils like argan and marula. “These oils help reduce redness, decrease irritation and help lock in moisture,” Madhere says. “I use Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil ($82 at DermStore.com) and Acure Marula Oil ($12.79 at Pharmaca).”
Favorite in-office procedure: To help reshape the face to a more youthful appearance, Madhere likes a multilayer treatment called Sculpt-Lift, which combines injectables like Botox and fillers. She also recommends the Vitaglow treatment to many of her patients, which involves the infusion of skin-nutritious multivitamins, anti-aging antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid. “I sometimes combine these with a patient’s stem cells and platelets for healing of inflammation, optimal skin-retexturizing results and rejuvenating plumping effects,” Madhere says.