Dermatology is abuzz with the latest laser-lotion combos. It’s cocktail hour at the dermatologist’s office – and we’re not talking about Sex in the City – style martini-and-Botox parties. Rather, doctors are playing mixologist with their anti-aging treatments, combining lasers with lotions to create potent double shots. The basic idea: Lasers stimulate collagen production by making tiny holes in the skin, allowing creams and serums to penetrate more deeply. Here, Dr. Elizabeth Hale reveals her custom-made recipes.
Elizabeth Hale, New York
Solta Fraxel Dual + Lifeline
For a study founded by the skincare company Lifeline, Hale applied this serum, which contains human stem cell extracts, after Fraxel treatments, instructing patients to use it at home for a month. Hale reports faster healing and smoother skin among the serum users.