Dr. Marina Peredo shares tips on skin treatments from age 20 to 60 and beyond.
EN VOGUE|TIMELESS BEAUTY MARINA PEREDO is a board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience and has been labeled a “super-doctor” by the New York Times, as well as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. She believes that dermatologists can have a direct impact on a person’s confidence, and she brings her concept of aesthetic artistry to a whole new level at her modern practice, Skinfluence, in Manhattan.
Downtown: Can you explain the aging process of the face?
Marina Peredo: The contour of the face changes and causes shadow patterns to develop. Your triangle of youth begins to invert as your features begin to drop. Dependent on your genetics and lifestyle, people will age very differently, and these changes can go from drastic to nonexistent.
DT: What are your thoughts on aging beautifully?
MP: I believe that anyone can age beautifully when proper care is taken. In my opinion, facial beauty is derived from seven criteria: facial shape, forehead height, eyebrow shape, eye size and inter-eye distance, nose shape, length and height of lips, and skin clarity, texture, and color. These features require constant maintenance to be properly maintained.
DT: When you say maintenance, what does this entail?
MP: Maintenance can be anything from applying sunscreen before leaving the house to getting laser treatments, which can help prevent skin cancer in the future. If you’re investing in skin treatments and not applying sunscreen, you’re not truly helping your skin.
DT: How would you suggest women and men in their 20’s take care of their skin and help enhance the youthfulness of their skin?
MP: During your 20’s and even your early
30’s, one of your skin-care concerns may be breakouts. But, keeping your skin hydrated and protecting your skin from the sun will prevent your skin from aging quickly. Protection from sun damage is the ultimate preventative anti-aging technique and is incredibly easy to work into your daily routine.
DT: When we reach our 40’s and 50’s, what do you suggest?
MP: Combination therapy is key to whole-body rejuvenation. Most often, fillers, volumizers, and toxins are combined with radiofrequency, lasers, or ultrasound to improve skin laxity and age-related volume loss.
DT: We hear that facelifts are not as required as they were 10 years ago. In your 60 and 70’s, do you recommend a full facelift?
MP: In your 60’s and 70’s patients may benefit from a facelift. How you’ve maintained your skin in your younger years will determine whether you need to invest in a full or mini facelift. At any age, proper skin-care can and will be costly, so make sure you are going to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon before you consider getting a procedure done.
DT: Give us one tip that many people do not know to help us age gracefully?
MP: Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock. Also, invest in a good skincare at a young age.
DT: What do you love about your job?
MP: Making women feel great about how they look, which is an amazing confidence builder!
Dr. Marina I. Peredo, M.D., F.A.A.D, is a board-certified dermatologist with 20+ years of experience. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Peredo strives to bring out the beauty that is already present, by employing a less is more philosophy, and stressing the importance of consistent skincare.
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