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Although stars like J.Lo, Beyoncé, Kim K (have you seen our Kardashian shopping and beauty guide?), and Victoria Beckham all have genetics to thank for their flawless features, they also have one secret weapon in common: Dr. Harold Lancer. The man behind LA's famed Lancer Dermatology clinic in Beverly Hills, the superstar dermatologist is known for his breakthrough anti-aging method, so much so that he wrote a book about it.
To promote Dr. Lancer's latest offering called ThermiVa (a non-invasive, surgery-free option designed for patients who seek to "reclaim, restore, and revive vuvlovaginal youthfulness and well-being"—yep), the Hollywood go-to gave us the scoop on his most popular treatments, which procedures are on the outs, and how to unlock the Fountain of Youth at home.
What are the most-requested treatments before the red carpet?
Before a major red carpet event like The Emmys or Oscars, most patients are avoiding anything too drastic, invasive or with downtime. Radiofrequency tightening and micropolishing are two very popular treatments for getting the skin looking its best. Our signature vegan stem cell facial is also very popular; it leaves the skin glowing and hydrated.
Which cosmetic treatments are no longer in trend, and which are hot now?
Major surgical events (such as facelifts and brow lifts) are becoming less and less desirable. Certainly, there are doctors who are highly skilled and can deliver great results, but most people are wary of trying anything so 'harsh' or invasive. We're instead seeing a major rise in the popularity of targeted, high-quality skin care regimens, skin tightening, resurfacing, and total-body care
Best advice to maintain healthy skin?
In addition to a targeted, topical regimen, diet and lifestyle are the key components to anti-aging. What you put in your body will show on your skin and face.
Best starter cosmetics procedure for newbies?
Microdermabrasion. We call it micropolishing here at the office. It's a great way to gently but effectively resurface dull, dry or uneven skin without downtime.