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Updated by Karen Deane on Jan 12, 2015
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Non-surgical anti-aging wonders

Fresh in from San Diego, this year's Plastic Surgeon's conference featured a wide range of non-surgical and non-invasive treatments to help us look fabulous at any age

Laser 101

The latest high-tech skin-savers promise to make you look light-years younger. Photo Credit: Sheryl Nields Back in the '90s, blasting wrinkles meant horror-flick-like oozing and months of redness as "ablative" lasers burned off the skin's surface and a younger-looking version grew in.

I Tried It! Laser Fat Removal

New Zerona laser fat removal claims to work like lipo without the surgery. But does it live up to the claims? We found out!

5 Affordable Treatments That Minimize Skin Blemishes

Good skin care is affordable with these five blemish minimizing treatments.

Dynamic Duos: Lasers Meet Serums

Seeking deeper results with less healing time, doctors are boosting lasers' skin-enhancing effects with topical treatments. What's the use of a $200 super-serum if it can't penetrate skin? "The biggest limitation of many topical products is the improper absorption of ingredients," says Manhattan dermatologist Dr. Paul Frank.

Saving Face: Your Guide to What Really Works

Laser away wrinkles? Smooth skin with blood plasma? Here's your tell-it-like-it-is guide to gold standard and breakthrough cosmetic procedures. Photo Credit: Bill Diodato INCREASE COLLAGEN: LIGHT DEVICES Laser energy, radio frequency, and ultrasound all work by creating a controlled injury to the skin that sets a wound-healing response into high gear.

What Type Of Facial Rejuvenation Is Right For Me?

Give your face a boost with these three skin rejuvenation treatments that will have you looking younger and feeling great.

The Best New Skin Savers

Breakthroughs that... Save you from surgery! Undergoing elective surgery is always a last resort-even more so now, thanks to these noninvasive procedures done in the derm's office. A Skin Tightener with Zero Downtime Firmer skin via ultrasound? Yep,the in-office treatment Ultherapy uses ultrasound to heat-then lift and tighten-sagging skin.

Can You Reverse Sun Damage?

Wearing sun protection has become second nature in our society: We're all well versed in the dangers of the sun (skin cancer, premature aging) so we welcome SPF onto our skin. But what about the years before the sun scare, when tanning was common and thought of as healthy?

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or acne scars. The technique directs short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin, precisely removing skin layer by layer. This popular procedure is also called lasabrasion, laser peel, or laser vaporization.

A Cosmetic Surgery Virgin Goes Under The Laser (And Lives to Tell About It): Flash

Bonus: Your Guide to Cutting-Edge Skin Treatments But recently I had a change of heart, perhaps because I'm about to turn 48 or the fact that I'm getting married in less than 4 weeks (!)).

The Facts About Laser Hair Removal -

Photo: Courtesy of GentleLase If you're considering laser hair removal, consider this: It's not always a sure thing. "Hair removal lasers aren't like point-and-shoot cameras," says Roy Geronemus, MD, clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center.