Holidays in New York City mean two things: first, party invitations galore, and second, the clock is ticking to look your best before your big night out. If you’re dreaming of a flawless base for makeup application or a fresh-faced, radiant glow before the ball drops, winter skincare and the following medspa services – recommended by NYC’s local skincare authority – will help you to quickly resurface, rehydrate, and rejuvenate your skin!
Before We Talk Treatments, Let’s Talk Winter Skincare
Many people don’t know that medical-grade skincare and cosmeceuticals contain higher concentrations of clinical ingredients and have been formulated for maximum absorption? “The number one thing that makes medical-grade products different is that the ingredients work at a cellular level. They’re able to go deep and change the way the skin is working,” explains Alisha Van Horen, Senior Medical Aesthetician at Tribeca MedSpa. “Luxury-brand products may feel or smell good, but they don’t do much to the deep layers of the skin.”
That’s why when you visit the medspa our providers will recommend these products vs. over the counter skincare you can purchase at other retail locations. When you combine a higher level of at-home skincare is with medspa services for improving skin tone, texture and complexion, the results are faster-acting and more evident.
Winter Skincare for the Weeks Leading Up to an Event
Preparation is key in the weeks before a big night out. “The first thing you can do is not a cosmetic procedure, it’s eating well and having a good attitude. It’s probably more important than any lotions and potions ; it’ll reflect on your face,” says Dr. Gerald Ginsberg, one of New York Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors in New York’ and Tribeca MedSpa’s Medical Director since conception.
As far as winter skincare goes, both Dr. Ginsberg and Alisha recommend medical-grade skincare, like retinol, to resurface and revitalize the skin in a few weeks. “You want to start using retinol about eight weeks before your big event, as you might purge as the retinol starts bringing up those imperfections. You’ll want to start small, with about a pea-sized amount twice a week,” adds Alisha.
Medspa Services for the Week of the Event
With the presents wrapped and the days before your big night out dwindling, it’s time to ramp up your winter skincare with trusted medspa services the week of the event.
Two minimize downtime, maximum impact medspa services we recommend during the holiday season are LightStim and Laser Genesis. LightStim LED light therapy helps to instantly minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, whereas Laser Genesis works to reduce redness, acne, and scarring.
“Laser Genesis is suitable for all skin types. There’s no downtime, which is why a lot of people call it the ‘Hollywood Laser,’ and a lot of celebrities get it before a red-carpet event. It gives you a really healthy glow with no downtime,” explains Alisha. “Our Signature Facial offers a few minutes of this treatment, with the option to upgrade for a full session.” Other medical-grade facials, like a Multi Mask Facial, can be combined with medspa services to brighten and tighten the skin.
A Facial on the Day of Your Big Night Out
The day of the big night out is not the time to experiment with harsh exfoliants, like retinol, for the first time. To avoid any unwanted redness, acne breakouts, or rosacea flare-ups the day of your event, opt for a gentler medspa service, like a HydraFacial. The HydraFacial exclusively uses a cocktail of SkinCeuticals medical-grade products to instantly nourish and plump tired skin.
The Best Medspa in New York for Event-Ready Skin
Beyond the holidays, there’s always another night out to plan for. Ensure that you’re not only event-ready, but also selfie-ready, flash photo-ready, and otherwise prepared to put your best face forward.
Our award-winning Medical Providers and Medical Aestheticians, including Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gerald D. Ginsberg, have been elevating skincare in New York City since 2006. When preparing for a big night out this holiday season and beyond, be sure to consult with our team on how to make your skin look its very best.