Dr. Ostad Shares How To Achieve A Youthful Look


Board-Certified dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad specializes in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic cosmetic procedures. Treating patients with skin concerns including aging skin, dark spots, facial lifting and more, is the number one goal of Dr. Ostad and his team. Dr. Ostad sat down with Haute Beauty to discuss the most popular treatment for aging skin, and the one treatment that is key in achieving a youthful look.


What are some of the best treatments for dark spots?

The best treatment option for dark spots are lasers. The type of laser is individualized, but Fraxel is usually most common option. Fraxel laser treatments help with hyperpigmentation (sun spots), wrinkles and acne scarring. The most common Fraxel used is the dual laser which is highly effective for diffusing sun damage. Ultimately the lasers stimulate growth of new, healthy skin cell replacing the old damaged cells. The PicoWay laser is also very effective for individual dark spots.

What are some options for people with sensitive skin looking to have laser treatments done?

People who have sensitive skin would benefit from the Cutera Excel (Genesis) the most. This is a milder laser treatment that improves skin revitalization with ultimately no downtime. Lasers in general work extremely well on sensitive skin as the treatment is operator dependent and the energy of the laser can be adjusted based on skin sensitivity.

Which treatment would you recommend for aging skin?

There are many options for aging skin, it depends on which area is most bothersome. As we age we develop sagging, wrinkling and hollowness. Fillers and Botox are the most popular to treat these issues. For those deeper wrinkles the Fraxel CO2 laser is a more invasive method. This treatment resurfaces the skin by removing layers of skin tissue and heating up the collagen to stimulate growth and create firmer skin within a couple of weeks.

Which treatment or procedure will give the skin a lifted youthful appearance?

There are a couple of options to give the skin a lifted youthful appearance. There are a several fillers that can help with a more youthful appearance. Ultherapy is another option to achieve a more youthful appearance. Ultherapy is a high-intensity focused ultrasound technique to tighten and lift the skin with no downtime.

What is the most popular treatment or procedure clients are asking for

The most popular treatment clients ask for are fillers and Botox. The combination of the two give a more youthful look. Botox reduces the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet, glabella (between the eyebrows) and even your neck. Fillers stimulate our natural collagen and fill in loss of volume due to the aging process.