How To Get Baby Smooth Skin According To Experts

Whether you want to trade dull, dry skin for a vibrant, healthy glow, or you’re interested in diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Aanand Geria of Geria Dermatology in Rutherford, New Jersey, has the right solution for your skin. Here, he explains to Haute Beauty how resurfacing can get your skin looking more youthful and feeling baby smooth.

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Haute Beauty: What is skin resurfacing?

Dr. Aanand Geria: Skin resurfacing is a method of removing the top layers of damaged skin to reveal brighter more youthful skin underneath. This is usually accomplished by laser or medium depth chemical peel.

HB: Who is a good candidate, and is there any prep required by the patient?

AG: A good candidate is someone who wants to improve static (at rest) wrinkles or acne scarring. This is not meant for dark-skinned patients due to the risk of scarring and discoloration. There is no specific preparation other than using numbing cream beforehand to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.

HB: What are the main reasons patients get this procedure?

AG: Patients seeking to brighten their skin generally inquire about resurfacing. They know that resurfacing can help create smooth skin, diminish the appearance of dark spots, and help unclog pores.

HB: How long do results last?

AG: Results should be permanent although some people may require a maintenance treatment every couple years especially if they don’t protect their skin from the sun or smoke.

How long is recovery?

AG: Less aggressive resurfacing should only be 1 week of downtime, whereas more aggressive might require 2-3 weeks. The recovery will involve redness, swelling, and peeling which will reveal baby fresh skin underneath

Get to Know Dr. Aanand Geria:

HB: What are your favorite fall activities?

AG: I love going pumpkin picking with my nephews, spending time with family during Thanksgiving and watching movies by the fireplace.

HB: Where was your favorite travel destination this summer and why?

AG: This summer I went on a cruise to Alaska with my family. The scenery is absolutely stunning with all the snow-topped mountains and greenery. We also did some dog-sledding on top of a glacier which was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I strongly recommend anyone who’s interested to go as soon as possible before all the ice melts.