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Dr. Gary Linkov sat down with Skin Spa New York to answer some questions New York, NY

Dr. Gary Linkov sat down with Skin Spa New York to answer some questions

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What are 4-5 immediate actions men and women can take to prolong the aging process?

  • Exercise more
  • Quit smoking
  • Drink in moderation
  • More sleep
  • Eat smaller and smarter
  • Reduce stress
Is it ever “too late” to begin preventative care?
Definitely not. Preventative total body care can be done at any time, even if disease has set in, in order to prevent further complications of a disease process. In terms of skin care, also never too late. However, if one has reached a point where creams or botox/filler will no longer make a sizable impact, other interventions such as peels or laser or surgery may be warranted.
What is your most recommended non-invasive service and why?
Skin resurfacing with any modality (microneedling, laser, peel, retinol, etc.) to establish a more even texture and tone which greatly improves ones appearance. In addition, early botox is important to prevent deep lines from forming, which are harder to correct later on.
Thoughts on Vampire facials?
For vampire facials, typically microneedling is done in conjunction with PRP (platelet rich plasma) applied topically. In addition, the PRP can be injected under the skin. PRP has been used for decades all over the body and has growth factors that promote rejuvenation. There is excellent research to support PRP’s use on the scalp for hair growth improvement, however the results on the face are not as impressive. They tend to be more short-lived. Many doctors believe that injection of the PRP is more effective than applying it topically on the skin, even with microneedling. It is unclear if adding PRP is any better than microneedling alone. But it sounds cool and Kim K does it!
Do jade rollers actually work?
Not any more than facials. They are just another way to massage the face. Unless of course one believes in the power of crystals, which is more in the spiritual realm and then maybe translates to other “healing” powers. But there is no scientific research to support its superiority over any other facial.
Why or why not should everyone be using Retinol?
Retinol is very effective. It speeds up skin cell turnover which sloughs away dead skin cells and boosts collagen and elastin making skin more vibrant and radiant. It is a Vitamin A derivative. People have to be careful not to use too much when starting retinol for the first time, usually 1x/week and pea size amount, since it can make the skin very sensitive and prone to sunburn.
Is there such a thing as a non-surgical facelift?
Yes and no. Yes in that there are various energy skin tightening devices, fillers, and threadlifts that can be used to “lift” the skin and soft tissues, however the effects are modest and typically short-lived. A surgical facelift if done well can be a much more transformative treatment and longer lasting. We do not yet have any true alternatives to a surgical facelift.
What are the options for lip enhancement?
Topical hyaluronic acid can be used for a glossy, more hydrated look. It is more temporary than a hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvaderm, which lasts about 6-8 months. Depending on anatomy and a person’s goals, a surgical lip lift can be performed which is permanent and creates a natural appearance if done well.

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New York, NY 10022

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What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
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Based on 25 reviews

Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.