|Dr. David Colbert–Check his glowing skin!|
But dolls, after listening to these stories of cutting-edge technology, top-of-the-line ingredients, and extensive dermatological medical research, I had… hope. Hope that each product would be different. But as we learned from Morgan Freeman’s character Red in The Shawshank Redemption, “Hope is a dangerous thing.” “Hope,” explained Red, “can drive a man insane.”
He’s right—and dermatologically, I was John Wilkes Boothing my skin. Hope wasn’t doing ANYTHING for me. I was breaking out as a result of all the stuff I was trying. I know this because during my appointment with Dr. Colbert, I had my blood taken (and almost passed out in the manner of a 17th century woman–I’m that squeamish) to make sure it wasn’t hormonal. It wasn’t. Dr. Colbert prescribed getting OFF the sauce–ALL the various and sundry special sauces I was slathering on my face except for the ones he prescribed me and his Colbert MD Daily Nutrition skin care set which includes Stimulate Serum ($135), Nutrify & Protect Day Cream ($95), Nourish Eye Cream ($110) and Intensify Facial Discs ($52).
He also prescribed me a generic Doxycycline to treat my existing acne, a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash, a 6% hydroquinone cream for my really hot case of melasma I developed after USING SUNSCREEN in Vegas last summer and a topical sulfur-based spot treatment. He then asked if I wanted my skin to look better right now (is that question hypothetical?) to which I answered “OBV.” So he got me an immediate appointment for the clinic’s signature Triad Facial, which my gal Sinead, founder of Beautisol, is obsessed with and her skin is always fascinatingly glowy. The Triad Facial ($600) is a series of microdermabrasian, laser toning and chemical peeling that takes only 30 minutes. The process yielded INSTANT results and I actually left with visibly better skin, a rare occurrence indeed. It’s even proven to be the skin care equivalent of burying the lede, as my skin looked better and better as the week went on.
Colbert MD products are available on colbertmd.com. Call New York Dermatology Group at (212) 533-8888 to schedule a Triad Facial. New York Dermatology Group is located at 119 Fifth Avenue.