As winter approaches, your natural inclination may be to curl up and hibernate through the season. But, that doesn’t mean neglecting taking care of your body. In fact, without the distraction of being lured outdoors while the weather is warm, winter can be an ideal time to rejuvenate and renew. Westchester health and beauty experts are ready to help.
Maintaining a healthy weight
Q. How do I avoid my usual winter weight gain?
“Here are 10 tips for enjoying the season without packing on pounds:
1. Eat before you party.
2. Bring a healthy dish.
3. Find healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
4. Exercise regularly.
5. Wear form-fitting clothes. (Without realizing it you’re more likely to overeat wearing loose clothing.)
6. Use small plates.
7. Practice portion control. Fill half of your plate with vegetables and the other half with proteins and healthy starches.
8. Avoid high caloric drinks.
9. Take a walk after parties or large dinners.
10. Resist constant grazing by socializing away from the central food location.”
Dr. Maria Briones
Briones Weight Loss Center
344 E Main St
Regaining a sensational smile
Q. How much damage do I have to do to my teeth to get porcelain veneers?
“Porcelain veneers are thin, high strength ceramic facings that are bonded permanently to the fronts of the teeth. Today’s technology allows dentists to fabricate veneers that are as thin as 3/10s of a millimeter. This allows us to accomplish the desired effects of the veneers (improved color, shape, and position), with little or sometimes no preparation (drilling) done to the teeth. Today, the emphasis is on leaving as much of the natural tooth under the veneers as possible. Sometimes crooked or crowded teeth can be moved with Invisalign prior to the veneers procedure, in order for the dentist to cut the teeth less for the project. To assure the best result is obtained, patients should seek out dentists with extra training in cosmetics, who are most likely to use these more up-to-date techniques. Patients can refer to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry at www.AACD.com to find the most qualified professionals in their area.”
Robert Rioseco, DMD, FACDâ€‹
The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
147 Underhill Ave
Best face forward
Q: What sets your practice apart from other cosmetic surgery practices?
“Winning Best of Westchester’s Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice and Best Cosmetic Surgeon is a testament to my natural, beautiful results and to my team’s dedication to personalized, boutique-style care. Patients look years younger and are more productive in their lives. I routinely perform laser lid lifts, brow lifts, and mini facelifts in my office under local anesthesia. Recovery is rapid and most patients are back to work within a week. We also offer a panoply of avant-garde treatments to defy gravity and aging, including: PDO threadlifts; liquid facelifts; skin treatments (PRP, microneedling, IPL photofacial, science-based skin care, laser resurfacing); and hair rejuvenation (PRP, low-level laser therapy). Lastly, I have become an international expert on festoon surgery, which brings patients from across the states and around the world.”
L. Y. Gupta, MD, FAAO, FAACS
Park Avenue Facial Aesthetics
1230 Mamaroneck Ave
1070 Park Ave
New York, NY
Refresh and renew
Q. How can easy treatments with injectables make you look years younger?
“There are many simple and quick procedures with little or no downtime, that make you look brighter and healthier. One example is to combine fillers, such as Voluma, Restylane, Juvederm and/or Radiesse, with Botox, to fill wrinkles and folds while lifting and smoothing the face. We can eliminate dark circles under the eyes, enhance your lips, and soften those hated vertical lip lines. It’s a perfect time to treat your neck area and make a sharper jawline. We offer the latest technology in lasers, skin tightening, and InstaLift sutures. You can have smoother, younger, brighter skin! Our office is happy to discuss and customize all procedures to fit your needs.”
Rhoda S. Narins, MD, FAADâ€‹
Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center
222 Westchester Ave
994 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Rejuvenating the skin
Q. What is the best way to care for your skin after an exceptionally hot summer?
“During the summer months our skin is exposed to the hot weather, build-up of sunscreen and sweat. All these factors take a toll on our overall appearance of our skin. These simple steps will help bring back that beautiful glow after the summer months. Cleanse daily, tone, serum, and moisturize. Exfoliate weekly to remove dead skin cells. Also, a mask can be very beneficial this time of year — it will help rejuvenate the skin. Drinking water and pre-booking those monthly facials all will work wonders!
Diana Rainsford, Founder
POSH Beauty Boutique
118 Pondfield Rd
Building muscle / eliminating fat
Q. What are some ways that I can build muscle and eliminate fat to better my appearance?
“The most exciting body sculpting treatment available today that builds muscle/eliminates fat is EMSculpt. Picture this, doing 20,000 sit-ups/squats in only 30 minutes! Sounds like a dream, right? Well, have your dream come true with EMSculpt. When it comes to larger amounts of fat, it is best to reduce trouble areas with CoolSculpting a permanent non-invasive fat reduction treatment. Using frozen suction technology to eliminate the amount of fat cells you have in those hard to get rid of areas. Find out if you are a candidate today!”
William Greenberg, MD
15 Popham Rd
Nurturing your hair
Q. What is the best daily hair-care routine?
1. First, know your hair type. Every person’s type of hair is unique, and it often needs to be treated and taken care of in a unique way.
2. Cleanse with shampoo and conditioner, when necessary. it’s important to shampoo your hair because it helps clean your scalp. But, it’s important to avoid washing your hair with hot water.
3. A weekly moisturizing mask is important to maintain your hair at home. Between salon visits, you need to add nutrition back into the hair.
4. Use a wide-toothed comb when your hair is wet to avoid breakage.
5. Let your hair air dry.
6. Make sure your hair is trimmed regularly.
7. Avoid restyling your hair frequently.
Neela Latchman, Owner
290 Columbus Ave