My skin has been so dry lately! Between the cold weather, a little bit of extra alcohol and some extra sweets this time of year, my normally combination skin is extra dry and flaky. I have been a longtime fan of Dr. Dennis Gross products. My esthetician Shani Darden got me hooked on the Hydrapure oil free moisturizer and the peel pads (I am a devoted peel addict) so when the company sent me the rest of the line, it felt like Chrismukkah came early this year! Of course I am not surprised by how much I love each and every product. I cannot wait to go to NYC to get their laser treatment. Luckily I have the maintenance products for before and after the treatment but more on that in a minute.

This Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask is not only the most hydrating, plumping mask I have ever used but it is so much fun!! First, you mix the contents of two packages together with included bowl and spatula and then you apply this thick smurflike mixture to your face. Let your inner five year old out because it feels like you are putting goo or papier mache all over your face and it. is. fun. Then you let it dry for anywhere between 7 and 15 minutes after which you begin to peel the mask off. It comes off in one pull and you are left with plump moisturized skin! Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out, dryness is gone and you instantly have a dewey glow! Similar to the glow you get with the peel pads but a little more "plump"

Since I am such a big fan of Dennis Gross MD of course I want to visit his office in NYC for a treatment. In the meantime I am using his Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum Retinol for both the face and neck. This is a great treatment for maintenance before and after doing the 3D laser.

About The 3D Firming Laser for Face and Neck

The brand new laser technology developed by Dr. Dennis Gross is now a nationally recognized hallmark treatment. This treatment uniquely stimulates collagen from within your own skin cells in a 3-Dimentional way. The neck and face appear lifted, smoother and tighter with less lines and wrinkles. Each treatment is painless and takes approximately 30 minutes with results seen after one treatment.

Why Stimulate Collagen

Collagen is the structural fiber in the skin that makes skin firm and thick. It’s abundant when we are young and is the reason younger skin is firmer. But over time our skin’s content of collagen diminishes. As a result the skin has less fibers and less structural support so it thins becoming saggy and loose. Ultimately it caves in causing what we see as lines and wrinkles.

Here’s the amazing fact: 3D laser stimulates more collagen to be produced by your skin cells to replenish those crucial fibers. This is possible because those cells that produce collagen are alive, they just get sluggish as we age. 3D laser jumpstarts the manufacturing of collagen once again.

The 3D Laser Experience

The treatment actually utilizes two different lasers. Most patients choose to do both the face and the neck although you may elect to do only one area. The laser treatment is painless for most people and the applicator can be adjusted to reduce any discomfort. You feel a warm sensation then a cold sensation, and the entire treatment takes about 30 minutes.

There is no redness or recovery time and you can return to normal daily activities immediately.

The neck and face appear smoother and firmer after one treatment but many elect to do a series of 2-3 treatments one month apart for even more results.

For more info on this please contact Dr. Dennis Gross NYC office: (212) 725-4555 or head to his site www.drdennisgross.com

**while Dr. Dennis Gross supplied me with the products for this post, all opinions are my own.