There are many new devices that promise to bring the dermatologist's office into your home, and though pricey, they can offset the cost of repeated doctor visits — provided they deliver results. One device that's getting good buzz is the FDA-cleared PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser ($500); it delivers short pulses of micro-fine laser light to kick-start collagen production around the eyes. "The PaloVia laser is one of my best-kept skin secrets because it takes the same fractional-laser technology I use on my patients and adapts it for at-home use," says Tina Alster, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University Medical School, who's worked with many dignitaries and celebs.
Saggy, drooping skin will definitely lower anyone's Q score. But a full-on face-lift is an extreme measure few can commit to. "For immediate skin tightening around the eyes and mouth, the Pellevé wrinkle reduction system is my go-to," says Shamban. This procedure, which uses radio-frequency waves to "melt" fat, visibly tightens and tones skin over the course of two to six visits, resulting in a smoother, more svelte appearance, without recovery time. A lower-tech alternative is Lancôme's Rénergie Lift Volumetry ($90) — its ingredients are designed to lift and contour sagging skin after four weeks of use.