Renewed Skin for Winter – On the Menu at The Collagen Bar
By Michelle Moskowitz
One popular yet hidden spot in town is committed to helping its clients achieve great, healthy looking skin with its breakthrough skincare treatments specifically designed to regenerate and replenish collagen in the skin.
Since 2016, The Collagen Bar (TCB), a medical and aesthetic skincare clinic — has pioneered an all-natural, non-invasive technology treatment system designed to lift and improve skin texture, repair sun damage and slow down the aging process.
“I’ve always liked the idea of opening a skincare clinic that was focused on rebuilding collagen in the skin without the use of injectables or surgery,” said Diana Seo, Founder and President of TCB, who dons glowing, ageless looking skin herself. According to Dermalinstitute.com, both women and men lose one percent of their collagen level each year after age 30. This loss is what leads to sagging skin, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles – all the culprits that lead to aging, dull-looking skin.
TCB, located at 1 Perryridge Road (across from the Hospital) shares an office space with Dr. Edward Jacobson, a board-certified gynecologist who has been in private practice in Greenwich and NYC for over 30 years. “The visible signs of aging are inevitable, “said Seo, “but I got inspired to open TCB when Dr. Jacobson approached me about ways to combat aging on the outside while he focused on the inside.”
“I would rather help clients prevent than cure, and we know today that the aging process can be slowed dramatically with proper care and cutting-edge technology that stimulates the formation of new collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity.”
Aging and menopause cause a loss of estrogen, which also contributes to a loss of collagen.
Seo, who received her aesthetician license and International Therapy Examination Council certification from the Atelier Esthetique Institute of Esthetics, has more than 15 years of experience in the health, medical and beauty fields, starting her career as a researcher and technologist in the Cytogenetics Department at Mt. Sinai Hospital, in NYC. Seo then went on to work with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Thorne in order to gain a deeper understanding of skin aesthetics. “New technology had come out that truly blew me away with most expectations in skin rejuvenation,” thus fueling Seo to branch out on her own.
TCB uses restorative ingredients and leading, FDA approved advanced technologies designed to regenerate collagen in the skin and brighten and tighten the skin as well — with no downtime and no pain.
Breakthrough technologies utilized include the DEP Collagen Infusion, Forma or Body FX Radiofrequency, Morpheys 8 and Evolve by Inmode.
“At the Collagen Bar, I want my clients to love their skin no matter what their age,” says Seo, who recommends the use of nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, topical collagen and vitamin C, especially in the dry winter months to supplement one’s skincare treatments.
Seo also recommends exfoliating with a gentle peel (such as Aquareveal which is 100 % plant-based and vegan) and then applying a layer of mask (she likes the Priori hydrating mask) once a week.
When asked about the use of Botox and injectables, Seo says she not entirely against it but adds that when someone starts using fillers, it becomes hard to stop. “I think people should delay the use of fillers until later on or use less if they have already started. But our customized program complements both who are getting fillers or can act as alternatives as well.”
Seo recommends a series of scheduled treatments (both for face and body) spaced evenly apart in order to achieve optimal results.
The most surprising factor since opening her business is “that more and more women do not want to have surgery or use injectables, they just want to find ways of achieving healthy, youthful looking skin regardless of their age, skin type or background.”
The best advice Seo can offer other entrepreneurs in the beauty field is, “Just try to be as adaptable as you can and never stop learning or growing.”
Seo’s top beauty tips include staying hydrated by drinking ample amounts of water; eating more greens and vegetables like kale and avocados; getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to heal the skin; follow the less is more concept when it comes to cleansing the face and use of products, never go to bed with make-up on, and do not stay in the sun without SPF even for 10 minutes.
“Balance is the key to achieving a healthy lifestyle as well as healthy skin.”
TCB also has an office in NYC located at 39 West 56th Street.
To learn more about TCB visit thecollagenbar.com. To schedule a complimentary consultation, email email@example.com or call (914) 417–9874.