Problem: Undereye Circles and Bags
Solution: Juvederm. A doctor can inject this filler into the tear-trough area to eliminate those shadowy hollows. Because the procedure targets such a small area, you'll be in and out the door very quickly.
Time: Up to 15 minutes
Cost: $500 to $750 (per syringe)
Pain Factor: x x x x x
"Since you're numbed with a topical cream, you should barely feel any discomfort," says Nashville-based dermatologist Michael Gold.
Maintenance Product: Lab Series Skincare for Men MAX LS Instant Eye Lift. This gel brightens dark circles instantly and tightens skin over time. $42; labseries.com

Problem: Sun Spots
Solution: Photorejuvenation. This treatment blasts targeted bursts of high-intensity light at dark pigmentation. Skin tone will even out after a single session, but New York City dermatologist Fredric Brandt suggests three to five follow-ups for optimal results.
Time: 15 to 45 minutes
Cost: Starts at $1,200
Pain Factor: x x x x x
Very minor temporary irritation or redness.
Maintenance Product: Molton Brown Karanja Tree Sunshield SPF 30. Protect against damage with this lightweight sunscreen, which won't clog pores and has a clean finish. $48; moltonbrown.com

Problem: Thinning Hair
Solution: IllumiWave180. This low-level-energy laser stimulates circulation and follicle growth. It's a treatment, not a cure; you'll need several sessions a week for six months (depending on the extent of your thinning), then one weekly for maintenance.
Time: 20 minutes
Cost: $50
Pain Factor: x x x x x
Because it's a noninvasive laser, "there really is no pain," says New York City dermatologist Doris Day.
Maintenance Product: DS Laboratories Revita Stimulating Hair Growth Shampoo. This thickening formula brims with DHT blockers and anti­oxidants that restore fading follicles. $30; skinstore.com

Problem: Redness
Solution: Vbeam. This laser regimen tackles broken capillaries, rosacea, and birthmarks. Here, too, you'll notice results after one session, but Dr. Day recommends three to five for optimal results.
Time: 15 minutes
Cost: Starts at $350
Pain Factor: x x x x x
Expect some discomfort (like a rubber-band snap) while getting zapped but no pain afterward.
Maintenance Product: Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra-Calming Face Cream. Keep redness at bay with this botanical cream, which is suitable for even the most sensitive faces. $38; getjackblack.com

Problem: Acne Scarring
Solution: eMatrix. Using radio-frequency energy, this technology delivers heat deep into the skin through tiny, pin-size points, causing collagen to develop and "fill in the pits from below," explains Dr. Gold.
Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cost: $500 to $1,000 (for full-face treatment)
Pain Factor: x x x x x
A minor sting during treatment.
Maintenance Product: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel. Prevent future breakouts with this potent, easy-to-use peel. $78; dgskincare.com

Problem: Turkey Neck
Solution: Ultherapy. The only cosmetic procedure approved by the FDA to lift and tone skin, it utilizes ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth and tighten the skin, which previously could be done only by surgery.
Time: 45 to 60 minutes
Cost: $2,000
Pain Factor: x x x x x
This one hurts. "It's one procedure where we can't eliminate discomfort entirely," says New York City dermatologist Robert Anolik. Numbing cream and an Advil will help.
Maintenance Product: NeoCutis Bio-restorative Skin Cream. Guard against lines with this firming cream, which boasts a rejuvenating blend of proteins. $76; neocutis.com



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