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What Martha Stewart Can’t Travel Without

The NY Times regular "In Transit" feature on Martha Stewart highlights her devotion to our soap: “I bring all my own bath things. A lot of hotels put out soaps with so much perfume; they’re awful. I wish they would do unscented high-quality soaps and things. I always bring my own soaps, like Dr. Orentreich’s silicon soap and Mario Badescu’s A.H.A. soap.”


Eye Rejuvenation

The area underneath my eyes had been bothering me for a while as with the march of time, it was starting to look a bit hollow. I had done some research and knew that injecting fillers in the tear troughs could improve the look of the area, but for me, putting a syringe close to my eyes was a scary proposition! Dr. David Orentreich is the experienced dermatologist I turned to for this procedure.


Smile Lines

From the deep mulberry stains at Miu Miu and Burberry to the ruby hues at Jason Wu and Acne Studios, lips are back for spring. Dr. David Orentreich is listed as one of five doctors with noted expertise in achieving lip fullness.


The Three-Step Revolution

After Dr. Norman Orentreich wrote a groundbreaking article about a cleansing-exfoliating routine in the 60's, the Estee Lauder Companies roped him in to create a line of dermatologist-recommended, allergy-tested and fragrance-free cosmetics inspired by the three-step regimen he had devised. The cleansing-exfoliating-moisturising formula led to the inception of the cosmetics brand we now know as Clinique.


That Glow: The look of the season is bare skin - but better.

A skin-cleansing device can also help dislodge impurities and dead skin cells, further delivering fresh-faced polish. "Think of a dirty windowpane, the light bouncing off in all different directions. That's what dull skin looks like," says Manhattan dermatologist Catherine Orentreich, M.D. 


A Question of Beauty: Science vs. Nature

"One's approach to skin care should be intelligent. Regardless of whether products are scientifically driven or all-natural, they should be safe and effective," advises Guiding Dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich, the son of Clinique Founding Dermatologist, Dr. Norman Orentreich. "Today there is a trend towards organic ingredients and products that often claim to promote health. Skincare is no exception and has also felt the trend. In my view, ingredients are safe and effective when there is science to prove that they are," he adds. 


Mama, what shall I do?

From the December 2010 issue of Russian Glamour, this article features Dasha, 21, and her mother Lyudmilla, 49. Dasha is the student and normally she does not have any skin concerns, but started noticing blemishes, while her mother Lyudmila is concerned with enlarged pores, deep lines around her nose and mouth and sagging skin. Dr. David makes helpful recommendations. The scanned article is followed by the English transcript. 


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Phenomenally successful, this began life as Yellow Moisture Lotion more than 40 years ago when Norman Orentreich, the dermatologist who created the Clinique line, prescribed it to patients. His Clinique co-founder called it "dramatically different" and so a name was born. Last year Orentreich's son, David, relaunched it as DDML+: "It took us over six years to perfect and ensure it was the same but better," he says. "A great skincare formula is like a great chef's cooking. It's the recipe, balance and preparation that are vital."
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Anti-Age Your Hair

"After age 40, more than half of all women experience some hair loss or thinning," says Manhattan dermatologist David Orentreich. If you find any or all of these changes unwelcome, you should know that there's a large arsenal of treatments - including topical products, oral medications and lasers - that can stop or even turn back the clock.



Dr David Orentreich is one of New York's most respected dermatologists. He has helped innovate numerous therapeutic procedures and maintenance treatments for the skin, hair and nails, as well as procedures for the rejuvenation of aging skin and the correction of scars. He is the son of Dr Norman Orentreich, Clinique's founding dermatologist, and is now their guiding dermatologist.


Skin Problems SOLVED

Hormone levels that begin to rise in the teen years can peak in your 20s, causing increased oil production, breakouts, and enlarged pores, explains David Orentreich, a New York City dermatologist. Conquer the issue with daily exfoliation to loosen the dead skin cells and break down the oil that can clog pores, resulting in acne.


Timeless Beauty

“I remember my dad embarking on this new project and meeting Carol Phillips,” says David. “We were all very excited, and so proud of him. He would often trial new things on us. My sister would be covered with Band-Aids on her back, as he was always allergy-testing some new product. We got a nickel for every Band-Aid, and she always seemed to get more than me!”

Having followed his father into business, David has carried on the family tradition of skincare research, development and treatment. 


             1968 Clinique is founded. 


Dermatologist Dr. Norman Orentreich and US Vogue’s Carol Philips unite to create the 3-Step Skin Care System.
Not only a partner at the Orentreich Medical Group, David also holds positions in the Departments of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “People want to look their best. They may get a mole removed, treat bad acne or sun damage, but people still want improvement, and there are many ways to achieve that,” he says. “People want to know what else they can do to look better.” 

In helping people achieve the complexion they desire, David maintains a simple philosophy. “The best approach is a holistic one”, he says.


Damage Control

New York City dermatologist David Orentreich, MD, explains the theory behind these short, sharp bouts of inflammation: “Take the new fractionated CO2 resurfacing laser. It burns the skin in a precise, controlled fashion. But the body responds as it would to any burn, removing the damaged components, sending in workman cells.” Due to the nature of the injury, this results in a smoother, younger-looking skin instead of an unsightly scar. “Little dots of light make tiny holes in the skin’s surface”, he says. “The healthy tissue surrounding each of the holes knits back together.”


Big Girls Don’t Cry

Linda Evangelista is on the phone. “It’s really important for me to be honest,” she says. “I don’t look like I do in the pages of Vogue. I think it’s OK to say I’m 41 and it’s work being me. It’s a lot of upkeep!” She means it, and she’s ready to go into detail. ”I’m pro-cosmetic procedure. I use Botox, and I’m not afraid to say it, though I do like to keep some movement in my face. I see David Orentreich in New York and Karyn Grossman in Los Angeles. And I do Thermage, a treatment to stimulate your collagen. I admit to that. For me, it’s just for enhancement, like hair color or makeup or any other tricks you can do to make yourself feel better.”


How Can I Be a Back To School Bombshell?

“When skin is exposed to sunlight over time, the top layer thickens and darkens as a defense," says Clinique dermatologist David Orentreich M.D. "This means you're more likely to have deeper, clogged pores." Stave off these blemishes by regularly cleansing, exfoliating, and wearing sunscreen. "No matter your skin tone, you should be using an oil–free, high SPF lotion," advises Orenetreich.

If you do get a bad burn, however, prevent patchwork skin color by calming skin with a soothing lotion, exfoliating to even out color, and keeping the compromised area out of the sun. "Once you've been burnt, that area is gong to absorb UV light more so than the lighter surrounding areas," adds Orentreich.

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Shiny Happy Hair

Many stylists seem to have a sadistic attachment to the cold-water rinse as a way to seal the cuticle and make hair look shinier, but dermatologists haven’t warmed to the idea. “Since the hair’s cuticle is already dead, it can’t open and close according to temperature,” explains New York City dermatologist Catherine Orentreich.

Pressure Point

In addition to possibly triggering new pimples, dealing with emotional strain may also hamper the body from effectively tackling existing ones. “If a person is under stress, their immune system can be weakened,” says New York City-based Clinique dermatologist David Orentreich, M.D. “So if bacteria inside a clogged pore gets into the surrounding tissue and causes an infection, the body may be less able to fight it, possibly resulting in a larger inflammatory cyst.”

“Skin needs a regiment, so stick to yours! When it comes to products, look for ingredients that unclog pores and reduce bacteria,” advises Orentreich.

Improved Techniques Provide Better Results for the Transplanted

Hair transplantation represents only a fraction of Dr. Orentreich's dermatology practice; he never does more than one a day. He prescribes surgery for only 1 out of 10 balding patients. Those under 25 are encouraged to wait until their balding pattern becomes clearer. Those who have only modest hair loss are given a medication, which the doctor himself has formulated, to rub on their scalp twice a day to keep the hair they have. Transplant surgery is saved for those whose male pattern baldness is well advanced.

Dr. Orentreich, 48, who has a black Vandyke beard and a pronounced widow's peak, is conservative in his transplant approach. ''A relatively small gain means a lot,'' he said. ''You don't have to get back to 100 percent to get the look of a full head of hair.''


The Five R’s of Radiant Skin

According to New York dermatologist to the stars Dr David Orentreich, having great skin is a doddle – just as long as you observe the “five R’s.”

Of course, we’re not talking about reading, writing and arithmetic, but the different ways in which a cosmetic dermatologist can help sort out any skin problems you may have. “When a patient visits me I always bear in mind these five Rs: resurfacing, relaxing, rejuvenating, replacing and redraping,” Dr Orentreich explains. “All skin solutions fall into one of those categories.” And as the man behind the flawless face of Naomi Campbell and a host of supermodels and actresses, he certainly knows what he’s talking about.


Zap that Bikini Line

Though swimsuit season won’t be here for months, bare bikini lines call for some planning. Laser-hair reduction “can take six to eight treatments to get rid of the hair completely, with sessions spaced three to four weeks apart,” says New York-based dermatologist Catherine Orentreich, M.D. (212-794-0800). “Fall is the perfect time to start.” What’s more, sun exposure can cause hyperpigmentation on lasered areas or even hinder treatment: “If a patient comes in with a tan, the laser can’t distinguish between color in hair and skin,” Orentreich says.


Dr. David Orentreich of the Orentreich Medical Group in New York City, one of NYC’s first families of dermatologists, says male-pattern hair loss in men – and female-pattern baldness in women – is common.

“Though women usually have more diffuse hair loss, with thinning on the sides and the back and not as much on top, there is good news,” says Dr. Orentreich. “Once an evaluation is made to determine the cause, we can proceed on either the medical or surgical front, or both, with some real success.”


Injecting a Look of Good Health

“People who use good technique, good judgment and good material are going to get good results,” said David Orentreich, a Manhattan dermatologist who trains other doctors in silicone use. Some doctors estimate that adverse outcomes occur in about 1% of patients who undergo silicone treatments, though there have been no definitive studies of the subject.

Orentreich said complications can occur when doctors use silicone that hasn’t been sterilized and filtered to remove heavy metals and other impurities that can easily contaminate it during manufacturing. He said they also occur when doctors inject excessive quantities at once, or when they inject the silicone improperly.

The Orentreichs favor the serial puncture technique, in which silicone micro-droplets (each of about the size of a grain of a cous-cous) are injected into the skin once a month for several months. This technique gives the body time to wall off the silicone with a shell of collagen, said David Orentreich. Repeated treatments rebuild what has been lost to age or disease. Orentreich estimates that he has injected thousands of patients for cosmetic reasons, and about 50 men with HIV-related facial wasting.


Expert’s Tip

“Men’s skin tends to be oilier than women’s, making them more prone to break-outs. The Anti-Blemish Solutions Clear Blemish Gel, from Clinique’s skin supplies for men, £ 11.50, is a clear, lightweight gel that helps control blemishes and promotes healing without irritating sensitive skin.”



Un Golpe Maestro

David Orentreich vivio de cerca la gestacion de la marca. El y su hermana Catherine siguieron los pasos de su padre y hoy compagina el trabajo en su consulta de la Quinta Avenida con el de asesor de Clinique. " Al principio, haciamos cosas muy basicas. Muchos de los productos que se utilizaban para tratar afecciones de la piel necesitaban receta. Contenian antibioticos y cortisona, y no te los iban a vender en un mostrador. Pero habia otros que si podian investigarse para convertirlos en cosmeticos que no necesitasen prescripcion medica."


Tricks For Avoiding Dry, Itchy Winter Skin

Remember that certain beverages are dehydrating, such as those containing alcohol or caffeine, so consume them in moderation, said Clinique dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich.

Don't necessarily stick to the same skin products for face and body. Orentreich said a skin care regimen that worked during the warm, humid days of summer may not provide the same results in cold weather.


The Tangled Truth About Uncombable Hair Syndrome

The problem, according to dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich of New York’s Orentreich Medical Group, lies within the hair shaft. 

“If you look at the hair close up, you’ll see one or more channels or grooves running down the shaft,” says Orentreich, assistant clinical professor at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. “That imparts a different behavior to the hair. Normally, hair is quite pliable. You can run your fingers through it; it will bend easily when you comb it. But this makes the hair very difficult to comb. It just won’t bend.”


The Fallout Of Hair Loss: Suffering In Silence

It's also incredibly complex stuff, says New York dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich.

"In the past when women came in with thinning hair, it was attributed to emotional stress or anemia," he says. "It wasn't really understood that women experienced hair loss in a fashion that is similar to the hair loss we see in men."


Moisturizers and the Anti-Aging Arsenal by Jodi LoGerfo, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C

Skin care lotions and potions promise the pearls of youth, vowing to erase everything from wrinkles to sunspots. 

However, some products are better than others, as many over-the-counter ingredients are more firmly based in science. A patient's regimen should start with a daily dose of moisturizer, and we also recommend a variety of other ingredients, including retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids.


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Or, sometimes I'll use Bioderma Créaline, which is always backstage and I feel like it's the standard makeup remover for every makeup artist. Then I'll moisturize with oil-free moisture by Dr. Orentreich—he's an amazing dermatologist. I actually see his daughter, Catherine, who is wonderful. They have a whole line and will prescribe you things based on your skin.


Performing a Scalp Self-Exam

"When it comes to skin cancer," says Jodi LoGerfo, a nurse-practitioner and hair loss specialist at the Orentreich Medical Group in New York City and "Health Talk" radio talk show host, "early detection means early cure. And this is especially important if you are experiencing hair loss and/or hair thinning because your scalp is constantly exposed to more UV light even [from] just walking around."


Hard Water and Hair Loss: The Facts

"Women know what their hair feels like, or should feel like, and are the biggest perpetuators of the complaints that hard water is causing their hair thinning problems," says nurse-practitioner Jodi LoGerfo, a hair loss specialist at the Orentreich Medical Group in New York City and "Health Talk" radio talk show host. wanted to get to the bottom of the fact and fiction about how hard water affects hair and hair loss and what can be done about it, so we asked to experts.


Women, Hair Loss and Medication

While there is no FDA-approved prescription medication for halting a woman's hair loss the way Propecia works for men only, women are talking among themselves about ways to protect their hair from thinning and keep it healthy and thick looking. We asked nurse-practitioner Jodi LoGerfo, who deals with hair loss patients on a daily basis at the Orentreich Medical Group in New York City, for her opinion on whether any of these ways to pop a pill would really improve a woman's hair loss.