When you go to the doctor for a checkup, you expect to be greeted by a stern face.
“There’s a big smile,” says Paul Wojcik, a professor of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center.
“And then there’s a stern look.”
“It’s very intimidating,” says Wojczak, who is the president of the Lasik Institute of New York.
In fact, the first thing you’ll see when you get to the dermatologist’s office is a face mask that looks more like a surgical mask than an everyday medical appointment.
That mask is designed to make your skin appear more healthy and more attractive.
But the mask isn’t just for making you look better.
It’s also a form of self-esteem.
When Wojzcik started working in the clinic as a dermatologist, he noticed that patients were reluctant to accept that their skin looked a little different from other people.
“We saw people who were really uncomfortable with their skin,” he says.
“It made them really uncomfortable.”
The masks also help doctors tell people how much better their skin is.
“In the beginning, the masks were a little strange, but now we’re really happy with them,” Wojczyk says.
That’s because there’s something very rewarding about seeing how your skin looks under the mask.
It can give you an idea of how well you’re doing.
In the first study, published in 2011 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Wojlak and colleagues examined the facial skin of 6,000 people.
All the participants had been using one of five different masks: an anti-inflammatory mask, a collagen-type face mask, an antihistamine mask, and an antiaging face mask.
Each mask contained different ingredients: a skin hydrogel, a moisturizing cream, a glycolic gel, and a topical cream.
After about 30 minutes, the participants were asked to rate their skin’s appearance on a scale of one to 10.
They were asked whether their skin felt as fresh as it did before using the mask and whether they felt better after they used the mask than they did before.
“They felt much better after the mask,” Wohczyk recalls.
“But there was something else.
The people who had the collagen mask, their skin had no sign of inflammation.
Their skin was completely clear.”
The researchers were surprised by what they saw.
“I thought, ‘Wow, that’s great, that shows the skin actually is not inflamed,'” Wojchak says.
The collagen mask masks were also effective at preventing scarring.
The researchers found that after using the collagen masks, the people who used the anti-inflammatories and the antihistamines had fewer scars on their skin.
They also noticed that when the researchers applied the antiaging masks, they were less likely to develop scarring on their face.
It wasn’t that the collagen-mask users were better at hiding scars from their face, but they did have fewer scars, and the collagen was able to heal faster.
The research also showed that the antihypertensive mask users had fewer scarring scars than the antiinflammatory mask users.
Wojkcik says that’s because they had less skin to irritate the collagen.
But even if you do have scarring, you may not be able to hide it because the collagen in your skin can’t help heal.
In a 2013 study, Wohkciks research group found that if you’re a collagen mask user, you’re more likely to have a scar on your face than if you use an antihyering mask.
And you’re also more likely than other people to have scar tissue around your eyes.
This scar tissue may help your eyes look sharper and less blurred.
“The collagen mask was a good choice because you can remove the scar tissue, which is good for the eyes,” Wokczyk notes.
But he and his colleagues also found that the gel masks were more effective than the creams in hiding scars.
The skin mask masks don’t contain any harmful ingredients, but the antihydrating mask mask doesn’t remove the hydration, which may make it harder for your skin to hydrate properly.
Wohlls research group also found there was less skin damage in the collagen and antihyroxy mask users than in the antiinflammatories.
But Wojtik says it’s not clear that the skin mask is better than the cream because they’re not the same type of skin-care product.
“If you use the antihyperacting mask, you can’t hide scarring,” he explains.
“When the collagen skin mask was used, it was really effective in hiding scarring.”
Wojsik and his team found that skin-mask use could help prevent or reduce scarring even in people who are already at high risk of developing a skin cancer.
They suggest that people who use the collagen or