SHH! VANESSA CRAFT’S PRE-PARTY SECRET WEAPON
Sometimes the best defence is a good offence. Just ask Dr. Michael Prager, who specializes in discreet and effective treatments that leave you with supermodel-like skin. When I’m in London, I make room in my schedule to hit up this esteemed doc’s West End office for his legendary Red Carpet Facial.
WHAT IT IS A combination of a chemical peel, mesotherapy ( when vitamins and hyaluronic acid are massaged into the skin with an electronic device that makes your face jump around) and microderm rolling. Microderm rolling, or needling, is when a spiked ball is rolled across your face, creating numerous tiny injuries to the skin that cause it to create new damage-fighting cells. It is said to work on everything from stretch marks to wrinkles.
PAIN FACTOR The face-jumping electric current during mesotherapy feels weird, and the dermaroller straightup hurts. Even with a numbing cream, I used every deep-breathingslash-Channing Tatum-fantasy scenario to survive those few minutes.
RECOVERY FACTOR Redness, but nothing that can’t be hidden with makeup.
RESULTS Incredible—no kidding. The last time I had this facial, even though I was jet-lagged and exhausted, I was stopped and questioned by the immigration officer at customs on my way home; she refused to believe the age on my passport. #deathbedmemory.