I'm a Plastic Surgeon on the Upper East Side—This Is My #1 Tip for Aging Skin


(Image credit: Courtesy of Mason Pearson; Courtesy of Dr. Lara Devgan Scientific Beauty; Courtesy of Roz; Courtesy of Tatcha; Courtesy of Peripera; Courtesy of Burberry; Original illustration: Joanna Bauer)

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New York City is home to some of the most renowned skincare experts, including prestigious dermatologists, skilled aestheticians, and world-class injectors. One of the most sought-after is Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS. She’s a board-certified plastic surgeon and the founder of her eponymous skincare line (among many other titles), but before becoming a celeb-loved doctor and opening a clinic on the Upper East Side, Devgan was unsure of her life path. She found herself enthralled by the beauty world, captivated by art, and interested in medicine—but above all, she had a desire to help people. She realized that all of these passions coalesced in the field of plastic surgery.

Devgan’s philosophy is "Beauty is in the details,” which represents the millimeter-level precision that a career in plastic surgery requires. She says it also serves as a reminder that beauty is a diverse, nuanced, and deeply personal concept. "By paying attention to the details, I can help individuals achieve their unique vision of beauty,” she says.


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Even if you’re not looking to get any cosmetic procedures, you should know Devgan’s best preventative beauty tip: sun protection. "It’s undoubtedly the most important thing you can do for your skin, and it’s free. It’s not just about preventing sunburn, though—the sun’s UV rays can cause wrinkles, fine lines, and those pesky age spots that we all want to avoid,” she says. "Sun protection is absolutely crucial for maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin.”

According to Devgan, another game changer for a glowing complexion is a solid skincare routine. Given her credentials, it should be pretty obvious that her skincare line, Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, is a level above the rest. She’s created highly efficacious formulas that are actually influenced by the latest medical advancements. And trust me—they deliver those "oh my god” results. (Just look at the before-and-afters of her Platinum Lip Plump.) Keep reading to see all of her top products and what she has to say about them.

Emma Walsh
Associate Beauty Editor, Branded Content

Emma is an associate beauty editor of branded content. She’s a passionate writer who loves all things beauty, wellness, and personal growth. Before pursuing writing, she worked in influencer marketing at Gallery Media Group, which owns digital brand PureWow. She lives in New York City, where you can usually find her running to a Pilates class or sipping on a green juice in the park.