Ask the Expert: Reana Myers Keeps Miami Beautiful

This authority on skin care shares her secrets.

 Tell us briefly about Careaga and your overall philosophy there.

Careaga Plastic Surgery is an award-winning practice, revered by patients, that specializes in a range of body and face treatments and procedures. Our goal is to offer exceptional and personalized care while consistently delivering the best result in the safest way.

What do you think people need to consider before considering any type of cosmetic procedure? 

One of the most important steps with any cosmetic procedure is finding a qualified provider that highly regards the safety and care of a patient first, while providing beautiful results combined with exceptional care. You also want to make sure your practitioner has in-depth training and experience. It’s very important to also educate yourself about all procedure options and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure or not.

What are your top 3 skincare tips for Miamians?

Living in Miami we are constantly exposed to the sun, so it’s imperative that we wear sunscreen every day of the year—especially in the summer time. I recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Sunscreen is an important component of your anti-aging skin regimen. Vitamin C is also an important factor that slows the aging process. Vitamin C and its antioxidant properties help fight damage caused by UV radiation. It also boosts our skin’s collagen production to give us firmer and plumper skin with less fine lines and wrinkles.

Any specific skincare tips for people visiting Miami?

We can’t leave out moisturizers. The correct moisturizer boosts hydration and prevent flaking and dullness. It also creates a layer of moisture that can last all day. However there is a different types of moisturizers for different skin types, so finding the right one for you is very important.

What are 1-2 amazing new treatments at Careaga that readers should consider trying?

Careaga Plastic Surgery (CPS) is now offering Emsculpt®, a groundbreaking new technology that addresses both muscle building and fat elimination. Using high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to trigger contractions in the muscles, Emsculpt is the only non-invasive treatment that tones and strengthens muscles. 

This is the only technology that builds muscle and burns fat simultaneously, while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. We recommend four 30-minute treatment sessions over the course of a two-week period. Best results can be seen after 3-months with continued improvement over a 6-month time frame. Emsculpt treatments tone and strengthen muscles and is intended to accompany an active, healthy lifestyle -- it is not a substitute for healthy eating or regular exercise.

What are your top 3 must-travel-with beauty products?

Travelling is one of the things that I enjoy the most so apart the sunscreen my 3 must-have products are:

1)      A facial cleanser to remove dirt, oil and debris before giving the skin a fresh look.

2)      Eye creams are great to hydrate and target puffiness. A must-have to hide tired eyes after a long flight.

3)      Lip balms with sunscreen—not only protect the lips from the sun’s rays—but also leaves the lips soft, smooth and hydrated.

What’s on your personal travel bucket list? 

Thailand, Africa and New Zealand