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Dr. Macrene Alexiades Featured in Vogue Magazine

NEW YORK – Dr. Macrene Alexiades was featured in Vogue magazine for reconnecting with her Greek heritage and “her vision of natural skin care” after building a home on the island of Skyros.

“Being there is like stepping back in time,” Dr. Alexiades told Vogue.

Medicinal botanicals sourced from Dr. Alexiades’ organic farms in Upstate New York and Greece are extracted in her plant science laboratory followed by clinical trials on real patients in her Park Avenue dermatology research clinic and practice.

She makes “her biannual escape” to Skyros, Vogue reported, adding that “on her Skyros property, she has begun harvesting medicinal herbs that grow wild on the island— anti-inflammatory lemon verbena, anti-bacterial lemon balm, and skin-tightening linden— for the latest addition to Macrene Actives, the skin care range she began in 2009.”

“This month, Alexiades will expand into body care with the Skyros High Performance Body Cream and Body Lotion, welcome companions to the complexion products that have become staples with her clients including [designer Gabriela] Hearst, as well as [actresses] Sienna Miller, [and] Brooke Shields, and makeup artist Gucci Westman,” Vogue reported.

Shields told Vogue that Alexiades’ “focus is incremental positive change. She helps me look like I have never been in the sun.”

“Her formulas are focused on replacing procedures to treat the skin in ways I never imagined,” Miller told Vogue.

“Sienna [Miller] validates my theories that it is possible to restore the skin to the way it was before it starts to degenerate, which is roughly at 25,” Alexiades told Vogue, noting the “importance of combining UV-damage-reversing devices, such as the Picosecond fractionated laser, and a good skin care routine.”

“Alexiades’ Skyrian extracts will be just as effective above the neck, she concedes, hinting at a future reformulation of her entire nine-piece line,” Vogue reported.

A Harvard-educated dermatologist, Dr. Alexiades earned her BA at Harvard, her MD at Harvard Medical School, and her PhD in Genetics at Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar with a research award year in Europe. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and has achieved the rare status of Double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the European Union as well as the United States.

Dr. Alexiades is a Diplomat of both the American and European Boards of Dermatology and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. She founded and directs her dermatology, laser surgery, and research center in Manhattan and a lab-based skin care research company NY Derm LLC. She is an attending at Lenox Hill Hospital, Yale/New Haven Hospital, and Yale/West Haven VA Hospital.

Dr. Alexiades has numerous publications and discoveries in the fields of basic science, dermatology, and laser surgery. Her practice and academic work are focused on topical dermatologic anti-cancer and anti-aging therapies, laser technology, and skin rejuvenation.

More information about Macrene Actives is available online: https://macreneactives.com.


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