At her new Project Glammers clinic, Gladstein, who recently relocated from Manhattan to Naples, promotes the idea of preventative aging. Photography by Brian Tietz.

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A Thing of Beauty

With a holistic take on aging and beauty, aesthetics doctor Irene Gladstein provides a fresh take on cosmetic enhancements.

Scroll through the before and after case studies on the Project Glammers Instagram account, and two things are clear: One, social media-savvy oculoplastic surgeon Irene Gladstein and her team are dedicated to lifting the curtain on procedures they offer and the rationale behind them. Two, the overall effect of the cosmetic tweaks, be it a nonsurgical nose job, lash lift or under-eye fillers, is very subtle. And it’s exactly that low-key, natural approach to beauty that Gladstein brings to her newly opened 1,300-square-foot practice on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples. A New York transplant who heads north once a month to see patients at her Brooklyn and Manhattan locations, Gladstein is a highly skilled eyelid surgeon, who only resorts to the scalpel when its necessary these days. Still, her training—a medical degree from NYU Grossman School of Medicine; residencies at NYU Langone Health and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital; and a fellowship at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey—informs the more delicate facial rejuvenations she executes today with a needle and syringe. Although Gladstein’s medical training involved a heavy dose of traditional oculoplasty, such as eyelid surgery and traumatic eye injury repair, she credits her fellowship with exposing her to the then-burgeoning field of aesthetics. Learning about facial fat transfers, liposuction, injectables and brow lifts—she was hooked. For her, the field seemed like a natural
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