What's the Best Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?

My skin is lets say, 'mature' ;) i'd like skin care experts to suggest best ways to rejuvenate and repair from years of ignoring skin maintenance.

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Combinations are the key to skin rejuvenation

The best results for skin rejuvenation are achieved when all causes of aging are addressed.

  • You simply cannot talk about rejuvenation if you are tanning and smoking.
  • Proper diet is essential.
  • Sun damage must be corrected with topical retinoids and laser. I have found Pearl and Fraxel to be the best.
  • Dynamic wrinkles should be addressed with Botox, and the sooner you start, the better. The benefits of Botox become cumulative and once the skin is too loose, Botox does not give as great of a result.
  • I use a combination of fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane, Radiesse, and Sculptra to achieve natural fullness and more youthful contours. We lose volume in our face with age, so it must be restored. If you do a face lift without volume correction, you will just look tighter, not younger.

I suggest a physician board-certified in an aesthetic field like dermatology or plastic surgery to benefit from the extensive training these specialties must go through in order for you to get the best result. No one solution is right for everyone and all treatments should be individualized.

New Orleans Dermatologist
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The best skin rejuvenation treatment....

The best treatment for skin rejuvenation varies depending upon an individual's skin type, age, ethnicity, sun exposure, and overall health.  I am a major proponent of a healthy lifestyle:  diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and fish, 8-10 hours of sleep, limiting alcohol intake other than the occasional glass of red wine, and regular excersize.  Next step for all skin types is sun protection including daily sunscreen, sun hats and sunglasses....and avoiding sunburns! 

Moving on to reversing signs of damage, I would recommend first and foremost using a daily topical vitamin A product such as tretinoin  (by prescription) or retinol (over the counter).  If these cannot be tolerated, then anti-oxidant topical creams such as vitamin C, E, co-enzyme Q, coffeeberry, or green tree extracts can be used.  Regular exfoliation with topical AHA/BHAproducts (glycolic acids, fruit acids, salicylic acids) either  as leave on products or peels are extremely helpful to use at least 1-2 times weekly.  Maintaining skin hydration using topical moisturizing creams is also beneficial.  Older, delicate and drier skin may require thicker moisturizers and younger, acne prone skin may require oil free moisturizers or serums.

It is never too late to start a skin care regimen.  After years of neglect, it may be helpful to first undergo a series of medical grade peels, supplemented with photofacials as necessary. 

Deep folds and dynamic wrinkles and fine wrinkles are best treated by combinations of fillers, botox and resurfacing laser procedures. 

Radha Mikkilineni, MD
Washington DC Dermatologist

Rejuvenating your skin

There is actually not just one answer to this question, one laser isn’t the best fit for everyone. We customize treatments to the specific patient and their concerns. A CO2 affirm laser is always a nice start because this will help tone, smooth texture and tighten. There are a series of treatments that you could do, or one very aggressive treatment. Make sure you protect your investment with the proper skin care products and sunscreen!

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Rejuvenating skin

There is really no way to answer this question for everyone. A skin rejuvenation program should be designed for the individual patient with several considerations in mind:

  • Degree of desired result
  • Amount of accepted downtime
  • Financial budget

In addition, there are really two phases of skin rejuvenation:

  • The initial step (rejuvenation), where healthy skin is restored.
  • A maintanence phase, where this healthy appearance is maintained.

The best way to transform dull skin is to undergo a...

The best way to transform dull skin is to undergo a fairly aggressive skin resurfacing procedure, such as a chemical peel, photo rejuvenation, or a high-percent glycolic acid peel.

Henri P. Gaboriau, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Skin Rejuvenation

There is not a simple answer to this question.  A skin rejuvenation plan/treatment depends on the patient and the severity of damage to the skin.  Our treatment plans are not a "one-size fits all," but rather a customized plan based on your individual needs.  We do believe that to correct damage and maintain results a combination of procedures and at-home skin care will yield the best results.  As far as skin care I would always recommend sunscreen to prevent the skin damage from worsening.  A Retinol or Retin-A to improve the texture of the skin and a Vitamin C to improve the tone. These are some staple products that should be in your skin care regimen.  I suggest setting up a consultation to create a plan that best suits your needs.  

Hannah Vargas, MD
Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Skin Rejuvenation with Sciton Laser BBL/ SkinTyte

As you age, skin cells lose their ability to make collagen and progressively die off rather than reproducing themselves (“DNA programmed cell death with age”).The Sciton Laser Platform allows multiple laser types and wavelengths to achieve both dramatic improvements of your skin but also maintaining its youthful appearance by reversing this process.
Here are some of the incredible treatment options available:
Forever Young BBL (Broad Band Light) Optimally delivers and visible light of many wavelengths to the epidermis and dermis. This increases the lifespan and ability of skin cells to produce more collagen and elasticity similar to a more youthful cell by making changes at the DNA level. A Stanford University Groundbreaking Research Study, the first of its kind , demonstrated that BBL treatments can restore gene expression pattern of aged human skin to resemble young skin. Results: Over 1,000 gene expressions became “rejuvenated” to be more like youthful skin resulting in more elasticity and more uniform collagen deposition; leading to improvements in fine wrinkles and pigmentation. – This increases the lifespan and ability of skin cells to produce more collagen and elasticity similar to a more youthful cell by making changes at the DNA level. Clinically the skin looks and feels smoother and more youthful.
In addition to the BBL using the SkinTyte settings also Optimally delivers Infrared and visible light to the epidermis and dermis. Infrared light is used to heat the dermal collagen which responds by becomes thicker. This in turn reduces wrinkles and causes skin firming. Typically a series of treatments weeks apart give the best results and maintained with yearly treatments. The best news is that there is no down time and easily tolerated with by itself or with topical anesthetics.
Additional filters and adapters allow selection of specific frequencies of the broad band light to treat specific problem areas. For example the smaller wavelengths are great for acne, vascular and pigmented spots like broken capillaries and red spots, rosacea, sun and age spots where some of the longer wavelengths can be used for darker skin types. A built in special temperature controlled Thermoelectric cooling at the treatment area decreases discomfort greatly

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Skin rejunenation

First Fraxel laser would help minimize fine lines and wrinkles as well as pore size. Secondly, a Retin-A based cream is definitely in order to help rejuvenate your skin and thirdly but most importantly sunscreen should be worn everyday.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Best Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

There’s a variety of skin rejuvenation options out there that can help you look years younger without surgery, even if you’ve been neglectful up until now. An ablative laser offers deep resurfacing treatments with a longer recovery time, but will remove a lot of sun damage. Nonablative laser resurfacing has less downtime, and can get great results in a few shorter sessions. Chemical peels can smooth and tighten the skin, while dermal fillers can restore lost volume for deep lines and wrinkles. Setting up a consultation with a surgeon you trust and have him or her design an individualized treatment plan for you is really your best option.

Best Skin Rejuvenation for sun damage and skin tone

The best treatment to reverse sun damage in mature skin who has ignored skin maintenance is the Fraxel Dual Laser.  With two different wavelengths, one for pigmentation and the other for wrinkles, it treats all of the main problems in sun damaged skin.  There are other treatments such as Clear and Brilliant or Chemical Peels and a topical anti-aging products, but those are usually for younger patients or for maintenance treatment.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.