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
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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 Dermatologist

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.

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS
Denver Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Skin rejuvenation treatment for mature skin


You require an individualized treatment program, so you should start by consulting a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who offers an array of treatments.  Sun protection and home care products such as tretinoin cream and anti-oxidants are important.  To improve texture, consider peels or resurfacing laser treatments.  Botox stops dynamic wrinkles and fillers replace volume.  Maintenance treatments will be important so establish a relationship with a physician you trust.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Best Skin Rejuvenation Involves Several Steps and Different Methods


Thank you for your question. There is no one best answer. The best skin rejuvenation techniques involve several steps using different techniques.

The keys are:

  • Exfoliation
  • Build new skin collagen
  • Sun protection
  • Wrinkle removal techniques
  • Skin Firming Techniques

Briefly the following are a good start:

  • Wear Sun Block, sun glasses and a hat when in the sun
  • Microdermabrasion and Retin A for Exfoliation
  • Retin A and Non ablative Fractional 1540 Erbium laser treatments to build new collagen
  • IPL or Photofacial to reduce pigment and blood vessels
  • Filler Injection and Botox or Dysport to restore facial volume and reduce dynamic wrinkles

See the link below for a more thorough discussion.

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Boston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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.