How do I go about making my skin smooth again? Why is the texture of my skin this rough? (Photo)
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Time, hormones, and sun lead to changes in our skin's texture. This happens to all of us. The good news is there is a lot you can do for it. I recommend starting with basic skin care. To best promote the texture and health of your skin, you should begin using a retinol. Typical over the counter retinol's do not provide quite the effect as those purchased in an MD office. You should seek the opinion of a professional esthetician to help best guide how to use a retinol as it requires some training of your skin to tolerate it. In additional to a retinol, you should also be using a Vitamin C containing serum that will promote the glow you are most seeking. There are many good brands available but SkinCeuticals has a great CE Ferrulic that we can't keep on our shelves because of the results. Finally, you should be using a daily mineral based sunblock to protect your skin and slow down the aging process. Once you are on a good regimen you will notice a drastic difference, but if you are desiring an even greater change you can combine this regimen with professional peels.
Skin improvement at 24
Thank you for asking about your skin.
- Great question -
- Skin treatments should have specific targets.
- For your acne, you should probably be on tretinoin and a skin lightener - and daily sun block.
- If the skin texture does not improve in six weeks, then several microneedlings e.g Skin Pen.
- You are young - this should be enough to get your skin healthy and keep it that way!
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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Options for skin texture improvement.
Thanks for your question and photo. For young patients like yourself, I feel that micro needling is good and safe option. The stimulatory effects from the treatment can be significantly effective for textural issues. Technology like Endymed Intensif may be helpful to you. This combines the benefits of micro needling and radio frequency. The treatment is done in series. Patients requires 1-3 treatments done once a month. There is about 24 hours of redness associated with each treatment. I recommend seeking out a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience in the treatment and in treating patients with your skin type. I hope this was helpful.
Rough texture with hyperpigmentation and acne
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