Recommendation for Facial Rejuvenation?

I'm 56 yr old with sun damage, neck creases, lip wrinkles. don't want a pulled look. I want better looking, refreshed skin, less creases, lip wrinkles. No eye drooping or bags.

Fraxel Repair? Invisilift? Everytime I get ready to do something, I hear about another procedure. I'm ready to do this! Tell me what I should be doing! Thanks.

Doctor Answers 4

Facial rejuvenation

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You should use sunscreen with SPF 50+, tretinoin cream and anti-oxidants daily.  Fractional CO2 laser such as Fraxel Re:pair or SmartXide DOT will treat sun damage and lip wrinkles.  IPL treatments will fade any redness, Botox will help dynamic wrinkles and Restylane filler for tear troughs, lip lines and neck creases will add volume.

Toronto Dermatologist

Recommendation for Facial Rejuvenation in a 56 yr old

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Treamtent Recommendations for Skin Rejuvenation are different and are dependent upon:

  • Your Skin type
  • Your life Style
  • Your Expectations.
  • Your Expected Downtime

I will give you two options: one conservative (minimal Downtime) and one more agressive (surgical.. with downtime)

  • Conservative: Agressive Skin Care Treatments (Tripeptide Cell Activator), Pelleve', Profractional Laser twice per year.
  • More Agressive with Downtime:Above described skin care plan plus; Cheek neck lift (depending on exam)

These are general answers and a good plan would be an examinatin by  a experienced cosmetic surgeon. 


Joseph Rucker, MD, FACS
Eau Claire Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Facial rejuvenation

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Your best place to start is to find a reputable clinic in your area and get a full consultation about treatment options, after which you can do some of your own research and readings.

Anatoli Freiman, MD
Toronto Dermatologist

Facial Rejuvenation Often Starts (and Finishes) With Treatments to Reverse Sun Damage

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One of the most effective ways to reverse sunspots and wrinkles due to the effects of chronic sun damage to your skin is by using a combination of two prescription strength medications: 4% hydroquinone and tretinoin cream. Prescription strength 4% hydroquinone is better than any OTC product for lightening dark spots in the skin. These dark spots are typically due to chronic sun damage so daily use of sunscreens is essential in your treatment. Combining prescription-only tretinoin cream with hydroquinone will make it even more effective. I recommend the Obagi Nu-Derm System which uses both tretinoin cream and hydroquinone to visibly lighten age spots as well as the fine lines and wrinkles that are due to chronic sun exposure. 

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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