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 18 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 DC Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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
4.9 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Skin Rejuvenation treatments for "Mature" Skin

Your question is a common one that most patients ask when they know they would like to do something to enhance the beauty and health of their skin but do not know where to start. There is a wide range of technology available in the cosmetic field and it could get confusing. It is best to start with goals. Typically, a mature skin requires treatments that address irregular pigmentation, some redness and fine lines. Also, there may be an uneven or dull skin tone as our skin cells do not renew as quickly as when we were younger. Your physician will choose the best approach depending on your goals and should educate you about the sun and it's effects on skin and how to prevent your skin aging as much as possible. Intense Pulsed Light or the more advanced version Broad Band Light are the most popular skin rejuvenation treatments as they address the most common signs of aging with no downtime.  Other treatments that work well are laser resurfacing procedures that address deeper wrinkles or sun damage. Really the best advice I can give you is to seek out the physician that you would like to take care of you. One who has a wide range of laser systems and rejuvenation treatments to be able to best address your concerns and provide the results you expect. 

Manish Khanna, MD, FRCP(C)
Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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
4.8 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Skin rejuvenation for mature skin

The answer is simple. As you age, there are multiple problems that result in facial aging.

As a result , you have to treat  all the various problems  to get the best results. In this industry 1+1+1=10. In other words , if you treat the colour , the lack of volume , the laxity, the dynamic wrinkles each with the most appropriate treatment for your skin you will have global rejuvenation. 

Combination approach is the best- fillers for volume, IPL for colour,skin tightening technologies for laxity, fractional lasers for texture,PRP  micro needling for surface, a decent skin care regime and a healthy lifestyle.

Treating mature skin is no different than taking care of the maturing body. It also requires a combination approach-diet , exercise , moderate sun and alcohol , no cigarettes,  hormone replacement if indicated and sleep.

If you think your skin in the same way, you will better understand the different tools we have  to help the different problems that arise when we mature!

Cynthia Stolovitz, MD
Montreal Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

The Best Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

Every individual has different skin and different goals for how they want to look.Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing can be achieved in a number of ways, ranging from laser, light and other energy-based treatments to chemical peels and other non-ablative methods. The best way to transform dull skin is to undergo a fairly aggressive skin resurfacing procedure, such as a chemical peel. First Fraxel laser would help minimize fine lines and wrinkles as well as pore size. Chemical peels can smooth and tighten the skin, while dermal fillers can restore lost volume for deep lines and wrinkles.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

No pixie dust but there is hope

That is a very common request from my mature clients. I am sorry to say that there is no pixie dust for you ! You may need a multipronged approach including diet modification, vitamin supplements, skin treatments such as peels or lasers and medical grade skincare. I insist on no smoking and vigilant sunscreen use for my clients. Being mature may also mean that you have some forehead lines that need to be softened with muscle relaxation or saggy cheeks and lips that could benefit from re-inflation with fillers. Check with your local cosmetic doctor to develop a new lifestyle plan that fits your dreams and pocketbook.

Carol Boerner, MD
White River Junction Ophthalmologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

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