When we’re older, can we get that fine, even, dewey look again?

a 92 year old women I know had some kind of skin treatment probably CO2 peel many many years ago and her skin looked like a babys at 92. I am sure there are better and less painful procedures now to get that flawless baby skin look. What would the best and least painful procedure be to get that result. I have a light olive undertone complexion and don't want to change my coloring nor do I want to look too white and unnatural. I want the look that almost looks like brand new baby skin and velvety and dewy. I am 70 and have few wrinkles but do have sun damage spots. I have had IPL and it helped a little but I want the fine porcelain again dewy look. HELP Thank you so much for your wonder blog. Living in Los Angeles I have a lot of options for good dermatologists so say the word and I am off to see someone

Hmm, I’m guessing we would all wish for that. It’s possible to turn that clock back quite a bit but probably not that far!


Here are my votes if you are 70:

  1. Make sure your daily products are working in your favor. You need at least a high zinc sunscreen every morning, a retinoid cream every evening and a high quality antioxidant.  Examples would be the SkinCeuticals Phoretin CF Gel with NeoCutis Journee Day Cream with SPF 30 over that in AM and the SkinMedica Retinol or Renova at night. A basic gentle cleanser and moisturizer are fine.
  2. Consider doing 3 fractionated (NOT the older CO2) CO2s over 12-18 months – read about these fractionated lasers here in detail to really educated yourself and remember the most important thing is the expertise. Then look for an office with the DEKA DOT, the Affirm or the Lumenis Active/Deep Fx.
  3. If you still have a few brown spots after that, a Fraxel Dual laser will usually remove those that remain.


Hope this helps,  Dr. I


Read Dr. Irwin’s article on a Guide to Fractionated Carbon Dioxide C02 Laser.


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