Overwhelmed by information at a consult – how can I sort it out?
I think this is a frequent problem and I’ve heard this from many other women too! So a couple of things – no – at your age you do not need all these treatments. If you’re in your early 30s and want to work on preventing problems later, first optomize your products – including a good antioxidant, great sunscreen and tretinoin or retinol or TNS Recovery (cell growth factors) at night. If you truly have frown lines, start with a little Botox. If not, you don’t need it. Then pick one collagen building modality to do once a year. As you get more educated in this area, you can add things later. The important thing is to just get started in the right direction.
I think a second opinion is a good idea. It may be that your dermatologist was just trying to educate you about all the options. But……. in my opinion …….. you should never feel pressured to make a decision right away. A good office will ask you to read, study, and ask questions so that you can make an educated decision and be comfortable. Also, unless you have a skin cancer, there is no urgency here whatsoever. Here are some tips on how to find a good dermatologist. Dr. I