When good skincare isn’t making a difference – what to do?
You are welcome! And I think you’re not alone on this because many, many women and men are frustrated with the amount of improvement that they are seeing with various products and procedures in this aesthetic derm arena.
In my opinion, the marketing that these companies do and the expectations they create are not realistic. Products are essential for a good base to prevent more damage going forward and can very slightly improve the appearance of the skin. After about the age of 40ish, they cannot and will not return the skin to it’s former appearance or reverse more serious sun damage.
Here is my current regimen as an example, but yours may be different depending on your skin type. I’ll post my winter one soon.
At 63, it’s important to consider several things. The sun damage on the surface can largely be reversed with lasers now – but you will need lasers more like the fractionated CO2 or Fraxel – please see the Topics section under Lasers.
At 63, you will have volume loss which will have changed the shape of your face and to really look quite wonderful again, it needs to be addressed also. Please do some research and find someone close, if you can, who is very experienced and an expert board certified derm.
Good luck to you! Dr. I