Wrinkles & Sun Damage
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I spent most of my teen years frying my pale skin at Southern California beaches,
and now - 30+ years later - am paying for it. Any ideas on decreasing wrinkles,
short of a facelift?
Check out Paula's Choice cosmetics available from Paula Begoun on
cosmeticscop.com. She has wonderful information about all the
different skincare products, including analyzing all the ingredients.
She tells you what works and what doesn't. She has her own line of
completely unscented products with all the ingredients explained, but
still recommends other company's products, as well. For wrinkles, she
recommends alpha or beta hydroxy (she'll explain which for what kind
of skin) and good moisturizers. I have tried many products over the
years, including Olay and lots of natural products. I love Alba CoQ10
moisturizers, BUT I have had more obvious results with Paula's Choice
in just a month. It's nice to know what and why you're using!
I grew up in southern california and spent all my time at the beach.
At about age 40 I started using Retin A (tretinoin) on my skin on a
regular basis and my skin looks great. I hardly have any wrinkles.
My dermatologist recommended it- Retin A is a prescription and costs
about $60. I know it seems like a lot, but it lasts forever. I buy
about two tubes a year. You can also get it filled at Costco. It
can dry out your face a bit at first so just use it every other day
or every few days until your skin gets used to it. You should use
very little, not slather it on. Also, you might start out at a lower
For a few years there I had regular microdermabrasion treatments at a
dermatologist's office. It was fantastic. I got compliments on my
skin all the time and I feel it turned back the clock by about 5
years. The treatments softened age lines, refined my pores, tightened
my skin, and lightened age spots. I used some prescription-only
lightening stuff on my age spots, too, which helped. Our income has
been reduced enough that I can't splurge on such things anymore,
unfortunately. But when I can afford it, microdermabrasion is the at
the top of my list.
The wrinkles under my eyes seem to be more pronounced than ever,
and I'm beginning to get a complex. I feel incredibly ''young'' and want to
look as good as I feel. I would like any advice on how my wrinkles could
be treated (dermabrasion, botox...) as well as possible costs, amount of
pain, length of healing process, etc. Thanks for your insight.
hi go to dr. kathleen welsh in Sf 415-668-4956
she is hard to get into but is great andf will give you a skin
care program or do the botox whatever she does not take Alot of
insurance but gives you all the forms to send in
you need to get on retina probaly mixed with Obagi skin care.
hope this helps. I am 38 no wrinkles 2 kids and have been
working with kathleen for 3 years
hope this helps
Obaji has helped me. I get this from Dr. Elizabeth Lee.
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