Most derms will tell you that retinols such as Retin-A are the fastest way to diminish deep wrinkles. They speed cell turnover, so skin looks smoother. But retinols have a potential downside. They can cause redness and flaking. If your skin is sensitive, try a serum laced with growth yet gentle, helping repair cells and increases collagen, which may slow the information of wrinkles to be. The Pro Solution Botox is the leader of the pack when it comes to ironing out creases, but it’s not a one size fits all fix. The injectable relaxes the face scrunching muscles in your forehead for up to six months. (Cost starts at $300) For deeper lines in other areas, docs suggest hyaluronic acid based filters such a Restylane and Juviderm ($700 to $1400 per visit). These also help spur skin to create more collagen-revving hyaluronic acid on it’s own.
How to Even out Skin Tone
The At Home Fix
All those years of fun in the sun can leave you with lots of excess melanin. Translation: Major sun spots. Why? Over time, these melanin cells become damaged and produce too much color, resulting in lasting dark splotches. To lighten them, try treatments that have melanin inhibitors (like N acetyl glucosamine) and skin brighteners such as kojic, azelaic and ellagic acid. These block the enzymes that tell skin cells to make more pigment. The Pro Solution New Lasers (such as the Fraxel re:store Dual, which costs about $1500 a session) use two wavelengths to correct unevenness. The first hits the top layer of skin to break down damaged cells on the surface; the second goes deeper into skin to target cells responsible for more severe spots.
Skincare Complexion-Perfecting Products
Skin Facial Cell repair in a tube:
DNA EGF Renewal Growth Factor serum. $145.
Collagen-building peptides in Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution complex, $25,