It is no secret that we are all looking for the next best thing in anti-aging treatments! The truth is that, if you follow a few certain recommendations, there is no need to apply many creams and serums every morning. It is better to use the right ingredients and have the right procedures, rather than trying every single thing that is advertised for anti-aging. Here are the anti-aging secrets that we have learned from many years of practicing dermatology in high-end New York City private practices…the anti-aging secrets that we usually only share with our patients!
- Do not underestimate the anti-aging effect of retinoids. They prevent wrinkles by stimulating collagen production in the skin; additionally, they help to reduce pigmentation from sun damage on the skin and get rid of adult acne.
- Choose your vitamins wisely! Not every antioxidant serum is created equal – MN dermatologist Dr. Tareen recommends serum containing Vitamins C and E. She recommends these antioxidants so frequently that she created her own serum combining these two ingredients into one product. She recommends that her patients use this Vitamin C and E serum to even out their skin tone and prevent future free radical damage to their skin.
- Take a staycation – If you can find time in your schedule to stay home for 5 days, a fractional CO2 laser peel will get rid of pigmentation from sun damage and wrinkles on your face and chest. Physician Assistant Lauren Sundick recommends this treatment for any patients looking for a ‘fresh start’ for their skin. The fractional CO2 laser works by sending a laser energy in tiny columns through your skin, to ablate wrinkles and sun damaged skin, and produce healthy collagen formation in its place.
- Treat undereye circles…sleep alone will not do the trick! Placing a tiny amount of a hyaluronic acid filler, such as Restylane, directly into the tear troughs (undereye circles) will soften and smooth out heavy lower eyelids. This can decrease the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, and the improvement appreciated instantly after the treatment will take years off of your appearance.