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What REALLY Works

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:38pm

You've got a face full of wrinkles and sundamage and want to fix it on a limited budget. What REALLY works and where should you invest your money.

1) Retinoids (including retinol) - find the one that you respond to the best.

2) Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing - expensive but worth it if you have extreme sundamage. Count on three weeks to heal.

3) Hyaluronic Acid Injections - topically applied HA doesn't work.

Everything else in the marketplace just does not give you the bang for your buck that the three treatments above provide. However, I would have included Botox, but it can get expensive to maintain. Read this article in the New York Times for more info. This article was written from a review published in The Archives of Dermatology.

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