Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Surgery-Free Solutions to Beauty Issues
Scars can come in different shapes and sizes - raised, flat, white, dark - and before you hit the plastic surgeon to get them fixed for good, try the dermatologist first. A dermatologist can mix up a topical cream, usually containing prescription-strength retinoids and steroids that will help reduce the appearance of scarring. Over-the-counter products such as Mederma can help too. After years of sun worshipping, you put your skin at risk of not only skin cancer, but also brown spotting, or melanin clusters. Repeated glycolic peels done by an esthetician can help - but they can be pricey and painful, too. Try a gentler solution by looking for a moisturizer that contains glycolic acid, retinol for exfoliating and antioxidants, which will revive and repair tissue.