This brochure will give you a basic understanding of commonly used treatments for managing skin-when they can help, what they involve, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances.
Ask your doctor anything you don't understand about the treatment you're considering.
A number of non-surgical refinishing treatments are available for individuals who want to eliminate or soften imperfections on their facial skin and achieve a clearer, fresher look.
These treatments include glycolic acids (sometimes called fruity acids), which are natural fruit substances blended into facial preparations and are used to eliminate rough or dried surface skin, and Retin-A®, a vitamin A-enriched cream that changes the cellular metabolism of the skin's surface and is used to combat fine facial wrinkles and blotches from sun damage.
Each of these treatments can be used alone, or are frequently prescribed in conjunction with an aesthetic surgery procedure, such as a facelift or a chemical peel.