A picture is worth a thousand words. I took a few photos to show the “before” of my dark circles. That is the area which I am going to work on next and I want to see what works and what doesn’t. You can certainly see the dark circles, but you can also see the amazing improvement from treatments about six weeks into the project. I don’t know if I look younger, but I certainly know my skin looks better. I just followed the standard advice of Retin A and had my age spots fried with a laser. The first photo was taken at the start of this project. Just me and my age spots and deep smile lines.
The second photo was taken after about six weeks on Retin A and following laser removal of age spots. You can see that the skin texture looks fresher with more even skin color. What blew me away me the most was the decline in the depth of the smile lines. I really have something new to smile about. Now about those dark circles…
Close-Up: GABA ( gamma-aminobutyric acid)
What a mouthful! GABA is a chemical in the body that is known to relax muscles. In a cosmetic cream or serum it is designed to act like a low-rent Botox, relaxing facial muces to reduce frowns or wrinkle. But doctor are dubious that GABA can be absorbed by the skin and then find it way to the right muscles.