Last month I was dealing with a hair trigger skin that seemd to develop red splotches at the slightest provocation. It went on for weeks until I tried Metrogel and the problems ended overnight. This was obviously great news but it set me thinking– “how long should it take to get results from a skin care treatment?”
The answer obviously depends on the problem and the cure:
1. Tretinoin ( aka Retin A) — Tretinoin is approved for both acne and anti-aging, but the time frame is significantly different. Its no secret that I am a big fan of tretinoin and I feel that its the foundation of an anti-aging plan. It clarifies the surface, fades dark spots, encourages collagen growth and stimulates circulation. Used 4-7x/ week, you may start seeing … Continue Reading… →
What do Renee Zellegwer, Cameron Diaz, Mariah Carey, and Bill Clinton have in common? They are four of the 16 million Americans who have to deal with a form of sensitive skin called rosacea. For reasons that are not clear, the skin tends to flush easily and stay red. It is more common in women with fair skin, but its also seen in men and people with darker eyes and coloring.
There are two main forms of rosacea:
1– The most common and mildest form consists primarily of bright red skin and numerous small broken blood vessels on the skin’s surface. Why this happens is not clear ( genetics?) but certain triggers seems to bring trigger flare-ups. Sunlight is the biggest culprit, followed closely by alcohol, spicy foods, stress, chocolate, coffee and hot showers.