Uneven Skin Texture Treatment

The mainstays of skin texture maintenance are sun avoidance, skin hydration and normalization of skin turnover.

Sun avoidance is achieved with daily sunscreen use in your moisturizer. Remembered the sun causes wrinkles and age spots. Antioxidant such as vitamin C are felt to neutralize free radicals damage to the skin caused by UV rays.

Skin hydration is achieved with the daily moisturizer. A variety of ingredients promote good hydration.

Normalization of skin turnover is perhaps the most critical step achieved with over-the-counter retinol or prescription vitamin A derivatives such as tretinoin or related compounds. Exfoliants help slough off the outer dry flaky layers of the epidermis smoothing texture. Examples include glycolic acid in varying strengths, ammonium lactate or salicylic acid. Chemical peels and micro dermabrasion can also aid in temporary improvements in skin texture, especially of the face. Laser resurfacing is another option.

Please consult with a dermatologist to find out what treatment options will work best for you.