Kaminsky, co-author of Beyond Botox: 7 Strategies for Sexy, Ageless Skin Without Needles or Surgery, suggests visiting a clinical dermatologist or even a spa aesthetician for individual advice on picking the right cream.
A 2006 survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s more than 1,300 member surgeons found a 69% increase among women and a 91% increase among men undergoing non-surgical facial plastic surgery procedures, such as Botox, microdermabrasion, Hyaluronic acid and chemical peels, since 2000.
The product stays under the skin, providing volume beneath wrinkles, and encourages collagen production. On the laser front, Cynosure’s Affirm, which came out late last year, uniquely uses three different laser energy sources to reduce wrinkles, treat scars and fix skin discoloration. Market research firm Packaged Facts estimated in 2006 the cosmeceuticals industry is worth $12 billion, including everything from hair-repairing conditioners to vitamin-enriched skin creams and makeup that hydrates skin.
Some new products that could help turn back the clock include Goldfaden Skincare’s Hands On and B. Kamins Chemist Therapeutic Anti-Aging Moisturizer.
Antioxidants reduce the harmful effects of free radicals–molecules that injure the skin’s cells–and protect skin from additional stress and damage. Simpler Solutions Of course, if lasers and creams sound don’t sound appealing, you also can fight the aging process through your diet.