Hi Dr. Naderi,
Could you please tell me why anti-aging creams don’t work for light to moderate facial wrinkles in a middle-aged woman?
Its not that these creams or topical compounds don’t work, but rather they may not have a significantly noticeable or rapid enough of an effect. When used for prolonged periods of time, these skin care compounds, such as Retin-A, have incredible effects in maintaining skin tone and elasticity. They do not however work as a quick fix.
Still, these compounds are an important part of the whole skin care process and need to be used before more aggressive resurfacing such as chemical peels or lasers and must be used after such procedures to maintain the post-procedure results.