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23 Jul 2006

dry skin on face , looking old
hi im 51 years old and when i look at my skin there are fine lines around mouth , and i lost that glowing smooth looking face ...my face skin does not look like a normal looking 51 year old, and i use expensive creams, also i have a t-zone thats oily, but the rest of my face is dry help me please put the shine and glo back into my face...thank u donnak
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skindoc

01 Jan 0001

Ageing of the skin is caused by a number of factors. Sunlight, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, wind, cold, gravity, dietary deficiencies etc. The effect of sunlight is more evident in persons with fair skin. Treatment of the ageing skin is complicated. Options are the following: laser, intense pulsed light, radiofrequency, Botox, creams containing tretinoin, fillers etc. Also common sense measures. See above. Treatment must be individualized. See your doctor. Oily skin is very difficult to treat. Hormonal treatment or low does isotretinoin are options.
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