Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

Treating Skin Aging When You Have Sensitive Skin

When you have sensitive skin, finding anti-aging skin products that work for you can be difficult. Many anti-aging products, as well as treatments, rely on chemicals that be irritating for even normal skin types, so they are not typically suitable when you have sensitive skin. Fortunately, you do not have to resign yourself to a life of wrinkles and aging skin if you have a sensitive complexion. By working with a cosmetic dermatologist, you can find treatments that will help you look younger while avoiding the redness, itching, and discomfort associated with the inflammation of your sensitive skin. Here is what you need to know.

A gentle cleanser is essential.

If you want to fight skin aging, keeping your skin clean and healthy is the first step. If you use a cleanser that irritates your skin, you will increase dryness and redness—which will make your skin look older—and you will make your skin even more sensitive to anti-aging treatments. Once you find a gentle cleanser you like, don’t overdo it. Your dermatologist will recommend the right cleansing regimen for you, but many people with sensitive skin can benefit from only washing their face once per day.

Proper hydration will make your skin look refreshed.

Sensitive skin is prone to dryness, which can cause peeling, flaking, and a dull complexion. Your dermatologist may recommend that you use two moisturizers—a lighter one for daytime use and a richer nighttime moisturizer. Stay away from products with added fragrances, which can be irritating to the skin.

Dermatologists can select a regimen of topical treatments for your skin type.

People with sensitive skin can often use popular anti-aging products, such as vitamin A, as long as they are in reduced strength and contained in a product without unnecessary additives. Let your dermatologist help you create an anti-aging skin plan that uses products that are safe for your sensitive skin.

If you have sensitive skin, working with a cosmetic dermatologist can be a critical part of your anti-aging regimen. Let a cosmetic dermatology specialist at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery help you achieve a more youthful complexion without irritating your skin. To make an appointment with a dermatologist, call (866) 400-3376 today.

Categories: Aging, Skin Health