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Old 01-21-2020, 07:52 PM
 
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I recently turned 60 and my skin is rough and blotchy with discolored spots and patches of red veins. I'd like to get some treatments but I have no idea where to start. Should I talk to a dermatologist first? Or an aesthetician at a day spa? I go online and read reviews and then get overwhelmed and give up. I worry that I'll get talked into a series of expensive treatments (this stuff is serious money!) that won't end up making a noticeable difference. Help!
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:55 PM
 
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I recently turned 60 and my skin is rough and blotchy with discolored spots and patches of red veins. I'd like to get some treatments but I have no idea where to start. Should I talk to a dermatologist first? Or an aesthetician at a day spa? I go online and read reviews and then get overwhelmed and give up. I worry that I'll get talked into a series of expensive treatments (this stuff is serious money!) that won't end up making a noticeable difference. Help!

Assuming you have always been using a great moisturizer..if not, start there. Then, I would actually start with a dermatologist for best advice on your specific issues.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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See a dermatologist for help with this. I think he or she will have good recs for skin care for you.

And be sure to get enough sleep. I always look better after a good night's sleep.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I recently turned 60 and my skin is rough and blotchy with discolored spots and patches of red veins.
This sounds like it could be rosacea. It's probably best to have a dermatologist check you out. People can do more damage to their skin using a bunch of products that don't work well together or with their skin type.
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:26 AM
 
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This sounds like it could be rosacea. It's probably best to have a dermatologist check you out. People can do more damage to their skin using a bunch of products that don't work well together or with their skin type.
There are some patches of rosacea, but they don't bother me that much. It's more the general roughness and brown spots on the temples. Under bad lighting, I'm starting to resemble Steve Bannon, except that he has better hair.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Get yourself to a dermatologist, ASAP. Rule out skin cancer. Especially if you have been a sun worshipper in the past. Ask about treatment options, and skin care regimen.

Just do it.

You need information. You get that from a doc.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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In the meantime, what kind of skin do you have, and what is your routine now?
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:32 AM
 
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Do you use sunscreen every day? Might be a good idea to start now.
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Agree that seeing a Doc is the best route. However, not all Docs are the same. Once after an operation at the hospital day surgery, I developed rashes and was referred to a Dermatologist. The rashes were not serious. The Dermatologist' assistant / receptionist told me that the Doc could give me a microdermabrasion, and stressed that she only did it for friends and cash only. I politely thanked her for the information before leaving. I went to see another doctor who specializes in skin cosmetic treatments and he said my skin was (still is) delicate and without blemishes; and he said I do not need a microdermabrasion at all.
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:45 PM
 
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Get yourself to a dermatologist, ASAP. Rule out skin cancer. Especially if you have been a sun worshipper in the past. Ask about treatment options, and skin care regimen.

Just do it.

You need information. You get that from a doc.
Appreciate the concern, but I do get skin cancer checks. In fact, I've had several Moh's procedures for basal cell spots. I'm very fair and have skin damage from growing up in south Texas in the days before sunscreen. I avoid the sun like the plague now. This is all just cosmetic (in other words, coming out of my own pocket).

In fact, I called this morning and made an appointment with an aesthetician at a dermatologist's office, picked randomly from Yelp based on good reviews. I figured that was a good starting point. I look extra-horrible now because of cedar fever (pollen allergy in central Texas). It makes your eyes swell shut and your face puffy, itchy, and dry. Anything will be an improvement! I will report back.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Appreciate the concern, but I do get skin cancer checks. In fact, I've had several Moh's procedures for basal cell spots. I'm very fair and have skin damage from growing up in south Texas in the days before sunscreen. I avoid the sun like the plague now. This is all just cosmetic (in other words, coming out of my own pocket).

In fact, I called this morning and made an appointment with an aesthetician at a dermatologist's office, picked randomly from Yelp based on good reviews. I figured that was a good starting point. I look extra-horrible now because of cedar fever (pollen allergy in central Texas). It makes your eyes swell shut and your face puffy, itchy, and dry. Anything will be an improvement! I will report back.
Try ketotifen eye drops, which you can buy OTC. Flonase also helps a lot with pollen allergy.

If you're in San Antonio, San Marcus or Austin, the allergist I see is great and they've got offices in all three cities, if you think an allergist would help.


If there's any chance you're reacting to your moisturizer, switching to Vanicream might help. It's the only one I can currently use. It's thick so I only use it at night.
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