Microdermabrasion: Tiny aluminum oxide crystals are sprayed against the skin to buff away dead cells. A series of four to six treatments is suggested. Cost: $150 and up per treatment.
Pulsed-dye lasers: Beams attracted to blood vessels are used to zap specific areas of redness. One to three treatments are usually necessary. Cost: $400 to $600 per treatment.
Reloxin: A new brand of botulinum toxin; it should be FDA approved within a year. Cost: Comparable to Botox.
Retinoids: Prescription-only vitamin A derivatives that have been proven to stimulate collagen production. Options include Tazorac, Renova, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Avage, and Avita. Cost: $35 to $100.
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