Your Younger Skin Glossary
Need-to-know skin terms
Enough with all the skin jargon! Here derms help us decode anti-aging lingo with a simple glossary.
A prescription acne gel that clears up acne with less irritation than many other topical treatments.
The injectable form of botulinum toxin that de-wrinkles forehead lines; about $400 per treatment.
Uses the same active ingredient as Botox and provides comparable results at a similar price.
A type of fractional laser that treats fine lines, pigmentation, and acne scars; treatments start at around $750.
Short for intense pulsed light, these light-based treatments smooth skin and reduce discoloration; treatments start at $300.
An ingredient derived from vitamin B that increases cell turnover, reducing discoloration.
An OTC form of vitamin A that stimulates collagen production, plumping lines.
An acne Rx that delivers two active ingredients (an antibiotic and retinoid) in one.