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Lately, I’ve been asked about how R+F Dermatologists ANTI-AGE products work on fine lines and wrinkles. Since I am using the R+F REVERSE Regimen now, I don’t have any ‘proof’ as to the effectiveness of the ANTI-AGE Regimen. Yes, the Internet is full of other people’s before and after photos for the R+F Dermatologists products, but I don’t know those people. You might say that I’m a little skeptical. Actually, I am a lot skeptical!
Therefore, I asked my cousin if I could use her before and after R+F ANTI-AGE Regimen photo. This is Lisa Cetrone from Billings, MT.
Doesn’t she look amazing?! I really respect Lisa for being willing to bare all without make-up. The ‘after’ photo speaks for itself. R+F ANTI-AGE Regimen really works!
It’s been 5 weeks since I started using Rodan + Fields Dermatologists REVERSE regimen. This “after” photo was taken last week, but I am just now getting it posted. I was really beginning to think it was my imagination that my skin was getting better. But just look at the results!
I try very hard to keep the lighting and shadows exactly the same for all my before and after photos. Nothing bothers me more than an “after” photo with someone using make-up, or even just powder. If the product really works, then bare it all! Unfortunately, that means I can’t even use some of the Rodan+ Fields Dermatologists promotional material because even they violate this policy sometimes. (It’s a great promotional special, by the way…just ignore the picture!)
Basically, you can see from this after picture that the hyperpigmentation is starting to fade, and my skin is smoother. Make-up slides on more easily giving me a great finish. I’m not quite ready to wear only powder, but I’m getting there.
There is only one reason why I decided to try Rodan + Fields Dermatologists products….the ANTI-AGE AMP MD.
This unique tool is unlike anything I had ever seen before. When I heard that it is a reusable, micro-channeling tool made of surgical grade, stainless steel acupuncture micro-needles, I immediately thought of the Fraxel Laser.
The Fraxel Laser has been recommended for my hyperpigmentation by my medical spa RN, and my personal dermatologist. The whole concept behind the Fraxel Laser is that it creates laser columns, which stimulate a natural healing process that works from the inside out, replacing damaged tissue with younger, smoother, healthier skin. Microscopic laser columns penetrate deep into the dermis to create tiny wounds, which trigger your body’s natural response system to heal those wounds. This process expedites your body’s remodeling of collagen and elastin, which results in tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin. Just as important are the areas of skin that Fraxel treatment doesn’t touch. Because the treatment is so precise, the laser columns target only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This “fractional” treatment allows your body to heal the skin faster than if the entire area were treated at once. (Credit to Solta Medical, Inc. for Fraxel description.)
The Fraxel Laser is aggressive and costly. As much as I wanted to eliminate the hyperpigmentation on my face, I was scared to try the Fraxel Laser. (Note: if you’re thinking of doing it, do not watch the YouTube videos of the procedure!) So, when I learned that the Anti-Age AMP MD safely creates precise micro-channels in the uppermost layers of the skin, I knew that I needed to try it. The Rodan + Fields Dermatology website states that these micro-channels allow for more effective delivery of the skin-transforming ingredients of ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum or other such product. I’m sure that it true. But the main benefit from the AMP MD is the internal healing of your skin that occurs.
I am not aware of another over-the-counter product like this on the market. This explains why Allure Magazine (November 2010 p. 66 AND March 2011 p. 213) twice recommended the AMP MD to its readers. The AMP MD retails for $200, which includes a 60-day supply of ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum. But you can get it for $180 if you become a Preferred Customer saving 10% on all product. There is a 60 day, money-back guarantee too.
Well, my son has been using the Rodan + Fields UNBLEMISH regimen for 12 days now and I just had to taken photos. His skin is looking less irritated and so much clearer. He is having fewer breakouts, and the redness is so much better. Because he was experiencing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, he’s been using the Spot-Fading Toner as part of the regimen. There is a Clarifying Toner available for those people who don’t get the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation following breakouts.
For years I have been using Physician’s Formula mineral loose powder to achieve the coverage needed to hide all the discoloration on my face. Because I was running low on my loose powder, I decided to try the R+F ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides. It is a very long name for simply being loose powder foundation. Yeah, I know that it reads like it’s got lots of great things in it for my face. But I don’t really understand all of it. I just wanted to know if it would feel good on my face while hiding my discoloration.
See for yourself:
Pictures speak a thousand words. This product felt great on my face, covered my discolorations, and stayed on throughout an hour-long sweat session at the gym, including towel wiping. I really wasn’t testing the product for staying power through a work-out, it just happened that way. I NEVER leave the house without something covering my dark spots. After my work-out I looked in the mirror and saw how it had stayed on my face and not on my towel. I just couldn’t believe it, and had to take another photo.
I received the large box from Rodan+Fields Dermatologists, and I must admit I was excited. After using basic drugstore (Loreal) facial wash, and prescription Retin-A and hydroquinone to no avail, I was happy to try something new. It was all packaged in pretty boxes with tissue paper, and included an instruction booklet about the products.
According to the website, “REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash is a multi-mechanism exfoliater that simultaneously cleanses and refines sun damaged, blotchy complexions. Alpha hydroxy acids loosen old, dull skin cells so that tiny polyethylene beads can effectively sweep them away. With a fresh, polished surface, skin is instantly brighter and ready to receive the benefits of the medicines delivered in the subsequent steps of the regimen.“
What did I think of it? It was great! The REVERSE Wash felt better than the drugstore brand apricot wash, it smelled better, and it made my skin feel really soft and prepared for the next step. I haven’t felt this way about a facial wash in a long time. Even if it doesn’t make my severe melasma disappear, I’ll continue to use REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash because it is just plain good. Hopefully, though, it will fade my discoloration too.
According to the website, “REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner delivers the time-proven benefits of hydroquinone in a fast-absorbing liquid vehicle. By combining effective medicine and botanical skin brighteners, REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner is a winner in the battle against blotchy, dull skin, and discoloration.” I haven’t used a toner since I used Proactiv ten years ago. One thing I had forgotten about toners is that it finishes cleaning the skin. You see, I am a simple woman…I don’t have time to use make-up removers. Oh, I know there are those handy wipes now that would make it easy, but I just don’t want to spend the money. So, I always just use my wash to remove the make-up trusting that it cleans everything else too. Using the toner made my skin feel even better than with just the REVERSE Wash. Only time will tell if the extra layer of medicine will help fade the discoloration.
Finally, according to the website, “REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment provides the benefits of hydroquinone to lighten unwanted discolorations below the skin’s surface that cause dulling of the complexion. In addition to hydroquinone, REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment contains vitamin C and retinol, two highly functional skincare ingredients that enhance the skin brightening process. By layering REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment over REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner, uniform lightening and brightening of the skin is optimized.” All I can say is that I liked how it felt on my skin. There was no stinging or burning. It felt light, but not too light….just right.
Overall, I was impressed with my first trial of REVERSE skincare by Rodan+Fields Dermatologists. The products proved that they are well worth the moderate price tag. If they deliver the promised results, all the better. If not, well….I’m going to wash my face every morning and night with something. If there is no miracle in a tube, then I might as well use something that feels good. Don’t you agree?
For most people, the answer has always been a moving target. And in some respects, the answer should changing as our bodies change. In my 30’s I was still concerned with acne and the minor break-outs I got each month. Proactiv Solution was my product of choice for years. But then, my skin changed and I noticed more brown spots emerging on my face. With my last pregnancy at the age of 32, the stubborn melasma didn’t go away with over-the-counter products. Thus began my battle with discolored skin.
For almost ten years now I have been unable to go without some kind of concealer on my face. My dermatologist told me it was melasma, which was a hereditary skin-darkening condition related to hormones and sun damage. Living in Southern California all my life hasn’t helped my situation. Although I wear a 30+ sunscreen every single day of the year, my skin still gets discolored. Being a runner out in the sun made it worse. Yes, I would wear a hat and sunscreen while running, by my chin and portions of my cheeks would be visible to the sun. Guess where the discoloration is worse? On my chin and cheeks, of course!
So, I began my quest to find the best skin care system for my discolored, uneven fair skin. This quest has lasted nine years now, and counting. The R+F REVERSE promises the same results, as follows:
“Erase the signs of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness, and sun damage. REVERSE Regimen exfoliates, lightens, brightens, and protects your skin for a more even tone and texture.”
Haven’t we all heard this before? Yet, most of us are still looking for the skin care products that actually does what it says it’s going to do. So far, Proactiv Solution is the only skin care products that I’ve used that actually delivered the results as advertised. The makers of Proactiv, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields, have created a new skin care line to address the ‘other’ skin problems….aging, sun damage, sensitivity, etc. this new product line includes four different product lines, all with the “Rodan + Fields” before the name:
I’ll be starting the REVERSE Regimen this week, and I have high hopes. If Rodan + Fields were able to create the Proactiv Solution that has endured the test of time helping millions of people fight acne, then maybe they will be able to deliver the results I’ve been seeking.
Wish me luck!