Aging & Sun Damaged Skin

Caring for your skin is perhaps the most important thing you can do to prolong the signs of aging. The use of effective skin care products and sunscreen can keep the skin looking younger and fresher. However, eventually the signs of aging will develop. Fine lines, deeper folds of skin, sun damage, and age spots begin to appear on skin that was once clear and smooth. At Dr. John Griffin’s Bay Area practice, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan for skin care. First, physician-grade skin care products are available to improve and protect the skin. These professional product lines can only be purchased through a physician, and should be used under the guidance of a medical professional. Second, Dr. Griffin offers BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM™ XC, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC to minimize the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. And finally, Dr. Griffin is a highly skilled plastic surgeon that can perform facial plastic surgery to lift and smooth the skin.

Signs of Aging and Damaged Skin

As a person ages, the skin loses collagen, which can contribute to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and looseness of the skin, particularly in the jowls and brow areas. In addition, the effects of the sun, wind, and other environmental elements can discolor the skin, resulting in age spots and hyperpigmentation. To improve the complexion and reduce the appearance of dark spots, patients can use high quality skin care products. Professional skin care products can also be used to treat fine lines, and prevent the formation of wrinkles and age spots. At Dr. Griffin’s practice, the Obagi®, EltaMD®, and GLYTONE skin care lines are available.


There are a number of products in the Obagi® skin care line, and each is intended to treat specific skin conditions. The Obagi® line of products can treat:

  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rough skin texture
  • Skin laxity
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Redness or yellowing of the complexion
  • Acne
  • Sensitive skin
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Wrinkles under the eyes
  • Aging of the neck and chest 

In addition, many of the products that are offered are formulated in customized sets for your skin type. Patients can choose products that are made for dry to normal skin or normal to oily skin. Some of the products available within the Obagi® line include cleansers, toners, moisturizers, exfoliates, sunscreen, and eye care products.


EltaMD® is a comprehensive line of Sun Care and Skin Care products. The Sun Care line is intended to prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and the early signs of aging. The sunscreens offer broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) protection, and are designed for all types of facial and body types, including those prone to acne, sun spots, and rosacea. The Skin Care line includes a range of cleansers, moisturizers, and gels that can repair the skin and improve skin tone.


The GLYTONE line of products includes skin care products that can be used at home as part of your daily skin care routine, as well as in-office peels that can be performed to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. These products are targeted toward specific skin conditions, including acne, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and reddened skin. Some of the most popular GLYTONE products include their Anti-aging Serum and Back Acne Spray.

Contact Dr. Griffin’s practice to schedule a skin care consultation.