Central Park South Dermatology

Medical Dermatologists & Cosmetic Dermatologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

While nothing can truly turn back the hands of time, a great anti-aging skin care routine can come close. Men and women in and around midtown Manhattan, New York, have a valuable resource in Robin Blum, MD, FAAD, at Central Park South Dermatology. If you’re searching for the very best in medical-grade anti-aging skin care, schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about which treatments are right for you.

Anti-Aging Q & A

What is anti-aging skin care?

Taking great care of your skin is important not only for aesthetic purposes, but also as part of your overall health and wellness. Your skin is your largest organ and it performs numerous functions each day. Great skin care helps keep your skin looking and performing its best. 

Your skin has different needs at various stages in life. As the years pass, your skin begins to show some signs of age. Some of the more common age-related skin concerns include:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Textural irregularities
  • Dry skin
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Dull or uneven skin tone

Fortunately, advancements in medical aesthetic technology have led to a range of treatments and skin care products that can do wonders for aging skin. 

What are some hero ingredients for aging skin?

Many ingredients can deliver impressive results on aging skin, but there are some that stand apart as outstanding options to help your skin look and feel its best. 


Retinol is a form of vitamin A that works to increase the rate of cellular turnover. Retinol promotes ongoing exfoliation and is a great option for those who experience adult acne, fine lines, and sun damage. Dr. Blum offers SENTÉⓇ Bio Complete Serum, a lightweight retinol serum formulated for overnight use. 

Vitamin C

A wonderful antioxidant, vitamin C helps reduce damaging free radicals that develop due to sun exposure and environmental pollutants. It also helps fade dark spots and areas of hyperpigmentation. Dr. Blum offers a great vitamin C serum from SkinCeuticalsⓇ.

These are just some of the medical-grade skin care options Dr. Blum offers. During your next visit, ask for guidance on which products are right for your specific skin care needs. 

Is sunscreen really that important?

If you could only choose one skin care product to use for the rest of your life, sunscreen should be at the top of your list. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of wearing a high-quality sunscreen every day, even if you don’t plan on spending much time outdoors. 

It’s important to emphasize that not all sunscreens share the same level of quality. Finding the best option for your skin can take a period of trial and error. Dr. Blum recommends EltaMDⓇ  sunscreens. 

These sunscreens offer broad-spectrum protection and are formulated from transparent zinc oxide. They’re non-comedogenic, have no fragrances or parabens, and are great for sensitive skin. There are options for acne-prone skin, combination skin, oily skin, or dry skin, and both tinted and non-tinted versions. 

To enhance your anti-aging skin care routine, call Dr. Blum or book an appointment online today.