Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility 12 Best Treatments for Uneven Skin Texture - Eugenie Brunner, M.D., F.A.C.S

Struggling with textured skin? You’re not alone. Many people grapple with uneven skin texture, which can be due to various factors such as aging, sun exposure, or acne. But fear not — double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Eugenie Brunner, MD, FACS, has numerous solutions to offer.

Professional Treatments for Textured Skin

Dermatological Procedures

Chemical peels for skin resurfacing. A go-to solution for uneven skin texture, chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin, helping to smooth out bumps and improve overall skin tone. They are particularly effective in treating acne-textured skin, leaving your skin rejuvenated and vibrant.

Laser treatments for skin rejuvenation. Lasers like Fraxel®, Clear + Brilliant®, PicoSure®, MicroLaserPeel, and IPL are fantastic for tackling textured skin on the face. They work by stimulating the skin’s natural healing process, promoting collagen production, and reducing visible skin irregularities. These treatments can dramatically improve skin texture, giving you that coveted smooth and youthful look.

Microneedling for collagen stimulation. This innovative procedure involves using fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two key proteins that keep your skin firm and smooth. Microneedling is a popular choice for those seeking to improve bumpy textured skin without extensive downtime.

Medical-grade skincare treatments

Dr. Brunner proudly offers her own line of skincare products and medical-grade skincare from DefenAge®.

The best skincare ingredients for textured skin include:


  • Retinoids. Known for their remarkable ability to transform textured skin on the face, retinoids speed up cell turnover, helping to shed the uneven layers of the skin and reveal a smoother surface.
  • Alpha and beta hydroxy acids for exfoliation. These acids are the holy grail for exfoliating textured skin. They work by dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, allowing for easier removal and revealing a smoother skin texture underneath.
  • Prescription creams. These are specifically formulated to address various skin concerns, including textured skin from acne. Depending on your skin’s needs, these creams can target specific issues and significantly improve skin texture.
  • Skin brightening agents. These agents work wonders in enhancing the skin’s overall appearance, making it look more even and smoother.
  • Topical antioxidants. These play a crucial role in protecting the skin from environmental damage and can significantly improve your skin’s texture and quality.
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Cosmetic Procedures

  • Dermal fillers. They are excellent for plumping and smoothing out uneven skin texture. Fillers can fill in scars and fine lines, resulting in a smoother skin surface.
  • Botox® injections. Commonly used for reducing fine lines, Botox can also help in smoothing out the skin texture by relaxing the muscles that contribute to wrinkles.
  • Fractora® RF/Morpheus8 radiofrequency treatments. These advanced treatments are known for their effectiveness in skin tightening and texture improvement.
  • Non-surgical facelifts. A comprehensive solution for improving overall skin texture and firmness.

Maintaining Results and Preventing Texture Issues

To maintain the results of your treatments and prevent future texture issues, it’s crucial to adopt a holistic approach to skincare. This includes protecting your skin from sun damage, staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, and avoiding harsh skincare products. Regular follow-up treatments and consultations may also be necessary to keep uneven skin texture in check.

Schedule a Consultation in Princeton, NJ

Are you ready to say goodbye to textured skin? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner at her Princeton, NJ, office. After assessing your skin, Dr. Brunner will recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Uneven Skin Texture FAQs

What is the main cause of uneven skin texture?

Aging, sun damage, acne, and other environmental factors can lead to uneven skin texture.

Can lifestyle changes improve skin texture?

Lifestyle changes can promote smoother skin. Healthy lifestyle choices, including a balanced diet and proper hydration, can positively impact uneven skin texture. However, only professional treatments can deliver significant results.

How long do professional treatments take to show results?

The timeline varies, but the best treatments for textured skin begin to show results within a few weeks to months, depending on the treatment type and individual skin response.

What ingredients should I look for in skincare products for texture improvement?

Look for ingredients like retinol, AHAs, BHAs, and peptides in products for textured skin.

Is it possible to prevent textured skin?

Preventive measures like using sunscreen and proper skincare can minimize the risk of developing textured skin.

Are there any side effects of dermatological procedures?

Side effects vary depending on the procedure but are generally minimal for textured skin treatment.

How often should I exfoliate my skin?

This depends on your skin type and the products used, but Dr. Brunner generally recommends exfoliating with medical-grade skincare 1-2 times a week for uneven skin texture.

Can makeup help improve the appearance of textured skin?

Yes, makeup can temporarily improve the look of textured skin on the face, but it’s essential to choose non-comedogenic products.