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Your skin cells have a finite lifespan. In your younger years, old skin cells were shed in short order and they were replaced by new, healthy cells from the dermal layers beneath. As this happened, it also stimulated collagen production in the deeper layers of the dermis. This gave you skin elasticity and a youthful appearance.

As the years rolled by the process of exfoliation and collagen production start to slow. This is particularly evident on the face as it can cause skin to sag, wrinkle, and take on an aged appearance. This process, known as skin aging, can be reduced by stimulating exfoliation. This can be done in several different ways.

Retail-level retinol skin creams can stimulate a modest amount of exfoliation. This is a common first step for many people looking to reduce the appearance of skin aging.

If you aren’t satisfied with your results from store-bought retinol skin creams, your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD, can provide you with a Retin-A skin cream. Since these creams can sometimes cause dry skin, they are only available by prescription.

Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD can also perform a microdermabrasion procedure to significantly stimulate exfoliation in a single treatment. This is a special tube that is lined with microscopic aluminum oxide crystals. A mild vacuum draws surface skin into the tube, stimulating the shedding of the skin cells. This can also have the added benefit of cleaning and opening pores to prevent acne breakouts.

If you’re concerned about the appearance of skin aging on your face, you should call Julie Kupersmith MD, PC at 914.235.5171 to understand your exfoliation options in New Rochelle, New York.